Updated: 02/2014 A-F: Ms. Velazco G-L: Ms. Bennett M-R: Ms. Mintey S-Z: Ms. Serrano Irvington.org Visit the Counselor’s Corner and the College and Career Center online for answers to many frequently asked questions… Naviance Naviance helps with college and career planning. College/major search, career surveys, matching capabilities, etc. Scroll down to find the Naviance info page. Shmoop Free access to -SAT/ACT/PSAT/AP/DMV/CAHSEE exam prep including practice tests and drills -Essay lab to help students write essays (including college entrance) -Study guides for many subjects To sign up: http://www.shmoop.com/signup/fusd magic word: ELUANT Don’t forget to register on School Loop! School Loop helps you stay on track. Make sure everything is correct. Review all classes and grades Classes cannot be repeated for credit per district policy (You cannot receive credit if you take Spanish 1 twice and have passed both times). An “NA” will eventually show up on your transcript for the repeated class. Work in progress Overall GPA: All classes listed on your transcript. It is not weighted. Cal Grant GPA: a-g classes from 10th and 11th grade. It is not weighted. Should say .00 because there are not grades from 10th yet. Used to determine eligibility for financial aid in 12th grade. No rank listed. Irvington does not rank. Calculating your GPA Grades are assigned point values: A = 4 points B = 3 points C= 2 points NC= 0 points *”I” grades are temporary and are not factored into the GPA. •Overall GPA (non-weighted): Add all semester grades on your transcript together. Divide the total by the number of semester courses. •UC/CSU GPA: Use only grades received in “a-g” classes from 10th and 11th grade. Add an extra point for each semester AP course or transferable college course (http://www.assist.org) with a maximum of 8 extra points. Honors classes do not receive an extra point. •Weighted GPA: individual private universities vary in the way they calculate weighted GPA for admissions. GPA Calculator: http://www.csumentor.edu/planning/high_school/gpa_calculator.asp Credit Summary for Graduation Req: Credits Required Credit Summary Cmp: Credits Completed Def: Credits Deficient Credits at Irvington •Students earn 5 credits per semester class. •Most students take 6 classes per semester. •5 credits per class X 6 classes = 30 credits per semester / 60 credits per year •60 credits per year X 4 years = 240 credits •230 credits are required to graduate •Semester grades are the only grades listed on the transcript. Graduation and CSU/UC a-g Requirements • Business/Comp: Not required at Irvington, instead you are required to have 75 elective credits • English: 40 credits required. You should have 5 at the beginning of second semester. Area “b” • Fine Art/ World Language: 75 • Math: 30 credits required including BOTH semesters of Algebra 1 (Okay if completed in 7th or 8th grade). You should have 5 at the beginning of second semester. CSU/UC: At least Geometry and Algebra 2. Geometry taken in 7th or 8th grade counts. Area “c” You need 10 credits of a Fine Art OR World Language to graduate. You should have 5 at the beginning of second semester. CSU/UC: A yearlong Art class (Area “f”) AND at least level 2 of a language (Area “e”) are needed. • Health: 5 credits required. You should have 5 by the end of 9th grade. Graduation and CSU/UC Requirements continued • PE: 20 credits required. You should have 5 at the beginning of second semester. • Science: 20 credits required. You should have 5 at the beginning of second semester. CSU/UC: Prefer Biology and Chemistry/Biotechnology Area “d” • Social Studies: 30 credits 75 required. You should have 0 at the beginning of second semester. Area “a” Electives: 75 credits required. Any class taken after a subject requirement is met is counted as an elective (Ex: Your 3rd year of science counts as an elective). Area “g” • 30 You should have credits at the beginning of second semester to be on track. Know Irvington’s a-g list http://www.ucop.edu/doorways/ Every class at Irvington that fulfills an a-g subject requirement for CSU and UC admission can be found on this list. Credit Recovery Contracts: Students that earn an “I” in a class should talk with their teacher about receiving and completing a contract to earn 5 credits. If you do not complete a contract, the grade changes to an “NC.” Add a 0 period (PE or American Sign Language) Add a 7th period (Stagecraft) Summer School: Students can make-up 10 credits in summer school. It is the student’s responsibility to register for summer school. Students can obtain a registration form from their counselor usually in late March. See your counselor ASAP if you need to make-up credits. What Happens if you don’t Pass your Classes? Student failed 35 credits in 9th grade and 40 credits in 10th grade. To graduate, he spent 594 hours in Adult School classes during 11th and 12th grade and 360 hours in summer school. 