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Academic Development

Our Academic Goal 

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Our Academic Goal 
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Sequoia High School has a college going culture and no matter where students start as 9th graders; we plan to help students become eligible to apply to a 4-year college upon graduation and help them explore their options. We meet with all students during the spring semester for the next school year’s course selection in a classroom setting, followed by a short individual appointment.
Incoming 9th Grade Information

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Incoming 9th Grade Information
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Course Selection Planning

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Course Selection Planning
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We encourage students and families to look over Sequoia's Program Planning Handbook for help with planning courses for following years and course descriptions.
 
 
Planning with Students
Counselors meet with students at every grade level in the fall and in the spring. Below are the presentations given to every student followed by individual appointments in the spring as well. 
 
IB Information

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IB Information
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The IB office is also a part of the Counseling Department. The IB is an internationally recognized program for 11th and 12th grade students.
 
If you'd like to learn more or schedule an appointment with the IB Office (see below): 
 
Office Hours with the IB Office:
Ms. McCahon Office Hours: IB Coordinator
To schedule an appointment: CLICK HERE
Monday 3:00-3:40 pm
Zoom Link: click HERE for the link to join the Office Hours
Zoom Meeting ID: 935 5593 4545
(650) 367-9780 x63103
Email: lmccahon@seq.org
 

Ms. Galvan Office Hours: 
To schedule an appointment: CLICK HERE
Thursday 3:00-3:40 pm
Zoom Link: click HERE for the link to join the Office Hours
Zoom Meeting ID: 968 5971 8588
Email: mgalvan@seq.org
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Academic Resources

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Academic Resources
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- Monday – Friday, 2:30pm – 7:40pm
 School bus provides transportation to the club only, must arrange to get picked up from the club.
 Bus picks up in front of The Teen Wellness Clinic at 3:45pm (Wednesdays at 2:45pm)
Dinner provided at 6:00pm
- Future Grads: supports students to and through college. If you are interested contact Adrian Delgadillo 
- 9th Grade Success Program: one-on-one mentoring, after school tutoring, and workshops for parents. If you are interested contact Christine Pubill
-Applications for BGCP can be found (here)
 
- Provides students the necessary preparation and opportunity to enter post secondary education and promote education, diversity, and community.
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday, 7th period – 6:00pm in Room 248
Wednesdays via Zoom Link
Fridays by appointment only
For more information contact Maria Huning or Albert Vargas
 
- The Teen Center provides homework help, tutoring, job search, and college planning. Monday- Thursday 1pm-9pm Fridays 1pm-5pm and weekends 10am- 5pm. 
 
  • The Learning Center (Tutoring in all subjects) Media Center (library) with Ms. C
Monday – Friday, 3:45pm – 5:45pm
Wednesdays Collab, 2:30pm – 4:30pm
Monday – Friday, 7:15am – 8:15am
 
  • Math Tutorials offered:
Monday, Tuesday, & Thursday, 7th period in Room 216 with Mr. Moaveni
Mondays, 4:00pm – 7:00pm in Room A-5 with Mr. Yezerski
 
  • PAPER (online tutoring
New at Sequoia, 24/7 live help
 
  • Brainfuse (online tutoring):
Redwood City Library cardholder's may access free online tutoring everyday, 1:00pm-10:00pm
 
  • Credit Recovery Programs
- Edgenuity (online): contact your counselor to complete an application. For students already taking a Edgenuity class contact Mr. Calles
- Summer School: Discuss Summer School during your Spring Selection Meeting with your counselor.
 
- AVID is a program designed to help students in the middle prepare for and succeed in colleges and universities. For more information contact Tessa Yeager 
 
- For 9th and 10th grade students. BUILD uses entrepreneurship to ignite the potential of youth in under-resourced communities and propel them through high school to college and career success. If you are interested in BUILD contact Kim Vinh or Ms. Vlahakos