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Course Selection The Course Selection sheet is like a contract Schools are staffed and time-tabled according to the information on these forms Only those courses with a sufficient number of students registered (by April 2012) will be offered Those with low enrolment will be cancelled for the 2012-13 school year This may occur after Course Verification Sheets are sent out, so make sure you have alternate choices for ALL ELECTIVES just in case
Course Selection ALL Students are required to take 8 Courses Only students with incomplete timetables or legitimate errors will be allowed course corrections in September 2012 (ie; you have already completed a course, or you require a course for Graduation or University ) NOTE: Not liking a course, ie: your friends are NOT in it, you dont like the time of day it is offered, or you change your mind, is NOT considered a legitimate error…so make your choices CAREFULLY. Think it through before you choose! There will be NO course changes in September Course Descriptions can be found on our school website: http://south.sd41.bc.ca/depts/courses/cselection.htm
Grade 12 Course Selection Form Leadership Application MUST be stapled to your Course Selection form Honours forms are handed In to Student Services
Required Grade 12 Courses English 12/Communications 12 * *Mandatory provincial exam worth 40% of your overall mark Three Grade 12 Level Courses (12 Credits) Graduation Transition Plan (4 Credits) 1. Personal Health: 150 minutes per week of documented physical activity This can be fulfilled by taking PE12, PE Weight Training 12, Dance 12, or Aerobics 12 2. Community Connections: 30 hours, or 90 hours of work experience or volunteer work 3. Career & Life: A written transition plan and an exit interview
Work Experience Two Types of Work Experience To Choose From: 1.30 hours, OR 2.90 hours (4 credits) – Counts as a grade 12 course When choosing this option, students must select an area of focus.
majority for trades and workplace program not requiring theoretical calculus program requiring theoretical calculus
Program Overview 2012-2013 Grade Assemblies February 2012 Honours / Advanced Placement at Burnaby South
Why Take Honours Courses? Enriched learning environment, greater depth in topics learned Group of equally interested, motivated & advanced students Find out what you can really do - challenge yourself Grade 11 Honours courses are prerequisites for many Grade 12 AP courses. E.g: Biology 11 Honours is required to apply for AP Biology AP Courses can give you credit for University level courses and help with admission status. FACT: 1 out of every 3 students at Burnaby South is taking at least 1 Honours/AP Course
LANGUAGES ENGLISHSOCIAL STUDIES VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS Students may take more than 1 Advanced Placement (AP) Art course at the same time.
TECHNOLOGY SCIENCE Students may take more than 1 Advanced Placement (AP) Science course at the same time. Students can take Math 12H, AP Calculus AB and/or AP Statistics at the same time. Students can take Math 12, AP Calculus BC and/or AP Statistics at the same time. Students CANNOT take AP Calculus AB and AP Calculus BC at the same time. BUSINESS EDUCATION MATHEMATICS
What is AP? AP stands for Advanced Placement Program of University-level courses and exams offered in high school We teach the university courses here at SOUTH You write the AP EXAM if you want to gain university credit Exams scored on a scale of 1 to 5, with Canadian universities giving credit for score of 4 or 5 (some American universities give credit for score of 3) Over 3.4 million exams written worldwide, 24,900 in Canada and over 9,380 in B.C.
Art 2D Design Art 3D Design Art Drawing Biology (Bio 12 too) Calculus AB (Calc 12 too) (equal to ½ yr univ math) Calculus BC (Calc 12 too) (equal to full yr univ math) Chemistry (Chem 12 too) Chinese Culture and Language (Man 12 too) Computer Science - Burnaby Online English Literature (Eng 12 too) European History (NEW) French Language (Fr 12 too) Microeconomics Macroeconomics Psychology Physics (Phys 12 too) Statistics ***All AP Courses are Grade 12 level
Benefits of Taking AP at South The AP COURSE prepares students for university level work and expectations of 1st year courses The AP EXAM (you choose to write or not – is a fee): Can earn advance placement and/or credit for university while still in high school if you do well on the exam Potentially save a lot of $$$ since university tuition fees are expensive Finish your post-secondary degree earlier (or earlier entry into graduate school) 36% of all grade 12s in 2011-2012 took at least ONE AP Course.
