Starting in the 2017-18 school year we will be changing how students in Kindergarten are identified for gifted services. This new process will then go into effect for 1st graders during the 2018-19 school year.
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Gifted services are provided through two options. Students identified as in need of gifted services 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. 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:
|September/October||Apply for winter gifted testing for all in-district, private and home school students currently in grades 1 – 11. Only for students that live within the Bellevue School District service area.|
|End of October||Deadline for winter applications|
|December/January||Gifted testing for all grades|
|Beginning of March||Result letters for BSD student in grades 5 – 11 and private school students in grades 1 – 11|
|mid-April||Result letters for BSD students in grades 1 – 4|
|May – mid-July||Apply for summer gifted testing for new students to the district that will have just completed grades 1 – 11. Only students that have moved into the district after the end of October deadline may apply.|
|Mid-July||Deadline for summer applications|
|End of July||Gifted testing for new students|
|August||Apply for private school K testing|
|September/October||Gifted testing for private school K|
The Gifted Advisory Committee met on February 14, 2017.Read More
The Gifted Advisory Committee met on December 13, 2016.Read More
All Bellevue School District students and private school students who live within the Bellevue School attendance area in grades 1-11 are able to test for possible inclusion in gifted services.Read More
The Gifted Advisory Committee met on February 22, 2016.Read More
The Gifted Advisory Committee (GAC) met on November 5th and 9th. The same materials were presented at both meetings, which included an introduction to new committee members, an overview of the committees yearly goals and the selection of sub-committees.
On Thursday, November 19, 2015 the Parent Alliance for Gifted Education (PAGE) sponsored an evening for parents and invited the Gifted Programs staff to provide a presentation to share parent survey results, changes in the identification process, and diploma points and colleges attended by Gifted High School students. View the Presentation.
Agenda: Identification, GMSP, K-1 Program Update, Gifted Math Instruction, Mentorship Program, Gifted Student Advisory Committee, Reflection on experiences in gifted programsRead More
Agenda: Gifted Programs Evaluation – Parent Survey, Identification, Professional Development, “What are your thoughts?” and Middle School Enrollment & GMSP Roll-up.Read More