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Murrieta Valley High School. Welcome To Parent Night. 2010-2011. Freshmen & Sophomores. Counseling and Guidance. Counselors Frank Fravel A-C, AVID 9-10 ext. 5513 Candyce Julian D-G , AVID 12 ext. 5266 Melanie Kayrell H–Me, AVID 11 ext. 5772 Jim Vandenburgh Mi–R, ELL ext.5289

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counseling and guidance
Counseling and Guidance


Frank Fravel A-C, AVID 9-10 ext. 5513

Candyce Julian D-G , AVID 12 ext. 5266

Melanie Kayrell H–Me, AVID 11 ext. 5772

Jim Vandenburgh Mi–R, ELL ext.5289

Rick Lockwood S–Z, SDC ext. 5264

Counseling Secretary

Veronica Ruiz ext. 5290

Guidance Technicians

Leslie Anderson A-K ext.5274

Kathleeen Debord L-Z ext.5272

Assistant Principals

Lorie Coleman ext. 5293

Bob McGonigal ext. 5410

Mark Pettingill ext.5279


Topics of Discussion

  • Transition To High School “Making Good Choices”
  • Graduation Requirements
  • A – G Requirements
  • CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam)
  • PSAT Testing
  • College and Career “Kuder”
  • IB Program
  • Parent Information
  • The Goal… Graduation and Preparation
tips for high school success
Tips for High School Success
  • Attend parent nights 
  • Be present…physically as well as mentally
  • Learn the layout of the school
  • Get the right supplies
  • Use your MV guide
  • Keep the big picture in mind
  • Make good choices
  • Get involved
  • Family “dinner table talks”
  • Get to know your teachers, staff, counselor…
high school graduation requirements
High School Graduation Requirements
  • English – 40 credits
  • History – 30 credits
  • Math – 30 credits (must include Algebra)
  • Science – 30 credits
  • PE – 20 credits
  • Visual/Performing Arts – 10 credits
  • Foreign Language – 10 credits
  • Computer/Careers and Health – 5 credits each
  • Electives – 50 credits
  • Total Credits Required = 230!
    • Senior Project
    • Passing the California HS Exit Exam
    • 40 Hours of Community Service

College Prep/A-G Requirements(Grade of C or better)

  • English – 4 years
  • History – 2 years
  • Math – 3-4 years (Alg. I, Geometry, Alg. II)
  • Lab Science – 2-3 years (Bio, Chemistry, Physics)
  • VP Art – 1 year
  • Foreign Language – 2-3 years of the same lang.
  • Elective – 1 year
  • NCAA eligibility may differ

(see counselor)

california high school exit exam cahsee
California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
  • Graduation Requirement
  • Test Dates – March 8th and 9th
  • Two Portions: English-Language Arts & Mathematics
  • Test is based on academic content standards covered in classes
  • Students must pass both sections
  • Once a section is passed, that portion of the test is complete
  • CAHSEE information website: www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/resources.asp
psat testing information
PSAT Testing Information
  • PSAT- What is PSAT? Why should I take it?
    • MVHS will be administering the PSAT to sophomores and juniors. The PSAT or Preliminary SAT will help you become familiar with the content and format of the SAT. Many sophomores choose to take the PSAT for the following reasons:
        • to receive feedback on your academic strengths and weaknesses
        • to see how your performance on an admissions test compares to other college bound students
        • to help prepare for the SAT
        • to receive information from colleges
    • Date: October 16, 2010
    • Time: 8:00 - 11:00
      • report by 7:30.
      • Bring ID card, 2 #2 pencils and a four function calculator
    • Cost : $23.00
    • Sign up at the bookkeepers window during break and lunch
    • Last day to sign up is: October 8,2010.
kuder navigator college and career senior exit interview online career portfolio
Kuder NavigatorCollege and Career/Senior Exit Interview/Online Career Portfolio

www.kudernavigator.com provides the tools necessary to guide education and career exploration, planning, and development.

A focal point of the Kuder Career Planning System is the portfolio. This is where it all begins for system users! The portfolio contains all of the work completed within the Kuder system. The portfolio thoughtfully steps individuals through the process of self-awareness, educational discovery, and workforce preparation.

  • 9th grade students are registering in ICT Career Classes
  • 10th Grade students will register in English
  • Parents can register for a free ‘Parent Account’
  • www.kudernavigator.com
kuder navigator college and career senior exit interview online career portfolio1
Kuder NavigatorCollege and Career/Senior Exit Interview/Online Career Portfolio
  • Research-based Assessments – Start the career planning process right by taking the interest, skills, and work values assessments.
  • Education Planner – Create your four-, six-, and eight-year education plans and meet your state's requirements.
  • Planning Timeline – Get on track with important education and career planning events.
  • Career Search and Comparison – Explore a wealth of occupational information and compare your favorite careers.
  • College Search and Comparison – Technical, two-year, four-year school? Find out what option is right for you.
  • Resume Builder and Job Interviewing – Are you prepared? Develop a professional resume and get interview tips.
  • Get started today and find out how to begin building a lifelong career portfolio.


ib program description
IB Program Description
  • 2 year program taken in 11th and 12th grades that results in an internationally recognized diploma in addition to the high school diploma.
  • Focuses on educating well-rounded students who want to make a difference in the world and are willing to challenge themselves to prepare for college.
ib diploma nuts and bolts
IB Diploma Nuts and Bolts
  • 6 subject courses and exams (1-7scale)

3-4 are taken Higher Level (HL)

2-3 are taken Standard Level (SL)

  • Extended Essay
  • Theory of Knowledge (TOK) course
  • CAS Hours (150)
  • Earn at least 24 out of 45 points for diploma

Big commitment = Big benefits

ib program elements
IB Program Elements
  • Theory of Knowledge Course – Asks the big questions. How do we know what we know? Offered after school in 11th and 12th grade.
  • Extended Essay – Research a topic that interests you. Write a well developed, comprehensive essay (4000 words max) with guidance from a teacher. Written over 2 years.
  • Creativity / Action / Service (CAS) – What are you passionate about? Make it have meaning. Bring it to life. 150 hours completed over 2 years. (Hours count for graduation requirements)
parent information
Parent Information:
  • Contact teachers regularly
    • http://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/mvhs Staff directory
    • Check grades: ABI Parent Portal http://www.murrieta.k12.ca.us/mvhs
  • Make sure we have up to date email, phone, etc.
  • Check your student’s agenda/binder regularly
  • Get your child to think about their future – ask them about college and career plans
  • Be aware of high risk behaviors – seek help when necessary
  • Monitor phone and internet use!!
  • Encourage son/daughter to get involved in extra-curricular activities… GOHAWKSGO!!!