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Presentation on theme: "NAVIGATING THE MID-POINT OF HIGH SCHOOL YEARS Choices and Challenges."— Presentation transcript:


2 AGENDA  High School Graduation Requirements  Eligibility for a four-year college or university  Credit recovery and make up  Planning for the next two years

3 COUNSELING DEPARTMENT STAFF Sabrina Wilson Last Names A-G 550-7675 Jennifer Gordon Last Names H-O 550-7677 Elena Carnes Last Names P-Z 550-7676 Cielo Calpotura Wellness Counselor 550-7678 Heather Campagna College & Career Aide 550-7604 Ananda Shives Registrar 550-7680

4 TERRA NOVA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS (1) Earn a total of 225 credits (2) Pass subject requirements (3) Pass the California High School Exam (CAHSEE)

5 TERRA NOVA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS English - 4 years, 40 credits Math- 3 years, 30 credits Science- 2 years, 20 credits 1 year biological and 1 year physical Social Studies - 3 years, 30 credits 1 year World History, 1 year US History, 1 semester Government, 1 semester Economics Foreign Language or Fine Arts - 1 year, 10 credits Career Technical Education- 1 year, 10 credits Physical Education - 2 years, 20 credits Health- 1 semester, 10 credits Electives – 60 credits needed for graduation

6 CREDIT RECOVERY  JUHSD Summer School  APEX  BYU Independent Study  Out of District Summer School

7 CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM (CAHSEE)  The first opportunity students have to take the CAHSEE is in grade 10.  Students have additional opportunities to take the part(s) of the CAHSEE not yet passed throughout high school  Students are required to retake only the portion(s) of the exam not previously passed

8 CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM (CAHSEE) Date: February 3 rd and 4 th, 2015 2 Sections: (1) English Language Arts (2) Math Students must pass each section with a score of 350 or higher

9 IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER: GRADE REPORTING CALENDAR Fall Semester  September 26, 2014  November 7, 2014  December 19, 2014 Spring Semester  February 13, 2015  April 3, 2015  May 29, 2015 End of grading periods: Progress reports arrive in 1-2 weeks

10 POST-SECONDARY EDUCATION 109 campuses General Education/ Associate’s Certificate 23 campuses Bachelor’s Master’s Doctorate 10 campuses Bachelor’s Master’s Doctorate 1,000+ campuses Associate’s Bachelor’s Master’s Doctorate

11 11 California Community College Campuses 112

12 COMMUNITY COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS  High school diploma or equivalent  18 years of age or older Reasons to Consider:  An excellent value- $46/unit  Transfer agreements  Job skills for a career 12



15 CSU & UC ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Subject Requirements Testing Requirements GPA Requirement UC schools use a comprehensive review to admit eligible students 15

16 CSU & UC “A-G” SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS a. History/Social Science- 2 years b. English- 4 years c. Math- 3 years* (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II) d. Lab Science- 2 years*(1 yr. Biological, 1 yr. Physical) e. LOTE- 2 years* (same language) f. Visual & Performing Arts- 1 year g. College Prep Elective- 1 year *additional years of subject recommended Must earn at least a “C” grade or better both semesters 16

17 UC SUBJECT REQUIREMENT TIMELINE To be eligible for UC, students must complete the 15 required “A-G” subjects, with at least 11 subjects completed by the end of their Junior year: 1 year of History/Social Science 2 years of English 2 years of Mathematics 1 year of Laboratory Science 1 year of Language other than English 4 years chosen from among the remaining “a-g” requirements 17

18 UC COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW  GPA in “a-g” courses  SAT or ACT w/writing  Courses beyond the minimum 15 “a-courses  Honors, AP, IB, college courses  ELC- NOW top 9%  Quality of senior year courses  Academic performance given opportunities available in high school  Outstanding performance in one or more subject areas  Outstanding work in one or more special projects in any academic field  Marked improvement  Talents, achievements  Special projects (evidence of special effort and determination or suitability to a program on a specific campus)  Accomplishments in light of life experience  Location of school or home 18

19 19 California Independent College and University Campuses

20 PRIVATE COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY Admission criteria varies (research individual school) Course pattern for admission is similar to CSU & UC Most require SAT & ACT scores Personal statement/essay Letters of Recommendation (2 Teachers and 1 Counselor) 20

21 TESTING REQUIREMENTS CSU SAT Reasoning Test or ACT UC SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with Writing PRIVATE Requirement varies, typically SAT Reasoning or ACT with Writing is required **SAT Subject Tests are no longer required for admission** 21

22 COLLEGE TESTING TIMELINE 10 th grade PSAT (October) 11 th grade PSAT/NMSQT (October) SAT or ACT with Writing (March, May, June) CSU’s EAP- Students will take during Standards testing (April) 12 th grade SAT or ACT with Writing (October, November, December) 22

23 PSAT/NMSQT  PSAT/NMSQT is offered one time a year in October.  Tentative 2015 date: Wednesday, October 14 th  Juniors are strongly encouraged to take the test due to the National Merit Scholarship Qualification possibility.  PSAT shows a students strengths and weaknesses in certain areas that are similar on the SAT College Entrance Exams.  PSAT is not an indicator of how well a student may do on the SATs nor used in College Entrance evaluations. It is a primer to the SATs.  For other benefits and more information please go to:

24 ENRICHMENT, WORKING & VOLUNTEERING Becoming a Well Rounded Student

25 COMMUNITY COLLEGE CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROGRAM Opportunity for high school students to enroll in classes at a community college for free (purchase of textbooks required) Can take up to 3 classes per semester CAUTION! Community college classes taken while in high school are posted to college transcript and must be reported when applying to colleges/universities. 25

26 CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT PROCESS 1. Complete community college application for campus of choice on-line 2. Take any required placement tests in English and Math 3. See high school counselor to select courses 4. Complete concurrent enrollment application (see counselor) and obtain required signatures (parent & counselor) 5. Submit concurrent enrollment form to College Admissions Office Due to impaction in certain courses, high school students could have a difficult time getting into community college classes. 26

27 VOLUNTEER RESOURCES Gain work experience, skills, and confidence Explore various career fields Help people in need Meet new people Be part of a team and have fun Obtain letters of recommendation for college and job applications

28 COLLEGE & CAREER CENTER Heather Campagna, College/Career Aide - (650) 550-7604 Monday-Friday 11:30am-3:30pm Career/college exploration Catalogs, videos, DVD’s College outreach/recruiters/visits Work permits Financial aid & scholarships Computer access for college/career searches

29 THE COLLEGE SEARCH  Explore colleges online  Explore campuses  College matching  Major search  Attend college information sessions at TN or in the local area  Attend college fairs (October 12 th, 2011-Serramonte College Fair)  Visit college campuses 29

30 VISITING COLLEGE CAMPUSES Visit school in all four college systems Community CollegePrivate Cal State UniversityUniversity of California Many campuses offer Saturday tours Call Admissions Office or visit college website for additional information Visit campuses during Winter Break, President’s week, Spring Break and Summer Break 30



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