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Title: Welcome to West High


1
Welcome to West High
  • Junior
  • Information Night

2
Lets meet the counselors !
  • Iris Abraham A - Carz ABL
  • iabraham_at_tusd.net X 8332
  • Sarah Banchero Cas - Hern
  • sbanchero_at_tusd.net X 3005
  • Bradley Watt Herr Mo
  • bwatt_at_tusd.net X 3004
  • Laurie Tomlin Mu Rodrigues AVID
  • ltomlin_at_tusd.net X 3007
  • Idi Gaines Rodriguez Z
  • igaines_at_tusd.net X 3009

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How can I contact my childs Counselor ?
  • You can call and set up an appointment
  • (209) 830-3379.
  • You or your child can visit the counseling
    office to schedule an appointment. Students
    before or afterschool and at lunchtime.
  • E-mail your counselor.

4
How do I help my child who is struggling in
class?
  • Contact your childs teacher. The staffs email
    address is generally the first letter of their
    first name, then their last name followed by
    _at_tusd.net . Teachers emails are available on our
    website.
  • Example Joan Fell jfell_at_tusd.net Teacher
    names can be found on your students schedule,
    report card or on our website.

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Tutoring is available before and after school
and its free !!!!
  • Science
  • Math
  • Spanish French
  • Social Science
  • English
  • Tutoring calendars are located in the counseling
    office.

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Parent Link
  • Can keep track of your students grades
    attendance at school
  • To sign up parents need
  • an E-mail account
  • Come to West H.S., show I.D., receive your VPC
    number
  • To log on you will need
  • Your students name
  • Home phone
  • Permanent ID
  • VPC Pass code
  • Log on to http//parent.tracy/k12.ca.us

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Visit our Website at tracy.k12.ca.us/whs.
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Daily Bulletin on the WEB !!!
10
Graduation Requirements
  • Earn 220 credits
  • 40 English
  • 30 Social Science
  • 20 Math (At least 10 in Algebra 1)
  • 30 Science (10 biological and 10 physical)
  • 20 Physical Education
  • 10 Visual/Perform. Art or Foreign Language
  • 70 Electives (fun classes advanced classes)

11
Juniors should have completed 120 credits.
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CSU/UC A-G Requirements
  • a - History 2yrs
  • b - English 4yrs
  • c Math 3yrs, 4yrs.Recommended (UC)
  • ( CSU, Algebra1, Geometry, Algebra 2)
  • d - Lab Science 2 yrs. (1biological,1physical)
    3yrs. Recommended (UC)
  • e - Foreign Language 2 yrs. required, 3yrs.
  • recommended (UC) (same language)
  • f - Visual Performing Arts 1yr
  • G Elective course 1yr
  • must have a grade of C or better in all a-g
    courses

13
SAT/ACT
  • Fee waivers
  • ACT
  • February 9th April 13th
  • June 8th
  • SAT
  • March 9th May 4th June 1st

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CSU System
CSU Sonoma
San Diego State
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SAT Sample
  • 3.0 10-12 grade academic gpa
  • X 800
  • 2400
  • 500 SAT math score
  • 500 SAT reading score
  • 3400 Eligibility Index

17
ACT Sample
  • 3.0 10-12 grade academic gpa
  • X 200
  • 600
  • 180 ACT composite score x 10
  • 780 Eligibilty Index

18
CSU Eligibility
  • Based on your eligibility index
  • SAT ACT
  • 10-12 academic GPA 10-12 academic gpa
  • X 800 plus X 200 plus
  • math reading score ACT composite score
  • X 10
  • Non impacted schools 2900 or above
  • Bakersfield East Bay Monterey
  • Dominguez Hills Channel Islands
  • Maritime Academy Stanislaus
  • San Marcos 2900 with at least a 2.75 gpa

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Eligibility Indexes Contd
  • Local schools 2900 and above
  • CSU Sacramento
  • CSU Stanislaus
  • CSU Fresno
  • Schools starting at 3200 and above
  • San Francisco State
  • San Jose State
  • Sonoma State

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Eligibility Indexes Contd
  • Averages from 2012
  • San Diego 4180 Cal Poly Pomona 3810
  • San Bernardino 3342
  • Chico 3150
  • CSU Los Angeles 3020 Humboldt 3010
  • Fullerton 3600
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Long Beach
  • is based on the major3200 up
  • Northridges 3700 (at least 3.2 gpa)

