Burnaby North
Secondary
Excellence*Discovery*Service
Grade 12 Parent Graduation Information
Evening
October 14, 2010
Administration
Administration
Ms. L. Archer, Principal
Mr. G. Errico, Vice Principal (A –Heb)
Mr. D. Mushens, Vice Principal (Hec-Ott)
Mr. T. Evans, Vice Principal (Out - Z)
Student Services
Ms. D. Sutherland
Counsellor
(Chow-Heb)
Ms. E. Aadland
Counsellor
Department Head
(A – Chou)
Ms. J. Ingham
Counsellor
(Leem – Ot)
Ms. M. Lim
Counsellor
(Hec - Lee)
Ms. M. Thomson
Counsellor
(U - Z)
Ms. S. Finnbogason
Counsellor
(Out - T)
Mr. V. Chan
AP/Honors &
Scholarship Coordinator
TONIGHT’S
PRESENTATION
 Student Success
 Graduation
 Post Secondary Requirements
 Graduation Transitions
 Scholarships
 Graduation Activities
 School Leaving Ceremony
 Questions??
STUDENT SUCCESS
Expectations
 Final year at Burnaby North
 Being a good citizen
 Role model for other students
 Taking care of each other
Responsibilities
 Make education a top priority
 Treat everyone with respect
 Attend all classes and be on time
 Complete all assignments
 Prepare for exams
 Be on time (did we mention that already?)
Exams
 AP Exams – May 2 – 13
 In School Exams – June 17th & 20th
 Provincial Exams – June 21st – 29th
 Schedules are listed in students’ agenda planner
 Grade 12 Exams count for 40% of the final mark
 Only English 12 or Communications 12 have
compulsory final exams – all other provincial
exams are optional
 Final marks issued by the ministry at the end of
August
GRADUATION
What You Need to
Graduate
 A minimum of 80 credits (4 credits = one
course)
 48 credits are from required courses
 28 credits are from elective courses
 4 credits are from Graduation Transitions
Required Courses (12
courses)
-English 10, 11 and 12 (Comm 11, 12)
-Social Studies 10 and 11
-Mathematics 10, Mathematics 11 or 12
-Science 10 & Science 11
-Physical Education 10
-Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12
-Planning 10
Provincial Exams
 Grade 10 Exams - (20% of the final grade)
-English 10, Math 10 & Science 10
 Grade 11 – (20% of the final grade)
-Social Studies 11
 Grade 12 – (40% of the final grade)
-English 12 or Communications 12
-Other Provincial Exams in Grade 12 are
optional and depend on the courses taken
POST SECONDARY
General Entrance Requirements
 Math 11 & English 12
 At least one academic Science 11 (Biology, Physics,
Chemistry or Earth Science)
 At least 3 other approved academic courses at
the grade 12 level
 Note that provincial exams for grade 12 courses
other than English 12 are now optional
 If you write optional provincial exams, UBC & SFU
will consider the higher grade – school mark only
or blended (school mark + exam)
General Entrance Requirements
(continued)
 A second language (grade 11 level) is
required for direct university admission in
British Columbia
 All other requirements will vary depending
on the post secondary institution
 The most accurate information is available
online on the university websites
 Please see the links we have listed on the
Student Services section of our school
website
Meeting the English
Language Requirement
 This will vary according to the college or
university. Requirements and necessary web
links are clearly outlined on the post
secondary website.
