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Pickering High School Welcomes…. The Class of 2018. Introduction To Guidance. What role does Guidance play at Pickering High School? Transition from grade 8 to grade 9 Course selection information and guidance Short term counseling and referrals Post-secondary research and applications

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introduction to guidance
Introduction To Guidance

What role does Guidance play at Pickering High School?

  • Transition from grade 8 to grade 9
  • Course selection information and guidance
  • Short term counseling and referrals
  • Post-secondary research and applications
  • Career planning
  • Timetabling and alternative education (summer school/night school)
  • Student records and awards
  • Commencement
pickering high school at a glance
Pickering High School At A Glance

School Structure – Our school year is divided into two semesters:

      • Semester 1 (September – January)
      • Semester 2 (February – June)

You will take FOUR courses per semester

  • 75 minute classes
  • School start time – 8:30 am
  • End time – 2:35 pm
  • Lunch – 11:10 to 12:00 (50 minutes)

Projected enrollment = 2028 students/454 grade 9’s

let s take a look at
Let’s take a look at…

Graduation Requirements

Courses & Option Selection

compulsory courses
Compulsory Courses

… are courses that you must pass to graduate.

Compulsory requirements change each year of high school.

ontario secondary school diploma ossd requirements
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements
  • 4 credits English (1 credit per grade)
  • 1 credit French as a second language
  • 3 credits Mathematics (at least 1 credit in grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 credits Science
  • 1 credit Canadian History
  • 1 credit Canadian Geography
  • 1 credit Arts
  • 1 credit Physical & Health Education
  • 1 credit Civics and Career Education
  • Plus the following 3 additional courses....
ontario secondary school diploma ossd requirements1
Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements

1 additional credit selected from:

English, or French as a second language*, or Spanish, or Social Sciences and Humanities, or Canadian and World Studies, or Guidance and Career Education, or Co-operative education**

1 additional credit selected from:

Health & Physical Education, or The Arts (visual art, drama, music), or Business, or French as a second language*, or Co- operative education**

1 additional credit selected from:

Science (Grade 11 or 12), or Technological Education, or Computer Studies, or French as a second language*, or Co-operative education**

* a maximum of 2 French credits can count towards these additional credits (one from group 1 and one from either group 2 or 3)

** a maximum of 2 Co-op credits can count towards these credits.

what compulsory courses must you take in grade 9
What compulsory courses must you take in Grade 9?
  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • Geography
  • Phys. Ed
  • French
electives
Electives

… are courses that you choose.

  • Dramatic Arts
  • Exploring Family Studies
  • Exploring Technologies
  • Information and Communication Technology in Business
  • Instrumental Music
  • Latin - Level 1
  • Visual Arts
  • Vocal Music
choosing the appropriate level for success
Choosing the Appropriate Level for Success!

Academic (D)

  • Emphasis on THEORY.
  • Works independently in a focused manner.
  • Completes homework consistently and thoroughly.
  • Recommend a minimum of 70% in Grade 8 courses.
  • Select English courses in the academic stream if you are planning on UNIVERSITY.
  • Depending on the university program other academic courses may be required (such as science and mathematics).
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Choosing the Appropriate Level for Success!

Applied (P)

  • Emphasis on PRACTICAL APPLICATION.
  • May need assistance to organize and complete homework regularly.
  • Less homework assigned.
  • Students planning to pursue postsecondary studies at COLLEGE or pursue an APPRENTICEABLE TRADE should select courses in the applied stream.
choosing the appropriate level for success2
Choosing the Appropriate Level for Success!

Locally Developed (L)

  • Courses cover material and skills necessary for daily activities.
  • For students who are not meeting expectations at their grade level.

Open (O)

  • Designed to prepare students for further study in certain subjects and enrich your education.

All subjects DO NOT have to be taken

at the same stream!

selecting courses and streams
Selecting Courses and Streams
  • Before selecting courses and/or streams, students must consider:
          • Career goals
          • Academic ability
          • Work habits
          • Talk to parents and teachers
          • Read the Pickering High School Course Calendar on-line
          • Grade 8 achievement of 70% WITHOUT modifications is recommended for the academic stream
          • Examine career goals, personal interests
          • Academic strengths (university, college, or apprenticeship destination)
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Grade 9 On-line Course Selection – Career Cruising

Use your student number and birthdate to login

Login Instructions Reminder

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Student View

Beige = Compulsory

White = Elective

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Student View

WARNING: This step cannot be undone!

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Compulsory Courses

Gifted: Look for the “G” in the code

French Immersion: Look for the “F” in the code

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Elective Courses

*We recommend students select an art course in order to fulfill their graduation requirement.

warning
Warning

Hover over the blue dot for a guidance alert.

alert
Alert

Hover over the red dot for important course selection information.

printing
PRINTING

Once you have submitted your course selections, please print off a final copy of your course selections.

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Print Final Copy

Must be signed by a Parent/Guardian and returned to your Grade 8 Homeroom Teacher

Due Date

Feb 21st

important dates
Important Dates

January 2014

  • Grade 8 parents’ information session TBA

February 21, 2014

  • On– line Course Selection Due
  • May 5-9, 2014
    • Grade 8 tours
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Make sure…

That you are eligible to attend PHS.

Out of area students

cannot be accepted!

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The End…

Questions?

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