2190 Advanced Academic Program
In accordance with the philosophy to develop the unique abilities of all students, including those who are highly capable, the district will offer an advanced academic program which provides selected kindergarten through twelfth grade students with access to a basic education program that accelerates learning and/or enhances instruction. The framework for such programs will encompass, but not be limited to, the following objectives:
- Expansion of academic attainments and intellectual skills; and
- Stimulation of intellectual curiosity, independence and responsibility;
- Development of a positive attitude toward self and others; and
- Development of originality and creativity.
The board will annually approve the district’s advanced academic plan including: the number of students the district expects to serve by grade level; the district’s plan to identify students; a description of the advanced academic program goals; a description of the services the program will offer; an instructional program description; a description of ongoing professional development for the advanced academic program and general education staff; program evaluation; a fiscal report; and assurances that the district is legally compliant.
The superintendent will establish procedures consistent with state guidelines for identifying children of demonstrated achievement or potential ability in terms of general intellectual ability and academic aptitude.
RCW 28A.185.030 Programs – Authority of local school districts –Selection of students
WAC 392‑170 Special services program – Highly capable students
Policy News April 2008 Highly Capable Program
Policy & Legal News Sept.
REVISED: 09/25/97; 06/23/08; 11/26/13; 04/24/14
Procedure No. 2190P Academic Program
Anyone may nominate a child to the program, including teachers, other staff, parents, and members of the community. Nominators will be sent the district’s nomination form to recommend a child for consideration in the program.
The district will screen each nominee to identify students who qualify for further assessment.
Prior to conducting assessment(s) the Advanced Academic Coordinator will obtain written parental permission except when administering screening assessments across an entire grade level.
Nominees identified through the screening process will be assessed using multiple criteria from a variety of sources and data, including tests that measure academic achievement, cognitive ability, and behavioral characteristics of highly capable students.
A multi-disciplinary selection team composed of a district administrator, psychologist or other individual who can interpret cognitive and achievement test results and a teacher will review data that has been collected for each of the nominated students. They will select those students who would receive the most benefit from participating in the program. The district will:
- Notify parents of students who have been selected. Parents shall receive a full explanation of the procedures for identification, program options and the appeal process; and
- Obtain parental permission to provide services and programs.
The District will offer selected K-12 students accelerated learning opportunities and/or enhanced instruction in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. The framework for such programs will encompass, but not be limited to, the following models and courses at each level:
K-6: Response to Intervention Model
7-9: Acceleration and Honors Courses
10-12: Acceleration, Honors Courses, Advanced Placement Courses, and Running Start Program
The superintendent or designee will provide an end-of-the-year report to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).
REVISED: 09/25/97; 06/23/08; 04/24/14
PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT AND RESOURCES
2000 Student Learning Goals
2004 Accountability Goals
2005 School Improvement Plans
2019 Curriculum Development
2020 Course Design, Selection and Adoption of Instructional Materials
2021 Library Information and Technology Program
2022 Electronic Resources and Internet Safety
2023 Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy
2024 Online Learning
2025 Copyright Compliance
2027 District Ownership of Staff-Created Work
2029 Animals as Part of the Instructional Program
2030 Service Animals in Schools
2090 Program Evaluation
LEARNING PROGRAMS AND SUPPORTS
2100 Educational Opportunities for Military Children
2104 Federal and/or State Funded Special Instructional Programs
2106 Program Compliance
2107 Comprehensive Early Literacy Plan
2108 Learning Assistance Program
2110 Transitional Bilingual Instruction
2121 Substance Abuse Program
2125 Sexual Health Education
2126 AIDS Prevention Education
2140 Guidance and Counseling
2145 Recognition, Screening, and Response to Distress in Students
2150 Co-Curricular Program
2151 Interscholastic Athletics
2152 Extracurricular Activities
2153 Non-curriculum-Related Student Groups
2161 Special Education and Related Services for Eligible Students
2162 Education of Students with Disabilities under Section 504
2165 Home or Hospital Instruction
2170 Career and Technical Education
2178 Traffic Safety Education
2190 Advanced Academic Program
2195 Academic Acceleration
2220 School Calendar
2240 Summer School
2255 Alternative Learning Experience Programs
2320 Field Trips, Excursions and Outdoor Education
2331 Controversial Issues/Guest Speakers
2333 Flag Exercises
2336 Required Observances
2337 Disability History Month
2340 Religious-Related Activities and Practices
REQUIREMENTS AND ASSESSMENTS
2409 Credit for Competency/Proficiency
2410 High School Graduation Requirements
2411 Certificate of Educational Competency
2412 Diplomas for Veterans
2413 Equivalency Credit for Career and Technical Education Courses
2414 Community Service
2418 Waiver of High School Graduation Credits
2420 Grading and Progress Reports