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1 WELCOME TO INNISDALE SECONDARY SCHOOL Picture ME at High School!

2 Welcome:Welcome: o Ms. Stephens o Ms Johnson-Ford o Ms. Barrie Discussion of the Grade 9 programDiscussion of the Grade 9 program School ToursSchool Tours AGENDA

3 Course Calendar Most of the information presented tonight can be found in the Grade 9 Course Calendar or on the school website. If you have lost your copy, you can access the school website and print a new copy.

4 Not in a Feeder School? If you are not currently in an Innisdale Feeder School, please come by the Guidance office tonight to leave your contact information (even if you have already given it to us) and pick up a Grade 9 Course Calendar.

5 SCHOOL ORGANIZATION Semester One September – January Student takes 4 Courses Final Evaluations are at the End of January Semester Two February - June Student takes 4 Courses Final Evaluations are at the End of June

6 Buses Arrive at 7:45 a.m. Period 1: 8:00 - 9:20 Travel Time Period 2: 9: :40 Travel Time Period 3: 10: :00 Period 4:12:00 - 1:15 Travel Time Period 5: 1:20 - 2:35 Current Daily Schedule

7 WORKING TOWARDS A DIPLOMA

8 Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements 1. Earn 30 CREDITS  18 compulsory  12 optional credits 2.Pass the Ontario Literacy Test (OSSLT) 3.Complete 40 hours of Community Service Can be started in the summer prior to grade 9

9 GRADE 9 and 10 COURSE LEVELS

10 ACADEMICAPPLIED MODIFIED APPLIED LOCALLY DEVELOPED OPEN LEVELS

11 ACADEMIC Courses Emphasize THEORY and ABSTRACT problems. Lead to UNIVERSITY or COLLEGE Destination courses in gr. 11. D Designated with the letter “D”. ENG1D1

12 APPLIEDCourses APPLIED Courses Focus on PRACTICAL applications and CONCRETE examples. Lead to COLLEGE or WORKPLACE destination courses in gr. 11. P Designated with the letter “P”. ENG1P1

13 LOCALLY DEVELOPED Courses Focus on PRACTICAL applications and REINFORCE grade 6, 7 & 8 concepts to provide a strong foundation Lead to WORKPLACE preparation courses (or grade 9 applied courses) Offered in English, Mathematics & Science L Designated with the letter “L”. ENG1LL

14 OPEN Courses Open courses are designed to prepare students for further study in certain subjects and to ENRICH their education. O They are designated with the letter “O”. BTT1O1

15 Course Codes ENGP First 3 Letters Relate to the subject (English) The 4 th Character represents the Grade. 1=Grade 9. 2=Grade 10, etc. 1 The 5 th Character depicts the LEVEL of course. (Academic, Applied, etc.) The 6 th Character is Sometimes Used to Differentiate Between Courses

16 SIXTH CHARACTER : PPL1O : ale Physical Education : PPL1O : emale Physical Education. F F M M

17 ELECTIVE COURSES

18 THE ARTS InstrumentalMusic Vocal Music DanceDrama Visual Arts Visual Arts - Computer THE ARTS

19 MODERNSBUSINESS Computer Applications Introduction to Business FAMILY STUDIES Individual and Family Living Food and Nutrition FAMILY STUDIES BUSINESS

20 Communication Manufacturing - Metal Construction Transportation Design EXPERIENCING TECHNOLOGY

21 There are courses available to students who have been deemed exceptional through the IPRC process Learning Strategies (GLE1O) GGGGGifted Congregated (Clustered) Program: MPM1DG, ENG1DG, CGC1DG, SNC1DG For more information, see Ms. Barrie or Ms. McCutcheon. SPECIAL EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

22 DATES TO REMEMBER

23 February 20th Elementary Reports Go Home Please review the elementary report card and choose the desired courses for grade 9 at Innisdale Secondary School. Return to your elementary teacher on Monday, February 24th

24 Option Sheet for COMPULSORY COURSE SELECTIONS English Locally Developed EnglishApplied EnglishAcademic English Math Locally Developed MathApplied MathAcademic Math Science Locally Developed ScienceApplied ScienceAcademic Science Geography Modified Applied GeographyApplied GeographyAcademic Geography French Modified French, OpenApplied FrenchAcademic French ELECTIVE COURSE SECTIONS ChoiceSubject* Grade Course CodeCourse Title SAMPLEPhys-Ed9PPL1OM OR PPL1OF Healthy Active Living Education, Open 1Phys-Ed 2 Elective 3 Elective Alternate 1 Alternate 2 Circle core levels Fill in elective and alternate courses

25 February 24 th -28th Course Selections Guidance Counselors will visit the feeder - elementary schools to help them input their course selections into the computer system..

26 Mid-April, 2014 Verifications sheets will be sent home. If parents wish to change a level of a CORE course or change elective course, this is the time to do it!

27 3rd week of June Timetables delivered to schools. Any concerns can be directed to the Innisdale Guidance Office. Timetables delivered to schools. Any concerns can be directed to the Innisdale Guidance Office.

28 END OF SUMMER: Welcome to Incoming Grade 9’s  Meet your LINK crew leaders and fellow grade 9 students!  Tour the School and Find Your Classrooms  Pay Registration Fees and Purchase Yearbook  Purchase Innisdale Clothing  Receive Your Timetable FUTURE INVADER TOUR: F.I.T. FUTURE INVADOR TOUR: F.I.T

29 QUESTIONS? Talk to Your Grade 8 Teacher Call Innisdale and Speak to a Guidance Counsellor ( , x41609) Speak with the Resource Department or a Student Success Teacher Check Out these Websites:

30 Grade 8’s On your way out the door, be sure to pick up your Innisdale t-shirt. The sizes are labelled by each table.


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