Presentation on theme: "MAKING THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS Navigating the American High School."— Presentation transcript:
MAKING THE RIGHT CONNECTIONS Navigating the American High School
Our Learning Goals 1. Parents will learn the basic structure and services available at the high school sites. 2. Parents will learn what the ABC Unified graduation requirements are. 3. Parents will be exposed to basic college application requirements. 4. Parents will use the information they acquired tonight to complete a draft of the 4-year plan with their child.
Making Connections with Teachers Communication is KEY! Attend Back to School Nights Join PTA and volunteer Visit classrooms Make Appointments
How do I contact people at school? FIRST (if you are comfortable). Call Second. Call the counselor if teachers do not reply to your messages.
List of Classes
Making Connections with Services and Resources Community Resources: Chinese school, churches, temples, academy centers, Cerritos Parks and Recreation Parents of your child’s friends Teachers Mental Health Counselors Coaches School Counselor School Administrative Team: Principal, Assistant Principal
What’s Available for My Child?
International Food Court CHS Idol Fall and Spring Plays Spelling Bee Cancer Walk Sports Games Campus Clubs Holiday Concerts
Boys o Cross-country o Football o Water Polo o Basketball o Soccer o Wrestling o Badminton o Baseball o Golf o Swimming o Tennis o Track o Volleyball Girls o Cross-country o Golf o Tennis o Volleyball o Basketball o Soccer o Water Polo o Badminton o Softball o Swimming o Track
o Must complete 230 credits o 1 semester = 5 credits, passed with a “D” or better. o English: 40 credits (4 years) o Social Science: 30 credits (World, US, Civics/Econ) o Math: 30 credits (meet Algebra I requirement) o Science: 20 credits (1 year Life Science, 1 year Physical Science) o PE: 20 credits (pass the Fitness Gram) o Health: 5 credits o Foreign Lang/Fine Art: 10 credits o Other/Elective:75 credits o Must pass the California High School Exit Exam.
o If you plan on attending a 4 year university, you have to go above and beyond the graduation requirements. o CSU or UC or Private University o Make sure you are taking A-G approved courses o Take all of your classes seriously starting NOW. o To be college competitive you should not have any “D’s” or “F’s” on your transcript at any time!
Registration Handbook: Can Be Found Online
4 year schedule * Plan with Student * Review with Counselor …UC/CSU or 4 year college requirements met??
A-G Courses * Rigorous courses: … How do you get into those classes??
Course Description *Prerequisite: What do you need to get in? Grades CST (STAR Test) Teacher Signature Previous Level completion None
4 Year Plan Sit down with your child and review the form together. Picking the right pathway for your student. (Remembering to keep as many doors open as possible.) Use the school’s course catalog to choose courses. Make sure the student is meeting prerequisites before registering for classes. 15 days to drop without a “WF” on the transcript D’s or F’s: Make sure they take summer school, online courses, or community college classes.
PSAT, SAT, ACT PSAT 10 th grade 11 th grade THIS YEAR IT IS ON OCT 17 TH OR 20 TH AT YOUR CHILD’S HIGH SCHOOL SAT 11 th Grade (January, March, May, June) 12 th Grade (October, November, December) ACT 11 th grade (Feb, April, and June) 12 th grade (September, October, December)