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1 Course Selection Presentation for Current Grade 9 Students

2 Course Selection Process Step 1 Check OSSD requirements by referring to your Status Sheet. Check OSSD requirements by referring to your Status Sheet. Step 2 Research College / University Prerequisites Research College / University Prerequisites Step 3 Complete on-line course selection, print Sign-off Sheet and return to Guidance. Complete on-line course selection, print Sign-off Sheet and return to Guidance.

3 Graduation Requirements OSSD Requirements: 30 credits (110 hours each) 30 credits (110 hours each) - 18 compulsory credits - 18 compulsory credits - 12 optional credits - 12 optional credits 40 hours of community involvement 40 hours of community involvement Completion of the Literacy Requirement Completion of the Literacy Requirement

4 Community Service Hours Pupil# Compulsory Courses and Credit Completion Summary

5 Grade 10 Compulsory Courses English – Academic / Gifted / Applied / English – Academic / Gifted / Applied / Locally Developed Locally Developed History – Academic / Gifted / History – Academic / Gifted / French Immersion / Applied French Immersion / Applied Math – Academic / Gifted / Applied / Math – Academic / Gifted / Applied / Locally Developed Locally Developed

6 Grade 10 Compulsory Courses Science – Academic / Gifted / Science – Academic / Gifted / French Immersion / Applied French Immersion / Applied Career Education (.5cr.) Career Education (.5cr.) Civics (.5cr.) – Open / French Immersion Civics (.5cr.) – Open / French Immersion

7 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 9 Academic. 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/or mathematics).

8 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 the COLLEGE level or pursue an APPRENTICEABLE TRADE should select courses in the applied stream. Locally Developed (L) Emphasis on fundamental skills Emphasis on fundamental skills For students who are not able to meet the expectations at the Applied level For students who are not able to meet the expectations at the Applied level

9 Changing Levels Academic to Applied Students are able to move from ACADEMIC courses in Gr. 9 to APPLIED courses in Gr. 10. Applied to Academic Students are able to move from APPLIED courses in Gr. 9 to ACADEMIC courses in Gr. 10 …. Except for students wishing to switch from MFM1P1 to MPM2D1; they must complete a transfer course at SUMMER SCHOOL or sequence grade 9 and grade 10 academic math for next year.

10 Research Prerequisites University - College - Choose Courses related to career destination. “helpful vs. required” Choose other subjects/courses for enjoyment or interest.

11 On-line Course Selection Login Instructions Reminder Your Username is: ddsb- followed by your Pupil# (found at the top of your status sheet). Your Password is your birth date (mmddyyyy) (e.g. August 25th, ) Log on to:

12 Click on Choose My Courses

13 Choosing Courses

14 Start by picking your compulsory courses (beige boxes). Click anywhere in the box to get a listing of courses to choose in that discipline.

15 Click on a course name to find out more information.

16 Reading a Course Description Course Description Click to add this course to your selections. Prerequisites chartCourse notes/warnings

17 Choosing Elective Courses Click anywhere in the box to open a menu of options.

18 You will be able to choose courses by Grade level OR…by discipline

19 Choose an elective following the same process as your compulsories. Review the alerts/warnings for that course. Hover over the red dot for important course selection information. You CANNOT submit if you have a red alert. Hover over the blue dot for important course information.

20 What do you do if you failed a compulsory course in Grade 9?  If you do not plan to attend summer school you must add it as one of your course selections for next year.  If you are planning on attending summer school, you can add the course(s) that you wish to upgrade in the “Other Credit” section located below the SUBMIT button.  In May, come to guidance to sign up for summer school.

21 To repeat or upgrade – 2 weeks To accelerate – 4 weeks Summer School?

22 Course Subject Fees Be aware of any course fees required! Be aware of any course fees required! Courses with large course fees may require a non- refundable deposit in the Spring. Courses with large course fees may require a non- refundable deposit in the Spring.

23 Submit Your Courses!  Click on “Submit” once you have completed all of your selections.  Once you submit you cannot go back in to change selections.  We will meet with all students who submit their courses on time in April/May to review your selections. If you book an appointment prior to this, you will not be seen a second time.

24 Print the “Course Request Sign-off Sheet,” get it signed and return it to your homeroom teacher.

25 If you are unsure of a course, take advantage of the Elective Course Fair and ask a teacher from that subject area what is taught!

26 For students without internet access at home the school library is available at lunch for your convenience.

27 Course selections must be completed and submitted on-line by: Tuesday, February 24 th. Hand in the “Sign-off Sheet” to your homeroom teacher by Wednesday, February 25 th.

28 Choose your courses wisely and correctly the first time as options for timetable changes may be limited!!!!!! Choose your courses wisely and correctly the first time as options for timetable changes may be limited!!!!!!

29 Questions?


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