Courses

Following is a listing of courses offered and required at SLHS.

Please know that many colleges and universities require three years of world language while SLHS requires two years for graduation. Washington State now requires four years of math or Algebra-based science for graduation.

R = Required   E = Elective

English: 4 years required.

English 9 English 9 / Honors grade 9 2 semesters R
English 10 World Literature & Composition / Honors grade 10 2 semesters R
English 11 American Literature & Composition / Honors grade 11 2 semesters R
English 12 British Literature & Composition / Honors grade 12 2 semesters R
AP English 12  AP English: Literature and Composition  grade 12 2 semesters E

 

Social Studies: 4 years required.

Social Studies Pacific Northwest Studies – if a student has not taken this in middle school they must take it online through Red Comet. grades 7 – 12 1 semester R
Social Studies Ancient World History / Honors grade 9 2 semesters R
Social Studies Modern World History / Honors grade 10 2 semesters R
Social Studies American History grade 11  2 semesters R
Social Studies AP American History  grade 11  2 semesters R
Social Studies Contemporary World Cultures & Problems grade 12 2 semesters R
Social Studies AP Psychology grade 11 or 12 2 semesters E

 

Math: 3 – 4 years required. Washington state requires four years of math or Algebra-based science for graduation.

Math Algebra 1 grades 9-10 2 semesters R
Math Geometry grades 9-10 2 semesters R
Math Algebra 2 grades 10-11 2 semesters R
Math Advanced Algebra grades 10-11 2 semesters R
Math Pre-Calculus grades 11-12 2 semesters E
Math AP Calculus AB grades 11-12 2 semesters E

 

Science: 2.5 – 3.5 years required. Washington state requires four years of math or Algebra-based science for graduation.

Science Physical Science 9 grade 9 1 semester R
Science Biology / Biology Honors grade 10 2 semesters R
Science Chemistry grade 11 or 12 2 semesters E
Science Physics grade 11 or 12 2 semesters E
Science Anatomy & Physiology grade 11 or 12 2 semesters E


Physical Education & Health:
Four semesters required. Participation in SLHS athletics may be used to meet the requirement after grade 9.

PE Health & Physical Education 9 Grade 9 2 semesters R
PE Personal Fitness Grades 10-12 1 semester R/E
PE Athletic Team Participation Grades 10-12 1 semester E


World Languages: 
Two years, 4 semesters, required for graduation. Some colleges and universities require three years of one language.

World Language Spanish 1 – 4 grades 9 – 12 2 semesters
World Language French 1-4, online grades 9 – 12 2 semesters
World Language Chinese 1-2, online grades 9 – 12 2 semesters
World Language American Sign Language 1-2, online grades 9 – 12 2 semesters
World Language Latin 1-2, online grades 9 – 12 2 semesters
World Language ESL grades 9 – 12 2 semesters

 

Fine Arts: (2 semesters required)

Fine Arts Band (meets before school) all grades 2 semesters E
Fine Arts Art Foundation grades 9-10 1 semester E
Fine Arts Painting grades 10-11 1 semester E
Fine Arts Design grades 10-12 1 semester E
Fine Arts Art Portfolio grades 10-12 2 semesters E
Fine Arts Dance (may satisfy a PE credit) grades 9-12 1 semesters E
Fine Arts Drama grades 9-12 1 semesters E
Fine Arts AP Studio Art grade 11 or 12 2 semesters E

 

Occupational Education: (2 semesters required)

OE Life Skills grade 12 1 semester R
OE Yearbook all grades 2 semesters E
OE Teacher’s Aide all grades 1/4 credit per semester E
OE Woodshop grades 10-12 1 semester E
OE Auto Restoration all grades year-long E
OE Student News Publication all grades year-long E

 

Community Service: Required each year of attendance at SLHS

 Service 9th Community Service grade 9 15 hours=1/4 credit R
 Service 10th Community Service grade 10 25 hours=1/4 credit R
 Service 11th Community Service grade 11 35 hours=1/4 credit R
Senior Project Senior Project grade 12 60 hours=1/2 credit R


Religious Studies:
Required each year of attendance at SLHS

Religious Studies Old Testament grade 9 1 semester R
Religious Studies New Testament grade 10 1 semester R
Religious Studies World Religions grade 11 1 semester R
Religious Studies Capstone Theology grade 12 1 semester R