SHS Graduation Requirements 2017

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SHS GRADUATION
REQUIREMENTS
2017
STATE TESTING REQS
2017
Reading
Writing
Math
Science
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
ENGLISH
2017
Credits for SHS*
Credits for College
3.5
4.0
English teachers will make placement recommendations
based on SRI scores and grades in May. Students may
challenge for rigor at their own discretion.
* For graduation, students do not have to necessarily have
freshman, sophomore, and junior English. While that is ideal, a
senior who is missing one of these classes, but makes it up
with extra senior English electives will be alright.
MATH
2017
Algebra*
Geometry
3rd Year of Math **
1.0
1.0
1.0
Math will be batch loaded by math teacher recommendation in May.
*Some students who took Algebra prior to 9th grade may not have Algebra on their
transcript. In this case, if the student has taken an additional year of math beyond
Algebra 2 (typically pre-calc), they will have met the state math requirement. If not,
they will need to go to their previous school and request that the credit be added to
their transcript.
** Algebra 2 or Money Talks will count as a 3rd year of math. Please remind
students that most 4-year universities will not accept Money Talks as math credit.
Students planning on attending a 4-year college will need a 4th credit of math.
SCIENCE
2017
Lab Science*
Science
1.0
1.0
*All incoming sophomores should take a year of biology to prepare them for the
Biology EOC. If a student does not pass their biology class, they do not necessarily
have to recover biology. The state requires a credit of lab science, but it is not
biology specific.
NEW – Agricultural Biology (meets state bio standards)
College bound students will want to take a full year of either Chemistry or Physics.
SOCIAL STUDIES
2017
Social Studies
Elective
World Studies
1&2
US Hist. 1 & 2
Civics
.5
1.0
1.0
.5
All students must meet the Washington State History requirement. This is
usually accomplished in the 7th grade. If you have not met this requirement,
you may take Pacific NW History in high school for credit.
College bound students will need 3.0 credits of Social Studies.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH
2017
Health
P.E.*
.5
1.5
*In addition to typical P.E. classes, “Changes For A Healthy You”
and “Sports Medicine” can count as P.E. credit.
OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION
2017
Computer Apps
Occ. Ed.
.5
.5
All CTE classes count as Occupational Education. Also, see page 7 of the course
catalogue for courses that have the option to be cross-credited as Occ. Ed.
FINE ART
Art Credits Required
2017
1.0
See course catalogue for cross-credit options.
ELECTIVES
 Students need enough elective credit to fill until they reach
22 credits.
 This will typically mean that a student needs 6.5 elective
credits, but the number changes based on the number of
waived credits in other areas and particular cohort
requirements.
 College bound students will need to take 2.0 consecutive
credits of a foreign language.
CULMINATING PROJECT AND HS AND
BEYOND
Culminating Project
 Required to graduate!
 Guidance takes part in
CSI curriculum
 Job shadow experience is
part of this process
HS and Beyond
 Required to graduate!
 Guidance takes part in
CSI curriculum
 Career Interest Driven
 Large Group Guidance
 Consultation with
Counselors
 Presented as a document
at the end of the senior
year that shares your
plan
CLUBS, SPORTS, ACTIVITIES
 You can find a list of clubs and activities in the student
handbook.
 For clubs, talk with the advisor about joining when school
starts.
 Sports and Activities:
 PLEASE make sure that the school has your current email address on
file.
 All necessary forms and info are on the school website.
 Call Jolene Scott 2 nd week of August for Fall Sports questions that are
not on the website. 432-2124
CLIMBER CREW
 All 10 th graders will be assigned a 12 th grade Climber Crew
leader. This person will be with them starting at Sophomore
Orientation through the end of their 10 th grade year.
 Climber Crew leaders are here to help 10 th graders get used to
our school and to be a support person throughout the year.
 Incoming 10 th graders will get a call over the summer from
their Climber Crew leader.
CREDIT RETRIEVAL AND SUMMER
SCHOOL
 Your first year of high school gives you opportunity for :
SIX credits.
 You deserve to continue high school caught up and making
good progress.
 You may need help….. Credit retrieval, summer school etc.
 TALK TO YOUR ADVISOR TO CHECK YOUR CREDIT
PROGRESSION!
 Your are ¼, 25% through high school when you change
buildings… if you wait until 10 th grade to think you are
starting high school, you are… um, wrong,.
IN CONCLUSION…
 Please double check that students are on track in their
progress toward graduation.
 If a student is behind, please speak with them about credit
retrieval or summer school.
 If you see something that doesn’t look right, let us know.
Sometimes, credits don’t sort properly and things can get
confusing.
 Students with IEPs will be scheduled in consultation with their
IEP advisor.
 Rhiannon Hulbert (A -G) Ext. 16015
 Zach Miller(H-N) Ext. 16016
 Susie Honaker Wirzbicki (O -Z) Ext. 16014

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