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1 Welcome Soldiers! AHS Class of 2015 1 Your Future

2 2014-2015 Ayala High Counselors Jami Pillasch A - Ci Jami Pillasch A - Ci Gayla Mead Cj – Hoo Gayla Mead Cj – Hoo Jamie Bergmann Hop – Men Jamie Bergmann Hop – Men Dennis Batterbee Meo – San Dennis Batterbee Meo – San Grace O’Keefe chairperson Sao – Z Grace O’Keefe chairperson Sao – Z 2

3 Tonight’s agenda What does it take to get an Ayala diploma? What does it take to get an Ayala diploma? What are our Alternative Education options? What are our Alternative Education options? What is Credit Recovery? What is Credit Recovery? What does the Career Center have to offer me? What does the Career Center have to offer me? Where can I get help to be successful? Where can I get help to be successful? How do I choose a college? How do I choose a college? What dates are important for me to know? What dates are important for me to know? What are the UC/CSU “A through G requirements”? What are the UC/CSU “A through G requirements”? What are the financial aid forms I need? What are the financial aid forms I need? What about NCAA and senior athletes? What about NCAA and senior athletes? What should Seniors be doing now? What should Seniors be doing now? 3

4 To Get A High School Diploma You Must: 1. Earn 225 credits (required core classes and electives). 2. Pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in both Math and English (offered several times yearly). 3. Complete 3 years of math. 4. Achieve a GPA of 2.0 or higher. 4

5 Ayala’s Minimum Graduation Requirements ENGLISH 40 credits 4 yrs MATH( pass Algebra I-10 credits) 30 credits 3 yrs PHYSICAL SCIENCE 10 credits 1 yr BIOLOGICAL SCIENCE 10 credits 1 yr PHYSICAL EDUCATION (P.E.) 20 credits 2 yrs WORLD HISTORY 10 credits 1 yr U.S. HISTORY 10 credits 1 yr GOV’T & ECONOMICS 10 credits 1 yr FINE ARTS or FOREIGN LANG 20 credits 2 yrs HEALTH 5 credits ½ yr ELECTIVES (may include: Math, Science, Language) 60 credits Required for graduation= 225 credits Required for graduation= 225 credits 5

6 Alternative options/ Credit Recovery CVUSD - Adult School - Basic, not College Prep. - Basic, not College Prep. - Only 20 credit max - Only 20 credit max - Repeating Failed classes only - Repeating Failed classes only - Limited space – Seniors priority - Limited space – Seniors priority Work Experience:  Must have a job to take this class.  Students earn variable elective credit (up to 10 credits per semester) 6

7 CREDIT RECOVERY CVUSD VIRTUAL PROGRAM CVUSD VIRTUAL PROGRAM a limited number of online classes a limited number of online classes offered through the CVUSD District to make up credits. offered through the CVUSD District to make up credits. ROP ROP ROP offers career training opportunities. ROP offers career training opportunities. You receive High School Elective credit AND get some real world skills training. You receive High School Elective credit AND get some real world skills training. 7

8 CREDIT RECOVERY Mt. San Antonio College High School Referral Program Fall / Winter/ Spring/ Summer Sessions Fall / Winter/ Spring/ Summer Sessions Meet 4 year college entrance requirements. (make up D and F grades) Meet 4 year college entrance requirements. (make up D and F grades) Must have a parent and counselor signature Must have a parent and counselor signature 8

9 Career Center 9

10 ACADEMIC SUCCESS 10

11 Helpful Hints! To be successful, students must: Have regular school attendance. Have regular school attendance. Be on time to school and to each class. Be on time to school and to each class. Truancy and tardiness are by far the largest reasons why students do not succeed. Actively participate in your education. Actively participate in your education. This means completing all assignments and projects on time and turning them in. This means completing all assignments and projects on time and turning them in. 11

12 After Ayala Most two year colleges and trade/tech schools will admit you with a high school diploma. Most two year colleges and trade/tech schools will admit you with a high school diploma. Four year colleges/ universities have specific requirements. Four year colleges/ universities have specific requirements. 12

13 How to Choose a College The ideal match is a school that supports both intellectual and personal growth. The ideal match is a school that supports both intellectual and personal growth. Create an initial list of schools from a variety of sources. Create an initial list of schools from a variety of sources. Schools you’ve heard of Schools you’ve heard of Family/friends/counselor suggestions Family/friends/counselor suggestions Matches on collegeboard.com or californiacolleges.edu Matches on collegeboard.com or californiacolleges.edu Apply to 4 or more colleges Apply to 4 or more colleges 1 or 2 long shots 1 or 2 long shots 2 possible 2 possible 2 very likely 2 very likely Don’t limit to just well-known universities Don’t limit to just well-known universities 13

14 Collegeboard and other Programs Bigfuture and YesYouCanGo - are interactive site that helps students find, explore and pay for college. Bigfuture and YesYouCanGo - are interactive site that helps students find, explore and pay for college. Californiacolleges.com is an educational resource website that allows you to explore colleges Californiacolleges.com is an educational resource website that allows you to explore colleges 14

15 IMPORTANT DATES Sept. 2014 Senior credits checks. Sept. 2014 Senior credits checks. Oct. 1-Nov.30,2014 CSU applications Oct. 1-Nov.30,2014 CSU applications Nov.1-Nov.30,2014 UC applications Nov.1-Nov.30,2014 UC applications LAST SATs: 11/8/14 register by 10/9/14 & 12/6/14, register by 11/6/14 LAST SATs: 11/8/14 register by 10/9/14 & 12/6/14, register by 11/6/14 ASAP: Send SAT/ACT scores to colleges you apply to. Do this through www.collegeboard.com ASAP: Send SAT/ACT scores to colleges you apply to. Do this through www.collegeboard.com www.collegeboard.com Now: register for NCAA if you plan to play Div. I,II sports. Now: register for NCAA if you plan to play Div. I,II sports. Ongoing: Meet in Career Center with college admissions reps. Ongoing: Meet in Career Center with college admissions reps. 15

16 IMPORTANT DATES Ongoing: Apply for scholarships. Ongoing: Apply for scholarships. January 1-March 2, 2015 Apply for January 1-March 2, 2015 Apply for Financial Aid: Financial Aid: - Submit FAFSA on line…(Jan. 1, 2015) - Submit FAFSA on line…(Jan. 1, 2015) - Turn in Cal Grant GPA verification form to Mrs. - Turn in Cal Grant GPA verification form to Mrs. O’Keefe in the Guidance Office. (Oct – March) O’Keefe in the Guidance Office. (Oct – March)  Ayala Financial Aid Night : (Jan. 13, 2015 in H121 16

17 University of California & California State University Admission Requirements (A-G) 17

18 UNIVERSITY of CALIFORNIA (UC) 10 total 18

19 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) 23 total 19

20 Admission is a two-step process Step 1: Eligibility Step 1: Eligibility Strength of Subjects: “A-G” courses Strength of Subjects: “A-G” courses Grade Point Average requirement: grades in “A-G” courses (G.P.A.). No grades below a “C”. Grade Point Average requirement: grades in “A-G” courses (G.P.A.). No grades below a “C”. Examination requirement : (SAT/ACT scores) Examination requirement : (SAT/ACT scores) To be “eligible” means you mean the minimum requirements to be considered for freshman admission. To be “eligible” means you mean the minimum requirements to be considered for freshman admission. Step 2: Selection Step 2: Selection “Selection” is the process used to select students when not all eligible students can be admitted. “Selection” is the process used to select students when not all eligible students can be admitted. 20

