Seniors - Diploma orders are due!
This is an exciting time of year for you and quite frankly very busy! However, please take the time to come to the Main office and check the spelling of your name. We have until March 27th to make sure that the spelling of your name is correct. Remember, your DIPLOMA is a legal document: many colleges and future employers will be asking to see it. If the spelling is not correct, you will have to contact our district offices, pay $25 and have it re done.
Thank you class of 2015, we are so very happy and proud of you!
News and Events
GRADE 10 - Students will be taking the ELA test only in the Language Arts classes on selected dates from March 10 - April 3. This test replaces the HSPE exam in meeting state testing graduation requirements for Reading and Writing. The score required for graduation will be set by the state this summer.
GRADE 11 - Students will be taking the ELA test in Language Arts classes in April and the Math test in their History classes in May. Testing will run from April 6 - May 29. Students passing these exams will be able to earn credit-bearing coursework in Washington's college and university system without any remedial coursework or any additional placement exams.
PRACTICE TEST: We encourage all students and families of our 10th and 11th grade students to try out the Smarter Balanced practice test available online here to help them prepare for testing.
RESOURCES: More information on the Common Core standards and the new tests can be found in this link from the state government, this other link from the Ready WA Coalition and another link from Seattle Public Schools.
If you have any questions on state testing, please contact Jim Jeffreys, FHS Assessment Coordinator, at (206) 252-6218 or via e-mail.
The only items you are required to have are the cap, gown, stole, and tassle - all of which can be purchased for $42. Just skip the packages and build your own if you're looking for a bargain!