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Course Selection. Keeping your options open!. What you need. Credit Counselling Summary Course Selection Planning Sheet Choices 2012-2013 book Choices at ESA pamphlet Your OEN number for myblueprint.ca. High School Graduation Requirements. 1. 30 credits = 18 compulsory +

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course selection

Course Selection

Keeping your options open!

what you need
What you need
  • Credit Counselling Summary
  • Course Selection Planning Sheet
  • Choices 2012-2013 book
  • Choices at ESA pamphlet
  • Your OEN number for myblueprint.ca
high school graduation requirements
High School Graduation Requirements

1. 30 credits = 18 compulsory +

12 optional

2. Successful completion of the

literacy test

3. 40 hours of community service

literacy test
Literacy Test
  • No pass  = No graduation 
  • Test is offered each spring
  • Literacy course is an alternate to the test
40 hours of community involvement
40 Hours of Community Involvement

What can’t you do?

  • Not a task you would normally do (chores) or your friend’s chores
  • Not something you do as a leisure activity (choir practice, basketball practice)
  • Can’t take the place of someone who normally gets paid to do this work (McDonalds, babysitting, etc.)
  • “Neighbourly goodwill”

What can you do?

  • Activities for which you don’t get paid
    • helping at a food bank
    • peer tutoring
    • teaching Sunday school classes
    • coaching a youth soccer team
group 1 credit
Group 1 Credit:
  • additional credit in English
  • or French as a second language,
  • or a Native language, or Classical or an International language
  • or Social Sciences and the Humanities
  • or Canadian and World Studies
  • or Guidance and Career education
  • or Cooperative education

EMS 3O1

FSF 3U1

CGG 3O1

CHW 3M1

HSP 3M1

CLU 3M1

HRT 3M1

EMS 3O1

FSF 3U1

CGG 3O1

CHW 3M1

HSP 3M1

CLU 3M1

HRT 3M1

IDC 3O1

group 3 credit
Group 3 Credit:
  • a Grade 11 or 12 Science
  • or Technological Studies
  • or Cooperative education
  • or Computer Studies

SBI 3U1

SBI 3C1

SCH 3U1

SPH 3U1

TGI 3M1

TGP 3M1

TGG 3M1

TGJ 2O1

esa requirements
ESA Requirements
  • 2 arts credits in your major in each grade
  • These courses will go toward the 12 optional credits and can be used to fulfill the requirements for Arts and Group 2 compulsory credits set by the Ministry of Education.
for course selection consider
For course selection, consider…
  • What are your plans for after high school?
  • What pathway will you take?

Work? Apprenticeship? College? University?

  • What are the prerequisites for college or university entrance?

Start researching now!

WWW.ESAINFO.CA

WWW.MYBLUEPRINT.CA/TDSB

university and college
University and College

UniversityCollege

- Largely theoretical learning - largely hands on learning

- larger classes, less teacher - smaller classes

interaction

- more expensive - less expensive

- 3-4 years for undergraduate - 1-3 years for certificate or

degree program diploma program

-www.electronicinfo.cawww.ontariocolleges.ca

  • Some collaborative programs are available to get both a diploma and degree.
advice
Advice:
  • Keep your options open

BUT

  • Select courses at the right level for you
  • University = six 4U (university level) or

six 4U / 4M (univ/college)

  • Check program pre-requisites
course levels
Course Levels
  • C = College
  • D = Academic
  • E = Workplace
  • L = Locally Developed
  • M = College or University
  • O = Open
  • P = Applied
  • U = University
choosing courses
Choosing Courses…
  • All students must take 8 courses.
  • English

ENG3C vs. ENG3U

  • Math

MBF3C vs. MCF3M vs. MCR3U

math options for grades 11 12
Math options for Grades 11 & 12

Grade 11 courses

  • MBF3C – College
  • MCR3U – Functions
  • MCF3M – Functions and Applications

Grade 12 courses

  • MDM4U – Data Management – MCF3M or MCR3U
  • MHF4U – Advanced Functions – MCR3U
  • MCV4U – Calculus and Vectors – MHF4U
looking ahead
Looking ahead…

Summary of University requirements:

