Attention Class of 2023!
Class of 2023 (Current 8th grade students) will receive registration materials during science class at KMS on March 4th & 5th and at NMS on March 7th & 8th. Inglemoor High School counselors will be on campus to assist with course selection. The Course Description Catalog will be available on the IHS website, click on Counseling and Career Center under Quick Links. Graduation requirements for Class of 2022 are in the catalog.
Parent Night for Class of 2023:
There will be a Class of 2023 Parent Night on March 14th at 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Inglemoor High School gym. Parents and students are invited to learn about course offerings, graduation requirements, and look around the Inglemoor campus. Teachers will be offering information sessions from each department. Counselors, IB coordinators, and Special Education.
Why Pre-IB English 9 for nearly all 9th graders?
High School is about opening doors.
Despite wide disagreements about the role of schools and even the aims of education in our society, there is a growing consensus across a broad political and ideological spectrum that more students than ever before must graduate from high school prepared to meet high standards for postsecondary education or the workforce. The past few years have seen a movement among states and districts to eliminate barriers to college access and to increase student preparation and college attendance.
Northshore School District and Inglemoor High School are joining this movement to eliminate barriers that limit future options for our students. High school is a time to open doors, to explore, to find passions, and to get ready to make choices about life after high school. One way to help open doors is to have all 9th grade students begin in courses that prepare them to take many different courses, including eventual AP or IB courses. Currently, all 9th graders take the same version of Biology and the same version of Algebra 1 and Geometry. These courses open doors to the further study of both science and mathematics.
However, despite the fact that all 9th graders get the same versions of math and science, they have been offered two versions of English. Only one of these courses provides that open access that students find in math and science, and that is Pre-IB English 9. Taking Pre-IB English 9 opens doors by preparing students to have the option to eventually take AP or IB courses in English, whereas the other course does not. Does this mean kids in Pre-IB English 9 have to take an AP or IB course later? No. Kids in Biology do not have to take an AP or IB science class. However, they are prepared and have the option to do so if they choose.
We know that some students will find Pre-IB English 9 challenging and Inglemoor English teachers, counselors and Administrators are prepared to help any student who struggles. We currently have support mechanisms in place such as Viking Quest on Tuesdays, differentiated help within the classroom, etc. More supports will be in place by the fall of 2019.
High School. It's about opening doors.