One of our focuses at Shadle Park High School is that EVERY student has the support and resources necessary to pass all of their classes. Consistent attendance, turning in assignments on time, and early communication with teachers are also KEY in the process of finding academic success.
Students who are struggling to find success in a class are encouraged to first talk with their teacher and set up a time to meet one-on-one for individual help. This helps to foster open communication and understanding between student and teacher. The sooner the teacher is aware of concerns, the faster he or she can provide support.
If a student continues to have difficulty finding success after connecting with their teacher, a meeting is set up with parent, student, teacher, counselor, and administrator to find out where the barriers are and come up with a plan moving forward.
Basic Strategies and Tips for Academic Success
High School ICAN
The High School iCAN (Individual Credit Advancement Now) program provides online credit recovery opportunities for students at their home high school, using special web-based coursework developed by Spokane Virtual Learning (SVL). iCAN classes help students meet their on-time graduation goals, and classroom times are scheduled at each SPS high school so students can be assisted in person and online.
To register for an iCAN course, please see your counselor. You will be enrolled in either a 6th or 7th period lab (where attendance is required) and will be enrolled in a web-based iCAN credit recovery course. The iCAN web-based course can be accessed during the iCAN lab and outside of school.
The following courses are available through iCAN:
English 9 A/B, English 10 A/B, English 11 A/B, English 12 A/B, Algebra 1 A/B, Geometry A/B, Algebra 2 A/B, Pre-Calculus A/B, Science 9A Physics, Science 9B Chemistry, Biology A/B, Chemistry A/B, World History A/B, US History A/B, Current World Affairs (CWA), Civics, Health, Intro to Fitness, Lifetime Fitness A/B.
High School LOC
The Learning Opportunity Center (LOC) is and alternative learning class that offers credit recovery in core subjects to students who have previously failed a core class. Students can be placed in an LOC class or work on a contract basis by checking in once a week. The curriculum is textbook based and allows students to work at their own pace in a non-traditional classroom. To enroll, please see your counselor
The following credit recovery courses are offered through LOC:
Health, US History A/B, Current World Affairs (CWA), Civics, English A/B, and World History A/B