ASMS Counseling Department
Middle School Counselor Mission Statement
The mission statement for Solorsano Middle School's Counseling Department is to provide a school counseling program that cultivates and inspires continual growth and resilience. Throughout middle school, we will assist our students with their academic, social-emotional and college & career readiness. We are committed to working collaboratively with all stakeholders, as we are all invested in our students’ success.
COLLEGE ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
- History/social science (“a”) – Two years, including one year of world history, cultures and historical geography and one year of U.S. history, or one-half year of U.S. history and one-half year of American government or civics.
- English (“b”) – Four years of college preparatory English that integrates reading of classic and modern literature, frequent and regular writing, and practice listening and speaking.
- Mathematics (“c”) –Three years required, 4 recommended of college-preparatory math, including or integrating the topics covered in elementary and advanced algebra and two- and three-dimensional geometry.
- Laboratory science (“d”) – Two years required, 3 years recommended of laboratory science providing fundamental knowledge in at least two of the three disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
- Language other than English (“e”) – Two years, 4 years recommended of the same language other than English or equivalent to the second level of high school instruction.
- Visual and performing arts (“f”) – One year chosen from dance, music, theater or the visual arts.
- College-preparatory elective (“g”) – One year chosen from the “a-f” courses beyond those used to satisfy the requirements above, or courses that have been approved solely in the elective area.
For college admission a grade of “C” or better required!
“D’s” and “F’s” in high school DO NOT COUNT
Making A Schedule Change:
Administration creates the master schedule with the input of the teachers and counselors, and all student schedule changes are completed by the second week of school to ensure a smooth transition and stability for the students and teachers. In general, counselors assist the administration with scheduling, but making schedule changes after the second week of schools is very rare.
Examples of a Valid Schedule Change Request:
Missing a period/s
Scheduled for a duplicate class
Schedule for the wrong grade level
Example of Invalid Schedule Change Request:
Changing a teacher
Changing to be with friends
Changing to have a class different time of day.
Request for specific teachers can not be granted due to the nature of the scheduling process.
What is Cal-SOAP?!
California Student Opportunity Access Program (Cal-SOAP) is a college preparatory program.
At Solorsano Cal-SOAP offers:
An annual College Fair at GHS in November.
A tutor for Homework Club
College and Career Information
At the end of your 8th grade year you can apply to be a Cal-SOAP student for high school.
Visit Miss Taylor the Cal-SOAP Advisor in the College Corner located inside the library.
Visit the Cal-SOAP Website: