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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

“Getting To Graduation”

Olympia School DistrictParent Information Workshop

Skill level changes
Skill Level Changes





Professional 20%

Professional 20%



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

Subject area credit graduation requirements
Subject Area/Credit Graduation Requirements

Subject St. Min. Rqt. OSD Rqt.

English 3 credits 3 credits

Mathematics 2 credits 2 credits

Science 2 credits (1 min. 2 “lab” credits

“lab” Science)

Social Studies 2.5 (including 3.5 w/ W.S.H.

WA State Hist.)

Health & Fitness 2 credits 2 credits

Arts 1 credit 1 credit

Occupational Ed 1 credit 1 credit

Electives 5.5 credits 7.5 credits

TOTAL 19 credits 22 credits

Certificate of academic achievement
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
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 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
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
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
Opportunities to take the WASL

WASL Testing Period Fall Spring

Ninth Grade (class of ’09) X

Tenth Grade X

Eleventh Grade X X

Twelfth Grade X X

Culminating project
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
Culminating Project Components

  • Proposal

  • Annotated Bibliography

  • Journal

  • End Result

  • Reflective Paper

  • Presentation

High school and beyond plan
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
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 succeed1
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.