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Ridgecrest Elementary
HiCap Open House

Contacting Us Open House April 10, 2012


Welcome to Ridgecrest
Wed love to meet you and your child at our Highly Capable Program Open House. You will have the opportunity to meet our teachers, see the classrooms, chat with current students in the program, and attend question and answer sessions with teachers, as well as parents currently in the program.
If you have further questions after Open House, feel free to email any of the staff you met:

lisa.witzel@shorelineschools.org
kay.law@shorelineschools.org alissa.miller@shorelineschools.org veronica.della@shorelineschools.org liz.whitney@shorelineschools.org leslie.lytle@shorelineschools.org cinco.delgado@shorelineschools.org

Ridgecrest Elementary School


16526 10th Ave NE Shoreline, WA 98155 (206) 393.4272

Schedule of Events
When you first arrive at 10 in the morning, you will have the opportunity to have a current student give you a tour of our campus. Following the tour, teachers will meet you in room 19 for a presentation and a question and answer session. During our time together, you will have an opportunity to interact with current students in the program and to see some of their outstanding work. Please interact with them and ask any questions you have. Our program overview will end at 11:30 in the morning.

Ridgecrest Elementary Schools Highly Capable Program


The main difference between a HiCap classroom and a general education classroom is the speed and difficulty of the curriculum. For some subjects, our classes study curriculum one grade level above. Students are further challenged by studying topics at a faster rate and also get the opportunity to study specific concepts more deeply. HiCap students should function at an independent level, be self-motivated, and exercise good time management. Ridgecrest teachers in the HiCap program strive to integrate with general education classes whenever possible. Students have the same lunch and recess times as their peers, travel on field trips together, and occasionally work together on topics that all students study. Ridgecrest teachers in the HiCap program work to assist students in extending their learning and increasing their skills. The pace of the curriculum allows students to have more time to focus on projects and meaningful individual assignments.

Program starts at 10AM and ends at 11:30AM.