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1 Course Planning Entering Grade 10 WELCOME! Introduction Graduation Requirements Grade 10 Focus

2 WVSS Counsellors Catherine WaltonA-G981-1173 Marla McLellan H-M981-1174 Stewart McAllenN-Z981-1326 Mike MacNeilGrade 8981-1327 Lisa Verdicchio(Counselling Assistant)

3 Graduation Requirements To Graduate: 48 Required Credits +28 Elective Credits + 4 Graduation Transitions =80 Credits for Graduation ** minimum of 16 credits at the Grade 12 Level

4 Required Credits: English Language Arts 10, 11, 12 Socials Studies 10, 11 Science 10 and 11 or 12 Math 10 and 11 or 12 Physical Education 10 Planning 10 Fine Arts or Applied Skills Graduation Requirements

5 Mandatory Provincial Exams: Math 1020% of final mark Science 1020% of final mark Language Arts 1020% of final mark Socials 1120% of final mark Language Arts 1240% of final mark

6 Provincial Exam Scholarship Based on average of exam results Top 5000 students in BC will receive $1000 Must be Canadian citizen or permanent resident Final English 12 mark must be at least 73%

7 External Courses Learning outside of the school Approved, authorized by ministry Credits given upon successful completion of these learning activities developed and/or offered outside of the BC school system Examples: Language, Music, Dance, Sports, Drivers Ed

8 International Baccalaureate Application Process: Entrance Testing: Feb 13 @ 3:00 pm Teacher recommendation Interview Contact Ms. Pohn in IB office Recommended Grade 10 Courses: Math 10 PDp, English 10 PDp, Socials 10 PDp, Language PDp

9 Course Planning Required Courses in Grade 10: English 10Social Studies 10 a Math 10*Science 10 Planning 10*Physical Education 10* 2 electives * *More details to come

10 Mathematics Options Foundations of Math 10 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Enriched Math 10 PDp ** Check with teacher for recommendations Course Planning

11 Physical Education Options: Girls Boys Leadership (co-ed, 25 hours of service) Girls Fitness (rec centre pass necessary)

12 Planning 10 topics: Graduation Program Education and Careers Health Finances Available as a blended course as well as in timetable. Course Planning

13 Planning 10 Options: 1. Take as one of your eight courses 2. Take as a ninth course outside timetable at West Van Secondary (blended course) 3. Take during Summer School (if available) 4. Take via any on-line school (self-paced course) You still need to have 8 courses @ WVSS

14 Elective Credits: 2 Electives available Languages are considered an elective Fine Arts or Applied Skills (grade 10, 11 or 12) course is required for graduation Sp/Jap/Man 9 Sp/Jap/Man 11 French 9 French 10 Course Planning

15 Elective Courses: Languages ( French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin ) Computers Art ( Art Foundations, Animation, Yearbook, Photo ) Music ( Orchestra, Concert Band, Guitar, Rock Band ) Theatre Arts ( Dance, Drama, Choir, Film &T.V. ) Home Economics ( Foods, Textiles, Family Studies, Yoga ) Business ( Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting ) Technology ( Mechanics, Woodwork, Drafting, Skills Explor. )

16 New Courses Yoga various styles of yoga to develop a strong body and powerful mind Skills Exploration Practical course that explores various trades: carpentry, electrical, plumbing, welding Multi-Media Arts PM (Art/Media class) projects combine media arts technology and traditional art practices.

17 Course Planning Woodwork 9 Carpentry 11 beginners take Woodwork 10 Technology 9 Auto 11 beginners take Mechanics 10 Drafting 9 Drafting 12 beginners take Drafting 11

18 English Language Learners Select same level as this year Timetable adjustments will be made in May based on teacher recommendations For example: Eng 9 LA Eng 10 LA

19 Special Programs offered through WVSS Art West 45 **new District Honour Choir Premier District Basketball Academy Super Achievers Course Descriptions

20 District Programs Available to WVSS Students Sports Academies First Aid Swim Training (FAST Program) Course Description

21 Course Planning Blended Courses (online & PM classes ) New Media and Technology 11 Fashion Industry 12 Planning 10

22 Course Planning Recommendation Required: PE 10: Leadership Theatre Production 10 PM All PDp / IB courses Street Dance Company (audition) Rock Band(singers audition)

23 Second Course Planning Session 1-1 ZanrossoFriday, Feb 21 1-2 CoticFriday, Feb 21 1-3 CoticFriday, Feb 21 McKeeFriday, Feb 21 2-1 SchulzThursday, Feb 20 2-2BoyerWednesday, Feb 12 2-3BoyerWednesday, Feb 12 2-4McKeeWednesday, Feb 12

24 Course Change Deadline *** It is very important that you carefully consider your course requests. Friday, March 14 th is the Final Day for any changes to your course requests. After this date students will be placed on a wait list Any Questions?

25 Check counselling website (under Course Planning)

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