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GRADE 8 OPEN HOUSE & INFORMATION NIGHT January 8, 2014 WELCOME TO BULLDOG COUNTRY!. A Presentation for Grade 8 Students and Parents. GENERAL AMHERST HIGH SCHOOL YOUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL. AGENDA. Welcome: Ms. Hazel Keefner, Principal Student Council Perspective: Lindsey Lim & Haley Bartlam

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Grade 8 open house information night january 8 2014 welcome to bulldog country

GRADE 8 OPEN HOUSE & INFORMATION NIGHTJanuary 8, 2014WELCOME TO BULLDOG COUNTRY!


A presentation for grade 8 students and parents

A Presentation for Grade 8 Students and Parents

GENERAL AMHERST HIGH SCHOOL

YOUR COMMUNITY SCHOOL


Agenda

AGENDA

Welcome: Ms. Hazel Keefner, Principal

Student Council Perspective:

Lindsey Lim & Haley Bartlam

Registration Information:

Ms. Chere Tulett Guidance Head

Guided Tours: Student Council


Friendly staff and students unique opportunities

Friendly staff and studentsUnique Opportunities

  • 730 students

  • 45 staff members

  • OYAP in Precision Metal Cutting

  • Specialist High Skills Major Program in Manufacturing, Business, and Arts & Culture

  • Instrumental Music

  • Full-time Coop Program


Grade 8 open house information night january 8 2014 welcome to bulldog country

Course Types

Applied

Academic

Open

LDCC

Grade 9

Academic

Applied

Open

LDCC

Grade 10

Grade 11

Coll Prep (C)

Univ Prep(U) Univ/Coll Prep (M)

Open (O)

Workplace (E)

Grade 12

Coll Prep (C)

Univ Prep(U)

Univ/Coll Prep(M)

Open (O)

Workplace (E)


Open courses o

Open Courses “O”

  • Generally, the optional courses (e.g., physical education, arts, etc.) are offered in the open stream.

  • Expectations and learning activities are designed for and are appropriate for all students.


Applied stream p

Applied Stream “P”

  • Students learn the essential concepts of a subject.

  • Emphasis is on the practical and hands-on applications of the concepts.

  • Students in applied courses: learn by doing, enjoy discussion, see connections to real life, develop new ideas from reading, share ideas and apply them to their own lives.

  • Grade 8 students working consistently at level 1 or 2 are more likely to experience success in the applied stream.


Academic stream d

Academic Stream “D”

  • Students learn the essential concepts of a subject and explore related materials.

  • Emphasis is on theory and abstract thinking as a basis for future learning.

  • Students in academic courses might like to work independently, enjoy understanding the “whys”, learn from a variety of sources, think creatively and like to problem solve, develop ideas from research.

  • Grade 8 students working consistently at level 3 or 4 are more likely to experience success in the academic stream.


Locally developed compulsory courses l

Locally Developed Compulsory Courses “L”

  • Intended to meet educational and career preparation needs of students that cannot be met in applied or academic courses

  • Focus on knowledge and skills students need to be well prepared for grade 11 workplace courses

  • Learning expectations in these courses interconnect skills in subject-area learning, literacy, and mathematical literacy


What is a course code

This letter identifies the stream/destination.

D= Academic P= Applied

L= Locally Developed O=Open

This number identifies the grade

1 = Grade 9

What is a course code?

ENG 1 D

These three letters identify the subject.

Subject codes: the first letter in the course code denotes the course’s department area


What is a credit

What is a credit?

  • A credit is earned upon successful completion of the curriculum expectations of a particular course.

  • In order to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma, you must successfully complete 30 credits (18 compulsory and 12 optional).


What do i need to earn an ontario secondary school diploma

What do I need to earn an Ontario Secondary School Diploma?

18 Compulsory Credits

12 Optional Credits

The Provincial Literacy Requirement

40 hours of Community Involvement


18 compulsory credits

4 credits in English

3 credits in Math

2 credits in Science

1 credit in French

1 credit in Canadian History

1 credit in Canadian Geography

1 credit in the Arts (Visual Art, Music, Drama)

1 credit in Health and Physical Education

.5 credit in Civics

.5 credit in Career Studies

Plus 3 additional credits from selected groups

18 compulsory credits


12 optional credits

12 Optional Credits

In addition to the 18 compulsory credits, students must earn a total of 12 optional credits selected from the courses listed as available in the school course offerings found in the Career Cruising website.