21 University “Selection” Some examples of “selection”- class of 2013; UC Riverside 54.7 % of applicants selected UC Riverside 54.7 % of applicants selected UC Santa Barbara 38.8 of applicants selected UC Santa Barbara 38.8 of applicants selected UC Irvine 41.1 % of applicants selected UC Irvine 41.1 % of applicants selected UC San Diego 36.8 % of applicants selected UC San Diego 36.8 % of applicants selected UCLA 20.1 % of applicants selected UCLA 20.1 % of applicants selected Cal Poly Pomona 54 % of applicants selected Cal Poly Pomona 54 % of applicants selected Cal State San Bernardino 40% of applicants selected Cal State San Bernardino 40% of applicants selected Cal State Fullerton 45% of applicants selected Cal State Fullerton 45% of applicants selected CSU Long Beach 34 % of applicants selected CSU Long Beach 34 % of applicants selected San Diego State University 33 % of applicants selected San Diego State University 33 % of applicants selected 21

22 Subject Requirement (“A-G” Courses) 22 a. History/Social Science – 2 years ( 1 yr. US; 1 yr. World) b. English – 4 years c. Math – 3 years, at least thru Algebra II (4 years recommended) d. Lab Science – 2 years (3 years recommended) Physical Science – Chemistry (UC); Earth Science (CSU) Biological Sciences-1 yr Biology CP/Honors/AP e. Language Other Than English – 2 years of same language (3 years recommended) f. Visual and Performing Arts – 1 year (drama, art, dance, chorus, band) g. College Preparatory Elective – 1 year, Psych., Economics, 3 rd yr. of foreign language, science, social science, etc.) All classes must be college prep, honors or Advanced Placement All classes must be college prep, honors or Advanced Placement All Grades must be “C” or better! All Grades must be “C” or better!

23 Scholarship Requirement: GPA Scholarship Requirement: GPA Calculated with 10th and 11 th grade in “A- G” courses only Calculated with 10th and 11 th grade in “A- G” courses only Additional grade points given for grades of C or better in a limited number of approved honors or Advanced Placement courses Additional grade points given for grades of C or better in a limited number of approved honors or Advanced Placement courses GPA for UC/CSU eligibility is capped at 4 year-long courses of UC–certified honors & AP coursework (no more than 2 yearlong courses in grade 10). GPA for UC/CSU eligibility is capped at 4 year-long courses of UC–certified honors & AP coursework (no more than 2 yearlong courses in grade 10). 23

24 Scholarship Requirement: GPA 24

25 Examination Requirement Examination Requirement Most 4-Year colleges and universities require the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT exam with writing. Most 4-Year colleges and universities require the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT exam with writing. Some schools (UC’s included) also recommend the SAT Subject area tests in two areas of your choice. Some of the SAT Subject Tests are: U.S. History, Math (level II), Chemistry, Physics, World History, Biology, German, Spanish, Literature, and others. Some schools (UC’s included) also recommend the SAT Subject area tests in two areas of your choice. Some of the SAT Subject Tests are: U.S. History, Math (level II), Chemistry, Physics, World History, Biology, German, Spanish, Literature, and others. 25

26 Examination Requirement Examination Requirement ACT vs. SAT 26 ACT- content –basedSAT – reasoning test English; Math; Reading; Science; Writing Critical Reading; Math, Writing Each test score range between 1-36 Composite ACT is the average of the four sections ranges between 1-36 Each test score will range between 200-800; total SAT score ranges between 600- 2400 No penalty for incorrect answers Yes, you lose ¼ of point for incorrect answers (except on the grid-in-math questions) Test given 6 times per year. Fee 36.50/ with Writing exam- $52.50. Test given 7 times per year. Fee is $49.00

27 Examination Requirement Examination Requirement 27

28 UC/Private Colleges Personal Statement An opportunity for applicants to provide information that supports and augments review process. An opportunity for applicants to provide information that supports and augments review process. Adds clarity, richness and meaning to application and completes the application. Adds clarity, richness and meaning to application and completes the application. Enables applicant to make the best possible case for admission. Enables applicant to make the best possible case for admission. An admission decision is never based on the content of the personal statement alone. An admission decision is never based on the content of the personal statement alone. 28

