Welcome To The Grade 10 & 11 Parent Meeting Courage, Honour, Strength Student Services Community Services School Social Workers Student Support Workers Youth Health Centre YMCA Newcomer Youth Services Educational/Learning Support Learning Center and Resource School Psychologist SLD support worker APSEA Speech Language Pathologist Guidance Services Guidance Services The Counsellors: A - F Ms. N. Smith G – M plus Mac Ms. C. Borden N – Z plus Mc Ms. L. MacLean Courage, Honour, Strength Guidance Services Career & Academic Counselling Confidential Personal Counselling Connections to School & Community Services Virtual Guidance Office (the VGO) http://www.chs.ednet.ns.ca/chsvgo/ PowerSchool Parent / Student Portal – demonstration video available online! Go to the Citadel High Website (www.chs.ednet.ns.ca) Course Selection •Choosing Courses • Credit Types • Course Identification • IB Course Selection • Meeting Graduation Requirements • Academic Planning • Timing How High School Works Semesters 1st semester Sept. to Jan. – write exams 2nd semester Feb. to June – write exams Grade 10 8 courses (credits) (4 per semester) Grade 11 7 courses – one study Grade 12 6 courses – two studies 21 courses (credits) in 3 years Day by day - Schedule 4 courses every day ( 75 min.) 2 in the morning 2 in the afternoon Daily Schedule Period Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 1 Course 2 Course 1 Course 4 Course 3 Course 2 LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH LUNCH Course 3 Course 4 Course 1 Course 2 Course 3 Course 4 Course 3 Course 2 Course 1 Course 4 1 (9:00 10:15) 2 (10:20 11:35) 11:40 12:30 3 (12:40 1:50) 4 (1:55 3:10) Choosing Courses Students should discuss course selection with parents/guardians. Consider academic ability when selecting courses and credit types. Ensure course selections meet Nova Scotia High School Graduation Requirements. Consider post secondary goals -university, community college, etc. when selecting courses. Grade 11 students are required to register for a minimum of 7 courses. Grade 12 students are required to register for a minimum of 6 courses. Credit Types There are 4 credit types: Advanced Accepted by all post-secondary institutions Academic Accepted by all post-secondary institutions Open Accepted by some post-secondary institutions Graduation Accepted by some post-secondary institutions Public School Program Course Selection Graduation Requirements 18 credits are required to graduate from High School • 13 are compulsory credits • 5 are elective credits Maximum 7 grade 10 - coded credits Minimum 5 grade 12 - coded credits 13 Compulsory Credits 3 English 2 Math 2 Science 2 Technology (or addional Math/Science) 1 Fine Arts 1 Physical Education (PAL, Dance, Phys Ed or Yoga) 1 Canadian History 1 Global Studies ~English~ 3 credits required, one from each grade level All grade 11 students must take either: Advanced English 11 (Advanced) English 11 (Academic) English Communications 11 (Graduation) All grade 12 students must take either: Advanced English 12 (Advanced) English 12 (Academic) English 12: African Heritage (Academic) English Communications 12 (Graduation) Any students wishing to attend University should take either Advanced or Academic English in both grades 11 and 12. ~Mathematics~ 2 required credits from different grade levels All grade 11 students should take either: Math 11 + Math 11 Pre-calculus Math 11 (Academic) Math 11 at work (Graduation) Math Essentials 11 (Graduation) Students entering Grade 12 are not required to select a grade 12 math unless they need the course to meet graduation or specific post-secondary requirements. ~Science~ 2 required credits 1 first science credit from either: Science 10, Chemistry, Biology, Physics 1 other science course Students entering grade 11 should take a second compulsory science credit. Students entering Grade 12 are not required to select a science credit unless they need the course to meet graduation or specific post-secondary requirements. Technology, Math & Science Credits •Technology •Additional Science – in addition to the 2 required science credits •Additional Math – in addition to the 2 required math credits ~Fine Arts~ 1 required credit from either: • Art • Music • Drama • Dance Students entering Grade 11 or 12 who have not yet completed the Fine Arts requirement should take a fine arts course. ~ Physical Education~ 1 required credit from either: •Physically Active Living •Dance •Phys Ed •Yoga ~Canadian History~ One required credit from either: • Mi’kmaq Studies 10 • Canadian History 11 or Histoire du Canada 11F • African