2011 AP Exam Results Comparison AP considers a grade of 3+ to be a passing grade. University credit is granted when student gets 4+ 64% 76% 75% 81% 79% 76%
HOW TOENROLLHOW TOENROLL RETURN FORM TO AP/HONOURS DROP OFF BOX IN STUDENT SERVICES
Eric Lu, SFU, ScienceThe Honours & AP program has challenged me during high school and made my transition to university smoother. Each AP exam that you take can give you up to 6 university credits (that can save you over $800). Yegor Rabets, UBC Engineering Souths AP program gives its students a taste of good work ethic and time management; essential for success in university. Travis Wong, SFU, Business Students who enroll in Honours classes are interested in learning and have great attitudes. Having eager classmates means the teacher is able to teach at a faster rate. Xiao Yuan, Honours student since Grade 8 "I'm really glad I did the AP program at South. The teachers were excellent and made class incredibly fascinating and intellectually engaging. It was the best preparation I had for Duke. Spencer Li, Duke, Economics
Honours Brochure School website http://south.sd41.bc.ca/depts/ap/ap.htm http://south.sd41.bc.ca/depts/ap/ap.htm Find Mr. A. Lee in Room A139 at LUNCH or talk to your counselor For More Information…
Career Programs Ms. Matsumura & Mr. Kwan Career Programs Office C105 Student Services
Option A: 30Hr Work Experience You will complete 30 hours of work experience MANDATORY FOR GRADUATION
Option B: 90 Hr Career Preparation 90 hours of career-related work experience Earn 4 Grade 12 elective credits Satisfies the required 30 hours of work experience for Grad Transitions Completed between the summer of Grade 10 and May of grade 12 year (can be completed during or outside of school time) Will choose a Focus Area – ex. Business, Health, Trades, Sciences (see handout) Allows for career exploration in one or two focus areas of interest Helps develop confidence in the workplace, references & experience for resumes and possible job contacts Must complete an Employability Skills Profile – a useful tool for interviews and for the Graduation Transition student-led exit interview in Grade 12
4. WORK EXPERIENCE – Circle one course in either the 90hr. OR 30hr. program Career Preparation – 90 hr. program 90 hours of work experience equals a 4 credit course. If you select the Career preparation program, it will be considered as one of your 8 courses 7391Business & Applied Business 7392Fine Arts, Design, & Media 7393Fitness & Recreation 7394Health & Human Services 7395Liberal Arts & Humanities 7396Science & Applied Science 7397Tourism, Hospitality & Foods 7398Trades & Technology Work Experience – 30 hr. Program If you have not selected a career preparation program (left) then you MUST select this option 7300 Work Experience 12 (30 Hrs.)
Work Experience – 30 hr. Program If you have not selected a career Preparation program (left) then you MUST select this option 7300 Work Experience 12 (30 Hrs.) Review: If you choose 90 Hr CP Program 4. WORK EXPERIENCE – Circle one course in either the 90hr. OR 30hr. program Career Preparation – 90 hr. program 90 hours of work experience equals a 4 credit course. If you select the Career preparation program, it will be considered as one of your 8 courses 7391Busineess & Applied Business 7392Fine Arts, Design, & Media 7393Fitness & Recreation 7394Health & Human Services 7395Liberal Arts & Humanities 7396Science & Applied Science 7397Tourism, Hospitality & Foods 7398Trades & Technology Career Preparation – 90 hr. program 90 hours of work experience equals a 4 credit course. If you select the Career preparation program, it will be considered as one of your 8 courses 7391Busineess & Applied Business 7392Fine Arts, Design, & Media 7393Fitness & Recreation 7394Health & Human Services 7395Liberal Arts & Humanities 7396Science & Applied Science 7397Tourism, Hospitality & Foods 7398Trades & Technology You Will Get… -90 hours of volunteer work experience related to your career goals -4 credits towards graduation -a study block in Grade 12 -Complete a written assignment
Choose a Career Focus Career Preparation – 90 hr. program 90 hours of work experience equals a 4 credit course. If you select the Career Preparation Program, it will be considered as one of your 8 courses 7391Business & Applied Business 7392Fine Arts, Design, & Media 7393Fitness & Recreation 7394Health & Human Services 7395Liberal Arts & Humanities 7396Science & Applied Science 7397Tourism, Hospitality & Foods 7398Trades & Technology Accountant, Stockbroker, Marketing Executive, Salesperson, Realtor, Hairdresser Artist, Actor, Set designer, AV Technician, Interior Designer Athlete, Coach, Referee, Facilities Manager, Ski/golf/tennis/fitness Instructor. Doctor, Nurse, Paramedic, Pharmacist, Veterinarian, Social Worker, Dietician, Firefighter, Lawyer, Police officer Sociologist, Scientitst, Librarian, Interpereter, Clergy Engineer, Architect, Biologist, Pilot, Air traffic Controller Sales Agent, Hotel Manager, Front Desk Agent, Host, Server, Chef, Bartender, Flight Attendant Plumber, Carpenter, Drywall installers, Mechanic, Aircraft maintenance engineer, Autobody repair
4. WORK EXPERIENCE – Circle one course in either the 90hr. OR 30hr. program Career Preparation – 90 hr. program 90 hours of work experience equals a 4 credit course. If you select the Career preparation program, it will be considered as one of your 8 courses 7391Busineess & Applied Business 7392Fine Arts, Design, & Media 7393Fitness & Recreation 7394Health & Human Services 7395Liberal Arts & Humanities 7396Science & Applied Science 7397Tourism, Hospitality & Foods 7398Trades & Technology Work Experience – 30 hr. Program If you have not selected a career preparation program (left) then you MUST select this option 7300 Work Experience 12 (30 Hrs.) Work Experience – 30 hour Program If you have not selected a career preparation program then you MUST select the 30hr option 7300 Work Experience 12 (30 Hrs.)
