Frequently Asked Questions
Are in-person courses offered at Graham-Kapowsin High School?
Yes, all courses offered at Graham-Kapowsin High School will have an in-person component. Students are scheduled to meet weekly at Graham-Kapowsin HS as a group with their faculty member once a week on the scheduled days and times. The additional course activity is completed online.
Is there help available if I’m just getting used to Canvas and figuring out how to access online materials?
Yes, we’re committed to helping all students succeed in their courses and in college. Look to your instructor for direction and take advantage of our online support services and training.
Student support services are directly connected to each Graham-Kapowsin course. The college also has extensive support available to help you navigate Canvas and online sites. Visit eLearning for tips and tutorials.
What specific support services are available to Pierce College students at Graham?
Extensive support is available online. Visit the Student Support Center to find out to contact support services, such as tutoring and the Writing Center.
Can I earn a complete associate degree taking courses at Graham-Kapowsin High School?
Yes, you can plan on earning a general associate degree taking courses at GKHS. The Graham courses were started to provide an opportunity for residents of south Pierce County who may not have transportation to get started in college.
Courses are offered in keeping with the requirements of a direct transfer degree, including one science with a lab course each year. Depending on your career pathway and program interest, you may need to choose to supplement Graham courses with online courses or program-specific courses offered only on a main Pierce College campus. Depending on course load, your pursuit of an associate degree would likely take longer than two years.
Can I register for Graham courses if I'm an already enrolled Pierce College student?
Yes. Currently enrolled Pierce College students may register online for courses by choosing “Graham” on the drop-down menu in the registration system.
How can I change classes if I’m already registered for the PUY campus?
Using the online course schedule and the registration/scheduling tools, you can add or drop a course offered at any site, including Graham.
Who are the faculty teaching Pierce College courses at Graham?
Pierce College faculty from the Puyallup, Fort Steilacoom and JBLM campuses teach the courses offered across the disciplines at Graham- Kapowsin High School.