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    1. 1. Terra Nova High School Senior Parent Night October 5, 2006
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Introductions </li></ul><ul><li>Presentations by </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jean Ludwig, Terra Nova EST President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alfonso Bocanegra, Terra Nova Boosters President </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Peita Ramos, Senior Class Advisor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Anna Manis, President of Class of 2007 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transition Trauma –A Developmental View </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graduation Requirements </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Post Secondary Considerations for Graduating Seniors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul></ul>
    3. 3. Graduation Requirements <ul><li>A total of 225 semester units are required for graduation. </li></ul><ul><li>English – a minimum of 40 units passed. Class of 2006 and thereafter must be enrolled in an English class each semester they attend school. </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics – a minimum of 20 units passed. Students who do not pass the California High School Exit Exam will continue to be enrolled in math classes until such time as they pass the math portion of the exam. </li></ul><ul><li>Science – a minimum of 20 units passed. Students must take and pass one year of biological science and one year of physical science. </li></ul><ul><li>Social Studies – a minimum of 30 units passed. </li></ul><ul><li>10 units World History, Cultures and Geography </li></ul><ul><li>10 units U.S. History </li></ul><ul><li>5 units Economics </li></ul>
    4. 4. Graduation Requirements <ul><li>5 units American Government </li></ul><ul><li>Fine Arts OR World Languages – a minimum of 10 units passed. </li></ul><ul><li>Vocational Arts – a minimum of 10 units passed in one of the following subject areas: industrial arts, consumer home economics, business. </li></ul><ul><li>Health Education – 5 units must be passed. </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education – a minimum of 20 units passed. </li></ul><ul><li>Elective Courses </li></ul><ul><li>The remaining units necessary to complete the total of 225 units will be earned through additional prescribed courses of study. </li></ul><ul><li>High School Exit Exam </li></ul><ul><li>For the class of 2006 and thereafter, passing both portions of the High School Exit Exam with a score of 350 or higher, will be required for graduation in addition to the subject and unit requirements. </li></ul>
    5. 5. High School Exit Exam <ul><li>While most students have passed the exam, some have not. The next testing is on November 7 th for English and November 8 th for math. </li></ul><ul><li>District Policy states that no student who fails to pass one or both sections of the exit exam will be allowed to participate in graduation exercises. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Post Secondary Educational and Training Options <ul><li>Four year college or university </li></ul><ul><li>Community College </li></ul><ul><li>Career and Technical Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships </li></ul><ul><li>Military Service </li></ul>
    7. 7. Four Year Colleges and Universities <ul><li>University of California </li></ul><ul><li>California State University </li></ul><ul><li>Private and Independent Colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Out of State Public Colleges </li></ul>
    8. 8. University of California <ul><li>Admissions Process </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility in the Statewide Context </li></ul><ul><li>A grade of C or higher in the a-g subject requirements </li></ul><ul><li>A minimum GPA of 3.0 in the a-g coursework </li></ul><ul><li>Achieve a combined score on the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT w/writing AND two SAT subject tests to meet the UC Eligibility index </li></ul><ul><li>All Testing should be completed by the December test date </li></ul>
    9. 9. University of California <ul><li>Eligibility in the Local Context </li></ul><ul><li>The top 4% of students from each participating high school are identified by UC at the end of their junior year. Students are guaranteed admission to UC. </li></ul><ul><li>UC Campuses guaranteeing admission to ELC applicants: </li></ul><ul><li>Davis Riverside </li></ul><ul><li>Irvine Santa Barbara </li></ul><ul><li>Merced </li></ul>
    10. 10. University of California <ul><li>Eligibility By Examination Alone </li></ul><ul><li>A UC total score of 410 with a minimum of 63 on each component of the ACT w/writing or the SAT Reasoning Test and on each SAT Subject Test </li></ul>
    11. 11. Personal Statement <ul><li>The personal statement is used to augment and explain the application by providing clarity, depth and meaning to the information given in the other parts of the application. </li></ul><ul><li>The personal statement has 3 parts. Students should choose the best prompt for their extended response. </li></ul><ul><li>A tutorial to assist students in understanding the task and helping them to formulate an appropriate response is available at </li></ul><ul><li>Http:// Apply to College </li></ul>
