Welcome to Kiona-Benton City High School!


    The student planner has been created to provide information regarding school rules, programs, clubs, activities, course descriptions, college preparation, scholarship, and financial aid.  You are encouraged to plan a course of study individualized to your interests, needs and abilities.


    DISTRICT WEBSITE: www.kibesd.org


    SKYWARD FAMILY ACCESShttps://www2.scrdc.wa-k12.net/scripts/cgiip.exe/WService=wkionas71/seplog01.w



    High School: 509-588-2140                             Middle School: 509-588-2040

    Intermediate School: 509-588-2009              Primary School: 509-588-2090

    Superintendent’s Office: 509-588-2000       Bus Garage: 509-588-2010



    To assure attainment of the Affirmative Action Program goals and adherence to Equal Employment Opportunity, every employee is held accountable for its success.  Corrective actions shall be taken to balance the employee profile as the administrative staff and employees identify areas of imbalance.



    The Kiona Benton City School District does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.

    The Director of Special Services has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:  Title IX Coordinator/Section 504/ADA Coordinator/ Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, 1105 Dale Ave., Kiona Benton City, WA. 509 588-2024.


    Pete Peterson, Superintendent

    Kiona-Benton City School District           

    1105  Dale  Ave.

    Benton City, WA  99320

    (509) 588-2001      


    In accordance with Federal law, the Kiona-Benton City School District No. 52 is committed to a positive and productive education and working environment free from discrimination, including sexual harassment.  The district prohibits sexual harassment of students, employees and others involved in school district activities.  The district’s policy and procedure 6590 regarding Sexual Harassment is located on the school district website at www.kibesd.org and at the Administration Office located 1105 Dale Ave. Benton City, WA 99320 or by calling (509) 588-2000.


    Title IX/RCW 28A.640 Officer,                              Section 504 Coordinator: 

    Affirmative Action Officer:

    Bernardo Castillo                                                               Diann Zavala

    1105 Dale Ave.                                                       1105 Dale Ave.

    Benton City, WA 99320                                         Benton City, WA 99320

    Telephone: (509) 588-2000                                  Telephone:  (509) 588-2000

    Revised August 28, 2018



    Subject                                                                                Page


    Academic Eligibility ………………………………….…… 33

    Attendance ……………………………………………. 20-21

    Athletic Code ………. .……………………………….. 31-45

    Bell Schedule …………………………………………...… 72

    Classroom Discipline …………………………………...... 22

    Clubs ………………………………………………………… 8

    College Information ………………………………...… 10-13

    Course Descriptions ………………………………….. 42-70

    Counseling Center Services ……………………………… 9

    Credit Recovery ………………………………………..… 35

    Cross-Crediting ……………………………………….. 34-35

    Disruptive Devices ……………………………………….. 23

    Dress Code ……………………………………………. 23-24

    Drug/Alcohol Free School …………………………… 17-20

    Fee …………………………………………………………... 9

    Financial Aid Information ………………………………... 11

    General School Information …………………………. 13-17

    Grades …………………………………………………….. 15

    Graduation Requirements …………………………….… 40

    Harassment, Intimidation & Bullying …………….. 5, 26-27

    Honor Roll and Honor Society ………………………….. 16

    Office Referrals …………………………………………... 28

    Public Display of Affection …………………………….… 28

    Running Start ……………………………………………... 10

    Scholarships …………………………………………….... 11

    School Rules / Discipline Consequences ………….. 17-30

    Sports ……………………………………………………….. 8

    Staff …………………………………………………………. 3

    Student Officers ……………………………………………. 4

    Technology and Industrial Education …………….… 38-40

    Testing Information (Pre-College, AP, HSPE, EOC, etc.) …….. 11-13

    Valedictorian and Salutatorian Information ……..…. 16-17

    Weapons & Dangerous Instruments ……..………… 29-30





    Clay Henry                                             Principal

    Lance Den Boer                                     Assistant Principal / Athletic Director

    Gerry Ringwood                                   Career/Tech. Education Director



    Kerri Bird                                               Technology Education

    Donna Baumgartner                               Art

    Clark Brown                                           Biology

    Alexandra Brumbaugh                            Math

    Will Burke                                               Alternative Education

    Andrea Dobson                                     History

    Darin Edwards                                       Government

    Donna Fluharty                                     Special Services

    Jennifer Gilliland                                  English

    Rick Harding                                         Foundations

    Tom Johnson                                        Foundations

    Tracy King                                             P.E. / Health

    Jennifer Kinnison                                 Family & Consumer Science

    David Lake                                             Woods

    Skyler Mendell                                       Dir. of Bands, Guitar, Choir & Theatre

    Mike Neumann                                       Chemistry

    Ken Noel                                               Science

    Lisa Pacsuta                                           English

    Jessica Raigoza                                    E.L.L. / Migrant

    Irene Schmick                                        Spanish

    Stacey Sterns                                         English  

    Xia Suter                                                 Math       

    Micah Wilson                                        Welding

    Steve Woods                                         P.E.

    Shelly Zehnder                                      Math



    Alyse Pivovarnik                                   Gear-Up Grant Coordinator

    Teresa Mattson                                      Nurse



    Belinda Loy                                            Students Names A-L

    Alyse Pivovarnik                                   Students Names M-Z


    CLERICAL STAFF                               MAINTENANCE STAFF

    Angela Brown                                        Dan Adamson          Julia Gifford

    Katie Richardson                                  Lori Collins              Jan Dobbins

    Taylor Torres                                         Jose Mendoza         Megan McCombs


    CAFETERIA STAFF                            PARA-PROFESSIONALS

    Ivy Mennich                                           Debra Church         Cindy Grey

    Christine Weiss                                      Candace Kurth        Charley Berryhill            

    Lynnette Corder                                    Terry Landoe         Fran Metzger

                                                               Cori Hooper             Jose Ortiz 


    E-mail address:  In lower case letters type the first initial of the first name and the full last name of the person you want to e-mail, followed by @kibesd.org (example:  chenry@kibesd.org)



    ASB Officers:              President                   Tawnya Elliott/Alondra Lucatero

                                       Vice President            Natalie Sawada

                                       Secretary                   Kylara Jackson

                                       Treasurer                   Maloree Calzadillas

                                       Public Director            Tawnya Elliott/Alondra Lucatero

                                       Athletic Director         Morgan Lowe


                                       Advisor: Mrs. Bird    


    Class of 2018:             President                   Kelsey McManus

                                       Vice President            Heidi Sanchez

                                       Treasurer                   Eric Campbell

                                       Secretary                   Alma Castellanos


                                       Advisor: Ms. Pivovarnik


    Class of 2019:             President                   Esme Robledo

                                       Vice President            Catie Wheeler

                                       Secretary                   Triniti Krisher

                                       Treasurer                   Sandra Garcia


                                       Advisor: Mrs. Kinnison


    Class of 2020:             President                  Payton Monk

                                       Vice President            Josilyn Gateley

                                       Secretary                   Cesilia Villanueva

                                       Treasurer                   Nelly Rodriguez


                                       Advisor: Mr. Burke


    Class of 2021:             President                   TBD

                                       Vice President            TBD

                                      Secretary                   TBD

                                       Treasurer                    TBD


                                       Advisor: Mrs. Baumgartner                      



    Student leadership is very important to a healthy high school climate. ASB officers and class officers are required to take the “Leadership Class unless extreme scheduling conflict”


    Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying Website for Ki-Be School District





    What is discrimination?

    Discrimination is unfair or unlawful treatment of a person or group because they are part of a defined group, known as a protected class. Discrimination may include treating a person differently or denying someone access to a program, service, or activity because they are part of a protected class, or failing to accommodate a person’s disability.


    What is a protected class?

    A protected class is a group of people who share common characteristics and are protected from discrimination and harassment by federal, state, or local laws. Protected classes under Washington state law include sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, veteran or military status, and the use of a trained dog guide or service animal.


    How do I file a complaint about discrimination?

    If you believe that you or your child has experienced unlawful discrimination or discriminatory harassment at school based on any protected class, you have the right to file a formal complaint. For a full copy of the school district’s nondiscrimination procedure, visit http://www.kibesd.org or contact the school district at 509-588-2000.


    Before filing a complaint, you may wish to discuss your concerns with your child’s principal or with the school district’s Section 504 Coordinator, Title IX Officer, or Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator. This is often the fastest way to revolve your concerns.

    Diann Zavala, Special Services Director

    1105 Dale Ave.

    Benton City, WA  99320

    509-588-2023     dzavala@kibesd.org


    Step 1: Complaint to the School District

    In most cases, complaints must be filed within one year from the date of the event that is the subject matter of the complaint.  A complaint must be in writing, describe what happened, and state why you believe it is discrimination. It is also helpful to include what actions you would like the district to take to resolve your complaint.

    Complaints may be submitted by mail, fax, e-mail, or hand delivery to any district or school administrator or the district’s Compliance Coordinator.


    When the school district receives your written complaint, the Compliance Coordinator will give you a copy of the district’s discrimination complaint procedure. The Compliance Coordinator will then make sure that the school district conducts a prompt and thorough investigation. You may also agree to resolve your complaint in lieu of an investigation.


    The school district must respond to you in writing within 30 calendar days after receiving your complaint, unless you agree on a different date. If exceptional circumstances related to the complaint require an extension of the time limit, the school district will notify you in writing about the reasons for the extension and the anticipated response date.


    When the school district responds to your complaint, it must include:

    1. A summary of the results of the investigation;
    2. Whether or not the school district has failed to comply with civil rights requirements related to the complaint;
    3. Notice of your right to appeal, including where and to whom the appeal must be filed; and
    4. Any corrective measures determined necessary to correct any noncompliance.


    Step 2: Appeal to the School District

    If you disagree with the school district’s decision, you may appeal to the school district’s board of directors. You must file a notice of appeal in writing to the secretary of the school board within 10 calendar days after you received the school district’s response to your complaint.


    The school board will schedule a hearing within 20 calendar days after they received your appeal, unless you agree on a different timeline. At the hearing, you may bring witnesses or other information related to your appeal.


    The school board will send you a written decision within 30 calendar days after the district received your notice of appeal. The school board’s decision will include information about how to file a complaint with OSPI.


    Step 3: Complaint to OSPI


    If you do not agree with the school district’s appeal decision, you may file a complaint with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI).  A complaint must be filed with OSPI within 20 calendar days after you received the district’s appeal decision. You may send your complaint to OSPI by e-mail, mail, fax, or hand-delivery:

    E-mail: Equity@k12.wa.us

    Fax: (360) 664-2967

    Mail: OSPI Equity and Civil Rights Office, PO Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200


    Complaints cannot be filed with OSPI unless they have already been raised with the school district and appealed, as outlined in Steps 1 and 2 above, or if the school district did not follow the correct complaint and appeal procedures.


    For more information, visit www.k12.wa.us/Equity/Complaints.aspx, or contact OSPI’s Equity and Civil Rights Office at (360) 725-6162/TTY: (360) 664-3631 or by e-mail at equity@k12.wa.us.


    Pregnancy-Related Rights

    Students with pregnancy-related absences are excused if a doctor’s note is brought in and given to the attendance secretary.  In most cases, a doctor may excuse a pregnant teen a few weeks before her due date and for 4-6 weeks after delivery.  As long as she has a note from a physician, her absences will be excused and she will be provided with make-up work.  These students will also be allowed the time they missed to get those assignments made up.  Teen fathers are also excused to attend doctor’s appointments and spend reasonable time with their newborn as long as copies of the teen mother’s physician notes are turned in to the attendance secretary.



    KBHS provides many opportunities for its students to participate in sports and/or clubs.  Students who participate in extra-curricular activities tend to do better in school than those who don't, so be sure to get involved!


    FALL SPORTS                                                 HEAD COACH

    Cross Country Running (boys & girls)                 Mrs. Santoy

    Football (boys)                                                 Mr. Noel

    Volleyball (girls)                                                Mrs. Calzadillas

    Cheerleading (football)                                      Mrs. Kinnison

    Soccer (girls)                                                   Mrs. Oppelt    



    Basketball (boys)                                              Mr. Wells

    Basketball (girls)                                               Mrs. Wells

    Wrestling (boys)                                                Mr. Rolland

    Cheerleading (basketball)                                   Mrs. Kinnison

    Cheerleading (wrestling)                                     Mrs. Gilliland



    Track (boys & girls)                                           Mr. Wahlstrom

    Baseball (boys)                                                 Mr. Lucatero

    Softball (girls)                                                   Ms. Walchli

    Tennis (boys & girls)                                          Mr. Harding

    Soccer (boys)                                                   Mrs. Oppelt



    CLUBS/OTHER ACTIVITIES                              ADVISOR

    Annual                                                              Mrs. Gilliland

    Art Club                                                            Mrs. Baumgartner

    C.O.E                                                               Mrs. Zehnder

    Drama Club & Choir                                           Mr. Mendell

    Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)       Mrs. Bird

    Future Farmers of America (FFA)                       Mr. Wilson

    Leadership                                                        Mrs. Bird

    National Honor Society (10-12)                           Mrs. Dobson

    Concert/Jazz/Honor Bands & Chorus                  Mr. Mendell

    Family, Career & Community Leaders

    Of America (FCCLA)                                          Mrs. Kinnison

    TSA                                                                  Mr. Lake



    (All fees may be subject to change)

    A.S.B. CARD........................................................................ $35.00

    Middle School Athletic Sticker………………………..……………$20.00



         Family pass (year)........................................................... $90.00

         Adult Pass...................................................................... $40.00

         Senior Pass.................................................................... $10.00

         Adult and Student (without A.S.B.)..................................... $5.00

         Senior Citizen with pass/Child under 5th grade...................... Free


    FOOD SERVICES: (Prices subject to change)

         Regular breakfast............................................................. $1.75

         Reduced breakfast…………………………………………………Free

         Adult breakfast…………………………………………………… $2.35

         Regular lunch……………………………………………………...$2.70

         Reduced lunch...................................... ……………………..  $.40

         Adult lunch........................................................................ $3.75

         Milk or Juice only................................................................. 40¢

    -Reduced Breakfast and Lunch prices as posted by OSPI-

    2-YEAR COLLEGE ADMISSION APPLICATION....................................... Varies


    TEST FEES:        

         PSAT Test.................................................................................................. $10.00

         SAT Test  ................................................................................................... $52.50

         ACT Test (with writing portion)  ............................................................. $54.50

         ACT Test (no writing portion)................................................................ .$ 34.00

         COMPASS Test.......................................................................................... Varies


    Students must be cleared of all fees and fines in order to participate in sports, clubs and activities.  For students who don’t participant in any sports, clubs or activities, their fees and fines must be paid at the end of each school year.





