High School Completion

The High School Completion program provides another alternative for students needing to complete their high school diploma. In order to enroll in the program, students must bring transcripts from all high schools they have attended. Students must complete a placement test prior to meeting with their advisor. There are a variety of options for high school completion. Please contact the Transitional Studies office for more information.

Courses

  • HSC 034 Current World Problems
    The course explores a variety of cultural, social, economic and environmental issues in a contemporary world context. Students will examine contemporary human rights issues around the world. Global links are a central theme, as we evaluate how issues elsewhere manifest at home.
  • HSC 035 Geography and World Affairs
    A study of basic world geography and contemporary national and international issues
  • HSC 036 American Government
    Students will study the purposes, organization and function of government, including the laws and political systems specific to the United States. The course pays special attention to the key ideals and principals of the United States, including the Constitution and Bill of Rights. All topics will be viewed through the lens of civic involvement and responsibility.
  • HSC 037 U.S. History II
    This is a survey course covering the history and culture of the United States from 1898 to the present. An emphasis is placed on the establishment of our democratic form of government based on responsibilities of good citizenship, what happened in the United States these last 100+ years and to appreciate how 20th century Americans lived and experienced the great events.
  • HSC 039 Pacific Northwest History
    Geography, Native tribes and their cultures, explorers, pioneer settlement, government, economy and ecology of the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho from earliest times to the present.
  • HSC 040 Physical Science I
    This course provides an introduction to the physical sciences, including topics from the fields of physics, astronomy, and geology. Emphasis will be on understanding the Scientific Method in preparation for advanced to college-level science courses.
  • HSC 041 Biology IA
    Biology I is the first of two courses covering the life science of biology, including a study of evolution, homeostasis (internal environment), nutrition, fitness, energy, and the cell. This course prepares students to pass the end-of-course biology test required for WA State graduation.
  • HSC 042 Biology IB
    Biology II is the second of two courses covering the life science of biology, including energy and ecosystems; reproduction, genetics, and inheritance; development and growth; and interaction and interdependence among organisms. This course will prepare students to pass the end-of-course biology exam required for WA State high school graduation.
  • HSC 044 College Prep Chemistry
    A study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter, and the way matter changes.
  • HSC 060 Algebra IA
    The first half of a modern high school algebra sequence with a focus in seven major topics: transition from arithmetic to algebra, solving equations & inequalities, probability and statistics, proportional reasoning, linear equations and functions.
  • HSC 061 Algebra IB
    This course fulfills the second half of a modern high school algebra sequence with a focus in seven major topics: transition from arithmetic to algebra, solving equations and inequalities, probability and statistics, proportional reasoning, linear equations and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, and operations on polynomials.
  • HSC 062 Algebra IC
    This class will focus on a review of Algebra IA and IB. Students will communicate understanding through state constructed practical based questions. This course prepares students to pass the End of Course assessment. The students have the opportunity to create a Collection of Evidence as an alternate demonstration of their proficiency to the State.
  • HSC 063 Geometry IA
    This course fulfills the first half in the fundamentals of plane geometry, covering the vocabulary and concept of geometry through the use of formal proof and algebra. Completion of the geometry sequence prepares students for higher level mathematics courses and for those science courses requiring a working knowledge of geometry.
  • HSC 064 Geometry IB
    Course fulfills the second half in fundamentals of plane geometry, covering the vocabulary and concept of geometry through the use of formal proof and algebra and coordinate geometry. Completion of the geometry sequence prepares students for higher level mathematics courses and for those science courses requiring a working knowledge of geometry.
  • HSC 066 Business Math IA
    Business Math helps students achieve success by incorporating Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry topics into practical business and personal finance contexts. Students see algebra at work within the most critical areas of finance. Students learn about investments, credit, automobile expenses, insurance, income tax, household budgeting, and more while gaining confidence in working with common algebraic functions.
