4 Review of OSSD Requirements O.S.S. Diploma Requirements30 Credits (18 Compulsory, 12 Optional)40 Hours of Community InvolvementSuccessful completion of the Literacy Test
5 Compulsory Credit Requirements 4 English3 Math2 Science1 Arts1 Canadian Geography1 Canadian History1/2 Career Studies1/2 Civics1 French1 Health and Phys. Ed.Group 1An additional credit in: Canadian & World Studies, English, Social Science, A Second Language, Guidance, or Co-opGroup 2An additional credit in: Art, Business, Phys.Ed, A Second Language or Co-opGroup 3An additional credit in: Science (grade 11/12), Technological Education, Computer Studies, A Second Language or Co-op
7 Types of Courses - Pathways U University Preparation Courses (previous academic stream)Designed to meet entrance requirements for university programs i.e. ENG3U0 and ENG4U0Larger class sizesMore theoreticalFaster paceMore suitable for independent learnerC College Preparation Courses (previous applied stream)Designed to meet the requirements for college programsi.e. ENG3C0 and ENG4C0Smaller class sizesMore hands-on activitiesreal-life applications
8 Types of Courses –Pathways (continued) M University/College Preparation CoursesDesigned to prepare students to meet the entrance requirements for both university and college programs (AWQ3M0 and TGJ3M0)O Open Level CoursesAppropriate for all studentsUsually elective courses (PAL3OM or CGG3O0)Can use for college admissionE Workplace Preparation CoursesAppropriate for students entering the workplace only (MEL3E0 and MEL4E0)
9 University PathwayStudents need six grade 12 U or M level courses to qualify for general university admission. Specific courses or prerequisites will vary depending on the university programExamples: ENG4U0 or BOH4M0Students should investigate grade 12 course prerequisites before selecting grade 11 coursesExamples: SBI3U0 for SBI4U0Research now:orAttend university presentations in lecture hallGather university guide books (in guidance) and check websitesVisit the universities
10 College PathwayStudents need six grade 11 and 12 courses offered at the open (O), college (C), university/college level (M), or university (U) for diplomas or certificates. College degrees require six grade 12 U or M coursesMarks of 65% or higher are typically required for admission. Each program varies. May also require additional admission information, such as a portfolio, interview or an auditionDo the research now or myBlueprint.ca. Visit the colleges, gather guide books (in guidance). Visit the presentations at Lorne Park during lunch in the lecture hall
11 College and University Info Individual college sitesUniversityIndividual university sites
13 * SCH3U0 - if planning to take SBI4U0 Science CoursesPre-requisiteGrade 10Grade 11CoursesGrade 12RecommendedCourseSNC2D0SBI3U0/ESCH 3U0/ESPH3U0/ESVN3M0SBI4U0/ESCH 4U0SPH4U0N/A* SCH3U0 - if planning to take SBI4U0SNC2P0SBI3C0
14 Specialized Programs Enhanced Program * Grade 11 Requirements – Must select at least one course offered at the enhanced level, example ENG3UE (students need a total of 10 courses for the Enhanced Certificate)Extended French Program *Grade 11 Requirements – Must take FEF3U0 and HSP3UX or CHW3MX (students need a total of 7 courses for the Extended French Certificate)* Must already be in program to select these course(s)
15 Sports Specialist High Skills Major Program that focuses on a Sports related career while earning an OSSD. Students start in Grade 11.Special FeaturesCertificates/Training (CPR/First Aid, AED, WHMIS…)Experiential learning (job shadow & 2 credit co-op)Experience post secondary opportunities (lectures, tours, labs…)Supports all PathwaysUniversity, College, Workplace, ApprenticeshipBundled Credits9 courses (sports related courses or activities)See Counsellor for course information
16 Cooperative Education To select 4 credit co-op, choose course code COP4XC and submit a separate application (available in guidance or online) to the co-op teacher.Earn up to four credits at work placement.Authentic experience for all students (College, University, Apprenticeship - Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program or OYAP). Credits can be used for college admission.
17 Changing LevelsStudents requiring a level change (i.e. ENG2D0 to ENG3C0) are advised to make an appointment with their Guidance Counsellor to review requirements for potential post secondary pathways.
18 Choosing Your Courses Research all of your options carefully Talk to teachers who teach the courseAttend our Course Selection Fair November 21 (periods 1 & 2)Talk to students who have taken the courseGet information regarding workload and the type of projects you will do (any presentations or group work?)Select courses in which you’re likely to experience successHave a back-up planPay attention to post-secondary program requirements
20 Accessing the Online Course Selection Program Course Selection will be done through (same as last year). Link is on LPSS website.Access to the On-line Course Selection will be available to students on November 21 at 11:30 and will close on December 3, 2014.All students must have a myBlueprint account.
25 Submitting Your Courses – part 1 A plan that meets all graduation requirements will result in the checkmark shown.Submit your plan by clicking ‘Submit’Note: Only your next year grade courses will be submitted even if multiple years have been planned.21
26 Submitting Your Courses – part 2 Submit your courses by clicking ‘Confirm and Print’.A pop-up window may appear, click ‘OK’ to finalize the submission of your plan.Note: Be sure to review your course selections as you will not be able to change your selections in myBlueprint once submitted.12
28 Confirming Your Choices Students will press SUBMIT and print their Course Selection.Parents will review courses and sign the form.Return the signed Course Selection form to the homeroom teacher by December 4, 2014
29 Course ChangesChanged your mind? Changes may be made anytime before June 1st. Must meet with your guidance counsellor for any time table changes.Changes will be permitted based on course availability (master timetable is set)"Change of mind" changes will not be done in September
30 Courses Taken Outside LPSS It is recommended that you do not select a course for which you plan to take outside of LPSS.
32 TRUE OR FALSEUnless you take all academic level courses you cannot go to university!FALSE – Universities require a minimum of 6 grade 12 U or M courses – they do not care if you have additional college or workplace coursesTaking college level math or not taking math in grade 12 means you cannot go to college or university!FALSE – Research pre-requisites for university and college: not all programs require grade 12 math
33 TRUE OR FALSEHigh School must be completed in four years to be considered for post-secondary programsFALSE – Lorne Park students may return for an additional semester (5th year) if they wish to take more courses or are unsure their pathway. Post- secondary institutions DO NOT care if you stay in high school an extra semester
34 QUESTIONS or NEED HELP? just ask… Drop in the counselling office at lunchormake an appointment