Presentation on theme: "Future Senior Night. Tonight’s presentation will cover: Things to look forward to “Guide for Seniors” handout General Timeline WHS graduation requirements."— Presentation transcript:
Tonight’s presentation will cover: Things to look forward to “Guide for Seniors” handout General Timeline WHS graduation requirements High school requirements vs. 4-year college requirements Zangle Registration Naviance Resources Q and A
Fun things to look forward to: Senior Portraits Leaving at lunch Senior parking lottery Senior Yearbook ads Senior Picnic Prom Senior Awards Night Senior Showcase Graduation Grad Night
June/July/August Participate in a summer program Volunteer Research post secondary options (college, jobs etc) CVUSD summer school Reacquaint yourself with Naviance September Update Naviance account SAT/ACT College Information Night “Facing the College Application Process” College speakers in the CCC Request teacher letters of recommendation Schedule college appt. w/ counselor (Naviance completed prior)
October SAT/ACT Finalize college choices College essays Finalize teacher recommendation requests Begin UC/CSU applications (open Oct. 1) Schedule college appt. w/ counselor (Naviance completed prior) November SAT/ACT EA and ED apps due Send test scores to colleges Submit CSU/UC application by Nov 30. Deadline for college counseling appt. (Naviance completed prior)
December Complete any remaining college apps with later deadlines Research Financial Aid (FAFSA, CalGrant, institutional awards…) January Explore Financial Aid! FAFSA online Cal Grant GPA Verification Naviance scholarship lists WHS Scholarship Foundation Merit based scholarships Prepare for final exams!
February Continue checking email for information from the colleges to which you have applied Continue scholarship research March-June Community College application period begins in March Apply for scholarships Acceptance/Denial decisions made Commit to your college of choice by May 1 Focus on ending semester 2 with good grades!
SUBJECTSEMESTERSCREDITS English8 (4 years)40 Health1 (1/2 year)5 Mathematics (must include Algebra 1) 6 (3 years)30 Physical Education4 (2 years)20 Phys. Science (Geosci or Chemistry) 2 (1 year)10 Biology2 (1 year)10 World Hist/Geography2 (1 year)10 US History2 (1 year)10 United States Government 1 (1/2 year)5 Economics1 (1/2 year)5 Visual/Perf. Arts OR Foreign Lang. 2 (1 year) 10 Electives 75 CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) PASSING SCORE ON ENGLISH AND MATH230 Classes are worth 5 credits per semester. You must earn a D or better to receive high school credits for a class. You must earn a C or better for 4-year university admissions.
CourseWHS Graduation Requirements 230 credits California State University (CSU) System “a-g”* The University of California (UC) System “a-g” Selective Private Universities ** Community College History (a) 3 years2 years 3 years Must either: English (b) 4 years Earn a high school diploma (or Certificate of Completion) Or… Mathematics (c) 3 years (1 year must be Algebra1)+ 3 years 4 recommended 3 years 4 recommended 4 years Science (d) 2 years Physical/Biological 2 years lab Physical/Biological 3 years recommended 2 years lab 3 years recommended 4 years preferred 3 years 4 years recommended Foreign Lang. (e) 1 year OR 1 year of a Fine Art 2 years 3 years recommended 2 years 3 years recommended 3 years 4 years recommended Be at least 18 years old to attend if not a high school graduate Visual or Performing Arts (f) 1 year OR 1 year of a Foreign Language 1 year visual/performing arts Electives (g)/ Additional Courses 75 additional elective credits 1 year academic elective minimum Additional academic electives 2 years of P.E. 1 semester of Health Testing RequirementCalifornia High School Exit Exam: CAHSEE Math CAHSEE English SAT Reasoning ACT SAT Reasoning or ACT plus Writing SAT Reasoning or ACT plus Writing SAT Subject Tests (Check each college for specific requirements) Math and English placement exams Comparative Minimum Requirements for College
High School Graduation Four years of English A-G Reqt: Four years of college prep (CP) level or higher. Must pass with grade of “C” or better.
High School Graduation Must complete total of 30 credits on the high school site, including Algebra 1 A-G Reqt: Three years of CP level or higher. Must pass with a grade of “C” or better.REQUIRED Algebra 1 CP / H Algebra 1 CP / H Geometry CP / H Geometry CP / H Algebra 2 CP / H Algebra 2 CP / HRECOMMENDED AP Calculus AP Computer Science Discrete Math Math Analysis CP/Honors Multimedia Information Technology AP Statistics
High School Graduation Any level of: World History or World History or AP European History US History US History U.S. Government & Politics U.S. Government & Politics Economics Economics A-G Reqt: Must pass with “C” or better World History CP or AP European History US History CP or AP (U.S. Government & Politics CP or AP) (Economics CP or H)
High School Graduation Biological Science (1 yr) Physical Science (1 yr) A-G Reqt: Two years of laboratory science. Must pass with “C” or better. 2 Years Required Biology CP / H Chemistry CP / H 3 rd Year Recommended Advanced Anatomy H ( Teacher approval required ) AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science Marine Science CP Physics CP/AP Physiology/Anatomy CP/H Forensic Science CP
For High School Graduation Only: Physical Education (two years) Health (one semester)
High School Graduation 1 year of Visual & Performing ArtOR 1 year of a World Language A-G Reqt: Must pass with “C” or better. 1 year of Visual & Performing ArtAND 2 years of the same world language (3 years recommended)
High School Graduation Every class taken above and beyond the previously listed graduation requirements will count towards the 75 credit elective requirement A-G Reqt: Must pass with “C” or better. 1 full year of a CP/H/AP level elective is required (above and beyond previously mentioned requirements) We make every effort possible to grant your first choice elective In the event that we cannot accommodate first choice, please list two alternate choices
Zangle Registration: Online tonight! Must log in with student id and password! After logging in, students will begin adding requests to their Zangle account. These requests will be discussed during the individual student meetings over the next 2 weeks.
What is it? A web-based resource that supports career and college planning Counselors use Naviance to aid in the college application process What does it do? College Visit Sign-ups College Comparisons Track Deadlines Track Acceptance History Scholarship Database Senior Survey Email updates from WHS Naviance
How to sign-in: www.conejo.k12.ca.us/whs/counseling.aspx Click on Naviance User name = email address Password = student ID # Student accounts only Visit the CCC or email your counselor if you have trouble signing in Once you’re logged in… Explore the various tabs: Colleges Careers About Me My Planner Make sure to refer back to the Naviance homepage for bulletins, updates, document library, links & more. Naviance
Links the counselors office to Common App and any institution receiving electronic documents Online waiver: FERPA Online teacher recommendations Online submission of transcripts Online submission of counselor letters of recommendation Online submission of counselor reports, a.k.a: Secondary School Reports Mid Year Reports Final Reports
College and Career Center: Mrs. Sandra Dewitt, Sub for Mrs. Cassie Sandifer, firstname.lastname@example.org@conejo.k12.ca.us Naviance: http://connection.naviance.com/westlakehttp://connection.naviance.com/westlake WHS Website: http://www.conejousd.org/whs (Click on Counseling)http://www.conejousd.org/whs Counselor email addresses Zangle access High School Course Directory High School & College Requirements Power Point Presentations Links to helpful resources Counseling Documents and more SAT/AP: www.collegeboard.orgwww.collegeboard.org ACT: www.act.orgwww.act.org