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Academic Counselor 
College: California State University, Northridge
Degree: B.A. History
Graduate School: California State University, Northridge and University of La Vern 
Degrees: M.A. School Administration and M.S. School Psychology 
Credentials: Single Subject, History (CSUN) and PPS (University of La Vern)
                                                                2020-2021 Parent Welcome Letter
 

Dear Poly High School Family

 

The 10th Grade Center team welcomes you to a fantastic school year full of Poly Pride! Our center is comprised of two counselors. Mrs. Bello (A-L) and Mrs. Reyes (M-Z). Each Counselor is assigned to students by last name. One Center Coordinator, a Dean of Students, and an Assistant Principal. Collectively, our staff works diligently with students and parents to empower students and foster a college and career ready program.  The goal of the Center is to provide a personalized counseling and guidance experience to each student on campus to foster socio-emotional support and promote college and career readiness with the ultimate goal of maximizing student potential. Starting the school year in Distance learning has been a challenge, with your support in guiding your student to graduation this year and keeping open line of communication we will get through this together. 

 

Your child will need to pass all courses each year and earn a specific amount of credits to promote to the next grade level in high school: For a student to Promote to 10th grade, they need to earn 50 credits by the end of 9th grade, for a student to Promote to the 11th grade the student will need to earn 105 credits by the end of 10thgrade, to be Classified as a 12th grader. The student must have 160 credits by the end of their 11th grade.  Your child will need 210 credits in specific courses to graduate along with meeting non-course requirements which include identifying a career pathway and completing a Service Learning Project.  Each student is given an (IGP) Individual graduation plan from 9th grade to 12th grade and this plan is reviewed with the student twice a year to make sure they understand where they are in graduating. 

The following are the required courses all students needs to complete to be able to graduate from high school.

History: 3 Years

English:  4 years

Mathematics:  3+ Years

Science:  2+ Years

Language other than English:  2 Years

Visual Performing Arts: 1 Year

College Elective Prep: 1 year

Physical Education: 2 years

Health: 1 Quarter

Service Learning Project: Completed by the end of senior year.

CTE Completion

These are the bare minimum requirements to graduate from an LAUSD High School. Any additional courses your student takes in any area will give them an advantage to be accepted to a 4 year University.

 We will be reviewing your child’s IGP (high school/college) with your student in the fall and we will be meeting with them in the spring to ensure your student is meeting the requirements needed to graduate and be college/career ready. If you would like an appointment to review your student’s graduation plan, Email me at wib3565@lausd.net or 818-394-3600.

 

Wanda Bello                         Veronica Reyes                        Levon Yegayan                                               

wib3565@lausd.net            mvb7372@lausd.net             lyeganya@lausd.net       

Academic Counselor             Academic Counselor              Dean                                       

Last Names A-L                    Last Names M-Z

 

Eric Brown                             Norma Grimaldo 

emb8691@lausd.net             ngrimald@lausd.net

10th Grade Coordinator          Assistant Principal 

 

Office Hours

Please make an appointment through email or phone, 818-394-3600.  Counselors are available during the instructional day.  If you would like to reach them beyond the instructional day, please reach out Mon-Thurs. during the following hours: 2:20 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. and Fridays 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

 

If you would like to reach out to the counselor during instructional time (Mon-Fri 9 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.)
call (818)639-2704