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Planning for Grade 11 and Beyond February 2010. Important information for Students about Graduation & Post-Secondary Planning. High School Info. This is “stuff” you should already know!. DIPLOMA Requirements. 30 credits (110 hours each) 18 compulsory subjects 12 options or electives

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planning for grade 11 and beyond february 2010

Planning for Grade 11 and BeyondFebruary 2010

Important information

for Students about Graduation &

Post-Secondary Planning

high school info
High School Info

This is “stuff” you should already know!

diploma requirements
DIPLOMA Requirements
  • 30 credits (110 hours each)
    • 18 compulsory subjects
    • 12 options or electives
  • 40 hrs. community involvement
  • Pass the Grade 10 Literacy Test
compulsory credits
Compulsory Credits
  • 4 English - one ENG credit per grade
  • 1 French as a second language
  • 3 Mathematics - at least one in Grade 11 or 12
  • 2 Science
  • 1 Canadian History
  • 1 Canadian Geography
  • 1 Arts(Visual, Music, Drama or Dance)
  • 1 Health & Physical Education
  • Civics & Career Studies(0.50 Civics, 0.50 Careers)
additional compulsory credits
Additional Compulsory Credits
  • Group 1 - take one of: 5th English, Third Language, Social Science, Senior Canadian & World Studies, Guidance, OR Co-op
  • Group 2 - take 1 of: Business Studies, 2nd Art, 2nd Physical Education, OR Co-op
  • Group 3 - take 1 of: Senior Science, a Technology, OR Co-op
community involvement
Community Involvement

40 hours

Do It Now!

DEADLINE: MAY 31ST OF YOUR GRADUATING YEAR

Do It Now!

DEADLINE: MAY 31ST OF YOUR GRADUATING YEAR

Do It Now!

DEADLINE: MAY 31ST OF YOUR GRADUATING YEAR

sample of volunteer activities
Sample of Volunteer Activities

Animal Care

- veterinary clinics

- animal shelters

- Humane Society

Service

- helping at hospitals/retirements homes

- working with the handicapped

- home care programs; I.e. Meals on Wheels

- lawn mowing/snow shoveling for seniors

- shelters or food banks

Religious Associations

- Sunday School, Youth Groups, Bible Camp

- events such as annual bazaars or dinners

Clean-Up Programs

- tree planting

- recycling programs

- highway and parks clean-up projects

Community Events

- annual fairs, festivals and parades

- Shows/Sales, such as antiques and crafts

Coaching/Sports Activities

- coaching sports or skills

- assisting with tournaments

- sports camps and clinics

- timekeeping, scorekeeping, refereeing

Fundraising/Charity Events

- Organize 30 Hour Famine, AIDS Walk, Terry Fox Walk or other fundraising events such as auctions and bingos

- canvassing for groups such as Heart & Stroke Foundation, Cancer Society

- food drives

Day Care

- counselors for day and summer camps

- after-school programs

- babysitting

Mentoring

- tutoring younger students

- Big Brothers/Sisters

- Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Scouts

- community centers such as the YMCA

community involvement strategies
Community Involvement Strategies
  • Pick up your “COMPLETION OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES” form(s) in Guidance
  • Listen to the announcements and check the volunteer bulletin board in Guidance
  • Return your forms to Guidance periodically and pick up a new one to complete hours.
  • Register on www.volunteerdurham.org
grade 11 12 course types
Grade 11 & 12 Course Types

University preparation courses

  • e.g. ENG3U

University/College (Mixed) courses

  • e.g. CLU3M

College preparation courses

  • e.g. MBF3C

Locally Developed courses

  • e.g. SEN361and THL451

Workplace courses

  • e.g. ENG4E

Open courses

  • e.g. CGG3O and Co-op
which math to take

university

college

workplace

Which Math to Take?

Math is one of the most difficult courses to determine the level you should be taking. Students tend to take levels that are far too difficult or are totally inappropriate for what they would like to pursue in post-secondary education.

The following chart shows students how they can navigate from one level to another to maximize their success.

Note: Teacher recommendations should be closely followed. They are correct most of the time.

summer school july
Summer School - July
  • Limited Full Credit Courses will be offered for Grade 11 and Grade 12.
  • Remedial (repeat) summer school credits offered for core subjects only
  • You may only take remedial summer school:
    • If your final mark is between 35% - 49%
    • If you have regular attendance in the class(es), &
    • If you write the Final Exam and Evaluation.
destination pathways
Destination Pathways

Destination Pathways

  • Go directly to the world of work?
  • Apprenticeship?
  • College?
  • University?
which courses do you need
Which Courses Do You Need?

