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1 Parent Information Night
Rockridge Secondary Grade 12 Parent Information Night

2 Agenda Introductions Graduation Events Information
Overview of RR Grade 12 Program University and College Information Scholarship Procedures & Timelines Question & Answer

3 Names & Faces Principal – Ms. Marne Owen
V.P. – Ms. Phil Pereira (grade 12) V.P – Mr. John Crowley Counsellors – Kel McDowell, Sue Maquignaz, Emily Chen Career / Work Experience – Sue Atwood, Leesa Alldred Grad Sponsor – Alana Green

4 Grad Committee Sponsor: Ms. Alana Green

5 Rockridge Grad Events Grad Semi Formal School Grad Events
Banquet (Westin Bayshore) Commencement Ceremony

6 Grad Banquet and Dance May 14 – Westin Bayshore

7 Grad/Parent Fun

8 Commencement Ceremony – June 10th, 2010

9 Ms. Owen congratulates grads

10 The Grade 12 Program Grade 10-12 80 credits required for Graduation
48 credits are Required Courses 4 Credits – Grad Transition Assessment 28 credits are Elective Courses Minimum 4 “Grade 12” including En12/Com12

11 Graduation Transitions
30 hours of work exposure, paid or unpaid, (from summer after gr. 10) 150 minutes of physical activity (both gr. 11 & 12) Transition Plan – outlines post-secondary plans Exit Interview 4 credits, mandatory Requirements can be: exceeded, met, or not met Overview of our presentation No test at the end but you hopefully will be a little more familiar with some of the components and vocabulary that goes along with the Grad Portfolio

12 Provincial Exams Grade 10 English, Science, and Math
Grade 11 Social Studies Grade 12 English or Comm.12 All other grade 12 provincial exams are optional (should be discussed with an advisor)

13 External Credits Learning outside of BC school system
Sport, Language, Music, Industrial, Dance Eg. Driver Education, Bronze Cross and NLS (2 cr) Royal Academy Dance, Gr. 6 Royal Conservatory & above (4 cr) Provincial Sports Teams (4 cr)

14 Career/Work Experience
Work Experience 12A/12B (4 cr. each) Opportunity to spend up to 200 hrs. exploring a potential career path – gaining hands-on field experience Secondary School Apprenticeship Jump start access to a career in the trades Opportunity to begin working towards 1st Year Apprenticeship while still in high school – 480 hrs. paid work experience (16 cr.) & $1000 SSA Scholarship*

15 Career Path Examples: Kesia Barone: Architecture Chris Moignard: NGO
Julie Park: Sciences Tosh Aggassiz: Culinary

16 Honour Roll Student must be enrolled in 8 courses (can be non-graded).
Honour Roll is calculated on students’ best 6 ‘graded’ credit courses Fewer than 6 credit courses in grade 12 jeopardizes Honour Roll, Gold Cord, and Internal Scholarship eligibility

17 Post Secondary Information
General Information British Columbia Admissions College Admissions (B.C.) Canadian (Non BC) Admissions Other – faculty specific and supplementary applications American University Admissions Scholarship Information

18 Beyond PSI Jargon Early / Regular Admission (deadlines & requirements)
GPA (grade point average) Faculties / Departments PAS-BC/MyBC (optional) & OUAC BBA – Broad Based Applications LPI – Language Proficiency Index Undergraduate Programs Conditional Offer

19 2009 Grad Statistics 75% of grads attended PSI this Sept.
60% - British Columbia 16% - Ontario 8% - Quebec 8% - International 6% - Alberta 2% - Maritimes 40% attending PSI outside of BC Most BC public schools have 6-8% leave BC

20 Finding the Right School
Faculty/Program Lifestyle Finances

21 Choosing A Program Consider Student’s Strengths/Interests
Do the research Online information School visits People in the community Co-op/Internship opportunities Admission Requirements

22 BC Admission Requirements (UBC, SFU, UVIC)
Grade 11 Requirements (Arts)= English, Social Studies, Science, Mathematics, (Language*) Grade 11 Requirements (Science) = Same as above but must have physics & chemistry Grade 12 Subject Requirements Arts – English + 3 Academics Business – English + Math + 2 other Engineering – English + Math + Chemistry + Physics Sciences – English + Math + 1 or 2 sciences + (1 other)

23 Academic Courses (Gr.12) English (Always Required) Mathematics
Science (bio, chem, physics, geology) Geography History Language/s English Literature * (some exceptions) Comparative Civilizations*, Law*, Social Justice*, Writing 12*(some exceptions) Calculus *(in some cases as a 5th or when required) Some elective classes can be used as a 5th course

24 ESL Requirements ESL students who have not studied here for 3 or 4 years may be required to write TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or equivalent Check the PSI’s requirements and register to write the exam early as test sittings fill up quickly. Some schools will not accept your application without a TOEFL

