In fall of 2017, Northshore is moving ninth-graders to our high schools as part of the transition from a grades 7-9 junior high model to a grades 6-8 middle school model.
Bothell, Inglemoor, and Woodinville high schools now include only grades 10-12 but will add freshmen in 2017-18. At the same time, the district is opening a fourth comprehensive high school, North Creek High School. North Creek High School will only have grades 9-11 the first year.
We are excited about the benefits a high school setting will offer our ninth-graders:
- Academics. Improved access to a more diverse array of high school credit courses and electives, including Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, Tech Prep, performing arts, visual arts, career & technical education, computer science, and much more. Students also are able to benefit from zero-period and seventh-period course offerings.
- Sports. More convenient location for integration into high school athletics. Our freshmen will no longer need to travel to the high school campus to participate in high school sports.
- Mascot Time/Advisory. An advisory period will be built into the schedule two days a week so that every student's academic and personal development is guided by a caring adult advocate. This time will be used for academic help, club experiences, assemblies and school business.
- Block Schedule. Two days a week, students will have three periods a day in a block schedule. The remaining three days of the week, students will see all six of their teachers each day.
- Extracurriculars. More options for college- and career-focused clubs and activities. Our high schools offer a variety of student clubs in multiple interest areas.