    Counseling and guidance services at the high school include academic, career, and personal counseling.  Both individual and group counseling is available to all students.  Individual counseling is done on an appointment basis through the counseling scheduling secretary Mrs. Brown.  Referrals for counseling may be made from parents, teachers, students, or self-referral.   A school counselor is a student advocate, and students should feel free to seek help from him or her.  The main purpose for our counseling and guidance services is to help students help themselves.  This may involve simply listening without judgment to what a student has to say, or it may mean offering some new choices for him or her to consider, such as learning how to control anger or even improving study habits.


    Information is also available in the Counseling & Career Center regarding colleges/universities, vocational schools, the military and apprenticeships.



    Running Start is a special opportunity program in Washington in which eleventh and twelfth grade students may apply to enroll in courses or programs in a community or technical college (Columbia Basin Community College without charge, except for books and lab fees.  Students will receive dual credit (both high school and college) for successful completion of coursework.  An official transcript will be maintained at each institution.  To enroll in Running Start, a student must first take the COMPASS test and meet the qualifying score. Then he or she will meet with the school counselor for course recommendations.  Students involved in Running Start must meet the graduation requirements for KBHS to be able to receive a high school diploma.  Passing SBA and Compass tests fulfills running start requirements.

    COLLEGE INFORMATION - Where do YOU want to go?

    2-Year College

    • Offers an associate of arts degree to transfer credit to a 4-year college
    • Offers vocational-technical programs in occupations such as health,

      business, mechanical & technical fields

    • Certificate programs (e.g., welding)
    • COMPASS test required

    4-Year College/University

    • Earn bachelor’s degree; most require 2 years of general study and 2

      years of study within a major

    • Offers master’s and doctoral degrees; requires 2-5 additional

      years of study

    • ACT or SAT pre-college test required

    Technical College

    • Offers nearly 400 training programs designed and supported by

      business/labor groups

    • Programs vary in length from a few weeks to two years
    • Some colleges offer associate of applied science degrees
    • Pre-application testing may be required


    • Training system for careers requiring a diversity of skills and

      knowledge, maturity and independence

    • Day-to-day training on the job under proper supervision
    • Programs last from one to five years
    • Earn as you learn; earnings increase as skills/knowledge are acquired
    • An application process will be required


    • The armed forces hire people with skills, or people who can and want to

       be trained

    • Today, nearly six of seven service members are employed in

      occupations other than combat arms

    • Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships may be available

    On-The- Job Training (OJT)

    • Some employers provide their own on-the-job training, which may

      involve classroom instruction and close supervision at the workplace

    • During training, the employee is paid regular wages


    All students applying for federal student aid must complete a need analysis form known as the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  Applicants to some private colleges and vocational schools may need to complete the CSS/Financial Aid Profile from the College Scholarship Service. Both forms are available in the Counseling/Career Center.  Eligibility for financial aid is based on the parents' and student's previous year's income, as well as a percentage of their assets, excluding their home.  Students must apply for financial aid each year that they plan to attend college or vocational school.  The earliest that a student may apply for financial aid is January 1st of the year that he or she plans to attend school.  Students should apply by February 15 if possible. Students may apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Every student is eligible for some type of financial aid!



    Like grants, scholarships are gift aid; they do not have to be repaid. Students must pay particular attention to scholarship DEADLINES; late applications are not accepted. For additional information on college applications or scholarship procedures, please contact the Counseling & Career Center.


    Local scholarships: By December, most of the local scholarship applications are available on the district website: www.kibesd.org.  Click on high School, Click on counseling center click on the LOCAL scholarship link. Seniors are able to complete the applications online, save them to their folder and print the hard copy for delivery to the scholarship sponsor as instructed. Students should review eligibility and process as directed.


    Internet scholarships: www.fastWeb.com is a database of over 600,000 national scholarships that students may access.  www.THEWASHBOARD.ORG is a database of scholarships for Washington residents.


    Campus based scholarships:  students must have applied to and been accepted at their colleges in order to become eligible.


    Military scholarships: Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships or appointments to service academies; interested students should begin applying in the spring of their junior year.



    HIGH SCHOOL PROFICENCY EXAM (HSPE) & End-of-Course (EOC) & Smarter Balanced Tests (SBAC): These tests are given at the 10th, 11th and/or 12th grade and measure learning in reading, writing, math, and science. A student demonstrating proficiency in any of the four areas will be recognized on his/her transcript. Eventually, successful performance on this test will lead to the Certificate of Academic Achievement (Diploma).


    Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR TESTING)

    Students could be tested monthly in reading and math to check for academic progress and to give teachers interventions to guide their teaching for student progress.



    A career test available to interested students in the Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB).  Developed for 10th-12th grade and beyond, the ASVAB measures a student's abilities and predicts what he or she could accomplish occupationally with further training and education.  The ASVAB assessments are provided free of charge. The ACT Career Planning Survey is used to determine a student's career pathway.




    Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT):

    The PSAT is given at KBHS to college-bound students in October of their 10th or 11th grade.  It measures aptitude in both verbal (English & language arts) and math areas.  It also serves as a "trial run" for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), which many students will take in their junior and/or senior year.  The PSAT is also the qualifying test for National Merit Scholarship competition, as well as the vehicle for receiving information from many colleges throughout the country.  The PSAT currently costs $10.00, although there are some fee waivers available for students who are unable to pay. 


    Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT):

    The SAT is offered on Saturday morning five different times during a school year. Like the PSAT, the SAT measures aptitude in verbal and math areas.  Application forms and study guides are available in the Counseling/Career Center.  The current fee for the SAT is $52.50, but does have additional test sections available for additional cost (check with your college to see if these are required).  KBHS does get a limited number of SAT fee waivers each year for students that qualify.  The SAT is given at Richland and Hanford High School in October, December and June only.



    The ACT is also offered on Saturday morning five different times during a school year.  Many students will take it in the spring of their 11th grade, and the rest will take it in the fall of their 12th grade.  The ACT measures achievement in English, math, reading, and science reasoning.  The current fee for the ACT is $34.00 (no writing portion), or $54.50 (with writing portion-check with your college to see if this is required for admission).  KBHS does get a limited number of ACT fee waivers each year for students that qualify.  The ACT will be given in October, December, February and April at other sites (Tri-Cities).


    The COMPASS test(s) are used by community colleges for placement in English and Math.  It can be taken by appointment at CBC in Pasco.  A student must meet the qualifying scores in writing and reading to be eligible for the Running Start program. The test cost is $25.00.



    Most college-bound students will take the PSAT and either the SAT or ACT pre-college tests.  Some students, particularly those interested in a military scholarship or selective college (Harvard, Stanford, etc.) may take both tests and pick the highest score.  Four-year colleges in Washington require either the SAT or ACT as part of their admissions' process.  Application forms and study guides for the SAT and ACT are available in the Counseling/Career Center.



    One of the goals of an education at KBHS is to get students career and college ready.  The program involves meeting once or twice a month on district CRT days with an assigned advisor in an advisory period with other students the same grade level.  The advisory period is or can be used for class/club meetings and to help students become career and college ready by using a variety of classroom and online lessons developed by staff.  The hallmarks of an Advisory program for students are:  student driven advisories, the use of student portfolios/binders, student-led conferences, and student-informed scheduling. 


    To satisfy Washington state graduation requirements, KBHS requires all seniors to complete a culminating project (Bear Book).  The culminating project is the completion and clearance of the student’s senior binder and the senior presentation which both take place in the spring of their senior year.





    In order to provide the most effective education for each Kiona-Benton High school student, records are maintained.  The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act gives parents and students over age 18 the following rights in regard to educational records:


    - The right to examine records and request amendment to the records

    - The right to give consent for disclosure of education records – one exception which permits disclosure without consent is given to school officials (health, law enforcement, school board, contracted services) with legitimate educational interest

    - The right to appeal to the U.S. Department of Education regarding alleged failure of compliance with FERPA




    The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act require school districts to notify parents and students that certain directory information from pupil records will be released and made public without the written consent of the parents or students.  Parents may request that this directory information NOT be released by contacting the school where their children attend.



    • Student’s name, address, and telephone number
    • Date and place of birth
    • Major field of study
    • Participation in officially recognized activities and sports
    • Weight and height of members of athletic teams
    • Dates of attendance
    • Degrees and awards received
    • The most recent previous educational agency or institution attended by the student
    • Photographs and similar information



    School Rules: Freedom of student expression is a part of the district's instructional program and an inherent constitutional right. Free speech may not be used to disrupt the educational process, however.


    1. Only that material written by students currently enrolled in the school, which has been approved by the administration, may be distributed on school property.
    2. The following are criteria that the administration shall use in determining approval or non-approval of written material (publications, petitions):
    3. Student publications produced without school sponsorship may be distributed in the high school if they: 1. Bear the name of the sponsoring organization or individual; 2. Are not sold on the school grounds; and
    4. Are distributed at a time and place agreed to by the administration.
    5. If the publication contains libelous or obscene language, advocates illegal actions, or is grossly insulting to any group or individual, its distribution shall not be allowed. Student Publications Policy: refer to policy 3221


    1. The principal has the right to review student publications prior to their publication.
    2. A publication reviewed by the principal must be returned to the student editor within 24 hours of its submission for review.
    3. Any disputes that cannot be settled at the building level are submitted to the superintendent.
    4. If the complaint cannot be resolved at the superintendent level (using legal counsel) then the board may, upon request, hear the dispute during its next scheduled board meeting.

    Distribution of Materials Policy: refer to policy 3222

    Rules: Student distribution of written materials shall not cause disruption or interference with school activities. Students will be subject to corrective action, including suspension, depending on the nature of the disruption resulting from distribution of materials.

    1. Any student intending to distribute more than 15 copies of any student-sponsored material shall submit a copy to the principal at least 48 hours prior to the proposed time of distribution.
    2. Distribution plans shall be approved by the principal concerning distribution time, manner, and place. This decision shall be rendered within 24 hours of the proposed time of distribution.
    3. If the plan is not approved, the student will be advised in writing of the reasons for denial by the principal within two business days. A decision shall be given by the superintendent within two business days.





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    No credit


    3.3 Honor Points


    1.7 Honor Points




    3.0 Honor Points


    1.3 Honor Points




    2.7 Honor Points


    1.0 Honor Points







    94 - 100%


    77 - 79%


    59 - 0


    90 - 93%


    74 - 76%


    No credit


    87 - 89%


    73 - 70%




    84 - 86%


    65 - 69%




    80 - 83%


    60 - 64%




    Late Work

    Please refer to the teachers Syllabus

    Modifications for IEP/504, AP Courses, College in the High School, and ELL students are to be made for any of the grading policies according to the specific plan or requirements for identified students.


    “F” Grade: Given if the student's work is not acceptable for credit. An "F" grade may also be given if a student is dropped from a class for disciplinary reasons. No student will receive an "F" grade unless there has been a recorded progress report.  A student may not drop a class after one week following midterm progress reports without extenuating circumstances (illness, etc.).  A class may not be dropped simply to maintain athletic/activity eligibility.


    “NC” Grade: If a course is dropped before the progress report/grades due period, an "NC" grade may be given.


    Pass/Fail: Subjects that will be graded pass or fail are: Library and Office Assistants, and Teacher Assistants.  Other courses may be graded P/F, but an agreement to do so must be made between the teacher and student during the first two weeks of a semester. “A”, "B”, "C”, "D”, and "F" will be given honor points as indicated above. Honor points for these grades shall be used to figure the GPA. Credit toward graduation shall be awarded the "P" grade, but it shall not be figured into the GPA.



    The honor roll for Kiona-Benton High School will be published at the end of each semester. Any member of the student body is eligible for the honor roll, provided the listed criteria have been fully met: 1. must be enrolled in at least five letter-graded classes; 2. Must have no "D," "F," or "I" grades in any classes; 3. Must have a grade point average of 3.00 or better for the semester.



    According to our local constitution, before a student (sophomore or above) can be considered as a candidate for National Honor Society, his/her cumulative GPA must be 3.30 or above and have three consecutive grading periods (semesters) of 3.30 or above. Candidates will then be considered for election to NHS based upon the faculty committee's assessment of their character, service to the school or community, and leadership capabilities. Any time a member's GPA falls below the average required, he/she will have one grading period (a semester) to bring his/her grade back up to 3.30.  If the GPA remains below 3.30 for more than one grading period (a semester), the student is automatically dropped from NHS and can never be reinstated. Any time a member is involved in any dishonorable act in or out of school, his/her case will be placed before the faculty committee to determine expulsion from National Honor Society. Once a member has been dismissed from membership, he/she is never eligible again. Grades for all classes are considered. Candidates for membership shall have spent at least one semester in Kiona-Benton High School.



