Letters regarding student selection for Highly Capable were sent to families via email on Wednesday, March 22. If you did not receive yours, please contact Spencer Glushak at (206) 393- 4771.
The Shoreline School Board voted on Monday, March 20, regarding how Highly Capable services will be provided next school year. We will be holding community meetings to provide parents and staff with more information and an opportunity to ask questions about the new options for Highly Capable Services.
Both meetings will be in the Aurora Room at Shoreline Center from 7:00-8:00. Your children are welcome to join you. We will have fun supplies for them to work with.
Meeting Dates: March 30 (This meeting will be recorded and posted to our website.) or April 6
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or (206) 393-4771.
Director of Assessment and Student Learning
Highly Capable Open Houses for Students Identified in Both Language Arts and Math
Parents and children who have been identified as Highly Capable and are eligible to receive HiCap Services at Meridian Park or Ridgecrest Elementaries and want to learn more about the Highly Capable Program are invited to attend Open Houses at the school. We will meet in the foyer of the main entrance of the Meridian Park Elementary campus or in the Library at Ridgecrest. The Open House will include meeting the teacher(s) & principal and a school tour. We hope to answer all of your questions. Parents and children are invited.
--> Eastside Families Location: Ridgecrest Elementary, March 28, 2:30-3:30 pm
16516 10th Ave. NE Shoreline
--> Westside Families Location: Meridian Park Elementary, March 29, 2:00-3:00 pm
17077 Meridian Ave N, Shoreline
We hope to see you and your child there! If you have questions about the Open House, please call Spencer at 206-393-4771.
Make Up Open House Meeting April 4: If you are unable to attend the Open House for your area, we will be holding a district information meeting about the programs at Meridian Park and Ridgecrest. You will have the opportunity to hear from staff and teachers about learning in the self-contained HiCap classes.
This event will be on April 4, from 7:0-8:00 in the Aurora Room at the Shoreline Center, 18560 !st Ave. NE, Shoreline. Your children are welome to join you. We will have fun supplies for them to work with.
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.
HiCap Program Office
Shoreline School District Instruction Department
18560 1st Ave NE
Shoreline, WA 98155
Specialist, Highly Capable & Assessment
Program and Identification
Director of Assessment & Student Learning
Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group
Highly Capable Program
Shoreline’s Elementary Highly Capable (HiCap) Program provides an enriched and accelerated educational experience designed to meet the needs of gifted and talented students. The HiCap Program is a challenging self-contained academic setting, where students learn with depth and increased levels of complexity, in an environment with intellectual and interest group peers. The advanced pace of the curriculum allows for students to spend more time on projects and in-depth assignments, both as individuals and as members of cooperative learning groups.
Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group
The Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group was formed in 2016 by parents to promote awareness of the needs of our highly capable learners.
You can find their mission statement here: S.H.A.G. Mission Statement
On October 3, 2016, the Shoreline HiCap Advocacy Group held an informative session by Austina De Bonte for any parent or educator interested in student giftedness. The presentation was entitled What Parents & Educators Need to Know About Smart Kids.
You can find a slide show of her presentation at: