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Parent Information Night 2013. Presented by Whitney High School Counseling Julie Poe, Counselor, Class of 2016 Roisin Leroy, Counselor Class of 2013 Kelly Chambers, Counselor Class of 2014 A-C (Poe) D-L (Chambers) M-Z (LeRoy), Class of 2015 Patrick Floyd, College and Career Center .

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Parent information night 2013

Parent Information Night2013

Presented by Whitney High School Counseling

Julie Poe, Counselor, Class of 2016

Roisin Leroy, Counselor Class of 2013

Kelly Chambers, Counselor Class of 2014

A-C (Poe) D-L (Chambers) M-Z (LeRoy), Class of 2015

Patrick Floyd, College and Career Center


Agenda overview
Agenda Overview

  • Three Breakout Sessions:

    • WHS Counseling Overview – Grade Level Presentations

      • Session I: Current 9th grade

      • Session II: Current 10th grade

      • Session III: Current 11th grade

    • University of California

    • California State University

    • Out of State Colleges/University of Nevada, Reno

    • Private/Independent Colleges/University of the Pacific

    • Private Faith Based Colleges/William Jessup

    • Community College/Sierra College


Agenda session i counseling overview 9 th grade
Agenda- Session ICounseling Overview – 9th Grade

  • High School Resources and Support

  • Graduation Requirements/Transcripts

  • Advanced/Honors/Advanced Placement Courses

  • Summer and Night School Courses

  • Counseling Timeline

  • College Eligibility


Resources and support
Resources and Support

  • Teachers

    • Communicate, e-mail, voice-mail

    • Available to meet with students before or after school

    • Communicate and ask questions

  • Counselors

    • Academic Support

    • Personal and Social Support

    • High School and College Course Planning

  • College and Career Center

    • College Information and Testing

    • Community Service Opportunities

    • College and Career Speakers/Presentations

    • Peer Tutoring – Quarterly

  • Other Resources

    • On-line grades and assignments through Ed-line

    • Senior Mentors – 9th grade Geography Classes

    • Intervention – additional 20 minutes before lunch to meet with teachers

    • Student Planner/Daily Announcements


Academic planning guide
Academic Planning Guide

  • Available on line:

    http://www.whs.rocklin.k12.ca.us

  • Available on-line by March 6th

  • Course Descriptions and requirements

  • Graduation Requirements

  • College eligibility and requirements

  • NCAA

  • Activities/Clubs

  • ROP


Graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements

  • 1 year World Language

  • 1 year Technology

  • ½ year Health

  • 50 Elective Credits

  • CAHSEE

  • 25 hours Community Service

  • 4 years Language Arts

  • 4 yrs. Social Studies

  • 3 years Mathematics

  • 3 years Science

  • 3 years P.E.

  • 1 year Visual and Performing Arts


Community service
Community Service

  • 25 hours of community service must be completed by the end of JUNIOR year!

  • 150 hours awards students with Distinguished Community Service.

  • Important for college applications.

  • Important for scholarship applications.

  • Students can visit the College & Career Center to find community service opportunities.


Grades credits transcripts
Grades, Credits, Transcripts

  • Progress Reports: P or NM (2 each semester)

  • Quarter Report Cards: A, B, C, NM (1each semester)

  • Semester Report Cards: A, B, C, NC (1 each semester)

  • 250 Credits Required for Graduation

  • Each course –10 credits per year (courses are year-long)

    • May earn 80 credits per year

    • Transcripts Reflect Semester Grades

    • December and June

  • Repeating Classes

    • Summer School/Night School

  • NC stays on transcript


Summer school and night school
Summer School and Night School

Night School

(Juniors and Seniors only)

  • Registration takes place the first few weeks of each semester.

  • Applications are picked up and returned in the Counseling Center.

  • Night school courses meet graduation requirements, but do not meet college entrance requirements

Summer School

(grades 9-11)

  • Summer school registration forms are available in April.

  • Applications are picked up and returned in the Counseling Center.

