Information for Incoming Freshmen

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Transcript Information for Incoming Freshmen

Welcome to Westmont you are the

Class of 2017

Becoming a Warrior

Introductions

 Counselors   Aaron Duron (A-L) Kim Witthaus (M- Z)

What You will Learn Today

     What are the high school graduation and college requirements?

What classes do ninth graders take?

How do students get involved at school?

What do high school teachers expect?

What are proven study skills for success?

The path a student chooses in high school and the good habits they establish open doors for the future.

High School

Graduation Requirements           English Social Science Math (Algebra 1 and Geometry) Science (2 years) Physical Education Fine Art * Applied Art * Foreign Language * * 30 units using two categories General Electives Total (minimum requirements) + California High School Exit Exam 40 30 20 20 20 10 10 10 60 220

College Admission Requirements: UC and CSU

       English History Math (Alg1, Geo & Alg 2) Lab Science ( Bio. Chem/Phys) Foreign Language Visual & Performing Arts College Prep Elective  

Must earn a “C” or better in all classes SAT or ACT Exams MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

4 years 2 years 3 years 2 years 2 years 1 year 1 year

Typical 9

th

Grade Schedule

      English Math PE Science Foreign Language\Elective Elective

8th Grade Teacher’s Recommendation Required

    English 1 Honors * Summer reading assignment Geometry or Algebra 2 Biology Spanish 2

Course Selection

ELECTIVES: REQUIRED CLASSES

1. English 1 or English 1 Honors 2.

Alger 1 or Geometry or Algebra 2 3. PE 4.

Integrated Sci, Agricultural Science or Biology First Choice Elective_____________ Second Choice Elective___________ Third Choice Elective____________

Electives

   Students must select one elective from the list provided Parent & Student signatures required All classes are year-long courses.

Clubs and Athletics

Over 30 Different Clubs Matt Kolda, Activities Director 21 Different Athletic Teams Brett Peterson, Athletic Director Cheerleading, Drama, Color Guard, Link Crew, Peer Trainers, CSF, Robotics Speech & Debate, Leadership

Block Schedule

A Day

0 Period Period 1 Brunch Period 2 TIME

B Day

7:15 – 8:05 0 Period 8:15 – 9:50 Period 4 9:50 - 10:00 Brunch 10:05 -11:45 Period 5 Study Hall 11:50 - 12:20 Study Hall Lunch Period 3 12:35 - 2:10 Lunch 1:00 – 2:35 Period 6

What Do High School Teachers Expect?

That Students…  become more self-reliant over time.

     ask questions for clarification.

know when they need help and learn to ask for it.

come prepared and ready to learn.

complete their homework.

make up missing assignments when they are absent.

Homework

   Expect homework EVERY DAY for Math, English, Science, Foreign Language (core subjects) Complete A-day homework on A-days and B-day homework on B-days, this allows students to go to study hall with questions BEFORE the homework is due.

Use a daily planner, SchoolLoop to keep track of daily assignments and projects and Aeries to track grades and achievement in class.

Keep a Daily Planner

   List all classes, assignments, due dates.

Check SchoolLoop for deadlines and daily assignments Plan ahead and build study time into your day.

You Should Try

        Study groups Quizzing yourself Taking notes in class Create exams from your notes Write down what you know Say out loud what you know Explain what you know to someone Use flashcards

Academic Support

   Tutorial every morning: 11:50 – 12:20 (regular schedule) Homework Center After School: Monday – Thursday, 2:25 – 3:30 PM In the Library: Teacher + Peer Tutors Support Programs: Algebra Workshop, English Workshop

District Transfers

    Intra-district transfer applications are due March 15 th , to the District Office.

Applications are available in the Westmont High School main office or CUHSD district office.

Inter-district transfers: Students must be released from their home district and complete application process.

Students will not be enrolled in classes until transfers are approved by the district office.