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Welcome Freshmen Parents Class of 2017 Welcome Freshmen Parents Class of 2017.

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2 Welcome Freshmen Parents Class of 2017 Welcome Freshmen Parents Class of 2017

3 AGENDA Who is my Counselor? Who is my Counselor? Freshmen Calendar Freshmen Calendar Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements Testing Schedule Testing Schedule Higher Education Higher Education What Colleges look for What Colleges look for What to do in 9 th grade What to do in 9 th grade Counselor ’ s Role Counselor ’ s Role Important Websites Important Websites

4 Mrs. DiLullo9 th and 12 th grade Mrs. DiLullo9 th and 12 th grade (323) (323)

5 Freshmen Calendar Freshmen Calendar  August 28 Back to School  Sept Last Day for Schedule  Sept 21First Progress Report  Oct 16 College Visit Day  Oct 19 Second Progress Report  Nov 13 Third Progress Report  Nov 14/15 Parent Teacher Conferences  Dec 18/19 Final Exams – End of 1 st Semester  Dec 21 Grades available on Parent Portal  Jan 6 Second Semester Begins  Jan 27 Counselor Meetings begin/ 4yr Plan  Feb 8 First Progress Report  March 15 Second Progress Report  April 26 Third Progress Report  April 29/30/1 State Testing  June 2/3 Final Exams  Jun 4 Grades available  June 6 Last Day of School

6 History (Wld Hist, US Hist, Govt, Econ) 30 credits History (Wld Hist, US Hist, Govt, Econ) 30 credits English 40 credits English 40 credits Math (including Algebra 1) 20 credits Math (including Algebra 1) 20 credits Science ( Life and Physical) 20 credits Science ( Life and Physical) 20 credits Foreign Language 20 credits Foreign Language 20 credits Fine Art 10 credits Fine Art 10 credits PE 20 credit PE 20 credit Electives 65 credits Electives 65 credits Must pass the California High Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Must pass the California High Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Must earn full credit in all required courses. Must earn full credit in all required courses. TOTAL: 225 credits TOTAL: 225 credits Graduation Requirements

7 Testing Schedule 9 th – 11 th grade: State Tests 9 th – 11 th grade: State Tests 10 th grade: CA High School Exit Exam (February) 10 th grade: CA High School Exit Exam (February) 10 th grade (Fall): PSAT 10 th grade (Fall): PSAT 11 th grade (Fall): PSAT 11 th grade (Fall): PSAT 11 th grade (Spring): SAT and/or ACT 11 th grade (Spring): SAT and/or ACT AP Exams - Generally 11 th and 12 th AP Exams - Generally 11 th and 12 th

8 Knowing the A-G List Knowing the A-G List UC/CSU “A-G” Minimum Subject Requirements LetterAreaYearsRequired Years Recommended A History/Social Sciences 2 years BEnglish 4 years CMathematics 3 years 4 years D Laboratory Sciences 2 years 3 years E Language Other Than English 2 years 3 years F Visual and Performing Arts 1 year G College-Preparatory Electives 1 year

9 Higher Education in California As a resident of California you have FOUR options for higher education. 109 Community Colleges (CC) 23 California State Universities (CSU) 9 University of California (UC) 70 + Private and Independent Colleges/ Universities

10 CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGES (Requirements) 110 colleges If not a high school graduate, must be at least 18 years of age No specific course requirements No exams rerquired

11 Cal State/ UC Admission A-G Requirements CSU minimum GPA to apply for admission is 2.0 UC minimum GPA to apply for admission is 3.0 Make-up for ‘ C ’ grades are not accepted A- 2yrs. Social Science B- 4 yrs. English C- 3 yrs. Math – Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 ( UC/4 yrs. Rec.) D- 2 yrs. Lab Science – 1 Biological, 1 Physical (UC/3yrs. Rec.) E- 2 yrs. Foreign Language – same language (UC/3yrs. Rec.) F- 1 yr. VPA – Visual and Performing Arts G- 1 yr. UC approved elective

12 23 campuses throughout the state Top one-third (33%) of California high school graduates Many Community College students transfer to a California State University Requirements: UC ’ s A-G requirements Grades of C or better SAT or ACT CSU minimum GPA to apply for admission is 2.0

13 Top 12% of High School Graduates ELC Program A- G Requirements Grades C or better SAT Reasoning and/or ACT w/ writing UC Minimum GPA to apply for admission is 3.0 University of California Requirements: 9 campuses throughout the state

14 Private Colleges and Universities Requirements: Check the individual school requirements SAT or ACT May require letters of recommendation. More than 70 colleges & universities Vary in size, location, and programs Every college makes its own rules on eligibility Read all information carefully

15 What you ’ ve done What you ’ ve done What you ’ re like What you ’ re like Test performance Test performance What others think What others think What you do after class What you do after class

16 What to do in the 9 th grade What to do in the 9 th grade Get to know your Counselor Get to know your Counselor Attend the 4yr. Planning Conference Attend the 4yr. Planning Conference Do your best in all classes Do your best in all classes Begin to take part in Summer Programs Begin to take part in Summer Programs Visit local college campuses Visit local college campuses Begin community service Begin community service Remember, you will have more options if you start planning now for college and keep your grades up. Remember, you will have more options if you start planning now for college and keep your grades up.

17 Support for Academic Success Support for Academic Success Attend Teacher Office Hours or talk to them during lunch or after school. Free Peer Tutoring – CSF students are assigned through Mr. Freedman. Private outside tutors

18 Counselor ’ s Role Counselor ’ s Role Meet with students to develop 4 yr. Plan Meet with students to develop 4 yr. Plan Ensure students are on-track for graduation and post graduation goals Ensure students are on-track for graduation and post graduation goals Help determine appropriate course placement Help determine appropriate course placement Meet individually with struggling students Meet individually with struggling students Serve as a source for information on high school and post high school options Serve as a source for information on high school and post high school options

19 Important Websites CSUwww.csumentor.edu UCwww.universityofcalifornia.edu SAT www. collegeboard.com ACTwww.act.org Scholarships and College infocollege confidential.com Questbridge.com Financial Aidwww.finaid.org

20 Thank you for joining us! Welcome to LACHSA! QUESTIONS QUESTIONS


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