YUP Tutoring via text - 24/7 available for Math, any level (also Chemistry and Physics). Students text picture(s) of their problem(s), and a tutor works them through the solution(s) through text. This could be a great help for some students! The tutors are very highly qualified. It costs $80 per student of curriculum funds, and covers the spring semester. Ask your PLT.
Advanced Options •AP Courses: Weight the student’s GPA, Prepares them for the AP Exam; If they Pass the exam they may be eligible to skip a college course, (See Collegeboard website); Increases chances for UC Admission as a freshman. Pros and cons of taking AP classes •Honors Courses: Weight the student’s GPA; Prepares them for rigorous college courses; Increases chances for UC Admission as a freshman •A-G Courses: Required for UC Admission as a freshman. *15 A-G Courses by graduation *11 A-G Courses by end of grade 11 *Passing/acceptable grade: C or better
•Community College Courses during high school is called: Concurrent Enrollment If the college course is UC transferable, these courses weight the students' GPA.
UC Scout - Provides online, a-g approved courses to middle and high school students. California public school teachers and students can access Basic at no charge Not affiliated with Gorman Learning Center, but with the UC system.
Elective Suggestions These are suggestions only. This is not an exhaustive list. Practical Arts (Vocational)
Work Experience (job)—including childcare
ROP Courses (need approval)—through a school or community
Keyboarding (computer oriented)
Shop Classes (Auto/Wood)
Book Suggestions: (Glencoe) Exploring Careers Succeeding in the World of Work
Online Elective Suggestions: Fuel Ed: AP Macroeconomics AP Microeconomics Economics History of the Holocaust International Business: Global Commerce Sports and Entertainment Marketing Art Appreciation (Accelerate Ed)
Driver’s Education Driver’s Education as an elective through Gorman. There are two parts:
Text Book – To earn High School Elective credit. In order to receive 5 credits, textbook work will need to be completed and submitted to PLT. No Certificate of Completion is awarded for the textbook portion.
Outside Driver's Ed Schoolthrough a Gorman VCI –Student will receive a Certificate of Completion after finishing the online course. (Driver's Permit Practice Test Link) This allows the student eligibility to take the test at the DMV to earn a learner’s permit. The student will need to sign up with an outside agency for the “behind the wheel” training. Parents are responsible to pay fees with agency.
Visual and Performing Arts Elective Suggestions: (VAPA) Online A-G Options
Music or Art Appreciation or History Courses Art or Design
Art History approved curriculum choices: Short Lessons in Art History (Walch) Art in Focus (Glencoe) Art History (Starline Press) ….not limited to this list College Prep Elective Suggestions: More Math: 4 yrs Algebra 1 is Required Geometry is Required Trigonometry Pre Calculus Calculus Statistics More Science-3 yrs Human Anatomy Physiology Environmental Science Marine Biology Agricultural Science or Physics More English Children’s Literature Composition Journalism Speech and Debate More History Geography European History Western Civilization Psychology Sociology More of the same VAPAor additional VAPA Options Additional Foreign LanguageCourses