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Welcome to west high

Welcome to West High


Information Night

Let s meet the counselors
Let’s meet the counselors !

Iris AbrahamA - Carz + ABL

iabraham@tusd.netX 8332

Sarah BancheroCas - Hern

sbanchero@tusd.netX 3005

Bradley WattHerr – Mo

bwatt@tusd.netX 3004

Laurie TomlinMu – Rodrigues + AVID

ltomlin@tusd.netX 3007

Idi GainesRodriguez – Z

igaines@tusd.netX 3009

How can i contact my child s counselor
How can I contact my child’s Counselor ?

  • You can call and set up an appointment

    (209) 830-3379.

  • You or your child can visit the counseling office to schedule an appointment. Students before or afterschool and at lunchtime.

  • E-mail your counselor.

How do i help my child who is struggling in class
How do I help my child who is struggling in class?

  • Contact your child’s teacher. The staff’s email address is generally the first letter of their first name, then their last name; followed by: @tusd.net . Teachers emails are available on our website.

  • Example: Joan Fell = jfell@tusd.net Teacher names can be found on your student’s schedule, report card or on our website.

Tutoring is available before and after school and its free
Tutoring is available before and after school and its free !!!!

  • Science

  • Math

  • Spanish & French

  • Social Science

  • English

    Tutoring calendars are located in the counseling office.

Parent link
Parent Link !!!!

Can keep track of your student’s grades & attendance at school

To sign up parents need:

  • an E-mail account

  • Come to West H.S., show I.D., receive your VPC number

    To log on you will need:

  • Your student’s name

  • Home phone #

  • Permanent ID #

  • VPC Pass code

    Log on to http://parent.tracy/k12.ca.us

Graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements !!!!

  • Earn 220 credits

    • 40 English

    • 30 Social Science

    • 20 Math (At least 10 in Algebra 1)

    • 30 Science (10 biological and 10 physical)

    • 20 Physical Education

    • 10 Visual/Perform. Art or Foreign Language

    • 70 Electives (“fun” classes; advanced classes)

Csu uc a g requirements
CSU/UC A-G Requirements !!!!

  • a - History 2yrs

  • b - English 4yrs

  • c – Math 3yrs, 4yrs.Recommended (UC)

    ( CSU, Algebra1, Geometry, Algebra 2)

  • d - Lab Science 2 yrs. (1biological,1physical) 3yrs. Recommended (UC)

  • e - Foreign Language 2 yrs. required, 3yrs.

    recommended (UC) (same language)

  • f - Visual Performing Arts 1yr

  • G – Elective course 1yr

    ** must have a grade of C or better in all a-g courses**

Sat act
SAT/ACT !!!!

  • Fee waivers

  • ACT

    • February 9th April 13th

    • June 8th

  • SAT

    • March 9th May 4th June 1st

C s u system
C !!!!SU System

CSU Sonoma

San Diego State

Sat sample
SAT Sample !!!!

3.0 10-12 grade academic gpa

X 800


+ 500 SAT math score

+ 500 SAT reading score

3400 = Eligibility Index

Act sample
ACT Sample !!!!

3.0 10-12 grade academic gpa

X 200


+180 ACT composite score x 10

780 = Eligibilty Index

Csu eligibility
CSU Eligibility !!!!

Based on your eligibility index


10-12 academic GPA 10-12 academic gpa

X 800 plus X 200 plus

math & reading score ACT composite score

X 10

Non – impacted schools = 2900 or above

  • Bakersfield East Bay Monterey

  • Dominguez Hills Channel Islands

  • Maritime Academy Stanislaus

  • San Marcos 2900 with at least a 2.75 gpa

Eligibility indexes cont d
Eligibility Indexes Cont’d !!!!

  • Local schools = 2900 and above

    • CSU Sacramento

    • CSU Stanislaus

    • CSU Fresno

  • Schools starting at 3200 and above

    • San Francisco State

    • San Jose State

    • Sonoma State

Eligibility indexes cont d1
Eligibility Indexes Cont’d !!!!

