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  1. Welcome Class of 2018

  2. Vazquez High School Graduation Requirements English/Language Arts 40 Credits/4 Years English 9 10 Credits 1 year English 10 10 Credits 1 year English 11 10 Credits 1 year English 12 10 Credits 1 year History/Social Science 35 Credits/ 3 ½ Years Geography 5 Credits 1 semester World History 10 Credits 1 year United States History 10 Credits 1 year Government 5 Credits 1 semester Economics 5 Credits 1 semester

  3. Math 30 Credits/3 Years (All students must successfully complete a year of Algebra 1 in order to earn a diploma. This requirement may be met at the 8th grade level. Students are still required to complete 30 high school math credits even if they took Algebra I in 8th grade ) Math Selection 10 credits 1 year Math Selection 10 credits 1 year Math Selection 10 credits 1 year Science 20 Credits/2 Years Biology (Life Science) 10 credits 1 year Chemistry (Physical Science) 10 credits 1 year Physical Education 20 Credits/2 Years Physical Education 9 10 credits 1 year Physical Education 10 credits 1 year Or Sports 2.5 credits (must play all four years in order to earn 10 credits if not taking a second year of PE)

  4. Fine Arts/World Language 10 Credits/ 1 Year Health 5 Credits/ 1 Semester Electives 70 Credits Minimum Graduation Requirements: 230 Credits Passing score on the English and Math portion of the CAHSEE

  5. Classes Specific to Grade Level • Freshman Year-English 9, Math, Biology (Life Science) Geography/Health, PE • Sophomore Year-English 10, Math, Chemistry/Earth Science (Physical Science), World History, PE • Junior Year-English 11, Math, US History, Science* • Senior Year-English 12, Government/Economics, Math*, Science* *Not required, but strongly recommended for college admission requirements

  6. Honors and Advance Placement Criteria: • CST score of 380 or better in the subject area-CAASPP result threshold to be determined • A letter grade of “B” or higher • Teacher recommendation • AP students are expected to take AP Exams

  7. Acceleration and Enrichment On-Line Courses • Schedule conflicts for core subjects only • Supplemental curriculum Credit Deficient Students • Summer School • Blended Model/Fueled Ed

  8. “a-g” Coursework Who uses the “a-g” requirements? • California State System • University of California System Private Universities and Colleges have their own admission requirements.

  9. UC/CSU “a-g” Requirements Subject Requirements Min. Recommended • History/Social Science 2 Years • English 4 Years • Math 3 Years 4 Years • Lab Science 2 Years 4 Years • Foreign Language 2 Years 3-4 Years • Visual/Performing Arts 1 Year (Must be in the same area for both semesters) • College Prep. Electives (One extra year from Categories a-e above, Government and Economics meet this requirements) Must earn a letter grade of “C” or higher.

  10. Does VHS offer everything my child will need to meet the “a-g” requirements? “a” History/Social Studies (2 years required) World History or AP World History (10th grade) US History or AP US History (11th grade) Government or AP Government

  11. “b” English (4 years required) English 9 (H) English 10 (H) English 11 or AP English Lang. & Comp. English 12 or AP English Lit. & Comp.

  12. “c” Mathematics (3 years required) Algebra I Geometry Algebra II Statistics Pre-Calculus AP Calculus

  13. “d” Laboratory Science (2 years required) Biology or Biology Honors Chemistry or AP Chemistry Anatomy and Physiology Physics AP Environmental Science

  14. “e” Language other than English (2 years of the same language is required) Spanish French German Mandarin Latin

  15. “f” Visual and Performing Arts (1 year required) AP Studio Art: Drawing Art I Art II ROP Music Theory ROP Drama Culinary Arts ROP Stage Technology

  16. “g” College Pre. Electives (1 year required) Any additional year completed from categories a-f or Government/Economics Sports Medicine

  17. College Admissions Testing PSAT/NMSQT (grade 11) SAT Reasoning Test (3 parts: Math, Critical Reading, and Writing) ACT Assessment plus Optional Writing (5 parts: Math, Reading, Science, English, and Writing) Impacted campuses recommend for students to take SAT Subject Test.

  18. Student Athletes(students interested in playing D1 or D2 sports at a university) • Register with the NCAA Clearinghouse (beginning of junior year) • 16 core classes required • Visit the NCAA website for specific requirements • http://professionals.collegeboard.com/guidance/prepare/athletes/ncaa

  19. California Scholarship Federation • State-wide organization that focuses on honoring high achieving student • Point system based on course work completed and grades • Membership is on a semester basis • Life Membership (four semesters, including a semester from senior year)

  20. Planning for the Future Research: • Majors and areas of interest • Schools of interest and specific admission requirements • Work force • Scholarship opportunities http://www.onetonline.org/ http://www.noodle.org/ https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/?navid=gh-cp https://bigfuture.collegeboard.org/get-started/for-parents

  21. Vasquez Students Are Going Places . . . . USC UC Berkeley UC Davis UC Irvine UCLA UC Merced UC Riverside UC San Diego UC Santa Barbara UC Santa Cruz

  22. Cal State Channel Islands Cal State Long Beach Cal State Northridge Cal State San Marcos Cal State Bakersfield Cal State Monterey Bay Cal State Chico Cal State Sonoma University of Texas University of Pennsylvania University of Redlands University of San Francisco University of Indiana University of Colorado University of Hawaii University of Puget Sound University of Denver University of Washington University of the Pacific Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising ~ FIDM