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 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!