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High School & Beyond
Planning for Graduation

Photo: Wahkiakum High School Entrance, Cathlamet, WA Welcome to the High School & Beyond planning section for Wahkiakum High School students.

Remember: Today's decisions create tomorrow's successes!

These pages will be expanded over time to include a variety of resources for our high school students to help them think about their future and how to get the most out of high school, so they're ready to pursue their adult lives, no matter what direction they plan to take.

If there are additional links, information, or other resources you'd like included on this page, please contact Stephanie Leitz, High School Principal.

Planning for High School Graduation & Beyond

Quick Link:  WHS Graduation Requirements, Culminating Projects, and Assessment Rubrics

Planning to Go to College? Find out more about using your Smarter Balanced score to qualify for entry-level credit-bearing college courses. College leaders in eight states believe students who score well on Smarter Balanced tests and take challenging courses throughout high school will enter college ready to succeed. More than 220 colleges, universities,and community and technical colleges have agreed to allow students who score a 3 or 4 on Smarter Balanced tests to enroll directly in entry-level credit-bearing courses once they are admitted.

Check out this Scholarship Information and College Testing & Resources Page. This page has links to information about College Board Tests (PSAT, SAT, AP, and CLEP), as well as links to get you started on learning about colleges in Washington state, applying for financial aid, and opportunities with the US military.

What's Beyond High School? Here's an Excellent Resource Guide

Download and check out this High School & Beyond Family Resource Guide, written and produced by the Principals of Cowlitz and Wahkiakum County High Schools. This 68-page Resource Guide is packed with a wide variety of great resources that will assist families with post high school planning and the transition from high school to life's next steps.

The High School & Beyond Family Resource Guide was originally created by parents in Whatcom County who were trying to locate information for post high school planning for their children. Their Guide was shared across the state and presented at a summer Career and Technical Education conference where Cowlitz and Wahkiakum County Principals learned of it.

Through commitment from all the Wahkiakum and Cowlitz County high schools as well as Lower Columbia College, we have edited the original document to make it meet the needs of our local families. We believe that all students should have an equal opportunity to realize their career aspirations.

To that end, this Guide will provide you, parents, with the planning tools needed to help your children set career and educational goals. We encourage you to get involved in your child's high school education and support our local high schools.

Advisory, Graduation Requirements and Assessment Rubrics

Image: Time to Prepare for Graduation
SENIORS AND ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS!
It's time to prepare for graduation.


Washington State High School Graduation Requirements

     Track Progress Toward Graduation (22 credits) (click link to download Excel file)

     Track Progress Toward Graduation in 2019 & Beyond (24 credits) (click link to download Excel file)

     HS & Beyond Plan Narrative Essay:
          "How to Write" Tips, Organizer, and Narrative Essay Assessment Rubric

     Senior Project Proposal Development (Word doc — use with Senior Project Description
          Senior Project Description

     2017 Presentation Rubric

     2016 Portfolio Project Rubric

     Job Shadow Packet (Completed during Grades 9, 10, and 11)

     Wahkiakum High School Student Handbook
 

Wahkiakum High School's Seniors - Class of 2014
Photo: Wahkiakum High School Senior Class, Cathlamet, WA