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Getting Out of High-School Successfully. 1. English10* 2. Social Studies 10 3. Mathematics 10* 4. Science 10* 5. Physical Education 10 6. Planning 10.

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1 Getting Out of High-School Successfully

2 1. English10* 2. Social Studies Mathematics 10* 4. Science 10* 5. Physical Education Planning Two Electives (Fine Art or Applied Skill before Graduation) = 32 credits * = Government Exam

3  English11  Social Studies 11*  Science 11  Mathematics 11  English12*  Grad Transition  Three electives numbered “12...” TOTAL MINIMUM = 80 credits * Government Exam

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6 Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11  Direct entry to workforce and many of the trades  Not recommended for college/university bound students Foundations of Mathematics 11  Entry into post-secondary programs Pre-Calculus 11  For post-secondary requiring Calculus: o Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Business o Other areas involving theoretical mathematics  Highly theoretical & abstract math concepts

7  All post secondary institutions require a math 11 for admissions.  It is expected that institutions will require Foundations of Math 11 but Pre-Calculus 11 & 12 will be required for others (e.g. Business, Computers, Science, Engineering). The post-secondary institutions have not yet announced entrance requirements for

8  Poppy offers advance placement courses (AP) in: ◦ English 11 and 12 ◦ Psychology 12 ◦ European History 12 ◦ Calculus 12  Each course can equal 8 credits and if you get a minimum of 73% you are able to write the AP exam. If you score a 4 or 5 on the exam you will get 1 st year credits for it at University

9 Students’ extra-curricular activities may qualify them for external credits. Sports (National or Provincial) Dance Music 4 H Club Lifeguard Life Skill Courses Coaching Refereeing Scouts and Guides Technology First Aid Instructor Youth Development There are many more….check out the government website for more details:

10  Program created to help students make a successful transition to life after high school  All students in BC schools must complete Grad Trans in order to graduate  Focuses on: ◦ Personal Health ◦ Career and Educational Planning ◦ Connecting with the community

11 College vs. Universityvs. Trades School  Option #1: College  Smaller classes = greater teacher/student interaction  Cheaper tuition – 2 year diploma $21,000  Generally require a lower GPA or have easier admission standards  Can complete while still working  Transition from high school to college isn’t as dramatic  Offer specifically targeted programs and training – more practical experience  Shorter – college programs can be completed in 8 months to 2years  90% job placement

12 College vs. Universityvs. Trades School  Option #2 - University  Offer variety of degree programs including Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate ◦ More academic approach  Prestige often associated with a university degree  May need a “follow-up degree”  Generally make more money after school  Longer – minimum 4 years  More expensive – average degree costs $45,000  Offer large scale residences  Lots of extra-curricular activities

13  parents-need-know/college-vs-university/ parents-need-know/college-vs-university/  fAk fAk ◦ Patterns of enrollment in Canadian schools are changing – what impact will this have on you and your future career goals?

14 College vs. Universityvs. Trades School  Option #3: Trades School  Can be connected to a specific college or can be an independent school (ex. BCIT)  Offer hands-on job training for a specific job  High job placement rate (74%/97%)  Local programs – can work and live at home  Most are hired right after finishing their program  Can be completed during final years of high school ◦ Dual-Credit programs available in high schools

15  Open to students in grades 11 and 12 who are interested in gaining education and training for a specific trade while still in high school ◦ Gain training, education and your high school diploma all at the same time!  Available because of partnerships between Langley School District and BCIT, Kwantlen and the Roofing Contractors of BC ◦ School Locations: D.W. Poppy, LSS and ACSS

16 DUAL CREDIT OPTIONS Langley District ACSS  Carpentry  Hairdressing  Automotive Service Tech District DWP  Electrical (see Mr. Luteijn for applications) District Kwantlen Polytechnic University  Horticulture District LSS  Piping and Plumbing

17 Tours  Architecture  Biotechnology  Computer Technology  First Responders  Finance  Law  Public Relations & Marketing  Physical Therapy  Kwantlen Open House Workshops  Cosmetology  Counselling  Interior Design  Transportation Sector Work Experience  Langley Memorial Hospital Work Experience (5 days Gr )

18 o BC leads the country in construction job growth o 14,000 new construction jobs were created in August 2009 o Baby Boomer retirements will leave a shortage of 110,000 trade jobs in 2016

19 CRITERIA  Must be 15 years of age and have a job in a trade area  Must plan to continue in the trade after high school  Must work for a journeyman who agrees to indenture the student See Mr. Luteijn for information!

20  Every 120 hours paid employment = 1 high school course = 4 credits  4 credits x 4 courses = 16 credits  A $1000 scholarship is available to students who maintain a C+ average in Grade 12 courses and who continue in the trade area 6 months after graduation.

21  Whatever post-secondary option you chose, you need to start thinking about it now!  Do your research, learn the pro’s and con’s of different schools and make an educated decision about where you would like to get your education  Research 5 schools that you would be interested in attending and complete the information chart


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