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  1. Registering for your 12th Grade Classes At Irvington Updated: 2/2014

  2. Registration form is due to your English teacher February 25th! • Students will be meeting with their counselor individually to have their course requests entered, and will have the opportunity to ask questions at that time. • Step 1: Chose your classes • If you are applying to a family, you have to complete an application. Go to under the programs tab. • Family Coordinators: • SHAPE: Ms. Avina: • ITA: Mr. Albizo: • CCA: Ms. Friend: • NMAA: Ms. Burton • • Select an English and Government/Economics option. All 12th graders must take these two classes. Student MUST have their current teacher sign their registration form if they are registering for ANY AP class.

  3. Select a math and science course (not required for graduation. Skip if you have completed the graduation requirement and are choosing to not take a math or science in 12th grade). • Choose your electives. English and Government are the only required classes for 12th graders (unless you are missing credits in a subject area). Math, Science and Language are all considered electives in 12th grade. • Choose your electives thoughtfully based on meeting graduation requirements and college admission requirements. • List classes in order of preference and make sure to list an alternate elective. If you do not add an alternate elective and the class you want is full, an elective will be chosen for you. • Make sure to have teachers sign for EVERY course that requires a teacher’s signature or the course request will not be honored. Courses that need a signature say “Teacher Rec” next to them on the Course Options Form. • For AP Psychology: The signature from your current HISTORY teacher is required.

  4. Off-Campus ROP Classes • Mission Valley ROP provides relevant career technical education by preparing students for employment and college through industry standard tools, training, and experience. • Important Notes: • Classes are 2 periods in length and are held at the ROP center (They are 1st and 2nd period or 5th and 6th). • Students that take a 1st/2nd period class have to provide their own transportation to ROP. • Course information/videos and requirements can be found at • If a student drops an off-campus ROP class, they must add a different off-campus ROP class. • Many classes are “a-g” approved. See the website for more information. • NEWer classes: • Automotive Technology • Law Enforcement • Architecture and Civil Engineering • Forensic Science will NOT be offered for 2014-2015

  5. Course Prerequisites: course prerequisites are stated on the Course Options form. Many classes require students to have a teacher recommendation AND a certain 1st semester grade in their current class. Students must have both. Having a teacher recommendation without the grade requirement is not enough to enroll in the class. • Zero Period/7th Period class: If you would like to enroll in a 0 period or 7thperiod class,list it in the appropriate box. • AP Registration Form: Must be completed by EVERY student planning to take ANY AP course.

  6. AP Classes EVERY STUDENT that is registering for ANY AP course must complete the AP Registration Form and attach it to their registration packet. Extra copies can be found online at under the “counselors” tab.

  7. AP Classes • If you are registering for AP classes: • Make sure you are prepared and have an interest in the subject. • Make sure you will have the time necessary to be successful in all of your classes. • Remember you will have QUEST, college applications, scholarship searches, financial aid paperwork,clubs, extra-curricular activities, job/volunteer work, etc. • If you do poorly in your 12th grade classes it can affect your college admissions. • Understand that you will not have the opportunity to transfer to a college prep course once the school year begins (even if you are failing the course or are earning a “c” grade). The number of spaces in college prep classes are based on student requests at the time of registration. • DO NOT • DO NOT take AP classes just because your friends/peers are. Everyone has different ability levels. Take the most challenging classes that YOU can still do well in. • DO NOT take AP classes just to impress colleges. GPA is still the most important factor in college admissions. If you take 6 AP classes but do not do well in them (“c” grades), it will not matter for college admissions that you took them and will negatively impact your application.

  8. Graduation/ UC/CSU Requirements • Keep these in mind when registering for your classes. • English: 40 credits • History: 30 credits • Math: 30 credits (including both semesters of Algebra 1) CSU/UC: At least Algebra 2 • Fine Art/ World Language: You need 10 credits of a Fine Art OR World Language to graduate. CSU/UC: A yearlong Art class ANDat least level 2 of a language are needed. • Health: 5 credits required • PE: 20 credits required • Science: 20 credits required. CSU/UC: Prefer Biology and Chemistry/Biotechnology. • Electives: 75 credits required. Any class taken after a subject requirement is met is counted as an elective (Ex: Your 3rd year of science counts as an elective). • If you are missing units, see your counselor in MARCH for summer school registration and MAZE day for Adult School Registration.

  9. Know Irvington’s a-g list Every class at Irvington that fulfills an a-g subject requirement for CSU and UC admission can be found on this list.

  10. New/Newer Classes/Changes: • Algebra 2: NEW name for Intermediate Algebra. Students should register for this class if they get a C or low B in Geometry (a-g approved). • Trigonometry: Prerequisite is Algebra 2 (a-g approved). • Robotics: Learn to build and program robots. No prior experience needed. See Ms. Berbawy’s website for more info (a-g pending). Prerequisite is Algebra 2 concurrently. • Biotechnology:a-g approved physical lab science (like Chemistry). Prerequisite is Algebra 2 taken concurrently. Limited sections. 12th graders that have not passed chemistry have priority. • AP Environmental Science: Prerequisite is Biology, Chemistry, and Algebra 2/trig completed. • Creative Writing: a-g approved area “g.” • AP Physics 1: AP Physics B has been divided into two classes (1&2). Only AP Physics 1 will be offered at IHS. AP Physics C will still be offered. • Business Math: math credit for graduation • AP Music Theory: Need to have 3-4 years of experience reading and playing music. Must list alternative as class may not be offered.

  11. Step Two: Proof of residency. Attach COPIES (you will not get them back) of two forms of proof. • Step Three: Parent and student signatures are required. • Note that: • Course requests cannot be guaranteed • Students will not be able to drop classes once the school year begins. • Add/drop process is changing for the 2014-2015 school year. Students will NOT be able to drop courses once the school year begins. • Teacher recommendations can be revoked based on 2nd semester performance. • Your transcript MUST stay attached to this packet!!!!!

  12. Additional Notes • On Campus ROP Courses are 1 period in length (check to see what classes are a-g approved). • Computer Support and Business Math are the only non-college prep math classes offered at Irvington that students can take to earn math credits towards graduation only. • Sports/Physical Therapy is a science class that students can take to earn science credits towards graduation only. • Marching Band is Fall semester only (5 credits of PE). • Jazz Ensemble is 0 period Spring semester only. • Kinesiology (Ohlone) awards PE credits (5) for Fall semester and elective credits (5) for Spring semester. • Counselors are available to STUDENTS during lunch and after school during the registration weeks. They are not in their offices (in classes doing registration) during class periods.

  13. Visit the Counselor’s Corner and the College and Career Center online for answers to many frequently asked questions…

  14. Don’t forget to register on School Loop! School Loop helps you stay on track. Parents should register to have access to student’s grades and receive important information from IHS.