Valley Christian High School 4 Year Plan Presentation 08

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Valley Christian High School 4 Year Plan Presentation 08

  1. 2. Stephen Torode 408.513.2400 x 2406 [email_address] Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  2. 3. Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  3. 4. Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode Review it Online! at www.vcs.net Academics High School Freshman Four Year Plan On-line Presentation
  4. 5. Matthew 6:33: Seek first the Kingdom of God And all these things will be given unto you. Proverbs 16: A man or woman plans his way but the Lord directs their steps. Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  5. 6. The 4-Year Plan Booklet The Appendix An additional page 6 (Don’t work on it yet!) Materials Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  6. 7. Naviance / Family Connection Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  7. 8. Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode What do you think you’ll be doing after graduation?
  8. 9. What do you think you’ll be doing after graduation? <ul><li>Going straight to work or the military full time? </li></ul><ul><li>Attending a community college or a trade school for a year or two, then going to work ? </li></ul><ul><li>Taking General Education courses at a community college, then transferring to a 4-year institution? </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolling straight into a 4-year college or university ? </li></ul><ul><li>Marriage & family? </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode <ul><li>Honestly, I have no clue!! </li></ul>
  9. 10. Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode Here is one way to view your future after graduation
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  15. 16. Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode CSU Standard College Prep Program California State University Preparatory Programs (CSU) Community College Prep CSU Special College Prep Program: Concentration in Fine Arts of Technology
  16. 17. Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode University of California Preparatory Programs (UC) UC Honors/Advanced Placement College Prep Program UC Standard College Prep Program UC Special College Prep Program: Concentration in Fine Arts of Technology
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  18. 19. Community College / Vocational San Jose City, Evergreen, Cañada, Foothill, DeAnza, West Valley, and Mission College Average GPA is around 2.0 Only 1 out of 4 students complete the 2 years 18% of VC grads choose this option Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  19. 20. CSU Standard CSU Special Over half of US colleges have these same requirements Will open half the doors Need a 3.0+ GPA 23 schools in California: San Jose, Humboldt, Chico, Sacramento, Sonoma, Maritime, San Francisco, East Bay, Stanislaus, Monterey Bay, Fresno, San Luis Obispo, Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Northridge, Fullerton, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Dominguez Hills, Long Beach, Pomona, San Marcos, and San Diego Christian schools: Azusa, Biola, Bethany, William Jessup University Special: Fine Arts, Theatre, Dance, Band, Computer etc. Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  20. 21. UC Honors / AP UC Standard UC Special Represents upper 1/3 of colleges and Universities UC Berkley, UC Davis, UCLA, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Clara, and Cal Poly Need 3.5+ GPA Opens ALL the doors Special program - these students are not experimenting. Other Private Colleges: Pepperdine, Biola (Tory Honors Program), Santa Clara University and Wheaton College Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  21. 22. Other P.E. Plans? ___________________Other Computer Software Course Plans? ______________________ Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode 4 4 4 3 2 2 8 th class (optional) 8 th class (optional) 8 th class (optional) 8 th class (optional) Sem. Bible Electives Sem. Bible Electives History of Chr. & Christian Doctrine 1. Chr. In Culture & History of Israel 7. P.E./Strength 8. 6. (Foreign Language) 5. (Science Optional) 4. (Mathematics) Gov’t/Economics (AP Amer. Gov’t?) U.S. History (AP U.S. History?) Global Studies 2 (AP Euro. History?) 3. Global Studies 1 English (AP?) English (Honors?) English (Honors?) 2. English 9 12 th Grade 11 th Grade 10 th Grade 9 th Grade
  22. 23. Honors / AP Classes Gives 5 points not 4 Boosts your GPA AP gives college credit with successful AP exam score (3, 4, or 5 points) Un-weighted and weighted GPA Go beyond the minimum requirements! Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  23. 24. Foreign Language Fine Art Technology (Challenge) P.E. Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  24. 25. Colleges Look for 3 Things 1. Minimum number of required classes 2. GPA 3. SAT and/or ACT Scores Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  25. 26. How will your senior year classes affect your success in college? (University of California Handbook) Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  26. 27. How will your senior year classes affect your success in college? <ul><li>“ University-bound students should take particular care in planning the senior year program. The senior year should be used to prepare the student for their first year at college, and should include honors and advanced courses that will strengthen their overall preparation. A challenging senior year program successfully completed will: </li></ul><ul><li>a) be a natural bridge between high school and university coursework, and </li></ul><ul><li>b) also strengthen the student’s chances of getting into the college or program of choice.” </li></ul>(University of California Handbook) Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  27. 28. GPA : Which academic years receive special emphasis on GPA for admission to most colleges? <ul><li>9th Grade? </li></ul><ul><li>10th Grade? </li></ul><ul><li> 11th Grade? </li></ul><ul><li> 12th Grade? </li></ul>B+ A- C- D F Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode GPA : Which academic years receive special emphasis on GPA for admission to most colleges? Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode 9th Grade? 10th Grade? 11th Grade? 12th Grade?
