COURSE SELECTION for 2014-15 CHOOSING COURSES FOR GRADE 12 GRADE 12 REQUIRED COURSES 1 required course English Plus any Group credits not yet completed 7 optional courses OSSD COMPULSORIES Group 1: One additional credit in English, or French as a second language,** or a Native language, or a classical or an international language, or social sciences and the humanities, or Canadian and world studies, or guidance and career education, or cooperative education*** Group 2: One additional credit in health and physical education, or the arts, or business studies, or French as a second language,** or cooperative education*** Group 3: One additional credit in science (Grade 11 or 12), or technological education (Grades 9 – 12), or French as a second language,** or computer studies, or cooperative education*** OSSD Maximum of 2 credits in Coop and 2 credits in French can count as compulsory credits 40 hours of community service Successful completion of the OSSLT or OSSLC Secondary School completion in four years Students are encouraged to plan for four years of secondary education Boards will receive full funding for up to 34 credits per student Individual situations where more than 34 credits are required will be submitted to the superintendent Students on IEP are exempt French Immersion F.I. Certificate requires 10 courses, three at the senior level : FIF1D1I FIF2D1I FIF3U1I FIF4U1I MPM1D1I MPM2D1I BDI3C1I EAC4U1I SNC1D1I SNC2D1I HSP3C1I Co-op CGC1D1I CHC2D1I HSP3U1 GPP3O1I ADA1D1I AVI2O1I PPL3O1I CHV/GLC2O3I International Baccalaureate PreBacc (10) and IB courses (11 and 12) end with the letter ‘B’ Students must be registered in the IB Program to be enrolled in a PreBacc or IB course Students can register as Certificate Students taking IB Courses from a minimum of 4 areas plus TOK See school website under Student Services and International Baccalaureate SHSM PROGRAMS Plan for SHSM requirements including Co-op placement Arts and Culture 8 credit package including 4 Arts courses Construction 10 credit package including 4 Construction courses MATH PATHWAYS Selecting the right math course depends on what type of studies you plan on pursuing in post-secondary MCR3U Leads to MHF4U or MCV4U or MDM4U in Grade 12 Required for programs like Engineering, Sciences, Business, Mathematics, Kinesiology, etc. Must take MFH4U before OR at the same time as MCV4U MATH PATHWAYS MCF3M Leads to MDM4U in Grade 12 Required for specific programs in Social Sciences Or Leads to MCT4C – required for college health and technology programs MATH PATHWAYS MBF3C1 Leads to MAP4C1 - required for some college programs. Please check the specific requirements. MEL3E to MEL4E Mathematics for everyday life SHSM PROGRAMS Grade 11 and 12 program Earn certifications and trainings within program. Speak to a teacher in Visual Arts or Technology Arts and Culture 8 credit package including 4 Arts courses Construction 10 credit package including 4 Construction courses Where will the jobs be? The Ontario ministry of colleges and skills training predicts job growth will be strong in health care (including doctors and nurses), information technology (such as software engineers and information systems analysts), and other trades and services (including plumbers, electricians, child-care workers and dental hygienists). Where will the jobs be? Job-seekers with college or apprenticeship training are expected to get 35 per cent of the new jobs, followed by university graduates, at 26 per cent. Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program OYAP Allows students to earn their high school diploma while participating in paid, onthe-job skilled trades training Grade 12 Complete any compulsory or elective credits, plus a full day Co-op placement Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program For students who like to learn by doing Signed apprentice= Paid employment + four credits + apprenticeship hours Over 130 careers Early childhood educator, chef, carpenter, electrician, hairstylist etc Dual Credit Programs OYAP Credits earned count for both OSSD and level one apprenticeship. Accelerated OYAP Dual Credit Programs Level 1 Automotive Service Technician Level 1 Cook Level 1 Child and Youth Worker Level 1 Child Development Practitioner (formerly ECE) Level 1 Hairstylist Level 1 Horticultural & Landscape Technician Level 1 Construction Craft Worker (not dual credit) OCAS Ontario College Application Service www.ontariocolleges.ca To apply for college in Ontario Graduate with OSSD English mark is critical Programs have specific prerequisites Check College requirements ontariocolleges.ca Dual Credit Programs College Not sure about college? Try the Bridge! Half day at Mohawk for two courses, which count toward your OSSD See your counsellor! Dual Credit Programs Mohawk Bridge Business Media Trades, Engineering and Design ESL Welding and Technical Math OUAC Ontario University Application Centre www.electronicinfo.ca To apply for university in Ontario Minimum of 6 - 12U or 12M courses, including ENG4U1 All programs have specific prerequisites Check University requirements eInfo U AND C OPTIONS Transfer Programs Many universities will offer credit for courses taken within college program to decrease the amount of time needed to earn a degree Joint Programs Many programs offered between a college and university Joint College-University Programs Ontario College University Transfer Guide www.ocutg.on.ca e.g. Mohawk General Arts & Science 2 years + Laurier( Brantford) 2 years = B.A Contemporary Studies eLEARNING If you are interested in taking an eLearning course please make an appointment to see your counsellor in Student Services CO-OP OPTIONS 2 credit (half day) COO3OE 4 credit (full day) COOFT1 or COOFT2 120 hours/credit required Requires application and interview System Placements Some competitive, board-wide placements Police, Cable 14, Hospitals Require interview and additional application System Programs Limeridge Co-op, Healthcare Support Program, Building from the Ground up, Militia Require interview and additional application System Co-op Programs ArtSmart Building Careers from the Ground Up Caring for Our Future – Healthcare Growing Careers – Horticulture LimeRidge Community Military Co-op Ontario Public Service SUMMER SCHOOL Use summer school to Get ahead in credits Make up missed credits Upgrade your skills and mark Credits are offered in class and online General info If taking a prerequisite at summer school you will have to see your counsellor to choose the following course for next year. Course Info available June 1 HANDOUTS during period one: Choosing Your Courses Instruction Sheet Westdale Educational Planner Westdale Course Offerings By Grade Career Cruising Online Course Selection Instructions User name - pupil number (6 digits) Password – your date of birth monthdayyear Career Cruising on line course selection instructions Student Services website http://schools.hwdsb.on.ca/westdale Go to Student Services, Choosing Your Courses for information From Quick links on left click on Career Cruising Course Selection due date February 28, 2014 See your counsellor if you need help!