Marketing Scotts Valley HS Welcome Sophomore Parents SVHS counselors promote academic, career & personal/social development for every student, through a comprehensive guidance program. Scotts Valley High School 2009/2010 Principal: Gregg Gunkel Vice Principal: Mrs. Bariteau Counselor: Kimberly Frey (last names A – K) email@example.com 438-9555 x107 Counselor: Barbara Cushing (last names L– Z) firstname.lastname@example.org 438-9555 x112 Angela Marshall: Principal’s secretary, School secretary Holly Biancucci: Counselor’s Secretary Barbara Tansy: Registrar Kelly Cox: Attendance Clerk Christine Danner (M,T,TH,F 10-2) Career Center Technician: ROP counselor: Julie Levy(T, F 9-10:30) Youth Service Counselor; Mike Leimbach (Mon. Tue. 8:30-12:30) Student/Parent/School-wide benefits of SVHS Counseling Program Academic Personal/Social Career/College Counselors handle all individual Classroom presentations Career-topic lessons presented class schedules: registration, include information about in classrooms, for all grade class changes, adds/drops. various topics of interest levels. Career exploration & pertinent to students’ personality assessments during social/personal lives. classroom visits. Available for students on a drop- Individual Counseling & Crisis Advisement regarding post- in basis during break, lunch counseling secondary options: Ongoing and after school throughout the school year. Academic topics presented in Help student explore various Available for students on a drop- classrooms twice per year for all Clubs, Sports and Activities in basis during break, lunch grade levels. and after school Four year Graduation Plans for Point-of-contact person for College Liaison all students and evaluation of students who need personal Letters of Recommendation, transcripts and social support school reports & 7th Semester College Reports Small group advisement for 10th Confidential help for parents College Night graders, individual advisement regarding tutor lists, private Coordination of College Rep. for all incoming 9th graders counselors, residential visits to SVHS treatment programs Cabrillo Workshop Advisement for all seniors Helping students to recognize GPA Verification/ regarding their Senior Contract personal strengths and coordination for FASFA transcript weaknesses which effect their Career Panels success Evening Presentations for New Student Orientation and Advisement regarding summer Parents/Students about various Coordination of grade-level enrichment programs at school related topics Assemblies colleges/ university and training programs Parent/Teacher/Student Conflict Resolution for students Regional Occupation Program conferences (ROP) class advisement IB & AP classes; advisement and Informational resource for Coordination & Advisement RE: registration students regarding items within PSAT, SAT 1 & 2, ACT the three broad content areas. PSAT classroom presentations 504 Plans & Student Study Referral Coordination regarding Provide students with materials Team (SST) students who need outside for career/college interests, services through the career center SVHS Graduation Requirements English/Lang Arts 4 years/40 credits Math 3 years/30 credits (or through Alg. 2) Science- 1 yr of Physical & 1 yr of Life; and an additional yr of science from either area Humanities 3 years/30 credits Phys. Ed. 2 years/20 credits (2nd yr flexible) Health 1 Semester/5 credits World Lang. 1 years/10 credits Visual/Perf. Arts. 1 year/10 credits Additional year of World Lang. or Visual/Perf.Arts 1 yr/10 credits Electives 3 ½ yrs/35 credits Additional SVHS Requirements 35 additional units of electives for a total of 220 units Each semester class = 5 units Passing score on High School Exit Exam, Math & English score of 350- each section Minimumof 60 hours of approved Community Service Learning Community Service Learning •Students are encouraged to use summers to complete community service hours, and to have the total hours completed by at the conclusion of summer of junior year. •Students are encouraged to go to the Career Center for a pre-approved list of community service opportunities, or visit SVHS homepage (top,left). •CSL experience requires pre-approval (if not on the pre-approved list) & your reflection in writing. See Mr. Gundel, Mrs. Bariteau or Mr. Crawford to get a pre-approval signature for something not on the list. •Turn completed forms into the Career Center or school counselor. • More resources for you: • For local community service opportunities, updated weekly- visit www.scvolunteercenter.org or call YouthServe 427-5066 • You can also visit- www.dosomething.org and www.challengeday.org •Refer to the green flyer, page 2 , for more sites with ideas. High School Exit Exam Sophomore Class “First testing” February 2010 Need a passing score of 350 in both the Math & English. The CA High School Exam Web site gives info about the content of the exam- www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs High School Transcript Official record of academic performance in high school Shows units attempted/units completed each semester (6 & 12 week progress reports are not listed on transcripts) Used by college admissions, military and employers Shows various GPA calculations, and class rank. 