  • Averages from 2012

    • San Diego 4180 Cal Poly Pomona 3810

    • San Bernardino 3342

    • Chico 3150

    • CSU Los Angeles 3020 Humboldt 3010

    • Fullerton 3600

  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo & Long Beach

    is based on the major…3200 & up

  • Northridge’s 3700 (at least 3.2 gpa)

Sat act1
SAT/ACT !!!!

  • 2900 SAT = 720 ACT

  • 3200 SAT = 760 ACT

Csu english math assessments
CSU English/Math Assessments !!!!

  • English placement test EPT

  • Math placement test ELM

  • Must test by May – the earlier the better

  • You can take it at any CSU campus

  • www.calstate.edu/eap

Csu english math assessments1
CSU English/ Math Assessments !!!!


  • ELM/Math

    • 550 on SAT, 23 on ACT, AP test 3

    • CST score of 1

    • CST score of 2 with senior year of math with Algebra II as a prerequisite

  • EPT/English

    • 500 on SAT, 22 on ACT, AP test 3

    • CST score of 1

Educational opportunity program
Educational Opportunity Program !!!!

  • Designed to improve access and retention of historically low-income and educationally disadvantaged students.

  • EOP students have the potential and demonstrated motivation to perform satisfactorily at a CSU, but they have not been able to realize their potential because of their economic or educational background.

  • The program provides admission and academic assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate students.

  • The program offers financial assistance to eligible students.

  • Campuses tailor their programs to accommodate the needs of their student population.


Eop educational opportunity program
EOP !!!!Educational Opportunity Program

Applicants must:

Demonstrate academic potential

Have motivation to succeed

Be California residents

Meet the income criteria

Who May Apply

First time freshman

Historically low-income

First generation college students

Disadvantaged background

2012 2013 eop family income guidelines
2012-2013 EOP Family Income Guidelines !!!!

  • Dependent Students

  • Family SizeMaximum Income

  • 2 $33,900

  • 3 $37,900

  • 4 $43,800

  • 5 $49,500

  • 6 $55,800

  • 7 $60,600

  • 8 $65,400

Uc system
UC System !!!!

UC Irvine

UC Berkeley

UC Davis

Uc eligibility
UC Eligibility !!!!

  • Complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses (a-g courses), with at least 11 finished prior to the beginning of your senior year.

  • Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better with no grade lower than a C-.

  • Meet the examination requirement by taking the ACT With Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test by December of your senior year. We don't require SAT Subject Tests, but certain programs on some campuses recommend them.

Comprehensive review of the application
Comprehensive Review of the Application !!!!

  • What do the UC campuses look for?

    • Good grades & test scores

    • Well-rounded students

    • Assess the student within his/her context

    • Not just the personal statement; the full applicant and the full application are important

    • Take the time to fill out all of the application completely and accurately

Comprehensive review

Achievements in Special Projects !!!!

Improvement in Academic Performance

Special Talents, Achievements, and Awards

Participation in Educational Preparation Programs

Academic Accomplishment Within Life Experiences

Geographic Location

Comprehensive Review

  • Grade-Point Average

  • Test Scores

  • Courses Completed/Planned

  • Honors Courses

  • Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC)

  • Quality of Senior-Year Program of Study

  • Academic Opportunities in California High Schools

  • Performance in Academic Subject Areas

Personal statement
Personal Statement !!!!


  • Writing Ability: The best predictor of a student’s survival rate in college is often her writing ability—not just include grammar and spelling, but sentence variety and how naturally your ideas flow.

  • Voice and Personality: For many schools, including UC’s, the essay serves as a replacement for an interview.  This is your chance to give them an idea of your personality, and what you will bring to their school. 

  • Topic: Do you have anything interesting to say?  (If there’s something remarkable about you that can’t be listed on your resume, this is a great chance to discuss it.)

The personal statement
The Personal Statement !!!!

Statement #1:

Describe the world you come from — for example, your family, community or school — and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams and aspirations. 

Statement #2:

Tell us about a personal quality, talent, accomplishment, contribution or experience that is important to you. What about this quality or accomplishment makes you proud and how does it relate to the person you are?

Additional Comments:

Use this space to tell us anything else you want us to know about you and your academic record that you have not had the opportunity to describe elsewhere in the application. Limit your response to 1000 words or less. Must be at least 250 for one.

