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Course Descriptions and Schedules

General Information

2017-2018 Master HS Schedule
Includes Bell Schedule,
Class/Course Schedules,
and Teacher Prep Periods

Mule Success CORE/FLEX Time

Registration for New Students

High School Student Handbook
(Revised 3/16/2018)
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High School
Graduation Requirements


High School & Beyond
Planning Page


Alternative Learning Options

Online Education and Coursework:
Application Packet

Home Schooling

Running Start Program
at Lower Columbia College

A wide variety of courses and educational programming options are offered at Wahkiakum High School.

Learn more about how the District supports students via the Washington State K-12 learning standards and end-of-year testing and assessments.

For specific courses, course descriptions within each area of study, when these courses are offered, and for information on graduation requirements, please refer to the High School Student Handbook and the High School & Beyond page.

Areas of Study
  • Advisory / College & Career Readiness
  • Learning Lab
  • Agriculture
  • English
  • Fine Art
  • Foreign Language
  • Leadership
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education and Health
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Technology Education
Articles About WHS Classes and Curriculum
in the Wahkiakum Eagle
Alternative Learning Options

GEAR UP for Student Success and Advisories

As a GEAR UP for Student Success School, Wahkiakum High School was given the use of a program called Career Cruising. This online program allows students to take interest and skills surveys and matches them up with possible career paths. The students can then research these occupations and discover schools in the region that will prepare them for these jobs. The program will also provide them with a suggested high school course of study to get them ready for college or post high school education.

This program dovetails beautifully with our current portfolio project and will replace the Kuder skills survey in the senior project. The students who have taken this survey have really liked it. All of the students will have an opportunity to access Career Cruising during scheduled classes or monthly advisory.

In addition, as the GearUp students get ready for college this program offers a GearUp website with tons of resources for transitioning students to college (such as information on campus visits, preparing for the college admission process, and navigating financial aid), and scholarship offerings.

WSD's Highly Capable Program

The WSD is committed to identifying and providing for the unique intellectual, social, and emotional needs of highly capable students in grades K-12 to prepare them for college and career readiness. Our purpose is to provide appropriate educational programs and services through instructional, curricular, and administrative modifications to create educational opportunities for highly capable students which will maximize their individual potential. Click here to learn more about the Highly Capable Program.

Homeless Student Rights and Services

The goal of the Wahkiakum School District Homeless Program and the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act is to keep students in school. We also want to assist families in staying involved in their children's education and reducing risks they may face. For detailed information, forms and resources related to Policy 3115/Homeless Students, please visit our Homeless Rights and Services/McKinney-Vento Act Program page.

Our district Superintendent, Brent Freeman, also serves as our Homeless Liaison. His office is located within Wahkiakum High School at 500 S. Third St/B398, Cathlamet, WA 98612. His phone number is 360-795-3971.

Wahkiakum School District Is a Title I District

Image: J A Wendt Elementary School Is a Federally Funded Title I School All of Wahkiakum School District schools qualify to receive federal funds under the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, Title I, Part A. Title I, Part A funding requires that schools create a positive and supportive learning environment that results in high levels of achievement for all students. Funds are available for academic programs and strategies, staff development, materials and supplies, and parent training.

Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) provides financial assistance to states and school districts to meet the needs of educationally at-risk students. The goal of Title I is to provide extra instructional services and activities which support students identified as failing or most at risk of failing the state's challenging performance standards in mathematics, reading, and writing.

We invite all parents in our District to become involved in their child's education and the Wahkiakum School District's Parental Involvement Policy (4130) describes our Title 1 Community Relations Policies and Procedures in detail.

Citizen Complaint Procedures: Anyone can file a citizen complaint. For more information about this process, visit our Citizen Complaints Section.

PLEASE NOTE: Title I - "Parent's Right to Know" Regarding Teacher and Paraprofessional's Qualifications - Parents can request information regarding the professional qualifications of the classroom staff working with their child. Parents also have the right to request information regarding the qualifications of the paraprofessional assisting their child's teacher (if they are receiving Title I, Part A services from a paraprofessional). If making a request for this information, please put it in writing to Superintendent Brent Freeman and send it to the district office at 500 S 3rd B398, Cathlamet, WA 98612.

Research shows that how well students do in school depends a great deal upon how much their parents get involved in their education. Parents can become more involved by:

Image: Parental involvement can influence the success of your student in school.
  • Joining school/parent organizations
  • Supporting school extra-curricular activities
  • Volunteering at your children's schools
  • Attending parent-teacher conferences
  • Communicating with your student's teacher regularly
  • Keeping your student's teacher informed about events in his or her life which may affect his/her performance at school

For more detailed information about the Title I, Part A federal program, visit the Title I, Part A and Learning Assistance Program (LAP) on the Washington State OSPI website or email our Title I/LAP Coordinator or call at 360-795-3261.

Traffic Safety / Driver's Ed

The Traffic Safety Class lasts 9 weeks and is scheduled at 7:00 - 8:00 am each day school is in session. Students are also expected to drive with the instructor after school, for at least a couple of days a week.

Students must be at least 15 years old to sign up for the class. The DMV will issue driving permits to students starting at age 15, as long as they are enrolled in a Traffic Safety class. The instructor issues a waiver to students in this class, so they do not have to take the written test to get the driving permit.

Wahkiakum High School offers this class twice a year, based upon reaching 10 paid students in a timely manner that can be completed within the standard school year. For the Spring session, if 10 paid students are not signed up by April 1st, then the Traffic Safety class is postponed until the beginning of the next school year.

For more information about the current cost for the class or any other questions you may have, please contact the High School Office.