1 Curriculum Guide Arcadia High School 180 Campus Drive, Arcadia, California (626) Safety Hotline (626)
2 Please Note: Arcadia High School has made every effort to provide accurate and current information in this guide. However, students and parents should understand that specific programs and services, course offerings and all other matters described herein are subject to change without notice at any time.
3 TABLE OF CONTENTS Administrative Directory... 1 AHS Offices & Support Staff... 2 Counseling Offices... 3 Counseling Department... 4 Programming Information Changing or Dropping Classes Length Of School Day Senior Schedule Requirements No Class Summer School - State Funded, Regional Occupational Program, and AEF Transcripts Graduation Requirements... 9 Credits Prerequisites College and Career Planning...11 Arcadia High School Open Access Philosophy California State University (CSU) Requirements University of California (UC) Requirements National Collegiate Athletic Administration (NCAA) Eligibility Career Technical Education (CTE)/Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Programs and Opportunities...26 Special Education Resource Specialist Program Special Day Class WorkAbility Transition Partnership Program (TPP) Psychological Services Language And Speech Services California Scholarship Federation (CSF) Rules and List National Honor Society (NHS) Rules and List AVID Course Listings and Descriptions Careers and Technology...34 English...39 English Language Development (ELD) SDAIE...44 Mathematics...47 Non-Departmental...52 Performing Arts...53 Physical Education...57 Science...59 Social Science...62 Special Education...65 Visual Arts World Languages...72 Index... 76
4 ADMINISTRATION ARCADIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT Dr. Joel Shawn DEPUTY SUPERINTENDENT Mr. David Vannasdall GOVERNING BOARD Mrs. Janet Chew Mr. Fenton Eng Mrs. Kay Kinsler Mr. Cung Nguyen Mrs. Lori Phillipi HIGH SCHOOL ADMINISTRATION Dr. Brent Forsee, Principal... Mr. John Finn, Assistant Mrs. Jennifer Lashier, Assistant Principal... Ms. Catherine Merel, Assistant Principal... Mr. John Tung, Assistant Principal... Mr. Keith Kerney, Dean of Students... Mr. Ryan Press, Athletic Director... Ms. Angela Dillman, Activities Arcadia High School 180 Campus Drive, Arcadia, California (626)
5 HIGH SCHOOL OFFICES and SUPPORT Principal s Office Dr. Brent Forsee...Principal Secretary...Mrs. Teresa Schreiner Office Assistant...Mrs. Cynthya Salazar Assistant Principal s Offices Mr. John Finn... Assistant Principal Instructional Leadership Mrs. Jennifer Lashier... Assistant Principal Instructional Leadership Ms. Catherine Merel... Assistant Principal Instructional Leadership Mr. John Tung... Assistant Principal Instructional Leadership Secretary...Mrs. Liz Cloud Secretary...Mrs. Marianne von Kriegenbergh Dean s Office Mr. Keith Kerney... Dean of Students Secretary...Mrs. Stephanie Harvey Athletic Office Mr. Ryan Press... Athletic Director Secretary...Ms. Carol Ottaviano x 1075 or ASB Office Ms. Angela Dillman... Activities Director Account Assistant...Ms. Kathy Patterson Office Assistant...Mrs. Lucille Chiu Attendance Office Attendance Technician...Mrs. Mary Cooper Office Assistant...Ms.Terri Darr X1098 Career Center Career Center Office Assistant...Ms. Jennifer Luk x1203 Health Office District Nurse...Ms. Lorie Purdy Health Assistant...Mrs. Mechelle Avila Library Library Assistant...Mrs. Maureen Swensson x1207 Records Office Registrar...Mrs. Suzanna Ramirez Office Assistant...Mrs. Marnie Reyes X1138 Career Technical Education (CTE)/Regional Occupational Program (ROP) Coordinator...Mrs. Debra Young
6 COUNSELING OFFICES Counselors Ms. Phuong Ms. Winnie Mr. Kevin Darr... Mrs. Toni Fox... Ms. Cindi Franz... Mrs. Kristina Ms. Jennifer Mr. Andrew Poon... Mrs. Sharon Mrs. Tammie Snaer... Ms. Gina Zavala... School Psychologist Ms. Ione Mieure... Counseling Support Staff Counseling Secretary... Ms. Kristen King Career Center Office Assistant... Ms. Jennifer Luk x click on Counseling 3
7 COUNSELING DEPARTMENT National Standards for School Counseling In 2000, the Arcadia High School Counseling Department adopted the National Standards for School Counseling as their blueprint for comprehensive guidance services at Arcadia High School. The National Standards comprise three domains: Personal/Social, Academic, and College/Career. The counseling team provides services in the following areas: 1. Personal/Social Domain The counselors assist students by providing support and guidance to improve school performance. Counselors are available on a daily basis to discuss personal concerns with students. Counseling interns, the school psychologist, and school nurse are also available to assist students. Counselors: Provide immediate assistance at the Counselor of the Day desk Identify and refer students to Student Study Team (SST) for intervention services Identify and refer students for outside counseling services Provide crisis intervention and appropriate mental health referrals Provide assistance and guidance via individual parent meetings Provide personal counseling and guidance 2. Academic Domain The counselors assist students and their parents with high school educational planning and