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1 WHS Counseling Presents:
Future Senior Night

2 Tonight’s presentation will cover:
Senior activities Graduation Requirements High school requirements vs. college requirements Typical senior schedule Registration “Guide for Seniors” College Planning Handout Naviance Resources

3 The information presented tonight can be accessed on the WHS counseling website:

4 SENIOR ACTIVITIES 2014/15 School Year
Senior Class Officer Elections: Mandatory Meeting March lunch (ASG room, 31M) Senior Registration Mailers: Mailed home over summer, VERY important. Make sure your address is correct! Important information in packets: Senior Portraits (Cornerstone), Senior Contract (must bring to registration to get a parking permit). Senior Tribute Yearbook Ads – September/October (see yearbook website to order) Senior Activities 2015: Packets distributed in January 2015 with all the activities (Senior Picnic, Grad Nite, Senior Showcase, Senior Awards Night, Baccalaureate, Graduation) Prom: Saturday, June 6, 2015 Look for this information and more in the summer mailer and online.

5 High School Graduation Requirements
Classes worth 5 credits per semester Must earn a D or better to receive credits Must earn C or better for university admissions Log-in to Zangle to view your transcript SUBJECT Required CREDITS English 4 years 40 Health 1 semester 5 Mathematics (must include Algebra 1) 3 years 30 Physical Education 2 years 20 Phys. Science (Geosci or Chemistry) 1 year 10 Biology World Hist/Geography US History United States Government Economics Visual Performing Art, World Lang or CTE Electives 75 credits above and beyond required courses 75 CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) PASSING SCORE ON ENGLISH AND MATH 230 Beginning with the Class of 2006 the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) will be required

6 Comparative Minimum Requirements for College
Course WHS Graduation Requirements 230 credits California State University (CSU) System “a-g”* The University of California (UC) System “a-g” Selective Private Universities ** Community College History (a) 3 years 2 years Must either: English (b) 4 years Earn a high school diploma (or Certificate of Completion) Or… Mathematics (c) 3 years (1 year must be Algebra1)+ 4 recommended Science (d) Physical/Biological 2 years lab 3 years recommended 4 years preferred 4 years recommended Foreign Lang. (e) 1 year OR 1 year of a Fine Art Be at least 18 years old to attend (if not a high school graduate) Visual or Performing Arts (f) 1 year of a Foreign Language 1 year visual/performing arts Electives (g)/ Additional Courses 75 additional elective credits 1 year academic elective minimum Additional rigorous academic electives 2 years of P.E. 1 semester of Health Testing Requirement California High School Exit Exam: CAHSEE Math CAHSEE English SAT Reasoning ACT SAT Reasoning or ACT plus Writing SAT Subject Tests (Check each college for specific requirements) Math and English placement exams Download this handout and more on our counseling website:

7 Typical Senior Schedule:
Typical day: Periods 1-5 (7 a.m. to 12:07 p.m.) May not enroll in less than 5 classes To be on track for 5 period day, your student must have earned 180 credits by end of junior year Required courses for ALL seniors: English 12 Government/Economics 3 electives Other classes your senior might need: Math Science Visual and performing art World language P.E. Athletic (if required by coach) Additional elective credits

8 Credit Deficient Students
Some students may require additional classes based on credit deficiencies in various subject areas Students entering grade 12 who have earned below 155 credits are considered “Credit Deficient” View transcript and credit information on Zangle Ways to make-up credits: Pre-register for remedial summer school with counselor: Session 1: June 17-July 2 Session 2: July 7-July 24 ROP: Vocational ed. classes in computers, health careers, graphic arts and more. Held at Camarillo Airport Transportation available Work Experience 5 credits per semester for 10 hours per week 10 credits per semester for 20 hours per week Adult Education Courses (counselor referral required) Online Courses (approval required) Transfer to CVHS if under 155 credits

9 12th Grade Registration Form, Side 1:

10 12th Grade Registration Form, Side 2
Make sure your student chooses alternates he/she is willing to take, in the event that first choice is not available: View course descriptions and prerequisite info in the online course directory on the counseling website

11 Registration is online beginning Feb 4
STUDENTS WILL MEET INDIVIDUALLY WITH COUNSELORS BETWEEN 2/4 thru 2/13 TO DISCUSS COURSE SELECTIONS Must log in with STUDENT id and password! After logging in, students add course requests to Zangle. These requests are confirmed during the individual student meetings. Students must also bring the blue registration sheet to the individual meeting.

12 Guide for Seniors: College Planning
See Handout

13 General Timeline September June/July/August Update Naviance account
Register for NCAA Clearing House if you plan to play sports in college Participate in a summer program Volunteer Reacquaint yourself with Naviance Research post secondary options CVUSD summer school: Dates to be announced: Students may pre-register with counselor to repeat a D/F through May 2. Information will be posted on the WHS website once it becomes available September Update Naviance account SAT/ACT College Information Night “Facing the College Application Process” College speakers in the CCC Request teacher letters of recommendation Schedule college appt. w/ counselor (Naviance completed prior)

14 General Timeline October November SAT/ACT Finalize college choices
College essays Finalize teacher recommendation requests Begin UC/CSU applications (open Oct. 1) Schedule college appt. w/ counselor (Naviance completed prior) November SAT/ACT EA and ED apps due Send test scores to colleges Submit CSU/UC application by Nov 30. Deadline for college counseling appt. (Naviance completed prior)

15 General Timeline December January
Complete any remaining college apps with later deadlines Research Financial Aid (FAFSA, CalGrant, institutional awards…) January Explore Financial Aid! FAFSA online Cal Grant GPA Verification Naviance scholarship lists WHS Scholarship Foundation Merit based scholarships Prepare for final exams!

16 General Timeline February March-June
Continue checking for information from the colleges to which you have applied Continue scholarship research March-June Community College application period begins in March Apply for scholarships Acceptance/Denial decisions made Commit to your college of choice by May 1 Focus on ending semester 2 with good grades!

17 Naviance What is it for?
College Visit Sign-ups College Comparisons & Scattergrams Track Deadlines Track Acceptance History Transcripts Letters of Recommendation Scholarship Database Senior Survey updates from WHS How to sign-in: Username: student address Password: Westlake student id # Log-in issues? See Mrs. Mertel in the College and Career Center What to complete over the summer: College/career research Resume Brag sheets for letters of recommendation

18 Naviance Instructions for completing Naviance tasks, including brag sheets, resume and more, can be found in the document library

19 Resources College and Career Center: Mrs. Rebecca “Becky” Mertel
CCC On the Web: Naviance: Counseling Website: High School Course Directory WHS College Handbook Power Point Presentations Quick links to college and WHS information Counseling Documents and more SAT/AP ACT  NCAA 


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