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  • Requirement from the Ministry of Education and if your student does NOT complete this program they will not graduate No class Earn 4 credits towards graduation
  • AGS Grad info evening October 2011

    1. 1. Aspengrove School Aspire*Grow*Succeed Parent Information Evening October 18, 2011
    2. 2. TONIGHT’S PRESENTATION <ul><li>B.C. Graduation </li></ul><ul><li>Post Secondary Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul>
    3. 3. GRADUATION <ul><li>To Graduate You Need: </li></ul><ul><li>A minimum of 80 credits (4 credits = one course) </li></ul><ul><li>48 credits: required courses (Ministry) </li></ul><ul><li>28 credits: elective courses </li></ul><ul><li>4 credits are from Graduation Transitions (Ministry) </li></ul>
    4. 4. <ul><li>Required Courses: 10 </li></ul><ul><li>-Provincial Exams: </li></ul><ul><li>-English 10, Science 10, Math 10 </li></ul><ul><li>-Social Studies 10 </li></ul><ul><li>-Physical Education 10 </li></ul><ul><li>-Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 </li></ul><ul><li>-Planning 10 </li></ul><ul><li>-Begin Graduation Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>-Personal Project (IB-MYP requirement ) </li></ul>
    5. 5. <ul><li>The Aspengrove Advantage: </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Years Programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approaches to Learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Study skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility (e.g. assignment completion) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Exam preparation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Coping mechanisms </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-advocacy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Confidence </li></ul></ul></ul>
    6. 6. <ul><li>The Aspengrove Advantage: </li></ul><ul><li>Middle Years Programme </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The Personal Project </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Research skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Project management skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Time management </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Independent research/study/completion </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Public speaking/presentation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>University-style research paper </li></ul></ul></ul>
    7. 7. <ul><li>Required Courses: 11 </li></ul><ul><li>-8 subject course load is usual </li></ul><ul><li>-Provincial Exam: Social Studies 11 </li></ul><ul><li>-Options: </li></ul><ul><li>-Chemistry, Physics, Biology </li></ul><ul><li>-Advanced Placement: </li></ul><ul><li>-2D Art, Psychology, Chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>-French </li></ul><ul><li>-Physical Education </li></ul>
    8. 8. <ul><li>Why Take French 11? </li></ul><ul><li>-still required by some institutions </li></ul><ul><li>-Keep all future options open </li></ul>
    9. 9. <ul><li>Required Courses: 12 </li></ul><ul><li>-8 subject course load is usual </li></ul><ul><li>-Provincial Exam: English 12 </li></ul><ul><li>-Advance Placement options </li></ul><ul><li>-Graduation Transition (Ministry) completion </li></ul><ul><li>-University applications and scholarships </li></ul>
    10. 10. Advanced Placement <ul><li>Best suited for independent, motivated students with excellent work/study habits </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Enrichment, challenge, flexibility, university prep, potential university recognition </li></ul></ul>
    11. 11. Advanced Placement Options <ul><li>Recent offerings at Aspengrove: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Literature and Composition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Calculus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studio Art (2D) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology (again in 2012-13) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Chemistry </li></ul></ul>
    12. 12. Advanced Placement Exams <ul><li>Date: First Two Weeks of May </li></ul><ul><li>Cost: $86USD/exam; paid by student </li></ul><ul><li>Exam Length: 3.5 hours </li></ul>
    13. 13. <ul><li>Alternative Credits: </li></ul><ul><li>-Duke of Edinburgh (Aspengrove) </li></ul><ul><li>-Driver Education </li></ul><ul><li>-Cadets </li></ul><ul><li>-Provincial/National Sports Teams </li></ul><ul><li>-approved Music, Dance courses </li></ul><ul><li>-online course offerings </li></ul>
    14. 14. GRADUATION TRANSITIONS <ul><li>30+ hours of Work/Volunteer Experience </li></ul><ul><li>150 minutes of physical activity/week </li></ul><ul><li>A Healthy Living Plan </li></ul><ul><li>A Transition Plan </li></ul><ul><li>An Exit Interview </li></ul>Students MUST complete (Ministry requirement) all of the following components:
    15. 15. Provincial Exams <ul><li>Grade 10 Exams - (20% of the final grade) </li></ul><ul><li>- required </li></ul><ul><li>-English 10, Math 10 & Science 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 11 – (20% of the final grade) </li></ul><ul><li>- required: Social Studies 11 </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 12 – (40% of the final grade) </li></ul><ul><li>- required : English 12 </li></ul><ul><li>- optional : AP Literature 12 </li></ul><ul><li>-No longer optional Grade 12 Provincials </li></ul>
    16. 16. POST SECONDARY <ul><li>General Entrance Requirements </li></ul><ul><li>BC Graduation Requirements + “approved” courses </li></ul><ul><li>Some institutions require Language 11 </li></ul><ul><li>65%-86%+ MINIMUMS…often higher! </li></ul><ul><li>Many applications online—fees apply: $45--$120 </li></ul><ul><li>Deadlines: Fall, Winter, Spring </li></ul><ul><li>Some institutions give first year credit for AP courses (with high enough final mark) </li></ul><ul><li>Other requirements vary depending on the institution </li></ul><ul><li>The most accurate information is available online at the institution’s website </li></ul>
    17. 17. POST SECONDARY <ul><li>Role of Student and Parent </li></ul><ul><li>Begin discussion/planning in Grade 10 </li></ul><ul><li>Grade 11: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>View websites, entrance catalogues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit prospective institutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend a sponsored event by choice institution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused study </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Grade 12: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships applications </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focused study </li></ul></ul>
    18. 18. POST SECONDARY <ul><li>Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>Research and Plan ahead (Grade 10) </li></ul><ul><li>Two Basic Types-- </li></ul><ul><li>One: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>University scholarships awarded solely on academic achievement (no application) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Two: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scholarships offered by institutions and other organizations (i.e. Unions) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academics + “whole” person (leadership, extra-curricular, community service, etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Usually larger $ amount </li></ul></ul>
    19. 19. Getting Ready to Apply <ul><ul><li>Prepare or update your resume </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Have a Summer Job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Life skills </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Responsibility </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Appreciation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Use for Graduation Transitions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>References (at least two weeks notice) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be aware of deadlines and requirements </li></ul></ul>
    20. 20. Tips for Scholarship Applications <ul><ul><li>Error-free application: proofread </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excellent references </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well-rounded student </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pay attention to criteria, requirements and deadlines </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend post-secondary institution information sessions </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. People to Contact <ul><li>Mrs. FitzGerald </li></ul><ul><li>Mrs. Marshall </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Kneisz </li></ul>
    22. 22. Important Websites <ul><li>Simon Fraser University www.sfu.ca </li></ul><ul><li>UBC www.ubc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>University of Victoria www.uvic.ca </li></ul><ul><li>BC Institute of Technology www.bcit.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas College www.douglas.bc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Capilano College www.capcollege.bc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Douglas College www.douglas.bc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Langara College www.langara.bc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Kwantlen Polytechnic </li></ul><ul><li>University www.kwantlen.bc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Vancouver Community </li></ul><ul><li>College www.vcc.bc.ca </li></ul><ul><li>Emily Carr www.eciad.ca </li></ul><ul><li>University College of the </li></ul><ul><li>Fraser Valley www.ucfv.ca </li></ul><ul><li>University of Northern BC www.unbc.ca </li></ul>
    23. 23. <ul><li>THANK </li></ul><ul><li>YOU </li></ul>

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