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DSS Course Planning Night

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February 7, 2013 …

February 7, 2013
Information for students entering the Graduation Program (gr 10, 11, 12)

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  • 1. Delta Secondary School Grade 10,11 and 12 Course Selection 2013
  • 2. Overview• Graduation Program Policies• Required Courses• Provincial Exams• Grade 12 courses• Subject Areas• Career Prep• Post-Secondary Information• Questions
  • 3. Grad Program Policies• 80 credits minimum to graduate• Grade 10 courses included in Graduation Program• Minimum of 4 Grade 12 courses• 5 Graduation Program Exams• Graduation Transitions mandatory
  • 4. GraduationTransitions4 creditsBooklet and Interview3 Parts:Transition to Post-Secondary, Work or TravelVolunteer or Work ExperiencePhysical Activity
  • 5. Required courses include– Language Arts 10,11,12(12 credits)– Social Studies 10,11( 8 credits)– Science 10 and a Science 11 or 12( 8 credits)– Math 10 and 11 or 12( 8 credits)– PE 10( 4 credits)– Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11or 12 ( 4 credits)– Planning 10( 4 credits)
  • 6. Five MandatoryExams• English 10 20%• Math 10 20%• Science 10 20%• Social Studies 11 or Civics 11 20%• English 12 or Communications 12 40% Final mark a blend of school mark and provincial exam.
  • 7. Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship$1,000Language Arts 12 min. B blended markAchieve at least 1 A and 3 Bs on 4 provincial exams
  • 8. Grade 10• English 10, English 10 Humanities,• English 10 First Peoples• A Mathematics 10 - Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 - Foundations & Pre-Calculus Math 10 - Enriched Foundations & Pre-Calculus Math 10• Social Studies 10 or Social Studies 10 Humanities• Science 10• Planning 10• Physical Education 10 or Physical Education Leadership 10
  • 9. Grade 11• English 11, English 11 Humanities, English First Peoples OR Communications 11• A Mathematics 11 - Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11 - Foundations of Math 11 - Pre-Calculus 11• Social Studies 11, Social Studies 11 Humanities OR Civics 11 *Provincial Exam• A Science 11 - Science & Technology 11 - Biology 11 - Chemistry 11 - Physics 11
  • 10. Grade 12• English 12, English First Peoples 12 OR Communications 12• 3 Grade 12 Courses• 4 ElectivesYour future plans dictate the courses you need to take
  • 11. English Humanities 8 English 9 Humanities English 9 English 10 Humanities English 10Communications 11 Humanities English 11Communications 12 English 11 English 12 Literature 12 AP Writing 12
  • 12. Science 8Science Science 9 Science 10 Science and Technology 11 Biology 11 Biology 12 Chemistry 11 Chemistry 12 Physics 11 Physics 12
  • 13. Math Principles of Math 8 Principles of Math 9Math 9 Essentials Principles of Math 9 Enriched Apprenticeship & Foundations & Pre Enriched FoundationsWorkplace Math 10 Calculus Math 10 & Pre Calculus Math 10 Apprenticeship & Foundations of Math 11 Pre-Calculus 11Workplace Math 11 Foundations of Math 12 Pre-Calculus 12 Calculus 12
  • 14. Social Studies Humanities 8 Social Studies 9 Humanities Social Studies 9 HumanitiesSocial Studies 10 Social Studies 10 Humanities or Civics 11 Social Studies 11 Law 12 Geography 12 Criminology 12 Comparative Civilizations 12 History 12
  • 15. Languages French 8 IntroductoryFrench 9 Spanish 9 German 11French 10 Spanish 10 German 11 French 11 Spanish 11 German 12 French 12 Spanish 12
  • 16. DSS Edge Program Sport/Art Qualifications: involved in activities of a recognized sport/art governing body at a high performance level; for athletes involvement at the provincial, national or international level; musicians must be working towards Royal Conservatory of Music levels and involved in serious public performances Academic Readiness: above average level of achievement, with no failing marks or unsatisfactory behaviour or work habits
  • 17. Academy Programs• Lacrosse Delta• Hockey (Giants) South Delta• Hockey (Hockey Canada) Burnsview• Baseball Sands• Softball Seaquam• Soccer South Delta• Film Acting DMEC• Film Production DMEC• Dance Delta• Golf Seaquam
  • 18. Post-Secondary Information• General University Requirements: -second language 11/SFU accepts beg. language 11 -second language 12 to graduate from some Bachelor of Arts programs
  • 19. Post-Secondary Information• Every Post-Secondary Program has its own set of specific requirements. Students are encouraged to research their Post-Secondary options.
  • 20. Important Information• Course Selection Due Date : March 8, 2013 for all current DSS students• Due Date is March 1, 2013 for Gr. 7s• Course Selection must be confirmed via Parent Connect• Gr.10: 8 courses – 6 required / 2 electives + 1 Alt• Gr.11: 8 courses – 4 required /4 electives + 2 Alt• Gr.12: 8 courses – 1 required / 7 electives + 3 Alt (one of the electives can be a study block)
  • 21. Any Questions? Please feel free to speak with your Counsellor or Career FacilitatorCounsellors: Mrs. Dueck A-E Ms. Colls F-K Mrs. Rohwer L-P Mr. Cowen Q-ZCareer Facilitator: Mrs. Jew• Check out the course selection book on the school’s web site : www.deltasd.bc.ca/de

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