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1Welcome to College Night Sophomore Students and ParentsClass of 2016
2Objectives for Sophomore College Night Block Schedule and Grading Period OverviewSchool LoopHigh School Graduation RequirementsCAHSEE, Service Learning Hours, ROPSummer School & AP CoursesCollege Admission RequirementsThings to Consider About CollegeFinancial AidAthletic Eligibility – High School and CollegeCommunity College, Vocational Schools, & MilitaryNavianceBig Future
3Block Schedule Term 1 Term 2 Sept. – Nov. Nov. – Jan Feb. – April April – JuneSemester Semester Semester Semester 4During Term 1, students take 4 classesDuring Term 2, students take 4 different classesOn the Block Schedule, Kennedy Student attempt 80 credits per year, versus 60 credits in a traditional 6 period schedule. This leaves more space for additional courses; math, science, world language, ROP, and/or electives.
5https://kennedy-fusd-ca.schoolloop.com/ School Loophttps://kennedy-fusd-ca.schoolloop.com/School Loop is a communication tool that Fremont Unified School District implemented last year. It is a convenient way for parents and students to view:GradesProgress reportsMissing assignmentsUpcoming assignmentsteachers and school staffGet school information
9Graduation Requirements To earn a Fremont Unified School District Diploma, students must satisfy the following graduation requirements:230 Course Credits in the following areas:English – 4 years (40 credits)Social Studies/History – 3 years (30 credits)Mathematics – 3 years (30 credits)Science – 2 years (10 credits physical science, 10 credits life science)Physical Education – 2 years (20 credits)Visual/Performing Art/World Language/Career Tech – 1 year (10 credits)Computer Ops – 5 creditsHealth – 5 creditsElectives – 70 creditsPass the California High School Exit Exam in English and MathComplete 40 Service Learning Hours
10Earning CreditsTo pass a class, and earn 5 credits, a grade of D- or better must be earned. If an F is earned, 0.0 credits are earned.Most colleges or universities require a C or above grade in classes. Even though a student can graduate with a D, it is best to strive for a C or above to keep college options available.If a student earns a D or F in a course, it is the student’s responsibility to attend summer school to raise the grade in that class.
11What Happens When Courses are Failed Example: If you fail English 9 Sem. 1 and Integrated Science Sem. 2 this year, you will need to attend Summer School to retake these classes.You can only take 2 semester classes in Summer School. Each class is 2.5 hours long. Summer School is usually 7:30 – 12:50 pm and you only earn 10 credits. =(Example: If you fail English 9 Sem. 1, English 9 Sem. 2, Integrated Science Sem. 2, and Health you will need to attend 2 years of Summer School to retake these classes.This means you would need to attend the Summer after 9th AND after 10th grade. =(If you fail even more classes you are looking at 3 years of Summer School and the possibility of also having to go to school at night during your senior year.For example, some seniors are going to Kennedy from 8-3pm and then on Tues and Wednesdays they are in class at Adult School from 3:40 to 6:50 pm. =(If graduation from Kennedy ever becomes mathematically impossible, Robertson will be recommended.
12FUSD Graduation Requirement and College Subject Requirements California State UniversityUniversity of CaliforniaPrivate & Out of State CollegesEnglish - “B”4 YearsMath – “C”3 Years (including 1 year of algebra)3Years Required/4 Years Rec.History/Social Studies – “A”3 Years2 YearsScience – “D”1 Year Life Science1 Year Physical Science2 Years Lab Science3 Years Lab Science Rec.Foreign Language – “E”1 Year (Foreign Language or Fine Art)2 Years Required/3 Years Rec.3 + Years Rec.Fine Art – “F”1 Year (Fine Art or Foreign Language)1 YearElective – “G”70 Credits
13College Entrance Requirements: California State University (CSU) There are 23 CSU Campuses State-WideAdmission is based on:A – G GPA (2.0 minimum)andCollege Entrance Exam:SAT orACT
14College Entrance Requirements: University of California (UC) There are 10 UC Campuses; 9 have undergraduate programs, 1 (UCSF) only has post-graduate programsAdmissions is based on:A-G GPA (3.0 minimum)SAT or ACT scorePersonal Statement(s)
15College Entrance Requirements: Private and Out-of-State Colleges “Core” Course Requirements (reflective of A-G)SAT or ACTPersonal StatementSupplemental Application (some schools)
16Things to Consider When Choosing a College or University Size (Colleges range in size from 40,000 students to under 1000)Cost (in-state vs. out-of-state tuition, private vs. public)Selectivity (do you meet the admissions criteria for college/university, how competitive is admission?)Type of College (private, public, community, parochial, etc)Major/Academic Dept.HousingLocation (in-state vs. out-of-state, rural vs. urban setting, weather considerations)
17Financial Aid/Paying for College FASFA: Free Application for Student Federal AidCal Grant: Application for “free” money from the state of California, to be used in California schoolsCSS Profile: Application for “free” money from Private SchoolsScholarships**Don’t be fooled by the tuition/housing price you see on a website – often private and/or out-of-state schools can be less expensive than a California public school.
