BALBOA THIS WEEK
All staff and students are invited to wear clothing (shirts, sweatshirts, etc.) from any institution of post-secondary learning (trade, art, culinary schools, 2-year, and 4-year colleges and universities) throughout the week.
Just wanted to pass along information about a new class you or your high school friends could take on SATURDAYS from 10-2pm (and you'll receive Elective Class credit)! The course focuses on LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer or Questioning) issues through literature, history, film, etc!
Want to know more? Keep reading!
We are pleased to announce that the course will meet on SATURDAYS, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m, beginning January 23 and continuing through May 29, not counting April 2, which is spring break.
The first class will be held at the SFUSD office building at 750 - 25th Avenue, between Cabrillo Street and Balboa Street in the Richmond District. (We are still negotiating for a more central location for subsequent class meetings.)
PLEASE EMAIL BACK TO:
to let him know if you will be attending the class. More than 30 students from almost every public high school in San Francisco have expressed interest in the course. They know that not everyone will be able to attend on Saturdays (they chose the time based on the results from the online survey), but they anticipate a great turnout.
Please continue to pass the word among your friends. Registration is still open; tell any interested students to email me if they would like to join the class. After they know exactly who is attending the class they will work with the counselors at each school to complete the registration process.
(Originally from: Pete Hammer
History/Social Studies Content Specialist
Office of Learning Support and Equity
San Francisco Unified School District
750 25th Ave.
San Francisco, CA 94121
• Spring Classes at City College begin on January 19th
• The last day to ADD a course is Friday, February 5th
• The last day to DROP a course is Thursday, February 11th
• The last day to request Pass/No Pass grading is Monday, February 22nd
• Final exam schedule: your final exams may not be given at the same time as you
have been attending class all semester! Once you have your syllabus, check when
your finals will take place.
How will I know when I am enrolled?
• After January 12th, you may or may not receive an email from CCSF letting you
know that you have been enrolled.
• Some students will be pre-registered in classes in which we have set aside seats.
• ***Regardless of whether or not you are pre-registered you should plan to attend
the first meeting of your selected classes.
• If you are not pre-registered you will need to talk to the instructor and ADD the
How to ADD a class
• Complete a Special H.S. ADD/DROP form, with your student id# on it.
• Submit the form to Admissions and Records in Conlan Hall 107
• *The class you are adding must be listed on your principal consent form. If it is
not you will need to submit a new principal consent form to Admissions and
How to DROP a class
• Please do not just stop attending classes, without formally dropping or
withdrawing from the course. Doing so will result in you getting an “F”.
• If you are struggling to keep up or can no longer make the class meetings contact
Suggestions for the First Day of Class
• If you know that you will be unable to attend classes the first day of class, call or
email the instructor directly to notify them. Some instructors will drop a student
from their class if they are not present the first day of class.
• Ask questions.
• Please make sure that you are receiving emails from the “Concurrent Enrollment”
• If you do not receive a message from the listserv by January 19th, please email
email@example.com to be have your email address added.
• Textbooks for the courses listed in our “Spring 2010 Program of Study” will be
loaned to you. *Non-academy/pathway course textbooks are not available and
you are responsible for purchasing them.
• It is our goal that everyone will have their textbooks by the second week of class.
• Please read upcoming listserv messages to see how you can get your book.
• Please note: The textbooks may not be the latest edition, page numbers may be
CDPC(Career Development and Placement Center)
Learning Assistance Center
Student Health Center
EOPS (Extended Opportunity Programs & Services)
DSPS (Disabled Student Services)
Latina/o Services Network
African-American Scholastic Program
Located at: 50 Phelan Ave.
29 Sunset, 49 Van Ness / Mission, 15 Third Street, 36 Teresita, 43 Masonic,
J Church, K Ingleside, 54 Felton
BART to Balboa Park Station
Located at: 1125 Valencia Street
#14 Mission to Mission/22nd Streets
#26 Valencia to Valencia/22nd Streets
BART to 24th Street Station
John Adams Campus
Located at: 1860 Hayes Street
#43 Masonic to Hayes/Masonic
#21 Hayes to Hayes/Masonic
#5 Fulton to Fulton/Masonic
Located at: 1400 Evans Avenue
#19 Polk to Evans Ave & Mendel St
#15 3rd to 3rd St & Evans Ave
T Muni Line on 3rd St
Frequently Asked Questions
• Can I enroll in more than one class?
+ If you have a 2.0 GPA and have completed more than 120 high school credits, you can
enroll in a maximum of 3 units.
+ If you have a 2.0 GPA and have completed 204 high school credits, you can enroll in a
maximum of 6 units.
