Freshman Registration


Alyssa Villa, South Side Editor

Pre-registration started at South El Monte High School on February 1st and ended on February 18th. Along with pre-registration students also had their yearbook pictures taken. Having to make these decisions was a new experience for the incoming freshman. It is highly important because it will affect their upcoming high school years.

During pre-registration, students had to pick what classes they will take next year as well as decide if they will do their A-G’s. The A-G’s are high school class requirements that give you a chance of getting accepted into California State University and the University Of California. A-G requirement classes include 2 years of History, 4 years of English, 3 years of Mathematics, 2 years of Laboratory Science, 2 years of Foreign Language, 1 year of Visual and Performing Arts, and 1 year of College Prep Elective.

High school is an important part of life and there are a lot of decisions to be made. A very important decision that is made during high school is a future career. Choosing a future career can be difficult and your answer can change many times before you find a job that you think suits you. During pre-registration, a question your counselor asked was what job you are thinking of pursuing after high school. Based on your answer your counselor would recommend classes that would help you prepare for your future career.

During pre-registration, you were able to choose your classes for next year and choose if you were going to complete the A-G’s. A-G’s are very important to take, and give students a better chance at getting into a CSU or UC. You were also asked about a job you are interested in for the future so your counselor could recommend classes to help you prepare.