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POST-SECONDARY PLANNING GRADE 12. PRESENTED BY: SIR JOHN A MACDONALD GUIDANCE OFFICE C. Parsons (A-L) / L.D. Swimm & J. Wiseman (M-Z). Graduation Requirements:. Students are responsible to make sure they have the following compulsory credits for graduation: 18 Credits (minimum)

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post secondary planning grade 12




C. Parsons (A-L) / L.D. Swimm

& J. Wiseman (M-Z)

graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements:
  • Students are responsible to make sure they have the following compulsory credits for graduation:
    • 18 Credits (minimum)
    • Must have 5 grade 12 credits
    • No more than 7 grade 10 credits
  • 3 English
  • 2 Math
  • 2 Science
  • 2 Technology (Tech/math/science)
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Canadian Studies
  • 1 Fine Arts Credit
  • 1 Global His/Geo 12
  • 5 Grade 12 credits
  • 9 Immersion Credits for those in Immersion Program
communicating information
Communicating Information
  • Announcements
  • Scholarship binder
  • Grade 12 info board
  • Webpage
  • Twitter: Follow us @SJAGuidance
need help
  • See your guidance counsellor to set an appointment to discuss options
      • A-L: Mrs. C. Parsons
      • M-Z: Mrs. J. Wiseman
  • Complete an updated Career Cruising profile to look at interests, skills, and find careers that match your personality:

Username: sjam

Password: careers

personal my plan account
Personal My Plan Account

With their personal My Plan account students can:

  • View a summary of the information they have saved
  • Track their progress as they work towards school/district requirements
  • Personalize their account by adding a photo
  • Access their information from anywhere in the program
world class assessments
World Class Assessments

Using their various assessment tools, students can:

  • discover how they best learn and retain information
  • identify careers that suit their interests and;
  • understand how their skills and abilities are related to those careers.
detailed career information
Detailed Career Information

Students can explore hundreds of careers using a variety of methods.

Students will then have access to detailed multi-media career profiles.

postsecondary planning
Postsecondary Planning

Students have access to information about post-secondary institutions and apprenticeships available across the country.

employment readiness
Employment Readiness

Students also have access to resources to help them prepare for the world of work, including an integrated job search and resume builder.


Typical University/Community College Requirements (within NS)

All students should check to ensure that their grade 12 credits are accepted by the University/program prior to applying (look online or call the Registrar’s Office).

strive for excellence

apprenticeship on the job training
APPRENTICESHIP – On the Job Training
  • 2000 hours = 1 year of training
  • Apprentices earn 40-90% of journeyperson while training
  • Only certain trades have apprenticeship options (60+)
  • For more information:

n ova scotia community college nscc
Nova Scotia Community College(NSCC)
  • 80% of HS students feel they will go to university, 50% will
  • 13 campuses across Nova Scotia
  • Over 140 program options - suitable for all types of students
  • Nova Scotia is experiencing a shortage of skilled workers (shipbuilding)
  • Application format has changed
  • Articulation agreements exist in many programs
private registered colleges
Private Registered Colleges
  • A business that offers occupational training (flight attendant, cosmetology, business admin diploma, etc.)
  • Often have less stringent admission requirements
  • Tuition rates are substantially higher

application process
Application Process
  • Application for Atlantic universities and colleges usually begin in Feb. Students can apply earlier.
  • NSCC apply now ***
  • Ontario universities require earlier applications. Deadlines vary with universities…some in December/January (OUAC)
  • Transcripts are not ready until mid-February. Students must sign up in the guidance office at the secretary’s desk. Please don’t request more than you need.
  • Transcripts should be sealed in an envelope. An address label will be provided if you indicate the name of the institution.
  • Students are responsible for sending out their own transcripts to post-secondary institutions.
  • It is the student’s responsibility to add postage and mail.
admission information
Admission Information
  • Students must check to see that they meet the admission requirements and deadlines of universities/colleges of interest.
  • Students will be assessed based on first semester marks and grade 11 marks for early admission.
  • Most institutions require a fee to process applications i.e. $45
  • Most prefer an on-line version for faster processing
  • For those students interested in residence a separate application is sometimes required and earlier application dates i.e. MUN
  • Community based scholarships that arrive throughout year
  • Twitter : SJAGuidance!!!
  • Entrance scholarships – DAL NEW APPLICATION!
  • School-based scholarships (SJA scholarship form due April)
  • Parent work scholarships
  • Internet options:
  • Involvement is important as marks for winning scholarships
  • Funding for visible minorities, students with disabilities also available.
student loans www studentloans ednet ns ca
Student loans:
  • Are meant to supplement income
  • Not all students are eligible
  • Students don’t apply until late May/June
  • Students must apply on-line
  • Processing time takes from 4-6 weeks
  • A student line of credit can be used to supplement or replace student loan

decision making
  • Student needs to follow their heart
  • Decide what student’s important values are
  • Prioritize
  • Research options
  • Talk to people in the field
  • Job shadow
  • Talk to employers
  • Take advantage of Career Cruising
what information do students need
What information do students need?
  • Student’s skills and interests (not yours)
  • Programs that match skills & interests
  • High School course requirements and grades necessary to apply for program.
  • Institutions that offer the programs
  • Location of institution (does it fit student- visit, check things out, stay at home or residence?)
  • Cost of program, texts and other supplies
upcoming events

November 28: Memorial University representative at lunch

November 29: Naval Reserve representative at lunch

November 29: SMU bus tour – permission slips required

December 2: McGill University representative at lunch

December 4: Holland College Open House

December 5: Cape Breton University representative 11am.

December 5: Mount Allison representative at lunch

December 7: Concepts Career College

December 11: Oulton College representative at lunch

upcoming events scholarships
Upcoming Events - Scholarships
  • December 1: D&R Sobey Atlantic Scholarship - Value: $75,000 (Commerce program at Queen’s School of Business)
  • December 6: TD Scholarships for Community Leadership - Value: Up to $70,000 (Community leadership)
  • December 13: Shulich Leader Scholarship - Value: $60,000 (leadership, academic and/or financial)
grad info
Grad Info
  • Grad Photos – first week of December. Students sign up.
  • Grad Fees - $55 (cash/debit/credit card)
  • Prom – June 15, 2014
    • Marriott Harbourfront Hotel, further details TBA
graduation 2014
Graduation 2014

We encourage all students to come and celebrate graduation. If you are unable to attend the ceremony, diplomas will be available for pickup by student or parent only on June 30th in the guidance office.

No mail outs unless prior arrangements have been made.

grad rehearsal 2014
Grad Rehearsal 2014
  • Thursday, June 26th, 2014 Exhibition Park
  • Assemble at 1pm
  • Approximate time line 2 hours
  • After rehearsal please pick up your graduation gown
graduation 20141
Graduation 2014
  • Friday, June 27th, 2014
  • Students must arrive no later than 1pm
  • Graduation will commence at 2pm
  • Return gowns immediately after the ceremony
student s graduation folder
Student’s Graduation Folder
  • Diploma
  • French Immersion Certificate where applicable
  • Final Report Card
  • 3 Official Transcripts (1 in sealed envelope for post secondary institution – DO NOT OPEN)


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