    The following guidelines shall be followed when selecting the valedictorian and salutatorian of the senior class:


    1. Selection shall be made at the middle of the second semester. Pre-college test scores, credits and honor points earned during the second semester of the senior year will not be used in the selection process.
    2. Honor points and credits earned during the ninth, tenth, eleventh, and first semester of the twelfth grade shall be used in calculating CGPA.

          3. ”P,”  “S,” and “NC” grades shall not be used in calculating CGPA.

    1. A student must have been enrolled in Kiona-Benton High School for a minimum period of two years to be considered as valedictorian or salutatorian.
    2. The CGPA shall be calculated by dividing the number of honor points by the number of credits received and carrying the division out to the nearest hundredth.
    3. SAT or ACT scores (best scores from one sitting before the end of the first semester of the senior year) will count as one-fourth of the qualification for valedictorian and/or salutatorian, and cumulative grade point average will count three-fourths. An admissions index (AI) number using this formula will be taken from the Washington State Higher Education Coordinating Board (HECB) to determine the valedictorian and salutatorian of the graduating class. The valedictorian and salutatorian will not necessarily be the highest-ranking (by grade point average) two students in the graduating class. The student with the highest AI will be valedictorian and the student with the second highest AI will be salutatorian.






    Note: Kiona-Benton High School Administration reserves the right to increase or decrease the level of consequences due to circumstances within the nature of the violation.


    The standards established at this high school are in line with the expectations of college, military and the workplace.  We believe these behaviors will prepare young people for their future:


    1. Arrive to class on time (see tardy rule);
    2. Be prepared for the class;
    3. Be courteous and respectful to all people;
    4. Safe behavior is required; students should never put the safety of someone else in jeopardy.
    5. There can be no sales of pop or candy 12:00 midnight to 30 minutes after school is out for the day.
    6. Please read this planner; students will be expected to know and follow the school rules.


    Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco Free School

    All schools within Kiona-Benton School District No. 52 are drug-free.  The school board views drug abuse as a serious health problem and is committed to providing the necessary resources to intervene with students who are using, distributing, possessing, or manufacturing drugs and or alcohol.  The school board recognizes that the use and unlawful possession of illicit drugs/alcohol is harmful.  The standard conduct in the Kiona-Benton City School District directs that students shall not possess, use, manufacture, transfer, conceal, sell, attempt to sell, deliver, or be under the influence of narcotics, alcohol, other drugs, or materials/substances represented to be a drug, or be in possession of drug related paraphernalia. The rule also covers prescription medications that are distributed illegally, or the willful misuse/abuse of prescribed medications. This rule will be in effect on property owned, leased, or maintained by the Kiona-Benton City School District at all school sanctioned activities, and off campus in vehicles used to transport students to and from school, or at other school-related activities.


    A student in violation of this rule will be subject to appropriate building and administrative disciplinary procedures, up to and including sanctions for expulsion and referral for prosecution.


    Law enforcement will be notified, and the student will be taken into custody in all cases regarding, sale, manufacture, possession, and distribution of illicit drugs and /or alcohol, or possession of drug related paraphernalia, regardless of where the students is in reference to the progressive disciplinary ladder.  All staff will receive yearly review of the signs and symptoms of drug and alcohol use.  Lockers may be searched under reasonable suspicion.  Drug detection dogs may be used for random searches.


    Definition of Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco/Vapor/Other Impairing Substance Violation


    Violation of the drug, alcohol, tobacco, and vapor rule includes: possession, use, consumption, and/or distribution of substances or materials that represent illicit drugs/alcohol tobacco or prescription medications, or being under the influence of alcohol/drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia or test positive for illegal substances. This includes the misuse/abuse of prescription medications by failing to take them as prescribed by their physician and resulting in intoxication.


    Drug/Alcohol/Tobacco/Vapor/Other Impairing Substance Finding

    If there is a question of a student being under the influence of drugs, alcohol or smoking at a school and or school function, the student will be given the appropriate test (saliva test, breathalyzer or Urinalysis).  Parents will be notified immediately and have the option of viewing the test.  School personnel reserve the right to involve the appropriate juvenile or law enforcement agency.  If the school is unable to contact a parent/guardian, a law enforcement agency will be notified and the student may be released to the custody of police. (Note: students that refuse the test will be assigned consequences as if they admitted to being under the influence or if they failed the test)

    If a student admits to being under the influence or agrees to follow the prescribed recommendations of the drug/alcohol intervention specialist, he/she may receive a lesser punishment.  Students that decline their right to receive an assessment and help will be assigned the maximum consequences.


    Prior to a student being tested, all effort possible will be made to contact the parents and allow them involvement in the process.  If the parents cannot be contacted then any other immediate relative or emergency contact that the student chooses will be invited to support the student being tested.  If within a 30 minute period of time a parent/relative/emergency contact cannot be reached then the student may choose an adult in the building to advocate for them

    Once again, if the student or parent refuses the test, then action will be taken as if the student took the test and were found under the influence of drugs or alcohol or test positive for illegal substances. If a student is tested, and the results indicate that he/she is under the influence of an illegal drug that was not prescribed by a physician, or was prescribed by a physician and the student was found to be abusing that medication through lab testing, then the following procedure would be implemented:


    First Offense for possession/under the influence:

    1. Police will be notified in every instance dealing with possession. Instances that deal with under the influence, administrators will have discretion as to whether to involve law enforcement.
    2. Long-term suspension up to ninety school days in compliance with the WAC 180-40-260. The long-term suspension may be reduced (at the schools discretion) to ten days or less out of school upon completion of the following:

    (A). Scheduled meeting with the school’s intervention Specialist prior to the end of the 10 day suspension, which will include a referral for the:

    1. Completion of a drug/alcohol assessment.
    2. Return to school and reduction of the suspension is dependent upon following the assessment recommendations given.

    After first offense for possession, under the influence:

    1. Notification of police.
    2. Long term suspension for remainder of the semester which can be no more than 90 days. (Same steps as first offense)


    First offense for distributionExpulsion for one calendar year

    Second offense for distribution: Expulsion from Kiona-Benton City School District.


    Important:  A student or parent may contest the results of a positive test indicating a student is under the influence of an illegal drug.  If the results of the test are contested then the parent may take their student to a certified lab for testing at the parent’s expense.





    Rule: Students shall be regular and punctual in their attendance.

    Consequence: Attendance reports will be ran weekly and students who have one or more unexcused absences will receive a consequence ranging from Academy to suspension.  The office must receive a phone call, note or email from the legal guardian to be excused.  If the unexcused absence isn’t cleared by Friday, the student will receive a consequence.  (WAC 392-400-325 Statewide definition of excused and unexcused daily absences). 


    The following are valid excuses for absences from school (1)  Participation in a district or school approved activity or instructional program; (2)  Illness, health condition or medical appointment (including, but not limited to, medical, counseling, dental or optometry) for the student or person for who the student is legally responsible; (3) Family emergency including, but not limited to, a death or illness in the family;  (4) Religious or cultural holiday or participation in religious or cultural instruction;  (5) Court, judicial proceeding, or serving on a jury; (6) Post-secondary, technical school or apprenticeship program visitation, or scholarship interview; (7) State-recognized search and rescue activities consistent with RCW 28A.225.055; (8) Absence directly related to the student’s homeless status; (9) Absences related to deployment activities of a parent or legal guardian who is an active duty member consistent with RCW 28A.705.010; (10) Absence resulting from a disciplinary/corrective action (e.g., short-term or long-term suspension, emergency expulsion); and (11) Principal (or designee) and parent, guardian, or emancipated youth mutually agreed upon approved activity. 


    The school principal (or designee) has the authority to determine if an absence meets the above criteria for an excused absence. 


    Unexcused Daily Absences – Any absence from school is unexcused unless it meets one of the criteria above for an excused absence.  Students with unexcused absences will serve a consequence from an Academy up to suspension.


    The “BECCA” Bill:

    The “Becca Bill” (SB 5439) is our state’s truancy law. It is intended to stop truancy before it becomes a problem. Schools and families should work together as a team to ensure school attendance and student safety.  However, if a student has unexcused absences, this law requires that schools and school districts take the following actions:


    1. One (1) unexcused absence. The school must inform the parent when there is one unexcused absence. This is often done by a phone call home.


    1. Two (2) unexcused absences. After the second unexcused absence, the school is required to schedule a meeting with the parent/legal guardian and student to discuss the causes of the unexcused absences and find solutions to prevent further absences. This is a team effort.


    1. Five (5) unexcused absences within 30 days. The school must enter into a written truancy agreement with the family, where the parent, student and school agree on the necessary steps to resolve the student’s attendance problem. The school must also refer the student to a community truancy board, or file a truancy petition with the juvenile court.


    1. Seven (7) unexcused absences during a month or at the tenth (10th) unexcused absence within a school year. The school district will file a petition in juvenile court to order the student to attend school. If this court order is violated, the court will call for a Contempt Hearing and the student could be ordered to do community service or spend time in juvenile detention.  The parent may be fined up to $25.00 for each day of unexcused absence.



    Any operation of a motor vehicle in violation of state law or in such a manner as to endanger a person or property will be cause to assign appropriate discipline of suspension or expulsion. Students and Staff are required to have a parking space and spaces are assigned by choice according to grade level in descending order (i.e. Seniors-Juniors-Sophomore), students are also required to have a pass.  If a student needs a second or replacement pass, it will cost $5.  Students are only allowed to park on school property directly north of the main building.  Not by CTE/PAC buildings, or Faculty parking lots. Proof of insurance, registration, make, model & license are to be given to the office when accepting a parking pass. 



    It is an absolute expectation that we demonstrate our best behavior and respect for our students, staff and guests when we are having general assemblies.  Our behavior is a direct reflection on our school and our community and we want to display our greatness. All students and staff are required to attend all assemblies.



    Riding a school bus is both a right and a privilege. Students of Kiona-Benton School District are afforded transportation if they meet the district requirements and if students abide by both the safety regulations and the rules regarding student conduct. A pamphlet outlining specifics regarding bus transportation was mailed to the home of every Kiona-Benton student.


    Students who do not meet their responsibilities will be disciplined by the following procedure: 1.) Direct verbal prompt from the teacher to student, 2.) Individual talk with student if addressed behavior doesn’t improve,  3.) Phone call home to parent to inform them of class behavior. 4.) An office referral will result if a student demonstrates disrespect/insubordinate behavior with possibility of Academy, Campus Clean up, Lunch detentions, In house suspension or out of school suspension or Parent Shadowing.  Refer to Athletic Code for further athletic consequences



    Cheating will not be allowed at Kiona-Benton High School. Students caught cheating will receive a ZERO on that work. Plagiarism and intentionally providing answers is considered cheating. Parents will also be notified by the teacher. If the cheating incident causes the student to fail the class, he/she will receive an “F” grade. Refer to Athletic Code for further athletic consequences



    Rule: Students on school business, athletic trips, field trips, tournaments, dances or any other school-sponsored events are covered by all policies of the school district from the time they leave the campus until they return and are dismissed by their advisor. Refer to Athletic Code for further athletic consequences



    Rule: Students who consistently violate various school policies, rules, and regulations may be subject to suspension. Under due process procedure, steps must be taken to treat the student fairly. Cumulative or multiple minor violations can be equally as disruptive to the education process as a violation of a major type.  Therefore, the seriousness of the violation is not the only criterion for a disciplinary action. The frequency of disruptions must also be considered an important criterion.


    1. Violators will be referred to the principal or his designee, who may take appropriate disciplinary action up to and including suspension.
    2. If suspension seems to be the most justifiable action to take in dealing with a student, the following procedure shall be used: (A).The student shall be advised of the probable consequences of the particular behavior pattern. The student shall be notified verbally prior to the suspension; (B). The parents of the student shall be advised in writing of the probable consequences of the continued student behavior problem; and (C). If the improper behavior pattern continues, the student may be suspended.



    DAMAGE OR DESTRUCTION OF PRIVATE OR SCHOOL PROPERTY Personal Property: A student shall not intentionally or with gross carelessness cause or attempt to cause damage to private property on campus or during a school activity off campus. Consequence: The principal shall conduct an investigation and upon completion inform involved parties of his finding. Parties responsible for damages will be responsible for restitution and possibly suspended. School Property:  A student shall not intentionally or with gross carelessness deface or cause damage to school property.

    Consequence: The student liable for defacing or damaging school property shall be responsible for full restitution. Appropriate consequences (short term suspension at minimum) will be assigned. (Refer to Athletic Code for further athletic consequences)



    1. When a student leaves a school dance, he or she may NOT return.
    2. Only KBHS students may attend dances with the following exceptions, which need to have office clearance (dance pass): (A). Guest high school students; (B). Non-students may not be older than 19 years of age; (C). Guests and their actions are the responsibility of the KBHS student who has invited them; (D). “Grinding” is not permissible; and (E). All music played at school dances must be an edited version to eliminate inappropriate language.



    If detention is assigned, the student MUST serve the assigned detention with the teacher/Supervisor. If a student fails to serve a detention, it will be referred to the administration and stiffer punishment will occur, which could include suspension.



