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Accessing Student Grades and Other Academic Information
1. How can Students access their grades and other academic information?
From the Counseling drop-down menu, go to your student's grade level. Once you are in that sections, select the tab titled, "Quick Reference Materials". There, you will find link options for both Student and Parent Q Portals.


Credits

1. What do I do if I'm behind on credits?
Talk to you counselor so they can help you create a plan to make up the credits you are missing.  Generally, summer school, Lee Pollard High, night school, and OdysseyWare class are resources to help students make up credits.  Your counselor can give you more details on these programs.

2. What are the criteria for attending summer school and how does this affect my transcript? 

It is recommended that a student who has earned a D or F in a course attend summer school. Summer school is to make up a low or failing grade, not to advance in courses.

3. What is Lee Pollard and how do I apply?

Lee Pollard is a credit recovery school where students can make up credits quickly.  They offer different programs to fit a student's schedule.  They accept students who are willing to work independently and have good attendance and behavior.  Students can get an application from their counselor.  

4. How do I contact Lee Pollard High directly?

Call (951) 736-3367.

5.  What is night school and how do I apply?

Night school (adult school) is a credit recovery program for 11th and 12th graders only. Students can make up some core courses which they received a low or failing grade.  Students can pick up an application from their counselor.  

6.  How do I contact night school (adult school)?

Call (951) 736-3325.  Students need to call the night school campus to make an appointment before turning in their application.  The night school program offers several different start times.  

7.  What are the first steps I should take if I am having academic trouble with a particular subject? 

Talk to your teacher first.  Many teachers offer tutoring either before or after school. You may also ask your teacher(s) to specifically invite you to their office hours. Additionally, many students use peer tutors for help in certain areas they are struggling in. Be sure to see your counselor if you are struggling in any academic area. Your counselor can provide you with some tips on time management and study skills.


Scheduling
1.How can I change my schedule (add or drop a class)?
Before the semester begins and generally through the first week of the semester, a student can change a subject; however, teacher and period change requests will not be honored.

2. Is there a way students can select their teacher for a particular course? 

Although students may have a different learning style than the way their teacher teaches, a large part of life’s survival skills is learning how to adapt and work with various personalities and teaching styles.  Many students often find that the teacher they were not so fond of early in the semester becomes one of their favorites by the end of it. If we were able to match you with your favorite teacher, what a rude awakening college and the workforce would be!  Of course, we also need to balance classes and teacher class sizes equitably.

3. 
How should I choose classes? What courses/skills do colleges and/or future employers feel students should have upon graduation?
Students should consult with their parents, teachers, and counselors in making course selections and selections of levels of courses. While consistency is important, the types of classes you take and the grades you earn are extremely important. We encourage students to seek out new academic experiences and exposure to new ideas. However, please keep in mind that your teachers spend a great deal of time considering your course recommendations and students who follow the teacher recommendations are generally the most successful. Meeting with your counselor is essential in this process.



College, AP, SAT, ACT

1. How can I get information about colleges and careers?
Your school counselors will be meeting with you individually, in small group, and in large group settings to discuss your interests, values, and career choices. Our goal is to have an interest inventory and other assessments available to you in order for you to be involved in career exploration activities at each grade level. 

2. 
Should I take an Advanced Placement course?
You should take an AP course if you have a real interest in the subject and have proven yourself capable of handling the workload. Students who take an Advanced Placement course are encouraged to take the AP exam at the end of the school year. Students who earn a passing score (3, 4, or 5) on the AP exam will earn college credit for that subject.

3.
What is the school's CEEB code? 
The CEEB code is 050676.  It is used for the SAT, ACT, AP exams, NCAA, and college applications

4. 
What is the PSAT (Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test) and when is it given?
The PSAT/NMSQT is a school-based test and it is given in October. The PSAT/NMSQT serve several purposes. It provides practice for the SAT; acts as the qualifying test for the National Merit Scholarship Program (11th graders only); and offers insight through comprehensive reports into a student's readiness for college.  When students take the PSAT/NMSQT, they are asked if they would like certain information sent to colleges, universities, and scholarship programs that are requested through College Board.  

5.
 
How many times should I take the SAT?
The majority of colleges and universities take the best verbal and best math scores from all the times each student takes the SAT.  Both junior and senior SAT scores may be submitted. Your school counselors recommend that students take the SAT twice, once in the spring of 11th grade and again in October of 12th grade.

6
. Should I take the ACT?
The ACT assessment is designed to measure high school students’ college readiness and is made up of multiple-choice tests that cover four skill areas: English, mathematics, reading, and science. 
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