2 Tonight’s presentation will cover: Senior activitiesGraduation RequirementsHigh school requirements vs. college requirementsTypical senior scheduleRegistration“Guide for Seniors” College Planning HandoutNavianceResources
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, 2015Look for this information and more in the summer mailer and online.
5 High School Graduation Requirements Classes worth 5 credits per semesterMust earn a D or better to receive creditsMust earn C or better for university admissionsLog-in to Zangle to view your transcriptSUBJECTRequiredCREDITSEnglish4 years40Health1 semester5Mathematics (must include Algebra 1)3 years30Physical Education2 years20Phys. Science (Geosci or Chemistry)1 year10BiologyWorld Hist/GeographyUS HistoryUnited States GovernmentEconomicsVisual Performing Art, World Lang or CTEElectives75 credits above and beyond required courses75CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam)PASSING SCORE ONENGLISH AND MATH230Beginning with the Class of 2006 the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) will be required
6 Comparative Minimum Requirements for College CourseWHS Graduation Requirements230 creditsCalifornia State University (CSU) System “a-g”*The University of California (UC) System“a-g”Selective Private Universities **CommunityCollegeHistory (a)3 years2 yearsMust either:English (b)4 yearsEarn a high school diploma (or Certificate of Completion)Or…Mathematics (c)3 years (1 year must be Algebra1)+4 recommendedScience (d)Physical/Biological2 years lab3 years recommended4 years preferred4 years recommendedForeign Lang. (e)1 year OR1 year of a Fine ArtBe at least 18 years old to attend (if not a high school graduate)Visual or Performing Arts (f)1 year of a Foreign Language1 year visual/performing artsElectives (g)/ Additional Courses75 additional elective credits1 year academic elective minimumAdditional rigorous academic electives2 years of P.E.1 semester of HealthTesting RequirementCalifornia High School Exit Exam:CAHSEE MathCAHSEE EnglishSAT ReasoningACTSAT Reasoning orACT plus WritingSAT Subject Tests(Check each college for specific requirements)Math and English placement examsDownload 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 classesTo be on track for 5 period day, your student must have earned 180 credits by end of junior yearRequired courses for ALL seniors:English 12Government/Economics3 electivesOther classes your senior might need:MathScienceVisual and performing artWorld languageP.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 areasStudents entering grade 12 who have earned below 155 credits are considered “Credit Deficient”View transcript and credit information on ZangleWays to make-up credits:Pre-register for remedial summer school with counselor:Session 1: June 17-July 2Session 2: July 7-July 24ROP:Vocational ed. classes in computers, health careers, graphic arts and more.Held at Camarillo AirportTransportation availableWork Experience5 credits per semester for 10 hours per week10 credits per semester for 20 hours per weekAdult Education Courses (counselor referral required)Online Courses (approval required)Transfer to CVHS if under 155 credits
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 BETWEEN2/4 thru 2/13 TO DISCUSS COURSE SELECTIONSMust 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 collegeParticipate in a summer programVolunteerReacquaint yourself with NavianceResearch post secondary optionsCVUSD 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 availableSeptemberUpdate Naviance accountSAT/ACTCollege Information Night“Facing the College Application Process”College speakers in the CCCRequest teacher letters of recommendationSchedule college appt. w/ counselor (Naviance completed prior)
14 General Timeline October November SAT/ACT Finalize college choices College essaysFinalize teacher recommendation requestsBegin UC/CSU applications (open Oct. 1)Schedule college appt. w/ counselor (Naviance completed prior)NovemberSAT/ACTEA and ED apps dueSend test scores to collegesSubmit 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 deadlinesResearch Financial Aid (FAFSA, CalGrant, institutional awards…)JanuaryExplore Financial Aid!FAFSA onlineCal Grant GPA VerificationNaviance scholarship listsWHS Scholarship FoundationMerit based scholarshipsPrepare for final exams!
16 General Timeline February March-June Continue checking for information from the colleges to which you have appliedContinue scholarship researchMarch-JuneCommunity College application period begins in MarchApply for scholarshipsAcceptance/Denial decisions madeCommit to your college of choice by May 1Focus on ending semester 2 with good grades!
17 Naviance www.connection.naviance.com/westlake What is it for? College Visit Sign-upsCollege Comparisons & ScattergramsTrack DeadlinesTrack Acceptance HistoryTranscriptsLetters of RecommendationScholarship DatabaseSenior Surveyupdates from WHSHow to sign-in:Username: student addressPassword: Westlake student id #Log-in issues? See Mrs. Mertel in the College and Career CenterWhat to complete over the summer:College/career researchResumeBrag sheets for letters of recommendation
18 NavianceInstructions 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 DirectoryWHS College HandbookPower Point PresentationsQuick links to college and WHS informationCounseling Documents and moreSAT/APACT NCAA