Academics

  • Grading Periods 2018 - 2019

Term Start End
Term 1 (Trimester 1) 08/29/2018 11/29/2018
Term 2 (Trimester 2) 12/03/2018 03/15/2019
Term 3 (Trimester 3) 03/19/2019 06/20/2019
  • Academic Excellence

    Honors and Advanced Placement Opportunities
    Hazen High School firmly believes that any student wanting to challenge themselves academically should have access to rigorous course work. Any student may self-select honors courses and Advanced Placement. Students are encouraged to speak with their teachers and counselors prior to spring registration for guidance in choosing courses that support their future goals and academic strengths.

    Hazen’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program

    Advanced Placement is an internationally recognized academic program:
    • Courses that students take at Hazen, and potentially earn college credit.
    • Hazen Teachers are certified and teach the College Board’s approved curriculum.
    • Comprehensive end-of-course exam administered at Hazen, and graded by the College Board.
    • Exams are scored on a 1 – 5 scale, generally scores of 3, 4, and 5 allow students to claim college credit when they enroll in college.
    • Colleges recognize AP classes are more rigorous that the standard high school class; students do college-level work in these courses.

    Hazen students do better than the state and national average on AP exams:

    % of Total AP Students with scores of 3 or higher

    AP classes offered at Hazen during the 2018-2019 school year

    AP English Literature (12th gr)
    AP English Language (11th gr)
    AP Government (12th gr)
    AP U.S. History (11th gr)
    AP World History (10th gr)
    AP Calculus/AP BC Calculus
    AP Statistics
    AP Computer Science
    AP Macro/Micro Economics
    AP Computer Science Principles
    AP Environmental Science
    AP Physics One and Two
    AP Biology
    AP German
    AP French
    AP Psychology
    AP 3D Art

    Grading

    The following system is based on the State Standardized Transcript. The standardized transcript shall be based on a marking / grading system that reports the marks / grades earned by students in courses as follows:

Grade Decimal
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
F 0.0
  • High School Course Guide
    This resource contains a variety of information including a list of high school course offerings, graduation requirements, graduation plan, alternative programs, post-secondary education planning, and college admission information.

    Community Service
    Beginning with the Class of 2017, students are required to complete 20 hours of community service as part of their high school graduation requirements. Click on the link above for the brochure.

    Minimum College Admission Standards
    New minimum college admission standards for college-bound students in Washington take effect fall 2012. The standards apply to students who aspire to enter a baccalaureate institution directly from high school. They spell out the numbers and types of high school credits needed to qualify for college admission.

    These required courses are known as the College Academic Distribution Requirements (CADR). Completing the CADR courses does not guarantee admission to one of the state's six baccalaureate institutions. The CADR courses are one of a number of criteria institutions consider when making admissions decisions.

    The new standards apply to the public universities in Washington State:
    University of Washington
    UW Bothell
    UW Tacoma
    Washington State University
    WSU Vancouver
    WSU Tri Cities
    Central Washington University
    Eastern Washington University
    Western Washington University
    The Evergreen State College