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1 Torrey Pines High School Academic and Career Presentation
10th grade students Class of 2016

2 Who is Your School Counselor?
Lori Musel Counselor D-I Ext. 2012 Jayme Cambra A-C Ext. 2213 Jennifer Magruder Mb-Sa & AVID Ext. 2215 Mary Sanchez-Allwein Head Counselor J-Ma & EL Ext. 2017 Sally Gervasini Sb-Z Ext. 2200

3 How to Contact Your School Counselor
Drop by times are: Before school During break During lunch After school Students are also welcome to their counselor. In the counseling center, students may fill out a: “Request to see my counselor” slip if their counselor is busy at the time or if they need to go to class.

4 How to Stay Informed Listen to the morning announcements
Read the Falconer Visit Visit the counseling website: Naviance “Like” TP Counseling on Facebook Ask a PAL (Peer Assistance Listener) Check Aeries regularly

5 Aeries Aeries You need to see the counseling secretary,
Ms. Day, and request your verification code. The verification code is the same for parents and students. Once entered, you can change the password to your own. Grades Attendance Graduation Status

6 Ways to Get Involved Join a club Try out for a sport
Audition for a play Join PALS, journalism, debate, yearbook, leadership, ASB, etc. Create your own club!

7 Get Support Peer Assistance Listeners (PALs) Support Groups Tutoring
-Peer Tutoring in all subjects- Monday-Thursday after school in the Media Center -Subject specific tutoring in Science, English, Math, World Language- Classroom-based after school (Tutoring schedule available in Counseling, from your teacher or on READI

8 Check your transcripts for the following:
Correct name and address Off campus classes Credits Grades Courses taken in the correct year Graduation Status

9 General High School Requirements
Complete a minimum of 230 credits. Complete all course requirements. Including health Pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in: Language Arts Mathematics Passing Algebra I is a state mandated graduation requirement (can be met in 8th grade).

10 Required High School Courses
English 40 Credits (4 years) Mathematics *Algebra I 30 Credits (3 years) Social Studies Science 20 Credits Biological - 10 Physical - 10 (2 years) Physical Education 10 Credits (1 year) Year One PE *(Including Health) Career Technical Education Visual / Performing Arts (1 Year) Electives 70 Credits

11 Honors/AP vs. College Prep Courses
Things to consider: Level of difficulty Achievement level in the past Personal interest and motivation Time management skills Work and study habits Your current teachers are a great resource. * This is an important topic to think about now, because counselors will meet with students in the Spring to register for their courses!

12 Summer School Courses District Summer Courses
Summer school courses will be offered for current Juniors and Seniors who are behind in credits for graduation. Off Campus Courses (at your own expense) Students must receive approval from their counselor prior to taking a course. The off campus permission form must be signed by a parent and be on record with the counselor. The form is available on the website. *Students may only take up to 30 credits off campus at other high schools or colleges.

13 Community College Requirements
High School Diploma or be 18 years old No SAT or ACT required Mira Costa College Ambassadors are available to meet with you in the counseling office on Tuesdays and Fridays. Sign up in the CCC. You can take classes concurrently during the year/summer for FREE with an off campus permission form.

14 Four-Year University Requirements CSU/UC A-G Subject Requirements
COURSES Minimum Requirements of College Preparatory classes A. History/Social Science 2 years: World History, U.S. History/Government B. English 4 years: English 9, 10, 11, 12 C. Math 3 years of college prep math (4 years is highly recommended): Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II D. Laboratory Science 2 years of lab science (3 years of lab science is recommended) E. Language other than English 2 years same language (3 years is recommended) *Students with competency in a language other than English may qualify for an exemption. F. Visual/Performing Arts 1 year of college prep course from Art, Music, or Theater G. College Preparatory Elective 1 year of a college prep elective Test Requirements SAT or ACT w/writing *SAT Subject Test is no longer required for UC schools.

15 Private & Out of State Universities
Most private and out-of-state universities/colleges follow similar UC/CSU guidelines. For exact requirements, contact the schools directly or check their admission websites for current information.

16 Introducing the … PSAT PLAN ACT (w/writing) SAT Reasoning Test
SAT Subject Tests

17 PSAT/PLAN PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT Reasoning test.
Students take this exam in 9th and 11th grade. 11th grade can qualify for National Merit Scholarship Program. PLAN is a practice exam for the ACT Students take this exam in 10th grade.

18 ACT Testing Information
The exam covers five subject areas: English Grammar Math (up to trigonometry) Reading Comprehension Science Reasoning Writing (optional) Students should be prepared for these exams by the Spring of their junior year. To register visit

19 SAT Reasoning Information
The exam covers three subject areas: Critical reading Math (up to Algebra II) Writing Students should be prepared for these exams by the Spring of their junior year. To register visit All official SAT scores will be recorded on your SAT score report and submitted to the colleges only you request.

20 SAT Subject Tests This is a supplemental exam that is no longer required by UC schools, but may be required by some private and out of state schools or programs. Some schools require 2, if not 3, exams in different subject areas. College board also creates the AP exams, so if you are in an AP class, you should also sign-up to take the subject test in that course. Check individual college websites to confirm test requirements.

21 Subject Test Offerings
Literature US History World History Math Level I * Math Level II Biology (E and M) Chemistry Physics Reading Only French German Modern Hebrew Italian Latin Spanish Listening and Reading Chinese Japanese Korean * Math Level I is not accepted by most universities. Check each school’s website for details.

22 Naviance Software program to help prepare you for life after high school. Use your school ID number to register Great tool to start your resume Personality and interest inventories Research college options Career Exploration

23 Naviance Computer Program
To login- Your school ID number is your Naviance registration code. Your parents can also create an account by using your ID # with a “p” at the end.

24 Click on careers to begin your career search.
Career Exploration Click on careers to begin your career search.

25 Click on “personality type” to find which careers may be best suited for your personality type.

26 Click on “Start Assessment” to begin the survey
Click on “Start Assessment” to begin the survey. Be sure to answer each question as honestly as possible.

27 Select the person that most reflects who you are.

28 Select how accurate the profile describes you.

29 Select if you have any degree of interest in the following career groupings.

30 Your final personality report.

31 At the bottom of the report you will find some suggested careers.

32 Here is the information on a career in school counseling 

33 Preparing for College Begin to keep track of any extracurricular activities, sports, or community services activities that you participate in. In Naviance the “resume” link under “about me” is a great way to track this information. Consider taking SAT Subject Tests in classes that you do well in this year such as AP World History or AP Chemistry. Take the PSAT exam in 11th grade, which is held in the month of October. Plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT tests in the spring of your Junior year.

34 Thank You! D-I Mrs. Musel J-MA Mrs. Sanchez-Allwein
For further questions, please drop by and see your counselor: A-C Mrs. Cambra D-I Mrs. Musel J-MA Mrs. Sanchez-Allwein MB-SA Mrs. Magruder SB-Z Ms. Gervasini EL Students Mrs. Sanchez-Allwein AVID Mrs. Magruder

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