  • HSC 067 Business Math 1B
    Financial Algebra helps students achieve success by incorporating Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry topics into practical business and personal finance contexts. Students see Algebra at work within the most critical areas of finance. Students learn about investments, credit, automobile expenses, insurance, income tax, household budgeting, and more while gaining confidence in working with common algebraic functions. This is the second in the two-part series.
  • HSC 070 Algebra 2A
    This course is designed for students who plan to continue a study of mathematics in high school or college. The course focus is on functions and their graphs using transformations, exponential and logarithmic functions, series and sequence data analysis and the study of conic sections. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a full credit of high school Algebra.
  • HSC 071 Algebra 2B
    This course is designed for students who plan to continue a study of mathematics in high school or college. The course focus is on functions and their graphs using transformations, exponential and logarithmic functions, series and sequence data analysis and the study of conic sections. Prerequisite: Successful completion of high school Algebra 2A or equivalent.
  • HSC 072 Algebra 2C
    This course is designed for students who plan to continue a study of mathematics in high school or college. The course focus is on functions and their graphs using transformations, exponential and logarithmic functions, series and sequence data analysis and the study of conic sections. Prerequisite: Successful completion of high school Algebra 2B or equivalent.
  • HSC 080 Reading Fundamentals
    This course offers skill development in reading with a variety of reading comprehension strategies in a range of fiction and nonfiction works. Students will practice making text to self, text to world, and text to text connections. An emphasis will be placed on summarizing and analyzing using textual evidence. This course prepares students for taking the Washington State High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE), required for graduation.
  • HSC 081 Reading Fundamentals II
    This course continues to lay the foundation required for high school English credit. Students will develop skills related to the reading of increasingly complex informational and literary texts with an emphasis placed on close critical reading. Students will also develop skills in argumentative, informative, and narrative writing in response to readings. Recommended: HSC 080.
  • HSC 082 High School Literature
    In this reading skill development class, students will explore literature across thousands of years and many cultures. This course will use a thematic approach to comparing and contrasting literature over a wide range of time periods and cultures. By exploring a single theme, over time, culture and genre, students will explore how grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
  • HSC 085 Writing Fundamentals
    Students will work on skill development in writing. Using the writing process, students will practice expository and persuasive writing aimed at a variety of audiences. Students will prepare for success on the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) writing examination required for high school graduation in Washington State. To do so, students will use resources developed by the Washington State Office of State Superintendent of Instruction (OSPI), including portions of a four week curriculum designed for HSPE test takers.
  • HSC 086 High School Health
    This course lays the foundation required for high school health, including personal health, injury prevention, community health, nutrition and fitness, personal development, family living, and alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
  • HSC 087 Writing With Evidence
    Using the writing process, students will focus on writing with evidence to ensure that students engage in research and inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information. This course will meet high school English credit requirements and prepare students for Washington state standardized testing expectations.
  • HSC 090 High School to College Transition
    This course allows students to develop and demonstrate strategies to adjust to the college experience, to develop a better understanding of the learning process, learn about programs and pathways available on campus, understand current abilities, characteristics, learning styles and readiness to learn, and to acquire essential academic survival skills as students transition from the high school to the college environment. Students will explore personal, academic and employment history to begin to develop their High School and Beyond Plan and career exploration as part of the Washington State high school graduation requirements. This course includes orientation to the Alternative Education program, its resources and services, completion of required assessment, an orientation to the advising process, individualized case management services and support. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Alternative Education Program.
  • HSC 091 Senior Capstone
    Senior Capstone assists students enrolled in the Alternative Education Program or High School Completion Program in completing both the 'High School and Beyond Plan' and the 'Culminating Project', state-mandated high school graduation requirements. The course encourages students to think analytically, logically and creatively and to integrate experience and knowledge to solve problems, giving students a chance to explore a career or post-high school graduation plans in which they have a great interest, and offers student an opportunity to apply their learning in a "real world" way.
  • HSC 092 Walking/Fitness
    Students will enhance physical fitness and develop lifelong skills through walking and other fitness activities. Students will learn to use a heart rate monitor, understand the importance of hydration and will explore the importance of cardiovascular health.

