Bakersfield High School GATE Orientation Meeting 2015

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Mission Statement
Kern High School District
Gifted and Talented Program
The mission of the Kern High School District GATE program is to provide
appropriate educational opportunities that challenge our brightest
students. These students come from a variety of cultural and
socioeconomic backgrounds as well as prior educational settings.
The program reflects our concern for divergent thinkers. The first two years
of our rigorous curriculum focus on flexible and responsive student
inquiry and discovery learning. Additionally, we place an emphasis on
creativity through cultural, fine arts and enrichment activities.
The program is designed to encourage participation and to enhance superior
abilities, talents and/or potential.
Our commitment includes instruction toward successful citizenship, high
ethical standards and personal development.
Bakersfield High School GATE
Orientation Meeting
Agenda
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Introductions
Definition of GATE/Honors/AP
Identification Process for GATE
GATE at Bakersfield High School
Courses available for your student
“A – G” Requirements
UC Admission Facts for Fall 2014
BHS Fascinating Facts
Important dates
Student input
Questions
KHSD GATE
Identification Process
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The Kern High School District mailed out a letter to the parents or guardians of all 8th
grade students who will enroll in the KHSD for next year.
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Students may be nominated for GATE consideration by:
 Their parent
 Their teacher/Junior high school
 Self nomination
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Students are considered for GATE by using a combination of components:
 Test scores based on achievement tests taken in the spring (Math and English)
 Junior High GPA
 Teacher Evaluations (Math and English)
 Score on the Otis Lennon test (if applicable)
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Official selection and notification of GATE students will occur in late May/ early
June.
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Parent permission forms are filled out and returned prior to student participation in
the GATE program.
Courses Available
Freshman Year
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GATE English
GATE Biology
GATE Foreign Language
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French
Spanish
GATE Geometry or
GATE Advanced Algebra
Sophomore Year
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GATE English
GATE World History
GATE Foreign Language
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French or Spanish
AP European History
AP Psychology (as early as)
GATE Advanced Algebra or
Honors Precalculus
Honors Chemistry
Courses Available
Junior Year
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AP English/Language
AP US History
Honors Foreign Language
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French
Spanish
Honors Chemistry
Honors Precalculus or
AP Calculus
AP Statistics
Senior Year
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AP English/Literature
AP Government (one semester)
AP Economics (one semester)
AP Calculus AB
AP Foreign Language
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French
Spanish
AP Physics/AP Biology/AP
Environmental Science
AP Statistics
AP Art
AP Music Theory
Electives
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Literary
 Journalism – Blue and
White
 Student Literary Magazine
-IKON
 Yearbook – Oracle
Music
 Choir
 Concert Band
 Marching Band
 Orchestra
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Forensics
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Drama
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Art
Student Government
Academic Decathlon
History Day
ROTC
Science Bowl
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What are “A-G” Requirements?
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The "A to G" requirements are the entrance requirements for
California's University of California and California State
University systems. Entrance requirements for other university
systems may vary. Grades of "C" or better are required in all College
Preparatory courses. Minimum weighted GPA for applicants is 3.0
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A. History/Social Studies
B. English
C. Mathematics
D. Laboratory Science
E. Language other than English
F. Visual and Performing Arts
G. College Preparatory Electives*
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2 years required
4 years required
3 years required/ 4 recommended
2 years required/ 3 recommended
2 years required/ 3 recommended
1 year required
1 year required
UC Freshman Profile Fall 2014
SAT +GPA requirements
Berkeley
Davis
Irvine
Los Angeles
Merced
Riverside
San Diego
Santa Barbara
Santa Cruz
Reading
677
620
596
675
535
562
651
623
578
www.universityofcalifornia.edu
Math
703
667
654
703
563
603
699
662
615
Writing
693
637
617
689
540
574
668
640
589
GPA
4.18
4.07
4.05
4.17
3.61
3.77
4.13
4.03
3.82
Fall 2014 UC Admission Facts
UC
Admit
Applicants
Admit Rate
ACT Composite Score
Berkeley
12,795
73,771
17.3%
31
Davis
24,551
60,536
40.6%
28
Irvine
23,573
66,508
35.4%
27
UCLA
15,760
86,521
18.2%
30
Merced
9,780
15,288
64%
24
Riverside
19,797
34,912
56.7%
25
San Diego
24,528
73,454
33.4%
30
Santa Barbara
24,127
66,803
36.1%
29
Santa Cruz
23,176
40,721
56.9%
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2012 GATE Star Results
Percent scoring proficient and above
English 9 G
English 10G
World History
Biology
Geometry 9G
Algebra 1
Algebra 2 (9th)
Algebra 2 (10th)
Summative Math
District
90
86
61
93
58
56
68
55
54
BHS
88
90
80
77
51
62
76
64
79
Bottom Line
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The GATE, Honors, and Advanced Placement
Program at Bakersfield High School can make a
difference for your student.
The GATE, Honors, and AP courses are natural
preparations for the students who want a
competitive advantage for University
acceptance.
Important Dates 2015
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January – Letters mailed to all 8th grade students in the Kern High School
District for 2015 - 2016 academic year.
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January 23-24th – KHSD Open Enrollment window for incoming Freshmen
 Jan. 23rd – 2:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Jan. 24th – 10:00 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
 Kern High School District Office 5801 Sundale Avenue 827 – 3157
February 11 - GATE Applications are due to your student’s Junior High School.
Otis-Lennon Test dates: arrive by 8:45 for seating
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Liberty High School
March 21
9 – 10
Room 802
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Bakersfield High School
Freshman Evening Orientation
 April 20
Freshman Registration
 April 21-23
April 18
9 - 10
Student Cafeteria
7 p.m.
Harvey Auditorium
3 – 6 p.m.
Main Cafeteria

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