Graduation Requirements - Prairie High School Counseling Center

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Future Falcons!
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Planning for 9 Grade
Prairie High School
Class of 2018
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PHS Diploma Process
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.5 credit earned for each class passed
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Students take 6 classes each semester
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Students earn 3.0 credits per semester and
6.0 credits per year by passing all classes.
Make it your goal to pass all classes!
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Graduation Requirements
4.0
3.0
3.0
2.0
2.0
1.0
1.0
7.0
23.0
English
Social Studies
Math – Algebra, Geometry, and
Algebra II or another approved math class.
Science – must include 1.0 lab Science
Health/Physical Education.50 Health and 1.50 Physical Education
Fine Arts
Occupational Education
Electives
Total credits required to graduate
Additional graduation requirements :
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Must pass English Language Arts Exit Exam, and Algebra End of Course
Exam or Geometry End of Course Exam, and Biology End of Course Exam.
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Complete Culminating Project and High School & Beyond Plan
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Quick Review!
How many credits will you earn each semester
next year at PHS when you pass every class?
A. 6.0
B. 1.0
C. 3.0
D. None of the above
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CASEE
Center for Agriculture, Science, and Environmental Education
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A Career and Technical Education Program
Students attend PHS for three classes and CASEE for
three classes every day
Classes are taught in an integrated format and students
earn .50 English credit, .50 Science credit, and
.50 Occupational Education credit.
Transportation is provided
Application is required – see middle school counselor
http:casee.battlegroundps.org/
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English
To be determined by grades and
BGPS Assessment test scores and CASEE eligibility.
English I
Honors English I
CASEE - English
It’s important to do your best during your 8th grade year to increase
your class choices!
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Social Studies
World Studies is not taken
during 9th grade
World Studies is taken during 10th grade
Exception: World Studies AFJROTC
Available for 9th or 10th grade students enrolled in the AFJROTC program
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Washington State History
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Requirement is met in 8th grade if you pass both semesters
or two trimesters of Social Studies in the BGPS.
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If you attended a BGPS middle school but did not pass
both semesters of 8th grade Social Studies, you need
Washington State History in high school to meet the
graduation requirement. Please talk to your PHS counselor.
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If you did not attend a BGPS middle school and
you completed Washington State History in the 7th or
8th grade, please talk with your PHS counselor .
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Math
Placement
To be determined by
BGPS Assessment Test
Graduation requirements include passing Algebra,
Geometry, and Algebra II or another approved math class.
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SCIENCE
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Integrated Earth & Physical Science
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Agriculture Science
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CASEE Program
AP Environmental Science – Students should earn
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B or better in 8th grade science to be prepared for this class.
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Biology - Students scoring Level 4 on 8th grade MSP will be
placed into Biology. Students not scoring Level 4 must pass IEPS
Challenge Exam to be placed into Biology.
Students requesting Biology yet scored below Level 4 on the Science MSP may take the
IEPS Challenge Exam in August. Contact the district office at 885-5391 prior to this
school year ending to sign-up for the Challenge Exam.
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Quick Review!
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In which subjects will your test scores determine
your placement?
A. Math
B. Science
C. Social Studies
D. English
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World Language
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World language is NOT a high school graduation
requirement. World Languages available at PHS:
German
French
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Spanish
American Sign Language
Two years of high school World Language is a requirement for entrance into
four-year colleges and universities. This must be in the same language.
Earning a B or better in middle school English is a recommended
pre-requisite for taking World Language in 9th grade.
Consider waiting until 10th or 11th grade to take World Language.
