Presentation on theme: "HIGH SCHOOL FOUR-YEAR ACADEMIC PLANNING"— Presentation transcript:
1HIGH SCHOOL FOUR-YEAR ACADEMIC PLANNING Helping families develop an academicplan for high school successMake sure parents and students know where to find the presentation on our website.Presented by Eric Gutierrez
2A high school four-year plan… A sequence of courses taken during high school.Enable a student to earn a diploma.Flexible and may change as a student’s future goals change.Facilitates acquisition of future opportunities for students.Emphasize to students that their after-high school goals may change which may change their four-year plans.
3General Diploma Requirements (green sheet) Make sure students know they cannot choose to earn only a General Diploma without an Opt-Out meeting.
5General High School Requirements Complete a minimum of 230 credits.Complete all course requirements.Including healthPass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)Passing Algebra I is a state mandated graduation requirement (can be met in 8th grade).
7Honors & Advanced Placement Courses Things to consider:Level of difficultyAchievement level in the pastPersonal interest and motivationTime management skillsWork and study habitsYour current teachers are a great resource!
8Aeries Grades Progress of homework & assignments Attendance Aeries You need to see the counseling secretary or other staff member and request your verification code.GradesProgress of homework & assignmentsAttendance
10Private & Out of State Universities (A-G Requirements) Most private and out-of-state universities/colleges follow similar UC/CSU guidelines.For exact requirements, contact the schools directly or check their admission websites for current information.
11Standardized Tests PSAT (www.collegeboard.org) ACT (www.actstudent.org)SAT Subject Tests (UC’s, which to choose?)
12PSAT/PLAN PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT Students take this exam in 9th and 11th grade. 11th grade can qualify for National Merit Scholarship ProgramPLAN is a practice exam for the ACTStudents take this exam in 10th grade.“Plan is no longer available for purchase. ACT will support ACT Plan testing after June 13, 2014 only where pre-existing contractual obligations necessitate.”
13Software program to help prepare you for life after high school. Great tool to start your resumePersonality and interest inventoriesResearch college optionsCareer Exploration
14Click on careers to begin your career search. Career ExplorationClick on careers to begin your career search.
15Click on “personality type” to find which careers may be best suited for your personality type.
16Click on “Start Assessment” to begin the survey Click on “Start Assessment” to begin the survey. Be sure to answer each question as honestly as possible.
17Select the person that most reflects who you are.
21At the bottom of the report you will find some suggested careers.
22This can help students have a foundation when discussing their future plans
23Preparing for CollegeBegin to keep track of any extracurricular activities, sports, or community services activities that you participate in.In Naviance the “resume” link under “about me” is a great way to track this information.Take the SAT Subject Tests soon after taking the class.Plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT tests in the spring of your Junior year.