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1 Is your child ready? Are YOU ready? It’s almost time for......High School! Jasper Place

2 Principal: Ms. Jean Stiles Alpha Groups Assistant Counsellor Principal A-E Craig Daniel Doug Chester F-L Rob Simpson Lorrain Lebeuf M-R Mike Wilkie Anna Ryan S-Z Ana Paulino Nancy Davis (DH)

3 ● Is your child currently working to their potential in each subject? ● Do you and your child understand that second term (March/April) report card marks will determine the courses they can take in high school? Important Questions!

4 Grade 9 Marks Matter! The core subjects, Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, registered in High School are based on grade 9 marks. YOWZERS! Registration occurs in April using second report card marks. *IF marks change, adjustments can be made in summer school.

5 * Required Grade 9 Marks Grade 9 Subject Marks High School Subjects Future Paths 75% Plus 60% - 74% 50% -59% <50% in Math/Science Honours Program (A.P/I.B.) 10-1 Courses Math 10C 10-2 Courses Math 10C Science 14 Math 10-3 UNIVERSITY/ COLLEGE ENTRANCE SOME NAIT COLLEGE COURSES/ UPGRADING WORLD OF WORK/UPGRADING/ SOME CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

6 Math Grade 9 MATH 10C MATH 10-3 MATH 20-1 MATH 20-2 MATH 30-1 MATH 30-2 MATH 20-3MATH 30-3 MATH 31 +50% -50% 60%+ Required Grade 9 Marks

7 ●Each course a student passes (50%+) has a CREDIT value ●Most courses are valued at 5 credits ●A minimum of 100 credits are needed to earn a High School diploma ●Failing a course means: *NO credits earned *REPEATING the course *possibly changing levels Earning High School Credits

8 Total Credits (100+) ● Grade 12 English ● Grade 12 Social Studies ● Grade 11 Mathematics ● 10 credits Science ● Grade 10 Physical Education ● CALM ● 10 credits in CTS or Fine Arts or Second Languages or Phys. Ed 20/30 ● 10 credits at the Grade 12 level other than Social Studies and English (two more 30 level courses) ● 95% attendance is required ALBERTA HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

9 10 - 20 - 30 BLAST OFF GRADE 10 = 10 level courses ie. Spanish 10, Sculpture 15, English 10-2, Math 10C, Introductory Culinary GRADE 11 = 20 level courses ie. Biology 20, ASL 20, Social Studies 20-1, Intermediate Mechanics GRADE 12 = 30 level courses ie. Advanced Cosmetology, Science 30, English 30-1, Recreation Leadership 35

10 A Typical Grade 10 High School Timetable May Look Like This! TimeSemester 1Semester 2 9:00 - 10:20Social 10-1/English 10-1 10:27 - 11:53Phys. Ed 10American Sign Language 15 Lunch 12:37 - 1:57Math 10CScience 10 2:04 - 3:24Drama 10Introductory Mechanics A typical grade 10 student will have 4 CORE classes (English, Social, Science, Math) and 3 options plus Physical Education.

11 jasperplace.ca * O N YOUR MARK, GET SET, START... Planning for post – secondary STARTS when you pick grade 10 courses. It’s important to know what courses might be needed for the future.

12 jasperplace.ca * *English 30-1 *Four other 30 level courses from: Science 30, Biology 30, Physics 30, Chemistry 30, Math 30-2, Math 30-1, Math 31, Social Studies 30-1, 30 level second language, 30 level fine arts subject (music, drama, art) *FACULTIES AND PROGRAMS VARY! W HAT COURSES ARE NEEDED FOR A DMISSION TO U NIVERSITY ? IE. U NIVERSITY OF ALBERTA, MACEWAN UNIVERSITY, CONCORDIA, KINGS jasperplace.ca

13 What about Diplomas, Certificates and Trades? NAIT, MACEWAN, NORQUEST ●AMAZING NUMBER OF CHOICES! ●ONE YEAR, TWO YEAR, APPRENTICESHIP AND TECHNICAL TRAINING ROUTES ●SOME HAVE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS BUT ARE VERY COMPETITIVE! ●MANY REQUIRE BASIC HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PLUS ADDITIONAL COURSES OR EXPERIENCE SCHOOLS AND PROGRAMS VARY!

