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The GATE Program at Centennial High School Ben Sherley, Assistant Principal Leanne Raddatz, Gate/AP Facilitator.

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1 The GATE Program at Centennial High School Ben Sherley, Assistant Principal Leanne Raddatz, Gate/AP Facilitator

2 General Information GATE is a 9 th and 10 th Grade Program GATE is a voluntary program that provides educational opportunities that challenge and involve students. GATE provides enrichment as opposed to mere acceleration. GATE courses are qualitatively different. –Examples: more independent projects, more labs, more oral work, more long term assignments, more student responsibility for research assignments, more choice

3 Identification of Students First Stage: Nomination Purpose: Purpose: –Be inclusive. –Provide equal treatment of all students at assessment stage. –Identify a pool of potential students for more detailed assessment.

4 Nomination Contd. Nomination Process Nomination Process –Teacher Nomination –Parent Nomination ALL Parent Requests for Student Nominations MUST be made to the junior high teachers in math and English It is these teachers who will then open and submit the assessment criteria for your student from their school site The FINAL date for these parent initiated submissions is February 24 th.

5 Second Stage: Assessment Purpose Purpose –Develop a profile of each nominated students abilities. Assessment Criteria –Objective test scores: (STAR, CST based on 7 th grade) –GPA –Teacher evaluation

6 Assessment Contd. Process 1. F eeder schools gather assessment criteria and submit to KHSD 2. A ssessment information is organized and processed by the KHSD 3. K HSD determines those students eligible for the GATE program 4. C HS is sent the list of selected students 5. G ATE coordinator and AP meet to review all candidates for eligibility to insure no eligible student is denied the opportunity for GATE

7 Assignment Items5 pts4 pts3 pts2 pts1 pts0 pts STAR Scores: 99-95%94-90%89-85%84-80%79-75%<75% Reading Composite: x Math x Language x GPA <3.0 x Teacher Evaluation <8 x Total Score = STAR + GPA + Teacher Eval ( = 18)

8 Third Stage: Notification CHS provides the KHSD with the final list CHS provides the KHSD with the final list of selected eligible students. of selected eligible students. KHSD sends letters to eligible students KHSD sends letters to eligible students by then end of the current school year. by then end of the current school year. Parent permission forms are filled Parent permission forms are filled out and filed prior to student participation out and filed prior to student participation in the program. in the program.

9 Expectations Students should know that GATE courses are more difficult than college prep courses. are more difficult than college prep courses. There will most likely be a larger time commitment required than college prep. commitment required than college prep. Consider the students desire to be involved Consider the students desire to be involved in sports and extracurricular activities. in sports and extracurricular activities. There are special learning opportunities and rewards for GATE students. and rewards for GATE students.

10 Advice from the Counselor This is high school, not your old middle school. Understand quickly that you must adapt to a new and tougher system. Extra Credit does not existgrades are based on the work you do every day in class Late Work: policies between teachers vary, some take late work with penalties and some take NO late work at allKNOW the policies of your teachers and expect that they will hold you to them In order to be competitive for college acceptance, you must consistently challenge yourself for four years of high school. In order to be competitive for college acceptance, you must consistently challenge yourself for four years of high school. Attendance is vital to your success.

11 Advice from Current Students DONT PROCRASTINATE!!!! ASK FOR HELP DO ALL YOUR WORK

12 Expectations (continued) The Centennial High GATE/Honors/AP Program is committed to the highest level of ethical standards. It is our belief that these high standards are the only guaranteed means by which students can experience the greatest personal and intellectual growth. The Centennial High program demands that the highest level of respect be given to instructors as well as to fellow classmates. Students who do not meet these standards may be counseled out of the program. Specific guidelines for the Honor Code are available from your teachers in the fall.