  • Summer school dates – TBD

  • Courses meet college prep requirements


Counselor timeline freshman year
Counselor Timeline-Freshman Year

  • January

    • Review Graduation Requirements

    • Introduction to Transcript and Graduation Petition

  • April

    • Select courses for Sophomore Year

    • Will bring 6 year plan home for review and parent signature


Course selection process for sophomore year
Course Selection Process for Sophomore Year

  • April – Counselor visit to Geography classes

  • Course selections

    • Six required classes Sophomore year

    • Two elective choices

    • Advanced and Advanced Placement Courses – need approval

  • Parent signature required on Six Year Plan

  • Course verifications sent out in May



Advanced placement honors and advanced courses
Advanced Placement, Honors and Advanced Courses

  • AP/Honors and Advanced courses are offered in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Science, Science, Foreign Language and Visual and Performing Arts

  • Require a serious approach to studies with additional time and commitment to homework

  • AP courses may receive college credit or meet college pre-requisites

  • AP test must be taken in order to receive AP credit

  • Attend AP Information Night on March 20th at 6:30 in the WHS Cafeteria for additional information.


Csu uc a g minimum college entrance requirements
CSU/UC A-G MINIMUM College Entrance Requirements

  • A. History/Social Science 2 years

  • B. English 4 years

  • C. Mathematics 3 years (4 rec)

    • (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

  • D. Lab Science 2 years(3-4 rec)

    • (1 physical, 1 life)

  • E. Foreign Language 2 years (3 rec)

  • F. Visual/Performing Arts 1 year

  • G. College prep elective 1 year

  • SAT Reasoning or ACT Exam


What s next sophomore year
What’s Next – Sophomore Year

  • CA High School Exit Exam – October

  • PSAT at WHS – October 19th

  • College Fair at WHS - October 10th

  • Begin researching colleges

  • Begin or continue community service

  • Sophomore Counseling - February

    • Complete Review Transcript

      • Graduation Status

      • Summer School/Night School

    • Introduce Sophomore Counseling Form

      • Discuss college eligibility

      • Discuss A-G Requirements and College Eligibility

      • AP/Honors Courses

      • College testing/PSAT Junior Year


Session ii counseling overview 10 th grade
Session II Counseling Overview – 10th Grade

  • High School Resources and Support

  • Counseling Timeline

  • Graduation Requirements/Transcripts

  • Advanced/Honors/Advanced Placement Courses

  • Summer and Night School Courses

  • College Eligibility


Resources and support1
Resources and Support

  • Teachers

    • Communicate, e-mail, voice-mail

    • Available to meet with students before or after school

    • Communicate and ask questions

  • Counselors

    • Academic Support

    • Personal and Social Support

    • High School and College Course Planning

  • College and Career Center

    • College Information and Testing

    • Community Service Opportunities

    • College and Career Speakers/Presentations

    • Peer Tutoring – Quarterly

  • Other Resources

    • On-line grades and assignments through Ed-line

    • Senior Mentors – 9th grade Geography Classes

    • Intervention – additional 20 minutes before lunch to meet with teachers

    • Student Planner/Daily Announcements


Academic planning guide1
Academic Planning Guide

  • Available on line:

    http://www.whs.rocklin.k12.ca.us

  • Available on-line by March 6th

  • Course Descriptions and requirements

  • Graduation Requirements

  • College eligibility and requirements

  • NCAA

  • Activities/Clubs

  • ROP


Graduation requirements1
Graduation Requirements

  • 1 year Foreign Language

  • 1 year Technology

  • ½ year Health

  • 50 Elective Credits

  • CAHSEE

  • 25 hours Community Service

  • 4 years Language Arts

  • 3 ½ yrs. Social Studies

  • 3 years Mathematics

  • 3 years Science

  • 3 years P.E.

  • 1 year Visual and Performing Arts


Community service1
Community Service

  • 25 hours of community service must be completed by the end of JUNIOR year!

  • 150 hours awards students with Distinguished Community Service.

  • Important for college applications.

  • Important for scholarship applications.

  • Students can visit the College & Career Center to find community service opportunities.


