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
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.
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
30 Unit Requirement World Language 20 20 10 Fine Art Applied Art
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
Transcript • 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
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.
Post-High School Options • Vocational/Technical Schools • Community Colleges • CSU System • UC System • Independent (Private) Colleges and Out-of-State Public Colleges/Universities
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
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
Community College Entrance Process • High School Diploma or 18 years old • Placement Exams in English & Math • No Application Fee • Tuition Fee: per unit
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
Websites • 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
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!
Class of 2011! Thank you Go Panthers!