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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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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

  • Career planning

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

  • Student records and awards

  • Commencement


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…

    Graduation Requirements

    Courses & Option Selection


    What do you Need to Graduate from High School?


    Compulsory Courses

    … are courses that you must pass to graduate.

    Compulsory requirements change each year of high school.


    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements

    • 4 creditsEnglish (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) 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?

    • English

    • Math

    • Science

    • Geography

    • Phys. Ed

    • French


    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!

    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 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 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

    • 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


    Choosing Electives


    Elective Courses

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


    Warning

    Hover over the blue dot for a guidance alert.


    Alert

    Hover over the red dot for important course selection information.


    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

    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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