COURSE SELECTION for 2014-15 CHOOSING COURSES FOR GRADE 10 PLANNING FOR SUCCESS Map out a plan for Grade 10 to 12 on Educational Planner sheet Compulsory credits have been filled in for you; you decide what level to take them at Optional credits need to be selected by you Choose 8 courses Apply for a study period only after you have earned 20 credits 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 HSP3U1I 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 PATHWAYS Courses at the Grade 10 level: Academic (D) Applied (P) Open (O) PreBacc (B) Enriched (E) PATHWAYS Applied courses – lead to C (college) level courses in Grade 11 Academic courses –lead to M(college/university) or U (university) level courses in Grade 11 PATHWAYS Prerequisites AND achievement critical for success (e.g. 50% in SNC1D is not sufficient for success in SNC2D) Generally a student should have 75% in grade 9 academic level courses to continue on that pathway. PATHWAYS Locally Developed – leads to E (essential/workplace) level courses in Grade 11 Science Pathway – SNC1L in Grade 9 then next Science credit is SVN3E MATH PATHWAYS Selecting the right math course depends on what type of studies you plan on pursuing in post-secondary MPM1D to MPM2D to MCR3U Leads to MHF4U or MCV4U or MDM4U in Grade 12 Required for programs like Engineering, Sciences, Business, Mathematics, Kinesiology, etc. MPM1D to MPM2D to MCF3M Leads to MDM4U Required for specific programs within the Faculties of Humanities and Social Sciences MATH PATHWAYS MFM1P to MFM2P ( highly successful) to MCF3M Leads to MCT4C Required for college health and technology programs MFM1P to MFM2P to MBF3C1 MBF3C is suitable for some college programs. Please check the specific requirements. Leads to MAP4C1 MAT1L to MAT2L to MEL3E 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 Check College requirements ontariocolleges.ca Check University requirements eInfo eLEARNING If you are interested in taking an eLearning course please make an appointment to see your counsellor in Student Services 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!