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1 Success in High School presented by the JFK Counselors & the Career & College Specialist

2 Welcome to Kennedy!!! Attendance Clerks  Mrs. Montez – Students A-G  Mrs. Martinez – Students H-O  Mrs. Black – Students P-Z Counselors  Mrs. O’Neill – Students A-D  Mr. Reska – Students E-K  Mrs. Bamford – Students L-Q  Ms. Sprague – Students R-Z  Career/College Specialist – Mrs. Coleman – All Students Principals  Mr. Velez - Principal  Ms. Carrillo – Assistant Principal – 12 th Grade Students  Ms. Rasheed – 9 th, 10 th, & 11 th Grade Students A – K  Dr. Fisher – 9 th, 10 th, & 11 th Grade Students L – Z

3 Welcome to High School What does a high school diploma do for you? 1) It helps you get a job 2) It helps you get into a college/university 3) It helps you earn financial aid/scholarships 4) It helps you join the military 5) Etc.

4 High School Diploma To earn a high school diploma in Fremont you must …  Complete 230 credits in specific subject areas  Pass the English CAHSEE and Math CAHSEE  Complete 40 Service Learning Hours

5 What is a credit? For each semester course you pass you will earn 5.0 credits. Credits can also be referred to as units. To pass a class you must earn a D- or better. If you receive an F, you will fail the class, and earn 0.0 credits. You need to earn 230 credits in specific subject areas to earn a diploma.

6 College Grade Requirements Most colleges or universities will require a C or above grade in your classes. Even though you will graduate with a D, it is best to strive for a C or above.

7 College Grade Requirements Most colleges or universities will require a C or above grade in your classes. Even though you will graduate with a D, it is best to strive for a C or above. If you earn a D or F in a course, it is your responsibility to attend summer school to raise your grade in that class.

8 What is a semester? Traditional Semester Schedule September – January February - June Semester 1 Semester 2

9 Semesters at Kennedy? Term 1 Term 2 Sept. – Nov. Nov. – Jan. Feb. – April April – June Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3 Semester 4

10 4x4 Block Grading Periods Semester 1 (S1) 8/28/13 – 10/30/13 Semester 2 (S2) 10/31/13 – 1/24/14 Semester 3 (S3) 1/27/14 – 3/31/14 Semester 4 (S4) 4/1/14 – 6/12/14 NOF 1 (C- or below)9/12/1311/15/132/10/144/15/14 Quarter Grades (all progress grades)9/27/1312/9/132/27/145/9/14 NOF 2 (C- or below)10/14/131/9/143/14/145/27/14 Final Semester Grade (all permanent grades)1030/131/24/143/31/146/12/14

11 What credits do I need? You need to earn 230 credits in the following subjects:  English = 40  Social Science/History = 30  Mathematics = 30  Science = 20  PE = 20  Visual and Performing Arts/World Language/Career Tech = 10  Computer Ops = 5  Health = 5  Electives = 70

12 English = 40 credits You need 10 English credits per year:  English 9 = 10 credits (Eng 9E, Eng 9A or Eng 9H)  English 10 = 10 credits (Eng 10A or Eng 10H)  English 11 = 10 credits (Eng 11A or Eng 11AP)  English 12 = 10 credits (Eng 12A, ERWC, or Eng 12AP) **A = College Prep, H = Honors, AP = Advanced Placement ***See your counselor if you are in ELL 1, ELL 2, or English 9E ****CSU/UC also requires 4 years of English (Area B)

13 Social Science/History = 30 credits You need the following Social Science/History credits:  World History = 10 credits (CP or Honors)  US History = 10 credits (CP or AP)  Government/Economics = 10 credits (CP, Honors, or AP) **CP = College Prep and AP = Advanced Placement ***CSU/UC requires 2 years: 1 year of World History and 1 year of US History –OR- 1 year of World History, ½ year of US History, and Government (Area A)

14 Mathematics = 30 credits You need 30 credits of Math from the following options:  Algebra 1 (CP)  Discovering Geometry (counts for math credit, but is not college prep)  Geometry (CP or H)  Intermediate Algebra (Algebra 2) (CP)  Trigonometry (CP)  Algebra 2/ Trig (CP or H)  PreCalculus (CP or H)  Calculus (CP or AP)  Statistics (CP or AP) ***CSU/UC also requires 3 years and recommends 4 years: Must include at least Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. More competitive colleges will look for high levels of math to even be considered. (Area C)

