Fort Vancouver High School

Center for International Studies


Principal: Curt Scheidel

Luis Castro-Quintanilla, Associate principal
Kirstin Kunihisa, Associate principal
Tony Liberatore, Associate principal

James Ensley, Athletic Director

Kathleen Paradis, Dean of students

Allison Darke, International Studies Coordinator

Main office: 360.313.4000

Business office: 360.313.4013

Attendance office: 360.313.4040 or



We are globally aware and engaged citizens who are college -, career- and life-ready.


We are leaders who value diversity, and we empower lifelong learners who actively and positively contribute to our school, our community and our world.


It’s important for our students to be prepared to compete, connect and cooperate with others locally and globally. Being an international studies school helps us accomplish this goal by creating an environment where all students are learning to become globally competent.

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As we return from the Winter Break, I hope that you were each able to maximize any time off and connect with those you care about most. With the advent of a new decade, I look back on the years I have been an educator with fondness and awe. A young, married almost two years, six month old child and fresh out of college teacher at Jason Lee Middle School stepped into his first classroom in the fall of 1993.. So many cares in the world and hope that this chosen career might make a difference in this world.

Now, we head into 2020. After 26 years as an educator and having settled in nicely for eight years as principal of my previous school, change was on the horizon. My three sons were now all grown and married. I had two grandsons. And after 28 years of marriage, the empty nester life was settling on me very, very nicely. However, I felt deeply that there was something important in the next stages of my life and in my journey as an educator. Those feelings swelled over a series of months and eventually manifested themselves into a desire to come to Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies and to begin a new opportunity in my life and career.

So, what are my feelings now after only a few months at our school? I can say with full purpose of heart that I am grateful that this move came to pass. I have enjoyed the students so much. Who they are, their experiences,nd their perspectives have brought a new richness to my life experiences. There is someone and something for everyone at our school. Students at our school respond well to structure, predictability and expectations… which fits my skill set well. We are seeing progress already in terms of student attendance, getting to class on time and engagement in learning. With the new year comes a great appreciation that my path allows me be at our school.

I am looking forward to the work we will do with and for our students in the years to come. High School provides the richest experiences students can have in their K-12 journey. Many new and engaging learning experiences are available to all who embrace what the educational experience can be for them. I am grateful for the opportunity I have to learn and serve at our school. I am very excited about the improvement efforts we have already and will yet undertake moving forward. May we usher in this new year and decade with great hope and faith in the possibilities ahead of us at our school.

Do a great day!!!


Prevention/Intervention Specialist

Hello Fort Students and Families!

I would like to introduce myself as Fort Vancouver High School’s Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Intervention Specialist. As the Prevention/Intervention Specialist it is my job to support and counsel students that are at risk of turning to substance use, those currently using substances and those struggling to cope with a friend or family member’s substance use issues. Just being in high school puts students at risk so my services are available to all students here at Fort

Substance use, during adolescence is the leading cause of preventable death and health issues in the United States. As the Prevention/Intervention Specialist my goal is to be a resource for all students to stop the cycle of addiction and to help all students reach their ultimate potential. Our youth are our future and the more support we can offer to increase their chances of success in life the better future we create not only for them, but for our world. Frederick Douglass said it best when he stated “It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.”

Some of the services I offer here at Fort:

  • Confidential individual counseling for all students, referral to ongoing mental health and substance use counseling if applicable, and a variety of support groups to teach students skills and provide ongoing support around a variety of issues/topics.
  • I teach a prevention education series in freshmen classes and promote awareness on substance use related issues around the school through classroom and lunchroom related presentations and activities.
  • I also lead a prevention club and oversee a student led mentor group with community partners.
  • Lastly, I oversee some other community led groups by Alateen, YWCA groups, and more.

If you have any questions about the services I provide or would like to refer someone to meet with me please feel free to reach out to me at the contact information provided below.


Tabby Stokes MSW, CDP

Prevention/Intervention Specialist

Want to earn school credit for working?

It’s an easy way to get some credits.

If you work an average of 20 hours per week, you can receive .5 credits!

