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4 Do I enjoy learning? Do I take advantage of new opportunities? Do I see myself studying at a University level someday?

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6 UCEP is a unique educational experience available only to senior students (grade 12 or 5 th year) who are enrolled in the Waterloo Catholic District School Board

7 A partnership between the Waterloo Catholic District School Board and:

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9 UCEP Earn multiple high school credits Participate in project and research work Achieve a first year university credit

10 Co-op (14-15 hours week) University Course Religion – HRE4M Vectors/Calculus MCV4U English – ENG4U Possibly other e-learning courses English Writers Craft – EWC4U take either one or two Grade 12 courses : The Grade 12 courses offered are based on student enrolment participate in a co-op placement and earn two co-op credits take a University course in an area of interest Co-op credits cannot be used for University application and therefore are not considered part of your 6 U or M level courses e-learning Physics -- SPH4U Functions - MHF4U

11 Students spend all day during their first semester on the University campus Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the University on a daily basis (bus passes will be arranged for students who are not currently eligible for bus transportation to their home school) Students are responsible for the costs associated with tuition for their first year University course and any related materials – i.e. textbook, lab materials… Students are considered part time first year University students and therefore benefit from all of the privileges of being enrolled in University The schedule of a UCEP student is anything but traditional and therefore time management and self discipline are essential for entry and on-going success

12 experience a transitional program from secondary school to university explore an area of study in a university setting and plan future educational paths establish experience and knowledge for future academic paths enhance personal growth and life skills

13 Participating in a cooperative education placement has unlimited potential, but some of the key benefits are: learning through experience developing time management transferring learned classroom knowledge into a real environment gaining hands on experience creating new networks and opportunities

14 Arts & Culture Environment Health & Wellness Energy Business Hospitality & Tourism Horticulture & Landscaping Information Communication Manufacturing Sports Transportation Construction UCEP is a way to achieve the Cooperative education component linked to your Specialist High Skills Major

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18 University of your Choice Heres you in grade 10 or working hard, doing your best, thinking about UCEP... Heres where you want to be in the next 2-3 years...

19 UCEP is the perfect transition program to help you complete the requirements for Graduation and simultaneously provide your with a University experience!

20 In order to apply to University, you need to have graduated from high school with 30 credits. Six of these must be from U or M level grade 12 courses.

21 Grade 12 U or M level course Here are your six grade 12 U or M level courses... The question is when are you going to complete them? You could take all six courses during your 4 th year of high school or some students will consider UCEP in their 5 th year.

22 Grade 12 U or M level course During their 4 th year of high school, many students elect to take 3 courses during first semester and 3 courses during second semester – thereby creating space in each semester for other options. 4 th Year Semester One 4 th Year Semester Two

23 Grade 12 U or M level course If you participate in UCEP during your 4 th year of high school, your planning might look something like this: 4 th Year Semester One -- UCEP -- 4 th Year Semester Two Co-op (14-15hours per week) University Course The difficulty with this path is that you must then take four Grade 12 U or M courses second semester Taking four Grade 12 U or M courses during semester two is possible, but could present a heavy workload for many students.

24 Another option is to begin taking your Grade 12 U or M courses during Grade Grade 12 U or M level course 4 th Year Semester One -- UCEP -- 4 th Year Semester Two Grade 11 Semester Two Grade 11 course Co-op (14-15 hours per week) University Course This type of planning allows the student to still have an option during second semester of the 4 th year.

25 Recommended courses include: MHF4UI* or another senior social science course Grade 12 U or M level course Option for spare or course Grade 12 U or M level course 4 th Year Semester One -- UCEP -- 4 th Year Semester Two Grade 11 Semester Two Grade 11 course Co-op (14-15 hours per week) University Course Grade 12 U/M Course This pathway would be the suggested and preferred plan for students interested in UCEP:

26 Some students elect to participate in UCEP in the first semester of their 5 th year of high school. This allows students to have more options when planning their courses. 4 th Year Semester Two 4 th Year Semester One 5 th Year Semester One -- UCEP -- Co-op (14-15hours per week) University Course Grade 12 U or M level course 5 th year UCEP participants will often only take one grade 12 U or M course

27 Speaking with your Guidance counsellor to develop a plan that allows you the most opportunity for success combined with appropriate courses is highly recommended and important.

28 Students should have an average in the mid-80s When selecting your courses for next year (September 2012) using Career Cruising, students interested in UCEP will select UCEP12 when selecting courses Students interested in applying to UCEP must also submit: Cooperative Education Application Form two teacher reference forms * forms are available through your home school*

29 UCEP applications are reviewed for approval by Board staff A UCEP teacher will interview the applicant and discuss the program, planning and requirements Upon successful completion of the interview, students will proceed with their University application Applicants will fill out a UCEP University Application Form and select from the provided list of University courses they are potentially interested in

30 Psychology 101 Computer Science 100 Classics 105 Micro-Economics 101 Health 101 English 108F Intl. Development 100 Psychology 101 Micro-Economics 120 Psychology 101 Christian Ethics 150 Roman Catholicism 151 *students enrolled at WLU are subject to a health/dental fee

31 February – applicants select UCEP during their course selection for the school year April – Candidates are interviewed for entry into UCEP May – Candidates are informed of acceptance *, invited for campus tour/information session, and apply for potential University courses Mid-August – UCEP students receive their University timetable and invoice. Students will also receive a mailing from the board office September – UCEP students arrive on campus and receive the remainder of their timetable/schedule *acceptance = into UCEP, but the registrar of the University will ultimately determine acceptance into the program

32 … and speak with your guidance counsellor!


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