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ACADEMIC HONESTY CODE

Los Alamitos High School requires all students to demonstrate honesty and to abide by ethical standards in preparing and presenting materials, as well as in testing situations. Grades should reflect the student’s own work in the fairest possible way. Academic dishonesty, cheating, or plagiarism involves an attempt by the student to show possession of a level of knowledge or skill which he or she does not possess. It involves any attempt of a student to substitute the product of another, in whole or in part, as his or her own work. It also includes theft, possession, or unauthorized use of any answer keys or model answers.

Violation of the Los Alamitos High School Academic Honesty Code will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including: suspension, dismissal from student offices and all athletics and extracurricular activities, involuntary transfer, and expulsion. This policy covers all school-related tests, quizzes, reports, class assignments, and projects, both in and out of class.
Cheating includes but is not necessarily limited to:

Copying/Sharing Assignments


  • Copying or giving an assignment to a student to be copied, unless specifically permitted/required by the teacher

Plagiarism


  • Plagiarism* or submission of any work that is not the student’s own

  • Submission or use of falsified data or records

Cheating on Exams or on Major Projects


  • Use of unauthorized material including textbooks, notes, calculators, or computer programs during an examination or on a major project

  • Supplying or communicating in any way unauthorized material including textbooks, notes, calculators, or computer programs during an examination or on a major project

Forgery/Stealing


  • Unauthorized access to an exam or answers to exam

  • Use of an alternate, stand-in or proxy during an examination

  • Alteration of computer and/or gradebook records or forgery of signatures for the purpose of academic advantage

  • Sabotaging or destroying the work of others

*PLAGIARISM: “Plagiarism” is the “act of appropriating the literary composition of another, or parts or passages of his writings, or the ideas or language of the same, and passing them off as the product of one’s own mind.” It involves “the use of any outside source without proper acknowledgment.” In the academic setting, an “outside source” includes “any work, published or unpublished, by a person other than the student.”

YOU ARE CHEATING IF YOU:


  • Copy, fax, duplicate, or transmit using any technology, assignments that will each be turned in as “original” work

  • Exchange assignments by printout, disk transfer, modem, or other electronic or recorded means, then submit it as “original” work

  • Write formulas, codes, key words on your person or objects for use in a test

  • Use hidden reference sheets during a test

  • Use programmed material in watches, calculators, or computer programs when prohibited

  • Exchange answers with others (either give or receive answers)

  • Submit someone else’s assignment as your own, in whole or in part

  • Submit material (written or designed by someone else) without giving the author/artist name and/or source (e.g., plagiarizing or submitting work done by family, friends, or tutors)

  • Take credit for group work, when little contribution was made

  • Do not follow additional specific guidelines on cheating as established by a department, class or teacher

  • Steal tests, answers, or materials, or have unauthorized possession of such materials

  • Sabotage or destroy the work of others

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NON DISCRIMINATION IN DISTRICT PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES POLICY

The Governing Board is committed to equal opportunity for all individuals in education. District programs and activities shall be free from discrimination based on gender, sex, race, color, religion, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation or the perception of one or more of such characteristics. The Board shall promote programs which ensure that discriminatory practices are eliminated in all District activities.




UNIFORM COMPLAINT PROCEDURE FOR

SPECIFIC STATE AND FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAMS
The Los Alamitos Unified School District shall comply with all state and federal laws and regulations. The District shall follow uniform complaint procedures when addressing complaints alleging unlawful discrimination based on ethnic group identification, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, sex, race, ancestry, national origin, color, or physical or mental disability in any program or activity that receives or benefits from state financial assistance. Uniform complaint procedures (as set forth in California Code of Regulations, Title 5, Sections 4600-4671) shall also be used when addressing complaints alleging failure to comply with state and/or federal law in: adult education, consolidated categorical aid programs, migrant education, vocational education, child care and development programs, child nutrition programs and special education programs. The Board encourages the early, informal resolution of complaints at the site level whenever possible. The Board recognizes that a neutral mediator can often suggest an early compromise that is agreeable to all parties in a dispute. In accordance with uniform complaint procedures, whenever all parties to a complaint agree to try resolving their problem through mediation, the Superintendent or designee shall initiate mediation. The Superintendent or designee shall ensure that mediation results are consistent with state and federal laws and regulations. The Board prohibits retaliation in any form for the participation in a complaint procedures, including but not limited to the filing of a complaint or the reporting of instances of discrimination, Such participation shall not in any way affect the status, grades, or work assignments of the complainant. The Board acknowledges and respects student and employee rights to privacy. Discrimination complaints shall be investigated in a manner that protects the confidentiality of the parties and the facts. This includes keeping the identity of the complainant confidential except to the extent necessary to carry out the investigation or proceedings, as determined by the Superintendent or designee on a case-by-case basis. A complaint shall be filed with the Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services who will then refer it to the staff member responsible for the program(s) in question. This staff member shall be knowledgeable about the laws and/or program in question.

