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REGISTERING FOR YOUR 12 TH GRADE YEAR. Reviewing your transcript Your transcript is the legal record of your high school courses, grades, and attempted/earned.

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1 REGISTERING FOR YOUR 12 TH GRADE YEAR

2 Reviewing your transcript Your transcript is the legal record of your high school courses, grades, and attempted/earned credits.  Credits are earned based on a passing (D- or better) semester grade.  Each course is worth 5 credits per semester.  If you retake a class, you will only receive credit for it once. The higher grade will be used to compute your GPA.  In one year you can earn 10 credits per course for a total of 60 credits.  (6 classes x 10 credits per class = 60 credits)  You have completed 5 semesters of high school, so you should have 150 credits.

3 What else is on my transcript?  Personal Information:  Name, address, phone number, gender, student ID #, birth date, counselor name.  Academic Information:  GPA (Grade Point Average), Class Rank, CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) results, credit summary.  If any information is incorrect, please make corrections and drop off in the Counseling Office.

4 What do I do if I’m behind credits?  Pass your classes this semester so that you don’t fall further behind.  As a Senior, you are eligible to enroll in night classes; if offered, through the Adult School for credit recovery.  If you are behind in credits, please make an appointment with your counselor to make a credit recovery plan. Time is absolutely critical at this point, DO NOT WAIT!  The best way to stay on track for graduation is to PASS YOUR CLASSES the first time!

5 What can I find in my Course Catalog? (Departments/Counseling)  THS graduation requirements.  A-G/College entrance requirements (these requirements MUST be completed with C grades or better to be eligible to apply to a 4-year college).  Course numbers and course descriptions. This is the information you will use when completing your registration worksheet.  If you don’t know what a class is about, make sure you read the course description.  Once you sign-up for a class on your registration worksheet, you will not be able to change it. You will have to stay in the class for the full year. Choose wisely!!

6 Important 12 th grade happenings  Graduation Status  In order to be eligible for Senior activities, you must be on- track for graduation, including (but not limited to) having a minimum of 190 credits at the beginning of 2 nd Semester.  NCAA   If you plan to play a sport in college, you must register with the Clearinghouse at the end of your Junior year.  Scholarships  Visit the College/Career Center weekly and APPLY, APPLY, APPLY!  Applying to college  CSU’s (October 1-November 30); UC’s(November 1-30); Private Colleges(check their websites for application deadlines)  SAT/ACT  To be taken no later than December Must register online.  Financial Aid Night (January 2014)  FAFSA  Cal Grant GPA Verification Form

7 What do I do with my Registration Worksheet?  Make sure your name and phone number are written clearly. Get all required signatures!  Required courses for the 12 th grade:  English  American Government/Economics  Elective  In order to list T.A. as an elective, you must attach the T.A. form from the teacher you wish to T.A. for.  Work Experience cannot be listed as an elective. If you are interested in Work Experience, you will need to be approved when school starts.  This information must be shared with your parent or guardian. Your parent/ guardian MUST sign this form.  You will meet with your counselor in one week. Use this time to get required signatures from your teachers and to discuss your options with your parents.  Your English teacher will inform you of the due date for your COMPLETED Registration Worksheet. S/he will also let you know the date you will be meeting with your counselor.

8 DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS? Now is the time to ask!


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