Thank your interest in joining our Choice Schools and Programs. All applicants applying to a Choice School or Program must be Bellevue School District residents at the time of application.  Nonresident students who are children of eligible employees of the Bellevue School District may also apply.

New applications will be placed on the bottom of the applicant’s current grade level waitlist 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.

For a listing of common questions and answers about the Choice Schools and Programs, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

Waitlist Applications

Apply to Bellevue Digital Discovery School Waitlist

The entry application period is now closed. This application may be used to apply for the 2022-2023 school year if there are extenuating circumstances that makes online learning the best option for your student. The school administration will determine enrollment eligibility based on your student’s needs; supporting documentation may be required.

Apply to Bellevue Digital Discovery School for the 2022-2023 school year

Waitlist Application for Language Choice Schools and Programs

Students on Language Program waitlists will be required to pass an appropriate grade level  language proficiency screening before being offered placement. Please carefully consider if your student’s language proficiency (reading, writing, speaking and listening skills) is at their grade level before submitting an application.

Dual Language Programs


Spanish Dual Language Program – grades 1-12

Lake Hills – Sherwood Forest – Stevenson – Highland MS – Sammamish HS

You will submit one (1) application for the Spanish Dual Language Program and for elementary school indicate the preferred school.

Apply to the Spanish Dual Language Waitlist (English/Español)



Waitlist Application for Language Choice Schools and Programs

The waitlist application period for Jing Mei/ Mandarin Dual Language and Puesta del Sol/ Spanish Immersion will begin January 24, 2023.

Waitlist Application for Secondary Level Choice Schools

The waitlist application period for International School and Big Picture School will begin January 24, 2023.


The Bellevue School District acknowledges that we learn, work, live and gather on the Indigenous Land of the Coast Salish peoples, specifically the Duwamish and Snoqualmie Tribes. We thank these caretakers of this land, who have lived and continue to live here, since time immemorial.