programming to ensure that students have an appropriate secondary education and graduate from Arcadia High School in a timely manner. In addition, counselors help students in selecting coursework that supports their post-secondary choices, educational and vocational. Counselors: 3. College/Career Domain The counselors also assist students by providing information and guidance pertaining to college admissions, college entrance requirements, testing, scholarships, financial aid and the completion of college applications. Career planning for all students is emphasized by means of the computer programs available in the Career Center. Counselors: Provide grade level college/career search information Provide access to representatives from the United States Armed Services Provide college letters of recommendation, secondary school reports, and mid-year reports Provide GPA verification for college scholarships and financial aid Monitor and assist students with NCAA eligibility and registration Assist students with college application Maintain and provide access to a college representative visit program Maintain a library of college videos and catalogs in Career Center Provide information regarding SAT/ACT registration Provide referrals to SAT/ACT preparation classes Sponsor PSAT (if resources permit) Sponsor financial aid workshops Maintain a catalog of summer internships, study programs and volunteer opportunities Provide access to community colleges and the California State University system via office hours with Pasadena City College and Cal State Los Angeles representatives Sponsor college application and essay workshops Provide ASVAB testing Advise students with regard to course selection and planning Recommend students to summer school for remediation or enrichment Monitor graduation status Identify and refer students to credit recovery programs Provide referrals for student tutoring Provide individual academic counseling to students and parents Identify and refer students to English Intervention courses Provide high school orientation for 8 th grade students Provide information regarding the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Refer students for academic testing and alternative placement Conduct parent informational meetings 4
8 COUNSELING DEPARTMENT ACADEMIC SUCCESS The single most important factor for a child s academic success is parent support. The outcome is positive for all involved when children know that their parents/guardians value their education and will seek resources to help them develop study habits that suit their style of learning. The following services are available at AHS: Teacher Conferences students are strongly encouraged to work with their teachers to improve their grades. Formal student/parent/guardian conferences can be scheduled by calling Parent/student portal internet access to: grades, progress reports, class assignments, and attendance. Log-in on the homepage of the Arcadia High School website. Friday Cards a Weekly Friday Progress Report is available online at ahs.ausd.net (click on Counseling, click on grade level), at the Counselor of the Day Desk or at the Attendance Office counter. School Study Hall (The Zone) A study hall to help students Monday-Thursday in the AHS Library from 3:00-5:00 pm. Free Peer Tutoring available every Monday- Thursday in the AHS Library from 3:00-4:00 pm. Supervised by Arcadia High School staff. Tutor.com On-line homework help offered through the Arcadia Public Library. Students must have a library card. Information can be found on the Arcadia Public Library website. Private Student Tutoring (fee) Beginning in mid-october, students and parents can check at the COD desk (Counselor of the Day) for a list of student tutors (not all subjects are available). Faculty/staff can be found at ahs.ausd.net. Rancho High School Students may complete their high school diploma by transferring to Rancho High School. Contact your child s counselor for more information. The AHS Student Support Personnel Team encourages parents/guardians and students to take advantage of these services available to help make the high school experience a successful one. 5
9 COUNSELING DEPARTMENT COURSE SELECTION FOR HIGH SCHOOL The selection of classes is one of the most important decisions to be made during the high school years. It is essential that students choose subjects carefully and with a goal in mind. In the spring, each student meets individually with a counselor to review his/her transcript and select courses for the following school year. Counselors advise students on meeting both the Arcadia High School graduation and college admission requirements. Counselors also review CAHSEE requirements and proficiencies. In addition, counselors provide advisement on credit recovery and grade improvement options. Course selection materials and requests must be signed by a parent and returned by the due date posted in order for students to receive a schedule of classes. Students will be given an opportunity to request changes to their next year s program during Program Adjustment Week, scheduled for the last week of May. Following Program Adjustment Week, requests for changes will only be made in accordance with the