2 ROSS GUIDANCE STAFF Sara Ciofrone Jane Axman Angela Behr Amada Donnini Wayne AbenesCoordinator of GuidanceSara CiofroneJane AxmanAngela BehrAmada DonniniAnthony JimenezSophia Morisi
3 SONDERLING GUIDANCE STAFF Wayne AbenesCoordinator of GuidanceChristine BurrowsJessica Rodriguez-SearsGeorgina StellaRommel ArchagaDenise FasanoKaren FeilAntoinette Shervington
4 Brentwood HS Counseling Center ServicesAnnual review of each student’s educational progress and course selectionHelp students learn about various careers and career planningHelp develop students personal and social growthProvide counseling for students who exhibit any attendance, academic, behavioral or adjustment problems
5 Sophomore Expectations Get to know your counselor and let your counselor get to know you !Become part of the school communityJoin extra-curricular activities (Sports, Clubs, Volunteer)All 10th grade students take the PSAT/NMSQT on October 13th, as a practice. (Paid by the Brentwood School District)Begin thinking about your post secondary education and career plans.
7 Sophomore Expectations Attend the College Fair (October 27th) to broaden your awareness of possibilities after high school and to learn about what it takes to get into selective colleges.Research career areas related to your interests by using the resource materials on Naviance.Do as well as you can in your academics.Consider taking the SAT, SAT II (Biology, Chemistry, Math Level I) in June.
8 How do we improve student success? Positive, open communication between students, parents and schoolGood attendance and study habitsSet goals and have a plan of actionTake responsibility and ownership in all your decisions
9 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS COURSES CREDITS– ENGLISH 4– SOCIAL STUDIES 4– MATH 3– SCIENCE 3– HEALTH .5– ART or MUSIC 1– WORLD LANGUAGE (L.O.T.E.) 1– PHYSICAL EDUCATION 4 yrs. 2– ELECTIVESTOTAL UNITS
10 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS REGENTS DIPLOMAADVANCED REGENTS DIPLOMA– ENGLISH 11 REGENTS– INTEGRATED ALGEBRA REGENTS– INTEGRATED GEOMETRY REGENTSINTEGRATED ALGEBRA II&TRIGONOMETRY– GLOBAL HISTORY& GEO. REGENTS– U.S. HISTORY & GOVT. REGENTS– 2 SCIENCE REGENTS– WORLD LANGUAGE REGENTS– ENGLISH 11 REGENTS– MATH REGENTS– GLOBAL HIST.& GEO REGENTS– U.S. HISTORY & GOVT. REGENTS– SCIENCE REGENTS
11 STANDARDIZED TESTINGPSAT – October of the Sophomore Year-BOE SPONSOREDPSAT/NMSQT : National Merit Scholarship Qualifying TestSAT – Spring of the Junior Year-Critical Reasoning, Math and WritingSAT SUBJECT TESTS – Typically after finishing thehighest level of preparation for particular subjectACT – Skill Areas: English, Math, Reading, Scienceand Suggested WritingSpring of the Junior YearHow to prepare? READ…READ…READ!Free Practice and VocabularyMethod Test Prep
12 PREPARING FOR 10TH GRADETypical 10th Grade Schedule1. English I02. College Prep Writing / Health3. Math4. Global Studies II5. Science6. Science Lab / Phys. Ed.7. World Language8. Elective: Art, Music, Business, Lang., Etc.9. Lunch
13 Student's first period class acts as homeroom too! 1715Student's first period class acts as homeroom too!
14 This transcript represents a typical 10th graders completed course work.