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At Coral Academy of Science High School, we are dedicated to helping ALL students reach their full potential in education and life experience. We strive to provide the highest quality of learning to prepare students for the rigors of a University setting.

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Mr. Dede and Coral Academy High School staff work hard to provide as personalized of an approach to career and college research and selection as possible.

Coral Academy of Science believes that the most important purpose of a college search is to help students and their families define and find the right school that matches their needs.

From the earliest grades, we encourage students to wonder, inquire, be self-reliant, and be cooperative participants in the educational process, laying the foundation for a lifelong love of learning and a commitment to community.

Coral Academy Standard Diploma

To be awarded a Coral Academy Standard High School Diploma, a student must earn a total of 22.5 credits and receive a passing score on the Nevada Proficiency Exams. Currently, 19 core credits and 3.5 elective credits are required. Please note that Mathematics and Science credit requirements are different then other Washoe County high schools.

Coral Academy Advanced Diploma

Students must complete a minimum of 24 credits, including all requirements for a Standard Diploma with a minimum of 3.25 GPA (weighted and rounded to the nearest 100th) including all credits applicable toward graduation, and will have passed all required sections of the HSPE.

Coral Academy Honors Diploma

The Honors Program is designed to enhance academic preparation and challenge students through more rigorous course work. Student will have completed a minimum of 24 credits (21 required and three elective) including at least eight (8) qualified honors or AP level classes, two years of World Language (two years of the same Language) and will have passed all required sections of the HSPE, A minimum 3.40 GPA, weighted and rounded to the nearest 100th, and no course failures during the last two years, unless the course is repeated to remove the “F” from the transcript. This diploma is designed to reward students who take and succeed in the most challenging academic program that the high school has to offer.

NOTE: Students who earn an Honors Diploma automatically qualify for an Advanced Diploma.

Minimum Credit Requirements


Science

US Government

US History

Physical Education

English

Health

Art and Humanities

Mathematics

World History / World Geography

Computer Literacy

Electives

High School Promotion Requirements

College Admission Types

College Administrative Resources


Naviance

Naviance Family Connection provides students and their families with an exhaustive college research tool and can serve as a hub of information and planning for the college admissions process. The data stored in our Naviance system is comprised of information from the recent graduating classes of Coral Academy of Science High School and allows current students to use the most up to date information about where their peers have gone onto study.

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The ACT

The ACT is a national college admissions examination that consists of subject area tests in English, Mathematics, Reading and Science. The ACT with writing includes the four subject area tests plus a 40-minute writing test. ACT results are accepted by all four-year colleges and universities in the US.

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The SAT

The SAT is a globally recognized college admission test that lets you show colleges what you know and how well you can apply that knowledge. It tests your knowledge of reading, writing and math — subjects that are taught every day in high school classrooms. Most students take the SAT during their junior or senior year of high school, and almost all colleges and universities use the SAT to make admission decisions.

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Naviance Test Prep

Naviance helps students connect learning and life. Once students have identified their goals, they will see how standardized tests SAT and ACT can help them reach their goals. Naviance Test Prep provides proven, game-based courses that help students to perform their best on test day. Naviance Test Prep is also seamlessly integrated with Naviance to help students be college and career ready, all from one place.

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The Subject Test

Subject Tests are hour-long, content-based tests that allow you to showcase achievement in specific subject areas where you excel. These are the only national admission tests where you choose the tests that best showcase your achievements and interests.

SAT Subject Tests allow you to differentiate yourself in the college admission process or send a strong message regarding your readiness to study specific majors or programs in college. In conjunction with your other admission credentials (your high school record, SAT scores, teacher recommendations, etc.), they provide a more complete picture of your academic background and interests.

Some colleges also use Subject Tests to place students into the appropriate courses. Based on your performance on the test(s), you could potentially fulfill basic requirements or receive credit for introductory-level courses.

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College counseling is one of the Coral Academy of Science’s true strengths and a prime reason why families chose. Coral Academy of Science High School’s faculty and staff are true partners with your family as students navigate the path to college and beyond. Our comprehensive college counseling curriculum is designed to help students determine the best college for their personal and academic goals and help them gain acceptance.

• Examine your likes, dislikes, interests and activities.

• Compile an initial list of your activities and accomplishments.
• Plan your four-year high-school curriculum, built around your interests and gaining in rigor towards the end.
• Visit colleges and their web pages.
• Semester grades for this year counts towards your GPA.
• Get involved in community service and co-curricular activities. Select one or two activities to continue throughout high school.
• Read outside of school to increase your critical analysis.
• Spend part of the summer volunteering or try a summer school program offered by a university you are interested in.

