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We are in the process of reviewing the Student Assignment Plan (SAP) and developing related future high school boundaries. In early November we will bring the recommended changes to the SAP to the School Board for approval and implementation in the 2018-19 school year.
The Student Assignment Plan guides student enrollment and ensures students have access to the services they need close to home. One area of the Student Assignment Plan that is under review is how we serve our high school advanced learners. Given the increase in enrollment across our district, the opening of Lincoln High School in 2019, and the upward trend in the number of students who are eligible for Advanced Learning services, we will be seeking your input on how to improve access to High School Advanced Learning opportunities. Any High School Advanced Learning changes made would not go into effect until the 2019-20 school year.
Background: Currently, eighth grade students designated as Highly Capable and who are enrolled in the middle school Highly Capable Cohort (HCC) program are automatically assigned to Garfield High School. Given the projected enrollment, Garfield High School’s capacity challenges will continue to grow. In addition, a task force is underway, preparing a set of recommendations for new high school boundary scenarios to accommodate the opening of Lincoln High School in northwest Seattle. High school HCC pathway(s) will influence the final high school boundaries.
As we make changes to the 2018-19 Student Assignment Plan and high school boundaries, we are exploring opportunities to address both the capacity issues at Garfield and increase advanced learning opportunities at high schools across the district.
Opportunity to Share Your Views: Related to these decisions, we are seeking to better understand the values and thoughts of our families, students, and staff about high school advanced learning options and related supports. As part of this comprehensive review, we have partnered with ThoughtExchange, an online tool, to facilitate a three step process to gather feedback. The process can be completed on any computer or mobile device, however, you will be required to create an account.
Early next week, you will be receiving an invitation to participate from ThoughtExchange. We will also post a schedule of additional community meetings that will include translation and ADA supports as well as a process timeline.
Please visit the Advanced Learning page for more information about the Advanced Learning Programming or you may direct questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have questions about this engagement, you may direct them to communityengagement@
Chief of Student Supports