15 Science = 20 credits You need 20 credits of Science:  10 Credits of Physical Science Integrated Science (CP) Chemistry (CP, H, & AP) (Lab Science) Physics (CP, H, & AP) (Lab Science)  10 Credits of Life Science Biology (CP, H, & AP) (Lab Science) Anatomy (CP) (offered at ROP) ***CSU/UC requires 2 years of Lab Science: Biology and Chemistry (Area D) (A third year of science is recommended)

16 Physical Education (PE) = 20 credits You need 2 years of PE. We offer:  PE 9  PE 10  PE ***CSU/UC’s DO NOT require PE

17 VAPA/World Lang. = 10 credits You are required to take 1 year of art or language to graduate: ArtLanguage ChoirSpanish BandFrench Ceramics Art Sculpture Photo Digital Imaging Drama Video

18 VAPA/World Lang/Career Tech = 10 credits CSU/UC’s require 1 year of Visual and Performing Arts and 2 Years of the same World Language (more are recommended) Art (Area F)Language (Area E)Career Tech ChoirSpanish 1 and Spanish 2Any ROP Clas BandSpanish for Spanish Speakers Ceramics(Level 3) ArtFrench 1 and French 2 Sculpture *Kennedy offers 4 years of Spanish Photo **Kennedy offers 3 years of French Digital Imaging Drama Video

19 Health/Computer Ops = 10 credits You need 1 semester of Health You need 1 semester of Computer Ops ***CSU/UC’s DO NOT require this

20 Electives = 70 credits You need to earn a total of 70 credits in elective courses. ***CSU/UC’s require 1 year of a College prep Elective (Area G)

21 Elective Options Leadership Yearbook Weight Training PE Ceramics 2 Work Experience Peers Big History Journalism (CSU/UC Elective) ROP Anatomy (CSU/UC Elective) Auto Body or Auto Tech Medical Assistant Nursing Assistant Sports Therapy (CSU/UC Elective) Digital Video (CSU/UC Fine Art) Computer Graphic Design (CSU/UC Fine Art) Game Design (CSU/UC Fine Art) Computer Animation Digital Sound Design Construction Technology Fire Fighting/EMT Careers in Education Culinary Arts Introduction to Hospitality Event Planning Law Enforcement Psychology Sociology Philosophy Intro to Business English **courses require completing Ohlone registration forms to receive college credits Ohlone (on Kennedy Campus) KennedyV/P Arts – “F” Digital Photo 1 Digital Photo 2 Digital Imaging 1 Digital Imaging 2 Band 1 Symphonic Band Beginning Choir Chamber Chorale Art 1 Art 2 AP Studio Art Sculpture and Ceramics Ceramics 1 Drama 1

22 High School Subject AreaFUSD Graduation RequirementsUC Required Courses*CSU Required Courses* English40 Units40 units40 Units Mathematics30 Units Must include completion of Algebra 1 or equivalent 30 Units Algebra 1 or equivalent, Geometry, Algebra 2, 40 Units recommended 30 Units Algebra 1 or equivalent, Geometry, Algebra 2 Science20 Units Life Science (10) Physical Science (10) 20 Units Must be in 2 of these 3 disciplines: Biology, Chemistry & Physics 30 Units recommended 20 Units Must be a lab science in Physical Science, Life Science, Biology, Chemistry or Physics Social Science30 Units World History US History American Gov/Econ 20 Units World History US History and/or Government/Economics 20 Units US History (10) Social Science (10) Physical Education20 Units00 Health5 Units00 Computer5 Units00 Visual/Performing Arts Foreign Language Career Tech 10 Units Or 10 Units Or 10 Units And 20 Units 30 recommended (same language) **Career Tech does not count 10 Units And 20 Units (same language) **Career Tech does not count Electives70 Units10 Units TOTAL UNITS230 Units150 Units** Examinations Service Learning CAHSEE 40 Hours SAT I or ACT *Four-year colleges (UC and CSU) require a minimum of C or better to meet specific requirements. **All courses must be UC certified and appear on the high school’s UC certified a-g list. At least 70 units of the 150 must be taken in your last two years of high school, with 11 of the 15 "a-g" courses prior to your senior year. COMPARISON OF VARIOUS HIGH SCHOOL COURSE PATTERNS FOR GRADUATION AND COLLEGE ENTRANCE

23 What happens if you fail classes? If you fail a class, you will need to make it up in Summer School. If you fail more than you can make up in Summer School, you will need to attend night classes during your Senior Year on top of your summer school and regular school classes. If you fail even more classes you will need to transfer to Robertson (the continuation high school) in order to finish your diploma.

