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					           Welcome
     Freshman Class of 2010
To San Ramon Valley High School
       Home of the Wolves
  Counselor Assignments
A – DR      Craig Ritts           552-3025
DU – LAM    Nancy Conti           552-3027
LAN- REI    Catherine Herdering   552-3045
REJ – Z     Vivian Srouji         552-3033
Support
Counselor   Jennifer Kessler      552-3035
              Important Dates
4/3, 4 & 5   Jazz Program Auditions
             4/3 Monday-3:30 Saxophones
             4/4 Tuesday-3:30 Brass
             4/5 Wednesday-3:30 Rhythm
4/20 Visit Charlotte Wood for collection of Course
     Selection Sheets (gold form) and Health Form
     (blue form) Parent Signature Required
4/21 Other Middle Schools return to office for
     pick up Parent Signature Required
5/15 Athletic Information Night 7:00 p.m. in Large
     Gym
          Important Dates
Packet Pick-Up – Mon 8/14 and   Tues 8/15
      Staff Lounge 8:30 am – 3 pm
Wolf Pack Days –
      Thurs 8/17 - 8 am - 12 pm & 4 pm -7 pm
      Tues 8/22 - 8 am - 12 pm
Freshman Orientation - Thurs 8/24
      8:30 am – 12:00 pm
1st Day of School - Monday 8/28
Evening with Principal - Wednesday 9/13 -
      7:00 pm PAC
               Agenda
•   Role of the Counselor
•   Graduation Requirements
•   High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)
•   Subject and Credit Requirements
•   Course Selection
•   College Entrance Requirements
•   Navigating High School
              Role of Counselor
To Access Counselor:
  Drop in before school, during brunch or lunch or
  during the school day by appointment
Email: i.e.critts@srvhs.org or phone
Students are encouraged to direct questions to
  individual counselor
Typical Services: Academic Counseling, Conflict
  Resolution, Post Secondary Planning, Referrals
  Academic and personal crisis counseling
         Graduation Requirements
• English                                   40 Credits
• Math –Must pass Alg 1 or equiv.           20 Credits
• Social Studies                            35 Credits
• Science                                   20 Credits
• Physical Education                        20 Credits
• World Languages                     2 Areas
• Visual/Performing Arts              10 Credits Each
• Vocational/Applied Arts
• Health                                     5 Credits
                  Sub Total                 160 Credits
• Electives                                 80 Credits
                              Total         240 Credits
    Passing High School Exit Exam
         Length of School Day
• All ninth graders must have six classes
• Period 1 – 6 required per district policy
               8:30 – 3:10 M W TH FR
               9:30 – 3:10 Tuesdays
• Optional seventh class – If Available
               A Period
               7:30 – 3:10 M W TH FR
               8:40 – 3:10 Tuesdays
 Course Selection


These are the planned course offerings for
                2006-2007
Budget and enrollment may impact whether
    or not these courses are provided.
                English
 English 9 (Year)
         Social Studies
World Geography (Semester)
              Mathematics

•   Math Explorations (Year)
•   Transitions to Algebra (Year)
•   Algebra 1 (Year)
•   Geometry (Year)
•   Algebra 2 (Year)
•   Algebra 2 Advanced (Year)
    Physical Science
Physical Science (Integrated) (Year)
 meets UC/CSU “g” College Prep
 Elective
             Life Science
 Biology (Year)
      A in English, Science
      B or higher Alg 1B

 Accelerated Biology (Year)
     A English, A Science, B in Alg 1B
     Science Fair project required
Physical Education
  Physical Education 9 (Year)
  Required for all 9th Grade Students
         World Languages
 French 1 (Year)
 French 2 (Year)
 German 1 (Year)
 German 2 (Year)
 Latin 1 (Year)
 Spanish 1 (Year)
 Spanish 2 (Year)
DVC Sign Language Semester 2
  Instructor’s approval for 9th grade students
           Visual/Performing Arts
            (All Year Long Classes)
•   Dance 1               •Jazz Band - Audition
•   Art 1                 •Orchestra – Audition
•   3D Art 1
                           cglass@srvhs.org
•   Theatre Arts 1
                          •Men’s Ensemble
•   Oral Interpretation
•   Concert Band          •Women’s Ensemble
    Vocational/Applied Arts
 Child Development (Semester or Year)
 Culinary Arts 1 (Semester)
 Culinary Arts 2 (Semester)
 Internet Essentials (Semester)
 Intro to Comp App/Keyboarding
  (Semester)
 Sun Java (Computer 1) – Completion of
  Alg 1B
        Non-Departmental
Health (Semester)
Journalism (Year)
Marching Program (Fall)

