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Scotts Valley HS
Welcome Sophomore
  SVHS counselors promote
     academic, career &
personal/social development
for every student, through a
  comprehensive guidance
     Scotts Valley High
     School 2009/2010
           Principal: Gregg Gunkel
         Vice Principal: Mrs. Bariteau
   Counselor: Kimberly Frey (last names A – K)         438-9555 x107
 Counselor: Barbara Cushing (last names L– Z) 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
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
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
   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
•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 or call YouthServe 427-5066
•    You can also visit- and
•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-
      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
   Shows various GPA calculations, and class
      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

   — 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
                              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
      Junior/Senior Options at
   All SVHS courses (No IB courses)
   “Mix & match” IB courses with other SVHS
   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
   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;
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
                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
    There are computers available for online
   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
           How to find out more about a
               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 & & &

• 2 Year Community College                        
        –   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
•     “Gap Year”- page 69 in booklet
•     Military-
•     or On the Job training (not recommended, due to cost of living and
      low wages)
               Gap Year programs

   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               &      &
     – Few weeks to two years in length
     – Learn a specific skill for a particular career
   Apprenticeship Programs, page 66
     – 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 &
    -AmeriCorps*NCCC in Your State-                      Service Through Teamwork
      See purple flyer in your handouts.
   Military, page 68
     – 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
   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
    – Associate degree and/or transfer to a 4 year college

   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
 Including some IB classes or Full IB
 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”

   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
    Paying for Post Secondary
     (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
 Due        date- by November 13th                          Friday

    – Go to the Website
   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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