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10 th Grade Advisement Class of 2012 Parent Night March 4th 7:00-8:00 Counselor Webpage: http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs/counseling/counseling.htm
Required Junior Classes English English –AP English Language Composition –American Studies English –ELD Math (3 years required) Math (3 years required) –Algebra 1 –Geometry –Personal Finance –Algebra 2-Trigomometry –Pre-Calculus/AP Calculus –Computer Programming/AP Statistics History History –AP US History –American Studies History Science (2 years required) Science (2 years required) –Basic Life Science/ Biology –Science 1/Chemistry/Honors Chemistry –Anatomy-Physiology/Physics/AP Chemistry/AP Biology
Additional Junior Class Options Language Other Than English (Foreign Language) Language Other Than English (Foreign Language) –Spanish –French Additional Electives (1-3 depending on over all schedule) Additional Electives (1-3 depending on over all schedule) –Social Science Electives –English Electives –Visual & Performing Art (VPA) Electives –Industrial Technology Electives –Physical Education Elective –ROP Electives (minimum age 16) –Leadership –Inside Work Experience (IWE) 6/7 Periods 6/7 Periods –6 classes are required some student opt for 7 classes but this is not guaranteed. Extra Curricular Activities Extra Curricular Activities –AHS offers a variety of sports, clubs and volunteer opportunities –Look for summer opportunities: Job, internship, or volunteer opportunities.
AHS Graduation Requirements Subject Requirements Subject Requirements –4 years English Can be a combination of English, ELD and Read 180 Can be a combination of English, ELD and Read 180 –3 years Mathematics 1 year must be Algebra 1 1 year must be Algebra 1 –2 years Science 1 year of life science and 1 year of physical science 1 year of life science and 1 year of physical science –3 years Social Studies Modern World, US History, Civics / Economics Modern World, US History, Civics / Economics –Foreign Language or Fine Arts 1 year (taken in either area) 1 year (taken in either area) –Health/Communications Technology 1 semester of each subject 1 semester of each subject –2 years Physical Education One must be PE 9 One must be PE 9
AHS Graduation Requirements Continued Credit Requirements Credit Requirements –240 credits is the minimum and these are composed of required subjects and elective subjects. Once you have met the minimum subject requirements additional classes will count as electives. –At the end of your Sophomore year you will need a minimum of 120 credits to be on track. –A student must be enrolled in 6 classes (60 credits) per year. California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) –These tests were taken in 10 th grade and students must pass both the English and Math portions. –If a student does not pass either or both of the test sections they will have additional opportunities to pass. –Once a student has passed one or both of the test sections they will not have to take it again.
What are The UC A-G requirements anyway? (College Prep/College Entrance Requirements) a l History/Social Science – 2 YEARS REQUIRED a l History/Social Science – 2 YEARS REQUIRED –Modern World History –U.S. History b l English – 4 YEARS REQUIRED b l English – 4 YEARS REQUIRED –English 9, 10, 11, 12 –One year of ELD can be used c l Mathematics – 3 YEARS REQUIRED, 4 YEARS RECOMMENDED c l Mathematics – 3 YEARS REQUIRED, 4 YEARS RECOMMENDED –Algebra 1 –Geometry –Algebra 2/Trigonometry d l Laboratory Science – 2 YEARS REQUIRED, 3 YEARS RECOMMENDED d l Laboratory Science – 2 YEARS REQUIRED, 3 YEARS RECOMMENDED –Biology –Chemistry –UC’s Recommend Physics e l Language Other than English – 2 YEARS REQUIRED, 3 YEARS RECOMMENDED e l Language Other than English – 2 YEARS REQUIRED, 3 YEARS RECOMMENDED –Spanish –French –American Sign Language f l Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) – 1 YEAR REQUIRED f l Visual and Performing Arts (VPA) – 1 YEAR REQUIRED –Art, Ceramics, Photography, Concert Band, Drama, etc. g l College-Preparatory Electives – 1 YEAR REQUIRED g l College-Preparatory Electives – 1 YEAR REQUIRED –Any additional A-F Requirement as well as other college prep classes offered at AHS.
Putting Graduation And College Eligibility Together In order to graduate AND be A-G eligible you just have to make sure you do the following: In order to graduate AND be A-G eligible you just have to make sure you do the following: –Make sure that ALL of your subject requirements meet the A-G list. In other words, they are college prep classes. –Make sure to take 1 year of a college prep Visual/Performing Art (VPA) AND at least 2 years of a language other than English. –Take three years of math up to Algebra 2/Trigonometry –Take at least 1 additional year of a college prep elective. –Earn all C- or better. A’s and B’s are best. CSU’s require a minimum 2.0 academic GPA. CSU’s require a minimum 2.0 academic GPA. UC’s require a minimum 3.0 academic GPA. UC’s require a minimum 3.0 academic GPA. –In order to be competitive, take the most challenging classes you are capable while still earning a high GPA. Honors, Pre-AP, Advance Placement-AP and/or DVC classes are all examples of possible challenging classes. Honors, Pre-AP, Advance Placement-AP and/or DVC classes are all examples of possible challenging classes.
