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Information Session for Grade 8’s Sheri Eady Rhonda Pike Heather Scott Thomas Welcome to South Carleton High School.

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1 Information Session for Grade 8’s Sheri Eady Rhonda Pike Heather Scott Thomas Welcome to South Carleton High School

2 So what do you know about South Carleton?

3 Few things to know....  2 semesters each year  4 courses each semester  1 course successfully completed will give you 1 credit  1 credits equals 110 hours of study  Early start=Early finish

4 Schedule Day 1 TimeClass Period 1Art Break Period 2Math Lunch Period 3Science Break Period 4Phys. Ed Day 2 TimeClass Period 2Math Break Period 1Art Lunch Period 4Phys. Ed. Break Period 3Science

5 Graduation Requirements Ontario Secondary School Diploma  30 credits  18 compulsory credits

6 Graduation Requirements 18 compulsory credits  4 English (1 credit per grade – ENG code)  3 Mathematics  1 French  2 Science  1 Canadian History  1 Canadian Geography  1 Arts (Art, Music, Drama,Dance)  1 Health and Physical Education .5 Career Studies .5 Civics 15

7 Graduation Requirements 3 special compulsory credits  Group of English/Français, French as a Second Language or a third language or Social Science and the Humanities or Canadian and World Studies or co-op* or Guidance and Career Education  Group additional Phys. Ed, Music, Art, Drama, Dance or 1 Business/Entrepreneurial Studies or co-op* or French*  Group of Grade 11, 12 Science or Technology or co-op* or French*

8 Graduation Requirements Ontario Secondary School Diploma  30 credits  18 compulsory credits  12 optional credits  40 hours of community service  Grade 10 Literacy Test (OSSLT)

9 Levels of Study Grade 9 & 10: Academic Applied Essentials Open Grade 11 & 12: University University/College College Open Workplace

10 A Comparison of Levels Math Based Courses  Marks lower than 70% in grade 8 particularly in Patterning and Algebra  EQAO scores in grade 6 were level 2 or below  Relies on a calculator or multiplication charts for basic facts  Difficulty completing assignments  Learns best from a practical hands-on method.  Gr 8 teacher recommends this level. Applied  70% or higher in math in grade 8 particularly in Patterning and Algebra  EQAO scores in grade 6 were level 3 or higher.  Good mastery of all basic math skills. (multiplication, fractions, managing multi-step problems)  Strong math vocabulary.  Conscientious about completing homework and studying.  Grade 8 teacher recommends this level. Academic

11 A Comparison of Levels Language Based Courses Academic  70% or higher in the course in grade 8  EQAO scores in grade 6 were level 3 or higher  Works independently  Self-motivated  Conscientious about completing assignments  Grade 8 teacher recommends this level. Applied  Marks in the 60’s or lower for reading and writing  EQAO scores in grade 6 were level 2 or below  Requires additional assistance and support from teachers and parents.  Difficulty completing homework  Gr 8 teacher recommends this level.

12 Changing Levels It is important for students to start in a level where they can be successful. It is important for students to start in a level where they can be successful. It is not fun to fail. It is not fun to fail. Students will be more successful in a level that best fits their learning style. Students will be more successful in a level that best fits their learning style. Students can change levels. Students can change levels.

13 Understanding Course Codes ENG1DMFM2PSBI3UPPL4OQ

14 What are you going to take next year? Levelled Courses  English  Math  Geography  Science  French Open  Phys. Ed. Male Female  Business or Tech  Arts Music Visual Arts Drama Dance

15 After Grade 9? Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12 English Math (group credits?) History(group credits?)elective Civics/Careerselective Scienceelective spare or elective elective spare or elective Remember that many upper year courses have prerequisites that you must pay attention to.

16 What are you going to take next year? Levelled Courses  English  Math Immersion Courses  Immersion French  Geography  Science Open  Phys. Ed. Male Female  Business  Arts Music Visual Arts Drama Dance Immersion Students

17 After Grade 9? Grade 10Grade 11Grade 12 English Math Immersion French (group credits?) Civics/Careers(group credits?)elective ScienceOptional Immersionelective Historyelective spare or elective elective spare or elective Immersion Students Remember that many upper year courses have prerequisites that you must pay attention to. Ask me about the DELF!

18 Electives Technology Courses Auto Manufacturing Woodworking Computer Engineering Computer Science Communication Tech Phys. Ed. Courses Healthy and Active Living Outdoor Education Fitness Phys. Ed Leadership Exercise Science Arts Music and Band Guitar Drama Creative and Production Dance Photography Visual Arts Film Studies Yearbook Co-op CWS and Humanities Parenting Politics World History Canadian Families World Religion World Cultures Sciences Biology Chemistry Physics House Construction

19 You Have Lots To Think About! What is my learning style? What is my learning style? What I do well? What I do well? What are my interests? What are my interests? What might I want to do after High School? What might I want to do after High School?

20 Come Visit Us On Wednesday February 11 th Bring your parents and learn more about your school next year.

21 You’re Invited To a Fun Filled Day in August See your friends. Meet your Link Crew leader. Get your timetable. Find your classes.

22 Q & A Wrap-Up

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