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PRINCIPAL’S MESSAGEThe James C. Enochs High School CourseDescription Catalog is a basic planning guide thatdescribes curricular offerings for the 2016-2017school year. Using this resource and with thesupport of parents and counselors, students will beable to design an individual course schedule for theupcoming school year based upon their individualpost-high school goals. Included in this booklet arethe current graduation requirements as well asUC/CSU admission requirements. All students areencouraged to select classes that are both interestingand challenging.James C. Enochs High School is committed tohelping our students achieve their goals and wewelcome the continuous participation of parentsduring the academic planning process andthroughout their student’s high school years.Parents are vital partners in their student’s highschool success. Please call our staff whenever youare in need of assistance.Deborah RoweA Modesto City School3TABLE OF CONTENTSGraduation Requirements . . 4College Preparations .4University of California & California StateUniversity Entrance a-g Requirements .5NCAAEligibility . .8Scholarships and Financial Aid 8Testing-PSAT/NMSQT 8MCS-MJC Articulation Agreements. 8College Entrance Requirements9UC Approved Courses Offered 2015-16 .10College Planning Calendar .11Class Designations .12Sample 4-Year Plan .13Course DescriptionsAgriculture .13Business 15English .15Foreign Language .17Health . 18Home Economics . 18Math .18Physical Education 19Science . 20Social Science .22Visual and Performing Arts .23Other Electives 25

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTSGraduation RequirementsA Student shall complete the following course of study in order toreceive a diploma of graduation from the comprehensive high school:1.2.3.Pass a minimum of 230 unitsPass required core courses:Pass proficiency and state testing requirementsEight (8) semesters40 unitsStudents who do not meet District standards in reading will be requiredto enroll in a remedial reading class until District standards are met.Six (6) semesters30 units(including the successful completion of Algebra)ScienceA Physical ScienceA biological scienceTwo (2) semestersTwo (2) semesters10 units10 unitsORAn integrated scienceFour (4) semesters20 unitsSocial ScienceOne (1) semesterTwo (2) semestersTwo (2) semestersOne (1) semesterOne (1) semesterVisual/Performing Arts Two (2) semestersWorld Geography/ ReligionsUS HistoryWorld HistoryUS GovernmentEconomics5 units10 units10 units5 units5 units10 unitsCollege Preparation ProgramStudents planning to enroll in a college or university shouldmake an appointment to see a counselor to discuss programmingto meet California State University and University of Californiaentrance requirements.Junior College Entrance RequirementsGraduation from high school, passing the California High SchoolProficiency Examination, or reaching the minimum age of 18years is the only requirements for junior college admission. Thereare no subject or grade requirements. However, the betterpreparation a student has in high school, the better the chances forsuccess at junior college.CSU (California State University) EntranceRequirementsStudents qualify for regular admission as a first-time freshman ifthey:1. are a high school graduate,2. have a qualifiable eligibility index (see following CSUEligibility Index), and have completed, with grades of C orbetter, each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern ofcollege preparatory subject requirements (see “SubjectRequirement”).ORCareer-Technical EducationORForeign Language(One course in visual/performing arts or foreign language or AmericanSign Language or career technical education)One (1) semester5 unitsPractical ArtsPhysical EducationFour (4) semesters20 units(All 9th graders must take Physical Education unless exempted by BoardPolicy 6142.111.)One (1) semester5 unitsNote: A course is defined as one year in length unless specificallydefined as one semester. No course can be used to satisfy more than onegraduation requirement.Modesto City Schools prohibits discrimination, harassment,intimidation, and bullying in educational programs, activities,or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry,age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genderexpression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexualorientation, parental, family or marital status, pregnancy, orassociation with a person or a group with one or more ofthese actual or perceived characteristics.James C. Enochs High School4

