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!).

COVID Graduation Credit Waiver

A student or his/her parents/guardians may request a waiver of up to two elective credits during his/her year of expected graduation from high school due to the student’s circumstances. In addition to the two elective credits from Policy 2418, students in the graduating class of 2020 or 2021 may seek additional waivers for both subject area credit and pathway graduation requirements. The district will demonstrate a good faith effort to help individual students meet credit-based and pathway graduation requirements through other options before considering the emergency waiver. Students must earn at least 20 credits to graduate. The superintendent or designee will review each request on a case-by-case basis and use his or her judgment, experience, and knowledge of the student to determine whether the circumstances exist to justify the waiver.

Waivable Graduation Requirements

  • 2 elective credit Policy 2418
  • 2 credits may be “flexible” or “core” credits
    • No more than 1.0 credit in any core subject area
  • Graduation pathway option

Requests must be received by the superintendent or designee’s office by May 31, 2021.  Responses will be provided within 10 business days of May 31, 2021.

On student transcripts, a code “V” will indicate the course or graduation requirement that was waived.

More information about graduation credit waivers is explained in Resolution D-21.     Spanish    Russian

Forms

2021 COVID Waiver of High School Graduation Credits (English)

2021 COVID Waiver of High School Graduation Credits (Spanish)

2021 COVID Waiver of High School Graduation Credits (Russian)

FAQ by topic

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

Questions are categorized by topic.

Graduation

The majority of seniors and family in a recent survey said they preferred to hold traditional in-person graduation ceremonies. The district is currently planning for these to take place outdoors at District Stadium near the Battle Ground High School campus. Students will be able to have at least four guests in attendance, using a ticketing system to reserve seats (details to come). Other health and safety measures, such as masks and physical distancing, will still be required. Schools will provide further details in the coming weeks. Graduation schedules will remain as follows:

  • Battle Ground High School – June 11 – 7 p.m.
  • CAM Academy – June 9 – 7 p.m.
  • Prairie High School – June 10 – 7 p.m.
  • River HomeLink – June 14 – 7 p.m.
  • Summit View High School – June 15 – 7 p.m.

Current plans are for in-person graduation ceremonies held outdoors at District Stadium near Battle Ground High School. 

Further information will be sent to students and families in the coming weeks.

Caps and gowns ordered through jostens.com will be delivered to Summit View. You will be contacted when your order is ready for pickup.

Summit View has a small amount of caps and gowns available for students to borrow. This is on a first come, first serve basis. When a student has completed their coursework, they can request to borrow a gown. If borrowing a cap and gown, a tassel will need to be purchased.

The last day for Seniors to finish classes and participate in the graduation ceremony is June 11th. All fines/fees must be paid, chromebooks, textbooks and any other borrowed materials must be returned in order to receive your diploma.

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. Emergency resolution D-21 also provides the ability for students to waive additional credit and/or their Graduation Pathway.  Students can ask their counselor about the possibilities of these options.

There is still time to raise your grade in these classes, and we encourage you to work with your teacher. We encourage you to talk with your counselor about waiver options.

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 school board passed Resolution D-21 permitting the use of emergency waivers to waive certain credits and graduation requirements.

Consult with your school counselor regarding the waiver of PE.

​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.

Yes, you should continue to complete your coursework. A waiver may be applied if you qualify. See your counselor.

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.  An emergency waiver may be used in some cases.

There are no more testing dates scheduled for this school year.  Graduation Pathways can be waived if students were waiting for this test to meet a Graduation Pathway.

Seniors who have not completed their HSBP requirements can log in to their accounts and finalize requirements for graduation.  

For more information: contact Barbara Ferguson (Career Guidance Technician).

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

To request an official transcript, please send an email to info.svhs@battlegroundps.org, with instructions on where you would like the official transcript sent.

Yes! Our Counselor is 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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