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1 Welcome to the R.E. Mountain Grade 12 Parent/Student Night Wednesday, September 25th

2 Position to Graduate Graduation Transitions Secondary School Apprenticeship University/College Requirements and Application Process Scholarships and Financial Aid Agenda for the Evening

3 48 credits from required courses 28 credits from elective courses 4 credits from your Graduation Transitions Program 80 credits minimum total – but no wiggle room Study Blocks – one only in gr min. in the building What You Need to Graduate

4 Required Courses Include Planning 10 (4 credits) English 10, Communications/English 11 and 12 (12 credits) A Mathematics 10 and 11 (8 credits) A Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 (4 credits) Social Studies 10 and 11 (8 credits) Science 10 and 11 (8 credits) Physical Education 10 (4 credits) Graduation Transitions (4 credits)

5 Elective Courses Courses at REMSS = 4 credits each 3 electives must be in Grade 12 + English 12 and Grad. Transitions

6 Graduation Transitions Mr. Carroll Personal Health minutes per week of moderate to vigorous physical activity in Grade 11 and 12 Community Connections - participate in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service Career and Life - complete a transition plan and present significant accomplishments Grade 12 Exit Interview Edmodo

7 Creativity, Action and Service (CAS) CAS Manager - Mr. Yorgason Replaces Grad Transitions for Diploma students Certificate students must complete Grad Transitions CAS - Students complete 50 hours each of – 1. Creativity, – 2. Action and – 3. Service over the two year diploma

8 Secondary School Apprenticeship Mr. Hantke Who is eligible? 480 hours towards apprenticeship Over 100 trades 16 credits available towards graduation Scholarship Opportunity

9 University/College Admission Requirements There are always TWO TYPES of admission requirements 1. General University Admission Requirements UBC, UVIC, SFU – Percentage will fluctuate year to year English 12 (new – higher of the school or blended mark) 3 academic gr. 12 subjects (Geography, History, Physics, French, Chemistry, Biology, Law, Math, Calculus, Mandarin) Note: Gr. 12 Provincial exams gone EXCEPT for English 12 Not Psychology 12 A language at the grade 11 level (Challenge Exams) Kwantlen and UFV 2 grade 12 academics with a B, English 12

10 Admission Requirements 2. Specific Program Admission Requirements Example: UBC, SFU and UVIC Faculty of Science (% will fluctuate & available on university websites) Physics 11 and sometimes Chemistry 11 2 Gr. 12 Science (Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Geography) Pre-Calculus Math 12

11 University Application Proceedures 1. APPLY ONLINE 2. Receive University Student # 3. Self Report Grades 4. Transcripts – electronic transmission 5. Housing 6. Acceptance – Rolling Acceptance

12 University Requirements for IB Diploma - Total Points in 6 subjects – plus additional points from TOK and Extended Essay IB Diplomas – Min. 24 points. Most Canadian universities admit with: – Arts Faculties with 28 or more – Business Faculties with points – Science and Engineering with 32 points American universities and Ivy League schools will differ

13 University Application for IB Predicted grades: “anticipated grades” end of January Mountain submit predicted grades (rather than having students use the “self-report” option) Offers of admission, scholarship, residence, admission priority etc. based on Predicted Grades If students do not yet meet admission requirements, their applications will be reviewed when IB marks are sent in July. If the Points Total is still not high enough, the university will look at transcript percentages.

14 University Application Process Deadlines UBC – January 31 st, 2013 SFU. UVIC, TWU – end of February Trade Schools – limited spaces Kwantlan and UFV - Ongoing until spaces are filled (June 30) Please confirm with your chosen post secondary institution When can students apply? UVIC, UBC - now Most Universities – November 1st UFV - October 1 st

15 Personal Education Number Nine digit number Assigned by BC Ministry of Education Located on Report Cards (top right hand side) Needed For: University Applications Accessing Provincial Exam Marks Ordering extra Dogwood Certificates/Transcripts Applying for online courses LearnNowBC – offers online courses, online tutoring, etc.

16 3 Great Resources 1. Apply BC 2. LearnNowBc 3.Education Planner

17 PASBC https://applybc.ca Post Secondary Application Service of BC How does PASBC work? Create an account Two Part Application Part 1 – Common form Part 2 – Institutional Form Application is done electronically PEN and SIN needed

18 Ontario University Application Center

19 Self Reporting Grades Post Secondary Institutions send confirmation of application by letter or Applicant is given a student number for that school Use this for all communication Self Reporting Grades Most Post Secondary Schools Use this method Don’t Cheat Respect Due Dates – usually March What happens to courses that are in progress?

20 Provincial Examininations

21 US University Application American universities have an earlier application deadline – Common Applications website IB - MSS will process an “anticipated grade” early to meet a specific deadline. Students encouraged to do the research for US schools find out when application deadlines are let Mrs. Pickering know and she can help with the application process. Many US schools will require SAT scores as well as the IB Diploma.

22 Post Secondary Education Form Electronic Post Secondary Institutions Selections Form Counsellors attend GT/TOK in January to teach students process March 1 st /May 30- Early Admission Transfer of grades to selected Universities across Canada and the World June 30 – Last day for students to register for the PSI July - Transfer of final grades to selected universities globally Please Note: Not for Self Reporting Grades

23 Scholarships and Financial Aid Scholarships – Monetary awards for academic excellence. Other criteria such as leadership, community involvement and athletics considered Awards – Monetary awards made in recognition of achievement and significant individual contributions Bursaries – Grants made to students who demonstrate need. A financial statement must be included. Loans – Money borrowed by a student demonstrating financial need and must be repaid. All usually require a transcript and letter(s) of reference

24 Scholarships and Financial Aid 1. Provincial Scholarship – English 10 &12, Socials 11, Found.&Prec. Math 10, Science 10 (July) 2. Passport to Education – 2/3rds achievement, 1/3 rd in school service, citizenship and effort 3. Post-Secondary School Entrance Scholarships and Awards – Administered by Post-Secondary Institutions

25 Scholarships and Financial Aid 4. Scholarships Sponsored by Private Organizations – Information and application deadlines are ongoing 5. District Scholarship – Technology Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Athletics (School Application in March) 6. Locally Sponsored Scholarhips, Awards and Bursaries – applied for in February of your grade 12 year (one application) Note: Make sure you have a Social Insurance Number

26 Counselling – Grade 12 Our website will have the following available by Oct. 10th: Personal Letter Format For Scholarship and/or University Application Monthly Grad Update Information Web Addresses for all major Post Secondary Institutions Checklist for Scholarship Applications Financial Aid Information Personal Student Record And more!

27 Contact Grad Parents Grade 12’s Security Why? Monthly Grad Updates from Counselling Student Graduation Council Information Mrs. McKinnon – Grad Sponsor Teacher

28 IMPORTANT DATES Sept 26th: Study Go Abroad Fair – Vancouver Sept. 30 to Oct. 7 th : Canadian Universities Event (see handout Oct. 7th, 8:30 – 10:00 am: Mini Fair of 10 different universities and colleges at Mountain Oct.15th: UFV application lunch, rm. 209 Oct. 16th: PSAT exam, Cost: $36 – at MSS Oct. 22nd: Kwantlen application lunch rm. 209 Oct.23rd: UBC admissions rm.209

29 Graduation Mrs. Debbi McKinnon (Staff Sponsor) Important Dates R.E. Mountain plans and supervises two year end grad events. Grad Ceremony – Monday, June 16 th, 2014 at the Chandos Pattison Auditorium Dinner Dance – Saturday, June 21 st, 2014 at the Langley Coast Hotel (Price to be announced)


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