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Title: Welcome Parents and Students

Welcome Parents and Students
  • Honors/ AP Course
  • Selection Overview
  • Elective Offerings for Fall 2009

College Prep, Honors, AP Which course is right
for me?
College Preparatory
  • CSU and UC eligibility requirements
  • Indicated with a P on student transcript
  • Refer to A-G list at
  • https//doorways.ucop.edu/list

  • Courses that meet CSU and UC eligibility
  • Indicated with a P on student transcript
  • Accelerated pace
  • More material covered at a deeper level

Honors Courses
  • English 9 Honors
  • English 10 Honors
  • Geometry Honors
  • Algebra II/ Trigonometry Honors
  • Pre-Calculus Honors (weighted grade)

SDUHSD Criteria forEnglish Honors Enrollment
  • English (3 of 4)
  • A in College Prep English from previous year (2
  • STAR 95th percentile or higher on ELA Language
    or Reading portion
  • California Standards Test (CST) Advanced
  • 5 or 6 on District Writing Assessment (DWA)

Key Expectations for English Honors
  • Approximately 4 to 5 hours of homework per week,
    depending on length and involvement of the
  • Possess independent critical thinking skills and
    the ability to function at a faster pace
  • Has strong work ethic, self-motivated

SDUHSD Criteria for Math Honors Enrollment
  • Math (2 of 3)
  • A in previous honors math course (both
  • STAR/California Standards Test Mathematics (CST)
    level Advanced and STAR score 95 or gt on Math
  • Meet cutoff score on Math Placement Test

Key Expectations for Math Honors
  • Average of 1.5 to 2 hours outside of class on
    homework for each class period
  • 1 ½ to 3 sections from the text per class, one
    chapter every two to three weeks may also
    include projects
  • Honors courses require honors-level attitude,
    work ethic, and responsibility

What is Advanced Placement?
  • College level coursework offered on a high school
  • Courses that meet CSU and UC eligibility
  • Students receive a weighted grade

Advanced Placement
  • Fine Arts
  • Art History, Music Theory, Studio Art (Drawing,
    Design, Sculpture)
  • English
  • English Language, English Literature
  • Mathematics
  • Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Statistics
  • Science
  • Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science,
  • Social Sciences
  • Economics, European History, Government, U.S.
    History, World History, Psychology
  • World Languages
  • French Language, French Literature, Spanish
    Language, Spanish Literature

Benefits of Enrolling in AP Courses
  • Most Colleges and Universities accept AP courses
    and apply credit based on the exam taken and the
    score received
  • Saves students and parents money

Benefits for Students
  • Studies show the type of courses students took in
    high school was more important than test scores
    or grade point averages.
  • Students are significantly more likely to attain
    a college degree if they have had AP experience.

FAQsTypical characteristics of successful
  • Passionate and/or exceptionally strong in that
    content area
  • Great work ethic and self-motivated
  • well-organized
  • Comfortable asking questions, self-advocating
  • Works well both independently and in a group.

FAQsWhat should my student take into account?
  • His/her interests, other courses enrolled in and
    extra-curricular or outside activities
  • Students should be prepared to make a commitment
    for an entire academic year, as space may not be
    available for a level change into a college prep

Additional Resources for Course Selection
  • Counseling Webpage - Course Descriptions
  • AP Course Descriptions www.collegeboard.com
  • Department Representatives/ course information
    handouts available this evening

Elective Offerings for Fall 2009
  • Total of 70 elective credits required for high
    school diploma
  • Practical Arts
  • Minimum of 5 credits - Class of 2010 and 2011
  • Minimum of 10 credits -Class of 2012 and beyond
  • Visual and Performing Arts
  • Minimum of 10 credits for graduation and CSU/UC

Applied TechnologyPractical Art
  • Introduction to Engineering Design
  • ROP Engineering Principles P
  • ROP Civil Engineering Architecture
  • ROP Computer Aided Drafting
  • ROP Digital Photography
  • ROP Photographic Imaging

Business Computer TechnologyPractical Art
  • Business Math
  • Computer Applications
  • Graphic Communications
  • Marketing Principles
  • Web Design
  • ROP Digital Media Production (TV)
  • ROP Digital Media Production (TV)Advanced
  • ROP Stagehand Tech
  • ROP Virtual Enterprise (pending CSU/UC approval)
  • Internship
  • Work Experience

  • Dance (PE or Visual Performing Art)
  • Beginning Dance P
  • Intermediate Dance P
  • Advanced Dance P
  • Home Economics/Careers Technology
  • (Practical Art)
  • Art of Cooking
  • ROP Culinary Arts
  • ROP Child Development

Performing ArtsVisual Performing Art
  • Acting I P
  • Intermediate Acting P
  • Advanced Acting P
  • Advanced Drama Honors P
  • Drama Production P
  • Concert Band P (Beginning)
  • Orchestra P
  • Symphonic Band P (Advanced)
  • Percussion (Drums)/Color Guard
  • Music Appreciation (Pilot course)
  • AP Music Theory P

Physical Education Electives
  • Marching Band- after school
  • -PE credit for first semester
  • -Must be enrolled in 1 of following
  • Concert Band
  • Symphonic Band
  • Percussion/Color Guard
  • Physical Education
  • Aerobics
  • Basketball Co-ed
  • Boys Team
  • Girls Team
  • Fitness Walking
  • Football Junior Varsity
  • Varsity
  • Soccer Co-ed
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Weight Lifting
  • Wrestling
  • Yoga
  • ROP Surf Lifesaving (off-campus must provide own
  • Surf PE (off-campus must provide own

  • Publications
  • Journalism
  • Advanced Journalism (Instructor Approval)
  • Yearbook (Instructor Approval)
  • Social Science Electives
  • Psychology P
  • Social Justice P
  • Sociology P
  • AP European History P
  • AP Psychology P

Practical Art
Speech Other English Electives
  • Academic Literacy (Instructor Approval)
  • Fiction Film P
  • Speech (practical art)
  • Lincoln Douglas (practical art)
  • Policy Debate (practical art)

Visual Arts Visual Performing Arts
  • Drawing Design P
  • Painting P
  • Sculpture P
  • Imaging P (Computer Art)
  • AP Art History P
  • AP Studio Art P (Drawing)
  • AP Studio Art 2D P (Design)
  • AP Studio Art 3D P (Sculpture)
  • Fine Art Digital Photo P
  • Video Film P

World Languages
  • American Sign Language I P
  • American Sign Language II P
  • American Sign Language III P
  • American Sign Language IV P
  • French I P
  • French II P
  • French III P
  • French IV P
  • French V P
  • AP French Language P
  • AP French Literature P
  • Japanese I P
  • Japanese II P
  • Japanese III P
  • Japanese IV P
  • Spanish I
  • Spanish II P
  • Spanish III P
  • Spanish IV P
  • Spanish for Professional Comm. P
  • AP Spanish Language P
  • AP Spanish Literature P
  • Spanish for Spanish Speakers I P
  • Spanish for Spanish Speakers II P
  • AP Spanish (Native Speakers) P

C grade or higher is required to move to next
Additional Electives
  • ASB (Officers Instructor Approval)
  • Independent Study PE (Instructor Approval)
    application available online or through
    Athletics office
  • Off Campus Class (permission form required)
  • Office Aide
  • Teacher Aid
  • Peer Tutor (Instructor Approval)
  • Unscheduled Period 1 or 2
  • Unscheduled Period 5 or 6

Not an option, unless you are taking a class
off-campus it has been approved.
How can I find out what a class will be like?
  • Visit the counseling web page
  • Ask your teachers and/or counselor
  • Speak with the teacher or representative this
    evening- Foyer, Band Room and 900 classrooms

  • Representatives and materials available in Foyer,
    Band Room and 900s until 730 p.m.
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