Incoming Freshman Information for 2012-2013 School Year
The counseling department would like to thank all the families that took time out of their busy schedules to attend our 8th grade orientation and course selection nights. We truly enjoyed presenting and helping you with the transition to high school.
If you were unable to attend and would like to watch the presentation to assist your student in the course selection process, click here.
Spanish: Haga clic aqui si quisiera bajar la presentacion para ayudarle a su estudiante a elegir los cursos para el otono.
Course selection for the 2012-2013 School Year
All current 10th and 11th grade students received a presentation on February 28th in their social science class on how to select courses for the next school year. Current 9th graders will receive the same presentation starting April 11th. The following items were given/will be given to your student, and are also available for you for download.
Click here to download our general information flyer.
Click here to download the presentation explaining how to select courses for next school year.
Click here to download our orientation and course selection calendar, letting you know when your student will be meeting with a counselor individually to finalize course selection.
Click here to download the course request worksheet.
Click here to download the 4-year plan.
Click here to download our district's 2012-2013 Course description book.
PSAT results were distributed on January 27th after school. Your student may still pick up PSAT resutls in the counseling office. Please click here to download a handout that explains how to interpret PSAT results. Click here if you would like to access the powerpoint presentation that students received regarding results and online features that the collegeboard has to offer. Students can come and pick up their PSAT results from the counseling office if they were unable to attend on the 27th.
We have created a list of our tutoring resouces, as well as some online recommendations.
Click here to download.
Frequently Asked Questions for Incoming Freshman Parents:
To download the handout, click here.
What is the Freshman academy?
Click here for information on the Freshman academy
New Student Registration
If your student will be new to San Pasqual High School, please contact Mrs. Dalley, our registrar, at 291-6059 for an appointment. We will ask that you bring with you two proofs of residence (utility bills preferred) , the student's birth certificate, and immunization records. If possible, please bring copies of the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) results and the California Physical Fitness Test (PFT) resutls.
Courses at SPHS
Click here for the 2010-2011 course description book in PDF format: Course description book
For a list of approved San Pasqual High School A-G Courses (Classes that count toward college admission) please click here: http://www.ucop.edu/doorways/ Click on A-G lists, not updates.
Calendar of Counseling events
The counseling office has many events during the fall. Click here to download the Spring calendar.
For information on high school sports, please click on the Athletics link to the left.
College application brag packet
Part of the college application process for private schools is obtaining letters of recommendation and input from the counselor. Please fill out the brag packet to assist us in preparing all of the application materials. Click here to download the Brag Packet.
Please note that different colleges and universities have different deadlines when it comes to application submissions and SAT/ACT test taking. For example, SDSU's deadline to take SAT's is in November, but many colleges accept December testing. Please encourage your student to check with each school individually to ensure they will meet all deadlines.
Summer enrichment programs
There are many college institutions and other organizations that offer summer programs to allow students to experience college life and allow for exploration of college majors. We have created a list of programs that often reach out to our students. Please click here to download this hand out. Please keep in mind that each program has different application deadlines, most of them in the Spring semester.
Please visit www.collegeweeklive.com to access online college fairs.
California College Search
Please visit the following websites for great planning resources and to help select the best colleges, as well as community college and transfer information.
Questions to ask college representatives
To download this handout prepared by the College Board, click here.
College Personal Statement
Many colleges require that students write a personal statement as part of the application process. Please visit the following site for tips on writing the personal statement:
SAT Prep Information
Here are some institutions that offer SAT Preparation courses:
SDSU college of Extended studies. For more information, call (818) 879-0889 or visit www.btpstesting.com.
Palomar College Venture: Offers different dates each semester. Call 760-891-7626 for more information.
UCSD Academic Connections SAT Prep. Call 858-534-0804 or visit: www.regonline.com/ucsdsat.
At Cal State San Marcos. For more information, call (800) 426-2769 or visit www.btpstesting.com.
Practice SAT through our Parent Club
Click here to download the flier.
For information on the MAP Program (Guaranteed admission with CSU San Marcos, click here: MAP link
To download the MAP community service form, click here. Counselors will collect community service information during the Spring semester.
To download the FAFSA on the web worksheet, click here for English. Click here for Spanish.
College Corps at CSUSM
CSU San Marcos is offering a program called the College Corps Program. This program began in the 9th grade and is currently working with our 11th grade students. It is designed to provide support, access, and information to encourage post-secondary entry and success. Please click on the link below for more information:
The EAP program allows students to earn exemptions from the math and English placement tests for the CSU college system. Our junior students have the option to answer additional questions and write an essay during the CST's (California Standards Test). This option is not automatic and students have to release their results to the CSU system during the CST exam. Click here for more information about this program: http://www.calstate.edu/eap/
How to take courses at Palomar College
Any student can take a course at Palomar college. The first step is to have your student come into the counseling office and obtain a K-12 form signed by a counselor. This form allows your student to take courses without paying tuition. This form must be submitted to Palomar's admissions office every semester that a student takes a course there. Students are responsible for paying a health fee (about $17 per semester) and books. Your student will then obtain a Palomar ID number and use that number to register for courses.
With the assistance of a counselor, your student can identify which courses may be taken at Palomar. We also have an "Alternative enrollment for course credit approval form" that must be submitted to the counselor letting us know what the student is taking off campus. We ask that this form be submitted to us to ensure that the class being taken off campus is the correct one and will be transferable to our school or a college institution.
To apply online to Palomar college, or to review their semester offerings, please click here: http://www.palomar.edu/
Our district has approved several courses from outside institututions, such as Palomar College and BYU Online, to be taken off campus for equivalent credit. If your student is interested in taking one of these courses, please have your student meet with the counselor to obtain the proper information and paperwork.
How to do a college tool box
This step-by-step guide will help you make your own college tool-box, a box to help a student store information for college.
These forms are available to help your student keep track of community service for the MAP program, Scholarships, or college admission.
There are many programs career preparation programs in the North County to help students prepare for the world of work. Through the Escondido Adult School, we can concurrently enroll students in many programs such as: Block masonry, Business and Computer applications, various healthcare careers, computer repair, and many others. Please click on the link below to learn more about ROP (Regional Opportunity Program). We can register your student for these programs in the counseling office.
Palomar college has many diploma and ROP programs as well. Please visit the link below to learn more about them:
Weekly Progress Reports
Many students obtain weekly progress reports from their teachers on Fridays. If you would like to download one, click here:
Is your child having academic problems? Would you like suggestions on what you can do as a parent? Click here to download a resource form.
Tiene su estudiante problemas academicos? Quisiera sugerencias para saber como ayudarle? Haga clic aqui para obtener una hoja con recursos.
Helpful Websites for parents:
http://www.mvparents.com/ Learn about developmental assets and valuble tools to raise resilient, successful kids.
www.yourwordstoday.org, Information about going to college from the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
www.tuspalabrasdehoy.org, Informacion para asistir a la universidad del Hispanic Scholarship Fund.
http://www.questbridge.org/ National College Match Program for low income students and scholarship information