rubric listed below. The last day to request a drop from Honors and AP courses is July 6, No drops from Honors and AP courses will be accepted during Apache Days. CHANGING OR DROPPING CLASSES During the first four weeks of a semester, students may request a change in their schedule according to the guidelines in the table below. Changes require a petition form which is available at the Counselor of the Day desk. Due to limitations in the master schedule, changes are not guaranteed. Therefore, the Counseling Department encourages students to select their coursework very carefully. If problems arise, parents and students are advised to speak with the classroom teacher to identify strategies for success before seeking assistance from the counselor. A list of teacher addresses and phone numbers is available on the Arcadia High School website at ahs.ausd.net Please note that requests for teacher changes will NOT be honored. 1 st SEM. COURSE DROP PROCEDURES ARE AS FOLLOWS: 9 th grade 10 th grade 11 th grade 12 th grade Petitions required for all drops* 4 week drop deadline Limit of 1 TA per semester ** DROPS from AP or Honors courses Until the end of the semester Drop a year-long non-honors/ap academic course for 5.0 credit Teacher Aide (TA) both semesters (IF TA position is available) Drop a semester or year long elective for a 5.0 credit TA (IF TA position is available) No No No No No No Yes Yes No No No Yes 2 nd SEM. COURSE DROP PROCEDURES ARE AS FOLLOWS: 9 th grade 10 th grade 11 th grade 12th grade Petitions required for all drops 4 week drop deadline Limit of 1 TA per semester Drop AP or Honors course for a level change to a college prep Course. Petition forms are available early January Drop year-long academic course for a 5.0 credit TA (IF TA position is available) Drop a semester or year long elective for a 5.0 credit TA (IF TA position is available) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes * Petitions require a signature from a parent/guardian indicating their approval. Petitions are available at the Counselor of the Day desk(cod). ** Please note: New policy starting
10 COUNSELING DEPARTMENT Student Request for Private College Recommendation and Transcripts A processing fee is charged for each private college or scholarship transcript. Requests for counselor recommendations must be submitted to the Career Center from September 29, 2014 to October 30, College Application Deadlines: Students must give counselors four working weeks advanced notice when requesting letters of recommendation for colleges or scholarships in order to guarantee that deadlines are met. For example, students applying to colleges with a November 1 st Early Decision Deadline, must submit their request for letters of recommendation by October 1 st. The processing fee covers the Arcadia High School official transcript, the AHS school profile, the completion of the necessary counselor recommendation forms and the midyear report if applicable. A maximum of eight letters per student can be processed. Length of School Day Freshmen, Sophomores and Juniors are required to be enrolled in six periods unless the administration has approved an alternative schedule. Senior Schedule: California Education Code requires that seniors be enrolled in a minimum of five courses per semester or the equivalent number of courses per quarter. Regional Occupation Programs (ROP), Independent Study, Special Education, and Work Experience may be used in the fulfillment of the five course requirement. No Class With counselor and parent approval, a senior may elect to enroll in No Class either first or sixth period. No credit is given for a No Class. Requests for No Class must be made during the programming session in the spring, prior to the senior year. Students who have met all subject requirements and have earned credits by the end of the first semester of their junior year will be eligible to request one period of a No Class for their senior year. Students who have met all subject requirements and have earned credits by the end of the first semester of their junior year will be eligible to request two periods of a No Class for their senior year (one each semester). Requests for No Class must be made during the programming session in the spring, prior to the senior year. Summer School Due to the state s reduction in funding for K-12 education, the Arcadia Unified School District will not be offering summer programs for credit recovery, intervention, or proficiency classes for students currently enrolled in Kindergarten to 10 th grade. Current 11 th grade students who are in danger of not graduating based on an F in required classes for graduation are eligible for a limited non-tuition summer program in order to complete the minimum requirements for graduation. High school counselors will be contacting these 11 th grade students to arrange for summer and alternative programs to address credit recovery in order to graduate. Students enrolled in grades 9-11 who are short credits for graduation and students in grades 9-11 who wish to re-take a course for improvement grade are encouraged to explore fee-based accredited opportunities for summer programs including the Arcadia Educational Foundation