The college search can be overwhelming without a general understanding of the process. Keeping in mind that new sites are created all the time, the internet listing below contains some of the best places to get started.The guidance office also provides numerous books and a computer station. Parents, remember to check the Guidance Newsletter that is mailed home quarterly and Channel 19. Students, remember to check the Guidance Gazette that is distributed in every Junior and Senior homeroom. Following these information guides and using the information in the College Planning Guide distributed at Junior conference should help make your search successful.
Through courses in English, Mathematics, Science, World Language and Social Studies, students will gain the requisite academic knowledge, technical and critical thinking skills for college level work in the 21st century.
The academic unit is the term normally used by colleges and universities to express a quantitative evaluation of high school courses acceptable as preparation for college. A full year academic course is evaluated as one unit; a semester course is evaluated as a half unit. Admissions requirements by four-year institutions generally require that a student complete 16 academic units upon graduation from high school. Colleges and universities determine what courses qualify as academic units. Generally speaking, courses in English, Mathematics, Science, World Language and Social Studies are acceptable. Physical Education and electives are not considered academic units. World Language required minimum years of study for four-year college applicants is two years of the same language taken during high school, grades 9–12.
College Junior Night is great way to get informed about what's ahead in the college search process. Below are some resources to go through and will be explained at College Junior Night.
The NCAA requires certain courses be taken in order to be eligible for college sports. To help plan your course selection, the NCAA has provided a list of courses we offer, which they will accept. If you are an athlete and interested in playing sports in college please take the time to look over the courses. The course list is on the Following page under Online Resources.
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