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1 Welcome Parents of The Class of 2011 Sophomore Conference

2 Eileen Linzey Guidance Specialist Le - Z

3 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

4 Develop The 4-Year Plan Graduation Check List Graduation Check List 230 Credits for Graduation 230 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

5 Graduation Requirements English – 4 years Math – 3 years Social Science – 4 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

6 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 (arithmetic and Algebra 1) Math (arithmetic 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

7 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” Extra Point Classes = “E” Extra Point Classes = “E” UC/CSU GPA = 10 th & 11 th grade UC/CSU GPA = 10 th & 11 th grade Community Service = 8 hours Community Service = 8 hours

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 Overview of Curriculum Grade 9 (10/27/08) GRADES/COURSES HONORS (H) COLLEGE PREP WORKSHOPIB ENGLISH English 1 H/IB English 1 Workshop pre-IB SOCIALSCIENCE Cultural Geography H/IB or H/MUN pre-IB MATH Geometry or H/IB, Algebra 2 or H/IB Algebra 1 or Algebra 1A Algebra 1A pre-IB SCIENCEBiology Earth Science Intro to Earth Science pre-IB PHYSICALED.P.E.P.E.P.E.N/A OTHER Foreign Language Foreign Lang. Fine Arts/Elec. Fine Arts or Elective pre-IB

11 Overview of Curriculum Grade 10 (10/27/08) GRADES/COURSES HONORS (H) COLLEGE PREP WORKSHOPIB ENGLISH English 2 H/IB English 2 Workshop pre-IB SOCIALSCIENCE Euro Hist AP/IB or World H/IB/MUN World History World History Workshop pre-IB MATH Algebra 2 or H/IB or Math Analysis Geometry or Algebra 1B Algebra 1B pre-IB SCIENCE Chemistry or Chemistry H Biology Intro Life or Conceptual Biology pre-IB PHYSICALED. Health or P.E. N/A OTHER Foreign Language Foreign Lang. Fine Arts/Elec. Fine Arts or Elective pre-IB

12 Overview of Curriculum Grade 11 (10/27/08) GRADES/COURSES HONORS (H) COLLEGE PREP WORKSHOPIB ENGLISH English 3 Lit. AP AP English 3 English 3 I or Workshop Eng 3 Lit. AP SOCIALSCIENCE U.S. Hist. AP or U.S. Hist. H/MUN U.S. History U.S. History Workshop U.S. Hist. AP or U.S. Hist./H/MUN MATH Math Analysis H/IB. Calculus AP/AB Geometry, Algebra 2, Stats, Math Analysis Business Math Business Math or Accounting Math Analysis H, or Math Studies SCIENCE Physics/H or Bio AP or Phy/Ana/H Chemistry, Integrated Science, Physics Intro Life Science or Concept. Bio Physics H, Physics B/AP,, or Biology SL OTHER Foreign Language Elective or P.E. Elective Foreign Language SL OTHER-VPA Elective (VPA) or P.E. Elective (VPA) Elective Comp.Sci. SL or Psych SL

13 Overview of IB Curriculum (10/27/08) GRADES/COURSES Grade 11 IB ENGLISH Eng 3 HL 1 SOCIALSCIENCE U.S. Hist. AP or U.S. Hist./H/MUN MATH Math Analysis H, or Math Studies or Calculus/AP SCIENCE Physics/H, Physics B/AP, or Biology SL OTHER Foreign Language SL or Spanish 3 IB OTHER-VPA Comp.Sci. SL, Psych SL, or VPA Grade 12 IB English 4 HL 2 (Humanities) Govt. Politics AP + History of America HL2 + Theory of Knowledge Calculus AB/AP, or Math Studies SL Biology SL, Biology HL 2, or Physics/H Foreign Language HL, Psych SL or Psych HL Comp. Sci SL or HL * Note: Econ – Summer (underlined = UC extra weight)

14 Overview of Curriculum Grade 12 (10/27/08) GRADES/COURSES HONORS (H) COLLEGE PREP WORKSHOPIB ENGLISH English 4 HL2 or Humanities Block English 4 English 4 I or Workshop English 4 HL 2 (Humanities Block) SOCIALSCIENCE Econ & Civics (Econ in Summer) Econ & Civics Econ /Civics Workshop Hist.of the Amer. HL2 + TOK (Econ in Summer) Hist.of the Amer. HL2 + TOK (Econ in Summer) MATH Calculus AP/AB OR BC or Statistics or Math Studies SL Math Anal or Alg 2 or Alg 2 Int. or Statistics or Math Studies SL Elective Calculus AB/AP, or Math Studies SL SCIENCEOrElective Physics AP or Bio AP or Physio/Anat H or AP Com. Sci. Physics or Psychology or Cont. Issues Elective Physics H or Physics B/AP Physics H or Physics B/AP OTHER-VPA Foreign Lang. Elective (VPA) Elective For. Lang. HL or Psych HL

15 University of California (Pg. 25)  10 campuses (9 undergraduate)  Top 12.5 % of high school graduates  Over 200,000 students  Costs approximately $21,700/yr. (’04-’05)  Competitive Admission  Most selective are UCLA and Berkeley  Comprehensive Review (GPA, A.P. courses, Test scores, Extracurricular, Essay)  SAT or ACT with Writing, plus two SAT Subject tests

