High School Academic Program Guide

  • Welcome to the West Linn-Wilsonville K12 Online Academy (WKOA)! We look forward to supporting you this year in our exclusively online academy. The Academic Program Guide is designed to help you select your courses for the 2020-2021 school year. Your neighborhood school high school counselor will assist you in selecting and enrolling in courses. Your neighborhood school teacher-librarian will offer ongoing support throughout the school year for accessing the online platform and completing assignments.  Please contact the Online Academy Assistant, Julie Lane, at lanej@wlwv.k12.or.us if you have general questions about the academy or need assistance contacting your assistant principal or teacher-librarian. 

    WKOA ONLINE PLATFORM

    ONLINE PLATFORM: STRIDE LEARNING SOLUTIONS (formerly Fuel Education)

    The West Linn-Wilsonville School District has selected the curriculum platform, Stride, to deliver our online academy. The courses are aligned with Oregon state standards as well as with the district’s beliefs about curriculum and instruction. The platform includes a built-in Learning Management System similar to Google Classroom, and a Collaboration Tool similar to Zoom. 

    MATERIALS 

    Most courses have now transitioned away from physical materials to digital tools.  Families may request physical materials. There is no fee and families will be notified regarding pick-up. Families will provide common household items like baking soda or baggies, and basic school supplies like writing notebooks. Other materials may also be required for a course such as: downloadable software, digital camera, or art/sewing supplies. 

    LEARNING COACH

    Every student enrolled in WKOA will need a parent or caregiver to serve as a learning coach for the entire academic year.  The name of the learning coach will be entered during the enrollment process.  Learning coaches serve many vital and necessary roles, including:

    • Create and support a daily schedule and routines to complete courses
    • When necessary, facilitate instructional lessons and answer questions
    • Monitor student progress
    • Determine when student is ready to take assessments
    • Contact WKOA Teacher-Librarian at neighborhood school for guidance and support
    • Establish routine communication with Teacher-Librarian.  At the high school level, this should be at least every two weeks.

    This guide provides more information about the Learning Coach.

    INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE LEARNING: 

    The “Introduction to Online Learning” course explains to students how the K12 High School program works and provides tips on successful online learning. Students are introduced to the online tools that they will use during their high school experience, including the Learning Management System that delivers course assignments. Students take part in online discussions and practice submitting computer-scored assessments and other assignments to teachers. Lifelong learning skills, such as time management and study habits, are also covered. By the end of the course, students will be fully prepared to begin their K12 high school courses. All students take this course at the beginning of the year, but not for credit. 

    ADDITIONAL HIGH SCHOOL INFORMATION 

    Please see your home high school’s website and academic program or curriculum guide for important high school information. Please note that a high school counselor and teacher-librarian will be available to support you in the online program.

    Arts and Technology High School Graduation Requirements 

    West Linn High School Academic Program Guide 

    Wilsonville High School Curriculum Guide 

    GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 2020-2021 

    Department

    Required 

    Credits 

    Scheduling Requirements

    English Language Arts 

    8 semesters 

    2 semesters in each of the 9th-12th grades

    Mathematics 

    6 semesters 

    Algebra I and above

    Science 

    6 semesters 

    2 semesters of Biological Lab Science 

    2 semesters of Physical Lab Science

    Social Studies 

    6 semesters 

    1 semester of World History 

    2 semesters of US History 

    3 semesters of Social Studies Selectives

    Health and Physical Education 

    4 semesters 

    2 semesters of Health 

    2 semesters of PE

    Applied/Fine/Performing Arts or World Language

    6 semesters 

    Any one area or in combination

    Electives 

    Any content area

     

    24 

    TOTAL CREDITS

    GRADE POINT AVERAGE & CLASS RANK 

    A cumulative GPA is computed for each student based on grades received in all courses taken in 9th-12th grades. Students in AP courses who take the AP exam earn an additional 1.0 quality point. AP courses are indicated by an ‘AP’ appearing before the course title on the transcript. 

    Class rank is a measure of how a student's GPA compares to other students in the class. All students are ranked at the end of the 6th, 7th, and 8th semesters. Class rank is computed using the quality points listed below. 

    Letter Grade 

    Unweighted Grading System 

    Weighted Grading System

    A (90-100) 

    4.0 

    5.0

    B (80-89) 

    3.0 

    4.0

    C (70-79) 

    2.0 

    3.0

    D (60-69) 

    1.0 

    1.0

    F 

    No credit is given for a grade of "F"

Course Descriptions

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS

  • MATHEMATICS

  • SCIENCE

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • WORLD LANGUAGE

  • APPLIED, FINE, AND PERFORMING ARTS

  • HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — GENERAL

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — AGRICULTURE

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — BUSINESS

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — COMPUTER TECHNOLOGY

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — NATURAL RESOURCES

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — CRIMINAL JUSTICE

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — CULINARY AND HOSPITALITY

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — EDUCATION

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — ENGINEERING

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — HEALTHCARE

  • CAREER EXPLORATION ELECTIVES — MANUFACTURING

Credit Recovery

  • CREDIT RECOVERY — HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

  • CREDIT RECOVERY — ENGLISH

  • CREDIT RECOVERY — MATH

  • CREDIT RECOVERY — SCIENCE

  • CREDIT RECOVERY— SOCIAL SCIENCES

  • CREDIT RECOVERY — WORLD LANAGUAGE