    12. 12. Comprehensive Review <ul><li>GPA in a-g courses </li></ul><ul><li>SAT or ACT w/writing and 2 SAT Subject test scores </li></ul><ul><li>Courses beyond the minimum 15 a-g courses </li></ul><ul><li>Honors, AP, IB, college courses </li></ul><ul><li>ELC – top 4% </li></ul><ul><li>Quality of senior year courses </li></ul><ul><li>Academic performance given opportunities available at high school </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding performance in one or more subject areas </li></ul><ul><li>Outstanding work in one or more special projects in any academic field </li></ul><ul><li>Marked improvement </li></ul><ul><li>Talents, achievements </li></ul><ul><li>Special school projects (evidence of special effort and determination, or suitability to a program on a specific campus) </li></ul><ul><li>Accomplishments in light of life experience </li></ul><ul><li>Location of school or home </li></ul>
    13. 13. GPA and Test Score Averages <ul><li>Campus GPA R M W </li></ul><ul><li>Berkeley 4.17 665 690 670 </li></ul><ul><li>Davis 3.84 595 634 602 </li></ul><ul><li>Irvine 3.89 602 640 612 </li></ul><ul><li>Los Angeles 4.13 658 687 665 </li></ul><ul><li>Merced 3.58 543 587 547 </li></ul><ul><li>Riverside 3.59 543 586 552 </li></ul><ul><li>San Diego 4.04 630 667 639 </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Barbara 3.91 609 631 612 </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Cruz 3.68 581 603 586 </li></ul>
    14. 14. Campus Specific Practices <ul><li>Certain impacted majors at various campuses may have additional selection factors. </li></ul><ul><li>Units granted for AP or IB test scores of 3 or higher </li></ul><ul><li>UC Berkeley UC Merced </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>UC Davis UC Riverside </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>UC Irvine UC San Diego </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>UCLA UC Santa Barbara </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>UC Santa Cruz </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    15. 15. Apply To UC <ul><li>Students can access the online application </li></ul><ul><li>now but cannot submit it until November 1 st . All </li></ul><ul><li>applications must be submitted by November 30 th . </li></ul><ul><li>Application available at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Application Workshop October 26 th 3:00PM </li></ul>
    16. 16. Housing <ul><li>Check with the Housing Office of each UC or CSU campus to which your student applies about guarantees for freshmen housing </li></ul><ul><li>Apply for housing early – even before hearing about admission – at campuses with limited housing </li></ul>
    17. 17. California State University <ul><li>Admission Process </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility Index </li></ul><ul><li>GPA x 800 + SAT Reading + SAT Math = </li></ul><ul><li>Applicant’s eligibility index. </li></ul><ul><li>a-g courses in 10 th , 11 th and 12 th grades are used for the </li></ul><ul><li>GPA. </li></ul><ul><li>The best reading and math scores from any testing is used. </li></ul><ul><li>A 2900 is the minimum eligibility index required for </li></ul><ul><li>admission. </li></ul>
    18. 18. Impacted Campuses <ul><li>San Luis Obispo Long Beach 3550 </li></ul><ul><li>Pomona 3600 San Diego 3640 </li></ul><ul><li>Fullerton 3200 Sonoma 3100 </li></ul><ul><li>All applicants must take the SAT Reasoning Test by the December test date. It is advised that scores from this test date be rushed. </li></ul><ul><li>The eligibility index is used for selection as all campuses have more applicants than they can accommodate. </li></ul>
    19. 19. Early Assessment Program <ul><li>A program designed to give students feedback regarding their readiness for college level work </li></ul><ul><li>Possible exemption form the ELM or ELP – placement tests for students enrolling in CSU </li></ul><ul><li>Does not affect admission </li></ul><ul><li>New scores being released </li></ul>
    20. 20. Apply To CSU <ul><li>Applications are now available and can be </li></ul><ul><li>submitted at this time. The normal filing period </li></ul><ul><li>is October 1- November 30 th </li></ul><ul><li>Online application available at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Application Workshop October 12 th 3:00PM </li></ul>
    21. 21. Private and Independent Colleges <ul><li>Vary in size, mission and selectivity </li></ul><ul><li>Most provide a more personal “whole student” approach to both admission criteria and the approach to education </li></ul><ul><li>Most guarantee housing for freshmen- sometimes all students </li></ul><ul><li>As public colleges raise fees, private colleges become more affordable </li></ul>
    22. 22. Advantages <ul><li>Class size tend to be smaller </li></ul><ul><li>Most classes taught by professors as opposed to graduate students </li></ul><ul><li>Opportunities for developing relationships with professors and their research </li></ul><ul><li>Most tend to be residential campuses </li></ul><ul><li>Strong alumni support provides opportunities for internships, employment, mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Most guarantee graduation in four years </li></ul>