Summer School. A maximum of 10 credits will be allowed to be placed on the Arcadia High School transcript each summer. This includes Arcadia High School classes, AEF classes, online classes, Jaime Escalante Math Program, UCLA extension courses for High School Students and courses taken at other accredited schools or any combination. Students who complete a course during the summer will be scheduled for the next sequential course. Students are not able to take any initiatory English course outside of the Arcadia Unified School District. The Arcadia Educational Foundation offers courses for credit and non-credit in academics and sports. All courses are tuition based and designed for initiatory credit (advancement), improvement of skills, or make-up for 9-11 grades. Successful achievement in summer school may accomplish the following: Make-up for deficient graduation credits Improve GPA for eligibility purposes Ease the stress on student scheduling during the regular school year Accelerate student progress toward graduation and college entrance requirements For questions regarding AEF summer school, please call the AEF office at or them at Alternate Credits Toward Graduation Per Administrative Regulations for Alternative Credits Towards Graduation. In order to meet individual student needs and encourage all students to complete their high school education, the Governing Board desires to provide flexibility in the completion of prescribed courses in accordance with law. COLLEGE COURSES The district shall grant a maximum of 40 semester credits toward high school graduation for coursework successfully completed at a community college or four-year college, provided that: (Education Code and ) 1. A student shall exhaust all opportunities to enroll in an equivalent course, if any, at his or her school of attendance. 2. The district may authorize those students, upon recommendation of the principal and/or designee of the pupil s school of attendance, and with parental consent, to attend a community college during any session or term. 7
11 COUNSELING DEPARTMENT 3. The student or parent/guardian shall submit a written request and a transcript showing successful completion of the course. Students concurrently enrolled in postsecondary classes may receive credit for these classes from both the high school and the postsecondary institution 4. Three and one-third semester periods high school credit is given for each semester credit hour earned in college. Two and one-half semester periods high school credit is given for each quarter term credit earned in college. 5. Credits earned at community college and/or four-year college will be granted elective credits only. ONLINE INSTRUCTION Prior to registering for an online course, the student or his/her parent/guardian shall obtain verification from the Principal or designee that the course is essentially equivalent to the high school curriculum and approved before the student begins coursework. The District shall grant credit toward graduation for online instruction if all the following conditions are met: 1. The online instruction is approved by the University of California and/or from a district approved list of online courses. 2. The student presents a valid reason why he/she is unable to take the course of study offered at Arcadia high School or in other district programs. This exception must be approved by the Principal or designee. Guidelines for exceptions: Course taken for enrichment Course taken for elective credit Course not offered Course taken for make-up/grade improvement Significant personal reasons which limit the opportunity to take the course offerings 3. The online course aligns with the curriculum of a course offered in the district. 4. The online curriculum has been reviewed by school administration. 5. The maximum number of credits granted toward graduation for online courses is 40 semester credits. No more than 10 credits in any one subject area No more than 10 credits per year may be granted 6. The Principal or designee will determine the number of semester periods to be credited for successful completion of a particular online course. 7. Students may appeal decisions regarding online course requests to the school s Principal. 8
12 ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 225 Credits (1 semester class = 5 credits) 4 yrs. English (40 credits) 3 yrs. History/Social Science (30 credits) 1 year Modern World History 1 year U.S. History 1 semester Government 1 semester Economics 2 yrs. Science (20 credits) Must include biological and physical science 2 yrs. Math (20 credits) 2 yrs. P.E. (20 credits) Three semesters of PE Marching Band can be used to fulfill this requirement, along with 1 semester Freshman PE. Participation in Sports Teams, Dance, Dance Prop Production, or Pep Squad fulfill this requirement 1 yr. Fine Arts or World Language (10 credits) The courses that fulfill the AHS fine arts requirements can be found in the Visual Arts and Performing Arts sections of the curriculum guide Electives (85 credits) Pass Algebra 1 Pass Swim Survival Pass CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam) Pass Health Proficiency CREDITS 5 semester credits are earned for passing each semester