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Title: 7th Grade Parent Information Meeting


1
7th Grade Parent Information Meeting
  • Wednesday, October 8th 2008
  • 630 pm in the Sandburg Library
  • Presented by Harmonie Redding
  • Sandburg Middle School Counselor

2
Why are we here today?
  • The purpose is to give an overview on how to
    prepare and to be successful for
  • 8th grade
  • High School
  • College and beyond

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  • Nothing happens unless first we dream.
  • -Carl Sandburg
  • A goal is a dream with deadlines. If you dont
    set datesits just a dream.
  • -Harmonie Redding

5
Education PaysAnnual Earnings by Level of
Education in 2005
Source U.S. Census Bureau, 2006, PINC-03.
Source The College Board, Education Pays, Second
Update, 2006
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Education PaysAnnual Earnings by Level of
Education in 2006
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Great habits that will help you now and
throughout High school and beyond.How do I study?
  • Step 1Write down your assignments in your
    agenda/planner/HW book. Do homework regularly
  • Step 2 Break down long term projects into
    smaller parts.
  • Step 3 Take notes in class and use them to
    study!
  • Step 4 Know when a test is coming and prepare
    early.
  • Step 5 Gather all materials (homework, notes,
    book, STUDY GUIDES).
  • Step 6 Review study guide to find out what will
    be on the test. Look for this information in your
    notes, homework, and book.
  • Step 7 You are prepared for your test when you
    can discuss the information without referring to
    your notes.
  • Step 8 The morning of your test, review your
    notes again!

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Required CourseworkSandburg Middle School
  • 7th Grade
  • Language Arts
  • Pre-Algebra 7 or
  • Algebra 7A or
  • Algebra 1-based on grades and standardized/benchm
    ark test scores
  • World History
  • Science/Health
  • Physical Education
  • 8th Grade
  • Language Arts. Starting Pre AP English this year.
    Application based on your 6th 7th CST scores
    An Essay. Benefits are using Advanced Placement
    strategies, inquiry, analysis and prepares them
    for AP classes.
  • Algebra A or Algebra 1/Algebra 1 Honors
  • Honors Geometry
  • based on grades and standardized/benchmark test
    scores
  • American Heritage
  • Science
  • Physical Education

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Career/Vocational Guidance OpportunitiesSandburg
Middle School Elective Course
  • 7th Grade
  • AVID
  • Intermediate Band
  • Adv. Band
  • Adv. Orchestra
  • Yearbook
  • Elective Wheel
  • 8th Grade
  • AVID
  • Environmental Science
  • Technology
  • Intermediate Band
  • Adv. Band
  • Adv. Orchestra
  • Yearbook
  • Spanish I
  • Office Aid/Teachers Aid
  • Requires a signature

K-12 College Information Night Fair on
November 6 from 430-830p.m. at GHS Food
will be there to purchase!
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How are my 8th grade grades going to affect my
freshman year?
  • 8th grade is preparation for 9th grade curriculum
    and expectations.
  • Building good study habits now can make it easier
    for High School.
  • Many social opportunities can make for a tight
    schedule creating a study routine now can help
    with that later!
  • Placement in classes for next year Basic,
    College Prep, Honors

11
Glendora High School Information
  • Career/Vocational Guidance Opportunities
  • Career Center - located in the Guidance Office
  • School to Work Course - graduation requirement
  • Electives
  • Career Technical/
  • Vocational Programs/ ROP (Regional Occupation
    Program) On Campus Classes(Must be 16)Business
    Communications Computer Drafting Virtual
    Enterprise Sports Entertainment Marketing
    Forensic Science Architectural Design. Off
    campus see catalog
  • Workability - Special Education students
  • Education Options
  • College Prep
  • Honors - 9th and 10th
  • AP (Adv. Placement) - 11th and 12th

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CAHSEE
  • California High School Exit Exam
  • Purpose is to ensure that students who graduate
    from high school can demonstrate grade level
    competency in reading, writing, and math
  • Begin taking in 10th grade
  • 2 parts - English-Language Arts Math
  • English part includes multiple choice and written
    responses
  • Math part includes multiple choice questions .
    The core of this portion is Algebra 1 standards.
  • Passing score is 350 or higher and required to
    earn high school diploma
  • GHS offers remediation classes in place of an
    elective for students who have not passed

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Glendora High School Graduation
Requirements How do I get my high school
diploma?
  • Passing the CAHSEE Completed Credits Required
    Courses
  • You earn 220 credits by
  • Each semester class is worth 5 credits
  • A letter grade of an F gives you zero credits
  • - Any other letter grade will give you 5
    credits
  • English 4 years
  • Math 3 years
  • Science 2 years ( 1 physical 1 life )
  • Social Science 4 years
  • Health / School to Work 1 semester
  • P.E. 2 years
  • Foreign Lang. / Visual Performing Art 1 year
  • Additional Courses 55 credits




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Alternative Educational Options
  • Independent Study
  • Opportunity School at Whitcomb for middle school
    students
  • Whitcomb High School for high school students
  • Citrus College Classes

15
Support and InterventionsSandburg Middle School
  • Tutoring
  • GUSD Tutor List available at SMS Office or GUSD
    Office
  • www.glendoralibrary.org
  • free online tutoring
  • 100 pm 1000 pm everyday
  • Click on Resources
  • Click on Live Homework Help
  • Writing Lab Students can send their papers in to
    receive recommendations from a tutor.
  • www.hotmath.com - math hints/help for 7A
  • www.go.hrw.com- Extra examples, lessons re
    taught and you can download a book

16
Support and InterventionsSandburg Middle School
  • APU tutoring Mon.-Wed. 230-330 in SMS
    Library (invite only)
  • Tutoring GUSD Tutor List available at SMS
    Office or GUSD Office at the end of this month
  • Sandburg Courses English Math intervention
    classes at some form in every level. Study Skills
    in 8th grade.
  • Summer School Math and English remediation by
    invitation only in Middle School

17
Glendora High School Counselors
  • (A-Cr) Michelle Ashley
  • (Cs-Hi) Julie Cremins
  • (Hj-La) Brittany Wooldrige
  • (Lb-Mg) Kathy Salle
  • (Mh-On AVID) Ann Orosz
  • (Oo-Sam) Debbie Skinner
  • (San-Z) Julie Shier
  • (Special populations)Marc Du Bois  

18
What can I do after high school?
  • Junior College
  • 4 year University
  • Vocational School
  • Military

19
Community Colleges
  • High School diploma or 18 years of age
  • 60 transferable credits required to transfer to
    UC/CSU
  • Vocational certificate programs available
  • Affordable financial aid available

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Four Year Colleges Universities
  • PUBLIC
  • University of California
  • California State University
  • Out of State
  • INDEPENDENT
  • Religious
  • In-State
  • Out of State
  • Trade and Technical

21
Californias Public UniversitiesUC System
  • University of California (UC)
  • 10 campuses
  • Berkley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced,
    Riverside, San Francisco, San Diego, Santa
    Barbara, Santa Cruz

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UC Admission Requirements
  • Grade Requirement
  • Must earn a C or better in all required
  • A-G courses
  • Examination Requirement
  • Must take SAT Reasoning Test or ACT with writing
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • (2 tests in 2 different disciplines, e.g.
    science and social studies)
  • Scholarship Requirement
  • 3.0 minimum GPA in 10th-12th grades, A-G courses
    only

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Californias Public UniversitiesCal State System
  • 23 campuses and 417,000 students at
  • Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez
    Hills, Fresno, Fullerton, Humboldt State, Long
    Beach, Los Angeles, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Cal
    Poly Pomona, Cal Poly San Louis Obispo,
    Sacramento, San Diego State, San Francisco, San
    Bernardino

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CSU Requirements
  • Grade Requirement
  • Must earn a C or better in all required
  • A-G courses
  • Examination Requirement
  • Must take SAT Reasoning or ACT
  • Scholarship Requirement
  • 2.0 minimum GPA in 10th-12th grades, A-G courses
    only

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A- G Requirements
  • A- History/Social Science (2 years)
  • B- English (4 years)
  • C- Math (3 years required,4 recommended)
  • D- Lab Science
    (2 years required, 3 recommended)
  • E- Foreign Language
    (2 years required, 3 recommended)
  • F- Visual/Performing Art (1 year)
  • G- College Prep Elective (1 year)

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Requirements
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GHS Sophomore Counseling Graduation/College
Requirements
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  • College Entrance Exams
  • PSAT
  • SAT Reasoning Test
  • SAT Subject Tests
  • ACT

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  • PSATOffered at GHS every October
  • National Merit Scholar qualifying test (Junior
    year)
  • Measures college readiness
  • Great practice for the SAT

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SAT Reasoning and ACT
  • SAT Reasoning
  • Measures critical reading, math and writing
    skills
  • 33 reading (200-800)
  • 33 math (200-800)
  • 33 writing (200-800)
  • 33 English (200-800)
  • Sign up at www.collegeboard.com
  • ACT
  • Measures reading, math, writing and science
    skills
  • Writing portion optional for some colleges
  • 25 per subject area
  • 1-36 possible points
  • Average score 25
  • Sign up at www.act.org

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What about the money?
  • What will I be paying for?
  • Tuition and Fees, Room and Board, Books, and
    daily necessities.
  • Financial Aid is available in many forms
  • Grants from the Federal Government, State and
    University. (You do not have to pay these back!)
  • Students Loans (You do have to pay these back,
    but not until you graduate)
  • Work Study (Working hard for your money)
  • Scholarships

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Average Undergraduate Budgets 2006-07
Source The College Board, Trends in College
Pricing, 2006
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Helpful websites to start planning
  • www.collegeboard.com
  • www.universityofcalifornia.edu
  • www.calstate.edu
  • www.princetonreview.com
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov

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Parent Communication System Support and
Interventions
  • www.glendora.k12.ca.us
  • Sandburgspartans.us
  • www.schoolnotes.com or Homework
    Agenda/Planner/Notebook
  • See our webpage for the teachers who use this.
  • Email staff hredding_at_glendora.k12.ca.us
    exfirstinitiallastname_at_glendora.k12.ca.us
  • Telephone - (626) 852-4530

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Support and Interventionsfor Homework
helpSandburg Middle School
  • Always write down assignments in the Homework
    Agenda/Planner/Notebook.
  • Parents please double check that they are doing
    the assignments by checking their planner.
  • www.schoolnotes.com Some teachers post
    assignments/Tests/Projects etc
  • Homework 411 PowerPoint presentation on our
    webpage (sandburgspartan.us)
  • Student Success tips PowerPoint presentation on
    our webpage (sandburgspartan.us)
  • Stuck on a problem? Need H.W. help?
  • www.glendoralibrary.org (free online tutoring)
  • www.go.hrw.com or hotmath.com (Math Help)

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Questions?
  • I will be meeting with your child to go over
    goals and plans this month. Student will meet
    with their counselor again their Sophomore year.

Thank you for coming! ?Harmonie Redding Sandburg
Middle School Counselor hredding_at_glendora.k12.ca.u
s (626) 852-4530 ext. 512
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