Courses

Courses

  • HSC 034 Current World Problems
    The course explores a variety of cultural, social, economic and environmental issues in a contemporary world context. Students will examine contemporary human rights issues around the world. Global links are a central theme, as we evaluate how issues elsewhere manifest at home.
  • HSC 035 Geography and World Affairs
    A study of basic world geography and contemporary national and international issues
  • HSC 036 American Government
    Students will study the purposes, organization and function of government, including the laws and political systems specific to the United States. The course pays special attention to the key ideals and principals of the United States, including the Constitution and Bill of Rights. All topics will be viewed through the lens of civic involvement and responsibility.
  • HSC 037 U.S. History II
    This is a survey course covering the history and culture of the United States from 1898 to the present. An emphasis is placed on the establishment of our democratic form of government based on responsibilities of good citizenship, what happened in the United States these last 100+ years and to appreciate how 20th century Americans lived and experienced the great events.
  • HSC 039 Pacific Northwest History
    Geography, Native tribes and their cultures, explorers, pioneer settlement, government, economy and ecology of the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho from earliest times to the present.
  • HSC 040 Physical Science I
    This course provides an introduction to the physical sciences, including topics from the fields of physics, astronomy, and geology. Emphasis will be on understanding the Scientific Method in preparation for advanced to college-level science courses.
  • HSC 041 Biology IA
    Biology I is the first of two courses covering the life science of biology, including a study of evolution, homeostasis (internal environment), nutrition, fitness, energy, and the cell. This course prepares students to pass the end-of-course biology test required for WA State graduation.
  • HSC 042 Biology IB
    Biology II is the second of two courses covering the life science of biology, including energy and ecosystems; reproduction, genetics, and inheritance; development and growth; and interaction and interdependence among organisms. This course will prepare students to pass the end-of-course biology exam required for WA State high school graduation.
  • HSC 044 College Prep Chemistry
    A study of the composition, structure, and properties of matter, and the way matter changes.
  • HSC 060 Algebra IA
    The first half of a modern high school algebra sequence with a focus in seven major topics: transition from arithmetic to algebra, solving equations & inequalities, probability and statistics, proportional reasoning, linear equations and functions.
  • HSC 061 Algebra IB
    This course fulfills the second half of a modern high school algebra sequence with a focus in seven major topics: transition from arithmetic to algebra, solving equations and inequalities, probability and statistics, proportional reasoning, linear equations and functions, systems of linear equations and inequalities, and operations on polynomials.
  • HSC 062 Algebra IC
    This class will focus on a review of Algebra IA and IB. Students will communicate understanding through state constructed practical based questions. This course prepares students to pass the End of Course assessment. The students have the opportunity to create a Collection of Evidence as an alternate demonstration of their proficiency to the State.
  • HSC 063 Geometry IA
    This course fulfills the first half in the fundamentals of plane geometry, covering the vocabulary and concept of geometry through the use of formal proof and algebra. Completion of the geometry sequence prepares students for higher level mathematics courses and for those science courses requiring a working knowledge of geometry.
  • HSC 064 Geometry IB
    Course fulfills the second half in fundamentals of plane geometry, covering the vocabulary and concept of geometry through the use of formal proof and algebra and coordinate geometry. Completion of the geometry sequence prepares students for higher level mathematics courses and for those science courses requiring a working knowledge of geometry.
  • HSC 066 Business Math IA
    Business Math helps students achieve success by incorporating Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry topics into practical business and personal finance contexts. Students see algebra at work within the most critical areas of finance. Students learn about investments, credit, automobile expenses, insurance, income tax, household budgeting, and more while gaining confidence in working with common algebraic functions.
  • HSC 067 Business Math 1B
    Financial Algebra helps students achieve success by incorporating Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry topics into practical business and personal finance contexts. Students see Algebra at work within the most critical areas of finance. Students learn about investments, credit, automobile expenses, insurance, income tax, household budgeting, and more while gaining confidence in working with common algebraic functions. This is the second in the two-part series.