25 LPI – Language Proficiency Index
What is it ?? Where does it apply ?? University Cut-offs for English or English Lit 12 UBC = 80% or 75%(final) SFU = 75% (final) UVic = 86% Capilano = 86% Information:

26 BC Colleges / New Universities
Offer academic & career programs Focus on teaching vs research (smaller class size) Varied admission requirements More flexible entrance criteria – upgrading available language exemption skills based consideration Additional criteria for limited entry programs – portfolios, interview, testing, community/ youth involvement, key courses and/or marks Certificate > Diploma > Degree University Transfer Options

27 Canadian (Non B.C.) Universities
English or 4 academics GPA of 75% or higher (depending on PSI location and faculty) More competitive programs: York - Schulich Business (91%) Western – Ivey Business (90%) Toronto – Engineering (90%) McGill – Arts (87%) UBC – Sciences (88%)

28 Supplementary Application Information
Competitive Program Approach – PSI’s will look at the “whole” individual Queens University – example of a broad-based application university Specific Faculty – examples of supplementary documents etc. Fine Arts (Portfolio, Audition) Engineering (Supplementary) Business (Supplementary) Supplementary deadlines often differ from the application deadline

29 American Admission Requirements
Grade 9-12 marks SAT / ACT scores Essays Letters of Recommendation Community/School Service Extra Curricular Involvement Start EARLY (BBA Process)

30 Lifestyle Considerations
Location of school Distance from home and family Size of type of community Size of school Sports/Recreation Opportunities Type of residence

31 Residence Information
Guaranteed residency in 1st year Type of residency available Location of residence Availability of off campus housing IMPORTANT: – Residence applications are NOT the same as admission applications. - Admission offers do NOT guarantee a residence space. You must accept BOTH offers separately ($$).

32 Cost Comparison for Business
Tuition Fee Books R & B Total* Cap UBC Queens Bentley *These totals do not include personal expenses and transportation home.

33 Canadian Admission Time Line
Some schools will look at grade 11 results and make an offer by the beginning of Dec. Otherwise apply in Nov./Dec. Self report term #1 marks or send transcript in mid Dec. Most BC school’s deadline is Feb.28 Many Ont/Que school’s deadline is Feb.01 Supplementary applications generally Mar. End of Mar. self report or send 2nd term mark Most offers made from mid Apr – mid May

34 Information Gathering Internal
PSI School Visits (schedule given to students and on RR website) CUE (Canadian University Event) Rockridge - Nov. 16, :30pm - students/parents Counselling Department (appointments for PSI advising) Rockridge text-based resources

35 Information Gathering External
PSIs have most information online. Consider a PSI School Visit/Tour Consult alumni

36 Scholarships Information

37 Scholarships Rockridge Only Scholarships District Scholarships
Other External Scholarships Entrance Scholarships Watch the RR website, the newsletter, counselling updates and bulletin board notifications for dates and opportunities.

38 Rockridge Only Scholarships
To receive a Rockridge Scholarship, you must have excellent attendance, document school service, be in good standing, and be enrolled in 8 courses including Grad Transitions. Six courses must be graded courses. Blended learning included. Term 2 marks are used for Gold Cords at Commencement: (Honour Roll or Honours With Distinction)

39 Dogwood District Authority Awards
Purpose: Recognize Excellence in Chosen Specialty / Field Eligibility & Criteria: Fine Arts – Applied Skills – Physical Activity – Second Languages $500 award & $500 PSI tuition voucher Canadian Citizen or Permanent Resident Applications due April 15th to RR

40 Provincial Scholarship
New Name: Grade 12 Grad Program Exam Scholarship Purpose: Recognize Academic Achievement on Provincial Exams Eligibility & Criteria: Must earn at least a “B” in Eng or Comm 12 Based on “best 3 Provincial Exam Scores (86% or higher)” Top 5000 students across BC = $1000 Top 20 students = $2500

41 APCourses & Provincial Scholarships
$1,000 Provincial Scholarship= 3 provincial exam marks over 86% AP mark of 5 =96% AP mark of 4 = 86% If a student gets a 4 or 5 in any AP course it counts equal to a provincial exam. This includes ART and CALCULUS which do not have provincial exams. Example: EN 86% Biology 84% Math 90% AP Calculus 4 =86% or AP Art 5 = 96%

42 External and Private Awards
These are external awards, it is up to the student to apply Check out the counselling department, or 2 web sites: Start early, some scholarships have an early deadline

43 A Success Story At Commencement 2009, our Grads received 75 scholarships: a $49,000 value many were funded by the Rockridge Scholarship Committee and other community sources In addition, many students received entrance scholarships and private scholarships.

44 PSI Scholarships Awarded by the post secondary institutions
Type #1 – Application Required (varying deadlines) Type #2 – Entrance Scholarship (marks based – no application) 80% - 100% (5% increments depending on PSI)

45 Question and Answer Time

46 successful, safe, memorable, inclusive
Grade 12 Graduation Qestions/Discussion

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