Presentation on theme: "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."— Presentation transcript:
Getting Out of High-School Successfully
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
English11 Social Studies 11* Science 11 Mathematics 11 English12* Grad Transition Three electives numbered “12...” TOTAL MINIMUM = 80 credits * Government Exam
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
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
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
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:
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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 )
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
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!
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.
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