Welcome to Whitney High School - Rocklin Unified School District

Report
Whitney High School
Freshmen
Information Night
Class of 2017
Agenda
WHS Administration & Staff
 High School 101 – the Basics
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 Grading,
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Parental Support
 Planner,
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ESA, Graduation Requirements
Edline, Announcements, APG
Academic Support
 Teachers,
tutoring, mentors, PC
Career Center/ROP/Future Dates
 Pretest Review
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Whitney High School
Administration
 Principal
Debra Hawkins
 Assistant Principals
Sherry
Mauser (Freshman Admin)
Jason Feuerbach, Athletic Director
Jennifer Hanks
WHS Counselors
 Class
of 2014 – Kelly Chambers &
Julie Poe
 Class of 2015 – Roisin LeRoy &
Patrick Floyd
 Class of 2016 –Roisin LeRoy
 Class of 2017 – Patrick Floyd
Working with your Counselor
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Ask questions – be
proactive
 Keep track of
deadlines
 Keep your counselor
in the loop- we are a
team
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Check the WHS
website regularly
 Keep your Six Year
plan up-to-date
Six Year Plan
High School 101
Rocklin Unified School District
Whitney High School
 Rocklin High School
 Rocklin Independent Charter Academy
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 Formerly
Rocklin Independent Study
 All Grades – 3 tier model
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Victory High School
 Alternative
Education – Jr/Sr (quarter)
Schedule/Grading
Odd/Even Days
 2 Semesters
 5 credits per semester/class
 Progress Reports – P or NM
 Quarter Reports – A, B, C, NM
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 Eligibility
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Semester Grades – A, B, C, NC
 Eligibility
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Check
NM/NC
Check
Essential Skills/Remediation
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Mastery Learning of Essential Concepts
 No
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Mastery = No Credit
Summer School/Night School
 Remedial
not enrichment
 Summer School – highest grade = C
 College
 Night
 Not
Prep
School – Jr/Sr – Last Resort
College Prep
WHS Graduation Requirements
250 Credits
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4 years Language Arts
4 years Social Studies
3 years Mathematics
3 years Science
3 years P.E.
1 year VAPA
1 year Foreign
Language
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1 year Technology
½ year Health
45 Elective Credits
CAHSEE
25 hrs. of documented
Community Service
COMMUNITY SERVICE
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25 hours required for WHS graduation
 Non-Profit agency or organization
 Opportunities and forms are available in the
College & Career Center and website
 All hours MUST be documented & completed
by junior year
 150 hours = Distinguished Comm Service
CSU & UC A – G
Eligibility Requirements
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A - Social Studies 2 years
B - Language Arts 4 years
C - Math 3 years (Must complete Algebra II)
(4 years recommended)
D - Lab Science 2 years (1 physical, 1 life)
(4 recommended)
E - Foreign Language 2 years
(3 recommended)
F - VAPA 1 year
G - College Prep Elective 1 year
Distinguished Scholar
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Students on this path will…
Take 60% (15) AP/Honors and advanced
offerings - 5 being AP classes
Have a 3.8 weighted GPA
Students score Advanced/Proficient CST scores
in ELA and Math
Have 95% attendance rate
No major disciplinary or attendance infractions
A minimum of 150 Community Service Hours
Parental Support
Parental Support
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Check Planner – Daily
 Stamps
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Edline
 Student
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Reports by Course
School Announcements
 School
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vs Highlights
Website
Academic Planning Guide
 Planning
& Course Descriptions
Check Planner Daily
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Stamps – every class period
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Praise vs Question
Intervention/Extended Lunch
Highlight/No Stamp =
Intervention
Write Daily Agenda/Deadlines
Substitute or No Homework?
