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2019-2020 Course Catalog

 

COLLEGE & CAREER COUNSELORS

The College & Career Counselors at e3 Civic High assist scholars in becoming better informed academically, occupationally, and socially in order to effectively make critical decisions. Counselors also assist scholars with their Personalized Learning Plan, class selection and scheduling. They are available to assist with planning, interpretation of tests, school programs, parent/teacher conferences, and referrals to tutoring, testing and community agencies. They provide a plethora of information for college, financial aid and scholarships throughout the four years of high school and assist with the entire post secondary process during senior year.


In addition to individual appointments, counselors work with scholars in special groups and classroom presentations. Parents are encouraged to email or call their scholar’s counselor for information or to make an appointment for a conference.


Ms. Colon (A-L)       acolon@e3civichigh.com

Ms. Couperus (M-Z)          ccouperus@e3civichigh.com


APPOINTMENTS WITH COUNSELORS

Scholars and parents may make appointments with his/her counselor at any time. Email is the best way to contact the counseling staff to set up an appointment.


COURSE SELECTION

All scholars will choose their courses for the following school year in the spring. During this period, scholars and parents have the opportunity to make an appointment to speak with teachers and counselors about the courses they plan to take for the next school year.


SCHEDULE CHANGES

Our master schedule is scholar-driven and based on scholar course request. Please carefully select your course preferences when completing the survey. Counselors will be available to work with scholars to individually help guide course selections and pathways. 2019-2020 schedules will be available on June 7, 2019. Schedule changes can be requested in person before school, during lunch and after school. The last day to request a schedule change is June 14, 2019 for grades 9-11. The last day to request a schedule change for incoming scholars is Sept. 3, 2019. All required courses towards graduation are the first priority in a scholar's schedule.  All changes after the deadlines are subject to administrative approval.


TRANSCRIPT REQUESTS

Scholars may request official or unofficial transcripts from the Registrar, Mrs. Carter. Scholars must fully complete a “Transcript Request Form” and submit the form to Ms. Carter.

  • Unofficial Transcripts: 72 Hours
  • Official Transcripts (High Season - Nov. 1 - Nov. 30, and Beginning of each semester): 5-7 business days
  • Official Transcripts (Low Season - Any other time): 72 Hours

Transcript Request Forms can be found in the Counseling Suite, located in the Pathways on the 7th Floor  or at the front desk.


EARLY GRADUATION

Eligible scholars and their families may submit an application to graduate early. Applications for the early graduation option must be submitted prior to end the of the first semester of the scholar’s 10th grade year. The application form is available from the counselors. Upon completion of the application, a meeting with the scholar’s counselor and parent/guardian must take place to discuss the requirements and responsibilities that come with an early graduation. Final approval will be given by the administration. Eligibility requirements are as follows: (1) must be a-g eligible (3.0 GPA and no D’s or F’s), (2) PSAT/MAPs scores at college readiness benchmark per grade level, and (3) Must submit application with parent permission.



CREDIT RECOVERY

If a scholar receives an “F” in a required course, they must recover the course either by retaking the course in class next year or through an Online Course Provider, such as Edgenuity. If a scholar receives a “D” in a required course, it is highly recommended that they retake the course to replace the grade. Edgenuity  Online Courses are provided to scholars during an Acceleration Elective or eBlock course and counselors will meet with scholars to determine the best schedule option in line with e3 policies. Edgenuity courses require additional work at at home in the evenings and during the weekends in order to complete the course in a timely manner.


GRADE REPLACEMENT POLICY

The purpose of assigning a final grade to scholars at the completion of a course is to measure progress toward established course objectives. The Learning Facilitator is accountable for evaluating scholars’ achievement in relation to academic standards. The scholar has the responsibility to meet course standards by completing all necessary requirements.


If a scholar receives the final grade of a “D” or an “F” in a required graduation course, and recovers the credit, a new final grade will be assigned. The grade received from the repeated course will replace the original grade for the same course on the scholar’s transcript. A new Grade Point Average (GPA) will be recalculated at the end of each semester. NOTE: The original grade for the course will still appear on the transcript, but will not influence the scholars’ GPA.


