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 Ministry of Education Graduation Requirements  Graduation Transitions  Secondary Apprenticeships & Dual Credit Programs  Post Secondary Information.

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2  Ministry of Education Graduation Requirements  Graduation Transitions  Secondary Apprenticeships & Dual Credit Programs  Post Secondary Information  Financial Information

3 Darren Laur, of Personal Protection Systems Inc., is also a serving law enforcement professional with 29 years of policing experience. He is an internationally recognized safety expert, published award winning author and highly sought after speaker who specializes in the area of Personal Safety both on-line and off- line. Darren is deeply immersed in social media, both on and off the job, and has taught digital safety for the past 12 years and has written over 100 articles on Internet and Social Media safety and security Education is the first step in keeping our kids safer in this technology-driven world. It is not uncommon that our children know more about the workings of the Internet and Social Networking than we as parents do. This presentation is designed to educate even the most computer illiterate parent. Knowledge and the understanding and application of that knowledge is power. Our presentation will provide the knowledge and information, based upon academically peer reviewed research, that parents need to know about the Internet and Social Networking to help keep their children safer. To date, thousands of parents (and growing) in British Columbia have heard our very unique "pro-active" message. Some Of The Topics Covered Include What is the Internet and Social Networking What are our kids doing on- line What are Chatrooms, IM’s, SMS/MMS and how to stay safer using them cellphone/smartphone and web cam safety How students are placing their privacy at risk on-line What is your “digital dossier” and how to protect it The good and bad of Social Networks Parental Risk Management How to secure your Social Network Understanding that everything you post on-line is public, permanent and searchable The dangers of screen names and profiles Who is the Internet predator and what are their tricks What is Social Engineering and how students are falling prey to this vulnerability When to be concerned as a parent Internet filtering pros/cons What is digital peer aggression and what can be done to stop it What is sexting and its consequences and what can be done to stop it What is the law specific to sexting and digital peer aggression The threat of Internet Pornography What is digital citizenship 4 Steps to keep kids safe online How can students and their schools play a role plus a whole lot more RE MOUNTAIN SECONDARY SCHOOL TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2015, FROM 7:00-9:00PM LANGLEY EVENT CENTRE – BANQUET ROOM INTERNET/SOCIAL MEDIA SAFETY AND DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP FOR PARENTS

4 Required Courses = 48 credits  Language Arts (English) 10, 11, 12  Social Studies 10, and either SS 11 or BC First Nations Studies 12  Science 10 & Science 11  Math 10 & Math 11  Physical Education 10  Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12  Planning 10 Elective Courses = 28 credits  Any 7 courses from grades 10, 11, 12 (3 must be at grade 12 level) Graduation Transitions = 4 credits

5  Grade10, 11 or 12 are worth 4 credits  A minimum of 80 credits is required to graduate (most students have more to meet post-secondary requirements)  Must meet all Grad Requirements (required & elective courses)

6 How students can earn credits: Grade 10, 11 and 12 classes at REMSS On-line learning Summer school External credits

7 1. Language Arts (English)10 2. Social Studies Mathematics 10 ◦ (Foundations and pre-calculus or Apprenticeship and Workplace) 4. Science Physical Education Planning Electives (Fine Art or Applied Skill 10, 11 or 12)

8 1. English 11 or Communications Social Studies 11or BC First Nations Studies a Science 11  Chemistry  Physics  Biology  Earth Science  Science and Technology 4. a Mathematics 11 Pre-calculus 11 Foundations of Math 11 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math English 12 or Communications Grad Transitions 7. 3 Electives at the grade 12 level Total Minimum of 80 credits

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10  English 10  Math 10  Science 10  Social Studies 11  English 12 or Communication 12  No more Optional Grade 12 exams Grade 10 and 11 exams - 20% of final grade English 12 /Com % of final grade.