College Entrance Tests PSAT PSAT –Take next October/Qualify for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) possibilities –Test sections: Critical reading, Math, Writing Skills –Check YES-Student search services ACT with Writing ACT with Writing –Take spring Junior year –Test sections: English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing –Measures “What you know” SAT SAT –Take spring Junior year –Test sections: Critical reading, Math, Writing –Measures “How you know it” SAT Subject tests SAT Subject tests –Offered in a variety of subject areas: history, literature, mathematics (Level 2 only), science or language other than English. –Starting with the fall class of 2012 the UC’s will no longer be requiring SAT subject tests. However, some private colleges do require SAT subject tests
College Search Continue to research this year Continue to research this year –Start at the AHS counselor website: http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs/counseling/counseling.htm http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs/counseling/counseling.htm –List of 2-3 Dream/Reach, 2-3 Good/Probable, 2-3 Safe/Acceptable Schools –Plan to apply to 3-5 schools Get a Social Security Card Get a Social Security Card –Starting your Junior year, you will need it for college and financial aid applications Attend AHS college night/Financial Aid night Attend AHS college night/Financial Aid night Visit Campuses Visit Campuses –In session –Take tours –Talk to students on campus Visit college fairs Visit college fairs –In April, St. Mary’s College offers one of the bay areas biggest college fairs. Look for the right “fit” Look for the right “fit” –Size –Location –Type and price –Major –Activities available –Your academic match (GPA, test scores, course pattern, etc)
Prospective College Athletes Check out Counselor Student Athlete Website http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs/counseling/athletes.htm Check out Counselor Student Athlete Website http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs/counseling/athletes.htm http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs/counseling/athletes.htm –4 year plan Check out NCAA Web site Check out NCAA Web site –www.ncaa.org or www.ncaaclearinghouse.net www.ncaa.orgwww.ncaaclearinghouse.netwww.ncaa.orgwww.ncaaclearinghouse.net –Print the “Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.” –Register at the end of your Junior year –NCAA Core course requirements 16 for Division 1 16 for Division 1 14 for Division 2 14 for Division 2 Other Options Other Options –National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics www.naia.org www.naia.org –National Christian College Athletic Association www.thenccaa.org www.thenccaa.org –National Junior College Athletic Association www.njcaa.org www.njcaa.org Start Athletic resume/video of skills. Start Athletic resume/video of skills. Talk with Coach about your potential. Talk with Coach about your potential. Contact coaches at prospective colleges. Contact coaches at prospective colleges. Participate in tournaments/events where potential college scouts may be. Participate in tournaments/events where potential college scouts may be. Continue college search, make lists of abilities, preferences, personal qualities. Continue college search, make lists of abilities, preferences, personal qualities.
Online Scheduling for School Year 2010-2011 March 15 to March 26 You will need: You will need: –A Copy of your transcript –Online scheduling Handout also found in the course catalog –Web Address: AHS Home Page: http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs –User Name: 10 Digit Identification Number---Found on transcript/Report Card Password: Your birthday is your password (MMDDYY) –Course Catalog for 2010-2011 which is only available online –A completed course selection planning guide handout also found in the course catalog –It is recommended to complete the 4-year course planning guide found in the online course catalog –Parent/Guardian for Advice/Review Changes To Locked Classes Changes To Locked Classes –AP Classes: Sign up as an additional class. We will remove the non-AP class from your schedule once the recommendation has been confirmed Alternate Electives: Alternate Electives: –Be sure to provide alternate choice for each elective class you choose. If you do not we will. Problems? Come to the Counseling Office or the Writing Center for help before the March 26 deadline. Problems? Come to the Counseling Office or the Writing Center for help before the March 26 deadline. Computers are available for student use at the Writing Center and the Library Media Center during school hours and immediately after school each day. Computers are available for student use at the Writing Center and the Library Media Center during school hours and immediately after school each day.
Websites of interest AHS Counseling Web page AHS Counseling Web page –http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs/counseling/counseling.htm http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/ahs/counseling/counseling.htm AHS Webstore AHS Webstore –http://alhambrahs.revtrak.net/tek9.asp http://alhambrahs.revtrak.net/tek9.asp Career interest inventory Career interest inventory –http://www.cacareerzone.org/index.html http://www.cacareerzone.org/index.html College search/SAT College search/SAT –www.collegeboard.com www.collegeboard.com ACT ACT –www.act.org www.act.org Financial Aid Financial Aid –Fast Web: www.fastweb.com www.fastweb.com –FAFSA: www.fafsa.ed.gov. www.fafsa.ed.gov –Cal Grant: www.calgrants.org www.calgrants.org