To contact us by email type our firstname.lastname@vansd.org

Debbie Dong - Clerk

313-4407 - Phone

313- 4497 Fax

Call Debbie to set appointment w/ appropriate counselor.

 

Elizabeth Mikaele

All grades

Students Last Name A-Eq

313-4434

 

Kara Hecker

All grades

Students Last Name Er-Lam

313-4433

 

Dan Brdar

All grades

Students Last Name Lan-Re

313-4435

 

Dionne Vester

All grades

Students Last Name Rf-Z

313-4432

 

Susan Peng-Cowan

Intervention Specialist

313-4431 


HOW TO.......

How To Read A Transcript
Are you on track for graduation? Click on the link above to review a powerpoint presentation on how to read your transcript and contact information on getting back on track.
How To Sign Up For Summer School
The credit recovery program provides a way to recover credits. This option is ONLY for students who attempted the course during the school year and failed the course with an F grade. Click on link above to recieve more details.
How To Understand Your PSAT/NMSQT Scores
Click on the link above to review the powerpoint explaining results and what your next steps should be. For more information go to www.collegeboard.com and access your My College QuickStart account.
How To Sign Up for The August HSPE
Click on the link above to review the process of signing up for the Reading and/or Writing HSPE. There is no summer testing for Math or Science EOC.

INFO. FOR PARENT(S) / GUARDIAN(S)

Parent Action Plan: Seniors
Parents: From college applications to high school graduation, this is going to be a busy year for you and your 12th-grader. Are you ready?
Parent Action Plan: Juniors
Parents: Are you ready to help your 11th-grader search for colleges, get ready for college admission tests and research financial aid?
Parent Action Plan: Sophomores
Parents: Tenth grade is a great time to decide on college “must-haves” and explore career ideas. Find out how to help your student.
Parent Action Plan: Freshmen
Parents: Find out how you can help your 9th-grader adjust to high school and begin to think about college.

SUMMER EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES

Back-to-School-Readiness Festival
Free and open to all Vancouver Public School students and families. Get school essentials: dental care screenings, haircuts, vaccinations, resource fair, school supplies*, new shoes*, back packs*. *Available on a first come, first serve bases. Click on the link above for time and location.

UPCOMING EVENTS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

2014-2015 Curriculum Guide
Please click on the link above to review district graduation requirements, programs, and class descriptions.

IMPORTANT REMINDER: If you have a boundary exception to attend Hudson’s Bay High School and have not renewed for next year, go to the main office to get the form. Boundary exceptions must be filled out each year. You will not receive a schedule when school starts this Fall if you do not have a boundary exception on file.



MISSION

The counseling center will be more intentional and proactive in our approach to working with students, families, and staff.  To do that beginning the 2014-2015 school year the counseling team will be working with 9th-12th grade students based on their last name.  One major benefit of the change is that families with multiple children attending Bay will be able to work with one counselor.

Specific services include: classroom guidance activities, group/individual counseling,  career counseling, crisis intervention,  assistance and consultation for parent, and liaison between teachers, students, parents and community services.

DAILY ANNOUNCEMENTS
Resource Page
Click on link above to get information about mental health resources, workshops, health care, and community outreach programs.

CLASS OF 2014 - SENIORS

CONGRATULATIONS GRADUATES!!

To be on track for 2014 graduation students must start year w/ at least 16.5 credits

State Testing Requirements for the Class of 2013 and 2014

For more info. about state testing please review the comprehensive section below.

English Language Arts

Math

Reading HSPE

-AND-

Writing HSPE

Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC

- OR-

Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC

College Bound Scholarship Checklist - 12th grade
If you applied for the College Bound Scholarship (CBS) when you were in middle school the link above will help you navigate the steps to take in twelfth grade to make sure you are college-ready when you graduate from high school.

 

CLASS OF 2015 - SENIORS

To be on track for June 2015 graduation students must start year w/ at least 16.5 credits.

State Testing Requirements for the Class of 2015

For more info. about state testing please review the comprehensive section below.

English Language Arts

Math

Science

Reading and Writing HSPEs*
- OR-
10th-grade ELA Exit Exam based on the Common Core
- OR-
11th-grade Smarter Balanced ELA Test

Algebra I/Integrated Math 1 EOC

- OR-

Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC

- OR-

Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC Exit Exam

- OR-

Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC Exit Exam

Biology EOC
- OR-
Comprehensive NGSS Test**

* Reading and Writing HSPEs will be available to 11th and 12th graders in spring and summer 2015 and to 12th graders in spring and summer 2016.

** Until Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are implemented and assessed, students will be required to pass the Biology EOC. After NGSS are implemented and assessed, they will be required to pass a Comprehensive NGSS Test. The timeline of implementation/assessment of NGSS is undetermined.

