Passing all classes is extremely important as students have very few opportunities to make up credits. Many teachers are available during lunch. After-school tutoring is available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays for English, Math, Science and Social Science. Math tutoring is also available daily at lunch in 1510. Pick up a tutor log and schedule in the Student Service Center to earn tutoring credit.
Juniors will be taking state tests soon. We recommend that they authorize the release of their “College Readiness” results by marking the “release” button. The CSU’s and Community Colleges they designate will automatically receive their results to help determine college readiness and may eliminate the need for further placement tests.
Juniors who plan to apply to 4-year colleges and universities must take the SAT www.collegeboard.com
or ACT www.act.org
. (UC bound students must also request to take the essay portion of the SAT or ACT.) If your Junior has not already done so, he/she should sign up for one or both of these tests now as the last test for this school year is in June
. Free test prep is available through Kaplan www.kaptest.com
or Khan Academy www.khanacademy.org
Juniors should go online to search for colleges and universities. A helpful site for California colleges/universities is www.californiacolleges.edu
. (This is also a great site to take a Career Assessment for students who are undecided about their career path.) Make college visits during Spring Break. Before senior year, develop a list of prospective schools.
Athletes - Juniors who hope to obtain a college athletic scholarship or simply want to play sports as a freshman in college, should fill out an online form with the NCAA Eligibility Center. (www.eligiblilitycenter.org )