Gifted Programs

The Gifted Program is designed for students indicated as gifted through cognitive and academic testing and superior academic performance whose academic needs are beyond the scope of the general education classroom. Services are designed to provide a challenging, accelerated, integrated and enriched curriculum.

Join the Gifted Advisory Committee

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 or mail it to:

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

Policies & Procedures

The following links will take you to the laws of Washington State specifically addressing Gifted Education and the guidelines set forth by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.



12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

Office Hours

8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Parent Presentation

On October 23rd, leaders from the District were invited to provide a presentation regarding the future of Gifted Programs during an event sponsored by the Bellevue Parent Alliance for Gifted Education.  View presentation...

Gifted Report

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. Read the final report...

Contact Us

12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

District Office:
(425) 456-4000

Office Hours:
8:00 am - 4:30 pm