    Devices that are disruptive to the educational process (e.g., cell phones, walkman, Ipod, Mp3, etc.) MUST be turned off and stored in a student locker while school is in session.  Use is permitted during passing times, before and after school and during lunch break.  Violators of this policy will have their cell phones/electronic devices confiscated.  First time offenders will receive a warning and will have their cell phone/electronic device returned to parent. Subsequent violation will result in the cell phone/electronic devices being returned to parent, but also an Lunch Detenton/Campus Cleanup and up to suspension.   Articles that threaten the safety of our students (firecrackers, stink bombs, etc.) will not be allowed on campus and could result in Long Term Suspension or Expulsion.  


    DRESS CODE - In a hope to support the need for the district NOT to go forward with a school uniform, the following is an outline of the dress code for Kiona-Benton High.  Bolded, italicized, and underlined items have been adjusted for clarity from previous years or added.


    Rule:  Students are expected to be neatly dressed and well groomed at all times. Failure to follow the basic regulations listed below could result in parents being called to bring appropriate clothing or the student will be sent home. Students must wear shoes at all times.  Slashed/hole/worn through clothing, tank tops, sunglasses, hats, bandanas, and chains are not allowed.  Hats may be worn in hallways but is teacher discretion in classrooms.  Exposed skin that may show through holes on the leg must be below mid-thigh.  Students wearing low necklines will be asked to change.  No visible undergarments.  Clothing that displays or insinuates rude humor, vulgar signs, acts, or foul language is prohibited.  Clothing with advertisements for weapons, drugs, alcohol, or tobacco is prohibited.  Students are prohibited from wearing items that are determined to be related to gang identification.  Shorts and skirt length must be to mid-thigh.  Sleeveless tops are allowed; however, tank tops are only allowed if they are two inches wide at the top.  Sleeves under the arm should be tight against the armpit.  Pajamas and slippers are not considered appropriate attire.  Students wearing them will be sent home unless during a “Dress Up” day for spirit days.  Pants must be worn at the waistline and the may not “sag” below that point.  Appearance must not cause a disruption or interrupt the school learning environment.  Staff discretion will be applied in all cases.


    Consequence:  First time offenders will be given a verbal warning, asked to wear appropriate clothing, given clothing to wear by an administrator or sent home.  Further, Students in violation of this policy will result with Academy and then being removed from campus until appropriately attired. Chronic offenders may receive additional consequences up to suspension based upon a pattern of insubordinate behavior.



    Due Process Short-Term Suspension or other assigned consequence Policy 3322: Any parent or student who is aggrieved of an assigned consequence shall have the right to an informal conference with the principal to resolve the concern.  In this conference the student and parent has the right to question the principal and involved staff members.

    Procedure: If the parent and student are not satisfied with the informal conference, then the following steps are available: 1. Present a written or oral grievance to the superintendent within two business days of the informal conference; 2. If the grievance is not resolved at the superintendent level, then a request to present a written grievance to the school board needs to occur within two business days of the previous hearing; 3. The board will consider the grievance at the next regularly scheduled meeting, in closed session, and respond within ten business days.

    Long-term Suspension or Expulsion Policy & Procedures 3323:  The principal only may impose a long-term suspension or expulsion after a fair hearing is made available to student and parent. Notice of the hearing to the student and parent shall indicate the following:  1. The alleged misconduct or policy violation; 2. The recommended consequence; 3. The right to a hearing; 4. The notice that if a request for a hearing is not received by the superintendent within 3 business days after the notice is received, the hearing shall be waived and the recommended corrective action shall take effect; and 5.The date by which the request for hearing must be received. If a hearing is requested, the superintendent (hearing officer) will schedule a hearing within 3 business days of such request. If the hearing officer imposes a long-term suspension, the parent and student shall have 3 business days after receiving the prior decision to appeal to the school board.

    Re-admission Rule: A student who has been suspended or expelled and who wishes to re-enter school prior to termination of the imposed sanction may be re-admitted if it appears that he/she will comply with the written school rules and his/her presence will not result in disruption of the educational process or endanger anyone in the school. At any time after two weeks of a long-term suspension, the student may ask for a conference with the building principal to seek re-admission. If the principal is convinced of the student's genuine desire to return, he may direct the student to: 1. Locate two faculty sponsors; 2. Prepare a petition to the faculty; 3. Appear, with his/her parents, to present the petition to the faculty; and   4. The principal will recommend admission or non-admission to the superintendent and the student and parent shall receive a decision from the superintendent.



    Students will be requested to fill out permission slips. Itineraries will be available in the office or from the teacher organizing the trip. Students MUST have an “Emergency Care Plan” on file if required by school nurse.



    Rule:   No student shall be involved in a fight/assault/altercation on school campus or during a school activity.

    Procedure:  Violation of this policy shall provide the following punishment for all active participants:  First offense:  Short Term to Long Term Suspension.

    Second offense: Short term to Expulsion, Third offense:  Long term suspension for a calendar year to Expulsion from Kiona-Benton City S.D.



    Setting fire alarms is illegal. Students who engage in this activity will be subject to strong school discipline (long-term suspension) and referred for criminal prosecution.



    First offense: 1 day suspension with a parent conference; Second offense: 5 day suspension; Third offense: suspended for remainder of semester.


    FUND RAISING:  No class, club, or other group may begin to raise money without an advance approval from the ASB counsel and the ASB advisor. Students may not bring outside fund raising items to sell, or sell items for personal gain.



    Rule: Gambling on school property is not allowed. Gambling is defined as any game or activity in which money or items of value are liable to change hands.  Organizational raffles or fund-raising events shall not be considered gambling if authorized by the administration and group sponsoring raffle obtains a gambling permit.

    Consequence: Violations of this policy shall result in disciplinary action. Items gambled for and gaming devices used shall be confiscated. Any money confiscated shall be deposited in the ASB General Fund.



    Rule: The district is committed to a safe and civil educational environment for all students, employees, volunteers and patrons, free from harassment, intimidation or bullying.  “Harassment, intimidation or bullying” means any intentional written, verbal, or physical act, including but not limited to one shown to be motivated by any characteristic in RCW 9A.36.080(3), (race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, gender, sexual orientation or mental or physical disability), or other distinguishing characteristics, when the intentional written, verbal, or physical act:

    • Physically harms a student or damages the student’s property; or
    • Has the effect of substantially interfering with a student’s education; or
    • Is so severe, persistent, or pervasive that it creates an intimidating or threatening educational environment; or
    • Has the effect of substantially disrupting the orderly operation of the school.

    Consequences: Violation of this policy will result in the following punishment:  First offense:  Verbal warning and parent notification by administrator; Second offense: 1-3 day suspension; Third offense: 3-10 day suspension; Fourth offense: suspension for a period of time equivalent to a semester or at least thirty (30) days; Fifth offense: Expulsion for a calendar year



    Rule:  A student shall not sexually harass another student or an adult.  Sexual harassment means unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, sexually motivated physical contact, or physical conduct or communication of a sexual nature between two or more individuals, either verbal or written.

    Consequence:  Based upon the nature of the violation consequences of graduating nature will be assigned.  A conference with student and parent will be the initial step with suspension being the assigned consequence if future violations occur.  (Refer to Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying Policy above)

    RETALIATION:  Students are encouraged to report harassment or retaliation.  Retaliation against students who report harassment or other rule violations will not be tolerated. (Refer to Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying Policy above)



    Rule: An organized group within the scope of the ASB must plan all initiations, and the plan must be submitted to and approved by the principal. Nothing will be allowed that degrades any individual or group of students. Initiation or hazing by individual students is not allowed. 

    Consequence: Violation of this policy will result in disciplinary action or, in severe cases, suspension/expulsion. (Refer to Bullying & Harassment Policy above)


    REPORTING HARRASSMENT, INTIMIDATION & BULLYING:  Students may make a report of Harassment, Intimidation or Bullying online at the KBHS Website at https://kibesd-wa.safeschoolsalert.com/


    HALL PASSES:  Students must have a hall pass issued by a teacher or administrator to be in the halls while classes are in session. Failure to have a hall pass will result in appropriate discipline.



    Before a medication can be given at school, a special Medication Administration form must be completed and signed by both the prescribing medical practitioner and a parent. This form is required for over-the-counter medications as well as prescriptions and can be obtained from many medical facilities or the school office.

    All medications must be stored in the office. They must be in the original container with the label matching the information on the Medication Administration form. Only designated staff that has been trained to do so can administer medications to students.


    HOMEWORK REQUESTS:  Requests for homework must be made by contacting the school secretary.  Please allow 24 hours.



    Kiona-Benton High School students and parents are required to sign our Internet/Computer Acceptable Use policy so that students may use the Internet/Computer at the high school. Students are required to follow those guidelines for searching the Internet and using Internet email.  Students MUST only go to school approved sites as deemed by teaching staff, administration and technology director. Failure to follow the established guidelines will result in losing your Internet/Computer privileges for a set amount of time (1 week) upward to total loss of Internet/Computer use.



    May be notified in any situation where the safety of students is at risk.

    LEAVING SCHOOL GROUNDS or GOING TO PARKING LOT- Students MUST sign out through the office for any reason for leaving the building. If students are consistently tardy after lunch then their off campus lunch privileges can be revoked.

    Rule: All students must sign out and back in at the office for school/personal reasons. The campus shall be open during the noon break. Students who have work or training assignments will be excused during their work-training periods. Other students may be excused from campus for illness, health condition, family emergency, medical appointment, school activity, religious purpose, disciplinary action, and/or legal appointments.

    Consequence:  A student who has a legitimate reason for leaving campus must secure pre-authorization in the main office. Pre-authorization may be obtained by parent note or contact. Students must then sign out on the sheet in the main office. Students leaving without pre-authorization will face consequences including loss of sign-out privileges, detention, or suspension.



    Rule: Use of obscene or vulgar language/gestures, writing, pictures, signs, or acts while on school property during or immediately before or after school hours or at any time the school grounds are being used for a school activity, or at any school-sponsored activity, or at any school-sponsored activity off school grounds, is prohibited.

    Consequence: Disciplinary action shall be appropriate to the seriousness of the violation up to and including long-term suspension.



    There are some behaviors that are especially dangerous to the safety and/or effectiveness of the school and workplace. The following violations will result in direct office referral:

    Firearms:  This serious violation of state and school rules will result in a mandatory expulsion from school for one calendar year.  The expulsion is statewide.  Law enforcement will be notified.

    1. Weapons (see weapons and dangerous instruments policy)
    2. Fighting (mandatory short term to long term suspension for all participants, 2nd offense is short term suspension to expulsion); 3. Tobacco, drugs, and alcohol; 4. Harassment, intimidation or bullying; 5. Stealing; 6. Vandalism; 7. Truancy/skipping classes.



    Rule: Public displays of affection are not conducive to a proper school atmosphere and will not be tolerated. Actions not allowed include, but are not limited to, embracing and kissing. Students are limited to a three (3) second hug.

    Consequence: First offense: warning and notification to parents.  Disciplinary action for further violation shall be appropriate to the seriousness of the violation up to and including suspension.



    School Rules: A student's locker, person, and personal property, including automobiles, may be searched by the principal or his designee when he has reasonable cause to believe that prohibited item(s) are concealed.

    Consequence: The following rules shall apply to the search of school property assigned to a specific student (locker, desk, etc.) and the seizure of items in his/her possession:

    1. There should be reasonable cause for school authorities to believe that the possession constitutes a crime or rule violation.
    2. General searches of school property may be conducted at any time.
    3. Search of an area assigned to a student should be for a specific item and be accomplished in the student's presence if reasonably possible.
    4. Illegal items (i.e., firearms, weapons) or other possessions reasonably determined to be a threat to the safety or security of others may be seized by the school or law enforcement authorities.
    5. Items which are used to disrupt or interfere with the educational process may be temporarily removed from the student's possession.
    6. To ensure your privacy and security, school-issued padlocks are available to purchase for your hall and P.E. locker.



    Student visitors are not allowed.



    Rule: A student shall not steal any private or school property. Law enforcement may be notified.

    Consequence: In cases of private or school property, the principal shall conduct an investigation and notify involved parties of his findings. Students determined responsible for stealing personal or school property will be liable for full restitution and at minimum a 1-5 day suspension. These students will also forfeit unsupervised hall privileges during class time for the remainder of the semester or school year.



    Rule: Defined as entering the classroom after the tardy bell rings. Exception is a late bus. Thirty minutes late constitutes an absence.

    After 5 tardies in a class = techer contacts parents

    After 7 tardies in a class = teacher notifies admin who contacts parents

    After 9 tardies in a class = student will have lunch detention/campus cleanup for every tardy

    Techer notifes admin/Mrs. Richardson on every tardy after 9.

    Consequence:  Refer to “Attendance Policy”



    Rule:  Defined as skipping class for any amount of time or up to one or more classes, not clearing an absence with an excused note, or leaving campus without following the sign-out procedures.

    Consequences:  No credit given for make up work in each case.  Other consequences could include Academy, lunch detention, Campus Clean up, In house suspension or short term suspension.



    Parents are always welcome to visit our school. An appointment to conference with a teacher, counselor, or administrator can be made by contacting the school secretary. Students are not allowed to bring guests to school.  All visitors must check in at the office and notify office staff who they are there to see.



    Rule:  A student shall not possess, handle, or transmit any object that can reasonably be considered a weapon:

    1) On the school grounds during, before, or after school hours.

    2) On the school grounds at any other time when the school is being used by any school group.

    3) Off the school grounds at any school activity, function, event, or while en route between home and school.

    This rule does not apply to normal school supplies, but does apply to any firearm, explosive (including firecrackers), air-soft or pellet guns, any knife longer than 1 ½ inches, and/or other dangerous objects of no reasonable use to the student at school. 

