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High School Success 9th Grade College/Career Unit Module One: Introduction to High School.

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1 High School Success 9th Grade College/Career Unit Module One: Introduction to High School

2 Unit Format Four Modules will be presented: –Introduction to High School –Managing High School –Education to Career Connection –Developing a Meaningful Plan for High School and Beyond Students complete Summary Sheet information for each module At conclusion of all four Modules, students and parents sign Summary Sheet and return to school Counselors maintain Summary Sheets for future reference

3 High School Success What does it take? (Brainstorm)

4 High School Graduation Requirements CASHEE High School Credits Algebra Requirements Service Learning

5 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

6 GPA A=4.0, B=3.0, C=2.0, D=1.0, F=0.0 Weighted grades for honors/AP classes Calculation: –Convert all semester 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 –See the following example

7 Semester grades English(5 units)= A 4.0 x 5 units=20 class points History(5 units)=B3.0 x 5 units=15 class points Biology(5 units)=B3.0 x 5 units=15 class points Algebra(5 units)=C2.0 x 5 units=10 class points Spanish (5 units)=C2.0 x 5 units=10 class points 25 units 60 total points 60 total semester points divided by 25 units = 2.4 GPA

8 NCAA National Collegiate Athletic Association Students wishing to pursue athletics at any post-secondary institution must complete the following coursework with a C or better: –English(4 years) –Advanced Math (2 years, including Algebra) –History/Social Science (2 years) –Science (2 years, 1 year Lab) –Academic coursework in above areas or a Foreign Language (1 year) –Additional academic coursework in Advanced Math, English or Science

9 Academic Dishonesty Defined: –When a person turns in school work that is not his/her own. Examples: –Copying homework, copying tests, plagiarizing the work of others, giving answers to others, etc. Consequences: –Warning on record, no grade for assignment, drop from class, no letters of recommendation, notification to colleges, etc. Be Honest

10 Campus Clubs/Organizations (Brainstorm) Defined Options Benefits

11 Electives Defined Elective options Benefits of taking Electives

12 Magnet/Special Programs Defined School Options Benefits


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