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Choice School Entry Level Application

The Choice Schools and Programs entry level application period for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year will be from 9:00 am on Monday December 5, 2022 through 4:30 pm Friday January 13, 2023. 

This is an online application, the link will be available here beginning December 5th. You must submit your application during this period to be included in the entry level lotteries.

  • If your student will begin kindergarten in September they may apply to: Puesta del Sol, Jing Mei and Spanish DL program
  • If your student will begin kindergarten, 1st or 2nd grade in September they may apply to: Arabic program
  • If your student will begin 6th grade in September they may apply to: Bellevue Big Picture and International School

All other grade levels may apply to be added to the bottom of a Choice School waitlist, please visit our Waitlist application for Choice Schools and Programs page for more information. For a listing of common questions and answers about the Choice School Program, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Choice School Waitlist Application

If your student is not entry grade level they may apply to the existing waitlist. New applicants will be placed on the bottom of the appropriate waitlist by their current grade level in the order received for possible entry in the fall for the upcoming school year. Students applying for language programs will be required to pass an appropriate grade level language proficiency screening.

Learn More About Choice Schools and Programs

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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.

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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.

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.

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Big Picture School

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

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.

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Bellevue Digital Discovery School

Bellevue Digital Discovery school offers a permanent online K-12 learning option for BSD students in grades K-12 for the 2022-23 school year. This new online school will be high quality, innovative, creative and flexible.  Students will need to apply to this Choice School to join the program. There will be consideration for students who have a documented need for online learning. (health, etc.)

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