    Consequence: Possession of a firearm will lead to mandatory one-year expulsion.  Possession of other dangerous weapons (propellants, pepper spray) will lead to emergency expulsion and/or suspension up to and including expulsion.  Police will be notified.



    Rule: A student shall not willfully disobey any logical or reasonable request from a staff member.

    Consequence: Disciplinary action shall be appropriate to the seriousness of the violation which could include Warning, Academy, Lunch detentions, Campus clean up, In house suspension and Short term suspension.



    If a student conduct violation requiring suspension or expulsion occurs within the last month of school, the suspension/expulsion may be carried over to the beginning of the next school year so that the full penalty will be served.





    This Code applies to student participation in programs offered and sponsored by Kiona-Benton School District for which students receive no academic credit.  Such programs would include and are not restricted to the following list:


    Interscholastic Athletics                                                  Cheerleading

    Class/ASB Officers                                                                           Knowledge Bowl                                

    Honor Band/Choir                                                                              Honor Society

    Band Contests                                                                   

    Overnight field trips

    All other school clubs/activities





    Athletics are an integral part of the Ki-Be School District curriculum.  Through a rigorous athletic program, the Ki-Be coaching staff is dedicated to promoting and pursuing excellence in education, sportsmanship and discipline, through all levels of competition.  Furthermore, through a motivating environment, student athletes will develop the skills necessary to win the game of life.  


    B – Believe

    E – Excellence

    A – Attitude

    R – Represent

    S – Sportsmanship




    1. Age Limits: The student shall be under 20 years of age on September 1st for the fall sports season, on December 1st for the winter sports season and on March 1st for the spring sports season.
    2. Scholarship: A student shall have passed the minimum number of classes (as explained on pg. 3) in the immediately preceding semester in order to be eligible for competition during the succeeding semester.  The record at the end of the semester shall be final, except for those credits earned in a regular, accredited summer school program and accepted by the school district.  Incomplete(s) may be made up for credit during the first five (5) weeks of the subsequent semester.  The student shall be ineligible for interscholastic competition until the incomplete(s) are cleared.
    3. Total Semesters of Eligibility: After entering or being eligible to enter the seventh grade, students shall have six (6) years of interscholastic eligibility.  If the seventh or eighth grade is repeated and such repetition is based upon documented academic reasons, the repeated year shall not count against the student’s six (6) interscholastic competitive years.
    4. Residency Rules: In order to be eligible to participate and/or represent a member school in an interscholastic contest, the student shall be attending a school in which the student resides with the family of that member school for a period of one year.
    5. Fines: Student athletes must have all school district fines paid in order to be cleared for athletic participation.




    If any athlete participates in the KBSD athletic program, he/she is making the choice to abide by the following expectations and athletic code guidelines.  These policies will be in effect for a full calendar year starting the first day of practice.  It’s the coach’s responsibility to make parental contact regarding consequences of disciplinary issues.  Coaches have the prerogative to have additional team specific expectations regarding attendance, academic requirements, etc.  These should be shared with the athletes and the parents/guardians.




    1. Participants must attend the entire school day in order to be eligible to practice or participate in competition that same day. Absences from school must be excused by the high school office per state guidelines.  The parent/legal guardian can contact the high school office by phone, signed note or email.  Unexcused absences prohibit students from participating in any extracurricular activity that same day.
    2. It’s the athlete’s responsibility to follow the school’s attendance policy and any additional attendance regulations established by the head coach for that specific sport. For some athletes, schedule conflicts with other activities may arise. If so, a student athlete must choose and abide by the consequences set by the coach.




    Participants are required to travel to and from contests with the team when transportation is provided for this purpose.  This can only be waived if the parent/guardian completes an “Athletic Travel Release” form available in the high school office or on the athletic website and is approved by Administration.  Twenty-four hour notice is preferred.




    A player who is contacted personally by a college recruiter should contact his/her coach if the contact occurs during a time when the athlete is actively involved in that sport or another sport.  Student athletes interested in college athletics are (1) encourage to take the SAT or ACT initially during his/her junior year, and (2) required to sign up with the NCAA Clearinghouse.  Both of these can be done through the counseling center.




    A student who represents a school in an interscholastic sport must be an amateur in that sport.  An amateur student athlete is one who engages in athletics for the physical, mental, social and educational benefits derived therefrom, and to who athletics is an avocation and not a source of financial reward.  In order to maintain amateur standing in those activities under WIAA jurisdiction, the student athlete may not:


    1. Accept merchandise or in-kind gifts of more than $300 in fair market value during any one calendar year, September 1 through August 31. Reduced membership fees or reduced user fees from an athletic club, recreation center, golf course, etc., do not count toward this $300 limit.
    2. Accept cash awards.
    3. Enter competition under a false name.
    4. Accept payment of expense allowances over the actual and necessary expenses for the athletic trip. (NOTE: Entry fees are not considered a reimbursable expense.)
    5. Sign or have ever signed a contract to play professional athletics.
    6. Play or have every played on any professional team in any sport.
    7. Receive or have ever received, directly or indirectly, a salary or any other form of financial assistance (including scholarships, educational grants-in-aid, or any of his/her expenses for reporting to or visiting a professional team) from a professional sports organization.




    If an ejection occurs to an athlete or coach, the following steps will be taken:


    1. The ejected player and coach or ejected coach will need to state the Athletic Mission Statement, the infraction, what they’ve learned from the situation and how they’ll prevent it from happening again at the next school board meeting. The Athletic Director will inform the athlete and coach when the next school board meeting is.  School board meetings occur on the 2nd and 4th Monday’s of the month.  The AD will contact the ejected athlete’s parent(s) and strongly encourage them to be present at the board meeting as well.  An athlete that refuses to appear at the board meeting will become ineligible for contests until they appear in front of the school board.


    1. The athlete/coach ejected will need to apologize to teammates and coaches before being able to resume practice/games. The AD/Principal must be present during the apology.  The head coach is responsible for setting up the meeting and informing the Athletic Director.


    1. We will continue to follow the WIAA ejection rule, which states any ejected athlete must be ineligible for the next contest of the same level that they received the ejection and cannot play in any other level contest until the ineligible game has passed.


    1. Similar to the board meeting, the ejected player will need to state the Athletic Mission Statement, the infraction, what they’ve learned from the situation and how they’ll prevent it from happening again, in front of a group of student peers and Athletic Director/Principal. After hearing from the ejected player, the student peers will make a recommendation to the Athletic Director/Principal on whether they believe the athlete should miss an additional 10% of the season.  Peer decisions should be based on remorse from the athlete.  10% of the season will be rounded up to the nearest whole number.


    1. If more than one athlete is ejected in a season, the coach will be suspended one game for each ejection after the first one. The superintendent (and possibly guests) will also meet with the team and coaches.  The team and coaches will be expected to state the Athletic Mission Statement.


    1. All coaches are required to build a sportsmanship component into their practice plans. This plan will be evident in both writing and action.  Coaches must spend at least 15 minutes a week going over items such as proper etiquette, importance of being a team player, proper ways to react to unfair or difficult situations, etc. 






    While Kiona-Benton City School District is aware of the important role that interscholastic athletics play in the development of students, the District is also committed to the philosophy that the primary purpose of our secondary schools should be to prepare students academically to become productive citizens upon graduation.  For these reason we have established the following academic standards for our student athletes.




    The student athlete must be currently enrolled in and passing a minimum of six (6) academic classes.  The student must have also passed six (6) academic classes the previous Semester.


    Any student athlete who does not meet the above stated criteria will be considered ineligible.  This means that he/she may continue practicing, but will not be allowed to participate in competitions until the athlete meets the minimum academic expectations.




    A student athlete who failed to make the grade requirements shall be placed on academic suspension.  The student shall be ineligible during the suspension period.  If, at the end of the suspension period the student is passing all classes, the student may be reinstated for interscholastic competition.  WIAA requirement is that the suspension period for high school students failing at least one (1) class the previous semester shall be from the end of the previous semester through the last Saturday of September in the fall and the first five (5) weeks of the succeeding semester.


    Grade checks for all student athletes will occur 2-4 times throughout the season.  Student athletes who have one or more F’s at grade check will be ineligible for at least one (1) week.  Students who have an F will be checked weekly to determine if they are eligible or ineligible.  If a student athlete is ineligible for three (3) consecutive weeks or a total of four (4) weeks in a season, the student athlete is no longer able to participate for that season.







    1. Unsportsmanlike conduct (including disruption, fighting, vulgarity, verbal abuse, etc.).
    2. Violations of school policies and/or school disruptions.
    3. Involvement in criminal offenses.
    4. Attending social functions where minors are illegally using a prohibited substance.
    5. Consumption, possession, transmission or selling the following prohibited substances: alcoholic beverages, drugs/anabolic steroids (drug/vaping paraphernalia), look-alike drugs, narcotics, or tobacco (including chewing tobacco).





    Infraction A or B:  Consequences defined at the discretion of the head coach.


    Infraction C or D:  Consequences will be referred to the Athletic Director and consequences may range from restitution to season or yearlong ineligibility.


    Infraction EThese violations are cumulative for a student athlete’s entire high school eligibility.


    1. First Violation: The student athlete shall be immediately ineligible for interscholastic competition in the current interscholastic sports program for the remainder of the season. 


    Ineligibility shall continue until the next sports season in which the student athlete wishes to participate.  In order to be eligible to participate in the next interscholastic sports season, the student athlete shall meet with the school Athletic Director, to request approval to participate.  The Athletic Director will recommend to the principal appropriate action to be taken in the student athlete’s case.  The school principal shall have the final authority as to the student athlete’s participation in the interscholastic sports program.


    A student athlete who seeks and receives help for a first violation may have his/her eligibility re-instated during the season in which the violation occurred.  The student athlete must:


    • Successfully complete an assessment from Somerset Counseling Center (or similar counseling center) and agree to comply with the recommendations of the assessment. Student athlete needs to release assessment results to Kiona-Benton City High School.


    The student athlete will be reinstated with the following guidelines.


    • The student athlete will miss 20% of the current sports season.
    • During the suspension, the student athlete may not attend any co-curricular activities as a participant or fan. The student athlete can still practice.
    • The student athlete must be making satisfactory progress in completing the prescribed assessment recommendations in order to continue in that sport season.
    • If the prescribed recommendation carries over into a subsequent sports season, satisfactory progress must be demonstrated in order for a student athlete to participate in competition.


    1. Second Violation: A student athlete who again violates shall be ineligible for interscholastic competition for a period of one (1) calendar year from the date of the second violation.


    1. Third Violation: A student athlete who violates for a third time shall be permanently ineligible for interscholastic competition.





    When an alleged violation of the Athletic Code occurs, the following steps shall be taken:


    1. The head coach will be notified.


    1. The coach and/or Athletic Director will conduct an investigation. This will include interviewing the students who are involved in the alleged misconduct or violation. 


    1. If the coach and/or Athletic Director determines that a violation has occurred, the coach and/or Athletic Director shall impose disciplinary action and notify the student and parents/guardians.


    1. The student and his/her parents may accept the decision or initiate an appeal on behalf of their student. The student and his/her parents have three (3) business days to file a written notice of appeal with the principal.  A hearing must convene on the appeal within three (3) business days of receipt of the notice of appeal.  The discipline action shall continue during the appeal procedure set forth unless the principal or his/her designee elects to postpone such action.  The Athletic Appeals Board, consisting of the Athletic Director, a teacher and 2 out-of-season coaches, will hear the appeal.  Upon hearing the appeal, the student and her/her parents shall leave to allow the Athletic Appeals Board members time to discuss the appeal.  Upon completion of this discussion, the Athletic Appeal Board will make a recommendation.  The Athletic Director is not a voting member of the Appeals Board.


    1. If the recommendation is not acceptable to the student athlete and his/her parents, they may request a meeting with the principal, provided the principal was not involved in the original hearing. This meeting must be held within three (3) business days after receipt of the hearing recommendation.


    1. If the principal’s decision in not acceptable to the appealing parties, they may request a meeting with the Superintendent’s designee. This meeting must be convened within three (3) business days of the Superintendent receiving a formal written request for a meeting.


    1. Following the decision of the Superintendent, the appealing party may seek further remedy through the School Board at its next regular meeting. Presentation of the appeal to the School Board shall be in closed session.  The School Board shall notify the student and his/her parents of its response to the appeal within ten (10) business days after the date of the meeting.



     Student/Parent Verification


    ***(This is done as an online form)***


    I verify as follows:




    • I understand my participation in any such programs is not a right of mine but instead is a privilege.


    • I agree to be bound by the terms of the Code for all programs in which I may participate during the school/Calendar year in which I signed this Code.


    • I understand that if a provision of the Student Handbook is different or inconsistent with the provisions of this Code, the provisions of this Code will override the Student Handbook.








    Athlete’s or Club Member’s Name (Print)



    __________________________                                   ________________

               Student Signature                                                                       Date



    __________________________                                    ______________

              Student Signature                                                               Date









    Note:  Each semester credit is worth .5.


    Credits Needed



    Credits Needed





    Social Studies



    Science (2 credit lab science)



    Health & Fitness






    Occupational Education Electives



    Fine Arts (Art, Band, Chorus, Drama, etc.)




    .25 per year

    .25 per year




    Total Credits Needed:





    Students planning to attend a community or technical college need to meet the district graduation requirements. Certain programs (nursing, etc.) have additional requirements.



