The Advanced Learning Department will be closed for Winter Break from December 24, 2018 to January 1, 2019.
Gifted Program becomes Advanced Learning Services. Learn More
Advanced Learning Services provide identified students with academic services at an advanced level and accelerated pace due to their ability to comprehend and process information. Services provide instruction in the core content areas of language arts, social studies, science and math. Instruction is designed to meet students’ cognitive and academic needs at the appropriate level.
We provide services to students who live within the BSD attendance area, who are currently enrolled in a BSD school, and who have been identified as in need of advanced learning services.
Students identified as in need of self-contained services may attend the self-contained program where they are placed in classes with like ability peers at Cherry Crest, Medina, Somerset, Spiritridge, Odle, Tyee, and Interlake. Students may also choose to remain at their neighborhood or choice school and receive differentiated instruction in a general education classroom.
Students identified as in need of K-1 Services or Domain Specific Services (K-2) remain in their neighborhood or choice school and receive differentiated instruction and extended learning in specific content areas.
Students attending a BSD school through an inter-district transfer are only eligible to receive differentiated services at the school for which the transfer applies.