Grade 9 Course Planning 2014-2015

Report
Mennonite Educational Institute
Secondary School
Grade 9
Course Planning Week 2014-2015
Presentation Handout & Course Calendar available online at:
http://www.meischools.com/secondary/pages/student_services/co
urse_planning.php
Important Dates
Friday, February 28th
Course Selection Sheets Due Block 1
Thursday, February 27th
7:00pm-9:00pm
Hockey Academy Students
Course Selection sheets submitted after
they are due (after Block 1), should be
submitted to the high school.
Our Vision Statement
MEI Secondary is a Christ-centered
school which provides a broad spectrum
of educational opportunities for the
purpose of building community and
preparing our students for a life of
service.
“Heaven’s calendar has seven Sundays a week. God sanctifies
each day. He conducts holy business at all hours and in all
places. He uncommons the common by turning kitchen
sinks into shrines, cafes into convents, and nine-to five
workdays into spiritual adventures.”
Max Lucado (Cure for the Common Life)
Purpose of Course Planning
To help students make wise decisions regarding:

completing MEI and B.C. Ministry of Education (Dogwood)
Graduation requirements

choosing courses that will help prepare them for life after
high school

taking advantage of opportunities to use gifts and
strengths, to further develop potential and to serve God
and others
“You cannot be anything you want to be. But you can be
everything that God wants you to be”.
Max Lucado
Top 10 Factors to Consider in
Course Planning
MEI grade promotion criteria
2. MEI Graduation Program requirements
3. MEI course pre & co-requisites
4. Keeping your post-secondary options open
5. Future career plans & life goals
6. University or College entrance requirements
7. Individual academic strengths & weaknesses
8. Individual interest, ability and spiritual giftedness
9. Exploration of a variety of educational experiences
10. Time and Resources to live a balanced life
1.
Extra-Curricular Activities
(athletic teams, clubs and activity groups)
A great way to:
 Meet people
 Make new friends
 Feel Part of the MEI community
 Grow in areas of interests, abilities and
skills
The following is a list of some of the extra-curricular
teams/activities MEI has offered in recent years:
Athletic Teams A Basketball Tradition that has grown
to also include:
 Cross
Country
 Fencing
 Golf
 Volleyball
 Soccer
 Swimming
 Tennis
 Track
& Field
Athletic Excellence Since 1946
Clubs & Activity Groups
Audio-Visual
Assistance
Chess Club &
Knitting Club
Connectors
Graduation
Committee
Intramurals
Homework Club
Library
Assistance
Missions Teams
Spring
Production
Prayer
Meetings
Christmas
Banquet
Committee
Why Not Starting
Your Own Club
(talk to a teacher about
your idea)
Helpful Resources
 Parents
 Course
Calendar
http://www.meischools.com/secondary/documents/student_services/course
calendar.pdf
 Teachers
 Other
 The
and Student Services Counsellors
Trusted Adults - eg. grandparents, youth pastor etc.
Bible and Prayer
 Online
Resources – see pages 3 - 4 in Course
Calendar
“You do something no one else does, in a manner no one
else does it. And when your uniqueness meets God’s
purpose, both of you will rejoice… forever.”
Max Lucado
Grade Promotion
 Students
must complete 32 credits in
grade 9,10 and 11.
 Required Courses that are not completed
satisfactorily will usually be repeated in
summer school or through other
distributed learning options (distance
education).
 Students must pass Bible 9 and 11 in
order to return to MEI the following year.
MEI Graduation Program
Students must complete a minimum of 80 grade 10 – 12
credits (16 of the 80 credits must be grade 12 credits) and have a
maximum of one study in grade 12.
This includes:
60 Required Credits
a. 56 required course credits
b. 4 graduation transitions credits*
20 Elective Course Credits
*
Students will complete the Graduation Transitions requirement primarily on their
own time, however, assistance and accountability will be provided.
Applied Skills and/or Fine Arts
Graduation Requirement
Students must complete at least
one 2 credits Applied Skills course
and at least one Fine Arts course in
grade 9.
Arts & Social
Sciences
Communication
Education
Undecided
Science
Engineering
Business
Administration
Medicine
OPTIONS
OPTIONS
OPTIONS
Apprenticeship &
Workplace Math 12
Foundations of
Math 12
Pre-Calculus 12
60 %
67 %
Technical
College
Trade School
Work Force
50 %
Apprenticeship &
Workplace Math 11
50 %
Apprenticeship &
Workplace Math 10
50 %
Math 9 (Essentials)
Calculus 12
Foundations of
Math 11
Pre-Calculus 11
67 %
60 %
Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10
(Common Program)
60 %
Math 9
Some Grade 10 Pre-requisites
English 10
English 10 Honours
50% in English 9
English 9 Honours or
teacher’s permission
French 10, German 10
60% in French 9, German 9 or
Spanish 9 or teacher’s
or Spanish 10
permission
Apprenticeship &
50% or better in Math 9
Workplace Math 10
Essentials or in Principles of
Math 9
Foundation Math & Pre- 60% or better in Principles of
Calculus 10
Math 9
Choosing Courses with
Pre-requisites
Course Selection should be based on a student’s final mark in the required prerequisite course, however, if the required pre-requisite course is being taken in the
second semester, students should base their course selection on their final mark in
the required course the previous year. Students will still need to end up with the
required pre-requisite in their requested course by the end of the semester, unless a
Department Head or Teacher Designate waives the pre-requisite.
Department Head/Teacher Who can waive a prerequisite:
Biology – Mr. Loewen
Chemistry – Mr. Dyck
English & English Literature– Mr. Nickel
French – Mrs. Vildort
Geography – Mr. Funk
History – Mr. Thiessen
German – Mr. Janzen
Law – Mr. Riemer
Math – Mr. Balzer
Physics – Mr. Galbraith
Spanish – Mr. Peters
B.C. Second Language
Requirements
 Required
 Optional
in Grade 8
in Grades 9-12
 Remember:
A grade 11 second language is required for
direct general admission to SFU* and UBC, but
is not required at BCIT, TWU, UFV, UVIC and
most other B.C. colleges and Bible schools.
*SFU will accept an introductory language 11
One Study Block is Available to:
•
Grade 12 students meeting MEI graduation requirements
•
Grade 11 students who are taking five of the following
grade 11 or 12 MEI academic* courses in their grade 11
year (Sept. 2014 - June 2015):
Biology, Chemistry, English, Foundations of Math 11, a Modern
Language, Physics, Pre-Calculus Math 11 and Social Studies
Note:
1. Study time is to be spent in the MEI library or designated
areas, not in the hallways.
2. Grade 11 and 12 students may leave campus if they have
formal consent from their parents (Consent forms available in the library)
3. Students may NOT have a Study in lieu of taking a Summer
School, night school or online course outside of MEI
External Credentials
•
Approved BC Ministry of Education courses,
programs, and assessments developed outside
the regular school system
Examples: ICBC Driver Education, RCM Music Courses,
Bronze Cross, Red Cross First Aid, etc..



