This action might not be possible to undo. Are you sure you want to continue?
Community Service is a graduation
requirement. Look for a volunteer opportunity in a career area that interests you, if possible. Check with your U.S. History teacher for approval before you begin volunteering. If you enjoy your work, don’t stop at the required 30 hours! Many colleges and scholarship programs are impressed when students show a strong commitment of volunteer work – shoot for 100 - 200 hours!
Getting into College: The UCs and CSUs require completion of the
A-G courses with grades of A, B, or C. •A - 2 years History •B - 4 years English •C - 3 years Math through Intermediate Algebra •D - 2 years Lab Science •E - 2 years Foreign Language •F - 1 year Fine Arts •G - 1 year College Prep Elective(an extra course from one of the above)
Attend a College Fair The district
college fair will be held at Castle Park High on October 10, 5:00- 8:30 p.m. Many colleges will be there with great info on a variety of topics. There will also be workshops on topics such as paying for college and how to choose a college.
•Remember - D’s don’t count for College!
•Repeat a-g classes if you receive a D grade. See your counselor for specific recommendations. Credit Recovery classes are available on the OHS campus after school.
Most Important Criteria for College Acceptance: Practice College Entrance Exams
are an excellent way of preparing for college admission. On Wednesday, October 16 all juniors will take the PSAT at no charge. This year your score will be compared to other 11th graders across the country who take this important exam. We recommend you take the “real” college entrance exams- the SAT or ACT – in the spring. 1. GPA 2. SAT or ACT Scores 3. Rigorous Classes 4. Leadership 5. Extra-Curricular Activities
The University of California (UCs) are
competitive: take EXTRA science, math, foreign language – minimums are not enough!