HiCap Math Update: EAP Curriculum & Professional Learning Community

March 10, 2023

Elementary Advanced Program services at four elementary schools to support student enrollment growth and provide neighborhood service delivery

In response to an increase in enrollment due to construction infill and program growth, beginning in the 2023-2024 school year, the Northshore School District plans to provide highly capable services to students at Frank Love, Arrowhead, East Ridge and Westhill in grades 2 and 3 while continuing to provide legacy students services in their current locations (Lockwood, Moorlands, Sunrise, and Canyon Creek respectively) for highly capable services in grades 4 and 5. The following year (2024-2025), the programs will grow their services by one year until they provide services in grades 2 through 5 for all their neighborhood students. 

We will provide professional development for staff at our new locations as well as support throughout the school year as they work to begin EAP services for students. We are excited to be able to work to serve more of our students at their neighborhood schools. 

Transportation will continue for students through grade 5. Younger siblings, however, whether receiving services or not, will need to enter their neighborhood school unless they go through the District waiver process and provide their own transportation. 

Families of newly qualified students entering in grades 4 and 5 who qualify for highly capable services will need to decide if they would like services delivered in their neighborhood school in a general education setting or in an Elementary Advanced Program (EAP) setting. Service delivery may differ depending on the site. 

Families who may have students in both settings (a second grader and a fourth grader) and both qualify for highly capable services may apply for a waiver into the EAP school where the fourth grader attends. The waiver will be approved on a space available basis with our student services department. 

HiCap Math Update: EAP Curriculum & Professional Learning Community

Core Focus

In Elementary Advanced Placement (EAP), 4th and 5th grade standards require the use of middle school math curriculum. This year, the Northshore School District is implementing a new middle school math curriculum: Core Focus. All staff, including EAP teachers are receiving ongoing professional development through quarterly meetings as these new materials are adopted.

Professional Learning Community

The Highly Capable Program identifies yearly program goals and one math related goal of the 2018-19 school year focuses on elementary math within the in-class HiCap model. We are looking to increase equity between in-class Math and EAP Math service models. To accomplish this goal, we have partnered with elementary administrators to establish a Professional Learning Community (PLC). The charge of this group is to develop and try specific math structures and strategies that will achieve great equity between service models. We look forward to sharing and celebrating the work the team will conduct this year!

September 30, 2020

In Spring of 2020, the HiCap Department conducted a survey of parent satisfaction regarding the screening and assessment process and the delivery of HiCap services to students. The link below will take you to the results of this survey.

2020 Spring Parent Satisfaction Survey