    23. 23. Things to Consider <ul><li>Smaller schools may have fewer majors </li></ul><ul><li>Extra Financial Aid forms (CSS/Profile) are often required </li></ul><ul><li>Faith based schools may require a class in religion; some may have additional requirements (dress code) </li></ul><ul><li>Students may need to take more out in students loans than in a public university </li></ul>
    24. 24. Apply To Private College <ul><li>Check with the college to determine if they use </li></ul><ul><li>the Common Application or their own. If they </li></ul><ul><li>use the Common App. see if a supplemental </li></ul><ul><li>application is required. </li></ul><ul><li>Apply online at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Ask for letters of recommendation at least two weeks </li></ul><ul><li>before the due date. </li></ul>
    25. 25. Out Of State Public Colleges <ul><li>Most popular out of state public colleges </li></ul><ul><li>Arizona State University </li></ul><ul><li>Portland State University** </li></ul><ul><li>University of Arizona** </li></ul><ul><li>University of Colorado at Boulder </li></ul><ul><li>University of Nevada Las Vegas** </li></ul><ul><li>University of Oregon** </li></ul><ul><li>University of Washington </li></ul><ul><li>Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>
    26. 26. Test Dates <ul><li>SAT ACT </li></ul><ul><li>December 2, 2006 December 9, 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>( Register by 11/7/06) (Register by 11/3/06) </li></ul><ul><li>January 27, 2007 February 10, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>(Register by 12/26/06) (Register by 1/5/07) </li></ul><ul><li>March 10, 2007 April 14, 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>(Register by 2/2/07) (Register by 3/9/07) </li></ul>
    27. 27. Community Colleges <ul><li>The most affordable post secondary education - $26 per unit </li></ul><ul><li>All have transfer agreements to four year institutions both public and private </li></ul><ul><li>In addition to general education and pre major classes, community college provide technical and career education for immediate entry into the job market </li></ul>
    28. 28. Guaranteed Transfer Programs <ul><li>Canada College </li></ul><ul><li>UC Davis, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz </li></ul><ul><li>CSU San Jose, Monterey Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Private Santa Clara University </li></ul><ul><li>City College of San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>UC Davis, Riverside, Santa Cruz </li></ul><ul><li>CSU San Jose </li></ul><ul><li>College of San Mateo </li></ul><ul><li>UC Davis, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz </li></ul><ul><li>CSU East Bay, San Jose </li></ul><ul><li>Private Menlo College, University of San Francisco, Notre Dame de Namur University </li></ul><ul><li>Skyline College </li></ul><ul><li>UC Davis, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Los Angeles (Honors Program) </li></ul><ul><li>CSU East Bay, San Jose </li></ul><ul><li>Private Notre Dame de Namur University, St. Mary’s College Moraga </li></ul>
    29. 29. Housing <ul><li>Colombia College </li></ul><ul><li>Lassen College </li></ul><ul><li>College of the Redwoods </li></ul><ul><li>Reedley College </li></ul><ul><li>Shasta College </li></ul><ul><li>Sierra College </li></ul><ul><li>College of the Siskiyous </li></ul><ul><li>Taft College </li></ul><ul><li>West Hills College </li></ul><ul><li>Yuba City College </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Barbara City College * </li></ul>
    30. 30. Special Programs <ul><li>Canada College Radiologic Technology </li></ul><ul><li>College of San Mateo Cosmetology </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Skyline College Automotive Mechanic Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Cosmetology </li></ul><ul><li>Respiratory Therapy </li></ul><ul><li>Surgical Technology </li></ul>
    31. 31. <ul><li>City College of San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>Aircraft Maintenance Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Culinary Arts & Hospitality Studies </li></ul><ul><li>Dental Assisting </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnostic Medical Imaging </li></ul><ul><li>Health and Information Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Cardiovascular & EKG Technician </li></ul><ul><li>EMT </li></ul><ul><li>Medical Assisting </li></ul><ul><li>Pharmacy Technician </li></ul><ul><li>Nursing </li></ul><ul><li>Radiation Oncology Technology </li></ul>
    32. 32. Apply To Community College <ul><li>Complete the College Application (online or paper) </li></ul><ul><li>* Participate in Priority Enrollment Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Take Placement Tests </li></ul><ul><li>Attend Orientation </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with a Counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Register for Classes </li></ul><ul><li>Follow up Counseling Appointment </li></ul>
    33. 33. Priority Enrollment Program <ul><li>Advantages </li></ul><ul><li>Priority counseling and registration services </li></ul><ul><li>Guaranteed access to fall classes </li></ul><ul><li>Head start on applying for financial aid and other special programs or services </li></ul><ul><li>Earn 0.5 unit of college credit (Skyline) </li></ul>
