North Delta Secondary GRADE 12 COURSE PLANNING February 26, 2014 GRADS OF 2015!!!! The final chapter in the first book of your educational journey…. Your Grade 12 year will set the stage for a solid start to the next edition ** Make it count!!!** Graduation Requirements… ENGLISH Language Arts 10 Language Arts 11 Language Arts 12 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits SOCIAL STUDIES P.E. Social Studies 10 Social Studies 11/Civics 11/BC First Nations 12 Science 10 a Science 11 a Math 10 a Math 11 Physical Education 10 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits F.A. & A.S. Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 4 Credits OTHER Planning 10 4 Credits Grad Transitions Plan 4 Credits Elective Courses (16 credits must be Gr. 12) 28 Credits SCIENCE MATH ELECTIVES 80 Credits Graduation Requirements… ENGLISH Language Arts 10 Language Arts 11 Language Arts 12 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits SOCIAL STUDIES P.E. Social Studies 10 Social Studies 11/Civics 11/BC First Nations 12 Science 10 a Science 11 a Math 10 a Math 11 Physical Education 10 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits 4 Credits F.A. & A.S. Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12 4 Credits OTHER Planning 10 4 Credits Grad Transitions Plan 4 Credits Elective Courses (16 credits must be Gr. 12) 28 Credits SCIENCE MATH ELECTIVES 80 Credits GRADE 12 COURSES ENGLISH 12 or COMMUNICATIONS 12 STUDY GRADUATION TRANSITIONS 12 ____________________________12 ____________________________12 ____________________________12 _______________________10/11/12 _______________________10/11/12 _______________________10/11/12 PROVINCIAL EXAMS • English 10 (20%) • Mathematics 10 (20%) • Science 10 (20%) • Social Studies 11 (20%) • English 12/Comm 12 (40%) CHECK PROVINCIAL EXAM MARKS ON: • https://www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams/tsw/tsw/stude nt/welcome.jsp • PSI, Post Secondary Institute Forms LANGUAGE…DO I NEED IT? ? A language is NOT required for Graduation, BUT… UBC Language 11 for all faculties SFU Beginners Language 11 or Language 11 for all faculties Most BC Colleges & BCIT No Language Requirement for Entrance But, having a Language 12 could earn you first year post secondary credit in some institutions LANGUAGE OPTIONS AT NDSS • French 8-12 • Spanish - Beginning Spanish 11, Spanish 11/12 • Punjabi – Beginning Punjabi 11, Punjabi 11/12 LANGUAGE CHALLENGE EXAMS • For those students with a background in Mandarin, Spanish, Japanese, Punjabi, Korean, or German • you may apply to write a challenge exam to earn language 11 and 12 credits • see your counsellor for more information THE MATH QUESTION THE MATH CURRICULUM Three Pathways: • Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics – designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. • Foundations of Mathematics – designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for postsecondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. • Pre-calculus - designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into postsecondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. UBC & MATH REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION : ARTS: Foundations 11 and Foundations 12, OR PreCalculus 11 SCIENCE: Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12 ENGINEERING: Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12 COMMERCE: Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12 SFU & MATH REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION : ARTS: Foundations 11 OR Pre-Calculus 11 SCIENCE: Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12 ENGINEERING: Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12 COMMERCE: Pre-Calculus 11 & Pre-Calculus 12 Admission to College, University College or BCIT & Math Requirements Examples: LANGARA DOUGLAS KWANTLEN BCIT • Individual programs have their own math requirements, so check to see what type of math you require • Trades programs also vary depending on the program as to what type/level of math is required THERE ARE TWO TYPES … *BOTH REQUIRE A TEXTBOOK DEPOSIT OF $100 *SIGN UP ONLINE AFTER SPRING BREAK Remedial For those students who have not passed a course, but have achieved a recommendation from their teacher to do summer school and a mark of 40 – 49%) • 4 weeks in July • 2 courses max. • 2 hours • Most gr 8 & 9 academic classes offered • 8:30 – 10:40 & 10:55 – 1:05 • Note: there will be no grade 10 remedial courses offered this summer Full-Credit For those students wanting to work ahead or upgrade their mark • 6 weeks in July and August • 3 hour class • 8:30-11:30 & 12:00-3:00 • Most academic classes offered • Beware of the Provincial Exam! ONLINE COURSES • Delta’s online school is called Delta Access – check website for course availability • Spring / Summer session in all courses currently offered (including Planning 10) • Online courses also available through: Vancouver (VLN), Surrey (Surrey Connect), Fraser Valley (FVDES) DISTRICT ACADEMIES • Sports and Fine Arts Academies are specialized electives for students that are serious and passionate about a particular sport, film, acting or dance. Possible academies include: Baseball Dance Film/Acting Film/Production Cadets Golf Hockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Basketball (proposed) • it is possible to move between schools to attend an academy • Sport academies replace PE at the appropriate grade and one other elective • Fine Arts academies fulfill the Fine Arts requirement plus another elective • More information available on the Delta School District website at www.deltasd.bc.ca/programs/academies EXTERNAL CREDITS • Students may earn credits toward graduation through training programs outside of school (2 credits each): • • • • • • • • • Dance (Royal Academy of Dance) Music (Royal Conservatory of Music) Sports (Provincial or National team level) Lifesaving (Bronze Cross, NLS, Instructor) Cadets (National Defense Cadet Certification) Coaching (Level 1-2, First Aid, 75-150 hours) Official (Theory, evaluation, 75-125 hours) Driver Ed. (ICBC accredited program) First Aid (WCB level II and III) ELECTIVE COURSES Several options to explore and things to consider at the Grade 12 level…. If you have kept up with your courses, you may only have the following requirements left to complete: English/Communications 12 Grade 12 Elective Grade 12 Elective Grade 12 Elective (Grad Transitions 12) **This means you have room for up to 3 other courses of your choice at the Grade 10/11/12 level, AND you get a study block! WHAT ELECTIVES SHOULD I TAKE?? Which courses you choose depends on three key things: 1. What required courses/credits do you have left to complete for Graduation? • Have I completed all the required courses at the Grade 10/11 Level? • Have I completed at least one Fine Art/Applied Skills course at the 10/11/12 level? • Will I meet at least the minimum of 80 credits towards Graduation by the end of my Grade 12 year? 2. What are your future plans? College? Trades? Work? University? Travel? 3. What are your subjects of interest? **If you plan to attend a post-secondary institution or college/trades program, please make sure you have checked what courses are required for entry, and chose your electives accordingly – ELECTIVES CAN BE ACADEMIC, FINE ARTS OR APPLIED SKILLS CLASSES!!! A NOTE ABOUT YEARBOOK CLUB . . . • Must apply to be in Yearbook **There is a formal application and interview process (listen for the announcement for the upcoming meeting) • Will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays all year from 3pm to 4:30 (and later as deadlines approach) • Attendance is mandatory and mark is based up participation • Be aware of potential conflicts with other commitments such as sports, theatre, etc. • No perquisites but experience is definitely an asset! X BLOCK CLASSES IN GENERAL… • Be sure you are committed and have the time in your schedule to be there and participate regularly! • Avoid overextending yourself to the point where you simply cannot manage (Be realistic about what you can and cannot reasonably make time for) • Your success depends are your participation and commitment to the courses you take! CHOOSE YOUR CLASSES WISELY! Your best chance for getting the classes you want is by choosing the right ones now!! And get your parents to log on to Parent Connect to verify your choices. NOT SURE WHAT A COURSE IS ALL ABOUT???? Check out the detailed course descriptions available online through the ND Website and get answers to: > What do we do in that class? > What are the recommended prerequisites for the course? > What can I expect to learn? HTTP://ND.DELTASD.BC.CA/COURSES BUSINESS EDUCATION Keyboarding 11 Typing, speed and Accuracy, document design Graphic Design: Print 11 Design and create original advertising, business cards, flyers, brochures Business Information Management 12 Learn about “Mail merge”, graphic layout and design, cloud computing Accounting 11/12 Learn about Excel and “Accounting Pro 2007” Entrepreneurship 12 Learn how to run your own business . BUSINESS EDUCATION Introduction to Web Design 11/ Information Communication Technology 11 Study of the fundamentals and techniques of designing and developing effective web sites. Marketing 11/12 Study of consumer research, store design, retail, promotion and advertising. Mk 12 focuses on event planning Business Computer Applications 11 / Keyboarding 11 Library Science 11 Study of the operation of the school’s automated resource centre. Students need a recommendation from Mr. Hundal or Mr. Lum ENGLISH Communications 11/12 May be used instead of English 11/12 for graduation purposes. Intended for students who struggle with formal writing and reading comprehension English Literature 12 Exposure to literature from the 8 th to the 21st century Creative Writing 12 Write in a variety of genres, focus on self-awareness HOME ECONOMICS