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Incoming 9th Grade Resources
Eastlake Welcomes the Class of 2021!
Incoming 9th grade Parent PowerPoint presentation from meeting August 30th
We are excited to begin the registration process for our incoming 9th grade students! Click here for more information about LWSD graduation requirements.
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?
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?
21. What are the Yearlong Elective Options for 9th Grade?
- Incoming Freshman Parent Night.pptx - presentation from January 25th 2017
- Registration ppt for Class of 2021.pptx
- 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)
- Yes, any student can request, but it is recommended that they earn a B or better in 8th grade English. (top)
- 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).
- 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)
- 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)
- 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
- 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)
- Math, World Language, Music, Marketing and Engineering. Their core block of English, History, and Science and PE/Health are just 9th grade classes. (top)
- No, you would only pay a minimal fee for a class for materials if there is one. (top)
- Absolutely. They will have the exact same opportunities either way. (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)
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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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)
- 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?