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PE Competency Exam

The PE Competency Exam, required for graduation, will be available every Wednesday and Thursday starting February 2 – June 2, 2022.  

PE Study Guide

  • Wednesdays after school from 2:30pm-3:00pm in the Commons.
  • Thursdays during long advisory 10:35am-11:30am in Room 321A.

This exam is approximately 20-30 minutes long and is for any 11th and 12th grade student who did not take or successfully complete Personal Fitness. If unsure, please contact your assigned counselor.

Service Learning

Applicable to Class of 2022 ONLY. The School Board approved to temporarily suspend the HS Graduation Requirement requiring seniors complete 60 hours of service learning for graduation until 08/31/2022. 

Online Credit Retrieval Classes

Online Credit Retrieval Registration is now closed for 2nd semester!!!   Please see Ms. Alston in September to register for 1st semester Credit Retrieval classes.

Naviance Parent Accounts

More information and set up of a parent Naviance Account

Notes: A Parent Source Account must be set up before setting up a Parent Naviance Account. After setting up the Parent Naviance Account, go to Clever-Student Portal. (Although it says “Student Portal”, this is where parents and staff go to find Naviance and log-in).

Transcript Requests

Official transcripts for current students will need to be ordered by one of the three ways. Option one, contact your assigned counselor if requesting your transcript to be sent out through a portal such as Common App or Coalition App. Option two, request a transcript through Naviance (add your school and request in Naviance). Option three, if your school is not on the Common App or Coalition, or not compatible to go out through Naviance, then notify our office to make you a paper transcript. For option three, stop by the Counseling Office (Room 104) or e-mail Ms. Traci, the Counseling Secretary, at tlikegami@seattleschools.org .

Records for former students who have been graduated for 2 or more years, or employers seeking graduation verification go through our District Online Request System: Transcript and Records Request
Your order will be fulfilled by the District Archives Office.

If you are a K-12 institution requesting records for a newly transferred student, out of Seattle Public Schools, then request the records through ScribOrder: K-12 Transfer Records Request If your school does not already have an account, one will need to be created with a school email. ScribOrder will route the request to Garfield. Send your questions to SUPPORT@scribsoft.com

2022-2023 Course Registration

For returning Garfield students, 2022-2023 course registration will happen online in mid-February for you. Prior year documents are on the Counseling Office – Course Registration website. As new updated documents for 2022-2023 become available they will be posted to this site. When the final set of directions and date the portal will open is confirmed it will be posted to this site as well as announced in other formats. 

If you are not familiar with the Graduation Checklist for 2021 and beyond now is the time to take a look at it. If you are going to be in 11th or 12th grade in the Fall and are interested in Running Start, now is the time to learn about it at our Running Start website.

When choosing course selections for next year knowing all this information will come in handy. Use January to do your research.

(All Newly Assigned students for 2022-2023, including all incoming 9th grade, your registration materials will be available to you in Mid-April)

Garfield Online Courses

Beginning Fall 2021, Garfield will offer Credit Retrieval Courses ONLY for English, Math, and History. We will no longer offer Health and Washington State History . If you need to sign up for a Credit Retrieval Class, please see Ms. Alston (Early September for Semester 1. Early January for Semester 2). If you need Health and/or Washington State History, please contact your Counselor to discuss your options for completing these graduation requirements.

Student Schedules

All student schedules will be available one day before school on the Source.All students should have 6 periods and a Mentorship/Advisory on their schedule. 

Exceptions:

  • Running Start students will not have a Mentorship/Advisory. They should still though have RS placeholders to show full 6 periods on their schedule.
  • Some Seniors who have a late start or early dismissal; pre-approved by their Counselor.

Student Schedule Key:
Exp = Period 1,2,3,4,5,6
Exp 7 = Mentorship/Advisory
Trm S1 and S2 = Semester 1 and Semester 2
Room = Classroom
Additional Information on bottom of the Schedule:
Exp 9 = SpEd Case Manager
Exp 11 = Athletics
Exp 12 – School Counselor HS = Assigned School Counselor
Exp 13 – Placeholder

Moving Classes Around

My student would prefer a different class schedule. Can we arrange his/her classes?
Unfortunately, no.  Our master schedule is created after students make their registration requests in the spring.  It is important that students seriously consider their class selections as our course offerings are developed based on these selections and students are expected to take the courses they sign up for.  Our first priority is to help students get the courses they need to graduate.  We have over 1600 students at Garfield High School.  Each student has six periods per day, creating more than 9,600 “slots”.  If we were to try to give each student the classes they want in the sequence they prefer, we would have an impossible task. 

Switching Teachers

My student would like to change a teacher for any reason including differences in learning styles and/or differences in personality.  We are unable to accommodate specific requests for teachers.  With over 1600 students at Garfield, it would be impossible to match every student to the teacher of their choice.  All teachers hired by Seattle public Schools are well qualified in their subjects.  Additionally, they make every attempt to teach to a variety of learning styles. 


Class of 2022

12th Grade Meetings

School Counselors will be meeting with all 12th graders for their mandatory meeting at the end of September. We will discuss grad requirements, planning for college/career options, and any other questions or topics.  
Students can e-mail their school counselor for an appointment using their SPS email account. School counselors will also reach out to students to complete this important meeting

Class Rank

Email your assigned counselor for your rank.

Report Cards

Grades and academic progress may be viewed at all times on the Source. 

Naviance Lessons

You will need to complete 2 tasks (After High School Plan and Resume Building) on Naviance as part of your graduation requirements. School counselors will be doing Naviance lessons during the school year. If you miss these lessons or if you would like to get a head start on them, please follow the instructions on the forms. If you have questions, please email Mr. Lee at dwlee@seattleschools.org.

Diplomas 

Diplomas will be mailed at the end of July/beginning of August to the student mailing address on file. 


Class of 2023

11th Grade meetings

11th Grade meetings will start at the end of February. Email your school counselor to schedule your meeting. We will discuss graduation requirements, college and career planning and any other questions you have.

Naviance Lessons


Class of 2024

Naviance Lessons