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WELCOME PARENTS. Menlo-Atherton High School April 17, 2013. Agenda. High School Graduation Requirements - Review College Application Process & Letters of Recommendation Helping your student be successful and avoiding Senioritize Questions and Answers. Graduation Requirements.

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Welcome parents

WELCOME PARENTS

Menlo-Atherton High School

April 17, 2013


Agenda
Agenda

  • High School Graduation Requirements - Review

  • College Application Process & Letters of Recommendation

  • Helping your student be successful and avoiding Senioritize

  • Questions and Answers



Graduation requirements review
Graduation Requirements - REVIEW

  • English

    • 9th grade English 110 credits

    • 10th grade English 210 credits

    • 11th grade English 3 10 credits

    • 12th grade English 4 10 credits

  • Social Studies

    • 9th grade World Studies 1 & 2 5 credits each

    • 10th grade World Studies 3 or

      Western Civilization orAP Euro History10 credits

    • 11th grade US History10 credits

    • 12th grade Gov’t/Econ. 5 credits each


Guidance alert graduation requirements cont
Guidance Alert: Graduation Requirements (cont.)

  • Math (Should be done)

    • 20 credits of math are required, one year must be Algebra1

  • Science (Should be done)

    • 20 credits of science are required, one year must be a Lab Science


Guidance alert graduation requirements cont1
Guidance Alert: Graduation Requirements (cont.)

  • Physical Education

    • 20 credits of PE are required

    • A quarter class is worth 2.5 credits. A semester class is worth 5 credits, and a year long class is worth 10 credits.

    • Freshmen year sports do not count toward PE credits.

    • Each team sport is worth 3.5 ELECTIVE credits. 3 sports/seasons played in 10th-12th grade will satisfy the PE requirement.


Guidance alert graduation requirements cont2
Guidance Alert: Graduation Requirements (cont.)

Fine Art

10 credits of a Fine Art

Career Technical Education (CTE)

10 credits of a CTE

Elective Credits

65 elective credits are required


CAHSEE

California High School Exit Exam

(Should have passed by now)

All Students must pass the CAHSEE

Exam in English Language Arts & Math


Deadlines for courses taken outside of m a or sequoia district
DEADLINESFor Courses Taken Outside of M-A or Sequoia District

  • Courses needed for graduation should be done by Thursday, December 5, 2013.

  • Final transcript should be received in Guidance Office by Friday, Dec.13, 2013.

    Example of courses:

    PE (community college)


San Jose State

Santa Clara University

Northeastern

COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS

Rice University

Notre Dame de Namur

University of San Francisco

UC Davis


Starting the college application process
Starting the college application process…

  • This isYOUR student’s responsibility, not yours.

  • Your studentshould take SATs/ACTs this spring. If he/she is not satisfied with scores, take tests again in October.

  • Your studentshould use Naviance to explore colleges/universities

  • Your studentcan meet with Alice Kleeman (best if have SAT/ACT scores)

  • Your studentwill need to review college applications and know deadlines

  • Your studentwill receive information about the application process and/or letter of recommendations in the fall from their counselor and Ms. Kleeman. If applying early, can find application process on Naviance

  • You and your student should visit colleges/universities


Spring college fair
Spring College Fair

TOMMORROW, Thursday, 4/18

Mission College, Santa Clara

6:00-8:00 PM

  • Learn about SAT and ACT Testing

  • Find help to Pay for School

  • Meet Face-to-Face with 150+ College and University Representatives.


Various college applications
Various College Applications

  • CSU – California State University (no letter of recommendation needed and no student essay needed)

  • UC – University of California (no letter of recommendation needed, but student must include essays/personal statement)

  • Common Application (letters of recommendation and student essays/personal statement required)

  • University Specific Applications (letters of recommendation and student essays/personal statement may be required)


Letters of recommendation aka secondary school report
Letters of Recommendation(AKA Secondary School Report)

  • YOUR studentneeds to complete letter of recommendation packet which includes:

  • College essay/personal statement

  • Parent statement

  • Peer statement

  • Complete surveys on Naviance Family Connection

  • Students can access the recommendation packet through Naviance.


Naviance
Naviance

  • https://connection.naviance.com/mahs

  • Game Plan

  • Do What You Are

  • Resume

  • Test Scores

  • Colleges


Letters of recommendation aka secondary school report cont
Letters of Recommendation(AKA Secondary School Report) – CONT.

Deadlines

(Counselors will NOT write letters for students who do not meet the deadline)

  • Early Action – Tuesday, 9/24

    (any date prior to 12/15 is considered Early)

  • Regular Decision – Tuesday, 11/7

    (any date on or after 12/16 is regular decision)



Course selection for 2013 14
Course Selection for 2013-14

  • Make sure student is taking classes that are of interest and that can be maintained for the entire school year.

  • Final opportunity to change classes for next year will be May.

  • Students will not be allowed to change electives in August or when school starts. This will be strictly enforced due to new mandates on how courses are balanced.


Communication
Communication

  • Talk with your students: check in with them, ask how they are doing in their classes, with college application process, etc – BUT DO NOT do the work for them!!

  • Review Progress Grades, Quarter Grades and Semester Grades through Infinite Campus. Quarter and Semester grades count for sports eligibility and college admissions.

  • Communication with your student’s teachers and counselor ONLY if student is struggling (earning a D or below) and graduation and/or college are in jeopardy.

  • Be aware of attendance.

    - Call attendance office whenever student will be out.

    - A class cannot be passed if student has more than 17 unexcused absences.

    - Poor attendance affects participation in school events – Fashion Show, Winter Formal, Prom, etc.


Academic integrity
Academic Integrity

At M-A we expect all students to uphold the highest possible standards of academic integrity; all students read and sign our policy.

Violations include: copying, plagiarizing, sharing work when not permitted, using notes when not permitted

We are finding an increasing number of incidents in AS and AP classes due to stress levels and unreasonable self-imposed expectations.

Please help support your student in selecting a manageable course load so that they do not feel the need to jeopardize their academic integrity.

Once a second offense of cheating occurs, we will be required to report the incident to the colleges.


Resources for school information
Resources for School Information

Student Planner

Trivocis

Bear Notes

mabears.org

portal.seq.org



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