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Welcome Freshman Class of 2010

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  1. Welcome Freshman Class of 2010 To San Ramon Valley High School Home of the Wolves

  2. Counselor Assignments A – DR Craig Ritts 552-3025 DU – LAM Nancy Conti 552-3027 LAN- REI Catherine Herdering 552-3045 REJ – Z Vivian Srouji 552-3033 Support Counselor Jennifer Kessler 552-3035

  3. Important Dates 4/3, 4 & 5 Jazz Program Auditions 4/3 Monday-3:30 Saxophones 4/4 Tuesday-3:30 Brass 4/5 Wednesday-3:30 Rhythm 4/20 Visit Charlotte Wood for collection of Course Selection Sheets (gold form) and Health Form (blue form) Parent Signature Required 4/21 Other Middle Schools return to office for pick up Parent Signature Required 5/15 Athletic Information Night 7:00 p.m. in Large Gym

  4. Important Dates • Packet Pick-Up – Mon 8/14 and Tues 8/15 Staff Lounge 8:30 am – 3 pm • Wolf Pack Days – Thurs 8/17 - 8 am - 12 pm & 4 pm -7 pm Tues 8/22 - 8 am - 12 pm • Freshman Orientation - Thurs 8/24 8:30 am – 12:00 pm • 1st Day of School - Monday 8/28 • Evening with Principal - Wednesday 9/13 - 7:00 pm PAC

  5. Role of the Counselor Graduation Requirements High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Subject and Credit Requirements Course Selection College Entrance Requirements Navigating High School Agenda

  6. Role of Counselor To Access Counselor: Drop in before school, during brunch or lunch or during the school day by appointment Email: i.e.critts@srvhs.org or phone Students are encouraged to direct questions to individual counselor Typical Services: Academic Counseling, Conflict Resolution, Post Secondary Planning, Referrals Academic and personal crisis counseling

  7. Graduation Requirements • English 40 Credits • Math –Must pass Alg 1 or equiv. 20 Credits • Social Studies 35 Credits • Science 20 Credits • Physical Education 20 Credits • World Languages 2 Areas • Visual/Performing Arts 10 Credits Each • Vocational/Applied Arts • Health 5 Credits Sub Total 160 Credits • Electives 80 Credits Total 240 Credits Passing High School Exit Exam

  8. Length of School Day • All ninth graders must have six classes • Period 1 – 6 required per district policy 8:30 – 3:10 M W TH FR 9:30 – 3:10 Tuesdays • Optional seventh class – If Available A Period 7:30 – 3:10 M W TH FR 8:40 – 3:10 Tuesdays

  9. Course Selection These are the planned course offerings for 2006-2007 Budget and enrollment may impact whether or not these courses are provided.

  10. English • English 9 (Year)

  11. Social Studies World Geography (Semester)

  12. Mathematics • Math Explorations (Year) • Transitions to Algebra (Year) • Algebra 1 (Year) • Geometry (Year) • Algebra 2 (Year) • Algebra 2 Advanced (Year)

  13. Physical Science • Physical Science (Integrated) (Year) meets UC/CSU “g” College Prep Elective

  14. Life Science • Biology (Year) A in English, Science B or higher Alg 1B • Accelerated Biology (Year) A English, A Science, B in Alg 1B Science Fair project required

  15. Physical Education Physical Education 9 (Year) Required for all 9th Grade Students

  16. World Languages • French 1 (Year) • French 2 (Year) • German 1 (Year) • German 2 (Year) • Latin 1 (Year) • Spanish 1 (Year) • Spanish 2 (Year) • DVC Sign Language Semester 2 Instructor’s approval for 9th grade students

  17. Visual/Performing Arts(All Year Long Classes) • Jazz Band - Audition • Orchestra – Audition • cglass@srvhs.org • Men’s Ensemble • Women’s Ensemble • Dance 1 • Art 1 • 3D Art 1 • Theatre Arts 1 • Oral Interpretation • Concert Band

  18. Vocational/Applied Arts • Child Development (Semester or Year) • Culinary Arts 1 (Semester) • Culinary Arts 2 (Semester) • Internet Essentials (Semester) • Intro to Comp App/Keyboarding (Semester) • Sun Java (Computer 1) – Completion of Alg 1B

  19. Non-Departmental Health (Semester) Journalism (Year) Marching Program (Fall) Unscheduled A (Fall ) Use for 6 Unscheduled A (Spring) Period Day

  20. Special Education • Tutorial (Resource) • Full Inclusion • Pre Transition IEP Required for all these programs

  21. Course Selection Semester 1 Semester 2 ID # Course NameID# Course Name ENE9** English SSWG*N World Geo PE9*** PE 9 Math Science World Lang/Elective NDH*** Health Math Science World Lang/Elective Optional 7th Class/Unscheduled Optional 7th Class/Unscheduled

  22. Sports Eligibility • Participation by Try Out (except Track and Cross Country) • Need 2.0 or above GPA in the previous semester or quarter. • Athletic Night: May 15th 7:00 pm in Large Gym • Athletic Director: John Raynor 552-3005 jraynor@srvhs.org

  23. Community College Admission • High School Graduation, California High School Proficiency Exam, or 18 years old • Certificate Programs • AA Degree • 4 Year College Transfer

  24. CSU/UC Entrance a-g Requirements A History (2 years): one year of World/European History; one year US History or one semester US and one semester American Government B English (4 years) C Math (3 years) must include Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2 D Laboratory Science (2 years) one year life, one year physical

  25. CSU/UC a-g Entrance Requirements E World Languages (completion of 2nd level of the same language) F Visual/Performing Arts (single year long approved course) G Elective (additional year or two semesters of SRVHS approved courses)

  26. CSU SAT Reasoning Test or ACT + Writing Application deadline November 30th for priority admissions More information go to www.csumentor.edu UC SAT Reasoning or ACT + Writing SAT II – Subject Tests 2 Subject Tests from different areas Personal Statement November 30th Application deadline More information go to www.ucop.edu/pathways Additional Requirements

  27. Independent Colleges/Universities and Public Out of State Colleges/Universities • Check Admission Requirements • Course Requirements • Testing Requirements • Grade Point Average Requirements (GPA) • Letters of Recommendation (Private) • Essays and/or personal statements

  28. EastBay College Connection Date: April 29th 1 – 4:30 pm Place: St Mary’s College

  29. Career Center • Career Center Coordinators Pam Enz, Carolyn Mackell 552-3007 • Hours 8:00 - 4:00 Monday – Friday • College/Testing/Career/Scholarship/ Financial Aid/Work Permits/Job Board - Volunteer opportunities/College Rep Visits/Computer Search,Videos and College Catalogues **Library Open Daily 7:10, except Tuesday 8:30

  30. Student Planner Parent Handbook Establish Study Schedule Ask Questions Homework Academic Support (per funding) English Math Lab Foreign Lang Lab Science Lab Social Studies Weekly Progress Reports Time Management Balance Curricular and Extra Curricular High School Transition

  31. Frequently Asked Questions • Will you have to study differently in high school? • How do parents receive progress reports – grades? • Do you have a counselor all 4 years? • Will I be behind if I take Physical Science as a Freshman? • If I get into a class and I’m not doing well can I change my class? • What if I don’t like my teacher, can I switch and get another teacher. • Can I have PE 6th period, because I play sports and need to leave early? • Should I be on a 6 or 7 period day? • When do you start planning for college?

  32. Thank you for attendingand have a pleasant evening