24 What happens if I fail classes? Example: If you fail English 9 Sem. 1 and Integrated Science Sem. 2 this year, you will need to attend Summer School to retake these classes.  You can only take 2 semester classes in Summer School. Each class is 2.5 hours long. Summer School is usually 7:30 – 12:50 pm and you only earn 10 credits. =( Example: If you fail English 9 Sem. 1, English 9 Sem. 2, Integrated Science Sem. 2, and Health you will need to attend 2 years of Summer School to retake these classes.  This means you would need to attend the Summer after 9 th AND after 10 th grade. =( If you fail even more classes you are looking at 3 years of Summer School and the possibility of also having to go to school at night during your senior year.  For example, some seniors are going to Kennedy from 8-3pm and then on Tues and Wednesdays they are in class at Adult School from 3:40 to 6:50 pm. =(

25 What can you do to make sure you pass? Attend classes every day and on time Complete all class work and homework Ask your teachers and family for help Keep your parents informed Stay organized Manage your time Stay healthy

26 Testing????? What tests will you need to take in High School?  STAR/CSTCommon Core State Stds  CAHSEE  PSAT  ACT  SAT

27 STAR/CST’s You will continue to take the California Standards Tests in 9 th, 10 th, and 11 th grade. You do not have to take them in 12 th grade!!! Sometimes teachers will bump up your class grade if you do well on the CST of that same subject.

28 CAHSEE? CAHSEE stands for California High School Exit Exam The State of California requires you to pass an English and Math Exit Exam in order to receive a diploma. You will take this test for the first time in March of your 10 th grade year. The English CAHSEE includes up to 9 th grade English content. The Math CAHSEE includes mostly Algebra content with a bit of Geometry included.

29 PSAT You will be encouraged to take the PSAT in October of your 10 th and 11 th grade. This test is the Practice SAT and will provide you with information on what skills you should work on in high school in order to better prepare you for college and the SAT.

30 ACT/SAT Most four year colleges/universities will require you to submit an ACT or SAT score on top of having a good GPA. You only need to submit a score from one test, but many students choose to take both. Most students take the exam in the spring of their junior year. ACT information is at SAT information is at

31 Service Learning Hours You must complete 40 Service Learning Hours. These hours must be for a non- profit organization. See the school website for ideas and forms. (Click on Students then Service Learning)www.jfkhs.org See Mrs. Clark in Room 114 to turn in forms or if you have any questions.

32 GPA (Grade Point Average) A Grade Point Average (GPA) is the average of your grades for any given period (a semester or total high school coursework). Each grade is given a value: A = 4 B = 3 C = 2 D = 1 F = 0 **Colleges will give an extra point for Honors or AP courses.

33 How is the GPA used? Honor Roll Athletic Eligibility  2.00 or above with no F’s Leadership  2.50 or above College Entrance  UC’s require a minimum 3.00 a-g GPA  CSU’s require a minimum 2.00 a-g GPA  Other Colleges/Universities vary Grants/Scholarships

34 How to Calculate a GPA Sample Report Card: Block 1 = B(B = 3) Block 2 = A(A = 4) Block 3 = C(C = 2) Block 4 = B(B = 3) Add the value for each grade and divide by the number of grades. GPA = = 12 =

35 Types of GPA’s Semester GPA: This GPA reflects just the grades earned for that semester. Cumulative (Overall) GPA: This GPA reflects all the grades earned in high school. A-G GPA: This GPA reflects all the college prep “A-G” courses taken in 10 th and 11 th grade. You can find a list of the “A-G” courses at On the website click on Support Services, scroll down and click on Career Center/College Information, then click on “a-g list” on the left hand side.www.jfkhs.org **This list will change every year so be sure to check it annually. Weighted GPA’s: Many colleges/universities will give you extra points in your GPA for Honors or AP courses. FUSD does not give extra points in the GPA for these courses.

