4Week 1 and Week 2 WEEK 2: Week 1: Period 1 Period 2 LUNCH Period 3
5What is secondary school all about? CREDITS 1 COURSE = 1 CREDIT 4 credits are earned each semester Semester 1: Sept to Jan Semester 2: Feb to June
6Ontario Secondary School Diploma 30 Credits to graduate18 Compulsory12 Optional40 Hours of Community InvolvementYou can start the summer of your grade 9 year…more information to follow in the springProvincial Literacy Requirementmust pass to graduate – you will get LOTS of support!You will get 8 of these inyour grade 9 year!
7Choosing the Right LEVEL for You! Consult with parents/guardians, teachers, SERTDifference between lack of understanding and lack of effortSuggested Ranges:Failing current courses – LOCALLY DEVELOPED50 – 60% - APPLIED70% - ACADEMICBetween 60% and 70% is a gray areaNOT ALL COURSES HAVE TO BE AT THE SAME LEVEL
8Choose the Right LevelWe create the timetable for your ENTIRE grade based on what YOU choose…If you don’t choose the right level initially then there might not be any space for you if you need to move levels once the semester has started
9Locally Developed Courses Targets important concepts not completed at elementary levelFills in the GAPS missing from Grade 8Develop students’ knowledge and skillEmphasize practical, concrete applications of basic conceptsGenerally designed for workplace bound studentsPotential option to upgrade to applied
10Applied Courses More hands on concrete (practical ) Directed, step by step, teacher-directed approach to learningStudents recognize & describe what is heard & readCollege bound studentsThere is potential to upgrade to academic!Many university programs do NOT require academic math
11Academic CoursesDrawing conclusions & making predictions from researchExplaining & analyzing what is heard & readMore complex & global examplesMore independent, student initiated, student-directed learningUniversity bound students**Note: if you are interested in pursuing anNCAA scholarship, all Academic level courses are REQUIRED!
12Grade 9 Compulsory Subjects Subject AreaAcademicAppliedLocally DevelopedEnglishENG 1D1ENG 1P1ENG 1L1FrenchFSF 1D1FSF 1P1Canadian GeographyCGC 1D1CGC 1P1MathematicsMPM 1D1MFM 1P1MAT 1L1Healthy Active Living Education (Female)PPL 1O4Healthy Active Living Education (Male)PPL 1O3ScienceSNC 1D1SNC 1P1SNC 1L1
13Grade 9 Optional Subjects Pick one from…DescriptionCodeDramaADA 1O1Instrumental MusicAMU 1O1Vocal MusicAMV 1O1Visual ArtsAVI 1O1and one from…DescriptionCodeInformation Technology in BusinessBTT 1O1Exploring TechnologiesTIJ 1O1
14French?!In COURSE PLANNER you must choose either FSF 1D1 or FSF 1P1
15FrenchIf you have an IEP and are FRENCH EXEMPT then you will pick another BUSINESS/TECH or ARTS course during your IPRC Review with the Special Education DepartmentIf you are not identified but have a FRENCH EXEMPTION, your teacher will notify Mrs. Roberts in Guidance and one of your alternate choices will be put in to your course selections.
16Choosing Your ClassesAll of your course selections are done through CAREER CRUISING COURSE PLANNERTo choose your classes you have to:SELECT your classes on Course PlannerSUBMIT your choicesPRINT out a copy of your classesHave your parent SIGN the sheetRETURN the signed copy to your GRADE 8 teacher
17How to Access Course Planner… Go to the Career Cruising website:
18Demonstration of Course Planner Log in here!A video if you need assistance
19Choosing CoursesClick on the for the course to choose the appropriate level.
23To delete a course click on the course and hit the delete button.
24An INCOMPLETE Course Planner This is an incomplete example of a COURSE PLANNER.Every box MUST have a selection.Electives: Choose a Tech or Business AND an Arts Course AND a Physical Education ClassAlternates: Choose another Tech or Business AND another Arts Course
25A COMPLETE Course Planner This is a COMPLETE example of a COURSE PLANNER.Every box has a selection.Electives: Every box has a selection.Alternates: Every box has an alternate selection.
26You cannot SUBMIT until AFTER receiving your report card!
27Once you are able to submit this is the message you will see…
28Course Request Sign Off Sheet After hitting SUBMIT, PRINT this form and have it SIGNED by your parent and RETURN it to your Grade 8 TEACHER
29You will get a copy of this sheet from your teacher You will get a copy of this sheet from your teacher. Option sheets are due to WILSON on February 19th. Your teacher will set a deadline for you.
30Academic Supports If you need help… Guidance Counsellors! Subject teachersSpecial Education for IEP studentsPeer tutorsGrade 9 classroomsPaid Private TutorsCredit RescueAfter School Help