View sample course plans for students preparing for University admission, Puget Sound Skills Center in 11th grade or Dual Language studies.
Sample Course Plans
You will take courses that prepare you for each future year of high school and for whatever path you choose after High School. Your 9th grade year at Highline will also help build your critical thinking skills and develop effective student habits. By meeting Highline HS Graduation Requirements you will meet 4-Year College entrance and NCAA Eligibility requirements but the higher your grades are, the more eligible for these options you will be.
The traditional 9th grade schedule will include:
- Year Long classes
- Literature/Composition 1
- Algebra 1
- Contemporary World History
- World Language (Spanish or Chinese)
- Semester classes
● Students can start planning for their 11th grade courses by looking under the Program Options tab.
You will take several yearlong core courses and work on completing graduation requirements. A couple helpful hints:
- Continue with your current World Language in order to complete your second credit.
- Students can start planning for their 11th grade courses by looking at the Program Options tab. Some considerations include:
- If a student is interested in Running Start, they might want to complete some PE credit during 10th grade.
- If a student is interested in PSSC, they might want to complete at least 1.0 Fine Arts credit during 10th grade.
When registering for 11th grade courses, students have more options in terms of their program. Each program has its benefits, depending on students’ strengths and interests. Work to identify what challenges you are ready for and see if there is a program that will help you on the path to the future you choose.
Students can continue taking courses at HHS to meet their graduation requirements without being a part of a specific program. Students do best with continuing general coursework if they want the full high school experience.
Learn more about Running Start and Puget Sound Skills Center (PSSC) in the menu below.
When registering for 12th grade courses remember:
- Keep your transcript rigorous -
- Check on your College Academic Distribution Requirements requirements and other requirements for college applications.
- A 4th year of Math and/or Science help keep your applications competitive. Remember that a Senior Year Quantitative (Math or Math-based Science) class is required to apply to most 4-year universities.
- Take classes that relate to what you might pursue after graduation.
- Check your Course History to be sure you have all credits needed for graduation.
- If you want to join a program like PSSC or Running Start, make sure you meet the requirements, then apply.