For Sabin Schellenberg course dual credit through community colleges, please refer to their course guide.


Planning is best accomplished with the help of parents, teachers, counselors and other adults. Students and parents should study graduation requirements and course options carefully and use them as guides for forecasting and post-secondary planning.

Use the following checklist to help monitor progress in school, prepare for graduation and plan future educational steps...

8th Grade

1) Identify strengths, likes and dislikes, learning styles and academic styles.
2) Identify tentative career interests, potential career paths, and post-secondary education options.
3) Identify academic preparation needed to meet long-term goals.
4) Attend Curriculum Fair.
5) Attend your planning session with your MHS counselor on the assigned date.

9th Grade

1) Review the section “Graduation Requirements” in this book to understand how to earn a diploma.
2) Review post-secondary college/university entrance requirements.
3) Discuss educational and career plans with parent(s). Ask counselor for information and advice.

10th Grade

1) Attend scheduled PSAT test held at MHS.
2) Continue to work towards excellence in both course work and in co-curricular activities.

11th Grade

1) Check college entrance test (PSAT, ACT, SAT, etc.) dates and registration deadlines.
2) Check specific entrance requirements (such as courses and test scores) for schools of interest.
 3) Attend scholarship and financial aid presentations.
4) Student athletes, review NCAA and/or NAIA eligibility requirements.
5) For the non-college bound student, research options such as military, apprenticeships, travel and greater world of work.
6) Participate in career-related learning experiences.

12th grade

1) Check college entrance test (ACT, SAT, etc.) dates and registration deadlines.
2) Check and act on scholarship and financial aid opportunities and due dates.
3) Attend career/college fair.
4) Complete the Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
 5) Check selected college/university/vocational school’s application deadline for admission.
6) For the non-college bound student, complete enrollment and/or application requirements for military, apprenticeship, and other career opportunities. 

How To Build a 4-Year Plan for High School

8th Graders

1) Attend MHS Curriculum Fair at Rowe to learn about class options.
2) Review the section “Graduation Requirements” in this book to understand how to earn a diploma.
3) Complete the freshman forecasting and 4-year planning worksheets. Check with your 8th grade Math and English teachers for appropriate placement. Prioritize eight elective courses on your forecasting worksheet.
4) Attend your planning session with an MHS counselor on the assigned date. Bring your completed forecasting and 4-year planning worksheets.

Grades: 9th 10th 11th

1) Review the section “Graduation Requirements” in this book to understand how to earn a diploma.
2) Review your profile with your parents. Using the information from your profile, transfer the classes you have completed and passed each year to the four-year planning worksheet in this book.
3) Complete the forecasting worksheet indicating the courses you need and wish to take next year. Prioritize 5 electives so that your counselor can make appropriate adjustments in case your first selections cannot be filled.
4) Return your completed 4-year planning and forecasting worksheets prior to your counseling appointment.

STUDENTS—PAY ATTENTION to announcements regarding due dates, required information, etc. You will not be able to change your schedule after registration. Your participation in forecasting is vital so that you can select classes that you need and want.

PARENTS—Helping your student forecast for classes in high school is a challenge! Here are suggestions to help you be supportive of your child:

1) CREDITS: Is your child earning the required number of credits in the required areas? If a student is failing required classes, it is crucial that a plan be made for summer school or credit recovery.
2) North Clackamas Performance Standards: Is your child making progress toward the North Clackamas Performance Standards? Students need to successfully complete the work samples and state assessments (taken for the first time as sophomores).
3) 4 Year Plan: Review MHS and SSC Course Guides in order to assist your child in building a 4-year plan. Please refer to the 4-Year Planning worksheet.

MHS Courses
CCC Equivalents
CCC Credits
MTH 111, 112 
5 credits each
MTH 251, 252
5 credits each
MTH 105
4 credits 
AP English Lit & CompENG 104, WR 121
4 credits each

Senior English:


ENG 106
4 credits
Spanish 3
SPN 101, 102, 103
4 credits each
Spanish 4SPN 201, 202, 2034 credits each
French 3
FR 101, 102, 103
4 credits each
AP French 4
FR 201, 202, 203
4 credits each
AP Psychology
PSY 110
4 credits

MAA Timeline

College Credit Courses

Clackamas Community College Advanced College Credit In cooperation with Clackamas Community College, the North Clackamas School District and Milwaukie High School have developed a plan that will allow high school students to earn college credit for some of their high school classes. Students wishing to enroll in the Advanced College Credit program must pay $10.00 per credit hour and complete the college admission application form. Students must apply for CCC credit the year they take the credit bearing course.

WHY TAKE COLLEGE CREDIT COURSES? This program has been created as a way to help students make a smooth transition from high school to college by awarding college credit for equivalent college-level work in high school. Thoughtful forecasting of a student’s high school program can result in saved time and money.

WHEN CAN I START EARNING COLLEGE CREDIT? Students and parents should begin to consider advanced college credit opportunities in the first year of high school. These college credits can be used at Clackamas Community College or transferred to another college or university. FEE: Students will pay a fee of $10 per college credit taken.


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