• Sophmore Information 

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    College and Career Center (Julie Gannon – CCC Specialist, 415-945-3779)

    Tamiscal’s College & Career office has materials to assist students with the college search and career planning process. Resources include web-based college, career, and scholarship searches. In addition, the CCC Specialist arranges for application and essay workshops. The CCC maintains listings of available part time jobs and provides work permits.  The College and Career website: https://www.tamdistrict.org/Page/3725 links to help you research college information, gap years and job information, review past students' college acceptances, learn about financial aid and check out scholarships. Many useful links to outside agencies, colleges and universities, financial aid sites and district information are also provided. Julie can be contacted at jgannon@tamdistrict.org

    Internship School-to-Career Program (Greg Davison 415- 458-3484)

    Internships are available through the School-To-Career program for students. The liaison maintains an extensive database of public and private organizations that accept high school students for internships throughout the school year and summer. Greg can be contacted at gdavison@tamdistrict.org.

    Counseling (Grace Aviles, Counselor, 415-945-3757)

    Counseling services are available to all Tamiscal students. The counselor assists with academic, social, career and personal adjustment needs by developing an educational plan, and working with the student to make post-secondary educational and career plans. The Counseling Department also offers grade specific informational programs for parents and students during the year

    Naviance

    Career planning is an ongoing process that allows you to rethink and reevaluate yourself and your career options as you have experiences, and as you grow and develop.

    During high school, you should get to know yourself. Now is the time to learn about who you are, what you are good at and begin to explore career options. The Tam District offers the Naviance Program to help with this process. Sophomore year is the perfect time to complete the online Naviance “Do What You Are” and “Career Interest Profiler”. These tools can help you discover the types of work activities and careers that match your interests.

    Naviance also offers an excellent college search feature and allows you to save colleges that you are interested in.  You can create a resume on Naviance, explore Road Trip Nation to watch short clips on various careers, or complete several other assessments. The Tamiscal Naviance page has links to the Tamiscal website, the CA Community Colleges, the CSU website and the UC website.

    Tamiscal High School Graduation Requirements = 220 credits

    English

    4 years

     

    Math

    3 years

    Must include Algebra 1-2

    History/Social Studies

    4 years

    Social Issues, World Cultures & Geography, World History 1 & 2, U.S. History 1 & 2, American Government and Economics

    Science

    2 years

    Integrated Science 1-4 (transfer students: 1 year phys & 1 year biol)

    Physical Education

    2 years

    PE Core 1 – 4

    Visual/Performing Arts

    1 year

     

    Elective Classes

    60 credits

    60 elective credits

     

    College of Marin (COM)

    College Credit Program (CCP)

    While taking classes at College of Marin:

    • College of Marin has been covering the enrollment/fees for concurrently enrolled high school students taking up to 11 units during the 2018 -19 school year. Otherwise the cost for taking a class at College of Marin is $46 per unit fee (a typical 3 unit course would cost $138) in addition to other semester fees that total about $50.
    • An approved CCP form is required for all classes taken by high school students.
    • College classes require two or three hours of study for every hour of class.
    • Regular attendance is crucial.
    • Introduce yourself to the instructor. Let him/her know you are a high school student participating in the College Credit Program.
    • Ask your instructor for a schedule of their office hours. You may need assistance with your assignments.
    • Remember – The grade you earn in every college class becomes part of your permanent college record. It will follow you to every college you subsequently attend.
    • If for some reason you are unable to complete your class, don’t forget to file an official drop card with the College’s Office of Admissions. Check the calendar in the front of the Credit Class Schedule for deadlines. If you stop attending without filing an official drop, you will probably receive an “F” grade.
    • Grades are not mailed. They are available both at mid-term and end of semester on your COM portal.

    The College of Marin counselors are available to help you understand how COM courses transfer to UC, CSU, and private schools. Please call (415) 485-9432 to make an appointment.

    Instructions on how to sign up can be found at:

    http://es.marin.edu/admissions/ccp-concurrent-enrollment

    Please see Grace Aviles for the proper signatures on the CCP form.