  • HSC 070 Algebra 2A
    This course is designed for students who plan to continue a study of mathematics in high school or college. The course focus is on functions and their graphs using transformations, exponential and logarithmic functions, series and sequence data analysis and the study of conic sections. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a full credit of high school Algebra.
  • HSC 071 Algebra 2B
    This course is designed for students who plan to continue a study of mathematics in high school or college. The course focus is on functions and their graphs using transformations, exponential and logarithmic functions, series and sequence data analysis and the study of conic sections. Prerequisite: Successful completion of high school Algebra 2A or equivalent.
  • HSC 072 Algebra 2C
    This course is designed for students who plan to continue a study of mathematics in high school or college. The course focus is on functions and their graphs using transformations, exponential and logarithmic functions, series and sequence data analysis and the study of conic sections. Prerequisite: Successful completion of high school Algebra 2B or equivalent.
  • HSC 080 Reading Fundamentals
    This course offers skill development in reading with a variety of reading comprehension strategies in a range of fiction and nonfiction works. Students will practice making text to self, text to world, and text to text connections. An emphasis will be placed on summarizing and analyzing using textual evidence. This course prepares students for taking the Washington State High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE), required for graduation.
  • HSC 081 Reading Fundamentals II
    This course continues to lay the foundation required for high school English credit. Students will develop skills related to the reading of increasingly complex informational and literary texts with an emphasis placed on close critical reading. Students will also develop skills in argumentative, informative, and narrative writing in response to readings. Recommended: HSC 080.
  • HSC 082 High School Literature
    In this reading skill development class, students will explore literature across thousands of years and many cultures. This course will use a thematic approach to comparing and contrasting literature over a wide range of time periods and cultures. By exploring a single theme, over time, culture and genre, students will explore how grasping point of view requires distinguishing what is directly stated in a text from what is really meant (e.g., satire, sarcasm, irony, or understatement).
  • HSC 085 Writing Fundamentals
    Students will work on skill development in writing. Using the writing process, students will practice expository and persuasive writing aimed at a variety of audiences. Students will prepare for success on the High School Proficiency Examination (HSPE) writing examination required for high school graduation in Washington State. To do so, students will use resources developed by the Washington State Office of State Superintendent of Instruction (OSPI), including portions of a four week curriculum designed for HSPE test takers.
  • HSC 086 High School Health
    This course lays the foundation required for high school health, including personal health, injury prevention, community health, nutrition and fitness, personal development, family living, and alcohol, tobacco, and drugs.
  • HSC 087 Writing With Evidence
    Using the writing process, students will focus on writing with evidence to ensure that students engage in research and inquiry to investigate topics, and to analyze, integrate, and present information. This course will meet high school English credit requirements and prepare students for Washington state standardized testing expectations.
  • HSC 090 High School to College Transition
    This course allows students to develop and demonstrate strategies to adjust to the college experience, to develop a better understanding of the learning process, learn about programs and pathways available on campus, understand current abilities, characteristics, learning styles and readiness to learn, and to acquire essential academic survival skills as students transition from the high school to the college environment. Students will explore personal, academic and employment history to begin to develop their High School and Beyond Plan and career exploration as part of the Washington State high school graduation requirements. This course includes orientation to the Alternative Education program, its resources and services, completion of required assessment, an orientation to the advising process, individualized case management services and support. Prerequisite: Enrollment in Alternative Education Program.
  • HSC 091 Senior Capstone
    Senior Capstone assists students enrolled in the Alternative Education Program or High School Completion Program in completing both the 'High School and Beyond Plan' and the 'Culminating Project', state-mandated high school graduation requirements. The course encourages students to think analytically, logically and creatively and to integrate experience and knowledge to solve problems, giving students a chance to explore a career or post-high school graduation plans in which they have a great interest, and offers student an opportunity to apply their learning in a "real world" way.
  • HSC 092 Walking/Fitness
    Students will enhance physical fitness and develop lifelong skills through walking and other fitness activities. Students will learn to use a heart rate monitor, understand the importance of hydration and will explore the importance of cardiovascular health.