Welcome SophomoresPre-Registration Paloma Valley High School Class of 2013
Wildcat Counseling Team • Mrs. M. Roberts A-F • Ms. VanKirk G-L & X-Z • Ms. Montiel M-O & Special Programs • Mr. Lopez P-W • Mrs. P. Roberts Spanish Speakers
Tips for Getting the Most out of School • Be in school every day • Do every assignment to the best of your ability • Set goals • Get involved in school (i.e. sports and clubs) • Make good choices and decisions • Know how to handle stress • Use available services and resources • Meet all assignment deadlines
Understanding Your GPA and Class Rank • Your GPA, Grade Point Average, is the average of a student’s total grade points computed by the end of the term/semester grades • GPA begins to accumulate at the end of the first semester of freshman year • Paloma Valley High School uses a 4.0 scale. • A=4, B=3, C=2, D=1 and F=0 • Weighted Grades: AP and Honors courses • A=5, B=4, C=3, D=1 and F=0 • Class Rank: Shows the student’s standing in relation to other members of their graduating class (ex. 1/500).
Paloma Valley High School Graduation Requirements • 4 years English • 3 ½ years Social Science • 3 years Math (Must pass Algebra 1) • 3 years Science (1 Physical/ 1 Life) • 2 years Physical Education • 1 year of Fine Art OR World Language • 1 semester Health • 55 Elective Credits = 225 Credits In order to receive a diploma you must also… PASS the CAHSEE
A-G Requirements California College Entrance Requirements Yeah college!
A-G Requirements • 4 Years of College Prep English • 3 Years of Math (Alg I, Geo, Alg II/Trig) • 2 Years of a Social Science • 2 Years of a Lab Science • 2 Years of the same Foreign Language • 1 Year of a Visual or Performing Art • 1 Year of a College Prep Elective You must also… Earn a minimum of: - a 2.0 GPA for CSU - a 3.0 GPA for a UC - Take the SAT I orACT plus Writing for CSU & UC CollegeBoard ACT
How do I apply to college?? Application Dates: • CSU October 1st – November 30th • UC November 1st – November 30th College Testing: Paloma Valley School Code 051907 • SAT Spring of Junior year/Fall of Senior year • ACT plus Writing Spring of Junior year/Fall of Senior year NCAA: NCAA Organization Code 9999 • Athletes make sure you register for NCAA Spring of Junior year or Fall of Senior year. • Some schools (i.e. community colleges) will be affiliated with NAIA. See your counselor for more information. • Make sure you are taking 4 core classes to qualify for eligibility here at PVHS. • Teacher Aide and a second P.E. class will not count towards high school eligibility.
Fail a class? See your counselor Credit Recovery
Credit Recovery If you fail a class that is necessary for graduation, you must RE-TAKE the class to earn credit! CREDIT RECOVERY OPTIONS ARE: • A+ PROGRAM • COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR ELECTIVE CREDIT
Community ServiceCommunity Service is NOT required for graduation • A minimum of 60hoursof community service hours are required to earn 5 elective credits. Students may earn a maximum of 20 elective credits, or 240 hours, through community service • Students MUSTreceive approval from their counselor for the community service activity PRIORto beginning service • Students must submit their hours before the end of the school year in which the community service takes place. Community service hours from previous school years will not be accepted • Community service may not be provided to family members or relatives. • The service organization must be affiliated with a NON-PROFIT endeavor. Volunteers may not receive pay or tips • Salvation Army • Red Cross • Interact • Hospitals • Schools • Libraries • Churches • Nursing Homes • Animal Shelters
Attendance is crucial!Be in School Every Day! When you miss school you miss… • Lectures • Notes • Class discussions • Homework explanations • Assignments • Quizzes/Tests If you are absent from school, please remember that you are responsible for finding out what you missed and for getting all of the work made up.
Available ServicesUse ‘Em!! In order to get the most out of your high school experience, take advantage of the many people, services, and resources that are available to you. Resources include: • Work Experience/Work Permits • Career / College Center • Counseling Office • PVHS Learning Center • PVHS Tutoring • On-line tutoring services (Community Library)
Use Your Resources… Paloma Valley Career Center PVHS Counseling Office Academic advising Scheduling Post-Secondary Planning Personal/Social Counseling Center is run by Ms. Welch • COIN • College information • Military information • Career /Interest Inventories
Pre-Registration Meetings Use that time to ask questions
Pre-Registration The counselors will meet with each student individually to collect the course selection sheets and registration material. The meetings will take place during your English class period on the following dates: The PVHS Course catalog is available on the PVHS website. Students MUST have the following items when the counselors meet with you: • Course Selection Sheet (Parent signature required) • Emergency Card • Signature Page • Social Security Page • Proof of Residence • Gas or Electric Bill ONLY
Science English Art Classes! Classes! Classes! History Math Language
English English III AP Literature & Composition
Math Algebra 1 Algebra 1B Integrated Math 1 Geometry Integrated Math 2 Algebra 2/Trig Math Analysis Math Analysis Honors AP Calculus AB AP Statistics
Social Science U.S. History AP U.S. History
Science Biology AP Biology Anatomy & Physiology Chemistry Physics Honors Life Science Physical Science(s) Environmental Science(s) Earth Science CP Earth Science
Physical Education P.E. 10-Team Sports Weights Aerobic Weight Training Aerobics Dance I NJROTC Advanced Flag Football Advanced Volleyball Advanced Soccer Advanced Basketball All classes except for PE 10 and NJROTC require a C or better in previous PE course
World Languages or Fine Art World Languages Fine Arts Drama/Play Production General Music Concert Choir Band/Jazz/Winds Color Guard Art Ceramics Photo Video/Studio Production ASL French Spanish Spanish for Spanish Speakers
Electives ASB/Student Gov. (Election) AVID AVID Tutor Peer Tutor Athletic P.E. Cinema Studies Computer Game Design (s) Criminology (s2) Dance Health (s) Student Aide Intro. to Psychology (s) AP Psychology Journalism NJROTC Speech Sociology Yearbook (Teacher Rec.) Youth/Law (s1) Work Experience (10) Work Experience Internship (5) CTE Microsoft Tools I CTE Microsoft Tools II CTE Fashion Retail CTE Internship CTE Retail Sales/Store CTE Courses Off Campus CAHSEE English CAHSEE Math A+ Credit Recovery
CAHSEE • Your Goal for CAHSEE is 380. • Score of 380 is Proficient. • Last year 55.7% of PVHS 10th graders scored proficient or advanced in ELA • 50.8% scored proficient or advanced in math • Goals for this year: 66.7 % ELA 66.1% Math • You will need to set CST goals too
Important Documents • Course Selection Sheet (Parent signature required) • Emergency Card • Signature Page • Social Security Page • Proof of Residence • Entire Gas or Electric Bill ONLY • Top of Bill “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing”. • Walt Disney