HONORS/AP – WHAT TO DO? You should be reading at the 90+ percentile Make sure you can handle the honors/AP coursework –Make sure you can handle the number of those courses you select “Schedule for success” – know yourself, know your limits Be careful of “overload” in the junior year! Keep things in balance!
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS English - 40 credits Math - 30 credits Science - 35 credits (includes HSF/Health) P.E. - 20 credits U.S. History - 10 credits Gov/Econ - 10 credits World History - 10 credits Fine Arts/For Lang - 10 credits Electives - 65 credits Total = 230
ADDITIONAL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS: CAHSEE – MUST pass to earn diploma! Additionally, competency must be demonstrated in computer skills Students must at least pass Algebra I Students must complete Career Shadowing
TYPICAL SOPHOMORE SCHEDULE English – Lit/Comp II Social Studies – World History or AP European History Math (Course selection varies) Science (Life, Physical, “Other” required) P.E./ Weight training/ Sport Foreign Language or Elective
Career Information ROP Course Registration Job Board & Work Permits College Information College Reps & Interviews Military Information
THINGS TO THINK ABOUT TO GET AHEAD AND STAY AHEAD OF THE GAME Begin thinking now about post high school plans Begin researching (internet etc.) Visit colleges/universities Attend sessions in the College/Career Center No college? Explore/Research options
HINTS The College Visit –TALK TO STUDENTS!! –Try to go when school is in session! –Sit-in on some classes, especially in your potential major –ASK QUESTIONS!
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM a.k.a. CAHSEE You MUST pass this test to receive a high school diploma. If not, you will receive a certificate of completion.
CAHSEE A. What does the test cover? - English-Language Arts and an essay - Math (up to Algebra I) B. When will you take this test? - Beginning in the Spring of 10 th grade
COLLEGE TESTING A. PSAT - Grades 10 and 11 B. SAT and ACT - Spring of Grade 11 - Fall of Grade 12 (if needed) C. Subject Tests (SAT II’s) - In June, at end of Honors or AP class
COLLEGE TESTING Differences between the SAT and ACT: SAT = ½ math and ½ English ACT = ¼ math, ¼ science, ¼ English, ¼ reading