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2 Graduation Action Plan 11th Grade Career/College Planning Unit Module Two: Educational Awareness

3 Educational Awareness What is it? BRAINSTORM

4 High School Transcripts Cumulative File Official document showing all courses taken in high school, grades earned and conduct record All graduation requirements are listed as complete or incomplete Documentation required by colleges, military, and/or scholarship organizations

5 Grade Point Average Cumulative: The average grade for all courses taken in high school Academic: The average grade for all approved college prep courses A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0 Weighted grades for honors/AP classes –Convert all letter grades to point grades –Multiply each point grade by the number of units for that class (i.e.: 3.0 x 5 units= 15) to get points for that class –Add all class points together –Divide by the number of total units

6 High School Graduation Requirements CASHEE Credits Algebra Service Learning

7 a History/Social Science-2 years required b English-4 years required c Mathematics-3 years required d Lab Science-2 years required e Language other than English-2 years required f Visual & Performing Arts-1 year required g College Prep Elective-1 year required University of California and California State University Entrance Requirements

8 Please Refer to Career and College Planning Guide: Career Development Pathways Insert

9 Post-Secondary Options Private Career/Technical Schools Apprenticeships Military Employment Community College 4 Year Colleges/Universities My Future

10 Private Career/Technical Schools A highly focused approach to a variety of programs Examples: auto mechanics, cosmetology, computer science, business, nursing, etc. Students should compare program costs, duration, accreditation and job placement before making decision to attend Financial aid is usually available for students who qualify

11 Apprenticeships Earning while Learning: Get a paycheck while going to school to learn skills Most apprenticeships are three to five years with wage increases every six months Over 800 different occupational programs General guidelines: 18 years old, high school graduate, qualifying test. www.calapprenticeship.org for info

12 Military Serve your country Learn a skill while you earn Work in any of 4000 occupations Determine occupational direction from ASVAB test Save money for college or attend college

13 Employment Entry level positions Earn money while learning skills in the workplace Learn more about career and educational goals with real life experience Learning is lifelong: In order to keep skills/knowledge current, training/education will continue

14 Community College Community colleges offer a wide range of academic and vocational programs leading to an occupational certificate, a two year associate of arts degree or a transfer program. A good place to bring up academic skills/grades. A good educational value. Entrance requirements: Open to all California residents 18 years or older with high school diploma.

15 Four Year Colleges/Universities Private and Public Bachelors and advanced degrees College Life: dorms, sororities/fraternities, athletics, performing arts, etc. Competitive entry: GPA and test scores required

16 Please complete the Career and College Planning Guide: Post-Secondary: Personal Comparison of Three Schools Insert


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