  • Arts – usually no math – psychology usually requires a math course
  • Business – a mix – few will allow only 1 math, usually MHF4U; most need 2
  • Engineering – usually 2 math (often MHF4U and MCV4U, although MDM may be possible)
  • Science – usually 2 math (often MHF4U and MCV4U)
group 3 options
Group 3 Options
  • Not going into science? Choose from

SBI 3C, TGI 3M, TGG 3M, TGP 3M

  • Students who are planning to pursue a math/science-related program after high school should choose from

SBI 3U1, SCH 3U1, SPH 3U1

group 1 options
Group 1 Options
  • Choice based on interest
  • No specific university prerequisites
  • Talk to teachers to get more information about the grade 11 courses

CGG 3O1

EMS 3O1

FSF 3U1

CHW 3M1

HSP 3M1

CLU 3M1

HRT 3M1

IDC 3O1

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Arts Elective Choices

  • Film & VideoASM 3O1 & 4M1
  • Drama – Acting for Film ADG 3M1/4M1
  • Jazz DanceATJ 3O1
  • Photography AWQ 3O1/4M1 & TGP 3M1
  • Music – Jazz AMH 3M1/4M1
  • Music – Repertoire Instrumental AMR 3MI/4MI
  • Music – Repertoire Vocal AMR 3MV/4MV
  • Behind the ScenesIDC 3O1
virtual school summer school
Virtual School & Summer School
  • Must select 8 courses on your ESA course selection sheet
  • Full credit & remedial courses are available
  • Civics & Careers
  • Coop summer school – applications are due this month
  • See your counsellor to register after April
external music credits
External Music Credits
  • Grade VII Performance +

Grade I Theory = AMX 3M1

  • Grade VIII Performance +

Grade II Theory = AMX 4M1

Bring in exam results to have this credit entered on your transcript.

sat act
SAT/ACT
  • Considering a post-secondary school in the US? You are required to do the SAT Reasoning Test or the ACT.
  • Consider writing this in the spring of your Grade 11 year then again in the fall of Grade 12 if necessary.
  • Visit www.collegeboard.com for more information.
sat prep
SAT Prep
  • Private tutoring / prep classes
  • DIY study guides
  • PSAT
  • On-line support
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www.myBlueprint.ca/tdsb/

MYBLUEPRINT COURSE SELECTION GUIDE

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STUDENT COURSE SELECTION STEPS

Log into myBlueprint

Enter OEN/DOB (on first visit)

Access High School Planner

Add Courses to Official Plan

Review and Submit Courses

Print and Return Sign-Off Sheet

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WWW.MYBLUEPRINT.CA/TDSB

Visit...

Select your school

VISIT: WWW.MYBLUEPRINT.CA/TDSB/

SELECT YOUR SECONDARY SCHOOL

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ENTER OEN/DOB (FIRST VISIT)

Select your Grade

Enter your OEN & Date of Birth

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ACCESS HIGH SCHOOL PLANNER

Click on “Plan Courses”

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Click on Add <Course>

Click on the course you would like to select

Click Add Course to Plan

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HIGH SCHOOL PLANNER

Click “View Progress” to view your Graduation Status

Click “Submit” when you have selected your courses and are ready to submit

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REVIEW AND SUBMIT COURSES

Review your selections

Click Confirm and Print when you are ready to submit

Note: You will not be able to change your course selections in myBlueprint

after this step. Please consult your Guidance Counsellor if you wish

to make any changes after you have submitted your courses.

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PRINT SIGN-OFF SHEET

Congratulations! You’re done!

Please print and return a signed copy of your Course Selection

Sign-Off Sheet to your Counsellor or Teacher.

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VISIT: WWW.MYBLUEPRINT.CA/TDSB/

SELECT SECONDARY SCHOOL & CREATE ACCOUNT

ENTER OEN & DATE OF BIRTH

BEGIN PLANNING YOUR COURSES

CONTACT US

www.myBlueprint.ca/TDSB

[email protected]

have questions
HAVE QUESTIONS??
  • Read through the Choices at ESA & Choices 2012-2013 guides.
  • Make an appointment with your guidance counsellor.
  • Visit ESA Website for guidance information and visit myblueprint.ca/tdsb to research your options.
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