CSU Eligibility IndexIn addition, a student must qualify on the eligibilityindex. This eligibility index is the combination ofhigh school grade point average (GPA) and testscores on either the American College Test (ACT)or the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT I). The gradepoint average is based on grades earned during thefinal three years of high school (excluding physicaleducation and military science) and bonus pointsfor each C or better in approved honors courses.Up to eight semesters of honors courses taken inthe last two years of high school can be accepted.CSU may offer early, provisional admission basedon work completed through the junior year of highschool and planned for the senior year.The CSU Eligibility Index can be calculated by multiplying the grade point average by 800 and addingthe total score on the SAT I, or multiplying the grade point average by 200 and adding ten times the composite score on the ACT. Highschool graduates need a minimum index of 2900 using the SAT I or 694 using the ACT (see Eligibility Index table). Eligibility Index issubject to change due to revisions to the SAT test.The English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry LevelMathematics (ELM) are required of all incoming students PRIORto enrolling in classes unless students are exempt from the test(s).These are not admission tests, but a way to determine whetherstudents are prepared for college work and, if not, to counselstudents regarding how to strengthen their preparation. Studentsmight be exempt from one or both of the tests if they have scoredwell on other specified tests or completed appropriate courses.English Placement Test (EPT)The CSU English Placement Test must be completed by all nonexempt undergraduates prior to placement in appropriateuniversity English course work. Exemptions from the test aregiven only to those who present proof of one of the following:A score of 500 or above on the Verbal section of the SATReasoning Test.A score of 22 or above on the ACT English Test.A score of 3, 4, or 5 on either the Language and Composition orthe Composition and Literature examination of the AdvancedPlacement program.A score of “Exempt” on the CSU Early Assessment Program(EAP) taken along with the English Language ArtsCalifornia Standard Test in grade 11.A score of “Conditional” on the CSU EAP taken in grade 11,provided successful completion of the Expository Readingand Writing Course or AP English Literature.A Modesto City School5Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) ExamThe ELM examination tests for entry-level mathematics skillsacquired through three years of rigorous college preparatorymathematics course work (normally Algebra I, Algebra II, andGeometry). All undergraduate students must take the test or beexempted from it prior to placement in appropriate universitymathematics course work. Specific policies regarding retestingand placement will be determined by the campus. Exemptionsfrom the test are given only to those students who can presentproof of one of the following:A score of 550 or above on the mathematics section of the SATReasoning Test or a 550 Subject Test in Math.A score of 23 or above on the ACT Mathematics Test.A score of 3 or above on the Advanced Placement MathematicsExamination (AB or BC).A score of 3 or above on the Advanced Placement Statisticsexamination.A score of “Exempt” on the CSU EAP taken in grade 11.A score of “Conditional” on the CSU EAP taken in grade 11,provided the successful completion of a CSU approved 12th grademath course that has Algebra II as a prerequisite.The EPT and ELM tests should be taken at the earliestopportunity after admission to a California State University.

