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1 Welcome to Future Sophomore Night!

2 COUNSELING STAFF Nicole Judd, Assistant Principal of Instruction COUNSELORS Susan WilsonSusan Wilson: A-Dd John LisowskiJohn Lisowski: De-Ja Melissa KuktaMelissa Kukta: Jb-Na Martha AggazzottiMartha Aggazzotti: Nb-So Moira Fagan-Simpson: Sp-Z & ELL & LEAP Counseling Office Phone: (805) 497-6711 ext. 1020 Website:

3 Classes worth 5 credits per semester Must earn a D or better to receive credits Must earn C or better for university admissions Log-in to Zangle to view your transcript SUBJECTRequiredCREDITS English4 years40 Health1 semester5 Mathematics (must include Algebra 1) 3 years30 Physical Education2 years20 Phys. Science (Geosciences or Chem) 1 year10 Biology1 year10 World Hist/Geography1 year10 US History1 year10 United States Government 1 semester5 Economics1 semester5 Visual Performing Art, World Lang or CTE 1 year 10 Electives 75 credits above and beyond required courses 75 CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) PASSING SCORE ON ENGLISH AND MATH230 High School Graduation Requirements

4 “A-G” SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS California State University (CSU)University of California (UC) Subject1 yr a History-2 years Two years of History/Social Science, including: one year of U.S. History or one semester of U.S. History and one semester of American Government, AND…for CSU, two semesters of History/Social Science from either “a” or “g” subject areas AND…for UC, two semesters of World History, Cultures and Geography from the “a” subject area. b English-4 years Four years English, which can include not more than one year of ESL/ELD courses c Mathematics-3 years Three (3) years Math (Algebra I and II, Geometry); four years recommended d Laboratory Science-2 years Two years laboratory Science including: For CSU, one year of Physical (e.g. Chemistry) and one year of Biological Science (one of which must be from the “d” subject area with the other from either “d” or “g”) and…for UC, at least two of the three core disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics (both from the “d” subject area and three years recommended). e World Language-2 years Two years of language other than English. Must be the same language. Three years recommended. f Visual or Performing Arts-1 year One year Visual or Performing Arts. Students must complete a single year-long course selected from the disciplines of dance, drama/theater, music or visual arts. g College Preparatory Elective-1 year One year elective chosen from any of the areas on the approved “a-g” course list, excluding those designated as non-elective (lower-level mathematics, language other than English, and visual and performing arts). Must take SAT or ACT with Writing

5 Academic Petitions Due by May 2, 2014 Placement exam required for Alg 2H, Math Anal H: April 1 during WISE and lunch English will assess using an in-class essay Spring Testing All current 9 th grade students will take the STAR Life Science exam on May 10, 2014 from 8-10 a.m. Final Exams June 10-13 Summer School D & F Repeats: Students sign up with counselor by May 15, 2014 Get Ahead Summer School available for a fee through the Conejo Schools Foundation: Summer School dates are as follows Session 1: June 18-Jul 3 Session 2: July 7-24

6 High School Graduation Four years of English College/University, a.k.a. “A-G” : Four years of college prep (CP) level or higher. Must pass with grade of “C” or better. ENGLISH REQUIREMENT Sophomore year: English 10CP or 10H

7 High School Graduation Three years of mathematics (equivalent of 30 credits) One of the three years must meet or exceed Algebra 1. A-G Reqt: Three years of CP level or higher. Must pass with a grade of “C” or better. REQUIRED Algebra 1 CP / H Geometry CP / H Algebra 2 CP / H 4 th year RECOMMENDED (placement depends on grades earned in prior class) Math Analysis CP / H or Functions Stats and Trig CP AP Statistics or AP Calculus or Statistics CP MATH REQUIREMENT Some students will complete Algebra in grade 8 and therefore must go above and beyond to meet his/her 30 credits. Sophomore year: Follow math sequence above

8 High School Graduation Each of the following 1 year World History (or AP Euro) 1 year US History 1 semester U.S. Government & Politics 1 semester Economics A-G Requirement: Must pass the following with a “C” or better 1 YEAR (gr. 10) World History CP or AP European History 1 YEAR (gr. 11) US History CP or AP US History 1 SEMESTER (gr. 12) US Govt & Politics CP or AP US Govt & Politics 1 SEMESTER (gr. 12) Economics CP or AP Macroeconomics Social Science Requirement Sophomore year: World History CP or AP European History

