Summer Reading List 2018-2019

Summer Reading List 2018-2019

Students: All students must read their grade-level text prior to the beginning of the new academic school year.  Students will be assessed within the first two weeks on their reading, and scores will be included as part of the first term grades.

 

BE PREPARED TO BE TESTED ON SUMMER READING BOOKS!

9th Grade—A Child Called It by Dave Pelzer

10th Grade—Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi

11th Grade—The Help by Kathryn Stockett

12th Grade—The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

by Mark Haddon

End of Year Calendar

End of the Year Activities and Events!

Thursday, May 31 (9th – 12th)

  • 2° Final Exam 8:00am – 10:15am
  • Break 10:15am – 10:40am
  • 4° Final Exam 10:45am –  1:00pm

Friday, June 1 (9th – 11th)

  • 1° Final Exam 8:00am – 10:15am
  • Break 10:15am – 10:40am
  • 3° Final Exam 10:45am –  1:00pm

Monday, June 4 (9th – 11th)

  • 5° Final Exam 8:00am – 10:15am
  • Break 10:15am – 10:40am
  • 6° Final Exam 10:45am –  1:00pm

Tuesday,  June 5, (Make-Up Day, 9th – 11th) & Wednesday,  June 6, (Last Day of the Spring Semester)

  • 1° 8:00am –  8:40am
  • 2° 8:45am –  9:25am
  • 3° 9:30am – 10:10am
  • 4° 10:15am – 10:55am
  • Lunch 10:55am – 11:30am
  • 5° 11:35am – 12:15pm
  • 6° 12:20pm –  1:00pm

SENIOR FINALS SCHEDULE and LAST WEEK OF SCHOOL

  • Tuesday, May 29: 6th Period Senior Final (seniors attend all classes), 3:10 release
  • Wednesday, May 30: 1st, 3rd, 5th Periods Senior Finals (attend all classes), 2:10 release
  • Thursday, May 31: 2nd and 4th Periods , Senior Clearance Begins
  • Friday, June 1: Senior Breakfast and Clearance, Cap and Gown Distribution, 8am – 1pm, Grading Opens
  • Monday, June 4: Graduation Rehearsal, Senior Clearance, Exit Survey, 8am – 1pm
  • Tuesday, June 5: Graduation Rehearsal, 8am – 1pm
  • Wednesday, June 6: Graduation 1pm, arrival time TBD, Grades due by 10am

CAASP Letter 2018

CAASPP letter 2018

Dear Parent/Guardian:

From April 2 through April 27 , all juniors will participate in the Smarter Balanced or CAASPP assessment for math, English language arts and literature, and science. These tests will provide information to you, the student, your parents, and teachers about your progress and readiness for college and career.

The CAASPP online tests are based on the new California Content Standards, also known as the Common Core State Standards, for mathematics and English language arts. All CSUs and over 90 participating California community colleges accept student results from the CAASPP to determine a student’s college readiness status in English and mathematics. Please take the CAASPP seriously. In addition, districts are required to have a 90% participation rate. Your results will give the English, math, and science departments and the SFUSD valuable information about student performance and needs.

 

What this means for Galileo High School graduates:

 

  1. About 60 percent of current Galileo High School graduating seniors report that they will attend a CSU or Community College each fall.

 

  1. If you are not able to demonstrate ready or conditionally ready for college level math or English through the CAASPP or some other means, you may have to start college in remedial classes that you must pay for and that do not earn you college credit.

 

The CAASPP results for Gal juniors in the spring of 2017:

ELA

31% ready

43% conditionally ready

15% not yet ready

11% not ready

 

Math

26% ready

36% conditionally ready

19% not yet ready

19% not ready

How to interpret the results:

 

  • Students who score at the highest performance level (“Standard Exceeded”) are considered ready for college-level coursework in English and/or mathematics and are exempt from taking the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam.

 

  • Students who score at the “Standard Met” performance level are considered conditionally ready for college-level coursework in English and/or mathematics and are exempt from taking the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam. However, they must take an approved English and/or mathematics course in twelfth grade and receive a grade of “C” or better to be considered ready. At AHS these courses are AP Literature for English and pre-calculus, AP Calculus AB or BC, AP Physics, or AP Statistics. Students that do not meet the conditional requirement their senior year will need to participate in the CSU’s Early Start Program, unless exemption was met through another pathway.

 

  • Students who score at the “Standard Nearly Met” performance level are considered not yet ready for college-level coursework in English and/or mathematics and will need additional preparation in the twelfth grade. They will also be required to take the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam and participate in the CSU Early Start Program unless they meet the exemption criteria through another pathway.

 

  • Students who score at the “Standard Not Met” performance level are considered not ready for college-level work in English and/or mathematics. They will need substantial improvement to demonstrate knowledge and skills needed for success in entry-level credit-bearing college coursework after high school. They will also be required to take the CSU English Placement Test (EPT) and/or Entry Level Mathematics (ELM) exam and participate in the CSU Early Start Program unless they meet the exemption criteria through another pathway

To learn about the types of questions on the computer-based test, you and your child can view the practice test online at the California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced Practice Test Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/practicetest.asp.

 

Following the spring 2018 testing, students will receive individual score reports. Student score reports will be mailed to parents in the beginning of school year 2018-19. The detailed reports include an overall score, a description of the student’s achievement level for English language arts and mathematics, science (if a participating grade) and other information. If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/.

Parents/Guardians have the right to request an exemption from all or part of CAASPP testing. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child’s participation, please contact John Burke (burkej1@sfusd.edu) at the SFUSD Achievement Assessments Office at (415) 241-6400.

Galileo Academy of Science and Technology Spring 2018 SBAC Testing Schedule

Monday, April 2nd – Friday, April 6th– All 11th graders take the English Language Arts portion of SBAC

Monday, April 9th – Friday, April 13th– All 11th graders take the math portion of SBAC

Wednesday, April 18th/ Thursday, April 19th– All 11th and 12th graders take CAST in science classes

Monday, April 23rd – Friday, April 27th- 11th grade SPED and ELD students take CAASPP

 

Sincerely,

 

Ms. Holly Rocha

Assistant Principal

Support the Galileo Navigators Field Trip!

A new Galileo club, The Galileo Navigators, will be going on an educational and historical field trip to Washington DC and New York this summer!

For more information on their trip and to support the Galileo Navigators, please donate to their DonorsChoose project below! Even if you are unable to donate, we would appreciate you sharing this link and DonorsChoose project with your family and friends. Thank you!!

Galileo Navigators Donors Choose Project

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