APP just grows and grows. Now some of that may be better outreach, some may be parents seeing the writing on the wall and fleeing Spectrum but APP seems to be growing. There are six classes of second graders at Cascadia. It does beg the question of how all these students will fit into the new elementary at Wilson-Pacific. The short answer would be that they probably won't but where would half of them go?
Tomorrow, October 8th, is the deadline to apply for AL programs. There are two testing sites and each school (in a group) gets one testing day. From the Advanced Learning webpage:
You will receive a testing appointment time for that day as soon as the scheduling can be accomplished. Please make every effort to keep this appointment, as no rescheduling will be possible until well into the new year. We expect over 5000 applications this year, and there is LIMITED flexibility in scheduling.
The first testing day is coming up fast on October 17th for students in schools in some parts of the NE/NW. Something interesting is how the early testing dates in October have fewer schools in their groupings than later testing dates (although I see that they are also testing private school students so AL may hold out more spaces for those students because they don't know how many will be coming).