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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 class of 2013 2014
Graduation RequirementsClass of 2013 & 2014


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