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The Vision: The Freshman Center is a specialized one year program designed to give every ninth grade student the tools they need to be successful in high school, college, and the workplace.
Phone: (818) 759-5800
Fax: (818) 252-7552
Dear Poly High School Family,
9th grade academy team welcomes you to a fantastic school year, full of Poly Pride! Our Team comprises of two Counselor’s Ms. Wanda Bello (A-L) and Mr. Gilberto Collins (M-Z). Each Counselor is assigned to students by their last name by alphabet. We have a 9th grade Coordinator: Ms. Marixa Pleitez, Dean of Students: Mr. Singh and our Assistant Principal Mr. Jeppson. Collectively, our staff works diligently with the students. Our goal 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 goal of maximizing student potential. We hope that we can have the parent support in guiding your students to graduation and College along with helping us keep and open communication regarding concerns and issues that might arise.
Your child will need to pass all courses each year and earn a specific number of credits to promote or advance 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. 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 through 12th grade. this plan is reviewed with the student twice a year to make sure they understand where they are in graduating. The following is the required classes all students need 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.
These are the bare minimum requirements to graduate High School. Any additional course 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 in Fall and spring with them.
If you would like to contact us the best way to reach us is by email Ms. Bello (A-L) at [email protected] or Mr. Collins (M-Z) at [email protected] . Thank you for taking the time to read this important letter.
Sincerely your Counseling team.
Ms. Bello and Mr. Collins