Transfer Student Eligibility Process
Advanced Learning Transfer Student Eligibility Process
Seattle Public Schools More no longer uses outside cognitive testing or any assessments performed outside a classroom setting, to determine eligibility, unless present in a student’s Special Education evaluation that resulted in an IEP.
Instead, eligibility decisions are based on the Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee’s (MSC) review of multiple kinds of evidence or data. The MSC team includes trained educators and professional staff.
New to SPS, Currently in Highly Capable or Gifted Program
If your student is transferring from another public school Highly Capable (HC) or gifted program:
- Students must first be enrolled in the district. Learn how to enroll at SPS.
- Submit the following required documentation for evaluation to firstname.lastname@example.org:
- Transfer Request for students with a pre-existing Highly Capable or Gifted eligibility
- Proof of enrollment in a public school HC or gifted program
- Test results used to place the student in the program
- Most current achievement scores (math and reading)
- The Multi-Disciplinary Selection Committee (MSC) will review the documentation and make a determination regarding eligibility for Advanced Learner or Highly Capable services.
Note: Students who were historically eligible for Seattle Public Schools More Advanced Learning services, are outside of the 1 year retention window, and returning to Seattle Public Schools More without a Highly Capable eligibility will participate in the Student Transfer process that will begin in March 2024.
New to SPS, Not Currently in Highly Capable or Gifted Program
There is a transfer student eligibility process for 1st-11th grade students who are new to Seattle Public Schools More for the 2024-25 school year (first time registering with the district) and have not participated in a public school Highly Capable or gifted program.
Applications are accepted between March 1-April 12, 2024.
Note: If families are unable to submit documents during the March 1-April 12 submission window, Seattle Public Schools More refers every 1st-8th grade student to participate in the Universal Screening review. Learn more about the Universal Screening.
How to Apply
Does your student have Standardized Test Scores (administered by a public or private school) available?
- Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) preferred
- Smarter Balanced Assessments (Smarter Balanced Assessment More) preferred
- Dibels or other reading fluency assessment such as F&P
If you have any other standardized/achievement assessment data, please contact email@example.com.
Timeline for 2024-25 Transfer Student Eligibility Process
Seattle Public Schools More does not provide eligibility decisions to non-SPS students. Seattle Public Schools More enrollment is required before participation in this process. There is no flexibility regarding the following deadlines.
March 1-April 12, 2024
Friday, May 3, 2024
Within 10 days of the date on the eligibility letter.
Friday, May 24, 2024