Grade 12
Parent Information
Meeting
http://sd67.bc.ca/schools/sss/counsellors.htm
Agenda
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Introductions
Graduation Tracking (Dogwood)
Provincial Exams
Graduation Transitions Program
Post Secondary Information
Secondary School Apprenticeship
Scholarship / Bursary Information
Financial Aid
Post- Secondary Options
Graduation Ceremony
Conclusion
Graduation Tracking
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Parent Letters
 Dogwood graduation is an accumulation of 80 credits
during 10,11 and 12.
Transcript Verification Report (TVR)
 The TVR, sent to the school in November and May,
summarizes a grade 12 students marks and tracks
graduation requirements. Students will need to review
the TVR data such a correct address, birth date,
name spelling and courses.
Sample TVR
Sample Transcript of Grades
External Credentials
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Specific Information on External Credentials can be
found on the Ministry of Education website:
 www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/courseinfo/
 Click on Course Information for the Graduation
Program
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DANCE COURSES
DRAMA, SPEECH AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS
COURSES
POST-SECONDARY COURSES
LANGUAGES
SPORT COURSES
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COURSES
INDUSTRIAL AND OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
Grade 12 Provincial Exams
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Exams are written in January, June and August, with some
being offered in October, November, April and May.
It is mandatory that all students write English 12 or
Communications 12, however all other provincial exams are
OPITIONAL. (students have three years to write the exam if
required for entrance purposes)
These courses have 60% of the grade based on the school
mark and the remaining 40% on an exam.
Grade 12 Provincial Exams
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If a student elects to write an optional exam the BC
Universities will take the best mark between the school
mark and blended mark.
Students may rewrite an exam once within 12 months of
taking the class, the best mark will be used in the final
calculation of the grade.
Students must write exams to be eligible for provincial
scholarships.
Optional provincial exam teachers assessment methods
vary from providing a classroom final to unit tests.
Exam Preparation
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Important to adequately prepare for these exams.
Teachers will provide the opportunity to write at least
one full exam.
More practice exams may be done in preparation, by
visiting the website www.bced.gov.bc.ca . Follow the
link to Student Information and Government Exams.
A complete provincial exam schedule is available at
www.bced.gov.ca/exams
Graduation Transitions
Program
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Graduation Transitions is an opportunity for students to reflect
on their knowledge and abilities and plan for life after graduation
by collecting evidence of their achievements in the following
required areas:
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Career and Life - complete a transition plan and present
significant accomplishments.
Community Connections - participate in at least 30 hours of
work experience and/or community service and describe
what was learned.
Personal Health - maintain a personal health plan and
participate in at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to
vigorous physical activity, in addition to PE10.
Students who complete their Graduation Transition receive four
credits and will receive a Requirement Met (RM) on their final
transcript.
Post Secondary School Choices
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Many post-secondary education options to
consider
 Universities
 Colleges
 Technical Institutes
 Apprenticeship Programs
University
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Universities offer a range of traditional
undergraduate and graduate degrees
Undergraduate degrees usually take 4-5 years
Admission by GPA on 4 or 5 grade 12 admitting
courses
College
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Offer a broad range of certificate, diploma, and
some degree programs.
Certificates and diplomas take 1-2 years; applied
degrees take 4 years
Some colleges focus on a specific industry
Admission usually is first come first serve as long
as students have the program prerequisites.
Technical Institutes
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Institutes provide specialized instruction in
technologies and trades, art and design, law
enforcement, industry technology, business ect.
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Offer a variety of 1-2 year certificate and
diploma programs and 4-year degree programs
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Work closely with business community to tailor
programs to meet labour market demands
Secondary School Apprenticeship
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SSA: Secondary School Apprenticeship
 SSA is a career program that provides students with the
opportunity to begin a $paid$ apprenticeship while still in
high school, and to earn high school credits for doing so.
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The program helps to encourage students to continue to
pursue academic goals and to graduate. At the same time, it
provides a smoother transition from school to work, and a
quicker route to certification in a trade - and to the earning
power that goes with it.
Like other apprentices, Secondary School Apprentices are
responsible for finding an employer who will hire them and
commit to their training but will receive assistance through
C.A.V.E. www.ssscave.ca
Secondary School Apprenticeship
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ACE IT: Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry
 ACE IT Programs allow students to take courses that
will provide credits toward both high school graduation
and the completion of an Apprenticeship or Industry
Training program. ACE IT programs are developed and
offered as partnerships between the school district and
Okanagan College.
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Students who successfully complete an ACE IT program
will receive credit for Level 1 of the technical training (inclass) component the Industry Training Program
(apprenticeship). Through work experience placements
that are usually part of the program, students can earn
credit towards the on-the-job component of an
apprenticeship.
Secondary School Apprenticeship
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Website Resources
 www.ssscave.ca
Summerland Secondary
Career and Vocational Education.
Contact Mr. Knowlton
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www.sd67careers.ca
www.itabc.ca
www.okanagan.bc.ca/trades
www.careersintrades.ca
www.skillscanada.com
www.apprenticetrades.ca
Post Secondary Application
Process
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If planning to attend post secondary it is critical to
research the schools that you are considering to check
the individual institutions entrance requirements.
Every College and University has its own Entrance
Requirements and every program has its own special
requirements.
These requirements are both Course and GPA specific.
Research tools include the Post Secondary websites and
the school calendars available in the counselling area.
Application Process
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Post Secondary Schools are accepting applications as of
October.
The deadline for Early Admission to universities in BC is
February 28.
Apply to more than one school to keep options open.
Applications require a fee for processing which is nonrefundable (credit card or cheque).
What is PASBC?
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PASBC(https://portal.bccampus.ca/createaccount) stands
for the Post-Secondary Application Service of British
Columbia (BC).
It is a centralized online service that allows you to apply
for admissions to multiple post-secondary institutions in
BC.
UBC has created a new website for prospective
undergraduate students admission.
https://you.ubc.ca/ubc/index.jsp.
 Note students can also still apply to UBC/UBCO
through PASBC
How does PASBC work?
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Before starting this process students should ensure they
have:
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Social Insurance Number
P.E.N. (Personal Education Number) see student services.
Permanent mailing address and telephone number(s)
Emergency contact name and telephone number(s)
Email addresses
Dates of post-secondary institutions attended
To submit an application, you must create an account in
the myBCcampus portal. The admission (PASBC)
application is laid out in two sections.
Once you hit "submit," your application is sent
electronically to the institution for processing. Processing
time varies from institution to institution.
PASBC – Common Form
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The first section is called the Common Form
and is where you provide personal information.
This form only needs to be filled in one time, but
can be used again to submit your admission
application to other institutions.
PASBC – Institute Form
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The second section is the Institutional
Application Form. This section asks you to
select your preferred program and start date,
pay your institution application fee, and submit
your application to the institution.
How do I check on the status
of my application?
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Once both parts of the application are
completed, it is submitted to the institution. You
will receive a PASBC application number that you
can use to check the status of your application
with the institution.
Remember …
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Once the application has been sent, a confirmation
number will be issued. You can use this check the status
of your application with the institution.
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Students should make sure they keep a copy of the
confirmation number, as this proof of application.
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Students should remember to record their login
username and password for future access.
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If students choose not to sent the application fee by
credit card through the internet, they should send the
fee in by cheque, with the reference number or
confirmation number written on the cheque.
Plan Ahead and Be Organized
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Keep a folder for Post Secondary information.
Give those writing you a reference letter at least a weeks
notice.
Official interim transcripts are available at the office,
Universities/Colleges will require these.
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Self-reporting of grades.
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Early admission on grade 11 marks.
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Post Secondary Institutions (PSI) Form. After completion
of this form a students final transcript will be sent to the
post secondary institutions of their choice (important for
early admissions programs).
P.S.I Choices Form
POST SECONDARY INSTITUTION
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Students can provide their transcript information
to a number of post-secondary institutions by
completing an electronic Post Secondary
Institutions Selections form on line from January
to June of each school year via the Ministry of
Education Web site: Student Secure Web.
This electronic PSI selections form is only to be
submitted by students who expect to graduate
this year and are applying to a PSI.
Student Secure Web
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The Ministry is providing online access to a variety of data
for students who are currently enrolled in school.
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Provincial Exam results
Electronic PSI submission
CREATE AN ACCOUNT
If you have not previously created an account to access
your exam results, click the "Create Account" button. Your
personal profile will be saved for future access.
LOG-IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT
If you have already created an account to access your
exams results, click the "Log-in to Account" button.
NOTE: You must know your Personal Education Number
(PEN) before you attempt to create your account. If you
don't know your PEN check with student services.
SAT/ACT Tests
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All students must write these exams if you plan to go to
school in the States. These tests measure a student’s
readiness to complete college/university work.