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SAT/ACT
  • 2900 SAT 720 ACT
  • 3200 SAT 760 ACT

22
CSU English/Math Assessments
  • English placement test EPT
  • Math placement test ELM
  • Must test by May the earlier the better
  • You can take it at any CSU campus
  • www.calstate.edu/eap

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CSU English/ Math Assessments
  • Exemptions
  • ELM/Math
  • 550 on SAT, 23 on ACT, AP test 3
  • CST score of 1
  • CST score of 2 with senior year of math with
    Algebra II as a prerequisite
  • EPT/English
  • 500 on SAT, 22 on ACT, AP test 3
  • CST score of 1

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Educational Opportunity Program
  • Designed to improve access and retention of
    historically low-income and educationally
    disadvantaged students.
  • EOP students have the potential and demonstrated
    motivation to perform satisfactorily at a CSU,
    but they have not been able to realize their
    potential because of their economic or
    educational background.
  • The program provides admission and academic
    assistance to EOP-eligible undergraduate
    students.
  • The program offers financial assistance to
    eligible students.
  • Campuses tailor their programs to accommodate the
    needs of their student population.
  • www.csumentor.edu/admissionapp/eop_apply.asp.

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EOPEducational Opportunity Program
  • Applicants must
  • Demonstrate academic potential
  • Have motivation to succeed
  • Be California residents
  • Meet the income criteria
  • Who May Apply
  • First time freshman
  • Historically low-income
  • First generation college students
  • Disadvantaged background

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2012-2013 EOP Family Income Guidelines
  • Dependent Students
  • Family Size Maximum Income
  • 2 33,900
  • 3 37,900
  • 4 43,800
  • 5 49,500
  • 6 55,800
  • 7 60,600
  • 8 65,400

28
UC System
UC Irvine
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
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UC Eligibility
  • Complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory
    courses (a-g courses), with at least 11 finished
    prior to the beginning of your senior year.
  • Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better
    with no grade lower than a C-.
  • Meet the examination requirement by taking the
    ACT With Writing or the SAT Reasoning Test by
    December of your senior year. We don't require
    SAT Subject Tests, but certain programs on some
    campuses recommend them.

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Comprehensive Review of the Application
  • What do the UC campuses look for?
  • Good grades test scores
  • Well-rounded students
  • Assess the student within his/her context
  • Not just the personal statement the full
    applicant and the full application are important
  • Take the time to fill out all of the application
    completely and accurately

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Comprehensive Review
  • Achievements in Special Projects
  • Improvement in Academic Performance
  • Special Talents, Achievements, and Awards
  • Participation in Educational Preparation Programs
  • Academic Accomplishment Within Life Experiences
  • Geographic Location
  • Grade-Point Average
  • Test Scores
  • Courses Completed/Planned
  • Honors Courses
  • Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC)
  • Quality of Senior-Year Program of Study
  • Academic Opportunities in California High Schools
  • Performance in Academic Subject Areas

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Personal Statement
  • WHAT ADMISSIONS OFFICERS LOOK FOR, IN ORDER OF
    IMPORTANCE
  •    Writing Ability The best predictor of a
    students survival rate in college is often her
    writing abilitynot just include grammar and
    spelling, but sentence variety and how naturally
    your ideas flow.
  •    Voice and Personality For many schools,
    including UCs, the essay serves as a replacement
    for an interview.  This is your chance to give
    them an idea of your personality, and what you
    will bring to their school. 
  •    Topic Do you have anything interesting to
    say?  (If theres something remarkable about you
    that cant be listed on your resume, this is a
    great chance to discuss it.)

