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Advocacy

Washington High School is focused on college and career readiness.  Each Wednesday from 9:09-10:11am, students meet in an Advocacy class.  The purpose of this class time is to build strong relationships among students, parents, and teachers in order to makes sure students are college and career ready.  

 

Parents are highly encouraged to contact their student's advocate to

learn more about preparing for college and career opportunities-

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During Advocacy, each teacher fosters academic and personal growth among students by providing a supportive relationship with an individual who is experienced with graduating high school, selecting/completing a college program, and making career decisions.  Advocacy teachers work with students and staff to foster a college-bound culture, meet grade level college/career goals, create and maintain a career portfolio, prepare for high stakes tests (ACT, SAT, etc.), ensure students are passing all classes with C or better, and monitor overall academic growth.

 

The following is an example of a sequence of topics covered at each grade level.  Please note- the actual sequence and content for each Advocacy teacher will vary due to class field trips, assemblies, special events, and teacher preferences.  

 

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Goals | Themes | Topics | Daily Plans

District Grade Level Goals for All Advocacy Classes:
 

 

 

 

 

 

Sequence:

100% of 9th grade students will be classified as 10th graders at the end of 9th grade.

100% of 10th grade students will visit a college campus or have a workplace tour experience.

100% of 11th grade students will complete a scholarship/personal essay for use during senior year.

100% of 12th grade students will apply and get accepted into a post-secondary institution.

September

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

Academic Skills & Etiquette

Academic Skills & Etiquette

GPA/Rank/ACT/SAT

College Applications

First

 

Student Surveys: School/Pathway Data for Creating Meaningful CCC Activities

 

Student Surveys: School/Pathway Data for Creating Meaningful CCC Activities

 

Student Surveys: School/Pathway Data for Creating Meaningful CCC Activities

 

"College 101" Student Presentation

 

"College 101" Parent Presentation (Shown at Open House)

Second

 

Begin Soft Skill Series:

(1) Emotional Intelligence- 15 Activities in Series

OR

(2) Success for Teens Facilitator Guide to be used with Success for Teens Student EBook- 32 Activities in Series

 

Begin Soft Skill Series:

(1) Emotional Intelligence- 15 Activities in Series

OR

(2) Success for Teens Facilitator Guide to be used with Success for Teens Student EBook- 32 Activities in Series

 

Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank: What are they and why do they matter?

 

Postsecondary Planning: A Step by Step Process to Follow

Third

 

Communicating for Success: Writing an Email Message to a College or University

 

Communicating for Success: Writing an Email Message to a College or University

 

Communicating for Success: Writing an Email Message to a College or University

 

Career Cruising Activities

Fourth

 

Academy Event Protocol & Norms- Pathway Assembly

 

Academy Event Protocol & Norms- Pathway Assembly

 

Academy Event Protocol & Norms- Pathway Assembly

 

Career Cruising Activities

October

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

Academic Skills & Etiquette

Academic Skills & Etiquette

Rigorous Curriculum

Scholarship Applications

First

 

Studying for Success: Reading Comprehension Strategies

 

Studying for Success: Reading Comprehension Strategies

 

What is a Rigorous Curriculum and which classes are offered at WHS? Creating a Plan to Finish Strong

 

Scholarships and Grants Presentation With Essay Questions

 

Toolbox Essay Guide (Students have time in English 4 and College Composition to begin this activity.)

Second

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Scholarships and Grants Presentation With Essay Questions

 

Tools for Success- If you do not have them, make them NOW!

Third

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Finish Toolbox Essay- Ask English Teacher and Advocate to Proofread, then LoopMail to College Center Teacher

Fourth

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

College & Career Tools: Academic Vitae

 

Tools for Success- Ask advocate to proofread, then LoopMail to College Center Teacher.

November

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

Rigorous Curriculum

Rigorous Curriculum

Career Skills & Etiquette

Scholarship Applications

First

 

What is a Rigorous Curriculum and which classes are offered at WHS? Creating a Plan to Finish Strong

 

What is a Rigorous Curriculum and which classes are offered at WHS? Creating a Plan to Finish Strong

 

College & Career Tools: Resume, Cover Letter, and References

 

Advocate 1:1 (How is it going?  Winter break goals.) while students complete 3 (or more) college/scholarship applications

Second

 

Creating a Personal Academic Plan for High School (Classes, SMART Goals & Personal Mission)

 

College Prep 101: Special KU GEAR UP Lesson

 

College Prep 101: Special KU GEAR UP Session

 

Advocate 1:1 (How is it going?  Winter break goals.) while students complete 3 (or more) college/scholarship applications

Third

 

Advocate 1:1 How is it going?  Review SMART Goals together and

Career Cruising Activities

 

Advocate 1:1 How is it going?  Review SMART Goals together and

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Advocate 1:1 (How is it going?  Winter break goals.) while students complete 3 (or more) college/scholarship applications

December

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

GPA/Rank/ACT/SAT

GPA/Rank/ACT/SAT

Academic Skills Refresher

College Prep: Scholarship Applications

First

 

Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank: What are they and why do they matter?

