Welcome to the LWSD GEAC Website!

To learn more about gifted education in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) and how GEAC and its members support the LWSD highly capable community, please read through our website and feel free to join us at any of our monthly general meetings listed below.

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 GEAC  Monthly General Meetings

Monthly general meetings are always open to the public; it is not necessary to be a GEAC member to attend.  Typically Heather Sanchez, LWSD Director of Accelerated Programs, starts each meeting with an update on highly capable programs such as Quest and Advanced Placement, as well as any relevant LWSD developments.

2018-2019 Meeting Schedule

September (TBD) – New Parents Meeting

July 19 – GEAC Meet and Connect

Connect with families in the Highly Capable Program (full-time, pull-out and K-5HC) over a casual afternoon of board game play at Redmond Library! This is an informal event coordinated by a GEAC volunteer to help newly identified families connect with each other, but is open to all families in the program. Bring along a favorite board game to share and play!

Friday, July 19, 3.30-5.30pm, Redmond KCLS Library ( 15990 NE 85th St., Redmond, WA 98052)

Please register as seating is limited:

Please send any questions about this announcement to geacfriends@gmail.com

October 3 – Preparing for College: The Things That Really Matter

Additional resource: Powerpoint presentation on College and the Gifted Student from February 2016 meeting can be found here.

November 7 – Board Game Night

Bring your favorite board game(s) and join the LWSD highly capable community for our popular pizza and game event at the LWSD Resource Center.

December 6 – High School Feedback: Listening Session

We are inviting elementary and middle school parents to come listen to high school parents share insights into the transition from middle school to high school. This is part of our ongoing advocacy efforts as we work to understand the needs of highly capable students in higher grades and share that with the administration.

January – No Meeting

February 6  – Julia Robinson Math Festival 

GEAC is pleased to host the Julia Robinson Mathematics Festival (JRMF) for the second time in a row.

March 6 – Gifted Parenting 101: guiding gifted and twice-exceptional children while keeping your sanity (mostly!)

Join GEAC past President Carol Lewis for an overview of gifted and twice-exceptional children and strategies for nurturing their growth.   Bring your parenting dilemmas and delights to share.

        Carol’s presentation: Gifted Parenting 101 can be found here.

April 17 – Board Game Night – K-5HC Families

K-5HC families: Join us for our April meeting – Board Games night for K-5HC students and their families.

May 15 – Info Night for Newly Qualified Quest Families

This meeting is dedicated to information for parents of students who have just been accepted into Quest for the following school year. Please note that this meeting is intended for parents only.
Heather Sánchez, Director of Accelerated Programs and Superintendent Dr. Jane Stavem will be there along with a sampling of Quest teachers and GEAC board members.
This meeting is not mandatory. If you cannot make the meeting please see our Elementary and Middle School Quest FAQ sheets on our site.


Location: Lake Washington High School Auditorium

Time: 7-8:30 PM

June 5 – Topic Surviving Summer

Following our board elections, we will break up into discussion groups to share our tips on ‘How to survive summer with gifted kids’.

Want to be part of the GEAC board? We will take nominations from the floor prior to elections. Come to our meeting to learn more!

Location: LWSD Resource Center

Time: 7-8:30 PM

With occasional exceptions as noted, all meetings are on the 1st Wednesday of each month, scheduled from 7:00-8:30 pm, and are held at the LWSD Resource Center at Redmond Town Center (driving directions).

If you are interested in serving on the GEAC Board, please email us at info@lwsdgeac.org. Information about the GEAC Board can be found here: http://lwsdgeac.org/about-geac/geac-board/.

Missed a meeting?  Check out our Meeting Minutes to get filled in!