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1 Washougal High School “Striving for Excellence” Class of 2011

2 Welcome! Graduation Requirements  Credits  HSPE  Culminating Project  High School & Beyond Plan Preparation for Senior Year and Beyond  Academic and Career Counseling  Student Actions  Parent Support

3 Graduation Requirement Credits Minimum- English – 4 credits English – 4 credits Social Studies – 2.5 credits Social Studies – 2.5 credits 1.0 U.S. History, 1.0 CWP,.5 Elective & WA state history (taken in 7 th gr. In district). Science – 2 credits Science – 2 credits Math – 2 credits Math – 2 credits Family Health –.5 credit Family Health –.5 credit Physical Education – 1.5 credits Physical Education – 1.5 credits Fine Arts – 1 credit Fine Arts – 1 credit Career and Technical Ed. – 2 credits Career and Technical Ed. – 2 credits Electives – 6.5 credits Electives – 6.5 credits

4 HSPE- Reading, Writing, Math & Science AKA- WASL HSPE- Reading, Writing, Math & Science AKA- WASL HSPE= High School Proficiency Exam HSPE= High School Proficiency Exam  Benefits= shorter exam, fewer days The Class or 2011 must pass reading and writing to graduate. The Class or 2011 must pass reading and writing to graduate.  Collection of Evidence this spring  Take the SAT/ACT and meet cut score  Collection of Evidence in fall of senior year Math-students who did not pass the math HSPE are required to take and pass math as a junior and a senior. Math-students who did not pass the math HSPE are required to take and pass math as a junior and a senior.  Student can take the math HSPE but it is not required. HSPE will begin in March…. watch for dates. HSPE will begin in March…. watch for dates.

5 Culminating Project & High School and Beyond Plan Senior year students will complete: Research paper completed through Senior English in the Fall Research paper completed through Senior English in the Fall Senior project (15 hours minimum) Senior project (15 hours minimum) Presentations to community members in May Presentations to community members in May JAS Interview JAS Interview High School and Beyond Plan (completed in Panther Time) High School and Beyond Plan (completed in Panther Time)

6 Academic and Career Counseling Junior Year  Graduation Requirements presentation to students in fall and spring  Career Cruising lessons  Individual meeting with counselor and career counselor in February Senior Year  Graduation Requirements presentation in fall  JAS Interview  Individual meeting with counselor and career counselor in October  Workshops on college applications, financial aid and essay writing.

7 Post High School Options

8 Wages Based on Education

9 Four Year University Minimum Requirements for Enrollment

10 Subjects High School Requirements Four Year College AdmissionSelective College Admission English4.0 Math 2.0 (through Integrated Alg. 2A/2B) 3.0 Math or math based science in the senior year 4.0 Science * *These must be lab based and one of the two must be algebra based 4.0 Social Studies 2.5 (1.0 U.S./World, 1.0 CWP, Elective) 3.0 WA State History.50 (waived if taken in 7 th grade within district) Fine/Visual/ Performing Arts 1.0 Foreign Language PE1.5 Health.50 Occupational Education2.0 Electives6.5 Total WASL, High School & Beyond Culminating Project SAT/ACT

11 Comprehensive Review Best students chosen first, well rounded chosen second. Academics Academics  course rigor (Honors, AP classes & academic electives)  meeting college admissions requirements  GPA (3.0 or higher) Tests scores Tests scores  ACT/SAT Personal Statement Personal Statement  opportunity to express yourself  letters of recommendation Activities Activities  community service, leadership, athletics, clubs, work

12 ACT/SAT Difference ACT ACT American College Test Curriculum based Curriculum based 1-36 scoring range 1-36 scoring range Writing portion optional Writing portion optional Not penalized for guessing Not penalized for guessing Content areas: Content areas:  Reading-25%  English-25%  Science-25%  Math-25% * Washington students score higher than the national average. SAT Scholastic Aptitude Test Critical reasoning/problem solving Critical reasoning/problem solving scoring range scoring range Writing portion required Writing portion required Penalized for guessing Penalized for guessing Content areas: Content areas:  Critical Reading-33%  Mathematics-33%  Writing-33%

13 Student Actions Use resources like My College QuickStart and Career Cruising to research, plan and prepare. Use resources like My College QuickStart and Career Cruising to research, plan and prepare. Forecast for rigorous classes in your Senior year. Forecast for rigorous classes in your Senior year. Visit career WHS Visit career WHS Take the SAT/ACT this spring Take the SAT/ACT this spring Plan a college visit, take a tour and talk to a financial aid advisor. Plan a college visit, take a tour and talk to a financial aid advisor. Attend College Fairs in the fall of your Senior year. Attend College Fairs in the fall of your Senior year. Complete college applications in the fall of your Senior year. Complete college applications in the fall of your Senior year. Attend FAFSA workshop in December Attend FAFSA workshop in December Complete FAFSA in January Complete FAFSA in January Ask for letters of recommendation early Ask for letters of recommendation early

14 Summer Time At a Glance Take a summer class at Clark College or the Skills Center. Do community service, internship, apprenticeship, look for a leadership position Get a paid job. ick 3-6 colleges at least 1 dream, 1 realistic and 1 fall back school). Visit colleges (pick 3-6 colleges at least 1 dream, 1 realistic and 1 fall back school). Research…...research…….research!

15 What Can Parents Do? Talk to your son/daughter about what they may be thinking about doing after graduation? Offer support and encouragement. Be a member of your child’s support team. Educate yourself about the college process or training programs in which your child is interested. Consider all options with your student. Help keep track of important dates and deadlines. Attend meetings such as (conferences, Parent Nights, College Nights and Financial Aid Nights). Monitor your child’s stress level. Ask questions!

16 WHS Web Pages Counseling Career Center

17 Thank You For Coming Tonight…..


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