    Math: 4 credits (beginning with class of 2012)                               English: 4 credits

    Science: 2 credits (including 2 credits of lab science)  Fine Arts: 1 credit

    Foreign Language: 2 credits (of one language)      Social Studies: 3 credits


    NOTE:  Students interested in math/science careers should exceed the minimum requirements in those areas.  Also, Western Washington University requires chemistry or physics and Washington State University requires biology, chemistry, or physics as one of the two years of college prep science.  Read the catalog from the college of your choice for further information.


    CROSS-CREDITING (Substituting Other Courses to Meet Graduation Requirements)   In addition to the traditional academic subjects (English, math, science, and social studies), the following courses listed in each area may be used to meet graduation requirements at Goldendale High School:


    COURSES                                              GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS MET


    Business English (Y)                            1.0 English or 1.0 Occupational



    Accounting 1 & 2 (Y)             1.0 Math (if passed HSPE math) or 1.0 Occupational

    Financial Algebra                                  1.0 Math or 1.0 Occupational



    Horticulture                                            .5 Science or .5 Occupational

    Natural Resources                                                 .5 Science or .5 Occupational

    Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources               1.0 Science or 1.0 Occupational


    Social Studies:

    Parenting (S)                                         .5 Social Studies or .5 Occupational

    World History (Y)                  .5 Fine Arts and .5 Social Studies or 1.0 Social St.

    Applied Psychology (S)                       .5 Social Studies or .5 Occupational


    Fine Arts:

    Graphic Arts (S)                                      .5 Fine Arts or .5 Occupational

    Journalism/Annual (Y)                          1.0 Fine Arts or 1.0 Occupational

    Digital Tech, Photography & Video    .5 Fine Arts or .5 Occupational



    See class offerings                               2.5 Required on page 48                                     


    Note:  (Y) = Year    (S) = Semester


    Credit Recovery - Online credit recovery courses will be available to students who have failed a course (priority is given to 11th and 12th grade students due to limited space during the school day). A student may earn 6 credits using the online program at a cost of $10 per class. When a student passes the assigned online class then the money will be refunded. A student may earn an additional 4 credits using the online program, but must pay the entire cost of the course.  A student is limited to 10 credits earned through an online program at Kiona-Benton High School.





    NOTE:  Some courses are NOT approved as NCAA core courses for participation in NCAA Division I and II athletics.




    Course:  Introduction to Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Year    Grade Level:  9-12


    Description: (Science Credit/CTE)

    Students participating in the Introduction to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources course will experience hands-on activities, projects, and problems. Student experiences will involve the study of communication, the science of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is highly encouraged.



    Course:  Principles of Agricultural Science-Animals (ASA)


    Prerequisite:  AFNR       Length of course:  Year Grade Level:  10-12


    Description: (Science Credit/CTE)

    Principles of Agricultural Science—Animals is a foundation-level course designed to engage students in hands-on laboratories and activities to explore the world of animal agriculture. Throughout the course, students will develop a comprehensive Producer’s Management Guide for an animal of their choice.  Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is highly encouraged.



    Course:  Horticulture/Viticulture I


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Year Grade Level:  9-12


    Description: (Science Credit/CTE)

    Students participating in Horticulture/Viticulture are eligible for tech prep and will earn free college credit if their grade is above a C.  Students will be engaged in hands-on activities including maintenance of the school vineyard, growing plants in the greenhouse and selling plants at the annual sale.  Students will also have classroom activities.  Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is highly encouraged.



    Course:  Horticulture/Viticulture II-IV


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Year    Grade Level:  9-12


    Description: (Science Credit/CTE)

    Students participating in Horticulture/Viticulture are eligible for tech prep and will earn free college credit if their grade is above a C.  Students will be engaged in hands-on activities including maintenance of the school vineyard, growing plants in the greenhouse and selling plants at the annual sale.  Students will also plan and manage greenhouse sale and vineyard.  Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is highly encouraged.



    Course:  Agricultural Biology


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Year        Grade Level:  10


    Description:  (Science Credit Equivalent of Biology/CTE)

    Agricultural Biology is a lab science that focuses on inquiry activities related to the application of science and technology in our society, structures and functions of living organisms, ecosystems, and biological evolution.  (Biology is REQUIRED for entrance into a four year university).  Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is highly encouraged.



    Course:  Agricultural Special Problems


    Prerequisite:  Instructor permission           Length of course: Semester     Grade Level:  10-12 Year


    Description:  (CTE)

    This independent study class is designed to meet the needs of students that have demonstrated an interest and ability.  Self-motivation and dependability is a must.  Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is highly encouraged.





    Course:  Accounting


    Prerequisite:  Computer Applications              Length of course: Year      Grade Level:  10-12


    Description: (CTE)       

    This course is designed to provide the skills and knowledge necessary for employment in accounting and related business occupations.  This course is a must for students planning to major in business at the college level.



    Course:  Computer Applications


    Prerequisite:  None             Length of course: Year      Grade Level:  9


    Description: (CTE)

    Know and be able to perform basic computer applications and operations including file management.

    Master the keyboard by keying documents quickly and accurately utilizing proofreading skills.

    Microsoft Word—know and understand basic functions and document formatting, including business letters, memorandums, reports, itineraries, agendas, news releases, outlines, tables.

    Microsoft Excel—create and manage workbooks, use formulas, graph/chart data, merge data with Word and PowerPoint documents

    Microsoft PowerPoint—create and modify a multimedia presentation using text, graphics, charts, transitions, animation, and sound.

    Use the Internet effectively, efficiently, and appropriately for school and career use.

    Develop a resume, application letter, follow-up letter, fill out a job application, and prepare for a job interview.

    Demonstrate business habits by learning the standards for professional ethics, customer service, attitude, and attendance.

    Demonstrate leadership abilities and a career awareness of the business world.

    All students will have the opportunity to participate in FBLA

    Be prepared to take the MOS certification.





    Course:  Photography/Video Editing


    Prerequisite: Computer Applications                Length of course: Year     Grade Levels:  10-12


    Description:  (Fine Art/CTE)

    A basic course in the use of the digital photographic equipment to expose and compose photographs. This will include elements of design and composition to aid in relating your ideas of people and the world around you. Students will learn to use new technologies using computers and computer software to enlarge and print pictures.


    Introduction to the formal elements and principles of design common to all two-dimensional media. The student examines the formal elements of line, shape, form, space, pattern, texture and color, and applies the principles of unity and variety, balance, focus, repetition, rhythm, movement and proportion. Students are introduced to spatial and ordering strategies through a sequence of design and color theory problems which emphasize creative problem-solving, using a variety of media and techniques.


    This class teaches the student how to use PhotoShop. The focus is on both using the software and the elements of design as they specifically apply to online applications. The students will learn color theory, typography, using layers, compression and the various file formats, and preparing images for use on the Web and other multi-media presentations. Students will learn how to use the basic PhotoShop tools, as well as the filters, the pen tool, the shape tools, and the selection tools. Students will also learn advanced techniques such as converting between paths and selections, using masks to selectively apply filter or changes to an image, etc. 



    Course:  Web Page Design


    Prerequisite:  Computer Applications             Length of course:  Year      Grade Levels:  10-12


    Description:  (Fine Art/CTE)

    This is a course designed to develop skills necessary for building web sites.  Emphasis will be on learning what makes a web page, how to plan a web page, using web editing software, choosing fonts and graphics for the web page, adding hyperlinks, using color effectively, adding multimedia elements, learning about HTML coding and frames, and getting the web site on the internet.

    Course:  Work-Based Learning


    Prerequisite:  Listed below                    Length of course:  Year                    Grade Level:  12


    Description:  (CTE)

    Work-Based Learning is a program which links industry with high school students.  The goal of this program is to encourage students to explore scientific and business careers.  Students’ activities are guided by supervisors from local industries.  The student will spend approximately four hours per day or 20 hours per week on the job and will be paid an hourly wage for their work.  Academic credit is also earned.       


    Requirements for business work-based learning is a year of term of Computer Applications and it is recommended that you take at least two additional business classes with a cumulative g.p.a. of 2.0 and a g.p.a. of 2.0 in the business classes.


    Requirements for science work-based learning are two terms of math and two terms of science with a cumulative g.p.a. of 2.5.  It is also recommended that you turn 18 in the fall of your senior year because you can work in a lab.


    Employers require good attendance and positive recommendations from all teachers.  Other required documents include resume, student profile, transcripts, attendance profile and teacher recommendations.  Application is made in the spring of the junior year for a position during the senior year.  The application process is completed through the work-based learning coordinator (teacher), not directly with the companies.





    Course:  Drafting I (also Fine Arts)


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Semester                  Grade Level:  9-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    This is a basic course designed for students who have little or no experience in technical drawing.  The content is geared toward exposing students to a variety of basic technical drawing skills such as multiple view drawing, dimensioning, pictorial drawing, standards of measurement systems, and auxiliary view.  This course is the prerequisite for further study in technical drawing courses offered and thorough understanding of key concepts I vitally important for continuation I higher level drawing courses.  This course will ultimately lead into GUITAR BUILDING during the second semester.  ALL students enrolled in this course will participate in the “guitarbuilding.org” curriculum designing and manufacturing their very own guitar.  Note: the expense of the guitar is $175 will need to be paid.  Scholarship funds to cover most of this expense may be available upon asking instructor.



    Course:  Drafting II-IV (also Fine Arts)


    Prerequisite:  Drafting I  Length of course:  Semester                  Grade Level:  9-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    This is a vocationally approved course where drafting is used to explore, in more depth, more fundamental drawing techniques associated with the engineering industry.  Areas covered are mechanical drawing, architectural drawing, civil engineering, technical illustration, and computer aided drafting using Rhino.  This course is designed to prepare the student for more advanced training and education in these fields as well as develop basic entry-level skills in drafting.  This course will ultimately lead into GUITAR BUILDING during the second semester.  ALL students enrolled in this course will participate in the “guitarbuilding.org” curriculum designing and manufacturing their very own guitar.  Note: the expense of the guitar is $175 will need to be paid.  Scholarship funds to cover most of this expense may be available upon asking instructor.



    Course:  Welding/Agricultural Mechanics I


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Year    Grade Level:  9-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    Students participating in Agricultural Mechanics will gain experience through use of shop tools and in class discussion.  Students will learn the basics of :  arc welding (SMAW), mig welding (GMAW), tig welding (GTAW), oxy-acetylene, hand held plasma, cnc plasma, sheet metal, and lathe operation.  Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is highly encouraged.


    Course:  Welding/Agricultural Mechanics II-IV


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Year Grade Level:  10-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    Students participating in Agricultural Mechanics will gain experience through use of shop tools and building of projects.  Students will use the following machines and techniques to build projects:  arc welding (SMAW), mig welding (GMAW), tig welding (GTAW), oxy-acetylene, hand held plasma, cnc plasma, sheet metal, and lathe operation.  A list of planned projects to build in the shop is required.  Membership in Kiona-Benton City FFA is highly encouraged.



    Course:  Woods I


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Semester                  Grade Level:  9-12


    Description: (CTE)

    This is a basic course in woodworking designed primarily for freshman and sophomores.  However, juniors and seniors are welcome.  The student will be introduced to several areas of woodworking including; safety, shop drawing, hand and machine tools, materials, wood joinery, fasteners, and finishes.  The students will demonstrate skills and knowledge learned through using various power equipment and tools and completing a series of projects.  There are approximately FIVE required projects students will complete, to satisfactory accuracy and craftsmanship, exposing the student to a variety of woodworking techniques and practices.  The option to build an electric guitar and/or ukulele is based on students’ proven ability from completing the above required projects with a high degree of success and craftsmanship. 



    Course:  Woods II-IV


    Prerequisite:  Woods I and/or instructor permission                     Length of course:  Semester           Grade Level:  9-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    This course is a continuation of those woodworking skills learned from the Woods I class.  Students will be required to complete one to two projects the instructor will assign that will expose the student to higher level machining and joinery techniques.  After successful completion of these required projects, the student will have some flexibility to take on other personal projects with the instructor’s permission and guidance.  Students may also participate in some construction related projects when they arise.  The student will demonstrate skills and knowledge through safe operations of shop machinery, production of shop drawings, correct identification of building materials, construction techniques, jig and fixture construction, and possible career opportunities in the construction and woods industry.  The option to build an electric guitar and/or ukulele is based on students’ proven ability from completing the above required projects with a high degree of success and craftsmanship. 



    Course:  Advanced Woods


    Prerequisite:  Instructor permission         Length of course:  Semester     Grade Level:  10-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    This course is provided for those students dedicated in learning, in greater depth, the finer aspects and techniques of woodworking and the construction trades.  At this level, interested students will be given the opportunity to participate in construction projects such as sheds, playhouses, small buildings, etc.  Also, students will be expected to be more self-directed and motivated in starting and completing projects of greater complexity or instructor guided projects. 





    Course:  English I


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Year         Grade Level:  9



    The course concentrates on Western literature (To Kill a Mockingbird, etc.).  The readings serve as models of good writing and as subjects for students’ own writing exercises, which are emphasized throughout.  Students will review grammar (D.O.L.), study sentence and paragraph structure, and learn how to develop a strong thesis.  Students will be required to display mastery of the five paragraph essay as part of their exit exam.  Sustained silent reading will also be an integral part of the course.

