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					SENIOR PARENT MEETING

   September 23, 2009
Tonight’s Lineup
      • Senior Leadership
      • Grad Nite
      • Class Advisors
      • Principal Adam Clark
      • Measure G
      • Healthy Choices
      • Vice Principal Jan Carlson &
        Miramonte Students
      • Counselor Anne Schonauer
      • Teens & the Law
           Senior Leadership
• President Shanni He
• Vice President Emily
  Stinson
• Secretary Billy Catton
• Treasurer Spencer
  McDonald
                   Class Advisors
        Lisa Jorgens, Pam Sloves, Kay Rubin
Senior Website                    Yearbook Submission
• www.miramonteparents.             Deadlines
  com;                            • Senior Photos
• Click on ‚Class                    – Prestige on campus 9/24
  Activities‛ tab;                   – ‚Now & Then‛ photos due
• On drop down menu,                   on January 10, 2010
  click on ‚Class of 2010.‛       • Senior Packet Due
• We will post as available:        October 15
   – Class event calendar,           –   Senior Ads
   – Volunteer scheduling
     center,                         –   ‚Most Likely To‛ Lists
   – Yearbook forms,                 –   Senior Wills
   – Agreements for Senior Ball      –   Senior Quotes
     & Grad Nite
                Class Advisors
     Lisa Jorgens, Pam Sloves, Kay Rubin
• Class Socials:
   – Mother/Daughter Senior Brunch –year end
   – Father/Son Senior Car Rally-year end
   – Senior Parent Casual Come-together-year end
• Grad Nite fundraisers
   – Kitchen Tour
   – Graduation Seating/Parking for Grad Nite
   – Dine-out
   – Selix Formal Wear $10/Tux Donation
      Grad Nite:
The End Zone is in Sight!
  Photos from Last Year’s Big ‚Nite‛
Grad Nite ‘09
Principal Adam Clark
Measure G
Diane Oshima
        Healthy Choices
Co-Chairs: Lynne Alper & Jaime Zaffanella


     Divided into 3 areas to address:
     1. Student Stress (Challenge Success)
     2. Peer Relationships (Be the Change)
     3. Alcohol/Other Drugs (Peer Ed)

     Each area has a team comprised of
        students, faculty, staff and parents
 Alcohol and Other Drug Programs
    Are a Main Focus This Year
• Community Forum on Alcohol on 10/27 7-9PM in
  the Miramonte Theater
• Alcohol for High School, an evidence-based online
  program, will be available to every student and
  parent
• Advanced Alcohol Education for Juniors and
  Seniors in November
• These are in addition to many programs already in
  place
College Applications
    Anne Schonauer
   REMEMBER:

―College is a match to
be made not a prize
to be won!‖
SURVIVING THE ADMISSIONS FRENZY
      •Make sure your measures of success are
      not dependent on things outside your
      control

      •Be organized
      •Work together
      •Keep communicating
              RESPONSIBILITIES

•STUDENT- research colleges, request letters of
recommendation, organize, fill out applications, write
personal statements, contact w/admissions offices

•PARENTS- „coach not quarterback‟, write checks,

•COUNSELOR- give input & guidance, letter of
recommendation, sounding board
  Counseling for Senior Class Parents

Review the basics
  •grad and college requirements
  •Colleges

•Time Line

•Letters of Recommendation

•The Essay
  What counts most with Admissions
             Directors?
1. Grades in College Prep Courses
2. Admissions Test Scores
3. Grades in All Subjects
4. Senior year classes
5. Class Rank
6. Essay/Personal Statement
7. Work/Extra curricular Activities
8. Counselor Recommendation
9. Teacher Recommendation
10. Interview
11.Ability to Pay
                  CSU and University of California
                         Requirements:
SUBJECTS              HIGH SCHOOL               CAL STATE*              UC*
ENGLISH               4 YEARS                   4 YEARS                 4 YEARS

