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Seahawk Blitz joins the Muir Elementary Turkey Trot

It was all smiles and high fives at John Muir Elementary when the Seahawk Blitz joined students at the 17th Annual Turkey Trot. This event took place during lunch recesses and promotes the importance of physical fitness and activity.

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Incoming 9th Grade Resources

Eastlake Welcomes the Class of 2021!

Incoming 9th grade Parent PowerPoint presentation from meeting August 30th

Incoming 9th Grade - Welcome to Eastlake Newsletter & "This Is Eastlake" video .

We are excited to begin the registration process for our incoming 9th grade students! Click here for more information about LWSD graduation requirements.

2017-2018 Eastlake Course Catalog

Frequently-Asked Questions


1. Parent Night Presentation - I could not attend incoming 9th grade parent night or my student missed the EHS counselor presentation at her/his school. Is there a way I can see the presentations?
2. Can I Take a math class over the summer to acceerate the math pathway?

3. Social Studies - What are the Social Studies options for 9th graders?


4. Honors English - Can any 9th grader request Honors English?


5. PE Credits - What options exist for meeting the PE graduation requirements?
6. Middle School Credit on HS Transcripts - If a student takes a high school class in 8th grade (for example, Spanish 1 or Algebra 1), do we have to bring that credit "up" from middle school onto their high school transcript? Can we bring it "up" if we choose to?


7. Credit Recovery - If a student fails a class in 8th grade, what are his/her options for making up the credit?


8. Math and Science Pathways - Can you help me understand the math and science pathways?


9. District FAQ - I did not find my answer here, where else can I look?


10. . Upper Level World Language - What do you offer as far as upper level languages?


11. Mixed Grade Level Freshmen Classes - What classes are typically mixed grade levels for 9th graders?


12. Cost of Before- and After-School Classes - Do I have to pay extra for my student to take before or after school classes?


13. 10th Grade Honors Access - Can my student still get into the honors or AP pathway if they don’t take the honors pathway in 9th grade?


14. Art Options - Do you have an art pathway for 9th graders?


15. Missed Counselor Presentation - My student will miss the counselors presentation – how can they get the information?


16. Finish Registration - My student will miss the counselors on the 2nd day of presentation – how do they get registered?


17. World Language Credit Options - Are there alternatives to my student completing the 2.0 world language graduation requirement?


18. Freshmen Wind Ensemble /Symphonic Band- Is there ever a possibility that a freshman can take Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band?


19. Jazz Band Auditions - When are Jazz Band auditions for the 2016-17 school year?


20. Native Foreign Language Students - What do you suggest for students who are native speakers in a foreign language offered at Eastlake (Spanish, French, Japanese, ASL) but they do want to take a foreign language class (as opposed to some of the alternative options that may be available - see question #17 above)?
21. What are the Yearlong Elective Options for 9th Grade?

Answers 1. Parent Night Presentation - I could not attend incoming 9th grade parent night or my student missed the EHS counselor presentation at her/his school. Is there a way I can see the presentations? 2.We ordinarily do not recommend students accelerating the Math pathway over the summer, but we also understand that some students can accelerate the pathway and still find success at the next level. We definitely do not want to hold your student back from advancing in their course work, but at the same time we want to make sure they are prepared for the next level. If your student is interested in accelerating the Math pathway over the summer, please notify Meggan Peterson (mepeterson@lwsd.org). After your student finishes the class, they will take an assessment to ensure that they have the requisite knowledge and skills to advance to the next level. This assessment will not preclude them from advancing in the math pathway, rather it will guide them in making a thoughtful decision. Until they complete the class, however, they need to sign up for the next class in the Math sequence. 3. Social Studies - What are the Social Studies options for 9th graders?
  • For the Class of 2021 the social studies requirements will be :
    • 9th grade yearlong World History 1 or Honors
    • 10th grade yearlong World History 2 or AP World History
    • 11th grade yearlong US History (Civics is embedded) or AP/Honors (top)
4. Honors English - Can any 9th grader request Honors English?
  • Yes, any student can request, but it is recommended that they earn a B or better in 8th grade English. (top)
5. PE Credits - What options exist for meeting the PE graduation requirements?
  • 1.5 PE and .5 Health credits is required for graduation. Students should plan to take the yearlong Health/PE class (.5 PE and .5 Health credit) in their 9th grade year unless they have a yearlong class that is a priority such as Band, Choir, or Special Education support. It is what is typical and what most 9th graders take. If the student does not take 9th grade Health/PE they have to seek the .5 Health class through LWSD summer school, LWSD On-line Academy, or an accredited pre-approved on-line class. The options for remaining PE credit are to A) take PE classes at EHS, B) Take the LWSD PE Knowledge Assessment C) Submit a Fitness Plan. Information on options B & C can be found on the district PE assessment page here and are not available until 11th grade year. (top).
6. Middle School Credit on HS Transcripts - If a student takes a high school class in 8th grade (for example, Spanish 1 or Algebra 1), do we have to bring that credit "up" from middle school onto their high school transcript? Can we bring it "up" if we choose to?
  • Students have the legal right to put it on their transcript – they do not have to and they would need to request for it from their high school counselor. Once it is done, it cannot be removed. We do not recommend doing this when applying to a 4 year college as many colleges and universities see it as padding the GPA. However, if your student took Spanish 1(or other World Language) in middle school and your student is only planning to take two years total of a World Language, they will need to bring Spanish 1 onto their transcript to reflect that they have met the two year world language requirement. Your student would need to make an appointment with their school counselor to get a form to complete the process. There is also a section on some applications for listing any high school classes taken in 7/8th grade. (top)

