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    High School Boundary Update including Highly Capable and Dual Immersion Pathways

    At the School Board Meeting on January 31, the board is scheduled to vote on items that have attracted significant interest from our families, students and staff: high school boundaries and high school highly capable pathways.

    To review the most updated high school boundary map (Fv4.3) and potential change areas please visit the High School Boundary Changes webpage

    The Board is also considering three regional highly capable pathway schools for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.

    • Lincoln High School as the guaranteed pathway for students in the North (Lincoln, Ballard, Roosevelt, Nathan Hale and Ingraham attendance areas),
    • Garfield High School as the guaranteed pathway for students in the South (Garfield, Franklin and Rainier Beach attendance areas),
    • West Seattle High School as the guaranteed pathway for students in West Seattle (West Seattle and Chief Sealth attendance areas) and
    • The IBX Program Ingraham High School as a choice assignment option, available to highly capable students who apply through Open Enrollment on a space available basis.

    Then, for students designated as highly capable who enter high school in 2021-22 and beyond, the Board is considering a resolution that calls for serving these students in their neighborhood attendance area schools. Read more about the School Board Highly Capable Resolutionpdf icon introduced on January 17.

    Since January 17, additional amendments and a substitute high school highly capable resolution have been put forward and will be considered. The January 31 is now posted.

    For the resolution regarding long-term high school highly capable pathways, a substitute resolution has been put forward which may be considered in place of the version introduced on January 17. The original resolution and substitute resolution can both be viewed from the agenda.

    For the board action report regarding growth boundaries and interim highly capable pathways, four amendments have been put forward. Here are links and a short summary of each amendment:

    To provide feedback you may contact School Board Directors at (all board directors and cabinet-level staff) or (only school board directors).

    Families may also sign up to give public testimony at the School Board Meetings on Jan. 31. To learn how to sign up for Board Meeting testimony, visit the school board Attend a Board Meeting webpage. You may also watch board meetings.

    Thank you to the many families who have engaged in this process and provided feedback.