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  1. LIFE AFTER HIGH SCHOOLJUNIOR FOCUSRESEARCH CLASS OF 2013 Presented by IHS Counselors

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

  3. ACADEMIC

  4. 4-YEAR PLAN • Meeting goals • Diploma • College

  5. 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 *Must be met with University of California “a-g” subjects

  6. UC/CSU “a-g” SUBJECTS 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 site-specific certified “a-g” list visit https://www.irvinehigh.org https://doorways.ucop.edu/list/

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

  8. 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

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

  10. 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

  11. 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 now optional; however, may be required for particular majors – check with admission offices for specific requirements • Personal Statement Required • NO Letters of Recommendation

  12. CALIFORNIA PRIVATE COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIESwww.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

  13. OUT-OF-STATE COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIESsearch for “anycollege”.edu • Multiple public and private colleges • Admission requirements for private colleges differ from campus to campus

  14. ACADEMIC ASSESSMENTTRANSCRIPTS AND GRADES • 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 TRANSCRIPT REVIEW ACTIVITY

  15. JUNIOR/SENIORPLANNING • GRADUATION GOAL • EDUCATIONAL GOAL • CAREER GOAL • SENIOR COURSE LIST PLANNING WORKSHEET / ACTIVITY

  16. TAKE THE RIGHT TESTS • College Board (SAT) • American College Testing (ACT)

  17. COLLEGE BOARDwww.collegeboard.com • SAT REASONING TEST • Critical Reading, Math, Writing • SAT SUBJECT TESTS • History • Literature • Math Level 2 • Science • LOTE (Language other than English) • AP Exams

  18. AMERICAN COLLEGE TESTINGwww.act.org • ACT • English, Reading, Science, Math • PLUSWriting (for UC System)

  19. 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

  20. IMPROVE YOUR COLLEGE KNOWLEDGE COLLEGE GUIDES COLLEGE CAMPUS VISITS ADMISSION OFFICES COLLEGE REPRESENTATIVES LIFE CENTER AREA VISITS NATIONAL COLLEGE FAIR – Spring, 2012

  21. 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

  22. 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

  23. 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 “TASK” Due Wednesday, December 14

  24. PERSONAL/SOCIAL

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

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

  27. 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: __________________ __________________ __________________ __________________ _____________________

  28. CAREER

  29. CAREERLIFE CENTER • College information • Career exploration resources • Work permits • ROP (16 years or Junior standing) • Military information • Trade/technical schools and apprenticeships • Work permits

  30. OTHER USEFUL WEB SITES • CAREER • http://www.schoolguides.org/ • http://www.cacareerzone.org/ • www.occareers.com • FINANCIAL AID • www.finaid.org • www.fastweb.com • ATHLETICS • www.ncaa.org

  31. AND….IRVINE HIGH SCHOOLhttp://irvinehigh.org • Digital Bulletin • Events • Lunchtime Workshops • College Representative Visits • Links • Program of Studies • Counseling • LIFE Center

  32. ALSO, SIGN UP TODAY AThttps://my.iusd.org • Grades - daily if posted on ABI and report cards • Class schedule • Attendance - period and daily • Standardized test scores – CST and CAHSEE • Transcripts • Graduation status