SOPHOMORE AND JUNIOR INFORMATION NIGHT

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COLLEGE
INFORMATION NIGHT @
RODRIGUEZ HIGH SCHOOL
To provide information to Students and
parents so they can successfully
navigate their future both in school
and beyond.
Presented By
RHS Main Number: 863-7950
Counseling Department Staff
* Ms. Erin Banke (A-F)
[email protected]
* Mr. Brian Rodda (G-O)
[email protected]
* Mrs. Teressa Moreira (P-Z)
[email protected]
* Ms. Beverly Taylor
(available Wed, Thurs and Fri)
[email protected]
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RHS Graduation Requirements Class
of 2013
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English
Math
Science
Social Studies
Art/Foreign Language
P.E.
Electives
Total Credits Required
40
30 (incl. Algebra 1)
20 (minimum 2 labs)
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20
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70
230
Other Graduation Requirements
All students must pass the California High
School Exit Exam and all subject requirements
to receive a high school diploma.
• There are two parts, Math and English
• Can pass each part separately (score of 350)
• All students must pass this exam and all courses
required for graduation to earn a diploma
Remediation Opportunities
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Summer School
Adult School (11th & 12th only)
Requires Counselor & Parent approval
Limited amount of seats available
Plato online after school computer based program for 11th and 12th
graders needing to make up credits or required courses
School day PLATO course (10th, 11th & 12th) credit remediation
course during school day, limited space available
Sem Yeto (10th – 12th graders, must be 16 years old)
Continuation school for students not on track for graduation
Matt Garcia Learning Center (9th – 12th graders)
Specialty school for students in need of additional support to
improve attendance, behavior and academic learning
College Planning Websites
BigFuture
This is a step by step guide to plan for college. Students can make a
college plan, search for colleges and build a college list
http://bigfuture.org
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My College QuickStart
An online college and career planning kit available free of charge to all
students who take PSAT/NMSQT
http://collegeboard.org/quickstart
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YouCanGo!
This is a free website that will inspire students who want to go to college
but feel it’s not an option for them
http://collegeboard.org/ycg
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CSU degree locator
Explore various majors at CSU campuses by typing in keywords of interests
http://degrees.calstate.edu
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Universities- UC and CSU
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Entrance Requirements
- a-g Requirements
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History
2 years
English
4 years
Math
3 years
Laboratory Science
2 years
Foreign Language
2 years
Visual & Performing Arts 1 year
Elective
1 year
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Grade Point Averages
-General Rule:The lower the
GPA, the higher the scores
must be:
-UC: Minimum GPA 3.0
-CSU: Minimum GPA 2.0
***Must complete these courses with C’s or higher
BOTH semesters
These are minimum requirements. To be more competitive
consider taking additional courses. Check the website
www.ucop.edu/doorways/ for RHS/UC certified course list.
9th grade suggested courses
and activities
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Take challenging courses (including honors classes)
that satisfy a-g requirements including algebra 1 or
geometry, college prep English and a language other
than English
Aim for A’s and B’s in all of your classes. Focus on
your class work and homework to develop study skills
you will need to succeed in college
Join clubs, play sports and volunteer
10th grade suggested courses
and activities
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Take Geometry or Algebra 2, college prep English and a
language other than English. Consider taking honors level
courses
Try to earn A and B grades in all of your classes.
Studying hard in high school will help prepare you for
college coursework
Focus on your class work and your homework to develop
the study skills you will need to succeed in college
Sign up for and take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT) offered in
October. This test will help you guage your strengths and
weaknesses
11th grade suggested courses
and activities
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Take advanced math and college prep English. Take honors and AP level
courses
Meet with counselor to make sure you are on track and taking the college
preparatory courses to meet a-g college admissions
Visit college campuses. Take a tour and listen to presentations about
academic programs, admission requirements and financial aid. Bring a
copy of your high school transcript
Maintain A and B grades. This is especially important during the junior
year.
In October take the PSAT. Use the results to see where you are strong
and where you need to improve to be ready for college
Spring semester register to take SAT or ACT
Take the California Standards Test (CST) and answer the supplemental
items which comprise the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP)
12th grade suggested courses
and activities
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Take advanced math and college prep English. Continue
taking honors and AP courses when appropriate
Review class schedule with counselor to ensure you are
meeting all of your a-g requirements
September: Register to take SAT or ACT. Last date to test
for seniors is month of December
October 1 through November 30th: Apply to CSU campuses
November 1st through November 30th: Apply to UC campuses
Private, out of state and HBCU’s application timelines vary
please check with each campus individually
12th grade continued
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January 1st through March 2nd:
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (2 steps)
- Cal Grant GPA information release form
- FAFSA completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
May: Take AP exams for any Advanced Placement courses
student is enrolled in
Summer: Take part in summer orientation programs for
incoming college freshman. Obtain academic advising.
