Forwarded by Lowell Elementary:
After a vote by Seattle Public School Board, Lowell Elementary will be affected by a couple of changes: the school’s attendance boundaries will expand, and a Spectrum program will start during the 2014-2015 school year.
Boundary changes will increase the existing attendance zone for Lowell to approximately double its size, and will now include families who live in the downtown Seattle area between the Puget Sound waterfront and I-5 from Broad Street to James Street.
The Spectrum program at Lowell (to create a centralized location for the program in Seattle) will provide rigorous and accelerated curriculum that challenges students to apply complex thinking skills when working with core skills and concepts. The reading and mathematics curricula will be presented at an accelerated learning pace, are focused on grade-level expectations that are above students’ assigned grade levels in reading and mathematics, and emphasize an advanced level of complexity and depth. The addition of the Spectrum program will build heavily on the existing Advanced Learning Opportunities (ALO) instructional framework, and incorporate the Writing, Inquiry, Collaboration, and Reading (WIC-R) methodology to accelerate and target student success in math and reading.
To learn more about Lowell Elementary, you may contact the school at 206-252-3020, or visit the school website at lowelles.seattleschools.org. To contact the principal, Dr. Marion Smith, Jr., you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.