Presentation on theme: "Welcome to Your 9 th Grade Meeting with your counselors March 2015."— Presentation transcript:
Welcome to Your 9 th Grade Meeting with your counselors March 2015
We will discuss… How to read your transcript Graduation Requirements A-G UC/CSU Requirements Four Year Plan/Class Selection Request Extracurricular Activities Resources Summer School
Myth: Freshman year doesn’t matter because the UC’s and CSU’s only look at grades from grades 10 & 11 –Colleges review the entire transcript! –Freshman year establishes study habits! –Freshman year determines classes for 10th grade!
A-G UC & CSU requirements (each letter, A-G, corresponds with a subject area) A. History - 2 yrs. (BHHS diploma: 3 yrs.) (World History/Geography, US History, Government/Economics) B. English - 4 yrs. C. Math - 3 yrs. (4 recommended) (Must include Algebra 1/2, Geometry, and IAT or AAT) D. Lab Science – 2 yrs. (3 recommended) (Biology and either Chemistry or Physics) E. Foreign Language – 2 yrs. (3 recommended) (Must be two years of the same language. One year of credit may be earned in 8 th grade.) F. Visual Performing Arts - 1 yr. G. Electives - 1 yr. A-G subjects must be passed with a grade of “C” or better in order to meet 4-year college entrance requirements
BHHS Additional Graduation Requirements: -Student must pass the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE) -Students must pass 20 units of PE and the Fitness Examination -225 units total for BHHS Diploma
What are honors and AP classes? Honors – Classes that are taught at the high school level but provide the greatest challenge and preparation for college. AP (Advanced Placement) – College level courses offered at a high school setting. Students expected to take AP exams in May. These course earn weighted credit in the BHHS GPA; however, not all colleges give weighted credit for these courses.
Become a strong student Monitor your grades on JupiterGrades www.jupitergrades.com Peer Tutoring – during lunch and after school in room 292 (Mon-Thurs) Don’t forget – your teachers are also available often before and after school and during lunch: Ask for help.
Class Selection for Next Year GRADE 10 **Most students take only 6 classes English: 3-4 or Honors. Math: Based on the recommendation of your previous teacher; see math sequence chart for more information Science: See science sheet World History/Geography: Regular or Honors Physical Education / Football: all other sports require tryout Foreign Language VPA / Elective: See Elective Sheet * You must return your Course Request Form to your counselor by April 2, 2015
Admission factors Academic GPA/Grades in Academic Classes/Rigor of courses (Hon/AP) SAT/ACT College Essay(s) Counselor Recommendation Teacher(s) Recommendation(s) Extracurricular Activities
Most important factor Grades in academic courses –Plan your time –Complete homework –Learn to study –Take advantage of tutoring –Balance your school work with extracurricular activities – Accelerate in areas of your strength
Get involved Extracurricular opportunities: Performing Arts Sports Student Government (ASB) School Newspaper, Yearbook, Literary Magazine Community Service Clubs Internships Paid Jobs
Academic Support The counseling department at BHHS supports you: –Academic planning (9th/10th yearly group meetings) –Email your counselor for an appt. anytime –Norman Aid Center, room 288 (drop-ins/appts) –College Counselor, room 290 (Ms. Ah Young Chi) –Individual counselor meetings: 11 th & 12 th gr. –Evening programs and presentations Please use your resources! Plan to complete: Naviance tasks such as Interest Inventory, Resume and begin a college search Plan to attend the: BHHS College Connections Fair: Monday, March 23 rd at 6:30 PM
BHEF Summer school BHEF Get-ahead Classes: 1 st session June 8-June 23 2 nd session June 24-July 10 More information online: www.bhef.orgwww.bhef.org or call 310-557-1624
BHEF Summer school BHEF Credit Recovery classes: 1 st session June 8-June 23 2 nd session June 24-July 10 Credit Recovery classes are being offered on condition of pre-approval of student’s counselor. Students who wish to enroll in these classes must submit an application to the BHEF office. There is no online registration for these classes.