Welcome to the Okanagan Mission Secondary Graduation and Post-Secondary Information Night
The New Okanagan College Ms. Jane Muskens will answer your questions.
Graduation Requirements • 52 credits • Foundation Studies English/Communications 11 and 12, SS 11, a Ma 11, a Sc 11, FNA and ASK 11(2 credits each), CAPP 11 and 12, a total of 4 courses at grade 12 level • Select Studies Other ministry approved courses at grade 11 or 12 level to bring the grand total to at least 52 credits • CAPP12 (includes portfolio and 30 hours of work experience) • TVRs – CAPP meeting Nov. 24th
UVIC English11 PMath 11 Chemistry 11 Physics 11 English 12 PMath 12 Two approved Sciences 12 Post-Secondary Entrance Requirements (Science)
UBC English 12 Pmath 12 – 67% Two other Provincially examinable courses, one being a Science 12 U of Alberta English 30 Pmath 30 Two of Bi 30, Ch 30, Ma 31, Ph 30 One of Bi 30, Ch 30, Sc 30, Ma 31, Ph 30, SS 30, Lang 30, FNA 30 Post-Secondary Entrance Continued
Admission Averages • Vary from institution to institution, program to program, and year to year • Some are posted in the Calendar of the school, some are not • Consult the institution to be sure
Language Proficiency Index (LPI) • Most institutions have a minimum requirement for English 12 • If you do not achieve that mark in English 12, in many cases institutions will accept an LPI score (usually a Level 5) • To register for the LPI go online to www.lpi.ubc.ca and choose an OUC sitting
SAT Exams • Standard exams written by students interested in Post-Secondary institutions in the US. • Registration info available in the Counselling Centre. • Next exam date is Jan. 22th. Registration deadline is Nov. 24th.
Getting there, from here… MAKE A PLAN! Career development could been seen as a 3 step process. • What are you interested in? What career areas? • Explore the career area through work experience. • Plan for post secondary education / training
What are your interests? Career areas? • Based on student individual interests and skills. • This has been one of the main focuses of the CAPP program – self-exploration. • Many on-line resources. Visit the OKM website at okm.sd23.bc.ca Click on Career programs for links to recommended websites.
Explore the career area through work experience. Make it count! SPOTLIGHTS – JOB SHADOWS – WORK PLACEMENTS Career Exploring for work experience (aka “hours”) should: • Allow students to explore a career under the guidance of a mentor. • Help a student develop skills that are transferable to any workplace. • Give the student valuable insight into the career area and the training required. • 30 hours required for graduation • 100 hours gives extra credit for CPWE
Plan for post secondary education / training. The opportunities…. The opportunities are endless; however, students need to be skilled and willing to continue learning. “Do what you love and the money will follow.”
S.D. #23 SECONDARY SCHOOL APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM • The SSA Program: • Is a partnership between S.D. #23 and Industry Training Apprenticeship Commission (ITAC). • Was initiated to help young people (16-18 years of age) begin apprenticeship training while earning high school credit. • ….
The SSA Program seeks to: • Increase the number of young people initiating apprenticeships. • Improve transition rates between high school and the trades. • Assist focussed students to initiate their career. • Connect young people with fulfilling, long-term employment or a viable career path. • www.learnandearn.bc.ca
How the program works…. • Students choose a trade (usually a 4 year apprenticeship) . • Students apply for the program. The application form is extensive. There is an emphasis on good attendance, work experience and work ethic NOT high grades. • Students go through an interview process. If accepted: • An employer, certified journeyman in the trade, is secured to apprentice the student. (networking) • Students are registered as apprentices and go to work. Not only do students get paid, build hours towards their apprenticeship but also earn high school credit. • GENERALLY – Students complete most of the required courses for graduation during their grade 11 year then during their grade 12 year go to work and school half time.
