GKHS Course Selection
Information 2015-2016
Class of 2018
Graduation Requirements
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Eng Lang Arts– 4 credits
Social Studies – 3 credits
Science – 2 credits
Math – 3 credits
– Algebra 1
– Geometry
– Advanced Algebra
• Health/PE 2.5 Credits
– Health 0.5
– PE 1.5
– Health/PE 0.5
• Fine Arts – 1 credit
• Career & Technical
Education (CTE) – 1
credit
• Career Education &
Culminating Project – 1
credit
• Electives – 5 credits
• Pass Reading & Writing
State exams
• Pass Biology and Math
End of Course
Assessments
Credit Retrieval
• GK Online Credit Retrieval (FuelEd)
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$70 per 0.5 credit ($50 reduced lunch, $30 free lunch)
English Language Arts
Social Studies
Science
• GK ALEKS Math Credit Retrieval
– $70 per 0.5 credit ($50 reduced lunch, $30 free lunch)
– Algebra 1 through Pre-Calculus
• BYU Online
– $140 per 0.5 credit (Price may increase next school year.)
– Core classes and elective classes.
See your counselor for enrollment information/paperwork.
4-Year College Entrance
Requirements
• English – 4 credits
• Math – 3 credits (minimum
of Algebra 1, Geometry,
AND Adv Algebra), must
take math based class
senior year
• Social Studies – 3 credits
• Science – 2 credits lab
science, one credit of
Algebra based science
(Chemistry or Physics)
• Fine Arts – 1 credit
• World Languages – 2
credits of the same
language
• ACT/SAT score (take
spring of 11th grade)
Option for the Near Future:
Running Start
• Eligible 11th/12th grade students enroll in
college classes to earn college AND high
school credit
• To be eligible, students must pass the
COMPASS or Accuplacer test in spring of the
10th or 11th grade year.
Option for the Near Future:
College in the High School
• Earn college credit from the University of
Washington.
• Cost: approximately $370
• GKHS Courses:
– The Biology of Addiction and the Brain
– AP Computer Science
Option for the Near Future:
Pierce County Skills Center
Junior and/or Senior Year
• Aerospace Composites
• Aerospace
Machining/Fabrication
• Automotive Technology
• Building Trades
• Cosmetology
• Criminal Justice
• Culinary Arts
• DigiPen Video Game
Development
• DigiPen
Robotics/Mechatronics
• Environmental Explorations
• Fire Science & Emergency
Services
• Hotel Management & Tourism
• Machining/Metal Fabrication
• Medical Careers
• PC Networking & Hardware
Repair
• Pre-Pharmacy Technology
• Pre-Physical Therapy & Sports
Medicine
• Pre-Veterinary Technology
• Welding
Advanced Placement
• AP students will take an AP test in May –
approximately $95 AP test fee
• Interested students must read and sign the
AP contract.
• Scores of 3,4, or 5 may earn college credit
or waivers at college level
• AP is a predictor of completion of a 4-year
college degree.
• Don’t take too many AP and Honors
classes!
New Courses
• Principles of the Biomedical Sciences
– Credit: CTE, Science, Health, or Elective
– No pre-requisites
– Page 30 of Course Description Book
• Principles of Engineering/Robotics
– Credit: CTE or Elective
– Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Intro to
Engineering/Design is highly recommended.
– Page 23 of Course Description Book
• Civil Engineering and Architecture
– Credit: CTE or Elective
– Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Intro to
Engineering/Design
– Page 24 of Course Description Book
Course Description Book
• Check
– Grade Level
– Credit Area
– Prerequisites
• Courses are for entire school district. Use
your GKHS Course Offerings List (page 2
of the Course Selection Packet) for
courses available to GKHS students.
10th Grade Courses
• English Language Arts 10 OR
Honors English Language Arts 10
• World Studies OR AP World History
• Biology
• Mathematics
• Electives/courses needed for
graduation/college entrance
Example Schedule
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1st Semester
English Language Arts 10
World Studies
Biology
Geometry
Field/Court Sports
Intro Bus/Marketing
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2nd Semester
English Language Arts 10
World Studies
Biology
Geometry
Medical Careers 1
Intro Bus/Marketing
Example Music Schedule
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1st Semester
English Language Arts 10
World Studies
Biology
Geometry
Symphonic Band
Women’s or Men’s Choir
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2nd Semester
English Language Arts 10
World Studies
Biology
Geometry
Symphonic Band
Women’s or Men’s Choir
*Students enrolling in two music classes should consider completing the
Fitness Alternative to complete their fitness credits.
Example Honors Schedule
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1st Semester
Honors Eng Lang Arts10
AP World Studies
Chemistry
Advanced Algebra
Spanish 1
Intro Engineering/Design
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2nd Semester
Honors Eng Lang Arts10
AP World Studies
Chemistry
Advanced Algebra
Spanish 1
Intro Engineering/Design
Fill Out the Form Correctly
• Locker Request – Check the box and list your
locker partner to request a locker for next year.
• Course Selection Forms are due in Careers
classes by March 6. Don’t forget a parent
signature.
• Sign the AP Contract if signing up for an AP
class.
• YOU MUST HAVE A PARENT SIGNATURE ON
YOUR FORM PRIOR TO TURNING IT IN!!!!!
• Counselors will choose courses for students who
have not turned in completed forms by March 6.
Questions?
• Email your counselor.
• See your counselor in the Career Center
during lunches February 25, 26, 27 &
March 4, 5.
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