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1 Passport to College “An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.” Benjamin Franklin

2 What is Passport to College? College awareness and planning informationCollege awareness and planning information Resources to help your student succeedResources to help your student succeed Delta College’s promise to youDelta College’s promise to you Two years free enrollment at Delta CollegeTwo years free enrollment at Delta College A plan to inspire our kidsA plan to inspire our kids

3 Program Updates Passport to College websitePassport to College website – Delta College email addressesDelta College email addresses - - - - Passport to College NewsletterPassport to College Newsletter

4 “In a global economy, where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity, it is a prerequisite.” President Barack Obama

5 What is the single most important indicator of student success?

6 How YOU can make the difference in your child’s future...

7 Set aside time to “invest” in your child. What activity do American children spend more time doing than every other activity except for sleeping?

8 Get Involved!

9 Make sure your student is in school every day.

10 Read… Read…

11 Set rules and expectations for completing homework and study time.

12 Encourage them to get A’s and B’s in all subjects.

13 Communicate! Plan time to talk about career planning: their interests, abilities, talents, and goals.

14 Help them think outside the box. Nurse Policeman Doctor Football Player Fireman Veterinarian

15 Help your child explore different occupations and career options.


17 Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (STEM) Average Earnings, May 2005 All STEM Occupations $64, 560 All Occupations $37, 870 SCIENCE – TECHNONOGLY- ENGINEERING -MATHEMATICS

18 Attend college workshops or college fairs.

19 Find out what courses your child needs to take in high school to be ready for college. Find out what courses your child needs to take in high school to be ready for college.

20 A to G Requirements In order to be eligible to attend any school in the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU) systems as a freshman, you must take certain classes in high school. These classes are known as: A-G Subjects…

21 In order to be eligible to attend any school in the University of California (UC) or the California State University (CSU) systems as a freshman, you must take certain classes in high school. These classes are known as the "A-G Subjects:" History/Social Science – 2 Years Required English – 4 Years Required Math – 3 Years Required, 4 Recommended Lab Science – 2 Required, 3 Recommended Language (other than English) – 2 Years Required, 3 Recommended Visual and Performing Arts – 1 Year Req. College Prep Electives – 1 Year Required

22 You must get a "C" or better in each of these classes. Visit the University of California and CSU websites for specific requirements, classes that satisfy each area, and more information.

23 Fact or Fiction: Freshmen year grades don’t count much when colleges evaluate transcripts for college admission. 10 th, 11 th, 12 th grades are the most important.

24 Tools for Parents: Big transition period from 8 th grade to High School for both students and parents ! 1.Work to help student develop sense of personal responsibility and independence. College professors will not call home or the student to find out why they didn’t complete their work or come to class.

25 Involved not Hovering! 1.Continue to stay involved. Schools see a big drop in parental involvement from 8 th grade to high school.

26 Registration Starting Right Now! 2.Review all the material coming home with your student. 3.Talk about the course options and how those choices fit in with the ideas the student may have about a particular career or field of study.

27 If you have any questions… 4.Call your student’s grade leve counselor! 5.Make sure that your students are going into classes that will challenge them, but also allow for student success. 6.Talk to the counselor about AP Courses and the appropriate level of challenge.

28 So, now you’re a Freshman! 7.Each student used to be given an “Agenda,” a handbook in which they logged homework assignments, test dates, etc. Make one! And make it a habit to review the material with your student, talk about upcoming assignments, help with time management. Remember that these are learned skills!

29 Back-to-School-Night 9.GO! … GO! …Go! This is your opportunity to meet your students’ teachers, ask questions, develop a relationship/partnership. Together, you form the team that will ensure your students’ success.

30 High School Website 10. The high school website provides you access to important information: Link to your student’s teachers Handbook Daily bulletin Extracurricular activities





35 Other Key Staff… 12. Get to know your student’s grade level secretary. This key staff member will know all the important information that you and your child may need on a daily basis.

36 When Should I Ask for Help? 13. Ask for help EARLY! Don’t wait! Early intervention is the key to success. Delay can mean the difference between passing or failing.

37 …Most teachers have a tutoring plan to provide extra help for students. Find out what that plan is at Back-to- School-Night! Remember, teachers are working with 150 students per day…initiative and motivation are critically important to demonstrate.

38 College Preparation Starts NOW!

39 Why go to College Job Opportunities Job Advancement Earn a million more dollars

40 Make the commitment to college. Change the language! I AM going! Maybe I’ll go.

41 Take your child on a trip to visit a local college or university campus.... Within 100 miles.....

42 Take a virtual tour

43 Find the Right Fit There are more than 4000 colleges in the United States... visit the ones that interest you. Large campus? Small campus? Do better in smaller classes? Hates the heat? Cold? Needs family support?

44 Financial Aid available… Grants – free money from the federal and state government that does not have to be repaid. Scholarships – money given to students who volunteer, participate in sports, music, school or community activities. Federal Work Study – attend classes and earn money by working on campus. Student loans – money that can be borrowed, repaid after student completes their education. Financial Aid available…

45 Money to pay for college 2009/2010 Current awards Federal Grants Pell Grant: Up to $5,350 yr. SEOG Grant: $1,000 Federal Work Study: Earn up to $5,500 California Grants: Cal Grant A, B: Covers tuition at a California University.

46 Start Saving for College Now! Check with your high school regarding available scholarships and their requirements.

47 How Can I Afford the Life I Want to Live? WWW.CACAREERZONE.ORG














61 Resources Your teachers and counselors People you know who have gone to college Local community college/Passport program

62 Kids College serves students ages 2 - 17 Provides academic and enrichment workshops Classes are designed to teach new and meaningful skills to excite students about learning to promote creativity in the areas of: Academic Skills, Computers, Cooking and Nutrition, Fitness and Sports, Foreign Language, Personal Development, and Visual and Performing Arts.

63 College Early Start Program Students who are enrolled in high school and are recommended by their principal may be considered for the College Early Start Program.

64 Middle College High School...provides a supportive, academically challenging environment for high ability underachieving youth, or youth with circumstances that would hinder their academic performance at a traditional high school.

65 What Community Colleges Offer Transfer students do better. Top notch faculty focused on teaching. Small undergraduate class size. Articulation agreements...

66 Delta College Agreements University of California: Davis Irvine Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz University of the Pacific

67 The Challenges Ahead… 2010 Fall CSU enrollment up 53% CSU facing 2010 budget cut of $564 million Fee hikes Enrollment decrease of 40,000 over next two years Sacramento recommending fee hike for community colleges to $40 per unit


69 Help Them Set Goals and Strive to Succeed 8 th Grade GraduationA’s and B’sCareer Exploration H.S. GraduationCollege VisitsVirtual Tours Saving $$ College Satisfying Career $ 1 Million More!!!

70 We are partners in your child’s future!

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