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12 9-digit number (assigned by BC Ministry of Education) located on Report Cards Needed For:  Accessing Provincial Exam Marks  University Applications (PSI)  Ordering extra Dogwood Certificates/Transcripts  Applying for online courses  LearnNowBC – offers online courses & online tutoring ( )

13 Career Development Cycle #1 Know yourself (Interests, values, skills, assets, personality, resources) #2 Explore Possibilities (Research, try things, narrow choices, find a few that fit) #3 Make choices (Set goals, develop a plan, address barriers) #4 Make it Happen (Put plan into action, learn along the way, achieve goals)

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15 On the job training Earning $ Classroom Work 3 – 5 Years to Complete Certified Journeyperson Or maybe…

16 Do you enjoy… ◦ Working with your hands and putting things together? ◦ Understanding how things work? ◦ Finding solutions to problems? ◦ Being physically active? ◦ Learning by doing? ◦ Working with new technologies? If you say “Yes”, consider taking an apprenticeship and become a tradesperson!

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18 Secondary School Apprentice Program 1. Attend school at REMSS 2. Find an employer to hire you and sponsor you 3. Start career while attending REMSS Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training Program 1. Attend high school in Langley 2. Enroll in an ACE-IT Program (ACSS, LSS, DWP, KPU) 3. Register with ITA and start career while attending school DIRECT ENTRY 1. Finish high school 2. Choose a trade 3. Find an employer to hire you and sponsor you 4. Register with the ITA 5. Start career in the trades FOUNDATIONS 1. Finish high school 2. Choose a foundation program at a post- secondary institution 3. Pay tuition weeks to 10 months in the classroom 5. Learn skills to be sought after by employers

19 Secondary School Apprenticeship Program  Work-based training  Elective credit towards graduation  Log hours towards apprenticeship  BONUS - $1000 scholarship Accelerated Credit Enrollment in Industry Training  In-school training  Level 1 – post - secondary credit  Elective credit towards graduation  BONUS – free tuition Grades 11 & 12

20  Grade 10, 11, or 12  15 years of age or older  Have paid employment in a trade area  Have employer with journeyman’s ticket who is committed to apprenticeship training  Have plan to continue trade after high school Students will receive 16 credits on their high school transcripts 4 credits for every 120 hours of work SSA 11A & 11B; SSA 12A & 12B $1,000 scholarship possible if they obtain a C average in and continue in trade area six months after graduation.

21 Aldergrove Secondary School  Hairdressing  Carpentry  Automotive Service Tech DW Poppy Secondary School  Electrical Foundation with BCIT Langley Secondary School  Plumbing/Piping Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Langley Campus  Practical Horticulture See Christy de Bulnes (Career Advisor) for more information. Applications for the 2016 ACE-IT programs are due: April 6, 2015

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23  Each Technology Program has specific requirements. ◦ Entrance is competitively based  Trades Programs have continuous enrolment. ◦ Waitlists should be researched.  Some programs are not accessible to students directly from high school.  If you have questions: ◦

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25 nsitions

26 There are 2 types of admission requirements 1. General UNIVERSITY Entrance Requirements  English 11 & 12  3 Academic Course (Provincially Examinable)  A second language to at least Grade 11  Foundations Math 11 (recommended) 2. Specific Program Course Requirements  The required courses for your program UBC, SFU, UVIC

27 UVIC, SFU & UBC  English 12 (higher of the school or blended mark)  Geography, History, Physics, French, Chemistry, Biology, Math, Mandarin, Law, Calculus  Not Psychology 12  UFV, Kwantlen does not accept Law or Calculus – CHECK!  A language at the grade 11 level Kwantlen – Dogwood Diploma, English with a C UFV – 2 grade 12 academics, English 12 with a C+

28 Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Sciences  English 11  Language 11  Pre-Calculus Math 11 OR Foundations Math 12***  Science 11  Social Studies 11  English 12  3 other approved grade 12 courses ***Economics/Speech Science Major requires Pre-Calculus 12  English 11  Language 11  Pre-Calculus Math 11  Chemistry 11  Physics 11  Social Studies 11  English 12  Pre-Calculus 12 (min 67%)  Two other approved Gr. 12 courses including at least one of Bio 12, Chem 12, Geology 12 or Physics 12

