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Zion Heights JHS. CHOICES FOR NINE. THE TRANSITION FROM GRADE 8 TO 9. Guidance Program & Services Department Success for all Learners 2012-13. Presentation Overview. Part A : Choices for Nine Optional Attendance and Timelines Part B : Messages for Success

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Zion Heights JHS

CHOICES FOR NINE

THE TRANSITION FROM

GRADE 8 TO 9

Guidance Program & Services Department

Success for all Learners

2012-13

presentation overview
Presentation Overview

Part A: Choices for Nine

Optional Attendance and Timelines

Part B: Messages for Success

Part C: Ontario Secondary

School Program

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TDSB Website

www.tdsb.on.ca/program > Guidance Program & Service > Educational Planning

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Part A

Choices for Nine

  • OptionalAttendance

and Timelines

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Choices: Planning Guides

Choices for Nine (October)

Choices: Secondary Schools Course Selection & Planning Guide (January/February)

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Home School

Website: http://www.tdsb.on.ca

Click on “Find your School” and enter your home address

information nights at secondary schools
Information Nightsat Secondary Schools

Information evening dates are listed in the Choices for Nine brochure and on the TDSB Website: www.tdsb.on.ca/parents/infonight

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Information Nights at

Specialized Schools

  • Specialized programs are designed for students with a strong passion and skill in a specific area
  • If you want to investigate specialize schools or programs, contact the specific school for admission requirements
  • Special requirements may include auditions, tests, interviews, etc.
  • Check DEADLINE DATES for applications
where are these specialized schools programs
Where are these specialized schools/programs?
  • Check Choices for Nine legend
  • www.tdsb.on.ca/programs

select

Guidance Programs and Services

then Educational Planning

then Choices for Secondary School

choices for 9 optional attendance
Choices for 9 - Optional Attendance
  • Students are encouraged to attend their home school
  • Must use an “Optional Attendance Application Form” when applying to a school other than home school (forms available at Grade 8 school)
  • Students may apply to:
      • two regular schools
      • two specialized schools or programs
  • Some schools are closed to Optional Attendance
important dates
Important Dates
  • January - List of “Closed” and “Limited” schools made available & Optional Attendance applications available
  • February 1, 2013 - Optional Attendance applications due to secondary schools – delivered by student/parent/guardian
  • February 14, 2013 - Secondary schools will inform Optional Attendance applicants
  • March 1, 2013 - All Course Selection sheets are due to secondary schools – delivered by current school counsellor

* Some schools may be doing “On-Line Course Selection”

Only ONE course selection sheet may be

submitted for ONE secondary school

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Part B

Messages for

Success

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Key Message for Success

“16 by 16”

16 credits

by

16 years of age

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The Importance of Credit

Accumulation

TDSB Grade 10 Cohort Study: 2000-2004

Dropout rate of Grade 10's based on

credit accumulation

60%

40%

32%

40%

21%

Dropout rate

14%

20%

5%

0%

12

13

14

15

16

Number of Credits Earned by 16 years of age

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Part C

Ontario Secondary

Schools

credit system

Credit System

Once a course is completed successfully a credit is

granted (50% or higher)

Students are expected to take 8 courses a year

To graduate from high school a student must earn

30 credits

ontario secondary school diploma o s s d
ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL DIPLOMA (O.S.S.D.)
  • Total of 30 credits
    • 18 compulsory subjects
    • 12 options or electives

* To pass a course one must achieve a level of at least 50%

  • 40 hrs. Community Involvement
    • Begins in July after Grade 8
  • Ontario Literacy Requirement
    • Written Test in Grade 10 (OSSLT)
compulsory credits
Compulsory Credits

Students Must Earn The Following 15 Compulsory Credits:

  • 4 English - one 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 Arts, Music, Integrated Arts, Media, Drama or Dance)
  • 1 Health and Physical Education
  • 0.5 Civics
  • 0.5 Career Studies
compulsory credits con t
Compulsory Credits Con’t

Plus ONE CREDIT from each of the following 3 Groups:

Group 1

  • An additional English credit

or French as a second language*,

or third language,

or Social Science and Humanities credit,

or Canadian and World Studies credit,

or Guidance and Career Education credit,

or Cooperative Education credit*

*A maximum of 2 credits in Cooperative Education and 2 credits in

French can count as compulsory credits.

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Compulsory Credits Con’t

Group 2

  • One credit in Health and Physical Education, or the Arts, or Business Studies, or French as a second language or Cooperative Education *

Group 3

  • One credit in Gr. 11 or 12 Science, or a credit in Technological Education, or Computer Studies, or French as a second language or Cooperative Education *

* A maximum of 2 credits in Cooperative Education and 2 credits in French can count as compulsory credits.

course types in grade 9 and 10
Open

Academic

Applied

Locally Developed

Compulsory Credit

Course Typesin Grade 9 and 10:

Making the right choices =

choosing success!

what is an open course
What is an Open Course?

• Learning expectations are the same for all students

• Designed to prepare students for further study and to enrich general education in a subject

• Can be compulsory or elective credits

Grade 9 Open Courses Include:

  • Arts (Music, Visual Arts, Drama, Integrated Arts)
  • Introduction to Business
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Guidance (Learning Strategies)
  • Exploring Technologies
  • Physical Education
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Academic & Applied Courses

Academic Courses

Cover the core content and have an emphasis on the theoretical aspects of the content

Applied Courses

Cover the core content and have an emphasis on practical applications

locally developed compulsory credits
Locally Developed Compulsory Credits
  • For students with significant gaps in knowledge and skills in a specific subject
  • Ideal for students who need support with the curriculum content in grade 9
  • Students who require two or more Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Courses or who require significant modification to their program will be assisted in investigating programs/schools that provide a full array of supports and services to meet their unique needs
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English Language Learners(ESL/ELD)

  • • Prepare students for success in English and other
  • courses
  • • ESL/ELD credits count as compulsory English
  • credits (to a maximum of 3 credits)
  • Students will be placed in
  • Level A, B, C, D or E
  • Can move to Academic/Applied/LDCC
  • courses when appropriate
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Changing Course Type After

Grade 9:

Gr. 10 Academic

Gr. 9 Academic

Gr. 10 Applied

Gr. 9 Applied

Gr. 10 LDCC

Gr. 9 LDCC

(except Mathematics)

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Changing Course Type After

Grade 9 for Mathematics:

Gr. 10 Academic

Gr. 9 Academic

T

Gr. 10Applied

Gr. 9 Applied

Gr. 10LDCC

Gr. 9 LDCC

Gr. 9 Applied to Gr. 10 Academic

Mathematics

( T = Transfer Course worth 0.5 credit )

making your choices
Grades 9 and 10

Applied

Academic

Locally Developed

Open

Grades 11 and 12

College

Workplace

University

College/University

Open

Making Your Choices
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Zion’s Grade 9 Course

Selection Sheets*

  • Distributed in class the week of February 4th
  • Due in homeroom by February 20th

* most Zion students will complete course selection on-line using www.MyBluePrint.ca/tdsb

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myBlueprint.ca

for students and parents

Online educational & career planning tool

www.myBlueprint.ca/tdsb

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Accessing myBlueprint.ca

Join a Webinar

Select

Your

School

www.myBlueprint.ca/tdsb