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Virgil MS A-G Mentor Presentation

Presentation to Berendo students about A-G requirements by GEAR UP
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Sergio Ceja

on 10 January 2013

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Transcript of Virgil MS A-G Mentor Presentation

COLLEGE A-G Requirements *Minimum of 15 courses in different
subject areas

* If you want to get
into certain colleges, including
UCs or CSUs, then you
need to finish these classes. 2 years required:
including:
• one year of world history,
cultures and geography and
• one year of U.S. history or
one-half year of U.S. history
and one-half year of civics
OR American government A. History / Social Science B. English 4 years required:
Four years of college-preparatory
English.

Examples:
American Literature
Contemporary Composition
English 9ab C. Math 3 years required, 4 years
recommended:
Algebra 1 & 2
Geometry
Trig
Pre-Calc / Calculus D. Lab Science 2 years required, 3 years recommended:

Two years of laboratory science providing
fundamental knowledge in two of
these three foundational subjects: biology,
chemistry and physics, AP BIO, Environmental Science E. Foreign Language 2 years required, 3- 4 years recommended:

Two years of the same language other
than English.

Examples:
Spanish, Chinese, French, Japanese, Sign Language F. VAPA 1 year required:
One yearlong course of visual and performing
arts chosen from the following:
dance, drama/theater, music and visual arts,

Examples:
Dance, Drama, Music History, Art History, Painting, Photography G. College-Prep Elective 1 year required:
One year (two semesters), in addition to
those required in “a-f” above, chosen from
the following areas:
visual and performing
arts (non-introductory-level courses),
history, social science, English, advanced
mathematics, laboratory science and language
other than English (a third year in
the language used for the “e” requirement
or two years of another language Academics A-G
Requirements 84% of College Graduates earn more money than high school graduates.* In 2010, College Graduates earned an average salary of $15,000 more than high school graduates. WHY GO TO COLLEGE? *Nces.gov You need a grade of 'C' in order to pass a class.
Cal States require a 2.0 minimum GPA.
UCs require a 3.0 minimum GPA. GPA for Uc/CSU $$$$$$$$$$$ Income High School Diploma or equivalent: $ 34,960

College Graduate: $55,590* Average Salary Nces.gov for more statistics. VS What are some similarities and differences
between High School and College? In High School:
*Your counselor usually chooses your
schedule
*Public high school is FREE and
mandatory
*School Bell schedule is usually
continuous and between 6-8 hours
*classes are usually limited to a
maximum of 35
*Teachers check your homework and
tell you when you miss an assignment In college:
*You can choose your schedule
*College can be expensive and
voluntary
*You can have breaks in
between classes, or days off
*classes can be very small or
very big (ranging from 10-400)
*Professors usually do not
check your homework and it is
your responsibility if you miss
an assignment What does "completing the minimum requirements" mean?
What does Eligible mean?
What does competitive eligibility mean? UCs require a minimum of a 3.0 gpa. But, did you know, UC Berkeley and UCLA's incoming freshman had above a 4.0 gpa? You have to Stand out in a crowd! You can do this by taking more extra-curriculars, getting As instead of Bs and Cs, and taking AP classes. Eligible vs Competitive Competitive Eligibility Need More Information?
Visit in the Library
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