Tumwater School District

Continuous Student Learning in a Caring, Engaging Environment

Continuous Student Learning in a Caring, Engaging Environment

ANNOUNCEMENT AND REMINDER

 
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    NOTIFICATION FOR 2015-16 SERVICES

    Please Note the following timeline changes:

    We plan to mail the CogAT complete test results and placement recommendations to families by May 15, 2015.

    PERMISSION TO PARTICIPATE

    If your child is recommended for highly capable services for 2015-2016 and receives a notification letter in the mail, there will be a “Permission to Participate” form included.  This form will need to be returned to the district office on the specified date written in the letter. 




    ADVANCED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS for 2015-2016
    Tumwater School District recognizes that students have unique academic needs and for some of our students, they need advanced academic learning opportunities. Tumwater is committed to providing students these advanced academics opportunities in all grades. Below is a list of current services that are being offered in Tumwater School District. These services will continue next school year 2015-2016.

    A.     Advanced Services in English Language Arts (K-6)

    Students are identified and provided advanced academics in the area of English Language Arts (ELA). For this type of service, students will remain in their home elementary school and receive opportunities to participate in an advanced level of English Language Arts instruction. In order to be selected for these services, the district multi-disciplinary team will review multiple measures. One or more of the following measures may be included in this review process:  district and state assessment data, Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) scores, teacher feedback and observational data.

    B.      Black Lake “Highly Capable” Program (grades 4-6)

    Students who are Tumwater School District residents may be identified and invited to enroll in the Black Lake Elementary “self-contained” magnet program. If selected for this program, students will enroll as a 4th grader and continue in this program through their 6th grade year. Students will receive advanced academics in all content areas within their school day at Black Lake. In order to be selected for this program, the district multi-disciplinary team will review multiple measures. One or more of the following measures may be included in this review process:  district and state assessment data, Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) scores, teacher feedback and observational data.

    C.      Middle School Advanced Academics (grades 7-8)

    Beginning in the seventh grade, students may be identified and selected to enroll in either Honors English Language Arts (ELA) or advanced math courses. Both Tumwater and Bush Middle School offer these advanced academic services for 7th and 8th grade students. In order to be selected for advanced classes, the district multi-disciplinary team will review multiple measures. One or more of the following measures may be included in this review process:  district and state assessment data, Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) scores, teacher feedback, and grades.

    D.      High School (grades 9-12)

    Both Tumwater and Black Hills High School offer advanced courses for any 9-12 grade student. The following lists the type of classes that are considered “advanced”:

    ·         Honors

    ·         Advanced Placement

    ·         Accelerated

    ·         Running Start

    In order to be selected for advanced classes, one or more of the following measures may be included in this review process:  district and state assessment data, Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) scores, teacher feedback, and grades.

    If a student is interested in taking any one of the advanced high school courses, please contact the schools counseling office. Counselors can help students and parents by providing information about the enrollment process for any one of the advanced courses. 
     
     
     

Tumwater School District

Terri Anderson, Curriculum Supervisor

Student Learning – Highly Capable Services

621 Linwood Ave, SW Tumwater, WA 95812-6847


Questions? 

If you have specific questions about the program, services or the placement process, please call the Highly Capable Program office (Mon. - Thur.) at 360-709-7039.