Appeal Process

Northshore School District, in compliance with the Washington State rules for Highly Capable Programs (WAC 392-170-076), has an appeal process. Appeals are reviewed and considered by the district-level Multidisciplinary Selection Team (MST). The MST is chaired by the Director of Intervention Programs.

Once notified of a student’s qualification status, individuals appealing the decision must submit an Appeal Form within ten (10) business days requesting review of the decision. The request must include reasons for the appeal, and to support reconsideration, provide new evidence of significantly advanced cognitive or academic levels or outstanding intellectual, academic, or creative abilities.

  • Evaluations from outside agencies and/or medical professionals will not be accepted as evidence.
  • Parents should not ask teachers for letters of recommendation or other documents, as those will not be considered by the MST.
  • The Multidisciplinary Selection Team’s final decision will be sent in writing to the person filing the appeal.

The deadline for appeals is ten (10) business days following receipt of your notification letter.


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