First Day of School 2017-2018
September 5 (grades 1 - 12)
September 11 (Kindergarten)
FREE SAT PREP WITH KHAN ACADEMY
Career Guidance- 9th grade Interest Survey
A change in legislation this spring removed the Culminating Project as a state requirement. Selkirk, along with most schools in our region, is committed to keeping a culminating project as part of district graduation requirements. Input from staff, students and Site Council members indicate a preference to revise the requirements slightly and shift the focus to more of a school/community service project. Final revisions will be in place for the upcoming school year.
RUNNING START - COLLEGE IN THE CLASSROOM - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Running Start is a college credit program that is an outgrowth of the CHOICE legislation of 1990. With Running Start, students earn credit for both high school graduation and toward a college degree. A Selkirk student who is interested in Running Start should contact the Running Start Coordinator for procedures to enroll. In order for a student to be considered eligible, she/he must take the COMPASS Test or its equivalency and achieve a minimum score determined by the University or community college.
Students taking traditional Running Start classes will be welcome on the high school campus only during the hours their high school classes meet and for meals, if meals are served immediately before or after their high school class, or for prearranged school activities. If a Running Start student intends to graduate from Selkirk High School, she/he must meet all high school graduation requirements including taking and passing the Career Choices class and Senior Careers/Independent Living classes, pass all testing requirements, create and finalize a High School and Beyond Plan, complete required community service hours, and create and present a Senior Presentation to the community. FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE CLICK HERE.
COLLEGE IN THE HIGH CLASSROOM
Selkirk participates in College in High School (CHS) in which students are dual-enrolled in high school classes that are taught at Selkirk by Selkirk teachers while also being enrolled as EWU or CWU students. Please note, because EWU and CWU’s campuses operate on the quarter system students will earn 5 college credits per semester of CHS. FOR FULL DETAILS PLEASE CLICK HERE.
ADVANCED PLACEMENT CLASSES
Advanced Placement classes also offer college credit if a student passes the AP Exam at the end of the course. We currently offer five AP classes: English Language and Composition and English Literature, in alternating years, AP Government and Politics and AP US History, also in alternating years, and AP Computer Science Principles. If you have questions about signing up for College in the Classroom, Running Start, or AP classes, please see Mrs. Dunbar.
SAT & ACT Test Schedules
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The website has resources (videos, PowerPoints, postcards, posters, etc.) that you can use to instruct your students.
College and Career Guidance
Selkirk utilizes Career Guidance WA and Navigation 101 as a part of its comprehensive school guidance and counseling program. We believe it is important to help students make clear, careful, and creative choices for college and career readiness in the areas of course selection, goal setting, career planning, and postsecondary options, including financial aid. Providing each Selkirk student with tools to navigate their educational career and post-graduation path is part of our larger goal of graduating students ready for college or career. All middle school students participate in the AVID Program which emphasizes leadership training, and all high school students have instruction in college and career preparation. Students in grades 6-11 will present their Student Portfolios at their student-led conferences. Seniors will present their Student Portfolios in May at their senior presentations.
Before selecting a college it is important to visit the college and decide if the school is a good match. Many colleges offer college tours. If you would like help in setting up a visit, please contact Mrs. Dunbar and she will help you make a connection with the college you wish to tour.
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