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Four Year Personal Learning Plan

Grade Point Average

Semester grade point averages will be computed using the numerical value listed below (i.e. A=4). For AP and Honors classes only, grades points will be computed using a different numerical value (i.e. A=5).  Physical education classes are not counted in the computation of GPA with the exception of determining eligibility.

Regular or Standard College Prep Courses Advanced Placement or Honors Courses
A = 4 grade points assigned A = 5 grade points assigned
B = 3 grade points assigned B = 4 grade points assigned
C = 2 grade points assigned C = 3 grade points assigned
D = 1 grade points assigned D = 1 grade point assigned
F = 0 grade points assigned F = grade point assigned

A Typical Four Year Plan

Below is a typical plan for a college-bound student; following the minimum UC/CSU a-g course sequence.  Please note that each student's plan will be as individual as they are depending on such factors as their academic strengths, what career choice they wish to pursue, and what college or other institutes of higher learning they chose to apply to or attend.  Students and parents can use this plan as a guide and then personalize it according to their academic and social involvement in school.  Detailed information regarding the UC/CSU a-g course sequence.

Please note that this plan starts with world language I during grade 9, which may not be consistent for all students.   Other options include:

  1. If a student is not enrolled in a world language course (i.e. Spanish or French) during grade 9, following is the sequence to meet the a-g college admission requirement for world language:  Grade 9 - No world language course; Grade 10: World Language I; Grade 11- World Language II.

All courses taken to satisfy college admission requirements must be completed with all semester grades of A, B, or C.  

Grade 9   Grade 10  
Fall Semester Spring Semester Fall Semester Spring Semester
English I or Honors English I or Honors English II or Honors English II or Honors
Algebra I or higher math Algebra I or higher math Geometry or higher math Geometry or higher math

Life Science Biology or Honors

Life Science Biology or Honors

Physical Science Concept. Physics Chemistry (Reg or Honors), or physics

Physical Science Concept. Physics Chemistry (Reg or Honors), or physics

Health

or elective if taking during summer

CTE semester course World History or AP European World History or AP European
PE 9 or Sport PE 9 or Sport PE or Sport PE or Sport

World Language I (for college)

or other elective

World Language I (for college)

or other elective

World Language II (for college)

or other elective

World Language II (for college)

or other elective

Credits = 30 Credits = 60 Credits = 90 Credits = 120
 Grade 11    Grade 12  
 Fall Semester  Spring Semester  Fall Semester  Spring Semester
English III or AP Language English III or AP Language ERWC, English IV, AP  Langauge or AP Literature Literature ERWC, English IV, AP  Langauge or AP Literature Literature
U.S. History or AP American History U.S. History or AP American History Amer Gov't, AP Amer Gov't/Econ, or AP Econ/AP Amer. Gov't Amer Gov't, AP Amer Gov't/Econ, or AP Econ/AP Amer. Gov't

Algebra II or Honors Algebra II/Trig or higher math (for college)

Non-college- Beginning Personal Finance

Algebra II or Honors Algebra II/Trig or higher math

Non-college- Beginning Personal Finance

Advanced Math (for college - 4 years recommended)

Advanced Math (for college - 4 years recommenced)

Advanced science class (for college - 3 years recommended)  Advanced science class (for college - 3 years recommended)

Visual Performing Art (for college - 1 year required)

Visual Performing Art (for college - 1 year required)
World Language III  (for college - 3 years recommended) World Language III  (for college - 3 years recommended) Elective Elective
Credits = 145 Credits = 170 Credits = 195 Credits = 220

Registering for Classes

8th Grade Students will register for their 9th grade high school classes during the spring of their 8th grade year.  The high school Academic Advisors will work with the middle school Academic Advisors to set up the 8th Grade Articulation visits in March.  Students will be given a course registration packet to be completed with their parents using the student portal.  This information will be used to compose the students 9th grade high school schedule.  Students will then participate in summer registration at which time they will be given a copy of their proposed schedule with an opportunity for adjustment if necessary.  As freshmen, students will complete the first part of their Four-Year plan and complete it during sophomore year. 

Students in grades 9, 10 and 11During PLACEMENT WEEK in February, 9th, 10th and 11th students will be placed in their lower division classes per the CUSD Course Placement Criteria. During Placement Week, teachers in the curricular areas of English, math, science and world language will review, update or add classes with the input of students.  Once teachers have completed placement, registration  materials and instructions on how to add their elective classes using their student portal will be available via LoopMail and on the SJHHS website.   Students and parents are encourage to  review the courses against  their Four-Year Plan and discuss placement changes with their teachers and Academic Advisor if necessary.  

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