  28. 29. GPA : Which academic years receive special emphasis on GPA for admission to most colleges? <ul><li>9th Grade? </li></ul><ul><li>10th Grade? </li></ul><ul><li> 11th Grade? </li></ul><ul><li> 12th Grade? </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  29. 30. What about that… S.A.T. Test or A.C.T Test required for 4-year universities & colleges, but not for community colleges <ul><li>1. What is the difference between the ACT and SAT Reasoning Test? </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  30. 31. What about that… S.A.T. Test or A.C.T Test ? required for 4-year universities & colleges, but not for community colleges <ul><li>1. What is the difference between the ACT and SAT Reasoning Test? </li></ul><ul><li>The SAT has 3 components: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and a required Essay Test. The ACT has 5 components: English, Mathematics, Critical Reading, an Essay Test, and Science . </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  31. 32. What about that… S.A.T. Test or A.C.T Test ? required for 4-year universities & colleges, but not for community colleges <ul><li>1. What is the difference between the ACT and SAT Reasoning Test? </li></ul><ul><li>The SAT has 3 components: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and a required Essay Test. The ACT has 5 components: English, Mathematics, Critical Reading, an Essay Test, and Science . </li></ul><ul><li>The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  32. 33. What about that… S.A.T. Test or A.C.T Test ? required for 4-year universities & colleges, but not for community colleges <ul><li>1. What is the difference between the ACT and SAT Reasoning Test? </li></ul><ul><li>The SAT has 3 components: Critical Reading, Mathematics, and a required Essay Test. The ACT has 5 components: English, Mathematics, Critical Reading, an Essay Test, and Science . </li></ul><ul><li>The ACT is an achievement test, measuring what a student has learned in school. The SAT is more of an aptitude test, testing reasoning and verbal abilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics makes up 1/3 of SAT's test score, but math counts for only 25% of ACT's test score. </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  33. 34. More about the S.A.T. & A.C.T Tests: How can I prepare for these tests? <ul><li>2. PSAT (a practice SAT): this is now our standardized test given to all 9 th – 11 th graders in mid-October. Although it doesn’t get sent to colleges, but the top 1% nationally of juniors can qualify for National Merit Scholarships. </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  34. 35. More about the S.A.T. & A.C.T Tests: How can I prepare for these tests? <ul><li>2. PSAT (a practice SAT): this is now our standardized test given to all 9 th – 11 th graders in mid-October. Although it doesn’t get sent to colleges, but the top 1% nationally of juniors can qualify for National Merit Scholarships. </li></ul><ul><li>3. SAT/ACT preparation courses are offered at VCHS in fall and/or spring—they meet for 8 weeks during the your Optional Tutorial period. The cost is around $250. Consider for 11 th grade. </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  35. 36. <ul><li>4. Most students typically take the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT around March of the junior year. You may take it again if you don’t like your score. If you choose, the results are automatically sent to 4 colleges of your choice. </li></ul>More about the S.A.T. & A.C.T Tests: When do I take them? How are they scored? Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  36. 37. <ul><li>4. Most students typically take the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT around March of the junior year. You may take it again if you don’t like your score. If you choose, the results are automatically sent to 4 colleges of your choice. </li></ul><ul><li>5. Test scores are evaluated on a sliding scale: the higher your GPA, the lower your SAT/ACT score can be and still get into the same college! </li></ul>More about the S.A.T. & A.C.T Tests: When do I take them? How are they scored? Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  37. 38. UC Eligibility Index “ Sliding Scale” Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  38. 39. The College Admissions Wildcard: Extracurricular Activities <ul><li>Involvement in activities (music, drama, sports, dance, TV/radio, etc.) helps demonstrate how you can benefit a college campus. </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  39. 40. The College Admissions Wildcard: Extracurricular Activities <ul><li>Involvement in activities (music, drama, sports, dance, TV/radio, etc.) helps demonstrate how you can benefit a college campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in activities that help others (community service, leadership, etc.) demonstrate your character . </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  40. 41. The College Admissions Wildcard: Extracurricular Activities <ul><li>Involvement in activities (music, drama, sports, dance, TV/radio, etc.) helps demonstrate how you can benefit a college campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in activities that help others (community service, leadership, etc.) demonstrate your character . </li></ul><ul><li>WOW! More and more $cholarships are tied to community service! </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
  41. 42. The College Admissions Wildcard: Extracurricular Activities <ul><li>Involvement in activities (music, drama, sports, dance, TV/radio, etc.) helps demonstrate how you can benefit a college campus. </li></ul><ul><li>Involvement in activities that help others (community service, leadership, etc.) demonstrate your character . </li></ul><ul><li>WOW! More and more scholarships are tied to community service! </li></ul>Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode TIP: How can you become eligible for leadership positions in 11 th & 12 th grade if you don’t become involved in 9 th & 10 th ?
  42. 43. Just do your homework! Four Year Plan: Mr. Wessling / Mr. Torode
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