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Course
Selection
The
Process….
The cycle begins with:
 PAR
meeting in November/December to
initiate the process
 Further
meetings in January to decide on
what courses to offer and
 To
finalize option sheet and course
calendar – to go to print
February - first week
 Admin
run grade meetings to include
Student Services
 The
purpose to get students thinking
about the upcoming course selection
process/cycle
A
reminder: myblueprint.ca
Individual Pathways Planning
 Students
have access to the online tool
“myBlueprint” to assist in getting to know
themselves,
 exploring
their options, figuring out who
they want to become and developing a
plan to achieve their goals.
 Activation
key: Kingstoncvi
Course Selection Assemblies
 Thursday,
 By
February 12th
Grade
 Course
Carousel in the gymnasium on the
same day
Students to review:
Language Certificates
 Core
French Certificate
 French
Immersion Certificate
 Extended
French Certificate
 International
Languages Certificate
Core French
 Need
 FSF1D
to complete:
– grade 9
 FSF2D – grade 10
 FSF3U – grade 11
 FSF4U – grade 12
Immersion French
 FIF1D
 FIF2D
 FIF3U
 FIF4U
+
6 courses in French ie. CGC1D3,
CHC2D3, AVI103 etc.
Extended French
 FEF1D4
 FEF2D4
 FEF3U4
 FEF4U4
+
3 courses in French ie. CHC2D4,
CGC1D4 etc.
International Languages
 Three
Spanish courses: Grade 10, 11, 12
 PLUS
 Three
French language courses at either
the Core, Immersion or Extended Level,
and one has to be a Grade 12 course
IB Diploma/Certificates
 Specific
 CAS
course requirements
Hours
 Extended
 See
Essay
Ms. Helen Davis, extension 155
Prerequisites

In choosing courses students also need to pay
attention to/be aware of prerequisites for
college and university programs

These can be accessed through
www.electronicinfo.ca and
www.ontariocolleges.ca

Students may also make appointments in
guidance to review
University requirements:
 OSSD
6
Grade 12 University and/or
University/College courses (M’s) to include
English4U plus:
 Specific
requirements for specific
programs
College requirements:
 OSSD
 English
4C
 Can
include Cooperative Education
credits plus
 Specific
requirements for specific
programs
A College note:
 Colleges
do offer Degree programs
 The pre-requisites for their Degree
programs are usually the same as those
required at University (check it out)
 Typically the average is lower
 Students can also transfer from a College
program into a University program
For example….for the
following pathways:
 University
fine arts – required English 4U + 5
other grade 12 university or
university/college courses in addition to a
portfolio (may vary from school to school)
 College
fine arts – required English 4C +
portfolio (may vary from school to school)
And to continue…
 Social
Sciences at University will require
English4U + 5 other grade 12 university or
university/college courses
 Social
Sciences at College will require
English4C + Grade 11 College
Mathematics
There is more…
 Engineering
programs at University require
English4U, Grade 12 Chemistry and
Physics, along with Advanced Functions
and Calculus & Vectors
 Engineering
programs at College require
English 4C + Grade 12 College
Mathematics (MCT4C is often
recommended)
To continue…
 Science
degree programs at University
require English4U, Grade 12 Advanced
Functions and Calculus & Vectors along
with two from Grade 12 Biology,
Chemistry or Physics (may vary)
 Science
related programs at College
require English 4C + Grade 11 or 12
College Mathematics (again may vary)
Moving on…
 Architecture
requires English4U in addition
to Grade 12 Physics, Advanced Functions
and in some cases Calculus & Vectors + a
Portfolio/Supplemental app(may vary)
 Architectural
Technologist/Technician
requires English4C + Grade 11 or 12
College Mathematics
There is more…
 Nursing
Degree programs require
English4C + Grade 11 or 12 University
Mathematics (varies), Grade 12 University
Biology and Chemistry
 Practical
Nursing Diplomas at College
require English4C + Grade 11 or 12
College Mathematics, Biology and
Chemistry
Who knew…
 Business
Degree programs at University
require English4U + Grade 12 University
Advanced Functions, Calculus & Vectors
+ three other Grade 12 U or M courses
(may vary)
 Business
Diplomas at College require
English4C and grade 11 College
Mathematics
Another one…
 Kinesiology
programs at University require
English4U, Grade 12 Advanced Functions
and Calculus & Vectors, Biology,
Chemistry + one other (may vary)
 Fitness
and Health Promotion at College
requires English4C + Grade 11 College
Mathematics and Biology
And last one for tonight…
 For
the Faculty of Arts students must have
English4U + five other University or
University/College courses (may vary
depending on focus ie. Economics)
 For
the General Arts and Science Diploma
at College students require English 4C +
Grade 11 College Mathematics
Skilled Trades: OYAP (Ontario
Youth Apprenticeship)
 Apprenticeship
is a hands-on training
program
 Apprenticeable training experience
through a Co-op placement, Focus
Program or a Specialist High Skills Major
Program
 Students receive practical experiences
that may be counted towards the
completion of their apprenticeship.
Cooperative Education
 Is
designed to match students with an
employer in a field of interest
 Students gain valuable hands-on work
experience
 Can peak their interest/or not?
 Usually ½ day but may be a one period or
even a full day
 Grade 11 or 12
Focus Programs
 Focus
Programs are packages of courses
 Concentrate on a particular field of
interest or training
 Provide students with both academic and
work experience
 Will give them a foundation in a career or
area of study
 Can lead to better choices for all postsecondary destinations
Focus…continued
 Focus
Program Carousel scheduled for
Wednesday, February 18th at KCVI
 Time is 1:25 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.
 Possibly an Evening Focus promotion at
the K-Rock Centre
 When? Friday, February 13th before the
Kingston Frontenacs take on their arch
rivals the Oshawa Generals
 To be confirmed…stay tuned
Specialist High Skills Major
 Specialist
High Skills Major (SHSM)
programs are career-focused programs
 SHSM programs may be connected to a
Focus Program or Dual Credit Program
 Defined bundle of credits in Grade 11 and
Grade 12 credits, including 2 cooperative
education credits.
 Certifications and recognized within the
sector.
Dual Credit
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Students can earn a college credit and a
secondary school credit
Students gain exposure to college programs
Allows them to make more informed decisions
regarding their post-secondary destination
Tuition, books and transportation costs paid
by the School College Work Initiative.
Experience campus life
Open to Grade 11 and 12 students
February 12th, 2015 Students
will receive in homeform…
 Course
selection sheets
 Access to copies of Course Calendar
(hard copy and on line)
 Focus program booklets (hard copy and
on line at www.limestone.on.ca)
 A copy of their credit counselling
summary sheet
Course selection is completed
on line at the KCVI web site
On-Line Course Selection…

Computer Labs will be booked

Last week in February/First week in March

Students enter selections by grade by period

Course Selection Verification Sheets printed
off and go home for discussion/changes?

To be returned to Homeform Teacher
Something you may not
know…
 Course
selections drive the number of
sections offered for each course
 Therefore
important to do the
“homework”
 Put
thought into the course selection
process
The week before March
break…
 FIND!
 ENTER!
 Our
deadline is the March Break
 Changes
after the March Break?
Please remember…
 Student
 Please
Services staff is here to assist you
be sure to make appointments or
 Telephone
 We
us with your questions
want this process to be stress free
Take Yogi Breaths!

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