Dear Parents and Guardians,
On behalf of the entire staff, welcome to Quincy High School, home of the Jacks! Our commitment and mission are to create a school where all students achieve high academic standards and are prepared for post-secondary life, learning and careers. Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to prepare students for success after high school by developing the skills and knowledge needed for the changing demands of the 21st century world and work place. We encourage all students to take a challenging, interesting course of study.
If you are interested in the Fire Service, we have a class for you! This partnership with Grant County Fire Department #3 provides hands on and classroom instruction at the fire station here in Quincy. Students completing this two year course of study will be prepared to take the Firefighter 1 certification test, making them eligible for employment as a professional or volunteer fireman. We also will be adding our fourth AVID ( Advancement Via Individual Determination) class here at QHS. A group of 9th grade students will be joining our 10 th, 11th and our first ever 12th grade AVID students in the AVID elective which will prepare them to take higher level college preparedness courses. These students and families commit to being part of AVID for four years of high school with the goal being that each AVID student gets accepted to college and is eligible for financial support to accomplish their goals. In addition, we have our GEAR UP grant serving our 10th and 11th grade students with college readiness support and STEM activities. Our restructured Counseling, College and Career Center now boasts three full time counselors to assist students and their parents in this journey. Be sure to drop in to see our Counselors if you need any of your questions answered. To support student success, our teachers are available before and after school and students can access their teachers on Mondays from 9:00 to 9:30am. GEAR UP will be providing after school tutoring and other activities for our students as well. Parents also please do not forget to use the Skyward access available on our website to check student grades.
This year we are moving to a 7 period day which will allow students the opportunity to take additional classes. The main reason for this change is the State of Washington's increasing the number of credits needed to graduate. The class of 2019, this year's 9th graders will need to complete 25 credits an increase from the 23 credits for current students. They also have to pass 4 state assessments to graduate ( Biology, Reading, Writing, and Math).
High school is a time of great opportunity and Quincy is full of great options. We encourage all students to stretch themselves in the selection of their academic classes as well as decisions to be involved in our rich variety of athletics and activities. Opportunities for student leadership class (Link Crew), athletics, extracurricular clubs or our music programs, there is something for everyone.
If you have the need to use any of our facilities please complete an online facilities use form available at www.qsd.wednet.edu on the left side under QuickLinks.
By entering Quincy High School, students and their families are joining a small community focused on learning and personal growth. Persons of all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities are accepted in our school community. High school can be complex and difficult to navigate at times, and families may need assistance, clarification, or advice. Our job is to assist you in supporting students to be successful. Freshman Orientation is scheduled for Wednesday, August 26 from 8:00 am- 12:00 pm, followed by Freshman registration from 12-2:00 pm. Don’t hesitate to call if you have questions or need help. 787-3501 opens the door to all of our services.
We are looking forward to serving you!