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1 CLASS OF 2013: PARENT/STUDENT GUIDE TO TRANSITIONING TO COLLEGE PREP

2 CLASS OF 2013 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Subject: Class of 2013 Graduation Requirements English 4 All four years Credits Year recommended to take the course: Math* 4 Freshman, Sophomore, Junior Science** 3 Freshman, Sophomore Physical Education 1 Freshman Sophomore (World History), Junior (US/AZ History 2 History) Civics (US/AZ Govt: Social Studies) 0.5 Senior Free Enterprise (Economics:Social Studies) 0.5 Senior Vocational Education OR Fine Arts*** 1 Any one full year* ** Electives 7 All four years Total 23 *Must take Algebra 1-2, Geometry 1-2, Algebra 3-4 and an additional math class. If college bound, four years of math required. ** If college bound, three years of Lab Science required. *** If college bound, one year of Fine Arts required. If college bound, two years of Foreign Language (elective) required.

3 Arizona University Requirements 4 years English 3 years Lab Science 4 years Math (Pre- Calculus) 2 years Social Studies 2 years Foreign Language 1 year Fine Arts Top 25% senior class or GPA 3.0 or above or 1040 SAT 1 or 22 ACT AND meet all course requirements with C or better

4 GRADES GPA/Class rank is very important for college admissions and scholarships Universities prefer 3.0 or above (B average, no Ds!) Class rank based on weighted GPA Check with guidance counselor to make sure you re taking the right classes!

5 Testing PSAT Practice SAT Take in October, Junior year Pay in Bookstore, then sign up in Career Center $16 Qualify for National Merit Scholarship PLAN Practice ACT Take in November, Junior year Pay in Bookstore, then sign up in Career Center $16 SAT College Entrance Exam Take Spring/Summer Junior Year ACT College Entrance Exam Take Spring/Summer Junior Year

6 AIMS TESTING IMPORTANT!!!! AIMS! Writing (March 1 st )! Reading (March 2 nd )! Math (April 5 th )! Science (April 6 th )! Must pass to graduate! 5 chances to pass! Partial Tuition Waiver possible if exceed on all 3

7 AIMS PARTIAL TUITION WAIVER Partial tuition waiver renewable each year Must complete 16 Core Competency Courses: 4 English, 4 Math, 3 Lab Science, 2 Social Studies, 2 Foreign Language, 1 Fine Art AND Must receive a B or better in each course AND GPA 3.5 in core competency courses AND EXCEED on all 3 AIMS tests OR exceed 2 AIMS tests and receive a score of 3 on 2 AP tests Must exceed by junior year

8 LHHS AIMS REWARDS Students who EXCEEDED on 3 AIMS test were treated to: JUMPSTREET

9 LHHS AIMS REWARDS Students who EXCEEDED on 2 AIMS test were treated to: a trip to the MOVIES

10 LHHS AIMS REWARDS Students who EXCEEDED on 1 AIMS test were treated to: A super-sweet field day during school We have shaved ice, popcorn, field games and tons of fun! **We had too much fun and forgot to take pictures

11 MOHAVE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (MCC) LHHS Dual Enrollment Classes College Classes taught on LHHS campus Students receive high school and college credit Available for Juniors and Seniors

12 Dual Enrollment Classes q MCC Classes taught at LHHS q Juniors and Seniors q High school and college credit q Compass placement test needed for ALL DE classes q Compass test offered here in spring q Classes offered in: q English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Art, Autos, Drafting, Web Design, Business, Computers, Health Care

13 AGEC and AA degrees available AGEC Arizona General Education Curriculum AGEC transfers to any in-state University Classes are lumped together to transfer as a unit 1 st year college courses n (English, Math, Science, Social Studies, Humanities, Electives) Associate s Degree Two-year degree which is transferrable to any college or University in the nation. All classes transfer as a whole Without the AA, some classes may not transfer. AGEC + 27 cr. electives Entire degree is available through DE

14 AGEC Components (35-37 CR) Required Courses Campus Options Credits English 101, 102 DE or MCC 6 MAT 142 or 151 DE or MCC 3-4 Arts/Humanities Social and Behavioral Sciences: MCC (through Early Start Scholarship) DE or MCC POS 120, BUS Physical and Biological Sciences DE or MCC BIO 181, Options DE or MCC 6-7 Total Credits: 35-37

15 AA Components (65-67 CR) Previous AGEC requirements plus an additional 27 elective credits Students may take any combination of DE classes* and MCC classes *Students taking DE classes must meet requirements

16 DE Pre-requisites Junior or Senior standing MUST pass MCC COMPASS test for all DE classes English 101, 102 Any Math Science Spanish Art Business Marketing Web Design Computers Healthcare Honor s Standing (specific criteria) Grade C or better in Alg. 3-4 Biology and Chemistry BIO 201 requires C or better in BIO 181 Completion of Span 3-4 Completion of Intro. Art Grade B or better in Intermediate Art Completion of Intro. Business Completion of Intro. Marketing Completion of Intro Web Design Completion of Info. Tech, Intro to Business, or Intro to Marketing Biology 1-2

17 Career Prep Ø Consider Options After High School Ø College/Trade School Ø University (4 year bachelors degree) Ø Community College (certificate program or 2 year associate degree) Ø Vocational/Tech/Trade Schools (certificate program or 2 year associate degree) Ø Military Ø Apprenticeships/Internships Ø Work Force Ø Entrepreneur Ø Consider Career Options Ø Bridges (Career Center) Ø Ø Occupational Outlook Handbook ( home.htm) Ø Job Shadowing (Career Center) Ø Volunteer work and extracurricular activities Ø Work Experience (Job Board)

18 RESOURCES Career Center Job Shadowing College and Career Exploration College and Career Prep Scholarships and Contests Peer Tutoring Testing Information and Study Materials Student Request Slips Edge Guidance Office College and Career Information Academic Advising Personal and Social Counseling Testing Information Credit and Graduation Information

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