Presentation on theme: "Pickering High School Welcomes…"— Presentation transcript:
1 Pickering High School Welcomes… The Class of 2018
2 Introduction To Guidance What role does Guidance play at Pickering High School?Transition from grade 8 to grade 9Course selection information and guidanceShort term counseling and referralsPost-secondary research and applicationsCareer planningTimetabling and alternative education (summer school/night school)Student records and awardsCommencement
3 Pickering High School At A Glance School Structure – Our school year is divided into two semesters:Semester 1 (September – January)Semester 2 (February – June)You will take FOUR courses per semester75 minute classesSchool start time – 8:30 amEnd time – 2:35 pmLunch – 11:10 to 12:00 (50 minutes)Projected enrollment = 2028 students/454 grade 9’s
4 Let’s take a look at… Graduation Requirements Courses & Option Selection
6 Compulsory Courses … are courses that you must pass to graduate. Compulsory requirements change each year of high school.
7 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements 4 credits English (1 credit per grade)1 credit French as a second language3 credits Mathematics (at least 1 credit in grade 11 or 12)2 credits Science1 credit Canadian History1 credit Canadian Geography1 credit Arts1 credit Physical & Health Education1 credit Civics and Career EducationPlus the following 3 additional courses....
8 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements 1 additional credit selected from:English, or French as a second language*, or Spanish, or Social Sciences and Humanities, or Canadian and World Studies, or Guidance and Career Education, or Co-operative education**Health & Physical Education, or The Arts (visual art, drama, music), or Business, or French as a second language*, or Co- operative education**Science (Grade 11 or 12), or Technological Education, or Computer Studies, or French as a second language*, or Co-operative education*** a maximum of 2 French credits can count towards these additional credits (one from group 1 and one from either group 2 or 3)** a maximum of 2 Co-op credits can count towards these credits.
9 What compulsory courses must you take in Grade 9? EnglishMathScienceGeographyPhys. EdFrench
10 Electives … are courses that you choose. Dramatic Arts Exploring Family StudiesExploring TechnologiesInformation and Communication Technology in BusinessInstrumental MusicLatin - Level 1Visual ArtsVocal Music
11 Choosing the Appropriate Level for Success! Academic (D)Emphasis on THEORY.Works independently in a focused manner.Completes homework consistently and thoroughly.Recommend a minimum of 70% in Grade 8 courses.Select English courses in the academic stream if you are planning on UNIVERSITY.Depending on the university program other academic courses may be required (such as science and mathematics).
12 Choosing the Appropriate Level for Success! Applied (P)Emphasis on PRACTICAL APPLICATION.May need assistance to organize and complete homework regularly.Less homework assigned.Students planning to pursue postsecondary studies at COLLEGE or pursue an APPRENTICEABLE TRADE should select courses in the applied stream.
13 Choosing the Appropriate Level for Success! Locally Developed (L)Courses cover material and skills necessary for daily activities.For students who are not meeting expectations at their grade level.Open (O)Designed to prepare students for further study in certain subjects and enrich your education.All subjects DO NOT have to be takenat the same stream!
14 Selecting Courses and Streams Before selecting courses and/or streams, students must consider:Career goalsAcademic abilityWork habitsTalk to parents and teachersRead the Pickering High School Course Calendar on-lineGrade 8 achievement of 70% WITHOUT modifications is recommended for the academic streamExamine career goals, personal interestsAcademic strengths (university, college, or apprenticeship destination)
15 Grade 9 On-line Course Selection – Career Cruising Use your student number and birthdate to loginLogin Instructions Reminder