3 This evening we will cover... Brave AcademyCollege PlanningCareer ExplorationResources AvailableHelpful HintsWhat 10th Graders ShouldBe Doing Now
4 What is Brave Academy Program? Silent Study and Read (SSR): During SSR, students in grades will have 28 minutes to work silently on a productive task of their choosing, work on assignments, or study for their courses. This time is built into the school day and intended to support a quiet, productive, and healthy study environment.Brave Tutorial: Is designed to assist students in grades who need additional help in select content areas. These tutorials will feature small class sizes (20 or less), and whenever possible, peer tutors will be available to help students. Students may enter or exit the Tutorial as need dictates.Brave Activities: Are designed to provide an enriching experience for students in grades who have earned the opportunity to participate in these activities and workshops based on their academic achievement. These activities are scheduled during the Academy time, Monday through Thursday, and they are open to students who have earned at least a 2.5 GPA, who have 3s on recent CSTs, and who have passed the CAHSEE.Some of these fun activities include: Film, Reading, Personal Fitness, Forensics, Dance Studio, PhotoLab, ArtLab, Music Improv, Piano, AP/Honors Support Groups, Academic Decathlon, NHS, Volunteer Tutoring for community service, Brave Buddies, Computer Lab, AAMP, and more.
5 10th Grade Counselors Provide: Academic AdvisingGoal setting to achieve successUpdate and review 4 year plansEducational DevelopmentImprove and develop study skillsRecommend tutoring resourcesCollege CounselingHelp meet the A-G requirementsAnswer questions about collegeCareer DevelopmentHelp identify and discover many career pathwaysProvide information about R.O.P and Vocational TrainingPersonal and Social DevelopmentHelp with personal/social problems
6 ALHS High School Diploma Required Coursework for College & Career Preparedness Subject RequirementMinimum RequirementsRecommendedA: Social Science3 yearsB: English4 yearsC: MathD: Science2 years (lab science):1 year Biological1 year PhysicalChemistryPhysicsE: Foreign Language2 years(of the same language)F: Visual/Perf. Art1 year(same title; same year)G: Academic ElectivePEComputers5 credits/pass examCAHSEEScore of 350Score of 380Credits needed to graduate230ONLY GRADES OF “C” OR BETTER COUNT! “D” and “F” GRADES WILLNEED TO BE REPEATED TO MAINTAIN COLLEGE ENTRANCE REQUIRMENTS!
7 California High School Exit Exam The CAHSEE will be given for the first time in the spring of the Sophomore year.2 parts:Math sectionLanguage Arts (ELA)Passing score: 350 on each sectionProficient score: 380 on each sectionCAHSEE support classes are available to those who have not passed one or both sections of the exam***NO DIPLOMA WITHOUT PASSING THE CAHSEE!!!***
8 How Many Credits Should Students Earn Each Year? Freshman 60Sophomore 60Junior 60Senior 50Total Credits 230If a student earns an “F” in any class, you will receive NO credit for that class.If you earn a “D” in any class, you will receive class credit, but it will NOT count for college admission.
9 Sample Courses of Study for College Admissions GRADE 9GRADE 10GRADE 11GRADE 12English IEnglish IIEnglish IIIEnglish IVAlgebra IGeometryAlgebra IIAdvanced math classBiologyChemistryAdvancedScience classAdvanced science classPE IPE IICollege Prep ElectiveForeign language IYear 2 ForeignLanguageYear 3 ForeignFine ArtsCollege Prep electiveWorld HistoryU.S. HistoryGovernment/Economics
13 Community CollegesThere are many community colleges located in the immediate area:Chaffey Community College (Alta Loma)Mt. SAC Community College (Walnut)Crafton Hills Community College (Yucaipa)San Bernardino Valley College (San Bernardino)Riverside Community College (Riverside)Fullerton Community College (Fullerton)Citrus Community College (Glendora)
14 University of California & California State University
17 UC/CAL STATE ADMISSIONS CRITERIA Strength of subjects (“A-G” list)Grade Point Average(GPA of “A-G” classes)No grades below a “C”ACT/SAT scoresActivities/awardsPersonal essay- (UCs and many private colleges)
18 College TestingThe PSAT (practice SAT) is available to 10th grade students. It will be offered here at ALHS on Saturday, October 20th. Students can register now in the Student Store.Excellent practice for the SAT examQualifier for the National Merit Scholarship (junior yr. only)Good scores will initiate college contactsIn addition to meeting the a-g requirements with excellent grades (A, B, Cs) and maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA students are required to take college tests starting in 11th grade:SATACTTesting begins in the spring of the junior year and must be completed by November of the senior year.
