Seniors

Senior Information

 

Class of 2021 - Letter sent through Career Cruising to you 6/18 - 

Career Cruising Instructions Link - career cruising closes down FOREVER July 6th!! 

New planning program for 2020-2021!! Its sooooo cool.....  talk soon SENIORS!! 

  

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CLASS OF 2020 Final Information.........

 

JUNE #1 2020 SENIOR NOTES

June #2 2020 updated information

 click above - this was also emailed to you skyward email 6/1

Graduation events, end of the year close out & activities 

**More information to follow from administration. 

 

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Reminders for Senior Graduation 2020

 

Missing graduation items?   6/22 At this stage, it is very difficult to provide these items to our seniors as deadlines have long PAST.  Since the availability of staff is extremely limited we are working as hard as we can to coordinate items with students individually.  

This is a VERY time consuming process, please email us and we will attempt everything we can within reason to coordinate this for your senior.  

email: kodonnell@osd.wednet.edu  AND your alpha Counselor

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FINAL TRANSCRIPTS FOR SENIORS: 

  • OHS second semester grades are not final until June 26. 
  • SPSCC doesn't issue grades until June 26 for the Spring quarter.
  • There are several other important processes that need to take place before a final transcript can be issued. 
  • OHS Final Transcripts will not be available until  July 8, 2020.
  • Diplomas will also be mailed July 8, 2020

If you did not complete the SENIOR EXIT SURVEY which was open 6/1-6/22 (extended close date) you will have to ORDER & PAY FOR YOUR TRANSCRIPT>>>>HERE 

c/o 2020 Scholarship Transcripts will continue to be FREE per request


please contact kodonnell@osd.wednet.edu


OHS Alumni graduating 2019 or earlier >>>> transcript request link>> HERE 

 

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2020 OHS Awards & Recognition Event 

Olympia High School YouTube page

Watch this recorded event from June 19, 2020

Over $100,000 awarded!  


 

Important information from the OSD Class Of 2020 web page:

 

We know seniors are concerned about graduation and how to meet requirements. We are working closely with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction and State Board of Education to provide reasonable pathways for our senior class, and our goal is to graduate every senior student.

 

During the long-term closure, schools will continue to work with seniors to ensure they remain “on-track” to graduate and provide opportunities to complete credits for graduating on time. Students should make reasonable effort to complete courses as directed by their teachers. Seniors who were not on track to graduate and need to make up a credit should contact the school counselor. School counselors are reviewing all options to help students meet graduation requirements.

 

GRADUATION CEREMONIES

2019 OHS Graduation

We continue to monitor guidance as it is provided by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction throughout the duration of the Governor’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” directive. With the closure of schools being announced for the remainder of the school year, we do not know yet what this will mean for traditional graduation ceremonies and other related events in June. We will keep seniors and their families updated as we learn more information.

 

We recognize there is a lot of uncertainty in the air and we want to be proactive as a district. That being said, high schools may be working with the Class of 2020 to come up with alternative plans for celebrating our soon to be graduates in the event there are cancellations.

 

Will students get their cap and gown?

Cap and gowns will be mailed directly to the student's address on file with the school district.

 

How will yearbooks be distributed?

Yearbooks will be mailed home to the student's address on file with the school district.  Your high school will provide more details on estimated time of arrival toward the end of the school year.

How will graduation honors be announced?

To be determined.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

 

 

Credits

In accordance with OSPI and the State Board of Education guidelines, we are developing a plan to support seniors in earning credits for classes they are currently enrolled in, as well as any others they need to meet graduation requirements. Students and families should check their Olympia School District email frequently to stay up-to-date on the most current information from their school, teachers and counselors.

 

Flexibility for graduating seniors State Board of Education

 

 

The Washington State Board of Education (SBE) approved emergency rules Wednesday, April 8 that allow flexibility and local-approval following extensive school building closures due to the COVID-19 outbreak. In the days to come the district will provide guidance based on the new emergency rules.

 

How will the State Board of Education application for emergency waiver impact seniors?

The State Board of Education adopted emergency rules that allow school districts to apply for greater flexibility in awarding a diploma to high school seniors impacted by closures.

 

Students on track to graduate prior to February 29, meaning they were enrolled in all necessary courses to meet the 22 credit graduation requirement and make reasonable efforts to complete the courses by the end of the school year, may be eligible for a waiver of credits in the event there are deficiencies. Eligibility for use of waiver of credits will be determined by school counselor and principal. The waiver should not be necessary for most students who were on-track to graduate prior to the governor's declaration of emergency and continue to make a good faith effort to complete their courses. Please check out the Emergency Graduation Rules, Waivers FAQsOpening in a new window for more details.

 


 

Senior Notes - The News You Need to Know!

 

Senior Notes is a monthly newsletter designed to provide information on opportunities for seniors. Most of the information will be geared to those who are planning further education after high school, and other news will be of importance to everyone. Senior Notes is published and emailed to senior students and parents/guardians about the 15th of each month. 

 

Senior Notes 2019-2020

 


 

Click on the links below for the handouts that are helpful for Senior Year. 

 


 

Important websites for Seniors and Parents:

https://olympia.osd.wednet.edu Go to “Counseling Center” for Senior Class info. and much more!

http://www.collegeboard.org/ Order SAT scores to be sent directly to colleges.
https://www.act.org/ Order ACT scores to be sent directly to colleges. 

www.fafsa.ed.gov The official website for filing FAFSA.

www.inlikeme.com College application, financial aid and scholarship info. for students and parents.

www.thewashboard.org Scholarship search website specifically for Washington students

www.checkoutacollege.com Community college search website ~ has links to 4-year college programs too!

www.shop.jostens.com Order yearbooks, class rings and graduation announcements here.

 


 

College Admissions Testing

 

Most colleges will accept either the SAT or the ACT tests for admission. Information, registration, and practice tests are available online at:

SAT: www.collegeboard.org

ACT: www.actstudent.org


Pay attention to registration deadlines so you do not have to pay late fees. 
There will no longer be a standby option so get registered on time!  The school code for OHS is 480835.



  

Accuplacer/Compass Testing - 2 year schools 

Washington State 2-year Community Colleges also require testing prior to enrollment. There are different placement tests used by our Community Colleges, so check the school's website for more information. SPSCC uses the Accuplacer exams in Math and English to determine placement in college classes.


ASVAB Testing 

The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery is the most widely used multiple-aptitude test battery in the world. As an aptitude test, the ASVAB measures your strengths, weaknesses, and potential for future success. The ASVAB also provides you with career information for various civilian and military occupations and is an indicator for success in future endeavors whether you choose to go to college, vocational school, or a military career.  ASVAB will be offered in the spring and fall.