Canadian Studies 11 • Gaelic Studies 11 Students who have not yet completed the Canadian History requirement should take 1 of the above courses. ~Global Studies~ 1 required credit from either: •Global History 12 •Global Geography 12 or Géographie Planétaires 12F The Global Studies credit is completed in the student’s Grade 12 year. Pre-IB & IB Diploma Course Selection Moving from Pre IB to the IB Diploma •Course selection to be completed in March • See handout •Students will choose 6 IB courses • 3 at the Higher Level and 3 at the Standard Level Example for an Arts focused student Higher Levels Standard Levels English Biology History French Theatre Math Studies • choose based on student strengths Courage, Honour, Strength •“Extras” – Extended Essay, Theory of Knowledge and CAS form the core of the Diploma Programme • the IB Learner Profile – inquirers, thinkers, risk takers, communicators, etc. •IB students are awarded the NS Graduation Certificate upon completion of the IB Diploma •Future meeting early February to address specifics •Motivation is the key Courage, Honour, Strength The IB Diploma from grade 11 to grade 12 • Semester 2 adds Theory of Knowledge, Math and one other course •Students will write 1 IB exam in May; the remaining exams are written in grade 12 •The Extended Essay process begins shortly and concludes in December of grade 12 (Extended Essay workshop in April at University of King’s College) •CAS to be completed in February/March of grade 12 Courage, Honour, Strength French Immersion Students must complete at least 9 French Immersion credits (Minimum 2 credits per year). Français 10 – Grade 10 Français 11 – Grade 11 Français 12 – Grade 12 Academic Support Citadel High offers a number of programs to support student learning. Resource (non-credit): For students who require adaptations to meet course outcomes. Learning Centre (non-credit): For students who require a program plan with individualized outcomes. Academic Planning Entrance requirements vary widely for post-secondary institutions. Students can explore career and post-secondary options by: - Talking with parents and guardians - Visiting their guidance counsellor - Accessing the Virtual Guidance Office - VGO http://chs.ednet.ns.ca/chsvgo -Exploring the computer kiosk, located in Student Services - Investigating Internet and print resources University Listed below are the requirements for several postsecondary programs. It is important to check the specifics for each institution, as requirements vary. Bachelor of Arts English 12 + 4 other academic Grade 12 courses Bachelor of Science English 12, Pre-Calculus Math 12, 2 Science 12 + 1 other academic Grade 12 course Bachelor of Commerce English 12, Mathematics 12 / Pre-Calculus 12 + 3 other Grade 12 academic courses University Bachelor of Engineering English 12, Pre-Calculus Math 12, Chemistry 12, Physics 12 + 1 other Grade 12 academic course Bachelor of Computer Science English 12, Pre-Calculus Math 12 + 3 other Grade 12 academic courses Bachelor of Nursing English 12, Math 12(Academic), Chemistry 12, Biology 12 + 1 other Grade 12 academic course Nova Scotia Community College - NSCC Community College requires a grade 12 graduation diploma for entrance into most programs, however some programs have specific subject requirements particularly in English, Mathematics and Science. Community College offers a broad range of programs in such areas as: Applied Arts and New Media Information Technology Energy Tourism and Culinary Health and Human Services Construction Business Management/Technology Transportation Technology Natural Resources Geomatics Manufacturing Senior High Mathematics: Common Pathways Insert diagram What Happens Next… The Course Selection Process February 2014 • Counsellors meet with students in their English classes and complete a first draft course selection. • Students can go online to PowerSchool in February to enter requests and make changes • Course selection guide is on line at www.chs.ednet.ns.ca. Go to Virtual Guidance Office, Academics, Full Course Selection Guide •PACC Jan 21st & 22nd Citadel High School March 2014 • PowerSchool will be locked so students are no longer able to change course requests. • Students receive Final Course Selection forms from guidance and make changes or special requests. Points to Remember • Course Selections are Requests Only. • Scheduling of courses is limited by enrolment and scheduling conflicts. • Selections made before the end of June should be considered final. • Course changes in September or between semesters are very difficult if not impossible.