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CHS Course Information Evening for Parents and Students Wednesday, January 27 th, 2010.

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1 CHS Course Information Evening for Parents and Students Wednesday, January 27 th, 2010

2 Introductions Denise Lamarche -Acting Director of the Senior School Bev Reid – Assistant Director - Student and Daily Life Marg Willis - Assistant Director – Teaching and Learning Ruth Fraser – Department Head Student Services

3 Elspeth Anderson Department Head Sciences Brenda Ball Department Head Social Studies Ron Hemmings Department Head Mathematics Gerald Lambert Department Head Physical Education Diana Leaney Department Head Languages Kathy MacRae Department Head - English Aubin Stewart Department Head Creative Arts Phil Stringer Department Head – IT Nancy Symons Outdoor Education Co-ordinator

4 Evening Agenda Welcome Welcome Introductions Introductions Course Planning Overview & Timeline Course Planning Overview & Timeline Graduation Requirements Graduation Requirements Course Planning for Post-Secondary Course Planning for Post-Secondary Student Panel Student Panel Over to the Senior School Foyer for Q&A’s with Department Heads Over to the Senior School Foyer for Q&A’s with Department Heads

5 Please Note: The following information can be found in the Course Information Handbook which is available on THE VINE The following information can be found in the Course Information Handbook which is available on THE VINE A handout of FAQs will also be available after this presentation and posted online A handout of FAQs will also be available after this presentation and posted online

6 CHS Course Planning Timeline January 27th – CHS Course Handbook via the VINE January 27th – CHS Course Handbook via the VINE school website: school website: February 1 – Students receive & review Course Selection sheets from Student Services counsellors February 1 – Students receive & review Course Selection sheets from Student Services counsellors

7 CHS Course Planning Timeline February-March -- Students seek information from Student Services, Department Heads, and Subject Teachers and plan their Course Selections for next year February-March -- Students seek information from Student Services, Department Heads, and Subject Teachers and plan their Course Selections for next year Week of March 1 -5 th *Revised date - COURSE SELECTIONS DUE (PCR – Students may be inputting this directly this year electronically) Planning Teacher/Student Services will review prior to input Week of March 1 -5 th *Revised date - COURSE SELECTIONS DUE (PCR – Students may be inputting this directly this year electronically) Planning Teacher/Student Services will review prior to input

8 Ministry of Education Graduation Programme (80 Credits) Required Courses: 52 credits Mathematics 10 (4 credits) Mathematics 11 or 12 (4 credits) Physical Education 10 (4 credits) Fine Arts and/or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits) Planning 10 (4 credits) Graduation Transitions (4 credits) 30 Hours Work Experience 30 Hours Work Experience Daily Physical Activity (DPA) Daily Physical Activity (DPA) Students must also complete a minimum of 28 elective credits

9 CHS Graduation Programme Requirements Completion of an English course in the grade 12 year Completion of an English course in the grade 12 year Completion of French up to and including grade 10 and choice of a second language in grade 11 Completion of French up to and including grade 10 and choice of a second language in grade 11 Planning 10A in grade 10, Planning 10B in grade 11, Graduation Transitions 12 in grade 12 Planning 10A in grade 10, Planning 10B in grade 11, Graduation Transitions 12 in grade 12 An additional elective course in either Fine Arts, Applied Skills, or Physical Education in grade 11 or 12 An additional elective course in either Fine Arts, Applied Skills, or Physical Education in grade 11 or 12

10 Provincial Exams 5 Provincial Exams are required for Graduation: English 10 English 10 Mathematics 10 Mathematics 10 Science 10 Science 10 Social Studies 11 Social Studies 11 English 12 English 12 All other Provincial Exams are optional; Provincial Exams are not required for most university entrance requirements All other Provincial Exams are optional; Provincial Exams are not required for most university entrance requirements

11 Ministry of Education Graduation Programme Credits can also be earned by: Course equivalency (courses outside BC) Course equivalency (courses outside BC) Course challenge Course challenge Independent Directed Studies Independent Directed Studies Extended study credits: Spanish and French institutes Extended study credits: Spanish and French institutes External credentials (additional credits) External credentials (additional credits) Distance/electronically delivered courses Distance/electronically delivered courses Post-secondary courses Post-secondary courses

12 English Programme Changes English 10 in grade 10 English 10 in grade 10 Choice of English 11 Enriched or English 12a in grade 11 Choice of English 11 Enriched or English 12a in grade 11 An English course in grade 12 (English 12 Enriched, English Literature 12, or AP English Language) An English course in grade 12 (English 12 Enriched, English Literature 12, or AP English Language) Change was made to maximize student choice and success in English Change was made to maximize student choice and success in English Encourage students who are unsure to seek advice from their current English teacher Encourage students who are unsure to seek advice from their current English teacher

13 Who do you see for Course Planning Advice? Advice on courses: Teachers & Department Heads Advice on courses: Teachers & Department Heads Course Planning: Student Services team (HCE/ Planning teachers) Course Planning: Student Services team (HCE/ Planning teachers) Career exploration (Health & Career Education) - Kristen Drozda for Work Experience Program, Mentorship and Volunteer Opportunities Career exploration (Health & Career Education) - Kristen Drozda for Work Experience Program, Mentorship and Volunteer Opportunities Personal exploration (internet, volunteerism ) Personal exploration (internet, volunteerism ) University Viewbooks for Program Requirements University Viewbooks for Program Requirements

14 Course Planning for Post-Secondary Education Subject strengths, weaknesses, and interests Subject strengths, weaknesses, and interests If unclear/undirected: keep options open/do not force a direction/choice If unclear/undirected: keep options open/do not force a direction/choice Students are responsible for research on University prerequisites, specific faculties and programs at specific universities, colleges and alternatives with support from Student Services Counsellors Students are responsible for research on University prerequisites, specific faculties and programs at specific universities, colleges and alternatives with support from Student Services Counsellors

15 What next? Check out the Senior School Course Handbook available on the VINE: Check out the Senior School Course Handbook available on the VINE: Encourage your daughter to ask questions and research prior to submitting her Course Selection Sheet Encourage your daughter to ask questions and research prior to submitting her Course Selection Sheet Maintain an open, un-pressured dialogue with your daughter concerning interests and strengths in course selection Maintain an open, un-pressured dialogue with your daughter concerning interests and strengths in course selection DO NOT OVERLOAD YOURSELF! Balance is the key to success and happiness DO NOT OVERLOAD YOURSELF! Balance is the key to success and happiness

16 Student Panel Hailey Hurst Hailey Hurst Emily Seo Emily Seo Alison Wass Alison Wass *There will be a chance for some Q&A’s for our panel in a few moments…

17 Department Heads will now move to the senior school foyer for any questions and answers regarding specific courses and programmes while… Department Heads will now move to the senior school foyer for any questions and answers regarding specific courses and programmes while… Open Floor for audience participation and questions for Student Services or the Student Panel Open Floor for audience participation and questions for Student Services or the Student Panel Articles and Handouts available on your way out as you head over to the senior school Articles and Handouts available on your way out as you head over to the senior school THANK YOU!


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