The Staff of TERRY FOX SECONDARY Welcomes the 2015

Welcomes the
2015 Grads!
Grad 2015… how to graduate
Grad Transition Plan
Post Secondary Options & Requirements
PSI (Post Secondary Institutions)
 Provincial Exam Scholarships
 Grad 2015 Activities Timeline
Graduation Checklist
Minimum Requirements to Graduate
80 course credits
Grade 10 Courses (24 credits)
Grade 11 Courses (16 credits)
English 10 with provincial exam
a Math 10 with provincial exam
Science 10 with provincial exam
English 11
a Math 11
a Science 11
Social Studies 10
Physical Education 10
Planning 10
a Social Studies 11 with a provincial exam
Grade 12 Courses (16 credits)
Fine Art/Applied Skill & Elective Courses
(20 credits)
At least four grade 12 courses
including Eng 12 (with provincial exam)
One Fine Art or Applied Skill in grade 10, 11 or 12 AND
Four elective courses in grade 10, 11 or 12
Graduation Transition Plan (4 credits)
•Transition Plan (education or work)
•Financial Plan
•Cover Letter
•PSI (Post Secondary Institution Form if going on to post secondary)
•Healthy Living Plan
•DPA (150 minutes a week of physical activity)
•Work or Volunteer Experience: 30 hours
IMPORTANT NOTE! Meeting graduation requirements doesn’t necessarily mean
you meet admission requirements to a post secondary institution or program
Graduation Transition Plan
1. Resume
2. Financial plan
3. Employability Skills
Friday, November 7th –Aspects #1-#3 & DPA logging for Sept & Oct are due.
You cannot buy a winter ball ticket until these are completed and marked!
4. Healthy Living Plan
Friday, December 5th – Aspect #4 of GTP & DPA logging for Nov are due.
5. 30 hours Work or Volunteer Experience
6. After School Plans
Friday, February 6th – Aspects #5-#6 of GTP & DPA logging for Dec. & Jan. are
Friday, May 1st – ALL aspects of GTP and the DPA logging for Feb., March &
April are due .
You cannot buy a grad dinner/dance ticket until EVERYTHING is
completed and marked!
Post Secondary
Applications & Admission
 It is YOUR responsibility to research post
secondary admission requirements and to
be aware of the application process & deadlines.
 Don’t rely on your friends for information.
Always go directly to the post secondary websites.
 Make no assumptions.
 Counsellors and Ms. Moorhouse are available to
assist you.
 Info is also available on the Career Centre website.
College Options in Greater
* Douglas College
Langara College
Vancouver Community College
Douglas College
Coquitlam/New Westminster
If you are applying to a university transfer program your
registration date for courses depends on your GPA! The
higher it is, the earlier your registration date! You need
Eng. 12 ‘B’ to register into first year English.
Applications are now being accepted!
Different deadlines and entrance requirements
for each program. Check carefully!
University Options in BC
Research universities offering
degree programs in various disciplines
• Competitive Entry
• Check acceptable course, % grade, English and Math
and OTHER requirements for each university and
UBC Vancouver
has different programs
& entrance requirements than
UBC Okanagan
For Major Entrance Scholarship consideration you must
apply no later than Dec. 10. 2014
Final deadline to apply for admission is Jan. 31, 2015
UBC Vancouver/Okanagan
• Competitive admission average based on a total of 4 Grade 12 required
and/or acceptable courses including English 12
• Will not accept a Grade 12 course challenge grades into the admission
• Admission based on completed courses (including online courses)
completed by Jan. 31, 2015– will look at grade 11 courses as a
substitute for second semester courses.
• Grade 11 course requirements (including a Lang. 11)
• Will look at grade 11 overall academic achievement
• English requirement
• Min. Math grade requirement for some programs
• Admission now also based on a PERSONAL PROFILE. It is part of the
online application!
Check for details!
Simon Fraser University
• Competitive admission average based on 4 Grade 12 required and/or
acceptable courses, including English 12.
• Grade 11 course requirements (including a Lang. 11)
• English requirement including min. grade
• Math requirement including min. grade
• Beedie School of Business requires a supplementary application
• School of Contemporary Arts (Dance, Theatre, Music, Arts & Culture, and
film programs) requires an audition or supplementary application.
Early Admission Deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2015
Final Deadline to apply is April 30, 2015
University of Victoria
Grade 11 requirements (lang. 11 only required for Humanities)
Grade 12 course requirements
Admission average based on 4 Grade 12 required and/or acceptable courses,
including English 12
English requirement
Math requirement
Lower admission avg. than SFU & UBC for most programs
• Phase I application deadline (based only on Grade 11 marks)
is Nov. 30, 2014
• Early application deadline based on GRADE 12 avg. is Feb. 28, 2015
Different admission requirements for each program.
Check carefully!