    Course:  Honors English I


    Prerequisite:  Instructor permission       Length of course:  Year   Grade Level:  9



    An advanced reading and writing course with an emphasis on higher-level cognitive skills.  Students will develop strategies to analyze text – both fiction and non-fiction – at a critical thinking level. Curriculum will consist of a rigorous study of literature in a variety of genres, including the Short Story, Poetry, Novel (To Kill a Mockingbird), Shakespeare, (Romeo and Juliet) and Non-fiction/Biography (Night).  The readings serve as models of good writing and as subjects for students’ own writing.  The focus of composition will be expository and argumentative writing. Students will have an opportunity to select books for Independent Reading, use the Accelerated Reader program to demonstrate mastery of the books’ content, and write about the books, as part of their overall grade.

    Course:  English II


    Prerequisite:  English I   Length of course:  Year        Grade Level:  10                


    English II follows a traditional structure for sophomore English. Students will further explore Short Stories, Novel, (Of Mice and Men), Shakespeare (Julius Caesar), Non-Fiction (Farewell to Manzanar), and Poetry.  The emphasis is both literature and composition with an emphasis on the analytical skills needed for meeting standard on the ELA SBAC state assessment. 



    Course:  Honors English II


    Prerequisite:  Instructor permission              Length of course:  Year        Grade Level:  10



    An advanced reading and writing course with an emphasis on the analytical skills needed for meeting standard on the ELA SBAC state assessment.  Students will develop strategies to analyze text – both fiction and non-fiction – at a critical thinking level. Curriculum will consist of a rigorous study of literature in a variety of genres, including the Short Story, Poetry, Classic Novel (Great Expectations), Contemporary Fiction (Jurassic Park), Shakespeare, (Julius Caesar), and Non-fiction/Biography (TBD).  The readings serve as models of good writing and as subjects for students’ own writing.  The focus of composition will be expository and argumentative writing, using text-based evidence for support. Students will have an opportunity to select books for Independent Reading, use the Accelerated Reader program to demonstrate mastery of the books’ content, and write about the books, as part of their overall grade.



    Course:  English III


    Prerequisite: English II     Length of course:  Year      Grade Level:  11



    This course is intended to give an understanding and appreciation of our American literary heritage. The course will explore principal American writers from Native American times to the present, and provide necessary historical and social background for understanding. Process writing based on literary works will be emphasized. Some of the topics and/or language in the reading materials may include strong sexual content, violence, or profanity.



    Course:  Honors English III


    Prerequisite: Instructor permission          Length of course:  Year Grade Level:  11



    This course is a broad survey of American Literature and students are required to read more books than in regular American Literature. Students are expected to read extensively, to write in many modes (including cogent analytical and argumentative essays) and to participate in class discussions. Some of the topics and/or language in the reading materials may include strong sexual content, violence, or profanity.



    Course: English IV/Integrated Senior English


    Prerequisite:  English III                     Length of course:  Year                      Grade Level:  12



    This course will cover British and world literature.  Students will discuss and write about major themes found in the literature, as well as grammar, vocabulary, and spelling. 



    Course:  Honors English IV


    Prerequisite: Must have passed State Reading/Writing or SCAB ELA test            Length of course:  Year                         Grade Level:  12 



    This class will be treated as a college class. We will be exploring complex literature and poetry at the collegiate level through class discussion, writing, presentations, and creative projects. Participation will be vital to your success and “opting out” is not an option. We will also spend a generous amount of time writing timed essays, working with multiple choice tests, and discussing and using collegiate language. Summer reading of “Frankenstein” is required and due in the first week of school. For more information, please speak to the teacher.



    Course: Yearbook/Publications


    Prerequisite:  Instructor permission, 10th class recommended                   Length of Course: Year              Grade Level:  11-12    


    Description:  Elective credit; no English credit granted

    Students will be responsible for producing, marketing, and selling Kiona-Benton City High School's Yearbook, The Bear, as well as the supplement to the yearbook and the senior slideshow. This one-year course will emphasize the study of yearbook publication creation, graphics design, and sales/marketing. Critical thinking, writing, and planning skills will be developed. Computer, copy writing, graphics design, and photography skills will be taught through practical application.  Creativity and ethics will be essential components. This course will satisfy one of the elective credits required for graduation.






    Course:  Child Psychology


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Semester                  Grade Level: 10-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    Child Psychology: Have you ever wondered why you are, who you are?  We will explore the various stages of human development from childhood through adulthood. We will explore the various stages of life including puberty, pregnancy and birthing options.  We will spend time discussing parenting philosophies and you will even get to be a parent for a time.  During this class, you will have the opportunity to earn your STARS certification that is required to work in daycares or other children services.



    Course:  Creative Foods I


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Semester                  Grade Level: 9-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    A fast-paced class that emphasizes nutrition while gaining basic cooking skills.  Students are actively involved in foods labs, in which they will learn to plan, prepare, budget, try new foods and analyze their creations.  A celebration meal is prepared for guests.  Materials fee is $20 to cover the cost of supplies.  Students will have the chance to acquire their foods handler’s card at the end of the semester for an additional $10.



    Course:  Creative Foods II/Nutrition and Wellness/Fitness


    Prerequisite:  Creative Foods I   Length of course:  Semester      Grade Level: 10-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    This class will elaborate on Foods I and place a greater emphasis on nutrition and fitness.  Students again will be working with hands on labs to try to make more advanced foods including candy and trying to take dishes that we love and putting a healthy twist on them.  Materials fee is $20 to cover the cost of supplies.  Students will have the chance to acquire a food handler’s card at the end of the semester.  Part of this course will be fitness based. 



    Course:  Family and Consumer Science


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level:  10-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    This course is a brief introduction to the FCS program.  We will spend several weeks discussing pieces of the classes above including a sewing portion to teach the basic sewing skills, basic resume, budgeting and taxes.  This will be a BRIEF introduction to the core pieces of life.



    Course:  Independent Living (Consumer Economics)


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level:  11-12


    Description:  (CTE)

    Have you ever dreamed of living on your own, moving out of your parents’ home with the skills to survive and thrive?  We will be going over baking, contracts, applications, how to buy that car or dream of your home and not lose them because of no insurance, taxes, investments and so much more.  After this class, you will gain the confidence to spread your wings with the knowledge of where to turn if you have questions later in life.





    Course:  Guitar


    Prerequisite:  None                                Length of course:  Year                      Grade Level:  9-12



    This class gives students an opportunity to learn how to read music and play an instrument. If you do not have your own acoustic guitar, the school can provide one for you.  Students will be expected to perform a weekly playing test, as well as perform at concerts throughout the year. 



    Course:  Jazz Band


    Prerequisite:  Concurrent enrollment in Concert Band                   Length of course:  Year                      Grade Level:  9-12



    Jazz band meets 0 hour every day.  In the fall we will be working on different styles of jazz and improvisation.  The class consists of saxophones, trumpets, trombones, drum set, piano, bass, and guitar.  All students interested in taking Jazz band must also be enrolled in Concert Band.



    Course:  Concert Band


    Prerequisite:  Ability to play an instrument at HS level                  Length of course:  Year                      Grade Level:  9-12



    In Concert Band, students will develop as musicians and explore new styles of music and performance situations. Symphonic band will march at football games compete in regional marching competitions, parades, and perform at basketball games. Students will also be expected to perform in many concerts and festivals throughout the year.



    Course:  Mixed Choir


    Prerequisite:  Ability to sing       Length of course:  Year             Grade Level:  9-12



    The purpose of mixed choir is to teach music reading skills and to allow the singer to perform songs in group situations.  Participation in community concerts, inter-scholastic contests, and small school festivals is required while enrolled.  Some jazz and small ensemble music will be included, as well as solo opportunities.



    Course:  Advanced Choir


    Prerequisite:  Experience in Mixed Choir or audition                   Length of course:  Year             Grade Level:  9-12



    The purpose of advanced choir is to teach advanced music reading skills and to allow advanced singers to perform songs in group situations.  Participation in community concerts, inter-scholastic contests, and small school festivals is required while enrolled.  Some jazz and small ensemble music will be included, as well as solo opportunities.



    Course:  Theatre


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Semester or Year        Grade Level:  9-12



    This course will present an overview of many facets of theatrical productions, from acting to set design, lighting and sound systems, staging, costumes, stage makeup, etc.  Students will perform in front of or behind the scenes in several in-class productions and will have opportunities to perform in one or more all-school productions throughout the school year. 





    Course:  Ceramics I/II


    Prerequisite:  None          Length of course: Semester                 Grade Level:  9-12



    Ceramics I: Students will learn the basic hand-building introduction techniques related to pottery. Projects will include pinching, coiling, slab, and sculpture construction. Potter’s wheel may be introduced.

    Ceramics II: Students will advance in their studies in their choice of techniques learned from Ceramics I.  Potter’s Wheel will be a focus as well.



    Course:  Drawing I/II


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course: Semester       Grade Level:  9-12



    Drawing I: Students will be introduced to basic drawing skills using a variety of drawing tools, materials, and subject matter. Sketchbook will be required, as well as outside drawing assignments.

    Drawing II: Students will advance in their study/skills of what was learned in Drawing I class and further a chosen style of drawing in depth.



    Course: Glass I/II              


    Prerequisite:  None                                Length of course: Semester              Grade Level:  9-12



    Glass I: Students are introduced to the fundamental skills of glass, including cutting, designing, and creating many types of projects using glass.  Stained Glass and Warm Glass (Fusion), and Painting on glass will be the focus.

    Glass II: Students will apply what they learned in Glass I in depth, and may choose what type of glass to study further after meeting with the instructor.



    Course:  Introduction to Art    


    Prerequisite:   None                               Length of course: Semester        Grade Level:  9-12



    A perfect class for those who want to experience a little of all the disciplines of Visual Arts. Students will study the Elements/Principles of Design in depth with mini units in Drawing, Ceramics, Painting, Glass, Sculpture, and Graphic Arts.



    Course: Painting I/II            


    Prerequisite:  None                                Length of course: Semester                   Grade Level:  9-12



    Painting I: Students will learn color theory by mixing colors, making a color wheel, and using color schemes to incorporate into paintings.  Introduction to acrylics, watercolor, and fusion glass painting will be used to show understanding of the color theory learned.

    Painting II: Students will continue from Painting I, furthering their skills in depth and working in the painting medium(s) to create quality paintings.



    Course: Sculpture I/II          


    Prerequisite:  None                                Length of course: Semester                    Grade Level:  9-12



    Sculpture I: This class gives students a chance to learn, explore, and experience sculpting fundamental skills and techniques using mediums such as clay, mixed media, origami, plaster carving, mobiles, and paper mache.

    Sculpture II: (Permission from teacher only) Students will advance their study and focus on their choice of technique(s) and medium(s) after meeting with the instructor.



    Course: Studio Art                 


    Prerequisite:  None                                Length of course: Semester                    Grade Level:  11-12



    This is a perfect course to help those who want to advance into Visual Arts beyond HS and prepare portfolios for Colleges. This will give individuals an opportunity to work with the instructor, and study the discipline(s) that will allow the student to add what is needed to prepare and apply for AP types of Visual Arts.  Student(s) will meet with instructor to discuss preparations prior to enrolling in this course.





    Course:  Spanish I


    Prerequisite:  None               Length of course: Year                   Grade Level:  9-11



    This course will give a general introduction to Spanish: pronunciation, basic grammatical structures, vocabulary related to everyday life, and cultural information. Emphasis is on all four areas of language: listening, reading, speaking, and writing.



    Course:  Spanish II


    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Spanish 1                      Length of course: Year             Grade Level: 10-12



    This course builds upon knowledge gained in Spanish 1. Emphasis is on building increased communicative proficiency through useful and practical conversational and grammatical skills. In addition, students will continue to expand their vocabulary and cultural knowledge.



    Course:  Spanish III


    Prerequisite:  Successful completion of Spanish II                      Length of course: Year  Grade Level:  11-12



    This course will expand the student’s knowledge of vocabulary and grammar as well as oral comprehension and expression. The focus will be on raising proficiency and communicative skills through directed conversations, literature readings, role-playing, oral presentations and group activities.





    Course:  Algebra I or HN Algebra


    Prerequisite:  8th grade math                 Length of course: Year              Grade Level: 9-10



    In this course the student will study relationships between quantities and reasoning with equations, linear and exponential relationships, descriptive statistics, expressions and equations, and quadratics functions and modeling.  HN Algebra offers the same concepts but at a slower pace for students who need extra support.  This course is required for high school graduation.



    Course:  Algebra I Support


    Prerequisite:  Teacher Recommendation          Length of course: Year     Grade Level: 9-10



    This class is designed to provide students with extra help needed to be successful with their Algebra I class.   Topics in Pre-Algebra will be reviewed and students will receive assistance in mastering new Algebra I topics.  Homework assistance will be provided as needed.  Students are placed into this course by teacher recommendation.  This is a Pass/Fail course and will receive only elective credit.



    Course:  Geometry


    Prerequisite:  Algebra I or HN Algebra          Length of course: Year        Grade Level: 9-11



    In this course the student will study congruence and constructions, similarity and trigonometry, 3-D figures, coordinate geometry, circles, probability and proof.  This course is required for high school graduation.



    Course:  Geometry Support


    Prerequisite:  Teacher Recommendation          Length of course: Year     Grade Level: 9-11



    This course is designed to help developing math students meet the rigorous requirements of the geometry course.  Topics in Algebra will be reviewed and students will receive assistance in mastering new Geometry topics.  Students are placed into this course by teacher recommendation.  This is a Pass/Fail course and will receive only elective credit.



    Course:  Algebra II


    Prerequisite:  Algebra I & Geometry             Length of course: Year         Grade Level: 10-12



    In this course the student will study polynomial, rational and radical relationships, trigonometric functions, modeling with functions, and making inferences and conclusions from data.   This college-prep course satisfies the third math credit required for high school graduation and prepares students to enroll in a four-year college or university.



