ARDROSSAN JR SR HIGH
High School Registration
Planning your
high school program
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Consider
Diploma requirements
 Future educational/career plan
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Do a three year plan
 Timetabling
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Courses required
 Balanced semesters
 No spares in grades 10 & 11
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What is a credit?
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A credit is a unit of learning time based on instructional time
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At Ardrossan, most of our courses are 5 credit courses, meaning you attend each
day for 1 block (85 minutes) for one semester
 Semester 1 – September to January
 Semester 2 – February to June
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Credits can be also be achieved in singular units in CTS or ADLC
courses. Students are expected to earn 5-1 credit modules in
most CTS or ADLC courses
Diploma Requirements
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Each high school course is
worth 5 credits
You must pass one level to
move to the next level
At the end of grade 12 you
must earn100 credits
At Ardrossan you must carry
a full timetable (40 credits) in
grades 10 and 11 and you
can have 1 spare each
semester (30 credits)in grade
12
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English30-1 or 30-2
Social 30 or 30-2
10 more 30 level
credits
Math (10 credits)
Science (10 credits)
CALM
Phys Ed 10
French Immersion Certificate
At least 30 credits in French Language
Instruction
 French Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2
 At least one other 30-level course
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Etudes Social 30-1 or 30-2
 Biologie 30
 Chimie 30
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What do course numbers mean?
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Most courses have 2 digits
The first digit refers to the year of high school – 1, 2 or 3
The hyphenated number refers to the route of the program
 Example – English 10-1 (gr. 10), 20-1 (gr. 11), 30-1 (gr. 12)
 For students who are interested in the study, creation and analysis of
literary texts
 For students who are university bound
 Example – English 10-2 (gr. 10), 20-2 (gr. 11), 30-2 (gr. 12)
 For students who are interested in real-world contexts and popular
culture
 For students who are college, technical school, apprenticeship-bound or
planning to go straight to work after high school
Pre-requisites
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Math 9
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75+ - Math 10C Honours
50+ - Math 10C
<55 – Math 10-3
Science 9
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75+ - Science 10 Honours
50+ - Science 10
<50 – Science 14
Pre-requisites
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Language Arts 9
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75+ English 10-1 Honours
65+ English 10-1
<65 English 10-2
Social 9
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75+ Social 10-1 Honours
65+ Social 10-1
<65 Social 10-2
Electives
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Communication
Technology
Construction
Technology
Fashion Studies
Foods
Culinary Arts
Mechanics and
Fabrication
Off Campus Education
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CALM
 Drama
 Instrumental Music
 Art
 Phys Ed
 Sports Performance
 French
 Spanish
On Campus Extras
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Jazz Band
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ADLC
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Theatre Production
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Team Leadership
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Yearbook
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Community Health
Forensic Science
Psychology
Legal Studies
Tourism
Music
Forestry
others
Sample Timetable – Gr. 10 Fr
Social 10-1 (Fr)
Math 10C
English 10-1
Science 10 (Fr)
Phys Ed 10
French Language Arts 10-1
Option
Option
Sample Timetable – Gr. 10 Fr B
Social 10-1 (Fr)
Math 10C
English 10-1/Band
Eng 10-1/Band
Phys Ed 10
French Language Arts
Science (Fr)
Option
Sample Timetable – Gr. 11 Fr
Social 20-1 (Fr)
Math 20-1 or 20-2
English 20-1
Option
Biologie 20
French Language Arts 20-1
Option
Biologie 30
Sample Timetable – Gr. 12 Fr
Social 30-1 or 30-2
Math 30-1 or 30-2
English 30-1or 30-2
Option
Chimie 20
French Language Arts 30-1 or
30-2
Option
Chimie 30
Future Career Plan/
Educational Plan
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Excellent sources for career planning –
www.alis.alberta.ca
www.tradesecrets.org
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www.ardrossan.ca then select the
“Students” tab from across the top
Post Secondary Admissions
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Rule of 70
 If you have an average of at least 70% (there are some
exceptions – e.g., Engineering at the U of A requires an 80%
average) in your CORE courses in grade 12 (including fine
arts), you can gain admission to most faculties in colleges or
universities of your choice
 Different faculties have different requirements, so make sure
to touch base with counselors, check the alis website, attend
open houses, or check post-secondary institution websites to
ensure that you have what you need
University Entrance Requirements
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English 30-1
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Biology 30, Chemistry 30, Physics 30, Science 30
Math 30-1 (Pure Math 30), Math 31
Social Studies 30-1
Fine Arts – Band 30, Drama 30, Art 30
Second Languages – Spanish 30, French 30, FLA
30
Phys Ed 30*
5 30-level CTS course**
Anticipated Admission Averages
(U of Alberta)
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Agricultural, Life and
Environmental
Sciences – 70%
 Arts - 72%
 Engineering – 80%
 Native Studies –70%
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Nursing – 78%
Phys Ed - 75%-78%
PE/Ed – 76%
St Jean – 70%
Science – 73%
(honours 80%)
SCHOLARSHIPS AND
BURSARIES
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Alexander Rutherford Scholarship
Based on an average in five specified high
school courses (does not include
Math14/24, Science 14/24)
 Apply in grade 12
75%-79.9%
80.0% or higher
$300 gr 10
$400 gr 10
$500 gr 11
$800 gr 11
$700 gr 12
$1300 gr 12
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SCHOLARSHIPS AND
BURSARIES
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Campus St Jean has greater funding and
fewer students so there is greater
opportunity for scholarships
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Most scholarship applications look for
evidence of leadership ability, extracurricular and community involvement,
and volunteer activities
Where to from here?
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Select appropriate core courses
 Discuss course selections with your parents
and your current teachers
 Be ready to complete your registration in
March
 Counsellors from Ardrossan will visit your
school when it is your turn to register and you
will complete your registration at school, on
PowerSchool
What if I want to make changes?
The timetable is built based on student
requests so pick your choices carefully
 Timetables will be available during the
week of August 22 to 24 (grade 12,
Monday; grade 11, Tuesday; grade 10,
Wednesday)
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