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COUNSELORS: KERINCE SAYACHAK, JAY CENTER, ERIN
GUNN, SEAN FORD, SOUA HERR, COURTNEY WILSON
AGENDA
 Welcome and Handouts
 CN Sophomore Counseling Presentation
 Health Careers Academy : Nurse Sarah
 CART Presentation: Bruce Hoffman
 ROP Presentation: Gregory Lomack, CUSD ROP
 Questions
Graduation Requirements
Advanced Placement Courses
 AP US Government
 AP French
 AP U.S. History
 AP Environmental Science
 AP World History
 AP Calculus AB
 AP Literature
 AP Calculus BC
 AP Composition
 AP Spanish Language
 AP Statistics
 AP Psychology
 AP Biology
 AP Physics
 AP Chemistry
 AP Macroeconomics
Sample Transcript
GPA
& Rank
# credits
earned
(P)
Designates
A-G course
CAHSEE
results
CAHSEE: The California High
School Exit Exam
 Students must pass both sections of the CAHSEE to
earn a high school diploma
 All sophomores will take the CAHSEE
 Feb 4, 2014(ELA)
 Feb 5, 2014 (Math)
 If your student does not pass, he or she will have
multiple opportunities during his/her junior and
senior year to retest and may be placed in
intervention courses during summer/school year.
Sophomore Counseling Form
PSAT
 The PSAT is a Practice Test for the SAT
 On average students who take the PSAT do better on
the SAT
 Tests are Given Only Once in October
 All sophomores took the PSAT on October 16, 2013
 Counselors will review the results with the students
on January 17th
 Recommended to take the PSAT junior year as the
student may be Eligible for National Merit
Scholarship Competition
PLAN
 The PLAN is a Practice Test for the ACT
 On average students who take the PLAN do
better on the ACT
 Tests are Given Only Once in October
 PLAN Test was given on October 17, 2013
 Counselors will review results with the
students on December 16th
ACT and SAT
 Best taken during the spring semester of
the Junior Year
 Register at www.collegeboard.org for SAT
Reasoning, SAT Subject information
 Register at www.actstudent.org – ACT
information
The “EDGE”
 On campus SAT/PSAT prep course
 Recommended for Juniors and Seniors
and Sophomores who have completed
Geometry.
 Offered in Fall and Spring.
 Sign up in Counseling Office
 Cost $95.00
Community College
 Requires high school diploma
 Take the Placement Test in English
 Benefit: Lower cost than 4 year university
 Can Transfer after 2 years to 4 Year University
 “Community College IS College!”
 Take math all four years
 College Prep throughout high school
UC Testing requirements
Must Take the SAT or ACT with
writing
SAT Subject Tests are not required,
but some campuses recommend that
students vying for slots in competitive
majors take the test to demonstrate
subject proficiency
See individual school for
recommendations
California State University
Testing Requirements
Either the SAT or the ACT
CSU/ UC Course
Requirements (A-G)
11 classes must be taken by end of junior year
History/Social Science - 3 Years Required
English - 4 Years Required
Mathematics - 3 Years Required, 4
Recommended
Lab Science - 2 Years (1 year Life, 1 year
physical) Required, 3 Recommended
Foreign Language - 2 Years Required, 3
Recommended
Visual/Performing Arts - 1 Year Required
College-Prep Elective - 1 Year Required
Private Colleges
 Admission Requirements and Fees will
vary depending on the school.
 Most will require an Essay and Letters
of Recommendation
 www.aiccu.edu
 www.californiacolleges.edu
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Start getting familiar with the
websites and begin searching
NOW!
Some Scholarships are for
Sophomores and Juniors
National Scholarship search
through Naviance
Important websites:
www.fafsa.ed.gov (Financial Aid)
www.fastweb.com (Scholarships
and General college info)
www.collegeboard.org/student/
pay (Scholarships and Financial
Aid info)
NCAA Eligibility Center
 Apply at the beginning of the junior year
 Register online at: www.eligibilitycenter.org
 $70 fee required
 Print completed registration form for your
records
 Need to request Official Transcript
 See your counselor for more specific information
 CN Contact for NCAA – Dr. Jay Center
Co - Curricular
 Sports
 Clubs
 Community Service
 Volunteer work
 Record of Community Service/Co-
curricular Activities
Get Involved!
Registration for Junior
Year
Distribution –February 21st
through PE classes
Registration –March 5 & 6
through English class
Additional Information
 Planning for College Handbook- available for purchase
 Check our school Website frequently
 Club Meetings
 Upcoming School-wide Activities
 Deadlines
 Check your Parent Connect on Zangle often
 Grades
 Attendance
 E-mail
 Cafeteria
SOPHOMORE CONFERENCES
Begin in january
Contact Linda Harris :
327-5056 or
[email protected]
to schedule your
parent/counselor/student conference
Useful College Search Websites
 www.californiacolleges.edu (General )
 www.cappex.com (General )
 www.cccco.edu (Community )
 www.assist.org (Community /Transfer )

www.csumentor.edu (CSU -California State Universities)
www.ucop.edu/pathways
 www.aiccu.edu (Private)

(U C system)
Naviance Family Connection
 http://connection.naviance.com/clovisno
rth
 Grade-level Career Assessment
 Complete your Game Plan
 Select Prospective Colleges
 Build a Resume
 Dec 4th and 5th Naviance presentations
SPECIAL PROGRAMS
NURSE SARAH MIKOLAVICH
CART: BRUCE HOWARD
ROP: DR. GREGORY LOMACK
CTE - Health Careers Academy
 4-Year Pathway for students pursuing health related
careers after graduation
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Cohort Classes 2013-14- English 9 & 10/Health/Bio & H.
Bio/Chem & H. Chem/Geometry /Algebra 2/ World History/
Spanish 1
ROP Medical Careers Class or Sports Med/Athletic Training
Application Process – Counselor & Nurse Sarah
 HOSA – Health Occupation Students of America
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
National Affiliation and Competition Opportunities if funds
raised/donations
School activities : Poverello House, Children’s Hospital, Hinds
Hospice ….Health Fair, Blood Drive, Monthly Guest speakers

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