13 Typical GATE Classes 9 th Grade English 9 GATE* English 9 GATE* Geometry GATE* Geometry GATE* Biology GATE* OR Earth Science GATE Biology GATE* OR Earth Science GATE Physical Education Physical Education Health/Keyboarding Elective (Band, Choir, Art, Dance, Spanish/French 1, AVID, PLTW, etc.) Elective (Band, Choir, Art, Dance, Spanish/French 1, AVID, PLTW, etc.) *Classes will be determined based on strengths of students

14 Typical GATE Classes: 10 th Grade English 10 GATE English 10 GATE Advanced Algebra GATE Advanced Algebra GATE AP Euro Hist. (application process and recommendation required) AP Euro Hist. (application process and recommendation required) Physical Education Physical Education Spanish/French 1 or 2 Spanish/French 1 or 2 Biology AP or Chemistry Biology AP or Chemistry (Students take CAHSEE for first time) (Students take CAHSEE for first time)

15 What happens in 11 th and 12 th Grade? Students apply and are selected to Students apply and are selected to participate in the Honors and Advanced participate in the Honors and Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Placement (AP) courses. Recommendations are generally based Recommendations are generally based on performance in prior courses. on performance in prior courses. Students earn advanced grade points. Students earn advanced grade points. AP classes provide opportunities for students AP classes provide opportunities for students to obtain college credit upon enrollment in to obtain college credit upon enrollment in a college/university. a college/university.

16 Typical Honors/AP Classes: 11 th Grade English 11 AP English 11 AP US History AP US History AP Chemistry Honors Chemistry Honors Math Analysis Honors Math Analysis Honors Spanish 3 Honors Spanish 3 Honors French 3 Honors French 3 Honors

17 Typical Honors/AP Classes: 12 th Grade English 12 AP English 12 AP AP Economics /AP Government AP Economics /AP Government or or US Government Honors ( We the People ) US Government Honors ( We the People ) Calculus APboth AB and BC Calculus APboth AB and BC AP Statistics AP Statistics AP Physics AP Physics AP Biology AP Biology Spanish 5 AP Spanish 5 AP French 4 AP French 4 AP

18 What are A-G Requirements? The "A to G" requirements are the entrance requirements for California's University of California and California State University systems. Entrance requirements for other university systems may vary. Grades of "C" or better are required in all College Preparatory courses A. History/Social Studies2 years required B. English4 years required C. Mathematics3 years required (4 years recommended) D. Laboratory Science2 years required (3 years recommended) E. Language other than English2 years required (3 years recommended) F. Visual and Performing Arts1 year required G. College Preparatory Electives*2 years required –When you see recommendedplease think required

19 So What About AP and Honors Classes? Why Enroll? UC Eligibility Index "A–G" GPA Min Test Score GPAMin Test Score Total <2.80 ineligible 2.80 – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – & up – & up1858 The total of all five SAT exam components (critical reading + math + writing + subject test 1 + subject test 2) equals your test score total.

20 Grades Vs. Test Scores Ranked in order of importance (All are very important!): GPA/Class Rank/Course Work (Level of rigor i.e. GATE, Honors, AP) SAT/ACT Score Essays/Personal Statement Counselor/Teacher recommendation Extracurricular Activities

21 Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) for University of California Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Must be designated by the UC as being in the top 9% of their high schools graduating classUC promises a place for these students Must be designated by the UC as being in the top 9% of their high schools graduating classUC promises a place for these students Bottom line: GPA matters Bottom line: GPA matters

22 UC Freshman Profile 2013 SchoolGPAACTSAT Reading SAT Math SAT Writing Berkeley Davis Irvine Los Angeles Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz

23 2013 Fall UC Admission Facts UniversityApplicationsAdmits Admit Rate Berkeley67,69114, % Davis55,89521, % Irvine60,68724, % Los Angeles 80,49416, % Merced14,9749, % Riverside33,81518, % San Diego 67,40724, % Santa Barbara 62,41624, % Santa Cruz 38,51518, %

24 Additional UC Admission Information

25 Bottom Line The GATE and Honors/AP Program The GATE and Honors/AP Program and Centennial High School can make and Centennial High School can make a difference for your student. a difference for your student. The GATE and Honors/AP courses The GATE and Honors/AP courses are a natural preparation for those are a natural preparation for those students who want a competitive students who want a competitive advantage for university acceptance. advantage for university acceptance.

26 What Questions Do You Have? Thank you for your time and interest in the CHS GATE Program.


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