Shelton's Freshman Academy

Freshman Academy

Freshman Academy


  • Provide an effective transition for students entering 9th grade.
  • Provide appropriate tiered interventions for all students based on data analysis of attendance, behavior, and grades.
  • Provide guided opportunities for students to explore multiple career content areas prior to picking an academy.
  • Provide opportunities for students to interact with community members in meaningful ways.
  • Provide opportunities for families to interact with academy staff and receive support based on their parenting needs.

Career Exploration

  • Every freshman student will take a "sampler pack" of elective courses designed to expose them to opportunities in the different academies.
  • Students will use a new interactive career exploration tool, YouScience, that will help them explore career interests. YouScience is cumulative and adaptive to students' changing interests throughout their high school time.
  • Students will attend the Career Expo including guided activities with vendors and information sessions.

Student & Community Interaction

  • Career Expo
  • Financial Reality Fair
  • Career Cafes
  • Guest Speakers 

Did you Know...

  • A 9th grader who is on track with their credits is four times more likely to graduate from high school than an off-track student.
  • More than 93% of students with a B average or better in their freshman year graduate.
  • 700 S. First St., Shelton, WA 98584
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NON-DISCRIMINATION STATEMENT: Shelton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination:

Title IX Coordinator: Tabitha Whiting, Executive Dir. of Human Resources; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-1687; Email: [email protected]

Section 504/ADA Coordinator: Ivy Kardes, Director of Special Services; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-2151; Email: [email protected]

Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator: Tabitha Whiting, Executive Dir. of Human Resources; 700 S. First Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-1687; Email: [email protected]

Gender Inclusive School Coordinator: Rich Squire, Safety and Security Manager; 700 S. 1st Street; Shelton, WA 98584; 360-426-6322; Email: [email protected]

You can report discrimination and discriminatory harassment to any school staff member or to the district's Civil Rights Coordinator, listed above. You also have the right to file a complaint.

For a copy of your district’s nondiscrimination policy and procedure, contact your school or district office or view Policy and Procedure 3210 online here: Policy & Procedure - Shelton School District

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