12th graders transcript More Graduation Requirements 11th Graders transcript. Need to Pass BOTH portions of the High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). A “P” will show on your transcript once you have passed. Need 40 hours of community service Service Hours Everything is now online. Go to Irvington.org to get started. Graduation Reqs Versus UC/CSU Reqs What are the main differences? Health PE Algebra 1 + 20 more credits of math Fine Art OR World Language OR OR Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 (minimum) Fine Art AND World Language AND AND (Digital Drawing, Arts Spectrum, Social Dance and Culinary Arts are NOT fine art classes) CAHSEE SAT or ACT Why go to college? On average, a person that has a Bachelor’s Degree makes about $1,000,000 more during their lifetime than a person with just a high school diploma! California College Systems Types of Colleges Community Colleges California State Universities (CSU) University of California (UC) Independent Colleges Campuses 133: Ohlone, De Anza, Chabot, Las Positas, San Jose City, Evergreen, Foothill, etc. 23 CSUs: East Bay, San Jose State, San Francisco, Monterey Bay, Sonoma, Los Angeles, etc. 10 UCs: Berkeley, Davis, San Francisco, Irvine, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Merced, Santa Cruz, San Diego, Riverside 76 members: Stanford, University of Santa Clara, University of San Francisco, Mills College, University of the Pacific, etc. Note: UC San Francisco is a medical center and currently is not providing bachelor degrees. Websites www.cccco.edu www.cccapply.org www.calstate.edu www.csumentor.edu www.universityofcali fornia.edu www.aiccu.edu www.californiacolleg es.edu Nature of programs Two-Year Schools 1. Complete courses for the first 2 years of a bachelor’s degree transferable to UC and CSU 2. Vocational programs 3. Enrichment and job skills classes Four-Year Schools with Graduate Programs 1. Various majors and programs 2. Bachelor’s degrees 3. Master’s degrees 4. Teaching credentials Four-Year Schools with Graduate Programs 1. Various majors and programs 2. Bachelor’s degrees 3. Master’s degrees 4. Doctorate and Professional degrees Two and Four-Year Schools, some with Graduate Programs Various majors and academic programs are offered at each campus. Check college websites or catalogues. California College Systems Continued Types of Colleges Community Colleges California State Universities (CSU) University of California (UC) Independent Colleges Freshmen Requirements No subject requirements. Must be a high school graduate or 18 years of age. See slide on a-g requirements. See slide on a-g requirements. Requirements vary by school. Check college websites or catalogues. Some programs have pre-requisite requirements. Check college websites or catalogues. Tests Math and English assessment tests are required for new students in order to be placed at the correct skill level. These tests are not used to exclude students. Tests are given after an application is submitted, usually followed by an orientation, counseling, and enrollment into classes. ACT (writing section not required) ACT plus writing or or SAT Reasoning Test SAT Reasoning Test ELM- Entry Level Math Test EPT- English Placement Test (These tests are not used for admission purposes) Recommended: Certain SAT Subject tests are recommended for certain majors. Check with interested colleges for specific information. Some schools may require the SAT Reasoning Test or ACT plus writing and/or SAT Subject Tests. Check college websites or catalogues for specific test requirements. •SAT Reasoning Test: http://www.collegeboard.org/ •ACT: http://act.org/ •PSAT: Standardized test that provides firsthand practice for the SAT. It also gives 11th graders a chance to enter NMSC scholarship programs and gain access to college and career planning tools. •The PSAT is offered every October. It is reserved for 11th graders. 10th graders can participate if space allows. Visit the College and Career Center’s webpage on Irvington.org for information on the PSAT and test prep options. Community Colleges • 112 campuses located throughout California (Ohlone, DeAnza, Chabot and Mission College are the closest to Fremont) • Total enrollment: 2.4 million students • Requirements: 18 years old or have a high school diploma • Types of programs: 1.Complete 60 units (2 years on average) for an AA/AS degree which can transfer to a 4 year university (transfer to a 4 year university as a junior) • 40% of UC graduates transfer from a community college. 2.Vocational programs (nursing, pharmacy tech, massage therapy, early childhood education, automotive technology, etc.) Financial Aid •Financial aid consists of funds provided to students and families to help pay for college. Types of Financial Aid: •Grants: Free money that does not have to be paid back. They are usually awarded based on financial need. •Scholarships: Free money that does not have to be paid back. Awarded based on merit, a special skill or interest, or need. Check the College and Career Center’s webpage for more information. •Loans: Money that parents and students borrow that does have to be paid back. •Students and Parents apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) during the student’s12th grade year. http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Updated: 2/2014 Registration form is due to your English teacher February 27th! • Students will be meeting with their counselor individually to have their course requests entered, and will have the opportunity to ask questions at that time. • If there is a possibility you might not be at IHS next year, register for classes anyway so you have a spot in the event you stay. • Step 1: Choose a