36 Athletic Eligibility To be eligible to play sports in FUSD you must have…  a 2.0 or above GPA –AND-  NO “F” grades

37 Athletic Eligibility - Probation Probation is when a student has a GPA between –OR- has at least 1 F. For example: Joe has 2 A's, 1 B and an F. Even though his GPA is a 2.50 he is on probation since he has an F. For example: Ann has 2 D's, 1 C and 1 B, she is on probation since she has a 1.75 but no F's. A student can not be on probation for 2 consecutive semesters. In order to be off of probation a student must get above a 2.0 AND NO F's. For example: The next semester Joe gets 2 A's, 2 B's and 1 C. He is off probation since he has no F's –AND- his GPA is above a 2.0. For example: The next semester Ann gets 3 A's and 1 F, she is now ineligible because she got an F.

38 Plan Ahead If you plan ahead for the next four years, you are more likely to be successful. We will now complete a four year plan…

39 Four Year Plan California State University and University of California Admission Requirements: Required Tests: SAT or ACT for UC and CSU, ~All courses from a-g list “C” grades minimum~ English 4 years Math* (Algebra 1 and above) 3 years Lab Science* (Biology, Chemistry) 2 years Foreign Language* 2 years World History, U.S. History, Government 2 years Visual and Performing Arts 1 year College Prep Elective 1 year * UC recommends an additional year Graduation Requirements English 40 units Math 30 units Science 20 units Social Science 30 units Fine Arts/World Lang/Career 10 units Physical Education 20 units Health 5 units Computer Operations 5 units Electives 70 units Total 230 units Algebra 1 Requirement: Passing grade in all semesters of Algebra 1 or 1A/1B from Junior and/or Senior High School Service Learning Requirement: 40 hours Progress toward requirement: _________________ High School Exit Exam: Reading and Language:______________________ Math: ______________________ GRADE 9 Semester Grades 1. English 9A _______________ ___ ___ 2. Academic Literacy __________ ___ ___ 3. Science___________________ ___ ___ 4. Math_____________________ ___ ___ 5. Physical Education 9 _______ ___ ___ 6. Health/Computers __________ ___ ___ 7. Elective __________________ ___ ___ 8. Elective __________________ ___ ___ GRADE 11 Semester Grades 1. English 11A _______________ ___ ___ 2. Math _____________________ ___ ___ 3. U.S. History________________ ___ ___ 4. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ 5. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ 6. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ 7. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ 8. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ GRADE 12 Semester Grades 1. English 12A ________________ ___ ___ 2. Econ/Gov't _________________ ___ ___ 3. Math _____________________ ___ ___ 4. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ 5. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ 6. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ 7. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ 8. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ GRADE 10 Semester Grades 1. English 10A ________________ ___ ___ 2. Math _____________________ ___ ___ 3. Science ___________________ ___ ___ 4. Physical Education 10 ________ ___ ___ 5. World History _______________ ___ ___ 6. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ 7. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ 8. Elective ___________________ ___ ___ KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL FOUR YEAR PLAN

40 Four Year Plan College Entrance Requirements – “A-G” Requirements A: History2 years E: Foreign Language 2 years, 3 recommended B: English4 years F: Visual/Performing Art 1 year C: Math3 years, 4 recommended G: College Prep Elective 1 year D: Lab. Science: 1 year Life Sci, 1 year Physical Sci **must have C or better in all course work Name______________________________ Date____________ Year of Graduation__________ KENNEDY HIGH SCHOOL FOUR YEAR HIGH SCHOOL PLAN GRADE 9 GRADE ______________________________________ 1. ________________________________________ 2. _____________________________________ 2. ________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________ 3. ________________________________________ 4. _____________________________________ 4. ________________________________________ 5. ______________________________________ 5. ________________________________________ 6. ______________________________________ 6. ________________________________________ 7. ______________________________________ 7. ________________________________________ 8. ______________________________________ 8. ________________________________________ GRADE 11 GRADE _____________________________________ 1. ________________________________________ 2. ______________________________________ 2. ________________________________________ 3. ______________________________________ 3. ________________________________________ 4. ______________________________________ 4. ________________________________________ 5. ______________________________________ 5. ________________________________________ 6. ______________________________________ 6. ________________________________________ 7. ______________________________________ 7. ________________________________________ 8. ______________________________________ 8. ________________________________________ Graduation Requirements English 40Math 30 Service Learning: Social Science 30Science 2040 hours Physical Ed 20Fine Arts/World Lang/Career Tech 10 Health 05Computer Ops. 05 CAHSEE: Electives 70 English and Math Total Units 230


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