NOTIFICATION PROCESS: Any individual, public agency, or organization alleging a violation of federal or state statute may file a written complaint regarding special programs with the Los Alamitos Unified School District. Discrimination complaints must be filed with the District or the California Department of Education if direct intervention is requested by a person harmed or by a person on behalf of another. Their complaints must be filed not later than six months from the occurrence of when they are first acknowledged. Complaints must be resolved within sixty (60) days of receipt of a complaint. The attached form provides the filing party an opportunity to present evidence relevant to the complaint.
APPEAL PROCESS: If dissatisfied with the District’s decision the complainant may appeal in writing to the California Department of Education within fifteen (15) days of receiving the district’s decision. The following will be submitted to the California Department of Education on notification of an appeal:


  1. The original complaint

  2. A copy of the District’s decision

  3. A summary of the nature and extent of the investigation conducted by the District if not covered in the District’s decision

  4. A report of the action taken to resolve the complaint

  5. A copy of the District’s complaint procedures

  6. Such other relevant information as the State Superintendent of Public Instruction may require

Complainant(s) may inquire with the Uniform Complaint Procedures Compliance Officer regarding any civil law remedies that may be available.

CIVIL LAW REMEDIES: A complainant may pursue available civil law remedies outside of the District’s complaint procedures. Complainants may seek assistance from mediation centers or public/private interest attorneys. Civil law remedies that may be imposed by a court include, but are not limited to, injunctions and restraining orders. For discrimination complaints, however, a complainant must wait until 60 days have elapsed from the filing of an appeal with the California Department of Education before pursuing civil law remedies. The moratorium does not apply to injunctive relief and is applicable only if the District has appropriately, and in a timely manner, apprised the complainant of his/her right to file a complaint in accordance with 5 CCR 4622. When 15 percent or more of the students in a school speak a primary language other than English, all notices to parents or guardians regarding complaint procedures shall be in the student’s primary language other than English.



CoLLEGE AND CAREER cENTER


The College and Career Guidance Center, commonly referred to as the “Career Center”, is located on the west side of the Media Center. Students are encouraged to come before and after school, during nutrition and lunch, and during class when they have permission from their teachers. The Career Center provides services to all students, faculty, parents, and community members.


College/University Information

  • Register students on californiacolleges.edu to monitor progress on “a-g” requirements for admission to a four year college

  • College search through Kuder College and Career Planning system losal.kuder.com

  • Printed resources: catalogues, brochures, videos

  • Overnight check-out system of printed resources

  • Scheduled, formal fall visitations from over 50 college representatives

  • College Information Night for Seniors and parents (September)

  • UC Application / Essay Night (October)

  • Community College Fair/Information Night for Seniors and parents (February)

  • College Information Night for Juniors and parents (February)

  • College Information Night for Sophomores and parents (March)


College Entrance Testing

  • Registration information for college entrance examinations: SAT Reasoning and Subject tests, and ACT

  • On-site administration of PLAN and PSAT (in the Fall semester only)

  • PLAN and PSAT Scores Back Night (December)

  • Registration and on-site administration of Math and English placement test for local community colleges

  • SAT/ACT/AP test fee waiver information



Financial Aid and Scholarship Information

  • Financial aid forms

  • Scholarship applications posted and available from local, state, and national sponsors

  • Financial Aid Information Night for Seniors and parents (January)


