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1 11 th Grade Advisement Class of 2013 Parent Night March 1 st 7:00-8:00 Counselor Webpage:

2 Required Senior Classes English AP English Language Composition AP English Language Composition Senior English Senior English ELD ELD History/Required Elective Civics/Economics Civics/Economics 1 semester of each subject Includes 15 hours of community service to be completed by the end of the 1 st semester (start now) Graduation requirements Take enough additional classes in order to meet ALL graduation requirements. Take enough additional classes in order to meet ALL graduation requirements.

3 Additional Senior Class Options Math (3 years required) Algebra 1 and two additional years of math Algebra 1 and two additional years of math Science (2 years required) One year of physical science One year of physical science One year of life science One year of life science Additional Electives Up to 4 depending on over all schedule Up to 4 depending on over all schedule Continue to take College Prep Electives Continue to take College Prep Electives 5/6/7 Periods 6 classes are required, some student opt for 7 classes but this is not guaranteed unless it is required for graduation. 6 classes are required, some student opt for 7 classes but this is not guaranteed unless it is required for graduation. Seniors can take 5 classes provided they are on track for graduation and they are either attending DVC or they have a job. Seniors can take 5 classes provided they are on track for graduation and they are either attending DVC or they have a job. Extra Curricular Activities Continue to participate Continue to participate Look for summer opportunities: job, internship, or volunteer opportunities. Look for summer opportunities: job, internship, or volunteer opportunities.

4 SUBJECT ALHAMBRA GRADUATION (230 credits minimum) By the end of 11 th should be at 180 credits UNIVERSITY OF CA and CA STATE UNIVERSITY (Also known as A-G requirements) (Minimum grade C- A’s & B’s are best) English 4 years One class at each grade level, can be a combo of ELD & English 4 years All must be College Prep Classes Fine Arts 1 year ORAND World Language 1 year 2 years-(Same Language) (3 years recommended for UC) Mathematics 3 years: 1 year Algebra 2 years of additional Math 3 years: Alg. 1, Geometry & Alg. 2 (4 years recommended for UC) Physical Education 2 years: 1 year must be PE 9 not required Science 2 years: 1 year Life Science 1 year Physical Science 2 years Lab Science: 2 years Lab Science: 1 year Biology 1 year Biology 1 year Chemistry or Physics (3 Year recommended for UC) recommended for UC) Social Science 3 years: 3 years: 1 year Modern World 1 year U.S. History ½ year Civics, ½ year Economics 2 years: 1 yr. Modern World 1 yr. U.S. History 2 years: 1 yr. Modern World 1 yr. U.S. History Electives 8 classes (16 semesters) 1 year College Prep Elective from: English, Adv. Math, Lab Science, Social Sciences, Computers, Arts, History, World Language, Etc. California HS Exit Exam (CAHSEE) The test is taken in 10th grade and students must pass both the English and Math portions. not required

5 Transcript Course Tags: * Non Academic(Ex. PE 9) * Non Academic(Ex. PE 9) + Honors (Ex. Honor Chemistry and/or AP English) + Honors (Ex. Honor Chemistry and/or AP English) P College Prep(Ex. English 9) P College Prep(Ex. English 9) r Repeated (Rarely used) r Repeated (Rarely used) WeightedNon-Wgtd. Acad. GPA (9-12) Acad. GPA (10-12) Total GPA (9-12) Credit Attempted 150 Credits Completed 150 Class Size 311 Class Rank: Rank: 78 CAHSEE ELA: Passed Math: Passed

6 Credit Summary Subject AreaCredit Req'd.Compl.Needed Modern World US History Civics Econ English English English English Math Science Life Science Physical Fine/Arts/Language PE Health--- Computer Application--- Life Long Learning--- Algebra Electives *Total* Algebra 1 Requirement Met

7 College Entrance Tests ACT with Writing ACT with Writing Take Spring Junior year Take Spring Junior year Retake Fall Senior year if needed Retake Fall Senior year if needed Test Sections: English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing Test Sections: English, Math, Reading, Science, Writing Measures “What you know” Measures “What you know” SAT SAT Take Spring Junior year Take Spring Junior year Retake Fall Senior year if needed Retake Fall Senior year if needed Test Sections: Critical Reading, Math, Writing Test Sections: Critical Reading, Math, Writing Measures “How you know it” Measures “How you know it” SAT Subject tests SAT Subject tests Starting with the Fall class of 2012 the UC’s will no longer be requiring SAT subject tests. However, depending on your major/school they may recommend subject tests Starting with the Fall class of 2012 the UC’s will no longer be requiring SAT subject tests. However, depending on your major/school they may recommend subject tests Many private colleges require/recommend SAT subject tests Many private colleges require/recommend SAT subject tests If student needs them, take Spring Junior year If student needs them, take Spring Junior year Retake Fall Senior year if needed Retake Fall Senior year if needed Offered in a variety of subject areas: History, Literature, Mathematics (Level 2 only), Science or Language Other Than English. Offered in a variety of subject areas: History, Literature, Mathematics (Level 2 only), Science or Language Other Than English.

