Welcome to Cascadia Elementary! We are pleased that you’re here and interested in learning more about our school. Cascadia is a Highly Capable Cohort (HCC) serving the needs of students in grades 1-5, who are academically highly capable. We have moved to our new building in the Licton Springs neighborhood.
What is HCC?
The Highly Capable Cohort is a state-mandated program that includes students who are “cognitively atypical.” This atypicality is characterized by strong verbal, logical, and abstract thinking abilities, often coupled with asynchronous development in other areas. Asynchronicity can present as high academic capacity with a lag in social-emotional development; as high skills in some academic areas (math, reading, science) alongside either more typical or otherwise less advanced skills in other academic areas; and other times as high academic ability in addition to one or more disabilities as defined by federal or state eligibility criteria — a situation which is referred to as “twice exceptional” or 2E.
These students are found in all cultures, and in all ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Our Seattle Public Schools website (updated by school & district staff) includes great information for students and families, including:
- Vision & Values statements
- School policies, including our handbook
- Attendance information & contact info
- Bell & recess schedules
- Drop off and pick up information
- Blogs by our principal and librarian
- And much more!