School Programs and Services
- Counseling Center
- Opportunity Center
- Community Service Hours
- Work Credit
- Running Start
- Permanent Early Dismissal/Late Arrival
- Schedule Changes
- Dropping a Course
- Credit Retrieval
- Withdrawal or Transfer from School
Counselors and a career specialist are available to provide confidential assistance on an individual basis to students with educational, vocational, personal, and social concerns. Some specific ways they can help you educationally are listed below:
1. Helping you to set up your four-year program.
2. Describing the contents of courses open to you.
3. Telling you the number of credits you have earned.
4. Informing you of your graduation requirements.
5. Giving information on post-high school plans.
· career information
· college requirements
· employment opportunities and procedures
· armed services opportunities
Your counselor can also help you with personal problems arising from social, home, or classroom situations. You are encouraged to seek their assistance.
The Opportunity Center is located on the 1st floor in room 107. Assistance is provided to help students and parents/guardians find information on careers, colleges, scholarships, grants, work-study, and all career and vocational related areas. There will be information published in the student bulletin throughout the year. The Opportunity Center is open to the community as well as Hazen students.
Students are required to complete 20 hours of community service, during the four years of high school. These hours are part of your high school graduation requirements, and may be completed through participation in school activities as well as other acceptable community activities. It is recommended that the service to be related to your career exploration or a cause about which you feel passionate. Hours/projects must be approved in advance by your parent/guardian and signed by an adult who supervised your hours. Hours must be voluntary, not tied to class credit or pay. Additional information about community service will be provided during advisory periods. Community Service forms are available with Ms. Swearingen in the Attendance Office.
Running start allows students to take community college and technical college classes to earn both high school and college credits, and the district pays the tuition. Students must be a junior or a senior. See your counselor in March to sign up for the fall session of Running Start. Running start students are not permitted on the Hazen campus except during their class time. Students cannot loiter on campus grounds before or after Hazen classes. Running start students who come to campus for a class will wait in the Opportunity Center.
The HHS gradebook is set to the below range in Skyward:
- High Schools within the Renton School District use an A-F grading scale for most classes. At the beginning of each term, each teacher will specify in writing the student learning goals or standards for each respective course. Teachers will maintain accurate academic effort and community skills (as applicable) grades in the District gradebook on Skyward. The gradebook is set up based on a teacher’s professional judgement and may look different than the general gradebook below. Please reach out to your teacher for more information about grades and/or grading practices.
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Permanent early dismissals and late arrivals must be approved by the principal and included in a student’s schedule. Forms may be obtained from the counseling office.
*Students participating in after school activities will not be granted early dismissals. Students with permanent early dismissals must leave campus.
Students are expected to carefully plan course requests and to register for the appropriate classes during the regular registration process. When a student enrolls in a course, it is considered to be a commitment to successfully complete the course.
All schedule changes must be completed by the 3rd school day of the start of a trimester. Schedule change requests after the normal registration process, will only be allowed when a valid educational need is evident. Changes are made ONLY for the following academic reasons:
· Duplicate period errors
· Incomplete schedule (may be missing a period)
· Seniors in need of a class for graduation
· Error in course placement
· Completed credit retrieval and/or summer school, and completed the course.
· Running Start schedule
All other changes require administrative approval. All schedule change requests must be submitted in writing from the student and their parent or guardian. The schedule change is only completed when the counselor finalizes the process with the student.
Students can take on-line courses to retrieve credit from previously failed academic classes. A student cannot be concurrently enrolled in a course as part of their high school day and the same course for credit retrieval. To enroll in a credit retrieval course, the student must have previously failed the course and withdrawn from the class. The student’s transcript will reflect a failing grade and the credit retrieval grade. Any senior year-third trimester course failure will be posted on the senior class’s last official day of school. The senior would then be able to complete the credit retrieval option during the remainder of the school year, but would be unable to participate in the graduation ceremony.
All credit retrieval course work, whether online or independent study, to be counted toward graduation, must be completed (including the end of course exam), and a grade received by the school no later than 1 week before graduation.
A parent/guardian must present a written request along with proper identification to the attendance office when withdrawing or transferring a student to another school. The student must obtain a checkout form and have it signed by all of their teachers and present the completed form to the secretary in the counseling office for final signature. Students will be fined for any missing books, fees, or other school equipment not returned before exiting Hazen. Transcripts will be held until all fees have been paid.
Non-Resident Students-Renton area students who desire to attend Hazen, but do not reside in the Hazen service area or students currently attending Hazen who move outside of the service area (but still in the Renton School District boundary) need to obtain an Intra-district Transfer Request form from the counseling office. This form needs to be completed by the parent/guardian and returned to the Renton School District Administration Building. Intra-district Transfer Requests are determined based on space and program availability. Students moving during the school year will be allowed to finish the current trimester, provided they are in good standing, and the parent/guardian has submitted a completed Intra-district Agreement. Twelfth grade students may complete their senior year provided space is available, they are in good standing, and the parent/guardian has submitted a completed Intra-district Agreement.
Students residing outside of the Renton School District may request to attend Hazen by submitting an Inter-district Transfer to the Renton School District Administration Building. This form needs to be completed by the parent/guardian and the releasing school district and returned to the Renton School District Administration Building. Determination is based on space and program availability.
The rules contained herein are meant to regulate student conduct at school, conduct at all school-sponsored activities, and other off-campus conduct that adversely affects the school learning climate. Some of these rules contain recommended penalties. However, depending on the circumstance of the student’s violation, school authorities may, in compliance with state law and the rules of the State Board of Education, Chapter 180-40 WAC, impose discipline, short-term suspension, long-term suspension, or expulsion.