Unscheduled A (Fall )     Use for 6
Unscheduled A (Spring)    Period Day
        Special Education

 Tutorial (Resource)
 Full Inclusion
 Pre Transition

IEP Required for all these programs
         Semester 1                            Semester 2
       ID # Course Name              ID#     Course Name
         ENE9**     English
       SSWG*N           World Geo          NDH***         Health
           PE9***         PE 9
                 Math                            Math
                Science                         Science
          World Lang/Elective              World Lang/Elective
                                    Optional 7th Class/Unscheduled
Optional 7th Class/Unscheduled
         Sports Eligibility

• Participation by Try Out (except Track
  and Cross Country)
• Need 2.0 or above GPA in the previous
  semester or quarter.
• Athletic Night: May 15th 7:00 pm in
  Large Gym
• Athletic Director: John Raynor 552-3005
  jraynor@srvhs.org
  Community College Admission
• High School Graduation, California High
  School Proficiency Exam, or 18 years old
• Certificate Programs
• AA Degree
• 4 Year College Transfer
CSU/UC Entrance a-g Requirements
 A   History (2 years): one year of
     World/European History; one year US
     History or one semester US and one
     semester American Government
 B   English (4 years)
 C   Math (3 years) must include Algebra 1,
     Geometry, Algebra 2
 D   Laboratory Science (2 years) one year
     life, one year physical
CSU/UC a-g Entrance Requirements
  E   World Languages (completion of
      2nd level of the same language)
  F   Visual/Performing Arts (single year
      long approved course)
  G   Elective (additional year or two
      semesters of SRVHS approved
      courses)
            Additional Requirements
• CSU                         • UC
    SAT Reasoning Test or        SAT Reasoning or ACT
     ACT + Writing                 + Writing
    Application deadline         SAT II – Subject Tests
     November 30th for             2 Subject Tests from
     priority admissions            different areas
    More information go to       Personal Statement
     www.csumentor.edu            November 30th
                                    Application deadline
                                  More information go to
                                   www.ucop.edu/pathways
 Independent Colleges/Universities and
Public Out of State Colleges/Universities
• Check Admission Requirements
   Course Requirements
   Testing Requirements
   Grade Point Average Requirements (GPA)
   Letters of Recommendation (Private)
   Essays and/or personal statements
East Bay College Connection

Date:    April 29th 1 – 4:30 pm
Place:   St Mary’s College
               Career Center
 Career Center Coordinators
      Pam Enz, Carolyn Mackell 552-3007
   Hours 8:00 - 4:00 Monday – Friday
   College/Testing/Career/Scholarship/
      Financial Aid/Work Permits/Job Board -
      Volunteer opportunities/College Rep
      Visits/Computer Search,Videos and College
      Catalogues

**Library Open Daily 7:10, except Tuesday 8:30
      High School Transition
                    • Academic Support (per funding)
• Student Planner
                       – English
• Parent Handbook
                       – Math Lab
• Establish Study
      Schedule         – Foreign Lang Lab
• Ask Questions        – Science Lab
• Homework             – Social Studies
                       – Weekly Progress Reports
                    • Time Management
                       – Balance Curricular and Extra
                         Curricular
     Frequently Asked Questions
1.   Will you have to study differently in high school?
2.   How do parents receive progress reports – grades?
3.   Do you have a counselor all 4 years?
4.   Will I be behind if I take Physical Science as a Freshman?
5.   If I get into a class and I’m not doing well can I change my
     class?
6.   What if I don’t like my teacher, can I switch and get
     another teacher.
7.   Can I have PE 6th period, because I play sports and need to
     leave early?
8.   Should I be on a 6 or 7 period day?
9.   When do you start planning for college?
 Thank you for
    attending
   and have a
pleasant evening

				
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