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Page 1: Transition Planning for High School Students Self Advocacy Self Awareness Career Awareness Career Preparation Work Preparation Community Awareness

Transition Planning for High School Transition Planning for High School StudentsStudents

Self Advocacy Self Advocacy

Self AwarenessSelf Awareness

Career AwarenessCareer Awareness

Career PreparationCareer Preparation

Work PreparationWork Preparation

Community AwarenessCommunity Awareness

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Self AdvocacySelf AdvocacyFreshmanFreshman

Beginning on the first day of High SchoolBeginning on the first day of High SchoolGoal:Goal:

“ “Student will learn about and be able to explain his/her Student will learn about and be able to explain his/her disability and the accommodations he or she needs to be disability and the accommodations he or she needs to be successful in school and ultimately the workplace.”successful in school and ultimately the workplace.”

Includes filling out a classroom accommodations notice that the Includes filling out a classroom accommodations notice that the student will give to each general education teacher.student will give to each general education teacher.

Speaking up! Requesting the use of an accommodation when Speaking up! Requesting the use of an accommodation when needed. Asking for help or clarification when needed. needed. Asking for help or clarification when needed.

On going Goal! Skill needed for life!On going Goal! Skill needed for life!

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Self AwarenessSelf AwarenessSophomoresSophomores

Goal:Goal:““Student will assess and understand his/her interests, Student will assess and understand his/her interests, preferences, skills and strengths and learn how to make preferences, skills and strengths and learn how to make

decisions about the future.”decisions about the future.”

Taking and passing the CASHEETaking and passing the CASHEE Setting Goals for post high schoolSetting Goals for post high school Taking appropriate course work to meet post high school needs.Taking appropriate course work to meet post high school needs.

• WorkWork• Vocational schoolVocational school• Community collegeCommunity college• 4 year University4 year University

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General 4yr college admissionGeneral 4yr college admissionrequirements requirements

Grade of “C” or BetterGrade of “C” or Better

a. History/Social Science - 2 years

b. English - 4 years

c. Mathematics - 3 years

d. Laboratory Science - 2 years

e. Language Other Than English - 2 years

f. Visual and Performing Arts - 1 year approved courses from a singular performing arts area

g. College Preparatory Elective - 1 year

UC-approved course lists for California high schools are available online at: www.ucop.edu/doorways/list

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Community CollegeCommunity College

Eligible if 18 years of age or high Eligible if 18 years of age or high school diplomaschool diploma

Apply in spring of senior yearApply in spring of senior year Check if housing is availableCheck if housing is available Check assessment dates for Check assessment dates for specific collegesspecific colleges

Math and English Assessment for DVC Math and English Assessment for DVC done at SRVHS in Marchdone at SRVHS in March

Do not need SAT or ACTDo not need SAT or ACT

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CAHSEECAHSEE

The California High School Exit Exam (or The California High School Exit Exam (or CAHSEE) is a requirement for high school CAHSEE) is a requirement for high school graduation in the state of California, graduation in the state of California, created by the California Department of created by the California Department of Education to improve the academic performance Education to improve the academic performance of California high school students, and of California high school students, and especially of high school graduates, in the especially of high school graduates, in the areas of reading, writing, and mathematics; areas of reading, writing, and mathematics; public school students must pass the exam public school students must pass the exam before they can receive a high school before they can receive a high school diploma, regardless of any other graduation diploma, regardless of any other graduation requirements.requirements.

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What are you tested on?What are you tested on?

The CAHSEE is divided into two main The CAHSEE is divided into two main sections: English-language arts (ELA) sections: English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The English section and mathematics. The English section includes 79 multiple choice includes 79 multiple choice questions, and requires students to questions, and requires students to respond to a prompt with a 2 1/2 page respond to a prompt with a 2 1/2 page essay. The mathematics section essay. The mathematics section consists of 92 multiple choice consists of 92 multiple choice questions. Scores are scaled out of a questions. Scores are scaled out of a possible 450 points on each section.possible 450 points on each section.

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Impact on Special EducationImpact on Special Education

As of October 29, 2006, high school As of October 29, 2006, high school seniors with documented disabilities seniors with documented disabilities were allowed to graduate in that were allowed to graduate in that year, even if they did not pass the year, even if they did not pass the CAHSEE.CAHSEE.

As of 2008, students (reg. ed. / spec As of 2008, students (reg. ed. / spec ed.) must pass the exam in order to ed.) must pass the exam in order to receive a diploma. There is no longer receive a diploma. There is no longer in a waiver for special educationin a waiver for special education

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STUDENT : NOT PASSED CAHSEE FORM COMPLETE ONE FORM PER STUDENT (NOT PASSED CAHSEE ONLY)

SAN RAMON VALLEY UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT REV. MAY 2008

STUDENT: CLASS of ___________ Student Name: ______________________ __________ Student ID #: _____________ Date : ________________

Male Female Has IEP Has 504 Plan English Learner If this student has an IEPÉ

What is his/her Primary Disability Code number? _______

What percent of time does student spend in General Education? _______ %

Mo and Year student/parent notified that pupil is entitled to a Free & Appropriate Public Education until age 22 or until pupil receives a high school diploma: ________ SCHOOL HISTORY: School Name Counselor Name Case Manager Grade 9 school: ___-______________ Grade 10 school: ___________ Grade 11 school: ___________ Grade 12 school: ___________ Grade 12 (SENIOR) INFORMATION:

