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SVHS APRIL NEWSLETTER

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SPOKANE VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL IS A WINNER

We recently learned that SVHS is the recipient of two prestigious academic awards: The Washington State Overall Excellence Award and the U.S. News and World Report Best High Schools Bronze Award.

The Overall Excellence Award recognizes schools in the state who are among the top 5% of schools based on the Composite Achievement Index rating. The rating is based on proficiency and growth, graduation and dual credit for students graduating students and for proficiency and growth for schools not graduating students.

The State Board of Education Revised 2016 Achievement Index is based on statewide assessment data for the three previous years. Each award has individual business rules, but all schools are required to have at least 95% participation on state tests.

The award celebrates schools for: 1) Overall Excellence, 2) High Progress, 3) Reading Growth, 4) Math Growth, 5) Extended Graduation Rate (only awarded to high and comprehensive schools), 6) English Language Acquisition, 7) Closing the Achievement Gap.

(http://www.k12.wa.us/EducationAwards/WashingtonAchievement/)

U.S. News and World Report Best High School Bronze Award

Rankings include data on more than 22,000 public high schools in 50 states and the District of Columbia. Schools are awarded gold, silver, bronze medals based on their performance on state assessments and how well they prepare students for college. This is our 4th years as Bronze Medal recipients.

Bronze Schools – high performing schools based on state exam performance.

Silver Schools – high performing schools based on lower college readiness

Gold Schools – top 500 schools based on highest college readiness.

AP assessment scores and school participation in AP classes is the standard for assessing college readiness. SVHS does not offer AP classes; more than half of our graduating seniors attend Running Start to earn college credits while in high school, or attending Spokane Skills Center for vocational training.

Award Distribution results:

Gold –    2.4%

Silver –   10.3%

Bronze - 16.8%

No Medal-70.5%

 

(https://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools

 

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2017 Graduation is Rapidly Approaching

Spokane Valley High School Full Day Program and Transition Program are Thursday, June 8th at the Spokane Community College Lair Building, 1810 N. Greene St.  Graduation for Transition is at 2:00 P.M. and for the Full Day Program graduation is at 6:45.  Tickets are required.  For tickets please talk with your senior or contact the school at 922-5475.  Parking is available, however, parking for the Transition School requires the purchase of a $3.00 parking pass as college is in session during the ceremony.

 

At SVHS we have a long standing tradition of personalizing graduation by introducing and speaking about each student individually. A staff member who knows that student well talks about their experiences here, there likes and dislikes, and where they are headed after graduation. This is one more way that we continue our focus on relationships and a way to let each student know how much they mean to us and how greatly they will be missed as they enter into adulthood.