Agenda Sophomore Calendar LACHSA Graduation Requirements Testing Grades and Credits Attendance Policy Transcripts Honor Society & Clubs Help for Academic Success Beyond High School Parent Portal College & Career
Sophomore Calendar Sept 5Sophomore Townhall Meeting Sept 5Sophomore Parent Night Sept 21First Progress Report Oct 16PSAT Oct 25LACHSA College Fair Oct 26Performing Arts Fair (UCLA Ackerman Union) Oct 19Second Progress Report Nov 14-15Parent Conference Nov 13 Third Progress Report Dec 18-19 Final Exams Jan 6Second Semester Feb 8First Progress Report March 18-19CAHSEE March 15 Second Progress Report April 26Third Progress Report TBDSTAR Testing June 2-3Final Exams June 6Last Day of School
Academic LACHSA Graduation Requirements ( 1 semester class = 5 credits) 4 yrs. English40 credits 3 yrs. History30 credits 2 yrs. Science20 credits 2 yrs. Math20 credits 2 yrs. P.E.20 credits 2 yrs. Foreign language20 credits 1 yr. Visual & Performing Arts10 credits Electives65 credits Pass CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam Must earn full credit in all required courses. TOTAL: 225 credits
PSAT Mandatory for all Sophomores October 16, 2013 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Take Sophomore year for practice You must take the PSAT during your Junior year to qualify to be a National Merit Scholarship Finalist
CAHSEE California High School Exit Exam 1 section Math 1 section English Language If either Math or English are passed, that section will not have to be taken again If either Math or English are not passed, there are multiple chances to retake Both sections must be passed to receive a LACHSA diploma. Sophomore Test Dates March 18 – English March 19 - Math
Grades and Credits “ D ” grades = 5.0 credits Students earn credit for high school graduation – a “ D ” grade will not count for college admission. “ F ” grades = 0 credits If you fail a required course (English, Math, History etc.) you MUST make it up in summer school.
Attendance Policy A student success is directly tied to attendance. A student who is absent three (3) times or more (unexcused) during any given semester may receive an “ F ” for the course at the discretion of the teacher. If your child is absent from class, you should do the following: Download the Absence Form found on the LACHSA website at lachsa.net. This signed form by the parent needs to be returned to the Main Office no later than 3 days after the last absence. Please note: After three (3) school days, uncleared absences become truancies.
Transcripts Please check to make sure your 9 th grade and summer classes are accurate. New students – verify your information from your previous school is transferred accurately.
Honor Society and Clubs California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Emphasizes high standards of scholarship and community service for high school students. - Grades 10 – 12 - Academic Requirements - Coordinator – Mr. Freedman Clubs include: From the ground up, Basic, You are the mission through Christ, Interact, GSA, Japanese 101, and Theatrok.
Support for Academic Success Talk to your teachers! – Office hours are Mon & Wed 7:15-8:00am Free Peer Tutoring – CSF students are assigned through Mr. Freedman. Free University Tutorial Center – Library Palmer Wing Room 1039. Call for an appointment 323-343-3971. Private outside tutors – local community college
College Admissions Requirements A-G Requirements CSU UC Private College & Conservatories Admissions Testing
A-G Requirements a-3 yrs. Social Science b-4 yrs. English c-3 yrs. Math –Alg. 1, Geometry, Alg. 2 (UC/4 yrs. rec.) d-2 yrs. Lab Science – 1 Biological, 1 Physical (UC/3 yrs. rec.) e-2 yrs. Foreign Language- Same Language (UC/3 yrs. rec. ) f-1 yr. Visual and Performing Arts g-1yr. UC approved Elective
23 campuses throughout the state Top one-third (33%) of California high school graduates Many Community College students transfer to a California State University Requirements: a-g requirements Grades of C or better Minimum GPA of 2.0 SAT or ACT
9 campuses throughout the state Top 12% of High School Graduates ELC Program Requirements: a-g Requirements Minimum GPA to apply 3.0 Courses can be repeated 1 time for “ D or F ”. Make ups for “ C ” grades are not accepted. SAT Reasoning and/or ACT w/ writing University of California
Private Colleges and Conservatories Every college makes its own rules on eligibility Read all information carefully Check the individual school requirements SAT or ACT May require letters of recommendation. More than 70 colleges & universities Vary in size, location, and programs. Requirements:
Parent Portal Register on-line at www.lachsa.netwww.lachsa.net Internet Access to: Grades Attendance Progress Reports Teacher email