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Course Planning
Presentation
11>>12 students
2014-2015
Why is course selection
so important?
MOST IMPORTANTLY…
It sets a path for “Life after KAL”
• drives Master Timetable
• determines what courses can & will be
offered to students
• changes to student initial choices
difficult… may be impossible…
after the time table has been set
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Graduation Plan
Grade 10, 11 & 12
• 12 Required courses
–counted from grade 10, 11 and 12
• 7 Elective courses
–counted from grade 10, 11 and 12
• Graduation Transitions
–completed in grade 12
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Provincial Exams
• Grade 10 exams
• Grade 11 exam
=20% final mark
=20% final mark
• Grade 12 exam=40% final mark
• English 12 or Communications 12
OR
• First Nations Studies 12
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District Programs
•Available through SD#22 website:
•Soccer Academy
•Students Without Borders
•Global Education
•Baseball Academy
•Hockey Academy
•Snow Sports Academy
•Forestry
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Course Planning
• 3 year plan
• Based on future direction
after high school
• Look at SAMPLE 3 year plans
for familiar future plans
Kalamalka Secondary School 3 year Plan: Graduation and Beyond
My Plan:
GRADE 10
GRADE 11
1. English 10 R
1.
English 11 or
Communications11
2. Social Studies 10 R
2.
Social Studies 11 R or
First Nations Studies 12 R
Math 10
3.
R
Essentials or Applications or Principles
Foundations of Math-Pre-Calculus
Apprenticeship & Workplace
4. Science 10 R
5. Physical Education 10 R
6. ___________________________
3.
4.
5.
6.
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or Language or
Science or Planning R
7.
__________________________
7.
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8.
9.
9.
Out of the time table course
Essentials or Applications or Principles
Foundations of Math or Pre-Calculus
Science 11 R Circle one
Chemistry or Physics
Biology or Earth Science
___________________________
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or
Language or Science or PE or Planning R
___________________________
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
___________________________
___________________________
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or
Language or Science or PE
__________________________
Out of the time table course(s)
English 12 or
First Peoples English 12 or
Communications 12 R
_____________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE
7.
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE
R
______________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE
R
______________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE
R
_____________________________
R
_____________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE
8.
R
_____________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or
Language or Science or PE
8. ___________________________
_________________________
Math 11 R
GRADE 12
1.
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or
Language or Science or PE
Fine Arts or Applied Skill R
Language Course 10 French or
Beginning Spanish
R
R
_________________________
Out of the time table course
9.
_________________________
Out of the time table course(s)
Course Information
•Course descriptions
and information on
KAL website
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Visual Art
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The studio art program at Kal
provides
students
with
fundamental
abilities
and
understanding along with a wide
variety of opportunities and
experiences to perceive
and
respond; create and communicate
using visual information.
From Grade 8 through to senior
levels,
students
learn
art
foundations including:
using a
range of different materials,
processes
and
equipment;
technical
and
creative
skill
development;
knowledge of
design principles; and developing
their own visual voices.
Every person is capable of
becoming an accomplished image
maker, and Kalamalka Secondary
Art students have a reputation for
excellence and high achievement!
English
•
•
•
•
All students must take English 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12
Teachers of English: Ms. Anderson, Mrs. Cuthbert, Mr. Krahn, Mr. Winston
Extra Courses Offered from the English Department:
Humanities 11. This is a year long course which combines English 11 and
Social Studies 11.
•
Advanced Placement Literature and Composition 12. This is an upper level
course for college-bound grads with a focus on reading and analyzing
literature.
•
Film Appreciation 11/12. This is a class open to any 11 or 12 student without
prerequisite. It is a focus on films of different genres (Sci-fi, Comedy, War,
Thriller/Horror, Coming of Age, Apocalyptic, Film Noir/Mystery) with a look
at the old and new of each. We will learn critical thinking and writing as we
watch the movies offered.
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FRENCH 8
LANGUAGES
-(everyone takes it)
No grade 9 language
Beginner Spanish
(grade 10)
FRENCH 9-11
Spanish 11
(Grade 11 Spanish or grade 11 French is the basic language requirement for many
universities)
(French recognized for Canadian government jobs)
French 12 (needed for general
arts/humanities)
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Physical Education
Electives
•
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Physical Education 11/12
Strength and Conditioning 11/12
Women’s Health& Fitness 11/12
Social Studies
• Social Studies 8, 9, 10, 11
• Electives: Humanities 11
(English and SS)
• History 12, Geography 12
(Environmental Studies, not
maps), Law 12, Psychology 12,
AP Psychology 12, Social Justice
12, Economics 12 (Business
Fundamentals)
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Science
• Biology 11 and Biology 12
• Chemistry 11 and Chemistry 12
• Physics 11 and Physics 12
• Earth Science 11
• Sustainable Resources 11 and 12
(new course offering)
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Math
• Math 8 and 9
• Apprenticeship and Workplace
Math 10 and 11
• Foundations of Math PreCalculus 10
• Foundations of Math 11
• Pre-Calculus 11 and 12
• AP Calculus 12
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Applied Skills
• Foods 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
• International Foods 11
• Textiles 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
• Woodwork 8, 9, 10
• Carpentry and Joinery 11 and 12
• Computers 10
• Yearbook 11 and 12
• Digital Photography 11 and 12
• Leadership 11 and 12
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Music
• Concert Band 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
• Jazz Band 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
• Choir 8-12
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Drama 8 – games, vocal work, improv, speech, selfconfidence
imrov, games, acting, monologues, airbands
Drama 9 –
Drama 9 – Performance focus
Drama 10 – comedy, acting, masks, improv, writing for
stage
Acting 11/12
acting techniques, scene work, writing, shakespeare,
for committed acting students
Stagecraft 10/11/12
Behind the scenes, lighting, sound, designing, building,
painting, stage managing, advertising, budgeting,
encourages work out of timetable.
Musical Theatre 10/11/12
Performance course ending in a live musical
presentation - requires time out of timetable
Theatrical Production 10/11/12
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Informed decisions….
Post Secondary
Entrance
Requirements
Course
Descriptions
*Other(s)
who have
TAKEN the
class
YOUR
CHOICE
YOUR
FUTURE
* Weakest source of info
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Course Selections
–ONLINE Process
–parent confirmation
–instructions, etc found
on KAL website
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Kalamalka Secondary School 3 year Plan: Graduation and Beyond
2-yr College Travel  Work4 yr University, <<(CIRCLE ONE) ____________________________ indicate what and where of your plan
My Plan:
GRADE 10
English 10 R
Social Studies 10
GRADE 11
1. English 11 or Communications
R
2.
R
3.
Science 10 R
Science 11 R Circle one
Chemistry or
4. Physics or
Biology or
Earth Science
___________________________
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or
Language or Science or PE
Or Planning R
__________________________
Language Course 10
French or Beginning Spanish
___________________________
Fine Arts or Applied Skill R
_________________________
Out of the time table course
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R
1.
English 12 or First Peoples English 12
or Communications 12 R
2.
_____________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE R
3.
_____________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE R
4.
________________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE R
5.
______________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE
6.
_____________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE
Social Studies 11 R or
First Nations Studies 12 R
Math 10
Foundations of Math-Pre-Calculus
Apprenticeship & Workplace
Physical Education 10 R
GRADE 12
Math 11 R
Pre-Calculus/Principles
___________________________
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or
5. Language or Science or PE or PlanningR
6.
___________________________
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or
Language or Science or PE
7.
___________________________
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or
Language or Science or PE
7.
_____________________________
Prov exam course or
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or PE
8.
___________________________
Fine Arts or Applied Skill or
Language or Science or PE
8.
_________________________
Out of the time table course
9.
__________________________
Out of the time table course
9.
_________________________
Out of the time table course
•0kanagan College
Science Transfer
•SFU Bachelor of
ENVIRONMENTAL Science
•UBC-0kanagan
Management (aka Business)
•Okanagan College
Associate of Arts Degree
•SFU
Bachelor of Arts
ENVIRONMENT
•Okanagan College Bachelor of
Business Administration
•Thompson Rivers University
Architectural and Engineering
Technology Diploma
•UVIC
Fine Arts
•UBC Vancouver
Engineering
•Thompson Rivers University
Animal Health Technology
•Okanagan College
Therapist Assistant Diploma
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•Selkirk College
Nursing (at Castlegar)
•UBC-Okanagan
Environmental Sciences
•UBC Vancouver
Commerce
•UBC Okanagan
Nursing
•UVIC
Science
•Dual Credit
Kalamalka Secondary School
GRADE 10
3 year Plan Graduation and Beyond
Okanagan College Civil Engineering Technology
GRADE 11
GRADE 12
1. 
English 10
1.

