Clover Park School District High School Programs

Clover Park High School  

Clover Park High School is a comprehensive, grades 9 through 12 high school with a small school feel.

Ninth grade students are in a grade level specific smaller learning community (SLC). The ninth grade SLC program includes foundational courses in the humanities as well as an introductory science, technology, and math sequence as a preparation for grades 10-12. The ninth grade smaller learning community provides the necessary background to enable students to make an appropriate choice into pathway/major focus for grades 10-12. Another key attribute of that foundational core is the development of academic skills and traits that establish high expectations and standards, habits of success, and social skills necessary for citizenship, career, and college-readiness.

Tenth grade students continue a schedule that emphasizes the core curriculum: Pre-AP English, a Western Studies component, Geometry, and Biology. Similarly to ninth grade students, second year high school students have options when contemplating their elective classes. Tenth grade students should be deliberate about pursuing a schedule that prepares them academically for post-secondary experiences. All tenth grade students are rigorously preparing for high school exit exams, or Smarter Balance Assessments that will be taken in the 11th grade. Additionally, 10th grade students begin working on their Pathway or Major designation in Career and Technical Education coursework.

Eleventh grade students continue an emphasis of the core curriculum requirements: an American Studies component that includes AP English or English 11; US History, or AP US History; Algebra II or higher; and Chemistry or another lab science. Eleventh grade students will also be working toward their CTE program completion certificate in an area of study that aligns their core curriculum work with a career interest. Students should be deliberate about selecting a schedule that challenges them and prepares them for admission to Washington colleges and universities. Successful completion of continuing and advanced science, math, and writing courses are extremely important predictors of future student success.

Twelfth grade students will complete their program of study and all of the coursework needed to demonstrate mastery of the core curriculum: a Contemporary Studies component that includes English 12or AP Literature; Contemporary Affairs or AP US Government; and are encouraged to take a fourth year of math and/or science. Twelfth grade students should be working on a schedule that challenges them academically and completes required courses for admission to Washington colleges and universities.

Throughout high school students will be working to establish and maintain a High School and Beyond Plan. This is also a graduation requirement upon completion of the 12th grade year. The HSBP is a compilation of thoughtful exercises designed to help students design a post-secondary plan that is customized for them and leads to a high level of preparation for success after high school. This plan is built and maintained in each advisory. The advisory teacher will continue with his/ her advisory students throughout grades 9 through 12 in order to build relationships and maintain a consistent focus on the plan.

Lakes High School

Lakes High School is structured into three academies: 9th Grade Success Academy, 10th Grade Success Academy, and 11th/12th Grade Pathways Academy. All Lakes High School students will participate in Lancer Link. This is an advisory group that students will attend to help them prepare for graduation. Students will stay with the same group and advisor for the entire four years at Lakes. Each student will keep a portfolio of their high school work and have an opportunity to share it with their parents each year through student portfolio conferencing in the fall and spring. In their senior year, students will create a presentation for their state required High School and Beyond Plan.

Ninth Grade Success Academy supports students to build a strong academic base. Test data and previous academic accomplishments are used to provide students and parents scheduling support ensuring students are placed in classes that will meet their academic needs. The academy ensures foundational core courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Health, Fitness, and electives that prepare students for their academic pathway through grades 10-12 and beyond. Students will develop the foundational core to establish the skills for high expectations and standards, habits of success, and social skills necessary for citizenship, career, and college-readiness. A highlight for this academy is that all 9th grade students are provided mentors to support their transition from middle school to the high school.

Tenth Grade Success Academy continues the work of the Ninth Grade Success Academy to support students in building a solid academic foundation. The academy ensures foundational core courses in English, Math, Science, Social Studies, and CTE. College bound students will have additional opportunities to challenge their academic prowess with the AP course offerings of AP English Composition, AP World History, AP European History, AP Environmental History, and AP Calculus A/B. This academy develops the students’ ongoing understanding of the available pathways to prepare them for the remainder of their high school career.

11th/12th Grade Pathway Academy guides students to take courses that position them to be competitive for admission to the college and/or career of their choice. The Pathway Academy consists of:

  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM)
  • Health and Human Services
  • Arts and Communication
  • Business and Marketing

Students will select a pathway that interests them, and through specific pathway courses and authentic experiences (i.e., job shadowing and Career Connections). College bound students will have opportunities to continue to challenge their academic prowess with the AP course offerings of AP English Literature, AP US History, AP American Government, AP Chemistry, AP Biology, AP Spanish, AP Studio Art, AP Music Theory, AP Statistics, and AP Calculus B/C. Students will also choose courses that enhance career readiness through their completion of program certifications (i.e., MOS, CPR, NAC), being program completers (students completing 360 hours in a CTE program). Graduates are proud to say, “Once a Lancer, Always a Lancer.”

Harrison Preparatory School

Lt. General William H. Harrison Preparatory School is an International Baccalaureate World School designed to provide a seamless secondary school experience for students in grades six through twelve.

Harrison Preparatory is a school of choice for all middle and high school students in Clover Park School District (CPSD). The continuity of program spans both middle and high school and gives students the opportunity to build relationships without transitional adjustments. Because of this continuity, preparation for challenging and rewarding high school courses can start at sixth grade.

International Baccalaureate (IB)

The International Baccalaureate (IB) is Harrison Preparatory School’s signature program. As of February 2015, Harrison is an authorized IB Diploma Programme School and will begin offering DP courses starting in the 2015-16 academic year. The IB Diploma Programme is for students aged 16-19 (grades 11 and 12), and the MYP will serve as preparation for the internationally renowned DP program.

IB Middle Years Programme (MYP)

Harrison currently offers the MYP designed for students in grades 6 through 10. The MYP aims to develop active learners and internationally-minded young people who can empathize with others and pursue lives of purpose and meaning. Implementation of the program empowers students to inquire into wide ranges of significant local, national and global issues. The goal is to cultivate young people who are creative, critical and reflective thinkers. Concurrently, students receive access to the best of Clover Park School District’s curriculum and the Common Core State Standards as well as state standardized testing.

As part of the MYP requirements, students will participate in eight subject areas including: English, Spanish, History, Math, Science, Arts, and Technology. Additionally, in the fifth year of the program (10th grade), students will demonstrate their culminating knowledge in a research-based Personal Project. They choose a topic of interest, complete research and an action plan to show how they grew as a result.

What is the Diploma Programme?

The DP curriculum is made up of six subject groups and the DP Core. Each class is a 2-year continuous course at the end of which students take an exam. These courses teach students to think deeply about the subject matter and to see connections between all disciplines.

In addition to the six subject groups, students who commit to pursuing the full IB diploma will have access to the Core, comprised of a class called Theory of Knowledge (TOK) as well as participating in Creativity, Action, Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay (EE).

Through the DP Core, students reflect on the nature of knowledge, complete independent research and develop projects that reflect their understanding of Creativity, Action, and Service.

Who can take DP courses?

The DP is open to any student aged 16 to 19 at schools, like Harrison Preparatory that have been authorized to implement the program, provided that they’ve taken and been successful in all prerequisite courses.

Students will have two options within the Diploma Programme: 1) to become a Diploma Candidate and possibly earn an IB diploma in addition to the CPSD high school diploma, or 2) to become a Certificate Candidate. These options allow for some flexibility depending on the level of challenge that a student wants to undertake.