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Junior Class Visits Fall 2009 Mrs. Holguin: Guidance Advisor A – L Ms. Lambert: Guidance Advisor M – Z Mrs. Carlisle: CCOC/Middle College Mrs. Keh-Roman: Guidance Secretary Why see your Guidance Advisor? Questions about schedules Trouble with grades Difficulties with classmates

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Junior Class VisitsFall 2009

  • Mrs. Holguin: Guidance Advisor A – L

  • Ms. Lambert: Guidance Advisor M – Z

  • Mrs. Carlisle: CCOC/Middle College

  • Mrs. Keh-Roman: Guidance Secretary

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Why see your Guidance Advisor?

  • Questions about schedules

  • Trouble with grades

  • Difficulties with classmates

  • Graduation Status

  • Options for making up an “F”

  • Post High School Plan

  • Questions about class choices

    Students are welcome to drop in and ask questions or ask for a conference at any time throughout high school.

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High School Graduation Requirements

English 40

Social Science 30

Math (Algebra 1) 20

Science 20

Physical Education 20

Health 5

Fine Art * 10

Applied Art * 10

World Language * 10

General Elective 55

Total Units 220

Must pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

* 30 units using two categories

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30 Unit Requirement

World Language




Fine Art

Applied Art

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UC/CSU “A – G” Minimum Subject Entrance Requirements

  • A 2 Years Social Science/History

  • B 4 Years English

  • C 3 Years Math

    (through Intermediate Algebra 2 or Algebra 2)

  • D 2 Years Laboratory Science

    (1 year Biology, 1 year Chemistry or Physics)

  • E 2 Years World Language (same language)

  • F 1 Year Visual and Performing Arts

  • G 1 Year College Prep Elective

    Earn “C” or better in these classes

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  • Demographic information

  • Are all courses listed?

  • Is your GPA correct?

  • Are you missing any units for graduation?

  • Problems? Incorrect info?

    • See Ms. Keh-Roman

      Note CSIS ID (also called State ID) at bottom left side

      of your transcript—needed for UC and CSU applications

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Repeating High School Courses

  • Options for repeating high school courses when an “F” is earned ??

  • Courses used to satisfy the “A-G” requirements in which the student earns D or F grades must be repeated with grades of C or higher.

  • The repeated grades are used in calculating the GPA.

  • If a student repeats a course which the original grade is a C or higher, the repeated grade will NOT be used to calculate the GPA.

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Post-High School Options

  • Vocational/Technical Schools

  • Community Colleges

  • CSU System

  • UC System

  • Independent (Private) Colleges and

    Out-of-State Public Colleges/Universities

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College Application Process

  • Community College

    • February thru April 2011

      • (will vary by college)

  • UC/CSU

    • October 1 thru November 30, 2011

  • Application Fees (Fall 2009):

    • UC $60.00 per campus

    • CSU $55.00 per campus

    • CCC Free

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Community College

  • 109 campus locations in California

  • Programs:

    • Certificates/Associate of Arts Degree

    • Career/Technical Programs

      • Two Years

      • Entry Level Job Skills

      • Technical Skills

    • Transfer Programs

    • Concurrent Enrollment

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Community College Entrance Process

  • High School Diploma or 18 years old

  • Placement Exams in English & Math

  • No Application Fee

  • Tuition Fee: per unit

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College Entrance Tests

  • PSAT - practice SAT

  • ACT Composite Total = 36

    • English, Math, Reading, and Science (Writing is optional)

  • SAT Reasoning Composite Total = 2400

    • Verbal, Math, Writing

  • SAT Subject Test (two required for all UC’s)

    • Each Test Total = 800

    • Two tests from two different categories

      • English, language other than English, science, social science, or mathematics.

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More Test Details

  • Students required to complete all tests by December

  • Students are encouraged to take tests early. Tests can be taken several times

  • UC takes the best score from one sitting. CSU takes best score from multiple sittings

  • SAT Subject tests should be taken soon after courses completed in the areas covered by the tests

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Minimum Eligibility vs. Selection

  • Eligibility: meeting minimum requirements for UC admission

  • If the number of applicants exceeds the spaces available for a particular campus or major, the campus uses criteria that exceed the minimum requirements to select students.

  • Meeting the minimum requirements is not enough to gain admissions to many UC campuses and programs.

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Selection Criteria

  • “A-G” Subject Requirements

  • Examination Requirements

    • SAT Reasoning

    • SAT Subject

    • ACT

  • GPA

  • Honors/AP Courses

  • Challenging curriculum

  • Personal Statement (UC’s)

  • Extracurricular Activities

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Colleges applications

Community service based Scholarships

Meaningful activities

Prolonged commitment

Leadership roles

Keep track of community service hours, duties and dates

Keep your “Brag Sheet” up to date

Extracurricular Activities

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NCAA Athletes

  • NCAA Eligibility Center

    • Students who want to participate in NCAA Division I or II sports in college should start the certification process during your junior year

      • Student Release Form

      • Official High School Transcript

      • SAT or ACT test scores “9999” NCAA number

      • Authorize release of information to any college

  • https://web1.ncaa.org/eligibilitycenter/student/index_student.html

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College & Career Center

  • Parent Volunteers

  • College research

  • SAT & ACT Information

  • College admissions personnel visiting our campus and the Bay Area

  • Scholarships (applications)

  • Career Search

  • Workshops

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  • www.prospect.cuhsd.org/guidance/index.html

  • www.actstudent.org

  • www.collegeboard.com

  • www.californiacolleges.edu

  • www.csumentor.edu

  • www.universityofcalifornia.edu

  • www.cccco.edu

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To-Do List

  • Ensure Transcript is complete and accurate

  • Have a plan to satisfy high school graduation requirements and post high school plan requirements

  • Create a list of colleges you are interested in attending

    Pass While You’re in the Class!

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Class of 2011!

Thank you

Go Panthers!