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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 Introductions Introductions Definition of GATE/Honors/AP Definition of GATE/Honors/AP Identification Process for GATE Identification Process for GATE GATE at Bakersfield High School GATE at Bakersfield High School Courses available for your student Courses available for your student A – G Requirements A – G Requirements UC Admission Facts for Fall 2013 UC Admission Facts for Fall 2013 BHS Fascinating Facts BHS Fascinating Facts Important dates Important dates Student input Student input Questions Questions

3 KHSD GATE Identification Process The Kern High School District mailed out a letter to the parents or guardians of all 8 th grade students who will enroll in the KHSD for next year. The Kern High School District mailed out a letter to the parents or guardians of all 8 th grade students who will enroll in the KHSD for next year. Students may be nominated for GATE consideration by: Students may be nominated for GATE consideration by: Their parent Their parent Their teacher/Junior high school Their teacher/Junior high school Self nomination Self nomination Students are considered for GATE by using a combination of components: Students are considered for GATE by using a combination of components: Test scores based on achievement tests taken in the spring Test scores based on achievement tests taken in the spring Junior High GPA Junior High GPA Teacher Evaluation Teacher Evaluation Score on the Otis Lennon test (if applicable) Score 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 GATE 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 GATE Parent permission forms are filled out and returned prior to student participation in the GATE program. Parent permission forms are filled out and returned prior to student participation in the GATE program.

4 Courses Available Freshman Year GATE English GATE English GATE Biology GATE Biology GATE Foreign Language GATE Foreign Language French French Spanish Spanish GATE Geometry or GATE Geometry or GATE Advanced Algebra GATE Advanced Algebra Sophomore Year GATE English GATE World History GATE Foreign Language French or Spanish AP European History AP Psychology (as early as) GATE Advanced Algebra or Honors Precalculus Honors Chemistry

5 Courses Available Junior Year AP English/Language AP English/Language AP US History AP US History Honors Foreign Language Honors Foreign Language French French Spanish Spanish Honors Chemistry Honors Chemistry Honors Precalculus or Honors Precalculus or AP Calculus AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Statistics Senior Year AP English/Literature AP Government (one semester) AP Economics (one semester) AP Calculus AB AP Foreign Language French Spanish AP Physics/AP Biology/AP Environmental Science AP Statistics AP Art AP Music Theory

6 Electives Literary Literary Journalism – Blue and White Journalism – Blue and White Student Literary Magazine -IKON Student Literary Magazine -IKON Yearbook – Oracle Yearbook – Oracle Music Music Choir Choir Concert Band Concert Band Marching Band Marching Band Orchestra Orchestra Forensics Drama Mock Trial Art Student Government Academic Decathlon History Day ROTC Science 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 3.0 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 3.0 A. History/Social Studies2 years required A. History/Social Studies2 years required B. English4 years required B. English4 years required C. Mathematics3 years required/ 4 recommended C. Mathematics3 years required/ 4 recommended D. Laboratory Science2 years required/ 3 recommended D. Laboratory Science2 years required/ 3 recommended E. Language other than English2 years required/ 3 recommended E. Language other than English2 years required/ 3 recommended F. Visual and Performing Arts1 year required F. Visual and Performing Arts1 year required G. College Preparatory Electives*1 year required G. College Preparatory Electives*1 year required

8 UC Freshman Profile Fall 2013 SAT +GPA requirements ReadingMath Writing GPA Berkeley Berkeley Davis Irvine Irvine Los Angeles Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz

9 Fall 2013 UC Admission Facts Fall 2013 UC Admission Facts UC Admit Applicants Admit Rate ACT Composite Score Berkeley14,101 61, %31 Davis 21,998 55, %28 Irvine 24,968 60, %27 UCLA 16,177 80, %30 Merced 9,820 14, %23 Riverside 18,502 33, %25 San Diego 24,782 67, %29 Santa Barbara 24,248 62, %28 Santa Cruz18,703 38, %26

10 Bottom Line The GATE, Honors, and Advanced Placement Program at Bakersfield High School can make a difference for your student. The 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. The GATE, Honors, and AP courses are natural preparations for the students who want a competitive advantage for University acceptance.

11 Important Dates 2014 January – Letters mailed to all 8 th grade students in the Kern High School District for academic year. January – Letters mailed to all 8 th grade students in the Kern High School District for academic year. January th – KHSD Open Enrollment window for incoming Freshmen January th – KHSD Open Enrollment window for incoming Freshmen Jan. 24 th – 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.Jan. 25 th – 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Jan. 24 th – 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.Jan. 25 th – 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m. Kern High School District Office 5801 Sundale Avenue 827 – 3157 Kern High School District Office 5801 Sundale Avenue 827 – 3157 February 24 - GATE Application are due to the JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. February 24 - GATE Application are due to the JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOLS. Otis-Lennon Test dates: arrive by 8:45 for seating Otis-Lennon Test dates: arrive by 8:45 for seating Liberty High SchoolMar 159 – 10Room 802 Liberty High SchoolMar 159 – 10Room 802 Bakersfield High School Mar Student Cafeteria Bakersfield High School Mar Student Cafeteria Freshman Evening Orientation Freshman Evening Orientation March 317 p.m.Harvey Auditorium March 317 p.m.Harvey Auditorium Freshman Registration Freshman Registration April 1 – 23 – 6 p.m.Main Cafeteria April 1 – 23 – 6 p.m.Main Cafeteria


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