BK Academy has a rolling admissions policy. To enroll in BK Academy, please see the information below:
1. Take a tour: Please email email@example.com or call 425.633.2477 and leave a message.
2. Fill out the application packet and include the following:
(1) An application form:
(2) A non-refundable $600 application/assessment fee OR a non-refundable $100 application fee and an IQ test report from an independent agency (Wechsler Intelligence Test, Stanford-Binet, or CogAT)
3. Send an application packet via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or to our mailing address: BK Academy - 6236 122nd Avenue SE Bellevue, WA 98006
4. Schedule a child visit, if the assessment is done at an independent agency: A child visit usually takes about one hour. We request no siblings or parents during the child visit.
You can request an assessment at BK Academy or you are welcome to consult other qualified examiners. Here is a list of other qualified examiners who have agreed to administer especially careful assessments for our students.
Kawena Begay, Ph.D. Seattle and Bellevue (425)998-6435
Betty Jones, Ph.D. Bellevue (425)455-2938
Steven Katz, Ph.D. Bellevue (425)688-7675
Sally Madge, Ph.D. Issaquah (425)557-3664
Philip Dunbar-Mayer, Ph.D. Issaquah (425)877-3484
Beverly Norfleet, Psy.D. Bellevue (425)455-7861
Guy Oram, Ph.D. Kirkland (425)576-1817
Lionel Ennis, Ph.D. MOSAIC Bellevue (425)644-6328
The following are recommendations and requirements to identify highly gifted children in early childhood. Please note that the National Association for Gifted Children does not say testing is not reliable or advisable for preschoolers. It only says that “testing is never warranted unless it will make a difference in a student’s life.” The NAGC believes the use of assessments is an integral part of the identification process, especially for those who are not perceived as being gifted by teachers and parents.
The child must be at least 2 years and 6 months old at the time of assessment. The child should be able to stay during the assessment without parental supervision or separation anxiety.
For children age 4 or above, an IQ test result at 97% or above in the Verbal, Visual-Spatial, Fluid Reasoning, General Ability Index, OR Full Scale on Wechsler Intelligence Test, Stanford-Binet, or CogAT is required.
For children under age 4, we required 90 % or above in the Verbal, Nonverbal OR Full Scale but 97% or above is recommended.
Parent interviews, teacher observations, work samples and quantitative assessments are parts of the admission process.
Children who score very high in some test categories but not very high in others may still be considered for admission on special occasions, especially when they do not make the overall IQ requirement for reasons such as having English as a second language.