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1 SOPHOMORES MOVING FORWARD Sandra Day O’Connor High School

2 Graduation Requirements  4 credits (units) Language Arts/English  4 credits Mathematics  3 credits Science  ½ credit Health  ½ credit PE (Team Sports/Fitness Center)  1 credit World History  1 credit American/Arizona History  ½ credit American/Arizona Government  ½ credit Economics  1 credit Fine Arts OR Career & Technical Ed  6 credits electives  22 Total  4 credits (units) Language Arts/English  4 credits Mathematics  3 credits Science  ½ credit Health  ½ credit PE (Team Sports/Fitness Center)  1 credit World History  1 credit American/Arizona History  ½ credit American/Arizona Government  ½ credit Economics  1 credit Fine/Performing Arts  2 credits foreign language  4 credits electives  22 Total GraduationArizona University Admission

3 Grade Point Average (GPA) / CLASS RANK  Each letter grade is given a point value each semester (A=4, B=3, etc)  Honors/AP classes are given an extra point for A, B, C (A=5, B=4, C=3)  University Admissions will often unweight GPA when reviewing transcripts  Deer Valley Unified School District uses the weighted points for the following classes:  4 English  4 Math  4 Science  3 Social Studies  Many universities use class rank to help determine scholarships awards/honors program admission GPACLASS RANK

4 Dual Enrollment/AP Courses  Dual Enrollment  Earn both High School and College credit (through Rio Salado Community College when students earn C or better)  Requires tuition (paid to Rio Salado), SDOHS provides books  Grade points are not weighted (except Pre-Calc MAT 187)  Must meet Rio Salado admission requirements  Advanced Placement (AP)  Most rigorous courses on campus  Requires payment for AP Exam at the end of the semester (exam is optional)  May earn college credit for certain scores on AP Exams (to be determined by the university you attend)  Grade points are weighted, may help class rank

5 Scholarships  AIMS Tuition Waiver Scholarship—25% Tuition  B” or better in the 16 Core Competency Courses (required for university admission)  3.5 unweighted GPA in the 16 Core Competency Courses  EXCEED in three areas of AIMS (Reading, Writing, Math) by end of Junior Year  ACT =28 or higher, SAT Reasoning=1300 or higher  Community Service  Leadership  Clubs/Activities  Workplace Scholarships  Website (research early) Scholarship Page—click hereScholarship Page—click here

6 College and Career Planning Education Career Action Plan  All students have Education and Career Action Plan (ECAP)  Go to: azcis.intocareers.orgazcis.intocareers.org  Login: school login  Password: student ID #

7 Coming Up…  Earn best grades possible  Join Clubs, Community Service, Leadership  AIMS test in Spring of Sophomore Year  Summer—end of Sophomore and Junior Year  Summer Programs- Counseling website link (click here)Counseling website link (click here)  Plan College visits when possible  PSAT in October of Junior Year  Schedule ACT/SAT near the end of Junior Year  Attend Parent Nights Junior and Senior Year  Begin College Applications—summer between Jr/Sr

8 Counseling Department  Saroj Jagernauth – M, N, R, V  Department Coordinator  Kathleen Giacini – A, B, Academy of American Studies  Chris Harmonson – E, F, G, H, I  Debbie Harmonson – J, P, Q, S, Y  Jennifer Miller – D, K, L, O, U, Z  Jenny Cramer – C, T, W  Beth Fisher – Counseling Secretary  Website:

9 Parent Survey  Click on link for a short survey OR  Scan the QR Code below


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