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1 Moving On High School Transitional Planning Guide Class of 2016 W. Mack Lyon Middle School

2 ARE YOU READY FOR HIGH SCHOOL? The decisions YOU make in the next four years will either open or close doors of opportunity for you in the future.

3 AS YOU THINK ABOUT THE DIRECTION YOU WANT YOUR LIFE TO TAKE AND THE GOALS YOU WANT TO REACH, ASK YOURSELF THE FOLLOWING QUESTIONS: Where am I right now? Where do I want to go? How do I get there?

4 What are my skills? What are my interests? What have I learned? What are my strengths? What are my weaknesses? Where am I right now?

5 Career Clusters: o Arts/Communications o Business o Health o Human Services o Natural Resources o Technologies Where do I want to go ?

6 Community/two-year college University/four-year college Trade/technical/school Apprenticeship program Military service Work and attend college/school How do I get there?

7 MOVING ON HIGH SCHOOL TRANSITIONAL PLANNING GUIDE Table of Contents: Moving On To High School Moving On To Magnet or Career and Technical Academies Moving On After High School

8 MOVING ON TO HIGH SCHOOL Page 3 Opens doors to post-secondary education and workforce opportunities. Meets Nevada System of Higher Education Core Curriculum requirements. Prepares students for the Governor Guinn Millennium Scholarship Core Curriculum Requirements. 21 st Century Course of Study Expectations is not a diploma. 21 st Century Course of Study Expectations

9 STANDARD DIPLOMA AND ADVANCED DIPLOMA Page 4

10 ADVANCED HONORS DIPLOMA Page 5

11 NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL PROFICIENCY EXAMS To receive a diploma from a Nevada high school, students must pass the Nevada High School Proficiency Examination in addition to meeting course requirements. High School Proficiency Exams WritingReadingMathScience

12 HOW DO I EARN CREDITS? o Every class counts as credit o Each semester class you pass earns.5 credit o Stay on track for graduation o Attend school regularly o Understand your transcript o Know what course of study you need to follow.

13 HOW DO I READ MY TRANSCRIPT? Pages 8-9

14 RECOMMENDED COURSE OF STUDY Page 10

15 ACADEMIC PLAN: LOOKING AHEAD In high school, you have choices to make about what you will study. By creating an academic plan, you are an active participant in your future. Achieving your goals takes hard work and planning. Page 13 eduplan.ccsd.net

16 HIGH SCHOOL OPTIONS Magnet Schools and Career and Technical Academics (CTA)  High School Program Themes (page 18)  Students must complete an application(s)  Eligibility may be determined by factors such as academic performance, test scores, attendance and conduct. College of Southern Nevada High School  Students take required classes with CCSD teachers and elective classes with College of Southern Nevada instructors.  Students earn both high school and college credit for classes. Virtual High School  Provides students educational opportunities through interactive online courses. Pages 18-21

17 NCIS: NEVADA CAREER INFORMATION SYSTEM Page 27

18 EDUCATION PAYS Page 28

19 What is Post-Secondary Education? Post-secondary education is the education and training one receives after graduating from high school. CollegeTechnical /Trade SchoolMilitaryApprenticeships

20 POST-SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN NEVADA o University of Nevada, Las Vegas o University of Nevada, Reno o Nevada State College o Colleges of Southern Nevada and Northern Nevada o Sierra Nevada College in Lake Tahoe

21 UNLV AND UNR ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS 3.0 Weighted GPA in Core Classes: Elective courses, PE, etc…do not count towards your core GPA for admission. English: 4 credits Math: 3 credits Social Science: 3 credits Natural Science: 3 credits English: 4 credits Math: 3 credits Social Science: 3 credits Natural Science: 3 credits Page 33

22 GOVERNOR GUINN MILLENNIUM SCHOLARSHIP REQUIREMENTS Page 39 Be a Nevada resident for at least two of your high school years. Graduate from a Nevada high school with a 3.25 GPA or higher and the core curriculum. The core curriculum includes (4 English, 4 Math – including Algebra II, 3 Natural Science, 3 Social Science & History = 14 units) Pass High School Proficiency Examinations. Go to for more information

23 STEPS TO GET TO COLLEGE Page 39

24 FIND OUT MORE! Page 42

25 PREPARE FOR YOUR FUTURE! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER BE INFORMED MAKE SMART DECISIONS GOOD LUCK IN HIGH SCHOOL!!


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