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1 POINT GREY COURSE PLANNING 2014: THE GRADE 11 YEAR Welcome!

2 THE AGENDA Course Planning Process and Timeline Course Planning Process and Timeline Graduation Program Graduation Program Grade 11 Course Selection Grade 11 Course Selection Post Secondary Post Secondary

3 COURSE PLANNING PROCESS & TIMELINE

4 Course Planning Night for Parents February 4 Course Planning Night for Parents February 4 Guidance Presentations in classes February th Guidance Presentations in classes February th Signed course selection forms due by February 28 Signed course selection forms due by February 28 Choices reviewed by Counsellor February – April Choices reviewed by Counsellor February – April Student schedules randomly built based upon course requests Student schedules randomly built based upon course requests Timetabling conflicts resolved throughout the spring and summer Timetabling conflicts resolved throughout the spring and summer

5 COURSE PLANNING PROCESS & TIMELINE Course Change Requests Changes can be made to course requests from February to June by speaking with the grade counsellor Changes can be made to course requests from February to June by speaking with the grade counsellor Students will receive the course timetable on the first day of school (September 2, 2014) Students will receive the course timetable on the first day of school (September 2, 2014) Incomplete timetables, conflicting courses, and course change requests will be entertained by appointment during the first few weeks of September Incomplete timetables, conflicting courses, and course change requests will be entertained by appointment during the first few weeks of September Course change deadline: October 3, 2014 Course change deadline: October 3, 2014

6 SUMMER SCHOOL INTENTIONS Summer School Letter of Intent Must be completed for all summer school completion courses Must be completed for all summer school completion courses Failure to communicate summer school plans using this form may result in an incorrect timetable Failure to communicate summer school plans using this form may result in an incorrect timetable Priority for course requests will be given to students who have accurately communicated their plans according to this process Priority for course requests will be given to students who have accurately communicated their plans according to this process

7 DISTRIBUTED LEARNING INTENTIONS Distributed Learning Letter of Intent Must be filled out for any course taken online or via paper-based correspondence Must be filled out for any course taken online or via paper-based correspondence Students are still required to complete the minimum number of Point Grey Courses Students are still required to complete the minimum number of Point Grey Courses Students will not receive instruction or support for distributed learning courses at Point Grey Students will not receive instruction or support for distributed learning courses at Point Grey Failure to communicate distributed learning plans using this form may result in an incorrect timetable Failure to communicate distributed learning plans using this form may result in an incorrect timetable Priority for course requests will be given to students who have accurately communicated their plans according to this process Priority for course requests will be given to students who have accurately communicated their plans according to this process

8 GRADUATION PROGRAM

9 In order to graduate with a Dogwood in British Columbia a student must earn a total of 80 credits: 48 credits in required “core” courses 48 credits in required “core” courses 28 credits in elective courses 28 credits in elective courses 4 credits in Graduation Transitions 4 credits in Graduation Transitions 30 hours of work and/or volunteer experience 30 hours of work and/or volunteer experience 150 minutes per week of documented Physical Activity 150 minutes per week of documented Physical Activity A written resume and graduation transition plan A written resume and graduation transition plan THE GRADUATION PROGRAM

10 The BC Ministry of Education requires students to complete 80 credits in Grades 10, 11 and 12 to graduate. Our full-year courses are all worth 4 credits. GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS Graduation Transitions 30 hours of paid or volunteer work 150 minutes of physical activity per week a written resume + a graduation transition plan EN10 with prov. Exam EN11 or COM11 a Grade 12 course ____________________ a MA10 with prov. Exam a MA11 ___________________ a Gr. 10, 11 or 12 elective ____________________ Social Studies 10 a SS11, Civics11 or FNS 12 with prov. Exam a Gr.10, 11 or 12 elective ____________________ SC10 with prov. Exam a Science 11 ___________________ a Gr. 10, 11 or 12 elective ____________________ Physical Education 10 EN12 or COM12 with prov. Exam a Gr. 10, 11 or 12 elective ____________________ Planning 10 a Grade 12 course ___________________ *Graduation Transitions which is a non-timetabled graduation requirement a Fine Art/Applied Skill 10, 11, or 12 ____________ a Grade 12 course ___________________

11 GRADUATION CREDIT SUMMARY

12 PROVINCIAL EXAMS 5 Courses with required provincial exams: Course% of Course Mark 1. a Math 10 Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10, or Foundations of Math and Pre-calculus 10 20% of total mark 2. Science 1020% of total mark 3. English 1020% of total mark 4. a Social Studies 11 Social Studies 11, or Civics 11, or First Nation Studies 12 20% of total mark 5. a Language Arts 12 English 12 Communications 12 40% of total mark

