Welcome to Challenging Options

  • Two young girls working on project Challenging Options

    Challenging Options classes provide extra academic challenges for students in K-12.

    Elementary School Self-contained highly capable classes are offered for elementary students in grades 2-5 who meet the state’s criteria for giftedness as determined by a Highly Capable test and other considerations. Parents/guardians must submit a form to refer students to be considered for placement into the Highly Capable classes. Teachers and community members may also refer a student, but only a parent or guardian can give their permission for the student to be tested. For more information, contact your students’ teacher or visit Everett Public Schools website.

    Middle School Middle school offers accelerated pathways in English Language Arts and Mathematics, as well as courses in multiple content areas that offer high school credit. These classes are for students who are achieving at high academic levels and are motivated learners. Teachers, parents, and students may refer students for the program. Selection for these courses is based on parents’ and teachers’ thoughtful consideration of the characteristics of students likely to succeed in accelerated pathway courses. For more information, contact your students’ school counselor or visit Everett Public Schools website.

    High School Advanced Placement, College in the High School, CTE Dual Credit, and Running Start are among the challenging options available. High school students self-select these classes based upon their interests, skills, and abilities and with the guidance of parents and school counselors. For more information, contact your students’ school counselor or visit Everett Public Schools website. 


    Elementary Schools 
    Highly Capable Program 
    Lindsey de Carteret, Administrative Assistant                                                                          Krystal Gil, Administrative Assistant 

    Middle & High Schools 
    College and Career Readiness and Extended Learning Options
    Kris Kummerle

    Everett Public Schools
    3900 Broadway
    Everett, WA 98201