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Academic Support

Academic Support

Students who are in need or want support in courses are offered a variety of help through the office of Academic Support.  Those students who are identified by teachers, parents or themselves are able to: Utilize the Extended Learning Center after school everyday until 4:00 pm Meet with teachers after school for remediation or help Request individual adjustments through our STEP/MAP program
 
When students are identified as needing additional academic support, whether or not related to a disability, a Support Team Educational Plan (STEP) or Minor Adjustment Plan (MAP) may be implemented. The support team may recommend minor educational adjustments based upon a student’s testing history, classroom work and teacher observations. Parents have the responsibility of providing all relevant history and data to provide best possible outcomes for the student and to properly assist in the STEP/MAP team evaluation.

 

Timelines

FALL
  1. Set yourself up for success! Be in class, on time every day!
  2. Challenge yourself in your classes
  3. Learn to self-advocate! Speak with your teachers often about your progress.
  4. Get involved! Join clubs and sports
  5. Club Day-September
  6. Explore colleges at bigfuture.org. Search colleges by location, major, cost & more
  7. Attend College Fair
  8. Attend college rep visits during lunch and Flex Period
  9. Make a file to record your extracurricular activities, Christian service hours, leadership experiences, awards, and any involvement in school.
  10. Prepare for the PSAT in October
 
WINTER:
  1. Check your 1st semester grades. Meet with counselor to make sure you are on track for graduation and college admissions
  2. Make adjustments to your schedule if needed
  3. Review your PSAT score. Read, read, read! Best way to improve your score.
  4. Link your PSAT results to the Khan Academy for personalized SAT preparation
  5. Begin compiling your college list. Your list should include 20-25 colleges you are interested in
  6. Attend college rep visits during lunch and Flex Period
  7. Attend college campus tours. Sign-up sheets posted on information board
  8. Maintain involvement in clubs on campus
  9. Attend Student-Led Conferences
 
SPRING
  1. Attend transcript check-in with counselor
  2. Monitor your quarter grades. Meet with teachers during Flex Period and Time for Time.
  3. Make plans for summer school
  4. Continue to volunteer and participate in extracurricular activities to enhance your academic resume
  5. Explore Cal State Apply/UC websites to research various campuses/majors/deadlines/requirements calstate.edu/apply and www.ucop.edu/pathways
  6. Explore California Career Zone and Career Café for personality and interest assessments. This will guide you when selecting a college major.
  7. Attend all college opportunities on campus
  8. Meet with counselor to discuss sophomore year courses
  9. Attend Scheduling Fair to learn about Honors/AP Courses
 
SUMMER
  1. Visit college campuses
  2. Attend summer school to remediate any classes you need for graduation or college eligibility
  3. Continue to record and track your service hours and extracurricular activities to build your academic resume.
  4. Rest up for Sophomore Year!
  5. Enjoy your summer!!
FALL
  1. August 26th—10th Grade College Night 6 PM
  2. Explore colleges at bigfuture.org. Search colleges by location, major, cost & more
  3. Compile your college list. Good balance of reach, good matches, and safety schools
  4. September 9th—College Fair
  5. Attend college rep visits during lunch and Flex Period
  6. Attend Sophomore Transcript Check-In with counselor
  7. Make a file to record your extracurricular activities, Christian service hours, leadership experiences, awards, and any involvement in school.
  8. Prepare for the PSAT in October
  9. Explore Cal State Apply/UC websites to research various campuses/majors /requirements calstate.edu/apply and www.ucop.edu/pathways
 
WINTER:
  1. Check your semester grades. Meet with counselor to make sure you are on track for graduation and college admissions
  2. Review your PSAT score. Read, read, read! Best way to improve your score.
  3. Link your PSAT results to the Khan Academy for personalized SAT preparation
  4. Continue compiling your college lists. Your list should include 15-20 colleges you are interested in
  5. Attend college rep visits during lunch and Flex Period
 
SPRING
  1. Attend transcript check-in with counselor
  2. Make plans for summer school
  3. Continue to volunteer and participate in extracurricular activities to enhance your academic resume
  4. Visit college campuses over Easter Break
  5. Explore Cal State Apply/UC websites to research various campuses/majors/deadlines/requirements calstate.edu/apply and www.ucop.edu/pathways
  6. Explore California Career Zone and Career Café for help on selecting a college major
  7. Explore colleges at bigfuture.org. Search colleges by location, major, cost & more
  8. Attend all college opportunities on campus
  9. Meet with counselor to discuss junior year courses
  10. Attend Scheduling Fair to learn about AP courses
 
