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1 San Ramon Valley High School Home of the Wolves Home of the Wolves Welcome! Senior Class of 2010

2  Role of the Counselor  Important Dates to Remember  Graduation Requirements  Subjects and Courses  Course Selection  College Entrance Requirements  Thank You & Good Night!

3 AlphabetCounselorContact Info. A – ChaJessica Coulsonjcoulson@srvhs.org 552-3035 Che – FoIan Farrifarr@srvhs.org 552-3092 Fr – KiNancy Continconti@srvhs.org 552-3027 Kl – NiMelissa Bergstedt mbergstedt@srvhs.org 552-3045 No – SanJenifer Levy-Wendt jlevy-wendt@srvhs.org 552-3025 Sap – ZVivian Sroujivsrouji@srvhs.org 552-3033

4 The San Ramon Valley High School counselors strive to assist students in achieving success in all aspects of their lives. Counselors get to know their students in grade nine and remain involved with them throughout high school, providing individual, ongoing guidance on academic, personal, extracurricular, and post-secondary options.  To Access your Counselor: Drop-In before or after school, at brunch or lunch By appointment during the school day E-mail for quick questions  Students are encouraged to direct questions to their individual counselors.

5  Week of March 23 rd Online Registration Return Course Selection Sheets  Saturday, April 25 th St. Mary’s College Fair  1:00 – 4:30: St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA  Summer School Session A  June 19 th – July 10 th  8:00 a.m. – 12:25 p.m. Session B  July 13 th – July 31 st  8:00 a.m. – 12:25 p.m.

6  Packet Pick-Up Monday, August 10 th & Tuesday, August 11 th  Wolf Pack Days Thursday, August 13 th & Wednesday, August 19 th Times TBD  First Day of School! Monday, August 24 th  Evening With the Principal Wednesday, September 9 th 7:00 – 8:00, PAC  Back-to-School Night September, TBA

7 Subject AreaCredits English40 Math – must pass Algebra I or equivalent20 Social Studies35 Science20 Physical Education20 Health5 Breadth – Must complete 10 credits in two of the following three areas: o World Languages o Visual & Performing Arts o Career Technology/ Applied Arts 20 Electives80 TOTAL240

8  All students must have six classes  Per SRVUSD Policy, students must be enrolled in periods 1 – 6: 8:30 – 3:10: M, W, Th., F 9:30 – 3:10: Tuesdays  If available, students may take an “A” period, seventh class: 7:30 – 3:10: M, W, Th., F 8:40 – 3:10: Tuesdays  Intervention/Collaboration 2009-2010 school year

9  A worksheet to map a course plan for your four years of high school is available online at www.srvhs.org. Online Course Catalogue, page 5

10 These are the planned course offerings for 2009 – 2010. The entire SRVHS Course Offering Catalogue is available online at www.srvhs.org. Please follow guidelines/prerequisites to promote success. Budget and enrollment may impact whether or not these courses are provided.

11  English 12  English Literature AP To qualify, students must have a “B-” or higher in both semesters of English Language AP -or- Students must take the English Assessment Placement Test:  Monday, March 16 th  3:20 – 5:30  Sign up in the counseling office by Thursday, March 12 th  Composition  Film as Literature (NCP)

12  American Government CP/NCP (semester)  American Government AP (year)  Comparative Government & Politics AP (year) Students must attend an informational meeting on Thursday, March 12 th in R-6 during lunch This class is blocked with English 12  Economics CP/NCP (semester)  Economics AP (year)  Civil War (semester)  Law (semester)  Psychology (semester)  Psychology AP (year )  Vietnam Era (semester)  World War II (semester)  Roots of Rock Music (semester)  European History AP (year)

13  Transitions to Algebra  Algebra I  Standards Algebra  Geometry  Algebra II  Algebra II Advanced  Advanced Math Topics  Personal Finance  Statistics  Statistics AP  Pre-Calculus/Trig  Pre-Calculus/Trig Honors  Calculus AP AB  Calculus AP BC ** Please see the Math Pathways Chart on page 3 of the Online Course Catalogue. **

14  Integrated Physical Science  Chemistry  Chemistry Honors  Chemistry AP  Physics  Physics Honors  Physics AP

15  Life Science  Biology  Biology AP  Anatomy/Physiology  Anatomy/Physiology Honors  Environmental Science AP

16  See Online Course Catalogue, page 13, for course selections.  Independent Study PE changes

17  Chinese Mandarin I (year)  Chinese Mandarin II (year)  Chinese Mandarin III (year)  French I (year)  French II (year)  French III (year)  French IV Honors (year)  French Language AP (year)  Spanish I (year)  Spanish II (year)  Spanish III (year)  Spanish IV Honors (year)  Spanish Language AP (year)  ASL (sign language): DVC spring semester course SIGN 280

18  Art I  Art II (formerly Art III)  Studio Art AP  3D Art I  3D Art II  Digital Photography  Photography  Photography Advanced  Digital Photography Advanced  Graphic Design I  Art of Video Production I  Multimedia 1-2  Theatre Arts I – IV  Theatre Production  Concert Band  Jazz Band – audition  Jazz Band Ensemble – audition  Symphonic Band – audition  Orchestra  Music Theory AP  Dance I – V  Men’s Ensemble  Women’s Ensemble  Chamber Singers – audition  Concert Choir – audition  Treble Choir - audition  Oral Interpretation **All classes are Year Long.**

19 VAPA Audition Dates ClassDates Chamber Singers March 2 nd & 3 rd * Please see Ken Abrams for additional information. Jazz Band Jazz Ensemble March 30 th, 31 st, April 2 nd Theatre III, IV Theatre Production * Please see Chuck Perryman for additional information.