OUC TRANISTION PROGRAM Trades Programs – Free Tuition • Aircraft Mechanic • Automotive Mechanic • Automotive Collision Repair / Painting and Refinishing • Electrician (pre-apprentice) • Heavy Duty/Commercial Transport Mechanic • Outdoor Power Equipment Technician • RV Service Technician • Welding C & B • Carpentry / Joinery • Culinary Arts
BCIT/SD23 Dual Credit Programs A partnership between BCIT and SD#23 that gives high school credit to students completing BCIT courses here in Kelowna AND the tuition is paid for by the district! “An opportunity of a lifetime”
5 BCIT Certificate Programs offered to SD 23 Students • Aircraft Structures Technician • Power Equipment Technician • Electricity and Industrial Electronics Technician • Computer Systems Service Technician (CSST)
Horticulture Apprenticeship Program • For current SD#23 students (grade 11,12,13) • Students will attend the KLO campus of OUC and take courses Monday-Thursday • Each Friday Students will work at a job placement • Students will be given credit for 1st and 2nd year of the Kwantlen College Horticulture Apprenticeship Program (course work portion) • Students will gain 24 grade 11/12 credits • Tuition is paid for • Students must pay for books and personal supplies
Hairdressing Pre-Apprenticeship Program at MBSS • This two year program allows students to learn the “Pivot Point” hairdressing course while earning 28 high school credits. • Program takes two years during which students also complete their required grade 11/12 courses. • Available to students in grade 11, 12, 13 • $500 is the only cost • Only at MBSS
Work Resume Network Job Bank – HRDC, http://www.jobbank.gc.ca/ Entrepreneurship Travel Youth Challenge International www.yci.org Katimavik Mission trips (Y-WAM) CIDA Backpacking Other Post-Sec Opportunities…
UVIC Tuition – 4239. Fees – 601. Books, etc. – 1500. Housing – 6190. Total – 12,530. U of Calgary Tuition – 4,929. Books, etc. – 1,620. Housing – 5,980. Total – 12,529. Educational Costs Note www.canlearn.ca has a ‘cost’ calculator
Financial Aid • Scholarships • Bursaries • Passport to Education • Ministry of Education Provincial and District Awards • Affiliation Awards • Loans, Grants
Scholarships • Based on academic merit with other specific criteria in some cases. ie. community involvement • Entrance scholarships to specific institutions. ie. UofA • General scholarships from different organizations to be used at various institutions. ie. TD Trust • Information available on the board in the Counselling center, on line, and through specific institutions.
Bursaries • Based on financial need with a secondary emphasis on academic standing and community involvement • General bursaries posted on board in Counselling centre. • COBSS bursaries – awards from local businesses and families organized and allocated through COBSS. One application for many awards. Information meeting to be held on January 13th.
Passport to Education • Awards given to the top 30% of students based on their top five courses in each grade from 9 to 12. • Grade 9 – 125. • Grade 10 – 175. • Grade 11 – 225. • Grade 12 – 275.
Provincial Awards Graduate from a BC high school Pass English 12 Achieve a minimum score of 475 on each of your best three provincial exams with a total of 1700 on the three. District Awards Awards to graduating students who have excelled in fields other than academics. ie. Fine Arts, Trades and Technology. Application, Portfolio or Demonstration, and Interview Process. Applications available in the Counselling Centre in the spring. Ministry of Education Provincial and District Awards
Affiliation Awards • Awards bases on a person’s employment or membership in a particular organization. ie. Royal Canadian Legion • Many companies offer awards to dependents of employees of the donor companies. • Check with your workplace or club. • www.aucc.ca
Loans Monies which must be repaid after graduation Canada Student Loans BC Student Loans Applications available online in June www.canlearn.ca (National Student Loans Service Centre) Grants Usually made available to students at specific institutions after 1st year. Check with the Financial Aid office. British Columbia Grant and Loan Remission Program – part of student loan process Loans and Grants
Strategies for Financial Awards Applicants • Investigate and research the sources of funding • Network • Be realistic • Maintain records • Maintain a high GPA • Be involved • Get a Social Insurance Number • Keep an achievement file
Completing the Award Application • Be aware of deadlines • Note the criteria • Be accurate and neat • Make a professional letter of application • Letters of reference – give referees sufficient time, personal information, specific criteria, a deadline, and a thank you note
Communicating with Post Secondary Institutions • Start with the website. • Consult the view book. • Establish a phone contact. Ie. Student Recruiting, Academic Advising, Admissions. • Over-communicate. Ie. Send updated transcripts with cover letters, make follow up calls.
Sources of Information for Grads and their Parents • School Calendar and Student Agenda • OKM Website • Monthly Newsletter (online and paper) • Daily Announcements • CAPP Meetings • A Guide for Graduates • Ministry of Education www.gov.bc.ca/bced/ • Information Boards in Counselling Center • Post Secondary Calendars and Personal Contacts • Mr. Horne, Mr. McMahon, Ms. Ruzicka, Ms. Green
Websites and Resources • www.openingdoorsbc.com • http://bcawardsonline.sd61.bc.ca • http://www.pas.bc.ca • www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams • www.bccat.bc.ca • www.workfutures.bc.ca • www.bcopportunities.com • www.learnandearn.bc.ca • www.canlearn.ca • www.schoolfinder.com • www.studentawards.com
Other Sources of Information • Top 100 Internet Sites for Learning and Employment (1-800-622-6232) • A Guide for Graduates • Maclean’s Guide to Canadian Universities and Colleges (1-888-622-5326)
Important Dates to Remember • Nov. 29th – Dec. 6th – Grad Photos • Nov. 24th, Mar, 9th , Apr. 13th - CAPP meetings • Jan.13th – COBSS Information Night • Jan. 28th – Feb. 3rd – Provincial Exams • May 6th – All Work Experience hours complete • May 6th – All reflection booklets to Mrs. Long • May 19th – Portfolios due • June 4th – Garden Party and Graduation Ceremonies • June 1st – Graduation Dinner and Dance
Thank you all for coming.We wish you a very successful graduation year!Are there any questions?