Program planning for incoming 11th graders

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					Program planning for
incoming 12th graders

     Class of 2010
    Materials You Should Have
•   Transcript
•   Course Catalog
•   Program planner – green
•   Instruction sheet
•   Course list
•   Summer school application
     What is due back:
• Planner due in English classes–see
  instruction sheet for your class’s date
• 4 year plan
• Parent/guardian signature required
• Teacher signature on certain classes
• Summer School application (optional)
  What are your goals?
• High School graduation
• Keeping options open – having
• What would you like to learn?
• For fun/as a career
• Maintaining balance in your life
CHECK your Transcript
• This is an official document
• Check your legal name—this will
  appear on your diploma
• Check your address
• Check your classes
• “P” on transcript indicates course is on
  a-g list and is college prep
            GPA Definitions
State GPA      Total GPA     College GPA

•Unweighted •Weighted •Weighted
•10th grade on •9th grade on •10th grade on
•No PE         •All classes •“P” classes
                             only (a-g list)
Graduation Requirements
• Students are responsible for
  making sure they meet all
  graduation requirements
       Credit Summary
• 230 total credits required to graduate

• You should have 160 credits by the end
  of your junior year– including current
• If you will not have 160 or more: see
  your Counselor
    Non-DSHS Courses
• Credit is given for courses taken from
  an accredited high school or college if
  the course is required for graduation or
  to meet minimum a-g requirements

• Students must investigate whether any
  course taken outside DSHS meets
  college entrance requirements
• Required for graduation

• 350 Math
• 350 English
        STAR Testing
• EAP English and Math for CSU
  campuses– March 4 at 7:45 AM in
• Scores used for class placement
• Our school’s API score depends on this
        Community College
• Advantages
  –   $, smaller class size
  –   Over 100 to choose from
  –   Technical training
  –   Part-time possible
  –   Transfer agreements with UC or CSU
  –   AA Degree or Certificate
• Admission requirements: high school diploma
  or age 18.
  – No admission testing required.
California State University
•   23 campuses to choose from
•   $$
•   Bachelor’s degree (4 years)
•   C or above in college prep classes
•   Meet a-g requirements
•   SAT Reasoning or ACT required
    University of California
•   9 campuses to choose from
•   $$
•   Bachelor’s degree (4 years)
•   More competitive GPA
•   C or above in college prep classes
•   Meet a-g subject requirements
•   SAT Reasoning or ACT with writing
    and two SAT Subject tests required.
         Other choices
• Private colleges
• Out of state colleges
• Vocational and technical schools
• Over 6,000 to choose from
• Check counselor web sites and Career Center
• Many require SAT Reasoning or ACT; some
  require SAT Subject Tests
• Military Academies/Enlistment
 Fill out 4-year planners
• High School Graduation Planner (page 6)
• Four Year college prep (page 7)

• How do requirements overlap and where
  they are different?

• 4 year HS Graduation plan is due when
  course requests are due
      a-g requirements
• UC and CSU systems have almost
  identical requirements.
• May meet most private college
• All classes have a “P” in title
     a-g requirements

• Must have “C” or above grades in a-
  g courses
• Refer to catalog list page 16
• GPA for these courses used for
  admission to UC and CSU
    Testing for colleges
• UC: SAT Reasoning or ACT with
  writing and two SAT Subject Tests

• Subject tests must be in two different
  subject areas

• CSU: SAT Reasoning or ACT
   Other considerations for
      College Entrance
• Exhibited leadership in club, sports,
  or outside activity such as 4-H or
• Number of college prep courses
  beyond the minimum required
   College Student-Athletes
• Register with NCAA at:
  and/or NAIA at
• Register now
• Meet course requirements for eligibility
  and complete amateurism form
• See page 11 in course catalog
College and Career Tech Night

 • March 26th 7 PM in the Brunelle

 • For juniors and their

 • Sessions in English and Spanish
Private College workshop
• Student workshop at lunch on
  May 20th
• Information about letters of
  recommendation for private
Choosing your classes: what’s
       right for you?
• Read about classes
• Ask your teachers
• Read the prerequisites
• Teacher approval required for AP and Honors
  and other courses with prerequisites
• AP and Honors require significantly more work
• We recommend no more than two AP or
  Honors courses per semester
 Waiver for Prerequisites
• You may request a waiver from counseling

