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WP Update for Students & Parents

Dear WP Students and Families, 

We hope you are all doing well during these unprecedented times and that your families and loved ones are safe and healthy. The Willamette Promise staff has been working hard to continue our programming so that students are able to have continued access and to career and college opportunities and resources. Our program is still open and we are happy to answer any questions that you may have about our courses and the changes that we have made as a program given the new Distance Learning education environment. Below you will see a summary of how our courses plan to continue for the rest of the year. If you have specific questions about how a WP college course is continuing at your high school, please contact your teacher(s) and counselors. 

Please reach out directly to staff with any questions or concerns that you may have. 

Stay safe, stay healthy! 🍎
-The Willamette Promise Staff

 


 

WOU Courses 
 
Biology 101/102:

  • Courses will continue in distance learning format
  • Online and at-home lab options provided
  • Biology exams via Google forms/quizzes

 
Chemistry 104/150:

  • Courses will continue in distance learning format
  • Exams to be offered via Socrative software
  • Virtual labs to offered via Labster
  • Group assignment changed to individual project

 
Communications 111:

  • Course to continue in distance learning format
  • Students to give/record speeches at home
  • Modifications made to project/rubric given new format

 
Computer Science 160:

  • Course to continue in distance learning format
  • Canvas shell for teachers to offer prompts

 
Geography 106:

  • Course to continue in distance learning format

 
Math 70/95/111/112:

  • Courses to continue in distance learning format
  • Grading scales have been adjusted to non-standardized grading

 
Psychology 201/202:

  • Courses to continue in distance learning format
  • Online assessment to be offered via Canvas
  • Online eText and software offered via Hawkes Learning


Spanish 101-203:

  • Courses to partially continue in distance learning format
  • The Willamette Promise Spanish exam multiple-choice sections (Reading, Listening, Communicative Awareness) will be temporarily suspended until school is back in session. 
  • Willamette Promise Spanish teachers can administer the Oral and Written sections this Spring in an online proctored environment such as Google Hangout, Zoom, Skype, etc. 
    • This may allow some students to complete the exam in its entirety, for those who have already administered the other portions of the exam. 
    • Seniors, who haven't attempted the other portions, ARE eligible to take the Oral and Written in an online proctored setting. 
  • Next Fall, we will set up satellite testing centers for seniors to finish their exams. Any senior that chooses to come in and finish their exam, the testing fee will be waived. We will set up multiple sites and personally contact seniors to finish their exams. Any senior that completes the Spanish exam will have their grade transcribed with WOU after Fall term 2020. 
  • Underclassmen who complete the Oral and Writing portion of the exam can complete the other portions of the exam next year, with teacher approval and discretion with their WP Spanish teacher. 

 
Writing 121/22:



OIT Courses 

 
Biology 103/200:

  • Courses to continue in distance learning format
  • Completion, of course, will be determined one-on-one with teacher and OIT faculty
  • OIT looking at Visible bodies software being available to all students

 
Biology 109:

  • Course will continue is distance learning format
  • OIT faculty will provide videos of healthcare professionals

 
Math 251/252:

  • Courses to continue in distance learning format
  • Testing can continue at home with slightly harder questions
  • Students unable to finish Math 112 (pre-req. for Math 251), OIT will utilize their placement test for those students wanting to take Math 251 next year
  • Teachers collaborating and sharing take-home exams

 
History 201-203:

  • Courses to continue in distance learning format
  • Optional resource, HistoryNet

 
General Program Due Dates:

  • Student Registration Due: May 1st 
  • Free and Reduced Lunch Application Due: May 29th
  • Student Payment Due: June 18th
  • Grades for WOU Classes Due to Willamette Promise: June 19th
  • Grades for OIT Courses Due to OIT:  June 15th