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1 10 th Grade Advisement Class of 2014 Parent Night March 1 st 7:00-8:00 Counselor Webpage:

2 Required Junior Classes English English AP English Language Composition AP English Language Composition American Studies English American Studies English ELD ELD Math (3 years required) Math (3 years required) Algebra 1 Algebra 1 Geometry Geometry Algebra 2-Trigomometry Algebra 2-Trigomometry Personal Finance Personal Finance Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus AP Calculus AB or BC AP Calculus AB or BC AP Statistics AP Statistics History History AP US History AP US History American Studies History American Studies History Science (2 years required) Science (2 years required) Basic Life Science/ Biology Basic Life Science/ Biology Science 1/Chemistry/Honors Chemistry Science 1/Chemistry/Honors Chemistry Anatomy-Physiology/Physics/AP Chemistry/AP Biology Anatomy-Physiology/Physics/AP Chemistry/AP Biology

3 Additional Junior Class Options World Language World Language Spanish Spanish French French Additional Electives (1-3 depending on over all schedule) Additional Electives (1-3 depending on over all schedule) English/Math/Social Studies Support (Placement based rec. & test scores) English/Math/Social Studies Support (Placement based rec. & test scores) Visual & Performing Art (VPA) Electives Visual & Performing Art (VPA) Electives English Electives English Electives Social Science Electives Social Science Electives Industrial Technology Electives Industrial Technology Electives ROP Electives ROP Electives Leadership Leadership Inside Work Experience (IWE)-1 Year max Inside Work Experience (IWE)-1 Year max Physical Education Elective Physical Education Elective 6/7 Periods 6/7 Periods 6 classes are required, some student opt for 7 classes but this is not guaranteed. 6 classes are required, some student opt for 7 classes but this is not guaranteed. Extra Curricular Activities Extra Curricular Activities AHS offers a variety of sports, clubs and volunteer opportunities AHS offers a variety of sports, clubs and volunteer opportunities Look for summer opportunities: Job, internship, or volunteer opportunities. Look for summer opportunities: Job, internship, or volunteer opportunities.

4 SUBJECT ALHAMBRA GRADUATION (230 credits minimum) By the end of 10 th should be at 120 credits UNIVERSITY OF CA and CA STATE UNIVERSITY (Also known as A-G requirements) (Minimum grade C- As & Bs are best) English 4 years One class at each grade level, can be a combo of ELD & English 4 years All must be College Prep Classes Fine Arts 1 year ORAND World Language 1 year 2 years-(Same Language) (3 years recommended for UC) Mathematics 3 years: 1 year Algebra 2 years of additional Math 3 years: Alg. 1, Geometry & Alg. 2 (4 years recommended for UC) Physical Education 2 years: 1 year must be PE 9 not required Science 2 years: 1 year Life Science 1 year Physical Science 2 years Lab Science: 2 years Lab Science: 1 year Biology 1 year Biology 1 year Chemistry or Physics (3 Year recommended for UC) recommended for UC) Social Science 3 years: 3 years: 1 year Modern World 1 year U.S. History ½ year Civics, ½ year Economics 2 years: 1 yr. Modern World 1 yr. U.S. History 2 years: 1 yr. Modern World 1 yr. U.S. History Electives 8 classes (16 semesters) 1 year College Prep Elective from: English, Adv. Math, Lab Science, Social Sciences, Computers, Arts, History, World Language, Etc. California HS Exit Exam (CAHEE) The test is taken in 10th grade and students must pass both the English and Math portions. not required

5 Transcript Course Tags: * Non Academic (Ex. PE 9) * Non Academic (Ex. PE 9) + Honors (Ex. Honor Chemistry and/or AP English) + Honors (Ex. Honor Chemistry and/or AP English) p College Prep(Ex. English 9) p College Prep(Ex. English 9) r Repeated (Rarely used) r Repeated (Rarely used) WeightedNon-Wgtd. Acad. GPA (9-12) Acad. GPA (10-12) Total GPA (9-12) Credit Attempted 90 Credits Completed 90 Class Size 311 Class Rank: Rank: 78 CAHSEE ELA: Not Taken Math: Not Taken

6 Credit Summary Subject AreaCredit Req'd.Comp.lNeeded Modern World US History Civics Econ English English English English Math Science Life Science Physical Fine/Arts/Language PE Health--- Computer Application--- Life Long Learning--- Algebra Electives *Total* Algebra 1 Requirement Met

