Family information sessions set for Edmonds School District highly capable programs

The Edmonds School District is holding parent/guardian information sessions to find out more about district programs aimed at helping identify and support highly capable students.

Highly capable students may demonstrate these attributes:

– Exceptionally curious.

– Come up with complex and abstract ideas.

– Learn new ideas without instruction or direction.

– Ponder advanced questions with depth and from multiple perspectives.
– Learn exceptionally quickly.

– Enjoy solving problems, especially with numbers and puzzles.

Family information sessions:

Interpreter service will be available at all sessions; call 425-431-7157 to schedule.

Child care for children ages 3 and over (must be potty trained) is available at all sessions. Call 425-431-7157 to reserve a space.

The Highly Capable/Gifted Program for first through sixth grade elementary students is a self-contained full-time district program located at Terrace Park Elementary. The Gifted Middle School Program is housed at Brier Terrace Middle School and is a mix of self-contained and combined classes. These programs are for students who perform or show potential for performing at significantly advanced academic levels when compared with others of their age, experiences, or environments. The Cognitive Abilities Test serves as one tool in the screening process for the program.

A parent/guardian, student, staff member, or a community member may recommend testing for any student. A referral with signed parent permission for testing must be received prior to testing. Forms are available on the Edmonds District website. Everyone who submits a referral will be given the opportunity to test on one of the specified test dates.

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