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  • Delta Secondary School Grade 10-11-12 Course Selection 2012
  • Overview
    • Graduation Program Policies
    • Required Courses
    • Provincial Exams
    • Subject Areas
    • Career Prep
    • Post-Secondary Information
    • Questions
  • Grad Program Policies
    • 80 credits minimum to graduate ( 20 courses total)
    • Grade 10/11/12 courses included in Graduation Program
    • Minimum of 4 Grade 12 courses (Language Arts 12 + 3 Others)
    • 5 Graduation Program Exams
    • Graduation Transitions - mandatory
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  • Graduation Transitions View slide
  • Required courses include
      • English 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 ( 8 credits)
      • PE 10 ( 4 credits)
      • Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11or 12 ( 4 credits)
      • Planning 10 ( 4 credits)
  • Five Mandatory Exams
    • 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.
  • Grade 10
    • English 10, English 10 Humanities,
    • 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
  • Grade 11
    • English 11, English 11 Humanities,
    • A Mathematics 11
      • - Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11
      • Foundations Math 11
      • Pre-Calculus Math 11
    • Social Studies 11 or Social Studies 11 Humanities
    • or Civics 11
    • Science 11 (Sc&Tech, Bio 11, Chem 11,Physics 11)
  • Grade 12
    • English 12 or Communications 12
    • 3 Other Grade 12 courses
    • Grad Transitions
  • English Humanities 8 English 9 Humanities English 9 Humanities English 10 English 10 Humanities English 11 English 11 English 12 Communications 11 Communications 12 Literature 12 Writing 12
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • Math
  • Languages
  • Academy Programs
    • Delta Secondary – Dance Academy
    • - Proposed – Lacrosse,
    • SDSS – Hockey, Film Acting, Soccer
    • - Proposed: Film Production and
    • Sustainable Earth
    • Burnsview – Hockey
    • Seaquam – Softball (Girls) and Golf
    • Sands – Baseball
    • Applications available through Delta School District website
  • Important Information
    • Course Selection Due Date – March 9 / 2012 – for all current DSS Students
    • Due Date is – March 2 / 2012 for Gr 7  8
    • Course Selection must be confirmed via Parent Connect ( Students can select via Student Connect
    • Gr 10 - 8 Courses – 6 required / 2 elect + 1 Alt
    • Gr 11- 8 Courses – 4 required / 4 elect + 2 Alt
    • Gr 12 – 8 Courses – 1 required / 7 elect + 3 Alt (one of the electives can be a study block)
  • Any Questions?
    • Please feel free to speak with your
    • Counsellor or Career Facilitator
    • Counsellors: Mrs. Dueck A-E
    • Ms. Colls F-J
    • Mrs. Rohwer K-P
    • Mr. Cowan Q-Z
    • Career Facilitator: Mrs. Livingston
    • Check out the course selection book on the school’s web site : www.deltasd.bc.ca/de
  • Crash Course into the World of Post-Secondary
  • WHO AM I?
    • Yvette Livingston
    • Career Practitioner and
    • Career Advisor
    • Delta Secondary
    • Take a look at my website!
  • Laddering to success
    • What CREDENTIALS do you earn at college or university?
    • Certificate (1 year)
    • Diploma (2 years)
    • Associate Degree (2 years)
    • Bachelors Degree/undergrad degree (4 years)
    • Masters Degree/graduate degree (2 years - varies)
    • Doctorate - PhD/MD/LLB
  • LADDERING YOUR WAY TO TRADES & APPRENTICESHIPS Post-secondary education that combines paid, work-based training with technical training in a classroom or shop setting. Apprenticeships can range from 1 to 5 years, but most require 4 years to complete.
  • Beginning Your Apprenticeship
    • There are several routes into apprenticeship, including:
    • DURING HIGH SCHOOL
    • ACE IT programs = school-based training
    • SSA (Secondary School Apprenticeship) Is your son or daughter a “hidden apprentice?”
    • AFTER HIGH SCHOOL
    • A Pre-Apprenticeship Foundation
    • program or training with an
    • employer
  • Trades Exploration Tours
    • DISTRICT CAREER PROGRAMS HAS INFO SESSIONS AND TOURS
    • PICK UP SHEETS IF YOU ARE INTERESTED!!
  • Technical & Trades Admissions
    • BCIT, VCC and Kwantlen Cloverdale Trades Campus
    • Each Technology Program has specific requirements. Entrance is competitively based.
