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Pickering High School Welcomes…. The Class of 2018. Introduction To Guidance. What role does Guidance play at Pickering High School? Transition from grade 8 to grade 9 Course selection information and guidance Short term counseling and referrals Post-secondary research and applications

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Introduction to guidance
Introduction To Guidance

What role does Guidance play at Pickering High School?

  • Transition from grade 8 to grade 9

  • Course selection information and guidance

  • Short term counseling and referrals

  • Post-secondary research and applications

  • Career planning

  • Timetabling and alternative education (summer school/night school)

  • Student records and awards

  • Commencement


Pickering high school at a glance
Pickering High School At A Glance

School Structure – Our school year is divided into two semesters:

  • Semester 1 (September – January)

  • Semester 2 (February – June)

    You will take FOUR courses per semester

  • 75 minute classes

  • School start time – 8:30 am

  • End time – 2:35 pm

  • Lunch – 11:10 to 12:00 (50 minutes)

    Projected enrollment = 2028 students/454 grade 9’s


  • Let s take a look at
    Let’s take a look at…

    Graduation Requirements

    Courses & Option Selection



    Compulsory courses
    Compulsory Courses

    … are courses that you must pass to graduate.

    Compulsory requirements change each year of high school.


    Ontario secondary school diploma ossd requirements
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements

    • 4 credits English (1 credit per grade)

    • 1 credit French as a second language

    • 3 credits Mathematics (at least 1 credit in grade 11 or 12)

    • 2 credits Science

    • 1 credit Canadian History

    • 1 credit Canadian Geography

    • 1 credit Arts

    • 1 credit Physical & Health Education

    • 1 credit Civics and Career Education

    • Plus the following 3 additional courses....


    Ontario secondary school diploma ossd requirements1
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements

    1 additional credit selected from:

    English, or French as a second language*, or Spanish, or Social Sciences and Humanities, or Canadian and World Studies, or Guidance and Career Education, or Co-operative education**

    1 additional credit selected from:

    Health & Physical Education, or The Arts (visual art, drama, music), or Business, or French as a second language*, or Co- operative education**

    1 additional credit selected from:

    Science (Grade 11 or 12), or Technological Education, or Computer Studies, or French as a second language*, or Co-operative education**

    * a maximum of 2 French credits can count towards these additional credits (one from group 1 and one from either group 2 or 3)

    ** a maximum of 2 Co-op credits can count towards these credits.


    What compulsory courses must you take in grade 9
    What compulsory courses must you take in Grade 9?

    • English

    • Math

    • Science

    • Geography

    • Phys. Ed

    • French


    Electives
    Electives

    … are courses that you choose.

    • Dramatic Arts

    • Exploring Family Studies

    • Exploring Technologies

    • Information and Communication Technology in Business

    • Instrumental Music

    • Latin - Level 1

    • Visual Arts

    • Vocal Music


    Choosing the appropriate level for success
    Choosing the Appropriate Level for Success!

    Academic (D)

    • Emphasis on THEORY.

    • Works independently in a focused manner.

    • Completes homework consistently and thoroughly.

    • Recommend a minimum of 70% in Grade 8 courses.

    • Select English courses in the academic stream if you are planning on UNIVERSITY.

    • Depending on the university program other academic courses may be required (such as science and mathematics).


    Choosing the appropriate level for success1
    Choosing the Appropriate Level for Success!

    Applied (P)

    • Emphasis on PRACTICAL APPLICATION.

    • May need assistance to organize and complete homework regularly.

    • Less homework assigned.

    • Students planning to pursue postsecondary studies at COLLEGE or pursue an APPRENTICEABLE TRADE should select courses in the applied stream.


    Choosing the appropriate level for success2
    Choosing the Appropriate Level for Success!

    Locally Developed (L)

    • Courses cover material and skills necessary for daily activities.

    • For students who are not meeting expectations at their grade level.

      Open (O)

    • Designed to prepare students for further study in certain subjects and enrich your education.

      All subjects DO NOT have to be taken

      at the same stream!


    Selecting courses and streams
    Selecting Courses and Streams

    • Before selecting courses and/or streams, students must consider:

      • Career goals

      • Academic ability

      • Work habits

      • Talk to parents and teachers

      • Read the Pickering High School Course Calendar on-line

      • Grade 8 achievement of 70% WITHOUT modifications is recommended for the academic stream

      • Examine career goals, personal interests

      • Academic strengths (university, college, or apprenticeship destination)


    Grade 9 On-line Course Selection – Career Cruising

    Use your student number and birthdate to login

    Login Instructions Reminder


    Student View

    Beige = Compulsory

    White = Elective


    Student View

    WARNING: This step cannot be undone!


    Compulsory Courses

    Gifted: Look for the “G” in the code

    French Immersion: Look for the “F” in the code



    Elective Courses

    *We recommend students select an art course in order to fulfill their graduation requirement.


    Warning
    Warning

    Hover over the blue dot for a guidance alert.


    Alert
    Alert

    Hover over the red dot for important course selection information.


    Printing
    PRINTING

    Once you have submitted your course selections, please print off a final copy of your course selections.


    Print Final Copy

    Must be signed by a Parent/Guardian and returned to your Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher

    Due Date

    Feb 21st


    Important dates
    Important Dates

    January 2014

    • Grade 8 parents’ information session TBA

    February 21, 2014

    • On– line Course Selection Due

    • May 5-9, 2014

      • Grade 8 tours


    Make sure…

    That you are eligible to attend PHS.

    Out of area students

    cannot be accepted!


    The End…

    Questions?


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