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1 Class of 2017/2018 PARENT INFORMATION NIGHT Presented By: TIM WIRTH Counselor – Class of 2018 & KELLY HARRIS Counselor - Class of 2017

2 RHS Counseling Department Tim Tim Class of 2018 Class of 2018 Kelly Harris Kelly Harris Class of 2017 Class of 2017 Lissa Lissa Class of 2016 Class of 2016 Helene Carr Helene Carr Class of 2015 Class of 2015 Rhonda Martinez Rhonda Martinez Counseling Secretary Counseling Secretary

3 TOPICS TO BE COVERED Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements Preparing for Course Registration Preparing for Course Registration Post Secondary Options Post Secondary Options College Admission & Testing Requirements College Admission & Testing Requirements Supporting your student for SUCCESS Supporting your student for SUCCESS College & Career Center Resources College & Career Center Resources Questions & Answers Questions & Answers

4 ROCKLIN HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 250 Credits 4 years Language Arts 4 years Language Arts 4 years Social Studies 4 years Social Studies 3 years Mathematics 3 years Mathematics 3 years Science 3 years Science 3 years P.E. 3 years P.E. 1 year VAPA 1 year VAPA 1 year Foreign Language 1 year Technology ½ year Health 50 Elective Credits CAHSEE 25 hrs. of documented Community Service

5 COMMUNITY SERVICE 25 hours required for RHS graduation 25 hours required for RHS graduation Non-Profit agency or organization Non-Profit agency or organization May be completed as part of a club, team, family, or individual effort. May be completed as part of a club, team, family, or individual effort. Opportunities and contracts available in the College & Career Center. Opportunities and contracts available in the College & Career Center. All hours MUST be documented. All hours MUST be documented. Hours should be completed by the end of the Junior Year. Hours should be completed by the end of the Junior Year.

6 RHS Grading System No Mark (NM) – Issued at Progress Report No Mark (NM) – Issued at Progress Report No Credit (NC) – Issued for Semester Grade No Credit (NC) – Issued for Semester Grade Semester grade is the final grade on the official transcript. If a student earns a NC in a course required for graduation, the course must be repeated in summer school/night school in order to get back on track. Semester grade is the final grade on the official transcript. If a student earns a NC in a course required for graduation, the course must be repeated in summer school/night school in order to get back on track.

7 Summer School Credit Recovery for courses needed to fulfill graduation requirements. Credit Recovery for courses needed to fulfill graduation requirements. Summer school registration forms will be available in April. Summer school registration forms will be available in April. Location alternates between RHS & WHS. Location alternates between RHS & WHS. Two sessions (am/pm) – each session is one semester credit per class. Two sessions (am/pm) – each session is one semester credit per class. Four weeks (June 15 th - July 9 th ) Four weeks (June 15 th - July 9 th ) Night School is available beginning Junior year. Night School is available beginning Junior year.

8 Planning for Course Registration Review courses in Naviance Course Planner (the same course information can also can be found the Academic Planning Guide online under the Counseling link!) Review courses in Naviance Course Planner (the same course information can also can be found the Academic Planning Guide online under the Counseling link!) Read Course Descriptions thoroughly. Read Course Descriptions thoroughly. Check pre-requisites for all courses. Check pre-requisites for all courses. Talk to teachers to gather input and recommendations. Talk to teachers to gather input and recommendations. Complete form for Advanced/Honors/AP courses if applicable (including upper level Foreign Language courses) Complete form for Advanced/Honors/AP courses if applicable (including upper level Foreign Language courses)

9 9 th Grade Classroom Visits Thursday, Jan 29 th and Friday, Jan 30 th Thursday, Jan 29 th and Friday, Jan 30 th Review Graduation Requirements Review Graduation Requirements Distribute & Review Transcripts Distribute & Review Transcripts Week of February 23 rd – February 27 th Week of February 23 rd – February 27 th Discuss registration to select courses for sophomore year via Naviance. Students will use 6 year plan for reference. Discuss registration to select courses for sophomore year via Naviance. Students will use 6 year plan for reference. Week of March 23 rd – March 27 th Week of March 23 rd – March 27 th Registration for 9 th graders (Students released from Language Arts classes to meet with Counselor) Registration for 9 th graders (Students released from Language Arts classes to meet with Counselor) Students MUST bring printed Naviance course planning page, with parent signature and 2 elective alternates Students MUST bring printed Naviance course planning page, with parent signature and 2 elective alternates