• Will I get high school credit for the classes I take at City College?
+ You will receive college credit for coursework taken at CCSF. Your high school will
determine whether or not to give you high school credit for your CCSF course(s), check
with your high school counselor.
• The purpose of the placement tests is to inform you of the best level to begin your
college studies in Math and English.
• Have you already taken the CCSF Math and English placement test?
+ If you have, you can pick up a copy of your results in Conlan Hall 203.
+ If you haven’t, you will need to take it as soon as possible. Please email Valerie for a
Using your placement test scores
• If you were to begin your college education at City College the levels of English
and Math you placed into are where you would begin.
Recommendations for High School seniors:
• Identify the areas where you could strengthen your skills
• Discuss your results with your school counselor and/or English and Math
Questions? Problems? Concerns?
Valerie Abaunza, Counselor
Phone: (415) 550 4422
We hope that you have a wonderful experience at City College!
Agenda for Dual Enrollment Orientation - January 9, 2010:
9-10am: Sign-in and Assemble in Science Hall 100, 50 Phelan Ave, 94112
• Patricia Theel, Supervisor, Career Technical Education, SFUSD – Welcome
• James Cole, Business Relations Specialist, Career Technical Education Department, SFUSD – Workforce Education Preparation
• Suzanne Korey, Program Director, CCSF - Review activities for the day
• Valerie Abaunza – Counselor, CCSF – City College procedures
10-11:30: Read the descriptions below and choose which workshop you want to attend. New students must attend the New Concurrent Enrollment Student Orientation with Valerie Abaunza
• Room 133: Creating An Intentional Career From the Beginning-What Should I Do With My Life?: Amanda Gerrie
o Successful careers don't just happen. They are made. People who excel in what they do also LOVE what they do. This workshop will tap into your interests, skills, passions, and long-range lifestyle goals to help you create a plan for your education and career.
• Room 113: Placement Tests: What they say about me and my community: Jihan Ejan
o This interactive workshop will discuss the various factors that can either inhibit or encourage your college success. We will examine test data, community resources, and our personal environment to help us understand educational equity and how it might relate to you and your path to college.
• Room 111: Learning Styles: Jeanne Batallones, M.S. Counselor
o This workshop will help you explore various learning styles. You will identify which learning style works best for you, and how to use the information to maximize on your strengths and adjust to a variety of teaching styles. The workshop will be interactive and include group activities.
• Room 108: New Concurrent Enrollment Student Orientation: Valerie Abaunza
o For students new to Concurrent Enrollment at CCSF. This workshop will provide you with information to ensure your success as a new college student! We will end the workshop with a tour of the Ocean Campus led by CCSF Ambassadors.
11:30-Noon: Return to Science 100; share highlights of the workshops
Noon-1pm: Lunch from Roxies: please clean up after yourself; there are no custodians at work today!
1-2:30: Attend the workshop that aligns with your pathway or academy at school.
• Fire house Station Visit, Battalion 9, Station 15: this activity takes place only once and is limited to 30 students. Students in law or fire science have first option for this activity.
o The tour of the Fire House station at Ocean Ave will consist of the working areas of the fire station and a discussion of daily work routines in the firehouse, what types of calls
If you plan to enroll in a CCSF CTE/pathway course(s) in the Spring please make sure to return your completed concurrent form to Ms. Spence by Friday, December 4th.
Students in the CCSF dual enrollment program (LAW, AOIT, and any other concurrent student) are required to submit their add forms to Conlan Hall, room 107 by Sept 4th. If students fail to do this they will no doubt lose their seat in
the class - CCSF is amazingly impacted this fall.
The last day to drop a CCSF class without penalty is Sept. 11th.
This is the form that students need to have filled out to verify their community service hours:
Community Service Verification Form
Here is the Summer 2009 Reading List from our English Department:
To: Parents/Guardians or Students
From: BHS Counseling Department
Should there be any changes to your summer plans or you have questions or concerns, please contact the principal at your summer school site.
|Burton High School||FAX: 239-6806, ATTN: William Kappenhagen|
|Galileo High School||FAX: 771-2322, ATTN: Vicki Pesek|
|International Studies Academy||FAX: 695-5864, ATTN: Billy Sanderson|
|Lowell High School||FAX: 759-2742, ATTN: Holly Giles|
|Marshall High School||FAX: 285-5283, ATTN: Guillermo Morales|
|Newcomer High School||SOIS - High School Operations; FAX: 241-6202, ATTN: Bal-Raj Thiara|
|Wallenberg High School||School of the Arts; FAX: 695-5326,ATTN: Carmelo Sgarlato|
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