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Welcome to the 6 Year Plan Presentation
Transcript of Welcome to the 6 Year Plan Presentation
6 subjects, 6 teachers, just like high school
Trying is important, mistakes are a part of learning
Offer opportunities to make decisions, and guidance on how to evaluate choices made.
Promote resiliency: the ability to recover readily from adversity
Have the courage to speak and the wisdom to listen
To receive a High School Diploma in California, students must:
Complete 230 credits in specific areas
Complete 40 hours of Community Service
The Bank of High School Credits:
Doing the Math
In order to graduate, students must earn 230 credits total in their 4 years of high school
Each course taken and passed is worth 5 credits. Students take 6 classes per semester, and each school year has 2 semesters. This equals 60 credits per year.
In 4 years of high school, there are 240 credits possible.
High School Graduation Requirements
4 years of English 40 units
3 years of Math including Algebra 30 units
Physical and Life Science 20 units
World and US History, Govt/Econ 30 units
Fine Art OR World Language 10 units
PE 20 units
Health/Computer Skills 10 units
Electives 70 units
How can you tell if your child is prepared to meet these requirements?
Check his/her benchmark scores. SBAC scores can also give a general sense of where your child is at in their academic skills.
Grades in all classes especially English and Math.
D's and F's in High School
F's earn NO units/credits. The course would need to be re-taken in order to graduate, usually in summer school
D's will be awarded 5 units, BUT in math and world language a student cannot move to the next level with a grade less than a C.
Colleges do not accept D's as passing.
What is A-G?
A-G is another name for college preparatory courses. These classes meet the course requirements established by colleges and universities
Each letter represents a category of classes such as English, Math, Science, etc.
Welcome to the 6 Year Plan Presentation
November 1, 2017
Ms. Moore (8th Grade)
Ms. Kim (7th Grade)
(This is a Mission San Jose H.S. requirement)
What Classes at Hopkins Meet the A-G Requirements?
All of these classes will remain on your student's transcripts from junior high to high school with the grade received, but these grades will not be counted in the High School GPA.
Selecting Elective Classes for 8th Grade
(French and Spanish)
History of Media and Technology
Speech and Communication
AVID *Invitation Only
Special Interest Classes
Personal Growth Classes
Discuss elective choices with your student.
Rank six electives.
Please consider that there are many paths that lead to student success. Student readiness and interests vary.
Consult your school counselor for further guidance.
Be Sure To:
Planning for your Future
4 Year University
Which is best for YOU?
High School Has Excellent Guidance Resources
Experienced and knowledgable counselors
Career Center: Library of resources on college and careers, guest speakers, job banks, scholarship information.
Naviance: A web based college and career readiness program
Mission Possible: Parent and staff organization offering further information and guidance
Regional Occupation Program
Mission Valley R.O.P.
High School students can begin to take R.O.P. course to:
Stand out in university applications
Mission San Jose High School
R.O.P. Classes Offered on Campus
Introduction to Engineering Design
* All meet the UC/CSU A-G requirement under category “F” (Visual/Performing Art)
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA
1. ELC- Eligibility in Local Context must be in the top 9% of their graduating class, based on grades from the A-G requirements.
2. Standard Admission
a. A-G requirements
b. SAT: 3 sections
c. 3.0 minimum GPA
3. An essay is required in the application process.
California State University
a. A-G requirements
b. Must meet eligibility index which factors
in SAT and/or ACT scores
c. 3.0 minimum GPA
Colleges and other post high school programs like to see that students are well-rounded. Below are some activities that indicate a balanced, well-rounded student.
Essay - U.C.’s and Private schools take into account the background of the student, including any hardships the student or family has encountered. The essay is a perfect place to document these.
Community Service/Volunteer Work
Comparing UC and CSU Campuses
10 UC Campuses
Prepare students to advance to graduate and professional educational programs
Heavy emphasis on research skills
Many classes taught by Graduate Assistant (GA)
23 CSU Campuses
Prepare the majority of students to enter job market after completion of a BA
Application based; theory and research also included
Most classes taught by faculty
California Community College
Students may enroll in community college courses before the age of 18*, but must take math and English placement tests.
Completing the California High School Proficiency Examination or GED are recommended before attending full time.
Please note that GPA and/or subject area deficiencies must be made up before transferring to a 4 year college.
5 Reasons You Should Consider Community College
Average costs for the 2015-16 academic year
(TUITION and FEES ONLY)
Community College = $1,380 per year
California State University=$6,759 per year
University of California= $13,300 per year
California Independent Colleges=$28,987per year
Community college students escape the college admissions rat race
Open admission policies guarantee a place for you at a two-year college
Community college students have a better chance of getting into 4 year colleges than other transfer students.
First priority for admissions among transfer applicants often goes to community colleges over 4-year college and inter-campus transfers.
Many community colleges have articulation agreements (a.k.a. guaranteed admission programs) with 4 year colleges.
Second Chance to Attend 4 Year University of Choice
Is My Child a Candidate for Honors?
Community College students enjoy smoother transitions to college life and independence.
This is the case as these are usually smaller communities than universities and students can attend one close to home.
Going to community college is becoming just as popular as going straight to a 4 year college.
31 % of UC and 52% of CSU graduates started at a California community college
www.csumentor.edu For information about the CSU System.
www.aacc.nche.edu/AboutCC/Pages/fastfactsheet.aspx 2014 Community College Facts
www.universityofcalifornia.edu For information about the University of California
www.hbcu-central.com for information about the Historical Black Colleges
www.aiccu.edi for information about Private/ Independent Colleges in California.
www.(nameofschool).edu for most universities.
www.mvrop.org For information about R.O.P in Fremont
www.kaptest.com/SATchange For SAT changes
www.fremont.k12.ca.us/Page/25037 Link to Fremont Math Pathways
www.msjhs.org/Page/10343 for high school FAQs
sources: faccc.org, collegecalc.org
8th Grade English: Non-GATE identified students must have a B- or better in English both 7th grade semesters.
8th Grade Science: Non-GATE identified students must have a B- or better in English, Math, and Science for both 7th grade semesters.
9th Grade English and Science: A- or better in all four semesters of 7th and 8th grades, within a subject matter class may enter into an Honors class within that subject area (A’s in English – Honors English, A’s in Science – Honors Science)
*All students may continue in an Honors class with a C- or better at the previous level in the subject area.
**Consider teacher's recommendation as well
New Name for CC3---> GFA
(Geometry and Foundations of Algebra)
7th grade opportunity to join accelerated math: If a CC2 student earns an A- or better both semesters, and 90% or better on all district benchmarks, they will be invited to take the summer bridge program, pass it, and then can join GFA/ Alg1 in 8th grade.
Summer Academy for CC2 students who earn D's
For more information about Next Generation Science Standards and the future of science in Fremont ,
there will be a meeting held by district personnel
at Hopkins Junior High School on Wednesday,
February 7, 2017 from 6pm - 7 pm in the Nest (room M-2)
The Mission San Jose High School Counselors have excellent information on their website:
Ms. Moore: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms. Kim: email@example.com