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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 9 Course Selection Form Leadership Application MUST be stapled to your Course Selection form Honours forms are handed In to Student Services
Required Grade 9 Courses English 9 Mathematics 9 Science 9 Social Studies 9 Physical Education 9
Intro Computer Apps 9 Intro to Business Ed 9 Home Ec: Foods 9 Home Ec: Textiles 9 Home Ec: General 9 Leadership 9 * Technology 9 Electronics 9 Woodworking 9 Metal 9 Drafting 9 * Course Requires a School Leadership Application Form to be completed and stapled to your Course Selection Form
Art 9 Drawing & Painting 9 Ceramics & Sculpture 9 Dance 9 Drama 9 Media Arts 9 Choir Junior 9 Beginner Band 9 Band Intermediate A 9 Band Junior 9 Jazz Band Junior 9 (2 years exp.) Jazz Band Intermediate 9 Orchestra 10 * (3 yrs experience) Music Technology 9 * (2 yr exp.) * Course Requires a School Leadership Application Form to be completed and stapled to your Course Selection Form
French 9 French Honours 9 * Mandarin 9 Mandarin Native Writers 9 Japanese 9 Spanish 9 Italian 9 Punjabi 9 Korean 9 American Sign Language 9 Croatian 9 * Course Requires an Honours Application to be fully completed and handed in to Student Services
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.
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 Counsellor For More Information…
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 Youth Leadership Sports (Provincial Rep Teams, BC Summer Games, National Team Level) Coaching First Aid/Lifesaving ICBC Driver Training Computer Certification Scouts/Guides If you think you qualify for any external credits, please see your Counsellor to check this out
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 the 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 13 th – 16 th Course Selection Forms due: February 13 th to your current Home Ec or Tech Ed 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 Mec – R & Vision Impaired) Ms. Fenn (surnames S – Z) Course Selection Forms Due February 13, 2012 to your Home Ec/Tech Ed teacher
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