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Freshmen and Sophomore Family Night . Wilsonville High School October 14, 2010 Christine Lindberg. Agenda. Graduation Requirements Course Planning for Sophomore & Junior year Advanced Placement Courses College Bound Students Oregon University “D” Policy and Student GPAs

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freshmen and sophomore family night

Freshmen and Sophomore Family Night

Wilsonville High School

October 14, 2010

Christine Lindberg

agenda
Agenda
  • Graduation Requirements
  • Course Planning for Sophomore & Junior year
  • Advanced Placement Courses
  • College Bound Students
  • Oregon University “D” Policy and Student GPAs
    • Academic Success Strategies
  • Question & Answer
graduation requirements cont
Graduation Requirements, cont.
  • Oregon Assessment of Knowledge & Skills (OAKS)
    • Students will begin OAKS testing junior year
    • Demonstrate proficiency in Essential Skills:
      • Read and comprehend a variety of text (2013 & 2014)
      • Write clearly and accurately (2013 & 2014)
      • Apply mathematics in a variety of settings (2014)
    • Students will have multiple options and opportunities to demonstrate their proficiency in the Essential Skills by:
      • Achieving a state determined score on the state assessment tests (OAKS) in reading, writing and mathematics
      • Achieving a state determined score on another standardized test (SAT, ACT, etc.)
      • Completing an approved locally scored assessment such as a work sample or student project
advanced placement courses ap
Advanced Placement Courses (AP)
  • WHS offers 18 different AP courses in the following curriculum areas:
    • English, Math, Science, Social Science, World Language and Art
  • Benefits include:
    • Rigorous, college level coursework; potential to earn college credit in high school; and bonus point on GPA
  • Students can take their first AP course in the 10th grade
  • Students will forecast for all AP courses in February
oregon university system d policy
Oregon University System “D” Policy
  • Students must satisfactorily complete, with a grade of C or better, 14 core subject requirements.
    • 4 years of English
    • 3 years of Math culminating in Algebra II or higher
    • 2 years of Science (3 yrs to graduate from WHS)
    • 3 years of Social Science
    • 2 years of the same World Language
academic success strategies
Academic Success Strategies
  • Check your student’s grades and attendance online
  • Encourage your student to check their WHS email
  • Access a teacher’s blog, calendar, or send them an email with questions or concerns
  • Have your student attend their teacher’s help hours (before school, after school, lunch)
  • Blue Sheet
  • Homework Club
  • Saturday School
  • Summer School
  • Regular attendance
helpful whs websites
Helpful WHS Websites
  • Attendance & Grades
    • Main WHS website
    • Counseling Department
    • Main WHS website/Counseling
    • Graduation Requirements
    • Main WHS website/Academics/Graduation Requirements by Year
    • Course Planning:
    • Main WHS website/Academics/Forecasting Information
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