Appeals Process

  • If a parent/guardian disagrees with a decision made concerning qualification for placement of a student in the Highly Capable program, he/she may appeal the decision in accordance with Shoreline District Policy and Washington State Administrative Code (WAC 392-170-047). Decisions of the Multidisciplinary Selection Committee may be appealed within 10 days of receiving results. Appeals may only be made based on one of the following conditions.

    • An extraordinary circumstance occurred during testing that may have negatively affected the validity of the test results (ex. a traumatic event or an illness preventing completion of the test); or
    • A condition or circumstance believed to have caused a misinterpretation of testing results (ex. an incorrect grade level used on calculating an assessment score).

    Highly Capable Appeal Form