7 College Entrance Tests PSAT PSAT Take next October/Qualify for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) possibilities Take next October/Qualify for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) possibilities Test sections: Critical Reading, Math, Writing Skills Test sections: Critical Reading, Math, Writing Skills Check YES-Student Search Services Check YES-Student Search Services ACT with Writing ACT with Writing Take spring junior year Take spring junior year Test sections: English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing Test sections: English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing Measures What you know Measures What you know SAT SAT Take spring junior year Take spring junior year Test sections: Critical Reading, Math, Writing Test sections: Critical Reading, Math, Writing Measures How you know it Measures How you know it SAT Subject tests SAT Subject tests Starting with the fall class of 2012 the UCs will no longer be requiring SAT subject tests. However, depending on your major/school they may recommend subject tests Starting with the fall class of 2012 the UCs will no longer be requiring SAT subject tests. However, depending on your major/school they may recommend subject tests Many private colleges require/recommend SAT subject tests Many private colleges require/recommend SAT subject tests If student needs them, take spring junior year If student needs them, take spring junior year Retake Fall senior year if needed Retake Fall senior year if needed Offered in a variety of subject areas: History, Literature, Mathematics (Level 2 only), Science or Language Other Than English. Offered in a variety of subject areas: History, Literature, Mathematics (Level 2 only), Science or Language Other Than English.

8 College Search Continue to research this year Continue to research this year Start at the AHS counselor website: Start at the AHS counselor website: List of 3-4 Dream/Reach, 3-4 Good/Probable, 3-4 Safe/Acceptable Schools List of 3-4 Dream/Reach, 3-4 Good/Probable, 3-4 Safe/Acceptable Schools Plan to apply to 8-12 schools Plan to apply to 8-12 schools Get a Social Security Card Get a Social Security Card Starting your junior year, you will need it for college and financial aid applications Starting your junior year, you will need it for college and financial aid applications Attend AHS College Night/Financial Aid Night Attend AHS College Night/Financial Aid Night Visit Campuses Visit Campuses In session In session Take tours Take tours Talk to students on campus Talk to students on campus Visit college fairs Visit college fairs In April, St. Marys College offers one of the bay areas biggest college fairs. In April, St. Marys College offers one of the bay areas biggest college fairs. Look for the right fit Look for the right fit Size Size Location Location Type and price Type and price Major Major Activities available Activities available Your academic match (GPA, test scores, course pattern, etc) Your academic match (GPA, test scores, course pattern, etc)

9 Prospective College Athletes Check out Counselor Student Athlete Website –4 year plan Check out NCAA Web site –www.ncaa.org or –Print the Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete. –Register at the end of your junior year –NCAA Core course requirements (Important: The requirements are changing) Div 1: 16 core course are still required, but starting August 2015 there are new academic rules Div 2: Starting August core courses not 14 will be required Students should check the NCAA site for the specifics Other Options –National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics –National Christian College Athletic Association –National Junior College Athletic Association Start athletic resume/video of skills. Talk with coach about your potential. Contact coaches at prospective colleges. Participate in tournaments/events where potential college scouts may be. Continue college search, make lists of abilities, preferences, personal qualities.

10 Online Scheduling for School Year March 12 th to March 23 rd You will need: You will need: A Copy of your transcript A Copy of your transcript Web Address: AHS Home Page: Web Address: AHS Home Page: Student User Name: (Used to log on to school computers) Student User Name: (Used to log on to school computers) Student/Password: (Used to log on to school computers) Student/Password: (Used to log on to school computers) Course Catalog for which is only available online Course Catalog for which is only available online Grade level course planning guide Grade level course planning guide It is recommended to complete the 4-year course planning guide It is recommended to complete the 4-year course planning guide Parent/Guardian for Advice/Review Parent/Guardian for Advice/Review Changes To Locked Classes Changes To Locked Classes AP Classes: sign up as an additional class. We will remove the non-AP class from your schedule once the recommendation has been confirmed AP Classes: sign up as an additional class. We will remove the non-AP class from your schedule once the recommendation has been confirmed Alternate Electives: Alternate Electives: Be sure to provide alternate choices for each elective class. If you do not we will. Be sure to provide alternate choices for each elective class. If you do not we will. Problems? Come to the Counseling Office or the Writing Center for help before the March 23 rd deadline. Problems? Come to the Counseling Office or the Writing Center for help before the March 23 rd deadline. Computers are available for student use at the Writing Center and the Library Media Center during school hours and immediately after school each day. Computers are available for student use at the Writing Center and the Library Media Center during school hours and immediately after school each day.

11 Websites of interest AHS Counseling Web pageAHS Counseling Web page AHS WebstoreAHS Webstore Career interest inventoryCareer interest inventory College search/SATCollege search/SAT ACTACT CollegeWeekLiveCollegeWeekLive CollegeWeekLive are free, online events designed to connect prospective students with colleges and universities in a live, interactive environment. Go to for more information or to register for free.CollegeWeekLive are free, online events designed to connect prospective students with colleges and universities in a live, interactive environment. Go to for more information or to register for free.http://www.collegeweeklive.com/ Financial AidFinancial Aid AHS Scholarship Bulletin p.bulletin.htmAHS Scholarship Bulletin p.bulletin.htm p.bulletin.htm p.bulletin.htm Fast Web: Web: FAFSA: Cal Grant: Grant:


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