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NSD to implement new Middle Level Advanced Placement Program in September 2014
Northshore School District is developing a Middle Level Advanced Placement Program for fall 2014 that will provide highly capable programs and services for eligible seventh- and eighth-grade students. A Middle Level Advanced Placement Task Force consisting of teachers, administrators and parents, has been formed to lead the work of developing a district plan for implementation that provides rigorous learning opportunities for students. The plan will meet requirements outlined in recent legislation and will be submitted to the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction following board approval.
To accommodate the selection and appeals process required for the new Middle Level Advanced Placement Program, the administration of the sixth grade ITBS has moved from the typical mid-February date to December 2013.
In 2013, the Washington State Legislature determined access to accelerated learning and enhanced instruction for highly capable students is access to basic education. The 2013–14 school year is a transition year for districts to develop a plan for identifying and serving highly capable students in grades K–12.
Northshore School District will develop a “clearly-defined written nomination, screening, assessment and selection system using multiple objective criteria” for clearly identifying “the most highly capable” students.
For more information, contact Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Gretchen Schaefer, 425-408-7715.