course. With the exception of designated courses in the ROP and intervention program, all courses at AHS are 5.0 credits. Partial credits are not issued. No credit is earned for courses which are repeated if credit has been previously granted, or for courses in which an "F" grade is received. Students are expected to make-up all F grades in subject requirements immediately following the failed course. Students are offered the following options for making up credits: AEF Summer School Program: check availability and costs in the AEF brochure distributed to students in late March. Arcadia High School On-Line Summer Credit Recovery Program: free of charge and available to incoming juniors and seniors only. Courses offered through this program are not college preparatory. On-line providers (other than Arcadia High School): see your counselor for approval and application guidelines. Arcadia Adult School On-Line Recovery Program: after exhausting all other methods to recover credit, juniors and seniors who are still deficient in subject credits, will be allowed to make-up no more than 10 credits per semester through the Arcadia Adult School On-Line Recovery Program. Students may only complete a maximum of 40 credits of make-up work through the Arcadia Adult School On-Line Credit Recovery Program. Arcadia Adult School On-Line Recovery Program courses are not college preparatory. If a student ends the senior year short credits for graduation, he/she will be given 18 months in which to make-up no more than 15 credits through the Arcadia Unified School District to obtain an Arcadia High School diploma. * Check the Curriculum guide descriptions for classes which can be repeated for credit. *Note: 2 Years to make up CAHSEE Course Eligibility Consult the Curriculum Guide to determine eligibility for all courses. Most Science, Math, World Language, English, and Social Science classes require a college qualifying grade to advance. Eligibility may be determined through: Audition Grade requirement Course requirement Students are programmed for fall classes based on first semester grades Final eligibility is determined after second semester and summer school grades are posted Students not meeting eligibility will be removed from classes and asked to repeat the preceding course to improve grade, or to select a different available elective option. COMMENCEMENT REQUIREMENTS Pursuant to Arcadia District Policy Nos requirements to participate in commencement activities include completion of a prescribed course of study and satisfactory citizenship. Students participating in commencement activities must qualify for either an Arcadia High School Diploma or a Certificate of Completion. A more detailed explanation of these two requirements is as follows: Qualifying seniors will receive a diploma if they have completed at least 225 credits (grades 9-12), met all subject area requirements, passed Algebra 1, passed the English Language Arts Section and the Math section of the CAHSEE, passed swim survival, passed the health proficiency, paid all dues and fines, turned in all textbooks, completed required check-out forms, satisfied behavior contracts, and have satisfactory citizenship. Seniors who complete all of the graduation requirements except passing one or both sections of the CAHSEE (California High School Exit Exam), will receive a Certificate of Completion if they have completed at least 225 credits (grade 9 12), met all subject area requirements, passed Algebra 1, passed swim survival, passed the health proficiency, paid all dues and fines, turned in all textbooks, completed required check-out forms, satisfied behaviors contract and have satisfactory citizenship. GRADE SCALE the Grade Point Average is calculated on a standard 4.0 grading scale: A = 4 points B = 3 points C = 2 points D = 1 points F = 0 points 9
13 ARCADIA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 225 學 分 ( 每 1 學 期 課 程 = 5 學 分 ) 4 年 英 文 (40 學 分 ) 3 年 歷 史 / 社 會 科 學 (30 學 分 ) 1 年 現 代 世 界 歷 史 1 年 美 國 歷 史 1 學 期 政 府 學 1 學 期 經 濟 學 2 年 科 學 (20 學 分 ) 必 須 包 括 生 物 和 物 理 科 學 2 年 數 學 (20 學 分 ) 2 年 體 育 (20 學 分 ) 3 個 學 期 的 體 育 鼓 號 樂 隊 加 上 1 個 學 期 的 9 年 級 體 育 課 可 以 滿 足 本 項 規 定 參 加 體 育 校 隊, 舞 蹈, 舞 蹈 劇 制 作, 或 啦 啦 隊 都 可 以 滿 足 此 項 規 定 1 年 藝 術 或 世 界 語 言 (10 學 分 ) 滿 足 Arcadia 高 中 藝 術 學 分 的 規 定 可 以 在 課 程 指 南 的 視 覺 藝 術 和 表 演 藝 術 部 分 找 到 自 選 課 (85 學 分 ) 通 過 代 數 1 通 過 游 泳 求 生 考 試 通 過 加 州 高 中 畢 業 測 驗 ( 簡 稱 CAHSEE) 通 過 健 康 測 驗 學 分 每 通 過 一 個 學 期 課 程 可 以 得 到 5 學 分 除 了 某 些 ROP 課 程 和 加 強 輔 導 課 程 外, 所 有 阿 凱 迪 亞 高 中 的 課 程 都 是 1 個 學 期 5 學 分 不 及 格 的 課 程 不 能 得 到 部 分 學 分 得 到 F 成 績 的 課 程 和 重 修 已 得 過 學 分 的 課 程 將 不 能 得 到 任 何 學 分 學 生 在 任 何 必 修 課 程 得 到 F 成 績 之 後 必 須 立 即 重 修 該 不 及 格 的 課 程 我 們 提 供 學 生 補 不 足 學 分 的 方 法 如 下 : 阿 凱 迪 亞 教 育 基 金 會 ( 簡 稱 AEF) 暑 期 課 程 : 暑 期 班 課 程 和 費 用 請 查 閱 3 月 底 分 發 給 學 生 們 的 AEF 手 冊 阿 凱 迪 亞 高 中 網 上 暑 假 補 學 分 計 劃 : 免 費 而 且 只 供 即 將 升 12 年 級 的 學 生 選 修 該 計 劃 提 供 的 課 程 是 符 合 升 大 學 的 準 備 課 程 網 上 課 程 提 供 機 構 ( 不 是 阿 凱 迪 亞 高 中 的 學 術 機 構 ): 請 見 你 的 選 課 輔 導 老 師 以 取 得 批 准 和 申 請 指 南 阿 凱 迪 亞 成 人 學 校 網 上 補 學 分 計 劃 : 在 嘗 試 所 有 其 他 補 學 分 方 法 後, 必 修 課 程 學 分 不 足 的 11 年 級 和 12 年 級 學 生 將 可 以 經 由 阿 凱 迪 亞 成 人 學 校 該 計 劃 在 網 上 補 學 分 ( 不 可 以 不 超 過 10 個 學 分 ) 阿 凱 迪 亞 成 人 學 校 的 網 上 課 程 不 是 升 大 學 的 準 備 課 程 如 果 學 生 在 12 年 級 畢 業 前 短 少 學 分 的 話, 他 / 她 將 