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1 Torrey Pines High School Four Year Plan
9th grade students

2 Overview Torrey Pines General Information
Understanding Your Academic Transcript Understanding Four Year Plans Summer School Courses Off-Campus Classes College Entrance Requirements Choices Preparing For College

3 Who is your School Counselor?
Mary Sanchez-Allwein Marc Trocchio Carolyn Saft Gv-Ld & EL students Cm-Gu A-Cl Linsy Maydole Oi-Sl & AVID students Jesse Gonzalez Sally Gervasini Sm-Z Le-Oh

4 How to Contact your School Counselor
Drop by times are: Before school During break During lunch After school In the counseling center, students may fill out a: “Request to see my counselor” slip Students are welcome to their counselor

5 How Parents can Contact their Student’s School Counselor
Parents may the counselor at first name.last Parents may call the counselor Most calls are returned after 3pm Parents may call one of the counseling secretaries to set an appointment. Generally these are before or after school.

6 How to Stay Informed Listen to the morning announcements
Check Edline regularly Read the Falconer Visit Visit the counseling website Read the counseling office bulletin Read the parent newsletter

7 Ways to Get Involved Join a club Try out for a sport
Try out for a play Think about joining PALS, journalism, debate, yearbook, leadership, etc. Create your own club

8 Reading Your Transcript

9 Reading Your Graduation Status Report
Located on the back of your transcript is your Graduation Status Report, which is a summary of the district graduation requirements you have completed and an overview of the courses you still need to complete in order to graduate.

10 Important Graduation Status Report Tips
If you do not meet ALL graduation requirements, you will not receive a diploma. SDUHSD requirements are graduation requirements, not college admissions requirements. In order to verify that you are taking the appropriate coursework to qualify for admissions consideration, be sure to review individual college admissions websites. A language is not required for graduation. Any courses that exceed minimum graduation requirements count toward electives.

11 General High School Requirements
Complete a minimum of 230 credits. Complete all course requirements. Pass the California High School Exit Exam in: Language Arts Mathematics Note: Algebra I is a state mandated graduation requirement.

12 High School Four Year Plan Chart
English (40 Credits) (4 years) Mathematics Algebra I (30 Credits) (3 years) Social Studies Science (20 Credits) Biological (10) Physical (10) (2 years) Physical Education Health (5 Credits) (One Semester) Practical Arts Visual/ Performing Arts (10 Credits) (1 Year) Electives (70)

13 Four-Year Plan to Fulfill Minimum Requirements for HS Graduation
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12 Math Elective Science Health/Practical Art World History US History Government/Economics PE Visual/Performing Art

14 Summer School Courses Some summer school courses are offered for repeat and acceleration through TPHS. Information will be available in March There is a 30 credit limit for students to take courses off campus.

15 Summer School Courses Students must receive approval from their counselor prior to taking a class off campus. The off campus permission form must be signed by a parent and on record with the counselor. Students may take courses at the local community colleges.

16 Off-Campus Classes Students may take up to 30 credits at other high schools or at colleges. Obtain permission from your TPHS counselor before enrolling in a class at another school. Pick up the off-campus class permission form from the counseling office.

17 College Entrance Requirements Community College Admission Requirements
No specific course requirements must be met prior to entrance. Any student may enroll at a community college if they meet the following: 18 years of age or Earned a high school diploma

18 College Entrance Requirements California State University/University of California
COURSES Minimum Requirements of College Preparatory classes A. History/Social Science 2 years: World History, U.S. History/Government B. English 4 years: English 9, 10, 11, 12 C. Math 3 Years of college prep math. 4 years is highly recommended. Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra II D. Laboratory Science 2 years of lab science. 3 years of lab science is recommended. E. Language other than English 2 years same language*; 3 years is recommended. F. Visual/Performing Arts 1 year of college prep course from Art, Music, or Theater. G. College Preparatory Elective 1 year of college prep electives Test Requirements SAT I or ACT SAT II in two subject areas * Students with competency in a language other than English may qualify for an exemption.

19 College Entrance Requirements Private & Out of State Universities
Most private and out-of-state universities/colleges follow similar UC/CSU guidelines. For out-of-state universities, contact the schools directly for current information.

20 9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade English 9 English 10 English 11 English 12 Math Science Elective/ Earth Space OR Lab Science/Biology Lab Science Health/Practical Art World History US History Government/Economics PE College-Prep Elective Visual/Performing Art World Language College-Prep Elective or World Language Four-Year Plan to Fulfill HS Graduation and Eligibility of UC/CSU and Other Four Year Institutions

21 Choices Use the Choices program to research colleges and careers
Access program by visiting You may get the username and password by ing Mr. Trocchio at and simply write "Password" in the subject line.

22 Preparing for College Begin to keep track of any extracurricular activities, sports, or community services activities that you participate in. Consider taking SAT II Subject tests in classes that you do well in this year, such as Biology. Take the PLAN and PSAT exams during 9th-11th grades. Plan on taking the SAT and/or ACT tests in the spring of your Junior year.

23 Now create your own plan!!!
9th Grade 10th Grade 11th Grade 12th Grade

24 Thank You! For further questions, please drop by and see your counselor.

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