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WHO? WHAT? WHEN?
What? Who? When? Our goal is to answer many of your questions about Senior Year and Graduation… …maybe create some more questions… …and provide the resources to have them answered
All Washington public school students must meet three graduation requirements: 1. Meet the minimum local school district graduation requirements 2. Pass the high school Reading, Writing HSPE and the appropriate Math and Science (class of 2015) End of Course Assessments (EOC) or approved alternative(s) 3. High School and Beyond Plan
ENGLISH4.0 CREDITS MATH3.0 CREDITS SCIENCE2.0 CREDITS SOCIAL STUDIES3.0 CREDITS CWP or AP ECON (12 TH )1.0 CREDIT US HISTORY (11 TH )1.0 CREDIT WORLD THEMES (10 TH )1.0 CREDIT VISUAL/PERFORMING ART1.0 CREDIT OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION1.0 CREDIT PHYSICAL EDUCATION1.5 CREDITS HEALTH0.5 CREDIT ELECTIVES6.5 CREDITS TOTAL22.5 CREDITS
NON-CREDIT REQUIREMENTS: High School and Beyond Plan and Washington State History (covered in middle school or passing 1.0 World Themes class in high school)
SubjectClasses of 2015 & 2016 Classes of 2017 & 2018 Class of 2019 English and Language Arts Reading and Writing HSPEs - OR- 10th-grade ELA based on the Common Core** - OR- 11th-grade Smarter Balanced ELA Test 10th-grade ELA Exit Exam based on Common Core - OR- 11th-grade Smarter Balanced ELA Test 11th-grade Smarter Balanced ELA Test Math Algebra I/Integrated Math 1 EOC exam - OR- Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC exam - OR- Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC exam based on Common Core - OR- Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC exam based on Common Core - OR- 11th-grade Smarter Balanced Math Test 11th-grade Smarter Balanced Math Test Science Biology EOC exam - OR- Comprehensive NGSS Test
Students must have attempted the testing subject (reading, writing or math) they are trying to substitute for before being eligible for these options. Students that transfer in 11 th or 12 th grade automatically qualify without having to test. 1. Collection of Evidence (COE): Students compile sets of classroom work samples to submit for approval. 2. GPA comparison (Seniors only above 3.2 GPA). Compares your GPA in common classes to those meeting standard on HSPE/EOC. 3. College Entrance/AP exams: Can substitute qualifying SAT/ACT/AP scores to meet standards.
Purpose: The purpose of the High School and Beyond Plan is to provide students an opportunity to explore their interests and abilities, select coursework that will best prepare them for their post-secondary goals, and demonstrate preparation for college, career and life.
In alignment with the mission of Vancouver Public Schools, and Washington State's graduation requirements, the High School and Beyond Plan is a requirement for all graduates and includes 5 components. The Career Cruising activities encourage students to explore their learning styles, abilities, career and education interests, set goals relative to their future and compile school and community involvement throughout grades 6-12 in an electronic portfolio.
The Planning Guide allows students to develop a 4- year plan of high school courses aligned with their career and post-secondary plans. The plan is developed in 8th grade and reviewed annually by students in cooperation with counselors, career specialists, and parents. The Resume will prepare students for a successful transition to work and other post-high school opportunities.
The Budget will be completed as part of a financial literacy unit of instruction in the classroom, designed to increase awareness of important financial information and skill-building for life readiness. To incorporate the Family Connection, students will be given the opportunity to share the components of their High School and Beyond Plan annually with parents as part of the Student Led Conferences.
English4 credits (Literature and Composition) Math3 credits (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II) Science2 credits 2 credits of lab Science required, including 1 credit of Biology, Chemistry, or Physics.
Social Sciences3 credits World Languages2 credits (of the same language) Art1 credit (fine, visual, or performing arts) Senior Year Math Based Quantitative Course 1 credit
**Cost: $52.50 *College-entrance requirement *Three-part test (Critical Reading, Math, Writing) *Perfect score is 2400 (800 per section) *Penalty for wrong answers *SAT Subject Tests not generally required (for most colleges), although competitive colleges often require 3 of them.
The SAT test dates for the School Year are the following: November 8, 2014………deadline October 9, 2014 December 6, 2014………deadline November 6, 2014 January 24, 2015………deadline December 29, 2014 March 14, 2015…………deadline February 13, 2015 May 2, 2015………………deadline April 6, 2015 June 6, 2015……………deadline May 8, 2015
SAT Website: Skyview High School Code:
*Cost: $38 (No Writing) $54.50 (Plus Writing) – optional but recommended *College-entrance requirement *Four-part test (English, Math, Science, Reading) *Perfect score is a 36 *No penalty for guessing
The ACT test dates for the School Year are the following: October 25, 2014……deadline September 19, 2014 December 13, 2014……deadline November 7, 2014 February 7, 2015………deadline January 9, 2015 April 18, 2015……………deadline March 13, 2015 June 13, 2015…………deadline May 8, 2015
ACT Website: Skyview High School Code:
Chris Erdman – Career Guidance Counselor Career Center Website Career Center Video
Senior Checklist What Not to Write in a College Application Essay Financial Aid & Scholarship Help Sheet College Visits ◦ Posted on the Career Center Website