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1 Welcome Class of 2016 Sophomore Conference

2 Mrs. Minekime Guidance Counselor Le - Z

3 Graduation Check List 220 Credits for Graduation 220 Credits for Graduation (Each Class = 5 credits) (Each Class = 5 credits) Minimum 1.75 GPA Minimum 1.75 GPA Must Pass the Writing Proficiency Must Pass the Writing Proficiency Must Pass the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) Must Pass the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) Community Service – 8 hours Community Service – 8 hours

4 Graduation Requirements English – 4 years Math – 3 years Social Science – 3 years Science – 3 years Fine Arts, or Applied Arts Tech, or Modern Language – 1 year Health – 1 semester Physical Education – 2 years 175 Credits in required courses 55 Credits in Electives

5 California High School Exit Exam The exam is made up of 2 parts The exam is made up of 2 parts English (reading, writing, and vocabulary) English (reading, writing, and vocabulary) Math (General Math and Algebra 1) Math (General Math and Algebra 1) Students take the CAHSEE in the spring of the 10 th grade Students take the CAHSEE in the spring of the 10 th grade

6 HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT Records semester grades, credits Records semester grades, credits College prep courses = “P” College prep courses = “P” Honors courses = “H” Honors courses = “H” UC/CSU GPA = 10 th & 11 th grade UC/CSU GPA = 10 th & 11 th grade Community Service = 8 hours Community Service = 8 hours

7 Top Three Factors For College Admission G.P.A. G.P.A. (grades in college prep courses and rigor of course curriculum) (grades in college prep courses and rigor of course curriculum) Extracurricular involvement Extracurricular involvement (athletics, music, theatre, leadership, clubs, etc.) (athletics, music, theatre, leadership, clubs, etc.) Admission Test scores Admission Test scores

8 UC “a-g” Course List “a” HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE “a” HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE 2 years required 2 years required “b” ENGLISH “b” ENGLISH 4 years required 4 years required “c” MATHEMATICS “c” MATHEMATICS 3 years required, 4 years recommended 3 years required, 4 years recommended “d” LABORATORY SCIENCE “d” LABORATORY SCIENCE 2 years required, 3 years recommended 2 years required, 3 years recommended

9 UC “a-g” Course List (cont.) “e” LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH “e” LANGUAGE OTHER THAN ENGLISH 2 years required, 3 years recommended 2 years required, 3 years recommended “f” VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS “f” VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS 1 year required 1 year required “g” ELECTIVE COURSES “g” ELECTIVE COURSES 1 year required 1 year required

10 University of California (Pg. 25)  10 campuses (9 undergraduate)  Top 12.5 % of high school graduates  Over 200,000 students  Costs approximately $27,500/yr. (’13-’14)  Competitive Admission  Most selective are UCLA, Berkeley, and San Diego  Comprehensive Review (GPA, A.P. courses, Test scores, Extracurricular, Essay)  SAT or ACT with Writing, plus two SAT Subject tests

11 UC ADMISSION GUIDELINES PERSONAL INITIATIVE & MOTIVATION  Did student take advantage of the school’s most rigorous course offerings  What do the essays reveal or explain about the unique characteristics of the student  Extracurricular activities  Apply November, Senior Year

12 California State University (Pg. 21)  23 campuses  Top 33 % of high school graduates  Over 400,000 students  Costs approximately $15,600/yr. (’13-’14)  GPA & Test scores only (no essay, no subject tests)  SAT or ACT without Writing  GPA of 3.0 “eligible” with ANY test score

13 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY Impacted campuses are Cal Poly SLO, San Diego, Chico, Cal Poly Pomona, Sonoma, Long Beach and Fullerton. Impacted campuses are Cal Poly SLO, San Diego, Chico, Cal Poly Pomona, Sonoma, Long Beach and Fullerton. Offers Honors programs and scholarships Offers Honors programs and scholarships Apply October – November, Senior Year Apply October – November, Senior Year

