2 Year Academic Planning Brought to you by: Paloma Valley Counseling Department
Counselors Last Names A-D / AVID Ms. Ketelsleger E-L Ms. Rathbun M-O / Special ProgramsMs. Montiel P-W Mr. Lopez X-Z / Spanish Speaking Mrs. Roberts
4 years of English – 40 credits 3 years of Math – 30 credits Must include Algebra 1 3 years of Science – 30 credits 1 yr Life Sci 1 yr Physical Sci 1 year of Fine Art OR World Language – 10 credits DO NOT need both 2 years of PE – 20 credits 3.5 years of Social Science – 35 Credits 1 semester of Health – 5 credits 5.5 elective classes – 55 credits Total Credits = 225 **All students must pass CAHSEE in order to receive a diploma Paloma Valley Graduation Requirements
Remediation for Failed Courses • Failed courses will not be put into your schedule Options… • A+ Program • Community Service for elective credits
AP Courses • College Level Courses • Weighted GPA: A=5, B=4, C=3 • Academic credit awarded for exams taken and passed with a score of at least 3/5. • Can mean exemption from college lower division courses.
Trade/Vocational Schools A vocational school (or trade school or career school), providing vocational education, is a school in which students are taught the skills needed to perform a particular job. AKA “On the job training” Vocational Schools are now beginning to offer 2 and 4 year degrees. Check the school’s website for admission requirements and policies.
Community College • Offer 2 year degrees & certificate programs • Admissions: • High School Diploma • GED • CA High School Proficiency Exam • No GPA or testing requirements • Earn: • Certificates • Associates Degree/2 year degree • Credits to transfer to a 4 year institution
4 Year University • Admissions: • A-G Requirements • Admissions for private universities check school’s website • Pass SAT I or ACT Plus Writing • Letter of Recommendation (Private Colleges) • Pathways to a 4 year university: • 2 yrs at Community College transfer to 4 yr university • High School 4 yr university
Military • Army • Marines • Navy • Air Force • Reserves-part time • Coast Guard • National Guard
College Entrance Requirements A-G Requirements • A History/Social Science 2 years required • B English 4 years required • C Mathematics 3 years required (Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2) 4 years recommended • D Laboratory Science 2 years required 3 years recommended • E World Language 2 years required 3 years recommended • F Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA) 1 year required • G College-Preparatory Electives 1 year required ALL classes must be completed with a C or better.
YOUR 2 year plan • Think about what you want to do after high school. • Choose your classes based on your goals and path. • If you do not choose your classes, your counselor will choose them for you!
Junior (11th) English III AP Lang. & Comp. Dual Enrollment ELD I ELD II ELD III Senior (12th) English IV AP Literature Dual Enrollment ELD I ELD II ELD III English
Junior (11th) Algebra I Algebra IB Integrated I Geometry Integrated II Algebra II Math Analysis Honors AP Calculus AB Senior (12th) Algebra I Algebra IB Integrated Math I Geometry Integrated Math II Algebra II Math Analysis Honors AP Calculus AB AP Calculus BC AP Statistics Consumer Math Math
Junior (11th) U.S. History AP U.S. History Must fill out AP application Senior (12th) Government/Economics AP Gov./AP Econ. Must fill out AP application Social Science
Junior (11th) Anatomy & Physiology Physics AP Physics Earth Science Non-CP Earth Science CP AP Biology Senior (12th) Anatomy & Physiology Physics AP Physics Earth Science Non-CP Earth Science CP Forensic Science AP Biology AP Environmental Science
Junior/Senior If not completed PE 10-Team Sports Weights Aerobics Dance I Naval Science I, II, III, IV Marching Band/Jazz/Symphonic First semester ONLY for PE credit Athletic PE Physical Education
Spanish French American Sign Lang General Music Art Concert Choir Band/Jazz/Symph Drama WEE CTE/ROP AP Spanish AP French AP American Sign Lang Drama General Music Band/Jazz/Symph Art Video Production TA OTHER elective World Language/Fine Artor Elective