Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   HS21+ Project Completion

 Title Abbreviation:   HS21+ Project Completion

 Department:    HSC

 Course #:    15

 Credits:    10

 Variable:     Yes

 IUs:    10

 CIP:    320240

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2018

 Course Description  

This course is designed to help students demonstrate high school competencies in fulfillment of HS21+ diploma requirements through completion of individual portfolio assignments. Guides adult high school students through the process of developing a plan for completing the requirements for their adult high school diploma.


Prerequisite: CASAS reading score of 226 or better or permission.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 110

Lab: 0

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic N/A  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Write informative/Explanatory texts to examine and convey complex ideas concepts and information clearly and accurately through the effective selection, organization and analysis of the content.
  2. Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences
  3. Produce clear and coherent writing in which the development, organization, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.
  4. Develop and strengthen writing as needed by planning, revising, editing rewriting or trying a new approach, focusing on addressing what is most significant t for a specific purpose and audience.
  5. Use technology, including the Internet to produce and publish writing and to interact and collaborate with others.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

1. Information Literacy

Definition: Recognizing when information is needed and have the ability to locate, evaluate, and use effectively the needed information.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
1.2 Access the needed information effectively, efficiently, ethically, and legally.

2. Critical Thinking

Definition: The ability to think critically about the nature of knowledge within a discipline and about the ways in which that knowledge is constructed and validated and to be sensitive to the ways these processes often vary among disciplines.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
2.3 Identify, interpret, and evaluate pertinent data and previous experience to reach conclusions.

3. Communication

Definition: Understanding and producing effective written, spoken, visual, and non-verbal communication.

Outcomes: Students will be able to . . .
3.4 Produce academic and/or professional writing and integrate it into written and spoken projects.

Course Contents

  1. Explore and document personal, professional, and educational goals.
  2. Identify HS21+ graduation requirements needed and create a plan to fulfill them through competency based assessments aligned with the College and Career Readiness Standards and the Washington State Adult Learning Standards.
  3. Utilizing the writing process to write academic essays.
  4. Use computer skills/programs for academic purposes such as word processing, email, and learning management systems as well as applying information technology to increase background knowledge, access new information, and enhance scholarship.
  5. Providing and responding to feedback from instructor, academic advisor, and classmates to create a learning portfolio.
  6. Compiling evidence through a reflective portfolio assessment process which documents academic growth, increased proficiency in, and knowledge of content area skills.