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  1. LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOLJUNIOR FOCUSRESEARCH CLASS OF 2014 Presented by IHS Counselors

  2. THE QUESTION IS…..“WHAT’S NEXT?” • ACADEMIC • PERSONAL/SOCIAL • CAREER

  3. IHS DIPLOMA OR4-YEAR COLLEGE PREP SUBJECTS SUBJECTDIPLOMACSU/UC* ENGLISH 40 40* MATH 20 (must include Algebra 1) 30* (through Algebra 2) SCIENCE 20 20* (must include lab) SOCIAL STUDIES 30 30* LOTE --- 20* VPA --- 10* LOTE OR FINE ART 10 --- P.E. 20 20 HEALTH 5 5 UC ELECTIVE --- --- (3rd year Social Studies*) ELECTIVES 7030 TOTAL UNITS 215 215 *150 credits must be met with College Prep “a through g” subjects

  4. WHAT ARE “a through g” SUBJECTS? High school subjects approved to be college preparatory by the University of California a = HISTORY/SOCIAL SCIENCE b = ENGLISH c = MATHEMATICS d = LABORATORY SCIENCE e = LOTE (Language Other Than English) f = VPA (Visual/Performing Arts) g = COLLEGE PREPARATORY ELECTIVES To view IHS “a through g” list visit https://www.irvinehigh.org https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/

  5. COLLEGE PREP REQUIREMENTS:1 UNIT = 1 YEAR OF STUDY

  6. HIGHER EDUCATIONOPPORTUNITIES • CALIFORNIA COLLEGES – www.cacolleges.edu • COMMUNITY COLLEGES – OPEN TO ALL • CSU – CAL STATE UNIVERSITY – TOP 33% • UC – UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – TOP 12.5% • PRIVATE/INDEPENDENT COLLEGE - VARIES • OUT-OF-STATE COLLEGES

  7. CALIFORNIACOMMUNITY COLLEGES www.cccco.edu • 109 campuses, one application for each campus • Open admission policy • No Admission Exams • No Personal Statement • No Letters of Recommendations

  8. CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU) www.csumentor.edu • 23 campuses, one application • Application Deadline – November 30 • SAT Reasoning Test OR • ACT (SAT Subject Exams and writing are not required at this time) • NO Personal Statement • NO Letters of Recommendation

  9. UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA (UC) www.universityofcalifornia.edu • 9 campuses, one application • Application Deadline – November 30 • SAT Reasoning Test OR • ACT with Writing • NOTE: SAT Subject Exams are optional; however, may be required for particular majors • Personal Statement Required • NO Letters of Recommendation

  10. CALIFORNIA PRIVATE COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES www.aiccu.edu • 76 campuses, one application for each campus • Not part of a “system” of colleges • Testing requirements vary • Application decisions and deadlines vary • Cost is higher • Letters of recommendation are generally required

  11. OUT-OF-STATE COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES • Multiple public and private colleges • Admission requirements for private colleges differ from campus to campus

  12. ACADEMIC ASSESSMENTTRANSCRIPTS AND GRAD STATUS • Personal information • Grades and credits earned for each course completed • Course indicators * = non academic p = college prep + = some Honors and all AP courses bearing “weighted” GPA r = course has been repeated and GPA revised • GPA • Total credits attempted and total credits earned • CAHSEE scores for ELA and Math • Community service • Graduation status TRANSCRIPT AND GRAD STATUS REVIEW ACTIVITY

  13. ACADEMIC 4-YEAR PLAN • GRADUATION GOAL • EDUCATIONAL GOAL • CAREER GOAL • SENIOR COURSE LIST JUNIOR/SENIOR PLANNING WORKSHEET / ACTIVITY

  14. TAKE THE RIGHT TESTS* • COLLEGE BOARD - www.collegeboard.com • SAT Reasoning Test Critical Reading, Math, Writing Subject Tests AP Tests • AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTING - www.act.org • ACT Test English, Reading, Science, Math PLUS Writing (for UC System) *not required by California Community Colleges

  15. SUGGESTED TESTING TIMELINE • SAT Reasoning Test and ACT • Spring semester of Junior year • Repeat (as needed or desired) Fall of Senior year NOTE: SAT and ACT test dates do not conflict with each other • SAT Subject Exams • Spring semester of Junior year (exception…after specific subject completion; i.e. AP European History or Pre Calculus or, perhaps, LOTE (Language Other Than English) • Repeat (as needed or desired) Fall of Senior year • AP Exams • May of Sophomore, Junior, Senior year

  16. IMPROVE YOUR COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE • WEBSITES • NAVIANCE • COLLEGE GUIDES • ADMISSION OFFICES • COLLEGE CAMPUS VISITS • COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES • LIFE CENTER • AREA VISITS • NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR – April 28, 2013

  17. COLLEGE PLANNING IN STEPS • Understand your options • Monitor your progress • Know what colleges are looking for • Determine what tests are required • Be resourceful • Keep an open mind, yet be realistic • Apply for financial aid and scholarships • Avoid myths • Make college a family effort • Focus on academic success

  18. PREPARATION AND PLANNING • Refer to and use a planning calendar • Organize useful information • Consider your educational and career goals • Create a list of possible college choices • Research • Develop “profile or resume” • Work on college essay prompts

  19. NAVIANCE • Log in to Naviance • Go to “COLLEGE TAB” • My Colleges • Colleges I’m Thinking About • College Research • Super Match • Colleges Search • College Compare • Select a minimum of two colleges to research and compare NAVIANCE 5 EASY STEPS “TASK”

  20. PERSONAL/SOCIAL • Decision making • Goal setting • Conflict resolution

  21. EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES AND COMMUNITY SERVICE • Clubs • Student government • Community service/volunteer • Internships • Work • Special interests - Music - Art - Theatre - Athletics

  22. PERSONAL RESOURCES • Family members • Friends • Teachers • Counselors • Write down the names of two or more people you believe you can count on for support and encouragement: ___________________ __________________ ___________________ __________________

  23. CAREER - LIFE CENTER • College information • Career exploration resources • ROP (16 years or Junior standing) • Applications for work permits • Military information • Trade/technical schools and apprenticeships

  24. OTHER USEFUL RESOURCES • CAREER • http://www.schoolguides.org/ • http://www.cacareerzone.org/ • www.occareers.com • FINANCIAL AID • www.finaid.org • www.fastweb.com • ATHLETICS • www.ncaa.org • IUSD/IHS • http://irvinehigh.org • https://my.iusd.org • Links • Program of Studies • Counseling • LIFE Center • Parent Portal • Digital Bulletin • ITV • Lunchtime Workshops