Bell Schedule for 2012-13
Pope. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:35 am to 2:56 pm; Wednesdays 8:25 am to 12:01 pm
Zeiger . . . . . . . . . . . .8:05 am to 2:26 pm; Wednesdays 7:55 am to 11:31 am
Sunrise . . . . . . . . . . . . 8:35am to 2:56 pm; Wednesdays 8:25 am to 12:01 am
Shaw Road. . . . . . . . . 8:35am to 2:56 pm; Wednesdays 8:25 am to 12:01 pm
Meeker. . . . . . . . . . . . 8:35 am to 2:56 pm; Wednesdays 8:25 am to 12:01 pm
Maplewood. . . . . . . . . 8:35 am to 2:56 pm; Wednesdays 8:25 am to 12:01 pm
Northwood. . . . . . . . .
8:35 am to 2:56 pm; Wednesdays 8:25 am to 12:01
QUEST Regional Program
Highly capable students in grades 3-6 find their unique learning needs addressed in regional classrooms located at one of eight host schools located throughout the district. Specialized instruction and curriculum are designed to promote higher-level thinking and provide a variety of learning experiences to challenge students. Students gain a deep understanding of content and strengthen basic skills in a full-time, highly capable environment. Intellectual peers provide social interaction and motivation to excel.
Parents begin the application process by completing the Application and Permission for Testing. Application forms are available at any elementary school office or on the Documents page (see menu to the left). Staff, parents, students, and community members can make student referrals. Students with completed applications on file are administered ability and achievement tests. The primary selection period is in January/February.
Students currently enrolled in QUEST do not need to retest. The screening committee reviews student performance and state and district assessments to determine continued placement.
QUEST students in 6th grade will automatically be placed in the PAGE Program unless parents choose to withdraw from services. The PAGE Program is offered for highly capable seventh, eighth, and ninth-grade students. The Puyallup Accelerated Gifted Education Program includes courses with a higher level of rigor, depth, breadth, and acceleration than what is possible in the junior high Honors program in the following core subjects: Language Arts/Social Studies, and Mathematics. Resources used include materials specifically designed for highly capable students.
For more information, contact the QUEST office (located at Maplewood Elementary) at (253) 841-8751.
What are some characteristics of a highly capable student?
(WAC 392-170-035, 392-170-036)
Highly capable students exist in all cultural and economic groups. While students have diverse characteristics, generally highly capable students possess the following learning characteristics:
How are students selected for QUEST?
Indentification:A multidisciplinary selection committee reviews the multiple criteria collected for each student. In order to be considered for final selection, evidence of one or more of the following must exist:
· Student scores in the top 10% in cognitive ability;
· Student scores in the top 5% in one or more specific academic achievement area;
· Student demonstrates behavioral characteristics for exceptional creativity.
Using a case-study approach, committee members use professional judgment to determine which students will benefit most from participation in QUEST.