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTSUnder the Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) pathway, thetop 9% of the state's high school graduates are eligible foradmission to the UC’s nine undergraduate campus.Subject RequirementTo satisfy the Subject Requirements, students must completehigh school courses with a grade point average defined by theScholarship Requirement. This sequence of courses is alsoknown as the "a-g" requirements.Students must take 15 units of high school courses to fulfillthe Subject Requirements, and at least 7 of the 15 units mustbe taken in the last two years of high school. (A unit is equalto an academic year or two semesters of study.)Applicants from California High Schools: To satisfy the "a-g"requirements, the courses must appear on the school'sUC-approved certified course list. The lists are also availableon the World Wide Web at Scholarship RequirementThe Scholarship Requirement defines the grade point average(GPA) you must earn in the "a-g" subjects and the test scoresyou must achieve to be eligible for admission to UC. TheUniversity uses an Eligibility Index — a combination of GPAand test scores — to determine if you meet this requirement.The minimum GPA is 3.0 for California residents, 3.4 fornonresidents.Grade 9 courses will not be included in the GPA calculation;however, grade 9 courses can be used to meet the SubjectRequirement if the student earns a grade C or better.Grade Point AverageTo determine your eligibility, the University calculates your GPA in the "ag" subjects by assigning point values to the grades you earn, totaling theUC Eligibility Indexpoints and dividing the total by the number of "a-g" courses. Points areBelow are the combinations of GPA and testassigned as follows: A 4 points, B 3 points, C 2 points, D 1 point, and F 0score totals that meet UC's minimumpoints. (Pluses and minuses are not calculated in the grade point average.)requirements.Only the grades you earn in "a-g" subjects in the 10th and 11th grades –including summer sessions - are used to calculate your preliminary GPA.CALIFORNIA RESIDENTSCourses you took in ninth grade can be used to meet the Subject Requirementif you earned a grade of C or better, but they will not be used to calculate your"A–G" GPAMinimum TestGPA.Score TotalHonors Courses: The University assigns extra points for up to eight3.00 – 3.04223semesters of University-certified honors-level and Advanced Placementcourses taken in the last three years of high school: A 5 points, B 4 points,3.05 – 3.09210C 3 points. No more than two yearlong UC-approved honors level3.10 – 3.14198courses taken in the 10th grade may be given extra points. A grade of D in3.15 – 3.19187an honors or advanced placement course does not earn extra points.The courses must be in the following "a-g" subjects: history/social science,3.20 – 3.24175English, advanced mathematics, laboratory science, language other than3.25 – 3.29165English, and visual and performing arts. Also, they must be certified as honors3.30 – 3.34157courses by the University. In these subjects, as well as in computer science,acceptable honors-level courses include Advanced Placement courses,3.35 – 3.39152Higher Level and designated Standard Level International Baccalaureate3.40 – 3.44147courses, and college courses that are transferable to the University.3.45 & above143D and F Grades: If you have earned a D or F in an "a-g" course, you mustrepeat the course with a grade of C or better. The original D or F gradeNON CA RESIDENTSwill not be included in the GPA calculation, and the new grade will be used.A-G GPAUC Score TotalIf you repeat a course in which you initially earned a grade of C, the second3.40 – 3.44147grade will not be used.Test Score Total3.45 & above143The University calculates your test score total as follows:If you took the SAT Reasoning Test: The University uses your highest scores in critical reading, math and writing from a singlesitting and adds them to your two highest SAT Subject Test scores from two different subject areas. The total of all five examcomponents (critical reading math writing subject test 1 subject test 2) equals your test score total. For SAT/ACT test scoretranslation, refer to Search “Scholarship Requirement”.James C. Enochs High School6

If you took the ACT plus its Writing exam: The Universitytakes your highest math, reading, science and combinedEnglish/writing score from a single sitting and converts them toequivalentACT Translation TableSAT scores(see thetranslationTranslatedACT TranslatedACTtable atScoreScoreScoreScoreright). Togive the3680020480ACT writing3578019460component3476018440equal weight33740174203272016400to the SAT3170015380writing3068014360exam, the2966013340University2864012320multiplies the2762011300sum of your2660010280converted255809260245608240math, reading235407220and science1-620022520scores by21500two-thirds,then adds theconverted English/writing score. This subtotal is then added toyour two highest SAT Subject Test scores from two differentsubject areas to reach your test score total ([math reading science] x 0.667 English/writing subject test 1 subject test2).UC ELIGIBILITY IN THE LOCAL CONTEXTThe Eligibility in the Local Context (ELC) program recognizesstudents’ individual accomplishments in light of the opportunitiesoffered by their particular high schools. If you rank in the top 9percent of students at your California high school, and if yourhigh school particip

A Modesto City School 3 The James C. Enochs High School Course Description Catalog is a basic planning guide that describes curricular offerings for the 2016-2017 school year. Using this resource and with the support of parents and counselors, students will be