Career Information and Activities

  • Access to Internet for college/career search using losal.kuder.com

  • Printed resources: books, brochures, magazines, pamphlets

  • Formal guest speakers and business site visits representing careers of interest to students

  • Mentor Breakfast and Career Fair/Career Forum

  • Facilitate K-14 articulation and postsecondary connections

  • Organize job shadowing opportunities, job site tours, and guest speakers, and student internships representing careers of interest to students

  • Support services for the integration of academic/workplace curricula

  • Implementation and documentation of Career Pathway Cords for graduation


Career Assessment

  • Kuder Career Search with Person Match for 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th
  • Kuder Skill Assessment for 9th 10th, 11th, and 12th

  • Super’s Work Values Inventory-revised for 11th and 12th
  • ASVAB (Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery) for 11th and 12th


Armed Services

  • Liaison to all branches of the Armed Services

  • Coordinate visitation of recruiters

  • Display printed recruitment information

  • Register and organize on-site administration of ASVAB

  • Facilitate Selective Service Registration


ROP (North Orange County Regional Occupation Program)

  • Course information and guidance

  • Course registration and documentation of course completion


Student Employment Services

  • Maintain “Job Board” listings from local business community

  • Process Work Permits

The following site license allows for printing, copying, and distribution within the school sites and homes of students attending Los Alamitos High School, Laurel Continuation High School, and Oak and McAuliffe Middle Schools. This is an excellent resource opportunity for all students and parents to discover great information about colleges and careers.


Begin Lifelong College and Career Planning at losal.kuder.com
The College and Career Center offers an online program for all students accessed by a

personal user name and password. Online users will complete the college search and career development process through the online portfolio. Individuals can take assessments and access multiple resources to explore occupations and plan for postsecondary education. The portfolio includes assessments, favorites list, planning timelines, education planner, resume builder, note taker, job interview planning, occupation search and comparison, college search and comparison, financial aid application and scholarship search. The assessments provide automatic, immediate scoring and reporting available from any Internet location.


Step 1: Go to http://losal.kuder.com
Step 2: Click on Returning Users
Step 3: User Name: First name Middle Initial Last name (no space) – Example: JoshMSmith
Password: Griffin
Step 4: Click on Take an Assessment, Explore Occupations, or Plan for Education


To set up or update your 4 year plan: From your Home Page, click on Plan for Education, click on Create an Education Plan, Add a New Plan. Click on Edit in the subject area box, select course, click add, click ok.

Explore other options within the portfolio: Assessment Results, Plan for the Future, Explore Careers, Select a Major, Choose a Career, Find Financial Aid, Get a Job. For assistance, contact the LAHS Career Center at (562) 799-4780, Ext. 82244 or 82240.

Parents can also get involved, access additional resources and review your child’s portfolio by creating your free Kuder Navigator parent account at losal.kuder.com. Just click on “new users register here” and choose “parent under 18.” Your child should know their user name, but if they have forgotten it, please contact Mrs. Eatmon or Mrs. Davenport at ext. 82240. Encourage your child to show you their assessment reports and review the results together.

Los Alamitos High School

Graduate with a Pathway Cord





ARTS &

COMMUNICATION





CONSUMER &

HUMAN SERVICES



HEALTH

SCIENCES


SCIENCE &

TECHNOLOGY




CORD REQUIREMENTS

By completing six semester courses within a selected pathway, you may be eligible to wear a special colored cord at graduation.


  • Technology Course – 1 semester

  • Industry-Related Courses – 3 semesters

  • Subject-Related Courses – 2 semesters

TOTAL = 6 Semesters




  • Pathway course performance must be grade B or better.

  • Recognition requires an overall 2.0 GPA and satisfactory citizenship/effort.

PLUS



  • Ten (10) hours of job shadowing

These activities must be completed at business/community sites within the selected pathway and documented. Hours from Career Day speakers, Mentor Breakfast, pathway-related field trips, summer camps, internships or college program visits (maximum 2 hours) may also apply.

