Gifted Advisory Committee

The purpose of the Gifted Advisory Committee is to provide input, recommendations, and feedback that align with the district mission and goals for all Gifted Programs offered in the Bellevue School District. The main advisory body is comprised of parent representatives from each of the Gifted Elementary School Programs, Gifted Middle School Programs, and the Gifted High School Program. As the committee plans meeting topics, teachers and administrators involved in the specific topics to be addressed are invited to join in the discussion.

Applications

The Gifted Advisory Committee is in need of parent representatives from the schools listed below.


# of Representatives Needed
Cherry Crest Elementary 1
Medina Elementary 2
Somerset Elementary 2
Spiritridge Elementary 2
Tyee Middle School 2

*Odle Middle School and Interlake High School currently have parent representation

If you are interested in representing your child's school and your child is currently participating in the gifted program, please complete an application. Applications are due by November 21, 2014. Email completed applications to gifted@bsd405.org or mail it to:

Bellevue School District
Attn: Gifted Programs
12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

Background

In the Spring of 2011, the Bellevue School District Gifted Programs contracted with Dr. Joyce Van Tassel-Baska, from the College of William and Mary, to perform a comprehensive program review of the policies and practices of our gifted programs. The findings and recommendations from the review were presented in June, 2011. The purpose of the Gifted Advisory Committee is to provide input, recommendations, and feedback that align with the district mission and goals to the Gifted Elementary School Program Steering Committee and the Gifted Middle School Program Steering Committee and the central office administration. Read Dr. Van Tassel-Baska's full report here.

Questions?

Your questions, concerns, and suggestions are important to our work. Please submit your questions, concerns, and suggestions to gifted@bsd405.org.