8th Grade Parent Information NightPresented by GEAR UP
Outline Introduction of GEAR UP Special 8th dates at our school GEAR UP Parent Workshops Overview of High Schools What is School of Choice High School Choice Fair Explore Test What is college readiness? Summer Program Options
GEAR UP Objectives Increase students’ academic performance and preparation for post- secondary education through the following activities: Tutoring, CSULB Summer Camps, Adaptation of College Curricula, Algebra Summer Bridge Program. Increase the rate of high school graduation and participation through the following activities: Student “Goals” conference with GEAR UP Facilitator; Field Trips to local colleges; SAT Prep; 8th Grade-High School Transition Activities. Increase students’ and their families knowledge of post-secondary education options, preparation, and financial aid options. Site Facilitators and Parent Coordinators to offer the following activities: Parent Institute for Quality Education (P.I.Q.E); GEAR UP and ACADEMIC & CAREER SUCCESS Parent Workshops; College resource information and materials for parents; and Financial Aid Counseling.
Motivational Activities Guest Speakers Career Awareness Field Trips to Colleges & Universities Honor Roll T-shirts
Gear Up Parent Workshops ACADEMIC & CAREER SUCCESS “High School Readiness Starts Today” -8th Grade Transition to High School -Choosing A High School Program -Career Awareness Project Team and Student Interventions Financial Aid Educate LA- Gateway to Achievement
LBUSD High Schools CAMS Millikan Cabrillo Poly Jordan Renaissance Lakewood Wilson
Specialized Programs and Small Learning Communities Each high school has special programs unique to that school. - Some have specific GPA and test score requirements. Most high schools have various small learning communities with an emphasis in a variety of subject manners.
High School-School of Choice Fair December 5, 2009 Cabrillo High School 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 noon Every high school will be represented
ACT - Explore Test The ACT is a national college admission and placement examination. The EXLORE test will be given to all LBUSD 8th graders this fall The EXPLORE® program is designed to help 8th and 9th graders explore a broad range of options for their future. EXPLORE prepares students not only for their high school coursework, but for their post–high school choices as well. It marks an important beginning for a students future academic and career success.
EXPLORE Explore shows your child’s strengths and weaknesses in four subject areas: English, math, reading and science. Your child will answer questions about their plans after high school and about their interests in several kinds of activities. This information can help them learn more about careers, clarify goals and begin to plan for the future. A parent meeting will be held to go over your students’ results.
High School Graduation and College Entrance RequirementsHigh School Subject Area High School Graduation UC Requirements CSU Requirements Requirements English Four years Four years of approved Four years of approved courses courses Mathematics Three years, including Three years, including Three years, including Algebra I algebra, geometry, and algebra, geometry, and intermediate algebra. intermediate algebra. Four years recommended. Social Science Three years of Two years of history/social Two years, including one history/social science, science, including one year year of U.S. history or U.S. including one year of U.S. of U.S. history or one-half history and government history & geography; one year of U.S. history and and one year of other year of world history, one-half year of civics or approved social science. culture, and geography; American government; and and one semester each of one year of world history, American government and cultures, and geography. economics. Science Three years, including Two years with lab Two years, including one biological and physical required, chosen from year of biological and one sciences. biology, chemistry, and year of physical science physics. with lab. Three years recommended.
Summer Program Options with Gear Up Algebra Bridge Geometry Bridge Biology Camp (@ CSULB) English Language Arts (@ CSULB) Save Me A Spot “Sign Ups” Available Tonight