Earlier this month the HiCap Parent Council conducted a survey of 9th and 10th grade students and parents. This survey asked questions about their transition from the Junior High AAP program to High School and included questions like “How satisfied is your child with their social emotional experience in high school?” and “Is your child appropriately challenged in Math?”. The results of this survey can be found here https://data.surveygizmo.com/r/365310_5a69339b6c2ce6.47741853.

Although we have analyzed the responses we have received, we still encourage you to take the survey if you have a 9th or 10th grader. Your results will be compiled with those already received. You can take this survey here http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/4113333/NSD-HiCap-Council-High-School-Transition-Survey

As you may know, NSD has undertaken the momentus task this spring of testing all students in grades K-8 for hicap services using the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test.  Students who are already designated as HiCap CAN NOT lose their designation regardless of their score on this test and will not take further rounds of testing. Students who are currently qualified in only one subject and any other student who receives an 85% or higher will move on to the next round of testing.  Currently qualified HiCap students were included in this testing for informational and data collection purposes only.

We have recently learned from the district that all students who received 85% or higher will receive an email before February 5th asking for permission to admister the next round of testing,  or in the case of some students (Kindergarten for example) who scored in the 99th percentile, you will be asked for permission to designate your student as hicap in the 2018/2019 school year without further testing. Please look for these emails in your junk folder or other spam filters if you have not received it by Monday February 5th. If the hicap office does not receive a response in the next week, they will begin making phone calls to the parent of every student from which they have not yet received consent. The hicap office does not want any student to miss this opportunity.

If your student did not qualify for testing, you will receive your letter in the next few weeks. These letters will not contain individual scores, but if parents would like to know thier child’s score they may email hicap@nsd.org after February 26th or contact their child’s teacher after that time.

Leota AAP: Angie Hancock – angie@pezzee.com
Northshore AAP: Helen Tudor – helen.tudor@outlook.com

Joint Leota/Northshore Summer Event
Tuesday, August 29th
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Cottage Lake Park (Look for the white tent canopy with AAP sign)
18831 NE Woodinville Duvall RdWoodinville, WA

All Leota Middle School and Northshore Middle School AAP families are invited to a joint Leota/Northshore park date meet and greet on August 29th at Cottage Lake Park from 1pm-3pm. Look for the white canopy tent with the AAP sign. We will provide a few drinks and snacks, but feel free to bring something to share if you like.


Canyon Park AAP: Toni Anders – toniyanders@hotmail.com
Canyon Park Summer Event
Sunday, August 20th
11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Cedar Grove Park (picnic shelter)
22421 9 Ave. SE, Bothell, WA 98021

All Canyon Park AAP families are invited to come hang out with old friends and meet some new classmates.  Details are still being finalized and volunteers are still needed.  Please comment if you’re able to help with planning.  This event is on the same day as Community Serve Day.  We hope you can come out and serve and come and spend time with friends, old and new.  Hope to see you there!

2017-18 HiCap Council elected representatives (2 year term):



Continuing HiCap Council Elected Representatives:

  • Sunrise EAP Representative – Kavita Singh (1 year term remaining) – kavitsinghk@gmail.com
  • Northshore AAP Representative – Helen Tudor (1 year term remaining) – tudor@outlook.com
  • Leota AAP Representative – Angie Hancock (1 year term remaining) – angie@pezzee.com

  • Discussed HiCap issues with Jen, Jack and Becky
  • As just HiCap Council we continued meeting:
    • Should we get nametags?
    • Discussion and approval of new bylaws
      • Change number on council to “At least 12”
      • In-school representatives will try to gather a committee comprised of members from each school in their group
      • Under TERM – take out second sentence about even/odd years
      • Add note about confirming ongoing reps are eligible and interested in continuing each year or put office up for election
    • Stacy moved, Angie Y seconded, Unanimous vote to enact the new bylaws.

EAP and AAP Placement letters will be going out to parents and students in the next couple of weeks. Look for those in your mail. However, for students who will attend Middle School next year, your letter may not arrive before parent preview nights happen at the Middle School in which your child may be placed. We suggest you attend the parent info night for your likely Middle School just in case your child is offered placement there.

Parent Preview nights and student visit days will be on the following days:

Leota MS:
Parents of 5th graders: May 3rd, 6:30-7:30 pm
Parents of 6th graders: May 10th, 6:30-7:30 pm
5th grade students: June 1st, 9:30-10:30 am
6th grade students: June 2nd, 9:30-10:30 am

Canyon Park MS:
Parents of 5th graders: June 5th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Parents of 6th graders: June 6th, 6:30-8:00 pm
Both 5th and 6th grade students from SV: June 5th, 9:40am – 11:20am
Both 5th and 6th grade students from BC: June 6th, 9:40am – 11:20am

Northshore MS:
Parents of 5th graders: May 24th at 7:00 pm
Parents of 6th graders: May 17th at 7:00 pm
Both 5th and 6th grade AAP students: May 23rd, 9:45-11:15am


EAP Open House day for all EAP schools (Bear Creek, Sunrise, Lockwood) will be held at the EAP school on a date TBD.
Contact the school for time and other details for these open houses.


The Parent and Student Panels “What’s EAP/AAP Really Like?” will be held in the Leota Jr. High Theater

AAP parent & student panel – Monday May 15, 7pm Leota Jr. High Theater
EAP parent panel – Wednesday May 17, 7pm Leota Jr. High Theater