terra nova high school graduation requirements

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TERRA NOVA HIGH SCHOOL
JUNIOR PARENT NIGHT
September 19, 2013
CLASS OF 2015
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NEW COUNSELOR CONTACTS
Sabrina Wilson (Last Name A-He)
Phone: (650) 550-7675
E-mail: [email protected]
Jennifer Gordon (Last Name Hi-Sa)
Phone: (650) 550-7677
E-mail: [email protected]juhsd.net
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Maritza Torres (Last Name Sc-Z)
Phone: (650) 550-7677
Email: [email protected]
TERRA NOVA HIGH SCHOOL
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
(1) Earn a total of 225 credits
(2) Pass specific subject requirements
(3) Pass the California High School Exit
Exam (CAHSEE)
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JUNIOR STANDING
 Juniors in good academic standing
should have 120 credits to date
 Minimum number of credits required
for junior status is 105 credits
 Review your student’s course history on
ParentVUE
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GRADUATION SUBJECT
REQUIREMENTS
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English- 4 years
Math- 3 years
Science- 2 years
1 year biological, 1 year physical
Social Studies- 3 years
1 year World History,
1 year U.S. History,
1 semester Government, 1 semester Economics
Language Other than English or Visual Performing Arts- 1 year
Career Technical Education- 1 year
Business, Home Economics, Industrial Technology
Physical Education- 2 years
Health- 1 semester
Electives Courses
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL
EXIT EXAM (CASHEE)
2 sections
(1) English Language Arts
(2) Math
 Students must pass each section with a
score of 350 or higher
 Juniors have two opportunities to take
test this year if not previously passed
(November 5 & 6 and March 18 & 19)
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CREDIT/SUBJECT DEFICIENT
OPPORTUNITIES
 Summer School Classes
(credit recovery only)
 On-line classes (APEX)
 Private summer school programs
(e.g. Mercy, Riordan, S.I.)
 Concurrent Enrollment
Skyline, CSM, Canada (not guaranteed)
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COLLEGE SYSTEMS IN
CALIFORNIA
4 College Systems
 California Community Colleges (112)
 California State University (23)
 University of California (10)
 Private Colleges (77)
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California Community
College Campuses
www.cccco.edu
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COMMUNITY COLLEGE
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
 High school diploma or equivalent
 18 years of age or older
Reasons to Consider
 An excellent value- $46 per unit
 Transfer agreements
 Job skills for a career
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California State University (CSU) Campuses
www.csumentor.edu
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University of California (UC) Campuses
www.universityofcalifornia.edu
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CSU & UC ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS
 Subject Requirements
 Testing Requirements
 GPA Requirement
 UC schools will use a comprehensive
review to admit students
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CSU & UC “A-G” SUBJECT
REQUIREMENTS
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History/Social Science- 2 years
English- 4 years
Math- 3 years* (Algebra, Geometry, Algebra II)
Lab Science- 2 years*(1 yr. Biological, 1 yr. Physical)
LOTE- 2 years* (same language)
Visual & Performing Arts- 1 year
College Prep Elective- 1 year
* additional years of subject recommended
Must earn a grade of “C” or better both semesters
TN course list: https://doorways.ucop.edu/list
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UC SUBJECT REQUIREMENT
TIMELINE
 To be eligible for UC, students must complete the 15
required “a-g” subjects, with at least 11 courses completed
by the end of junior year:
 1 year of History/Social Science
 2 years of English
 2 years of Mathematics
 1 year of Laboratory Science
 1 year of Language other than English
 4 years chosen from among the remaining “a-g”
requirements
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CSU & UC GPA REQUIREMENT
 CSU minimum GPA for eligibility is a 2.7,
competitive GPA is a 3.2 or higher
 UC minimum GPA for eligibility is a 3.0, competitive
GPA is a 4.0 or higher
 GPA is calculated beginning in 10th grade for
approved “a-g” courses only
 Additional grade points given for a grade of “C” or
higher in approved Honors or Advanced Placement
Courses and transferable college courses
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AM I ELIGIBLE FOR CSU?
Eligibility Index
(GPA) x 800 + (SAT Critical Reading + SAT Mathematics)
(GPA) X 200+(10 X ACT Composite Score)
 Students must have a minimum eligibility index
of 2900 using the SAT or 694 using the ACT for
admission to a CSU
 Students must have above the minimum for
impacted campuses
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UC COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW
GPA in “A-G” courses
SAT or ACT w/writing
Courses beyond the minimum 15 “A-G” courses
Honors, AP, IB, college courses
ELC- NOW TOP 9%
Quality of senior year courses
Academic performance given opportunities available in high school
Outstanding performance in one or more subject areas
Outstanding work in one or more special projects in any academic field
Marked improvement
Talents, achievements
Special projects (evidence of special effort and determination or suitability to a
program on a specific campus)
 Accomplishments in light of life experience
 Location of school or home
http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/freshman/california-residents/index.html
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CSU & UC TESTING
REQUIREMENT
CSU
SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
UC
SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with writing
 SAT Subject Tests are no longer required
for admission!