8 College Search  Continue to research this year –AHS counselor website: –By the end of Junior year students should have a List of 3-4 Dream/Reach, 3-4 Good/Probable, 3-4 Safe/Acceptable Schools –Students should narrow their choices by the fall of their senior year to the 8-12 schools that they will be applying to which cover dream/good/safe schools.  Continue to Visit Campuses –In session –Take tours –Talk to students on campus –Schedule interviews with admissions counselors for those schools you are serious about  Visit college fairs –In April, St. Mary’s College offers one of the Bay Area’s biggest college fairs.  Look for the right “fit” –Size –Location –Type and price –Major –Activities available –Your academic match (GPA, test scores, course pattern, etc)

9 College Preparation  Attend AHS College Night/Financial Aid Night –Do not rule out any colleges at this time because of money. –Start searching for scholarships  Check out the weekly AHS Scholarship Bulletin on the counseling page –http://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/schools/ahs/counseling/scholarship.bul letin.htm letin.htmhttp://www.martinez.k12.ca.us/schools/ahs/counseling/scholarship.bul letin.htm  Get a Social Security Card –You will need it for college and financial aid applications  Applications –Applications open October 1 st CSU’s/November 1 st UC’s/Private schools vary –UC/CSU applications are due November 30 th/ Private school deadlines vary.  Personal statements –UC’s/Private Schools require, it is not to early to get started  Letters of Recommendation –Private schools require, now is the time to start thinking about who you want to write them. –You counselor is often required to write a letter, in order for us to do this you will need to complete a “Brag Sheet”. You can pick one up from the counseling office.

10 Prospective College Athletes Check out Counselor Student Athlete Website –4 year plan Check out NCAA Web site –www.ncaa.org or –Print the “Guide for the College-Bound Student-Athlete.” –Register at the end of your junior year –NCAA Core course requirements (Important: The requirements are changing) Div 1: 16 core course are still required, but starting August 2015 there are new academic rules Div 2: Starting August core courses not 14 will be required Students should check the NCAA site for the specifics Other Options –National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics –National Christian College Athletic Association –National Junior College Athletic Association Start athletic resume/video of skills. Talk with coach about your potential. Contact coaches at prospective colleges. Participate in tournaments/events where potential college scouts may be. Continue college search, make lists of abilities, preferences, personal qualities.

11 Online Scheduling for School Year March 12 th to March 23 rd  You will need: A Copy of your transcript A Copy of your transcript Web Address: AHS Home Page: Web Address: AHS Home Page: Student User Name: (Used to log on to school computers) Student User Name: (Used to log on to school computers) Student/Password: (Used to log on to school computers) Student/Password: (Used to log on to school computers) Course Catalog for which is only available online Course Catalog for which is only available online Grade level course planning guide Grade level course planning guide It is recommended to complete the 4-year course planning guide It is recommended to complete the 4-year course planning guide Parent/Guardian for Advice/Review Parent/Guardian for Advice/Review  Changes To Locked Classes AP Classes: Sign up as an additional class. We will remove the non-AP class from your schedule once the recommendation has been confirmed AP Classes: Sign up as an additional class. We will remove the non-AP class from your schedule once the recommendation has been confirmed  Alternate Electives: Be sure to provide alternate choices for each elective class. If you do not we will. Be sure to provide alternate choices for each elective class. If you do not we will.  Problems? Come to the Counseling Office or the Writing Center for help before the March 23 rd deadline.  Computers are available for student use at the Writing Center and the Library Media Center during school hours and immediately after school each day.

12 Websites of interest AHS Counseling Web page Counseling Web page AHS WebstoreAHS Webstore Career Interest InventoryCareer Interest Inventory College Search/SAT/AP Exam PrepCollege Search/SAT/AP Exam Prep ACTACT CollegeWeekLiveCollegeWeekLive CollegeWeekLive are free, online events designed to connect prospective students with colleges and universities in a live, interactive environment. Go to for more information or to register for free.CollegeWeekLive are free, online events designed to connect prospective students with colleges and universities in a live, interactive environment. Go to for more information or to register for free.http://www.collegeweeklive.com/ Financial AidFinancial Aid AHS Scholarship Bulletin htm Fast Web: Scholarship Bulletin htm Fast Web: htmwww.fastweb.com htmwww.fastweb.com FAFSA: Cal Grant: Grant: CSS/Financial Aid Profile: Aid Profile:


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