14 POST SECONDARY RESOURCES ●alis.alberta.ca ●POST SECONDARY WEBSITES (www.ualberta.ca, www.macewan.ca, www.nait.ca,etc.)www.ualberta.cawww.macewan.cawww.nait.ca ●OPEN HOUSES: watch for dates beginning in September ●JASPER PLACE TEAM (STUDENT SERVICES, CAREER CENTER, CALM, POST SECONDARY FAIR)

15 ● SCHOLARSHIPS ARE AWARDS GIVEN TO STUDENTS SELECTED PRIMARILY ON THE BASIS OF ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE AND / OR EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, ATHLETICS ACHIEVEMENTS, VOLUNTEER SERVICE, LEADERSHIP ACHIEVEMENTS ● SCHOLARSHIPS MAY BE PROVIDED BY GOVERNMENT, EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTES AND PRIVATE SECTOR ● USUALLY APPLY IN GRADE 12 YEAR WITH A VARIETY OF DEADLINES AND REQUIREMENTS ● CHECK ONLINE FOR “ PROSPECTIVE STUDENTS ” AT POSTSECONDARY INSTITUTIONS ● ALBERTA SCHOLARSHIPS : WWW. ALIS. CA WWW. ALIS. CA REWARDS FOR SUCCESS! scholarships

16 GRADE 1175%-79.9% = $500 80%+ = $800 A MAXIMUM OF $2500.00 T HE A LEXANDER R UTHERFORD S CHOLARSHIP : ( IE ) G RADE 10 A VERAGE OF 75.0% TO 79.9% IN FIVE SUBJECTS - $300 A VERAGE OF 80.0% OR HIGHER IN FIVE SUBJECTS - $400 O NE OF : E NGLISH 10-1, 10-2, F RANÇAIS 10, 13 OR 10-2, AND A T LEAST TWO OF THE FOLLOWING : M ATHEMATICS 10C, S CIENCE 10, S OCIAL S TUDIES 10-1 OR 10-2, A LANGUAGE OTHER THAN THE ONE USED ABOVE AT THE G RADE 10 LEVEL, AND A NY TWO COURSES WITH A MINIMUM THREE CREDIT VALUE AT THE G RADE 10 LEVEL INCLUDING THOSE LISTED ABOVE AS WELL AS COMBINED CTS COURSES. GRADE 1275%-79.9% = $700 80%+ = $1300

17 Jasper Place High School *STUDENT SERVICES *STAR: Lynn Ball *SRO *ACCESS *CAREER CENTRE *RAP *WORK EXPERIENCE RESOURC ES

18 P REPARING FOR H IGH S CHOOL R EGISTRATION ●EPSB has district enrollment guidelines. ●Plan for an alternate school if you are not registering at your designated school. ●Choose carefully – there is little opportunity to change after April 15, 2015. ●If a school is over-enrolled as of the deadline, students NOT in the attendance area may be subject to a district supervised random selection.

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20 ●SchoolZone: parents MUST use their SchoolZone account to indicate their school of choice for enrollment for their child… NO PAPER “PASSPORT”! ●Students will select their courses ONLINE at their Junior High School with JP staff on a specified date! ●Students from inside the JP boundary are guaranteed admission. ●Students from outside of JP boundaries can APPLY BY THE DEADLINE of April 15 but are not guaranteed admission. Registration

21 Jasper Place High School 2015 IMPORTANT DATES! ●Honours Information Evening: Thursday, February 5 6:30 in room 188 ●JP OPEN HOUSE: Thursday, March 5 5:30-8:00 ●Pre-enrollment opens: Monday, March 23 ●REGISTRATION DEADLINE: APRIL 15, 2015 @ 4:00PM

22 THANK YOU! Questions? Answers? jasperplace.epsb.ca

23 ... TO GET THE MOST OUT OF YOUR HIGH SCHOOL EXPERIENCE! 1. SET A GOAL OF 100% ATTENDANCE. Finish Grade 9 with a BANG...

24 2. Solid learning patterns in grade 9 make the transition to high school smooth. Your counselors and teachers are great sources of information.

25 * 3 ) Take care of yourself. Eat well, get regular sleep and exercise. Recreation helps prevent burnout and stress.

26 jasperplace.ca * 4) Get involved in your school. Students who are involved in activities do better academically and enjoy school more.

27 jasperplace.ca * 5) Be a rebel. Be someone who stands out. Embrace your next challenge. next!Embrace jasperplace.ca

28 * Get Connected! jasperplace.ca

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