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1 Mission Statement Kern High School District Gifted and Talented Program The mission of the Kern High School District GATE program is to provide appropriate educational opportunities that challenge our brightest students. These students come from a variety of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds as well as prior educational settings. The program reflects our concern for divergent thinkers. The first two years of our rigorous curriculum focus on flexible and responsive student inquiry and discovery learning. Additionally, we place an emphasis on creativity through cultural, fine arts and enrichment activities. The program is designed to encourage participation and to enhance superior abilities, talents and/or potential. Our commitment includes instruction toward successful citizenship, high ethical standards and personal development.

2 Bakersfield High School GATE Orientation Meeting Agenda Introductions Introductions Definition of GATE/Honors/AP Definition of GATE/Honors/AP Identification Process for GATE Identification Process for GATE GATE at Bakersfield High School GATE at Bakersfield High School Courses available for your student Courses available for your student “A – G” Requirements “A – G” Requirements UC Admission Facts for Fall 2012 UC Admission Facts for Fall 2012 BHS Fascinating Facts BHS Fascinating Facts Important dates Important dates Student input Student input Questions Questions

3 KHSD GATE Identification Process The Kern High School District mailed out a letter to the parents or guardians of all 8 th grade students who will enroll in the KHSD for next year. The Kern High School District mailed out a letter to the parents or guardians of all 8 th grade students who will enroll in the KHSD for next year. Students may be nominated for GATE consideration by: Students may be nominated for GATE consideration by: Their parent Their parent Their teacher/Junior high school Their teacher/Junior high school Self nomination Self nomination Students are considered for GATE by using a combination of components: Students are considered for GATE by using a combination of components: Test scores based on achievement tests taken in the spring Test scores based on achievement tests taken in the spring Junior High GPA Junior High GPA Teacher Evaluation Teacher Evaluation Score on the Otis Lennon test (if applicable) Score on the Otis Lennon test (if applicable) Official selection and notification of GATE students will occur in late May/ early June. Official selection and notification of GATE students will occur in late May/ early June. Parent permission forms are filled out and returned prior to student participation in the GATE program. Parent permission forms are filled out and returned prior to student participation in the GATE program.

4 Courses Available Freshman Year  GATE English  GATE Biology GATE Foreign Language GATE Foreign Language French French Spanish Spanish  GATE Geometry or  GATE Advanced Algebra Sophomore Year  GATE English  GATE World History  GATE Foreign Language  French or Spanish  AP European History  AP Psychology (as early as)  GATE Advanced Algebra or  Honors Precalculus  Honors Chemistry

5 Courses Available Junior Year  AP English/Language  AP US History Honors Foreign Language Honors Foreign Language French French Spanish Spanish Honors Chemistry Honors Chemistry Honors Precalculus or Honors Precalculus or AP Calculus AP Calculus AP Statistics AP Statistics Senior Year  AP English/Literature  AP Government (one semester)  AP Economics (one semester)  AP Calculus AB AP Foreign Language French Spanish AP Physics/AP Biology/AP Environmental Science AP Statistics AP Art AP Music Theory

6 Electives Literary Literary Journalism – Blue and White Journalism – Blue and White Student Literary Magazine -IKON Student Literary Magazine -IKON Yearbook – Oracle Yearbook – Oracle Music Music Choir Choir Concert Band Concert Band Marching Band Marching Band Orchestra Orchestra Forensics Drama Art Student Government Academic Decathlon History Day ROTC Science Bowl

7 What are “A-G” Requirements? The "A to G" requirements are the entrance requirements for California's University of California and California State University systems. Entrance requirements for other university systems may vary. Grades of "C" or better are required in all College Preparatory courses The "A to G" requirements are the entrance requirements for California's University of California and California State University systems. Entrance requirements for other university systems may vary. Grades of "C" or better are required in all College Preparatory courses A. History/Social Studies2 years required A. History/Social Studies2 years required B. English4 years required B. English4 years required C. Mathematics3 years required/ 4 recommended C. Mathematics3 years required/ 4 recommended D. Laboratory Science2 years required/ 3 recommended D. Laboratory Science2 years required/ 3 recommended E. Language other than English2 years required/ 3 recommended E. Language other than English2 years required/ 3 recommended F. Visual and Performing Arts1 year required F. Visual and Performing Arts1 year required G. College Preparatory Electives*1 year required G. College Preparatory Electives*1 year required

8 UC Freshman Profile Fall 2012 SAT +GPA requirements ReadingMath Writing GPA Berkeley Berkeley Davis Irvine Irvine Los Angeles Merced Riverside San Diego Santa Barbara Santa Cruz

9 Fall 2012 UC Admission Facts Fall 2012 UC Admission Facts UC Admit Applicants Admit Rate ACT Composite Score Berkeley13,264 61, %30 Davis 22,596 49, %28 Irvine 23,947 56, %27 UCLA 16,049 72, %30 Merced 10,789 14, %23 Riverside 19,020 30, %25 San Diego 22,940 60, %29 Santa Barbara 24,621 55, %28 Santa Cruz20,142 33, %26

10 2012 GATE Star Results Percent scoring proficient and above DistrictBHS English 9 G English 10G World History Biology Geometry 9G Algebra Algebra 2 (9 th ) Algebra 2 (10 th ) Summative Math 54 79

11 Bottom Line The GATE, Honors, and Advanced Placement Program at Bakersfield High School can make a difference for your student. The GATE, Honors, and Advanced Placement Program at Bakersfield High School can make a difference for your student. The GATE, Honors, and AP courses are natural preparations for the students who want a competitive advantage for University acceptance. The GATE, Honors, and AP courses are natural preparations for the students who want a competitive advantage for University acceptance.

12 Important Dates 2013 January – Letters mailed to all 8 th grade students in the Kern High School District for academic year. January – Letters mailed to all 8 th grade students in the Kern High School District for academic year. February 22 - GATE Application due date. February 22 - GATE Application due date. Otis-Lennon Test dates: arrive by 8:45 for seating Otis-Lennon Test dates: arrive by 8:45 for seating Liberty High SchoolApril 69 – 10Room 802 Liberty High SchoolApril 69 – 10Room 802 Bakersfield High School April Student Cafeteria Bakersfield High School April Student Cafeteria Freshman Evening Orientation Freshman Evening Orientation April 157 p.m.Harvey Auditorium April 157 p.m.Harvey Auditorium Freshman Registration Freshman Registration April – 6 p.m.Main Cafeteria April – 6 p.m.Main Cafeteria June – Parent Notification by mail of GATE placement June – Parent Notification by mail of GATE placement


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