4-year Graduation Plan Purpose: Provide a place for students to track their progress towards graduation requirements. – Course of study by year – Graduation requirements – Notes Post Secondary Plans – *Please become familiar with your son/daughter’s 4 yr Graduation Plan which will be mailed out to you Dec. 1st, with 12 week progress report. If you have any questions about it, email or call your student’s counselor. Pursuing rigor “IB is well known to us for excellent preparations. Success in an IB programme correlates well with success at Harvard. We are always pleased to see the credentials of the IB Diploma Programme on the transcript.” — Marilyn McGrath Lewis, Director of Undergraduate Admission, Harvard University International Baccalaureate Diploma Program Students can choose to take one, or more IB classes in their junior and senior year. A “Full IB Diploma” student will take nearly all subject courses in the IB track. Our IB Coordinator is David Crawford email@example.com 439-9555 x 13 ** If your son/daughter intends to pursue the IB Diploma and be sure to email both Mr. Crawford and your son/daughter’s school counselor to let them know of their intention to pursue the IB Diploma. Sophomore IB Parent Night Thursday, November 12th 6 – 8 pm SVHS Student Union Find out more about IB offerings and the Full IB Diploma Meet the IB Coordinator, David Crawford who will be leading this presentation. Junior/Senior Options at SVHS All SVHS courses (No IB courses) “Mix & match” IB courses with other SVHS courses Full IB Diploma program ROP classes: on or off campus Work experience/ TA/ Office Aide Cabrillo classes Cross Age Tutor Santa Cruz County Regional Occupational Program What is ROP? County and state funded courses in Career Pathways for high school students- - Economics of Marketing - Sports Related Occupations - Administration of Justice – Digital Photography - Culinary - -Construction technology, International Business & Aquaculture- (environmental sci. or wildlife biology, lndscape architecture- related to water systems) all offered at SLV, Green Careers - Medical Occupations, Medical Technologies, Athletic Trainer all offered at Harbor high school, Dental Occupations - CA Highway Patrol Explorer - First Responder - Vet Science & Horticulture offered at Soquel HS – Engine Performance, Interior & Fashion Design offered at SCHS - Seniors Only- Cosmetology - Dental Assistant - Fire Science Central Fire Dept Medical Technologies Harbor High School Why students like ROP courses! The Instructors! Meaningful and fun hands-on projects Exposure to specific career information and opportunities Challenging course content in an appropriate learning environment Learn useful work skills Some ROP classes are on the approved U-C Regents A-G lists as a college prep elective. (such as ROP Admin of Justice, Marketing, Medical Technologies) Sports Related Occupations Scotts Valley HS CA Scholarship Federation: This is a statewide organization whose purpose is to recognize students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement. Qualifying for membership is on a semester basis. It follows a point system that requires A’s and B’s in approved classes, and specific type of community service each semester. Ms. Rhoads is the advisor; firstname.lastname@example.org Students need to get an application from the front office, and submit the completed application to Angela Marshall, secretary, to to see if they will qualify. The first opportunity to apply is after 1st semester grades are released. Membership in “CSF” on your college application looks good ! Please refer to the orange flyer in your packet titled, “Class of 2012” College & Career Center Visit the College & Career Center to access resources for college research, scholarships, summer learning programs, financial aid information, PSAT, SAT, ACT information, part-time jobs and Community Service opportunities. There are computers available for online research. Christine Danner is the person to see in the College & Career Center. She’s there to help you M, T, TH, F 10 – 2. Turn to page 20. “Soft Skills” Refer to Pages 21 – 30 for info about Resume writing, Cover letters, job interviews & work related rights and responsibilities. How to find out more about a Career! Visit the SVHS Career Center- talk with the Career Center Tech. & she can direct you to the information we have to research careers. Turn to Pages 18 – 19 in your Life After High School booklet. And refer to the Website list (green flyer). Research careers in your pathway on the internet. Explore the pathway by talking to people in the field about what they do. Enroll in a ROP class in your area of interest. Job shadow a person for the day to see what the work is all about. Do an internship or get a job in your area of interest. Post High School Options • 4 Year College/University universityofcalifornia.edu & csumentor.edu & CaliforniaColleges.edu & aiccumentor.org • 2 Year Community College www.cccco.edu – Associate Degree &/or Transfer to 4-yr college (60+ credits) – Certificates of Achievement (23 – 45) – Skill Certificate (12-17 credits) • CTE (Career Technical Ed.) training, including ROP Career Related Classes • Apprenticeship Programs • CityYear (Americorps)- See purple flyer