The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and...

The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and...




^ The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) includes nine four-year universities offering a variety of BA and BS degrees. To qualify for entrance, students must have a high-school diploma or The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... a California Proficiency Certificate. Students must follow a university preparatory program and must earn ‘C’ or better grades in the required courses. Students must complete 15 college-prep courses (11 by the junior The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... year) with a grade point average of 3.0 or higher. In addition to the ACT or SAT examination, Class of 2011 applying to UC’s must take two SAT II’s (one in The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... two different subject areas) as well. For the Class of 2012 and beyond, although not required, SAT Subject Tests are still recommended. Entrance GPA and requirements may vary depending on the major area of The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... study and the campus selected. Consult the Career Center for more information. For general UC information refer to www.ucop.edu or www.CaliforniaColleges.edu.


^ California State University (CSU Sacramento, Chico, etc.) includes The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... 23 four-year universities offering a variety of BA and BS degrees. To qualify for entrance, students must have a high school diploma or California Proficiency Certificate. Students must follow a university The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... preparation program and must successfully complete the required courses with a ‘C’ or better. Students must have a high school GPA of 2.0 or higher to be eligible for the CSU system. Please The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... note that this is a college GPA which only includes college prep approved courses. Entrance GPA and requirements may vary depending on the major area of study and the campus selected The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and.... For a complete listing of CSU’s visit www.calstate.edu , www.CaliforniaColleges.edu online or contact the Career Center for more information.


^ PRIVATE COLLEGES

There are many private colleges and universities. Their The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... entrance requirements are similar to those of the University of California or the California State University systems. Consult the Career Center and the individual college admissions offices for information. For further The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... information refer to www.petersen.com.


^ COMMUNITY COLLEGES

The California Community College system offers A.A. or A.S. degrees and certificates, two year transfer programs where the classes taken for credit can be transferred to The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... four year systems, and training in many trades and technical fields. Students who are 18 years of age may attend a community college even though they may not have graduated from high The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... school. For further information refer to http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/cc.


^ TECHNICAL AND BUSINESS SCHOOLS

These schools offer certificates for training in a variety of vocational occupations. Most require a The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... high school diploma or its equivalent. Some are available here in the Sacramento area. For further information refer to http://overview.com/colleges.

^ The International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme at Granite Bay HS

The The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (DP) is a demanding pre-university course of study that leads to a qualification widely recognized by the world’s leading universities. Designed for highly motivated secondary school students The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... aged 16 to 19, the program offers an academic experience emphasizing critical thinking, intercultural understanding, exposure to a variety of points of view and rigorous internal and external assessments.

T
he program is a The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... challenging two-year international curriculum for grades 11 and 12 incorporating the best elements of several national systems, without being based on any one. Internationally mobile students are able to transfer easily from one IB The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... school to another while students who remain closer to home benefit from a highly respected and challenging global curriculum. Each student’s performance is measured against well-defined levels The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... of achievement consistent from one examination session to the next. For over 40 years, statistics show that students are extremely well prepared for university work, and are more likely to complete college and The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... enter graduate school.

Students must study six subjects in six areas - English, second language, social sciences, experimental sciences, mathematics, and the arts - offered at two levels, higher level (HL) and standard level The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... (SL). In addition students must take an interdisciplinary course called Theory of Knowledge (TOK) that challenges students to question the bases of knowledge. Students must also complete a program called CAS (creativity, action, and service The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and...), which involves participation in community service, performing arts, sports, etc. Students are also required to write an extended essay (EE) of up to 4,000 words in order to acquaint them with The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... the kind of independent research and writing skills expected of them at university.

^ Higher Level (HL) courses and examinations are slightly more difficult and lengthy. The HL courses require the student to The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... spend a minimum of 240 hours in instruction/lab time spread over grades 11 and 12 (courses HL-1 and HL-2). The requirements for HL Internal Assessment are somewhat more demanding and thorough.


^ Standard Level The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... (SL) courses and exams require at least 150 hours of instruction/lab time and meet everyday over two terms (courses SL-1 and SL-2). In general, the exams for SL courses are not as difficult or lengthy The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... as their HL counterparts. Likewise, the Internal Assessment requirements may vary for the SL courses.


Students must sit for two-day external assessment examinations in at least three HL courses, although four The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... HL courses may be taken. Normally a Diploma candidate takes 3 HL and 3 SL courses. Most of our current IB Diploma candidates are taking 4 HL courses which will serve them well in the The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... college admissions process.