29 PERSONAL STATEMENT This is the part of your application that should demonstrate your personality, talents and creativity. This is the part of your application that should demonstrate your personality, talents and creativity. It is a reflection about who you are—be honest and interesting! It is a reflection about who you are—be honest and interesting! Show a scene or share a story that tells something unique about yourself. Show a side of yourself that your application doesn’t reveal. Tell about a special project you’ve done Show a scene or share a story that tells something unique about yourself. Show a side of yourself that your application doesn’t reveal. Tell about a special project you’ve done 29

30 University of California ELIGIBILITY IN THE LOCAL CONTEXT (ELC) At the end of the school year, Ayala sends the transcripts of the top 15% of the Junior class (sorted by ) to the University of California system. Transcripts are evaluated and letters are sent inviting the top 9% of the Junior class to apply for admission to the UC System. If you meet the eligibility requirements through this program you are guaranteed admission to a UC school. 30

31 CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) 23 total 31

32 APPLYING TO CSU: CSU Mentor.edu 32

33 CSU Mentor.edu Explore Campuses Explore Campuses Plan for College Plan for College Financial Aid Financial Aid Apply Online Apply Online Ask an Expert Ask an Expert 33

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35 Financial Aid 35 Updated NEW

36 CSU Early Assessment Program EARLY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM EARLY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM Helps HS students meet college readiness standards in English and math BEFORE entering the CSU campus. Helps HS students meet college readiness standards in English and math BEFORE entering the CSU campus. 11 th grade students are offered opportunity to “test out” of taking the usual entrance EPT/ELM exams required by CSU. 11 th grade students are offered opportunity to “test out” of taking the usual entrance EPT/ELM exams required by CSU. Saves money and time in lower level college remediation courses that don’t count for the bachelor’s degree. Saves money and time in lower level college remediation courses that don’t count for the bachelor’s degree. 36

37 CSU EAP How to qualify: During spring of 11 th grade, students take the California Standards Tests. How to qualify: During spring of 11 th grade, students take the California Standards Tests. EAP tests for college readiness in English and Math are additional questions (15 additional English and 15 additional math and a written essay) taken at time of CSTs. EAP tests for college readiness in English and Math are additional questions (15 additional English and 15 additional math and a written essay) taken at time of CSTs. Scores are sent in August. Scores are sent in August. 37

38 CSU EAP RESULTS OF EAP tests: ENGLISH :College Ready (exempt from CSU testing in English) ENGLISH :College Ready (exempt from CSU testing in English) Not College Ready (not exempt) Not College Ready (not exempt) MATH : College Ready Exempt ( from CSU testing in Math) MATH : College Ready Exempt ( from CSU testing in Math) College Ready Conditionally Exempt College Ready Conditionally Exempt (successfully completes senior year math class in (successfully completes senior year math class in higher level math) higher level math) Not College Ready (not exempt) Not College Ready (not exempt) Not Exempt means student will need to take EPT Not Exempt means student will need to take EPT or ELM tests upon admittance to the CSU system or ELM tests upon admittance to the CSU system 38

39 College Acceptance: What really matters? Strength of subjects (“A-G” list) Strength of subjects (“A-G” list) Grade Point Average (GPA) (of “A-G” classes) Grade Point Average (GPA) (of “A-G” classes) Class Rank Class Rank No grades below a “C” No grades below a “C” ACT/SAT scores sent ACT/SAT scores sent Activities/awards Activities/awards Personal essay (UCs and many Personal essay (UCs and many private colleges) private colleges) Diversity Diversity Meeting application deadlines Meeting application deadlines 39

40 APPLY ONLINE CSU CSU www.csumentor.edu www.csumentor.eduwww.csumentor.edu Oct 1-Nov.30 $55 per application UC www.universityofcalifornia.edu/appli cant UC www.universityofcalifornia.edu/appli cant www.universityofcalifornia.edu/app November 1-November 30 $60 per application 40