Textiles 10 /11/12 Sewing at your own level. Textiles 11 is required before taking Textiles 12 Foods 11/12 This course gives students the basics of food preparation, baking and cooking. Foods 11 is required before taking Foods 12 Family Studies 11 The study of families, human development, personal growth and relationships. The topics will include: communication skills, effective family living, understand yourself, human sexuality and reproduction, love and infatuation, eating disorders, dating abuse, STDs, assertiveness and conflict resolution . HOME ECONOMICS Family Studies 12 The study of marriage, human sexuality and alternative lifestyles, parenting, adolescent development, aging, death and grieving. Tourism and Hospitality 11 Learning about the travel industry. Certifications in Food Safe, Super Host Fundamentals, and Serving It Right. Tourism and Hospitality 12 Super Host: Service Across Cultures, Super Host: Customers with Disabilities, Super Host: Japanese Service Expectations, and First On the Scene11. Cruise and Hotel Studies MUSIC Choir 9-12 No previous musical experience is necessary. Please note: There will be several evening performances throughout the year. Attendance is mandatory and is included as part of the overall grade for the course. Prerequisites: None. This is a Fine Arts course. Beginning Guitar 9-12 This is a course for grade 9-12 students who have little or no experience on guitar. Intermediate Guitar 9-12 Jazz Band 9-12 Senior Band 10-12 LANGUAGES French 11 French 12 Beginner’s Punjabi 11 Punjabi 11 Punjabi 12 Beginner’s Spanish 11 Spanish 11 Spanish 12 PERFORMING ARTS Theatre Production/Stagecraft/Technical Theatre 10/11/12 Students will create functional sets, as well as learn about lighting and sound techniques. Students must be willing to make a commitment of extra-curricular time to enjoy success in Stagecraft. Theatre Company 10/11/12 Student involvement in the theatre program. All students must audition to be a part of this course. Theatre Performance 10/11/12: Acting Practice acting and perform on stage. Students will be expected to see at least one amateur or professional play production out- side of class time. In order to take Acting 12, students must first complete Acting 11. PERFORMING ARTS Theatre Performance 12: Directing & Script Development This course is for the committed theatre student who has taken acting courses. The course may be offered in any block in conjunction with another Acting course. Students must be willing and able to work independently, write several redrafts, take criticism well, and be critical of written and performed work. Prerequisites: Theatre Performance 11: Acting and enrollment in Theatre Performance 12: Acting and permission from the instructor must be granted prior to enrollment. This is a Fine Arts course . PHYSICAL EDUCATION Physical Education 11 Focus is on providing knowledge & tools to become active & healthy adults. Participation & advanced skill development are emphasized in a variety of school & community activities. Units include the following individual and team games: Net & Wall, Invasion, Target, Striking/Fielding, Minor Games & Cross Training. Students have the opportunity to earn certification in First Aid. Ten school service/volunteer hours to be completed; five of which can be completed in the community at an approved site. Community activities may include: bowling, curling, golf, rock climbing, gymnastics center, sailing, and windsurfing. A Physical Education 12 Successful completion of PE 11 is required. Students are expected to complete 10 hours of school and/or community service/volunteer hours in PE/Athletics related activities. School & recreational activities include individual & team sports, archery, golf, bowling, curling, windsurfing, sailing, rock climbing, gymnastics center, and canoeing. • . PHYSICAL EDUCATION Women's Fitness & Health 11 (PE 11 Girls) Course is open to female students in grade 11/12. Activities emphasize fitness & include speed walks, runs, resistance training, core training, Pilates, circuit training; individual & team activities; diet, stress & other student centered issues. Community activities: Bikram yoga, Grouse Grind, Sailing, Windsurfing, Gymnastics’ Center, Rock Climbing, Self-Defense, Go-Carting, Curling, Golf, Snow-shoeing, & Canoeing. Students will earn St. John First Aid certification. Women's Fitness & Health 12 (PE 12 Girls) Course is open to female students in grade 12 Activities emphasize fitness & include speed walks, runs, resistance training, core training, Pilates, circuit training; individual & team activities; diet, stress & other student centered issues. Community activities: include Bikram yoga, Grouse Grind, Sailing, Windsurfing, Gymnastics’ Center, Rock Climbing, Self-Defense, Go-Carting, Curling, Golf, Snow-shoeing, & Canoeing. Prerequisite: PE 11 or Women’s Fitness 11. SOCIAL STUDIES Aboriginal Studies 8, 9, 10, 11, and 12 The course explores oral traditions and the artistic expressions of many Aboriginal Nations . Psychology 11 Psychology will introduce students to the fundamentals of human behaviour. Some of the topics are altered states of consciousness such as sleep, drugs, hypnosis, personality development, psychological disorders and therapies. Psychology 12 The major goal of Psychology 12 is to provide each student with a deeper insight into himself or herself as a person. Units of study may include: life span development, sensation and perception, motivation and emotion, stress and health, learning, memory and diagnosis and treatment of psychological disorders. Prerequisite: Psych 11 SOCIAL STUDIES Comparative Civilizations 12 Students will learn about major forces, individuals, issues and concepts which have shaped world cultures from early to modern times. Economics 12 This course gives students the opportunity to analyse the effects of economic activity on their society, Canada, and the global community. Units include basic micro and macroeconomic theory, government and economic decision-making, globalization and international economic issues, and investment strategies. Students will create virtual stock portfolios with expert advice, and will even be able to purchase small amounts of stock. History 12 While History 12 can be described broadly as a history of world affairs in the 20th century, it concentrates on the years between 1919 and 1991. This course studies international relations social, political, economic and cultural of great powers in the Twentieth Century: how great powers caused World War II, how democracy was rejected for communism in the USSR and fascism in Germany and Italy, and how the USA and USSR dominated power politics in the cold war confrontation and subsequent detente. History 12 requires students to use historical evidence and fact to analyze and construct arguments, and to be aware of the subjective nature of history. Prerequisite: Social Studies 11 with a minimum of 67% SOCIAL STUDIES Law 12 The focus of this course is the Canadian legal system. Topics covered include the court system, criminal law, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, civil law, torts, marriage and divorce law, and employment law. Social Justice 12 The course will examine and encourage understanding of the following concepts: equity and equality for minority groups, ethics, sexual orientation, diversity, human rights and oppression . TECHNICAL EDUCATION Furniture Design 11 students have the opportunity to design and build various woodwork projects, with emphasis placed on individual needs. Projects such as entertainment units, coffee tables, computer units, CD racks, boom boxes, skateboards, lathe projects, etc. have been made in past years. Carpentry 11 Students will combine theory and practice while building decks, sheds, garages, greenhouses and other small structures. The "projects" are built in small groups in the school compound and then transported to the site by trailer. Several "building field trips" will be required to complete the projects on site, with breaks and lunch provided by the owner. Drafting and Design 11/12 Credit will be given for Drafting and Design 12. This computer aided drafting course emphasizes CAD (Computer Aided Drawing) with an emphasis on more detailed engineering and architectural projects. For example students will design and draw plans for a custom vacation home. As well, students will complete CAD generated mechanical engineering types of drawings. Activities are project based. TECHNICAL EDUCATION Automotive Technology 11 Topics included in the course are maintenance, wheels and tires, disc brakes, drum brakes, ignition, lubrication and cooling systems. Automotive Maintenance 11 Designed to provide students with little or no experience with automotive maintenance with the opportunity to develop a practical understanding of the automobile with respect to purchasing, operating and maintaining a vehicle. Cabinet Design 12 Individualized projects will be worked on. In past years, various cabinets have been designed and constructed to fit items such as computers, trophies, models, fishing rods, dishes, clothing, snowboards, hockey equipment, etc. Prerequisite: Furniture 11 TECHNICAL EDUCATION CJ Furniture 12 Students design and build a piece(s) of furniture of their choosing. This handson course follows Furniture Design 11. Automotive Technology 12A Continuation of Automotive Technology 11. Topics included in this course are steering, suspension, drive train, computer and electrical systems, and fuel, exhaust and emission systems. Prerequisite: Automotive Technology 11 Automotive Technology 12B This course provides students an opportunity to take an advanced look at automotive repair. Topics included in the course are engine rebuilding, engine performance, transmissions and an introduction to autobody repair and refinishing. Pre- or Co-requisite: Automotive Technology 12 VISUAL ARTS Visual Arts 11/12 General This course provides an overview of the different studio arts, as it encompasses both 2-D and 3-D media and processes. Media may include graphite, pastels, charcoal, pen & ink, acrylic paint, water colour paint, tempera paint, mixed media, paper mache, clay and wire. Art history will cover from Primative to Impressionism. Students will maintain a visual journal where they will explore techniques, image development and their own imagery. Must take the grade 11 course before taking the grade 12 course. Drawing & Painting 11/12 Students will study drawing as line, tone and high contrast in media such as charcoal, pencil, coloured pencil, and ink. Painting will involve water colour, acrylic and mixed media. Students will be required to maintain a sketch book for this course. The grade 11 course must be taken before the grade 12 course . VISUAL ARTS Media Arts 11/12 This is primarily a project based course designed to introduce students to digital photography, graphic design and clay-mation animation. Students will work with digital photo images and computer programs to manipulate images. This will include designing logos, posters, packaging and CD covers. The grade 11 course must be taken before the grade 12 course . Studio Arts 11/12: Ceramics & Sculpture Students will work with clay, plaster, soap stone, paper mache, found objects and various other materials. Students will also study sculpture in art history and in cultural styles. Students will be required to draw in preparation for their works. The grade 11 course must be taken before the grade 12 course . Yearbook 11/12 This course will be offered outside of the regular timetable as a yearlong after school block. The main outcome of the course is to publish the school's yearbook. Students will learn skills such as photography, photo manipulation and editing, layout and design, copywriting, journalistic techniques, and advertising. They will also become familiar with professional programs such as Adobe Photoshop and InDesign . SCIENCES Chemistry 11 This course involves the study of the classification of matter, chemical formulas, chemical reactions, solution chemistry, atomic theory, and organic chemistry. There will be an emphasis on understanding specific concepts and applying these to solve word problems. Excellent math and problem solving skills are essential Chemistry 12 In Chemistry 12, students will be given the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills. It is intended to be a more specialized course than the general course presented in Chemistry 11. The problem work will be more advanced than in previous years and a greater proportion of time is spent on theory. The core course content consists of: reaction kinetics, dynamic equilibrium, solubility equilibria, acids, bases and salts and electrochemistry. SCIENCES Biology 11 This subject includes Scientific method, microbiology, evolution, plant and animal biology, classification & ecology. This is a survey course of the kingdoms of living things and students are required to learn and apply a great many biological terms and concepts. It is expected that students will have to review notes on a regular basis. Biology 12 This advanced course covers the human biology from the chemical to the systems level. Topics covered are DNA, the cell and cellular processes, digestion, circulation, respiration, reproduction etc. Students are required to learn and apply a considerable amount of course material related to biological terms and concepts. This course also emphasizes the important skills of reading, note taking, understanding diagrams, memorizing, and critical thinking. SCIENCES Physics 11 This course will introduce concepts of motion, forces, momentum energy, waves, and optics. There will be an emphasis on understanding specific concepts and applying these to solve word problems. Excellent math and problem solving skills are essential. Physics 12 This course will review topics in motion, forces, momentum and energy,and introduce the concept of vectors to deal with two-dimensional problems. Topics such as electrostatics, electric circuits, magnetic fields and electro-magnetic induction may be introduced. It is intended to be a more specialized course than the general course presented in Physics 11. The problem work will be more advanced than in previous years and a greater proportion of time is spent on theory. Science & Technology 12 Science & Technology 11 offers a fundamental understanding of science, technology, society and the environment. Major topics include the relationships of science, technology and society; computers, communication systems and information technology; heavy construction technology; space technology; energy technology and environment; and biochemical technology and medicine. Students are expected to attend classes regularly throughout the course to work both individually and collaboratively. Student progress will be monitored on a constant basis. CAREER CENTRE SERVICES YOUR FUTURE STARTS HERE! • Post Secondary Education Planning • Career Planning • Scholarships & Awards • Career Development/ Delta School District Career Programs (ACE-IT, SSA, Trades, ETC) • Specialty Programs (Encounters Program Delta Student Police Academy, Educational Camps, ETC.) WHAT ARE THE OPTIONS? • College full time (diploma, certificate, university transfer, associate degrees or degrees) • University full-time • Trade/technical school full time • Post secondary part time and work part time • Travel • Work full time • Others???? Choose your courses according to your future plans!! FROM ND TO…SO MANY CHOICES! B.C.I.T 07/10/2015 58 WHAT CAN I STUDY??? • ARTS: Criminology, Languages, Journalism, Political Science, Psychology, History Georgraphy, Culinary, Music, Drama, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Counselling, Philosophy, Sociology, Social Work, etc. • SCIENCES: Health, Math, Computers, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Botany, Zoology, Environment, Food & Nutrition, etc. • APPLIED SCIENCES: Engineering, Computer Programming & Technology • BUSINESS: Accounting, Administration, Human Resources, Management, Economics, Marketing, Advertising, etc. • CAREER TRAINING: Dental Assistant, Paralegal, Early Childhood Educator • TRADES: Auto Technician, Welding, Electrician, Plumbing, Professional Pastry Arts, Construction, Metal Fabricator, Roofer, Warehousing, etc. Cook, POST SECONDARY APPLICATION PROCESS • If you planning to attend post secondary it is critical to research the schools that you are considering to check the individual institutions entrance requirements. • Every College and University has its own Entrance Requirements and every program has its own special requirements. • These requirements are both Course and/or GPA specific. BASIC B.C. UNIVERSITY ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS English 11, a Math 11 (Pre-Calculus or Foundations), Socials 11, Academic Science 11, Language 11 (SFU accepts beginners language) English 12 and 3 approved academic 12-level courses Almost all require around 80% or higher for admission It is the student’s responsibility to check websites for specific admission and program entry requirements WHAT IS MEANT BY AN APPROVED ACADEMIC COURSE? • All universities have their own lists of what they will accept as approved academic courses. • ex: Biology 12, Physics 12, French 12, Geology 12, History 12, Lit 12, Geography 12 • However, some universities accept other courses as well such as Law 12 or Comparative Civilizations 12. • Check university admission requirements to be sure UBC (UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA) ADMISSABLE/APPROVED COURSES • Biology 12 • Chemistry 12 • Physics 12 • Pre-Calculus 12 • Economics 12 • English Literature 12 • Geography 12 • Geology 12 • History 12 • Law 12 • Language 12 • Calculus 12 • There are others, but these are the ones ND has offered in the past. UBC Admission Application Update UBC THIS Criteria For Competitive Assessment • Academic Profile • Personal Profile UBC will look not only at the GPA average but also at: Leadership/group contributions – e.g., student government experience, community involvement, family responsibility, etc. Academic achievements – e.g., research projects, success in contests, prizes won for high standing, etc. Sports involvement – e.g., membership on teams, participation in competitions, etc. Creative and performing arts experience (e.g. dance) Work experience Volunteer experience and service to other 07/10/2015 64 SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY ADMISSIBLE/ ACCEPTED COURSES • Calculus 12 • Comparative Civilization 12 • Economics 12 • English Literature 12 • Foundations of Math 12 • Language 12 • History 12 • Law 12 • Pre-Calculus 12 • Social Justice 12 • Biology 12 • Chemistry 12 • Geography 12 • Geology 12 • Physics 12 *** Not accepted at UBC A BIT ON MATH & UNIVERSITIES Generally: For university Science, Engineering and Business programs Math 12 Pre-Calculus is required *Calculus recommended For Arts & Social Sciences, Math Foundations 11 and/or Foundations 12 is accepted Math requirement varies by institution and program. Be sure to check with the institutions for updates EXAMPLE UBC ADMISSION AVERAGE CALCULATION FOR ARTS FACULTY • UBC considers GPA Averages & personal profile • Example: Student’s calculated admission average for UBC Arts program=85% (English 12 and best 3 approved 12’s) Course School Mark English 12 89% Foundations Math 12 76% Law 12 85% History 12 87% Economics 12 74% (Not used in calculation) EXAMPLE SFU ADMISSION AVERAGE CALCULATION FOR FACULTY OF SCIENCE • Example: Student’s calculated admission average for SFU Science program= 86% (English 12, Math 12 and 2 Science 12’s) Course School Mark English 12 88% Precal Math 12 81% Biology 12 85% Chemistry 12 87% French 12 91% *not used in calculation EXAMPLE KWANTLEN ADMISSION FOR BACHELOR OF SCIENCE DEGREE • Kwantlen does not look at GPA Averages, just your final grade 12 applicable grades to what program you are applying to Course School Mark English 12 B Pre-Cal Math 12 C+ Chemistry 12 C+ Physics 12 C • Example KWANTLEN GENERAL ADMISSION MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS YEAR’S GRADS (2014 GRADUATES) • Kwantlen has an open doors policy whereby students can upgrade, take pre-requisite courses, continue their studies and/or go into specific career training programs (ie Dental Assistance). Kwantlen does not look at GPA Averages, just your final grade 12 applicable grades to what program you are applying for. • *Note, English Language requirements changed for 2015! • Example Course School Mark English 12 C+ Communication 12 A WHAT IS A UNIVERSITY ARTS/SCIENCE TRANSFER PROGRAM? A University Transfer program is where a student will attend a College and take up to 60 Credits and then transfer to the University as a third year student. 07/10/2015 HOW WILL MY DEGREE READ IF I TAKE THE TRANSFER PROGRAM? • Your degree will state that you have graduated with a degree from the university and not the college. • I.e.: • BA University of British Columbia • BSc Simon Fraser University 07/10/2015 72 DELTA SCHOOL DISTRICT CAREER PROGRAMS 07/10/2015 73 CAREER PROGRAMS • ACE – IT 1st year College apprenticeship credit • Work Experience School placed volunteer work in a field of interest (4 credits) • Apprenticeship Every 120 hours of paid work under a certified tradesperson or professional earns you 4 credits (16 credits total) WHAT IS AN ACE IT PROGRAM? ACCELERATED INDUSTRY TRAINING • Earn high-school and post-secondary credits at the same time • Pay no post-secondary tuition (Don’t have to go on a waitlist) • Develop advanced skills and be ready to work in industry as you graduate from high school • Attend a full-time program for one or two semesters • APPLICATIONS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE CAREER CENTERE. DEADLINE TO APPLY IS MARCH 10, 2014 SCHOLARSHIPS, BURSARIES & AWARDS Some of the types of Scholarships Available School Sponsored Ministry Sponsored Post-Secondary Institutions Businesses, Organizations, Unions, Etc. PASSPORT TO EDUCATION • Top 30% based 5 best courses student in the province can earn up to $1000 to go toward their postsecondary tuition. A student is eligible at the completion of Grade 10 to 12. Students will receive their pass book and information on how to redeem the money with their Grade 12 June report cards. • Grade 10: $250 • Grade 11: $250 • Grade 12: $500 PROVINCIAL EXAMINATION SCHOLARSHIPS • Students do not apply for these as they are automatically eligible when they write & pass all 5 provincial exams in grades 10, 11, and 12 • A student can receive $1000 Examinations Scholarship if: • Achieves at least a “B” in English 12 or Communications 12. • Top 5000 students in BC receive this scholarship • A student can receive a $2500 Examination Scholarship : The top 20 students in the with the highest exam averages in the province will receive $2500 DISTRICT DOGWOOD SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS • $1000 awarded to our grade 12 students who excel in applied skills (Trades, Business, Home Ec) languages, athletics, fine arts & community service Please note: • Application available in the Career Centre in May. ND Scholarship committee picks award winners based on a set criteria • • 20+ awards will be available • Students can win both a provincial exam scholarship, passport to education and a district scholarship = $3000.00 or more SOME TOP TIPS TO WIN SCHOLARSHIPS! 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Be involved in school Do well in your courses Start volunteering in school and the community Show leadership Pay special attention to the application criteria & instructions Be careful of what you post on Facebook, Twitter, or other social networks 7. Be organized, gather materials such reference letters, etc 8. Meet all deadlines 07/10/2015 80 SOME SCHOLARSHIP OFFERS MADE TO FORMER GRADS 2013/2012/2011 Graduates Ali Jafferi Brandon Johnson Bhavjot Kang Freddy Francis Blossom Malhan Manraj Toor Katie Wanamaker-Briggs 07/10/2015 - $44,000,00 (Total for all offers) - $41,500.00 (Total for all offers) - $25,000.00 (Total for all offers - $28,000.00 (Total for all offers) - $7200.00 (Total for all offers) - $35,700.00 (Total for all offers) - $6,800.00 (Total for all offers) 81 REMINDERS • Scheduling system opens February 28 at 3pm • Scheduling closes March 14 th TIP: Prepare, plan and pick the right courses on time the first time to guarantee your spot! Resources Your ND Counselling Team: Mr. McGill Ms. Cipriano Ms. Gillis Ms. Kaila Grade 12 Course Planning Ms. Kaila Post-Secondary Planning/Career Planning/ Scholarships Ms. Dhanoa School website • http://www.deltasd.bc.ca/nd/ ** Please note – Grade 12 Counsellor’s are divided by alphabet! PARENT NIGHT MARCH TH 4 !