Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Sophomore Parent Night 2014 The Counseling Department works together toward a common goal of success for all students. Presented by the Drake."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Sophomore Parent Night 2014 The Counseling Department works together toward a common goal of success for all students. Presented by the Drake High Counseling Dept: Kyle Kassebaum Katie Paulsen Sheila Souder Molly Yasuda
Sophomore Goals: Students will… …recognize & access resources to explore personal, academic & career goals. …understand how current choices impact your future. …understand the importance of balance. …know how to communicate effectively. …identify personal strengths, values, challenges & boundaries.
Planning for Junior/Senior Year Consider student post high school goals. Complete graduation requirements. Identify student strengths/areas of interest. Consider college entrance requirements. Time commitments outside of school.
Sophomore Planning Meeting, 1/30 and 1/ : The CW (took place 1/23 and 1/24)
DISC – Drake Integrated Studies Curricula Personalized learning with a specific focus Graduation and UC/CSU “a-g” requirements included Team taught, project based, integrated studies Junior/senior students work together over two-year period
Communications Academy Courses included: U.S. History, American Government, Economics American Literature, 20th Century Literature, Humanities or Dramatic Literature Advanced Digital Communications, and Multimedia Stage Production ComAcad seeks to build a community of self-directed learners... ...who specialize in communication, collaboration, and creative problem solving... ...and demonstrate learning through integrated media performance-based exhibitions.
Studies of the Environment Academy: SEA-Disc Courses included: US History, Economics, American Government Environmental Science, AP Environmental Science Chemistry AP English Comp/Humanities Workplace Learning – internship experience SEA-Disc curriculum is: college-prep activity-based issues-oriented community service project- based
AP/Honors classes Rigor of courses Time commitment/work load Maintaining balance and stress level Understand how current choices impact future options
Alternative Choices TEAM One year program through Tamiscal High School Juniors only Meeting Dates: 1/27, 3/5, Tamiscal 6-7:30pm For more information go to: tamdistrict.org/page/3978 or Nikole Denton( ) tamdistrict.org/page/3978 ROP Program Each at a different Marin high school Student must be 16 years old Courses taught during school year Provides job training
On-Line Scheduling Sophomore course selection for will take place on-line through Home Access Center between February 3rd-14th Detailed instructions will be ed home Students should visit home.tamdistrict.org to create an account if they have not already done sohome.tamdistrict.org Having difficulties with an already existing account? Contact Jackie Hamilton at Update your with Jolie Jacobs at
Don’t forget… Parents are very important. Thank you for taking the time to encourage your student to challenge themselves. Thank you for fostering self-reliance by telling them to talk to their counselors, teachers and adults in their lives when they need help. All students have a variety of options. Thank you for highlighting those options.
Miscellaneous Items from the College & Career Center Gap Year Info: – also brochures, etc. in file cabinet in the College & Career Centerhttp://www.usagapyearfairs.org Extra booklets available from the recent College Admission Testing Strategies for Success event are available in the College & Career Center Opportunities to take practice standardized tests – March 1 st, practice ACT – sign up with Lisa Neumaier by February 11 th ; March 29 th, Princeton Review Assessment (combo SAT and ACT) – sign up with Lisa Neumaier by March 14 th More practice testing options will occur next year
Questions & Answers Uncommon Sense for Parents with Teenagers, by Michael Riera, Ph.D. Road Trip Nation, A Guide to Discovering Your Path in Life, by Mike Marriner & Nathan Gebhard Curious about places for your student to begin the college search