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Title: Incoming 9th Grade Parent/Student Night


1
Incoming 9th Grade Parent/Student Night
  • Tiffany Garcia (A Fe)
  • Lianne Lau (Fi K)
  • Yoko Druten (L Ra)
  • Tania Barricklow (Re Z)
  • Holli Heller College Career Coordinator

2
The Counselors Role
  • Academic
  • College
  • Career
  • Personal/social

3
Online Resources
  • www.whs.tusd.org
  • www.parentconnect.tusd.org
  • http//connection.naviance.com/westhigh

4
Aim For A Balanced Program
  • Allow for a period of adjustment
  • Manageable schedule
  • Athletics and activities require extra hours
  • Honors courses demand extra study hours

5
  • 9th Grade Required Courses
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Health/ Intro to Bus OR Health/ Wld Geo
  • Physical Education
  • Elective

6
English
  • English 1
  • English 1H
  • English 1(S) ELL students only

7
Health
  • Health / Introduction to Business
  • Health / World Geography
  • ONLINE Health

8
Mathematics
  • In order to move on to the next math class, you
    must pass your current math class with a C or
    better.
  • The following is the order of progression for
    math
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry or Geometry H
  • Algebra 2 or Algebra 2 H
  • Trigonometry, PreCalc or PreCalc H

9
Science
  • The following is the order of progression for
    science
  • Current Class Next Years Class
  • 8th Grade Science Physical Science of Earth
    or Biology
  • Biology H Chemistry, Chemistry H, or
    PSE In order to enroll in Biology as a 9th
    grader, you must be concurrently enrolled in
    Geometry. In order to enroll in Chemistry as
    a 9th grader, you must be concurrently enrolled
    in Algebra 2.

10
Visual and Performing Artsand World Language
  • To receive a high school diploma, you must take 1
    year of a Visual and Performing Art (VPA) or 1
    year of a World Language
  • To fulfill A-G requirements for 4 year colleges,
    you must take 1 year of a VPA and 2 years of the
    same World Language
  • World Language courses offered Korean Japanese
    Spanish French
  • Visual Performing Art courses offered Theatre
    Arts 1 Art 1 Beg Instruments Costume
    (Fashion) Glee Int Instruments Percussion Choir
    Advanced Band

11
Physical Education
  • Options include
  • PE 9 Drill Team/Hip Hop
  • Beginning Dance Pep Squad
  • PE Band Athletics
  • Note Courses with an asterisk require coaches
    approval and/or tryout.

12
Electives
  • Career Technology Education elective courses
    include
  • Food Science
  • Design Architecture
  • Wood 1
  • AP Human Geography

13
Zero Period
  • Zero period classes offered include
  • PE Band
  • Forensics Workshop/Debate
  • Geometry H
  • Biology H

14
SCHEDULING
  • Bert Lynn Middle School
  • Wednesday, April 15th
  • Thursday, April 16th
  • Jefferson Middle School
  • Monday, April 20th
  • Wednesday, April 22nd

15
Please have the following when you meet with your
counselor
  • A completed course selection sheet (blue) signed
    by a parent
  • A signed and completed Honors/AP Commitment
    form(if applicable)
  • A signed and completed Assessing Strengths 2015
    form(if applicable)

16
Enrollment Procedures for New TUSD Students
  • WhenEnrollment will begin on May 1, 2015
  • WhereFamily Welcome Enrollment Center2336
    Plaza Del Amo, Torrance CA 90509www.tusd.org
    (Click the green Family Welcome Enrollment Center
    link)
  • Please BringStudents birth certificate or
    passportStudents immunization recordsStudents
    most recent report card or transcript2 proofs of
    residency - Utility bills (dated within the past
    60 days) - Mortgage statement (dated within the
    past 60 days) - Property tax (current year) -
    Rental / Lease agreement
  • What Next?Contact Karen McKelvey, WHS Registrar,
    to make a counseling appointment after enrollment
    is completed. (310) 533-4299 x7614

17
Sessions Locations
  • 630 700 Session 1
  • 705 735 Session 2
  • 740 810 Session 3

Fall Athletics Gym (Session 1) Winter
Athletics Gym (Session 2) Spring
Athletics Gym (Session 3) Honors /
AP Pavilion (Session 12) Counselors Q
A Café 5 Band / Color Guard Café 4 Drill
Team / Hip Hop Team Room 4100 Choir Room
5103 Speech Debate Room 5107
(Session13) iLead Room 5107 (Session
2) College Planning 101 Room
5108 Dance Room 5213 Academic
Decathlon Room 5139 AP Human
Geography Room 5100
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