14 VISUAL / PERFORMING ART REQUIREMENT Both UC and CSU require one year VPA Both UC and CSU require one year VPA Students must complete a “single yearlong course from a single VPA discipline” Students must complete a “single yearlong course from a single VPA discipline” May include art, choir, orchestra band, theatre, ceramics, photography May include art, choir, orchestra band, theatre, ceramics, photography

15 COMMUNITY COLLEGES (Pg. 17) Top 100% of high school graduates Top 100% of high school graduates 109 campuses 109 campuses Over 2.5 million students Over 2.5 million students Open to all California residents, including those without a high school diploma Open to all California residents, including those without a high school diploma A California resident may attend a CC anywhere in the state A California resident may attend a CC anywhere in the state Tuition Cost: $46 per unit (About $1,200) Tuition Cost: $46 per unit (About $1,200) Written transfer guarantees and priority admission to UC and CSU! Written transfer guarantees and priority admission to UC and CSU!

16 COLLEGE ADMISSION TESTS (junior year) SAT REASONING TEST  Critical Reading  Mathematics  Writing  800 score for each area  Perfect Score = 2400

17 SAT Mathematics Section Content through Algebra II Content through Algebra II Tip: Brush up on Geometry since the majority of math questions cover this subject Tip: Brush up on Geometry since the majority of math questions cover this subject

18 ACT ACT is linked to student achievement, not aptitude ACT is linked to student achievement, not aptitude Test has three sections (Highest score: 36) Test has three sections (Highest score: 36) Reading Comprehension Reading Comprehension Mathematics (arithmetic through trigonometry) Mathematics (arithmetic through trigonometry) Science Reasoning Science Reasoning Plus: Essay Writing/English grammar Plus: Essay Writing/English grammar

19 SAT or ACT CSU will take the highest reading and highest math scores from separate sittings to make a new combined total score CSU will take the highest reading and highest math scores from separate sittings to make a new combined total score CSU does not factor in the Writing Score CSU does not factor in the Writing Score UC will take the highest combined reading, math and writing score from one sitting UC will take the highest combined reading, math and writing score from one sitting CSU does not take SAT Subject test scores CSU does not take SAT Subject test scores

20 SAT or ACT Recommend taking both the SAT and the ACT Recommend taking both the SAT and the ACT Repeat Fall Senior Year the test in which the student scored the highest Repeat Fall Senior Year the test in which the student scored the highest Use the ACT translation table to see test correlation Use the ACT translation table to see test correlation

21 SAT Subject Tests Literature Literature Math Level 2 Math Level 2 Biology Biology Chemistry Chemistry Physics Physics U.S. History U.S. History World History World History Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Latin

22 PSAT/NMSQT The Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is used to determine preliminary eligibility for juniors in the National Merit Scholars competition. The Preliminary Scholastic Assessment Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test is used to determine preliminary eligibility for juniors in the National Merit Scholars competition. Students who become National Merit Finalists may win scholarships up to $2,500 (Top 1%) Students who become National Merit Finalists may win scholarships up to $2,500 (Top 1%) *Note: USC offers 50% scholarship to National Merit Scholars who note USC as their 1 st choice *Note: USC offers 50% scholarship to National Merit Scholars who note USC as their 1 st choice

23 Kuder Career Planning Pg. 39 Pg. 39 ETHS Access # 14477; ETHS Access # 14477; Password: toros Password: toros Career Search Code: I827329JQJ Career Search Code: I827329JQJ Skills Assessment Code: S827328JQJ Skills Assessment Code: S827328JQJ Work Values Inventory Code: V827332JQJ Work Values Inventory Code: V827332JQJ

24 El Toro Guidance Website Click Resources Click Resources Click Guidance Click Guidance Check for Monthly Updates Check for Monthly Updates Test Information Test Information Guidance Calendar Guidance Calendar College Applications College Applications Scholarship links Scholarship links

25 Contact Information Mrs. Minekime Li – RMaria Newmark Ro – Z Benita


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