MATH                  2 YEARS (INCLUDING 1 YR   ALGEBRA 1               ALGEBRA 1, GEOMETRY,
                      ALGEBRA 1 or Algebra B)   GEOMETRY                ALGEBRA 2
                                                ALGEBRA 2               4TH YEAR RECOMMENDED
SOCIAL                WORLD HISTORY/GEOG        2 YEARS INCLUDING 1     2 YEARS INCLUDING
STUDIES               US HISTORY                YR US HISTORY OR 1      1 YEAR WORLD HIST/GEOG
                      GOV‟T/ECONOMICS           SEM US HIST AND 1 SEM   AND 1 YEAR US HIDTORY OR
                                                AMER GOVT               1 SEM US HIST AND 1 SEM
                                                                        AMER GOVT
SCIENCE               2 YEARS                   2 YEARS LAB SCIENCE     2 YEARS LAB SCIENCE
                      1 YEAR PHYSICAL SCIENCE   (BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY,    (BIOLOGY, CHEMISTRY,
                      1 YEAR BIOLOGICAL SCI     GEOLOGY, PHYSICS,       PHYSICS PREFERRED)
                                                PHYSIOLOGY, BIOTECH,
                                                ETC.)
FOREIGN               2 YEARS FROM 2            2 YEARS SAME            2 YEARS SAME LANGUAGE
LANGUAGE              SUBJECTS                  LANGUAGE                3RD YEAR RECOMMENDED

VISUAL/PERF                                     1 YEAR                  1 YEAR
ARTS
CAREER TECH                                     NOT REQUIRED            NOT REQUIRED


*must have grade of C- or better
            CSU and University of California
                   Requirements:
SUBJECTS     HIGH SCHOOL   CAL STATE*                 UC*
PE           2 YEARS       NOT REQUIRED               NOT REQUIRED

ELECTIVES    90 CREDITS    1 YEAR FROM: English,      1 YEAR FROM: English, Soc.
                           Soc. Studies, Adv. Math,   Studies, Adv. Math, Science,
                           Science, Foreign Lang.,    Foreign Lang., Vis/Perf Arts
                           Vis/Perf Arts

TOTAL        240 CREDITS   15 CLASSES MINIMUM         15 CLASSES MINIMUM;
                           (10 MHS credits=1 unit)    22-24 RECOMMENDED




 STUDENTS MUST ALSO PASS THE CALIFORNIA
 HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM (CAHSEE) IN ORDER TO
 GRADUATE

 *MUST EARN GRADES OF C OR BETTER IN ALL
 CLASSES
                      Know your options
• Community College (www.cccco.edu)$1,000/year
   -Economical, Transfer Agreement Contracts available, certificate programs

• Vocational/Tech Schools, cost varies
   -Practical training for specific jobs, Certificate programs, short term

• California State University (www.csumentor.edu)
   -$8820-$17,462/year
   -Focus on teaching, classes taught by professors
   -Goal to offer admission to top 33% of CA grads

• University of California (www.universityofcalifornia.edu)
   -$20,000-$22,800/year
   -Focus on research and preparing students for grad school
   -Goal to offer admission to top 12% of CA grads, ELC program top 4%

• Private Schools,           $23,000-$50,000/year
   -Vary in size, selectivity, location, cost, etc.

• Out-of-state public schools, out-of-state tuition fees
      CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
• Chico
• San Diego*
•   Cal Poly San Luis Obispo*
• Sonoma*
• Long Beach*
• Fullerton*             •San Jose
                         •San Marcos
•   Channel Islands
                         •Stanislaus
•   Fresno               •Bakersfield
•   Humboldt             •Dominguez Hills
                         •Los Angeles
•   Cal Maritime Academy •East Bay
•   Monterey Bay         •Northridge
                         •San Bernardino
• Cal Poly Pomona*
• Sacramento                    *Impacted campuses- higher
                                index
• San Francisco
      CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY
• Eligibility Index
    -GPA X 800 + SAT (V&M)
    -2900 is min eligibility for non-
    impacted campuses
•   SAT code: 3594 for all campuses
• Apply for housing ASAP
• Some campuses require
    transcript w/application
     -(wait for them to request)
• Oct SAT test date last date for
    LB, CPSLO & SD , Nov OK for
    other campuses
    UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
• Berkeley
• Davis
• Irvine
• Los Angeles
• Merced
• Riverside
• San Diego
• Santa Barbara
• Santa Cruz
       UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
• Eligibility calculator
   •   www.universityofcalifornia.edu/
• Eligibility vs. Selectivity
   •   UCB/UCLA admit around 20%
       of eligible applicants
• Comprehensive Review
• Apply Broadly!
• No Letters of
  recommendation required
• Transcript not required w/
  application
      PRIVATE AND OUT-OF-STATE
• Requirements vary
• Deadlines vary
• Letters of Recommendation
   -Counselor recommendation
       • Student statement
       • Parent statement (brag
         sheet)
   -Teacher recommendation
• Official transcripts required
• Early Action, Early Decision
• Rolling admission
                            TEST INFO
  SAT Reasoning Test
   •   www.collegeboard.com
• ACT
   •   www.actstudent.org
• SAT Subject tests         (UC requires 2
  tests in 2 different subjects)
       •   Literature
       •   Foreign Language
       •   Biology
       •   Chemistry
       •   Physics
       •   US History
       •   World History
       •   Math 2
               COUNSELING CONTACTS
COUNSELORS
•Linda Fore               A-Fe   lfore@acalanes.k12.ca.us
•Marilyn Lewis-Hampton    Fi-L     mlewis-hampton@acalanes.k12.ca.us
•Anne Schonauer           M-Se     aschonauer@acalanes.k12.ca.us
•Lois Halls               SH-Z     lhalls@acalanes.k12.ca.us

