We are no longer accepting choice school applications for the 2018-19 school year. Applications were due by 4:30 p.m. on February 9, 2018.

Our choice schools and programs offer unique learning environments to any student in the Bellevue School District. Depending on the program, enrollment begins in kindergarten or 6th grade and is done through a lottery process. Applications will be accepted until 4:30 p.m. on Friday, February 9, 2018.


Dual Language Students

Spanish Dual Language

Students of both Spanish and English language backgrounds benefit from participating in this program. Students learn to read, write and speak proficiently in two languages, with near native skill by the time they complete fifth grade.

Applications are only accepted for Kindergarten

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Jing Mei

Jing Mei teaches Mandarin Chinese and English using dual language two-way immersion model. Two-way immersion means student enrollment in the classes is balanced between native Mandarin speakers and Non-Mandarin speakers.

Applications are only accepted for Kindergarten

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Kindergarten Teacher

Puesta del Sol

Students at Puesta del Sol are taught the standard Bellevue School District curriculum, but receive instruction in Spanish. Classroom teachers have native or near-native ability in the Spanish language and are chosen for their skills and their commitment to the goals of the program.

Applications are only accepted for Kindergarten.

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Big Picture School

Big Picture School is a close-knit community that fosters academic relationships, personalized experiences and inclusion for all students. Big Picture students are independent, driven and self-motivated learners. They are eager to explore potential career fields through internships, and are excited to discover their true passion.

Applications are accepted for grades 6-12.

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International Physics Class

International School

Graduates from International School take an average of seven Advanced Placement courses and students can earn college credit in math, computer science, and technology as well. Students complete an extensive capstone Senior Project, which involves deep learning in an area of student choice, internships, community service, and assessment by an expert panel.

Applications are only accepted for 6th grade.

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