    Course:  Integrated Senior Math


    Prerequisite:  Algebra I & Geometry            Length of course: Year          Grade Level: 12



    This is a class aimed toward seniors who have not yet passed their state Algebra, Geometry, or SBAC math test.  The class will focus on teaching basic concepts and building skill fluency on methods used in both Algebra and Geometry.  Topics covered include:  linear relations, advanced graphing, polynomial and rational functions, trigonometric functions and graphs, trigonometric identities and equations, vectors, polar coordinates, logarithms, and exponential functions. This course satisfies the third math credit required for high school graduation, but does not allow students to meet minimum requirements to enter a four-year college or university.   Parents and students need to have a form on file stating their understanding that students who request a third math credit other than Algebra II, will not meet minimum requirements to enter a four-year university.



    Course:  Financial Algebra


    Prerequisite:  Algebra I & Geometry; must have passed State Algebra, Geometry or SBAC Math test               Length of course: Year Grade Level: 11-12



    In this course students will be introduced to piecewise functions, regression, limits, exponential functions, linear/quadratic systems, and more.  Application of Algebra concepts in the financial worlds is a focus.  This course satisfies the third math credit required for high school graduation, but does not allow students to meet minimum requirements to enter a four-year college or university.   Parents and students need to have a form on file stating their understanding that students who request a third math credit other than Algebra II, will not meet minimum requirements to enter a four-year university.





    Course:  Physical Education


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Semester                  Grade Level:  9-11



    Students will engage in a variety of individual and team sports; soccer, speed ball, flag football, aerobics, badminton, basketball, volleyball, floor hockey, pickleball, tennis, weight lifting, softball, horseshoes, hacky sack, track and field.  Students may be required to pass written tests related to sports.  These tests will cover both the history and the rules and regulations of the sports.  Students will also be expected to attain the skills and knowledge to enable them to develop a personal fitness plan for life-long physical fitness.  1.5 credit in PE or Weights are required for high school graduation. 





    Course:  Family Health


    Prerequisite:  None        Length of course:  Semester                  Grade Level:  9-10



    Students will gain knowledge and skills designed to allow them to become independent adults and to achieve optimum health.  Units covered include:  mental health, peer relationships, substance abuse, AIDS education, disease prevention, sexual health/human reproduction, first aid, nutrition, physical fitness, weight control, health and wellness awareness, refusal skills and environmental issues and how these impact the body.  Successful completion of this course is required for high school graduation.



    Course:  Weight Training


    Prerequisite:  At least one semester of P.E.                                Length of course: Semester               Grade Level:  10-12



    Improvement of physical fitness through weight lifting.  Students will rotate through a circuit consisting of lifts and exercises to develop the major muscle groups and improve physical condition levels.  The program is designed for individual improvements.





    Course: Principles of Biomedical Science                   


    Prerequisite: none                             Length of course: Year                 Grade Level: 9 – 12


    Description:  (CTE)

    In the introductory course of the PLTW Biomedical Science program, students explore concepts of biology and medicine to determine factors that led to the death of a fictional person. While investigating the case, students examine autopsy reports, investigate medical history, and explore medical treatments that might have prolonged the person’s life. The activities and projects introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, and research processes while allowing them to design their own experiments to solve problems.

    Course: Biology                       


    Prerequisite: none                                 Length of course: Year              Grade Level: 9 - 12



    Biology is a lab science that focuses on inquiry activities related to the application of science and technology in our society, structures and functions of living organisms, ecosystems, and biological evolution.  (Biology is REQUIRED for entrance into a four year university).



    Course: Human Body Systems   


    Prerequisite: Biology (or concurrent enrollment in Biology)                      Length of course: Year              Grade Level: 10 – 12


    Description:  (CTE)

    Students examine the interactions of human body systems as they explore identity, power, movement, protection, and homeostasis. Exploring science in action, students build organs and tissues on a skeletal Maniken®; use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary action, and respiration; and take on the roles of biomedical professionals to solve real-world medical cases.



    Course: Medical Interventions             


    Prerequisite: Biology                             Length of course: Year              Grade Level: 11 – 12


    Description:  (CTE)

    Students follow the life of a fictitious family as they investigate how to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Students explore how to detect and fight infection; screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; evaluate cancer treatment options; and prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through real-world cases, students are exposed to a range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics.





    Course: Biomedical Innovation  


    Prerequisite: Biology and MI (or concurrent enrollment in MI)                   Length of course: Year              Grade Level: 11 – 12


    Description:  (CTE)

    In the final course of the PLTW Biomedical Science sequence, students build on the knowledge and skills gained from previous courses to design innovative solutions for the most pressing health challenges of the 21st century. Students address topics ranging from public health and biomedical engineering to clinical medicine and physiology. They have the opportunity to work on an independent design project with a mentor or advisor from a university, medical facility, or research institution.



    Course:  Chemistry


    Prerequisite:  Biology    Length of course: Year  Grade Level:  11-12



    This is an introductory course to chemistry that will prepare students for careers in the scientific field who plan on continuing their education at a technical school, college, or university (Chemistry is REQUIRED for entrance into a four year university).  Scientific observations & measurements, atomic structure, the periodic table, properties of matter, acids & bases, chemical quantities, and chemical reactions will be the main topics in 1st semester chemistry.  While stoichiometry, thermochemistry, electrochemistry, behavior of gases, types of bonding, molecular geometry, and qualitative chemistry will be the main chemistry topics for the 2nd semester.


    Course: Integrated Science                  


    Prerequisite: none                             Length of course: Year                 Grade Level:  11-12



    This course is for Juniors or Seniors who have not passed the state Science test.  Students will explore concepts of biology, chemistry, and general science.  The activities and projects re-introduce students to human physiology, basic biology, medicine, chemistry, physical science and research processes. 




    Course:  Civics (US Government)


    Prerequisite:  None               Length of course:  Year                  Grade Level: 10            



    Students will study how the principles of government were developed.  The class will examine concepts such as federalism, constitutional freedoms, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, issues in the State of Washington, the US Constitution and the function of each branch of government.  Students will gain a knowledge of how government works.  This course is required for high school graduation.



    Course:  United States History


    Prerequisite:  Civics               Length of course: Year                  Grade Level:  11



    Students will cover major themes and concepts of United States History from the 1880’s to present time.  Some of the themes that are taught include; the Gilded Age, the roaring twenties, the Great Depression, World War I and World War II, the Cold War including the Korean War and the Vietnam War, the baby boom generation’s effect on society, the counterculture movement and the war on terror.  Understanding how these events unfolded provides a window to the world of today.  This course is required for high school graduation.



    Course:  Contemporary World Problems


    Prerequisites:  Completion of             Length of course:  Year              Grade Level:  12



    This senior level course examines contemporary world problems and their historical origins.  Topics will vary each time the course is taught, depending on current world events.  Students will complete the Classroom- Based Assessment (CBA) in this course (a state graduation requirement). 




    Course:  Leadership


    Prerequisite:  By instructor         Length of course:  Year             Grade Level: 9-12 – approval only                          



    The Leadership class is an activities-based course intended for ASB and class officers and other student leaders that strives to teach students the basic principles of personal leadership skills first (how to lead your own life) and then organizational skills (how to lead others).  The class is responsible for creating, planning, and presenting many of the activities and assemblies throughout the year.  Students will work on various projects and school-wide activities.  Because involvement in this class requires students to work unsupervised often, trustworthiness and maturity are essential; therefore, students are only allowed to enroll in the Leadership class with instructor permission.  If you are elected to an ASB office at any grade level, you MUST enroll in at least one semester of the Leadership class.



    Course:  Library Assistant


    Prerequisite:  Junior/Senior Status; Librarian approval            .5 credit     Length of course: Semester       Grade Level: 11-12



    Students assist the librarian at the circulation desk with checkouts and returns.  Assistants learn how to catalog items using an on-line database and how to prepare books and magazines for checkout.  There will be opportunities to work on special interest projects, which may include book displays, bulletin boards, bibliographies, and selection of library materials.  Students need to be able to work well with other students and with teachers.  They also need to learn and follow library procedures consistently and accurately.



    Course:  Office Assistant


    Prerequisite:  Junior/Senior Status; Office Staff Approval                .5 credit       Length of course: Semester       Grade Level: 11-12



    Students assist the office staff with clerical work and delivering messages.  Students need to have good attendance, be able to work independently, and uphold rules of confidentiality as explained by the supervisor.  It is also understood that the student will remain in the office or at the work station unless given a pass to another area on campus by their supervisor.



    Course:  Teacher Assistant


    Prerequisite:  Junior/Senior Status; Teacher approval        .5 credit         Length of course: Semester       Grade Level: 11-12



    Students assist teachers with clerical work, and helping with class set up.  Students need to have good attendance, and be able to work independently.  The students agree to abide by all directions and complete all assignments given by the instructor.



    Course:  Science or Family/Consumer Science Lab Assistant


    Prerequisite:  Junior/Senior Status; Teacher approval            .5 credit      Length of course: Semester       Grade Level: 11-12



    Students will help set up labs, keep the laboratory clean and orderly, inventory supplies and equipment, and help evaluate lab write ups.  Students will also demonstrate experiments to the class, assist students with lab exercises, and copy lab exercises for the class.  It is also understood that the student will remain in the office or at the work station unless given a pass to another area on campus by their supervisor.





    Course:  Life Skills


    Prerequisite:  Students must qualify under Federal and state Special Education laws             Length of course: Year            Grade Level: 9-12



    This course is designed to give the student skills needed to be successful in life.  The five overall objective goals are:  (1) to be socially acceptable (2) to discover strengths and develop them (3) to learn deficits and how to compensate and advocate for them (4) independent living skills and (5) vocational.  Each student will have an Individual Education Plan and work will be based on their needs and level.


    Course:  Foundations English


    Prerequisite:  Enrollment by referral and testing only                        Length of course:  Year                    Grade Level:  9-12



    This course provides students with reading comprehension, functional writing, and spelling skills necessary for potential success in the adult world.                                                               



    Course:  Foundations Math


    Prerequisite:  Enrollment by referral and testing only                        Length of course:  Year                    Grade Level:  9-12



    A study of basic arithmetic and geometric concepts mixed with critical thinking and problem solving techniques.



    Course:  Foundations Civics (US Government)


    Prerequisite:  By referral        Length of course:  Year                  Grade Level: 10-12



    Students will study how the principles of government were developed.  The class will examine concepts such as federalism, constitutional freedoms, rights and responsibilities of citizenship, issues in the State of Washington, the US Constitution and the function of each branch of government.  Students will gain a knowledge of how government works.




    Course:  Transitions


    Prerequisite:  By referral          Length of course:  Year                Grade Level:  11-12



    Transitions is a program which links industry with high school students on IEP’s.  The goal of this program is to encourage students to explore careers.  Students’ activities are guided by supervisors from local industries and their Resource Room teacher.  The student will spend approximately one to two hours per day on the job or learning career skills in the classroom.  Academic credit is earned.        




    Course:  Alternative School


    Entrance Requirements:

    All students must reside in Kiona-Benton City School District.

    Students transferring from Kiona-Benton City High School must be recommended by school administrators and counselors.

    Students must be approved by Alternative Staff and administration.



    The Kiona-Benton City Alternative School is a Contract-Based Program, which binds each student to meet an individualized Learning Experience Plan.  Placement is contingent upon a student, parent/guardian, and school staff conference.




    Course:  Tri-Tech Sills Center


    Prerequisite:  16 years of age    Length of course:  Year             Grade Level: 11-12



    Tri-Tech Skills Center is located in Kennewick, WA and is designed to help students by providing focused training in specific professions.  Programs are designed in three period blocks allowing the extended time to not only learn the theory of a subject but also get hands-on experience.  If you are interested in finding out more about Tri-Tech please see your counselor.





          I will:

    1. Attend school regularly.
    2. Come to class with all the necessary materials and be ready to learn.
    3. Complete assignments and return homework on time to the teacher.
    4. Follow the school rules, respect others, and accept responsibility for my own actions.
    5. Request my make-up work and finish it in the time allowed.
    6. Follow the school dress code.
    7. Make an effort to do my best by participating in all class activities, and have a good attitude toward learning.




    I will:

    1. Make education a priority with my child.
    2. Encourage my child to use his/her time well and ensure that schoolwork is finished.
    3. Maintain open communication with the school.
    4. Provide an area where my child can study free from distraction.
    5. Support my child’s daily attendance.
    6. Be an active partner in my child’s education, and enforce acceptable behavior.
    7. Attend school functions, parent-teacher conferences, and return school progress reports.
    8. Send my child to school prepared to learn. Provide adequate rest, food, good hygiene, and school supplies, so my child can be successful.



    We will:

    1. Provide a positive and safe learning environment.
    2. Respect student needs and rights, and treat all students fairly.
    3. Provide timely assessment of student progress by returning assignments and tests in a timely manner.
    4. Consider the diverse needs of our students.
    5. Continue our professional development: use best practice and be prepared every day.
    6. Communicate effectively with students, parents, staff, and community concerning the schools philosophy, expectations, and goals.
    7. Provide regular progress/grade reports for students and teachers.
    8. Clearly state class expectations, assignments, and act as a model for appropriate behavior.
    9. Have a positive attitude and be excited about teaching.


    By signing, I have read and understand the student handbook.


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    Parent Signature______________________________


    Advisor Signature_____________________________


    Kiona-Benton High School

    Bell Schedule



    (1)  Regular Schedule

    (2)  CRT/1 Hour Assembly Schedule


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