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1 9 th Grade Advisement Class of 2015 Parent Night March 1 st 7:00-8:00 Counselor Webpage:

2 Required Sophomore Classes English English –Pre-AP English –Sophomore English w/o English Support –ELD Math Math –Algebra Readiness –Algebra 1 –Geometry –Algebra 2/Trigomometry –Pre-Calculus PE PE –Lifetime Activities –Weight Training –Ultimate Games –Repeat PE 9 if not passed full year Modern World History Modern World History

3 Additional Sophomore Class Options Science (2 years required) Science (2 years required) –Basic Life Science/Biology –Science 1/Chemistry/ Honors Chemistry World Language World Language –Spanish –French Additional Electives (1-3 depending on over all schedule) Additional Electives (1-3 depending on over all schedule) –English/Math/Social Studies Support (Placement based rec. & test scores) –Visual & Performing Art (VPA) Electives –English Electives –Social Science Electives –Industrial Technology Electives –ROP Electives (Minimum age 16) –Leadership –Inside Work Experience (IWE)- 1 year max 6/7 Periods 6/7 Periods –6 classes are required, some students 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.

4 SUBJECTALHAMBRA GRADUATION (230 credits minimum) By the end of 9 th should be at 60 credits UNIVERSITY OF CA and CA STATE UNIVERSITY (Also known as A-G requirements) (Minimum grade C- A’s & B’s are best) English4 years One class at each grade level, can be a combo of ELD & English 4 years All must be College Prep Classes Fine Arts1 year ORAND World Language1 year2 years-(Same Language) (3 years recommended for UC) Mathematics3 years: 1 year Algebra 2 years of additional math 3 years: Alg. 1, Geometry & Alg. 2 (4 years recommended for UC) Physical Education 2 years: 1 year must be PE 9 not required Science2 years: 1 year Life Science 1 year Physical Science 2 years Lab Science: 1 year Biology 1 year Chemistry or Physics (3 Year recommended for UC) Social Science3 years: 1 year Modern World 1 year U.S. History ½ year Civics, ½ year Economics 2 years: 1 yr. Modern World 1 yr. U.S. History Electives8 classes (16 semesters) 1 year College Prep Elective from: English, Adv. Math, Lab Science, Social Sciences, Computers, Arts, History, World Language, Etc. California HS Exit Exam (CAHSEE) The test is taken in 10th grade and students must pass both the English and Math portions. not required

5 Transcript Course Tags: * Non Academic(Ex. PE 9) + Honors (Ex. Honor Chemistry and/or AP English) P College Prep(Ex. English 9) r Repeated (rarely used) WeightedNon-Wgtd. Academic GPA Total GPA (9-12) Note: Next year, the academic GPA will be separated into 9-12 and GPA’s Credit Attempted 30 Credits Completed 30 Class Size 311 Class Rank: Rank: 78 CAHSEE ELA: Not Taken Math: Not Taken

6 Credit Summary Subject AreaCredit Req'd.Compl.Needed Modern World US History Civics Econ English English English English Math Science Life Science Physical Fine/Arts/Language PE Health--- Computer Application--- Life Long Learning--- Algebra Electives *Total* Algebra 1 Requirement NOT Met

7 College Entrance Tests PSAT PSAT –Take next October –Test sections: Critical Reading, Math, Writing Skills –Take again in Junior year/Qualify for National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (NMSQT) possibilities –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 –Starting with the fall class of 2012 the UC’s will no longer be requiring SAT subject tests. However, depending on your major/school they may recommend subject tests –Many private colleges require/recommend SAT subject tests –If student needs them, take Spring Junior year –Retake Fall Senior year if needed –Offered in a variety of subject areas: History, Literature, Mathematics (Level 2 only), Science or Language Other Than English.

8 College Search Start researching this year Start researching this year –Start at the AHS counselor website: 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 Bbiggest college fairs. –In April, St. Mary’s College offers one of the Bay Area’s 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)

9 Online Scheduling for School Year March 12 th to March 23 rd You will need: You will need: –A Copy of your transcript –Web Address: AHS Home Page: – –Student User Name: (Used to log on to school computers) – –Student/Password: (Used to log on to school computers) –Course Catalog for which is only available online –Grade level course planning guide –It is recommended to complete the 4-year course planning guide –Parent/Guardian for Advice/Review Changes To Locked Classes Changes To Locked Classes –Pre-AP English: Sign up as an additional class. We will remove Sophomore English from your schedule once the recommendation has been confirmed Alternate Electives: Alternate Electives: –Be sure to provide alternate choices for each elective class. If you do not, we will. Problems? Come to the Counseling Office or the Writing Center for help before the March 23 rd deadline. Problems? Come to the Counseling Office or the Writing Center for help before the March 23 rd 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.

10 Websites of interest AHS Counseling Web page AHS Counseling Web page –http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/schools/ahs/counseling/index.html AHS Webstore – –http://alhambrahs.revtrak.net/tek9.asphttp://alhambrahs.revtrak.net/tek9.asp Career Interest Inventory Career Interest Inventory –http://www.cacareerzone.org/index.html College Search/SAT College Search/SAT –www.collegeboard.com ACT ACT –www.act.org CollegeWeekLive CollegeWeekLive –CollegeWeekLive are free, online events designed to connect prospective students with colleges and universities in a live, interactive environment. Go to for more information or to register for free.


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