Financial Aid
Available from the federal government,
states, colleges and private sources
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Grants are money you don’t have to repay, usually
based on financial need.
Scholarships are free money for college, usually
based on study or merit, such as: good grades, high
test scores, or special talents, etc.
Loans are money you borrow that must be repaid
with interest.
Work-study are student employment opportunities in
which you earn money in a job on or off campus.
Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA)
Financial Aid Cont.
 All seniors applying for federal, state, or
institutional financial aid must complete the FAFSA
AND Cal Grant GPA information release form
 Financial Aid filing period January 1- March 2
 Best way to apply is online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
 RODRIGUEZ is holding a financial aid night on
Wednesday January 16th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm
in the Multi-Purpose room
Scholarships
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Where to find them?
• On the internet:
www.fastweb.com
www.zinch.com
www.scholarship.com
www.collegeboard.com
Counselors post the scholarships they receive in the
counseling hallway
Counseling website is currently being updated. Look for a
scholarship section to come soon
Assist A Grad
UC Eligibility
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Rigorous a-g curriculum
GPA 3.0 or above
- RHS/UC certified course list is on line
at www.ucop.edu/doorways/
Standardized test scores-SAT reasoning or ACT plus writing. Subject tests
are no longer required but HIGHLY recommended
Extra curricular activities
Personal statement
- Two essays required (1000 words total)
- For detailed information and tips to writing a good personal
statement, visit www.universityofcalifornia.edu
UC’s application fee is $70 per campus. (Fee waiver up to 4 available for
those who qualify)
Cost of Attending a UC: ‘12-’13
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Average costs for an undergraduate California
resident living in University housing:
Tuition and Fees: $13,200
Books and Supplies: $1,500
Health Insurance Allowance/Fee: $1,300
Room and Board: $13,500
Personal/Transportation: $2,200
TOTAL Average Estimated Costs: $31,700
CSU Eligibility
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a-g requirements
Minimum 2.0 gpa or above
Standardize testing: SAT reasoning or ACT
plus writing
Extra curricular activities
Application and information available at
www.csumentor.org
Application fee is $55 per campus
Costs of Attending a CSU 2013
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Average costs for an undergraduate California
resident living in State University housing:
Fees: $7,025
Books and Supplies: $1,666
Room and Board: $10,932
Transportation: $1,245
Personal: $2,576
TOTAL estimated average cost: $23,430
Private Colleges and
Universities
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There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the United
States
There are 76 Private/Independent colleges in California
Make sure you research individual requirements for each college
Visit www.commonapp.org for additional information
Counselors can not submit common app electronically. Please
provide counselor with:
- a completed hard copy of the school report, mid-year report
and final report
- a request for letter of recommendation form filled out.
Requests for letters require a two week notice to counselor
- a list of private colleges you are applying to, addresses and
their application deadlines
Historically Black Colleges or
University (HBCUs)
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There are 100 historically black colleges in the U.S.
today, including public and private, two-year and four
year institutions.
Some HBCUs have minimum GPA and SAT
requirements that are reachable for most students.
Cost for most HBCUs is between $11,000 and
$16,000 per year
www.ucangotocollege.com
Community Colleges
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2 year programs, earn Associates in Arts Degree (A.A.)
Certificate programs
Accessibility- 109 Campuses
Affordable
Many have transfer agreements with UC & CSU Systems.
Local community colleges include Solano ,Napa & DVC
www.solano.edu
www.napavalley.edu
www.dvc.edu
www.cccco.edu
www.ADegreeWithAGuarantee.com
Earn priority admission to the CSU with junior standing once you earn
A.A. for Transfer at a California Community College
Other post secondary options
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North Bay apprenticeship programs:
www.calapprenticeship.org. Over 30 training
programs in various trades
Solano County Office of Education ROP
www.solanocoe.net Career education in a
variety of fields
Military: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and
Coast Guard
NCAA Eligibility Center
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Any students interested in playing a Division I or
II sport in college needs to register with the
Eligibility Center at the beginning of their junior
year. Register at www.eligibilitycenter.org
Students should have their SAT and/or ACT
scores sent to the Eligibility Center
For additional information visit the NCAA
Eligibility Center Web site at:
www.ncaaclearinghouse.net
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