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College and Career Planning (CCP) for California Students


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College and Career Planning (CCP) Presentation by ABC School District Parents Leadership Academy 2016 Spring Workshop Presentation

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College and Career Planning (CCP) for California Students

  1. 1. 1 College and Career Planning (CCP) Presentation
  2. 2. 2 Agenda • College and Career Planning (CCP) • Graduation Requirements • Transcript • Summer School • Options After High School • College Entrance Requirements • Independent/Private Colleges • Community Colleges • Financial Aid • Military and Trade Schools
  3. 3. Get to Know YOUR Guidance Counseling Staff • Know your guidance counselor or “counselor” • Some schools go by last name, or “alpha” counselors • Some schools by grade level (7th -12th ) • Know how to schedule a meeting with them. • Know the complain process if you are not satisfied with working with them. 3
  4. 4. 4 Graduation Requirements
  5. 5. 5 • You must earn 230 credits • You must pass all required classes. • You must pass: – Math 1 (or Integrated I or Alg I or equivalent) – The California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) in Math & English Language Arts (ELA) with scores of 350 in each section. • Technology Graduation Requirement What are the graduationWhat are the graduation requirements?requirements?
  6. 6. PSAT/NMSQT • 10th graders take it for FREE at ABCUSD on Wednesday, October 14th . Ask your school for info. • 11th graders take for a fee since this is the official PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying test. Ask school for time and cost. • 9th grades can take it for a fee. Highly recommended.
  7. 7. 7 CAHSEE Testing Schedule • November 3-4, 2015 – Only 11th and 12th grade students who have not previously taken or passed both parts. • March 15-16, 2016 – Only 10th and 12th students who have not previously taken or passed both parts. • May 10-11, 2016 – 12th graders and10th grade make-up only for students not tested in March; plus any 11th grade students who have not previously taken or passed both parts.
  8. 8. 8 Classes to Meet the High School Graduation Requirement (230 Credits total in required classes)• English 4 years (40 credits) • Math 3 years (30 credits) – Including Math 1 • Science 2 years (20 credits) – 1 Life & 1 Physical • Health 1 semester (5 credits) • Fine Arts or World Language 1 year (10 credits) • P.E./Athletics 2 years (20 credits) • Electives 15 semesters (75 credits) • Social Sciences 3 years (30 credits) – World History, U.S. History, and Civics/Econ If you fail a required class, you must make up the class in Edmentum, Summer School or Adult School (see your academic
  9. 9. 9 Remember • Encouraged to earn a C or above in ALL classes. (preferably As and Bs) • DO NOT repeat any class. • Get to know your teachers and your counselors • (12th only) Submit Secondary School Report (SSR) packets ASAP for private colleges and/or for scholarship applications. Available on Naviance.
  10. 10. EdLine • Ask your school if you can log on to EdLine in order for you to see your classes and other important class documents. • If you don’t know your EdLine user name or password, see the front office secretary. • Your user name and password is the same from middle school or elementary school if you were in ABCUSD.
  11. 11. Naviance at ABCUSD • A web-based resource for students and parents that encourages and supports post high school career and college planning • Family Connection can be accessed at (go to • 9-12 graders: User: (ex. Password: YYYYMMDD (ex. 20001101) • 12th graders: An e-mail was sent to you. Secondary School Reports for private schools are available in Naviance. Due by Oct. 23, 2015. 11
  12. 12. 9th , 10th , 11th ,12th Grade and Gmail • All 9th -12th graders MUST log on to to start using your professional Gmail account now. • 9-12 graders: User: (ex. Password: YYYYMMDD (ex. Birthdate 20001101) • After you log on, change your password.
  13. 13. 13 Reviewing Your Transcript
  14. 14. 14 Check for Accuracy 9th and 10th grade completed in the Philippines. 5/25/1999
  15. 15. 15 Submit Transcript Errors to Counseling Office ASAP • Identify errors by circling them. • Ask questions clearly in writing. • Submit transcript questions or errors TODAY! Place corrected transcript in your counselor’s box.
  16. 16. 16 Adult School and Summer School • If you failed a class or are behind in credits, classes can be repeated in Summer School (for CP Credit), at ABC Adult School (for high school graduation), or via Edmentum. Some Edmentum classes are UC/CSU approved. • See your counselor ASAP for an application! • Summer School applications will come out in Spring 2016 (for summer graduation). • Reminder: Adult School classes will not give you College Prep credits! • You need a copy of your current class schedule, an ID, and your Adult School app.
  17. 17. 17 Adult School (A.S.) • There are two options: 1). Lab (self pace*) 2). Online (self pace*) *Must have at least an 8th grade reading level.
  18. 18. 18 Options After High School
  19. 19. 19 What Will You Do After High School? • Community College • California State University (CSU) • University of California (UC) • Private University • Trade schools • Military • Work
  20. 20. 20 Check with the College and Career Center (CCC) and use Career Guidance System Assessments to see what you might be interested in. College and Career Center Specialist (Find out Who this is.) Register on Twitter to receive up to date info @GoGahrCCC Be sure to use NAVIANCE, your college and career planning tool.
  21. 21. 21 Data shows that the more education you experience the more likelihood you may earn more in income in the U.S.
  22. 22. 22 College Entrance Requirements
  23. 23. 23 According to Various Discussions with Admissions Officers • Looking for students who show: – Intellectual curiosity – Passion for learning – Demonstrated creativity, initiative, and follow- through – Writing and analytical skills – “Upward trending” (i.e., increasing) improvement on grades and level of course rigor
  24. 24. Habits of Mind • Students must have a healthy mindset to working with stress. • Persisting • Managing impulsivity • Listening with understanding and empathy • Thinking flexibly • Thinking about thinking • Striving for accuracy • Questioning and posing problems • Applying past knowledge to new situation 24
  25. 25. 25 9 Undergraduate UC Campuses 23 Undergraduate CSU Campuses
  26. 26. 26 UC & CSU “A-G” REQUIREMENTS (Grade must be C or better) ““A”A” US History/Social Science: (2 yrs) World History, US History. ““B”B” English: (4 yrs) College Preparatory (CP) English. ““C”C” Mathematics: (3 yrs) Integrated Series (Math 1, 2, 3, or Integrated I, II, III), or Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II. *4 years recommended ““D”D” Laboratory Science: (2 yrs) Biology (or PLTW: PBS, HBS, MI), Chemistry are required. *3 years recommended. Colleges recommend Physics for 3rd year. ““E”E” Language Other Than English: (2 yrs) Spanish, French, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, & Filipino. *3 years recommended****MUST BE SAME LANGUAGE****. ““F”F” Visual & Performing Arts: (1 yr) Art, Drama, Beginning 3D Art, AP Art History, Chorus, Art/Tech ATA, Integrated Art Methods ATA, Stage Craft, or Advance Concert Band****MUST BE SAME VAPA Discipline**** ““G”G” Electives: (1 additional year from any of the above categories)
  27. 27. 27 To find out which of your classes meet the UC/CSU A-G requirements go online to: or
  28. 28. 28 UC Eligibility • Subject Requirement (e.g., a C or better in the A-G courses) • Examination Requirement – SAT Reasoning Test (to be more competitive and if you have the resources, you should consider taking 2 SAT Subject tests in 2 different areas. SAT II is not required from UC.) OR – ACT Assessment plus Writing • Scholarship Requirement (combination of GPA and test scores) – Min UC GPA = 3.0 (for A-G courses completed in grades 10-11) – Scholarships: uc/scholarships/index.html – Resources: and-a/index.html – Apply Now until Nov 30!!! – While the above is the UC GPA minimum, it is expected that students strive for higher UC GPAs to be accepted. • For Class of 2015 and beyond, current 9th and 10th graders, Geometry is a requirement. If part of the Math Integrated Series, must complete I, II, and III (or 1, 2, and 3) with C’s or above in all semesters.
  29. 29. 29 UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan (12th only) • If your student is ready to attend the University of California, money shouldn't stand in your way. • UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will cover your systemwide fees if you are a California resident whose family earns less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid. • On-line:
  30. 30. 30 CSU Eligibility • A grade of C or better in the UC A-G requirements • CSU GPA of at least 2.0 (calculated from A-G courses taken during 10th -12th grades) • While the above is the CSU GPA minimum, it is expected that students strive for a higher CSU GPA to be accepted. • If you have a GPA below 3.0 you must use the CSU Eligibility Index for your minimum test scores • If you have a GPA of 3.0 or above you can be admitted with any SAT score • Remember, some CSU schools and majors have higher standards for admissions • (Apply Oct. 1st to Nov. 30th ) • For Class of 2015 and beyond, current 9th and 10th graders, Geometry is a requirement. If part of the Math Integrated Series, must complete I, II, and III (or 1, 2, and 3) with C’s or above in all semesters.
  31. 31. 31 Undocumented Student (AB 540 legislation) • If you do not have a social security no. and have attended a U.S. high school for at least 3 years, then you can apply to a California college (i.e., UC, CSU, or community college) based on the AB 540 legislation. • The California Dream Act allows certain students who meet the requirements below to apply for and receive state financial aid at California public and private colleges and private scholarships administered by California public colleges. • You may apply to other private scholarships based on other criteria that may not require a social security number (SS#). • If you have any questions, please see your counselor.
  32. 32. 32 Community College: Foster Youth Success Initiative • At the California Community College level, find out who your Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) liaison is. – FYSI started in 2007 – All 112 CA Community Colleges have FYSI Liaisons – FYSI Liaisons & College staff are more sensitive & understanding of foster youth – Support for current and former foster youth – Help youth find $$ and resources to go to college
  33. 33. 33 UC and CSU Help for Former Foster Youth • Each UC campus has a liaison to work with incoming former foster youth – Independent student for financial aid eligibility; foster youth benefits are treated as scholarships, so do not reduce grants • For the 23 CSUs Visit:
  34. 34. 34 Educational Resources— Higher Education for Foster Youth • California Community College (CCC) Tuition Assistance. The CCCs provide virtually free tuition to former foster youth. • Chafee Educational and Training Vouchers Program. This program offers up to $5,000 per year to former foster youth under age 22 for post- secondary training. • Guardian Scholars Programs. Available on many CCC and California State University campuses, these programs offer housing, tuition, and academic support to former foster youth. • Other Campus-Specific Supports. Some state college campuses have designed local programs to support former foster youth. For example, the University of California at Santa Cruz allows former foster youth to stay in student housing year-round, rather than having to move out for the summer. Once foster youth have completed the K-12 system, the state supports several programs to help them gain acceptance to, pay for, and complete college. Such resources include:
  35. 35. 35 Information for Athletes • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) eligibility applications should be filled out at the end of your Junior year • If you’re planning on registering to be a college athlete and you haven’t filed, you need to file TODAY! • If you do not complete the NCAA form, you cannot play sports in college. You can be disqualified for failing to file. • Go to the website to fill out the forms and give them to your counselor. • NCAA web site address is: or call 1-877-262-1492 • NCAA Night: Monday, January 25, 2016 at Gahr.
  36. 36. 36 Independent/Private Colleges
  37. 37. 37 Independent/Private Colleges & California Apprenticeships • Eligibility requirements and application deadlines vary from college to college • Visit the school’s website for application and entrance requirement information, for example: – USC – Stanford – Occidental – Chapman – Biola • California Apprenticeships. See:
  38. 38. 38 Community Colleges
  39. 39. 39 Community College Eligibility • Open to all high school graduates. AND/OR • Open to any adult at least 18 years old.
  40. 40. 40 • There are 30 Community Colleges in Southern California • University Transfer Program – Eligible students complete the first two years as they would at a university – • Occupational Education – Education for employment – Fill out FAFSA for financial aid. There are Cal Grants available for trade specialties at community colleges.
  41. 41. 41 • There are 30 Community Colleges in Los Angeles and Orange Counties. Source:
  42. 42. 42 Trade School and Military Options
  43. 43. 43 Trade and Technical Schools • There are approximately 100 careers you can learn in two years or less. • Hundreds of accredited, private vocational schools in California with varying tuition requirements. • Financial aid is often available, based on need.
  44. 44. 44 U.S. Military • • Recruiting Offices: – U.S. Army 1-800-USA-ARMY – U.S. Navy 1-800-USA-NAVY – U.S. Air Force 1-800-423-USAF – U.S. Marine Corp. 1-800-MARINES – U.S. Coast Guard 1-877-NOW-USCG, (562) 577-0334 • Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) testing is required
  45. 45. 45 The End Any questions…