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Important Dates

Mid-term Progress Reports:

  • October 5
  • January 25
  • May 3

Report Cards:

(mailed home approximately one week after the following trimester end dates)
  • November 16
  • March 8
  • June 14

Counseling

Counselor's Office

The counseling office is currently staffed with one full-time credentialed counselor,  Betsy Davis.  There are two additional part time counselors, Dyan McIntosh (W, Th, and every other F), and at risk counselor Homero Magaña, who is here on Mondays.  They are assisted by Luz Gonzalez Vivar, our English Learner Academic Liaison, who works primarily with our English Learner students.

Our counselors will be available for consultation and guidance throughout the school year.  We encourage all students and parents to meet with the counselors any time they have concerns relating to class programs, academic progress, or any area relating to school.   Students wishing to see the counselors should fill out a “Request for Counseling” slip in the Main Office giving some indication of the nature of the problem and the urgency of the services needed.  Parents may ask to schedule a parent/teacher conference or a meeting with a counselor by calling the main office.

Students who need to see a counselor right away should report to their teacher to have their agenda book signed before going to the counseling office so that the teacher can take attendance.  


 

 Being Successful in the Classroom

  • Learn how to adapt to different teachers.

  • Be in school, on time, everyday.

  • Be prepared for each class. Participate in class.

  • Be a good group member.

  • Treat others with courtesy and respect.

  • Involve your parents.

 Student Study Skills

  • Prepare to learn as you begin each class (notebook open, materials ready, homework ready to turn in, focus on the subject…)

  • List your homework (from the classroom homework board) in your Agenda Book.

  • Ask your teachers to sign your Agenda Book everyday.

  • Follow the exact directions given by your teachers on tests and assignments.

  • Write all important information from the whiteboard or overhead into your notebook.

  • Always ask your teacher a question when you don’t understand something in class.

  • Ask your parents, teacher or counselor for help whenever necessary.

  • NEVER DISRUPT CLASS- Use class time for learning!

  • Do all your homework and class work.  Turn assignment in on time, even if you struggle and don’t understand all of the assignment.

  • Start long-term assignments the day they are assigned.

  • Study for tests a little every day and as many days as possible before a test.

  • Improve your reading skills by reading age-appropriate books for ½ hour each evening.  Take reading counts tests as soon as possible after completing the book.

  • Learning the course material and earning passing grades will make you proud and your parents proud and you will not have to attend summer school

 Retention Policy

No student may receive more than a total of five failing grades (F’s) on the trimester report cards in the year in order to be assigned automatically to the next grade.  Students who do not meet these standards mat be assigned to alternate educational settings such as extended day program, variable schedule, independent study, or county services.  Students also have to attend and pass summer school in order to promote to the next grade.

 Moorpark High School Graduation Requirements

English – 4 years – 40 credits

Social Studies – 4 years – 40 credits

Math – 3 years – 30 credits

Science – 3 years – 30 credits

Physical Education – 2 years – 20 credits

Fine Arts OR Foreign Language – 1 year – 10 credits

Electives – 60 credits 

TOTAL CREDITS needed for graduation – 230

  • Each semester class is 5 credits…a year long class is 10 credits

  • If you fail a class you receive 0 credits 

Examples of Useful Parent Interventions
  • Check your student’s agenda book daily.
  • Your student can ask their teachers to initial the agenda book everyday and you can communicate by writing a note to teachers in the agenda book.

  • Check your student’s homework and match it with the assignment written in the agenda book.

  • Email teachers, counselors with questions or concerns.

  • Set up a conference with your student’s teachers.  Contact Mrs. Mogul   in the office.

  • Contact your child’s school counselor. 

SQ4R Study Method
This is a popular reading technique to help you easily comprehend chapter assignments.
  • Survey:  The first step in the SQ4R study method is survey.  You try to get a general idea of what the assignment is about before you read.  Look at topic headings, illustrations, and etc. to do this.

  • Question:  As you survey, begin to ask yourself questions about the material – questions which you answer while you read.  One quick way to come up with questions is to turn the headings and subheadings into questions.

  • Read:  Read the assignment carefully from start to finish.

  • Rite:  As you read, look for the answers to the study questions and write them on our cornel notes.

  • Recite:  It is very important that you recite aloud what you have learned from your reading.  It is best to stop at the end of each page, section, or chapter to answer the who, what, when, where, why and how questions.

  • Review:  You should review or summarize what you have read as soon as you finish.  Use the summary section of you Cornell Notes.

College
Check out the following websites for more information about college.  It’s never too early to start thinking about it! 

www.mhs.mrpk.org and click on career center icon.

www.collegeboard.com – SAT, PSAT, general college info

www.act.org  - ACT test information and general college information

www.FAFSA.Ed.gov – financial aid

www.calstate.edu - information about the Cal State University System.

www.ucop.edu  – information on the University of California System