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Walnut Grove Course planning. INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM. AGENDA. Coordinators and Counsellors Timeline Getting Involved Graduation Requirements Grad Transitions Marks Matter Provincial Exams. COORDINATORS AND COUNSELLORS. ISP Coordinator: Ms. Joan McGivern

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walnut grove course planning

Walnut Grove Course planning

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PROGRAM

agenda
AGENDA

Coordinators and Counsellors

Timeline

Getting Involved

Graduation Requirements

Grad Transitions

Marks Matter

Provincial Exams

coordinators and counsellors
COORDINATORS AND COUNSELLORS

ISP Coordinator: Ms. Joan McGivern

Counsellor for Grade 8: Ms. Ruffo

Counsellor for Grade 9: Ms. Seymour and Ms. Ruffo

Counsellor for 10, 11, 12: Ms. Kifiak A to G

Ms. Gambrel H to N

Mrs. Docherty O to Z

ALL of February feel free to drop in to see me on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday if you have any questions – it is best to come after school. You can find me in room 244 between 3:00 – 4:00 o’clock.

timeline
Timeline

Forms Complete - ready to hand in to Ms. McGivern - Feb 17

Very last day for returning all documents - March 3

Coordinator following-up and checking complete timetables- March 4-14

Option Verifications handed out in class- April 8

Changes to Option Verifications - due back - April 11

Tentative Schedule – handed out with report card - June 26

Pick-up Schedule in front foyer - Aug 26

Course changes - line-up to make an appointment - Aug 27

getting involved within the school
Getting Involved: Within the School

Chess/Games Club

Debate Club

Environmental Club

GLC – Gator Leadership Club

GNN – Gator Nation News

Humanitarian Club

Intramural Sports

LAC – Library Advisory Council

Math Challengers

Me 2 We

Mountain Bike Club

Project Kenya sister School

Relay for Life

Science Club

Student Council

Ultimate Frisbee Club

getting involved outside school opportunities
Getting Involved: Outside School Opportunities

Encounters with Canada - Go to Ottawa for a week. See the Parliament Buildings, museums, and historical

Explore Program– Official Languages 5-week bursary program

House of Commons Page Program – 40 students work as pages while in their first year of university study

Me to We Youth Volunteer Trips

Summer French Program for Teenagers - Learn French in Quebec - http://learningfrenchinquebec.com/campete1/

Air Time Canada – Want to be a pilot? Try out flight and ground school and fly a plane. www.airfun.org/copilot.htm

Youth Exchange Rotary Program - https://www.rotary.org/en/youth-exchanges

UBC Summer Scholars Program– UBC-O – 2-weeks environmental science and sustainability focus

U of T – Youth Summer Program – experience the Faculty of Law or the Faculty of Medicine for one week

grad transitions
Grad Transitions

Mandatory Grade 12 course.

Must be done at WGSS in your final year.

Completed in PowerPoint or Prezi format by January.

  • Personal Health

(130 hrs. physical activity in Gr. 11 + 12)

  • Community Connections

(30 hrs. service/work/volunteer)

  • Career & Life Transition Plan

(Career Cruising; post-secondary plans;

resume; cover letter; letter of reference;

budgeting)

See WGSS website -> Grad -> Grad Trans for information & forms

marks matter
Marks Matter

Early admission to university is based on Grade 11 marks.

All post-secondary institutions offer scholarships for high achieving students.

provincial exams
Provincial Exams

English, Math and Science 10

Social Studies 11

English 12 or Communication 12

Grade 10 and 11 exams -

20% of final grade

English 12 /Com 12 exam –

40% of final grade

going to university or transferring from college university
Going to University or Transferring from College/University

or straight to University:

Simon Fraser University average for 2013

Arts 82% Business 82% + BBA

Science 84% Health Science 84%

Comp Sc. 80% Communications 81%

Education 90% Tech One (Surrey) 80%

UBC – Vancouver average for 2013 (require Personal Profile)

Applied Science (Engineering) high 80s

Arts high 80s

Commerce 90s

Food Nutrition & Health high 80s

Forest Sciences high 70s

Human Kinetics mid 80s

Science high-80s to low90s

Transfer Programs:

