Seniors: Class of 2021

Seniors! We know you have questions about the impacts that remote learning will have on everything from grades and graduation to events (prom!) and exams.

More information is also available on your high school Seniors webpage:

We created this FAQ just for you.

FAQ by topic

We will continue to update this page as we receive more information.

Questions are categorized by topic.

School and events

In accordance with the state metrics for returning to in-person learning, high school students can return to buildings when the COVID activity level falls below 200 in Clark County. Priority is given to younger students because they need to build the foundations for their learning. It is assumed that most high school students can be self-directed and take more initiative in their own learning. Students who are not able to be successful remotely will be prioritized for small group learning to come back to the building on a limited basis.

With school buildings not open for hybrid instruction until metrics have reached the established threshold for high schools, high school administrators and ASB leadership are meeting to discuss these events and develop plans and options. Each high school will communicate with their seniors about plans for senior events.

Graduation

All graduations will happen on the same dates as planned; however, we will survey students and families on their preference for a ceremony style that aligns with state health restrictions and Clark County’s reopening phase as of graduation dates:

  • Battle Ground High School – June 11
  • CAM Academy – June 9
  • Prairie High School – June 10
  • River HomeLink – June 14
  • Summit View High School – June 15

We cannot make that decision this far ahead. Graduation dates will be kept on the same calendar dates as they are now, but what graduation ceremonies will look like will depend on the state and local guidelines for in-person gatherings that are in place at the time of graduation.

Schools will communicate to seniors a pick up date when items from vendors are available.

Each school will have a different last day for Seniors depending on your graduation date. All senior work will need to be turned in and completed on or before your graduation date. You will have until June 16 to return your Chromebook, textbooks and pay all fines or fees in order to receive your diploma.

Seniors are “ranked” at the end of first semester, and that information is used to determine valedictorian and salutatorian.

Graduation Requirements

Yes. If you believe you have already satisfied all diploma requirements for graduation and wish to graduate early, please contact your counselor or principal.

Policy 2418 allows for a waiver of up to two flexible credits due to extenuating circumstances. Students can ask their counselor about the possibility of this option.

There is still time to raise your grade in these classes, and we encourage you to work with your teacher. At this point, these graduation credits can’t be waived. Students must pass these classes to graduate.

Students should reach out to their counselors to ensure that they have a plan for obtaining these credits and getting them completed in a timely manner.

We encourage you to contact your counselor to see what support we can give you. There are community resources available. For students who need it, there may be a waiver for elective credit that could be used to meet credit requirements or credit that can be issued for work experience that meets certain requirements.

The Washington State Legislature is working on a bill that would grant emergency waivers for this year’s seniors. We will provide more information when it becomes available.

Consult with your school counselor regarding the waiver of PE. Health is a state core requirement and cannot be waived.

High School Principals will work with athletic directors and counselors to determine a plan should you fall into this category. Communication will come from your principal, athletic director and/or counselor.

Students who earned World Language Competency credits will see those credits placed on their transcripts. The district is working with OSPI regarding the Seal of Biliteracy because one of the required components is testing proficiently on the ELA SBA. Once a decision has been made about this, information will be sent to high school counselors and the information will be added to this document.

There are multiple options for meeting the graduation pathway requirement. Counselors have been working with individual students who have not yet met this requirement. Students are encouraged to connect with their counselors if they have additional questions about this requirement.

Battle Ground Public Schools has 100 seats available for the SAT at 8:00 a.m. on Wednesday, March 3, 2021. Students must pre-register, and pay the $68 fee through the district’s online fee payment system.

Please email Paula DeLano if you need help registering. Waivers are available upon request for those who qualify for free or reduced lunch. If you plan to use a waiver, please email Barb Kujava before registering. You will receive an email with final instructions a couple of days prior to the test date.

We are also looking into the possibility of holding an ACT test in March and/or April. Information will be publicized as soon as details are available.

Seniors who have not completed their HSBP requirements can log in to their accounts and finalize requirements for graduation.  Seniors that have sections to complete will be contacted by Career Center staff or a school counselor and should check their email for directions with their student logins.

For more information:

Advanced Placement — AP Exams

Yes. The College Board is planning to administer AP tests this year. Not all the details are available yet, but we believe there will be some flexible test options for remote students. We will post information as soon as it becomes available.

Continue to work with your AP teacher in preparation for the test. Additional resources are available from the College Board on the AP Daily website.

Students and schools have access to free, live AP review lessons delivered by AP teachers from across the country. Keep in contact with your AP teacher for updates on scheduled Zoom meetings, office hours, and weekly learning activities.

Yes, students who register but don’t end up taking the test can cancel and get a full refund if they no longer want to participate in the AP test.

AP Students who are completely remote and don’t have access to a device or to the internet for testing should contact their AP teacher and/or AP Building Coordinator. We will work with you to find a testing situation that is right for you.

CTE and Dual Credit

In order to receive college credit, students currently enrolled in these courses must continue their learning to meet the objectives/outcomes of the class and obtain a B or better grade.

College and Career

Counseling office staff are hard at work serving students. Please contact your counselor regarding college applications and related documentation.

Yes! Counselors and College and Career Specialists are available and standing by to assist students with questions and concerns regarding their post-high school plans.

High Schools are combining efforts for virtual college visits hosted by colleges and universities. The college reps send virtual links to share with students. These visits are happening on Wednesdays. All students and families are invited to attend.

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