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“Getting To Graduation”. Olympia School District Parent Information Workshop. Skill Level Changes. Unskilled 15%. Skilled 20%. Unskilled 60%. Skilled 65%. Professional 20%. Professional 20%. 1950. 2000. National Summit on 21 st Century Skills for 21 st Century Jobs.

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“Getting To Graduation”

Olympia School DistrictParent Information Workshop

Skill Level Changes





Professional 20%

Professional 20%



National Summit on 21st Century Skills for 21st Century Jobs

Subject Area/Credit Graduation Requirements

SubjectSt. Min. Rqt.OSD Rqt.

English3 credits3 credits

Mathematics2 credits2 credits

Science2 credits (1 min.2 “lab” credits

“lab” Science)

Social Studies2.5 (including 3.5 w/ W.S.H.

WA State Hist.)

Health & Fitness2 credits2 credits

Arts1 credit1 credit

Occupational Ed1 credit1 credit

Electives5.5 credits7.5 credits

TOTAL 19 credits22 credits

Certificate of Academic Achievement

Class of 2008 & beyond:

Meet or exceed the state standards on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning for Reading, Writing, and Mathematics

Class of 2010 & beyond:

Meet or exceed the state standards on the Washington Assessment of Student Learning for Reading, Writing, Mathematics, andScience

Special Education Guidelines

Certificate of Academic Achievement

  • Many students in special education will earn the Certificate by taking the WASL with or without accommodations, as defined by their Individualized Education Plan (IEP).

    Certificate of Individual Achievement

  • The Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA) is available for students with severe cognitive disabilities, who are unable to take the WASL with or without accommodations. Students who earn a CIA must meet other state and local graduation requirements linked with their IEP.

English Language Learner Guidelines

English language learners (ELL) earn the Certificate by taking the 10th-grade WASL with or without accommodations

Community and technical college assistance programs

Student Learning Plans

Every school must provide a plan for every student who is not successful on any of the content areas of the Washington Assessment of Student Learning (WASL).

Student Learning Plans – Who and When


Current 9th graders - class of 2008


5th graders and 8th graders

  • Classes of 2008 and 2009: Reading, Writing and Mathematics

  • Class of 2010 and Beyond: Science added

What Must Be Included in the Plan

  • WASL results

  • Interventions the school will implement

  • Strategies for parents

  • Annual adjustments if needed

Opportunities to take the WASL

WASL Testing PeriodFallSpring

Ninth Grade (class of ’09) X

Tenth Grade X

Eleventh Grade X X

Twelfth Grade X X

Culminating Project

  • Encourages students to think analytically, logically and creatively and to integrate experience and knowledge to solve problems

  • Gives students a chance to explore a topic in which they have great interest

  • Offers students an opportunity to apply their learning in a “real world” way

Culminating Project Components

  • Proposal

  • Annotated Bibliography

  • Journal

  • End Result

  • Reflective Paper

  • Presentation

High School and Beyond Plan

State Board Language:

“Each student shall have an education plan for their high school experience, including what they expect to do the year following graduation. “

OSD Plan Requirement per Graduation Policy:

Same as state requirement

What YOU can do to help your teen succeed

  • Connect academics with their future. Share examples from your own job.

  • Discuss plans for after high school.

  • Set goals for H.S. and the future.

  • Have high expectations.

What YOU can do to help your teen succeed

  • Be involved in course selection.

  • Meet with teachers early in the school year to discuss your child’s learning and how you can support your teen at home.

  • Talk with your teen to see if she is having trouble in a particular subject and if help is needed.

Questions?Other Parent Workshops:Jefferson Middle School March 15, 2005, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.Marshall Middle SchoolMarch 17, 2005, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.Reeves Middle SchoolMarch 22, 2005, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.

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