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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 NIGHTJanuary 8, 2014WELCOME 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

Registration Information:

Ms. Chere Tulett Guidance Head

Guided Tours: Student Council


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


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”

  • 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”

  • 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”

  • 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”

  • 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


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?

  • 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?

18 Compulsory Credits

12 Optional Credits

The Provincial Literacy Requirement

40 hours of Community Involvement


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

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


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


Provincial

Literacy Requirement

.


40 Hours Community Involvement

You may begin earning community involvement hours in July 2014


What will high school be like?


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!

  • 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

  • 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?

  • 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


Career Cruising Login Screen


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

  • 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

  • Grade 9 Orientation Day

  • School Dances

  • Pancake Breakfasts

  • Homecoming

  • JK/SK Christmas Party

  • Motivational Speakers

  • Talent Show

  • Spirit Days


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

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


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

  • 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

  • Wednesday, August 27, 2014

  • General Amherst High School

  • 8:30 -12:30

  • (We will mail you an invitation)


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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