Just come and see Mrs. Barry in room 115 or the Student Store for details.

Attendance Matters

Our goal is for students arrive on time and be in class 100% of the time.

Our tardy policy started taking effect October 1st.

4 tardys = Warning

8 tardys = Lunch Detention

12 tardys = Lunch Detention and Conference

15 tardys = After School Detention


We started using the tardy kiosks to help ensure accurate record keeping and speed up the check in process.

Students will need to check in at the "tardy kiosk" if they arrive late to school between 7:30 - 8:30

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f you have questions or concerns regarding your student’s schedule, high school planning, or other issues, please contact us at the Fort Vancouver Counseling Center. We serve students alphabetically based on their last name. A list of our counselors, as well as their email addresses and phone numbers can be found below. You can also request an appointment by contacting our Counseling Clerk, Cheri Chavers, at 313-4007.

Students A-Dar : Mike Dillman


Students Das-Jac : Jennifer Riordan


Students Jad-Mora : Layla Afu


Students Morb-Santi : Jane Klaasen


Students Santj-Z : Kelly Smith


OTG Specialist : Susan Holden



Junior and Senior students that plan to attend a four-year college or university following high school should plan to take the SAT or ACT college entrance exams. These tests are offered throughout the year and students can sign up online. Fee waivers are available in the Counseling Center and/or Career Center for those students that qualify. Upcoming test dates are listed below.

SAT Test Date : March 14 Registration Deadline : February 14

ACT Test Date : February 8 Registration Deadline : January 10


The first semester will close on January 23. Students in danger of failing a course have until that date to work with their teacher to improve their grade. Many teachers offer office hours either before or after school. The school also has Homework Help in Room 177 Monday through Thursday for an hour after school. Many of our teachers offer opportunities to make up work, retake tests, and more, so it is not too late to improve grades before the end of the semester.


There are a few educational opportunities that open to students beginning their Junior year, but students must meet certain requirements in order to take advantage of these opportunities. Cascadia Tech is a technical/vocational school that offers half-day programs in a number of different disciplines (Auto Tech, Aviation Tech, Cosmetology, Information Technology Systems, etc.). Running Start is a state funded program that allows students to take college courses at Clark College while meeting high school graduation requirements. Cascadia Tech has attendance and credit requirements to gain acceptance and a minimum GPA of 2.75 is required for students to access Running Start. Contact the Counseling Center if you have questions about these or other programs.


2020 Secondary Magnet/Programs of Choice Open House Dates:

Application Due Date Tuesday, January 7

5:30 PM District-Wide Magnet Fair Grades 5-11 Magnet Applications Roosevelt Elementary School (Commons/Gym) 2921 Falk Road

Please see below as dates may vary for programs:

Wednesday, January 8th @ 6:30 PM

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics Grades 6–12

Vancouver School of Arts and Academics

3101 Main Street 313-4600

Application due by January 27, 2020

January 9th @ 6:30 PM International Baccalaureate Grades 9–12

Columbia River H.S. 800 NW 99th Street 313-3900 Application due by Monday, January 27

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 @ 6:30 PM


Science, Math, Technology Magnet

Grades 9–12

Skyview H.S.

1300 NW 139th Street 313-4200

Applications due by Friday, February 21

Thursday, January 16, 2020 @ 6:30 PM Fort Vancouver High School Center for International Studies and Medical Arts Grades 9–12 Careers in Education, Culinary Arts, Welding/Fabrication Technology Grades 10–12

Fort Vancouver H.S.

5700 East 18th Street 313-4000

CIS: MA: CIE: CA: WFT: Applications due by Friday, February 21, 2020

*No application required for the Center for International Studies program

Tuesday, January 21 or Thursday, January 30, 2020 @ 6:30 PM

Vancouver Flex Academy

Grades 9–12

*Must attend one Open House to be eligible to apply to Flex

Vancouver Flex Academy

2901 General Anderson Ave. 313-4350

Applications due by Friday, February 2, 2020

Tuesday, January 28 or *Tuesday, February 11 or Tuesday, February 18, 2020 @ 6:30 PM *Presented in Spanish Vancouver iTech Preparatory Grades 6-12 *Must attend one Open House to be eligible to apply to iTech ALL itech Open Houses will be at Skyview H.S. 1300 NW 139th Street 313-5200 Applications are due by Friday, February 21, 2020

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 @ 6:30 PM


Architecture, Construction, Environmental Services

Grades 9–12

Hudson’s Bay H.S.