PLUS
Portfolio components:


  • Life Skills Assessment

  • Professional Resume

  • Postsecondary Education Plan

  • PowerPoint - email to seatmon@losal.org (if using a MAC please save as a PowerPoint Document before emailing) or submit on CD/flash drive to the Career Center




Career Pathway Components

Technology Component:

One semester of a technology class from the approved list (top left of next page) is required. A technology course from an accredited college may also be used to meet the technology requirement; however, college credits may not be applied toward high school graduation credit.
Job Shadowing Component:

Ten (10) hours required; choice of location requires prior approval of pathway advisor; structured time under the supervision of an adult employee; experience related to career area student has selected.


Portfolio Components:

Documentation forms for the portfolio components are available at www.losal.org Click on schools, Los Alamitos High School, Academics, College & Career Center, Pathway Cords. Students may download all needed materials at any time or contact the LAHS Career Center for assistance.









2013-14

Revised 01/2013

Los Alamitos High School – Career Pathway Cords At-A-Glance

Technology Component:

One semester of a technology class from the approved list is required. A technology course from an accredited college may be used to meet the technology requirement; however, college credits may not be applied toward high school graduation credit.

Approved Course List

For Technology Component:


AP Computer Science

3D Animation

Computer Applications

Contemporary Video

Photography

Printmaking

Media in Art

Modern Literature (computer-based class only)

ROP CAD/Drafting

ROP Engineering (Intro and POE)

ROP Video Production (Griffin News)
* A technology test can be taken Senior year to fulfill the technology component. An additional class from the Industry and/or Subject related course list must be taken to complete a total of six courses. *See Mrs. Eatmon if you have questions



Job Shadowing Component:


Ten (10) hours required - choice of location requires prior approval of pathway advisor; structured time under the supervision of an adult employee; experience related to career area student has selected. Hours from Career Day, pathway-related field trips, summer internships or college program visits (maximum 2 hours) may also apply.


Portfolio Component:

Life Skills Assessment

Professional Resume

Postsecondary/Educational Plan

PowerPoint (email or CD version)



  • Who am I? What am I about? Strengths? Reference community service and job shadow experience

  • Skill Set? Identify by example your value as a potential employee. Reference Life Skills Assessment.
  • Possible careers for the future? Job market, salary potential in your pathway.


  • Educational plan? Training required to reach your goal.

  • Lessons learned? Personal insights into value of this experience

All components are due to the Career Center by April 15th of the graduation year. Support materials for the portfolio component are available at www.losal.org Click on schools, Los Alamitos High School, Academics, College & Career Center, Pathway Cords. Students may download and print all needed materials at any time or contact the LAHS Career Center for assistance.





Arts and Communication

Graphic Arts Careers

(Burgundy Cord)



Arts and Communication

Performing Arts Careers

(Burgundy Cord)



Arts and Communication

Visual Arts Careers

(Burgundy Cord)





T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved list (above)

Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

AP Art 2D

3D Animation

CAD/Drafting

Media in Art I, II, III, IV

Contemporary Video (Yearbook) I, II, III, IV

3
Digital Video Production I, II, III, IV

Drawing & Painting, I, II, III, IV

AP Studio Art

Photography I, II, III, IV

Printmaking/Graphic Design I, II, III, IV

ROP Art in Animation

ROP Graphic Communication/Print Tech

ROP Computer Graphics and Design

ROP Multimedia Production

ROP Video Production (Griffin News)



Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

AP Art 2D

AP Art History


2


Media in Art I, II, III, IV

Contemporary Video (Yearbook) I, II, III, IV

Yearbook

Drawing & Painting, I, II, III, IV

AP Studio Art

Photography I, II, III, IV

Printmaking/Graphic Design I, II, III, IV

AP Psychology

Psychology

Sociology




T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved list (above)


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

Concert Choir

Show Choir

Women’s Ensemble

Advanced Women’s Ensemble


3


Men’s Chorus

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Band

Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Band

Orchestra

Song/Yell/Cheer/Color Guard

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Dance

Beginning/Intermediate/Advanced Drama

Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

AP English Language

AP English Literature

Advanced Choir


2
Intermediate/Advanced Band

Intermediate/Advanced Dance

Intermediate/Advanced Drama

Orchestra

Song/Yell/Cheer/Color Guard

AP Music Theory

Student Government


T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved list (above)