10 10 th Grade Classroom Visits Week of February 9 th -12 th Week of February 9 th -12 th Review Transcript & Graduation Petition Review Transcript & Graduation Petition Sophomore Counseling Form will include Naviance instructions. Sophomore Counseling Form will include Naviance instructions. Students will need to log onto Naviance to create their course planner. Course planners need to be printed and signed by a parent. Students will write 2 additional elective alternates on their course planner. Students will need to log onto Naviance to create their course planner. Course planners need to be printed and signed by a parent. Students will write 2 additional elective alternates on their course planner. Week of March 16 th – 20 th Week of March 16 th – 20 th Registration for 10 th graders (Students released from classes to meet with Counselor) Registration for 10 th graders (Students released from classes to meet with Counselor) Students MUST bring printed Naviance course planning page, with parent signature and 2 elective alternates. Students MUST bring printed Naviance course planning page, with parent signature and 2 elective alternates.

11 Academic Planning Guide Info/Counseling Course descriptions and requirements (also on Naviance) Course descriptions and requirements (also on Naviance) Graduation requirements Graduation requirements College eligibility and requirements College eligibility and requirements SAT/ACT Testing Information SAT/ACT Testing Information Recommended Path of Courses for College Bound Students Recommended Path of Courses for College Bound Students UC/CSU A-G Course List UC/CSU A-G Course List ROP Course Offerings (11 th & 12 th grades) ROP Course Offerings (11 th & 12 th grades)

12 Advanced Placement (AP)/Honors COURSES Rigorous curriculum – Weighted Rigorous curriculum – Weighted Plan for AP prerequisites Plan for AP prerequisites Balance AP and Honors courses over more than one year in your plan. Balance AP and Honors courses over more than one year in your plan. $91.00 AP exam fee (subject to change) $91.00 AP exam fee (subject to change) Score of 3 or higher on AP exams may earn college credit and/or advancement at some universities. Score of 3 or higher on AP exams may earn college credit and/or advancement at some universities. AP Informational Meetings for prospective students (Dates are listed on school website) AP Informational Meetings for prospective students (Dates are listed on school website)

13 AP Informational Meetings CLASSDATELOCATION/TIME AP BIOLOGYTBD AP CALCULUS ABThurs. Jan 29 LunchRoom K3 AP CALCULUS BCNo Meeting Required AP CHEMISTRYTues. Jan LunchRoom F2 AP COMP. SCIENCE AThurs. Feb. 5 LunchRoom R29 AP ENGLISH LANGFriday Jan 30 LunchTLH AP ENGLISH LITMon. Feb 2 1:05pmTLH AP ENV. SCIENCETBD AP GOVERNMENTTues. Jan 27 AP MICROECONOMICSThurs. Feb 5 BREAKL1 AP MUSIC THEORYTBD

14 AP Informational Meetings ClassDate/TimeLocation AP Physics 1Wed. Feb 4 AP Physics 2Wed. Feb 4 AP PHYSICS C: Mechanics Wed. Feb 4 AP PSYCHOLOGYTBD AP STATISTICSTues. Feb 3 LunchRoom K6 AP STUDIO ART- 2DThurs. Feb. 5 Lunch AP STUDIO ART – 3DNo Meeting Required AP STUDIO ART – DRAWING TBD AP US HISTORYMon. Jan. 26 BreakRoom L6 AP WORLD HISTORYTues. Feb. 10 BreakRoom TLH

15 Post Secondary Educational Options University of California University of California California State University California State University Private/Independent/Out of State Schools Private/Independent/Out of State Schools Community College – 60 credits needed to transfer to a four year college. Community College – 60 credits needed to transfer to a four year college. Technical School Technical School Military Military

16 ELIGIBLE VS. ADMITTED *Satisfying Rocklin High School graduation requirements does not mean you have met college eligibility requirements. *Being eligible for a university does not equal being admitted – selective schools look for students who have achieved more than minimal eligibility. *If it says “recommended,” consider it “required” for highly selective colleges.