可 以 在 18 個 月 內 到 阿 凱 迪 亞 成 人 學 校 補 修 不 超 過 15 個 學 分 的 課 程 以 取 得 阿 凱 迪 亞 高 中 的 畢 業 文 憑 * * 請 注 意 : 畢 業 之 後 可 以 有 2 年 的 時 間 重 考 加 州 高 中 畢 業 測 驗 ( 簡 稱 CAHSEE) * 請 注 意 : 成 人 學 校 的 課 程 不 是 大 學 先 修 課 程 選 修 課 程 的 先 決 條 件 請 參 考 課 程 指 南 以 判 斷 所 有 課 程 的 選 修 條 件 大 多 數 科 學, 數 學, 世 界 語 言, 英 文, 和 社 會 科 學 的 課 程 都 有 特 定 的 選 修 條 件 選 修 的 先 決 條 件 可 能 包 括 : 甄 試 測 驗 年 級 規 定 平 均 學 業 成 績 ( 簡 稱 GPA) 規 定 已 修 過 課 程 的 規 定 校 方 根 據 第 一 學 期 的 成 績 決 定 學 生 秋 季 課 程 安 排 最 後 的 選 修 課 程 資 格 在 第 二 學 期 和 暑 期 班 成 績 公 布 後 決 定 不 符 合 選 修 條 件 的 學 生 將 被 從 課 程 除 名 並 必 須 重 修 先 決 條 件 課 程 以 取 得 改 善 的 成 績, 或 選 修 一 個 不 同 但 還 有 開 放 名 額 的 自 選 課 程 阿 凱 迪 亞 高 中 畢 業 典 禮 的 參 加 條 件 根 據 阿 凱 迪 亞 學 區 政 策 第 610 到 612 條 規 定 : 參 加 畢 業 典 禮 的 條 件 包 括 完 成 一 套 指 定 的 學 習 課 程 並 有 及 格 的 操 行 成 績 參 加 畢 業 典 禮 活 動 的 學 生 必 須 符 合 阿 凱 迪 亞 高 中 的 畢 業 文 憑 或 結 業 證 明 有 關 該 兩 項 規 定 更 詳 細 的 說 明 如 下 : 應 屆 畢 業 生 完 成 下 列 條 件 才 可 取 得 阿 凱 迪 亞 高 中 的 畢 業 文 憑 : 修 完 至 少 225 個 學 分 ( 從 9 年 級 到 12 年 級 之 間 ) 後, 符 合 所 有 必 修 科 目 課 程 的 規 定, 通 過 代 數 1, 通 過 CAHSEE 的 英 文 和 數 學 兩 個 測 驗, 通 過 游 泳 求 生 考 試, 通 過 健 康 測 驗, 繳 交 所 有 費 用 和 罰 金, 交 回 所 有 教 科 書, 填 寫 規 定 的 租 借 表 格, 達 成 行 為 合 約 規 定, 和 令 人 滿 意 的 操 行 成 績 評 語 12 年 級 生 如 果 沒 有 通 過 CAHSEE 其 中 一 個 或 兩 個 部 分 的 但 完 成 至 少 225 個 學 分 ( 從 9 年 級 到 12 年 級 之 間 ), 達 成 所 有 科 目 規 定, 通 過 代 數 1, 通 過 游 泳 求 生 考 試, 通 過 健 康 測 驗, 繳 交 所 有 費 用 和 罰 金, 交 回 所 有 教 科 書, 填 寫 規 定 的 租 借 表 格, 滿 足 行 為 合 約 規 定, 和 操 行 成 績 合 格 的 話, 可 以 得 到 結 業 證 明 成 績 等 級 平 均 學 業 成 績 依 照 滿 分 4.0 的 標 準 計 算 : A = 4 分 B = 3 分 C = 2 分 D = 1 分 F = 0 分 10
14 COLLEGE and CAREER PLANNING Arcadia High School Advanced Placement and Honors Program Access to Honors and Advanced Placement at Arcadia High School: Arcadia High School believes that, based on their academic interests, students should have an opportunity to access rigorous curriculum through honors and Advanced Placement courses. This philosophy is based on the College Board Equity and Access Policy that states: The College Board strongly encourages educators to make equitable access a guiding principle for their AP programs by giving all willing and academically prepared students the opportunity to participate in AP. We encourage the elimination of barriers that restrict access to AP students for ethnic, racial and socioeconomic groups that have been traditionally underserved. Schools should make every effort to ensure their AP classes to reflect the diversity of their student population. The College Board also believes that all students should have access to academically challenging course work before they enroll in AP classes, which can prepare them for AP success. It is through a commitment to equitable preparation and access that true equity and excellence can be achieved. Arcadia High School will hold a night meeting in the Spring to give students and parents an opportunity to review their options and to explain the new No drop policy. Students who enroll in AP or Honors as well as their parents or guardians will be required to sign a contract. 11
15 CSU-UC Comparison of Freshman Admission Requirements for Applicants SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS California State University (CSU) University of California (UC) 15 yearlong college preparatory courses are required with grade of C or better: 11 UC-required college-preparatory courses must be completed prior to senior year (including summer courses) 2 years of history/social science, including one year of U.S. history OR one semester of U.S. history and one semester of American government, AND 1 year of history/social science from either the a or g subject area 1 year of world history, cultures, and geography from the a subject area 4 years of college preparatory English composition/literature (including no more than 1 year of Advanced ESL/ELD) 3 years of mathematics (algebra I and II, geometry); 4 years recommended* 2 years of laboratory science g At least 1 year of physical science and 1 year of biological science, one from the d subject area and the other from the d or g area** Must include at least two of the three foundational subjects of biology, chemistry, and physics; both courses must be from the d subject area; 3 years recommended 2 years (or equivalent to the 2 nd level high school course) of language other than English (must be the same language, American Sign Language accepted)* 3 years recommended 1 yearlong course in visual and performing arts (selected from dance, music, theatre/drama and visual arts) 1 year of an elective chosen from any area on approved a-g course list REPEATED COURSES Note: Numerous Career Technical Education courses are approved for fulfillment of a-g subject requirements. Required a-g courses must be completed with a grade of C or better. Courses in which grades of D/F are earned may be repeated. The highest grade will be used in the GPA calculation. UC only allows a course to be repeated one time for grade replacement. * Coursework completed in 7th or 8th grade can be used to satisfy "c" and "e" requirements. ** It is best to prepare for both UC and the CSU by completing two laboratory courses from the d subject area. Information on this matrix is accurate as of September 2, For current updates and changes in admission requirements, if there are any, contact the specific university admission office.