 

College Bound Scholarship Checklist - 11th grade
If you applied for the College Bound Scholarship (CBS) when you were in middle school the link above will help you navigate the steps to take in eleventh grade to make sure you are college-ready when you graduate from high school.
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results
Click on the link above to review the powerpoint explaining results and what your next steps should be. For more information go to www.collegeboard.com and access your My College QuickStart account.

 

RUNNING START STUDENTS

Fall Success Workshops
Start your quarter off right and attend a Student Success Workshop at Clark College. The workshops are open to everyone and there is no charge or sign-up. Workshops cover academic, personal, and professional development. Click on the link above for more information.
RUNNING START INFORMATION
Attention running start students click on link above to read current information about Clark.
ATTENTION NEW RUNNING START STUDENTS
Please click on link above and review powerpoint presentation if are new to Running Start. Review powerpoint before you meet with your counselor to get verification form signed.

CLASS OF 2016 – SOPHOMORES

To be on track for 2015 graduation students must start year w/ at least 5.5 credits.

 

State Testing Requirements for the Class of 2016

For more info. about state testing please review the comprehensive section below.

English Language Arts

Math

Science

Reading and Writing HSPEs*
- OR-
10th-grade ELA Exit Exam based on the Common Core
- OR-
11th-grade Smarter Balanced ELA Test

Algebra I/Integrated Math 1 EOC

- OR-

Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC

- OR-

Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC Exit Exam

- OR-

Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC Exit Exam

Biology EOC
- OR-
Comprehensive NGSS Test**

* Reading and Writing HSPEs will be available to 11th and 12th graders in spring and summer 2015 and to 12th graders in spring and summer 2016.

College Bound Scholarship Checklist - 10th grade
If you applied for the College Bound Scholarship (CBS) when you were in middle school the link above will help you navigate the steps to take in tenth grade to make sure you are college-ready when you graduate from high school.
Understanding Your PSAT/NMSQT Results
Click on the link above to review the powerpoint explaining results and what your next steps should be. For more information go to www.collegeboard.com and access your My College QuickStart account.

 

CLASS OF 2017 – FRESHMEN

State Testing Requirements for the Class of 2017

For more info. about state testing please review the comprehensive section below.

English Language Arts

Math

Science

ELA Exit Exam

- OR-

11th-grade Smarter Balanced ELA Test

Algebra I/Integrated Math 1 EOC

- OR-

Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC

- OR-

Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC Exit Exam**

- OR-

Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC Exit Exam**

- OR-

11th-grade Smarter Balanced Math Test**

Biology EOC

- OR-

Comprehensive NGSS Test***

College Bound Scholarship Checklist - 9th grade
If you applied for the College Bound Scholarship (CBS) when you were in middle school the link above will help you navigate the steps to take in ninth grade to make sure you are college-ready when you graduate from high school.
Things to Think About
Click on the link above to gain ideas of how to get through your freshmen year.

 

MIDDLE SCHOOL TO HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITION

CLASS OF 2018

College Bound Scholarship Outreach - 8th grade
This is the last year you can apply. The scholarship will help you be financially ready for college. Once you've applied, make sure you're academically prepared as well. The checklist in the link above will help you navigate the steps to take in eighth grade to make sure you are college-ready when you graduate from high school.
Parent Action Plan: Middle School
Parents: Find out how to help your middle school student develop the right work and study habits to prepare for high school and college.
Transition to High School
Click on the link above to view a powerpoint presentation that includes helpful ideas of what students and parents can do to contribute to a successful transition to high school.

HIGH SCHOOL PROFIECIENY EXAM (HSPE) / END OF COURSE EXAM (EOC) / COLLECTION OF EVIDENCE (C0E)

Grade level requirements are list above in the appropriate sections.

How to Read An Individual Score Report
Click on the link above to view a sample individual score report. Pass the cursor over the balloons placed in various locations of the report to view descriptions of the identified area. Please read through the other items listed below to find answers to your questions prior to contacting or making an appointment with your student’s counselor.
Frequently Asked Questions About State Testing
Still have questions about state testing? Click on the link above to see if they have your answer.

STAYING ON TRACK

Take Control of Homework
Homework is an essential part of high school — and college. Setting good habits now will help you later. Use these tips to manage the work.
8 Way to Take Control of Your Time
Developing time-management skills now will help you in your college career and beyond. Find out how you can get started and stay on schedule.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOL

HB 1079
In 2003, the Washington State Legislature approved HB (House Bill) 1079, a historic action that makes a college education much more affordable for certain undocumented students. Click on the link above to go directly the website to get resources on planning and paying for college.
PSAT/NMSQT
The Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) is a program cosponsored by the College Board and National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). It's a standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT®. It also gives you a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. Click on the link above for more details.

LEARNING LINKS AND ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

8 Ways to Take Control of Your Time
Developing time-management skills now will help you in your college career and beyond. Find out how you can get started and stay on schedule.
Learning What You Love in High School
High school is the perfect time for you to explore your talents and hobbies, and find out what it is that you really enjoy doing.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

High School students looking for community service hours can volunteer at our Family Community Resource Centers (FCRC's) throughout the district.

