2 Welcome to Lorne Park S.S. For most students, high school is a wonderful experienceStudents are given more independence but with freedom comes responsibility!Its important that you make good decisions and choices for yourselfSelecting the right courses and level of programming is crucial for you to experience success!!
3 A new world………high school ! Larger school (close to 1100 students)You are on your own individual timetableStudents work on a credit system in order to achieve their diplomaCourses in a compulsory area will need to be repeated if you are unsuccessful in the coursePersonal selection of coursesDifferent course levels are offered
4 The Ontario Secondary School Diploma O.S.S.D. Diploma Requirements30 Credits 18 Compulsory12 Optional40 Hours of Community InvolvementSuccessful Grade 10 Literacy Test
5 Compulsory Credit Requirements 4 English3 Math2 Science1 Arts1 Canadian Geography1 Canadian History1/2 Career Studies1/2 Civics1 French1 Health and Phys. Ed.Group 1An additional credit in: Canadian & World Studies, English, Social Science, A Second Language, Guidance, or Co-opGroup 2An additional credit in: Art, Business, Phys.Ed, A Second Language or Co-opGroup 3An additional credit in: Science (grade 11/12), Technological Education, Computer Studies, French or Co-op
6 The Grade 9 Program Eight Courses including: Six Compulsory Courses EnglishMathematicsScienceGeographyFrenchPhysical Education
7 The Grade 9 Program Optional Courses Choice of two: Business Drama Instrumental Music for Experienced Playersor Instrumental Music for BeginnersVisual ArtVocal MusicExploring Technologies or Creative Technologies
8 Grade 9 Courses Three types of courses Applied Academic Open Applied and Academic courses:English, Mathematics, Science,Geography and French.Open level courses are:Drama, Visual Arts, Music, Business,Technological Studies and Phys. Ed.
9 Applied and Academic Academic Courses Applied Courses Emphasize theoretical, abstract applications of the essential conceptsHave greater opportunities for independent learningPathways to University, College and WorkplaceApplied CoursesEmphasize practical, concrete applications of conceptsAre more teacher-directedSmaller class sizePathways to College and Workplace
10 Applied and Academic Courses Both set high expectations for all studentsBoth focus on essential concepts of the subject areaBoth prepare students for the grade 10 Literacy TestBoth can lead to either Applied or Academic programming in grade 10 (except for Math)Success in grade 9 academic mathematics is required to take grade 10 academic mathematics
11 Applied or Academic? The focus should be on success!! Consider your learning style, learning strengths, and areas for growthDifferences between courses include emphasis and paceStudents may take applied courses in some subjects and academic courses in other subject areas
12 Open Courses Offered in many subject areas Based on expectations suitable for all studentsCombine theory and applicationPrepare students for further study in grade 10, 11, and 12 courses
13 Pathways to University and College Students who plan to go on to university should take the majority of their courses at the academic level.However, students who plan to go to university may take some of their courses at the applied level. e.g. Students who take applied level math may go on to university into a program that does not require math as a prerequisite.Students who plan to go on to college should take the majority of their courses at either the applied level or academic level.
14 Grade 10 Literacy Test Administered in April of Grade 10 Evaluates your reading and writing skillsto the end of Grade 9Results are reported only as “complete” or “incomplete”Test may be rewritten the following year if unsuccessfulStudents failing the test twice are eligible to take a literacy course
15 Grade 9 Mathematics Assessment NOT a diploma requirementEvaluates achievement of your grade 9 math skillsAdministered near the end of your grade 9 mathematics course and used as part of your final course evaluation
16 40 Hours Community Involvement You are encouraged to complete this diploma requirement earlyStudents may start any time after completing grade 8 (July 1, 2015).School provides Volunteer Activity Record Forms to be completed by the studentParental support and monitoring are required
17 Extended French Program Only students in an Extended French Program in both grade 7 and 8 are eligible for the Extended French program at Lorne Park S.S.Students in French Immersion continue at Clarkson S.S. for the French Immersion Program.French Immersion students living inside the Lorne Park boundary may attend Lorne Park to take the regular English Program. Written requests for admission to our Extended French Program will be considered, based on availability.French Immersion students living outside of the Lorne Park boundary may apply on a Flex Boundary application to attend Lorne Park for the regular English Program.
18 Enhanced ProgramOnly students who have been identified by an I.P.R.C. as Gifted are eligible for the Enhanced Program at Lorne Park S.S.Students in the Enhanced Program must take all 4 of their core subjects at the enhanced level: English, Math, Science and GeographyAll other subjects are taken at the academic, applied or open level.
19 Choose WiselySelecting inappropriate courses may cause you to be frustrated, unhappy and unsuccessful!!Due to availability we may not be able to make course changes at a later dateAccess all available resources:Course descriptions are available online at MyBluePrint and the PDSB websiteDiscuss and ask questions of teachers, and guidance counsellorsPlease consider the recommendations of teachers!!
20 Online Course Selection Students receive a course planning sheet that includes teacher recommendations and online course selection instructionsAll course selections are completed online through your MyBluePrint accountOnce course selections are completed online, you must submit your course planning sheet and your parent signed verification form to your school.
28 How to Remove a CourseHover your cursor over the course box (do not click) and a red ‘X’ will appear. Then click the ‘X’ to remove the course.Add a course to your plan by clicking on‘+ Course’.
29 Step 3 - Submitting Your Courses A plan that meets all graduation requirements will result in the checkmark shown.Submit your plan by clicking ‘Submit’Note: Only your next year grade courses will be submitted even if multiple years have been planned.21
30 Submitting Your Courses Submit your courses by clicking ‘Confirm and Print’.A pop-up window may appear, click ‘OK’ to finalize the submission of your plan.Note: Be sure to review your course selections as you will not be able to change your selections in myBlueprint once submitted.12
32 Easing the move to High School Class visit to Lorne Park S.S. (October)Our Mentors talk to you about the school, answer questions and take you on a tour. They discuss:Extra curricular programs at Lorne ParkA typical schedule of a Lorne Park studentGive an overview of our Mentor programGrade 9 Orientation Day (the week before school)You pay your student fee,You receive your schedule, agenda and student cardYou have your picture taken for the yearbook and student cardYou go on a tour of the school
33 MentorsMentor Day - First week of school we run interactive and fun activities for grade 9's.You will meet the Mentors assigned to your homeform classMentor Program – The Mentors assigned to your class will assist you, if needed and do activities with your class throughout the year
34 See you in September !If you have any questions please contact our Guidance Office at Lorne Park or speak to your teachers and guidance counsellors at your home schoolRemember Option sheets due November 7
35 to Lorne Park Secondary School Welcometo Lorne ParkSecondary School