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    Dear Ingraham Families,
    Welcome to our second instalment of Counseling Corner Newsletter. We have officially made it through Semester 1! With the year being half way over this is a good time for each student and their family to reflect on what has gone well during semester 1, what skills or habits worked well for me and where do I have room for growth? We want to make sure everyone has a successful second semester.
    During the month of February is National School Counselor week. In this newsletter you will hear from each of our Ingraham counselors as to why they love being a school counselor.
    We will also cover everything you need to know about picking your classes for next year and highlight the Running Start Program. In late February/early March we will be coming around to each classroom to assist students in registering for next year’s classes. This is a fun and exciting time and if you have questions about what classes to register for, please hold on to them until we come visit your class for registration!

    Sincerely,
    Ingraham High School Counselors


    NATIONAL SCHOOL COUNSELOR WEEK IS FEBRUARY 5-9, 2018

    This year’s theme is “School Counselors: Helping Students Reach for the Stars.”

    Why do you love being a school counselor?

    Leanne Hust- Love the variety of my day and being able to help student’s problem solve.
    Jensen Bonney-I love this job because I get to do something new every day and learn about my students as they learn about themselves.
    Angie Allemand- I like helping kids reach their lifetime goals.
    Kathryn Korch-I love being a school counselor because I get to assist each student on their journey to becoming their best self!

    Upcoming Events

    February 16, 2018 6-7pm Information on running start for Parents (and students) at Ingraham High School library

    Running Start info. Meetings at North Seattle College March 8, March 14, March 22, April 17, April 25 *All sessions will begin at 7pm and will be located in the College Center building, room 1161

    March 28, 2018 Junior College and Career Day. More information to come!

    May 16, 2018 College and Career Night for parents. More information to come!

    Graduation Requirements
    The following graduation requirements are listed by graduation year. There are some alternative pathways that may adjust the graduation requirements. Please make sure to work with your school counselor to track your graduation requirements.
    Class of 2018
    You will need to graduate with a total of 21 credits. These credits breakdown to 4 English credits, 3 math credits, 2 science credits, 3 social studies credits, 1 art credit, 0.5 credit of health, 1.5 credits of PE, 1.5 career and technical education (CTE) credit and 4.5 elective credits. You will also need to pass the English Smarter Balanced Exam (SBAC) and you need to pass either the End-of-Course Exam (EOC) or SBAC in math.
    Class of 2019
    You will need to graduate with a total of 21 credits. These credits breakdown to 4 English credits, 3 math credits, 2 science credits, 3 social studies credits, 1 art credit, 0.5 credit of health, 1.5 credits of PE, 1.5 career and technical education (CTE) credit and 4.5 elective credits. You will also need to pass the English Smarter Balanced Exam (SBAC) and pass the math SBAC and WSAC science test.
    Class of 2020
    You will need to graduate with a total of 21 credits. These credits breakdown to 4 English credits, 3 math credits, 2 science credits, 3 social studies credits, 1 art credit, 0.5 credit of health, 1.5 credits of PE, 1.5 career and technical education (CTE) credit and 4.5 elective credits. You will also need to pass the English Smarter Balanced Exam (SBAC) and pass the math SBAC and WSAC science test.
    Class of 2021
    You will need 24 credits to graduate. How these credits breakdown is that you will need 4 credits of English, 3 credits of science, 3 credits of math, 3 credits of social studies, 2 credits of art, 0.5 credits of health, 1.5 credits of PE, 1.0 credit of CTE, 2 credits of world language and 4 electives.


    Running Start
    Running start is a wonderful program for High School Juniors and Seniors to take college classes at Washington two-year colleges and earn high school and college credit at the same time. Tuition is free for a maximum of 15 credits per quarter in college-level courses numbered 100 or higher. However, the number of college credits each student may take free of tuition costs depends on how many classes the student is concurrently taking at the high school. Students are responsible for tuition for pre-college courses (numbering below 100) and any credits that exceed their allowable limit. Students are responsible for the cost of books and transportation; however, fee waivers for these expenses (not including transportation) are available for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch.

    Please Note: Running Start students must take full responsibility for keeping up-to-date on what's happening at Ingraham High School, including important dates and deadlines (PSAT Tests, Winter Ball, Senior Prom, Ordering Graduation Supplies, Graduation Rehearsal Dates and Times, Senior Meetings and any other Senior related events).

    For more information please attend an information session at the local college or you can contact Ms. Kathryn Korch RS Coordinator kmkorch@seattleschools.org.