Gifted Programs

The Gifted Program is designed for students who demonstrate outstanding levels of aptitude through cognitive and academic testing and superior academic performance. Gifted students typically view the world in non-traditional ways; they are divergent thinkers who approach tasks in a more abstract and complex manner. In the gifted classroom, learning moves beyond the knowledge and procedural levels and students gain a more conceptual understanding of subject matter. Curriculum and instruction are provided at one or more years beyond grade level.


What's new in Gifted Programs?

Would you like to know what is new in Gifted Programs without having to search page by page?  Please check out our new "What's New?" page (link is on the top left).  It has all the latest information regarding all facets of our programs.

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. Learn more...

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...

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

Gifted Brochure

Please read the new Gifted Programs brochure. It describes the Gifted Program's identification process and programs, along with additional information.  Available in seven different languages.


Contact Us

12111 NE 1st Street
Bellevue, WA 98005

District Office:
(425) 456-4000

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