Annual information meetings, testing schedule set for school gifted programs

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Edmonds School District gifted programs are intended to provide support for students who exhibit extremely high cognitive ability, often demonstrate significantly advanced levels of academic achievement and/or display unusual creative behavior. You can learn more during evening parent meetings as follows:
Grades K-7 Parent (only) meeting – Oct. 22, 6-7 p.m., Terrace Park Elementary
Grade 8 Parent/Student meeting – Oct. 15, 6:30-7:30 p.m., Edmonds-Woodway High, Little Theatre

Gifted students take the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT6) and must qualify as “gifted/highly capable.” Testing is as follows:

Grades K-5 Challenge Test – Dec. 6– Referral due Nov. 21
Grades 6-7 Gifted Middle Test – Dec. 13 – Referral due Nov. 21
Grade 8 IB Test – Dec. 13 – Referral due Dec. 1

You can also learn more at the district website edmonds.wednet.edu — click on Departments, and Highly Capable Programs, and click on any of the programs listed below:
Challenge Gifted Program – Grades 1-6
Gifted Middle School Program – Grades 7-8
International Baccalaureate – Grades 9-12

Call or email Nancy Gilbertson 425-431-7157, GilbertsonN@edmonds.wednet.edu for more information on gifted testing.

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