Seaquam Secondary Grade 10 Course Planning February, 2019
Overview • IMPORTANT DATES and INFO • Overview of Graduation Requirements • Graduation Requirements • Grade 10 courses • What about Math? • What about a Language? • Summer School and Online • Academies • Resources • Questions
Important Dates and Information • February 12th to – Parent information night course planning evening…starts at 6:30pm. • February 13thth – March 3rd - Parent and student Connect Open to SELECT COURSES • April 2- April 9 Round 2, Course selection opens up to make any changes. • Once YOU choose on Student Connect your parents have to approve your pick • Student Connect – User ID = Student Number and Password = month/ day/ year
Graduation Requirements Students entering Grade 10 begin the Graduation Program https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/graduation
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 or 12 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 & Health Education 4 Credits Arts Education or ADST 10, 11 or 12 4 Credits A.E. & ADST Career Life Education 10 4 Credits Career Life Connections & Capstone 4 Credits OTHER ELECTIVES Elective Courses(16 credits Gr. 12, inc ENG) 28 Credits 80 Credits
Graduation Assessments Graduation Requirements… • Numeracy Assessment in Grade 10 • Literacy Assessment in Grade 10 & Grade 12 • The three assessments measure the extent to which students are literate and numerate and provide students with information about their proficiency relative to the provincial curriculum. • Results will be started on Official Transcripts
Grade 10 courses - Required (6) 1. ALanguage Arts 10 : (4 credits) You will need to pick ONE of the following combination courses: Lit Studies OR Lit Studies OR Lit Studies CompositionCreative writing New Media ELL Students: Also select Composition & Spoken Language 2. Social Studies 10 (4 credits)
Required Courses Cont: • 3. Math10 (4 credits) – select one • Workplace Math 10 • Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10 • Challenge Math 10 • 4. Science10(4 credits) – select one • Science 10 • or Science 10 Challenge
5. Physical & Health Education (4 credits) or PHE 10 Leadership or PHE Co-ed Basketball (x block ) - teacher recommendation or PHE Womens Volleyball – teacher recommendation or Academy (sport) 6. Career Life Education10 - (4 credits) (in school or online)
Physical Health Education: Women's Volleyball Physical Health Education: Co-Ed Basketball (AM X Block) • Program replaces the regular required (A.L.) course/credit and offers 100 plus hours of instruction combining on-court and physical training. COURSE FEE: $250 • Volleyball & Basketball curricula as set out by Seaquam VB & BB Coaches and in compliance with the BC Ministry of Education's Prescribed Learning Outcomes for PE. • Can complete Level I Referees Certification. • Guest coaches will be scheduled throughout the year so that athletes receive a wide range of coaching techniques • For more information please email: • VV Mr. Clarke (email@example.com) or Ms. Connolly (firstname.lastname@example.org) • BB Mrs. Serres (email@example.com) or Mr. Mackenzie (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Elective Courses (4 credits each) 7.___________________ 8. ________________ NOTE: Remember that a Language is considered an elective choice. It is not a required course
Elective Options • Textiles 10 • Food & Nutrition 10 • Graphics 10 • Computer Technology 10: Coding • Computer Technology 10: Digital Literacy • Home Ec. 10: Cafeteria • Home Ec. 10: Textiles • Info Communication Tech 10 Java • Info. Communications Tech. 10 • Tech. Ed. 10: Basic Engineering • Tech. Ed. 10: Drafting & Design • Tech. Ed. 10: Jewelry Art Metal • Tech. Ed. 10: Mechanics • Tech. Ed. 10: Metalwork • Tech. Ed. 10: Woodwork • Tech. Ed. 10: Wood Art Carving • Drama 10 • Drama 10: Stagecraft • Drama 10: Theatre Company (X Block) • Film and Video 10 • Music 10: Jazz Band • Music 10: Wind Ensemble • Music 10: Choir • Photography 10 • Studio Arts 10 • Animation 10 • Robotics 10 • Yearbook Production 10 • Drawing and Painting 10 • *Learning Support – teacher recommendation
Changes to the Math Curriculum Two Pathways in Grade 10 (Workplace 10 OR Foundations & Pre-Calc 10) Three Pathways in Grade 11: • Workplace Mathematics 11 – designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Students may have Workplace 10 OR Foundations and Pre-Calc. 10 to enter this course. • Foundations of Mathematics 11 – designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Students should have Foundations and Pre-Calc. 10 to prepare for this course. • Pre-calculus - designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. NEEDED FOR ALL UNIVERSITY SCIENCE PROGRAMS. Students must have comfortably managed Foundations and Pre- Calc. 10 to prepare for this course.
