Gifted services are provided to students who live within the BSD attendance area, who are currently enrolled in a BSD school, and who have been identified as in need of gifted programming through two options. Students may attend the self-contained program, where they are placed in classes with like ability peers at Cherry Crest, Medina, Somerset, Spiritridge, Odle, Tyee, and Interlake, or they may choose to remain in their home or choice school setting and receive differentiated instruction in the general education classroom. Students attending a BSD school on an inter-district transfer are eligible to receive differentiated services only at the school for which the transfer applies. Services provide instruction in the core content areas of language arts, social studies, science and math. Instruction is designed to meet students’ cognitive and academic needs at the appropriate level.
The testing process follows the same cycle every year. Please see below for important dates: