Grade 12 Meeting November, 2013 Selkirk Secondary Grad Info This powerpoint presentation, and a graduation timeline can be found under “Grad Zone” on Selkirk’s website. Make sure you periodically check in to see important grad information! Post Secondary Programs CERTIFICATE PROGRAM – weeks to months Ex. Dental Assistant, Practical Nursing, Home Support Worker DIPLOMA PROGRAM – often two years in duration Ex. Civil & Mechanical Engineering Technology; Human Kinetics, Water Quality APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAMS – length of program varies Ex. Electrician, Plumber, Welder BACHELOR DEGREES – generally 4 years long Examples of Bachelor Degrees: Bachelor or Science: take courses in areas such as Physics, Biology, Chemistry etc… could lead into Medicine, Nursing, Physiotherapy Bachelor of Arts (Humanities),: takes courses in areas such as Psychology, Sociology, English, History etc… could lead into careers such as: Education, Social Worker, Lawyer Bachelor of Fine Arts: take courses in areas such as Music, Art, Drama etc… Could lead into careers such as: Musician, Teacher, Actor etc… Other Bachelor Degrees can be more specific Eg. Engineering, Nursing, Commerce (Business) Post Secondary Plans Most university deadlines for early admissions are February 28. Check the admission requirements to ensure that you’ve met the requirements. Apply to more than one school, to keep your options open. Click on their “Apply Now” page, or go directly to ApplyBC’s website: https://applybc.ca/ There’s an excellent tutorial video, if you click on the top right tutorial link. You’ll need a credit card for the application fee. TRANSCRIPTS How do Universities Get My Grades? Official School Transcripts may be requested at the office (Mrs. Migneault). Not all schools require this Make sure you check the Universities’ application procedure. Every institution has different procedures for sending and receiving transcripts. Familiarize yourself with university websites. For early admission, some schools ask for self-reporting of grades for classes in session (ex. UVIC, UBC) P.S.I. (Post Secondary Institution) forms must be filled in correctly for official transcripts to be sent from the Ministry to your chosen schools. This can be done now! PSI Transcript Forms Post Secondary Institutes (PSI’s) require a copy of your official transcript in order to process your application to their school. The Ministry of Education provides you with an opportunity to have your transcripts automatically sent to the institutions of your choice for NO FEE. Students access the online form by logging into the Student Secure Web (SSW) site: https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/student/ and click the “Post Secondary Institutions Selections” menu option. See next page for a screenshot of the site. Admission Averages Only specific courses are included…these vary by program and institution It is your responsibility to research, determine, and meet specific requirements for programs you are applying for. Google the school you are interested in and add “admission averages 2011” Here are some examples from 2011: University of Victoria: 67% for most faculties; Business 80%; Engineering. 70% Simon Fraser : Arts 82%, Science 80%, Business 80% U.B.C. Vancouver : Science 90%, Arts 87%, Engineering 85% U.B.C. Okanagan : Arts, Science, Management, Engineering mid to high 70 Nursing mid to high 80, Fine Arts 67% + Portfolio University of Calgary: Sciences 75%; Engineering 80%; Business 77%; Scholarships $$$$$$$! For external scholarships, there are some excellent websites that students can access: Scholarshipscanada.com www.studentawards.com British Columbia Student Awards and Scholarships There are a variety of awards and scholarships available through the Ministry of Education. An outline of the awards are noted below, and detailed descriptions can be found at: Handbook of Scholarships and Awards: http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/1112/handbook_of_procedures.pdf Passport to Education To offset the cost of future tuition fees, Grade 10 and 11 students can earn $250 each school year, based on academic and non-academic achievements. Grade 12 students can earn a $500 Passport stamp. For more information: see Chapter 6 http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/1213/handbook_of_procedures.pdf Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships The Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships rewards graduating students in BC for academic excellence in their provincial examinations from Grades 10 to 12. These $1,000 awards and $2,500 (to the top 20 students only) awards can be redeemed when a student enters a designated post-secondary institution. For more information: see Chapter 6 http://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/handbook/1213/handbook_of_procedures.pdf Dogwood District/Authority Awards Program These $1,000 scholarships are awarded to graduating students who meet the criteria determined by the local District Scholarship Committee, which requires a student to demonstrate superior achievement in any of the following areas: Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music) Applied Skills (Business Ed, Technology Ed, Home Economics) Physical Activity (not limited to Physical Education) Second Languages (including Aboriginal Languages) with IRPs or External Assessments, including AP and IB courses Selkirk Secondary Internal Scholarships A number of scholarships (generously provided by our community!) are handed out at the Graduation ceremony. On April 25, 2014, students will be given application forms. Information regarding the awards will be posted on the Selkirk website, under “Grad Zone”. Many of these awards are based on service affiliation/extra-curricular activity/volunteer work as well as marks. Everyone is encouraged to apply!