• Requires parent signature

• Students will be placed in the course if there
  is space available only
• Literature & Composition AP is year-long;
  must have “A” or “B” in junior year English
• Senior Writing Seminar P linked with many
  other English options—see course list
• All senior English classes cover college
  essays in the fall semester
      More English Options:
Classes for students learning English:
• English 10 Sheltered P
• English Language Learner I (ELL)
• English Language Learner II (ELL 2)
English support for those who qualify:
• Reading/Writing Fundamentals
• Language Arts Fundamentals
Social Studies - Government
• U.S. Government P One semester
  Open to all students
• U.S. Government Sheltered P
  Open to English Learners
• U.S. Government AP One
  semester. Must have “B+” in U.S.
  History and junior English
Social Studies - Economics
• Economics Survey
• Economics P
• Economics Sheltered P Open to
  English Learners
• Economics AP Yearlong Must
  complete both semesters. Must have
  “A” in U.S. History or “B” U.S.
  History AP
• Two years required for graduation,
  including Algebra 1
• To go directly to a four year college
  Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2
• All math classes have prerequisites
• Take math each year!

• One year each of physical science
  and life science required
• Must check prerequisites for all
  science courses
• UC and CSU require two years of
  lab science: check comparison chart.
Life Sci. Courses        Physical Sci. Courses
• Introduction to Life   • Intro to Earth &
  Science                  Physical Science
• Biology P              • Chemistry P
• Int. Agric Biology P   • Chemistry in the
• Zoology & Botany P       Community P
• Physiology &           • Chemistry AP
  Anatomy P              • Physics P
• Biology AP             • Physics Honors P
• Animal Science P       • Physics AP
                         • ROP Environmental
                           Science P
Foreign Language & P.E.
• Foreign language – no requirement for
  high school graduation
  – College admission requires 2-3 years of the
    same language.
  – C or better required to continue
• Physical Education
  – Two years required for graduation
  – Offered in Summer School
Physical Education Alternatives

 • Lifetime Sports

 • Strength and Conditioning

 • PE Exemption based on
   varsity athletics
         Practical Art
• Business, Computer Science, Home
  Economics, Industrial Arts, most
  Agriculture, and some School Service
• One semester required for graduation
• All ROP classes meet practical art
Career and Technical Education
• Get hands-on career experience
• ROP courses at DSHS and in Yolo
  County open to you
• Community college courses available

Agriculture, Health Related, Computer
 Science, Science, Industrial Ed, and
          Fine Arts
• Music, art, drama, advanced dance
• One year required
• If you have completed your Fine Art
  requirement for UC/CSU, additional
  courses may not be calculated into
  your GPA: check a-g list
• One semester of Health is required for
  graduation; may be taken in summer
  school or any year

• Health courses are paired with semester
• Other courses count as electives:
  anything beyond the minimum required
  in any area counts as an elective.
• All foreign language classes
• Mathematics beyond 2 years
    Senior Linked Classes
• Select a pair of English courses and
  alternates (SWS and ??)
• Select your linked social studies course
• See Course List for your choices
         Linked Classes
• No matter how the courses are listed,
  either semester could be first, except
  courses that have prerequisites.
• Examples:
      Sr. Writing—Children’s Lit
      Children’s Lit—Sr. Writing
          New this year
• ROP Auto will be 2 periods long
• ROP Intro to Fashion Careers 1 or 2
  periods long
• ACES Program for English support
• Baroque Ensemble (P Pending)
• Transition to College Math (P Pending
 Completing the planner
• You may request a free period 1, 6 or 7 – no
• Minimum of 5 classes or 6 with ROP or Work
• Think of your selections as permanent choices
• Your selections must include alternates for
  elective courses
• Talk to your teachers: do not sign up for courses
  if you do not meet the prerequisites.
 Completing the planner
• If you are taking a Summer School course, do
  not sign up for it in two places.
• Do not sign up for auditioned music courses.
  You will be placed following audition.
• If you do not return a completed
  planner by the due date, a schedule will
  be selected for you!
        Summer School
• Complete the application and have
  parent/guardian sign it.
• List the course or courses you’re signing
  up for on the planner.
• If you are planning to take US
  Government or Economics in Summer
  School and change your mind or drop
  out, be sure to tell the counseling office
  so we can get it in your schedule.
Community College Classes

• Open to students with 2.7 GPA
• Form available online or counseling
• Counselor/parent signatures needed

• Follow the counseling link
• Have your parents sign up for the
  Parent Listserv for the Class of 2010
• Instructions on your handout

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