Review of 10 th grade requirements Discuss 5 post-HS options Look over YOUR transcripts GPA Game
Language Arts (4.0) Social Studies (3.0) › World History, US History, Govt/CWI Math (3.0) › Algebra 1-2, Geometry, another Algebra-based course Science (2.0) › Physical/Earth Science, Biology PE (1.5); Health (.5) Occupational (1.0) Fine Arts (1.0) 6.0 Electives **Electives may be Algebra Support, world language, etc.**
Graduation Reminders: › Pass Reading, Writing, Biology and Math State Tests › Culminating Portfolio and Presentation › 22 total credits for RHS Diploma
Requirements above RHS Diploma: › 2 years of World Language › Through Algebra 3-4 for Math › Meet the CADR’s › SAT/ACT
Community College 4-year university Tech/Trade School Military Employment
2+ years Diploma required Undocumented students – Ok, but currently no state or federal financial aid available. Some scholarships may be available. Placement Tests for Reading, Writing, Math › Remedial Courses; World Language Sports are available at most schools Clubs/Recreational Activities available
No out-of-state tuition Transfer degree vs. Associates Degree Common Programs: › Nursing, Culinary, Business/Accounting, Interior Design Schools: Green River, Seattle Central, South Seattle, Highline, Bellevue, RTC, etc.
Options › Bachelor of Science or Art (4 years +) › Can transfer from Community College › WA Schools: UW (3 campuses), WWU, CWU, EWU, WSU, Evergreen State › Public Vs. Private: Pacific Lutheran University, Seattle University, Seattle Pacific University, Whitman College, University of Puget Sound, Whitworth University, Cornish College of the Arts, and more › College Visits and Visitations
Admissions › ACT/SAT: most schools accept either › GPA: most schools expect 3.0 or above › Essay/Personal Statement (not at WSU) › Transcript Courses of Rigor CADRs World Languages GPA
WA Four-Year GPA Averages: › Central WA: 2.8-3.5 (holistic review) › Eastern WA: 3.27 (holistic review) › Evergreen State: 3.02 (holistic review) › Washington State Univ: 3.4 (holistic review) › UW-Seattle: 3.67-3.94 (holistic review) › UW-Bothell: 3.30 (holistic review) › UW-Tacoma: 3.0-3.54 (holistic review) › Western WA Univ: 3.29-3.8 (holistic review) Private colleges: you should be aiming for a 3.4 or above CADRs: College Academic Distribution Requirements – 15 credits of required academic classes
Shorter Programs Specific job training and career skills › Apprenticeship Common Programs: › Massage, Cosmetology › Bricklaying, Auto Tech, Carpentry, Plumber, Sheet Metal Worker, Airplane Repair › Electrician, Heavy Equipment Operator Some 3 or 6-month programs offered: › Examples: HVAC Program, 911 Dispatcher, Bookkeeper, Pharmacy Technician, Food Service
5 Branches: › Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines, Navy Must have Diploma › GED is not accepted ASVAB test › This year offered at RHS December 9 (listen for the announcements) › Sign up in counseling center (free!) › May take more than once
Work Skills needed: › Timeliness, regular attendance › Able to learn new tasks and perform well › Work well with other people and bosses › Be eager to learn › Willing to accept responsibility Use of your transcript and/or references
Average Weekly Pay › Some high school, no diploma $471 › High school diploma $652 › Associate degree $785 › Bachelor’s degree $1066 › Master’s, Professional, Doctoral $1300-$1735 People with a Bachelor’s Degree will earn $22,000 more in each year than those without!
Understanding your Transcript Creating Goals
Make an appointment with your counselor, Ms. Kearns, in the Counseling Center