1601 E McLoughlin Blvd 313-4400

Applications are due by Friday, February 21. 2020

*Magnet applications will open Tuesday, January 7th for the 2020-2021 school year. Updated 12/03/2019

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Supplemental levy on the ballot this February

Changes in state funding for education have contributed to a multimillion-dollar shortage in Vancouver Public Schools’ budget. To address the shortage, the district is asking voters to consider approving a levy on Feb. 11, 2020.

Supplemental education and operations levy facts

  1. If approved by voters, the supplemental levy for education and operations would maintain current levels of programs and services in VPS.
  2. The new levy would supplement the educations and operations levy passed in 2019.
  3. The levy would pay for locally funded teacher positions that maintain smaller class sizes.
  4. All schools in the district would benefit from the levy.
  5. The levy would help schools continue to improve student achievement and graduation rates.
  6. Without revenue provided by a supplemental levy, the district would face shortfalls that require budget cuts and layoffs.
  7. Supplemental levy collection would begin in 2021.
  8. The estimated rates per thousand are:

○ 43 cents in 2021

○ 41 cents in 2022

○ 40 cents in 2023

  1. If voters approve the supplemental levy, the 2021 rate combined with the current education and operations levy would be $1.95 per $1,000 of assessed property value.
  2. The supplemental levy will appear on the ballot in the special election on Feb. 11, 2020.

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Impuesto suplementario en las papeletas de votación este febrero

Cambios en la financiación estatal para la educación han contribuido a un déficit multimillonario en el presupuesto del Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools”. Para tratar esta escasez de fondos, el Distrito Escolar les pide a los votantes que consideren aprobar una recaudación fiscal el 11 de febrero de 2020.

Información importante sobre la recaudación de impuestos suplementaria para programas educativos y operaciones

  1. Si es aprobada por los votantes, la recaudación de impuestos suplementaria para programas educativos y operaciones mantendría los niveles actuales de programas y servicios en el Distrito Escolar “Vancouver Public Schools” o “VPS”, por sus siglas en inglés).
  2. La nueva recaudación de impuestos complementaría la recaudación de impuestos para programas educativos y operaciones aprobada en 2019.
  3. La recaudación de impuestos pagaría por los puestos de maestros financiados localmente y que mantienen salones con un número reducido de estudiantes.
  4. Todas las escuelas de distrito se beneficiarían de esta recaudación de impuestos.
  5. La recaudación de impuestos ayudaría a las escuelas a continuar mejorando el aprovechamiento estudiantil y el índice de graduación de la preparatoria.
  6. Sin los ingresos de la recaudación de impuestos suplementaria, el distrito escolar se enfrentaría a déficits que requieren recortes presupuestarios y despidos.
  7. La recaudación de impuestos suplementaria comenzaría en 2021.
  8. Se estima que las tasas de interés por cada mil dólares son:

○ $0.43 en 2021

○ $0.41 en 2022

○ $0.40 en 2023

  1. Si los votantes aprueban la recaudación de impuestos suplementaria, la tasa de 2021 combinada con la tasa actual de educación y operaciones sería de $ 1.95 por $ 1,000 del valor tasado de la propiedad.
  2. La recaudación de impuestos suplementaria se presentará en la boleta de las elecciones especiales del 11 de febrero de 2020.

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Дополнительный налоговый сбор на избирательном бюллетене в феврале

Изменения предоставляемого штатом финансирования школьного образования привели к возникновению многомиллионного дефицита бюджета в Ванкуверских государственных школах. Для разрешения этой проблемы дефицита школьный район обращается с просьбой к избирателям проголосовать в поддержку налогового сбора 11 февраля 2020 года.

