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Grade 9 Course Selection. Roncalli Central High School 2012-2013. Cardinals. R. Graduation Requirements. C. Students require 36 credits to graduate. Most students complete 14 credits each year for a total of 42 credits after three years.

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grade 9 course selection

Grade 9 Course Selection

Roncalli Central High School

2012-2013

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graduation requirements

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Graduation Requirements

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  • Students require 36 credits to graduate.
  • Most students complete 14 credits each year for a total of 42 credits after three years.
      • 8 Language Arts credits (6 core & 2 optional

Lang. Arts credits)

      • 4 Math credits
      • 4 Science credits
      • 4 Social Studies credits (2 World & 2 Can.

Studies credits)

      • 2 credits in "Career Development"
      • 2 credits in "Fine Art"
      • 2 credits in "Physical Education/Healthy

Living"

      • 4 "Other Required" credits from 2 categories
      • 6 credits from “Any Subject Area”

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Courses Con’t.

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  • While you only need 4 credits in Mathand Science to graduate, students will complete a minimum of 6 credits in each area…
  • Some courses can satisfy more than one graduation requirement .
  • Students will need to decide which requirement each course will satisfy.

NOTE: One course cannot be used to satisfy 2 different graduation requirements (it's either/or).

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Graduation with HONOURS Status:

  • Student must obtain at least ten credits from the courses listed with an overall average of not less than 80%:
    • English 3201
    • 1 of Mathematics 3204/3205/3207/3200/3201/3208
    • 1 of Biology 3201, Chemistry 3202, Physics 3204,
    • Earth Systems 3209
    • 1 of World Geography 3202, World History 3201,
    • French 3200
    • 2 credits chosen from the subjects above or from
    • additional 3000 or 4000 level courses approved by
    • the Department of Education for certification purposes.
    • (English 3202, Mathematics 3202, Mathematics 3206,
    • Science 3200, and World Geography 3200 cannot be used as elective credits for the purpose of calculating an average for Academic or Honours status).
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Graduation Status

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  • Graduation with ACADEMIC Status:
  • A student that has met the same subject area/ course criteria as Honours status but with a minimum mark of 50% in each of the required courses.
  • To graduate with Academic status, a student must also receive credit for Science 1206.
  • Graduation with GENERAL Status:
  • A student is awarded general high school graduation status if the student meets the minimum graduation requirements but does not meet the additional requirements for Academic or Honours graduation.

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Graduation Status is summarized on the transcript

using one of the following designations:

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Course Numbers

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Review Level 1 Course Selection Sheet

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  • English 1201:
    • Academic Stream
    • Minimum requirement: 50% in English 9
    • To satisfy the 2 "Optional Language Arts" credits, it is recommended for students in the academic stream to take Writing 2203 in Level 2 or 3. However, French 1200 and Drama 2200 will also meet this requirement and can be done in Level 1.
  • English 1202:
    • Nonacademic stream.
    • To graduate, students will need 2 "Optional Language Arts" credits and will register for English 1200.

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  • Math 1201:
    • Academic + Advanced streams
    • Minimum requirement: 50% in Math 9
  • Math 1202:
    • General Stream

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Note: Math 1202 is pre-requisite to Math 2202 and 3202 (i.e., credit must be obtained for Math 1206 before a student can attempt either Math 2206 or 3206).

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  • Science
    • Science 1206: Required for Academic
    • status (DOE). Minimum requirement: 50% in Grade 9 Science.
    • Science 2200: General stream.
  • Optionally: Students who pass Gr. 9 Science with 80% or higher may also take one of the following:
    • Biology 2201
    • Chemistry 2202

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  • Canadian Studies:
    • 2 credits required to graduate.
    • Students should satisfy this requirement in Level 1 by selecting one of:
      • Canadian Geography 1202, or
      • Canadian History 1201, or
      • Newfoundland & Labrador Studies
  • World Studies: (Usually done in Level 2)
    • 2 credits required to graduate.
    • Students can satisfy this requirement in Level 2 or 3.

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  • Elective Courses
    • Students should select elective courses after selecting core courses.
    • Students should try to select credits to ensure they meet graduation requirements first.
    • When done, you should have 14 credits in total selected.

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  • Career Education
    • Required for Graduation.
    • 30 hour Community Service component required to be completed over 3 years of high school.
    • Students will be able to do this course while in Level 2. However, they may start documenting volunteer hours in September.

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  • Before returning the Level 1 Course Selection Sheet, please ensure to:
    • Obtain teacher recommendations as required
    • Select the correct number of credits
    • Select 2 alternate choices
    • Review your 3 year plan
    • Student and Parent MUST sign the sheet
    • Return to Grade 9 homeroom teachers by Friday, March 2nd.

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  • Other Notes:
  • Graduation from high school does not guarantee admission into postsecondary programs.
  • Students need to take the 'right' courses needed for admission (admission requirements vary and depend on the program).
  • MUN and most 3 year college programs require at least an academic program.
  • Important for students to plan and take the right courses for admission.

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questions if you have any questions contact ms o neill mrs head mr percey or any of your teachers

Questions?If you have any questions, contact Ms. O’Neill, Mrs. Head, Mr. Percey, or any of your teachers!

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