41 Private Colleges 41

42 PRIVATE COLLEGES Go online to find application, deadlines, Go online to find application, deadlines, admissions requirements, and financial aid admissions requirements, and financial aid requirements. requirements. Most private colleges will ask for counselor/teacher recommendations. Most private colleges will ask for counselor/teacher recommendations. Many private colleges have additional financial aid paperwork. Many private colleges have additional financial aid paperwork. 42

43 Community Colleges 43

44 Community Colleges A great place to begin if grades are low A great place to begin if grades are low A financial bargain A financial bargain They offer certificate programs or an associate’s degree ( 2 yrs of college) They offer certificate programs or an associate’s degree ( 2 yrs of college) If you do well, transferring to other colleges is not a problem If you do well, transferring to other colleges is not a problem 44

45 COMMUNITY COLLEGE Apply spring/summer of senior year. Apply spring/summer of senior year. www.chaffey.edu www.chaffey.edu www.chaffey.edu No need for SAT/ACT No need for SAT/ACT Keep a rigorous senior year schedule. Keep a rigorous senior year schedule. 45

46 NCAA Eligibility Students entering college (Fall of 2008 and after) Students entering college (Fall of 2008 and after) Division I 16 Core courses Division I 16 Core courses -4 yrs of English -3 yrs of Math (Alg. I or higher) -2 yrs of Social Science -2 yrs of Natural/Physical Science ( 1 yr of lab) -1 yr of additional English, math or natural/physical science science -4 yrs of additional courses (from any area above, foreign language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy) language or non-doctrinal religion/philosophy) Division I has a sliding scale of test score and grade point averages. Grade point is based on core courses only. Division I has a sliding scale of test score and grade point averages. Grade point is based on core courses only. RCHS core courses for NCAA is at: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net RCHS core courses for NCAA is at: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net www.ncaaclearinghouse.net Register at the end of the junior year. Register at the end of the junior year. 46

47 FINANCIAL AID 47

48 Financial Aid The FAFSAThe FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid) is filed BETWEEN January 1-March 2. The earlier the better since some school-based aid is competitive and can run out, but accurate income and tax information is required. Cal Grant GPA Verification formCal Grant GPA Verification form is done before the March 2 nd, deadline. ( Oct. – March at Ayala) These 2 forms are the major forms for financial aid. If You Plan On Continuing Your Formal Education After High School, You Should Complete a FAFSA and GPA Verification form during Jan/February of your Senior Year! 48

49 Need I Say More? Much MORE information Financial Aid Night at Ayala High, Rm H121 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm 49

50 Senior List Select challenging classes recommended for college- bound students. Select challenging classes recommended for college- bound students. Continue to monitor academic progress. Continue to monitor academic progress. Continue to monitor attendance. Continue to monitor attendance. Help set up a calendar for the year to include college application deadlines, visits, test dates, and financial aid deadlines. Help set up a calendar for the year to include college application deadlines, visits, test dates, and financial aid deadlines. Sign up for SATS/ACT (latest test date is December). Sign up for SATS/ACT (latest test date is December). Obtain and complete college applications in October and November. Obtain and complete college applications in October and November. PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DEADLINES!!! PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DEADLINES!!! 50

51 Seniors (cont.) Get “Senior Profile” from counselor if applying for private colleges or scholarships. Get “Senior Profile” from counselor if applying for private colleges or scholarships. Make sure student applies to at least one “Safe” college (one in which he/she will definitely be accepted and that you can definitely afford). Make sure student applies to at least one “Safe” college (one in which he/she will definitely be accepted and that you can definitely afford). Apply for financial aid Apply for financial aid --scholarship bulletin/ counseling website. --FAFSA and Financial Aid Night (October) --FAFSA and Financial Aid Night (October) At the end of senior year, in May, request final transcript from the registrar to be sent to final college choice. At the end of senior year, in May, request final transcript from the registrar to be sent to final college choice. Males must register with Selective Service when they turn 18 years old. Males must register with Selective Service when they turn 18 years old. 51

52 Thank You for Attending Ayala’s Senior Night Presentation 52 Mrs. Jami Pillasch, Counselor Mrs. Grace O’Keefe, Counselor


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