Presentation on theme: "Torrey Pines High School Four Year Plan"— Presentation transcript:
1Torrey Pines High School Four Year Plan 9th grade students
2Overview Torrey Pines General Information Understanding Your Academic TranscriptUnderstanding Four Year PlansSummer School CoursesOff-Campus ClassesCollege Entrance RequirementsChoicesPreparing For College
3Who is your School Counselor? Mary Sanchez-AllweinMarc TrocchioCarolyn SaftGv-Ld &EL studentsCm-GuA-ClLinsy MaydoleOi-Sl &AVID studentsJesse GonzalezSally GervasiniSm-ZLe-Oh
4How to Contact your School Counselor Drop by times are:Before schoolDuring breakDuring lunchAfter schoolIn the counseling center, students may fill out a:“Request to see my counselor” slipStudents are welcome to their counselor
5How Parents can Contact their Student’s School Counselor Parents may the counselor atfirst name.lastParents may call the counselorMost calls are returned after 3pmParents may call one of the counseling secretaries to set an appointment.Generally these are before or after school.
6How to Stay Informed Listen to the morning announcements Check Edline regularlyRead the FalconerVisitVisit the counseling websiteRead the counseling office bulletinRead the parent newsletter
7Ways to Get Involved Join a club Try out for a sport Try out for a playThink about joining PALS, journalism, debate, yearbook, leadership, etc.Create your own club
9Reading Your Graduation Status Report Located on the back of your transcript is your Graduation Status Report, which is a summary of the district graduation requirements you have completed and an overview of the courses you still need to complete in order to graduate.
10Important Graduation Status Report Tips If you do not meet ALL graduation requirements, you will not receive a diploma.SDUHSD requirements are graduation requirements, not college admissions requirements. In order to verify that you are taking the appropriate coursework to qualify for admissions consideration, be sure to review individual college admissions websites.A language is not required for graduation.Any courses that exceed minimum graduation requirements count toward electives.
11General High School Requirements Complete a minimum of 230 credits.Complete all course requirements.Pass the California High School Exit Exam in:Language ArtsMathematicsNote: Algebra I is a state mandated graduation requirement.
12High School Four Year Plan Chart English(40 Credits)(4 years)MathematicsAlgebra I(30 Credits)(3 years)Social StudiesScience(20 Credits)Biological (10)Physical (10)(2 years)Physical EducationHealth(5 Credits)(One Semester)Practical ArtsVisual/Performing Arts(10 Credits)(1 Year)Electives(70)
13Four-Year Plan to Fulfill Minimum Requirements for HS Graduation 9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th GradeEnglish 9English 10English 11English 12MathElectiveScienceHealth/Practical ArtWorld HistoryUS HistoryGovernment/EconomicsPEVisual/Performing Art
14Summer School CoursesSome summer school courses are offered for repeat and acceleration through TPHS.Information will be available in MarchThere is a 30 credit limit for students to take courses off campus.
15Summer School CoursesStudents must receive approval from their counselor prior to taking a class off campus.The off campus permission form must be signed by a parent and on record with the counselor.Students may take courses at the local community colleges.
16Off-Campus ClassesStudents may take up to 30 credits at other high schools or at colleges.Obtain permission from your TPHS counselor before enrolling in a class at another school.Pick up the off-campus class permission form from the counseling office.
17College Entrance Requirements Community College Admission Requirements No specific course requirements must be met prior to entrance. Any student may enroll at a community college if they meet the following:18 years of age orEarned a high school diploma
18College Entrance Requirements California State University/University of California COURSESMinimum Requirements of College Preparatory classesA. History/Social Science2 years: World History, U.S. History/GovernmentB. English4 years: English 9, 10, 11, 12C. Math3 Years of college prep math. 4 years is highly recommended. Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra IID. Laboratory Science2 years of lab science. 3 years of lab science is recommended.E. Language other than English2 years same language*; 3 years is recommended.F. Visual/Performing Arts1 year of college prep course from Art, Music, or Theater.G. College Preparatory Elective1 year of college prep electivesTest RequirementsSAT I or ACTSAT II in two subject areas* Students with competency in a language other than English may qualify for an exemption.
19College Entrance Requirements Private & Out of State Universities Most private and out-of-state universities/colleges follow similar UC/CSU guidelines.For out-of-state universities, contact the schools directly for current information.
209th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th GradeEnglish 9English 10English 11English 12MathScience Elective/Earth Space ORLab Science/BiologyLab ScienceHealth/Practical ArtWorld HistoryUS HistoryGovernment/EconomicsPECollege-Prep ElectiveVisual/Performing ArtWorld LanguageCollege-Prep Elective or World LanguageFour-Year Plan to Fulfill HS Graduation and Eligibility of UC/CSU and Other Four Year Institutions
21Choices Use the Choices program to research colleges and careers Access program by visitingYou may get the username and password by ing Mr. Trocchio at and simply write "Password" in the subject line.
22Preparing for CollegeBegin to keep track of any extracurricular activities, sports, or community services activities that you participate in.Consider taking SAT II Subject tests in classes that you do well in this year, such as Biology.Take the PLAN and PSAT exams during 9th-11th grades.Plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT tests in the spring of your Junior year.
23Now create your own plan!!! 9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th Grade
24Thank You!For further questions, please drop by and see your counselor.