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Fall Semester Progress Reports coming this week

October 15th, 2014 by

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We are almost halfway through our Fall semester!  Time is flying here at San Diego Virtual School.  Fall Progress reports are coming this week and will be sent to students and parents on Friday October 17th.  These are helpful updates that will show your progress in current classes, and will also list what classes you have left to work on this semester.  As a reminder, Fall semester ends on January 16th, 2015.  Keep up the hard work students so that you can pass your full courseload by January 16th. If you have any questions, please contact your teacher directly.


“Career Cruising” at SDVS launches this week!

September 30th, 2014 by
SDVS is pleased to announce a new online college and career assessment tool that all our students have access to.  It is a great website that will allow you to explore different careers that match your interests and skills.  Here are some exciting features you will find:

Assessment Tool
ccSpringboard’s much-praised Career Matchmaker Interest Inventory is based on a methodology that is respected and admired everywhere it is used, because it’s more powerful than any other interest assessment. Matchmaker doesn’t just provide students with a ranked list of careers they should learn more about, it explains why. This depth gives students valuable insights they can use as a springboard to further career exploration and discovery, making the learning process a rewarding and enriching experience.
Living Portfolio
The Living Portfolio is always just a click away while students are navigating the personal inventories and occupational learning pages, making it easy to build and grow a valuable storehouse of knowledge, ideas and action plans. We call it a Living Portfolio because it grows and evolves with each student, transforming career exploration into pathways to success. It’s more than a place to keep information—it’s a place to nurture dreams.
Engaging Content

Students enjoy one-click access to hundreds of up-to-date, detailed occupational profiles designed to bring the real world into the classroom and ignite their imagination. Each multimedia profile includes a full job description, typical working conditions, required education and training, expected earnings, plus links to related occupations and other useful resources specially chosen to encourage further investigation.

How to access the site:
www.careercruising.com  (To get your username and password, please contact your teacher)
If you have any questions, Mrs. Bridges, SDVS’s college and career counselor, would love to talk with you.  She can be reached at hbridges@sdvirtualschools.com
career cruising

career cruising


Upcoming Test Dates

September 23rd, 2014 by

SDVS students: Your teacher will contact you to discuss which tests you will need to take this year.  For your reference, here are the upcoming test dates to mark your calendars:

PSAT testing is October 15 at the La Mesa Site

CAHSEE testing (for Juniors and Seniors) is November 4, 5

CAHSEE testing for all 10th graders will be March 17, 18

Make Ups CAHSEE testing is May 5,6 for all absent 10th graders, 11th and 12th graders needing to pass the tests.

State testing will be between April 13-May 15. More details will follow

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Senior Social on Wednesday October 22

September 22nd, 2014 by

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We would like to welcome all Seniors to our “Senior Ice Cream Social”

You will have the opportunity to meet other fellow 2015 graduates and learn more about post-secondary (college, career, etc.) options

Wednesday October 22nd, 6-8pm

La Mesa office

7950 University Ave. Suite 410,

La Mesa, CA 91942

Please contact your teacher to RSVP!


Why You Need a High School Diploma

September 18th, 2014 by

A high school diploma is more than just a piece of paper or a personal achievement that you’ve set for yourself. Instead, receiving your high school diploma is the very thing that will either enable or prevent you from getting the career of your dreams or even a basic job.

Why You Need a High School Diploma

Why You Need a High School Diploma

As the national unemployment rate continues to remain high, employment competition is even more challenging than ever before. However, the battle to find employment is even tougher for those who haven’t finished high school as the national unemployment rate for those who haven’t graduated rings in at 12 percent.

Not only will you have a more difficult time finding a job if you dropout, but you’ll make far less than those who do have their high school diploma. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, high school dropouts can expect to earn a little over $20,000 annually, which is over $10,000 less than a high school graduate, and nearly $37,000 less than someone who has received their Bachelor’s degree. As a result, high school dropouts are over 30 percent more likely to live their life in poverty when compared to those who have graduated and gone on to receive their Bachelor’s degree.

With these alarming statistics, why risk putting your future at stake by choosing to dropout? San Diego Virtual School is here to help you achieve a strong future by helping you receive your high school diploma online. By registering with SDVS, we will be behind you every step of the way while you reach your goal of achieving your high school diploma, locking in a bright and promising future with our individualized approach to education. If you’re ready to secure your future, see if you qualify for SDVS online with our quick qualification form.


San Diego Zoo Field Trip September 23

September 12th, 2014 by

Join us on our first field trip in the 2014-2015 school year. We are headed to the San Diego Zoo. The zoo is home to over 3,700 rare and endangered animals representing more than 650 species and subspecies, and more than 700,000 exotic plants. It is located just north of downtown San Diego in Balboa Park.  We will meet at the zoo at 9:45. Tour time is 10:00-2:00

COST: FREE (Parents welcome)

RSVP by September 15 to your teacher.

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Getting Started with Google Drive

September 4th, 2014 by

San Diego Virtual School Uses Google DriveSan Diego Virtual School is excited to use the online tool, Google Drive, to simplify the process of connecting students and teachers to share important information and documents. With Google Drive, you’re able to access documents your teachers share with you, while sharing documents you create with your teachers, such as your PE logs. This simple tutorial will help you get started with Google Drive.

 

Accessing Google Drive

To use Google Drive, you’ll need to create a Google email account if you haven’t done so already. While logged into your Google account, you’ll see a collection of small squares with a grid-like appearance on the upper right side of the screen. Click the group of squares to view the drop down grid menu and select “Drive.”

 

Viewing and Sharing Documents

While viewing your Google Drive account, you’ll see a column on the left-hand side with a list of options. Here, you’re able to view the documents that have been shared with you. Simply, click on your name and you’ll see a file to open, allowing you to view information that has been shared with you.

When viewing the document, you’re able to type in the information you need to complete your PE log and other assignments. The information you type will be auto saved, and your teacher will see the information you’ve added. You don’t need to do anything else.

On the left-hand side of the screen, you also have the option to create new documents to use for your work and to share with others. With each new document you create, you have the ability to customize who is able to view the document should you need to share it with your teachers.

Google Drive is a simple and effective way to communicate and stay informed with everything pertaining to your courses. If you have any questions about using Google Drive, please contact your teacher.