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    Highly Capable Services Advisory Committee

    The Seattle Public School's Highly Capable Services Advisory Committee (HCSAC) is a group of volunteer parents and teachers charged to advise the District on behalf of identified Highly Capable Students; As well as serve as a two-way conduit of information between the District and APP community members. Regular meetings are held at 6:30 PM the first Tuesday of each month. Read more about HCSAC.

    Advanced Learning Questions

    Visit our FAQ page for answers to common questions to Advanced Learning Department For questions not answered on our FAQ page, please email advlearn@seattleschools.org. Please keep in mind that Advanced Learning questions emailed to other district leaders will be routed to the Advanced Learning Office. Responses to email are much faster than responses to phone messages.


    Center for Gifted Education, College of William and Mary
    Curriculum resources, professional development, research links, position papers and more.
    http://www.cfge.wm.edu

    Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®), Riverside Publishing
    A test of the level and pattern of cognitive development of students in Grades K-12.
    www.riverpub.com/products/cogAt/details.html

    Hoagies!
    A gifted educational website with activities, articles and links to resources.
    www.hoagiesgifted.com/whats_new.htm

    National Association for Gifted Children
    http://www.nagc.org/

    National Perspective: The Templeton National Report on Acceleration
    The Templeton Report, endorsed by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), presents a summary of research focused on the acceleration of gifted students. http://www.accelerationinstitute.org/nation_deceived/

    Northwest Gifted Child Association
    http://www.nwgca.org/

    Parent Map (online magazine)
    http://www.parentmap.com/

    Karen B Rogers, PhD
    International leader in Gifted Education, author. PowerPoint summary of her research: http://www.greatpotentialpress.com/authors/karen-b-rogers-ph-d

    Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted
    www.sengifted.org

    State of Washington, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)

    Advance Placement website: www.k12.wa.us/AdvancedPlacement/default.aspx

    University of Washington, UW Academy for Young Scholars
    Students apply to the UW Academy during their 10th-grade year, and if accepted, withdraw from high school at the end of sophomore year to enroll as freshmen at the University of Washington.
    http://depts.washington.edu/cscy/programs/academy/

    University of Washington, Early Entrance Program: The Transition School
    One-year academic program that enables students to move from their traditional middle-school setting to the University of Washington, bypassing the traditional high school, with the skills and maturity needed to earn a university education.
    http://depts.washington.edu/cscy/programs/early-entrance-program/

    University of Washington, Summer Programs
    Educational opportunities for gifted elementary and middle school students.
    http://depts.washington.edu/cscy/programs/summer/

    U.S. Department of Education, Education Resource Organizations Directory
    Organizations that provide information or assistance related to gifted children. http://wdcrobcolp01.ed.gov/Programs/EROD/queries/erod_by_subject.cfm?SUB=Gifted

    Washington State Regulations for Highly Capable Students Washington

    Administrative Code

    Washington Association of Educators of the Talented and Gifted (WAETG)
    www.waetag.net/

    World Council for Gifted and Talented Children
    An extensive list of resources, including resources for parents and kids, publications and research, organizations and magazines.
    www.world-gifted.org/


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