16 California State University (CSU) VALIDATION OF SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS BY OTHER COURSES University of California (UC) Mathematics Language Other than English (LOTE) A grade of C or better in the second semester of a mathematics course validates a D/F in the first semester. A grade of C or better in the first semester of Algebra II validates both semesters of Algebra I. A grade of C or better in Trigonometry or Pre-calculus validates the entire high school college preparatory requirement.*** A grade of C or better in statistics will validate only Algebra I and Algebra II, not Geometry. A grade of C or better in a higher-level course validates a lower-level course. A higher-level LOTE course can validate the appropriate number of years based on the level. A college course can validate a high school LOTE course. The level of validation depends on the college course prerequisite and description. Refer to the CCC a-g course list and review the Category column. Chemistry A grade of C or better in the second semester of chemistry will validate a D in the first semester. A grade of C or better in the second semester of chemistry will not validate a D in the first semester. UC does not allow the validation of Chemistry. VALIDATION OF D/F GRADES IN REQUIRED COURSES Courses in which grades of D/F are earned may be validated in the areas of Math and Language Other Than English by successful completion of higher-level coursework.*** VALIDATION OF SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS BY TEST SCORES Required "a-g" courses may be satisfied with appropriate test scores on SAT Subject Tests, Advanced Placement exams, and designated International Baccalaureate exams. A list of acceptable tests and scores is available on UC and CSU websites. HIGH SCHOOL GPA HONORS POINTS TEST SCORES ACT/SAT ACT or SAT Reasoning Calculate GPA using only a-g approved courses taken after the 9 th grade, including summer courses. All a-g courses and grades must be reported. Maximum of 8 extra grade points from four yearlong courses (8 semesters) awarded for approved high school honors, AP, or IB courses and transferable college courses. No more than two yearlong courses (4 semesters) completed in 10 th grade can earn honors points. Test required for CSU applicants to impacted campuses. Test required for CSU applicants to non-impacted campuses, who have earned an "a-g" GPA of less than 3.0. CSU combines best critical reading and math scores from multiple sittings of SAT; may combine best subscores from multiple ACT tests to calculate a best composite. The ACT Plus Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test is required for UC applicants. UC uses the highest composite score from a single sitting of the ACT Plus Writing or total score from the SAT Reasoning Test. Some campuses may recommend SAT Subject Tests for specific majors. *** Beginning with the fall 2015 application cycle, students applying to UC may not validate the omission of the subject requirement for a geometry course. Information on this matrix is accurate as of September 2, For current updates and changes in admission requirements, if there are any, contact the specific university admission office.
