TO GRADUATE YOU NEED: 230 CREDITS TO PASS CORE CURRICULUM TO PASS THE CAHSEE
HEY! WHY AM I IN THE 9TH GRADE AGAIN? FRESHMAN 0 to 54 credits SOPHOMORE 55 credits JUNIOR 110 credits SENIOR 170 credits 230 credits to receive a High School diploma
WHERE DO THE CREDITS COME FROM? Every class you pass is worth 5 credits. You take 6 classes each semester. If you pass all of your classes for the entire year, you will have 60 credits. If you pass all of your classes for all 4 years, you will have 240 credits. If you begin your senior year with 180 credits, you only need to take 5 classes each semester instead of 6.
CORE CURRICULUM 4 YEARS ENGLISH 3 YEARS SOCIAL STUDIES 2 YEARS COLLEGE PREP MATH 2 YEARS COLLEGE PREP SCIENCE 2 YEARS PE 1 YEAR VISUAL/PERFORMING ART 1 YEAR APPLIED TECHNOLOGY 1 SEMESTER EACH HEALTH/LIFE SKILLS
4 YEARS ENGLISH ENGLISH 9AB ENGLISH 10AB AMERICAN LIT/CONTEMPORARY COMP. OR AP ENGLISH LANGUAGE SENIOR COMPOSITION/SENIOR ELECTIVE OR AP LITERATURE
3 YEARS SOCIAL STUDIES WORLD HISTORY AB U. S. HISTORY AB GOVERNMENT/ECONOMICS
2 YEARS COLLEGE PREP MATH ALGEBRA 1AB OR 2-YEAR ALGEBRA 1 SEQUENCE (ALG. 1A1, 1A2, 1B1, 1B2) *ONLY ALG. 1B1, 1B2 COUNTS FOR THE REQUIREMENT GEOMETRY AB OR ADVANCED APPLIED MATH AB
2 YEARS COLLEGE PREP SCIENCE BIOLOGY AB CHEMISTRY AB OR ADVANCED PHYSICAL SCIENCE AB
1 YEAR VISUAL/ PERFORMING ART OPTIONS INCLUDE: DRAWING PAINTING SCULPTURE PHOTO PRINTMAKING CARTOON ANIMATION DRAMA ART HISTORY WORLD OF ART AP STUDIO ART BAND CHOIR MUSIC HISTORY FILM-MAKING
1 YEAR APLLIED TECHNOLOGY OPTIONS INCLUDE: ANY COMPUTER COURSE BASIC LIVING SKILLS PARENTING AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT CAREERS WITH CHILDREN CULINARY ARTS MACHINE SHOP CAD ANY ROP COURSE
WHAT IF I FAIL ONE OF THESE CLASSES? Go to summer school Go to adult school
WHAT IF I JUST NEED CREDITS? ROC/ROP- Regional Occupational Centers/Programs West Valley Occupational Center North Valley Occupational Center Pacoima Skills Center Abram Friedman Occupational Center East Los Angeles Occupational Center See Mr. Pina in C-8!
WORK EXPERIENCE PROGRAM Students in 11 th or 12 th grade who have a part-time job can sign up to be in the work experience class. Students must work at least 2-3 days a week and maintain a minimum of 12-15 hours a week to earn 5 credits, and 17-20 hours a week to earn 10 credits. Students must attend a one hour class per week and meet with the career advisor. Career advisor will make visits to all job sites. Work permits may be obtained in the Career Center. Students must be 14 years old to apply for the permit. Students looking for a part-time job will find opportunities at the job window. New job offers arrive daily.
PROFICIENCY REQUIREMENT Students must pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). You must pass both the English and the Math sections of the test. You will take it for the first time in the 10th grade. If you pass it then, you will not have to take it again.
PORTFOLIO/COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENTS The Career Center serves as the “HUB” for the Chatsworth Portfolio requirement for all students. This program is facilitated in homeroom beginning with all 9 th grade students. The portfolio is a compilation of student documents which is representative of the person’s skills, abilities, and accomplishments. The Career Advisor serves as a resource to maintain community service activities and publicizes opportunities for students to meet this twenty hour graduation requirement. All seniors are required to have completed the portfolio and community service to participate in the graduation ceremony.
COUNSELING STAFF MRS. KOCH A - CH MRS. LARA CI - GO MS. OWENS GR - LE MRS. SCHNELL LI - O MRS. BRYANT P - SE MRS. GREENBERG SH - Z MRS. MULCAHEY SP. SERVICES/ESL MRS. RICARD SP. SERVICES ADMIN. MRS. KRAUSEN COLLEGE COUNS. MR. PINA CAREER COUNS.
CALIFORNIA FOUR SYSTEMS OF HIGHER EDUCATION COMMUNITY COLLEGES CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC) PRIVATE COLLEGES
COMMUNITY COLLEGES TWO-YEAR SCHOOLS NO SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS, MUST BE 18 YEARS OLD OR A HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATE. NO TESTS REQUIRED OPTIONS INCLUDE CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS AS WELL AS TRANSFER TO 4-YEAR COLLEGES
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) FOUR YEAR SCHOOLS WITH GRADUATE PROGRAMS A FULL PATTERN OF SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS (A - G requirements) AT LEAST A 2.0 GPA; ALL GRADES COUNTED EXCEPT P.E. AND ROTC (grades 10-12) SAT I or ACT
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC) FOUR YEAR SCHOOLS WITH GRADUATE AND PROFESSIONAL PROGRAMS SPECIFIC (A thru G) ACADEMIC SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS AT LEAST 3.3 GPA in (A thru G) SUBJECTS SAT I or ACT and three SAT II exams: 1) Writing subject 2) Mathematics 3) Elective choice
A-G REQUIREMENTS A. 2 years World History, US History or Government B. 4 years college prep English C. 3 years math - Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 D. 2 years lab science E. 2 years same foreign language F. 1 year visual/performing art G. 1 year advanced courses in math, English, lab science, foreign language or social sciences
PRIVATE COLLEGES SCHOOL PROGRAMS VARY ACCORDING TO SIZE PREFER STUDENTS WHO HAVE MET THE UC ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS AND HAVE ABOVE A 2.0 GPA SAT I or ACT, check catalogs for specific test requirements.
THE END WELCOME TO CHATSWORTH HIGH SCHOOL. WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GREAT YEAR!