family. The classes you will be registered for are listed in each box (must have teacher signature for honors families). • If you are applying to an academy, you have to complete an application. Go to irvington.org under the programs tab. • Family Coordinators: • SHAPE: Ms. Avina: [email protected] • ITA: Mr. Albizo: [email protected] • CCA: Ms. Friend: [email protected] • NMAA: Ms. Burton [email protected] • www.nmaaihs.org • Step 2: Choose your classes. • Math: ALL math courses require teacher approval (current math teacher). See suggested math sequence sheet for recommended course. Make sure you check the prerequisite for the course (listed on Course Options Form). Students will not be able to register for a course if they are missing a teacher signature OR if they have not met the prerequisite. If you are currently in Algebra 1 and earned a C or lower for semester one, you should register for common core algebra. • Science: See suggested science sequence sheet for recommended course. Make sure you check the prerequisite for the course (listed on Course Options Form). Students will not be able to register for a course if they are missing a teacher signature OR if they have not met the prerequisite. If you are in Integrated Science or Human Biology, sign up for Biology. • 10th grade students cannot take more than ONE math course or ONE science course. • World Language/Fine Art/ Electives: • • Choose your electives thoughtfully based on meeting graduation requirements and college admission requirements. • List classes in order of preference and make sure to list an alternate elective. If you do not add an alternate elective and the class you want is full, an elective will be chosen for you. • Make sure to have teachers sign for EVERY course that requires a teacher’s signature or the course request will not be honored. Courses that need a signature say “Teacher Rec” next to them on the Course Options Form. All 10th grade students will be registered for PE 10 unless Marching Band, 0 period PE, or Social Dance (CCA students only) has been noted on your registration form. • 0 period PE has limited availability. Make sure your elective choices are listed in order of preference in the event 0 period PE cannot be accommodated. • Course Prerequisites: course prerequisites are stated on the Course Options form. Many classes require students to have a teacher recommendation AND a certain 1st semester grade in their current class. Students must have both. Having a teacher recommendation without the grade requirement is not enough to enroll in the class. AP Classes EVERY STUDENT that is registering for ANY AP course must complete the AP Registration Form and attach it to their registration packet. Extra copies can be found online at irvington.org under the “counselors” tab. AP and Honors Classes If you are registering for AP and honors classes: • • • Make sure you are prepared and have an interest in the subject. Make sure you will have the time necessary to be successful in all of your classes. • Remember to take into consideration clubs, extra-curricular activities, job/volunteer work, etc. • AP and honors classes cannot be made up in summer school so if you do poorly, you are stuck with the NC. Understand that you will not have the opportunity to transfer to a college prep course once the school year begins (even if you are failing the course or are earning a “c” grade). The number of spaces in college prep classes are based on student requests at the time of registration. DO NOT • • DO NOT take AP and honors classes just because your friends/peers are. Everyone has different ability levels. Take the most challenging classes that YOU can still do well in. DO NOT take AP and honors classes just to impress colleges. GPA is still the most important factor in college admissions. If you take 6 honors classes but do not do well in them, it will not matter for college admissions that you took them and will negatively impact your application. New Classes/Changes: • Algebra 2: NEW name for Intermediate Algebra. Students should register for this class if they get a C or low B in Geometry (A-g approved). • Trigonometry: Prerequisite is Algebra 2 (A-g approved). If you are currently in Intermediate Algebra and have an A or B, you should take this class. • Robotics: Learn to build and program robots. No prior experience needed. Algebra 2 concurrently is the prerequisite. See Ms. Berbawy’s website for more info (A-g approval pending “g”). Additional Notes: • Marching Band is Fall semester only (5 credits of PE). • Jazz Ensemble is 0 period Spring semester only. Counselors are available to STUDENTS during lunch and after school during the registration weeks. They are not in their offices (in classes doing registration) during class periods. • Step Three: Proof of residency. Attach COPIES (you will not get them back) of two forms of proof. • Step Four: Parent and student signatures are required. • Note that: • Course requests cannot be guaranteed • Students will not be able to drop classes once the school year begins. • Add/drop process is changing for the 2014-2015 school year. Students will NOT be able to drop courses once the school year begins. • Teacher recommendations can be revoked based on 2nd semester performance. • Your transcript MUST stay attached to this packet!!!!!