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  1. South Delta Secondary Gr. 9 Course Planning February 2014 Ms. Diomis - Counsellor

  2. Overview • Overview of Graduation Requirements • Grade 9 courses • What about Math? • What about a Language? • External Credits • Academies • Grade 9 Electives • Summer School • Resources • Questions

  3. Graduation Requirements… Language Arts 10 4 Credits Language Arts 11 4 Credits Language Arts 12 4 Credits ENGLISH SOCIAL STUDIES Social Studies 10 4 Credits Social Studies 11 4 Credits SCIENCE Science 10 4 Credits a Science 11 4 Credits MATH a Math 10 4 Credits a Math 11 4 Credits P.E. Physical Education 10 4 Credits Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 4 Credits F.A. & A.S. Planning 10 4 Credits Graduation Transitions 4 Credits OTHER ELECTIVES Elective Courses (16 credits must be Gr. 12) 28 Credits 80 Credits

  4. Provincial Exams Graduation Requirements… • Language Arts (English)10(20%) • Mathematics 10 (20%) • Science 10 (20%) • Social Studies 11 (20%) • Language Arts (English) 12 (40%) Final mark is a blend of school marks and provincial exam.

  5. That’s Graduation… Now what courses do I take in Grade 9?

  6. Grade 9 courses ENGLISH PROGRAM 1. English 9  2. Socials 9  3. Mathematics 9 - one of: Math 9 Challenge Math 9 Core Math 9 4. Science 9 5. Physical Education 9 Elective Courses 6. _________________ 7. _________________ 8.__________________ FRENCH IMMERSION 1. English 9 2. Sciences Humaines 9 3. Mathematics 9 – one of: Math 9 Challenge Math 9 Core Math 9 4. Sciences Naturelles 9 5. Physical Education 9 6. Français Langue 9 Elective Courses 7. _______________ 8. _________________

  7. The Math Question

  8. The Math Question… • Grade 8 & 9 • Math 8 & 9 Challenge * • Math 8 & 9 • Core Math 8 & 9 * Grade 10 • Math 10 Challenge • Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 (Regular Math) • Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 *Requires referral by present subject teacher and parent/guardian permission.

  9. Implications of Math • Any Math 11 course will graduate a student from high school with a Dogwood certificate. • Post-secondary math requirements will vary. Please be informed, and keep viable options open. • For now, keep your child in the highest level of math they will be successful at. • This time next year, students will need to pick a stream of math to continue on in. Students in Math 9 Core will automatically be placed in Math 10 AWP. (There is a Math 10 Provincial exam. Students should be in the appropriate stream.)

  10. What about a Language? You do not need a language to graduate from high School BUT…

  11. Some post-secondary institutions do require … UBC KWANTLEN Language 11 for all faculties Language 11 for degree programs No language requirement SFU UVIC UNBC TR.WEST. THOMP. R BCIT COLLEGES Introductory language 11 for all faculties

  12. Language Options • French 8 – 12 • Spanish 9 - 12 • Introductory Spanish 11 (can be taken in Grade 10) to Spanish 11 *all courses will be offered based on enrollment

  13. Language Challenge Exams For those students with a background in: Mandarin Spanish French Japanese Punjabi Korean German you may apply to write a challenge exam to earn Language 11 and 12 credits. *Some post-secondary institutions (ie.UBC) are no longer accepting Challenge exam scores for GPA, but will accept the course as the language 11 requirement for admission.

  14. Elective Options • French 9 • Spanish 9 • Guitar 9 • Band 9 • Jazz Band 9 (before school) • Choral Music 9 • Vocal Jazz 9 (after school) • Drama 9 • Stagecraft 9 (after school) • Multimedia 9 • Photo/Graphics 9 • InfoTech 9 • Fashion 9 • Foods & Nutrition 9 • Technology 9 • Woodwork 9 • Drafting 9 • Mechanics 9

  15. District Academies The Delta School District offers Academies in the following areas: Hockey(SDSS & Burnsview) Baseball (Sands) Film Acting (SDSS) Softball (Seaquam) Film Production (SDSS) Golf (Seaquam) Soccer (SDSS & Sands)Dance (DSS) Lacrosse (DSS) Cadets (Seaquam) More information and application forms are available at: www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/academies

  16. Tech Stretch For grades 9 and 10 students considering a career in the trades 4 half day sessions building an electrical or plumbing system 5th day at BCIT campus to enter your creation into a competition against other schools Applications due April 30 http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/content/programs/careerprograms/techstretch

  17. External Credits Students may earn credits toward graduation through training programs outside of school: • Dance (Royal Academy of Dance) • Music (Royal Conservatory of Music) • Sports (Provincial or National team level) • Lifesaving (Bronze Cross, NLS, Instructor) • Cadets (National Defense Cadet Certification) • Driver Ed (ICBC accredited program) *Students are asked to bring documentation as proof of credit

  18. Remedial Summer School • Must be recommended by teacher • Must repeat if you don’t pass • 4 weeks (month of July) • Delta Secondary or North Delta (depends on enrollment) • Miss 3 classes = no credit *Full-Credit Summer School courses are not available until Gr. 10

  19. When Can We Get Started? • Parent Connect and Student Connect are open starting February 14 and will remain open until March 3rd. • Courses are NOT first come first serve. • Choose wisely now! Changes may not be possible later.

  20. How to Log On to Parent Connecthttps://cimsweb.deltasd.bc.ca/schoolconnect/parentsignon.aspx • Username: 9 digit PEN (Personal Education #) • Password: issued by school board at start of year • Postal Code (no spaces)

  21. Resources Course Planning • Counsellor • Ms. W. Diomis: wdiomis@deltasd.bc.ca Course and Career Planning • Career Advisor • Ms. T . Foster: tfoster@deltasd.bc.ca Graduation Program Info • www.bced.gov.bc.ca/grad_req_rev • www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/