Presentation on theme: "Mission Statement Kern High School District Gifted and Talented Program The mission of the Kern High School District GATE program is to provide appropriate."— Presentation transcript:
1 Mission Statement Kern High School District Gifted and Talented Program The mission of the Kern High School District GATE program is to provide appropriate educational opportunities that challenge our brightest students. These students come from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as prior educational settings.The program reflects our concern for divergent thinkers. The first two years of our rigorous curriculum focus on flexible and responsive student inquiry and discovery learning. Additionally, we place an emphasis on creativity through cultural, fine arts and enrichment activities.The program is designed to encourage participation and to enhance superior abilities, talents and/or potential.Our commitment includes instruction toward successful citizenship, high ethical standards and personal development.
2 Bakersfield High School GATE Orientation Meeting January 23, 2014 IntroductionsDefinition of GATE/Honors/APIdentification Process for GATEGATE at Bakersfield High SchoolCourses available for your student“A – G” RequirementsUC Admission Facts for Fall 2013BHS Fascinating FactsImportant datesStudent inputQuestions
3 KHSD GATE Identification Process The Kern High School District mailed out a letter to the parents or guardians of all 8th grade students who will enroll in the KHSD for next year.Students may be nominated for GATE consideration by:Their parentTheir teacher/Junior high schoolSelf nominationStudents are considered for GATE by using a combination of components:Test scores based on achievement tests taken in the springJunior High GPATeacher EvaluationScore on the Otis Lennon test (if applicable)Official selection and notification of GATE students will occur by registration in April and/or the end of August. This will depend on results of previously mentioned qualifications for GATEParent permission forms are filled out and returned prior to student participation in the GATE program.
4 Courses Available Freshman Year Sophomore Year GATE English GATE BiologyGATE Foreign LanguageFrenchSpanishGATE Geometry orGATE Advanced AlgebraSophomore YearGATE EnglishGATE World HistoryGATE Foreign LanguageFrench or SpanishAP European HistoryAP Psychology (as early as)GATE Advanced Algebra orHonors PrecalculusHonors Chemistry
5 Courses Available Junior Year Senior Year AP English/Language AP US HistoryHonors Foreign LanguageFrenchSpanishHonors ChemistryHonors Precalculus orAP CalculusAP StatisticsSenior YearAP English/LiteratureAP Government (one semester)AP Economics (one semester)AP Calculus ABAP Foreign LanguageFrenchSpanishAP Physics/AP Biology/AP Environmental ScienceAP StatisticsAP ArtAP Music Theory
6 Electives Literary Journalism – Blue and White Student Literary Magazine -IKONYearbook – OracleMusicChoirConcert BandMarching BandOrchestraForensicsDramaMock TrialArtStudent GovernmentAcademic DecathlonHistory DayROTCScience Bowl
7 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. Minimum weighted GPA for applicants is 3.0A. History/Social Studies 2 years requiredB. English 4 years requiredC. Mathematics 3 years required/ 4 recommendedD. Laboratory Science 2 years required/ 3 recommendedE. Language other than English 2 years required/ 3 recommendedF. Visual and Performing Arts 1 year requiredG. College Preparatory Electives* 1 year required
8 UC Freshman Profile Fall 2013 SAT +GPA requirements Reading Math Writing GPABerkeley DavisIrvine Los AngelesMercedRiversideSan DiegoSanta BarbaraSanta Cruz
10 Bottom LineThe GATE, Honors, and Advanced Placement Program at Bakersfield High School can make a difference for your student.The GATE, Honors, and AP courses are natural preparations for the students who want a competitive advantage for University acceptance.
11 Important Dates 2014January – Letters mailed to all 8th grade students in the Kern High School District for academic year.January 24-25th – KHSD Open Enrollment window for incoming FreshmenJan. 24th – 2:00 – 8:00 p.m. Jan. 25th – 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.Kern High School District Office Sundale Avenue 827 – 3157February 24 - GATE Application are due to the JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS.Otis-Lennon Test dates: arrive by 8:45 for seatingLiberty High School Mar – 10 Room 802Bakersfield High School Mar Student CafeteriaFreshman Evening OrientationMarch p.m. Harvey AuditoriumFreshman RegistrationApril 1 – – 6 p.m. Main Cafeteria