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Make sure to stay organized by using your planner. Know when assignments are due and keep track of all dates and deadlines. Be an active learner in class.

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1 Make sure to stay organized by using your planner. Know when assignments are due and keep track of all dates and deadlines. Be an active learner in class. Take notes, ask questions and be involved in class discussions and activities! Do not procrastinate by waiting until the last minute to complete assignments! Make sure to be clear on your teachers expectations and what is expected of you academically and behaviorally. You are responsible for your grades, getting your work in, and monitoring your academic progress. Sophomore year is about depending on yourself for your education. Make good use of tutorials! Be prepared with your questions and books when you are to receive help. Take advantage of your teachers help and visit tutorials regularly. Your teachers are there to help you succeed! Take pride in your work. Make sure to complete your own work and not use others work as your own. You will receive a zero for any cheating offense.

2 Jesuit Excellence Tour here at CN ACC Sept. 11 from 9:30 – 11 am (third period). Sonoma County College Fair at Windsor High School September 11 from 6 – 8 pm RACC College Fair December 3 rd in San Rafael, Ca Sonoma State College Fair May 7 th

3 Curriculum – 6 solids and an elective – Math, Science, Foreign Language, English, World Religions, and World History Elective – may include a class that meets the Visual/Performing Arts Requirement for the UCs and CSUs (Photo, Studio Art, Ensemble, Dance, Graphic Design, Performance Guitar, Choral Music, Drama)

4 Sophomore grades count! UCs & CSUs calculate GPA using Sophomore and Junior grades (Academic GPA) not including PE, Ethics, and Social Justice. Ds & Fs not accepted by colleges/universities – Courses will have to be taken again! Cumulative (Total) GPA – A GPA that includes grades from all classes taken Freshman through Senior years. Most Private and Out-of-state Colleges look at Cumulative (Total) GPA.

5 A: 2 years of History/Social Science (including one year of US History & one semester of US Government. B: 4 years of English C: 3 years of Math – 4 years recommended D: 2 years of Laboratory Science – CSUs 1 year of physical science, 1 year of biological science; UCs 2 years of lab science, 3 years recommended. E: Language other than English – CSUs 2 years of the same language; UCs 3 years of the same language recommended (2 years required). F: Visual & Performing Arts – 1 year G: College Preparatory Elective – 1 year Go to for UC requirements and for CSU requirements.www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissionswww.csumentor.edu

6 Establish clear goals, prioritize and be proactive, 10 th grade academics include six solids and challenging course work Attend tutorials after school Begin to search out college online or in the counseling office. College resources are on Naviance, CNs website and through the counseling office. Limit employment to 15 hours per week. The sophomores job is to be a student. Weekend curfew recommendation is 11:00 pm. Confirm adult supervision at social events. Follow provisional driver license restrictions.

7 Thursday September 20 th – Club Day Wednesday October 17 th – PSAT (Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test – Preliminary SAT Test) followed by Career Day. October 22 nd – PLAN Test (Preliminary ACT Test) December 3 rd College Admissions Information Night and College Fair – RACC – San Rafael, Ca Late January and February 2013 – Sophomore Planning Meetings with Counselors and Parents May 7 th – College Fair at Sonoma State University.

8 Independence Dances Driving Internet Responsibilities – Face Book, Twitter Cell Phones and Texting

9 Cut Sports – Soccer, Basketball, Golf, Baseball, Volleyball No-Cut Sports – Football, Cross Country, Wrestling, Lacrosse, Rugby, Tennis Track and Field, Swimming and Diving, Softball, Water Polo Big Commitment to Sports, School comes first! Update your resume on Family Connection with sports honors and awards

10 Tony Greco – counselor ext 130 Elfi Bailey – counselor ext 114 Kathy Browning – registrar ext 101 Karen Rubattino – secretary ext 100 Please feel free to call or me with any questions or to set-up a meeting!

11 Thank you for attending tonight! I look forward to meeting all of you and working with your sons and daughters for the next three years!!


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