Calendar of Events
Edline
Teacher Gradebook – Real Time
 Email Notification of updates
 Check Student Report
 Praise vs Question
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School Announcements
Broadcasting/Daily Announcements
 Essential Communication
 Parent – Check Script on Website
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Academic Planning Guide (APG)
Counseling Page – School Website
 Course Descriptions
 UC/CSU Requirements
 General Information
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Academic Support
Teacher
Check Availability – Office Hours
 Tutoring
 Intervention
 PE Correctives
 Contact Information
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Intervention
30 minutes prior to lunch
 Missing Stamp = Intervention
 All Stamps = Voluntary
 Planner Signed or stamped to move to
another classroom
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Senior Mentors
Assigned in every Geography Class
 First Semester
 Recommendation
 Small Groups – Tutoring/organization
check every two weeks (graded)
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Peer Counselors
Trained by Counselor Advisor
 Provide Support/Check-ins
 Mediation
 Report to Counselor
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Career Center
What do you want to do after high school?
4 Year College or University
Military
Career or Technical
Schools
School to Career
Community College
Career Center
Sally Randazzo, Career Technician
 Work Permits
 Community Service
 Scholarship/Financial Aid Information
 Regional Occupational Program
 CSU/UC Application Workshops
 Post Secondary Opportunities
 Speakers/Recruiters
ROP
Justin Locketz – ROP Coordinator
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Open to high school juniors and seniors.
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Training for Careers and College in 12 industry sectors
including Agriculture, Arts and Media, Building and Construction, Health
and Medical Services, Information and Communication, Education,
Fashion, Public Services, Hospitality, Marketing, Transportation and
Engineering.
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Many courses offer Internships, College Credit, and UC A-G
credit.
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Classes are at various campuses and job sites in the area.
www.49erROP.com
Regional Occupational Program
http://www.placercoe.k12.ca.us/StudentsAn
dParents/Pages/49erRop.aspx?dept=rop
 Senior Year (possibly junior year)
 Mandatory Parent Nights - impacted courses
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 Health
Careers, Baking & Pastry, Fire Science
 Medical Assisting, Animal Science, Dental
 AP Computer Science, Law Enforcement
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Internships not guaranteed
Upcoming Dates
December 20 – Semester Ends
 January 6 - Semester Two Begins
 February 8 - Kaplan Mock SAT
 March - 9th graders select courses for
sophomore year
 March - AP/Honors Information Night
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What’s Next - Sophomore
PSAT Test - October
 CAHSEE - February
 Grades calculated for UC/CSU
 Stay involved
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What’s Next - Juniors
Develop List of Postsecondary Programs
 NCAA Clearinghouse
 College Night
 Testing Year
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 PSAT
– National Merit Scholarship
 SAT/ACT – Spring Semester
 Send
 CST
Scores – CSU Mentor, UC – share, NCAA
– Early Assessment Program (EAP)
What’s Next - Senior
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SAT/ACT – Retake if necessary
 Send
Scores from testing agency
Senior Mock Interview Day
 Financial Aid – www.fafsa.ed.gov
 Scholarship Search
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 Assist-a-grad
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Scholarships - March
Apply to Colleges
 CSU
& UC – November 30 deadline
 Transcript Requests
Planning Your High School Career
Using your Six-Year Plan
 Meeting Graduation Requirements
 Preparing for College
 Considering Your Options
 Using College and Career Center Resources
 Meeting with your counselor as needed
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Golden Rules for High School Parents
Communicate!
 Stay involved in your
teen’s life
 Ask your teen questions –
follow up
 Discuss your teen’s goals
and plans for the future
 Set boundaries and
enforce them
 Check the WHS website
 Read Wildcat World
Newsletter
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Check grades online
Participate in Boosters,
PIT Crew or other parent
group
Attend parent programs –
Back to School
Night/Parent Information
Nights
Don’t assume that your
teen can do it on their
own – THEY STILL NEED
YOU!
Quiz Review
25-33 correct
Top Cat Parent
20-25 correct
Distinguished Parent
1-19 correct
Intervention 
Who do you call?
Whitney High School: 632-6500
Counselor
Patrick Floyd: [email protected]
Sherri Gregory: [email protected] (Secretary) Ext. 6406
Registrar
Leslie Simpson: [email protected]
Athletics
Jason Feuerbach: [email protected]
Kathy Maxey: [email protected] (Secretary)
Activities
Jennnifer Yadon: [email protected]

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