CREDIT RECOMMENDATIONS PER GRADE

  • Grade 9: 10-14 credits
  • Grade 10: 22-30 credits
  • Grade 11: 33-40 credits
  • Grade 12: 44 or more credits

GRADE-POINT AVERAGE (GPA)

A minimum grade-point average of 2.0 (9-12 WGPA) is required for graduation.

HONOR ROLL & DISTINGUISHED HONOR ROLL

Scholars can achieve honor roll up to 8 times by finishing each semester with at least a 3.0 GPA. If a scholar attains a 3.5 GPA or higher for any semester, they will achieve the distinguished honor roll.


GRADUATE WITH HONORS

Scholars will graduate with honors if they maintain a cumulative 3.5 Weighted-GPA from grades 9-12 by the end of semester 1 during their 12th grade year.  


VALEDICTORIAN/SALUTATORIAN CRITERIA

The valedictorian of the graduating class will be the scholar with the highest cumulative weighted Grade Point Average after the 1st semester of their senior year. The salutatorian will be the scholar who has the second highest Grade Point Average after the 1st semester of their senior year. The GPAs used to identify both valedictorian and salutatorian are calculated using grades 9, 10, 11 and the first semester of 12th grade.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

At e3 Civic High, the graduation requirements are aligned closely with the A-G Requirements.  This allows our scholars to graduate college-ready and college competitive by ensuring they are completing all necessary coursework in their  four years at e3. In addition to coursework, scholars are also required to take the SAT Exam and participate in Senior Presentations of Learning (POL).


UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA A-G SUBJECT REQUIREMENTS

Courses from California high schools and online schools used to satisfy the "a-g" subject requirements must be approved by UC and appear on the institution's "a-g" course list. These courses are to be academically challenging, involving substantial reading, writing, problems and laboratory work (as appropriate), and show serious attention to analytical thinking, factual content and developing students' oral and listening skills. Both scholars and parents/guardians can check e3 Civic High’s A-G approved courses at: https://hs-articulation.ucop.edu/agcourselist#/list/details/4746/

NOTE: Course Lists change every year. To see past course lists, make sure you have clicked on the tab for the correct academic year.


ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) COURSES

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are rigorous college-level courses in a variety of subjects that give scholars the opportunity to gain the skills and experience colleges recognize. American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain high scores on the examinations. All scholars who take an AP Course may take the corresponding AP Exam at the end of the term. Financial assistance is available for those who qualify.  Scholars should register with their counselor to get information on financial waivers. Please note that prerequisites for the AP course you are seeking. The prerequisites are set in place to ensure equity/scholar readiness for success. Summer coursework may be required prior to beginning the AP coursework in order to ensure readiness for success.


COLLEGE COURSES: UCSD courses offered at e3 Civic High

Scholars may enroll into any UCSD College Course offered at e3 Civic High. These courses are available to 11th and 12 grade scholars who demonstrate high ability and achievement in their classes. If a scholar receives a grade below a “C” they will no longer be able to enroll in further UCSD College Courses. Scholars completing these courses will earn weighted high school credit and college credit.  


COLLEGE COURSES: Dual Enrollment at another college site

Scholars may enroll in college courses as a high school scholar. Scholar must bring the permission form from the college to the e3 Registrar to approve. After the course is taken, scholar must provide a copy of the transcript to the registrar to be added to their high school transcript.


VIRTUAL PROGRAM: Scholars may apply to be part of e3 Civic High’s Virtual Program in the spring of each school year through Edgenuity Online. Scholars have at least a 3.0 GPA, be A-G eligible, have good attendance and meet the benchmarks on both the PSAT and MAPS in order to apply. Approved scholars will be able to work virtually from home, the library or a coffee shop during Module 1,  Module 4 and/or eBlock. Scholars will be required to meet with their mentor at least once per week. Scholars will work with their counselor to enroll in desired virtual courses. Please see the Edgenuity Course List for more details on specific courses that are available. Eligibility requirements are as follows: (1) must be a-g eligible (3.0 GPA and no D’s or F’s), (2) PSAT/MAPs scores at college readiness benchmark per grade level, (3) learning facilitator recommendation, (4) near perfect attendance, (5) must submit application. **If eligible and accepted to participate in virtual program, a contract with parent permission must be completed prior to starting coursework**


GRADING SCALE

  • A = 90-100
  • B = 80-89
  • C = 70-79
  • D = 60-69
  • F = 59 and below