7. Credit Recovery - If a student fails a class in 8th grade, what are his/her options for making up the credit?
  • While there are options for credit retrieval, they are typically expensive and inconvenient. It is important for students to pass the Washington State History graduation requirement in middle school. For students who failed classes like Spanish 1, Algebra 1, or Geometry they would repeat the course in 9th grade, or take summer school, or complete an accredited, pre-approved online course. (top)
8. Math and Science Pathways - Can you help me understand the math and science pathways?
  • In the vast majority of cases, students progress from 8th grade math to Algebra 1, from Algebra 1 to Geometry, and from Geometry to Algebra 2. Incoming 9th grade students can choose between Integrated Physical Science (PS) or Honors 9th Greade Science (see prerequisite). (top)

Math Pathway for 2017-18


Science Pathway 2017-18


9. District FAQ - I did not find my answer here, where else can I look? 10. Upper Level World Language - What do you offer as far as upper level languages?
  • Currently EHS offers:
    • American Sign Language 1, 2, 3 (this will continue to grow with more levels each year if there is the need and desire from students)
    • Spanish 1, 2, 3, 4 Honors, AP Spanish
    • French 1, 2, 3, 4 Honors, French 5 Honors, AP French
    • Japanese 1, 2, 3 (this will continue to grow with more levels each year if there is the need and desire from students). (top)
11. Mixed Grade Level Freshmen Classes - What classes are typically mixed grade levels for 9th graders?
  • Math, World Language, Music, Marketing and Engineering. Their core block of English, History, and Science and PE/Health are just 9th grade classes. (top)
12. Cost of Before- and After-School Classes - Do I have to pay extra for my student to take before or after school classes?
  • No, you would only pay a minimal fee for a class for materials if there is one. (top)
13. 10th Grade Honors Access - Can my student still get into the honors or AP pathway if they don’t take the honors pathway in 9th grade?
  • Absolutely. They will have the exact same opportunities either way. (top)
14 Art Options - Do you have an art pathway for 9th graders? (top)
  • . Yes, the requirement for 9th grade Fine Arts courses is that they are 1 year long. Currently EHS offers:
    • Music ( Orchestra, Concert Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band, Concert Choir & Chamber Choir)
    • Fine Arts ( Art Foundation, 2D Art, 3D Art, *Drama1 and Drama 2)
    • Technical Education (*Photo 1 & 2)
*Grade 9 students wanting to take Photography or Drama must sign up for semester 1 & 2.
15 Missed Counselor Presentation - My student will miss the counselors presentation – how can they get the information?
  • Counselors will leave copies for any students who are absent with their English teachers. The following week counselors will be back to help them register for classes and can answer any questions they may have then. You can see the Powerpoint presentation here: Registration ppt for Class of 2021.pptx (top)
16 Finish Registration - My student will miss the counselors on the 2nd day of presentation – how do they get registered?
  • Have them turn in their signed course selection sheet to their teacher the day before and we will make sure the class requests get entered. (top)
17 World Language Credit Options - Are there alternatives to my student completing the 2.0 world language graduation requirement? 18. Freshmen Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band - Is there ever a possibility that a freshman can take Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band?
  • Yes! Freshman can audition for Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band. These auditions will happen in April. They should register for Concert Band however. If they make it into Wind Ensemble/Symphonic Band we will have their schedule adjusted. (top)
19. Jazz Band Auditions - When are Jazz Band auditions for the 2017-18 school year?
  • Jazz Band auditions are in the second week of school. If they are interested in Jazz Band they should register for Jazz Band and we will get them audition materials upon their return from summer break. (top)
20. Native Foreign Language Students - What do you suggest for students who are native speakers in a foreign language offered at Eastlake (Spanish, French, Japanese, ASL) but they do want to take a foreign language class (as opposed to some of the alternative options that may be available - see question #17 above)?
  • In most cases we handle these situations on a case-by-case basis, thought we would strongly suggest students take a different language. If a student is verbally fluent, but illiterate in the given language, we would start them off in Level 2 of higher depending on the level of literacy. (top)

21. What are the yearlong Elective Options for 9th Grade?