4 Course Planning Process & Timeline Course Planning Night for Parents February 4Guidance Presentations in classes February 6- 19thSigned course selection forms due by February 28Choices reviewed by Counsellor February – AprilStudent schedules randomly built based upon course requestsTimetabling conflicts resolved throughout the spring and summer
5 Course planning process & timeline Course Change RequestsChanges can be made to course requests from February to June by speaking with the grade counsellorStudents 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 SeptemberCourse change deadline: October 3, 2014
6 Summer School Intentions Summer School Letter of IntentMust be completed for all summer school completion coursesFailure to communicate summer school plans using this form may result in an incorrect timetablePriority for course requests will be given to students who have accurately communicated their plans according to this process
7 Distributed Learning Intentions Letter of IntentMust be filled out for any course taken online or via paper-based correspondenceStudents are still required to complete the minimum number of Point Grey CoursesStudents will not receive instruction or support for distributed learning courses at Point GreyFailure to communicate distributed learning plans using this form may result in an incorrect timetablePriority for course requests will be given to students who have accurately communicated their plans according to this process
9 The Graduation Program In order to graduate with a Dogwood in British Columbia a student must earn a total of 80 credits:48 credits in required “core” courses28 credits in elective courses4 credits in Graduation Transitions30 hours of work and/or volunteer experience150 minutes per week of documented Physical ActivityA written resume and graduation transition plan
10 Graduation Requirements 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.EN10 with prov. ExamEN11 or COM11a Grade 12 course____________________a MA10 with prov. Exama MA11___________________a Gr. 10, 11 or 12 elective ____________________Social Studies 10a SS11, Civics11 or FNS 12 with prov. Exama Gr.10, 11 or 12 elective ____________________SC10 with prov. Exama Science 11Physical Education 10EN12 or COM12 with prov. ExamPlanning 10*Graduation Transitionswhich is a non-timetabled graduation requirementa Fine Art/Applied Skill 10, 11, or 12 ____________Graduation Transitions30 hours of paid or volunteer work150 minutes of physical activity per weeka written resume + a graduation transition plan
12 5 Courses with required provincial exams: % of Course Mark1. a Math 10Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10,or Foundations of Math and Pre-calculus 1020% of total mark2. Science 103. English 104. a Social Studies 11Social Studies 11,or Civics 11,or First Nation Studies 125. a Language Arts 12English 12Communications 1240% of total mark
13 Provincial Exam Scholarships A student will receive a $1000 Examinations Scholarship if he or she:Meets the basic eligibility requirementsWrites and passes one exam in each of the exam categories from grades 10-12Achieves at least a “B” (73% or above) final mark (provincial exam and school mark combined) in Langauge Arts 12Ranks 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:Ranks among the top 20 scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score).For more on student awards and scholarships visit:
15 Course Selection Requirements for Students entering Grade 11 Eight (8) courses will be selected for next yearGenerally, students will have:4 Core Courses1 Second Language/Skills course3 other Electives (note: this may vary)Students will submit a signed Course Planning form to me by February 28, 2014
16 Grade 11 Core Courses a Social Studies 11 (with Provincial Exam) English 11 or Communications 11 a Social Studies 11 (with Provincial Exam)- S.S. 11- Civics 11- First Nations Studies 12
17 Grade 11 core courses a Mathematics 11 - Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11- Foundations of Math 11 (Not offered at Point Grey)- Pre-Calculus Math 11a Science 11 (or 12, if you have the prerequisite course)- Biology 11- Chemistry 11- Physics 11- Earth Science 11
18 English Courses Required Courses Elective Courses English 11 OR Literature 12Prerequisite: English 11 (or English 10 with approval)Communications 11Alternative to English 11Writing 12Prerequisite: English 10 C+ or better standing
20 Mathematics Courses Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 Pre-Calculus 11Double Block Pre-Calculus 11Recommended for student who need extra math supportRecommended as “TERMINAL” math class.Calculus 12AP Calculus 12 (see conditions, pg. 8)*NOT OFFERED AT POINT GREY:Apprenticeship & Workplace Mathematics 12Foundations of Mathematics 11/12
23 Modern Languages Courses FrenchBeginner Japanese 11Japanese 11 / 12Beginner Spanish 11Spanish 11 / 12Musqueam Language 11
24 English Language Learners Student placement in ELL classes is determined based on:English language proficiencycomprehensive assessments of students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening abilitiesthe professional judgement of teachers in both regular and ESL classesAs 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.
