Welcome to the Cairo American College High School Counseling department website! The CAC HS Counselors work in partnership with students, parents, and staff to provide a comprehensive counseling program that aligns with our school's mission and core values. We seek to enhance our student body's desire to contribute to a global world by fostering culturally, socially and environmentally minded, responsible and respectful young adults who have a sense of confidence and aspire to take an active role in creating a brighter future.
The CAC Counselors are student advocates who believe in each student's intrinsic worth. We seek to create a community atmosphere in which all members feel safe, valued, supported and encouraged to achieve their goals and reach their full potential. It is our mission to provide proactive and responsive services to meet the needs of our community. Our program is continually evolving to assist students in the areas of academic achievement, personal/social development, and college/career awareness in our ever changing society.
PROGRAM OF STUDIES Open or Close
Dear Students and Parents,
It is a pleasure to present to you the Program of Studies for 2020-2021. This program contains information to assist students in planning a high school program that meets individual needs and goals. Please be aware that the listing of a course description does not guarantee that the course will be offered in the 2020-2021 master schedule, nor that a course will fit into a student’s schedule. Courses will be scheduled on the basis of student interest, sufficient enrollment, and the most effective use of teachers’ time. Typically, a minimum of six students must be enrolled in a course in order for that course to be offered. In low enrollment courses, students may be required to sign a document that waives the ability to drop the course. In addition, the School reserves the right to cancel any course for administrative reasons.
SELECTION OF COURSES
Each student’s course selections will be reviewed and approved by parents and counselors. IB course selections are also approved by the IB Coordinator to ensure those selected are appropriate and meet both personal and program criteria. Careful initial selection of courses by students and parents is very important; it is extremely difficult to change or rearrange individual programs after the master schedule is set.
HIGH SCHOOL PROFILE Open or Close
COLLEGE PROCESS Open or Close
The internet is filled with thousands of web sites related to college, i.e. majors, financial aid, admission testing, careers, and much more. In today's digital world, the information highway is expanding at a phenomenal rate, and we must use our 21st Century Skills to assess the validity of the content we are presented on the internet. The CAC Counselors have provided the links to some of their favorite web sites to assist you in your research.
HELPFUL COLLEGE LINKS Open or Close
Universities in the United States:
US Universities in an alphabetical listing by university
ULinks comprehensive list of college and universities
The Common Application one application for over 500 colleges/universities
FairTest: The National Center for Fair and Open Testing see which colleges do not require you to submit SAT/ACT scores
Additional sites to assist in your search for the best fit:
College Confidential (try the Super Match)Read More
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Open or Close
In grades 9 through 12, one credit is awarded for each one-year course completed with a passing mark of D-. One half-credit is earned for a one-semester course. A minimum of 25 credits is required for graduation. Students may transfer no more than 8 credits per year from another school. To qualify for graduation, students must be at CAC their entire senior year.SubjectRecommended College
Prep Course of StudyGraduation Requirements
for Class of 2005 onwards
Visual & Performing Arts
* US History is required for all US passport holders. This requirement is waived for full IB diploma candidates.
** A student who transfers to CAC and enrolls in the full IB diploma program is expected to fulfill as many graduation requirements as possible as permitted by the schedule. In some cases, if a course will not fit in with the schedule, a credit of Art/PE may be waived.
*** Any course taken beyond the number of units required in a given subject area is regarded as an elective in that subject area.
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