2 P.R.I.D.E. – The Foundation for Success PRIDE means many things to different people, but at Laguna Beach High School we strive to ensure that all of our students demonstrate PRIDE in their social and academic growth through:Problem Solving – gathers, organizes, and analyzes data to solve problems and takes advantage of resources available on campus.Resiliency – accepts responsibility and works diligently to achieve in class and in extra-curricular activities despite setbacks.Integrity – does the right thing in all situations while showing respect for oneself and others.Dependability – is prepared for class on time and meets all deadlinesEngagement – contributes in and out of the classroom
4 Community Service Hours TranscriptCommunity Service HoursCommunity Service HoursCredits Completed
5 Requirements for Graduation English - 4 yearsSocial Science - 3 ½ yearsScience - 2 years1 year of a Life Science (Biology or Life Science1 year of a Physical Science (Chemistry or Earth Science)Mathematics 3 yearsMust complete Algebra 1Physical Education- 2 yearsFine Arts - 1 yearForeign Language - 1 yearHealth - 1 semester+60 units of Electives5
6 California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Must Pass the California High School Exit Exam in:MathematicsandLanguage ArtsPassing score is a 350 or above
7 What if I don’t have a C or better? SUMMER SCHOOLWHOStudents in grade 9-12 who must repeat a course a grade earned of D or F.1 session = 1 semester of class time with the exception of math classes. Math classes are the full 5 weeks. 5 weeks = 1 semester of class time.No advance credit givenCourses offered for remediation only!RequirementsClasses meet Monday – Friday from 7:45 am to 12:00 pmAttendance is MANDATORY. THERE ARE NO EXCUSED ABSENCES IN SUMMMER SCHOOLOne full day absence per session is allowed. Students will be dropped on the second full day absence in a session. NO EXCEPTIONS!
8 Community College, CSU, UC, and Private Universities CCCSUUCOver 75 PrivateUniversities:Some are:ClaremontPepperdineUSCWestmontLoyola MarymountStanfordWhittier College9 University ofCalifornia:UC BerkeleyUC DavisUC IrvineUC Los AngelesUC RiversideUC San DiegoUC Santa BarbaraUC Santa CruzUC Merced110 CommunityColleges:Some are:Irvine ValleySaddlebackOrange Coast23 California StateUniversities:Some are:CSUFCSUCSULBCal Poly PomonaCal Poly SLOCSULASan DiegoFresno8
9 College Prep or AP/Honors (Must Earn a grade of a C or better) UC/ CSU Admission RequirementsCollege Prep or AP/Honors (Must Earn a grade of a C or better)AreaYearsSubjectA. History/Social Studies2 years Required1 year of World History or AP European History1 year of US HistoryB. English4 years RequiredEnglish (CP/H/AP)C. Mathematics3 years RequiredAlgebra 1, Geometry, & Algebra 2D. College Lab ScienceBiology ChemistryPhysicsE. Foreign Language2 years Required of the samelanguageFrenchSpanishF. Visual Performing Art1 year RequiredArt, Ceramics, Chorus, Dance Production, Drama Production, Photography, Computer Art, BandG. Electives (CP/H/AP)AP Macroeconomics, Economics, MUN9
10 Understand College Entrance Requirements College OptionsEntrance RequirementsHigh School Diploma9 campusesDesigned to accept top 12.5% of CA graduatesA – G RequirementsSAT Reasoning or ACT (+ writing)Check their website!Personal Statement/EssaysMinimum GPA: 3.023 campusesDesigned to accept top 33% of CA graduatesSAT Reasoning or ACTMinimum GPA: 2.0Private Colleges/UniversitiesVaried depending on institutionLetters of Recommendation from teachers and counselor
11 LBHS A-G LIST What is an A-G List? Why is an A-G List important? How is an A-G List viewed by colleges?Is weighted credit given for all Honors and AP classes?How do I find the A-G List?A list of certified courses that fulfill the “a-g” subject requirements for freshman admission to the UC’sOnly courses listed on the A-G will be recognized as fulfilling admission requirements.Colleges recognize the courses as college preparatory coursework.Weighted credit is given for all courses at the high school level, however they will only accept 2 semesters from 10th, and 6 semesters from 11th.
12 Community Service Requirements Resources 40 Hour Requirement Hours must be done with a non-profit organizationCommunity Service Cards are NOT to be signed by parentsJeannie Harrell, Community Service and Scholarship Coordinator, ExtScholarship Website,
13 Community Service Suggestions Certain scholarships are based upon community service hours (minimum100 hours recommended for competition of these specific scholarships)Try a variety of opportunities as a freshman and then concentrate in an area of interestSubmit completed cards to Community Service Coordinator in a timely fashionHave the required number of hours completed by the 1st semester of senior year
14 PRACTICE TESTS WHO: WHY: COST FORMAT -Anyone preparing for college/ACT -Recommended 10th grade-Anyone preparing for college/SAT Reasoning Test-Recommended in 11th gradeWHY:-PRE-ACT, it can be a predictor of success on the ACT.-Become familiar with ACT-Receive feedback on your strengths and weaknesses-Focuses on career prep and improving academics-Identifies careers/interests-PRE-SAT (Reasoning Test)-Become familiar with the SAT RT-chance to enter in National Merit Scholarship Program-receive info to colleges/scholarship programsCOSTFORMAT4 parts:English ReadingMath Science3 Parts:Critical Reading MathWriting Skills (No Essay)
15 Earn College Credit by Taking AP courses! Advanced Placement courses offered beginning grade 10Get a head start on college-level workExams are scored on a numeric scale, 1 to 5College credit if a score of 3 or better is earnedContract must be signed by student and parentSummer Reading/WorkExpectation student will take AP Exam in JuneWeighted GPA (5 point scale)As of the 2012 testing season, exams cost $87 eachFee waivers available
16 Things to Remember Important Tips for College Colleges are looking at level of rigor of course work takenStudents are encouraged to take 4 years of math, and 3 years of laboratory scienceGradesStudents must earn C’s or better in order to meet A-G RequirementsStudent must pass all classes in which enrolled, otherwise they will need to make up the credits in order to meet graduation requirements.Tips for SuccessGet InvolvedPlan AheadHave fun!
17 We are here to help!We look forward to working with you! Please do not hesitate to contact us or make an appointment if you need anything.A-F – Mrs. Nicole Rosa, ext 1211,G-M – Mr. David Reska, ext 1208,N-Z – Mrs. Angela Pilon, ext 1218,