Crean Lutheran High School’s Counseling Department prides itself on providing students with access to programs and resources. Services are facilitated through myriad avenues, including, but not limited to, core curriculum lessons, Naviance, and personalized conferences.
- Core curriculum lessons aim to teach students mindsets and behaviors that describe the knowledge, attitudes, and skills students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness, and social and emotional development.
- Naviance provides various assessments, including Strengths Explorer, a Career Interest Profiler, and College Supermatch. These tools and others assist students in further exploring how their strengths, passions, and abilities contribute to post-secondary opportunities.
- Counselors conduct grade-level conferences with each student and family once per year. These conferences foster collaboration and allow for personally tailored four-year planning that matches each student's goals, passions, and needs. These conferences ensure that students and parents understand how to access resources and adequately plan for their four years of study at Crean Lutheran. Crean Lutheran’s Counseling Department is able to provide access to programs and resources due to the school’s adherence to a student to Counselor ratio that does not exceed 250:1.
- Counselors partner with the Campus Pastor to address any spiritual issues that arise in the personalized conferences.
The Lord has a unique and perfect plan for each of our students, plans to prosper them and not to harm them, plans to give them hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11). Crean Lutheran admits students of varying academic abilities. Some of our students are ranked in the top 1% nationally and may take multiple Advanced Placement courses. Some students may take traditional college-preparatory courses. Some students may take advantage of our Learning Success Program. Traditionally, over 80% of our graduating seniors matriculate to four-year colleges and universities; however, we acknowledge and accept that this path is not the best course for everyone. In 1 Thessalonians 5:11, we are told to “...encourage one another and build each other up…” Whether a student is destined for an Ivy League school or a junior college, we are dedicated to assisting, encouraging, and partnering with each of them.
University of California and California State University Systems
The A-G / College Entrance Requirements are a sequence of high school courses that students must complete (with a grade of C or better) to be minimally eligible for admission to the University of California (UC) and California State University (CSU). They represent the basic level of academic preparation that high school students should achieve to undertake university work. The purposes of the A-G / College Entrance Requirements are to ensure that entering students:
- Can participate fully in the first year program at UC and CSU in a broad variety of fields of study;
- Have attained the necessary preparation for courses, majors, and programs offered at UC and CSU;
- Have attained a body of knowledge that will provide breadth and perspective to new, more advanced studies; and
- Have attained essential critical thinking and study skills.
If you're interested in entering the University of California as a freshman, you'll have to satisfy these requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 15 college-preparatory courses (a-g courses), with at least 11 finished prior to the beginning of your senior year. The 15 courses are:
- History/social science - 2 years
- English - 4 years
- Mathematics - 3 years
- Laboratory science - 2 years
- Language other than English - 2 years (or equivalent to the 2nd level of high school instruction)
- Visual and performing arts - 1 year
- College-preparatory elective (chosen from the subjects listed above or another course approved by the university) - 1 year
- Earn a grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better (3.4 if you're a nonresident) in these courses with no grade lower than a C.
If you're a state resident who has met the minimum requirements and aren't admitted to any UC campus to which you apply, you'll be offered a spot at another campus if space is available, provided:
- You rank in the top 9 percent of California high school students, according to our admissions index, or
- You rank in the top 9 percent of your graduating class at a participating high school. We refer to this as "Eligible in the Local Context" (ELC).
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