Information Evening for Grade 7 & 8 Parents

Report
Welcome to South
Carleton High School
Information Session
for Grade 8’s
Sheri Eady
Rhonda Pike
Heather Scott Thomas
So what do you know about South
Carleton?
Few things to know. . . .
2
semesters each year
 4 courses each semester
 1 course successfully completed will give
you 1 credit
 1 credits equals 110 hours of study
 Early start=Early finish
Schedule
Day 1
Time
Period 1
Day 2
Class
Art
Break
Period 2
Math
Math
Period 1
Art
Lunch
Science
Break
Period 4
Period 2
Class
Break
Lunch
Period 3
Time
Period 4
Phys. Ed.
Break
Phys. Ed
Period 3
Science
Graduation Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
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30 credits
 18 compulsory credits
Graduation Requirements
18 compulsory credits
4 English (1 credit per grade – ENG code)
3 Mathematics
1 French
2 Science
1 Canadian History
 1 Canadian Geography
 1 Arts (Art, Music, Drama,Dance)
 1 Health and Physical Education
 .5 Career Studies
 .5 Civics
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15
Graduation Requirements
3 special compulsory credits
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Group 1 - 1 of English/Français, French as a Second
Language or a third language or Social Science and the
Humanities or Canadian and World Studies or co-op* or
Guidance and Career Education
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Group 2 - 1 additional Phys. Ed, Music, Art, Drama,
Dance or 1 Business/Entrepreneurial Studies or
co-op* or French*
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Group 3 - 1 of Grade 11, 12 Science or
Technology or co-op* or French*
Graduation Requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma
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30 credits
18 compulsory credits
12 optional credits
40 hours of community service
Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT)
Levels of Study
Grade 9 & 10:
Grade 11 & 12:
Academic
University
University/College
Applied
College
Essentials
Open
Open
Workplace
A Comparison of Levels
Math Based Courses
Academic
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70% or higher in math in grade 8
particularly in Patterning and
Algebra
EQAO scores in grade 6 were
level 3 or higher.
Good mastery of all basic math
skills. (multiplication, fractions,
managing multi-step problems)
Strong math vocabulary.
Conscientious about completing
homework and studying.
Grade 8 teacher recommends
this level.
Applied
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Marks lower than 70% in grade 8
particularly in Patterning and
Algebra
EQAO scores in grade 6 were
level 2 or below
Relies on a calculator or
multiplication charts for basic
facts
Difficulty completing
assignments
Learns best from a practical
hands-on method.
Gr 8 teacher recommends this
level.
A Comparison of Levels
Language Based Courses
Academic
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70% or higher in the course in
grade 8
EQAO scores in grade 6 were
level 3 or higher
Works independently
Self-motivated
Conscientious about
completing assignments
Grade 8 teacher recommends
this level.
Applied
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Marks in the 60’s or lower for
reading and writing
EQAO scores in grade 6 were
level 2 or below
Requires additional assistance
and support from teachers and
parents.
Difficulty completing homework
Gr 8 teacher recommends this
level.
Changing Levels
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It is important for students
to start in a level where
they can be successful.
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It is not fun to fail.
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Students will be more
successful in a level that
best fits their learning
style.
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Students can change
levels.
Understanding Course Codes
ENG1D
MFM2P
SBI3U
PPL4OQ
What are you going to take next
year?
Levelled Courses
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English
Math
Geography
Science
French
Open
 Phys. Ed.
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Male
Female
Business or Tech
Arts
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Music
Visual Arts
Drama
Dance
After Grade 9?
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
English
English
English
Math
Math
(group credits?)
History
(group credits?)
elective
Civics/Careers
elective
elective
Science
elective
elective
elective
elective
elective
elective
elective
spare or elective
elective
elective
spare or elective
Remember that many upper year courses have prerequisites that you must pay
attention to.
What are you going to take next
year? Immersion Students
Levelled Courses
Open
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English
Math
Phys. Ed.
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Immersion Courses
 Immersion French
 Geography
 Science
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Male
Female
Business
Arts
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Music
Visual Arts
Drama
Dance
After Grade 9?
Immersion Students
Grade 10
Grade 11
Grade 12
English
English
English
Math
Math
Immersion French
Immersion French
Immersion French
(group credits?)
Civics/Careers
(group credits?)
elective
Science
Optional Immersion
elective
History
elective
elective
elective
elective
spare or elective
elective
elective
spare or elective
Remember that many upper year courses have prerequisites that you must pay
attention to.
Ask me about the DELF!
Electives
Technology Courses
•Auto
•Manufacturing
•Woodworking
•Computer Engineering
•Computer Science
•Communication Tech
CWS and Humanities
•Parenting
•Politics
•World History
•Canadian Families
•World Religion
•World Cultures
Yearbook
Co-op
House
Construction
Phys. Ed. Courses
•Healthy and Active Living
•Outdoor Education
•Fitness
•Phys. Ed Leadership
•Exercise Science
Arts
•Music and Band
•Guitar
•Drama Creative and
Production
•Dance
•Photography
•Visual Arts
•Film Studies
Sciences
•Biology
•Chemistry
•Physics
You Have Lots To Think About!
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What is my learning
style?
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What I do well?
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What are my
interests?
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What might I want to
do after High School?
Come Visit Us On
Wednesday February 11th
Bring your parents
and learn more
about your school
next year.
You’re Invited
To a Fun Filled Day in August
See your friends.
Meet your Link Crew leader.
Get your timetable.
Find your classes.
Q&A
Wrap-Up
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