You are invited to a Kindergarten Hi-Cap Parent Information meeting on Tuesday, November 28th from 6:30-7:30pm in the Meridian Park Elementary School Cafeteria, 17077 Meridian Ave. N. Shoreline, WA 98133.
Registration Now Open for Fall Full Battery Testing
Registration for the Highly Capable (HiCap) Program Assessment is now open for all new Shoreline students in Grades 1 -12 who moved into the district after October 10, 2017 and students in Kindergarten who qualified for additional testing during the fall screening process. Registration will be open until Thursday, November 30, 2017. Please cick this link to register.
HiCap Magnet Program Transportation:
Specific information regarding transportation for students who will attend the Magnet HiCap Program will be communicated in the middle to late August, from the Transportation Department. However, please know that students who attend the magnet program at either Ridgecrest or Meridian Park will be transported from their neighborhood school to the magnet school neighborhood school in the morning and then back in the afternoon.
It is important to know students will need to be able to walk or have transportation to and from their home (or care provider) to their neighborhood school. This means students cannot take the regular neighborhood buses as the bus schedules do not line up.
Community Collaboration and Engagement:
You are valued members to our collaborative team supporting HiCap students. Therfore, we are planning a number of ways in which you can engage and work with the district.
***** Recruiting Parents for Shoreline HiCap Advisory Committee *****
The Shoreline HiCap Advisory Committee will be a new way for Shoreline parents, administrators, and teachers to:
-- Learn together about gifted learners
-- Provide feedback on the implementation of our Hicap program
-- Plan district community events
-- Provide information for HiCap newsletters
We are accepting applications for the committee with the goal of starting in the fall of 2017. We will meet 4 times per year.
If you are a Shoreline public schools parent interested in serving on this committee please go to this online form and submit your name for consideration.
Improvements to Highly Capable Services Starting in 2017-2018
Shoreline is making changes to our services for Highly Capable students starting in the fall of 2017, based on new state guidelines. The School Board voted on March 20, 2017 to implement these changes. You can see the presentation to the Board here.
1. Starting in the 2017-18 school year, the district will serve students who qualify in either math or English language arts or both areas. In the past we have only served students who have qualified in both areas.
2. All qualified students will receive HiCap services, even if the families choose for their student to stay at their home school. In the past we have only provided services at Meridian Park and Ridgecrest.
3. The magnet programs at Meridian Park and Ridgecrest will continue to serve current students and students identified in both language arts and math.
Please contact our office if you have any questions. We have also created a Frequently Asked Questions page on our website. We wll be updating that as we have new information. You can find that site here.
Recording of Parent Meeting to Learn About HiCap Changes
The Shoreline School Board voted on Monday, March 20, regarding how Highly Capable services will be provided next school year. We held some community meetings recently to provide parents and staff with more information and an opportunity to ask questions about the new options for Highly Capable Services.
A recording of the parent meeting that was held on March 30 is posted below.
Director of Teaching and Learning
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Instructional Specialist for Highly Capable
Specialist, Highly Capable & Assessment
Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group
State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instructional Services – Highly Capable
Washington Association for Gifted Children
National Association for Gifted Children
The Robinson Center for Young Scholars at the University of Washington
SENG – Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted