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Title: TERRA NOVA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PARENT NIGHT Class of 2013


1
TERRA NOVA HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR PARENT NIGHT
Class of 2013
SEPTEMBER 13, 2012 600pm-645pm
2
Class of 2013 Advisor Mrs. Belway
  • Class Officers
  • Sophie Shapiro
  • Morgan Curley
  • Megan Blanchard
  • Brianne Hanaike

3
TERRA NOVA HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS
  1. Earn a total of 225 credits
  2. Pass specific subject requirements
  3. Pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE)

4
GRADUATION CREDIT REQUIREMENTS
  • Seniors in good academic standing should have 180
    credits to date
  • Minimum number of credits required for senior
    status is 165
  • Please review your childs transcript for
    accuracy. Transcript will be on NAVIANCE by next
    week

5
GRADUATION SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
  • English- 4 years
  • Math- 3 years
  • Science- 2 years
  • 1 year biological, 1 year physical
  • Social Studies- 3 years
  • 1 year World History, 1 year U.S. History,
  • 1 semester Government, 1 semester Economics
  • Foreign Language or Fine Arts- 1 year
  • Career Technical Education- 1 year
  • Business, Home Economics, Industrial Technology
  • Physical Education- 2 years
  • Health- 1 semester
  • Electives- 60 credits needed for graduation

6
CALIFORNIA HIGH SCHOOL EXIT EXAM (CAHSEE)
  • 2 Sections
  • (1) English Language Arts
  • (2) Math
  • Students must pass each section with a score of
    350 or higher
  • http//www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/hs/
  • Test dates for Seniors
  • October 2nd (English) October 3rd (Math)
  • November 6th (English) November 7th (Math)
  • March 12th (English) March 13th (Math)

7
SENIORITIS
  • Students need to pass all classes during the day
  • No guarantee that money will be available for
  • after school classes next semester.
  • No room for students repeating classes at the
    semester
  • Example Taking Govt and Econ during the
    day at the
  • same time
  • All BYU courses and exams must be completed by
    MAY 1, 2013No Exceptions!
  • (TNHS charges a 20 proctoring fee for each BYU
    exam)

8
Check the TNHS website often!
9
  • Terra Nova High School is proud to announce the
    availability of Family Connection from Naviance.
    It is a comprehensive web-based system for
    Counselors, students and families. With Family
    Connection, students and their families will now
    be able to explore colleges, careers, communicate
    with counselors, search for scholarships and
    receive important school and college related
    announcements. Click on the NAVIANCE link under
    Counseling on the Terra Nova High School website
    for access.
  • Students, get the Naviance App for your iPhone or
    Android today!

10
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COLLEGE SYSTEMS IN CALIFORNIA
  • 4 College Systems
  • California Community Colleges (110)
  • www.cccco.edu
  • California State University (23)
  • www.csumentor.edu
  • University of California (10)
  • www.unversityofcalifornia.edu
  • Private Colleges (77)
  • www.aiccumentor.org

12
COMMUNITY COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Reasons to Consider
  • An excellent value- 1 unit 46
  • Transfer Agreements
  • Job skills for a career

13
APPLYING TO COMMUNITY COLLEGES
  • Apply in Spring of Senior Year (March April)
  • Process for Applying
  • (1) Complete the college application (online or
    paper)
  • (2) Take English and Math placement tests
  • (3) Attend Orientation
  • (4) Meet with a college counselor
  • (5) Register for classes
  • Participate in Priority Enrollment
    Programs (PEP)
  • Skyline and CSM dates are in March
    2013
  • www.collegeofsanmateo.edu/PEP
  • http//www.skylinecollege.edu/highschool/getstarte
    dhighschool/priorityenroll/index.html

14
LOCAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE WEBSITES
  • Canada College www.canadacollege.edu
  • City College of San Francisco www.ccsf.edu
  • College of San Mateo www.gocsm.net
  • Skyline College www.skylinecollege.edu
  • Check Them Out!!

15
California State University
  • 16 campuses are impacted (out of 23 campuses)
  • Priority given to applicants in the local
    service area
  • The minimally eligible student will have fewer
    options (2.0 GPA with a 1300 SAT score or a 2.99
    with a 510 SAT score)
  • Application fee 55
  • Students who qualify can get up to 4 application
    waivers
  • Tuition Increase 5,970 per year

16
University of California
  • Freshman enrollment decreased for Fall 2012
  • UC Merced is the only campus to guarantee
    admission to all eligible applicants and ELC
    Students
  • Application Fee 70
  • Students who qualify can get up to 4 application
    waivers
  • Tuition 13,200 per year

17
CSU UC A-G SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS
  • History/Social Science- 2 years
  • English- 4 years
  • Math- 3 years (Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra II)
  • Lab Science- 2 years(1 yr. Biological, 1 year
    Physical)
  • LOTE- 2 years (same language)
  • Visual Performing Arts- 1 year
  • College Prep Elective- 1 year
  • additional years of subject recommended
  • Must earn a C grade or better both semesters
  • TN UC-approved course list https//doorways.ucop.
    edu/list

18
UC COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW
  • GPA in a-g courses
  • SAT or ACT w/writing
  • Courses beyond the minimum 15 a-gcourses
  • Honors, AP, IB, college courses
  • ELC- top 9
  • Quality of senior year courses
  • Academic performance given opportunities
    available in high school
  • Outstanding performance in one or more subject
    areas
  • Outstanding work in one or more special projects
    in any academic field
  • Marked improvement
  • Talents, achievements
  • Special projects (evidence of special effort and
    determination or suitability to a program on a
    specific campus)
  • Accomplishments in light of life experience
  • Location of school or home

19
UC ELC STATUS
  • Those that are in the top 9 of their graduating
    class qualify as ELC
  • Students will be notified of their ELC status
    4-6 weeks after they have submitted their
    application
  • The following campus will guarantee admission to
    ELC students
  • MERCED!

20
UC PERSONAL STATEMENT
  • Purpose
  • Adds clarity, depth and meaning to information
    collected in other parts of the UC application
  • Helps readers know and understand applicants and
    answer any questions that may come to the
    evaluators mind
  • Instructions
  • Respond to both prompts
  • 1000 words total
  • Shorter answer should be no less than 250 words
  • Type answers in a Word document and cut paste
    to application

21
UC PERSONAL STATEMENT
  • Tips
  • Write personal statement in context of academic
    transcript/test scores (review these items
    critically- explain what is not obvious)
  • Explain who you are in your statement- not your
    mother, clergyman, brother, teachers, etc.
  • Focus your answers- do not need to respond to all
    items being asked for- choose one area that is
    most relevant
  • Draft, get feedback and revise
  • DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE TO WRITE YOUR
    STATEMENT!!

22
APPLYING TO UC
  • Apply on-line at www.universityofcalifornia.edu/ap
    ply
  • Filing Period November 1st-November 30th
  • (Students may access the on-line application
    starting October 1st )
  • UC Application Workshop
  • Terra Nova High School
  • November 15th
  • 3 p.m.
  • Outside Computer Lab

23
APPLYING TO CSU
  • Apply on-line at www.csumentor.edu
  • Filing Period Oct 1st- Nov 30th
  • CSU Application Workshop
  • Terra Nova High School
  • October 25th
  • 3 p.m.
  • Outside Computer Lab

24
PRIVATE COLLEGE ELIGIBILITY
  • Admission criteria varies (research individual
    school)
  • Course pattern for admission is similar to
  • CSU UC
  • Most require SATor ACT scores
  • Personal statement/essay
  • Letters of Recommendation

25
APPLYING TO PRIVATE COLLEGES
  • Private colleges use either their own application
    for admission or the common application
  • For a listing of the 488 private colleges that
    use the common application
  • www.commonapp.org
  • Make note of application deadlines- will vary by
    college
  • Fee 60
  • Application fee waivers available to eligible
    students
  • Personal statement/essay usually required
  • Letters of Recommendation required from 2
    teachers 1 counselor
  • Please notify teacher/counselor two weeks prior
    to deadline
  • Interviews required for certain colleges

26
SAT/ACT
  • CSUs will use highest SAT or ACT score from
    multiple sittings
  • UCs will use only highest combined SAT or ACT
    score from a single sitting
  • All SAT and ACT tests must be completed by
    DECEMBER of Senior year
  • Impacted UC/CSU campuses prefer that students
    complete testing by the November test dates

27
  • Students must indicate Terra Nova as their school
    when taking the SAT/ACT TN code is 050721
  • In addition to self-reporting their SAT/ACT
    scores into their application, students must also
    send scores to colleges via www.collegeboard.com
  • Fee is 11 per campus
  • CSU has a universal code 3594
  • For UCs if you send score to one UC campus,
  • all campuses will receive it. 
  • Student athletes must also send scores to
  • NCAA clearinghouse NCAA code is 9999

28
COLLEGE ADMISSIONS DECISIONS
  • Most CSU UC Campuses will notify students of
    admissions decision by March 2012
  • Private Colleges will notify students of
    admissions decisions on a rolling basis,
    depending on school- most decisions should be
    made by March
  • Conditions of Admission
  • Complete all coursework reported in the
    application with appropriate grades
  • Notify campus in a timely manner of deficient
    grades in the fall or spring of senior year
  • Notify campus of any change in course selection

29
NOW THAT IM GOING TO COLLEGE
  • Students should attend Spring Open Houses to
    finalize decision
  • Students must choose campus of attendance and
    submit their Statement of Intent to Register
    (SIR) and deposit by
  • May 1st deadline
  • FAILURE TO MEET DEADLINE
  • NO COLLEGE ADMISSION
  • Make residence hall decisions
  • Take English and Math Placement Tests- by May 4th
  • Read College Advising Materials and contact
    Academic Advisor
  • Attend College Orientation- most are mandatory

30
NORTH PENINSULA COLLEGE FAIR
SERRAMONTE MALL WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 10th 500 p.m.
- 700 p.m.
31
STUDENT ATHLETES
  • If students are planning on competing at a
    Division I or Division II college, they must
    register with the NCAA Clearinghouse ASAP
  • www.eligibilitycenter.org
  • FEE 70
  • Fee waivers available to students on the
    subsidized lunch program, please see VPG
  • Make contact with coach at college campus to make
    sure you are on track

32
FINANCIAL AID
  • ALL students should apply for financial aid
    regardless of whether or not they think they will
    qualify
  • 2 Sources of Financial Assistance
  • (1) Funding from the federal government and
    state
  • (2) Scholarships

33
FINANCIAL AID GOVERNMENT AND STATE
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    (FAFSA)
  • www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • January 1st- March 2nd
  • File the Cal Grant GPA verification form
  • Students will get the form in their Govt/ Econ
    classes in January
  • January 1st- March 2nd
  • You should never have to pay to fill out and
    submit the FAFSA!

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FINANCIAL AID PRIVATE COLLEGES
  • Many private colleges require students to
    complete the CSS Profile in addition to the FAFSA
    and Cal Grant GPA verification form
  • CSS Profile helps colleges award their private
    student aid funds
  • Must complete the CSS Profile online
  • www.collegeboard.org/profile
  • Visit students section of collegeboard
  • Click on the CSS/Profile section under Pay for
    College
  • Apply starting October 1st
  • FEE 25 initial application fee
  • 16 per report
  • Fee waivers available to students who qualify,
    see counselor
  • HELP help_at_cssprofile.org

36
FINANCIAL AID SCHOLARSHIPS
  • Scholarships are sources of FREE
  • 2 types of scholarships
  • Need-Based Scholarships
  • Merit-Based Scholarships
  • Apply for scholarships when completing college
    applications
  • UC scholarship applications are embedded in the
    admissions application
  • Apply directly to CSU Financial Aid offices
  • Contact college financial aid office and inquire
    about scholarships/special programs
  • Presidential Scholars
  • EOP Program
  • TN bulletin/career center

37
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
FALL OCTOBER 25, 2011 OCEANA HIGH SCHOOL Little
Theatre _at_ 7 p.m.

38
FINANCIAL AID NIGHT
SPRING TERRA NOVA H.S. Cafeteria _at_ 7 p.m.

39
APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS
  • Starting wages 9-14/hour 35/hour and up once
    journeyman status is reached
  • Requirements
  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass qualifying test and interview
  • Complete required prerequisite classes
  • www.calapprenticeship.org

40
UNITED STATES MILITARY
  • Air force Requirements
  • Army 17 years old
  • Coast Guard U.S. citizen/green card
  • Marines High school diploma
  • Navy
  • www.todaysmilitary.com

41
WORLD OF WORK
  • Students may obtain application for work permits
    from the TN Career Center Room 209
  • Marie Martin (650) 550-7604
  • Peninsula Works/Jobs for Youth
  • 271 92nd St., Daly City (650) 301-8492
  • Employment Services for Youth ages 14-21 years
    old
  • Job placement assistance (job referrals)
  • One-on-one job counseling
  • Interviewing skills
  • Resume writing
  • Job search web site for teens

42
SENIOR AWARDS NIGHT
  • TERRA NOVA
  • HIGH SCHOOL
  • May 16th
  • 7 p.m.
  • Cafeteria
  • Honors at Graduation- 3.0-3.49 GPA
  • High Honors at Graduation- 3.5 GPA or higher

43
SENIOR CHECK-OUT
  • Monday, May 20th (starts at 245 p.m.)
  • All bills must be paid for students to check-out
    for graduation
  • All books must be returned to the library prior
    to check-out
  • Located in the cafeteria
  • Students get in line based on their last name and
    check in with their counselor.

44
GRADUATION Class of 2013
  • Terra Nova High School
  • May 23rd, 2013
  • 200 p.m.
  • Football Field

45
COUNSELOR INFORMATION
  • Challis Michael
  • Seniors Last Name A-J
  • 650-550-7675
  • cmichael_at_juhsd.net
  • Micaela Nereu
  • Seniors Last Name K-N
  • 650-550-7676
  • mnereu_at_juhsd.net
  • Tricia Hernandez
  • Seniors Last Name O-Z
  • 650-550-7677
  • thernandez_at_juhsd.net
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