Grades credits transcripts1
Grades, Credits, Transcripts

  • Progress Reports: P or NM (2 each semester)

  • Quarter Report Cards: A, B, C, NM (1each semester)

  • Semester Report Cards: A, B, C, NC (1 each semester)

  • 250 Credits Required for Graduation

  • Each course –10 credits per year (courses are year-long)

    • May earn 80 credits per year

    • Transcripts Reflect Semester Grades

    • December and June

  • Repeating Classes

    • Summer School/Night School

  • NC stays on transcript


Summer school and night school1
Summer School and Night School

Night School

(Juniors and Seniors only)

  • Registration takes place the first few weeks of each semester.

  • Applications are picked up and returned in the Counseling Center.

  • Night school courses meet graduation requirements, but do not meet college entrance requirements

Summer School

(grades 9-11)

  • Summer school registration forms are available in April.

  • Applications are picked up and returned in the Counseling Center.

  • Summer school dates – TBD

  • Courses meet college prep requirements



Counseling timeline sophomore year
Counseling Timeline-Sophomore Year

  • Sophomore Counseling

    • Complete Review Transcript

      • Graduation Status

      • Summer School/Night School

    • Update Graduation Petition

    • Introduce Sophomore Counseling Form

      • Discuss college eligibility

      • Introduce A-G Requirements

      • AP/Honors Courses

      • College testing/PSAT



Advanced placement honors and advanced courses1
Advanced Placement, Honors and Advanced Courses

  • AP/Honors and Advanced courses are offered in Language Arts, Mathematics, Social Science, Science, Foreign Language and Visual and Performing Arts

  • Require a serious approach to studies with additional time and commitment to homework

  • AP courses may receive college credit or meet college pre-requisites

  • AP test must be taken in order to receive AP credit

  • Attend AP Information Night on March 20th at 6:30 in the WHS Cafeteria for additional information.


Csu uc a g minimum college entrance requirements1
CSU/UC A-G MINIMUM College Entrance Requirements

  • A. History/Social Science 2 years

  • B. English 4 years

  • C. Mathematics 3 years (4 rec)

    • (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

  • D. Lab Science 2 years(3-4 rec)

    • (1 physical, 1 life)

  • E. Foreign Language 2 years (3 rec)

  • F. Visual/Performing Arts 1 year

  • G. College prep elective 1 year

  • SAT Reasoning or ACT Exam


Graduation vs college eligibility
Graduation Vs. College Eligibility

*Satisfying Whitney High School graduation requirements does not mean you have met college eligibility requirements.

*Being eligible for a university does not equal being admitted – selective school look for students who have achieved more than minimal eligibility.

*If it says “recommended,” consider it “required” for highly selective colleges.


What s next junior year
What’s Next - Junior Year

  • College Fair WHS – October 10th

  • PSAT/NMSQT WHS – October 19th

  • SAT/ACT – Spring Junior Year

  • Spring – Language Arts Classes

    • Final Graduation Petition completed and sent home for parent signature

    • Courses selected for senior year


Agenda session three counseling overview 11 th grade
Agenda – Session Three Counseling Overview-11th grade

  • Post Secondary Options

  • College Admission Testing

  • College Admission Requirements

  • Timeline for Junior/Senior Year


Post secondary training opportunities
Post Secondary Training Opportunities

  • Public Universities – CSU and UC

  • Private or Independent Colleges

  • Community Colleges

  • Career/Technical Schools

  • Apprenticeships

  • Military


Graduation vs college eligibility1
Graduation Vs. College Eligibility

*Satisfying Whitney High School graduation requirements does not mean you have met college eligibility requirements.

*Being eligible for a university does not equal being admitted – selective school look for students who have achieved more than minimal eligibility.

*If it says “recommended,” consider it “required” for highly selective colleges.