Choosing the Math level that is right for you • If you are unsure of which Math level to choose, you can consult with. . . . • Your teacher • Your counsellor
What About a Language?… *Second Language is not required for graduation * UBC Language 11 for all faculties No Language Requirement No requirement UVIC SFU Beginners Language 11 or Language 11 UNBC, UBC Okanagan, Most BC Colleges, BCIT
Language Optionsat SEAQUAM • French 8-12 • Japanese 9, 10 • Spanish - Intro Spanish 11, Spanish 11 and12 • Beginner Japanese 11, Japanese 11 and 12
Language Challenge Exams/Online Course • for those students with a background in Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, Punjabi, Korean, German • they may apply to write a challenge exam or take the course online to earn language 11 and 12 credits. • Applications come out in October of next year. Exam is end of January.
Distance Learning (Online) Courses • Delta’s online school is called Delta Access – check website for courseavailability • Career Life Education 10 ONLINE: this would be a 9th course • https://deltalearns.ca/cle-deltaaccess/ • Spring / Summer session in all courses currently offered (including Planning 10) • Online courses also available through Vancouver (VLN), Surrey (Surrey Connect), Fraser Valley (FVDES) EBUS – Vanderhoof BC BC ONLINE School
Distance Learning at the Gr. 10 Level: • All students at the grade 10 level must take a minimum of eight courses in the school timetable. An online (distance learning) not is • NOT in the school timetable so would be a 9th course. • Students will not be given a block ‘off’ in place of an online (distance learning ) class.
Academies • Key information: • Some bus transportation available between home school and academy school; check the website for your academy of interest • All academies, except Burnsview Hockey, are two blocks in a student’s timetable. • All academies, except SDSS Hockey, have the two blocks back to back • Students can move between their home school and an academy school at lunch to participate in an academy at another school • Brochures available at your school office • Visit the website for more information, applications, videos and photos: • http://web.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/academies or Call 604 952-5374 • Apply early • Bursaries are available for those in financial need
International Baccalaureate • Starts in Grade 11 (Certificate or Diploma) • Please speak with Mr.Wong or Mrs.Matthews for more information • Two recommendations: • DO math 11 before you go into IB diploma program • If you would like to do a Dogwood and an IB Diploma you will need to take SS11
What IF I fail Gr 9 classes? • If you mark is 40%-49% • Remedial classes in summer are available for Math 9, SS 9, Science 9, English 9 in July 2019 (2 ½ hr per day – a.m or p.m.) • If your mark is less than 40%, you required to the full length course in the summer. • Further info: April 2019 on SD37 website under Continuing Education NO remedial classes for French 9, Core Math/Cornerstone 9, & PE 9 IF your are unable to take the course in the summer, you can repeat the course in September.
Course Registration • 6 required courses • 2 electives • 3 alternates – Select VERY CAREFULLY & RANK them 1, 2, 3 in order of preference
What if I want to learn more about what goes on in a course? • COURSE SELECTION GUIDE – this is found under Seaquam.ca (online); use the table of contents at the front of the guide to navigate • A FULL LIST OF GRADE 10 COURSE CHOICES CAN BE FOUND ON PAGE 5 OF THE GUIDE • Speak to the current teacher/ talk to students are currently in that course
Resources Course Planning • See your counsellor • Mr. Lalli (M-Z) • email@example.com • Ms. Brealey (A-L) • firstname.lastname@example.org Career Planning • Career Advisor • Ms. Gehere • email@example.com School website www.deltasd.bc.ca/se