Welcome Class of 2003 - Mira Costa High School

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Welcome
Class of 2013
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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:
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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
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Ms. Corrine Lee-Iwai
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Ms. Sara Williams
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Mr. David Beck
Mi-Sa
Ms. Sue Bertran
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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
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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
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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
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College and Career Planning
Naviance
Testing Information
Financial Aid and Scholarships
NCAA
UC/ CSU Subject Requirements
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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
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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!

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