Weekly Message: 3/16/2018

Keeping Students Challenged at Marvista

Hello Families!

One of our priorities at Marvista is to make sure learners at all levels are appropriately challenged to prepare them for middle school, high school, and beyond. Part of this happens in the classroom, through differentiation strategies that teachers apply for students at, below, or above grade level. Some high-performing students, through an identification process, may qualify for Highly Capable services.

This month at Marvista, all 1st and 2nd graders participate in the first phase of the Highly Capable identification process. They take a screener assessment on tablets, which takes about an hour. Students who qualify based on the screener will then be invited for the second phase in May, which taken with other factors, determines whether they qualify. Students in grades 3-6 who have proficient performance on a variety of classroom assessments and who are referred by staff or families may also qualify for phase two of the identification process. A variety of programs and models for students identified as eligible for highly capable services are available through Highline Schools. I have attached a links below for more information.

Learn more about our Highline Highly Capable program:

https://www.highlineschools.org/Page/10282

In partnership,

Jodi Schilling
Assistant Principal