Elementary Advanced Placement
Elementary Advanced Placement (EAP) provides our dual-qualified (qualified in both Reading and Math) highly capable students in grades 2-5 the opportunity to engage in rigorous, challenging, and enriched curriculum in a self-contained classroom with a cohort of highly capable peers. Instruction is designed to meet students’ cognitive and academic needs at the appropriate level by accelerating and enriching the standard curriculum. The learning pace in an EAP classroom is faster than in the general education program, and students engage with standards 1 to 2 grade levels beyond their current grade level. Highly capable students are identified through cognitive and academic measures, and the level of acceleration for each student is based on assessment data.
EAP follows the four Guiding Principles of HiCap:
- Whole child focus: Support for academic, creative, and social-emotional development fostering a growth mindset.
- Not “one size fits all”: Highly Capable qualified students have diverse needs and unique challenges, in addition to high cognitive capability and/or academic achievement. Often this requires the collaboration of teams across programs to meet the needs of individual learners.
- Not more work, different work: Developing innovative, creative, and critical thinkers through access to advanced learning standards with appropriate depth and rigor.
- Equity: Equitable access to HiCap services for all students who qualify. Ability and talent are equally distributed, opportunity is not. All students, regardless of race, income, culture, special needs, or support program, have the potential to qualify for advanced learning services when given equitable opportunity with culturally and linguistically accessible instruments and an unbiased qualification system.
To find your student's 2020-2021 EAP site, enter the name of their NEIGHBORHOOD SCHOOL in the box below. All current dual-qualified students as well as newly dual-qualified students will be assigned to the EAP site listed next to their neighborhood school below.
If you do not know your Neighborhood School, visit the Transportation website and enter your home address. (username is "public", password is "public") https://versatrans.nsd.org/elinkrp/
To accept services or change your acceptance, visit our Acceptance Page https://www.nsd.org/schools/programs-services/highly-capable-services/eligibility/accept-services
|Neighborhood School||EAP Site|
|Arrowhead Elementary||Moorlands Elementary|
|Canyon Creek Elementary||Canyon Creek Elementary|
|Cottage Lake Elementary||Sunrise Elementary|
|Crystal Springs Elementary||Canyon Creek Elementary|
|East Ridge Elementary||Sunrise Elementary|
|Frank Love Elementary||Lockwood Elementary|
|Fernwood Elementary||Fernwood Elementary|
|Hollywood Hill Elementary||Hollywood Hill Elementary|
|Kenmore Elementary||Lockwood Elementary|
|Kokanee Elementary||Kokanee Elementary|
|Lockwood Elementary||Lockwood Elementary|
|Maywood Hills Elementary||Canyon Creek Elementary|
|Moorlands Elementary||Moorlands Elementary|
|Ruby Bridges Elementary||Ruby Bridges Elementary|
|Sunrise Elementary||Sunrise Elementary|
|Shelton View Elementary||Canyon Creek Elementary|
|Wellington Elementary||Hollywood Hill Elementary|
|Westhill Elementary||Canyon Creek Elementary|
|Woodmoor Elementary||Moorlands Elementary|
|Woodin Elementary||Hollywood Hill Elementary|
Transportation: Transportation is provided to students attending their Northshore assigned EAP site. Route information, including bus stop location and departure/return times, are available to families in late August.
Requesting a New EAP Site: If you wish to pursue an EAP site assignment other than your assigned EAP site, you may contact Northshore’s Student Services Department for information about completing a waiver process. Please note that students attending EAP sites on an approved waiver do not receive transportation services. Waiver requests and approval depends on space availability within each grade level. https://www.nsd.org/schools/get-started/waivers
If your waiver request is approved:
- You will likely be notified of approval (or not) in August
- The waiver is approved for the duration of elementary school
- Families must reside in the Northshore School District.
Sibling Waivers: In order to determine whether a sibling may attend the same EAP site (in either a General Education classroom or EAP classroom if offered), families must complete a waiver request through the Student Services Department. Waiver requests and approval depends on space availability within each grade level. If approved, the waiver is approved for the duration of elementary school, and families must reside in the Northshore School District. Please note that siblings attending EAP sites on an approved waiver do not receive transportation services. https://www.nsd.org/schools/get-started/waivers
If you have questions about transportation, sibling waivers, or other aspects of EAP, visit the EAP section of our Frequently Asked Questions page.