"Ask an Academic Advisor" Night 


Unfamiliar with the U.S. school system or public high schools in the Issaquah School District?  IH PTSA invited the IHS Counselors to present IHS-specific graduation requirements and information on Oct. 21, 2020.

Below are the PowerPoints used and videos shown.


2020 PowerPoints with embedded links


PTSA Intro PowerPoint


Main Presentation

English PowerPoint (for videos 1 & 3)

Español (Spanish) PowerPoint (for videos 1 & 3)

 (Mandarin Chinese) PowerPoint (for videos 1 & 3)


English Graduation Requirements PowerPoint (for video 2)

Español (Spanish) Graduation Requirements PowerPoint (for video 2)


2020 Videos 

Video 1 (~9 min) - Jennifer Schwarz 

  • Helpful staff and useful links
  • Nest time/SEL/Grade level content
  • Checking Grades/Monitoring Progress

Video 2 (~10 min) - Christian McKone

  • Graduation Requirements

Video 3 (~11 min) - Jennifer Schwarz

  • Summary of Graduation Requirements
  • Course Selection Process (when and how it occurs)
  • Resources
    • College & Career Center
    • Family Partnership Team


To change the language settings on YouTube, go to Settings (the gear icon) and then "Subtitles/CC."

Additional Resources referred to by the presenters:

IHS Counseling: SAT versus ACT video 

IHS College and Career Website: ACT/SAT

New to Issaquah High?

More information for families new to Issaquah High can be found on our newly created New to IHS page, including definitions of acronyms and jargon.