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Redmond, Wash. – At a live event on the evening of Wednesday, January 6, Lake Washington School District (LWSD) Superintendent, Dr. Jon Holmen, announced Pathway Forward, LWSD’s plan to return students to in-person learning for the remainder of the 2020-21 school year.

Katya Rukhlinskaia

An International Community School student is the 2019-20 winner of the sixth annual Washington State Zine Contest. Katya Rukhlinskaia, who is now in eighth grade, won for grades 7-9 for her “Tribes: The Cowlitz” zine entry.

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    Seven-Period High School Day

    For two years, the College and Career Readiness Task Force studied ways to expand options for high school students. Staff and parents on the task force considered ways to help students meet the state’s new 24 credit graduation requirement. Students in the class of 2019 and beyond will need 24 credits to earn a high school diploma. The Task Force reviewed several scheduling options and models, aiming to increase flexibility for every student. In April 2017, taking staff, student, and parent survey feedback into consideration, the Task Force recommended adding instructional time to the high school day to create a seven-period high school schedule.

    LWSD high schools are planning for the transition to seven-period schedules, beginning with the 2018-19 school year.

    The seven-period high school day offers equity and opportunity for all students. Students have more opportunities for:

    • Exploration
      Taking different or additional elective courses
    • Acceleration
      Taking courses such as Advanced Placement (AP), dual credit opportunities like Running Start, or College in the High School
    • Remediation
      Getting additional support or making up credit

     

    Seven-Period High School Schedule FAQ