The following schools have Family Community Centers:

 

ELEMENTARY: Fruit Valley, Harney, Hazel Dell, King, Lincoln, Minnehaha, Ogden, Roosevelt and Washington

MIDDLE: Discovery, McLoughlin

HIGH: Fort Vancouver, Hudson’s Bay

 

If students have any questions or are seeking volunteer hours, contact Diana Avalos directly by email diana.avalos-leos@vansd.org or at 313-4094.

 

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FRANKLIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Starting October 15 from 3-4:30pm @ Ben Franklin elementary. Help tutor elementary school students with homework.  The contact  Veronica Palazzo @ 360-907-2028 if interested.

 

Lunar New Year Carnival

Saturday, February 8, 2014 starting at 10:00 AM shifts.  1.5 to 5.5 hour shifts they prefer you work full shift. Sign up by January 15th to volunteer.
  

HARNEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

Every Wednesday evening from 6:00 - 9:00 PM Help tutor elementary school students with homework and/or help parents learn English.  Starting ASAP

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MINNEHAHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Chieftain Family Carnival, Friday, January 24th from 6:00 to 9:30 PM
Student helpers will help with games, activities, set-up and take down.
Please have students contact: Brittany Wade, Family Community Resource Coordinator at Minnehaha Elementary School @ 360-313-2513 or brittany.gadbury@vansd.org

CREDIT RECOVERY OPTIONS

Washington Youth Academy (WYA) Website
The Washington Youth Academy (WYA) is a division of the National Guard Youth ChalleNGe Program run in Bremerton, WA. Established under authority of both federal and state law, the WYA is a state-run residential and post-residential intervention for 16-18 year olds who have dropped out of high school or are at risk of dropping out. The Washington Youth Academy is a quasi-military training and mentoring program for at-risk youth. The goal of the program is to give youth a second chance to become responsible and productive citizens by helping them improve their life skills, education levels, and employment potential. The program incorporates a highly structured format, with an emphasis on student discipline and personal responsibility to provide a positive, safe, and secure learning environment.
Washington Youth Academy (WYA) Brochure
To print a brochure about WYA click on the link above.
La Washington Youth Academy (WYA) folleto en espanol
La Washington Youth Academy está libre de costo para las familias. Está patrocinado por la Guardia Nacional de Washington y ubi-cado en Bremerton, Washington. Los estudi-antes elegibles deben:  -Ser deficientes en créditos de la escuela o en riesgo de abandonar la escuela secundaria.  -Tener 16 a 18 años de edad cuando se inicia el programa.  -Ser residente legal en los Estados Unidos y el Estado de Washington.  -Estar física y mentalmente capaz de com-pletar el programa.  -Estar libre de drogas al momento de in-scripción.  -No estar bajo proceso o condenado por un delito grave.
Success Academy
Eleventh and twelfth grade students who are deficient 1.5 to 8.0 credits who would like to attempt to graduate on time. Half of the student's day is spent in core classes and the other half is spent in the Success Academy on Bay's campus where a personalized learning plan is developed to help each student achieve his/her graduation goals. Students that are successful in the program are self-starters, have good attendance, and have the ability to find transportation to and from school at the designated time. For more information and to see if your student meets the requirements to participate please set up an appointment with your student's counselor.
After School PLATO
This option serves students who are credit deficient and motivated to recover credits with some classroom teacher support, through a competency based on-line delivery program. Students that are focused on graduation and post high school are able to recover the credits at a pace that enables them to achieve their goals. For more information and to see if your student meets the requirements to participate please email or set up an appointment with your student's counselor.

 

ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL SETTINGS

Lewis and Clark High School
A new magnet program is opening in the Fall 2013 in Vancouver Public Schools. Lewis and Clark High School is blazing a trail for motivated, hard-working students who will excel in a non-traditional school setting. This school of choice features learning on one-to-one laptop computers with the support and guidance of caring teachers.The NEW Lewis and Clark High School has a few remaining openings for the 2013-2014 school year. You can apply online now, or call the school at 360-313-4350 to learn more.
Vancouver Virtual Learning Academy (VVLA)
Vancouver Virtual Learning Academy is an online school based at the Lieser Campus for students in grades 6-12. The academy offers students opportunity to take classes in a 24/7 learning environment. A certified teacher meets with students weekly during an onsite lab session.
Vancouver Home Connection (VHC)
In Vancouver Public Schools, parents and students have choices, and one of those choices is to home school. Vancouver Home Connection provides the best of home schooling combined with direct teacher support. Our program is tailored to meet the unique needs of students.
Bridges Academy @ Skills Center
The Bridges Academy is a partnership between ESD 112 and the Clark County Skills Center designed to provide high quality career and technical education to students who have dropped out of high school or are in danger of dropping out due to credit deficiency.
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