As of June of Senior year: Does Student have enough credits to graduate? YES NO

Total Number of credits completed as of June of Senior Year? _____________

Did Parent(s) and Student receive notification of continuing education at Venture Adult? Initials of receipt of notification: _______________ YES NO

Did student or parent file a Valenzuela complaint with site principal? YES NO (Please attach a copy of that complaint to this form)

CAHSEE SCORES: ELA ELA ELA ELA ELA MATH MATH MATH MATH MATH STATE

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March 17, 2008 Dear Ms. --------: San Ramon Valley High School records indicate that your daughter, ------- --------, has not passed both sections of the California High School Exit Examination (CAHSEE). All students must pass the English Language Arts and Mathematics sections of the CAHSEE to earn a high school diploma. The purpose of the CAHSEE is to make sure that graduates meet identified standards in reading, writing, and mathematics. I am writing to make sure you are aware that San Ramon Valley High School is offering --------- additional assistance to help her pass the CAHSEE and earn her high school diploma. In addition to the direct CAHSEE preparation ----------- is receiving from Mr. Botteen during her third-period class, SRVHS is offering the following free after-school CAHSEE tutoring sessions:

Alternating Mondays, 3:20-4:20 Š Individual tutoring for ELA and Math Wednesdays, 3:20-4:20 Š Individual tutoring for ELA and Math Thursdays, 3:20-4:20 Š Individual and group tutoring for ELA and Math

The tutoring sessions will begin this week and will run through the end of the year or until we receive notification that ---------- has passed both sections of the CAHSEE. Please contact me if you have any questions about the CAHSEE or the tutoring services provided by San Ramon Valley High School. Regards, --------- ---------- Assistant Principal San Ramon Valley High School _____ I accept San Ramon Valley High SchoolÕs offer of free after-school tutoring and will have my daughter attend the tutoring sessions for as long as necessary. _____ I decline San Ramon Valley High SchoolÕs offer of free after-school tutoring. ____________________________________________ Parent Signature Date

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Career AwarenessCareer AwarenessJuniorsJuniors

Goal:Goal:““Student will identify the educational or training Student will identify the educational or training requirements for the career pathway or job cluster requirements for the career pathway or job cluster

he/she is interested in.”he/she is interested in.”

Take interest inventories offered by resource teacher or Take interest inventories offered by resource teacher or career center.career center.

Exploring college or vocational options Exploring college or vocational options Evaluating grades/course completion to meet post high school Evaluating grades/course completion to meet post high school

requirements.requirements. SAT/ACT testingSAT/ACT testing Filling out resumes and job applicationsFilling out resumes and job applications Appearance/behavior for interviewingAppearance/behavior for interviewing

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Career PreparationCareer PreparationSenior Year/College PlanSenior Year/College Plan

Goal:Goal:““Student will learn which colleges offer the courses that lead to the career of Student will learn which colleges offer the courses that lead to the career of

their choice and the entrance requirements for that institution.”their choice and the entrance requirements for that institution.”

SAT/ACT testingSAT/ACT testing Continue college researchContinue college research DSS services availableDSS services available Visit career center/counselor for further informationVisit career center/counselor for further information

• Admission requirementsAdmission requirements• Course offeringsCourse offerings• Location, ect..Location, ect..• costcost

College application processCollege application process Housing applicationsHousing applications Financial aid applicationsFinancial aid applications Placement testingPlacement testing DSS applicationDSS application Packets given to all seniors containing information needed by DSS services.Packets given to all seniors containing information needed by DSS services.

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Career PreparationCareer PreparationSenior Year/Vocational Senior Year/Vocational

Goal:Goal:““Student will research vocational training or work Student will research vocational training or work opportunities that lead to the career of their choice.”opportunities that lead to the career of their choice.”

Take interest inventories offered by resource teacher or career Take interest inventories offered by resource teacher or career center.center.

Research vocational school options.Research vocational school options. Research job opportunities for adults with a high school diploma.Research job opportunities for adults with a high school diploma.

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Work PreparationWork PreparationAppropriate for all grade levelsAppropriate for all grade levels

Goal:Goal:

““Student will complete a job application, resume and cover Student will complete a job application, resume and cover letter and participate in a job interview.”letter and participate in a job interview.”

Develop a personal “Cheat Sheet” with all personal information Develop a personal “Cheat Sheet” with all personal information needed to complete a job application.needed to complete a job application.

Learn to make a resume and cover letter.Learn to make a resume and cover letter. Become aware of appropriate appearance, dress and behavior Become aware of appropriate appearance, dress and behavior

when applying for job.when applying for job. Practice interview skills.Practice interview skills.

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Community AwarenessCommunity Awareness

Goal:Goal:

““Student will learn what housing or independent living Student will learn what housing or independent living options are available.”options are available.”

Live at homeLive at home College dormsCollege dorms ApartmentsApartments Ect…Ect…