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1 TENTH GRADE COUNSELING Pathways Towards Creating a Successful Educational Plan at Sequoia High School

2 SEQUOIA GUIDANCE COUNSELORS Lisa McCahon Guadalupe Navarrete Glenda Ortez-Galán Kalani Vasquez Dolores Sleeper Kathleen Tannous College & Career Counselor: Terri Ignaitis GIS: Juanita Sanchez

3 GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS 1.) Earn 220 credits & complete required courses 2.) Pass the CAHSEE (ELA & Math)

4 High School Graduation Course Requirements Subject Years Credits English 4 40 Social Studies 3 1/2 35 Math 2 20 Science 2 20 VPA/ Fine Art 1 10 CTE (Career Tech Ed.) 1 10 PE 2 20 Drivers Ed Health Ed Electives 1/4 = 1 quarter 2.5 1/2= 1 semester 5 9th- 12th grades 57.5 TOTAL = 220 CREDITS

5 Graduation Requirement: CAHSEE California High School Exit Exam 2 Sections: English Language Arts = Multiple choice & 1 essay Mathematics = Multiple choice on material through Algebra I Scoring You must score a 350 to pass each section Must pass both sections of the CAHSEE to earn a high school diploma You will take the exam in March, 2010.

6 Degrees/Education Levels High School Diploma Career/Tech Certification (ex: electrician) AA/AS: 2 year community college degree BA/BS: 4 year undergraduate degree MA/MS: 2 additional years after BA/BS PhD: 1-4 additional years, usually after MA/MS

7 California State University 23 Campuses

8 University of California 10 Campuses.

9 There are many public and private colleges and universities nationwide

10 What should I be doing to go to a 4-year College? 1. A G pattern of college prep courses 2. Qualifying GPA (grade point average) 3. College admissions tests (SAT & ACT) 4. Leadership and extra-curricular activities

11 Subject Social Studies Sequoia Graduation UC & CSU College Required A-G LIST Must receive a C- or higher UC & CSU College Recommended 3 ½ Years 2 2 English Math 2 Science Including algebra 2 1 Lab Science 3 Alg I, Geom, Alg II, 2 2 Lab :Bio & Chem or Physics 4 3 Foreign Language Visual/Performing Art Practical Art 1 0 P.E 2 0 Drivers & Health Ed. ¼ & ½ Year 0 Elective 60 Credits 1

12 Required GPA s for College Admissions CSU (California State University) 2.0 minimum UC (University of California) 3.0 minimum Private/Independent Colleges GPA requirement varies

13 Course Rigor Competitive colleges also consider the following when looking at your transcript: How much did this student challenge themselves academically? How many ICAP/ IB/ AP courses? How many college prep classes were taken above and beyond the minimum A-G requirements? Did you take any community college courses?

14 WHAT TESTS DO I NEED TO Sophomore Year PSAT in October of 2010 SAT Subject Tests Junior Year TAKE? PSAT in October of 2011 SAT Reasoning in Spring of 2012 ACT in Spring of 2012 SAT Subject Tests Senior Year SAT and/or ACT in Fall of 2012 SAT Subject Tests

15 How about getting involved? Sports Leadership What are examples of leadership roles? Student Government Community Service Talent (Performing Arts) Clubs (examples): Robotics Hip Hop ECOS (Environmental) GSA (Gay Straight Alliance) Chess Club BSU (Black Student Union) Polynesian Club Zumba And more.

16 Naviance Career Assessment Every sophomore has completed the Career Interest Profiler in Naviance. We hope it gave you a better understanding of your personality and how it shapes your career/major interests. We also hope that the Reality Check helped your understand how much it costs to have a certain lifestyle. It s completely normal to change your mind about career/major choices as you get older. Let s look at a few profiles.

17 Carlos is Enterprising and Social This profile states that he enjoys working with people, is a leader, and likes to carry out projects. After doing a Reality Check, he realized that his monthly expenses would cost $7,300.00

18 Carlos is Enterprising and Social He choose his career as a Business Manager and will earn an average salary of $100,000 per year. His major in college will be Business Administration

19 What should Carlos do right now? Take the Leadership course Lead a club at school or in the community Take Business courses at Cañada college Take the A-G courses, and ensure a rigorous course load if he wishes to attend a competitive university Take computer courses at Sequoia Seek a job or internship at a local business Speak to people who work in the industry

20 Emily is Investigative, Artistic, and Social This profile states that she likes to search for facts and likes to figure out problems mentally. Her artistic side states that she likes self- expression and work can be done without following a set of rules. Her career of choice is Criminal Investigator. Emily has chosen Criminal Justice as her major in college.

21 Emily is Investigative, Artistic, and Social After doing a Reality Check,, Emily learned that her monthly expenses would be $6,000 per month. The average salary for a criminal investigator is $61,000 per year. She either needs to change her career of choice and earn more money, or lower her monthly expenses.

22 What should Emily do now? Take the A-G coursework for 4 year college. Take Psychology or IB Psychology at Sequoia. Enroll in the police cadet program. Speak to Officer Gomez who could provide insight into the criminal justice field. Take an introductory criminal justice course. Ensure a high GPA if planning to attend a competitive 4 year college.

23 TO MAKE AN APPOINTMENT WITH YOUR COUNSELOR Come to the Guidance office Before school, lunch, or after school Reserve a day and time And say Hello!

24 As part of the Fall Guidance Curriculum, the Sequoia High School Counselors addressed the following ASCA (American School Counselor Association) National Counseling Standards: A:B2.1 A:B2.5 A:B2.7 A:C1.6 C:A1.7 C:B1.2 C:B2.1 Establish challenging academic goals in high school Use problem-solving and decision making skills to assess progress toward educational goals Identify post-secondary secondary options consistent with interests, achievement, aptitudes and abilities Understand how school success and academic achievement enhance future career and vocational opportunities Understand the importance of planning Demonstrate knowledge of the career planning process Demonstrate awareness of the education and training needed to achieve career goals

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