13 A student will receive a $1000 Examinations Scholarship if he or she: Meets the basic eligibility requirements Meets the basic eligibility requirements Writes and passes one exam in each of the exam categories from grades Writes and passes one exam in each of the exam categories from grades Achieves at least a “B” (73% or above) final mark (provincial exam and school mark combined) in Langauge Arts 12 Achieves at least a “B” (73% or above) final mark (provincial exam and school mark combined) in Langauge Arts 12 Ranks among the top 5,000 scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score). Ranks among the top 5,000 scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score). A student will receive a $2500 Examinations Scholarship if he or she: Meets the basic eligibility requirements Meets the basic eligibility requirements Ranks among the top 20 scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score). Ranks among the top 20 scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score). For more on student awards and scholarships visit: PROVINCIAL EXAM SCHOLARSHIPS

14 GRADE 11 COURSE SELECTION

15 COURSE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 11 Eight (8) courses will be selected for next year Eight (8) courses will be selected for next year Generally, students will have: Generally, students will have: 4 Core Courses 4 Core Courses 1 Second Language/Skills course 1 Second Language/Skills course 3 other Electives (note: this may vary) 3 other Electives (note: this may vary) Students will submit a signed Course Planning form to me by February 28, 2014 Students will submit a signed Course Planning form to me by February 28, 2014

16 GRADE 11 CORE COURSES English 11 or Communications 11 English 11 or Communications 11 a Social Studies 11 (with Provincial Exam) - S.S Civics 11 - First Nations Studies 12

17 GRADE 11 CORE COURSES a Mathematics 11 a Mathematics 11 - Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11 - Foundations of Math 11 (Not offered at Point Grey) - Pre-Calculus Math 11 a Science 11 (or 12, if you have the prerequisite course) - Biology 11 - Chemistry 11 - Physics 11 - Earth Science 11

18 ENGLISH COURSES Required CoursesElective Courses English 11 OR Literature 12 Prerequisite: English 11 (or English 10 with approval) Communications 11 Alternative to English 11 Writing 12 Prerequisite: English 10 C+ or better standing

19 MATHEMATICS COURSES

20 Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 Pre-Calculus 11 Pre-Calculus 11 Double Block Pre-Calculus 11 Double Block Pre-Calculus 11 Recommended for student who need extra math support Recommended for student who need extra math support Recommended as “TERMINAL” math class. Recommended as “TERMINAL” math class. Calculus 12 Calculus 12 AP Calculus 12 (see conditions, pg. 8)* AP Calculus 12 (see conditions, pg. 8)* NOT OFFERED AT POINT GREY: Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 12 Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 12 Foundations of Mathematics 11/12 Foundations of Mathematics 11/12

21 SCIENCE COURSES Biology 11 Biology 11 Biology 12 Biology 12 Prerequisite: Science 10 (although Biology 11 is recommended) Prerequisite: Science 10 (although Biology 11 is recommended) Chemistry 11 Chemistry 11 Earth Science 11 Earth Science 11 Physics 11 Physics 11

22 Required Courses: Elective Courses: Social Studies 11 (provincial exam) or Comparative Civilizations 12 (offered ) BC First Nations Studies 12 (provincial exam) or Law 12 (see recommendations, pg. 28)* Civics 11 (provincial exam) Social Justice 12 (offered ) SOCIAL STUDIES COURSES

23 MODERN LANGUAGES COURSES French French Beginner Japanese 11 Beginner Japanese 11 Japanese 11 / 12 Japanese 11 / 12 Beginner Spanish 11 Beginner Spanish 11 Spanish 11 / 12 Spanish 11 / 12 Musqueam Language 11 Musqueam Language 11

24 Student placement in ELL classes is determined based on: English language proficiency English language proficiency comprehensive assessments of students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities comprehensive assessments of students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening abilities the professional judgement of teachers in both regular and ESL classes the professional judgement of teachers in both regular and ESL classes As a student’s ability in the English language increases he/she is placed in an increasing number of regular academic and elective classes and is offered an additional English language support until this support is no longer needed. ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

25 SKILLS DEVELOPMENT CENTRE The Skills Development Centre (SDC) is designed to assist students in achieving their full potential in all academic areas. The SDC is staffed with a SDC teacher and a Resource teacher. “Skills” blocks are assigned in consultation with teachers, the school based resource team, students and parents. Students receive one-to-one assistance where concepts are clarified, re-taught and reinforced. Students also have access to course resource materials. The SDC is recommended for students who experience difficulty with: Organization Organization Time management Time management Study skills Study skills Learning strategies Learning strategies Classroom adaptations Classroom adaptations If you have been in “Skills” and would like to continue; please select a “Skills” block. If you would like to be considered for a “Skills” block, please see your counsellor.

