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1 Welcome to Middlefield Collegiate Institute!

2 Your Guidance Team… Ms. K. Morin Ms. J. Tang Mr. N. Escoffery
Ms. M. Shanmugarajah Ms. K. Morin Ms. J. Tang Mr. N. Escoffery

3 Creating Pathways to Success

4 Course Request : Career Cruising Grade 8 Information Night @ MCI
Learning Goal: To prepare our incoming Grade 9 students with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively request courses for your first year of high school.. Part ONE: Course Request 1O1: “The Basics” Nov. 5th, 2014 Part TWO: Course Request : Career Cruising Jan. 7th-14th, 2015 Part THREE: Grade 8 Information MCI Jan. 15th, 6:30pm

5 Diploma Requirements (O.S.S.D.) for your 4 years
18 Compulsory Credits + 12 Optional Credits = 30 Total Credits Successful Completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test 40 hours of Community Involvement

6 Understanding Course Codes
ENG1P1 Course Type Grade Subject MCI Specific Understanding Course Codes

7 Applied Academic Open Locally-Developed Grade 9 & 10 Course Types

8 Applied (P) A practical, more hands-on approach with some theory
Smaller class size More teacher interaction to ensure focus and direction of task e.g. CGC1PL

9 Academic (D) Theoretical in Approach Abstract Thinking
Self-Directed Learning/Independent Learner Larger Class Size e.g. SNC1D1

10 An opportunity to explore an area of interest for all students
Examples: Art, Music, Drama, Integrated Technology, Family Studies, Business, Physical Education, Learning Strategies (GLS) Choose your area of interest/strength/need e.g. PPL1O8/PPL1O9 Open (O)

11 Courses Requiring Special Permission and/or Advice
Grade 9: Locally-Developed ESL Learning Strategies (GLE) Later: Co-Op e-Learning Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) – 3 Sectors Dual Credit Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) Advanced Placement

12 Advanced Placement Advanced Placement: Grade 12 – Exams
For highly-motivated students Great interest in Math & Science Pre-AP: Grade 11 Advanced Placement: Grade 12 – Exams

13 Course Planner/Course Request
6 or 7 compulsory + 2 or 1 electives 3 additional music IF desired If no music, maximum of 3 spares entered 3 alternates Submit electronically Print – Signatures - Hand to homeroom teacher Course Planner/Course Request

14 Research Consult Reflect
How do you wisely determine which courses are best for YOUR Grade 9 year? Research Consult Reflect ASK LOTS OF QUESTIONS! Courses can be found in : MCI Course Offering Booklet (Inside the Planning Guide) Career Cruising Website via YRDSB Website York Region Course Directory (online) Passion, Career, Ability

15 Plan Ahead in Career Cruising!
Make entries into your Individual Pathways Planner (IPP) Start Tomorrow Explore course offerings on Career Cruising Start Dec. 20th Create a rough draft of your course requests before January’s classroom visits and MCI Open House. Start December 21st

16 IPP-Individual Pathways Plan
Helps YOU plan your current and future pathways within Career Cruising Educational information for ALL of Canada – Apprenticeships, Colleges, Universities Careers Assessments Resume-building

17 Thursday January 15th, 2015 6:30p.m. to 8:00p.m.
What’s next? Guidance Counsellors will visit your school January 7-14th, 2015 See you and your parents/guardians Thursday January 15th, :30p.m. to 8:00p.m. Where? Middlefield C.I. Cafeteria

18 Grade 9 Registration Booklets
HOOLEY Grade 9 Registration Booklets All registration booklets due to MCI on Mon. February 2nd, 2015 PRINT NEATLY !!! Booley

19 course requests due on February 23rd, 2015.
All electronic Career Cruising course requests due on February 23rd, 2015. Signed hard copy course requests forms due on the same day February 23rd, 2015. We LOVE to meet deadlines!!!



22 Creating Pathways to Success

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