ECHS January Newsletter

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Hello ECHS Students and Parents,

Happy New Year! We hope that you all had a restful and relaxing Winter Break.

While our Winter Term is just getting started, ECHS is starting our recruitment process for the 2019-20 school year this month. For those of you that may have friends or family members interested in applying to ECHS for next year please strongly encourage them to check out our website for Open House dates and application timelines.

Right before Winter Break students' Fall term grades were posted and those grades are now reflected on home high school transcripts. Our students did an amazing job this last term. I am so happy to report that 10% more of our students ended the Fall term with academic honors than last year at this time. Amazing work students!

The November Newsletter Includes the following information. Please read on for details
  • Seniors and parents: ECHS Graduation Update and FAQ
  • Juniors/Seniors Essential Skills testing requirements
  • Oregon Transfer Days
  • Juniors and parents: Senior Day 2019-20 information
  • Budget listening and feedback meeting for BSD Families
  • SAT/ACT information
  • Fall Academic Honors

Seniors: Graduation Upate and FAQ

Senior Students and Parents, Mark Your Calendars

ECHS Graduation:

When:June 18th, 7:00pm

Where: Westview High School (please note change of venue)

As there are a great many moving parts to graduation and our students have the opportunity to participate in more than one graduation, (ECHS, Home School ), we have created a link with graduation information and FAQ's. We have updated our information based on your feedback and questions. Please check the updates

The link is updated frequently and it currently includes detailed information on:

  • Home school graduation requirements and deadlines
  • ECHS graduation requirements and deadlines
  • Cap and Gown Ordering
  • Senior Recognition

Updates 1/24/19:

  • Tickets and guest information
  • Additional Ticket request process
  • Internet Streaming information

Please check the link and let us know about any additional questions we can answer

Information and FAQ link:

Essential Skills Testing

All students must meet state "Essential Skills" requirements in order to earn a standard Oregon Diploma. Most students meet the essential skills requirements through the Smarter Balanced test as Juniors or their ACT/SAT test.

Current Juniors will take SBAC tests during the Spring Term. ECHS schedules these tests on PCC's Spring Inservice days (when there are no classes) and on Fridays during the Spring Term. Juniors may not take classes on Fridays during the spring term to accommodate these assessments.

Counselors have already communicated with Seniors that have not met an essential skill requirement. If you are a senior that is missing an essential skill you must do one of the following options below between now and Spring Break.

Missing Reading:
  1. Submit official ACT or SAT test scores. ACT minimum "Reading" score 18. SAT minimum "Reading Test Score" is 24.
  2. Take the PCC Reading Comprehension Placement test (called "Accuplacer Reading Comprehension Test") in any PCC testing lab. Minimum passing score is 86.
  3. Schedule a time with your counselor to re-take the SBAC test. We will have testing times starting in February.


  1. Submit official ACT or SAT test scores. Minimum passing ACT "Math" test score is 19. Minimum SAT "Math Test Score" is 24.5
  2. Schedule a time with your counselor to re-take the SBAC test starting in February


  1. Submit official SAT test score. Minimum SAT "Writing Test Score" is 27.
  2. Schedule a time to complete two, on-demand, work samples. These samples must be completed in a secured testing environment and are scored by outside proctors.

Seniors, please check in with your counselor if you have any questions about graduation requirements and essential skills testing.

Oregon Transfer Days at PCC

Oregon Transfer Days at PCC

Students planning on either going directly to a 4 year college or university after graduating from ECHS or continuing at PCC then transferring are encouraged to attend PCC's Transfer Fair. Admissions counselors from public and private colleges and universities from Oregon, Washington and beyond will be in attendance to share information on the admission process, financial information and much more.

Meetings are:
Rock Creek- January 29th 10am-1:00-Event Center (Building 9)
Sylvania - January 28th 10:am-1:00-CC Building

Juniors - 2019-20 Senior Day -Save the date, September 4th, 2019. Manditory Meeting

Current Juniors. Please mark your calendars.

Our 2019-20 Senior Day will be held on Wednesday, September 4th. This is a mandatory meeting for all 2019-20 seniors, and student attendance is required.

During Senior Day our staff outline all the necessary information for a successful senior year and a post-graduation transition.This event features alumni guest speakers, college admissions experts and financial aid consultants. Students receive their senior portfolios at this meeting which is essentially a comprehensive roadmap to navigating senior year and all important dates and deadlines for successful post high school planning.

Again, all seniors must attend this meeting to remain in our program. So, please make sure to mark your calendars now.

Beaverton Families - Budget listening and feedback session

Beaverton School District families,

You are invited to attend a Regional Budget Listening and Feedback session on Tuesday, January 29th from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at Beaver Acres Elementary. Beaver Acres is located at 2125 SW 170th Ave in Beaverton.

This meeting will provide details into the district budget process and will be an opportunity for Beaverton ECHS families to provide feedback on what they feel should be district budget priorities for the next two years. We hope you will be able to attend.

Hillsboro and Tigard Tualatin Families, while you are welcome to attend the meeting, all information provided will only pertain to BSD schools and families. We will communication any budget information we receive from HSD or TTSD when it becomes available.

click here for more information

ACT/SAT Information

Students planning on attending a 4 year college/university following graduation from ECHS should consider taking the SAT or ACT as it may be required for admissions.

BSD Juniors:

The Beaverton School District will offer the ACT for free to interested BSD juniors on Tuesday, April 2nd, 9:00-1:00. Students will test at their home high schools. We recognize that this is the first week of Spring term and will likely be difficult for students to miss class. There is a make-up date on April 24th, location TBD. Students will receive a survey on March 4rd to express interested in testing. The survey must be completed by March 7th. Students may only choose one test date and cannot do both. Further information will be shared with students who wish to test prior to Spring Break.

Hillsboro Juniors:

Please talk to your counselor about options through HSD.

Tigard-Tualatin Juniors who have signed up for the test with Sarah will receive additional details in the coming weeks about the February 20th test.

All Students:

If are unable to take the test on the day it is offered through your district, a senior or simply wish to take an additional test you may sign up independently.

Students will register for the SAT ( or ACT ( online. Registration for the test takes place approximately one month prior to the test date, and tests are offered at most once a month. Students may select the date they wish to test and the location. A student does not need to test at their home high school if they sign up independently. Registration takes 20-30 minutes and students will be asked to submit payment to complete the registration process. ECHS counselors are available to help students with the registration process or offer insight into which test may be most appropriate.