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2 Year Academic Planning Brought to you by: Paloma Valley Counseling Department
Counselors Last Names A-D / AVIDMs. Ketelsleger E-L Ms. Rathbun M-O / Special ProgramsMs. Montiel P-W Mr. Lopez X-Z / Spanish SpeakingMrs. Roberts
Why are we here?? It is the goal of Paloma Valley High School to enable all students to acquire the knowledge, learn the skills, and develop the attitudes necessary for them to realize their full potential and to become responsible citizens and lifelong learners who can meet the challenge of a changing world. To achieve this goal, all students will develop an initial 2 year plan to include years 9 and 10. Sophomore year all students will revisit their plan and update the information for grades 11 and 12.
Earning Credits Take 6 classes per semester 1 year = 2 semesters Passing 1 semester of a class = 5 credits 1 semester = 30 credits 1 year = 60 credits 60 credits x 4 years = 240 credits Needed For Graduation = 225 credits
Paloma Valley Graduation Requirements 4 years of English 3 years of Math Must include Algebra 1 3 years of Science 1 year of Fine Art OR World Language One or the other; DO NOT need both 2 years of PE 3.5 years of Social Studies 1 semester of Health 5.5 elective classes Translates to 55 elective credits Total Credits = 225 ** All students must pass CAHSEE in order to receive a diploma
Remediation for Failed Courses Failed courses will not be put into your schedule Options… A+ Program Community Service for elective credits
AP Courses College Level Courses Weighted GPA: A=5, B=4, C=3 Academic credit awarded for exams passed in May. Can mean exemption from college or university lower division courses.
Trade/Vocational Schools A vocational school (or trade school or career school), providing vocational education, is a school in which students are taught the skills needed to perform a particular job. AKA “On the job training” Vocational Schools are now beginning to offer 2 and 4 year degrees. Check the school’s website for admission requirements and policies.
Community College Offer 2 year degrees & certificate programs Admissions: High School Diploma GED CA High School Proficiency Exam No GPA or testing requirements Earn: Certificates Associates Degree/2 year degree Credits to transfer to a 4 year institution
4 Year University Admissions: A-G Requirements Admissions for private universities check school’s website Pass SAT I or ACT Plus Writing Letter of Recommendation ( if needed) Pathways to a 4 year university: 2 yrs at Community College transfer to 4 yr university Only 2 yrs will be spent at Community and 2 yrs at 4 yr High School 4 yr university
Military Army Marines Navy Air Force Reserves-part time Coast Guard National Guard
College Entrance Requirements A-G Requirements A History/Social Science2 years required B English4 years required C Mathematics3 years required (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2) 4 years recommended D Laboratory Science2 years required 3 years recommended E Language Other than English2 years required 3 years recommended F Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) 1 year required G College-Preparatory Electives 1 year required ALL classes must be completed with a C or better in order to count toward A-G Requirements!! SAT or ACT Plus Writing must be taken to get into 4 yr.
YOUR 2 year plan Think about what you want to do after high school. Choose your classes based on your goals and path. If you do not choose your classes, your counselor will choose them for you!
English Freshmen (9 th ) English I Adv English I ELD I ELD II ELD III Sophomore (10 th ) English II Adv English II ELD I ELD II ELD III
Math Freshmen (9 th ) Algebra I Algebra IB Geometry Algebra II Sophomore (10 th ) Algebra I Algebra IB Integrated Math I Geometry Integrated Math II Algebra II Math Analysis H
Social Science Freshmen (9 th ) World Geography AP Geography Must fill out AP application Sophomore (10 th ) World History AP European History Must fill out AP application
Science Freshmen (9 th ) Life Science Biology Sophomore (10 th ) Life Science Biology Physical/ Environmental Chemistry Must have passed Algebra I and Biology with a C or better
Physical Education Freshmen (9 th ) PE 9A/9B Marching Band Naval Science Dance I Athletic PE Students must get a C or better in 9 th grade PE to take PE class other than PE 10 Sophomore (10 th ) PE 10-Team Sports Weights Aerobics Dance I, II Naval Science I, II Marching Band Athletic PE
Foreign Language/Fine Art or Elective Freshmen (9 th ) Spanish French American Sign Lang General Music Art Concert Choir Marching Band Drama OTHER elective Math or English Support Sophomore (10 th ) Spanish French American Sign Lang Drama General Music Band/Jazz/Symph W Art Video Prod OTHER elective