9 High School Graduation 1 year of a Biological Science 1 year of a Physical Science (Geosciences or Chemistry) A-G Reqt: Two years of laboratory science. Must pass with “C” or better. 2 Years Required Biology CP / H Chemistry CP / H 3 rd Year Recommended AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science AP Physics Anatomy & Physiology CP Biotechnology CP Forensic Science CP Marine Science CP Physics CP Physiology H Advanced Anatomy H (Teacher approval required) Science Requirement Sophomore year: Geosciences CP or Chemistry CP or H

10 2 Years Required: P.E. WHS team sport Marching band Colorguard ISPE (must apply) Completed in grades 9 and 10 PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT PHYSICAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT FOR HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION ONLY

11 High School Graduation 1 year, chosen from ONE of the following subject areas: Visual & Performing Art or World Language or Career Technical Education (CTE) course A-G Reqt: Must take VPA and World Lang and pass with C’s or better: 1 year of a Visual and Performing Art and 2 years of World Language 3 years of World Language recommended for many colleges Visual & Performing Art, World Language, & Career Technical Education

12 Elective Requirement High School Graduation Every class taken above and beyond the previously listed graduation requirements will count towards the 75 credit elective requirement A-G Reqt: Must pass with “C” or better. 1 full year of a CP/H/AP level elective is required (above and beyond previously mentioned requirements) Sample elective classes include: Choir Band World Language Photography Theater Journalism and more! See the back of the registration sheet for a full listing of available sophomore options

13 Open window for online registration is: Tonight! Students will meet individually with counselors through English classes: March 26-April 3 During this meeting, students may pre- register for summer school for classes in which they earned a D or F. Zangle Registration Dates:

14 Zangle Registration Must log in with student id and password! After logging in, students add course requests to their Zangle account. Requests are discussed during the individual student meetings Online tonight!

15 Westlake Innovative Technology Academy (WIT) Coordinator: Dr. Laurie Looker, ext.1036 For students in grades 10-12 Focuses on college and career preparation in specific occupational fields involving technology and innovation A “school within a school” program Academy students take classes together as a cohort Academy classes connect technology to the subject matter Interest meeting: Wednesday, March 26, WHS Library, 6 p.m.

16 MAJORS PROGRAM Coordinator: Dr. Laurie Looker For students in grades 10-12 Health Science, Business, Teaching & Education, Public and Human Services Students complete work based learning activities such as informational interviews, field trips, and community service Can be completed through a standard college preparation course schedule Information Available Online!

17 Testing Get Help When You Need It Participate in College Rep Meetings & College Fairs Look For Ways To Be Involved Develop A Resume Read, Read, Read Become familiar w/ Naviance Research and Visit Colleges Summer Activities Choose Your Classes Carefully Study, Study, Study!

18 SAT Reasoning exam Required by: UC CSU Most private colleges 3 sections Each section worth 800 points NOT required for Community College ACT w Writing Accepted by colleges in place of the SAT Content based: English Writing Mathematics Science reasoning If you take both the ACT and the SAT, colleges will use whichever score is higher! PSAT/NMSQT Preview of the types of questions found on the SAT Can be taken by sophomores or juniors Junior year scores are used to determine candidates for the National Merit Scholarships Given in October at Westlake High School

19 How to sign-in: Students were trained and registered through their WISE class User name = email address Password = student ID # Students should use his/her own email address See your counselor or go to the CCC if you have log-in problems Once you’re logged in… Explore the various tabs:  Colleges  Careers  About Me  My Planner Make sure to refer back to the Naviance homepage for bulletins, updates, document library, links & more. NAVIANCE


21 College and Career Center: Rebecca Mertel Naviance: WHS Counseling:  High School Course Directory  Handouts & Power Point Presentations  Links to helpful resources SAT/AP: ACT: Get ahead summer: www.conejoschools.orgwww.conejoschools.orgRESOURCES


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