Preparing for High School What do you need to know?

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<ul><li> Slide 1 </li> <li> Preparing for High School What do you need to know? </li> <li> Slide 2 </li> <li> Pre-Test How many credits do you need to graduate from high school in Irvine? How many points does a B grade get you towards your GPA? How many years of math does it take to graduate from high school? How many years of math does it take to apply to a Cal State or UC school? What year will you first take the CAHSEE? Do all grades appear on your transcript, even if you repeat it for a better grade? </li> <li> Slide 3 </li> <li> High School Registration Timeline March/April 8 th grade teachers make recommendations for high school placements. Parent Night Wednesday, April 15 UHS &amp; NHS Wednesday, April 22 IHS &amp; WHS Friday, May 14 th WHS counselors register students at PV from 8- 10 AM End of April IHS, UHS and NHS students go to high school to register Summer School Registration Mid April Early May </li> <li> Slide 4 </li> <li> High School Recommendations Teachers follow high school guidelines Grades Work Habits Our goal is to place students in the right class to make every student successful ! </li> <li> Slide 5 </li> <li> High School Transcripts Students high school academic record Contains student information, courses, grades, credits, GPA (weighted/non weighted, academic classes), CAHSEE results Once you earn a grade in HS, it is always on your HS transcript! Community Service 25 hours in one school year = community service commendation on transcript. Four community service commendations are possible during high school. Community service is not required, but highly encouraged. Advisors vs. Counselors </li> <li> Slide 6 </li> <li> High School Graduation Requirements Pass all required courses (including Algebra 1) Students must complete a total of 215 credits Pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) </li> <li> Slide 7 </li> <li> Honors / AP Courses The major difference between Honors and AP is all AP courses have a weighted GPA and are taught at a fast pace rigorous college level. There are Honors classes that give extra points towards GPA. There is an AP exam at the end of each AP course. Honors and AP Courses (A, B, C) are weighted in 11 th and 12 th grade; some honors courses are weighted in 9 th and 10 th. Honors is accelerated High school class, AP is college level class taught at a high school. If Im recommended for honors level classes, do I have to take those classes? </li> <li> Slide 8 </li> <li> Grade Point Average GPA A = 4.00 worth 4 points B = 3.00 worth 3 points C = 2.00 worth 2 points D = 1.00 worth 1 point F = 0.00 worth 0 points * Add them up and divide by total grades </li> <li> Slide 9 </li> <li> Example EnglishB = 3.0Honors English B=4.0 Algebra C = 2.0Algebra C = 2.0 History B = 3.0Honors History B = 4.0 Music A = 4.0Music A = 4.0 ScienceB = 3.0Science B = 3.0 PEA = 4.0PE A = 4.0 19/6 = 3.1721/6 = 3.5 </li> <li> Slide 10 </li> <li> CAHSEE California High School Exit Exam Exam all CA public school students need to pass to receive their high school diploma. English Language Arts includes reading and writing Mathematics includes content through Algebra 1 Given in March of 10 th grade, can retake in grades 11+ On transcript: Passed or Requirement Not Met </li> <li> Slide 11 </li> <li> Small Group Discussion What is the grade level of this student? (9 th,10 th, 11 th, or 12 th grade?) How many credits are earned for each passed high school semester course? Find the Credit Summary section. How many credits are required and how many are completed? Find the GPA section. What is the difference between weighted and non-weighted GPA? Academic and non-academic? Find the CAHSEE section. Has this student passed the CAHSEE? </li> <li> Slide 12 </li> <li> 9 th Grade English Classes Basic English CP English Honors English </li> <li> Slide 13 </li> <li> 9 th Grade Social Studies No Social Studies (WHS Only) CP Social Studies Honors Social Studies AP Human Geography (WHS Only) </li> <li> Slide 14 </li> <li> 9 th Grade Science Classes Basic Science Coordinated Science Biology Honors Biology </li> <li> Slide 15 </li> <li> 9 th Grade Math Classes Basic Algebra Algebra Geometry Honors Geometry Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 </li> <li> Slide 16 </li> <li> Sports Eligibility SUMMARY OF CIF/IUSD ELIGIBILITY RULES FOR ATHLETICS &amp; ACTIVITIES ACCORDING TO BOARD OF EDUCATION POLICY #6145(A) In order to be eligible, a student must: 1. Be currently enrolled in a minimum of 25 units of course work. 2. Have passed a minimum of 20 units of course work from the previous Quarter. (Only 5 units from the student's sport/activity and physical education classes can be used towards the counting of the 20 units) 3. Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher from the previous quarter. PROBATION: A student is allowed a one-time, one-quarter probation period that they may use once during their 4 years of eligibility in High School when the student's GPA falls below the 2.0 minimum. Students who have not passed a minimum of 20 units from the previous quarter are ineligible. WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE INELIGIBLE? When ineligible, a student may not participate in the extra-curricular activity in question. Athletes, class representatives, pep squad, color guard, ASB members, etc. may not participate in rallies or any other school activity outside of the classroom. Students must still attend class and/or practices and meetings and do any/all required assignments in order to receive credit. When in doubt, the coach/advisor must see the Assistant Principal in charge of Athletic Eligibility for clarification. Eligibility requirements apply to the following students: All Athletes, Pep Squad, Color Guard, Marching Band, ASB &amp; Class Officers, Tech Staff &amp; Drama Productions </li> <li> Slide 17 </li> <li> High School Graduation Minimum Course Requirements English...................................................... 40 Cr edits Does not include ELD 1, ELD 2 receives 10 credits only Math...................................................... 20 Credits Must include Algebra 1 Science.................................................... 20 Credits Coordinated Science 1 &amp; 2 OR. 20 Credits Physical Science AND 10 Credits Life Science. 10 Credits Social Science........................................................ 30 Credits Global Perspectives, 9th Grade. 10 Credits U.S. History, 11th Grade 10 Credits Political Science/Economics, 12th Grade.. 5 Credits each World Language or Visual/Performing Arts.................... 10 Credits Health....................................................... 5 Credits Physical Education............................................................ 20 Credits 1 semester = 5 credits 60 credits per year (4 x 60 =240) </li> <li> Slide 18 </li> <li> UC and CSU College Requirements A-G Requirements Social Science 2 years English4 years Math3 years Laboratory Science2 years Foreign Language2 years Visual and Performing Arts1 year College Prep Electives 1 year </li> <li> Slide 19 </li> <li> Vocational Technical School Community College High School University (Graduate) University (Doctorate) University (Undergraduate) Professional School Military Middle School </li> <li> Slide 20 </li> <li> Diplomas and Degrees H.S Diploma High School 4 years Bachelors Degree (B.A. or B.S.) - 4 years Masters Degree (M.A. or M.S) - 5 or 6 years Doctorate Degree (Ph.D.) - 7 or 8 years Professional Degree (Law, Dentistry) - 7 or 8 years Colleges and Universities 4 or more years Associates Degree (A.A. or A.S.) Community College 2 year schools </li> <li> Slide 21 </li> <li> Post Test How many credits do you need to graduate from high school in Irvine? 215 credits How many points does a B grade get you towards your GPA? 3.0 for non-weighted classes; 4.0 for weighted classes How many years of math does it take to graduate from high school? 2 years How many years of math does it take to apply to a Cal State or UC school? 3 years What year will you first take the CAHSEE? 10 th Grade Do all grades appear on your transcript, even if you repeat it for a better grade? YES! </li> </ul>