All IB students must pay registration and May testing fees. All IB students may also take comparable AP exams. Students not pursuing the full IB Diploma The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... may opt to take any number of individual IB courses as long as they pay the yearly registration and May testing fees. These students are called Certificate students, and they may also The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... take the comparable AP exams in May.


^ IB COURSES AVAILABLE AT GBHS FOR FALL 2010


Group 1: IB English A1 (HL)


Group 2: IB French B (SL)

IB Japanese B (SL)

IB Spanish B (SL)


Group 3: IB History The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... of the Americas, HOA (HL)

ITGS (SL)


Group 4: IB Biology (HL)

IB Chemistry (HL)

IB Physics (SL)


Group 5: IB Math SL

IB Math Studies (SL)


Group 6: IB Visual Arts (SL)

IB Music The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... (SL, choir)

or a second Group 3 or Group 4 IB course


Performance in each of the six IB Diploma subjects is graded on a scale of 1 to 7, which means for six IB Courses, a The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... student can earn 42 points. An additional 3 points may be awarded for combined performance in TOK and the EE, bringing the maximum total Diploma Programme point score to 45. Internal assessments provide The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... about 25% and external assessment provides about 75% of the final IB score. Scores that total 24 or higher may be eligible for an IB Programme Diploma based on specific criteria. Detailed explanations may be found on our The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... website www.granitebayhigh.org or through our IB Coordinator, Sharry Colnar ( scolnar@rjuhsd.us ).


^ The Advanced Placement Program at Granite Bay HS


Our Advanced Placement (AP) program offers rigorous college level The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... courses that have been approved by the College Board and prepares students for success in their academic futures. Under this accelerated learning program, students will sharpen their analytical and writing skills, and hone their The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... study habits in preparation for a demanding college curriculum. If a student successfully passes the AP exam administered in May, college credit and/or advanced placement can be earned The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... (depending on the student’s test score and the college policies). Please refer to the GBHS course catalog for a detailed description of the 19 courses offered and prerequisites for these courses.


Since the The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... rigor of a student’s curriculum is often a crucial factor in the college admissions process, students taking AP courses are more competitive (as the demands and strengths of AP classes The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... are widely recognized and are rewarded with a weighted grade). Many colleges will consider whether the student has taken enough AP courses to pursue a challenging curriculum. While Granite Bay High also offers an The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... IB program (which offers a global perspective on learning and is also rigorous in coursework), the AP program can offer more flexibility while still providing an advanced level of education. The program allows The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... students to choose which AP courses to pursue and the option to participate in the rich offering of extracurricular activities at Granite Bay High. (However, AP courses are demanding and parents The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... should carefully assess whether the student can keep up with an accelerated pace of learning together with the extracurricular activity under consideration).


AP students are strongly urged to take May The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... exams. Passing scores are 3 or higher out of a possible of 5.


^ AP COURSES OFFERED FOR FALL 2010






Similarities Between AP and IB Programs


l Both The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... rigorous programs devoted to educational excellence with high performance standards for students and faculty.


l AP and IB courses receive additional weight in calculating GPA at Granite Bay High School.


l Both attract highly The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... motivated students hoping to excel academically and attend the most selective colleges/universities.


l Both are recognized by most U.S. universities for college credit or advanced standing, based on exam The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... scores.


l Both use external assessments and evaluators to score exams — AP (by the College Board) and IB (by the IBO).


l Both target objectivity and fairness in scoring and The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... grading of assessments, removing personality and personal influence from assessment system. Scores based on the quality of work evaluated against a set criteria or standard.


l Both provide students with a local letter grade, assigned The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... by a GBHS teacher, recorded on the GBHS transcript and used in computing grade point averages and class rank. In addition, both provide a numerical score, determined by an external The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... assessment and scored by an external evaluator, which is used for consideration of college credit.


l Both provide extensive professional development/training for teachers who desire to teach the courses.



^ GBHS The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... COURSES MEETING UC ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

(Note: This list may be updated yearly as new courses are submitted for a-g approval. Underlined courses denote extra honors credit for grade… A=5, B=4, C=3








  1. ^ HISTORY The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and.../SOCIAL SCIENCE

World Studies

U.S. History

Government

IB History of the Americas HL 1 and2

IB Info. Tech. In The Global Society

AP European History

AP Government
^ AP U.S. History

  1. ENGLISH

CP English 9

CP English 10

CP English 11

CP English 12

IB English HL The University of California system (UC Davis, Berkeley, etc.) - This booklet is intended to assist students and... 1, IB English HL 2

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