 Some examples of ways to meet this
requirement:
-obtain a high enough grade on the
provincial exam portion of English 12
-write the LPI
-write the TOEFL
Entrance Applications
 Douglas College – October 15th
 Langara – October 1st
 Kwantlen Polytechnic University – Nov 1
 For all other post secondary institutions,
please refer to their websites for application
admission dates
 College applications are ‘first come, first
served’
 Visit www.pas.bc.ca to begin common
applications
Post Secondary Presentations
 Canadian Universities event – September 30th
 Yale University – October 14th, 3:00 pm
 University of Waterloo – October 19th, lunch
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Queens University – November 1st, lunch time
Post-secondary Institutions Fair – November
8th, 6:00-8:00 pm
McGill University – November 15th, 3:00 pm
University of Toronto – November 23rd, 3:00
pm
University of BC – November 25th, lunchtime
Important Websites
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Simon Fraser University
www.sfu.ca
UBC
www.ubc.ca
University of Victoria
www.uvic.ca
BC Institute of Technology www.bcit.ca
Douglas College
www.douglas.bc.ca
Capilano College
www.capcollege.bc.ca
Douglas College
www.douglas.bc.ca
Langara College
www.langara.bc.ca
Kwantlen Polytechnic University
www.kwantlen.bc.ca
Vancouver Community College
www.vcc.bc.ca
Emily Carr
www.eciad.ca
University College of the Fraser Valley
www.ucfv.ca
University of Northern BC
www.unbc.ca
Post Secondary Institutions
Selections Form
Allows graduating students to select which
post-secondary institutions will receive copies
of interim marks in May and/or their
transcripts at the end of July
Must be completed online at
www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/
Students must make selections by June 30th
Instructions will be available on the school
website as well as in Student Services
GRADUATION
TRANSITIONS
Students MUST complete all of the
following components:
 30+ hours of Work/Volunteer Experience
 150 minutes of physical activity/week
 A Healthy Living Plan (due Oct 29/2010)
 A Transition Plan (due Jan 14/2011)
 An Exit Interview
School Website
Graduation Transitions is outlined on the Burnaby North
Secondary Home page at www.north.sd41.bc.ca
Click on the Grad Transition link
Graduation Transitions
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Once you click on the Grad Transitions link you will see
the following:
Transitions Assignments
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Step-by-step instructions are found on this link:
SCHOLARSHIPS
Types of Scholarships Available
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Ministry Sponsored
Post-Secondary Institutions
Private Organizations
School Sponsored
Ministry Sponsored
 Graduation program Examination
Scholarships ($1000)
- “Final mark of “B” in English 12 plus 86%
on 3 provincial exams
- AP exams (score of 4 or 5) can also be
used in place of provincial exams
 No application necessary
Ministry Sponsored
 Dogwood District Authority Awards
($1000)
Superior achievement in Fine Arts,
Applied Skills, Physical Education or
Secondary Languages
Apply during May 2011
 Passport to Education ($500 for Grade
12)
Post Secondary Institutions
 Entrance scholarships vs. Major
Scholarships
 Many scholarships are conditional
 Emphasis on the “well-rounded” person
 Bursaries: based on financial need
Private Organizations
 From various community organizations
(eg. TD Canada Trust, Rotary Club, CGA)
 Emphasis is on community involvement
 Others interest in a particular career
area
School Sponsored
 Awards donated to the school for a variety
of reasons
 Some are specific to departments
 Memorial scholarships
 Parent Advisory Council Awards
Getting Ready to Apply
 Prepare or update your resume
 References (at least two weeks notice)
 Submit Student Profile and Teacher
Reports (required for internal
scholarships)
 Be on top of things – be aware of
deadlines and requirements
Financial Aid Bulletin
 Lists scholarships available, criteria and
deadlines
 Updated every two weeks
 Posted in English 12 and Communications 12
classrooms, library, Student Services and
the school website
Tips for Scholarship Applications
Error-free application: proofread
Excellent references
Well-rounded student
Pay attention to criteria, requirements and
deadlines
 Attend post-secondary institution
information sessions
 Check school web site (detailed scholarship
presentation)
 Email Vincent Chan at
[email protected]
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GRADUATION ACTIVITIES
 Grad Gala
 Dinner & Dance
 Dry After Grad
 School Leaving Ceremony
Grad Gala
 Semi-formal dinner and dance
 January 27, 2011 from 6 – 9pm (tentatively)
 Location is to be confirmed
 Cost is $50.00
Dinner & Dance
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- students must be passing a minimum of 68
credits by Term 2
- students must have fewer than 60 unexcused
absences
Formal evening
Tentatively held at Vancouver Convention
Centre
Friday, June 24th, 2011 from 6 pm to 12 am
Cost: $100
Parents are invited to attend the beginning of
the evening. Times to be announced.
Dry After Grad
 June 25th, 12 am
 Sponsored by Parent Advisory
Committee
 Event details to be determined by the
committee
 Parent volunteers are needed for
fundraising, organizing the event, etc.
 Student chairpersons are Sarah
Corrigan and Bernice Tsoi
School Leaving Ceremonies
 Friday, May 27th, 2011 at 7pm
 Bill Copeland Centre
 Cost is $65 and includes 2 tickets
 Additional tickets are $5 each
 Cost includes grad gown rental and purchase of
souvenir cap and tassel and graduation folder
People to Contact
 Mr. Evans, Exams
 Mr. Archibald and Ms. Shahidi
Graduation Transitions
 Mr. Chan, Scholarships
 Mr. Mushens, Graduation & School
Leaving
For more information….
Check the school website often:
http://North.sd41.bc.ca
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