Advisory

Advisory

All students are assigned to a grade level advisory class in which they will work with an adviser during all four years at Shelton High School for the following purposes:

  • To formulate a Shelton High School and Beyond Plan.
  • To graduate from SHS by meeting Graduation and Credit Requirements.
  • To participate in various SHS Building Tasks.

Advisory is a Pass/Fail class. Students must complete all required elements for a "Pass" each trimester. 

Freshman & Sophomore Year

High School and Beyond Plan - Students begin working toward the plan by completing activities from Career Guidance Washington, along with other online career exploration site. In the spring when seniors present their High School and Beyond Plan (HSBP) students will watch presentations and see what the expectations are for this state requirement.

Graduation Requirements - Students and advisors check content area grades throughout the year. Periodic performance and attendance checks help students understand what they need to do in order to fulfill all of the credit requirements for graduation. Teachers, parents and students work together to register for classes in the spring so that the student is able to take what he or she needs and wants.

SHS Building Tasks - Throughout the year students have various SHS building tasks that are completed during Advisory. These tasks may include ASB and class elections, the Healthy Youth and Site Council Surveys as well as assemblies and AIDS education.


Junior Year

High School and Beyond Plan - Juniors build on the previous Career Guidance Washington activities completed during the sophomore year by choosing a job shadow in the community that may connect an interest area with a real world job site. Students are expected to meet with the job shadow host prior to the shadow day, interview the host while on site and complete an evaluation of the experience. Juniors will receive a guidance department calendar during advisory, listing SAT/ACT sign up deadlines and testing dates. All students interested in furthering their education after high school are encouraged to sign up and take these tests. Juniors will continue to work toward their SHS graduation requirements and HSBP. In the spring when seniors present their HSBP juniors will watch presentations to better know the expectations of this state requirement.

Graduation Requirements - Students and advisors check content area grades throughout the year. Periodic performance and attendance checks help students understand what they need to do in order to fulfill all of the credit requirements for graduation. Teachers, parents and students work together to register for classes in the spring so that the student is able to take what he or she needs and wants.

SHS Building Tasks - Throughout the year students have various building tasks that are completed during Advisory. These tasks may include ASB and class elections, the Healthy Youth and Site Council Surveys as well as assemblies and AIDS education.


Senior Year

High School and Beyond Plan - Seniors are required to complete and present a High School and Beyond Plan as per the WA state and Shelton School District graduation requirements. This plan will include a portfolio, which will contain a personal statement, evidence of searching for a plan, letters of recommendation, best works from high school, activities and interests, and an HSBP essay to include their financial plan. Students interested in attending post high school education may choose to submit this portfolio to be considered for community scholarships. In the HSBP students are expected to provide detailed information outlining what the student intends to do after leaving Shelton High School. This may include letters of acceptance to a college or tech school, a letter from a future workplace employer, military letters or other documentation of a plan.

Graduation Requirements - Students and advisors check content area grades throughout the year. Periodic performance and attendance checks help students understand what they need to do in order to fulfill all of the credit requirements for graduation.Students lacking required credits are referred to their counselor for additional learning opportunities and credit retrieval options.

SHS Building Tasks - Throughout the year students have various building tasks that are completed during Advisory. These tasks may include senior class meetings, the Healthy Youth and Site Council Surveys as well as assemblies and AIDS education.


For additional information on Advisory, please contact Christen Deschaine at 360-426-4471 EXT 16008 or email at cdeschaine@sheltonschools.org.