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1 Jump Start 2011 La Habra High School A California Distinguished School Class of 2015

2 Home of the Highlanders! Agenda Welcome and Introductions Graduation Requirements Requirements for admission to 4-year colleges/universities Graduation Checklist NCAA Clubs and Organizations Academic Reclassification School Attendance Policies and Procedures Student Support Academic Support Summer School Guidance Services Communication Questions and Answers

3 Home of the Highlanders! Graduation Requirements Class of 2015 English 40 units Social Science 30 units Mathematics30 units Science20 units Foreign Lang./Vis. or Perf. Arts 10 units Health2.5 units PE20 units Elective Courses65 units Total Units Required:217.5 Units ** Must pass California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) ** Must pass Algebra One ** Must pass Computer Competency Test/Computer Class

4 Home of the Highlanders! UC & CSU Admission Requirements “a-g” minimum course requirements with grade of “C” or better a.History/Social Science2 years World History, Cultures & Geography, U.S. History, & Am. Govt. b.English4 years c.Mathematics3 years Alg 1, Geometry & Alg 2 or higher d.Laboratory Science2 years Biology, Chemistry, & Physics e.World Language2 years Same Language f.Visual/Performing Art1 year g.College Preparatory Electives1 year College Entrance Exams Most colleges require : SAT Reasoning or ACT (with writing for UC) Recommendation: Take SAT or ACT in the Spring of your Junior Year. CSU and UC’s require SAT Reasoning, or ACT exams to be completed by December of senior year. CSU Placement Exams for English &/or Math (if SAT or ACT do not meet minimum CSU requirement, student will be advised) Students bound for UC must have successfully completed 11 of the A-G courses by the end of their junior year.

5 Graduation Checklist

6 Home of the Highlanders! NCAA Eligibility NCAA Division I requires 16 core courses as of August 1, This rule applies to any student first entering any Division I college or university on or after August 1, See the chart below for the breakdown of this 16 core- course requirement. NCAA Division II requires 14 core courses. See the breakdown of core- course requirements below. Please note, Division II will require 16 core courses beginning August 1, Only core courses are used in the calculation of the grade-point average. Be sure to look at your high school’s list of NCAA-approved core courses on the Eligibility Center's Web site to make certain that courses being taken have been approved as core courses. The Web site is

7 Home of the Highlanders! NCAA Eligibility PLEASE NOTE: Beginning August 1, 2013, students planning to attend an NCAA Division II institution will be required to complete 16 core courses. DIVISION II 14 Core-Course Rule 14 Core Courses: 3 years of English. 2 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 2 years of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 3 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy). DIVISION I 16 Core-Course Rule 16 Core Courses: 4 years of English. 3 years of mathematics (Algebra I or higher). 2 years of natural/physical science (1 year of lab if offered by high school). 1 year of additional English, mathematics or natural/physical science. 2 years of social science. 4 years of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy).

8 Clubs and Organizations CSF, NHS—9 th grade matters! –Student eligibility begins 10 th grade year. –Check for more info. Click on “Academic Counseling”www.lahabrahighschool.net Graduation Cords—plan ahead! ROP classes available! CLUB Rush is in September! –Get involved with a group on campus! Home of the Highlanders!

9 Grade Level Classification: Academic Grade vs. Social Grade The academic grade classification of a student indicates the student’s progress toward meeting unit requirements for graduation. 1.Each student’s academic grade classification for the next school year shall be determined by the number of units accomplished as follows: 9 th – units 10 th – units Students must be an academic 10 th grader to take the California High School Exit Exam 2.Annual academic grade classification of each student will be determined mid-August.

10 Home of the Highlanders! STUDENT CONTACT INFORMATION

11 Home of the Highlanders! Student Grade Report

12 Home of the Highlanders! Attendance EXTREMELY IMPORTANT IN HIGH SCHOOL! Excused Absences Illness, Doctor visits, Funeral, Court Appearance, Religious Holidays Vacation is NOT an excused absence! Unexcused Absences Result In Unit Loss 3 unexcused = 1 unit lost 6 unexcused = 2 units lost 9 unexcused = 3 units lost (Must Repeat Course at this point) 12 unexcused = 4 units lost 15 unexcused = defaults to an “F” in class 3-day Notification: Parent/guardian must call or send a note to the Attendance Office within three days of absence. Numbers: (562) or Unit make up can begin in summer school or during 11 th grade year.

13 Home of the Highlanders! Attendance Information

14 Home of the Highlanders! Student Support –Freshman Focus Additional bi-weekly progress reports for 9 th Grade English, Math, and Science Classes starting in January Reward Rally held in the spring –AERIES ABI Monitor your student’s grades, attendance, assignments, and progress. Students can check too!!!!

15 Home of the Highlanders! Academic Support Call or individual teachers for the days they are available after school. After school tutoring Monday – Thursday in room 84 2:45 pm to 3:45 pm Calculus Club Math Tutoring – Library at Lunch Monday through Thursday Library open during lunch and after school for student access, computer use and studying. Hours: 7:15 am – 3:45 pm

16 Home of the Highlanders! Summer School Any Failure in Academic Courses (Math, English, etc.) –Health and Computers Classes are held Monday through Thursday (7:45 am to 1:00 pm)

17 Home of the Highlanders! Guidance Services Erin MurphyA – Diana HernandezFore – Jason Gallego Mi-St Vicky EaglesonSu – (AVID, ROP)

18 Home of the Highlanders! Communication Web Page: Freshman Focus Aeries Browser Interface (ABI) Electronic marquee on Whittier Blvd. TeleParent Booster newsletters See your counselor at break, lunch, and after school. Highlander Newsletter Program flyers (Room 12 – Admin. Office) and Voic (teachers provide) –first initial last fjuhsd.net –Example: (Assistant Class Syllabi

19 Home of the Highlanders! Questions and Answers

20 Home of the Highlanders! Thank you for Joining Us

21 Home of the Highlanders! Class of 2015 Welcome to La Habra High School!


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