Complete list of organizations and their courses is
available on the web:
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/ext_credentials/ex
t_cred.php
Or search the course registry:
http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/datacollections/course_registr
y_web_search/search-home.en.php
See Mr. Girard to process request for external
credits.
Required Graduation Program
Examinations
Grade 10
(20%)


English 10
Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 or
Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10
 Science 10
Grade 11

Social Studies 11
Grade 12

(20%)
(40%)
English 12 or Communication 12
Course Change - Drop/Add Policy
 Deadline:
 Changes
First Friday of the semester
may be possible if prerequisites
are met, classes are not being overloaded
and there is minimal disruption to the rest
of the student’s timetable.
Important Date
Friday, February 28th (Block 1)
Course Selection Sheets Due
Course Selection sheets submitted after they are due (after
Block 1), should be submitted to the home form teacher.
Completed Course Selection
Sheets Will Have….
 Enough
courses to complete the timetable
 Elective choices selected and prioritized
 Two prioritized alternate choices selected
and prioritized
 All Application Forms and/or Teacher’s
Permission Slips attached (if applicable)
 All pre- and co-requisite(s) met
 Both a parent and a student signature
List of Symbols
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

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

Applied Skills Course
Fine Arts Course
Application Form Required (Limited Enrollment)
Audition or Interview Required
Course Permission Slip from Instructor Required
Board Authority/ Authorized Course (Gr. 10, 11, 12)
Graduation Program Exam Course (Gr. 10-12)
Grade 9
Instruction Regarding How to Complete the
Summary of my Choices
How to fill out your course selection sheet
Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9 program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
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Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
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Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9 program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
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Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9 program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
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Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9 program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
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How to fill out your course selection sheet
Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9 program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
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1. #_102_
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Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9 program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
Credits
1. #_102_
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Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9 program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
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Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9 program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
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1. #_102_
2. #_065
3. #_289_
4. #_303_
5. #_040_
6. #_063_
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_Bible 9
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_Social Studies
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_English 9 _________________________ __4____
_PE 9 Boys_________________________ __4____
_Math 9
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_Science 9 ________________________
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How to fill out your course selection sheet
Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9 program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
Credits
1. #_102_
2. #_065
3. #_289_
4. #_303_
5. #_040_
6. #_063_
7. #_____
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_Bible 9
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_Social Studies
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_English 9 _________________________ __4____
_PE 9 Boys_________________________ __4____
_Math 9
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_Science 9 ________________________
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How to fill out your course selection sheet
Summary Of My Choices
A full grade 9 program consists of 32 credits excluding optional Extended Day courses
Credits
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#_102_
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9. #_583_
10. #_046_
_Bible 9
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_Social Studies
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_English 9 _________________________ __4____
_PE 9 Boys_________________________ __4____
_Math 9
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_Science 9 ________________________
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_Foods & Nutrition 9 __________________ ___2___
_Textiles 9 _________________________ __ 2___
_French 9 __________
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__Art 9______________________________ __2___
How to fill out your course summary
Optional Extended Day Courses:
# 198 Intro.Leadership__ _2_
# ____ _______________ ___
How to fill out your course selection sheet
Alternate Courses:
A1. # ____ _______________ ___
A2. # ____ _______________ ___
How to fill out your course selection sheet
Alternate Courses:
A1. # 583 _Design 9
A2. # 099 _Music/Drama
_ _2_
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*****IMPORTANT*****
Review carefully your summary for completion and
accuracy and make sure it is signed
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Student Signature
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Parent/Guardian Signature
Attach Course Permission Slip  or
Application Form(s)  (if required)
THANK YOU !
For taking the time to come
tonight. We hope that it was
helpful to you. We look
forward to seeing you here
next year!
Drive safe and God bless.

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