16 UC ADMISSION GUIDELINES ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT Quality of senior year curriculum Quality of senior year curriculum Grades earned Grades earned Test Scores Test Scores Signs of marked improvement Signs of marked improvement Course choices are steadily more demanding Course choices are steadily more demanding

17 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

18 California State University (Pg. 21)  23 campuses  Top 33 % of high school graduates  Over 400,000 students  Costs approximately $15,600/yr. (’04-’05)  GPA & Test scores only (no essay, no subject tests)  SAT or ACT without Writing  GPA of 3.0 “eligible” with ANY test score  Cal State Fullerton guaranteed admission for local high schools in OC with 3.0 GPA

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

20 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 College courses may meet the requirement (IGETC list, Area 3A) College courses may meet the requirement (IGETC list, Area 3A) Course must include theory, not skill Course must include theory, not skill

21 Independent Universities (CA) (National) Usually SAT or ACT Usually SAT or ACT SAT Subject tests for competitive schools SAT Subject tests for competitive schools See college websites for specific requirements See college websites for specific requirements Costs: Up to $55,000 per year Costs: Up to $55,000 per year 75 WASC accredited colleges in California 75 WASC accredited colleges in California 233,000 students 233,000 students $936 Million annual financial aid awards $936 Million annual financial aid awards Letters of recommendation usually required Letters of recommendation usually required Personal interviews at some institutions Personal interviews at some institutions California list (Pg. 28) California list (Pg. 28)

22 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: $20 per unit plus room & board Tuition Cost: $20 per unit plus room & board Written transfer guarantees and priority admission to UC and CSU! Written transfer guarantees and priority admission to UC and CSU!

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

24 SAT Critical Reading Section Discrete Reading passages added from science, history, humanities, and literature Discrete Reading passages added from science, history, humanities, and literature Tip: Practice reading long boring passages to extend one’s ability to focus and concentrate Tip: Practice reading long boring passages to extend one’s ability to focus and concentrate

25 SAT Mathematics Section Added content through Algebra II Added content through Algebra II Reasoning and problem-solving skills based on high school curriculum Reasoning and problem-solving skills based on high school curriculum Student-produced responses remain in math section Student-produced responses remain in math section 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

26 SAT Writing Section Multiple choice questions Multiple choice questions Identify sentence errors Identify sentence errors Improve sentences Improve sentences Improve paragraphs Improve paragraphs Student Produced Essay Student Produced Essay Tip: Read newspaper editorials and practice writing persuasive essays Tip: Read newspaper editorials and practice writing persuasive essays

27 SAT WRITING TEST Sample Essay Prompts: Sample Essay Prompts: tml tml tml tml Student allowed 25 minutes to complete essay Student allowed 25 minutes to complete essay A holistic rubric of 1-6 points A holistic rubric of 1-6 points

28 SAT WRITING TEST Complete a statement with an example from history, literature, or your own life Complete a statement with an example from history, literature, or your own life Agree or disagree with a quote and provide supporting examples from experience, observations, reading Agree or disagree with a quote and provide supporting examples from experience, observations, reading “Good” rough draft is what the readers expect “Good” rough draft is what the readers expect Well-organized with few grammar errors Well-organized with few grammar errors

29 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

30 ACT Optional Writing component added to the ACT Optional Writing component added to the ACT The most compelling correlate of strong performance on the ACT is taking a rigorous core curriculum in high school The most compelling correlate of strong performance on the ACT is taking a rigorous core curriculum in high school

31 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 at this time CSU does not factor in the Writing Score at this time 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 UC requires two SAT Subject tests from two different subject areas UC requires two SAT Subject tests from two different subject areas Comparative features of SAT and ACT (Pg. 33) Comparative features of SAT and ACT (Pg. 33)

32 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

33 SAT Subject Tests (Pg. 31) 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

34 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

35 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

36 California’s Public Colleges Showcases California’s independent and public colleges and universities Showcases California’s independent and public colleges and universities College Planning College Planning Financial Aid Financial Aid Career Exploration Career Exploration “Ask an Expert” service “Ask an Expert” service Set up account to track coursework, admission requirements, career interests, and deadlines. Set up account to track coursework, admission requirements, career interests, and deadlines.

37 FINANCIAL AID All undergraduates seeking financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 st of their senior year All undergraduates seeking financial aid must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 st of their senior year FAFSA is based on parent and student income during the tax year of the student’s junior year through December 31 st of their senior year. FAFSA is based on parent and student income during the tax year of the student’s junior year through December 31 st of their senior year. The largest free scholarship search online The largest free scholarship search online

38 California Grants Cal Grant Guarantee Cal Grant Guarantee Every high school senior who graduates; meets the academic, financial and eligibility requirements and applies on time is guaranteed a Cal Grant award to attend college. Every high school senior who graduates; meets the academic, financial and eligibility requirements and applies on time is guaranteed a Cal Grant award to attend college. Cal Grant A up to $8,322 at independent colleges (3.0 GPA required) Cal Grant A up to $8,322 at independent colleges (3.0 GPA required) March 2 deadline, senior year March 2 deadline, senior year

39 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

40 Contact Information Eileen Linzey Phone: Le – NMarion Munozext O – Z Maria Newmarkext


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