  • CapilanoUniversity's
  • Year I & II at Capilano University then apply to transfer to
  • Years III and IV at UBC Sauder School of Business
  • Langara University – first two years of a Business degree at Langara then apply to transfer to UBC, SFU, U Vic
  • Kwantlen University – first year Engineering transfers directly to UBC’s second year Engineering
  • Vancouver Island University - Engineering transfer curriculum fulfils the first year requirements at UBC B.Appl.Sci. program and at the B.Eng. program at Uvic
  • Douglas College – has agreement with SFU; students start their SFU degree in Arts or Science before transferring to SFU
us application process
US Application Process

1. Marks from Grade 9 – 12

2.SAT Score sat.collegeboard.com

3.Reference letters from teacher + counsellor

4. Complete “Common Application” the summer before Gr. 12

5. Any student participating in NCAA (e.g. SFU) needs to write the SAT

6. Students should plan to write

  • The PSAT in October of Gr. 11
  • The SAT in the Spring of Gr. 11
  • Then rewrite the SAT in the Fall of Gr. 12
  • Minimum score of 820 on the SAT to qualify for NCAA eligibility (www.eligibilitycenter.org) by November

Helpful website:

www2.sd38.bc.ca/~jojones@sd38.bc.ca/fov4-00092a73/?OpenItemURL=S07FB6214

universities looking for well rounded students
Universities Looking for Well-Rounded Students

In addition to meeting academic requirements, applicants are evaluated on a broad range of criteria

  • In essay format, students share their experiences:

1. Leadership contributions

2. Academic achievements

3. Athletic involvement

4. Creative and performing arts experiences

5. Work experience

6. Volunteer experience and service

Example Personal Profile video for tips: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI-VY0Tph50

Get involved! Give back! Participate! Take a Risk!

course planning for grade 8
Course Planning for Grade 8

Our ELL students will take ELL Writing Level 3 Junior instead of French.

Most of our grade sevens transferring from our Elementary Schools into grade eight will go into our Level 3 Junior Writing class – however they will be tested on February 12 to ensure they are placed in the appropriate ELL Level.

course planning for grade 9
Course Planning for Grade 9

Our Grade 9 students are all different levels of ELL. They will need the correct Grade 9 form.

Each grade 9 form is designed to include the courses they need for each level of ELL 1, 2, or level 3 Junior.

All ISP and ELL students are tested each year to assess ELL level. Our testing dates this year are August 28 and September 2. Student course loads will be adjusted according to their tested level.

ell program
ELL Program

All ISP and ELL students are tested each year to assess ELL level. Our testing dates this year are August 28 and September 2. Student course loads will be adjusted according to their tested level.

Students are tested for Grammar, Writing, Reading and Speaking Levels.

course planning for grade 10
Course Planning for Grade 10

Our Grade 10 students are all different levels of ELL. They will need the correct Grade 10 form.

Each grade 10 form is designed to include the courses they need for each level of ELL 1, 2, 3 Senior or level 4.

Many ISP students will only take one elective as their ELL support block takes the space of one of those electives.

All ISP and ELL students are tested each year to assess ELL level. Our testing dates this year are August 28 and September 2. Student course loads will be adjusted according to their tested level.

course planning for grade 11
Course Planning for Grade 11

Our Grade 11 students are all different levels of ELL. They will need the correct Grade 11 form.

Each grade 11 form is designed to include the courses they need for each level of ELL 2, 3 Senior or level 4.

All ISP and ELL students are tested each year to assess ELL level. Our testing dates this year are August 28 and September 2. Student course loads will be adjusted according to their tested level.

course planning for grade 12
Course Planning for Grade 12

Filling out this form the students can see the credits they have from Grade 10, what they are taking now in Grad 11 and then what do they need to take in Grade 12 in order to graduate.

All ISP and ELL students are tested each year to assess ELL level. Our testing dates this year are August 28 and September 2. Student course loads will be adjusted according to their tested level.

ways to stay connected
Ways to Stay Connected

jmcgivern@sd35.bc.ca

mcgivern.weebly.com

604-882-0220 ext. 271

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