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Falcon Transitions
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One semester – required of all freshmen
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The goal of the PHS Falcon Transitions course is to create for 9th grade students a
safe, focused learning environment that will facilitate their developing the skills
necessary for a successful high school experience, and where they can learn
strategies for making positive academic, social, and career decisions
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ORIENTATION
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Course Outline/Grading Criteria Contract; Class Expectations; Student
Questionnaire
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Get to Know PHS; Get to Know Your Classmates; “About Me” (PowerPoint
Presentation)
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Get to Know the Attendance Office; PHS Handbook review; Student Computer
User Contract
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PHS Resources: Guest Speakers--Administration; Counseling; School Resource
Officer; Intervention Specialist; School Nurse; Career Lab Staff
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Falcon Transitions - Outline
GOAL SETTING
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Planning ahead--setting short term and long term goals
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Envisioning the future – counseling presentation
STUDY SKILLS
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Getting and Staying Organized –Time Management
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Note Taking - Listening Skills - How to Get Good Grades
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Test Taking Strategies/Managing Test Anxiety
INTERNET SAFETY
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Appropriate Online Behavior; Cyber Harassment (bullying/stalking)
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Social Networking /Digital Permanence/Online Privacy/Digital Security
CAREER CHOICES
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9th Grade Component of Culminating Project –Career Cruising portfolio
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CTE - PHS Course Opportunities; Forecasting (Career Cruising)
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Career Exploration-Investigation (including Non-Traditional Careers)
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Career Brochure (MS Publisher);
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Holland Interest Inventory (RIASEC); 21st Century Employability Skills
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Resume Preparation/Job Application/Mock Interviews/Personal Business Card
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21st Century Workforce – Effects of Globalization
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History of Child Labor - Workplace Rules for Minors–Teen Labor Laws
HUMAN RELATIONS
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Learning Styles - Multiple Intelligences
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Surviving High School – Stereotypes/Peer Pressure; Diversity
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Leadership/teamwork/collaborative problem solving
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Stress Management/Anger Management (Discovery Education)
MEDIA LITERACY
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Library/Media Center Resources
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Research Skills - Website Evaluation
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Computer Ethics: Copyright/Fair Use-Plagiarism-Paraphrasing-Netiquette-Intellectual Property
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Research Project – Oral Presentation (PowerPoint)
DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS
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Shared drive/File Organization--file storage devices
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Introduction to MS Office; Network safety
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Keyboarding Assessment/Review (keyboarding program available)
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Physical
Education
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Health/Fitness - full year
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Family Health – half year
Speed Strength Training (SST) for men or
women – full year or half year
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Dance – half year or full year
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For students planning to participate in fall, winter, or spring sports
Family Health must be taken for half year during high school
Can be taken with Health/Fitness
AFJROTC – Health & Aviation History – full year
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Freshman Electives
There are many elective
choices for Freshmen at
PHS! Please check the
online Student Course
Guide at
www.prairiehighschool.org
Counseling Center link, to
read about your choices.
Also, choose alternatives!!
Select six (6) just in case
your first choice doesn’t fit
in your schedule. CASEE
includes a year long elective.
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Quick Review!
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How many elective alternates should you
choose?
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A. 4
B. 5
C. 6
D. 3
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Your PHS Diploma
is the first step to your
future. Don’t settle for less!
Every class you pass
moves you one step
closer to
your PHS Diploma!
Class of 2018
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Organizations & Clubs
2014 – 2015
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ASB Officers/Leadership
American Sign Language
Auto Club (VICA)
Chess
CSU- Christian Students United
DECA – Student business organization
Drama
Equestrian
Family Careers & Community Leaders Association
Fashion Club
FFA - Agricultural leadership
GSA - Gay/Straight Alliance
Go Green
HSCC – Health Sciences & Careers Club
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Organizations & Clubs
2014 – 2015
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Japanese Pop Culture
Journalism
Key Club – Service, character and leadership development
Kitty Hawk/JROTC
Knowledge Bowl
Legacy
Math Club
Metals/Drafting (VICA)
National Honor Society
Photo Club
Rachel’s Challenge
Rugby Club
Science Olympiad
Skate/Long Board
Ski & Snowboarding
Speech & Debate
Ultimate Frisbee
Yearbook
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Team Sports
Completed sports packets must be turned into ASB office prior to start date of the
sport. GPA requirement for all athletes is 1.7 or higher with no failing grades.
Grades from 8th grade count! All student athletes must purchase an ASB card ($35)
and pay the participation fee ($85). Fees are subject to change in August 2014.
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Baseball
Basketball
Bowling
Cheer
Cross Country
Dance
Football
Golf
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track & Field
Volleyball
Wrestling
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Attend Prairie High School
Open House!!
April 15, 2014
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Prairie High School
Learn more about PHS classes, clubs, organizations,
sports, and activities available for 2014/2015 !
Campus tours provided by AFJROTC cadets!
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Registration Reminders
The following forms must be completed to ensure PHS
registration for the 2014/2015 school year:
STUDENT REGISTRATION FORM
 INDIVIDUAL USER ACCESS RELEASE
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Students living outside of the Prairie High School area will need
to complete the Boundary Exception Form. Boundary requests
will not be approved without signature of Prairie High School
Principal (and Support Services as needed).
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Students planning to attend CASEE need to give completed
application forms to their middle school counselor by
April 11, 2014.
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LINK
Connecting 9th Grade Students to
Prairie High School
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Tuesday, September 2, 2014
9 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
All 9th grade students attend the event
Lunch is provided
11th 12th grade trained mentors
Each trained mentor will be assigned a group of
9th grade students.
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