Факты о дополнительном налоговом сборе в поддержку образования и деятельности школ

  1. Если данный дополнительный налоговый сбор в поддержку образования и деятельности школ будет одобрен избирателями, это поможет сохранить программы и услуги на уровне, предоставляемом Ванкуверским школьным районом (VPS) в настоящее время
  2. Новое налогообложение дополнит налоговый сбор в поддержку образования и деятельности школ, одобренный голосующими в 2019 году.
  3. Этот налоговый сбор сможет оплачивать финансируемые за счёт местных средств ставки учителей, которые помогают уменьшить число учеников в классах.
  4. Этот налоговый сбор принесёт пользу всем школам района.
  5. Этот налоговый сбор поможет школам продолжить работу по повышению успеваемости и процента выпускников.
  6. Без фондов, предоставляемых дополнительным налоговым сбором, наш школьный район столкнётся с дефицитом, что потребует сокращения бюджета и увольнения сотрудников.
  7. Дополнительный налоговый сбор начнётся в 2021 году.
  8. Расчётные расценки на тысячу долларов:

○ $0.43 в 2021 году

○ $0.41 в 2022 году

○ $0.40 в 2023 году

  1. Если избиратели одобрят данный дополнительный налоговый сбор, в 2021 году общий уровень налогообложения, включая собираемый в настоящее время налог в поддержку образования и деятельности школ, составит $1.95 на $1000 долларов оценённой стоимости недвижимости.
  2. Дополнительный налоговый сбор будет включён в бюллетень для голосования на специальных выборах, которые состоятся 11 февраля 2020 года.

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Sópwósópwun Mwooniyen Education Me Óótóóten Mwooniyen Takisis

A wor ei minaféén plan iká okkoot aan Vancouver Public Schools a amwora reen aar repwe sópwósópw ne ánisi aach kkeey imwen sukuun reen peekin education. Nupwen raa katon sefánniiy ei plan raa kúna pwe ewe mwooni iká budget reen ei plan mi napéseni ewe mwooniyen takisis si kan angeeyi seni state won million (miniyon). Reen aar repwe toongeni sópwósópw iká an epwe pwénúúwetá ei okkoot siya tingor ngeni chóón vote meyinisin sipwe waanong aach vote fáán Fapeweri 11, 2020 reen aan epwe toongeni approve ei minaféén plan.

  1. Iká pwe ei túngor e ketiw meren chón vote iwe ei minafén mwoonien takises epwe nó ngeni ach kei prokram mi ánisi ach kei sukkunen nón Vancouver Public Schools.
  2. Ei minafén mwoonien takises epwe ne fiis pwe sópwósópwun áninisin sukkun me mwékútúkútún angangen sukkun.
  3. Ei mwoonien takises mi pwan toongeni ánisi sense ren ar repwe ékúkkúnáátiw angaang iká ápwénúúwetáyi aar angaang ngeni chón sukuun nón class.
  4. Ei mwoonien takises epwe ánisi meinisin ach kei sukkun nón ei district.
  5. Ei mwoonien takises mi pwan toongeni ánisi chón sukuun ne kunekun iká ánisi ngenir “Rates” reen ar repwe sochungiyo.
  6. Iká esapw pwúnún ei mwoonien takises, neman epwe kisikiisinó niwinin sense me kkatowuun chon angang nón ach eyi District.
  7. Tttupwuffengenin ach ei mwoonien takises epwe pwopwuuwotá nón 2021
  8. Ach wúrúúr wón ei mwooni ren peekin rate:

○ $0.43 nón 2021

○ $0.41 nón 2022

○ $0.40 nón 2023

  1. Iká pwe ei minafén “SUPPLEMENTAL LEVY” (mwoonien takises) e ketiw meren chón vote iwe ena rate epwe kapach ngeni ei rate iei reen ”OPERATIONS LEVY”. Wukúúkún mwoonien ena rate ina epwe $1.95 per $1,000.00 wón “PROPERTY VALUE” (mééméén iimw iká fénu ena sukuun e nóm wón.)
  2. Ráánin wúttúút epwe fiis fan Fapeweri 11, 2020.

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