English 11 or
1.


2. 
Social Studies 10
2.


Social Studies 11or
First Nations Studies 12
2.
Pre-Calculus 12 recommended
3.

3.
Math 10
Foundations of Math &
Pre-Calculus
3.

Math 11
Pre-Calculus
4.
4. 
Science 10
4.

Science 11
Physics recommended
5.
Language Course 11
Fine Arts 11or Applied Skill 11 or
Physical Education / Strength &
Conditioning
6.
5. 
Physical Education 10
5.


6. 
Planning 10
6.


Fine Arts 11or Applied Skill 11 or
Physical Education / Strength &
Conditioning
7.

7. 

Fine Art 10 or
Applied Skill 10
Language Course
7.


Fine Arts 11or Applied Skill 11 or
Physical Education / Strength &
Conditioning
8.
Fine Art 10 or
Applied Skill 10
8.


Out of the timetable course
9.

Fine Arts 11or Applied Skill 11 or
Physical Education / Strength &
Conditioning
Out of the time table course
8.


9. 
English 12 or
First Peoples English 12
Open choice
 Fine Arts 12 or Applied Skill 12 or
 Physical Education / Strength &
Conditioning/ Female PE 12
Open choice
 Fine Arts 12 or Applied Skill 12 or
Physical Education / Strength &
Conditioning/ Female PE 12
Open choice
 Fine Arts 12 or Applied Skill 12 or
Physical Education / Strength &
Conditioning/ Female PE 12
Open choice
 Fine Arts 12 or Applied Skill 12 or
 Physical Education / Strength &
Conditioning/ Female PE 12
Open choice
 Fine Arts 12 or Applied Skill 12 or
 Physical Education / Strength &
Conditioning/ Female PE 12
Open choice
 Fine Arts 12 or Applied Skill 12 or
 Physical Education / Strength &
Conditioning/ Female PE 12

Out of the time table course
10. 
Out of the time table course
9.
Program specific requirements that are not necessarily graduation requirements
revised March 31, 2012
In summary…
• Course Selection
– Online process
– Student and parent accounts
– 3 year plans prepared ahead of time
•Choose Courses Wisely
•Changes to timetable WILL be
DIFFICULT or even
IMPOSSIBLE!
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What Next ?
1. Download 3 year planning sheet
2. Review sample 3-year plans and
RESEARCH
3. Scheduled times for course
selection or each class will be
posted on the school calendar on
the KAL website
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QUESTIONS?
Anything that
we have not
answered
???
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