•COLLEGE/CAREER ADVISOR
•Eloise Schneider        eschneider@acalanes.k12.ca.us
               ADMISSIONS TIME TABLE
Grade 12- Senior Year
Sept/October
    Take (or retake) SAT, ACT, SAT subject tests (Oct. is last
    acceptable test date for many early action/early decision
    schools)
•   Finalize list of colleges (6-10) .
•   Review online applications or request paper application.
•   Work on college essays
•   See counselor and teachers early for recommendations
•   See college reps in the College/Career center
•   Keep an eye out for scholarship applications
•   Complete CSS profile at www.collegeboard.com ( Opens on
    Oct 1 and it’s required by many private colleges for financial
    aid consideration)
              WEBSITES & RESOURCES
Check Counseling and College/Career Center Blackboard Sites!

Naviance Connect button on Blackboard

University of California www.universityofcalifornia.edu
California State Universities www.csumentor.edu
California Community website: www.cccco.edu

NCAA Clearinghouse: www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
The Common Application www.commonapp.org
Free Application for Federal Student Aid www.fafsa.ed.gov

College Planning Websites:
www.mycollegeoptions.com
www.princetonreview.com
www.myroad.com (Free if you take the PSAT)
Financial Aid Search: www.fastweb.com
                ADMISSIONS TIME TABLE
Grade 12- Senior Year
Nov/Dec
•   Take any remaining planned SAT or ACT tests
•   Complete UC and CSU Applications by Nov 30.
•   Have test scores sent to colleges/NCAA directly
    from testing company.
•   Complete all applications by Dec 20 and enjoy
    winter break!
•   Keep an eye out for scholarship applications
January
•   Fill out FAFSA (January 2 – March 2 )
•   Keep grades up!
•   Do not drop classes. A college application is a
    contract.
•   Keep looking for those scholarship opportunities!
            ADMISSIONS TIME TABLE
Grade 12- Senior Year
February
   •   request transcripts for Mid-year reports by
       Feb. 15
March/April
   •   Acceptances start coming!
   •   apply for housing—maybe even before
       acceptance
May
   •   May 1 SIR = Student Intent to Register–
       confirm admission and sign up for orientation.
   •   Arrange to take any necessary placement
       exams for English and math classes.
   •   Request that a final transcript be sent after
       graduation.
    Letters of Recommendation
  Students can pick up a folder in Counseling office or download
  a packet from the Counseling Blackboard site.
• Students need to provide counselors with
   – Student Brag sheet, including activities and awards
   – Parent Brag sheet
   – Copy of essay(s)
   – Transcript release form
   – email request from Common app or other on-line application
     program.
   – Stamped, addressed envelope for each college
   – School report forms or other forms that counselors need to fill out
   – list of schools and due dates.

   Teachers will want similar information.

   UC and Cal State campuses do not require letters or
     recommendation.
                      The Essay

Essays should be
• Personal: The essay written in the student‟s own voice. It
  should be about something that is personally important.

• Concise: Every word counts! Every sentence should add
  information and meaning.

• Specific: Use examples. Don‟t use the word “everything” when
  you could list 2 or 3 specific things.

• Connect specific events to a larger theme
  College Application Workshops
• Counselors will be available to help students with
  applications, including essay feed-back and completing
  online forms.


                  College and Career Center

   Wednesday mornings            7:30 – 8:30 a.m.
   Oct . 14, Oct . 28


   Thursday                      2:15 – 3:45 p.m.
   7th period and after school
   Oct. 15, 22, 29
   Nov. 5, 12, 19
QUESTIONS
 Top 10 Things Parents and
Teens Need to Know about the
    Law and Turning 18
   Mary Carey, Defense Attorney

				
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