 SAT: www.collegeboard.com/splash/
 ACT: www.actstudent.org
What is the difference between SAT and ACT? The majority
of United States schools now accept either
Below are two sites that explain the differences between the
two test.
 http://www.math.com/students/kaplan/satoract.html
 http://www.princetonreview.com/college/testprep/testpre
p.asp?TPRPAGE=141
Information including preparation booklets, registration
packages and test dates and location are available in the
counselling centre.
LPI-Language Proficiency
Index
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The purpose of the Language Proficiency Index (LPI) is
to provide information about an individual’s competency
in English. This information is used primarily by postsecondary institutions and professional organizations
within British Columbia.
The test is written only by those who do not achieve the
English mark required by the University or College.
The fee is $99.00 plus HST
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www.lpitest.ca/
Scholarships and Bursaries
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Types of Scholarships
Provincial: grades specific
 Entrance: grades plus factors specific to
college or university
 District: District selection committee
 Local: specific to an organization.
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Provincial Scholarships
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Students do not apply for these as they are automatically
eligible when they write provincial exam
A student will receive $1000 Examinations Scholarship if he
or she:
 Achieves at least a “B” in English 12.
 Achieves 86% or higher on each of his or her three best
grade 12 provincial exams.
 Fulfills the graduation requirements.
A student will receive a $2500 Examination Scholarship
Award if he or she:
 Qualifies to receive an award (above)
 Ranks among the top twenty scholarship students
( based on his or her percentage scores.)
Entrance Scholarships
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Offered by and decided by the Universities and Colleges
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Applications begin after you have applied for admission
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Selection is based on grades, letters, nominations, and
detailed application forms and vary between schools and
scholarship
District Scholarships
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District scholarships are awarded to graduating students
who have excelled in field other than academic.
The student receives a $1000 award which consists of a
$500 cheque and a $500.00 voucher that can be used
toward their post secondary tuition.
Requirements are determined by the local district
scholarships committee, which requires the student to
demonstrate superior achievement in any of the
following areas:
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Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music)
Applied Skills (Business Ed., Technology Ed., Home Economics)
Physical Activity
Second Languages
Local Bursaries & Scholarships
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Local Bursary / Scholarship Application Booklet is
available in early March.
Local Bursaries
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Criteria is specific for each bursary
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Factors considered in selection process:
 Financial Need
 Effort
 School and Community Service
 Grades
 Post Secondary School Plans
Scholarships
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Based on Grade Point Average on selected courses
Passport To Education
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Every student in the province can earn up to $1000 to
go toward their post-secondary tuition. A student is
eligible at the completion of Grade 10 to 12. Students
will receive their pass book and information on how to
redeem the money with their Grade 12 June report
cards.
Grade 10: $250
Grade 11: $250
Grade 12: $500
Scholarship and Bursary
Information Sources
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Student Services Bulletin Board / Black
filing cabinet.
Websites:
 www.studentawards.com
 www.scholarshipscanada.com
 www.bced.gov.bc.ca/awards.com
Companies/Employers
 Check with your employer to see if they offer
any bursaries or scholarships.
Canada Student Loans
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Student Loans
 The Canada Student Loans Program enables students
with a demonstrated financial need to attend a postsecondary institution by providing them with loans to
cover the costs of going to school.
StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of
their post-secondary education through loans, grants,
bursaries, scholarships and special programs. It also has
programs for borrowers who need help repaying their
loans.
Applying for a Government Student Loan (CanLearn)
Post-Secondary Options
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Web Site resources
 Comprehensive academic and planning sites:
 www.educationplanner.bc.ca
 www.careercruising.com
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Username: sss
Password: summerland
The Ministry of Education website on Career Planning:
 www.bced.gov.bc.ca/careers/planning
For discovering occupations:
 www.workfutures.bc.ca
To finding out more about work:
 www.workinfonet.bc.ca
Other Post Secondary Options
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High school upgrading
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After a student completes their graduation
requirements they can register for high school
courses or at the Summerland Community Learning
Center
Travel
Grad Ceremony
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Ceremony Format
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Wednesday June 29th
Car Procession through town
 Formal dress day
 Grand March, Prom + ???
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Thursday June 30th
11am Grad Ceremonies
 After Grad Party + ????
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Grad Parent Committee
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Currently meeting every 1st Tuesday of the month in the
school library at 7:00 pm
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Next meeting is on November 2rd
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Chair of Committee
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Lisa West & Karen Hooper
Conclusion
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Questions ???
Enjoy the rest of the Grade 12 year
Parent and Student.
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