 

Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank: What are they and why do they matter?

 

Grade Point Average (GPA) and Class Rank: What are they and why do they matter?

 

Advocate 1:1 (How is it going?  Winter break goals.) while students complete 3 (or more) college/scholarship applications

Second

 

ACT/SAT: What are they and why do they matter?

 

ACT/SAT: What are they and why do they matter?

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

"Financial Aid 101" Student Presentation

Third

 

Advocate 1:1 How is it going?  Review SMART Goals together and Career Cruising Activities

 

Advocate 1:1 How is it going?  Review SMART Goals together and Career Cruising Activities

 

Advocate 1:1 How is it going?  Spring Semester Goals and Career Cruising Activities

 

Advocate 1:1 (How is it going?  Winter break goals.) while students complete 3 (or more) scholarship applications

January

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Getting Involved

Financing College

First

 

Washington High School Clubs and Organizations

 

Washington High School Clubs and Organizations

 

Washington High School Clubs and Organizations

 

Life after Graduation:  Money Matters

Second

 

Outside Clubs and Organizations

 

Outside Clubs and Organizations

 

Outside Clubs and Organizations

 

College Expense Presentation

Third

 

Sports: High School Eligibility & College Recruitment

 

Sports: High School Eligibility & College Recruitment

 

Sports: High School Eligibility & College Recruitment

 

College Expense Checklist

Fourth

 

Creating a New Club or Student Activity: Share which topics interest you most and Career Cruising Activities

 

Creating a New Club or Student Activity: Share which topics interest you most and Career Cruising Activities

 

Creating a New Club or Student Activity: Share which topics interest you most and Career Cruising Activities

 

In School Financing College Event (FAFSA)

February

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Career Exploration

Updating Career Tools

First

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

FAFSA Follow Up/Completion

Second

 

Share Favorite Career Field with the Class

 

Share Favorite Career Field with the Class

 

Share Favorite Career Field with the Class

 

College & Career Tools: Resume, Cover Letter, and References

Third

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Finish Resume, Cover Letter, and References

Fourth

 

Share Three Amazing Careers with Class

 

Share Three Amazing Careers with Class

 

Share Three Amazing Careers with Class

 

College & Career Tools: Job Applications

March

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

College Exploration

College Exploration

College Exploration

Verifying Postsecondary Plan and Transitioning to Adult Life

First

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Legal Considerations for Healthy, Happy Living: The Importance of Background Checks

Second

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Career Cruising Activities

 

Communicating for Success: Managing Verbal Communication & Conflict Resolution Strategies

Third

 

Share Two Post-Secondary Degrees and Certificates that Match Your Career Interests (Military or Civilian)with the class

 

Share Two Post-Secondary Degrees and Certificates that Match Your Career Interests (Military or Civilian)with the class

 

Share Two Post-Secondary Degrees and Certificates that Match Your Career Interests (Military or Civilian)with the class

 

Communicating for Success: Writing a Clear Message

Fourth

 

Finish Sharing

 

Finish Sharing

 

Finish Sharing

 

Interpreting Financial Aid Packages and Verifying Enrollment

April

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

Summer Plan

Summer Plan

Summer Plan

Summer Plan

First

 

Summer Camps and Activities: Apply for two

 

Summer Camps and Activities: Apply for two

 

ACT Final Review Before School Testing

 

College/Military/Career Camps and Activities: - First Generation

- Summer Bridge

Second

 

Summer Camps and Activities: Apply for two

 

Summer Camps and Activities: Apply for two

 

ACT Final Review Before School Testing

 

College/Military/Career Camps and Activities: Part Two

Third

 

Summer Camps and Activities: Apply for two

 

Summer Camps and Activities: Apply for two

 

Summer Camps and Activities: Apply for two

 

College/Military/Career Camps and Activities: Part Three

Fourth

 

Summer Camps and Activities: Apply for two

 

Summer Camps and Activities: Apply for two

 

Summer Camps and Activities: Apply for two

 

College/Career/Military Camps and Activities: Part Four

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

May

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

Summer Plan

Summer Plan

Summer Plan

Summer Plan

First

 

Summer Study Tools: Part One

 

Summer Study Tools: Part One

 

Summer Study Tools: Part One

 

Prepare for High School Graduation and Strategy for Completing 5 Year Postsecondary Plan

Second

 

Summer Study Tools: Part Two

 

Summer Study Tools: Part Two

 

Summer Study Tools: Part Two

 

Celebrate

Third

 

Celebrate

 

Celebrate

 

Celebrate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

 

 

 

 

First

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

 

 

 

 

First

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

August

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

Theme

Meet, Greet, and Review Schedules

Meet, Greet, and Review Schedules

Meet, Greet, and Review Schedules

Meet, Greet, and Review Schedules

First

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Second

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Third

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fourth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fifth