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COUNSELORS: KERINCE SAYACHAK, JAY CENTER, ERIN GUNN, SEAN FORD, SOUA HERR, COURTNEY WILSON COUNSELORS: KERINCE SAYACHAK, JAY CENTER, ERIN GUNN, SEAN FORD,

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1 COUNSELORS: KERINCE SAYACHAK, JAY CENTER, ERIN GUNN, SEAN FORD, SOUA HERR, COURTNEY WILSON COUNSELORS: KERINCE SAYACHAK, JAY CENTER, ERIN GUNN, SEAN FORD, SOUA HERR, COURTNEY WILSON

2 AGENDA Welcome and Handouts CN Sophomore Counseling Presentation Health Careers Academy : Nurse Sarah CART Presentation: Bruce Hoffman ROP Presentation: Gregory Lomack, CUSD ROP Questions

3 Graduation Requirements

4 Advanced Placement Courses AP US Government AP U.S. History AP World History AP Literature AP Composition AP Statistics AP Biology AP Chemistry AP French AP Environmental Science AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Spanish Language AP Psychology AP Physics AP Macroeconomics

5 Sample Transcript GPA & Rank CAHSEEresults (P) Designates A-G course # credits earned

6 CAHSEE: The California High School Exit Exam Students must pass both sections of the CAHSEE to earn a high school diploma All sophomores will take the CAHSEE Feb 4, 2014(ELA) Feb 5, 2014 (Math) If your student does not pass, he or she will have multiple opportunities during his/her junior and senior year to retest and may be placed in intervention courses during summer/school year.

7 Sophomore Counseling Form

8 PSAT The PSAT is a Practice Test for the SAT On average students who take the PSAT do better on the SAT Tests are Given Only Once in October All sophomores took the PSAT on October 16, 2013 Counselors will review the results with the students on January 17th Recommended to take the PSAT junior year as the student may be Eligible for National Merit Scholarship Competition

9 PLAN The PLAN is a Practice Test for the ACT On average students who take the PLAN do better on the ACT Tests are Given Only Once in October PLAN Test was given on October 17, 2013 Counselors will review results with the students on December 16 th

10 ACT and SAT Best taken during the spring semester of the Junior Year Register at for SAT Reasoning, SAT Subject information Register at – ACT information

11 The “EDGE” On campus SAT/PSAT prep course Recommended for Juniors and Seniors and Sophomores who have completed Geometry. Offered in Fall and Spring. Sign up in Counseling Office Cost $95.00

12 Community College Requires high school diploma Take the Placement Test in English Benefit: Lower cost than 4 year university Can Transfer after 2 years to 4 Year University “Community College IS College!” Take math all four years College Prep throughout high school

13 UC Testing requirements Must Take the SAT or ACT with writing SAT Subject Tests are not required, but some campuses recommend that students vying for slots in competitive majors take the test to demonstrate subject proficiency See individual school for recommendations

14 California State University Testing Requirements Either the SAT or the ACT

15 CSU/ UC Course Requirements (A-G) 11 classes must be taken by end of junior year History/Social Science - 3 Years Required English - 4 Years Required Mathematics - 3 Years Required, 4 Recommended Lab Science - 2 Years (1 year Life, 1 year physical) Required, 3 Recommended Foreign Language - 2 Years Required, 3 Recommended Visual/Performing Arts - 1 Year Required College-Prep Elective - 1 Year Required

16 Private Colleges Admission Requirements and Fees will vary depending on the school. Most will require an Essay and Letters of Recommendation

17 Financial Aid and Scholarships Start getting familiar with the websites and begin searching NOW! Some Scholarships are for Sophomores and Juniors National Scholarship search through Naviance

18 Important websites: (Financial Aid) (Scholarships and General college info) pay pay (Scholarships and Financial Aid info)

19 NCAA Eligibility Center Apply at the beginning of the junior year Register online at: $70 fee required Print completed registration form for your records Need to request Official Transcript See your counselor for more specific information CN Contact for NCAA – Dr. Jay Center

20 Co - Curricular Sports Clubs Community Service Volunteer work Record of Community Service/Co- curricular Activities Get Involved!

21 Registration for Junior Year Distribution –February 21 st through PE classes Registration –March 5 & 6 through English class

22 Additional Information Planning for College Handbook- available for purchase Check our school Website frequently Club Meetings Upcoming School-wide Activities Deadlines Check your Parent Connect on Zangle often Grades Attendance Cafeteria

23 SOPHOMORE CONFERENCES Begin in january Contact Linda Harris : or to schedule your parent/counselor/student conference

24 Useful College Search Websites (General ) (General ) (Community ) (Community /Transfer ) (CSU -California State Universities) (U C system) (Private)

25 Naviance Family Connection rth Grade-level Career Assessment Complete your Game Plan Select Prospective Colleges Build a Resume Dec 4 th and 5 th Naviance presentations

26 NURSE SARAH MIKOLAVICH CART: BRUCE HOWARD ROP: DR. GREGORY LOMACK SPECIAL PROGRAMS

27 4-Year Pathway for students pursuing health related careers after graduation Cohort Classes English 9 & 10/Health/Bio & H. Bio/Chem & H. Chem/Geometry /Algebra 2/ World History/ Spanish 1 ROP Medical Careers Class or Sports Med/Athletic Training Application Process – Counselor & Nurse Sarah HOSA – Health Occupation Students of America National Affiliation and Competition Opportunities if funds raised/donations School activities : Poverello House, Children’s Hospital, Hinds Hospice …. Health Fair, Blood Drive, Monthly Guest speakers CTE - Health Careers Academy

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