Services & Programs
Kindergarten students who are identified as eligible for the Primary Enrichment Program (PEP) begin receiving services in the spring of their kindergarten year. Students who qualify for PEP will continue with services through their first grade year. All first grade students will participate in the screening process for eligibility in the Highly Capable Program that serves students in Grades 2 and above.
What is the Primary Enrichment Program (PEP)? PEP Services at the kindergarten and first grade levels are provided in the regular classroom at the student’s neighborhood school. Teachers and other professionals provide differentiated instruction by modifying the content, depth, and/or pace of a lesson. Activities are designed to expand learning opportunities within ELA and math through enrichment experiences and academic support. The PEP model allows students to receive PEP Services while participating with other students within their neighborhood school community.
How long does the Primary Enrichment Program last? PEP Services begin during the spring of kindergarten and continue through the end of first grade. Students who receive enrichment services through PEP will participate in the screening process again during first grade to be eligible to participate in the Highly Capable Program for Grades 2 and above.
Here is our 2023 Family Kindergarten PEP Info Night
Shoreline offers highly capable services at your neighborhood school or in the magnet program at Meridian Park Elementary.
Neighborhood School Services:
Teachers and other professionals provides enrichment and extension activities within the regular classroom. Services may include:
- Clustering identified students in a classroom to provide a peer group
- Adjusting pacing, reducing review and repetition, curriculum compacting
- Enhanced/enriched content or curriculum
- Differentiation of curriculum and instruction
- Extending content to include rigorous problems or projects
- Acceleration to above grade-level standards
- Bus to Math (grade 5 only for 2023-2024) - Students who qualify in math and are being served in their neighborhood school work above grade level in mathematics by busing to their neighborhood middle school for Math 1 instruction during 1st period each day.
Magnet School Services:
Shoreline has a self-contained Highly Capable Program in Grades 2-5 for students who are identified in BOTH English Language Arts and math. Instruction in English Language Arts, social studies, and science is taught using grade-level standards, but at a greater level of depth, complexity, and speed. For students in Grades 2-4, they will receive math enrichment and extension activities. Students in Grade 5 will work above grade level in Mathematics: Math 1- 6th grade math.
In the middle and high schools, students who are eligible for the Highly Capable Program have a wide variety of challenging courses open to them. Therefore, we do not have specific classes just for these students. The counselors at their schools monitor the progress of students in the Highly Capable Program on a regular basis, paying attention to which classes they are taking and their progress. The goal is to assure that they are taking advantage of the challenging work of which we know they are capable. Students applying for college can indicate on their applications that they participated in the Highly Capable Program. This could help their application to stand out from others.
In English Language Arts, students in Grades 6-8 are placed in either a cohort (class composed only of students identified as Highly Capable in ELA) or a cluster (small group of students identified as Highly Capable in ELA) within a class of English Language Arts/Humanities. Families do not select between cohort or cluster as student scheduling is determined by the number of students, class selection and other factors.
The Highly Capable ELA cohort/cluster will:
- Allow the teacher to customize the grade-level curriculum and standards to better meet the academic needs of students in the Highly Capable Program.
- Provide increased access to intellectual peers
- Provide a supportive environment that meets the social/emotional learning needs of students in the Highly Capable Program.
For math, students select the next course on the middle school math pathway. Although, skipping Math 1 is not recommended for all students newly eligible for HiCap math. Students who have struggled with Math 1 as 5th graders, may choose to register to take Math 1 in 6th grade. These students may choose to take Algebra 1+ in 8th grade and accelerate one-year during middle school. Geometry is also available in 8th grade.
At the high school level, both Shorewood and Shorecrest offer Honors classes in addition to opportunities for students to take Advanced Placement and UW college credit courses in high school. Shoreline offers the following AP courses: AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Chemistry, AP Economics Micro/Macro, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Environmental Science, AP French, AP Music Theory, AP Physics, AP Psychology, AP Spanish, AP Statistics, AP Studio Art, AP US History, and AP World History.
In addition, Shoreline offers UWHS Pre-Calculus / UW Math, UW Japanese 113, and UW Japanese 211. Because they are taught at the college level, these courses are all accelerated and enhanced for students. In addition, since we offer a breadth of courses in multiple departments, this gives students the chance to find challenging courses according to their own unique needs and abilities.
High school juniors and seniors are eligible for Running Start at Shorewood & Shorecrest. Running Start students take community college classes tuition free and earn credits in high school and college simultaneously.