17 COLLEGE and CAREER PLANNING Course List for (The Course List will be available online in late March) The following courses meet requirements for admission to the University of California. denotes courses that have been approved for extra honors credit: a=5, b=4, c=3. denotes courses that cannot be used to fulfill the "g" elective requirement. The 'category' column represents the specific subject requirement fulfilled by the course. a - History / Social Science - 2 years required Two years of history/social science, including one year of World History, Cultures or Geography; and one year of US History or one-half year of US History and one-half year of American Government/Civics. Course Title American Government American Government SDAIE AP Government and Politics Comparative AP Government and Politics United States AP United States History Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Am Government American Government / Civics AM Government (S) American Government / Civics Govt/Pol Comp (AP) American Government AP / Civics Govt/pol US (AP) American Government AP / Civics US History (AP) A, US History (AP) B U.S. History AP Honors Type Course Notes Semester Semester Semester Semester Asian Studies Asian History, Asian Studies World History / Geography / Cultures Semester Development of Western Civ Honors Dev Westrn Civ (H) World History / Geography / Cultures Semester Development of Western Civilization Dev Western Civ World History / Geography / Cultures Semester Modern World History Mdrn Wrld Histry A, Mdrn Wrld Histry B World History / Geography / Cultures Modern World History SDAIE Mdrn Wld His (S) A, Mdrn Wld His (S) B World History / Geography / Cultures United States History United States History Honors US History A, US History B U.S. History US History (H) A, US History (H) B U.S. History H United States History SDAIE US History (S) A, US History (S) B U.S. History 14
18 COLLEGE and CAREER PLANNING b - English - 4 years required ( ) Four years of college preparatory English. Students may only use 1 year of ESL/ELD English. Course Title Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Honors Type AP English Language and Composition Eng Lng/Cmp (AP) A, Eng Lng/Cmp (AP) B English AP Course Notes AP English Literature and Composition Eng Lit/Cmp (AP) A, Eng Lit/Cmp (AP) B English AP Eng 12 Myths and Science Fiction (SDAIE) Eng 12 Myth/SF (S) English Semester English 10 Eng 10A, Eng 10B English English 10 Honors Eng 10 (H) A, Eng 10 (H) B English English 10 SDAIE Eng 10 (S) A, Eng 10 (S) B English English 11 Eng 11A, Eng 11B English English 11 SDAIE Eng 11 (S) A, Eng 11 (S) B, Jr Eng 1,2 SDAIE English English 12 British Literature Eng 12 Brit Lit English Semester English 12 Myths and Science Fiction Eng 12 Mth/SciFi A, Eng 12 Mth/SciFi B English English 12 Search for Human Potential English 12 Shakespeare Eng 12 Srch H PT A, Eng 12 Srch H PT B Eng 12 Shakespr A, Eng 12 Shakespr B English English English 12 Women's Literature Eng 12 Wom Lit A, Eng 12 Wom Lit B English English 12 World Literature Eng 12 Wrld Lit English Semester English 12 World Literature SDAIE Eng 12 Wld Lit (S) English Semester English 9 Eng 9A, Eng 9B English English 9 Honors Eng 9 (H) A, Eng 9 (H) B English English 9 SDAIE Eng 9 (S) A, Eng 9 (S) B, Fresh Eng 1,2 SDAIE English 15
19 COLLEGE and CAREER PLANNING c - Mathematics - 3 years required, 4 years recommended ( ) Three years of college preparatory mathematics that includes the topics covered in Elementary Algebra/Algebra 1, Geometry and Advanced Algebra/Algebra 2. Approved Integrated Math courses may be used to fulfill part or all of this requirement. Course Title Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Algebra 1 Algebra 1A, Algebra 1B Algebra 1 Honors Type Course Notes Algebra 1G Algebra 1G A, Algebra 1G B, Algebra 1G C Algebra 1 Algebra 2 Algebra 2A, Algebra 2B Algebra 2 Algebra 2 Honors Algebra 2 (H) A, Algebra 2 (H) B Algebra 2 AP Calculus AB Calculus AB (AP) A, Calculus AB (AP) B Advanced Mathematics AP AP Calculus BC Calculus BC (AP) A, Calculus BC (AP) B Advanced Mathematics AP AP Statistics Statistics (AP) A, Statistics (AP) B Statistics AP Calculus Calculus Honors Geometry Calculus A, Calculus B Calculus C (H), Calculus D (H) Geometry A, Geometry B Advanced Mathematics Advanced Mathematics Geometry Geometry Honors Geometry (H) A, Geometry (H) B Geometry Math Analysis Pre-Calculus Honors Statistics Math Analysis A, Math Analysis B Advanced Mathematics Calculus A (H), Pre-Calculs (H) Advanced Mathematics Statistics A, Statistics B Statistics H 16
20 COLLEGE and CAREER PLANNING d - Laboratory Science - 2 years required, 3 years recommended ( ) Two years of laboratory science, including two of the three fundamental disciplines of Biology, Chemistry and Physics. This requirement can also be met by completing the latter two years of a 3- year Integrated Science program. AP Biology Course Title Transcript Abbreviation(s) Category Biology (AP) A, Biology (AP) B Biological Science AP Honors Type Course Notes AP Chemistry Chemistry (AP) A, Chemistry (AP) B Chemistry AP AP Environmental Science Envrmtl Sci (AP) A, Envrmtl Sci (AP) B Interdisciplinary Science AP AP Physics B Physics B (AP) A, Physics B (AP) B Physics AP AP Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism Physics C (AP) A, Physics C (AP) B Physics AP Biology Biology SDAIE Biology A, Biology B Biology (S) A, Biology (S) B, Biology SDAIE Biological Science Biological Science Biotechnology 1, 2 (ROP) Biotechnology A, Biotechnology B Biological Science Chemistry Chemistry A, Chemistry B Chemistry Chemistry (H) A, Chemistry Chemistry Honors (H) B Chemistry H Chemistry SDAIE Human Physiology Physics Chemistry (S) A, Chemistry (S) B Human Physiology A, Human Physiology B Physics A, Physics B Chemistry Biological Science Physics 17