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Updated: 2/2013. Registration form is due to your English teacher March 18 th ! If there is a possibility you might not be at IHS next year, register.

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1 Updated: 2/2013

2 Registration form is due to your English teacher March 18 th ! If there is a possibility you might not be at IHS next year, register for classes anyway so you have a spot in the event you stay. Step 1: Chose your English and US History option. All 11 th graders must take these two classes. If you are applying or reapplying to an academy, you may have to complete an application. Go to under the programs tab. Family Coordinators: SHAPE: Ms. Avina: ITA: Mr. Albizo: CCA: Ms. Holmberg: s NMAA: Ms. Burton Step 2: Complete if you are taking AP Classes. Students must get teacher approval for EVERY AP class they take.

3 AP Classes EVERY STUDENT that is registering for ANY AP course must complete the AP Registration Form and attach it to their registration packet. Extra copies can be found online at under the “counselors” tab.

4 Step 3: Complete if you are registering for AP English or AP US History. If you are signing up for AP English, you will have to attend a mandatory meeting that will be announced at a later time. Step 4: Choose a math class. You will need to have your current math teacher’s recommendation for any math class. Step 5: Complete if you are registering for an AP Math class.

5 Step 6: Choose your electives. English, US History and Math are the only required classes for 11 th graders (unless you are missing credits in a subject area). Science and Language are considered electives in 11 th grade. Choose your electives thoughtfully based on meeting graduation requirements and college admission requirements. List classes in order of preference and make sure to list an alternate elective. If you do not add an alternate elective and the class you want is full, an elective will be chosen for you. Make sure to have teachers sign for EVERY course that requires a teacher’s signature or the course request will not be honored. Courses that need a signature say [Teacher Rec.] next to them on the Elective Options Form. This includes level 3 and higher of a language and studio art.

6 Graduation/ UC/CSU Requirements Keep these in mind when registering for your classes. English: 40 credits History: 30 credits Math: 30 credits (including both semesters of Algebra 1 ) CSU/UC: At least Geometry and Algebra 2 Fine Art/ World Language: You need 10 credits of a Fine Art OR World Language to graduate. CSU/UC: A yearlong Art class AND at least level 2 of a language are needed. Health: 5 credits required PE: 20 credits required Science: 20 credits required. CSU/UC: Prefer Biology and Chemistry or Biology and Physics. Electives: 75 credits required. Any class taken after a subject requirement is met is counted as an elective (Ex: Your 3 rd year of science counts as an elective).

7 Know Irvington’s a-g list / Every class at Irvington that fulfills an a-g subject requirement for CSU and UC admission can be found on this list.

8 DO NOT DO NOT take AP classes just because your friends/peers are. Everyone has different ability levels. Take the most challenging classes that YOU can still do well in. DO NOT take AP classes just to impress colleges. GPA is still the most important factor in college admissions. If you take 6 AP classes but do not do well in them, it will not matter for college admissions that you took them and will negatively impact your application. AP Classes If you are registering for AP classes: Make sure you are prepared and have an interest in the subject. Make sure you will have the time necessary to be successful in all of your classes. Remember to take into consideration clubs, extra-curricular activities, job/volunteer work, etc. AP and honors classes cannot be made up in summer school so if you do poorly, you are stuck with the NC. Understand that you will not have the opportunity to transfer to a college prep course once the school year begins. The number of spaces in college prep classes are based on student requests at the time of registration.

9 Off-Campus ROP Classes Mission Valley ROP provides relevant career technical education by preparing students for employment and college through industry standard tools, training, and experience. Important Notes: Classes are 2 periods in length and are held at the ROP center (They are 1 st and 2 nd period or 5 th and 6 th ). Students that take a 1 st /2 nd period class have to provide their own transportation to ROP. Course information/videos and requirements can be found at If a student drops an ROP class, they must add a different ROP class. NEW this year: Automotive Technology Law Enforcement

10 New Classes/Changes: Algebra 2: NEW name for Intermediate Algebra. Students should register for this class if they get a C or low B in Geometry (A-g approved). Trigonometry: Prerequisite is Algebra 2 (A-g approved). If you are currently in Intermediate Algebra and have an A or B, you should take this class. Robotics: Learn to build and program robots. No prior experience needed. Algebra 2 is the prerequisite. See Ms. Berbawy’s website for more info (A-g approval pending “g”). Biotechnology: (A-G approved physical lab science [like Chemistry]) Prerequisite is Algebra 2[formerly Intermediate Algebra] taken concurrently or completed (limited sections, 12 th graders have priority ). AP Environmental Science: (11 th and 12 th only) Prerequisite is Biology and Chemistry.

11 Step Seven: Proof of residency. Attach COPIES (you will not get them back) of two forms of proof. Step Eight: Parent and student signatures are required.

12 Additional Notes On Campus ROP Courses are 1 period in length (check to see what classes are a-g approved). Computer Support is the only non-college prep math class offered at Irvington that students can take to earn math credits towards graduation only. Sports/Physical Therapy is the only non-college prep science class offered at Irvington that students can take to earn science credits towards graduation only. Form Corrections: French 4 is not AP. AP French 5 will be offered. Jazz Ensemble is 0 period for the Spring semester only. Marching Band’s code is PBAG. For ITA students in Step 1, the science class is Biotechnology.

13 Recommended Math Sequences based on Irvington Students’ performance (Page 4 of reg packet)

14 Visit the Counselor’s Corner and the College and Career Center online for answers to many frequently asked questions…

15 Don’t forget to register on School Loop! School Loop helps you stay on track. Parents should register to have access to student’s grades and receive important information from IHS.

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