School district accepting applications for gifted elementary students

The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Elementary Quest Program for Highly Capable Students (grades 1-6) will accept applications for the 2011-2012 school year from Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, until 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.

  • Tuesday, October 5, 2010 6:01pm
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The Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Elementary Quest Program for Highly Capable Students (grades 1-6) will accept applications for the 2011-2012 school year from Monday, Oct. 11, 2010, until 4 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, 2010.

This schedule is approximately one month earlier than in years past.

“Because of the high number of applicants, we needed to move the timeline earlier so that we can let parents and schools know the results early enough for a smooth transition,” noted Dan Phelan, director of instructional services for accelerated programs. “This schedule will ensure that we can let parents and school offices know which students will be going into Quest next year in a timely way.”

All parents interested in the Quest Program are invited to attend the Quest Elementary Information Evening on Thursday, Oct. 7. Two sessions will be held: one from 4:30-6 p.m. and the other from 7-8:30 p.m. Both will be held at Rose Hill Junior High, 13505 NE 75th St., Redmond.

If you need to bring your child to this meeting, please plan to attend the earlier session (4:30-6 p.m.). This program will explain more specifically what Quest offers to highly capable, academically gifted children.

The elementary Quest program offers two options for students who demonstrate superior ability, who exceed grade level standards in literacy and math, and who exhibit exceptional creativity in the classroom. Students who qualify for the Full-Time program are enrolled in an accelerated, self-contained classroom for the full day, five days a week. Students in the Enrichment Pull-Out program attend their home school four days a week and a pull-out enrichment classroom one day a week.

More information can be found in the Quest information packet that will be available at all elementary schools, in the Quest section of the LWSD Web site ( and at the Quest office on the third floor of the LWSD Resource Center, 16250 NE 74th St., Redmond.

For more information, contact Janette Cimburek at (425) 702-3238 or

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