Bur Oak Secondary School Course Selection 2016 - 17 For students entering Grade 10 Who Am I? Where Am I Going? Academic strengths and challenges What you enjoyed and/or learned from volunteering Interests and hobbies Success in grade 9 courses School activities, clubs or teams Results from your Individual Pathway Plan Refresher: Diploma Requirements (O.S.S.D.) for the 4 year program 12 Optional Credits 18 Compulsory Credits Successful completion of Ontario School Literacy Test Ontario Secondary School Diploma 40 hours of Community Involvement The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) Usually March of your Grade 10 year Based on reading and writing expectations up to and including grade 9 Some students may be given accommodations, deferrals, and exemptions Getting Ready? An after school prep-course is often offered to assist students Diploma Requirements (O.S.S.D.) for the 4 year program 12 Optional Credits 18 Compulsory Credits Successful completion of Ontario School Literacy Test Ontario Secondary School Diploma 40 hours of Community Involvement Community Involvement Completing 40 hours of community involvement is a diploma requirement Encourages civic responsibility, promotes community values, and reinforces importance of volunteerism Students are responsible for keeping records of their activities Recommended that students finish their hours by the end of Grade 10 REMEMBER Cannot be completed for a BUSINESS!!!! Diploma Requirements (O.S.S.D.) for the 4 year program 12 Elective Credits 18 Compulsory Credits Successful completion of Ontario School Literacy Test Ontario Secondary School Diploma 40 hours of Community Involvement Graduation Requirements Group One Additional English—Media Studies, Presentation Skills, Writer’s Craft Third Language (Spanish, Cantonese,Tamil etc.) French as a second language Social Science and Humanities—any Family Studies course or Philosophy or Social Justice Canadian and World Studies—History (Ancient Civ., History vs Hollywood), Geography, (Travel and Tourism etc) Economics, Law, Politics Guidance and Career Education—Surviving in Today’s World (NEW!) Cooperative Education Group Two Physical Education--Fitness or Sports Activities, Volleyball, Leadership, Intro to Kinesiology Arts--Dance, Drama, Music,Visual Art, Media Arts, Music Theatre Business Studies--any grade or level French as second language Cooperative Education Group Three 3rd science Environmental, Biology, Chemistry, Physics (any level) Technological Education–any course Computer Studies (ICS2O, 3U or 4U) French as second language Cooperative Education COURSE PATHWAY TYPES in Grades 9 and 10 APPLIED ACADEMIC LOCALLY DEVELOPED OPEN Many students “mix and match” to create their own unique pathway based on interests, skills and abilities Pathway Courses Applied (P) a real life hands approach with some theory smaller class size (22) students are given more time to learn new concepts and practice in class Academic (D) theoretical in approach, utilizes abstract thinking larger class sizes (28) students are expected to work more independently in class and complete homework nightly Recommended minimum grade in the Grade 9 Academic Course is 70% Pathway Courses Open (O) an opportunity to explore an area of interest for all students Examples Family Studies Technology Physical Education Arts Business Special Education Locally Developed (L) courses intended for students whose educational needs are not met by the provincial courses English, Mathematics and Science What levels should I take in Grade 10? English and Science You can select either the applied or academic Grade 10 courses Important to have a SOLID FOUNDATION of skills to move to the next step successfully Choose carefully using grade 9 marks as part of the decision making (usually Level 3) Teacher recommendation is very important Speak with a counsellor to consider different combinations and pathways English and Science Grade 9 Applied • Grade 10 Applied • Grade 10 Academic Grade 9 Academic • Grade 10 Applied • Grade 10 Academic Changing from applied to academic level? Please speak with your science or English teacher and guidance counsellor. Mathematics Follow the recommendation of math teacher Think about the reason for your math pathway Need to look at Math Pathway chart Maybe follow a different pathway to get to end goal in math for grade 11 and 12 Math Pathway Chart GRADE 9 Principles of Math Academic MPM1D GRADE 10 Principles of Math Academic MPM2D GRADE 12 Calculus & Vectors GRADE 11* Functions University MCR3U *achievement of at least 70% in MPM2D recommended as pre-requisite GRADE 11 Functions and Applications University/College MCF3M GRADE 9 Foundations of Math Applied MFM1P GRADE 9 Essentials Mathematics MAT1LM GRADE 10 Foundations of Math Applied MFM2P GRADE 11 Foundations of College Math MBF3C GRADE 11 Math For Work and Everyday Life MEL3E GRADE 12 Advanced Functions GRADE 12 Mathematics of Data Management GRADE 12 Math for College Tech MCT4C GRADE 12 Foundations for College Math MAP4C GRADE 12 Math for Work and Everyday Life MEL4E Math Pathways ( Need 3 credits to graduate ) Grade 9 Applied Grade 10 Applied Grade 9 Academic Grade 10 Academic Grade 11 M or U Grade 9 Locally Developed Grade 11 Workplace Grade 12 Workplace Grade 11 C or M Talk with a counsellor or math teacher about Gr 12 options Math Level Changes Grade 9 Applied • Grade 9 Grade 9 Academic • Grade 10 Semester One Grade 10 Academic • Grade 10 Semester Two Marks and recommendation of