26 Home Economics: Technology Education: Psychology: Foods 11Drafting 11 Family Management 11 Community Foods (New, off t. t. course! pg. 10) Carpentry 11 AP Psychology (see conditions, pg. 8)* Textiles 11 APPLIED SKILLS COURSES

27 APPLIED SKILLS COURSES (CONTINUED) Business Education: Information Technology: Accounting 11 Information Technology 11 Business Ed. Web Communications 11 Web Design 11 Economics 12Keyboarding 11

28 FINE ARTS COURSES Art 11 Art 11 Art Careers 11 Art Careers 11 Commercial Design 11 Commercial Design 11 Film Studies 12 (preference given to grade 12 students) Film Studies 12 (preference given to grade 12 students) Photography 11 Photography 11 Visual Art 3-D 11 Visual Art 3-D 11 Yearbook 11 (off timetable)* Yearbook 11 (off timetable)*

29 PERFORMING ARTS (DRAMA) Acting 11 Acting 11 Stagecraft 11 Stagecraft 11 Theatre PM (off timetable) Theatre PM (off timetable) Audition Required Audition Required Theatre Criticism 11 (off timetable) Theatre Criticism 11 (off timetable)

30 Band Courses: Choir Courses: Beginner Band 11 Symphonic Band 11 (on & off timetable) Senior Concert Choir 11 Jazz Band 11 (audition required, off timetable only)* Jazz Combo 11 (audition required, off timetable only)* Vocal Jazz 11 (audition required)* Strings 11Chamber Choir 11 (audition required, off timetable only)* PERFORMING ARTS (MUSIC)

31 PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES P.E. 11 Co-ed P.E. 11 Co-ed P.E. 11 Girls (Active Living) P.E. 11 Girls (Active Living) P.E. Leadership 11 P.E. Leadership 11 Weight Training 11 Weight Training 11

32 SERVICE-BASED ELECTIVES Peer Tutoring This is an elective 4 credit course open to grade 11 and 12 students. As a tutor you will be providing one-to-one support in one of the following areas: Skills Development Centre LA Life Skills Life Skills in class, academic tutoring of grade 8 and 9 students. Community Leadership Community service is a 4 credit elective open to Grade 11 & 12 students. Emphasis on Social responsibility, environmental stewardship and community engagement

33 AP COURSES Preference is given to Grade 12 students Preference is given to Grade 12 students University level courses University level courses High marks can qualify for university credit High marks can qualify for university credit Can have good optics on applications to American Universities Can have good optics on applications to American Universities Limited seats available. Limited seats available. Application process includes teacher reference Application process includes teacher reference Admitted students are not permitted to withdraw Admitted students are not permitted to withdraw More info – see page 7 More info – see page 7

34 AP COURSES AP Psychology 12 AP Psychology 12 AP Computer Science AP Computer Science AP English Literature AP English Literature AP Calculus AP Calculus AP Biology AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Chemistry AP Physics AP Physics (see page 7 for more information)

35 ADDITIONAL OPPORTUNITIES Ace-it Trades Program (See pg 28) Pursue industry certification while completing high school graduation Pursue industry certification while completing high school graduation Available in multiple areas of study including Automotive industry, Food industry, Hairdressing, plumbing, painting, metal fabrication, etc. Available in multiple areas of study including Automotive industry, Food industry, Hairdressing, plumbing, painting, metal fabrication, etc. Career Preparation (See pg 29) Provincially approved groups of courses and 100 hours of vocational experiences in a specific focus area Provincially approved groups of courses and 100 hours of vocational experiences in a specific focus area 8 focus areas 8 focus areas Upon completion, students qualify for a Career Preparation Diploma in addition to the regular Dogwood Diploma. Upon completion, students qualify for a Career Preparation Diploma in addition to the regular Dogwood Diploma.

36 POST-SECONDARY PLANNING

37 There are different types of post secondary institutions (PSIs): There are different types of post secondary institutions (PSIs): colleges colleges trade schools trade schools universities universities private institutions private institutions Each Institution has a multitude of programs (e.g. faculty; area of specialization; certificate; diploma, etc…) and program requirements that are necessary for an applicant to gain entry into that particular program. Please start your research NOW to avoid disappointment later! POST-SECONDARY PLANNING

38 Entrance to universities is usually the most competitive. In general, to apply to Canadian universities you will need to consider the following: Admission Average of Marks Admission Average of Marks Language Credits Language Credits Math Credits Math Credits Broad-based Admission Process Broad-based Admission Process

39 POST SECONDARY PLANNING usually based upon grade 12 academic subjects usually based upon grade 12 academic subjects (English, Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, English Literature, History, Geography, AP Courses, and in some cases Law 12, Economics 12). (English, Mathematics, Sciences, Languages, English Literature, History, Geography, AP Courses, and in some cases Law 12, Economics 12). If your average is above the standard set by the university; you will be made an offer. Admission Average of Marks