18+12=30


Grade 9 courses

6 COMPULSORY

ENGLISH

FRENCH

GEOGRAPHY

MATH

PHYS. ED

SCIENCE

2 OPTIONAL

AVI1O Visual Art

AMI1O Instrumental Music

AMV1O Vocal Music

ATC10 Dance

BTT1O Information & Communication Technology

GSL1O Learning Strategies

TIJ1O Exploring Technology

GRADE 9 COURSES


Grade 8 open house information night january 8 2014 welcome to bulldog country

Provincial

Literacy Requirement

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Grade 8 open house information night january 8 2014 welcome to bulldog country

40 Hours Community Involvement

You may begin earning community involvement hours in July 2014


What will high school be like

What will high school be like?


Sample of a typical day

Sample of a Typical Day

Semester 1 – September to January

Period 1 Exploring Technologies

Period 2 Math

Lunch

Period 3 English

Period 4 Physical Education


Planning the pathway to your future

Planning the Pathway To Your Future!

  • Choose Grade 9 courses on the basis of the student’s

    • needs

    • interests

    • strengths

    • past achievements

  • The first step in planning is to view available courses using our on line course selection tool.

  • Don’t forget your most valuable resource for course selection is your GRADE 8 TEACHER!


Registering for general amherst

Registering for General Amherst

  • Amherstburg Public, Anderdon, and Malden grade 8 student will register online

  • Separate school grade 8 students will register through paper registration packages. Pick those up tonight in the Library from Mr. Klundert

  • Home schooled students will register through paper registration packages

  • Harrow Sr. students must complete an out-of-district application through your school’s principal.


How do i register and select courses online

How do I register and select courses online?

  • Have your Student Number found on your report card handy

  • Visit www.publicboard.ca and click on “Career Cruising “ at the bottom of the screen

  • Enter your username and password

  • Follow the prompts/steps

  • Career Cruising presentations and Registration package distribution will occur from January 27-30 at the elementary schools.

  • CAREER CRUISING WILL OPEN BY FEBRUARY 8, 2014


Gecdsb website with career cruising link

GECDSB website with Career Cruising Link


Career cruising login screen

Career Cruising Login Screen


Next steps to register for high school

Next steps to register for High School?

  • Complete online course selection

  • Print sign offsheet (Parent signature required)

  • Return signed completed sign off sheet and registration paperwork to Grade 8 teacher by February 19, 2014

  • If you are not a student with the Greater Essex County District School Board you will register for courses using the paper Registration form. These are due back to Guidance by February 10th.


Student services

Student Services

  • Guidance Counselors

  • Learning Support Teacher

  • Student Success Teacher

  • Special Education Coordinator

  • Social Worker

  • Attendance Counselor

  • Psychological Services

  • Tutors

  • Peer Leadership Course

  • Learning Strategies Courses

  • Community Resources


Student council

Student Council

  • Grade 9 Orientation Day

  • School Dances

  • Pancake Breakfasts

  • Homecoming

  • JK/SK Christmas Party

  • Motivational Speakers

  • Talent Show

  • Spirit Days


Extracurricular activities clubs

Extracurricular Activities/Clubs

  • Arts Council

  • Athletic Union

  • Barking Creative B.A.R.C.

  • Debate

  • Drama

  • Environment

  • Gay-Straight Alliance

  • Interact

  • Prom Committee

  • Radio Club

  • Semi Formal

  • Spirit Club

  • Tech Support

  • Yearbook


Sports teams

Sports Teams

Sr. & Jr. Boys:Girls:

  • FootballGymnastics

  • BadmintonBadminton

  • Cross CountryCross Country

  • HockeyHockey

  • VolleyballVolleyball

  • BasketballBasketball

  • BaseballBaseball

  • SoccerSoccer

    • Figure Skating

    • Golf

    • Track & Field

    • Curling

    • Wrestling


We ve got spirit

We’ve Got Spirit


Important dates

IMPORTANT DATES

  • January 14, 15, 16, 2014– Shadow Days@ General Amherst

  • February 19, 2014 – Registration deadline for Amherstburg Public, Anderdon, and Malden Grade 8 students.

  • February 10, 2014 – Registration deadline for students from other Boards of Education.


Feeder school shadow days

Feeder School Shadow Days

  • Amherstburg Public – January 14, 2014

  • Anderdon Public – January 15, 2014

  • Malden Central – January 16, 2014

  • Separate School Students January 14, 15, or 16, 2014


Grade 9 orientation day

Grade 9 Orientation Day

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • General Amherst High School

  • 8:30 -12:30

  • (We will mail you an invitation)


Grade 8 open house information night january 8 2014 welcome to bulldog country

We look forward to assisting you with your choices for Grade 9.

Contact us at….

General Amherst High School

130 Sandwich St. S

Amherstburg, ON, N9V 1Z8

519-736-2149


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