Registration information for 2017-2018

Dear Sammamish Families:

Welcome to Sammamish!  At Sammamish, students engage in problem-based learning designed to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to be college and career ready in today’s global society.  2017 SUMMER registration materials are now available.

Incoming 9th grade students:

Incoming  10th through 12th grade course registration information:

More detailed information on classes can be found in our course catalog. Click here!


On this page, you will find information to help you plan ahead for your time at Sammamish High School and beyond.

Scheduling and Registration

All students at Sammamish High School receive information about course offerings and course registration for the following year in February or March. We encourage students and their families to have an honest and open conversation about their schedule and course load. All students should seek to challenge themselves academically through their course selections while also being mindful of having a healthy balance.

Each student will meet with their school counselor, one-on-one, to register for classes the following year. During this meeting, your school counselor will check your graduation progress and also your progress towards your post-secondary goal. Course selection (registration) forms are due beginning to mid-March.

We create our master schedule based on the students’ selections. Because of this, your completed registration form is your commitment to following through with the choices you have made. Any schedule correction request made after classes begin will require approval from your teacher, counselor, and an administrator. So please choose wisely!

 

Four-Year Plans and Link to BSD Course Catalog

Creating a four-year plan is a great way to plan out your high school courses. Here is a sample of a four-year plan based on the student’s interest. Four Year Plan document.

On Naviance (link: connection.naviance.com/Sammamish), students can create their own four-year plan based on the course offerings at Sammamish High School. Simply log in using your student’s BSD e-mail address and password, click on the “courses” tab on top, click on “manage my course plans” on the bottom, then click on “add a new plan”, and finally click on “create new draft plan.”

Check out the Bellevue School District Course Catalog to learn more about course offerings.
Bellevue School District Course Catalog (link: http://www.bsd405.org/wp-content/pdf/curriculum/Course%20Catalog%20HS.pdf)

Sample Course Pathways

English:

  • Hon Frosh Comp (to) Hon Soph Comp (to) American Literature (to) Senior English
  • Hon Frosh Comp (to) Hon Soph Comp (to) AP Language (to) AP Literature

Math:

  • Algebra 1/Geometry (to) Algebra 2 (to) Business Pre-Calculus (to) Pre-Calculus (to) AP Calculus AB/BC (to) Advanced Calculus
  • Algebra 1/Geometry (to) Algebra 2 (to) Pre-Calculus (to) AP Calculus AB/BC (to) Advanced Calculus

Social Studies:

  • AP Human Geography (to) World History (to) US History (to) AP Government
  • AP Human Geography (to) AP World History (to) American Studies (with AP Lang) (to) AP Government

Science:

  • Bio/Chem I (to) Bio/Chem II (to) Physics (to) AP Biology/AP Chemistry/AP Physics/AP Environmental Science/Frontiers in Science
  • Bio/Chem I (to) Bio/Chem II (to) AP Biology/AP Chemistry/AP Physics/AP Environmental Science/Frontiers in Science
  • Bio/Chem I and II (to) AP Biology/AP Chemistry/AP Physics/AP Environmental Science/Frontiers in Science
  • For future engineers: Bio/Chem I and II (to) AP Chemistry/AP Biology (to) AP Physics (to) AP Biology/Chemistry

**After students have completed Bio/Chem I and II, they are able to take any other science courses of their choosing.

 

Credit Requirement Comparisons

Below is a comparison between the following requirements to assist you in your planning:

  • Bellevue School District Graduation Requirements
  • College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR) – minimum college entrance requirements in Washington State
  • University of California Requirements
  • Recommended Requirements for Highly Selective Universities

 

 

  BSD Graduation Requirements College Entrance Requirements
 

Class of

2018

Class of 2019

and beyond

WA state schools University of California system Highly Selective Universities
Subjects Credits Credits Credits Credits Credits
English 4 4

4

(3 years must be

college prep English)

4

(3 years must be

college prep English)

4

(3 years must be

college prep English)

Math 3 3 4 3 4
Social Studies 3.5 3.5 3 2 4
Lab Science 2 3 2 2 4
Fine Arts 1 2* 0.5

1

(1 year of the same art)

1
World Language 0 2*

2

(2 years of the

same language)

2

(2 years of the

same language)

4

(3 years of the

same language)

CTE 1 1
PE 2 1.5
Health 0.5 0.5
Electives 6.5 3.5
PPR* 0 1* see counselor
Academic Elective 0.5 1 1
Non-Credit Requirements

WA State History

High School and Beyond Planning

40 Hours of Service

 

WA State History

High School and Beyond Planning

40 Hours of Service

 

Essays Essays

Essays

Letters of Rec

Interviews

Testing Requirements

SBAC ELA

SBAC Math

Biology EOC

(Class of 2016 exempt from Biology EOC)

 

SBAC ELA

SBAC Math

Biology EOC

(Or NextGen Science)

SAT or ACT

 

SAT or ACT

SAT or ACT

SAT Subject Tests

 

 

*Personalized Pathway Requirement (PPR) are related courses that lead to a specific post high school career or educational outcome chosen by the student based on the student’s interests and High School and Beyond Plan, that may include Career and Technical Education and are intended to provide a focus for the student’s learning. Students may have up to 3 PPR courses.

**Community Colleges and Technical Colleges – Attending either a community college or technical college serve as a great plan for students to save money and explore their options then transferring into a four-year university. Admission requirements vary from “open-door” policy to selective course requirements for specific programs.

*** Please note that these college admissions requirements are simply examples and do not include other requirements such as letters of recommendations and essays. Always double check with each university regarding their specific requirements. You may also find more information under the “College Planning” section of our website.