29 Faculty of ArtsFaculty of Science English 12 3 other approved grade 12 courses English 12 Chemistry 11

30 Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences  English 11  Pre-Calculus of Foundations of Math 11  Science 11  Social Studies 11  English 12  3 other approved grade 12 courses Faculty of Science  English 11  Pre-Calculus 11  Chemistry 11  Physics 11  Social Studies 11  English 12  Pre-Calculus 12  Two approved Science 12 courses (Bio, Chem, Geo, Geog, Phy12 recommended)

31 Faculty of Arts  English 11  Language 11 (can be beginners)  Foundations of Math 11 (min. 60%)  Science 11  Social Studies 11  English 12 (min. 60%)  3 other approved grade 12 courses Faculty of Science  English 11  Language 11  Pre-Calculus 11 (min. 60%)  Chemistry 11  Physics 11  English 12 (min. 60%)  Pre-Calculus 12 (60%)  Two of: Bio 12, Chem 12, Geog 12, Geo 12, or Phy 12  One other approved grade 12 course

32 Faculty of Arts  English 12 (min. B)  Three other approved grade 12 courses Faculty of Science  English 11  Language 11  Pre-Calculus 11  English 12 (min. “B”)  Pre-Calculus 12 (min. “B”)  One of: Bio 12, Chem 12, Geog 12, or Phy 12 (min. “C+”)  Two other approved grade 12 course

33 Smaller Universities/College Entrance  The specific entrance requirements for the program of interest.  For university transfer program, keep as many of the high school university requirements as you can manage  Ability to up-grade all academic subject areas.

34 Douglas College  Has moved to priority registration.  Students are accepted with general entry requirements (English 12 “C” or its equivalent)  Registration time for courses is based on high school GPA Kwantlen University/College  Students are accepted with general entry requirements (English 12 “C” or its equivalent).  Admission requirements must still be checked for each specific program Langara College  Students are accepted with general entry requirements (English 12 “C” or its equivalent)

35  Scholarships – Monetary awards for academic excellence. Other criteria such as leadership, community involvement and athletics considered  Awards – Monetary awards made in recognition of achievement and significant individual contributions  Bursaries – Grants made to students who demonstrate need. A financial statement must be included.  Loans – Money borrowed by a student demonstrating financial need and must be repaid. All usually require a transcript and letter(s) of reference

36 1. Provincial Scholarship – $ Awarded based on Students’ performance on required grade 10, 11, 12 provincial exams. 2. District Scholarship – $ Technology Education, Visual and Performing Arts, Athletics, Community Service 3. Post-Secondary School Entrance Scholarships and Awards – Administered by Post- Secondary Institutions

37 4. Scholarships Sponsored by Private Organizations Information and application deadlines are ongoing 5. Locally Sponsored Scholarships, Awards and Bursaries – applied for in February of your grade 12 year. **Make sure you have a Social Insurance Number**

38 Course Planning is occurring in classrooms during the month of February. Your Child should bring a course selection form home during this time. Forms MUST HAVE:  Parent’s/Guardian’s Signature  Resource Teacher’s signature if you’ve had Resource before  The forms must be handed in to the Counselling Office by the deadline – March 6 th, 2015 NOTE: A separate Mountain Pre-IB or IB Application form must be submitted to the Counselling office by April for these programs

39 Be sure that every part of the form has been completed with all the information and required signatures. If you miss the deadline…  You may be put on a wait list  You may not get the courses you REALLY want

40  Visit our website at and read the course selection booklet online  Make an appointment with your counsellor if you have questions. Don’t wait!

41 Our website has lots of useful information such as:  Course Selection Sheets  Personal Letter Format For Scholarship and/or University Application  Monthly Grad Update Information  Web Addresses for all major Post Secondary Institutions  Checklist for Scholarship Applications  Financial Aid Information  Personal Student Record  And more!

42  To book an appointment please  Joanne Sharples  Jessica Bain  Tera Springenatic  Cora Pickering  Christy DeBulnes (career advisor)

43  April - students will receive course confirmations  Carefully check that you have the eight courses you intend to take.  It is easier to get a counselling appointment in June to discuss a change than it will be in September.  Counsellors will be available by appointment only the week before school begins in September.


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