40 POST-SECONDARY PLANNING Sample Future Plans: Most Relevant Course Work: Applying to BC Universities? Language 11 course is required The mark is not used in the admissions average calculation. French 11 Japanese 11 Spanish 11 Currently in Skills or ELL? you still have time to get a language 11 credit. Beginner Japanese 11, Beginner Spanish 11 Take a language 11 in your first language via distributed learning (e.g. Mandarin, Korean) Language Challenge Exam Not all institutions accept the Language Challenge marks for admission average (I.E. UBC & U of T) Applying to college or Trade School No language credit required Language Credits

41 POST-SECONDARY PLANNING Math Requirements Mathematics requirements at both the Grade 11 and 12 levels can be very specific, and often differ from institution to institution. Sample Future Plans Most Relevant Course Work Technical College Trade School Direct entry to workforce Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics ***some programs may require Foundations of Mathematics Pre-Calculus 10 followed by Pre-Calculus Math Science Engineering Commerce Medicine Foundations of Mathematics Pre-Calculus 10 followed by Pre-Calculus *some programs may require Calculus 12 Social Sciences Humanities Fine Arts Undecided Foundations of Mathematics Pre-Calculus 10 followed by Foundations or Pre-Calculus 11

42 POST-SECONDARY PLANNING: THINGS TO CONSIDER… More universities are considering a greater range of information in their admissions decisions such as: leadership activities, volunteering, community work, and references. Now is the time to get involved in these areas if you wish to make application to certain programs at certain institutions. *UBC has moved to a Broad Based Admissions Process Broad Based Admissions Process

43 UBC Personal Profile (sample of 2012 profile questions) 1.EXPLAIN HOW YOU RESPONDED TO A SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE THAT YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED AND WHAT YOU LEARNED IN THE PROCESS. (MAXIMUM 200 WORDS) 2.DESCRIBE YOUR MOST SIGNIFICANT LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCE. WHY DO YOU CONSIDER THIS YOUR MOST SIGNIFICANT ROLE? (MAXIMUM 200 WORDS) 3.DESCRIBE YOUR MOST SIGNIFICANT GROUP WORK EXPERIENCE INCLUDING THE ROLE YOU PLAYED AND YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS. (MAXIMUM 200 WORDS) 4.DESCRIBE UP TO FIVE ACTIVITIES THAT YOU HAVE PURSUED IN ONE OR MORE OF THE FOLLOWING AREAS: LEADERSHIP/GROUP CONTRIBUTIONS ; ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENTS; SPORTS; CREATIVE AND PERFORMING ARTS; WORK; SERVICE TO OTHERS. PLEASE INCLUDE THE TYPE OF ACTIVITY, THE START DATE, END DATE, THE AMOUNT OF TIME YOU WERE INVOLVED IN THIS ACTIVITY, AND A BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE ACTIVITY. 5.TELL US MORE ABOUT ONE OF THE ACTIVITIES YOU LISTED ABOVE, EXPLAINING WHAT YOUR GOALS WERE, WHAT YOU DID TO PURSUE THEM, THE RESULTS ACHIEVED, AND WHAT YOU LEARNED IN THE PROCESS. (MAXIMUM 200 WORDS) 6.PLEASE INCLUDE ANY ADDITIONAL INFORMATION THAT YOU WOULD LIKE THE ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE TO CONSIDER WHEN REVIEWING YOUR APPLICATION. (MAXIMUM 100 WORDS) 7.PLEASE SUBMIT THE NAMES OF TWO REFEREES WHO KNOW YOU WELL AND CAN COMMENT ON YOUR PREPAREDNESS FOR STUDY AT UBC. (NOTE: SPECIFIC CRITERIA MUST BE FOLLOWED WHEN SELECTING A REFEREE)

44 SECONDARY SCHOOL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM The VSB offers district programs for students interested in pursuing industry certification or completing the foundation level of a trade program. This program offers students the following: Dual credit with a post secondary institution Dual credit with a post secondary institution Registration with the Industry Trade Authority (ITA) Registration with the Industry Trade Authority (ITA) May lead directly into an apprenticeship May lead directly into an apprenticeship Work experience in the trade Work experience in the trade Please visit the VSB Career Programs Website for more information.

45 COURSE PLANNING FORM On the Course Planning Form… Update the "Graduation Checklist“ Select a "Post-Secondary Plan“ List your "Courses This Year“ List your "First Choices for Next Year“ A full list of grade 11 courses is on the back Please ensure you have read the course descriptions and requirements in the Course Planning Guide. List and rank 3 possible alternates in case a first choice course fills or is in conflict with another course Signed forms due to Mr. Schroeder Friday, February 28, 2014


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