Benefits of a Career Preparation Program You will complete a Grad Transition Requirement Add to your Resume Possible use towards Scholarships Gain valuable work experience Opportunity for Career Exploration Learn Job Interview Skills Possible Part Time Employment Professional Contacts References
Option C: ACE-IT Training Programs Ace-It Training Programs include a combination of course work and hands-on work experience leading to graduation and recognized industry certification Automotive Collision Repair Technician –VCC Auto Refinishing and Prep Technician – VCC Automotive Service Technician – Cariboo Hill Cabinet-making – Byrne Creek Carpentry/Residential Construction Framing – Cariboo Hill Computer Support Technician – Burnaby South Construction Electrician – Burnaby Mountain Cooks Training – Burnaby Central Digital Sound Production – Burnaby North Fitness Instructor (2 year or 1 year program) – Alpha Graphics/Media Arts – Byrne Creek Hairdressing (2 year program) – Alpha Hospitality Management – Burnaby Mountain Plumbing – Piping Industry Apprenticeship Board Film & Broadcast – Burnaby North Steel Fabrication – BCIT
Any Questions? Go Visit Ms. Matsumura or Mr. Kwan in the Career Programs Office in Student Services to discuss any of your work experience questions.
Graduation Requirements Youll need 80 credits from Grades 10 to 12. Course# # Language Arts 10 Language Arts 11 Language Arts 12 Social Studies 10 Social Studies 11 Science 10 Science 11 44444444444444 Mathematics 10 Mathematics 11 Physical Education 10 Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 Planning 10 Transition Plan (Grade 12) Elective Courses TOTAL Course Credits needed 4 28 80
Graduation Transition Plan There are 3 parts to this plan, which are worth 4 credits in total and are REQUIRED for Graduation: 1. 150 minutes of per week of documented physical activity This can be fulfilled by taking PE 12, Dance 12, Aerobics 12 or PE Weight Training 12 2. 30 hours, or 90 hours of work experience or volunteer work 3. A written transition plan and an exit interview
Graduation Transition Plan Further details can be found on Ms. Tsais Graduation Transitions Blog: blogs.sd41.bc. ca/tsait/
External Credits You may be able to get credit towards graduation for external activities that you are involved in, some examples are: Language Challenge Exams (applications occur in October) Music / Dance Sports (Provincial Rep Teams, BC Summer Games, National Team Level) Coaching/Refereeing First Aid/Life Saving ICBC Driver Training Computer Certification Scouts/Guides Youth Leadership If you think you qualify for any external credits, please see your Counsellor to check this out
Provincial Exams: Overview Youll need to write 5 provincial exams in your High School Career to Graduate: 1. Language Arts 10 (English 10) 2. Science 10 3. Math 10 4. Social Studies 11 5. Language Arts 12 (English 12 or Communications 12) Each exam is worth 20% of your overall final mark, except for the Language Arts 12 exam, which is worth 40%.
Provincial Exams: Grade 12 Grade 12 Provincial Exams have now CHANGED (Lucky you guys…) The ONLY Grade 12 Provincial Exam that you MUST write to Graduate, is the English/Communications 12 Exam (worth 40% of your final mark) This means that the Provincial Exam Scholarship has changed too! NOW: Students must achieve at least a B (73% or above) final mark (provincial exam and school mark combined) in one of the Language Arts 12 (Communications 12 or English 12) AND: Students must achieve at least one A (86% or higher) and three Bs (73% or higher) on the remainder of the Mandatory Provincial Exams (Science 10, English 10, Math 10, Social Studies 11) to be eligible for the Provincial Exam Scholarship
University Entrance Requirements Each University & Each Faculty has its own specific requirements Generally, you will need to take English 12 plus 3 other previously provincially examinable grade 12 courses SFU has also added the following 5 Courses to the list of Approved Non- Provincially Examinable Grade 12 Courses: Calculus 12, Comparative Civilizations 12, Economics 12, Law 12 & Social Justice 12 UBC has added the following 4 Courses to the list of Approved Non-Provincially Examinable Grade 12 Courses: Calculus 12, Economics 12, Law 12, & Social Justice 12* (*only for Okanagan Campus) To keep ALL of your doors open you will want to take: English 12, Pre-calculus 12, Chemistry 11 & 12, Physics 11 & 12 Note: IF you are thinking about pursuing studies in Business or Sciences in Post- Secondary, then it is HIGHLY recommended you take Calculus 12 or AP Calculus, as 1 st Year Students in these Faculties are required to take a Calculus course in University Note: IF you are thinking about pursuing studies in Business, you should consider courses such as: AP Microeconomics, AP Macroeconomics, AP Statistics, Financial Accounting 12, Economics 12, Marketing 11/12
