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1 1 Torrey Pines High School Four Year Plan 9 th grade students

2 2 Overview Torrey Pines General Information Understanding Your Academic Transcript Understanding Four Year Plans Summer School Courses Off-Campus Classes College Entrance Requirements Choices Preparing For College

3 3 A-Cl Cm-Gu Gv-Ld & EL students Le-Oh Sm-Z Carolyn Saft Marc Trocchio Mary Sanchez-Allwein Sally Gervasini Linsy Maydole Oi-Sl & AVID students Jesse Gonzalez Who is your School Counselor?

4 4 Drop by times are: Before school During break During lunch After school In the counseling center, students may fill out a: Request to see my counselor slip Students are welcome to email their counselor How to Contact your School Counselor

5 5 Parents may email the counselor at first name.last Parents may call the counselor Most calls are returned after 3pm Parents may call one of the counseling secretaries to set an appointment. Generally these are before or after school. How Parents can Contact their Students School Counselor

6 6 Listen to the morning announcements Check Edline regularly Read the Falconer Visit Visit the counseling website Read the counseling office bulletin Read the parent newsletter How to Stay Informed

7 7 Join a club Try out for a sport Try out for a play Think about joining PALS, journalism, debate, yearbook, leadership, etc. Create your own club Ways to Get Involved

8 8 Reading Your Transcript

9 9 Reading 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.

10 10 Important Graduation Status Report Tips 1.If you do not meet ALL graduation requirements, you will not receive a diploma. 2.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. 3.A language is not required for graduation. 4.Any courses that exceed minimum graduation requirements count toward electives.

11 11 General High School Requirements Complete a minimum of 230 credits. Complete all course requirements. Pass the California High School Exit Exam in: Language Arts Mathematics Note: Algebra I is a state mandated graduation requirement.

12 12 High School Four Year Plan Chart English (40 Credits) (4 years) Mathematics Algebra I (30 Credits) (3 years) Social Studies (30 Credits) (3 years) Science (20 Credits) Biological (10) Physical (10) (2 years) Physical Education (20 Credits) (2 years) Health (5 Credits) (One Semester) Practical Arts (5 Credits) (One Semester) Visual/ Performing Arts (10 Credits) (1 Year) Electives (70)

13 13 Four-Year Plan to Fulfill Minimum Requirements for HS Graduation 9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade English 9English 10English 11English 12 Math Elective Science Elective Health/Practical Art World HistoryUS HistoryGovernment/Economics PE ElectiveVisual/Performing Art Elective

14 14 Summer School Courses Some summer school courses are offered for repeat and acceleration through TPHS. Information will be available in March There is a 30 credit limit for students to take courses off campus.

15 15 Summer School Courses Students 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.

16 16 Off-Campus Classes Students 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.

17 17 College 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 or Earned a high school diploma

18 18 College Entrance Requirements California State University/University of California COURSES Minimum Requirements of College Preparatory classes A. History/Social Science2 years: World History, U.S. History/Government B. English4 years: English 9, 10, 11, 12 C. Math3 Years of college prep math. 4 years is highly recommended. Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II D. Laboratory Science2 years of lab science. 3 years of lab science is recommended. E. Language other than English 2 years same language*; 3 years is recommended. F. Visual/Performing Arts1 year of college prep course from Art, Music, or Theater. G. College Preparatory Elective 1 year of college prep electives Test RequirementsSAT I or ACT SAT II in two subject areas * Students with competency in a language other than English may qualify for an exemption.

19 19 College 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.

20 20 9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade English 9English 10English 11English 12 Math Science Elective/ Earth Space OR Lab Science/Biology Lab Science Health/Practical ArtWorld HistoryUS HistoryGovernment/Economics PE College-Prep Elective Visual/Performing Art World Language College-Prep Elective or World Language Four-Year Plan to Fulfill HS Graduation and Eligibility of UC/CSU and Other Four Year Institutions

21 21 Choices Use the Choices program to research colleges and careers Access program by visiting You may get the username and password by emailing Mr. Trocchio at and simply write "Password" in the subject line.

22 22 Preparing for College Begin 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 9 th -11 th grades. Plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT tests in the spring of your Junior year.

23 23 Now create your own plan!!! 9 th Grade10 th Grade11 th Grade12 th Grade

24 24 Thank You! For further questions, please drop by and see your counselor.

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