Riverside Preparatory Junior to Senior Transition, Graduation Requirements and Beyond……2014 Seniors!!! RP Staff, Student & Parent Responsibilities We, as a staff, are here to assist and guide you and your student to their senior graduation and college admission Students are responsible for maintaining good grades, researching & applying for colleges, scholarships, registering for the SAT/ACT, etc Parents are responsible to ensure students remain on track with grades and to prepare their students for life after high school (i.e., see above) As a staff we cannot complete college applications, SAT/ACT registration, financial aid. All of these contain personal information that our staff should not have access to or knowledge of regarding our parents and students #1 & #2 college complaints: students are not ready academically (RP’s job) and students are not independent, have no initiative and rely on parents to handle everything (your job) GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS English Mathematics Science Social Studies Visual/Performing Art Foreign Language P.E. Senior Project Electives 40 credits 30 credits 20 credits 30 credits 10 credits 20 credits 20 credits 5 credits 55 credits TOTAL 230 CREDITS Additional Grad Requirements Pass both sections of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Math and Language Arts Note: If all graduation requirements are met but student has not passed the CAHSEE, a certificate of completion will be issued If a senior is taking a full day schedule they will be required to take both a Math and Science class. RPHS Advanced Placement Classes (6) AP English Language AP Calculus AB/BC AP Biology AP English Literature/Comp AP World History AP United States History Exam fee of $89 due in mid-March. If the exam is not taken, student will not receive weighted credit on their high school transcript. Student and parent are required to sign an AP contract with their AP teacher. College Subject Credit College Elective Credit College Placement Exams Waived For successful completion of Advanced Placement exams with a score of: 3, 4, or 5 Concurrent Enrollment CRITERIA FOR CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT The concurrent enrollment process is the responsibility of the parent and student. When a student enrolls at a community college, they become a student of the college and are entitled to all college services, such as: academic counseling, college guidance, financial aid, etc. VVC and BCC have a full staff of college counselors who can meet and assist with the class selection and answer any questions you may have about their program. Steps to Enrollment (visit VVC/BCC websites: http://www.vvc.edu) (http://www.barstow.edu) Application for admission Orientation and Assessment Principal/Counselor authorization Submit documentation to admissions and records Register for classes Pay fees Finally…… Once steps 1 and 2 have been completed, please leave all necessary forms (including completely filled out concurrent enrollment form and assessment results) with Mrs. Craft. Mrs. Sanchez will review the application request and meet with student to discuss the enrollment. Please note: Mrs. Sanchez cannot advise on college classes. If you have questions regarding VVC/BCC classes and schedules, you will need to meet with a VVC/BCC counselor to discuss your concerns. What is the NCAA Clearinghouse? Ensures the academic eligibility of student athletes in division I and Division II. All Division I & II athletes must go through the Clearinghouse in order to play in college. Division I: range of eligibility requirements for both core GPA and SAT or ACT scores (combined). Division II: core GPA must be 2.0+, SAT 820+. A-G Requirements- CA only CSU and UC Eligibility History World (1 yr) and American/Gov (1yr) (B) English 4 years (C) Math 3 years (through Alg II/Trig) (D) Science 2 years from Bio/Chem/Physics (E) Foreign Language 2 years same language (F) Visual Performing Art 1 year-long course (G) Elective 1 year academic elective **a_g only for CA schools. Out of state colleges have different admission requirements** (A) College Entrance Exam - ACT ACT Exam (CSU or UC) www.act.org Preferred test of Cal State Pomona and Cal State San Luis Obispo 4 subject tests: English, Reading, Science, Math 36 Highest score with a composite score of the average all 4 exams Optional writing exam College Entrance Exam-SAT SAT Reasoning Exam (UC/CSU) Three Subjects: Reading Writing Math 800 Highest Score per subject X 3 = 2400 (Taken late spring or summer of 11th grade year) * *CSU does not calculate the writing test score into eligibility Must be completed by December of Senior Year! www.collegeboard.com Reach, Target and Safety Colleges Reach College For a school you’ve dreamed of attending, even if it is selective and you may not meet all the requirements for admission. With a little luck – who knows? The only risk is a rejection and the cost of an application fee. Target College Review several schools whose admission requirements seem to match your qualifications well. You stand a good chance of being accepted, although it may not be a “sure thing.” Safety College Have at least one school on your list that you know will accept you, no matter what, in case your other choices don’t work out for you. This is a school you would still be very happy to attend. Application Dates CSU October 1 - November 30 www.csumentor.edu UC November 1 – November 30 www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply Yearly Expense of Colleges Community CSU UC Fees/Tuition $ 480 $ 3,476 $ 9,100 Book/Supplies $ 1,422 $ 1,351 $ 1,500 Boarding $ 9,042 $ 12,200 Personal/trans. $ 3,325 $ 2,500 $ 17,194 $ 25,300 Total $1,902 California State Universities 23 Campuses Bakersfield Channel Islands Chico Dominguez Hills East Bay Fresno Fullerton Humboldt Long Beach Los Angeles Maritime Academy Monterey Bay Northridge Polytechnic Pomona Sacramento San Bernardino San Diego San Francisco San Jose San Luis Obispo San Marcos Sonoma Stanislaus California State University Minimum 2.0 GPA - Calculated A-G courses grade 10 - 11 4 years of English 3 years Math (Alg I, Geometry, Algebra II) 2 years of History (World/American) 1 year of Life Science (Biology) 1 year of Physical Science (Chemistry or Physics) 2 years Foreign Language (same language) 1 year