DSS Course Planning Information Evening - Feb 13/14

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Information about DSS Course Planning Information Evening - Feb 13/14
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Published on February 18, 2014

Author: TerryAinge

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Slides from Course Planning Information Evening for students entering grades 10, 11, & 12.

Delta Secondary School February 13, 2014 COURSE PLANNING INFORMATION EVENING

Delta Secondary School Grade 10, 11 and 12 Course Selection 2014

Overview • • • • • • Graduation Program Policies Required Courses Provincial Exams Grade 12 courses Subject Areas Questions

Grad Program Policies • 80 credits minimum to graduate • Grade 10 courses included in Graduation Program • Minimum of 4 Grade 12 courses • 5 Graduation Program Exams • Graduation Transitions mandatory

Graduation Transitions 4 credits Booklet and Interview 3 Parts: Transition to Post-Secondary, Work or Travel Volunteer or Work Experience Physical Activity

Required courses include – Language Arts 10,11,12 – Social Studies 10,11 – Science 10 and a Science 11 or 12 – Math 10 and 11 or 12 – PE 10 – Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11or 12 – Planning 10 (12 credits) ( 8 credits) ( 8 credits) ( 8 credits) ( 4 credits) ( 4 credits) ( 4 credits)

Five Mandatory Exams • • • • • English 10 Math 10 Science 10 Social Studies 11 or Civics 11 English 12 or Communications 12 Final mark a blend of school mark and provincial exam. 20% 20% 20% 20% 40%

Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship  $1,000  Language Arts 12 min. B blended mark  Ranks among the top 5,000 Gr. 12 students in BC based on all 5 exams  $2,500 for top 20 students

Grade 10 • English 10, English 10 Humanities, • English 10 First Peoples • A Mathematics 10 - Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 - Foundations & Pre-Calculus Math 10 - Enriched Foundations & Pre-Calculus Math 10 • • • • Social Studies 10 or Social Studies 10 Humanities Science 10 Planning 10 Physical Education 10 or Physical Education Leadership 10

Grade 11 • English 11, English 11 Humanities, English First Peoples OR Communications 11 • A Mathematics 11 - Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11 - Foundations of Math 11 - Pre-Calculus 11 • Social Studies 11, Social Studies 11 Humanities OR Civics 11 *Provincial Exam • A Science 11 - Science & Technology 11 - Biology 11 - Chemistry 11 - Physics 11

Grade 12 • English 12, English First Peoples 12 OR Communications 12 • 3 Grade 12 Courses • 4 Electives Your future plans dictate the courses you need to take

English Humanities 8 English 9 Humanities English 9 English 10 Humanities English 10 Communications 11 Humanities English 11 Communications 12 English 11 English 12 Literature 12 AP Writing 12

Science 8 Science Science 9 Science 10 Science and Technology 11 Biology 11 Biology 12 Chemistry 11 Chemistry 12 Physics 11 Physics 12

Math Principles of Math 8 Principles of Math 9 Enriched Math 9 Essentials Principles of Math 9 Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 Foundations & Pre Calculus Math 10 Enriched Foundations & Pre Calculus Math 10 Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11 Foundations of Math 11 Pre-Calculus 11 Foundations of Math 12 Pre-Calculus 12 Calculus 12

Social Studies Humanities 8 Humanities Social Studies 9 Social Studies 9 Humanities Social Studies 10 Social Studies 10 Civics 11 Humanities or Social Studies 11 Law 12 Geography 12 Criminology 12 Comparative Civilizations 12 History 12

Languages French 8 French 9 Spanish 9 Introductory German 11 French 10 Spanish 10 German 11 French 11 French 12 Spanish 11 Spanish 12 German 12

DSS Edge Program  Sport/Art Qualifications: involved in activities of a recognized sport/art governing body at a high performance level; for athletes involvement at the provincial, national or international level; musicians must be working towards Royal Conservatory of Music levels and involved in serious public performances  Academic Readiness: above average level of achievement, with no failing marks or unsatisfactory behaviour or work habits

Academy Programs • • • • • • • • • • • Lacrosse Cadets Hockey (Giants) Hockey (Hockey Canada) Baseball Softball Soccer Film Acting Film Production Dance Golf Delta Seaquam South Delta Burnsview Sands Seaquam South Delta/Sands DMEC DMEC Delta Seaquam

Important Information • Course Selection Due Date : March 7, 2014 for all current DSS students • Due Date is Feb. 28, 2014 for Gr. 7s • Course Selection must be confirmed via Parent Connect • Gr.10: 8 courses – 6 required / 2 electives + 1 Alt • Gr.11: 8 courses – 4 required /4 electives + 2 Alt • Gr.12: 8 courses – 1 required / 7 electives + 3 Alt (one of the electives can be a study block)

Any Questions? Please feel free to speak with your Counsellor or Career Facilitator Counsellors: Mr. Coflin A-C Ms. Colls D-K Ms. Rohwer L-P Mr. Cowen Q-Z Career Facilitator: Mrs. Jew • Check out the course selection book on the school’s web site : www.deltasd.bc.ca/de

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