17 COLLEGE PREPARATION UC/CSU Minimum Entrance Requirements 4 years Language Arts 4 years Language Arts 2 years Social Studies 2 years Social Studies 3 years Math (4 years recommended) 3 years Math (4 years recommended) Must include Algebra I, Geometry, & Algebra II Must include Algebra I, Geometry, & Algebra II 2 years Lab Science (4 years recommended) 2 years Lab Science (4 years recommended) Must include one year Physical Science & one year Life Science (Biology and Physics or Chemistry required) Must include one year Physical Science & one year Life Science (Biology and Physics or Chemistry required) 2 years Foreign Language (3 years recommended) 2 years Foreign Language (3 years recommended) 1 year Visual & Performing Arts 1 year Visual & Performing Arts 1 year College Prep Elective from A-G approved list 1 year College Prep Elective from A-G approved list SAT Reasoning Test or ACT SAT Reasoning Test or ACT SAT Subject Tests( UC only -Some majors RECOMMEND) SAT Subject Tests( UC only -Some majors RECOMMEND)

18 NCAA ELIGIBILITY

19 UC/CSU Testing Requirements PSAT – Practice SAT (offered once a year in October) PSAT – Practice SAT (offered once a year in October) SAT/ACT Practice Test (fall and spring dates available) SAT/ACT Practice Test (fall and spring dates available) SAT Reasoning Test OR ACT SAT Reasoning Test OR ACT SAT – SAT – ACT – ACT – SAT Subject Tests – Determine if specific college/major will require. SAT Subject Tests – Determine if specific college/major will require. CSU does not require the writing portion of the ACT at this time. CSU does not require the writing portion of the ACT at this time.

20 Private & Out of State Colleges Research testing requirements at individual schools to be certain you take the correct exams by the given deadline as requirements can vary. Research testing requirements at individual schools to be certain you take the correct exams by the given deadline as requirements can vary. Information & On-line Registration: SAT: ACT:

21 Activities… How important are they in the application process? CSU - GPA & Test Scores only CSU - GPA & Test Scores only Except Cal Poly SLO Except Cal Poly SLO UC – GPA, test scores, activities, awards, volunteer work, employment, personal statement, etc. UC – GPA, test scores, activities, awards, volunteer work, employment, personal statement, etc. Private & Independents – All of the UC requirements plus letters of recommendation (Teachers)/School Report includes letter of recommendation (Counselor) Private & Independents – All of the UC requirements plus letters of recommendation (Teachers)/School Report includes letter of recommendation (Counselor) Out of State – Varies from school to school Out of State – Varies from school to school

22 COLLEGE PLANNING Choosing your college/university Choosing your college/university Naviance Naviance Tips for finding your college match Tips for finding your college match Visiting college campuses Visiting college campuses Virtual Tours Virtual Tours In Person In Person

23 New SAT Changes Major changes in the format of the SAT will be implemented in the spring of The PSAT will reflect these changes beginning in the fall of Below is a recap of the biggest changes: Major changes in the format of the SAT will be implemented in the spring of The PSAT will reflect these changes beginning in the fall of Below is a recap of the biggest changes: Current SATRedesigned SAT *Critical Reading*Evidence-Based Reading and Writing *Writing *Reading Test *Mathematics *Writing and Language Test *Essay*Math *Essay (optional) *Essay (optional)

24 New SAT Changes (features) Current SATRedesigned SAT *Emphasis on general *Continued emphasis on reasoning reasoning skills alongside a clearer, stronger focus on the knowledge, skills, and understandings most important for college and career readiness and success *Emphasis on vocabulary, *Greater emphasis on the meaning of often in limited contexts words in extended contexts and on how word choice shapes meaning, tone, and impact *Point deduction for *No point deductions for incorrect incorrect answers answers incorrect answers answers

