Welcome Class of 2013 th 10 Current Grade Spring Parent Meeting Manhattan Beach Athletic Foundation’s Summer School Mr. Gary Wayland 8am – 1:30pm, Monday – Thursday Registration on-line only starting March 1st Semester 1: Monday June 27th-Thursday July 14th Semester 2: Monday July 18th- Thursday August 4th Fee based program through the MB Athletic Foundation Classes held at MCHS Summer School Website: www.mbathleticfoundation.org MCHS PTSA Thank you for your support! Tami Brothers [email protected] Thank you for giving. As a result of your generous contributions we are able to maintain critical programs such as: • • • • • college and career counselors guidance counselors teachers for smaller class sizes the librarian science lab assistant Every contribution helps! Grad Nite Laurel Wright Chairperson www.mchsgradnite.com [email protected] Mira Costa Website www.miracostahigh.org Counseling Team Ms. Jennifer Woodie A-Da Ms. Corrine Lee-Iwai Db-Hi Ms. Sara Williams Hj-Mh Mr. David Beck Mi-Sa Ms. Sue Bertran Sb-Z Ms. Brittney Olson Educational Support Advisor Ms. Jennifer Woodie: A-Da Ms. Corrine Lee-Iwai: Db-Hi Ms. Brittney Beauchaine: Hj-Mh Mr. David Beck: Mi-Sa Ms. Sue Bertran: Sb-Z Ms. Cindy Shortt: •Educational Support Counselor Ms. Katherine Folkman: CCC Ms. Gail Currey: CCC Scheduling Procedure The scheduling presentation is available online for you and your student to view. At the end of the presentation, your student will be able to print out the required scheduling forms. Please review this form with your student carefully. Students will need a completed Course Selection Sheet with parent/guardian signature. Students meet with their Counselor the week of March 14th-18th & will submit signed Course Selection Sheet If they are selecting Honors or AP class, they will be required to meet the prerequisites and sign a commitment form, so please check the Course Description Handbook found on our website. If students do not meet a class prerequisite, they may submit a Waiver Form and may be placed in the course if space permits A.P Honors Course Commitment/ Waiver Forms Updated Commitment & Waiver Forms are on our website under Forms/ Documents Commitment/Wavier Week will be April 11th through April 15th. Students can turn in form at the student store during snack and lunch. If your student is waved into a class they will have one week from the time of notice to turn in their Commitment Form. For students, who at the time of scheduling, meet the prerequisites but then earn a grade that makes them no longer eligible, they will have until August 11th to turn in a Wavier Form or they will lose the class. August 11th will be the last day to opt-out of any Commitment and/or Waiver Form. Class Selection Procedure Class offerings are in the best interest of all Mira Costa students. Students will remain in a yearlong class, with NO level changes, until the end of the semester. At that time, if recommended, any student with a grade of “D” or “F” may request a program change. The best schedule is one that balances classes that are challenging, yet not overwhelming. Master Schedule Concerns Please help your student make their selections carefully. Students will be committed to the course they select and schedule changes will be difficult to accommodate in the fall due to class size and course availability. The reason these selections need to be final is because the master schedule is built to meet student requests. When students alter their class choices it has a drastic effect on the master schedule, and class size. Be prepared with a back-up plan in case your class selections conflict or classes are impacted. Seniors will get first priority of classes because it is their last opportunity to take the class. Graduation Requirements English = 4 years Math = 2 (must include Algebra) Science = 2 years P.E. = 2 years Social Studies = 3 years Health = 1 semester Electives (95 credits - must include 1 year of Foreign Language or Art Total Credits 230 Passage of High School Exit Exam All Requirements must be completed to participate in graduation ceremony Reminder of Policy for “Walking” at the Graduation Ceremony ALL Graduation Requirements MUST be completed BEFORE Graduation Day in order to be eligible to walk in the Graduation Ceremony Junior Year Course Requirements English United States History Math or Elective Science or Elective Foreign Language or Elective Health or Elective English 5-6 Department Chairs: Pam Jenning – Rm. 21 x5208 Deborah Hofreiter- Rm. 15 x5214 Options: English 5-6 Basic English 5-6 CP English 5-6 Honors English 5-6 Block United States History Department Chairs: Mr. Bill Fauver - Rm. 200 x5163 Mr. Greg Kloes – Rm. 205 x5172 Options: U.S. History - Basic U. S. History- CP U.S. History AP U.S. History Block Math Department Chairs: Linda Gesualdi- Rm. 50 x5109 Dan Debevec- Rm. 60 x5110 Options: Algebra A/B >>>> Algebra C/D Algebra 1-2 >>>> Geometry Geometry >>>> Algebra 3-4 or 3-4 Trig. Algebra 3-4 >>>> Trig/ Prob & Stats or AP Stats Algebra 3-4 Trig. >>>> Pre-Calculus/AP Stats Pre-Calculus >>>> AP Calculus/AP Stats Science Department Chairs: Steve Davidson – Rm. 78 x 5119 Harold Coller – Rm. 63 x 5113 Options: Advanced Earth & Space Science Biology Chemistry AP Chemistry Physics 1-2 /H/ AP AP Biology Physiology Marine Science AP Environmental Science Electives Foreign Language (Spanish/French/Latin) Athletics Music Yearbook Creative Writing Journalism Photo Dance Media Design Psychology Video Web Design Drama Wood A.S.B. Model UN Visual/Performing Arts VPA UC/ CAL STATE COURSES Visual and Performing Arts Students must have one yearlong UC/CSU approved VPA course from any one of the VPA areas. (dance, drama/theater, music, or visual arts) See Course Description Handbook for UC status Approved VPA Courses Art Ceramics AP Art History AP Studio Art Fashion in the Arts 1-2 Photography 1-2 Video Production 1-2 Music Appreciation Music Theory Broadcast Journalism 1-2 Design 1 Appreciating the Arts Chorus/Chorale/Multi-Cultural Choir Vocal Ensemble Media Design Beginning Band Wind Ensemble Concert Band/Jazz Band/Symphonic Band String Orchestra Drama Dance Art Production Theater Other Elective Options Fall/Spring/Summer Classes for Elective Credit Pick up registration information from guidance office. (counselor will need to sign SoCalROC form.) College & Career Center Katherine Folkman Ext. 5252 Gail Currey Ext. 5187 www.miracostaccc.com College and Career Planning Naviance Testing Information Financial Aid and Scholarships NCAA UC/ CSU Subject Requirements A. US History/Social Science - 2 years required B. English - 4 years required C. Mathematics - 3 years required (4 years rec.) D. Laboratory Science - 2 years required (3 years rec. for UC) E. Language other than English - 2 years same language required (3 years rec. for UC) F. Visual & Performing Art - 1 yearlong required G. College Prep Electives - 1 year required PSAT Testing Given on Mira Costa Campus Saturday, October 15, 2011 Registration will be in early Sept. Additional Tests SAT ACT SAT Subject Tests Recommend SAT/ACT in the Spring of Junior Year and the Fall of Senior Year Summer Program Opportunities Do something worthwhile Summer School, College Course Work Internships Community Service College Tours/Visits List of summer programs on MCHS website. Click on College Career Center. Strategies for Success/ Parent Tips Intouch/ Grade Book Wizard (info. attached) Read the Daily Bulletins on MCHS website E-Blast- sign up at MCHS website (instructions attached) Notebook for awards, certificates, summer activities Read Course Description Books online Tutoring in the Library after school MondayThursday Regular Attendance THANK YOU for Attending Tonight!