20  Auto I (semester)  Auto II (semester)  Auto Technology (semester or year)  Alternative Fuels/Vehicles/Robotics (year)  Careers with Children (semester or year)  Careers in Teaching (semester or year)  Culinary Arts I (semester)  Culinary Arts II (semester)  Internet Essentials (semester)  Intro to Computer Applications/Keyboarding (semester)  Java Programming/Computer I (semester) Requires completion of Algebra I  Webpage Design (year)  Multimedia (year)  Introduction to Engineering (year)  Recording Studio Arts I (semester or year)  Sports Medicine (ROP) (year)  Sports Medicine Advanced (ROP) (year)

21 Electives  Career Exploration (semester)  Creative Writing (semester)  Journalism (semester)  Speech II (year)  Marching Program (fall semester)  Newspaper (year)  Teacher/Office Assistant (semester)  Work Experience (semester or year)  Yearbook (year)  Unscheduled A Fall (semester)  Unscheduled A Spring (semester)

22 Questions Regarding Course Selection?  Counselors are available on a “drop in” basis for questions: March 13 th, March 16 th, March 17 th  7:45 – 9:45 a.m. in the Career Center Thursday, March 12 th  A period Tuesday, March 17 th  Lunch Thursday, March 19 th  After school until 4:00 p.m. Students may drop in before school, during brunch & lunch, and after school any time during the week.

23 Online Course Selection

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25  Participation by Try Outs (except Track & Field and Cross Country)  Must have a 2.0 GPA in previous semester or quarter  Athletic Director: John Raynor jraynor@srvhs.org 552-3005

26 NCAA Clearinghouse  Division I & II Athletes www.ncaa.org  Complete Online Application for initial eligibility during this semester  For more information, see page 32 in the Online Course Catalogue

27 Community College Classes @ SRVHS  Intro to Business – BUS 109 DVC (fall)  Marketing/Advertising – BUSMK 255 (spring)  Sign Language – ASL 280 (spring) ** District policy dictates that non-district courses will not be placed on the comprehensive high school transcript unless they are used to remediate a failed course or as part of the student’s mandatory six class/graduation requirement program. **

28 Community College Admission  Students are eligible if they: Have graduated from high school Have passed the CA High School Proficiency Exam Are 18 years old  Students must take entrance assessments in Math, Writing, and Reading Comprehension  Counseling Orientation Course  Certificate Programs  AA Degree  Four-year College Transfer

29 UC/CSU “A – G” Requirements University of CaliforniaCalifornia State University a. History/ Social Science  2 years required a. History/ Social Science  2 years required b. English  4 years required b. English  4 years required c. Mathematics  3 years required/ 4 years recommended c. Mathematics  3 years required d. Laboratory Science  2 years required/ 3 years recommended d. Laboratory Science  2 years required e. Language other than English  2 years required/ 3 years recommended e. Language other than English  2 years required f. Visual and Performing Arts  1 year required f. Visual and Performing Arts  1 year required g. Electives  1 year required g. Electives  1 year required ** See page 32 of Online Course Catalogue for further details. **

30 Additional Requirements University of CaliforniaCalifornia State University  SAT Reasoning Test -or- www.collegeboard.com  ACT with Writing www.actstudent.org  2 SAT Subject Tests From different areas Only Math II accepted  Comprehensive Review  Application Filing Period November 1 st – 30 th  www.ucop.edu/pathways  SAT Reasoning Test -or- www.collegeboard.com  ACT www.actstudent.org  Application Filing Period October 1 st – November 30 th for priority admissions  www.csumentor.edu

31 GPA  Total Weighted  Total Unweighted  CP Weighted  Cal Grant Unweighted

32 Independent Colleges & Universities Public Out-of-State Colleges & Universities  Check each college’s website for individual admissions requirements Course requirements Testing requirements GPA requirements Letters of recommendation (Private/Independent) Essays and/or Personal Statements Comprehensive Review

33 St. Mary’s College Fair  Saturday, April 25 th  1:00 – 4:30 p.m.  St. Mary’s College Moraga, CA

34  The SRVHS Career Center is available as a resource for: College & Career Information (including college rep visits, computer searches, video & college catalogues) Testing Information Scholarships & Financial Aid Information Work Permits Job Board/Volunteer Opportunities  Career Center Coordinators: Carolyn Mackell: 552-3007 Candy Jewett: 552-3007  Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 – 4:00

35 Senior Year Checklist  Review high school transcript and status report.  Make sure you are meeting high school graduation requirements.  Four-year college: must meet “A-G” subject requirements with at least a “C” grade.  Use SRVUSD Summer School or DVC to remediate “D” or “F” grades.  Register early for the SAT (www.collegeboard.com) or ACT (www.actstudent.org).  Identify colleges you would like to attend/other post-secondary plans.  Attend college fairs.  Begin your college application process early!  All college applications vary – check with individual colleges for specific requirements and deadlines.  Potential Division I & II Athletes: Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse this semester.

36 Checklist, Continued  Letters of Recommendation (private universities only): Prepare a resume, parent information sheet, student response sheet before requesting letters of recommendation.  Community Service  Visit colleges  Maintain a solid college preparatory program and GPA during senior year  File for Financial Aid starting January 1 st  Scholarship deadlines vary: check with the Career Center  Sign up for the eBulletin to keep up with important dates and information.

37 Thank you so much for attending!


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