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OPTION SELECTION 2010. RETURNING GRADE 12 STUDENTS. Returning?. Submit an option sheet if there is any chance you are returning Let us know asap if you decide not to return. Number of Courses. Choose a minimum of 3 courses per semester

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option selection 2010





Submit an option sheet if there is any chance you are returning

Let us know asap if you decide not to return

number of courses
Number of Courses
  • Choose a minimum of 3 courses per semester
  • Allowed to take only 2 courses per semester if already a graduate
  • Indicate if only returning for one semester
    • Sem 1 only or Sem 2 only
  • Ontario University Application Centre
    • www.electronicinfo.ca
    • To apply for university in Ontario
      • Minimum of 6 grade12U/M courses, including ENG4U1
      • Many programs have specific prerequisites


  • Depends on the university or college
  • Some take the higher mark and some average the two
  • Ontario College Application Service
    • www.ontariocolleges.ca
    • To apply for college in Ontario
      • Graduate with OSSD, complete most of your courses at the senior (Grade 11 or 12) level
      • Many programs have specific prerequisites
      • Some schools award additional marks for courses taken at the 12U level
      • Some programs you are better off to take the prerequisites at the college level and get higher marks. eg. Dental hygiene.
u and c options
  • Transfer Programs
    • Many universities will offer credit for courses taken within college program to decrease the amount of time needed to earn degree
  • Joint Programs
    • Many programs offered between a college and university (e.g. “Mo-Mac” BScN program)
    • Mohawk College Arts and Science 2 years plus Laurier 2 years = B.A.
transfer programs
Transfer programs


  • Students with more than 20 credits can take an eLearning course IN COMBINATION with their course load at Westdale
  • If you are interested in taking an eLearning course you MUST make an appointment with your counsellor in Student Services
leadership peer support
Leadership & Peer Support


Leadership skills

Opportunity for leadership experiences in the school

Great for resume building, concurrent education programs etc

Applications in Student Services

shsm programs
  • Fifth year to finish SHSM
  • Earn certifications and trainings within program
  • Arts and Culture
    • 8 credit package including 4 Arts courses
  • Construction
    • 10 credit package including 4 Construction courses
dual credit programs
Dual Credit Programs

Gain credit for college and/or apprenticeship courses while still enrolled in high school

Mohawk Bridge – 2 courses at Westdale plus 2 courses at Mohawk: Active Citizenship and Society, Technology and Social Issues

dual credit programs1
Dual Credit Programs

Mohawk Tech Bridge – 2 courses at Westdale plus 2 courses at Mohawk: Computer Aided Design and Mathematics

Building Careers: General Carpenter Level 1 OYAP. May earn direct entry into term 2 of Mohawk’s Construction Engineering Technician program

experiential learning
Experiential Learning

School Based Co-op – half day (2 credits) or full day (4 credits) placement Requires an application and interview

Placements in all areas

Some are competitive

Highly beneficial – experience, networking, resume building

Applications in Student Services

system school to work programs
System School to Work programs

“Caring For Our Future” – Healthcare Support Services

Four credit program

Classroom at Chedoke hospital

Includes co-op placements in Hamilton Health Sciences hospitals

Can lead to entry level employment with HHS as porters, environmental aides

system school to work programs1
System School to Work Programs

Lime Ridge Mall Co-op program

4 credit program

Classroom in K-Lite FM building

Co-op placements at Lime Ridge Mall

Can lead direct to employment

system school to work program
System School to Work Program

“Building Careers from the Ground Up”

Residential construction program

6 credits all day during semester one

Senior Construction Technology

Co-op placement building a house

army reserve co op program
Army Reserve Co-op program

Four credit program

Semester two only

Highly competitive

Semester at James St. N. Armoury

Complete Basic Military Qualification

Students are paid for the military training portion of the program

May lead to student or summer employment

ontario youth apprenticeship program
Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Train as a registered apprentice

Over 150 apprentice trades in Ontario

Transition from school to work

May earn a wage in addition to credits

Excellent for those who like to learn by doing

Leads to employment

accelerated oyap
Accelerated OYAP

In partnership with Mohawk College

Automotive Service, ECE, Child & Youth Worker, Hairstyling, Construction craft and cement finisher, Cook, General Carpenter

Attend Mohawk 2 days a week plus

Co-op placement for 3 days a week

other gap year ideas
Other Gap Year Ideas

www.osca.ca Students - Enrichment and Summer Opportunities

www.katimavik.org – volunteer service across Canada

www.lattitude.org.uk – volunteering around the world

school website
  • Option selection information found on school website:
  • www.hwdsb.on.ca/westdale/studentservices/ChoosingYourCourses
      • You will find HWDSB Course Calendar and Westdale Course Descriptions here
selecting options
  • Course selection sheet due FRIDAY FEB 26 to your
  • Period 4 teacher
  • If you have a study Period 4 hand in to Student Services
  • Westdale Course Offerings List
  • Choosing Your Courses Instruction Sheet
  • Educational Planner
  • eINFO – University application info