Advanced Learning Services
SPS Advanced Learner (AL) & Highly Capable (HC) Services
All schools in the district are responsible for meeting the needs of students eligible for Advanced Learning services.
By the end of January 2024:
- All Seattle Public Schools More families will receive an email that their student’s Universal Screening results are available in the Source.
- If a student is found eligible, their family will receive an additional email from the Advanced Learning department.
Students found eligible, will have access to advanced learning and highly capable services in their neighborhood school. If you have questions about what AL or HC services look like at your student’s school, please reach out to your school’s staff first.
Students eligible for HC services can choose to enroll in an HC Pathway school instead of attending their neighborhood school. Families must submit a Students may choose to apply for another attendance area school, including K-8 More Form during Open Enrollment is the annual four-week period where students may first apply More for their student to attend an HC Pathway School.
All HC Pathway Schools teach the adopted curriculum. Teachers enrich grade level curriculum with additional material that is unique to each school and/or instructor. For additional details contact your student’s school counselor and/or their teacher.
Students found eligible for Advanced Learner eligibilities receive services through grade 8. In grade 8, students will be re-evaluated for a Highly Capable eligibility. Students can exit from Highly Capable (HC) services if services are no longer appropriate.