Ask Parents to turn to a parent they don’t know and ask what has been the biggest surprise about high school? What has been the biggest challenge about 9th grade for your child? What has been the most successful experience your child has had up until this point?
4 Month Parent Check-Up
A Special Presentation for our 9th
Check your Vitals
Routine Physical (Overview of Academic Options
Questions and Answers (Small Groups)
Recommendations and Tips (until we meet again)
“All students graduate
knowledge and the skills
necessary to be prepared
for college and career.”
College and Career Knowledge
Interesting facts you should know…
◦ The number of students taking IB courses has increased
each of the past three years
2008 – 185
2009 – 226
2010 – 306
◦ 92% of our graduating class enrolled in post-secondary
education after graduation.
◦ 200 freshman have visited a college campus (SF State, UC
12 WEEKS Progress Reports
A.Students Grades are Accumulative
B.Final grades go on transcripts (end of December)
5 more weeks
C.If your child has a D or F on this progress report, it
is time to do the following:
-email or call the teacher
- arrange for your child to stay after
school for help in the Homework
-Sign-up for School Loop
This link allows you to check in real
time your child’s Attendance, Class
Assignments, and Grades (84% of our
teachers post grades on School Loop.)
Available in Spanish
9th Freshman Team Cohort,
10th AVID (9-12)
11th 1+ IB Class
12th 1+ IB Class
Students not at grade level will take English,
Algebra Supports. ELD and Special Ed
services always available
Learn good study habits, including
organization and time
management. Take college
prep/AS classes. Aim for A’s
and B’s, earning C’s at
Freshman year counts!
Aim for A’s and B’s, earning C’s or
better. Continue to take CP and
AS classes. Grades calculated in
Take the PLAN test in October.
Offered here at Cap.
Take PSAT in the Fall. Offered here
Take SAT/ACT in the Spring.
Enroll in one or more IB class.
Continue to aim for A’s and B’s.
Continue to take SAT/ACT’s if needed.
December is the last date.
Take challenging classes and keep
your grades up. You can’t afford to
Apply for Universities in the Fall,
Community College in the Spring
Complete Financial Aid application in
Complete Intent to Register form by
March (CSU/UC or Private)
Complete Community College
in the family to go to college?
Need organizational skills to manage life and
What is a FASFA?
How do I apply to college?
Need better Study Habits?
Need support in Reading, Writing and Inquiry?
THEN AVID IS FOR YOU!
(Advancement Via Individual Determination)
It’s never too early to begin researching college and the
Monitor your child’s study habits and use of free time
Encourage your child to participate in school activities,
clubs, and sports
Consistently communicate with your child’s teachers and
Participate in PTO, LPO, Music, Drama, Sports
Boosters, Cap IB Boosters, SSC
30 minutes for small groups (select 2 groups/15
minutes each (rotate)
Group 1: Meet with a Counselor to review your
child’s progress report
Group 2: Learn more about AVID
Group 3: Meet with the Administrators to discuss
the 4 year plan and school progress