in your packet. • CA Conservation Corps & Job Corps- Pages 69 & 70 www.ccc.ca.gov & http://jobcorps.dol.gov • “Gap Year”- page 69 in booklet • Military- www.todaysmilitary.com • or On the Job training (not recommended, due to cost of living and low wages) Gap Year programs www.andeo.org www.planetgapyear.com www.gap-year.com www.gapyearabroad.ca www.ciee.org www.interimprograms.com www.idealist.org www.dynamy.org The above listed websites are listed in the green website list on the 2nd page. Training other than College CTE (Career Technical Ed.) Programs are available at CA Community Colleges, Regional Occupation Programs (ROP), and private sector post- secondary institutions rop.santacruz.k12.ca.us & rwm.org & cacareerzones.org – Few weeks to two years in length – Learn a specific skill for a particular career Apprenticeship Programs, page 66 calapprenticeship.org – Focus is on On-the-job training, includes some classroom instruction – Earn $$$ while you learn a trade -Application process is competitive CityYear (AmeriCorps), page 69 www.cityyear.org & americorps.org -AmeriCorps*NCCC in Your State- Service Through Teamwork See purple flyer in your handouts. Military, page 68 todaysmilitary.com – Excellent training in a specific area such as Accounting, Optometrist, Nursing or Airplane mechanic, (for example). Opportunity for travel, free room and board, money to pay for college. Must be a high school graduate Job Corps & CA Conservation Corps See Purple flyer in your handouts College Options Two-year colleges - usually public community colleges. Open admissions. Minimal tuition. Accept anyone over age 18 or with a high school diploma. Pages 52-55 – Skill Certificate for specific jobs (12-17 credits) – Certificate of Achievement for a specific career field (25-39 credits) – Associate degree and/or transfer to a 4 year college (60+credits) 4-year colleges or universities - selective and open admissions Pages 56-65 – Many are residential -Require students to pursue a degree – Tuition, room and board more expensive than community college What do 4-Year Colleges look for? Strong academic program (6 classes a year) Including some IB classes or Full IB Diploma Increase your chances of getting into the colleges of your choice page 48 See pages 45 – 47 to help you decide on which college is the best one for you. UC/CSU A-G Requirements a grade of C (each semester) or higher in: A. English 4 years B. Math (thru Alg. 2) 3 years (4 preferred) C. Laboratory Science 2 years (3 preferred) D. Social Studies 2 years – World History (studies) & U.S. History E. Foreign Language 2 years of the same language F. College Prep Electives 1 year – Choose from: History, Social Studies, English, Advanced Math, Lab Science, Foreign Lang.) G. Visual/Performing Arts 1 year Page 8 in your Life After High School booklet UC/CSU “A - G” GPA Only 10th, 11th, and 12th grades used Courses taken in 9th grade are used as Subject Requirements (and must be C or above for academic classes-each semester) but the GPA from 9th grade is not factored into your “academic” GPA 12th grade marks determine final acceptance College Entrance Exams PSAT- (Practice SAT) taken the 3 rd ACT- accepted at all colleges & universities in the US. Divided into 4 Saturday in October of your junior year. Offered only once per year. sections; English, Math, Reading comprehension & Science. There is an SAT-taken during junior or senior optional Writing Test. Includes a career inventory and extensive year. Divided into 3 sections; 1) feedback which can be helpful in critical reading, 2) math and 3) writing. choosing a college major. SAT Subject Tests- Only the UC universities and some private colleges require the subject tests. The CSU do not require these. Normally taken at the end of the junior year, or when you have completed a specific subject. It is designed to measure knowledge in that specific subject. Paying for Post Secondary Opportunites (Colleges: 2 yr, 4 yr, CTE programs, etc) Check out the Financial Planning to fulfill post secondary goals pages 36- 44 There is a monthly budget sheet to emphasize the reality to students, on page 43 You want to see these pages! Engine Performance Santa Cruz HS See the green flyer in your student’s packet. This is an awesome resource list, which is updated and current !!! Administration of Justice HOMEWORK Due date- by November 13th Friday – Go to the Website cacareerzone.org Pink flyer in packet. This homework provides your son/daughter with an opportunity to gain insight into potential good-match careers, according to their likes, values or goals. They will also be receiving homework points from their history teachers for turning in this homework. All they need to print is the “results” page which lists potential career matches and make sure they have put their names on it. This is turned in to the Career Center by the date posted above. Thank you for attending our Sophomore Parent Night Presentation. We appreciate your participation and support ! -Kim Frey (A – K) and Barbara Cushing (L – Z) Our contact information is on the back table, for your convenience. The sophomore student Power Point is on the SVHS homepage, counselor link- under “What’s New”.
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