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    2019-20 High School Boundaries

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    School Board approves new high school boundaries to begin in 2019-20

    At their regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018, the Seattle School Board approved high school boundaries for implementation in the 2019-20 school year. 
    • All 9th graders in fall of 2019 will be assigned to their attendance area high school based on the approved 2019-20 boundaries.
    • All 9th graders attending Ballard or Roosevelt in 2018-19 as their attendance area school and who live in areas that are changing to the Lincoln High School attendance area in the fall of 2019 will be geo-split, meaning they will start 10th grade at Lincoln High School.
    • Any student may apply to another high school through school choice. Seats are based on space available.

    Highly Capable Changes

    Changes were also approved for high school Highly Capable (HC) pathways. Beginning in 2019-20, there will be three HC pathways: a north pathway at Lincoln High School, a central/southeast pathway at Garfield High School and a southwest pathway at West Seattle High School. The IBX program at Ingraham High School remains as an optional pathway.

    All students in the HC pathways at Garfield and Ingraham will be grandfathered. HC students from West Seattle who are currently in 6th and 7th grade at Washington Middle School can continue to Garfield instead of moving to the new southwest pathway.

    Additionally, HC or HC-eligible students entering 10th grade in 2019-20 may opt into Lincoln if they are at Garfield or at their attendance area school and live within the Lincoln HC pathway, even if they were not in HCC in 8th grade.

    Dual Language Immersion changes

    A change to the high school north end dual language immersion (DLI) pathway was approved. Lincoln will be the new DLI pathway school beginning in 2019-20. It will start with 9th grade. Students entering 10th grade in Ingraham's DLI pathway in 2019-20 can also opt to attend Lincoln. Students in the DLI pathway at Ingraham will be grandfathered, but new 9th graders will not be assigned to DLI at Ingraham beginning in 2019-20.