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1 San Ramon Valley High School Home of the Wolves Home of the Wolves

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

3 AlphabetCounselorContact Info. A – ChaJessica Che – FoIan Fr – KiNancy Kl – NiMelissa Bergstedt No – SanJenifer Levy-Wendt Sap – ZVivian

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 for quick questions  Students are encouraged to direct questions to their individual counselors.

5  Drop-In Sessions at SRVHS for Scheduling Questions: Thursday, March 12 th : 7:30 – 8:30 Tuesday, March 17 th : 1:00 – 1:30 Thursday, March 19 th : 3:15 – 4:00  Week of March 23 rd Online Registration: Saturday, March 21 st – Wednesday, March 25 th March 26 th : Return Course Selection Sheets and Online Course Verification/Parent Signature sheet to your middle school **Parent Signature is required on both of the above forms.**  Monday, May 11 th Athletic Information Night  7:30 p.m. in the Commons/Cafeteria

6  Packet Pick-Up Monday, August 10 th & Tuesday, August 11 th  Wolf Pack Days Friday, August 14 th & Wednesday, August 19 th Times TBD  Freshman Orientation Thursday, August 20 th : 8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.  First Day of School! Tuesday, August 25 th  Evening With the Principal Wednesday, September 9 th 7:00 – 8:00, PAC  Back-to-School Night Wednesday, September 16 th 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

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  If available, students may take an “A” period, seventh class

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

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

11  English 9

12  World Geography (semester)

13  Transitions to Algebra  Algebra I  Geometry  Algebra II  Algebra II Advanced

14  Integrated Physical Science

15  Biology Successful completion of Algebra I Concurrent enrollment in Geometry or higher  Accelerated Biology Grade of A in 8 th grade English, Science, & Algebra I Concurrent enrollment in Geometry or higher **Science Fair project required

16  Physical Education 9 Required for all 9 th grade students Statewide physical performance test

17  Health 9 (semester)

18  Chinese Mandarin I  Chinese Mandarin II  French I  French II  Spanish I  Spanish II  ASL (sign language): DVC spring semester course SIGN th & 10 th grade enrollment is subject to availability and instructor approval

19  Art I  3D Art I  Concert Band  Jazz Band  Dance I  Men’s Ensemble  Women’s Ensemble  Oral Interpretation  Orchestra  Theatre Arts I **All classes are Year Long.**

20  Auto I (semester)  Career Exploration (semester)  Child Development (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 successful completion of Algebra I

21  Journalism (semester)  Marching Program (fall semester)  Unscheduled A Fall (semester)  Unscheduled A Spring (semester)

22  IEP is required for Special Education. Orientation about high school resource programs will be presented by SRVHS Resource Teachers:  Stone Valley: Monday, March 23 rd  Charlotte Wood: Thursday, March 26 th  ** Please contact your current resource teacher for specific times. **

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25  Participation by Try Outs (except Track and Cross Country)  Must have a 2.0 GPA in previous semester or quarter  Athletic Night: Monday, May 11 th 7:30 p.m. in the Commons/Cafeteria  Athletic Director: John Raynor

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

27  Student Planner  Parent Handbook  Establish a Study Schedule  Ask Questions  Do Homework  Student Advocacy  Attendance  Time Management Balance curricular & extra-curricular  Social Transition  Academic Support Math Lab World Languages Lab Science Lab Social Studies English  School Loop

28 1. Will I have to study differently in high school? 2. How do my parents receive progress reports & grades? 3. Will I have my counselor for all 4 years? 4. If I’m in a class and I’m not doing well, can I change my class? 5. If I’m in a class and don’t like my teacher, can I change my class? 6. Will I be behind if I take Integrated Physical Science as a Freshman? 7. Should I be in a 6- or 7-period day? 8. Can I have PE 6 th period because I play a sport and will need to leave early for games? 9. When do I start planning for college?

29 Thank you so much for attending!


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