Universities require:

  • 6 U and/or M courses (minimum 2 U’s) including specific prerequisites for each program

Colleges require:

  • C, M or U courses
  • Senior Level O courses

Check the Prerequisites!!

consider all opportunities
CONSIDER ALL OPPORTUNITIES
  • Consider a range of opportunities:

Apprenticeship / College / University / Work

  • Or combine any of the above!
  • Consider a variety of pathways
    • High school  University  College
    • High school  College  University
    • High school  Apprenticeship  College
    • High school  Work  College
    • High school  Work  University
do you know
Do you know…?

This is “stuff” you need to know!

traditional programs in universities

1. Arts/Humanities/Social Sciences

2. Business Related Programs

3. Life Sciences Programs

4. Engineering or Physical Sciences

Traditional Programs in Universities
traditional programs in colleges

1. Non-Technical (Gen Arts, E.C.E.)

  • Business Related Programs(Marketing,
  • Accounting)

3. Science or Health(Massage Therapy, Paramedic)

  • Technical (Computer Systems, Automotive Technician)
Traditional Programs in Colleges
non traditional programs
Non-Traditional Programs

1. UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PROGRAMS– CONSECUTIVE

e.g. B.A. (English) then Diploma in Journalism

2. UNIVERSITY PROGRAMS – CONCURRENT

e.g. B.A./B.Ed. - both degrees being worked on at the same time

3. UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE PROGRAMS - JOINT (INTEGRATED)

e.g. B. Sc. in Nursing – 2 yrs at the college then 2 yrs at the university

4. COLLEGES PROGRAMS - APPLIED DEGREES

e.g. Bachelor of Applied Music or Bachelor of Applied Business

alternative pathways to success
Alternative Pathways to Success

1. APPRENTICESHIPS

e.g. Plumbing, Tool & Die, Automotive Technician, Carpentry, Mason, Hairstylist, Cook

2. WORK

e.g. Retail Sales, Golf Course Maintenance, Family Business

3. PRIVATE SCHOOL or CERTIFICATES

e.g. Hairstylist, Professional Pilot, Chef, Esthetician, Outdoor Adventure Skills, Early Childcare Assistant Diploma, etc.

why go to university
Why Go To University?
  • In the early 1960’s, only 1 in 20 high school grads went to university. Today it is 1 in 3.
  • Offers many programs NOT offered in college – must have university degree for masters/doctorates
  • Grads earn on average 20-35% more - get earlier and more frequent promotions
  • Provides a more theoretical learning experience
  • Co-op opportunities to help offset the costs
  • Many full & part-time courses - most have programs designed to support mature students
  • Transferable skills & knowledge
  • Can go either before or after college
what can i do with my degree

What Can I Do With My Degree?

What Can I Do With My Degree?

If you've asked this question at some point during your research on university programs, you're not alone. Many students struggle with trying to choose the correct academic program while trying to understand the type of career outcomes available upon graduation.

http://www.cecs.uoguelph.ca/webmajors/

why go to community college
Why Go To Community College?
  • Offers a multitude of programs; i.e. certificates, regular/advanced /co-op diplomas, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, bachelor degrees and joint college-university programs
  • Can apply with O, C, M (U/C) or U courses
  • Provides a dynamic learning environment
  • Grads are “ready for hire”
  • Admissions look at more than marks
  • Cheaper $$$$, shorter program than university
  • Can go either before or after university
marks are not always enough look ahead don t wait until grade 12
Marks are not always enough!Look ahead…..Don’t wait until Grade 12!

Some programs may require:

  • essay on why you want that program
  • a supplementary (additional) application
  • reference letters
  • interview
  • admission testing
  • portfolio, extra curricular activities
  • audition

Consult on-line College/University Calendars for details. BE PREPARED!!!

how do you decide
How Do You Decide??
  • Look at interests, goals, grades ~ what’s important to you…..
  • Plan your courses backwards ~ from post-secondary prerequisites down to grade 11
  • Know which prerequisites (especially English, Math and Science) are needed to keep doors open to your destination pathway and any alternates
  • Stay informed ~ “work in progress” as colleges and universities release details
  • Allow for flexibility ~ have a backup plan!
focus on a career group
FOCUS ON A CAREER GROUP…

… NOT ONE JOB OR ONE CAREER

  • What courses interest you?
  • What career pathways interest you?
  • How do you make sure your course requests lead to your chosen career pathways?
tips to remember
TIPS TO REMEMBER….
  • Start your research early!
  • Balance “dreams” with “reality”
  • Be your own advocate
  • Have a flexible plan
  • Stay current, anticipate your next move
  • Have back-up plans
do you know1
Do you know…?