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The Personal Statement
Statement 1 Describe the world you come from
for example, your family, community or school
and tell us how your world has shaped your dreams
and aspirations.  Statement 2 Tell us about a
personal quality, talent, accomplishment,
contribution or experience that is important to
you. What about this quality or accomplishment
makes you proud and how does it relate to the
person you are? Additional Comments Use this
space to tell us anything else you want us to
know about you and your academic record that you
have not had the opportunity to describe
elsewhere in the application. Limit your response
to 1000 words or less. Must be at least 250 for
one.
34
SAT Subject Tests
  • Recommended by some UCs
  • Berkeley Chemistry and Engineering
  • Irvine Arts, Engineering and CSE
  • UCLA Engineering and Applied Science
  • San Diego Engineering, Biological or Physical
    Science
  • Santa Barbara Creative Studies, Engineering,
    Computer Science
  • Riverside Bourns College of Engineering
    College of Natural Agricultural Sciences

35
ELC / Eligibility in the Local Context
  • The only UC to guarantee ELC acceptance for the
    2013-2014 school year is UC Merced
  • The other UCs will count ELC as one of the 14
    comprehensive review standards.

36
BLUE GOLD PLANFor California residents whose
families earn less than 80,000 and who qualify
for financial assistance, the plan will fully
cover UCs system wide tuition and fees.
  • UC Berkeley Middle Class Access Plan (MCAP)
  • Sets a 15 cap on parental contributions for
    families with gross income from 80k to 140k
    annually

37
Western Undergraduate ExchangeWUE
  • www.wue.wiche.edu
  • If you are a resident of a WICHE state, you are
    eligible to request a reduced WUE tuition rate of
    150 of the resident rate at one of the 145
    participating schools in the West.
  • WICHE states include Alaska, Arizona,
    California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana,
    Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, South
    Dakota, Utah, Washington, Wyoming.

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NCAA/NAIA
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • www.ncaa.org/eligibility SAT code 9999
  • National Association Intercollegiate Athletics
  • www.playnaia.org SAT code 9876
  • Cost NAIA 60 NCAA 60
  • Eligible for a Fee Waiver if you received a fee
    waiver for the SAT or ACT
  • Must submit a final transcript

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Community Service
  • Check with Ms. Fell in the Career Center and the
  • Class of 2012 Senior News
  • New Hope Care Center
  • Astoria Gardens
  • Tracy Animal Shelter
  • Tracy Boys and Girls Club
  • Sutter Tracy Hospital
  • Tracy Library
  • McHenry House
  • Tracy Interfaith Ministries
  • Tracy Convalescent Hospital
  • Give Every Child a Chance Tutoring
  • Block W
  • Key Club

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COMMUNITY SERVICE
  • LONGEVITY
  • SOMETHING YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT
  • PEER LEADERSHIP
  • ETHNIC/RACE COMMUNITY
  • FAITH COMMUNITY
  • HOW DID I MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN MY COMMUNITY?

42
AP Exams
  • Earn college credits
  • Save money

43
FAFSA - What You Will Need
  • Drivers license/California ID
  • Social Security number
  • Alien registration number if not a U.S. citizen
  • Students 2012 income information
  • Parents 2012 income information
  • Final 2012 paystub
  • Records of untaxed income (welfare, child
    support, social security benefits)
  • List of colleges you are interested in attending

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AB 131 Dream Act, Part II
  • Signed into law on October 8, 2011
  • Becomes effective January 1, 2013
  • Allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to
  • Apply for receive institutional grants like UC
    Grant, State University Grant, Educational
    Opportunity Program and Educational Opportunity
    Program Services fee waivers
  • Apply for receive Board of Governors fee
    waivers at the California Community Colleges
  • Apply for receive state financial aid,
    including Cal Grants and Chafee Foster Youth
    Grants for use at eligible public and private
    institutions

45
Acceptance Letters/ Financial AID Award Letters
  • March/April
  • Pell Grants
  • Cal Grants
  • Work Study
  • Subsidized Loans
  • Unsubsidized Loans
  • Parent Loans

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General Information
  • Open a bank account
  • Make sure you have an ID card or drivers license
  • Always use the same name that is on your social
    security card
  • Good e-mail addresses

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Timelines
  • PSAT Soph, Jr
  • SAT/ACT Jr, Sr
  • Campus visits all years
  • Scholarships Jr, Sr / Career Center
  • Community Service all years/Career Center
  • Financial Aid Sr / January
  • GPA Verification Sr / Winter
  • Apply to Colleges Sr / Fall

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COLLEGE VISTS
  • Plan side trips during your vacations
  • CSUs
  • UCs
  • Private Schools
  • Out of State Schools
  • Check with the school for tours

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Work hard
  • Increase your opportunities after graduation!
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