    34. 34. Job Training Programs <ul><li>Regional Occupational Programs </li></ul><ul><li>Career and technical training schools </li></ul><ul><li>Apprenticeships </li></ul>
    35. 35. Regional Occupational Program <ul><li>Low cost job specific training in a variety of careers </li></ul><ul><li>Classes available throughout San Mateo County both day and evening </li></ul><ul><li>Use of cooperative education allows for on the job training often resulting in job offers </li></ul><ul><li>Local industry serves on the advisory boards of each ROP class allowing the curriculum to be specific to local employer needs </li></ul>
    36. 36. Career and Technical Schools <ul><li>Intensive training in a specific career area </li></ul><ul><li>Programs usually last between 18-24 months and are generally full time. </li></ul><ul><li>Though expensive, these schools are eligible to receive the usual forms of financial aide including the Cal Grant. </li></ul><ul><li>Graduates are provided placement assistance </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to consider the reputation of the school </li></ul>
    37. 37. Apprenticeships <ul><li>Immediate job placement </li></ul><ul><li>Classes are at night to accommodate work schedules </li></ul><ul><li>Income is usually a percentage of journeyman’s wages with benefits </li></ul><ul><li>High school diploma or GED required </li></ul><ul><li>Qualifying test and interviews are common </li></ul><ul><li>Some require prerequisite coursework </li></ul>
    38. 38. Apply for an Apprenticeship <ul><li>Select an occupation –aptitude, interest and physical ability </li></ul><ul><li>Determine the minimum qualifications and working conditions for the occupation </li></ul><ul><li>Complete the required application and take any required aptitude tests </li></ul><ul><li>Northern California Region Apprenticeship Office </li></ul><ul><li>(415) 703-1128 </li></ul><ul><li>455 Golden Gate Ave. San Francisco, CA 94102 </li></ul>
    39. 39. Military Service <ul><li>Most military occupational skills are </li></ul><ul><li>transferable to civilian jobs </li></ul><ul><li>Training is of high quality. College credits </li></ul><ul><li>can be earned while in service. Money for </li></ul><ul><li>college after service can be obtained. </li></ul><ul><li>ROTC Scholarships December 1, 2006 deadline </li></ul>
    40. 40. Financial Aid <ul><li>All students should file the FAFSA and the Cal Grant GPA Verification form </li></ul><ul><li>File as soon after January 1, 2007 as possible but before March 2 , 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Both student and parent need separate FAFSA PIN numbers – obtain them now at </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul><ul><li>Get help with your FAFSA at our Financial Aid Night </li></ul><ul><li>January 18 th 7:00PM </li></ul>
    41. 41. Financial Need Defined <ul><li>Cost of Attendance (COA) </li></ul><ul><li>amount of money estimated by the college required to </li></ul><ul><li>attend one year </li></ul><ul><li>Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) </li></ul><ul><li>the amount of money as determined by the evaluation of the family resources reported in the FAFSA (estimate yours by using PAIS at ) </li></ul><ul><li>Need Based Aid </li></ul><ul><li>The amount of money necessary to make up the difference between the COA and the EFC </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid Package </li></ul><ul><li>The various, scholarships, grants and loans used by the college to meet the student’s financial need </li></ul>
    42. 42. An Example <ul><li>College College </li></ul><ul><li> A B </li></ul><ul><li>COA 20,000 30,000 </li></ul><ul><li>EFC -- 10,000 10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Need 10,000 20,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid </li></ul><ul><li>Stafford Loan 2,500 3,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Cal Grant A 5,684 8,322 </li></ul><ul><li>Work Study 1,816 4,000 </li></ul><ul><li>college grants 0 4,678 </li></ul><ul><li>Total 10,000 20,000 </li></ul>
    43. 43. SF/North Peninsula College Fair <ul><li>Meet with representatives from CSU, UC, community colleges, private and out of state colleges </li></ul><ul><li>For students still deciding on a four year college </li></ul><ul><li>For students who plan to attend community college </li></ul><ul><li>November 1, 2006 5-7Pm </li></ul><ul><li>Serramonte Mall </li></ul>
    44. 44. Senior Decision Day February 15, 2007 <ul><li>Presentations and informational tables from all local community colleges, local representatives of a wide range of career and technical schools, apprenticeship programs and military branches </li></ul><ul><li>Representatives from CSU and UC speak about the college enrollment process including placement testing, housing, orientation and registering for classes </li></ul>
    45. 45. Too Late To Print <ul><li>Oct. 22 Pepperdine University – 3:00-5:00PM </li></ul><ul><li>Embassy Suites Hotel San Francisco </li></ul><ul><li>150 Anza Blvd., Burlingame (650)-342-4600 </li></ul><ul><li>Oct. 28 Humboldt State University Fall Admission Day – qualified students admitted instantly </li></ul>