Csu uc a g minimum college entrance requirements2
CSU/UC A-G MINIMUM College Entrance Requirements

  • A. History/Social Science 2 years

  • B. English 4 years

  • C. Mathematics 3 years (4 rec)

    • (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)

  • D. Lab Science 2 years(3-4 rec)

    • (1 physical, 1 life)

  • E. Foreign Language 2 years (3 rec)

  • F. Visual/Performing Arts 1 year

  • G. College prep elective 1 year

  • SAT Reasoning or ACT Exam


College admission testing
College Admission Testing

  • SAT Reasoning

  • SAT Subject Tests

  • ACT

  • WHS Code: 053-937

  • To send info to NCAA: 9999


Uc csu testing requirements
UC/CSU Testing Requirements

  • ACT with Writing or SAT Reasoning (Critical Reading, Mathematics and Writing)

  • Beginning with the Class of 2012 the two SAT Subject Tests are NO LONGER required for UC admission. Check individual campuses and majors for recommendations for testing.


Counselor timeline junior year
Counselor Timeline-Junior Year

  • March – US History Classes

    • Review transcripts/update Graduation Petition

    • Select courses for senior year, discuss post secondary options, timeline for college admission testing and college admission

  • May – Language Arts Classes

    • Final Graduation Petition completed and sent home for parent signature


Student timeline junior year
Student Timeline-Junior Year

  • Spring Semester

    • Discuss college options with parents

      (4 yr, 2 yr, Tech, Military, Apprenticeships)

    • Research college programs

      • UC

      • CSU

      • California Private/Independent

    • Register for spring ACT/SAT exams

    • Attend AP Honors Night March 20, 2013

    • Register with NCAA Clearinghouse if considering 4-year college sports


Student timeline junior year1
Student Timeline-Junior Year

  • Spring Semester

    • Answer additional questions on CST/STAR test to qualify for EAP for CSU and Sierra College

    • Visit college campuses during spring break

    • Register for summer school – if necessary

    • Research Senior Scholarships posted in the WHS Career Center


Summer school night school
Summer School/Night School

Night School

(Juniors and Seniors only)

  • Registration takes place the first few weeks of each semester.

  • Applications are picked up and returned in the Counseling Center.

  • Night school courses meet graduation requirements, but do not meet college entrance requirements

Summer School

(grades 9-11)

  • Summer school registration forms are available in April.

  • Applications are picked up and returned in the Counseling Center.

  • Summer school dates – TBD

  • Courses meet college prep requirements


Student timeline junior year2
Student Timeline-Junior Year

  • May

    • Review course selection – make changes NOW!

    • Take SAT Reasoning/AP Exams

    • Attend WHS Senior Activities Night – May

    • Turn in graduation petition/senior contract in order to pick up senior schedule in August!

    • Document completed Community Service!!

    • Prepare your resume/letter of recommendation request form for next fall


Student timeline junior year3
Student Timeline- Junior Year

  • June/July

    • Take SAT Subject Tests and ACT

    • Visit college campuses, narrow choices (comparison and questions may be found on the WHS website)

    • Create account on CSU Mentor if considering California State campuses

    • Create an account on UC website if considering UC campuses

    • Complete Community Service!!


What s next senior year
What’s Next -Senior Year

  • First semester transcript review by counselor to ensure eligibility for graduation

  • Classroom presentations- Discuss letters of Recommendation, college admission, etc.

  • Senior Parent Night- September

    • Cover everything you need to know for Senior year!


Resources
Resources

  • PowerPoint may be downloaded from the WHS Counseling Homepage at: http://whs.rocklin.k12.ca.us/counseling

  • College Websites

    • University of California: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions

      California State University: www.csumentor.edu

      Private/Independent Universities: www.aiccu.edu

      California Colleges: www.californiacolleges.edu

  • College Admission Tests

    • PSAT/SAT: www.collegeboard.com

    • ACT: www.actstudent.org

  • STAR Test Results (EAP): www.calstate.edu/eap

  • Financial Aid: www.fafsa.ed.gov

  • NCAA: www.eligibilitycenter.org

  • Downloads from the WHS Counseling Homepage

    • Junior College Planning Timeline

    • Questions for College Visits

    • College Comparison Sheet

    • Graduation Verification Petition

    • Sophomore Counseling Form