Arlington High School Junior Parent Night. March 10, 2004 AHS Guidance Department. AHS School Profile. Class of 2003 – 260 Graduates Four year colleges – 80% Junior Colleges/Technical Schools – 13% Employment – 2% Armed Forces – 1.1% Undecided – 4%.
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Arlington High SchoolJunior Parent Night
March 10, 2004
AHS Guidance Department
Massachusetts State College Graduation Requirements
The new admissions standards for freshmen applicants have two main parts:
Academic Course Requirement
16 college prep courses distributed as follows are required. (A course is equivalent to one full school year of study. Courses count toward the distribution only if passed.)
English - 4 courses
Mathematics - 3 courses (Algebra I & II and Geometry or Trigonometry, or comparable coursework)
Sciences - 3 courses (including 2 courses with laboratory work)
Social Sciences - 2 courses (including 1 course in U.S. History)
Foreign Languages - 2 courses (in a single language)
Electives - 2 courses (from the above subjects or from the Arts & Humanities or Computer Sciences)
Other Options for Students
Tests of College Admission
Beginning the College Search
What questions should I ask?
Small: up to 3,000 students
Medium: 3,000-7,000 students
Large: over 7,000 students
Types of Admission Programs
Regular Decision / Early Decision /
Early Action / Rolling Admission / Early Admission
What Colleges Look For
You know what you want from a college. What do they want from you?
Preparing for the College Interview
Do’s and Don’ts