Academic Counseling Resources & FAQ
The Academic Counseling Team empowers students with the information, tools, and support needed to meet their academic, career, and college goals.
Academic Counseling Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
It is a code issued by the College Board. It identifies your school. It matches you with the school you attend. This code will be used for the PSAT, the SAT, and other such tests.
- English and Writing: 4 years (40 credits) Writing (5 credits) or proficiency
- Mathematics: 3 years (30 credits) must complete Math IB
- Science: 2 years (20 credits) one-year life/one-year physical science
- Social Science: 3 years (30 credits)
- Foreign language/the arts: 2 years (20 credits)
- Health: 1 Semester (5 credits)
- Life Skills: 1 Semester (5 credits)
Electives: 45 Credits (in addition to Writing) 5 credits in electives or additional core classes are required to fulfill the 220 credit graduation requirement
High school students may check their grades at any time on Canvas. Students will also receive semester report cards. Once students have been enrolled in JCS for one full high school semester they may request an unofficial transcript to be sent to their home through Parchment. It is highly recommended to college and university applicants that they have a copy of their transcript on hand while completing applications. Accuracy is paramount.
The list below tells you which UC Campuses have which Majors. If you apply to a UC with colleges within the university it is also important to research the colleges within that campus (for example, UCSD & UCSC). The colleges within the university help to give a smaller learning community. They determine where your housing is and other factors. And in the case of UCSD, your General Education Requirements.http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/resources/majors/index.html https://www.collegedata.com A great site to look up data for colleges and universities you have in mind. It can help you and your family find:
- The graduation rate
- The freshmen retention rate (how many freshmen come back for sophomore year)
- The average indebtedness of graduates
- If there is job placement
- The percent of financial need met
- The mid-range GPA for admitted freshmen
- The mid-range SAT and ACT scores for admitted freshmen
- Graduates offered full-time employment within six months
- The average salary of students graduating from this school
- The most popular majors at this school
Students of JCS are required to obtain a work permit if they are under 18 years of age, and they have secured paid employment. The work permit is required by CA Education Code and is enforced by the CA State Labor Department
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It is awarded in increments of 5 credits. There are very few exceptions. See the course catalog for the few electives that are 2.5 credits. Students must stay through final exams (for the classes that have final exams, such as core classes and UC/CSU approved electives) in order to earn any credit. Should students transfer schools prior to final examinations (or prior o the end of the semester) they will receive exit grades to take to their new school
Each semester class is awarded 5 credits, if passed (D or better). Each semester is a final grade. To stay on track to graduate students should be earning at least 30 credits per semester.
All high school grades count. In fact at JCS students will not move to the next grade unless they have enough credits. Furthermore, even though a “D” grade will “count” as passing for graduation purposes it is considered a failing grade by colleges and universities. Students need to repeat courses they earned a “D” grade –including in the 9th grade. The University of California will not admit students who have earned a “D” grade in any subject in high school in any course including non a-g coursework. Please meet with your counselor for more details. Many private colleges and universities consider 9th grade grades, as to out-of-state public universities.
These are the core courses that satisfy the admission requirements for our public universities. If a course has not been submitted and approved it will not satisfy admission requirements to our state universities. These must be rigorous courses. The courses on your transcript that meet this requirement are denoted with an a-g symbol.
If you are eligible based on your family’s income your school counselor can provide you with one. These are available to seniors for the SAT/ACT for one sitting of the exam. They are also available to juniors for the exam. And they are available for the PSAT offered at school for 11th grade students. Please see your counselor far enough in advance, as they cannot be used for late registration.
Earth and Space/Chem./Physics all meet the lab “D” physical science requirement for UC or CSU. And Biology and Anatomy/Physiology both meet the lab “D” requirement in the life science are for both UC and CSU. However, Earth Science can be taken as the physical science requirement for CSU (it is from the “g” category) but not for UC?
No, they do not. They both meet the “g” requirement as social science electives.
Email is probably the best, first way. We all have the same email address pattern which is our first initial followed by our last name @jcs-inc.org