Visual/Performing Arts (yearlong, same discipline) 1 year Academic Elective SAT I Reasoning Exam (reading and math) or ACT Exam (with essay) Minimum requirements checked first then GPA considered University of California 10 Campuses UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UC Los Angeles UC Merced UC Riverside UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz UC San Diego UC San Francisco University of California Minimum 3.0 GPA - Calculated A-G courses grade 10 - 11 4 years of English 3 years (4 preferred) of Math (Alg. I/Geometry/Alg II) 2 years of History (World/American/Gov) 2 years (3 preferred) from the areas of Biology, Chemistry, and Physics 2 years Foreign Language (same language, 3 years preferred) 1 year VPA ( year-long, same discipline) 1 year of Academic Elective (g elective) SAT I Reasoning and two SAT II Single Subject exams required or the ACT (must include writing exam). Note: SAT II single subject exams will not be required for Fall 2012 and thereafter. Personal Statement as part of application process UC’s expect rigor and vary in selection criteria Personal statement important !!! Financial Aid- What Do I need to do? Apply for a PIN online Submit a FAFSA online Submit a Cal Grant GPA form January 1, 2014- March 2, 2014 Go online and look for scholarships and grants…then…APPLY! FAFSA & Cal Grant FAFSA It is extremely important to complete It is the basis for all financial aid awards and offerings It is a free application and on-line help is free as well If you are being asked for money, you’re not at the correct website! www.fafsa.ed.gov The FAFSA has a guided, straight forward application process; however, if this is your first-time accessing the website it can be a bit intimidating so it is a good idea to complete a practice worksheet before submitting the FAFSA. The FAFSA 2013-14 Worksheet will help you for the January online FAFSA application www.FSApubs.org CAL Grant Cal Grants are free money for college that is awarded to students who meet eligibility, income and academic requirements. The money can be used to attend any California Community College, Cal State University, University of California, private college, and most career technical or vocational schools. The best thing of all, the money does not have to be paid back! With a Cal Grant, you can get up to $9,700 a year to pay for college expenses at any qualifying California college, university or career or technical school in California. A Cal Grant verification report can be downloaded from the website. Students need to complete the form and bring it to Mrs. Pfenning for verification. http://www.csac.ca.gov Depending on which Cal Grant you get, the money can be used for tuition, room and board and books. Step One: Complete and submit the FAFSA by March 2nd 2014. Step Two : File a school certified GPA with the California Student Aid Commission by March 2nd 2014. Senior Time Table September Register for the SATs and/or SAT subject tests, and/or ACTs. Register at NCAA Clearinghouse for Division I & II Athletics: (www.ncaaclearinghouse.net) Narrow down college choices to top 5- visit those colleges if possible Research colleges, scholarships & grants Visit Riverside Prep website for senior information Pay all fees owed to Riverside Prep Senior Time Table October-November Take SAT and/or ACT if needed Decide on top college choices CSU application period is October to November UC application period is November Private colleges application period varies Ask teachers/staff for recommendations. Research scholarships and grants Attend college open houses Senior Time Table December-January Last month to take SAT/ACT Register for FAFSA Pin (www.pin.ed.gov) Complete FAFSA form (www.fafsa.ed.gov) Send mid-year grades to colleges (if requested) Continue looking for scholarships Keep strong in academic course work Pay all fees owed to Riverside Prep Senior Time Table February-March Remember the importance of 2nd semester grades!! Submit FAFSA by March 2nd!!! Cal Grant Verification due by March 2nd!!! (separate from the FAFSA and must by completed by Mrs. Pfenning). Pay for AP exams (if registered for AP courses). Senior Time Table April, May and June Review your college responses and aid offers. Make final decision on where to attend. Send deposit by mid-May (most colleges) Pay all fees owed to Riverside Prep AP Exams (if registered) Avoid senioritis- finish strong with grades Scholarships and Grant research Graduation!!! 2013 Senior College Acceptances!! University of California: UCLA UC Riverside ($10,000 Chancellor Scholarship), Honors program UC San Diego UC Irvine, Honors program UC Santa Cruz Cal State Universities: Cal State Bakersfield Cal State San Bernardino Cal State LA Cal State Long Beach, San Diego State University Cal State Northridge Cal State Humboldt Cal Poly Pomona (Civil and Chemical Engineering majors) Cal State Fresno Cal State San Marcos Cal State Maritime Private Universities: University of the Pacific and Whittier College Out of State: Ivy League: Harvard (waitlist) BYU Idaho University of Colorado Indiana State University Oregon State Louisiana State Northern Arizona University Southern Utah University ($10,500 Scholarship) Wrap Up List Discuss your final college choices with your parents. Make a calendar with deadlines for admission, financial aid and scholarships. Give recommendation forms to teachers and staff. Make copies of all applications you have sent out for your records. Continue to focus on grades Fill out the FAFSA Follow up with colleges make sure they received your application and have submitted all requirements. NOTE: Male Students: You must register for selective service on your 18th birthday to be eligible for federal and state financial aid. Watch the mail for acceptance letters btw March 1 and April 1 and look out for information on Financial aid btw April 1 and May 1 Make your final decision and notify all schools of your intent by May 1. Request that your counselor send a final transcript to your chosen college by June. Be sure you received your FAFSA acknowledgement. Complete any follow up paperwork for the college of your choice. If applicable apply for a Stafford Loan. Receive orientation schedule from your college. Get residence hall assignment from your college. Obtain course scheduling and cost information from your college.