    • Some programs are not accessible to students directly from high school
    • Trade programs have continuous enrolment; waitlists should be researched. Writing pre-tests at the institution or at DSS to meet admission requirements REDUCES wait time
  • Langara, Douglas, Kwantlen, Vancouver Community College (VCC) Students are accepted with general entry requirements which means successful completion of high school (i.e., graduation) Each college has Career Programs that may have specific requirements – it’s important to check for Math, Science or English courses that may be needed
  • UBC - Vancouver Faculty of Arts – mid to high 80s average
    • English 11 + Language 11
    • Pre-Cal 11 or Found 12
    • Science 11
    • Social Studies 11
    • English 12
    • Three other approved Gr 12 courses
    Faculty of Sciences – mid 80s to low 90s average
    • English 11 + Language 11
    • Pre-Cal. 11
    • Physics 11 + Chemistry 11
    • Social Studies 11
    • English 12
    • Pre-Calculus 12 (min 67%)
    • Two other approved Gr 12 courses including at least one of Bio 12, Chem 12, Geology 12 or Physics 12
  • UBC - Okanagan GENERAL ADMISSION AVERAGE – mid to high 70s Faculty of Arts
    • English 12
    • Three other approved Gr 12 courses
    Faculty of Sciences
      • Chemistry 11
    • English 12
    • Pre-Calculus 12 (min 67%)
    • Two other approved Gr 12 courses including at least one of Bio 12, Chem 12, Geog 12, Geology 12, Physics 12
  • Simon Fraser University Faculty of Arts – mid 80s average
    • English 11
    • Language 11 (can be beginners)
    • Science 11
    • Pre-Calculus 11 or Found 11 (min 60%)
    • English 12 (min blended 60%)
    • Three other approved Gr 12 courses
    Faculty of Science – mid 80s average
    • English 11
    • Language 11 (can be beginners)
    • Chemistry 11
    • Physics 11
    • Pre-Calculus 12
    • English 12 (min blended 60%) Two provincially examinable Grade 12 science courses
  • University of Victoria Faculty of Social Sciences – 75% average
    • English 11
    • Pre-Calc 11 or Found 11
    • Science 11
    • Social Studies 11
    • English 12
    • Three other approved academic Gr 12 courses
    Faculty of Sciences – 75% average
    • English 11
    • Pre-Calc 11
    • Chemistry 11
    • Physics 11
    • Social Studies 11
    • English 12
    • Pre-Calc 12
    • Two other approved Gr 12 science courses
    • WHAT’S NEW FOR UNIVERSITY ADMISSION?
    • Acceptable Grade 12 course list expanding
    • Broad based admissions or personal profile or supplementary
  • Second Language Requirements
    • Language 11 is required for admission to UBC & SFU although SFU will accept Beginner Language 11
    • (UVic requires Language 11 for admission to Humanities)
    Students who complete a language 12 in high school, will meet the first year language requirement for the undergraduate degree in arts at UBC
  • LPI (Language Proficiency Index) Exam An examination that provides the universities and colleges with a way to determine a student’s competence in English. All students regardless of country of origin or citizenship are required to demonstrate this competence. However, you do not need to write this exam if your English 12 mark meets the language proficiency minimum at the college or university you plan to attend. Check the English 12 mark or LPI Level required by looking at the website for your college or university of choice. Also, the LPI costs, and there may be alternative ways for you to be assessed.
  • SAT Reasoning Test (Scholastic Aptitude Test)
    • The SAT is intended for students applying for admission to college or university in the US
      • The SAT measures math, critical reading, and writing skills
    It’s possible to take either the SAT Reasoning Test OR up to 3 SAT Subject Tests. Contact the college of interest to see what its requirements are. To register for the SAT or to find out the test dates/locations, go to www.collegeboard.com There are several test dates throughout the year and test sites in Vancouver and Richmond
  • What Does Life After High School Look Like?
    • For the Graduation Transitions Booklet in Grade 12, you’ll be asked to define a plan and a back-up plan
    • Post-secondary education
    • Employment
    • Extended travel (3 months or more)
  • PATHWAYS TO POST-SECONDARY
    • COLLEGE (Diploma or Associate Degree)
    • UNIVERSITY TRANSFER IN 3 RD YEAR
    • DIRECTLY TO UNIVERSITY (check out alternative year one programs)
    • TECHNICAL SCHOOLS/CAREER TRAINING (BCIT)
  • Open Houses, Campus Tours, Information Sessions
    • UBC
    • Spring Break “Degree In a Day”
    • Campus tours (2 hours) book through ubc.ca
    • SFU
    • Open House Saturday, Feb 18
    • Info session at Surrey Campus Apr. 25 5:30 to 8:00pm
    • Surrey Campus tours every Thursday at 4 pm
    • UVIC
    • DiscoveringU in March – Good idea to visit campus – take a pro-d day to book a tour!
  • Open Houses, Campus Tours, Information Sessions
    • BCIT
    • BIG REALLY BIG OPEN HOUSE – APRIL 14 & 15
    • Student for a Day Sept – Apr
    • Regular info sessions www.bcit.ca/infosessions
    • Kwantlen
    • Open House March 31 st (Saturday)
    Douglas, Langara, and Capilano, you can also arrange campus tours or attend smaller, regular info sessions
  • IF YOU DON’T KNOW…
    • STUDENTS IN GRADE 10 ARE INTRODUCED TO CAREER CRUISING
    • www.careercruising.com
    • User name: students
    • Password: career
  • CAREER CENTRE HOURS
    • Tuesday,Thursday & Friday
    • 8am to 3:30pm
      • Wednesday from 8am to 1pm
      • Centre is open Wednesday evenings 6pm to 8pm
      • for student & family appointments
      • Call to book a 20 minute session
    • STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DROP BY THE CAREER CENTRE FOR HELP AND TO CHECK THE CAREER CENTRE WEBSITE FOR:
      • Career-related announcements
      • Career Exploration
      • Post-secondary institutions
      • Post-secondary application process
      • Trades & Technology
      • Scholarships
      • Grad Transitions