 

• Take the practice ACT exams in October.
• Practice taking the PSAT.
• Visit colleges and their web pages.
• Visit college reps at school in the fall.
• Update the activities and interests you put on your initial list.
• Concentrate on your academic performance.
• Volunteer, and spend part of the summer at a summer school program offered by a university you are interested in.
• Discuss college and financing with your parents.
• Consider taking SAT Subject Tests in May or June.

• This is the last full year of grades to appear on the transcript sent to colleges. Make them good!
• Visit college’s reps at school in the fall.
• Take the PSAT.
• Receive PSAT results in December and review incorrect responses.
• Attend College Night for Juniors and Parents.
• Visit colleges during spring break.
• Plan to take the SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and/or ACT in the spring.
• Set a spring meeting with the college counselor and your parents.
• Visit colleges and their websites.
• Build a list of colleges that seem interesting.
• Spend part of the summer volunteering or try a summer school program offered by a university you are interested in.
• Ask two teachers if they will prepare a recommendation for you when the time comes.

August/September
• Complete and turn in a draft copy of the online Common Application.
• Attend College Night for Seniors and Parents
• Register for the fall SAT Reasoning, Subject Tests and/or ACT Tests.
• Take September ACT test.
• Meet with college counselor.
• Share college essay(s) with counselor for suggestions and editing.
• Finalize requests for letters of recommendation from teachers, and give them required forms.
• Update your activities list.
• Plan and make final college visits, and interview if possible.
• Research scholarship and financial aid options.

October
• For early decision/action, submit required information to Mr. Dede.
• Prepare for fall standardized testing.
• Take SAT Reasoning or Subject Tests and/or ACT.
• Work on applications. Pay close attention to financial aid deadlines for ED/EA.
• Register for December SAT, if necessary.

November
• For Regular Decision admissions, submit required information to Mr. Dede.
• Complete UC and CSU applications by Nov. 30.
• Take SAT Reasoning or Subject Tests.

December
• Submit remaining information to Mr. Dede to finalize college application list.
• Take SAT Reasoning or Subject Tests and/or ACT.
• Receive Early Decision/Action notification; if applicable, withdraw other applications and mail deposit.
• Finish applications.

January
• First semester grades are sent to colleges (if required).
• Continue high level of effort and commitment to your academics – avoid senioritis.
• Complete final SAT Reasoning or Subject Tests.
• File FAFSA, CSS Profile (if required) and other financial aid paperwork as soon as possible. Check college websites to determine if additional aid information is required.

February – April
• Check email and mail for college communications regarding missing items or additional requests for information.
• Prepare for admission decisions.
• Visit colleges to finalize decisions.

May
• Submit your decision and deposit to your college of choice by May 1.
• Discuss wait-list offers with Mr. Dede, if applicable.
• Notify colleges that you do not plan on attending.
• Notify counselor of your final decision.

June
• Celebrate your success with graduation.
• Final transcript will be sent to your college of choice.

Coral Academy of Science High School graduates have been accepted at great colleges and universities nationwide.

  • American River College
  • Arizona State University
  • The University of Arizona
  • Bellevue College
  • Boston University
  • Brigham Young University, Idaho
  • California State University, Long Beach
  • University of California, Los Angeles
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Central Texas College
  • Cochise College
  • Drake University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach
  • Excelsior College
  • Full Sail University
  • The George Washington University
  • Grossmont College
  • Indiana State University
  • Indiana Tech
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Lassen College
  • Leeward Community College
  • Long Beach City College
  • Missouri University of Science and Technology
  • Montana State University, Bozeman
  • Multnomah University
  • University of Nebraska at Lincoln
  • University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • University of Nevada, Reno
  • Olympic College
  • Southern Utah University
  • Temple University
  • Truckee Meadows Community College
  • University of Utah
  • Washington State University
  • University of Washington
  • Willamette University
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison

American River College

Arizona State University

The University of Arizona

University of Nevada, Reno

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Bellevue College

Boston University

Brigham Young University, Idaho

California State University, Long Beach

University of California, Los Angeles

University of California, Santa Barbara

Central Texas College

Cochise College

Drake University

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University - Daytona Beach

Excelsior College

Full Sail University

The George Washington University

Grossmont College

Hawaii Pacific University

Indiana State University

Indiana Tech

ITT Technical Institute

Lassen College

Leeward Community College

Long Beach City College

Missouri University of Science and Technology

Montana State University, Bozeman

Multnomah University

University of Nebraska at Lincoln

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Olympic College

Sierra Nevada College

Southern Utah University

Temple University

Truckee Meadows Community College

University of Utah

Washington State University

University of Washington

Willamette University

University of Wisconsin, Madison

Credits:

  • http://www.grauerschool.com/
  • http://www.deerfieldwindsor.com/academics/college-counseling/