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

AP Art 2D

AP Art History

Ceramics I, II, III, IV

Contemporary Media in Art I, II, III, IV


3


Contemporary Video (Yearbook) I, II, III, IV

Digital Video Production I, II, III, IV

Drawing/Painting I, II, III, IV, V

AP Studio Art

Photography I, II, III, IV

Printmaking I, II, III, IV

3D Animation

3D Design I, II, III, IV



Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

AP Art 2D

AP Art History

Ceramics I, II, III, IV


2
Media in Art I, II, III, IV

Contemporary Video (Yearbook) I, II, III, IV

Drawing/Painting I, II, III, IV

AP Studio Art

Photography I, II, III, IV

Printmaking I, II, III, IV

AP Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

AP Studio Art

3D Animation

3D Design I, II, III, IV



Los Alamitos High School – Career Pathway Cords At-A-Glance



Arts and Communication

Communications Careers

(Burgundy Cord)



Business & Marketing

Business Services Careers

(Red Cord)


Consumer/Human Services

Education Careers

(Purple Cord)




T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

AP Art 2D

Media in Art I, II, III, IV

Contemporary Video (Yearbook) I, II, III, IV


3
Journalism/Advanced Journalism

Photography I, II, III, IV

Printmaking I, II, III, IV

Yearbook


ROP Video Production (Griffin News)
Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

AP Art 2D

English Language AP

English Literature AP

Intermediate Drama/Advanced Drama

Journalism/Advanced Journalism


2
Media in Art I, II, III, IV

Contemporary Video (Yearbook) I, II, III, IV

Photography I, II, III, IV

Printmaking I, II, III, IV

AP Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

Yearbook


World Language III or above/Spanish

for Native Speakers




T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

Accounting I, II


3
Media in Art I, II, III, IV

ROP Business Technology

ROP Retail Careers CVE

ROP Vital Link

ROP Entrepreneurship

Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

Accounting I, II

Advanced Math/Trig/Finite Math

Computer Applications I, II

2
Media in Art I, II, III, IV

AP Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

AP Statistics

ROP Financial Services/Banking

ROP Vital Link/Entrepreneurship

World Language III or above/Spanish

for Native Speakers




T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

ROP Careers with Children I

ROP Careers with Children II


3


ROP Child Development

ROP Preschool/Infant Toddler/

School Age Assistant

ROP Preschool Assistant or equivalent -

75 hours of participation is equal

to one semester of course work



Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

ROP Careers with Children I

ROP Careers with Children II


2

ROP Child Development

AP Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

World Language III or above/Spanish

for Native Speakers






Consumer/Human Services

Hospitality Careers

(Purple Cord)



Consumer/Human Services

Public Relations Careers

(Purple Cord)


Health Sciences

Medical Professions

(Blue Cord)




T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

ROP Culinary Arts

ROP Esthetician

ROP Manicuring


3
ROP Restaurant Management

ROP Restaurant-Related Careers (CVE)

ROP Retail Careers (CVE)

ROP Theme Park Tourism



Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

Accounting I, II


2
AP Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

ROP Vital Link/Entrepreneurship

World Language III or above/Spanish

for Native Speakers




T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

Criminal Law

AP European History

AP US History


3
AP World History

History and the Future

Military History

Model U.N./Peer Support/Explorer Program

(75 hours of participation is equal

to one semester)

ROP Intro to Forensic Science/CSI

ROP Legal and Law Enforcement

Student Government (ASB)

Trial Advocate



Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

AP European History

AP US History


2

AP World History

Military History

History and the Future

AP Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

Student Government (ASB)

World Language III or above/Spanish

for Native Speakers



T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

Anatomy & Physiology

AP Biology

AP Chemistry


3
AP Physics

ROP Emergency Responder

(prerequisite for EMT)

ROP Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

ROP Medical Careers 1, 2

ROP Medical Core

ROP Medical Assistant Back Office

ROP Nursing Assistant Long Term Care

ROP Sports Medicine
Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

Anatomy & Physiology

Pre-Calculus


2


AP Calculus

AP Statistics

AP Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

World Language III or above/Spanish

for Native Speakers


Los Alamitos High School – Career Pathway Cords At-A-Glance

Health Sciences

Medical Specialties

(Blue Cord)



Science & Technology

Auto Technology Careers

(Green Cord)



Science & Technology

Computer Science Careers

(Green Cord)





T

1

echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

Anatomy & Physiology

ROP Sports Medicine

ROP Fire Technology


3
ROP Emergency Responder

(prerequisite for EMT)

ROP Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

ROP Medical Core

ROP Medical Terminology

ROP Recreational Leadership


Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):


2


Anatomy & Physiology

AP Statistics

ROP Sports Medicine

ROP Emergency Responder

ROP Fire Technology

World Language III or above/Spanish

for Native Speakers



T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

Automotive Technology


3
ROP Intro to Auto Technology

ROP Auto Body Repair


Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

Accounting I, II

Chemistry

Conceptual Chemistry


2


Geometry

Physics


AP Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

Vital Link/Entrepreneurship

World Language III or above/Spanish

for Native Speakers





T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list

Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

AP Computer Science

CAD/Drafting

3D Animation

Computer Applications

3


Contemporary Video

Media in Art

ROP Video Production (Griffin News)

ROP Multimedia Production

ROP Graphic Communications and Print

Technology

ROP Computer Graphics and Design

Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):


2
CAD/Drafting

Computer Applications

Algebra II

Chemistry

Physics

AP Statistics






Science & Technology

Engineering Careers

(Green Cord)





Science & Technology

Manufacturing Careers

(Green Cord)

Science & Technology

Marine Science Careers

(Green Cord)





T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

AP Computer Science

CAD/Drafting


3


AP Chemistry

Computer Applications

AP Environmental Science

AP Physics

ROP Principles of Engineering

ROP Introduction to Engineering Design



Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

CAD/Drafting

2

Chemistry

Physics


Pre-Calculus

AP Calculus

AP Statistics



T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):

CAD/Drafting


3
ROP Carpentry

ROP Masonry

ROP Wood Manufacturing

ROP Carpentry/Construction

Occupations (CVE)
Subject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

Accounting I, II


2
CAD/Drafting

Geometry

Honors Geometry

AP Psychology

Psychology

Sociology

Vital Link/Entrepreneurship



T
1
echnology Component (Choose 1 semester):

See approved technology list


Industry-Related Courses (Choose 3 semesters):


3


ROP Basic Marine Diving

ROP Marine Science/Advanced Diving

Scuba Diving Certification

Hands-on Experiences – 75 hours of

participation is equal to one semester

S
2
ubject-Related Courses (Choose 2 semesters):

Marine Biology/Oceanography

AP Statistics

This project is funded by the 2013-14 allocation from the U.S. Department of Education Revised 01/2013

under the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS


All students attending Los Alamitos High School must accumulate 220 credits in grades nine through twelve to graduate from high school. To receive a diploma and participate in graduation ceremonies, students must: 1) pass all required courses; 2) meet the minimum requirement of passing Algebra I or its equivalent; and 3) pass the California High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE). Remedial and intervention program options are available for students who have not passed the CAHSEE.


The 220 credits necessary for graduation must include:
a. 40 credits (8 semesters) English - Must be enrolled every year.

b. 30 credits (6 semesters) History - Must include 10 credits World History, Cultures, & Geography; 10 credits United States History (including Geography); 5 credits American Political Tradition (including American Government & Civics); and 5 credits Economics

c. 20 credits (4 semesters) Mathematics – Minimum requirement of Algebra I or equivalent.

d. 20 credits (4 semesters) Physical Education or Athletics participation

e. 20 credits (4 semesters) Science - 10 credits Life Sciences and 10 credits

Physical Sciences

f. 5 credits (1 semester) Health

g. 10 credits (2 semesters) Fine Arts* (Art, Dramatic Arts, Dance, Music)

and/or World Language

h. 10 credits (2 semesters) Fine Arts* (Art, Dramatic Arts, Dance, Music) or


Applied Arts (Child Development, Computer

Education, Industrial Technology, ROP)

