2014-15 Colonel Gray Registration Information for Grade 9 Parents

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INFORMATION FOR INTERMEDIATE STUDENTS
REGISTERING AT
COLONEL GRAY 2014-2015
… begin with
the end in
mind…
what‘s your
dream for your
future ?
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A High School
Graduation
Certificate is
required for most
entry level jobs in
2014…
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To be competitive a
student should
have a minimum
average of 70% in
courses at the
highest level
he/she can
complete…
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To be accepted at a
university you must
have at least a 70%
in academic English
(ENG621A) and a
minimum average
of 70% in 5 grade
12 academic
courses…
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High School Program
A minimum of 20 credits are required.
 10 are required and 10 you choose.
 Each course has 110 hours of
instruction and earns 1 credit.
 Students must earn 50% in a course to
receive credit. (70% will give you many
more opportunities after graduation.)
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 What
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is success in high school?
Completing the EAL courses to support English language
learning.
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Earning 4 credits every semester - using 3 years to
graduate -24 credits
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Having good marks in courses that will prepare you for
work or school – choosing courses which will support your
English language learning.
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Join the IB Program and complete the 2 year program.
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Choose the Courses at the Correct level for you at
this time….
◦ Success leads to more success
◦ You can always change levels when you have the skills you
need for the next level…
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START STRONG
FULL ATTENDANCE IS ESSENTIAL !
WORK HARD FROM DAY 1!
COMPLETE ASSIGNMENTS AND PROJECTS ON TIME !
ASK FOR HELP WHEN YOU NEED IT…DON’T WAIT,
WE ARE HERE TO HELP YOU REACH YOUER GOALS!
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Each student at Colonel Gray is part of a POD,
you will have an administrator, a counselor
and a resource specialist to support you
throughout your high school career...
Each student has the same homeroom
advisor from grade 10 to graduation. The
advisor works with you on your academic
plan over the next few years…
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Each school year has 2 semesters
.Semester 1 - September to end of January
.Semester 2 - February to end of June
A Student registers to take 4 courses each
semester
.8 courses each year to complete 8 credits.
In three years the student can complete 24
credits.
Individualized Programs
Each student creates their
education path.
 Students register for courses that
suit their own educational goals.
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are creating a plan for
your future…
Consider:
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The program choice is mainly determined by
your marks in grade 9 - Your current report card
Recommendations of your current teachers
What you know about your own strengths and
weaknesses in individual subjects
Your plans for career and education when you
finish high school– University –College –Work
Advice from your parents and other adults
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Career Crusing is a web based site which
students and their parents can access to
explore interests and options for the future.
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Students can get their username and
password from their school counselor.
http://www.careercruising.com/
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Parent Series
It’s time to have the talk
Encourage your child to dream
Awakening your child’s interests
The role personality plays in career
planning
Career exploration – finding the
facts
Choosing a career path
Deciding on a career
Teaching the importance of work
ethic
Building a collection of career
tools
Developing a career plan
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http://nextnetwork.ca/parents/
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Colonel Gray High School
Course Handbook –
Grade 10
2014-2015
Colonel Gray Grade 10 Course Handbook
Available on line…
 MAT421K
– Apprenticeship and
Workplace Mathematics replaces
MAT431A.
 New
curriculum for PED401A –
Physical Education - Wellness
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3 English credits (EN)- Grade 10, 11, & 12
1 Language credit (LA)
2 Math credits (MA)
2 Science credits (SC)
2 Social Studies credits (SS)
plus
10 credits of your choice (based on your
career path)
5 credits at grade 12 level (600 or 800)
Developing a Graduation Plan for Success in High School
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General Program
◦ The general program provides the skills
necessary for many 2-year post secondary
programs and trades-based careers.
◦ Courses are less theoretical and
emphasize practical applications.
◦ Elective courses provide opportunities to
explore career options.
Developing a Graduation Plan for Success in High School
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Academic Program
◦ Courses prepare the student for
university or college programs.
◦ Electives provide opportunities to
explore career interests.
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The Rebel Academy is for boys who are bored with
the traditional classroom structure and want to
become part of a team of learners. We teach the
grade 10 courses through hands-on activities and
student-centered learning. Boys who register for
this program will take their core grade 10 subjects
with the same 4 teachers all year. We don’t have
textbooks and we don't teach facts - we teach
skills.
Courses for 2013-14 are: ENG421A, MAT421A,
HIS421A, SCI421A, PED401A
Developing a Graduation Plan for Success in High School
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International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme
◦ Provides a rigorous academic program for students who
are seeking a particular challenge in high school.
◦ The IB Diploma Programme is a grade 11 and 12
program but students enroll in the IB candidate courses
intended to prepare them for the IB programme.
