School counselors improve student success
Counselors are vital members of the education team. They help students thrive in school and work toward their school and life goals.
Vancouver Public Schools currently requires 24 credits to graduate.
The new requirements, set by the Washington State Board of Education, were designed to enhance students’ preparedness for life after high school, whether it includes four-year or community college, trade school, military service, the workforce or any other aspirations.
In rare circumstances, a waiver of up to two elective credits could be available for students who attempt but do not reach 24 credits.
Questions about the changing requirements? Please contact your school counselor for more information.
|Contemporary World Problems||1 credits|
|United States History||1 credits|
|World History||1 credits|
|Fine Arts||2 credits|
|Occupational Education||1 credits|
|World Language||2 credits|
|Miscellaneous elective||4 credits|
The three credits of math consist of:
- Integrated Math I/Algebra, Integrated Math II/Geometry and Integrated Math III/Algebra 2
- Alternately, the third credit may also be completed through a math class that leads to a specific career goal identified in the High School and Beyond Plan. This option requires documentation, including a parent’s signature, of a third credit of math other than Integrated Math III or Algebra 2.
Beginning in 2020, Washington high school students will no longer be required to pass English/language arts, math and science tests to graduate. Instead, they will have other pathways to graduation.
Under a new law passed in 2019, students will have at least 10 pathways to earning a diploma (passing the existing state tests will be one of the options).
College-bound students should be aware that entrance requirements vary from college to college. Contact the college or university you plan to attend directly to learn about their specific admission requirements. In general, four-year public universities in Washington State require, at a minimum, the following for admission:
- World Language
- Lab Science
- Fine, Visual and Performing Arts
Students will be required to earn a specific number of credits in six subject areas; these requirements are called the college academic distribution requirements, or CADRs. The subject areas are math, English, science, social sciences, world languages and the arts.
Clark County Crisis Line
Behavioral health crisis services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
360-696-9560 or 800-626-8137
Teen Talk offers non-judgmental peer-t0-peer support for a variety of topics.
email: CCTeenTalk1@hotmail.com or 360-397-2428
Information and referral services regarding housing, medical, legal, transportation, community groups and support groups can be accessed in Clark County by calling 211 or (360) 694-8899.
Thank you Mrs. Iverson and Mrs. Clayton for all you do to support student success.