*A maximum of 10 credits of Fine Arts can meet either the “g” or “h” requirement, but not both.
These required classes comprise 155 of the 220 required credits. The remaining 65 credits are student elective choices. Students may enroll in a maximum of 40 credits per semester, including Regional Occupational Program (ROP), Career Technical Education (CTE), adult school, and independent study.
Senior students must be enrolled in a minimum of five classes; at least four of these classes must be scheduled on the Los Al campus during the regular school day. If a senior is on a shortened day, he/she must be enrolled in enough LAHS and/or ROP daytime classes to meet his/her graduation credit requirement. Students must be enrolled as regular students at the comprehensive high school in the last semester of their senior year in order to qualify for a comprehensive high school diploma. Fifth-year seniors are not allowed to remain at the comprehensive high school. A student who completes the second semester of the senior year at the comprehensive high school, but who fails to graduate, may earn a comprehensive high school diploma by: (1) enrolling in continuation high school or (2) completing graduation requirements at any recognized institution within one calendar year of their senior year.
NOTE: Course titles in this Handbook are marked “HS” followed by the subject area being met for graduation.

PROGRAM PLANNING WORKSHEET

(for informal use only)
Listed below is the recommended sequence of courses for all students:

FALL SPRING

Grade 9 English I English I

10 credits in Fine Arts or Math Math

World Language and 10 credits P.E. P.E.

in Fine or Applied Arts must be Science Science

taken in grades 9-12. Health or Elective Health or Elective

Electives: Electives:



Grade 10 English II English II

World History World History

Math Math

P.E. P.E.

Science Science

Elective: Elective:




Grade 11 English English

U.S. History U.S. History

Science Science

Math Math

Electives: Electives:




Grade 12 English English

Amer. Political Trad. Economics

Math Math

Electives: Electives:










Recognition at gRaduation




Award of Merit – This award is given to students who complete the sequence of high school courses required by the University of California and California State University systems to be minimally eligible for admission. Students must have a grade of ‘C’ or better in each semester of the required courses. A grade of ‘D’ in the fall semester in a language other than English is acceptable with a higher grade in the spring semester or a grade of ‘C’ or better in the next higher level course in the same language. A grade of ‘D’ in the fall semester in Algebra I is acceptable with a higher grade in the spring semester or a grade of ‘C’ or better in Algebra II. Students meeting these requirements wear an Award of Merit medal at graduation.

Pathway Cords for Graduation – By completing six semester courses within a selected pathway, students may be eligible to wear a colored cord at graduation indicating this accomplishment. The pathways are Arts and Communication, Business and Marketing, Consumer and Human Services, Health Sciences, or Science and Technology. Pathway course performance must be grade B or better. Recognition requires 2.0 overall GPA and satisfactory citizenship/effort. Ten (10) hours of job shadowing at a business/community site, a professional resume, and a PowerPoint presentation describing the student's postsecondary plan are also required. All documentation must be completed by April 15 of the student's graduation year. The specific requirements for each pathway are listed in the Pathway Cords for Graduation brochure available in the College and Career Center or online at www.losal.org/lahs. Select academics, Career Center, Pathway Cords.

Gold Seal Bearer (California Scholarship Federation) – CSF is a scholastic organization and membership is dependent upon grades and points earned in identified academic classes. Application for membership must be made each semester. Incoming freshmen, who qualify based on their eighth grade spring semester grades, are admitted on a probationary basis. Students who have been a member of the California Scholarship Federation (CSF) at least four semesters during grades 10 through 12, including one semester in their senior year, are awarded Gold Seal status at graduation. A gold seal is attached to the student’s diploma and notation of this honor is made on the student’s permanent transcript. Some universities and colleges recognize Gold Seal Bearers by offering special scholarships to these students. Gold Seal Bearers have the opportunity to wear this recognition at graduation if they are an active member and have 60 CSF points.
To be eligible for semester membership, a student must earn a minimum of 10 CSF points. Of these 10 points, 7 points MUST be earned from the academic subjects: mathematics, science, social sciences, foreign language, and English. The remaining points may come from other subject areas. “A” = 3 CSF points, “B” = 1 CSF point, “C” = 0 CSF points, and a “B” = 2 CSF points in Honors and AP classes. A grade of “D” or “F” in any course or a “U” in citizenship shall disqualify the student from membership for the semester.

Academic Honors – Students who excel in a rigorous academic program are awarded Academic Honors, which is the school’s highest honor at graduation. Eligibility to earn Academic Honors at graduation will first be determined during the senior’s second semester (at the 12-week progress report). If a student is not eligible at that time, a determination may be made upon final grades. The method of establishing Academic Honors encourages students to undertake a broader and more difficult academic program.