their math teacher are considered The Grade 10 Program Compulsory Courses English Mathematics Science History Careers Civics Elective Courses (Choose 3) Elective Credits An opportunity for students to: build skills balance workload and/or increase mental well being explore interests build an educational program that suits their individual interests and personal pathway meet workplace, college, apprenticeship or university requirements Arts Visual Arts -- AVI2O1 Media Arts -- ASM2O1 Drama -- ADA2O1 Dance Fusion -- ATC2O1 Arts Band or Beginner Band AMI2O1 or AMI2O2 Keyboard or Beginner Keyboard AMK2O2 or AMK2O1 Music Theatre (New) AMT2O1 Piano Accompanying AME2O1 (experience required**) Vocal AMV2O1 For Accompanying, Band, Music Theatre and Vocal: You must also take repertoire. We will add it to your timetable. Business Introduction to Business -- BBI2O1 Information Technology in Business -BTT2O1 If you took either of these courses in grade 9, you should not select again (it is a repeat!) Computer Options Intro to Computer Studies -- ICS2O1 -will lead to Computer Science Computer Technology -- TEJ2O1 -will lead to Computer Tech Engineering) Physical Education Options Healthy Active Living PPL2O8 (girls) PPL2O9 (boys) Personal Fitness PAF2O8 (girls) PAF2O9 (boys) Volleyball – PAL3O (coed) Social Science (Family Studies) and Languages Food and Nutrition - HFN2O1 Beginner French – FSF1O1 French - FSF2D1 Spanish - LWSB1 (NEW!) Special Education Option Learning Strategies – GLE2O1 Technology Options Communications Technology -- TGJ2O1 Construction Technology -- TCJ2O1 Design Technology -- TDJ2O1 Hairstyling and Aesthetics -- TXJ2O1 Health Care -- TPJ2O1 Hospitality and Tourism -- TFJ2O1 Transportation Technology -- TTJ2O1 Can I reach ahead? • Presentation Skills EPS3O1 English Family Studies Geography • Understanding Fashion HNC3C1 • Working with Infants/Young Children HPW3C • Geography of Food CGD3M • Travel and Tourism CGG3O1 Making your choices…. Think about your: 1. mark in the Grade 9 subject **this is your foundation for the next level 2. subject teacher’s recommendation 3. work habits 4. interests - try new courses 5. compulsory courses you still need Making an Informed Decision Learn about the courses….ask questions! Do research! Participate in IPP and pre-planning activities Course Information Day: Tuesday February 9th (More details to follow) Some Grade 10 courses are prerequisites for Grade 11 Make sure you research this!!!! : Log into Career Cruising and use your IPP What is the Individual Pathway Plan? (IPP) Located on your Career Cruising account Helps you: ◦ Plan your courses ◦ Record Activities and Experiences throughout high school ◦ Explore Occupations ◦ Research Post-Secondary Destinations Use the features of your IPP: Explore My Interests Click on: Matchmaker and My Skills Summarize your Activities and Experiences from Grade 9! Revise your Matchmaker for ideas of occupations that fit your likes and dislikes. Use your Graduation Tracker Click on “Graduation Tracker” to see your earned and planned courses (NEW FEATURE) View what credits you have earned and still need to complete for your OSSD. Choose My Courses Use the planner for course selection: 1. Choose your courses 2. Submit your course selection a) Choose your compulsories b) Choose three electives c) Choose THREE alternatives 3. Print your course selection request 4. Sign your sheet 5. Hand in your Course Request to your homeroom teacher by February 16th Career Cruising has been known to crash the day before course selection is due. COMPLETE YOUR SELECTION IN ADVANCE. Choosing Courses Take 8 courses in Grade 10 Students who choose Music will have 9 courses when repertoire is added You may choose a combination of academic, applied, locally developed and open courses Be sure to choose alternate courses that you like About Timetables and Class Sizes… Number of classes in the timetable are based on the number of students who select the course in February All classes have maximum numbers very little flexibility to move between Academic and Applied courses once the timetable has been built Use course verification cycle if you need to make a change (April) Summer School Designed for students who have failed a course in Grade 9 Students may be required to complete a 2 week course in July OR there may be a recommendation that you repeat the whole course Other courses taken at summer school must be preapproved by the Guidance Department and the Principal Registration will begin in April/May – listen for announcements Next Steps… Do your research! Complete pre-course selection planning activities Use the Course Information time on Tuesday, Feb 9th Complete your course selection and submit electronically Print your selection and get signed by parent/guardian Return your signed printout to your homeroom teacher by: Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 Course Verification Check your courses in April when the Course Verification Form is given out • This should be last chance to change elective courses • Levels can be changed based on semester two results Course changes requests in September will only be considered for sound educational reasons Select courses that are appropriate to your ability and that you are interested in exploring further Select alternatives knowing that you might get the course Parent Information Sessions for Course Selection Tuesday, Feb 9th 7:00 – 8: 30 p.m. Grade Specific Presentations Question and Answer Period BURNING QUESTIONS?