(SAT Subject Tests are highly recommended for students
pursuing math and science majors)
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COLLEGE ADMISSIONS
RECOMMENDED TESTING
TIMELINE
11th grade
PSAT- administered at TN on October 19th
SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with writing- Spring 2014
SAT Subject Tests (for UC/Private schools only)- June 2014
12th grade
Repeat SAT/ACT to Improve Scores
(SAT- October, November or December)
(ACT- September, October, December)
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PRELIMINARY SCHOLASTIC
APTITUDE EXAM (PSAT)
 PSAT tests Critical Reading, Writing, Math
 Purpose
Help students prep for the SAT by familiarizing
students with the testing environment and test
content
 PSAT offered at TN on October 19th
 Testing fee: $15
 PSAT Results workshop will be held in January 2014
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SAT vs. ACT
SAT
 Critical Reading
 Writing
 Math
 Tests ability to reason
with facts and concepts
rather than the ability to
recall and recite
information
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ACT
 English
 Math
 Reading
 Science
 Test questions are more
closely related to the high
school curriculum
SAT TEST DATES 2014 / FEES
Test Date
January 25, 2014
March 8, 2014
May 3, 2014
June 7, 2014
Registration Deadline
December 27, 2013
February 7, 2014
April 4, 2014
May 9, 2014
Fees
SAT Reasoning Test: $51
SAT Subject Tests
Basic Registration Fee: $24.50
Language Test w/Listening: add $24
All other subject tests: $13 each
Fee waivers available to students on the
subsidized lunch program, please see College
& Career Aide
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SAT REGISTRATION
 Register on www.collegeboard.com
 Choose high school in your local area
(TN does not offer SAT testing)
 Be sure to enter the TN code: 050721
 Students may select up to four colleges to
receive scores, each additional score report is
$10
 CSU universal code: 3594 for all 23 campuses
 NEW! Must include photo to register
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ACT TEST DATES / FEES
Test Date
February 8, 2014
April 12, 2014
June 14, 2014
Registration Deadline
January 10, 2014
March 7, 2014
May 8, 2014
Fees
ACT (no writing) : $35
ACT plus writing: $50.50
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Fee waivers available to students on the
subsidized lunch
program, please see counselor
ACT REGISTRATION
 Register at www.actstudent.org
 Choose high school in your local area
(TN does not offer ACT testing)
 Be sure to enter the TN code: 050721
 Students may select up to four colleges to
receive scores, additional score report is $11
 No universal ACT code for CSU
 Students must release ACT score to 1 CSU
campus
 NEW! Must include photo to register
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SAT/ACT RECOMMENDATIONS
 It is recommended that Juniors take the SAT
Reasoning Test/ACT in March/April or
May/June and take the SAT subject tests (for UC
and Private Schools only) in June
 Students should take the SAT or ACT at least
once in the Junior year and once in the fall of
Senior year
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California
Independent College
and University
Campuses
www.aiccu.edu
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PRIVATE COLLEGE ELIGIBILTY
 Admission criteria varies (research individual school)
 Course pattern for admission is similar to CSU &
UC
 Most require SAT & ACT scores
 Personal statement/essay
 Letters of Recommendation
 Students must submit application via:
www.commonapp.org
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EARLY ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
(EAP)
 Tests college readiness in English & Math
 11th grade students will be encouraged to
participate in the EAP this spring as part
of the STAR testing
 Students will be asked to answer an additional 15
questions in English & write a 45-minute essay
 Students will also answer an additional 15 questions
in Math
 Depending on scores, students may be waived from
math and English placement testing.
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THE COLLEGE SEARCH
4 STEPS
1. Identify factors that are most
important to you in a college
2. Find colleges that meet your criteria
3. Evaluate your admissibility
4. Visit schools
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Terra Nova High School is proud to announce the availability of
Family Connection from Naviance. It is a comprehensive web-based
system for Counselors, students and families. With Family Connection,
students and their families will now be able to explore colleges,
careers, communicate with counselors, search for scholarships and
receive important school and college related announcements. Click
on the NAVIANCE link under Counseling on the Terra Nova High
School website for access.
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NORTH
PENINSULA
COLLEGE FAIR
SERRAMONTE MALL
WEDNESDAY
OCTOBER 9th
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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STUDENT ATHLETES
 If students are planning on competing at a Division I or
Division II college, they must register with the NCAA
Clearinghouse during their Junior year.
www.eligibilitycenter.org
FEE: $70
Fee waivers available to students on the subsidized lunch program, please
see VPG, for further information
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
 Explore various career fields
 Gain work experience, skills, confidence
 Help people in need
 Letters of recommendation for college and jobs
 Scholarship Opportunities!
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VOLUNTEER RESOURCES
 Volunteer Center
(serves San Mateo & San Francisco County)
www.thevolunteercenter.net
 Terra Nova Career Center
(650) 550-7604
 City of Pacifica
(650) 738-7300
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JUNIOR YEAR COUNSELING
CURRICULUM
 Fall classroom presentations (Fall Semester)
 Review high school graduation and college eligibility
requirements, junior year planning calendar, important
dates & deadlines, copy of transcript
 Spring classroom presentations
 Review graduation requirements
 Discuss postsecondary options
 Researching college options
 Career Planning/Job Search Skills
 Junior Year Academic Review (August-May)
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Thank you for coming
tonight! We look forward
to working with you and
your student this year.
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