     

    SAT and ACT Testing

    We recommend students take the PSAT as a junior in October.  It is best to get your official testing (SAT or ACT) done in the spring of junior year.  Fall of senior year is busy and it is best to have testing done beforehand.  All testing should be done by December of senior year, but check specific deadlines.


     

     

    UC Requirements   15 Academic Units (1 year = 1 unit)   (7 of the 15 units must be taken in the Junior and Senior years). Must be completed with a C- or higher

    College Prep English

    4 years

     

    College Prep Math

    3 years

    4 years recommended (minimum through Advanced Algebra)

    History/Social Studies

    2 years

    1 year US History or ½ year US History and ½ year Government;

    1 year of world history, cultures or historical geography

    Lab Science

    2 years

    3 years recommended (1 year biological and 1 year physical

    required)

    World Language

    2 years

    3 years recommended (same language)

    Visual/Performing Arts

    1 year

    One year long approved arts course from a single VPA area: drama/theater/dance/music or visual art.

    College Prep Elective

    1 year

     

    Testing

    SAT Reasoning Test with Essay writing component or the ACT plus Writing by December of your senior year. Check specific deadlines and subject tests required for specific majors.

    Applicants need to complete 11 of the 15 “a-g” courses by the end of their junior year, and SAT Subject Exams are optional for the UC system but may be recommended for some majors. Some private colleges will still require or recommend SAT Subject Exams.

     

    CSU Requirements 15 Academic Units (1 year = 1 unit). Must be completed with a C- or higher

    College Prep English

    4 years

     

    College Prep Math

    3 years

    through Advanced Algebra (minimum)

    History/Social Studies

    2 years

    1 year US History or ½ year US History and ½ year Government;

    1 year of world history, Cultures or historical geography

    Lab Science

    2 years

    1 year biological and 1 year physical required

    World Language

    2 years

    (same language)

    Visual/Performing Arts

    1 year

    One year long approved arts course from a single VPA area: drama/theater/dance/music or visual art.

    College Prep Elective

    1 year

     

    Testing

     

    SAT Reasoning Test or ACT by December of your senior year. Check specific deadlines.

     

    Please refer to Tamiscal High School’s UC a-g course list for a complete list of courses meeting admission requirements for the UC and CSU system at:  https://hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist


     

    Private and Out of State Colleges

    It is your responsibility to check individual college admission standards. Over 750 schools participate in the Common application.  www.commonapp.org.  For other schools, applications may be directly linked to their websites.

    UPCOMING COLLEGE FAIR DATES AND LOCATIONS

    Visit the WACAC website at  www.wacac.org or the NACAC website at www.nacac.org

    DATE

    WACAC FAIRS

    LOCATION

    04/30/2019

    WACAC College Fair

    6:00 to 8:00 pm

    Sonoma State University

      05/01/2019

    WACAC College Fair

    6:00 to 8:00 pm

    Dominican University, San Rafael

    05/04/2019

    WACAC College Fair

    1:00 to 4:00 pm

    St. Mary’s College, Moraga

    04/06/2019

    NACAC College Fair

    1:30 to 4:30 pm
    Santa Clara Convention Center

     

    College Fairs

    • Before the fair, get your barcode in advance to request Information from colleges the easy way. Pre-register your contact information at https://www.wacac.org/college-fairs/wacac-fairs/
    • Bring your custom bar code printout to the fair so colleges you like can scan it and send you more information. Without the bar code, you will need to fill out individual information cards by hand in order to receive information.

    Before the fair, answer the following questions to help determine what kind of school best suits you:

    • Do you want to attend a two or four-year institution? Co-ed or single sex?
    • What size school do you want to attend? What programs of study are you considering?
    • How far from home do you want to go? Urban, suburban or rural environment?

    At the Fair

    • At National Fairs, please pick up a bag and a fair directory. At WACAC College Fairs, please walk around (the colleges will be placed in alphabetical order.)
    • Visit with colleges and universities that you feel meet your criteria.
    • At WACAC and National Fairs, please talk with a college counselor at the Counseling Center if you have any questions or need help with your college search.