Ms. Karen JensenPrincipal Mr. Todd Clerkson Vice Principal (A – K) Ms. Jill ReidVice Principal (L – Z) Ms. Cindy Campbell Counsellor (A – Ha) Ms. Gina DuarteCounsellor (Hb – M)/ (Scholarships) Mr. Paul GangnesCounsellor (N – Z) Mr. Sean Lenihan IB Coordinator Ms Fern Truax Career resource/scholarships Mr. Dino Bolognese Grad Transitions Coordinator
Required Courses (48 credits) English 104 Credits English 11 or Communications 114 Credits English 12 or Communications 124 Credits Social Studies 104 Credits Socials 11/First Nations 12/Civics 114 Credits Science 104 Credits Biol., Chem., Phys., Earth Sc., Sc&Tech 114 Credits Foundations of Math and Pre-Calc. 10 or Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 4 Credits or Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 4 Credits Foundations of math 11, Pre-Calc math 11 or Apprenticeship & Workplace math 114 Credits or Apprenticeship & Workplace math 114 Credits Physical Ed. 104 Credits Planning 10 4 Credits a F.A. or App. Sk.10/11/122 or 4 Credits Elective Courses (28 credits) ____________________________124 Credits Graduation Transitions4 Credits Total:80 Credits
Summer Learning Continuing Education (Night School) Coquitlam Learning Opportunities Centre (CLOC) (See your Counsellor) Coquitlam Open Learning (COL - Online) www.online.sd43.bc.ca Continual (self-paced) vs. Cohort (specific start dates). Cross enrolled. Take additional courses online to supplement your graduation program. Note: students can not take a course with Coquitlam Open Learning that they are simultaneously taking at another school. Return for 5 th semester (Administrator permission required)
Students are automatically registered for the mandatory Provincial Exam if they are currently enrolled in the course. ◦ These courses include: Math 10 English 10 Science 10 Socials 11 English 12 or Communications 12
Students wishing to re-write a Provincial Exam must fill out a re-write form available at the front office. Deadline For Semester One is December 12 th. For Semester Two is May 8th. Students who register for an exam, but who do not attend the exam-sitting will keep their original exam mark. This mark will be used in the calculation of their final mark for the course.
Provincial Exam Results may be obtained at www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/. You will need your Personal Education Number to log-in.
A student will receive a $1000 Examinations Scholarship if he or she: Meets the basic eligibility requirements Achieves at least a “B” (73%) in English 12 or Communications 12 Rank among the top 5000 scholarship students in B.C. A student will receive $2500 if he/she ranks among the top 20 scholarship students in the province. Fulfills the graduation requirements of the 2004 Graduation Program
For outstanding academic students, based on their top 5 classes Grade 10 & Grade 11: $250 each year Grade 12: $500
Scholarship Mtg #1 October 22 nd 3:00 pm MPR (Scholarship Info) Scholarship Mtg #2 November 12 th 3:00 pm MPR Scholarship Mtg #3 December10 th 3:00 pm MPR (Local Scholarship Package) *Don’t be afraid to apply.
FOLLOW CAREER CENTRE NEWS on @PMSS Transitions in the Tuesday newspaper Blues News And on the Career Centre online at pmssblues.net
November 5 th Held at PMSS Features the BC Post Secondary Institution Fair
S.F.U ( Oct 20 th @ 7 pm - Main Gym) U.B.C. (Oct 30 th at 7-9 pm - Main Gym) B.C.I.T ( Nov 13 th at lunch – Drama Room) University of Alberta (Nov 18 th at Lunch - Drama Room) Western University (Nov 26 th at lunch – Drama Room) University of Waterloo (Nov 27 th at Lunch - Drama Room) University of Victoria ( Oct 21 st at Lunch – Drama Room) Listen to announcements for other University visits Please see the Career Resource Centre for more information
Different for each institution Generally speaking for most Universities, students take: English 12 plus three other Grade 12 Academic Subjects www.educationplanner.ca NOTE: As of this year some institutions may consider Grade 11 marks for entry requirements (example: conditional acceptance)
Students who are repeating a course should look at the Post Secondary Institution/Faculty they are interested in to see which of the following they will accept: Take the higher mark Blend the marks Take first mark in the course
Application Start Dates and Deadlines. PEN Number / SIN Number Marks and Transcripts On-Line Applications www.applybc.ca February 28 th Deadline for most Universities NEW: U.B.C.’s deadline is now January 31 st or December 10th if applying for the Major Entrance Scholarship
The PSI Choices form is an on-line document located under the student secure Web at: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams This form gives the B.C. Ministry of Education permission to release marks to the selected post- secondary institutions This link is available October For preliminary transcript information to be forwarded to B.C. and/or Ontario universities – selections must be submitted as soon as possible..
Some institutions require other English Assessment tests before admission, such as: LPI (Language Proficiency Index) LPI Date –Check Career Resource Room or PMSS times Register @ www.lpi.ubc.ca TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Get more info at: www.ets.org/toefl
In order to graduate students must complete the following: 150 minutes of DPA (on average) per week 30 Hours of Work or Volunteer experience Career Plan/Transitions Plan, due December 15 th, which will include: ◦ Work/Volunteer Experience form (with proof) ◦ Up-to-date Resume ◦ Financial Plan (budget) ◦ Researching a career Exit Interview will be on April 24 th 2015 Note: IB Diploma students – CAS covers DPA and work/volunteer hours. However, IB Diploma students DO have to complete the career plan, resume, and financial plan.
For students Graduating in the first semester please email Mr. Bolognese ASAP Please Visit the PMSS Graduation Transitions Website for information If you have any questions, please come see Mr. Bolognese in room 3055
Grad Photos Dinner Dance After Grad Commencement Awards Ceremony
Need to contact Artona directly to schedule an appointment. www.artonagroup.com (follow Links) Dates were November 3 rd – 10 th at PMSS Students must be photographed to appear in the yearbook and on the graduation composite
Where:Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside. When:Saturday May 30 th 2015 Time: 6:00 p.m-11:30 p.m. Cost: Approximately $120.00
Guest Approval deadline (Late April 2015 to Ms. Reid) Behaviour / Expectations Back to School on Monday. Busy time of the year - Provincial and School Exams Tickets will go on sale in May
Purpose: To provide a safe/fun environment for graduating students. May 31 st 2015 Time: 12:00 am -4:00 am Location: School Gym Cost :Approx. $40.00
Parents are the driving force behind the After Grad. Committees (What is involved?) Fund raising committee (generate revenue) Entertainment Committee Prize Committee (Business Solicitation) Decorating Committee Food Security Volunteers Advertising (creating awareness/excitement)
Date: Wednesday June 3 rd 2015 Location: School Gym
Date: June 20, 2015 Time: 11:00am Location:Orpheum Only Graduates will be allowed to cross the stage.
Teachers, Counsellors, and Administrators are accessible through e-mail, phone calls and appointments. Visit the school website to find out about dates, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses. (www.pmssblues.net) School policies and rules are found in your child’s agenda book, on the school’s website, and on the school district’s website.
We do not sanction or allow S-Trips to occur at our school. The information that we have from past trips is that the supervision, behaviour expectations and safety for students on an S-Trip is very different then a District 43 (Coquitlam) authorized overnight trip.