25 New SAT Changes (features) Current SATRedesigned SAT *Math focus on wide array *Math focus on 3 topics - problem-solving and data analysis, of topics “the heart of algebra”, and “passport to advanced math” of topics “the heart of algebra”, and “passport to advanced math” *More emphasis on *Real-world problem solving including computational skills analyzing data, charts, and graphs *Calculators permitted for *Calculator no longer permitted for all math sections all sections *Essay required *Essay optional *Essay tests writing skill; *Essay tests reading, analysis, and writing skills; students students take a position on produce a written analysis of a provided source text students take a position on produce a written analysis of a provided source text a presented issue

26 NAVIANCE 10 th grade- Strengths Explorer & Career Clusters 10 th grade- Strengths Explorer & Career Clusters Strength Explorer will be done in class so please do not do this part at home. I cannot be re-set. Strength Explorer will be done in class so please do not do this part at home. I cannot be re-set. 11 th grade- Super Match College Search 11 th grade- Super Match College Search Use Career Cluster Finder to discover groups of related careers suited to your personality and interests. Use Career Cluster Finder to discover groups of related careers suited to your personality and interests. Use Super Match to search for colleges based on hundreds of criteria. Use Super Match to search for colleges based on hundreds of criteria.

27 NAVIANCE Use “Favorite Careers” and “Colleges I’m Thinking About” lists to stay organized and keep your teachers and counselors aware of your interests. Use “Favorite Careers” and “Colleges I’m Thinking About” lists to stay organized and keep your teachers and counselors aware of your interests. Sign up to meet with college representatives and attend events in the College and Career Center, and more! Sign up to meet with college representatives and attend events in the College and Career Center, and more!

28 NAVIANCE Login Information- please pick up a slip before you leave today. Login Information- please pick up a slip before you leave today. NEED HELP? NEED HELP? Do you have multiple students at RHS? Is your relation to your student not listed above? Do you have multiple students at RHS? Is your relation to your student not listed above? Is this just not working for you or your student? Is this just not working for you or your student? Amber Tillery in the RHS College and Career Center: Amber Tillery in the RHS College and Career Center:

29 Tracking Your Student’s Progress Edline available through RHS website Edline available through RHS website Student and Parent Access Codes Student and Parent Access Codes Contact Linda Follis for Access Code if needed at Contact Linda Follis for Access Code if needed at If concerns about grades on Edline, contact teacher directly for specific information. If concerns about grades on Edline, contact teacher directly for specific information. Teacher contact information can be found on the school website through the “Academics” link. Teacher contact information can be found on the school website through the “Academics” link.

30 Simple Steps to Help Your Student Be SUCCESSFUL! Check Student Planner daily! Check Student Planner daily! Check grades online with student regularly. Check grades online with student regularly. Check teacher websites & Schoology. Check teacher websites & Schoology. teachers with questions or concerns. teachers with questions or concerns. Encourage students to meet with teacher(s) outside of class for additional support if needed. Encourage students to meet with teacher(s) outside of class for additional support if needed. Set specific homework time & place. Set specific homework time & place. Organize backpack each night. Organize backpack each night. Attend school and be on time! Attend school and be on time!

31 Visit the College & Career Center Career Exploration & Planning Career Exploration & Planning NAVIANCE NAVIANCE College Information & Searching College Information & Searching Military Career Information Military Career Information Vocational/Trade School Information Vocational/Trade School Information SAT & ACT Information SAT & ACT Information Community Service Community Service Employment & Work Permits Employment & Work Permits Homework/Tutoring (Tues./Wed./Thurs.) Homework/Tutoring (Tues./Wed./Thurs.) Financial Aid & Scholarships Financial Aid & Scholarships Electronic Newsletter : Mrs. Tillery to sign up at Electronic Newsletter : Mrs. Tillery to sign up at

32 Resources & Support Teachers Teachers  Communicate – is most efficient  Available to meet with students at PLUS, before/after school  Encourage your student to communicate Counselors Counselors  Academic Support  Personal & Social Support  High School & College Prep Planning  Peer Counselors (Personal/Conflict Mgt./Academics) Other Resources Other Resources  Edline & Schoology  Peer Mentors – Upperclassman in 9 th grade Geography Classes  PLUS – additional 30 minutes before lunch to meet with teachers  Student Planner/Daily Announcements

33 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS!


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