College Entrance Requirements BC College (ie., Douglas, Langara, Kwantlen) acceptance is on a first come first served basis so apply online as soon as possible to secure your spot Some College acceptance is based on Basic Graduation Certain programs have specific course requirements ie: Minimum mark in English 12 or Communications 12 Some colleges will accept students who are 1 course short of graduation (i.e. English 12) and will allow upgrading while taking other courses Colleges also offers upgrading opportunities ie: Taking the equivalent of Grade 12 courses
College to University Transfer There are some myths out there ie: I will have to do 2 additional years of schooling if I go to College first I wont get my Bachelors Degree if I go to College first Jobs wont hire me because I didnt go straight to University from High School University Transfer means you start studying at a college, then transfer to a University to complete the rest of your undergraduate studies. University will give you credit for the courses you took at the College level if you take the courses that transfer to the university you wish to complete your studies at. Ie: 2 Years at Douglas + 2 Years at UBC or SFU = Bachelors Degree The Advantages of Doing a University Transfer Program: 1. Same courses: same content, same quality as courses at a major university 2. Save $$: $4,000 over 2 years compared to a similar program of study at a major university 3. More face time: with profs and classmates, thanks to smaller class sizes 4. Succeed: Research shows students who start at college do as well (or better) by the time they graduate as students who rush to start their first year at university. 5. No Second Language Requirement
Post-Secondary Exams *possibly required for entrance LPI – Language Proficiency Index – Check out www.lpi.ubc.ca A language test required by UBC and SFU (and other universities) for those students with a final grade (school mark plus government exam mark) of less than 75% in BC English 12 or BC English Literature 12 Check the websites of all Colleges and Universities that you are applying to for updates on this requirement SAT – Check out www.collegeboard.com A requirement for American Universities/Colleges for all 1 st year students If you are thinking of attending school in the US, you MUST write the SATs no later than the Spring of Grade 11 TOEFL BC Universities vary - generally NOT required for students with 4 years of instruction in English. Confirm with each university Other provinces & USA – NOT required for students with 5 years of instruction in English. Confirm with each university Note: Some Universities may have their own entrance tests in addition (e.g. UBC = ELAS)
Direct BC University Entrance Second Language Requirements Although not a high school graduation requirement, most BC universities require students applying directly from high school to have completed at least a Language 11 (i.e, Spanish 11, Punjabi 11) SFU will accept an Introductory Language 11 (i.e., Intro Spanish 11) UBC will accept Language 11 (not Introductory 11) however, some faculties require Language 12, or if you do not have a Language 12, then you will have to complete a 1st year language course, ie: Faculty of Arts Some faculties at UVic DO NOT have a second language requirement (e.g. Engineering, Sciences, and Business). If you are an ESL student you may be eligible for a Language 11 &/or 12 credit if you came to Canada after Gr. 8 If you think you may qualify, please check with your Counsellor
Financial Planning Passport to Education Check out www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards Bursaries / Loans School Awards
Mr. Kwan (located in the Career Prep Center in Student Services) is the Guru Go To Guy CEO (a.k.a: contact person) for all things related to scholarships Any Scholarships that are available to students will be placed ONLY on the Counselling/Scholarship Blog as they become available: blogs.sd41.bc.ca/south-counselling/scholarships/ Make sure to check this tab regularly, as some Scholarships may have a short window before the deadline Also check out the following websites: www.studentawards.com www.scholarshipcanada.com www.studentscholarships.org
All of you should have the BSSS Counselling Blog bookmarked & checked on a weekly Basis for updates (ie: University Presentations, University Info, Scholarships, Volunteer Work, Awards, etc) blogs.sd41.bc.ca/south- counselling/ ALSO: Please make sure that Ms. Fenn has your current Email Address, as this is how important information will be sent out to all of you throughout the School Year
Course Selection Timeline Course Planning Assemblies for Students: Tuesday February 7 th Course Planning Night for Parents: Wednesday February 8 th Course Selection Computer Lab Sessions: February 21 st – 29 th Course Selection Forms due: February 21 st to your Math teacher
Questions? Concerns? Feel free to contact Student Services to ask any questions or discuss any concerns you may have Counsellors: Mr. Chow (surnames A–C, International & Oral Students) Ms. Bromley (surnames D – G & Young Parents Program) Mr. Sookochoff (surnames H – McR) Ms. Steeves (surnames Mecesi – R & Vision Impaired) Ms. Fenn (surnames S – Z) Course Selection Forms Due February 21, 2012 to your Math teacher