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Soquel High School. 8 th Grade Parent Night 2014. Welcome. Principal Ken Lawrence-Emanuel Assistant Principal of Student Services Craig Miller Assistant Principal of Counseling & Guidance Gail Atlansky. Knight’s Day today – 8 th grade visit. Campus Tours with Link Crew Leaders

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Soquel high school

Soquel High School

8th Grade Parent Night 2014


  • Principal

    • Ken Lawrence-Emanuel

  • Assistant Principal of Student Services

    • Craig Miller

  • Assistant Principal of Counseling & Guidance

    • Gail Atlansky

Knight s day today 8 th grade visit
Knight’s Day today – 8th grade visit

  • Campus Tours with Link Crew Leaders

    • Received SHS Bracelets

    • Athletic facilities, Shops, Freshmen teachers, Farm, Blue and Gold Café, offices

  • Students Presentations in gymnasium

    • Clubs, ASB, Athletics, Art program, AVID, Humanities Academy, gMEC Academy, Theatre Arts

  • Enrollment Packet given to middle school staff

  • Humanities Academy application to staff

Enrolling at soquel high school
Enrolling at Soquel High School

  • You must enroll at Soquel High as we are a different district – Santa Cruz City Schools

  • Fill out and complete all four forms

    • Enrollment form (Blue)

    • Freshmen Course Requests (Green)

    • Student Health History (Green)

    • Home Language Survey (White)

  • Signatures required on ALL forms

Turn in enrollment forms to your counselor
Turn in Enrollment forms to your Counselor

  • New Brighton Middle School

    • Counselors visit on Wednesday, March 26

  • Shoreline Middle School

    • Counselors visit on Tuesday, March 18

  • Privates and Charters

    • Call Counseling Assistant at 429-3909 x 132 for enrollment appointment with counselor

Counseling department
Counseling Department

Your Counselors

Sue Faix (A - Ga) 429-3909 ext 133

Bryan Anderson (Ge - N) 429-3909 ext 134

Branna Banks (O - Z) 429-3909 ext 135

Counseling Secretary (Schedules counseling appointments)

Suzanne Williams 429-3909 ext 132

Registrar (Enrollments, transcripts, records, etc.)

Denise Weber 429-3909 ext 136

Freshmen course request form
Freshmen Course Request form

  • Freshmen Course Requests (Green)

  • English, Math, and PE courses determined by school staff

  • Parent/guardian and student choose:

    • Science and/or World Language

    • Elective

Soquel high school graduation requirements
Soquel High School Graduation Requirements

Sample 4 year plan
Sample 4 Year Plan

Minimum College Preparatory

*The UC and SHS Counseling recommends students take 4 years of core academics.

Additional high school graduation requirements
Additional High School Graduation Requirements

  • Pass Algebra 1

  • Pass PE 9

  • Pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

College readiness continued
College Readiness continued…

A – G Subject Categories

  • A: Social Studies (2 years)

  • B: English (4 years)

  • C: Math (3 years, minimum Algebra 2)*

  • D: Science (2 years, Lab Science)*

  • E: World Language (2 years, same language)*

  • F: Fine Art (1 year, visual performing Art)

  • G: Elective (1 year, college prep elective)

    *UC’s recommend additional years of Math, Science, and World Language to be competitive!

Four year planning workshops
Four Year Planning Workshops

  • Small group workshops to support students with their high school plans

  • Students and parent/guardians participate in September and October 2014

  • Facilitated by your student’s counselor

  • 35 – 45 minute workshops

Freshman orientation
Freshman Orientation

  • A few days before school starts

  • Link Crew

    • Group participation

    • Inclusive

    • Activities

      • Team Building

      • Ice Breakers

    • Campus Tours

Transitioning to high school
Transitioning to High School

Attend all classes everyday

Communicate with teachers (during class, office hours, and/or emails

Check Infinite Campus 2 – 3 times per week

Complete all Homework

Use your SHS planner daily

Join a club, play a sport, try out for a school play, get involved with ASB, sign up for a music class

Expectations for campus community
Expectations for Campus Community

  • Positive involvement in our school community

  • Treat everybody with respect

  • Team player; learn how to work well with others

  • Hard-working, responsible student

  • Respect due dates

  • Teach tolerance on our campus

  • Communicate with teachers, counselors, and administration

Parent opportunities
Parent Opportunities

Ways to get involved at Soquel High!

Soquel High Fund

Soquel Music Foundation

Grad Night Committee


Humanities Academy

Sports Team volunteer

Office volunteer

Main or Counseling office

Q & A with our Parent & Student Panel


Athletic Director

  • Stu Walters: 429-3950


  • Cross Country, Football, Girls’ Golf, Girls’ Tennis, Girls’ Volleyball, Water Polo, & Cheer

    • Starts before school year begins

    • Contact coach ASAP


  • Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, & Cheer


  • Baseball, Softball, Track & Field, Swimming & Diving, Boys’ Tennis, Boys’ Gold, Boys’ Volleyball, Lacrosse


Clearance Paperwork for Athletic


Physical Exam

Bring completed clearance paperwork

SHS campus, June 4st 5:30pm

$25 fee

Go knights
Go Knights!

Benefits of Athletic Participation

  • Athletes have a higher graduation rate

    • Teamwork, motivation, responsibility, time management, positive attitude

  • College Resume

  • Job Applications


  • Maintain 2.0 or above GPA