Prince George
• Admission average is calculated on
• 5 grade 12 courses – check their website for
approved courses
• Different admission requirements for each program.
Check carefully!
Application deadline Feb. 28, 2015
University Options in BC
Capilano • Kwantlen • UFV • TRU • VIU
Universities offering a combination of degree,
career/specialty, trades, and technology
Selective Entry and Open Access Entry
British Columbia Institute of Technology
Burnaby/Richmond/Marine/Downtown/Great Northern Way
Specific Intake Program (Technology)
 Academic – different high school course requirements for each
program (some programs require some post secondary)
 Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee you a seat in a
competitive program
 Applications accepted until program seats are filled
Continual Intake Program (Trades Foundation & Technical)
 Must have completed the minimum admission requirements for first
available seat (will be put on a waiting list – Electrical Trades has
a 2 year waitlist! Check length of waitlist by contacting BCIT.)
Each program has it’s own specific admission requirements
Applications accepted Nov. 1, 2014
Trades & Apprenticeship Programs
• Foundation Trades Training Programs (Level 1 training for
those not yet employed in a trade)
• Apprenticeship Programs (for registered apprentices)
Programs lead to a designated trade and to eventual
completion of a full 4-year apprenticeship
Piping ◦ Joinery ◦ Automotive ◦ Marine ◦ Millwright
Welding ◦ Electrical ◦ Aviation ◦ Carpentry etc…
Apply to any Post-Secondary institution
in B.C
Need PEN#
& Credit Card to pay for application fee
(different fee for each institution)
*NOTE: to apply to UVic, visit
Out of Province
Note: Admission requirements vary by institution and
program and may be different than BC requirements.
For example many Engineering, Science and Business programs require
Calculus 12. Visit university website for up-to-date admission information.
To apply to universities in Ontario: (no later than
mid-January is recommended). Different university and program deadlines.
To apply to colleges in Ontario:
To apply to post secondary in Alberta:
To apply to all other post secondary institutions in Canada, go directly to the
institution website.
Post Secondary Institution (PSI) Selections
If you will be graduating this year and are applying to a
post secondary institution YOU MUST APPLY!
This ensures that your interim grades and final transcript
are sent to the institutions you have applied to.
(this site is also located on the Career/Counseling web page)
3 different deadlines to complete PSI:
March 1, 2015
April 30, 2015
July 1, 2015
Go to:,
and click on the menu option “Post Secondary Institutions Selections”.
Check the Career Centre website on the
Terry Fox homepage regularly!
Post Secondary Education
Scholarships & Financial Aid
Opportunities & Career Info
Employment & Volunteering
Trades & Apprenticeship
Visit Ms. Moorhouse in the Career Centre on Monday afternoons,
Tuesdays and Thursdays
Email Ms. Moorhouse at [email protected]
UBC Evening
at Terry Fox for Students & Parents
Wednesday Nov. 19
from 7pm – 9:00pm
in the Terry Fox
Scholarship Meeting
November 25th at noon, Library Lab
with Ms. Ough
Grad 2015 Activities Timeline
• Valedictorian Application Form
• Valedictorian Speeches
• Guest Approval Forms
• Commencement Message
May 1 due at noon to Mrs. Murphy
May 15 Block D Theatre
April 24 due 3:30pm to your v.p.
May 1 due 2:05pm via school website
• Grad Dinner/Dance & After Grad Tickets
May 4-8 at lunch in Commons near
• Grad Dinner/Dance Table Reservation
• Grad Breakfast
• Commencement Rehearsal
• Cap & Gown Pick-Up
Conference Room
May 14 & 15 at lunch near Raven’s Nest
May 30 6:00pm to midnight (Vancouver Convention
May 31 Midnight to 5:00am at Terry Fox
June 3 7:45am in Commons
June 11 Block E in Terry Fox Main Gym
June 11 after the rehearsal in Small Gym
June ….. Orpheum Theatre or Queen
Elizabeth Theatre
* be there by 6 pm!
Legacy Project
Grad Class 2015
 2015: ? What will your Legacy be??
 2014: K.I.V.A. Micro loans to people in
developing countries
 2013: Built 2 schools & 2 wells in Sierra Leone
 2012: Baby Lina – Ride to Conquer Cancer
 2011: Make a Wish Foundation
 -Applied-behavioral-analysis-keep-it-simple
-1 in 68 children diagnosed with autism
-Has the power to impact people's lives
-Transform the way we look at autism.
- Who will benefit? Children with autism, the
families, behavioral consultants, intervention
teams, society.
Winter Formal
 Guest forms due Nov 20th
 Grade 11 and 12’s only, - PRIVILEGE vs. ‘right’
 GTP items 1-3 need to be completed
 Guests must meet with a Vice Principal
Guest Policy - Dances
 Guest must be in a significant relationship
with a Terry Fox student
 Must follow school rules and meet with Vice

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