Presentation on theme: "The Tustin High Experience What to do first. Registration? Freshman Orientation? College, Already? Diploma Requirements Specialized Programs!!! A-G????"— Presentation transcript:
The Tustin High Experience What to do first. Registration? Freshman Orientation? College, Already? Diploma Requirements Specialized Programs!!! A-G???? Honors & AP On-line/Parent Portal Expectations!
What To Do First Don’t Panic – We’re here to help Locate your student’s counselor Visit the information sessions Review your student’s course selection sheet Ask lots of questions Get your student involved
Registration Course Selection Sheets will be picked up end of this week Honors Contracts filled out and returned Specialized program visits Contact by advisor/coach Information packet sent home mid- July Registration – August 16 th -20 th Locator cards @ freshman orientation
Course Selection Sheets Make sure they are filled out completely Prioritize electives Picked up from middle school on _____________ Make sure to sign the form Make sure to sign up for athletics if you plan to play a sport
Q & A Day Planned for August 16 th Detailed explanation of High School requirements Detailed explanation of College requirements Break down of fee’s and expenses Detailed explanation of Specialized Programs Parent Portal Information & Set Up
Freshman Orientation Last week in August Tour of Campus History of Tustin High Learn the Alma Mater ASB presentations On-line resources Parent Portal Information Link Crew Meetings Freshman Academy Lunch Pool Party Pick up class schedule
Graduation Requirements Pass the California High School Exit Exam 2-part test (Math and ELA) Passing Score of 350 required 230 Credits to Graduate Each class = 5 Credits per semester Each course = 10 credits per year 9 th – 11 th Required to take 6 classes per semester
CAHSEE EnglishEnglish Multiple Choice and writing sections MathematicsMathematics Multiple Choice Must pass both sections with a score of: 350+ to meet graduation requirement. First Exam given March of Sophomore year. If you do not pass either portion of the CAHSEE, you must retake that section. Future CAHSEE exams will be given in your junior and senior years
Required Classes for Graduation 5 credits = 1 semester English40 credits Math20 credits Algebra & Geometry Science30 credits Life Science (Biology) Physical Science (Chemistry) Other (Earth Science) Social Sciences35 credits Geography World History US History American Government & Economics
Required Classes for Graduation Foreign Language &/or Visual Performing Art 25 Credits Foreign Language or VPA10 Credits Foreign Language, VPA, or Applied Art10 Credits Applied Art (Research and Technology) 5 Credits Physical Education20 Credits Electives60 Credits
UC and CSU Requirements (A – G) A.Social Science2 years B.English 4 years C.Mathematics3 years - Must have Algebra 2(4 years recommended) D.Lab Science 2 years - One life, One physical(3 years recommended) E.Foreign Language2 years (3 years recommended) F.Visual Performing Art1 year G.College Prep Elective1 year
UC and CSU Requirements (A – G ) ALL classes must be passed with a grade of C or better UC minimumGPA for admission is 3.0 GPA calculated from Sophomore and Junior year for UC approved courses only The A – G list represents only the minimum requirements.
College Entrance Exams PSAT Practice SAT recommended but not required for college acceptance Taken during Junior year in order to compete for National Merit Scholarship Given in October Purchase exam at Student Store ACT and/or SAT Reasoning Test Taken during the spring of Junior year and no later than December of Senior year. www.collegeboard.com www.actstudent.org
Honors or Advanced Placement Courses What courses are offered? –HONORS CLASSES ARE OFFERED IN: Geography, Geometry, Algebra 2, English 1, Biology Why take an honors or advanced course? –Students receive an extra grade point for all honors/AP courses(i.e.:B grade is weighted as an A) –Students can receive college credit for taking the AP exam and passing it with a 3 or higher. –Students are academically challenged to meet their abilities for advanced learning
Honors Classes Honors Classes Criteria for Placement How do you sign up for Honors or AP courses? Teacher approval is needed. Students need to complete an annual Honors Contract Form signed by student and parent. Students need to score advanced or proficient on their California Subject Test. Completion of a summer assignment is a must. –Assignments will be posted on THS website by grade level in May. **Download an honors packet from the counseling website for more information**
Challenge Cards – You may challenge the placement of your student Once enrolled in honors or AP course, student must stay in the class for the remainder of the year Challenge Cards can be obtained in front office Honors or Advanced Placement Courses
Specialized Programs Model United Nations One to One Notebook Computer Program S.T.E.M. – Project Lead the Way Early Start AVID
GET INVOLVED Show your Tiller Pride! Band & Orchestra Color Guard Chorus Drama Athletics Cheerleading Dance Team Yearbook Link Crew ASB/Leadership Organized clubs –Anime, Future Teachers of America, Environmental, MeCha, Science and Key Clubs Start your own organization!
Get to know your counselor Get to know your counselor: Tustin Tillers are assigned to a counselor according to the alphabetical distribution of their last name or special program: Mrs. PysherA – G Miss. ReppH – N Mrs. BledsoeO – Z
VISIT OUR WEBSITE http://ths.tustin.k12.ca.us/counseling Includes: Frequently asked questions Required forms Academic program and club information College and career planning information Phone and email contact information