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    THREE SAMPLE ACADEMIC PROGRAMS

    Each sample program on the next three pages meets requirements for high school graduation. The three programs differ to meet different students’ goals and plans.  Each can be modified to meet specific student interests.

    Students who have not completed Washington State History in grades 7 or 8 must take and pass Washington State History.

    PLAN I:  Goal - Admission to many Selective Four-Year Institutions - This plan should be acceptable to almost any public four-year institution. These colleges often require SAT or ACT test scores.


    Additional Recommendations for Plan I:
    Be sure to include electives in college core areas. These areas are science, math, language arts, and social studies.
     Electives for this plan could include Academy of Finance or Academy of Hospitality and Tourism courses.
     Some colleges require chemistry or physics.
     Take one year of computer applications.
     Start your college planning early. Identify colleges that might interest you and check their requirements. As a junior, plan to take PSAT and SAT I or ACT

    PLAN II:  Goal - Plan for Admission to Highly Selective Colleges and Universities - This plan, along with a high grade point average, should be acceptable to almost any college in the United States.  Some colleges are also interested in evidence of school and community activities. Some colleges also require high test scores on the SAT or ACT and may require SAT II achievement tests.  


    Additional Recommendations for Plan II:
     Start college planning early. Identify schools that might interest you and check their requirements.
     As a junior, plan to take the PSAT and the SAT I or ACT and, if needed, plan which of the SAT II tests you will take and when you will take them.
     IB students who complete the requirements for a full IB diploma can waive state requirements for all but American Government, Washington State History, and the HSPE / EOC exams.  

    PLAN III:  Goal - High School Graduation and Admission to Community or Technical College - This plan is acceptable for community college and technical college admission.

    Additional Recommendations for Plan III:
     Continue to carry a strong academic program throughout the senior year.
     Take four years of language arts.
     Consider taking one or more IB courses to gain experience with college-level skills.
     Take as much math, science, art, and / or world language as possible, depending on interest and plans.
     Take one year of computing courses (Computer Applications, Web Design, Intro to Computer Science/programming)
     Electives for this plan could include Academy of Finance or Academy of Hospitality and Tourism courses, ACE, or other occupational education courses.
     Start college planning early. Identify schools that might interest you and check their requirements.
     As a junior, plan to take the PSAT and the SAT I or ACT and, if needed, plan which of the SAT II tests you will take and when you will take them.