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Course Planning
Presentation
11>>12 students
2015-2016
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:
•Students Without Borders
•Soccer Academy
•Snow Sports Academy
•Hockey Academy
•Baseball Academy
•Forestry program
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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.
Advanced Placement English Language and Composition 12. This is an upper
level course for college-bound grads with a focus on writing (available to
students in grades 11 and 12).
•
•
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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.
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, Marketing 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
• Digital Photography 11 and 12
• Leadership 10, 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 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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Performance course combining writing, stagecraft and
presentation – requires time out of timetable.
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
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. Complete course selections and
have parents confirm choices.
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QUESTIONS?
Anything that
we have not
answered
???
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