SUMMER
  1. Visit college campuses
  2. Attend summer school to remediate any classes you need for graduation or college eligibility
  3. Begin reviewing college essay prompts. Visit www.commonapp.org and ucop.edu/pathways for the Essay Prompts & UC Insight Questions
  4. Explore Cal State Apply/UC websites to research various campuses/majors/deadlines/requirements calstate.edu/apply and www.ucop.edu/pathways
  5. Research impacted majors, Early Decision Applications, and FAFSA information
  6. Explore California Career Zone and Career Café for help on selecting a college major
FALL
  1. Assess your course schedule. Your courses should be challenging yet not overwhelming. The key is to take rigorous courses AND do well in them
  2. August 26th—11th Grade College Night 5:30 PM
  3. Explore colleges at www.bigfuture.org. Search colleges by location, major, cost & more
  4. Continue to compile your college list. Good balance of reach, good matches, and safety schools. Refer to How to Compile  a College List handout
  5. September 9th—College  Fair
  6. September 14 & 21- SAT Prep Classes
  7. September 25th—Financial Aid Night 6 PM    
  8. October-16th- PSAT. Juniors are able to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship Program
  9. Attend college rep visits during lunch and Flex Period. Even if you are not interested in the school, attend to learn about the opportunities, scholarships & programs available to you. Introduce yourself to the Admissions Counselor.
  10. Attend Junior Transcript Check-In with counselor
  11. Take college courses to enhance your transcript for college. Check with counselor for campuses & acceptable courses
  12. Make a file to manage your college search/ testing/application data
  13. Continue to record activities/sports/awards for your resume and brag sheet
  14. Research scholarships (Visit information board outside of the cafeteria)
  15. Explore Cal State Apply/UC websites to research various campuses/majors/deadlines/requirements www.calstate.edu/apply and www.ucop.edu/pathways
  16.  
WINTER
  1. Check your semester grades. Meet with counselor to make sure you are on track for graduation and college admissions Junior year is one of the most important academic years for college admission
  2. Continue compiling your college lists
  3. All juniors create a College Board account with counselor to register for the SAT
  4. Attend college rep visits during lunch and Flex Period
  5. Explore cb.org/opportunity to earn scholarships
 
SPRING
  1. March-College Application Admission Process Workshop
  2. Junior College Night
  3. Register to take the May 2 /June 6 SAT
  4. Attend Scheduling Fair to learn about senior year AP and Honors courses
  5. Meet with counselor to determine senior year courses
  6. Check the college information board for fee waiver info and SAT/ACT registration deadlines
  7. Transcript check-in with counselor
  8. Make plans for summer school
  9. Consider which teachers you would like to write a letter of recommendation for your applications
  10. Visit college campuses over Easter Break
  11. Explore Cal State Apply/UC websites to research various campuses/majors/deadlines/requirements www.calstate.edu/apply  and www.ucop.edu/pathways
  12. Explore California Career Zone and Career Café for help on selecting a college major   
  13. Explore colleges at www.bigfuture.org.  Search colleges by location, major, cost & more
  14. May-take all AP exams
 
SUMMER
  1. Visit college campuses
  2. Attend summer school to remediate any classes you need for graduation or college eligibility
  3. Begin drafting your college essay/personal statements. Visit www.commonapp.org and www.ucop.edu/pathways for the Essay Prompts & UC Insight Questions
  4. Explore Cal State Apply/UC websites to research various campuses/majors/deadlines/requirements www.calstate.edu/apply  and www.ucop.edu/pathways
  5. Explore California Career Zone and Career Café for help on selecting a college major   
  6. Work on resume and brag sheet
  7. Enjoy your summer!
  • Time for Time
     is designed to help a student grow in responsibility and maintain his/her assignments in a timely manner. “Time for Time” takes place with the teacher; therefore, teachers will inform a student when they will be available to fulfill the “Time for Time” commitment. Students who are not completing assignments will find this time useful in receiving the instruction and guidance they need to remain current with the course.