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:OrganizationTime managementStudy skillsLearning strategiesClassroom adaptationsIf 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 Applied skills courses Technology Education: Home Economics:Technology Education:Psychology:Foods 11Drafting 11Family Management 11Community Foods(New, off t. t. course! pg. 10)Carpentry 11AP Psychology(see conditions, pg. 8)*Textiles 11
27 Applied skills courses (continued) Business Education:Information Technology:Accounting 11Information Technology 11Business Ed. Web Communications 11Web Design 11Economics 12Keyboarding 11
28 Fine Arts Courses Art 11 Art Careers 11 Commercial Design 11 Art Careers 11Commercial Design 11Film Studies 12 (preference given to grade 12 students)Photography 11Visual Art 3-D 11Yearbook 11 (off timetable)*
30 (audition required, off timetable only)* Performing arts(Music)Band Courses:Choir Courses:Beginner Band 11Symphonic Band 11(on & off timetable)Senior Concert Choir 11Jazz Band 11(audition required, off timetable only)*Jazz Combo 11Vocal Jazz 11(audition required)*Strings 11Chamber Choir 11
32 Service-based electives Peer TutoringThis 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 CentreLA Life SkillsLife Skillsin class, academic tutoring of grade 8 and 9 students.Community LeadershipCommunity 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 University level coursesHigh marks can qualify for university creditCan have good optics on applications to American UniversitiesLimited seats available.Application process includes teacher referenceAdmitted students are not permitted to withdrawMore info – see page 7
34 Ap Courses AP Psychology 12 AP Computer Science AP English Literature AP CalculusAP BiologyAP ChemistryAP Physics(see page 7 for more information)
35 Additional Opportunities Ace-it Trades Program (See pg 28)Pursue industry certification while completing high school graduationAvailable 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 area8 focus areasUpon completion, students qualify for a Career Preparation Diploma in addition to the regular Dogwood Diploma.
37 Post-Secondary Planning There are different types of post secondary institutions (PSIs):collegestrade schoolsuniversitiesprivate institutionsEach 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!
38 Post-Secondary Planning 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 MarksLanguage CreditsMath CreditsBroad-based Admission Process
39 Post Secondary Planning Admission Average of Marksusually based upon grade 12 academic subjects(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.
40 Post-Secondary Planning Language CreditsSample Future Plans:Most Relevant Course Work:Applying to BC Universities?Language 11 course is requiredThe mark is not used in the admissions average calculation.French 11Japanese 11Spanish 11Currently in Skills or ELL?you still have time to get a language 11 credit.Beginner Japanese 11, Beginner Spanish 11Take a language 11 in your first language via distributed learning (e.g. Mandarin, Korean)Language Challenge ExamNot all institutions accept the Language Challenge marks for admission average (I.E. UBC & U of T)Applying to college or Trade SchoolNo language credit required
41 Post-Secondary Planning Math RequirementsMathematics requirements at both the Grade 11 and 12 levels can be very specific, and often differ from institution to institution.Sample Future PlansMost Relevant Course WorkTechnical CollegeTrade SchoolDirect entry to workforceApprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10-12***some programs may require Foundations of Mathematics Pre-Calculus 10 followed by Pre- Calculus 11-12MathScienceEngineeringCommerceMedicineFoundations of Mathematics Pre-Calculus 10 followed byPre-Calculus 11-12*some programs may require Calculus 12Social SciencesHumanitiesFine ArtsUndecidedFoundations of Mathematics Pre-Calculus 10followed byFoundations 11-12orPre-Calculus 11
42 Post-Secondary Planning: Things to Consider… Broad Based Admissions ProcessMore 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
43 (sample of 2012 profile questions) 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 institutionRegistration with the Industry Trade Authority (ITA)May lead directly into an apprenticeshipWork experience in the tradePlease visit the VSB Career Programs Website for more information.
45 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 backPlease 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 courseSigned forms due to Mr. SchroederFriday, February 28, 2014