Honor Points (earned in grades 9-12):
1. An “A” grade = 4 honor points per semester; “B” grade = 3 honor points per semester;
“C” grade = 0 honor points per semester.
2. Earn one extra point for any grade of “A” or “B” in up to two weighted classes per semester.


  1. A grade earned in a repeated course cannot be used for eligibility purposes.




  1. A grade of “D” or “F” in any course automatically disqualifies a student for Academic Honors.




  1. Must meet the ‘a-g’ requirements and earn a 3.6 GPA in a minimum of 34 academic semester classes, with a maximum of two semesters of Visual/Performing Arts. All ‘a-g’ academic classes will be used to compute the necessary GPA of 3.6.




  1. Each of the minimum subjects listed below must be computed in determining the total points. Subjects must be taken in senior high school for computational purposes.


Semesters
ENGLISH: 8

College preparatory and Honors English I, II and III,

College Preparatory English Electives, AP English Language

and AP English Literature


MATH: 6

Algebra I, Algebra A/B/C/D, Geometry, Honors Geometry, Intermediate

Algebra, Algebra II, and Algebra II/Trig, and all Advanced Math courses

beyond Algebra II


SCIENCE: 4

Biology, Conceptual Chemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy &

Physiology, Marine Biology/Oceanography, and all AP science courses

SOCIAL SCIENCE: 6

World History, U.S. History, American Political Tradition, Economics,

all AP social science courses and other UC-approved Social

Science electives



WORLD LANGUAGE: 4

World Language I, II and IIH, III and IIIH, IV, IVH, and VH, Spanish for

Spanish Speakers, and all AP World Language courses

VISUAL/PERFORMING ARTS: (max) 2

Intermediate/Advanced Band, Intermediate/Advanced Jazz Band,

Orchestra, Concert Choir, Show Choir, Women’s Ensemble,

Advanced Women’s Ensemble, Men’s Chorus, AP Music Theory,

Intermediate/Advanced Dance, Intermediate/Advanced Drama, Theater

Appreciation, Ceramics, Commercial Art/Printmaking, Contemporary

Media in Art, Drawing & Painting, 3D Design, and Photo

ADDITIONAL: 4

Four additional semesters chosen from the following: Advanced

Mathematics, Laboratory Science, UC-approved Social Science electives,

World Language, College Preparatory English electives, AP Music Theory,

AP Studio Art, AP Art History, and AP Computer Science
Minimum Total: 34

President’s Award for Educational Excellence – This award is based on a student earning Academic Honors status, as well as a score of at least 1950 on the SAT Reasoning or 29 on the ACT college admissions examinations.

National Honor Society – Membership in the National Honor Society is both an honor and a responsibility. Seniors are elected to membership first semester upon taking a college-prep academic program and earning a weighted 3.8 cumulative GPA for six semesters, and having at least two faculty members attest to their citizenship, service, leadership, and work habits. Members are expected to continue to demonstrate the qualities of scholarship, service, leadership, and character for their senior year and must maintain a weighted 3.8 cumulative GPA for seven semesters. This society is recognized nationwide and membership is transferable on an interstate, interschool basis. Membership rolls will be made available to all local media and appropriate recognition given at graduation.

Valedictorian and Salutatorian at Graduation – The Valedictorian status will be awarded to the top ten students earning the highest weighted grade point average in a specific course of study after seven semesters. All ten Valedictorians will be recognized at graduation.
NOTE: Students who have a documented instance of cheating or plagiarism during their high school experience are not eligible for valedictorian or National Honor Society consideration.
Cheating and plagiarism have become increasing problems at high schools and colleges / universities nationwide. Cheating and plagiarism can be defined as follows (but are not limited to these descriptions):
CHEATING: To derive something valuable by the use of deceit or fraud (Merriam-Webster); to copy information or answers on an exam / quiz, project or assignment from another person; submit answers that are not your own in an attempt to earn points / credit for said work.
PLAGIARISM: The practice of taking someone else’s work or ideas and passing them off as your own (Merriam-Webster). This also includes, but is not limited to, copying directly from printed and / or electronic resources (i.e., Wikipedia).



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