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1 Washougal High School “Striving for Excellence” Class of 2012

2 Tonight’s Agenda Credits HSPE Culminating Project High School & Beyond Plan Post High School Options

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 Fitness – 1.5 credits Fitness – 1.5 credits Fine Arts – 1 credit Fine Arts – 1 credit Occupational Ed. – 2 credits Occupational Ed. – 2 credits Electives – 6.5 credits Electives – 6.5 credits

4 HSPE- Reading, Writing, Math & Science HSPE- Reading, Writing, Math & Science HSPE= High School Proficiency Exam HSPE= High School Proficiency Exam Class must pass reading and writing to graduate. Class must pass reading and writing to graduate. Math- if students do not pass the math HSPE then they will be required to take and pass math as a junior and a senior to graduate. Math- if students do not pass the math HSPE then they will be required to take and pass math as a junior and a senior to graduate. Class of 2013 will be required to pass reading, writing, math and science. Class of 2013 will be required to pass reading, writing, math and science. Benefits= shorter exam and will be completely computerized over the next couple of years. Benefits= shorter exam and will be completely computerized over the next couple of years. 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 research paper service learning project (15 hrs of community service) service learning project (15 hrs of community service) formal presentations formal presentations JAS Interview JAS Interview high school and beyond plan high school and beyond plan

6 High School Program Options Running Start Skills Center Tech Prep Credit Excelsior Bridges GED Adult Diploma Program Job Corps

7 Running Start Running Start Interested in taking classes at Clark College in the Fall of next year? Interested in taking classes at Clark College in the Fall of next year? Students should be mature and college ready and on track to graduate. Students should be mature and college ready and on track to graduate. January 14 th or January 20 th students & parents must attend a Information Night at Clark College 7-8 p.m. January 14 th or January 20 th students & parents must attend a Information Night at Clark College 7-8 p.m. After meeting students will register online to take the COMPASS exam. After meeting students will register online to take the COMPASS exam. March 25 th students & parents attend must attend a Orientation Night at WHS at 6 p.m. to receive contract and learn about required courses for graduation. March 25 th students & parents attend must attend a Orientation Night at WHS at 6 p.m. to receive contract and learn about required courses for graduation. Running Start students will complete their High School and Beyond Plans and Culminating Projects at Clark College. Running Start students will complete their High School and Beyond Plans and Culminating Projects at Clark College.

8 Clark County Skills Center Clark County Skills Center Are you thinking about getting job specific training and Clark Community College credits in high school? Are you thinking about getting job specific training and Clark Community College credits in high school? Enrollment for next year will start with an application process this Spring! Enrollment for next year will start with an application process this Spring! Make sure you are on track with credits to have room in your schedule to attend the Skills Center in your Junior and Senior Year. Make sure you are on track with credits to have room in your schedule to attend the Skills Center in your Junior and Senior Year.

9 Tech Prep Credit At Clark Community College WHS CoursesWHS/Clark Credits Earned Savings to YOU! Accounting I3 credits$ Accounting II3 credits$ Computer Ap. I3 credits$ Computer Ap. II3 credits$ Med. Office Ap.3 credits$ Metal Tech II3 credits$ Metal Tech III3 credits$399.00

10 Post High School Options

11 Wages Based on Education

12 Four Year University Minimum Requirements for Enrollment

13 Subjects High School Requirements Four Year College AdmissionSelective College Admission English4.0 Math 2.0 (through Integrated Alg. 2A/2B) 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 Total22.00 WASL, High School & Beyond Culminating Project SAT/ACT

14 What Are Colleges Looking For?

15 “College is a match to be made not a prize to be won.”

16 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

17 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%

18 Junior Year At a Glance Credit check and post secondary advising with Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Spencer. Credit check and post secondary advising with Mrs. Lindsey and Mrs. Spencer. Visit career WHS Visit career WHS Portland College Fair in October Portland College Fair in October 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. Take the PSAT in WHS (cost= $12.00). Take the PSAT in WHS (cost= $12.00). SAT in March. SAT in March. ACT in April. ACT in April. Advanced Placement tests in May. Advanced Placement tests in May. Forecast for rigorous classes in your Senior year. Forecast for rigorous classes in your Senior year.

19 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, and a NTA (Non Teenager Activities). 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!

20 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!

21 WHS Counseling Web Page

22 WHS Career Center Web Page

23 Thank You For Coming Tonight…..


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