19 CSU MentorCSUMentor assists students in planning for college, in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission.Plan for CollegeAdmission RequirementsFinancial Aid OptionsExplore CollegesLearn more about a CSU campusCompare CollegesApply to a CSU campus
20 What your 10th grader can do now: Create a free account on CSUMentor atPlan for college by accessing the “High School Planner” provided by the siteKeep an updated record of classes taken at ALHS to see if student is on track to meet college entrance requirementsExplore the CSU systemMatching AssistantCompare CSU campuses according to location, setting, and feesResearch majors offered at each CSU campus
21 What your 10th grader can do now: Apply Online Senior YearResearch important Financial Aid informationFour Step Financial Aid OverviewCSU Net Price and CalculatorAccess FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)Explore Tuition Savings Program and find out how to save money to pay for a college educationExplore Scholarships!
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23 Scholarship Matches Insider Tip! New Scholarships and Upcoming DeadlinesProfile Progress Bar. Complete it and update regularly!Insider Tip!You can get rid of awards you don’t like, or mark them as a “favorite” to save them and find quickly later! Just select the “Manage My Scholarships” link and check any box and then click the appropriate button.Scholarship Matches and Brief DescriptionsCalculators to help you plan how to pay for college!Refer a friend to win big!Jobs and internships to help you pay for college!
25 Students Will Participate in a Career Exploration Day (September): Career CruisingUsername: AltaPassword: LomaCreate an on-line portfolioTake an interest/skill assessmentResearch potential careersDevelop a plan to put their career goal in actionCourses needed at ALHSCollege plan
26 Other Career Websites to Explore: Career Interest Sites:CaliforniaColleges.eduCareer linkMyRoad.comMust have taken PSAT to get passwordCareer Center (See Mrs. Campbell in the Career Center)
27 Information Available in the Career Center Career Technician: Mrs. Debbie CampbellMilitary informationROPInterest inventoriesCareer, college and standardized test informationPamphlets about careers and jobsAnd much more!
28 Credit Recovery If ANY class is failed, these are the options: Summer School (2 classes maximum)ROP (elective credit)Adult School – 11th & 12th (2 classes/ non college prep)Chaffey College – 11th & 12th(2.5 GPA)Work Experience – (elective credit)
29 For a student to be successful, they must have: Helpful Hints!For a student to be successful, they must have:Regular school attendanceBe on time to school and to each classTruancy and tardies are by far the largest reason why students do not succeed.In fact, it is why they fail classes and get behind in credits.
30 Helpful Hints!Students must actively participate in their education. They are preparing for adulthood and must learn to follow rules and requirements as they would on the job. This means completing all assignments and projects on time and turning them in to be graded by the teacher. They must be responsible for their work and actions.
31 Helpful Hints!Colleges will not accept less than a “C” in any subject. Most will require that a “D” in a subject area be remediated. Courses being made up must be completed before senior year ends.If a student needs to remediate a “D” grade, they must speak with their counselor to discuss the options.
32 Helpful Hints!Students must focus on grades and good study habits. Take classes needed for college.Colleges will look at the transcript to see that the student is taking challenging and rigorous classes staying in them for full year.
33 How to Help Ensure Success… If there is a problem with grades, behavior, homework/assignments, please contact the teacher first. They see the student daily and have first-hand knowledge of the student’s success in the classroom.ALHS (909)Ask for teacher’s voicSchool Loop
34 Resources Available Khan Academy: www.khanacademy.org With over 3,300 videos on everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and hundreds of skills to practice, they help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.Bright Storm:With over 3,000 helpful homework videos, Brightstorm offers help in all your core subjects: Math (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalcus and Calculus), Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics), and English (Writing, Grammar and Literature). These short, detailed videos are taught by experienced teachers – most with Masters and PhDs.Homework Hotline:Harvey Mudd College (beginning 9/9)Over the phone mathematics and science tutoringSunday-Thursday: 6pm-10pm
35 Additional Help TUTORING Monday-Thursday 2:30-3:30 Room #74 Independent tutoring is also available*Check with your counselor for additional information
36 Are you in the Loop? Why Use School Loop? To communicate with your teachers throughCheck your attendanceSee what assignment/testsare coming upCheck your grades and lookfor any missing assignments
38 10th Grade “To Do List”Select challenging classes recommended for college-bound studentsSign up for the PSATMonitor academic progress/Progress report and report cardsAim for “A”s and “B”sMonitor attendance and gradesGet to know guidance counselorThink about career possibilities
39 10th Grade “To Do List”8. Encourage variety of school activities- clubs, athletics, band, etc.9. Help select appropriate college prep courses for 11th grade (registration for next year will be in February 2013)10. Help select meaningful summer activities(community service)11. Take time to explore college campuses
40 William Jennings Bryan Thank you for coming!Destiny is not a matter of chance; it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for; it is a thing to be achieved.William Jennings Bryan