◦ The Colonel Gray pre-IB grade 10 program includes 7
set courses and 1 elective. Courses include ENG421B,
MAT421B, SCI421B, HIS421B, WRT421A, FRE421F or
FRE421A, PED401A and one elective.
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All students entering the Grade 10 academic
program at Colonel Gray are encouraged to
complete the Writing 421A course. A student
who successfully completes the outcomes for
this course will be more prepared to achieve
at a higher level in future academic language
based courses.
Students entering the grade 10 general level
program are strongly encouraged to complete
the RES701D (Writing 461A) course for similar
reasons.
Example:
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MAT421A
[301]
◦ MAT - Abbreviation for the area of study (Math)
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4 - Year the course is usually taken (4 is gr.10)
2 - Course classification (2 is academic)
1 - Credit value (1 credit)
A - Language of instruction is English
◦ [301] - the unique code used to input the
information to the computer
Every student takes English (EN)
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ENG421A - English [Academic]
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ENG431A - English [General]
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ENG451A - English [Practical]
OR
you may first be completing:
 EAL701A & EAL701B
 EAL701C
 EAL701D … then English
Each student takes Math (MA)
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MAT421A – Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus
◦ Girls only may be an option
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MAT421K – Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics
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MAT451A - Math [Practical]
You may take RES401A(Math Resource) before
MAT421A if your mark is between 55% and 70%
Each of you take Science (SC)
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SCI421A - Science [Academic]
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SCI701A - Applied Science [Open]
SCI431A - Science [General]
 SCI461A - Science [Practical]
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Each student takes Social Studies (SS)
 CAS401A - Canadian Studies [Open]
 GEO421A - Geography of Canada
[Academic]
 HIS421A - Ancient and Medieval
History [Academic]
 HIS421G - Le Canada Dans le Monde
[Academic] [FI]
 SOC451A – Social Studies [Practical]
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FRE421F - Language Arts [Academic] [FI]
◦ This course is required for all French immersion students
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WRT421A - Writing [Academic] (recommended)
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FRE421A - Core French [Academic]
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LSK551A - Life Skills [Practical]
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RES701C and 701D [Open]-
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French and Writing are required for the Grade 10 pre-IB
Resource Literacy
All students take Phys Ed
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PED401A of PED401F (Fit)
◦ Gym based all semester
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Music students choose PED401A
◦ Every second day with Music 421A for
the year.
All students have some electives
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MUS421A - Music [Band]
◦ Required for students wanting to continue
as band students
Additional Electives – based on your interest
◦ Electives towards Business and Innovation
Academy Diploma (BUS701A, CEO401A and
ITC401A are possible choices)
◦ Electives towards Career and Technical Education
(CTE) Skilled Trades Certificate (DES701A,
CAR701A, AUT701A, WEL701A, FDS421A)
 Students
completing 6 credits
from the Career and Technical
Education (CTE) Skilled Trades
course selection with a minimum
of 70% in each course will receive
a CTE Skilled Trades Certificate.
Requirements:
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6 courses must be completed in French
Immersion to be eligible to write the
DELF exam(an official French proficiency
certification).
◦ It is recommended that students take 1
French Immersion course each semester.
◦ Students are required complete 2 French
Immersion courses each year – 1 language
credit and 1 social studies credit.
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Colonel Gray is in the early stages of
presenting an Academy Diploma
Program in Business and Innovation.
Students who enter the ADP will have
a focus on the skills of business and
innovation in their high school
program.
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RES701A - Provides teacher support:
◦ In helping students with learning in other
current course work.
◦ In developing essential student skills for
study and organization.
◦ In completing the requirements for a specific
course, math, English, etc.
◦ Teacher referral is required
English Additional Language
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Students are placed into the appropriate level based on
an English language assessment or achievement in
current EAL programs.
◦ There are two strands of language learning
◦ Listening and Speaking
◦ Reading and Writing
English Additional Language Courses
 EAL701A - Beginner Reading and Writing
 EAL701B - Beginner Listening and Speaking
 EAL701C - Intermediate (all strands)
 EAL701D - Advanced (all strands)
Students will have the greatest success in future literature
courses (ENG421A, ENG521A, ENG621A) if they achieve
a minimum of 80% in their EAL courses…and then also
take WRT421A.
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Musical
Drama
S.A.D.D. Students
against Distracted
Driving
Yearbook
Safe Grad
Bully Busters
Free the Children
Prom Committee
Key Club
 Student Council
 Encounters Canada
- Trip to the Terry
Fox Centre
 Competitive Sports
 Intramural Sports
 JAG
 30 Hour Famine
 Improv
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COME TO COLONEL GRAY PREPARED TO CHOOSE
YOUR COURSES FOR NEXT YEAR….
DON’T FORGET:
FINAL MARKS >>>COURSES FOR GRADE 10
ATTENDANCE >>> COURSE SELECTION

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