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Catalyst. 1. You have a broken piece of glass, what do you do with it? 2. Before you begin any lab, what do you need to put on? 3. What college do you want to go to?. Density Lab. Classroom Ambassadors. Simontech Chemistry Student Ambassadors. College!. THINK- WRITE-PAIR-SHARE.

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catalyst
Catalyst

1. You have a broken piece of glass, what do you do with it?

2. Before you begin any lab, what do you need to put on?

3. What college do you want to go to?

classroom ambassadors
Classroom Ambassadors

Simontech Chemistry

Student Ambassadors

think write pair share
THINK-WRITE-PAIR-SHARE

How did this activity make you feel? Describe some of the thoughts that were going through your head during this activity.

a 35 minute drive makes all the difference
A 35 Minute Drive Makes All the Difference…

In 2007, 27% of 11th graders at Roosevelt in East L.A. scored proficient on the English CST. In the same year, 84% of 11th graders at Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach scored proficient or higher on the English CST.

manhattan beach vs east la
Manhattan Beach vs. East LA

Manhattan Beach

East Los Angeles

Average SAT – 1235

Average ACT – 19

3.7% of residents 25 and older have a four-year degree

66.1% have less than a high school diploma

  • Average SAT – 1732
  • Average ACT – 25
  • 67.6% of residents 25 and older have a four year degree
  • 3.1% have less than a high school diploma
mira costa high school
Mira Costa High School

2,300 students

67 % Caucasian (White)

77 students (total) qualify for free lunch

6.6% Latino/Hispanic

roosevelt high school
Roosevelt High School

4,519 students

98 % Latino/Hispanic

35 % English Learners

90% or 4,067 Free or

reduced lunch

change begins with you
Change Begins With You

Be the Change

You Want to See

in the World.

studio city vs east la
Studio City vs. East LA

Studio City

East Los Angeles

Average SAT – 1235

Average ACT – 19

3.7% of residents 25 and older have a four-year degree

66.1% have less than a high school diploma

  • Average SAT – 2012
  • Average ACT – 30
  • 49.4% of residents 25 and older have a four year degree
  • Less than 3% have less than a high school diploma
harvard westlake
Harvard-Westlake

Studio City, CA

Private School

Tuition = $29,000 a year

facts about harvard westlake
Facts About Harvard – Westlake

Ranked 35th in the rankings of best high schools in the country.

Los Angeles Magazine named it the most elite prep school in all of LA.

90% of students that took an AP class got a 3 or higher (i.e. they passed).

Average Class Size = 13 students

Average SAT Scores of 650 in verbal, 677 in math, and 685 in writing.

change begins with you1
Change Begins With You

Be the Change

You Want to See

in the World.

the act test basics
The ACT: Test Basics
  • Standardized test designed to test for “college-readiness”
  • 4 Multiple Choice Sections:
    • Reading, English, Math, and Science
  • Essay section
  • Each section scored out of 36
graph analysis
Graph Analysis
  • With your table look at the graphs and answer the following questions:
    • What are the trends that you notice on the graphs?
    • Are there differences between different races and ACT scores? Why?
    • What do you notice about API and SAT scores?
    • How do we reverse the trends?
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SCIENCE SECTION

35 Minutes—40 Questions

35 minutes (40 questions; 7 sections)

~40% charts & graphs (3 passages; 5 questions per passage)

~40% experiments (3 passages; 6 questions per passage)

~20% fighting scientists (1 passage; 7 questions per passage)

big goal 2
Big Goal #2
  • Students will compete in the ACS Chemistry Olympiad to prove that we’re just as strong as everyone else in Southern California
wikispaces art activity
Wikispaces Art Activity
  • With your groups create a poster of what your futures will look like when these three big goals are accomplished. These will be showcased on your own personal wikispaces to give it a little personality.
closing time
Closing Time
  • ACT Science section diagnostic Wednesday!
  • AP Chemistry Reading and Problems – If you dare!
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