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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.
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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- Provides tutoring, mental health, and other services at the BGCP Clubhouse near Hoover Elementary 
- 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 Jonathan Hooker
-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.
 
- The Teen Center provides homework help, tutoring, job search, and college planning. Monday- Thursday 1pm-9pm Fridays 1pm-5pm and weekends 10am- 5pm. 
 
  • Upward Bound Tutoring: Monday- Friday 3:45- 6pm in Room 248 for more information contact Maria Huning
 
  • SAFE Online Tutoring
All tutorial sessions are live on zoom!
(CLICK HERE) for details.
 
  • 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