These are questions you should be asking!

what the universities are saying
What the Universities are Saying…

QUEEN’S UNIVERSITY

Offers of Admission –Selected students will receive offers of admission starting in January. These offers are based on final and interim Grade 12 marks as well as Grade 11 results.

Queen’s does not normally make alternate offers of admission with the exception of Concurrent Ed programs

what the universities are saying1
What the Universities are Saying…

UNIVERSITY OF

ONTARIO

Choosing the right university for you can be a difficult decision. There are many factors to consider and often the information can be overwhelming.

UOIT will use the highest grade obtained in a course in the calculation of averages.

what the universities are saying2
What the Universities are Saying…

WATERLOO UNIVERSITY

Waterloo's 6 faculties offer courses in more than 100 areas of study so you'll have plenty of options to choose from.

You can customize your degree through minors, options, specializations, and interdisciplinary programs.

what the universities are saying3
What the Universities are Saying…

ROYAL MILITARY

COLLEGE OF CANADA

All RMC students must complete courses in Information Technology, Chemistry, Physics, Calculus, English (or French), Can. History, Politics & Civics, Ethics, Psychology, and International Studies

what the colleges are saying
What the Colleges are Saying…

DURHAM COLLEGE

It is the student’s responsibility to know what the requirements are to enter a particular profession, including physical attributes/qualifications, addiction-free, criminal records search, etc.

what the colleges are saying1
What the Colleges are Saying…

FLEMING COLLEGE

Selection for Oversubscribed Programs…:

Applicants meeting the min. admission requirements will be considered in the following order:

  • Post-secondary grads (university/college)
  • Partial Post-secondary students
  • Secondary School Grads
  • Mature Students
what the colleges are saying2
What the Colleges are Saying…

CAMBRIAN COLLEGE

Students who graduate with an OSSD or OSSC with English or Math at the workplace level may be considered for admission on an individual basis for programs delivered through the Glenn Crombie Centre. Proof of an IEP may be required.

what the colleges are saying3
What the Colleges are Saying…

SENECA COLLEGE

For many applied degree, diploma and certificate programs offered at the College, a questionnaire, an essay, a pretest, portfolio, and/or group orientation session may be required.

resources
Resources

College/University Research:

www.ouac.on.ca – university info

www.ontariocolleges.ca - college info

www.careercruising.com - career info

http://universitymatters.ca - tips and tricks

www.schoolfinder.com - information on 1,700 universities, colleges and career colleges in Canada

www.canlearn.ca – on-line counsellor, interest quiz, money

Many universities & colleges send representatives to the high schools in the fall to promote their programs. Sign sheets will be posted in Guidance.

Every institution has Open Houses where you can tour the campus and residences. Take advantage of these!

funding your future a sample year @ college
Funding Your FutureA Sample Year @ College

Tuition & ancillary fees $ 2,600

Books & Equipment $ 1,050

Local transportation (Your bus pass is included in your fees)  

Rent (8 months x $467) $ 3,736

Food (8 months x $210) $ 1,680

Telephone (8 months x $50) $   400

Computer Related Expenses $   500

Entertainment (34 weeks x $25) $   850

Clothing (8 months x $50) $   400

Miscellaneous (bus home, medical, gifts, personal care) $  700

Total $11,916

The maximum OSAP funding available for a single student studying for 34 weeks is $11,900. Single students who finish school in June, and begin post-secondary classes in September, are expected to work for 8 weeks and have a minimum savings of $1050.

resources3
Resources

Financial Advice:

www.fanshawec.ca/EN/financial/financial/31806/education.asp

www.canlearn.ca

www.careers.utoronto.ca/weblinks/1eFinance.aspx?tr=

www.studentawards.com

www.cibc.com/studentlife

www.tdcanadatrust.com/student

www.rbcroyalbank.com/student

www.myschool101.com/education/index.asp

www.campusaccess.com

scholarships bursaries
Scholarships/Bursaries

Scholarship opportunities are updated constantly on the Guidance web-page. Check it out often. If you don’t apply, you can’t be awarded the money! What have you got to lose?

resources4
Resources

Job Postings:

www.jobbank.gc.ca

http://jobsearch.monster.ca

www.workopolis.com

www.jobfutures.ca

www.campusaccess.com

www.ontario.jobs.com

www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/tcu