DSS Course Planning Night

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Published on February 8, 2013

Author: TerryAinge

Source: slideshare.net

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February 7, 2013
Information for students entering the Graduation Program (gr 10, 11, 12)

Delta Secondary School Grade 10,11 and 12 Course Selection 2013

Overview• Graduation Program Policies• Required Courses• Provincial Exams• Grade 12 courses• Subject Areas• Career Prep• Post-Secondary Information• 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

GraduationTransitions4 creditsBooklet and Interview3 Parts:Transition to Post-Secondary, Work or TravelVolunteer or Work ExperiencePhysical Activity

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

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

Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship$1,000Language Arts 12 min. B blended markAchieve at least 1 A and 3 Bs on 4 provincial exams

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 ElectivesYour future plans dictate the courses you need to take

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

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

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

Languages French 8 IntroductoryFrench 9 Spanish 9 German 11French 10 Spanish 10 German 11 French 11 Spanish 11 German 12 French 12 Spanish 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 Delta• Hockey (Giants) South Delta• Hockey (Hockey Canada) Burnsview• Baseball Sands• Softball Seaquam• Soccer South Delta• Film Acting DMEC• Film Production DMEC• Dance Delta• Golf Seaquam

Post-Secondary Information• General University Requirements: -second language 11/SFU accepts beg. language 11 -second language 12 to graduate from some Bachelor of Arts programs

Post-Secondary Information• Every Post-Secondary Program has its own set of specific requirements. Students are encouraged to research their Post-Secondary options.

Important Information• Course Selection Due Date : March 8, 2013 for all current DSS students• Due Date is March 1, 2013 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 FacilitatorCounsellors: Mrs. Dueck A-E Ms. Colls F-K Mrs. Rohwer L-P Mr. Cowen Q-ZCareer Facilitator: Mrs. Jew• Check out the course selection book on the school’s web site : www.deltasd.bc.ca/de

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