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VCHS Enrollment Information For Freshmen students and their parents Valley Center Graduation Class of 2017 Freshman Orientation Presentation March 7, 2013.

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1 VCHS Enrollment Information For Freshmen students and their parents Valley Center Graduation Class of 2017 Freshman Orientation Presentation March 7, 2013

2 VCHS Graduation Requirements 1. English – 4 credits (4 years) 2. Science – 3 credits (3 years) 3. Mathematics – 3 credits (3 years) 4. Social Science – 3 credits No required social science in Freshman year 5.Physical Education – 1credit 6. Fine Arts/Speech – 1credit (.5 cr. Debate, speech, Forensics /.5 cr. Music, drama Journalism) 7. Information Technology -.5 credit Elective Credits

3 Freshman Required Courses Physical Education – 1 credit English – 1 credit (one of three courses): Freshman English, Pre-AP English 9, or Honors 9/10 English Science – 1 credit (one of two courses): Physical Science or Integrated Unified Science Math – 1 credit (one of 4 courses): Algebra I, Geometry, Honors Geometry or Pre-Algebra Electives – 3 credits, selected from those listed on the enrollment form Alternate Electives – (choose 6 courses)

4 Kansas Regents Qualified Admissions Standards 1. Complete the precollege or Kansas Scholars Curriculum with minimum GPA of Achieve one of the following: ACT of 21 or higher, or SAT of 980 or higher, or Graduate in top one-third of their class AND – Earn a 2.0 GPA on any college class taken in high school

5 Regents Qualified Admission Precollege Curriculum English – 4 units or credits Natural Science – 3 units or credits At least 1 unit must be Chemistry or Physics Math 3 units or credits from the following: Algebra I; Geometry; Algebra II; any course with Algebra II as a prerequisite AND Students must meet the ACT college readiness benchmark (22 or higher on math portion of ACT) Students not meeting the ACT benchmark will enroll in a 4 th unit of math in their senior year

6 NCAA Clearing House Initial Eligibility For Division I full qualifier: 16 core courses in the following areas: 4 years of English 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher) 2 years of natural/physical science 1 year of additional English, math or science 2 years of social sciences 4 years of additional core courses from the above or from foreign language Minimum GPA of 2.3 in those 16 core courses Must complete 10 core courses before 7 th semester of high school

7 COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS/CTE “What Lies ahead For You on this NEW Journey” PREPARING STUDENTS FOR POST- SECONDARY EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORKFORCE READINESS— VALLEY CENTER SCHOOLS

8 College and Career Readiness/Post-Secondary Education Training and Workforce Readiness FACTS of Support for CCR at the Secondary Level  56 % College``` Graduates require 6 years to obtain their College Degree  29 % of High School Graduates have a College Degree  60K----Average Debt of College Graduates with 4 + year degree  68 % of all jobs by 2020 will require technical training beyond high school  In Kansas we are preparing 41% of students for STEM careers, when 60% is needed NOW!  Senate Bill Geared towards jump starting high school students into a specific education college program or skilled trade with potential Certification and/or workplace Credential. Valley Center Public Schools

9 One of the Answers! "We, as a nation, need to make skilled workforce training a national priority, and to make skilled careers, a national calling." Nick Pinchuk, CEO and chairman of Snap-on Tools SkillsUSA's 2012 Champion of the Year

10 CLUSTERS of Education PATHWAYS To Learning

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12 Post Secondary and Workforce Career Readiness Opportunities Architecture and Construction Hutchinson Community College & Valley Center High School NEW NCCER Course Offering (National Center for Construction Education Research). Residential Carpentry II (Receive up to 8 college credit hours and credentialed certificate program.) This course will meet for two consecutive periods daily.  Safety Orientation1 Credit Hour  Introductory Craft Skills3 Credit Hours  Basic Carpentry4 Credit Hours Dual/concurrent credit will be awarded to VC students enrolled for NCCER Residential Carpentry II. Valley Center Public SchoolsFreshman Orientation- March 7, = Existing Pathway(s) = Pathway(s) VC Breakdown of Results by Career Cluster = Possible Future Pathway(s)

13 New Pathways to Learning Valley Center High School Manufacturing Production Pathway STEM** Engineering and Applied Mathematics Pathway** Bio Medical Pathway Health Science Health Science Pathway Freshman Orientation- March 7, Valley Center Public Schools ** = Next slides will show pathway creation process

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17 Questions or Need Additional Information-Contact Ms. Joan Krack Junior/Senior Counselor ACT State Site Coordinator Valley Center Schools Ext Mr. Dale Garwood Freshman/Sophomore Counselor State Assessment Site Coordinator Valley Center Schools Ext Mr. PJ Reilly College and Career Readiness Coordinator Valley Center Schools 316.7` (Cell)


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