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1Torrey Pines High School Academic/Career Presentation 10th grade students
2Overview Torrey Pines General Information Understanding Your Academic TranscriptHonors/AP vs. College Prep CoursesAcademic HonestySummer School CoursesOff-Campus ClassesPost High School OptionsCollege Entrance RequirementsSAT/ACT Test InformationCareer ExplorationPreparing For College
3Who is your School Counselor? Mary Sanchez-AllweinBrennan DeanJayme WilliamsGv-Ld &EL studentsCm-GuA-ClLinsy GlassmanOi-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* Remember to sign in and out with the secretaries when coming into the counseling center to see your counselor.
5How to Stay Informed Listen to the morning announcements Check Edline regularlyRead the FalconerVisitVisit the counseling websiteRead the counseling office bulletinRead the parent newsletter
6Why you should be involved! To be connected to TPHSTo make new friendsTo gain new experiencesTo learn more about yourselfTo build the college resumeTo find your passion
7Check your transcripts for the following: Correct Name, AddressOff campus classesCreditsGradesCourses taken in the correct yearGraduation Status
8General High School Requirements Complete a minimum of 230 credits.Complete all course requirements.Pass the California High School Exit Exam in:Language ArtsMathematicsPassing Algebra I is a state mandated graduation requirement.
10Honors/AP vs. College Prep Courses Level of difficultyAchievement level in pastPersonal interest/MotivationTime managementWork and study habitsWell rounded student/other commitments* This is important because counselors will meet with students in Spring to register for courses
11Academic Honesty"Academic Honesty" means that all academic work is the legitimate, truthful work of the student.When taking tests or submitting homework, students rely on their own knowledge and preparation, unless otherwise instructed by the teacher.Students credit sources used when the wording, ideas, facts, statistics, or opinions of other persons or books are utilized.
12Consequences for Academic Dishonesty Loss of all credit for the assignment or test with no makeup permitted.Placement on probation with a contract (in the class of the infraction) for the remainder of that class.Referral to the assistant principal and the parent/guardian will be contacted.Suspension from school.Removal from all elected or appointed leadership positions for the remainder of the school year.
13Summer School Courses at Torrey Pines Some summer school courses are offered for repeat and acceleration through TPHS.Information is available in March in the counseling office.Courses offered for acceleration have a limited space available. A lottery may be used to fill these spaces.
14Off Campus 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 also take courses at the local community colleges.Students may only take up to 30 credits off campus at other high schools or colleges.Language courses that are not offered at TPHS do not count toward the 30 credit maximum.
15Post High School Options Applied Technical SchoolsMilitaryCommunity CollegeFour-Year University
16Community 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
17Four-Year University 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.* Students with competency in a language other than English may qualify for an exemption.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
18Private & 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.
19Introducing the …PSATPLANACTSAT I ReasoningSAT II Subject Tests
20PSAT/PLAN PSAT is a practice exam for the SAT I Reasoning test. Test is only offered in OctoberPLAN is a practice exam for the ACTTest is only offered in November and will be offered on Nov. 11th here at TP◊ We recommend that students take both tests in grades 9-11.
21ACT Testing Information The exam covers five subject areas:English GrammarMath (Up to trigonometry)Reading ComprehensionScience ReasoningWriting (Optional)Students should be prepared for these exams by the Spring of their junior yearTo register visit
22SAT I Reasoning Information The exam covers three subject areas:Critical readingMath (Up to Algebra II)WritingStudents should be prepared for these exams by the Spring of their junior yearTo register visitAll official SAT scores will be recorded on your SAT score report and submitted to the colleges you request
23SAT II Subject TestsThis is a supplemental exam that is required by UC schools and some private and out of state schools.Most of these schools require 2 if not 3 exams in different subject areas.College board also creates the AP exam so if you are in an AP class you should also sign up to take the subject test in that course.Check individual college websites to confirm test requirements.
24Subject Exam Offerings LiteratureUS HistoryWorld HistoryMath Level I *Math Level IIBiology (E and M)ChemistryPhysics-Reading OnlyFrenchGermanModern HebrewItalianLatinSpanish-Listening and ReadingChineseJapaneseKorean* Math Level I is not accepted by UC schools and other universities, check each schools website for details.
25Career ExplorationWe encourage students to explore career options through a variety of ways.Use the Choices program to research colleges and careersAccess program by visiting-You may get the username and password by ing and only write "Password" in the subject line. Do not write anything in the message/ body of the (case sensitive).PLAN Results also indicate career suggestionsTPHS Career Day- March 21, 2007
26TPHS College & Career Center (CCC) The new and improved CCC is now open and located in room 401!!!Center Hours:Tuesday 7:30am-3:30pmWednesday 11:00am-7:00pmThursday 7:30am-3:30pm* Be sure to visit with our center advisor, Loveena Bhagwat for information regarding college and career options.
27Preparing 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 World History.Take the PLAN and PSAT exams during 9th-11th grades which are held in the months of October and November.Plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT tests in the spring of your Junior year.
28Thank You!For further questions, please drop by and see your counselor:Ms. Williams: A-CLMr. Dean: Cm-GuMrs. Sanchez-Allwein: Gv-Ld (& ELL students)Ms. Gervasini: Le-OhMrs. Glassman: Oi-SL (& AVID students)Mr. Gonzalez: Sm-Z