Information for Incoming Freshmen

Report
Welcome to Westmont
you are the
Class of 2017
Becoming a Warrior
Introductions
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Counselors
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Aaron Duron (A-L)
Kim Witthaus (M- Z)
What You will Learn Today
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What are the high school graduation
and college requirements?
What classes do ninth graders take?
How do students get involved at school?
What do high school teachers expect?
What are proven study skills for success?
The path a student
chooses in high school
and the good habits
they establish open
doors for the future.
High School
Graduation Requirements
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English
Social Science
Math (Algebra 1 and Geometry)
Science (2 years)
Physical Education
Fine Art *
Applied Art *
Foreign Language *
40
30
20
20
20
10
10
10
* 30 units using two categories
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General Electives
Total (minimum requirements)
+ California High School Exit Exam
60
220
College Admission
Requirements: UC and CSU
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English
History
4 years
2 years
Math (Alg1, Geo & Alg 2)
Lab Science ( Bio. Chem/Phys)
Foreign Language
3 years
2 years
2 years
Visual & Performing Arts
1 year
College Prep Elective
1 year
 Must earn a “C” or better in all classes
 SAT or ACT Exams
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS
Typical 9th Grade Schedule
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English
Math
PE
Science
Foreign Language\Elective
Elective
8th Grade Teacher’s
Recommendation Required
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English 1 Honors
* Summer reading assignment
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Geometry or Algebra 2
Biology
Spanish 2
Course Selection
REQUIRED CLASSES
1.
English 1 or
English 1 Honors
2.
Alger 1 or Geometry
or Algebra 2
3. PE
4.
Integrated Sci, Agricultural
Science or Biology
ELECTIVES:
First Choice Elective_____________
Second Choice Elective___________
Third Choice Elective____________
Electives
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Students must select one elective from
the list provided
Parent & Student signatures required
All classes are year-long courses.
Clubs and Athletics
Over 30 Different Clubs
Matt Kolda, Activities Director
21 Different Athletic Teams
Brett Peterson, Athletic Director
Cheerleading, Drama, Color Guard,
Link Crew, Peer Trainers, CSF, Robotics
Speech & Debate, Leadership
Block Schedule
A Day
0 Period
Period 1
Brunch
Period 2
Study Hall
Lunch
Period 3
TIME
7:15 – 8:05
8:15 – 9:50
9:50 - 10:00
10:05 -11:45
11:50 - 12:20
12:35 - 2:10
1:00 – 2:35
B Day
0 Period
Period 4
Brunch
Period 5
Study Hall
Lunch
Period 6
What Do High School
Teachers Expect?
That Students…
 become more self-reliant over time.
 ask questions for clarification.
 know when they need help and learn to ask
for it.
 come prepared and ready to learn.
 complete their homework.
 make up missing assignments when they
are absent.
Homework
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Expect homework EVERY DAY for Math, English,
Science, Foreign Language (core subjects)
Complete A-day homework on A-days and B-day
homework on B-days, this allows students to go
to study hall with questions BEFORE the
homework is due.
Use a daily planner, SchoolLoop to keep track of
daily assignments and projects and Aeries to
track grades and achievement in class.
Keep a Daily Planner
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List all classes, assignments, due dates.
Check SchoolLoop for deadlines and
daily assignments
Plan ahead
and build
study time
into your day.
You Should Try
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Study groups
Quizzing yourself
Taking notes in class
Create exams from your notes
Write down what you know
Say out loud what you know
Explain what you know to someone
Use flashcards
Academic Support
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Tutorial every morning: 11:50 – 12:20
(regular schedule)
Homework Center After School:
Monday – Thursday, 2:25 – 3:30 PM
In the Library: Teacher + Peer Tutors
Support Programs: Algebra Workshop,
English Workshop
District Transfers
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Intra-district transfer applications are
due March 15th, to the District Office.
Applications are available in the Westmont
High School main office or CUHSD district
office.
Inter-district transfers: Students must be
released from their home district and
complete application process.
Students will not be enrolled in classes until
transfers are approved by the district office.

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