Freshman (Class of 2016)
● It is never too early to start thinking about post high school options! A good place to start is the College Board website (www.collegeboard.com)
Sophomores (Class of 2015) & Juniors (Class of 2014)
● Considering 4-year college? It is suggested that students take both the SAT Reasoning and ACT (with writing) at least once in their Junior year. Some colleges require the SAT Subject Test (SAT II’s) so check your college requirements carefully.
● SAT/ACT fee waivers are available for students who are on free/reduced lunch, go to the counseling office for details
● If you have a 504 or an IEP plan and want to request accommodations for the PSAT and/or SAT see your counselor or IEP teacher respectively.
● SAT prep classes at Hale: www.satprep.org
- Community Service Hours-
- Students must complete sixty (60) hours of community service in order to graduate (Because students will be completing their culminating project and applying for colleges in their senior year, it is highly recommended that students complete this requirement prior to their last year at Hale).
- **Note--According to district policy, 9th graders cannot begin to earn community service hours until after September 1st of their Freshman year.
- Service hours must be completed at a non-profit agency (examples include, but are not limited to: schools, community centers, places of worship, foodbanks and retirement homes)
- Work completed must be non-paid
- It is important for students to choose volunteer experiences that interest them
- It is also critical for students to be dependable, on-time and professional: not only do you represent yourself and Hale when you do community service, but you also may have other opportunities open up for you because of your work, or you may need a letter of recommendation from your supervisor
- To search for volunteer opportunities in your area, go to www.volunteermatch.org. By doing an advanced search and entering your zip code on this site, you can choose from categories that fit your interests. Make sure to also select “Appropriate for Teens” to further narrow your search
- Washington State History Requirement-
- Students must complete a Washington State History class in order to graduate
- Students who attended Seattle Schools in middle school typically take this course in 7 th or 8 th grade
- For those who have not passed the course or who have not taken the course, please see your counselor before school is out for some options.
Jeff Jones (H-N)
Marion Howard (A-G)
Tina Camero (O-Z)