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Title: Welcome back for the 2014-2015 school year

Welcome back for the 2014-2015 school year
RHS Counseling Staff
  • Counselors are located in the main office.
    They are available for drop in appointments
    before school, lunch time and after school. If
    you would like a more in depth appointment please
    sign up on your counselors clipboards located in
    the counseling hallway.
  • Ms. Banke, students with last names (A-F).
    Purple clipboard
  • Mr. Rodda, students with last names (G-O).
    Yellow clipboard
  • Mrs. Moreira, students with last names (P-Z).
    Blue clipboard

Road Map to Success
How to be successful in high school
Keeping up with all my homework
  • Every student should use an agenda, regardless of
    grade level!
  • How do I use an agenda and what do I use it for?
  • 1. Write down homework assignments
  • every period, (every subject),
  • 2. Write None if you have no homework
  • assignments
  • 3. Write down due dates for assignments
  • and projects
  • 4. Write down test and quiz dates. Study

Benefits of tutorial
  • Tutorial is a 40 minute block of time built into
    your schedule
  • Designed for students to work on homework, make
    up tests and work with teachers to get additional
  • Use this time wisely!

RHS Graduation Requirements
  • English 40
  • Math 30 (Math 1 and Math 2)
  • Science 20 (1 life and 1 physical)
  • Social Studies 30
  • Art/Foreign Language 20
  • P.E. 20
  • Electives 70
  • Total Credits Required 230

Other Graduation Requirements
  • All students must pass the California High
    School Exit Exam and all subject requirements to
    receive a high school diploma.
  • There are two parts, Math and English
  • Can pass each part separately (score of 350)
  • All students must pass this exam and all courses
    required for graduation to earn a diploma
  • The first opportunity to take CAHSEE is in
    February of 10th grade year

Universities- UC and CSU
  • Entrance Requirements
  • - a-g Requirements
  • . History 2 years English 4 years
  • Math 3 years Laboratory
    Science 2 years Foreign Language 2
  • Visual Performing Arts 1 year
  • Elective 1 year
  • Must complete these courses with Cs or higher
    BOTH semesters
  • Grade Point Averages
  • -General RuleThe lower the GPA, the higher the
    scores must be
  • -UC Minimum GPA 3.0
  • -CSU Minimum GPA 2.0

These are minimum requirements. To be more
competitive consider taking additional courses.
Check the website www.ucop.edu/doorways/ for
RHS/UC certified course list.
a-g college entrance requirements C or better
both semesters are required for course to
count ---Integrated science and Econ/Econ AP meet
g elective---
Biology/ Bio H Chemistry / Chemistry H
e. Lang. other than English-2
Year 4 Year AP
How Do I Calculate My GPA?
  • GPA Grade Point Average
  • Why is my GPA important?
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA required to play sports, to
    participate in extra curricular activities, and
    to get a work permit
  • A 4 points
  • B 3 points
  • C 2 points
  • D 1 point
  • F 0 points
  • The sum of your grades, divided by the number of
    classes GPA

9th grade suggested courses and activities
  • Take challenging courses (including honors
    classes) that satisfy a-g requirements including
    a college prep English, math, science and a
    language other than English
  • Aim for As and Bs in all of your classes.
    Focus on your class work and homework to develop
    study skills you will need to succeed in college
  • Join clubs, play sports and volunteer. Keep a
    time log of hours for college applications

10th grade suggested courses and activities
  • Take English, math, science, history and a
    language other than English. Consider taking
    honors level courses if appropriate
  • Try to earn A and B grades in all of your
    classes. Studying hard in high school will help
    prepare you for college coursework
  • Focus on your class work and your homework to
    develop the study skills you will need to succeed
    in college
  • Sign up for and take the PSAT (Preliminary SAT)
    offered in October. This test will help you gage
    your strengths and weaknesses

11th grade suggested courses and activities
  • Take English, math, science, history and language
    other than English. Take honors and AP level
    courses if appropriate
  • Meet with counselor to make sure you are on track
    and taking the college preparatory courses to
    meet a-g college admissions
  • Visit college campuses. Take a tour and listen
    to presentations about academic programs,
    admission requirements and financial aid. Bring
    a copy of your high school transcript
  • Maintain A and B grades. This is especially
    important during the junior year
  • In October take the PSAT. Use the results to see
    where you are strong and where you need to
    improve to be ready for college
  • Spring semester register to take SAT and/or ACT
  • Take the CSU Early Assessment Program (EAP)

12th grade suggested courses and activities
  • Take English, math, science, history and language
    other than English. Continue taking honors and AP
    courses if appropriate
  • Review class schedule with counselor to ensure
    you are meeting all of your a-g requirements
  • September Register to take SAT or ACT. Last
    date to test for seniors is month of December
  • October 1 through November 30th Apply to CSU
  • November 1st through November 30th Apply to UC
  • Private and/or out of state application timelines
    vary please check with each campus individually

12th grade continued
  • January 1st through March 2nd
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (2
  • - Cal Grant GPA information release form
  • - FAFSA completed online at
  • May Take AP exams for any Advanced Placement
    courses student is enrolled in
  • Summer Take part in summer orientation programs
    for incoming college freshman. Obtain academic

NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Any students interested in playing a Division I
    or II sport in college needs to register with the
    Eligibility Center at the beginning of their
    junior year. Register at www.eligibilitycenter.org
  • Students should have their SAT and/or ACT scores
    sent to the Eligibility Center
  • For additional information visit the NCAA
    Eligibility Center Web site at

Family Connection from Naviance
  • Family Connection from Naviance is a school wide
    computer based program to determine the best path
    to college and career
  • All grade levels will be able to research
    colleges, scholarships, careers, enrichment
    programs and courses all in one location
  • Seniors will use family connection
  • Request transcripts for colleges, scholarships
    and NCAA
  • Will link with common app when applying to
    private colleges

College and Career Center
  • Melissa Vallejo-College and Career Center Tech
  • Open Monday-Friday 930am-400pm in room A129
  • We will provide up to date testing dates and
    application deadlines, scholarships, as well as
    expanding student's knowledge of various careers
    and the schools that will help meet those dreams.
    We will hold workshops and guest speakers to give
    further insight to help make those dreams a
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