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1 Welcome to your Junior Year Class of 2017 Make it Matter

2 Halfway Point of your High School Career 2 years ago TODAY 2 years from now Incoming Freshman Graduating Senior

3 Now what? You have some decisions to make

4 Life After High School Options 4-Year University or Community College or Career/Trade School or U.S. Military or On-the-Job Training Considerations Job Satisfaction i Advancement Opportunities i Competitive Salary i Lifestyle Achievement i i Necessities and Luxuries

5 Naviance Family Connection is a web-based resource designed to assist students with college and career planning: Career Exploration College Research Scholarship Searches Naviance Workshops for Juniors to be scheduled.

6 Career Exploration Visit Job/Career websites (back of Important Dates handout) Take self-assessments and inventories to discover your strengths and interests Explore career pathways and hot jobs to find matches Determine education/preparation needed

7 Career Exploration Complete the Make Money Choices process at Build a budget that supports your desired lifestyle Match your budget with careers that can help you achieve that lifestyle

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9 Education Matters

10 Graduation Requirements Earn 230 credits (or more) Complete coursework in required subjects and in elective courses Pass ALL current classes Remediate F s earned in previous years Review your Grad Status Report on the Student Portal

11 Grad Status Report On the Student Portal, click Grades, then Graduation Status, then check the box: Show credit details Required courses with F s from 9 th and 10 th grades need to be made up To be on track to graduate, you need to have earned a minimum of 120 credits so far

12 Graduation vs. A-G Requirements D s earn credits for high school graduation, BUT D s do NOT satisfy A-G requirements for college UC s and CSU s consider D s in required courses to be subject omissions SO D s must be raised to C s through Credit Remediation

13 If your Grad Status Report shows That you need to make up credits for F s in required courses, OR That you need to raise D s to C s for college admission, THEN You need to enroll in Credit Remediation. Please see your counselor

14 Avoid falling behind in credits Plan to pass ALL of your classes this year

15 Focus on the 3 Keys Attend every class every day on time. Do ALL of the work, not just some of the work. Get help when you need it. Check your Student Portal regularly Use informal Progress Reports when necessary Meet with your teachers Attend free on-campus Homework Help

16 What questions do you have at this point? Then let s move on to your education options after high school.

17 Post-High School Education University of $14,000/year California State $6,800/year Private Universities up to $50,000/year Community $1,400/year; $46/unit Career/Trade Schools Varies by school

18 4-Year College or University Requirements High school diploma Completion of A-G coursework Good academic record (no D s or F s) Rigorous coursework Upward-trending grades Application Admission exams (SAT or ACT)

19 SAT vs. ACT SAT Content: Evidenced-based Reading and Writing, Math. Optional 50-minute essay ACT Content: Reading Comprehension, English, Math, Science. Optional 40-minute essay Test Fee: $54.50 (with essay) $43.00 (w/o essay) Scoring: 1600 points; no penalty for wrong answers. Test Fee: $56.50 (with essay) $39.50 (w/o essay) Scoring: 35 points; no penalty for wrong answers. Register on-line (Must upload photo identification)

20 4-Year College or University Admission Exams Take the test for the first time at the end of your Junior Year Retake the test before December of your Senior year to try to raise your score Fee Waivers are available in the Counseling Office (Free/Reduced Lunch Program)

21 SAT Subject Tests No longer required for UC admission, but certain programs on some campuses recommend them. English - Literature History - World History - U.S. History Mathematics - Math Level I - Math Level 2 (UC s) Foreign Language - French - German - Japanese - Korean - Spanish - Italian - Latin - Hebrew Science - Biology - Chemistry - Physics You may use Subject Tests to satisfy A-G courses that require grade improvement

22 Community College Requirements High School diploma or age 18 Application Placement tests Advisement with college counselor Review placement test results Discuss program/degree options Determine coursework

23 Student without 4 years of math in high school MATH 05 Basic Math (3 units=$138) MATH 48 Pre-Algebra (4 units=$184) MATH 60 Elem. Algebra (4 units=$184) MATH 70 Geometry (4 units=$184) MATH 80 Inter. Algebra (4 units=$184) Student with 4 years of math in high school MATH 140 College Algebra (4 units=$184) MATH 160 Trigonometry (4 units=$184) MATH 170 Pre-Calculus (4 units=$184) MATH 180 Calculus (4 units=$184)

24 Community College For transfer to a 4-Year College or University Associate Degree in Arts (AA) or Science (AS) Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) Guaranteed admission to the CSU system as a Junior (but not to a particular campus) for selected majors Priority admission consideration to local CSU campus For Career/Technical Education Certificate programs for immediate employment in specialized occupational areas

25 Career/Trade Schools Specialized occupational training is also available at career/trade schools Costs may be higher than Community College Certificate Programs Industries include: Animal Care/Veterinary, Automotive, Aviation, Culinary, Diesel Mechanics, Legal/ Criminal Justice, Medical/Health Care, Travel/Hospitality Visit trade school websites for specific information

26 Stay on Track for College Keep your grades up Challenge yourself with Honors and AP courses Participate in extracurricular activities, clubs, community service Take leadership roles Keep a written record of your involvement Listen to the Student Bulletin for information Visits from college/career representatives Scholarships and financial aid (plan ahead) Take the PSAT

27 The PSAT gives you... PSAT Wednesday, October 14 at OHS (during the regular school day) A preview of the new, redesigned SAT Good practice for all college admission exams (SAT, ACT, community college placement tests) Feedback on your test-taking strengths and weaknesses The opportunity to qualify for National Merit Foundation scholarships/awards The PSAT costs you... NOTHING!

28 OUSD College Night Representatives UC s CSU s, private colleges, community colleges, and career/trade schools will be gathered in one place! Location: Orange High School Date: November 5 Time: 6:00-8:00 pm

29 Important Dates for Juniors Grading Periods Holidays/Events PSAT, SAT and ACT dates Registration deadlines Final exam dates Helpful websites (on the back)

30 For Even MORE Information Listen to the daily Student Bulletin to learn about: Scholarships and financial aid OHS visits from college representatives Trade school, military, and job opportunities

31 Do You Want to See Your Counselor? Complete the form neatly and thoroughly Remember to write your room numbers on the back Incomplete forms may delay timely responses

32 Graduation and Life After High School California Requirements College and Career Readiness High School Coursework

33 Make Your Junior Year Matter

34 What questions do you have?

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