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2018-19 Core Novels List

2018-19 Beckman High School Novels (by Grade)
  • Freshman Honors
      • To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee
      • Of Mice and Men-John Steinbeck
      • Romeo and Juliet-William Shakespeare
      • Animal Farm-George Orwell
  • Freshman CP
      • To Kill a Mockingbird-Harper Lee
      • Of Mice and Men-John Steinbeck
      • Romeo and Juliet-William Shakespeare
  • Sophomore Honors
      • One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest- Ken Kesey
      • Macbeth – William Shakespeare
      • A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens
      • The Glass Menagerie-Tennessee Williams
      • Lord of the Flies-William Golding
      • Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte
  • Sophomore CP
      • The Glass Menagerie-Tennessee Williams
      • One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest- Ken Kesey
      • Lord of the Flies-William Golding
      • Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare
  • Junior Honors
      • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
      • Narrative of a Slave – Frederick Douglass
      • Death of a Salesman – Arthur Miller
      • The Great Gatsby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
      • Catcher in the Rye-J.D. Salinger
      • The Scarlet Letter- Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Junior CP
      • The Great Gatsby-F. Scott Fitzgerald
      • Catcher in the Rye-J.D. Salinger
  • Senior English Literature AP
      • 1984 - George Orwell
      • The Things They Carried – Tim O’Brien
  • Senior English ERWC
      • 1984 - George Orwell
      • Into the Wild - Jon Krakauer
      • Hamlet – William Shakespeare
  • ALL SCHOOL READ
      • The 57 Bus - Dashka Slater
      • Refugee – Alan Gratz

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD LIST OF NOVELS (PRINTABLE PDF)

STATE & FEDERAL TESTING

CAASPP - California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress

Testing at Beckman High School will take place in Spring of 2019

  • Find additional information about the CAASPP Test HERE

EARLY COLLEGE PROGRAM

IVC Early College Program Overview

*Updated 3/5/2018*

If you are the parent of an 8th grader interested in Beckman’s Early College program, you will need to attend 8th Grade Parent Night on April 3rd at 6:00pm. Be sure to attend Early College breakout session.

Early College is not for everyone, so if you decide you want to pursue it, you will have to apply & get admitted to the program. Our program is a 4 year commitment. You will receive an application packet at the parent night; you can also begin by printing the forms to begin the process. They will need to be returned to Beckman on April 20, 2018.

Only current 8th grade students will be considered for the 2022 cohort. The 2019, 2020, and 2021 cohorts are closed to new applicants.

Complete application, current transcript (may be printed off Aeries--does not have to be official) and 3 teacher recommendations must be submitted by April 20, 2018.
Also checkout our counseling page & video explanation under "8th grade info."

Early College Incoming Freshmen 2018-2019

LINKS:


Friday, April 20: Application, transcript and 3 references due.

Friday, April 20: Writing/Math assessment testing in Room 131 & 132 from 3:30-5:45 pm.

Friday, April 27, 2018: Packets Due

  • Packet Includes:
    • K12 Special Admission form
    • IVC Authorization to Release Student Information form
    • IVC Application confirmation page
    • Student/Parent contract
End of May: Acceptance/Denial letters mailed

Late July/Early August: IVC Fall registration


LINKS TO IMPORTANT SITES

FAMILY CONNECTION / NAVIANCE
    • Helping students explore their interests and strengths and develop a course of study that matches long-term goals with an actionable plan.
NCAA ELIGIBILITY CENTER
    • If you want to play NCAA sports at a Division I or II school, you need to register with the NCAA Eligibility Center.
TRANSCRIPTS (via Parchment)
    • Online management of student transcripts for college applications.

THE COMMON APPLICATION
    • The Common Application will connect your child to unparalleled opportunities by providing access to nearly 700 Member colleges through one convenient platform.
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Learn more about applying as an undergraduate to study at a UC campus.
CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY'S ONLINE APPLICATION
    • Learn more about applying as an undergraduate to study at a CSU campus.



COURSE CATALOG