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Welcome to
Kentwood High School
Its great to be alive. Its great to be a conk!
Kentwood Highlights
 Strong Academic Programs
 Fun and Interesting Elective Choices
 Variety of Athletic Programs
 Numerous Clubs
 Great Staff
Check out our website for more information!
http://www.kent.k12.wa.us/KW
Your KW Counseling Staff
 Counselors are available to meet with you re: goals beyond
high school; graduation plans; questions regarding classes;
personal/social/emotional support.
 We enjoy working at the high school and love to help our
students, parents and teachers work together to get
students across the stage in June, 2021!!!
 We are:
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Ms. Eager (A-C)
Ms. Kagawa (D)
Mr. Leick (E-J)
Ms. Olson (K-Mi)
Ms. Fults (Mj-Sa)
Ms. Dolleman (Sb-Z)
Resources to Help
 Freshman Orientation with Conk Crew (late
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August)
Advisory/Conk Time (weekly)
Teachers available after school
After school tutoring program twice a week
Support classes (reading & math)
Skyward (check grades and attendance 24/7)
School counselors & career counselor
Getting to Graduation
 What is a credit?
 Students are awarded .5 credit for each semester long class
they pass.
 Each semester students will earn .5 credit x 6 classes= 3.0
credits
 Each year, students earn 6.0 credits (.5 credits x 12 classes)
 How many credits are needed for graduation?
 Students must earn 24.0 credits in the required areas to
graduate
 Possible to earn more than 24.0 credits (4 years x 6 credits
= 24.0 credits, not including zero hour or MS credits)
Graduation Requirements
LANGUAGE ARTS
4
SOCIAL STUDIES
3
MATHEMATICS*
3
SCIENCE*
3
English
English
English
English
English
English
English
English
9
9
10
10
11
11
12
12
Cont World
Cont World
Cont World
US History
US History
Civics
History 1
History 2
Issues
& Gov’t 1
& Gov’t 2
Algebra
Algebra
Geometry
Geometry
Algebra
Algebra
1
2
1
2
3
4
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Integrated
Science 1
Science 2
Science 3
Science 4
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
1.5
24.0 credits required
HEALTH EDUCATION
0.5
• Each box = 0.5 credit
OCCUPATIONAL EDUCATION**
1
THE ARTS: Visual/Performing***
2
or Personalized Pathway Req (1 cr)
WORLD LANGUAGE****
2
or Personalized Pathway Req
ELECTIVE CREDITS
4
Total Credits Needed to
Graduate:
24
*PE Waivers:
Sports, Academic, Medical(still need to
earn credit)
4 Year College or University Minimum
Requirements in Washington State
4.0 Credits of ENGLISH (Kentwood Graduation Requirement)
-3.0 Credits of Composition and Literature
3.0 Credits of SOCIAL STUDIES (Kentwood Graduation Requirement)
-Leadership credit does not count towards requirement
3.0 Credits of MATH (Kentwood Graduation Requirement)
- 3.0 credits Algebra 1-2, Geometry 1-2, Algebra 3-4
- SENIOR YEAR math required OR successful completion of Pre-calculus
Seniors must earn 1.0 credit in math, or in a math based quantitative course (for example, AP Statistics), or
in a math based career and technical course (for example, Accounting). An algebra based science course
(Chemistry or Physics) taken during the senior year also would satisfy this requirement, in addition to
fulfilling a science credit.
2.0 Credits of SCIENCE (Kentwood Requires 3.0 Credits)
- 2.0 credits of laboratory science
-1.0 credit MUST be algebra based science (chemistry or physics)
2.0 Credits of World Language (Kentwood Graduation Requirement)
- 2.0 credits of the same language
-American Sign Language (ASL) qualifies for most universities
1.0 Credit of FINE, VISUAL, OR PERFORMING ARTS (Kentwood Requires 2.0 Credits)
Source: Washington Higher Education Coordinating Board. (2011) Minimum College Admissions
Standards: An Overview for Students and Parents. http://www.hecb.wa.gov/research/issues/admissions.asp
Summary of Graduation Requirements and
College Entrance Requirements
Kentwood Graduation
Requirements
University Entrance
Requirements
 4.0 English credits
 4.0 English credits
 3.0 Math credits
 3.0 Math credits
 3.0 Social Studies
 3.0 Social Studies
 3.0 Science credits
 3.0 Science
 1.5 PE/.5 Health
 2.0 World Language
 1.0 Occupational Ed
 1.0 Fine Arts
 2.0 World Language
 GPA matters and
 2.0 Fine Arts
 4.0 Electives
SAT/ACT test scores
Four Year Plan
9th Grade
Semester 1
Semester 2
10th Grade
Semester 1
Semester 2
9th English
9th English
10th English
10th English
World History
World History
CWI/P I
Health
Integrated Science 1 Integrated Science 2
Integrated Science 3
Integrated Science 4
Math
Math
Math
Math
11th GradeSemester 1
Semester 2
12th Grade Semester 1
11th English
11th English
12th English
US History
US History
Civics
Science (can take 12
Math
th
grade yr)
Science (can take 12
Math
th
grade yr)
Semester 2
12th English
Additional Graduation Requirements
 Washington State History (usually taken in 7th grade in KSD)
 State Mandated Tests (SBAC)
 Tests: ELA & Math
 When: Spring of 10th grade year
 End Of Course Assessment (EOC)
 Tests: Science
 When: Winter and Spring
 High School & Beyond Plan:
 When: Complete Senior Year with components worked on
during all four years of high school.
The Culminating Project
 What is it?
 Online Portfolio of work for 4 years of High School
Naviance
 Research Paper (Junior Year)
 Career Related Documents
 Four year academic plan
 13th Year plan
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10-15 minute oral presentation in senior year
 Do students receive assistance to complete it?
 Students receive support in CONK Time
 Most documents are created as a course requirement
Learn more by visiting the KW website
Let’s get started!
 Please use pencil in case you make mistakes or
change your mind!!!
Choosing Your Courses
 Tips:
 Work on 4 year plan to help you plan ahead and choose the
correct courses. Doing this step helps ensure you make room
for all the KW graduation requirements.
 Choose challenging classes, but also realistic classes for your
academic level. If you are aiming for college, they want to see
you challenge yourself but also keep a decent GPA throughout
HS.
 Remember that your choices are final and cannot be changed
once you are done with registration. We will only make
schedule CORRECTIONS in the fall. These are not the same as
schedule changes.  Plan wisely!
Registration Survey
Renaissance (Leadership)
Incoming 9th Graders and Returning 10th
We are an educational enrichment program that is customized by you and your school
community, along with the mentorship of Kentwood staff. Leadership I challenges and
empowers you to better the school climate, boost GPAs, increase student attendance
and involvement, and improve school pride. With a focus on student and staff
recognition, you will work on goal setting, problem solving and be taught positive
leadership approaches to help encourage yourself and others to make the Kentwood
experience more valuable and enjoyable. From first-year high school students to
advanced student leaders, our assortment of techniques and habits will help you create
a complete school experience.
You can make a meaningful, measurable difference in your school – starting now
Application materials are available to pickup today or you can email Ms. Daughtry at
[email protected] for more information.
AVID
Advancement Via Individual Determination
Are you a college-bound student?
Do your future career goals include attending a 4-year university?
Do you earn Bs and Cs in Math and/or English classes?
Do you want to be organized, but find it difficult?
AVID is an elective course that supports students in their high
school classes in order to their reach college dreams!
This is a 4-year program that builds skills,
and provides in-school tutoring with peer groups and tutors.
If you are interested in learning more, pick up an application
today! Applications due with registration materials.
Requiring Recommendations
Elective/Alternate Selection
IMPORTANT
If you do not choose alternate courses, the computer
will choose them for you! Important tip….these will be
the courses with room. What does that mean? The
courses we offer that students didn’t want to take.
What you sign up for is what you are committing to
taking next year.
We will be unable to make changes in the fall because
we create the Master Schedule based on what you
request right now.
So choose wisely!
You should know…
 Some classes may be chosen for you…
 These support classes will count towards elective credit
Reading/Writing Support
 Math Support
 Conks for Success
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 How are students chosen for extra support?
 Based off of testing done in middle school (DRP and MSI)
 Teacher recommendations
You should know…
 Students interested in taking Advanced Placement
(AP) Biology instead of Integrated Science
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MUST take SAT (sign up at collegeboard.com)
Need reading + math score= 1200+
Submit scores to KW counseling for review
Finalizing Registration
 You can register yourself online!
 See directions on “Details for Freshman Registration”
 Online Registration and Survey forms due
 MATTSON- Thursday, January 26th
 MERIDIAN- Friday, January 27th
Future Freshmen Night at Kentwood is Tuesday, January 24th at
6:30 pm in PAC.
See you and your parents there!
See you next year!
Class of 2021
Its great to be alive. Its great to be a conk!
Online Registration
 Log into: Student Access
 Click: Schedule
 Click: Requesting Courses for 2017-2018
 Enter Code in Search Field
 Highlight course and click: ADD COURSE
**REPEAT PROCESS FOR 6.0 credits**
 Click: Requesting Alternates
 Highlight course and click: ADD COURSE