Sat subject tests
SAT Subject Tests !!!!

“Recommended by some UC’s”

  • Berkeley – Chemistry and Engineering

  • Irvine – Arts, Engineering and CSE

  • UCLA– Engineering and Applied Science

  • San Diego – Engineering, Biological or Physical Science

  • Santa Barbara – Creative Studies, Engineering, Computer Science

  • Riverside – Bourns College of Engineering & College of Natural & Agricultural Sciences

Elc eligibility in the local context
ELC / Eligibility in the Local Context !!!!

  • The only UC to guarantee ELC acceptance for the 2013-2014 school year is UC Merced

  • The other UC’s will count ELC as one of the 14 comprehensive review standards.

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BLUE & GOLD PLAN !!!!For California residents whose families earn less than $80,000 and who qualify for financial assistance, the plan will fully cover UC’s system wide tuition and fees.

UC Berkeley Middle Class Access Plan (MCAP)

Sets a 15% cap on parental contributions for families with gross income from 80k to 140k annually

Western undergraduate exchange wue
Western Undergraduate Exchange !!!!WUE

  • www.wue.wiche.edu

  • If you are a resident of a WICHE state, you are eligible to request a reduced WUE tuition rate of 150% of the resident rate at one of the 145 participating schools in the West.

  • WICHE states include: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

Ncaa naia

  • National Collegiate Athletic Association

    www.ncaa.org/eligibility SAT code 9999

  • National Association Intercollegiate Athletics

    www.playnaia.org SAT code 9876

  • Cost NAIA $60 NCAA $60

  • Eligible for a Fee Waiver if you received a fee waiver for the SAT or ACT

  • Must submit a final transcript

Community service
Community Service !!!!

Check with Ms. Fell in the Career Center and the

Class of 2012 Senior News

  • New Hope Care Center

  • Astoria Gardens

  • Tracy Animal Shelter

  • Tracy Boys and Girls Club

  • Sutter Tracy Hospital

  • Tracy Library

  • McHenry House

  • Tracy Interfaith Ministries

  • Tracy Convalescent Hospital

  • Give Every Child a Chance Tutoring

  • Block W

  • Key Club

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Ap exams
AP Exams !!!!

  • Earn college credits

  • Save money

Fafsa what you will need
FAFSA !!!! - What You Will Need

  • Drivers license/California ID

  • Social Security number

  • Alien registration number if not a U.S. citizen

  • Student’s 2012 income information

  • Parent’s 2012 income information

  • Final 2012 paystub

  • Records of untaxed income: (welfare, child support, social security benefits)

  • List of colleges you are interested in attending

Ab 131 dream act part ii
AB 131 Dream Act, Part II !!!!

  • Signed into law on October 8, 2011

  • Becomes effective January 1, 2013

  • Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to

    • Apply for & receive institutional grants like UC Grant, State University Grant, Educational Opportunity Program and Educational Opportunity Program & Services fee waivers

    • Apply for & receive Board of Governors fee waivers at the California Community Colleges

    • Apply for & receive state financial aid, including Cal Grants and Chafee Foster Youth Grants for use at eligible public and private institutions

Acceptance letters financial aid award letters
Acceptance Letters/ Financial AID Award Letters !!!!

  • March/April

  • Pell Grants

  • Cal Grants

  • Work Study

  • Subsidized Loans

  • Unsubsidized Loans

  • Parent Loans

General information
General Information !!!!

  • Open a bank account

  • Make sure you have an ID card or drivers license

  • Always use the same name that is on your social security card

  • Good e-mail addresses

Timelines !!!!

  • PSAT – Soph, Jr

  • SAT/ACT – Jr, Sr

  • Campus visits – all years

  • Scholarships – Jr, Sr / Career Center

  • Community Service – all years/Career Center

  • Financial Aid – Sr / January

  • GPA Verification – Sr / Winter

  • Apply to Colleges – Sr / Fall

College vists

  • Plan side trips during your vacations

  • CSU’s

  • UC’s

  • Private Schools

  • Out of State Schools

  • Check with the school for tours

Work hard

Work hard…… !!!!

Increase your opportunities after graduation!