WelcomeFreshman Academy Room B-1 9th Grade Counselors Mrs. Britt-Blair: A-Do Mrs. Fernandez: Du-Lop Mrs. Adler: Lor-Re Ms. Ramirez: Ri-Z
What do I need to do to earn a high school diploma? • Pass all required courses • Have good attendance and behavior • Pass the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) • Earn 230 credits
How do you earn credits? • Each class you take is worth 5 credits per semester • Each class must be passed with an A, B, C or D • A Fail in a class gives you 0 credits. • Fall Semester 30 credits + Spring Semester 30 credits = 60 credits per school year. • 60 (credits) x 4 years (9th-12th) = 240 credits • REMEMBER YOU NEED 230 CREDITS TO GRADUATE!
English(40 credits = 4 years) • 9th – 12th grade
Social Studies(30 credits = 3 years) • World History A and B (10th grade) • US History A and B (11th grade) • Government/Economics (12th grade)
Mathematics(20 credits = 2 years) • Algebra 1A and 1B • Algebra 2A and 2B • Geometry A and B
Sciences(20 credits = 2 years) • Physical Science ( 1 year) • ICS Science 1A and 1B • Chemistry A and B • Biological Science (1 year) • Biology A and B
Physical Education/Sports(20 credits = 2 years) • MUST be taken in the 9TH and 10th grade. • The Fitness Exam will be given spring semester and MUST be passed.
Life Skills/AVID( 5 credits = 1 semester) • 1st semester course
Health(5 credits = 1 semester) • 2nd semester course
Fine Art(10 credits = 1 year) • Drama • Photo • Ceramics • Painting • Drawing • Intro. to Art • Art History • Dance
Technical Art(10 credits = 1 year) • Computer Operations • Computer Repair • Desktop Publishing • Floral Design • Baker Fundamentals • Wood Shop • Auto Body/Mechanics • Stage Crew • Play Production
Electives(7 classes = 70 credits) • If you plan to attend a four-year University, speak to your 10th grade counselor to select the proper A-G courses. • Examples: Speech, Additional years of P.E. (Sports), AP courses, Foreign Language (Spanish/French), Advanced Math and Science courses
Review How many credits do we need for… - English - Social Studies - Mathematics - Science - P.E. - Life Skills - Health - Electives • How many credits do we need to earn a High School Diploma?
IMPORTANT REMINDERS • If you FAIL a class during the regular semester, you can NOT repeat that class during the regular school year. • All FAILED classes MUST be repeated during summer school or, Adult School to graduate on time (2013).
How many credits do I need in order to move to the next grade? • 10th grade = 55 credits • 11th grade = 110 credits • 12th grade = 170 credits • Graduation = 230
College is Possible… • You can meet college requirements while meeting high school requirements. • You must earn a “C” or higher to apply to a University. Aim for “A’s” • You must challenge yourself by taking advance courses. • YOU CAN DO IT!
What did you learn today? • How many credits do you need to graduate from High School? • If your last name is Gomez, who is your counselor? • If you are struggling in your class, what should you do? A. Call 911 B. Cry and Complain C. Ask for help (i.e. teacher, counselor, peer) D. Attend Tutoring after school (“The Spot”) F. Both C and D
Best of Luck class of 2013!!!Never Give up! Any questions please visit the Freshman Academy Office Room B-1