18Athletic Eligibility: High School Fremont Unified Requirements2.0 GPANo F’sAcademic Probation may be granted for one grading period if a student has 1 F or a GPA between 1.75 – 2.0
19Athletic Eligibility: College NCAA – National Collegiate Athletic AssociationGraduate from High SchoolBe accepted to the University through the regular admissions processComplete 16 Core CoursesSAT/ACTStudents/Parents registerNAIA – National Organization for Intercollegiate Athleticshave at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the conclusion of junior year OR have at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale midway through senior yearhave met minimum test score requirement (18 ACT or 860 SAT Critical Reading and Math)
20Community CollegeOhlone College classes are offered at JFKHS! For a listing of courses, see the school website or your counselor for more details.There are 112 community colleges in California and each one is unique. For a complete listing of schools, check outPlacement tests in English and Math are required for all community colleges. If you do not score well on the placement tests, you will be required to take remediation classes before you are able to take transfer level courses.In order for a student to transfer to a UC or CSU, students must complete 60 units of college coursework with grades of C or higher.
21Vocational Training & Military Service For students not interested in traditional 2 or 4 year college, vocational or technical training and military service is an option.Contrary to popular belief, in order to enlist in any branch of the military, students MUST earn a high school diploma. A GED or proficiency exam can no longer replace the diploma requirement. If you are interested in joining the military after high school, see your counselor or College and Career Specialist Mrs. Coleman for additional information .In addition to preparing students for transferring, community colleges offer certificate programs to help prepare students for technical and service industry jobs (plumbing, electrical, mechanic, construction, culinary arts, nursing/dental assistants, etc.) and are often SIGNIFICANTLY CHEAPER than the cost of a “specialized training school” (Examples: Devry, ITT Tech, Wyotech) or other programs you might see adds for on television.
22Mission Valley ROP Regional Occupational Program Anatomy & PhysiologyAuto Body Painting & Refinishing 1&2Automotive TechnologyCareers in EducationCivil Engineering & ArchitectureComputer Animation 1&2Construction Technology 1&2Culinary Arts 1&2*Digital Sound Design 1&2Digital Video Arts 1&2*Event Planning & Catering*Fire Technology 1&2Forensic Science 1&2Game DesignGeometry in Construction*Law EnforcementMedical AssistingMotion Graphics 1&2Nursing AssistantPharmacy Clerk 1&2Sports Therapy 1&2*Classes only offered at JFKHS**Benefits: Career Training, Career Exploration, High School Credit
23Things To Do NowStay on top of your grades – colleges need C’s or betterTalk with your counselor to ensure you are meeting all the A-G/Core Course requirementsStart searching colleges; visit as many campuses as possible to get a “feel” for the different typesTake the PSAT:Practice SAT TestOnce the test is scored, you will receive a copy of your scores and a copy of the actual test you can use to help study and prepare for the SAT exam.Cost of the exam is $30. You can purchase the test from Ms. Facha in the main office.Tests are limited, so purchase your copy soon!Start saving:SAT: $51, ACT: $36-50Applications: $55 – up per schoolAP Exams: $90/test
24Naviance Online College and Career Planning Portfolio Research CollegesSign Up for College VisitsKeep College Search ProcessOrganizedCreate Your Own College ListPersonality Profile with“Do What You Are”Build resumeCareer AssistanceWebsitesLog on to:or you can follow a linkthrough the JFK website under the college and career services tab.
25Go to the following website: Naviance Log inWhat you will need:Valid addressPersonal Registration password (You can obtain this from your counselor)Go to the following website:connection.naviance.com