|Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Course Selection Information package distribution
|DUE Monday, February 12, 2024
Course Planning worksheet with parent signature
|Tuesday, February 13th – 16th, 2024
Enter into PowerSchool *Guidance will visit your classroom to support
|Tuesday, February 20th, 2024
Course Selection Deadline – PowerSchool Closed
|*Discuss pathway planning and course selections with your family prior to the deadline.
Factors to consider during course selection:
- Select courses required to meet your graduation requirements
- Make sure your Ontario Secondary School Diploma requirements are being met to graduate – 30 credits including 18 compulsory credits.
- Select courses that meet requirements for your post-secondary program of interest.
- Research post-secondary options, select courses that will prepare you
- It can be challenging to make timetable changes; select course you need and want during course selections
Grade Specific Requirements
Entering Grade 10
- The 5 compulsory courses are: English, Math, Science, Canadian History, and Civics/Career Studies– ½ credit each.
- You may select a combination of Academic, Applied, Locally Developed and Open courses for your high school diploma.
- University and college bound students must take the appropriate pathway in order to prepare for the necessary Grade 11 and grade 12 courses.
- If you have not yet completed an Arts credit (Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Art) and/or a Physical Education credit, it is highly recommended you select them in grade 10.
- Most grade 11 and all grade 12 courses have a required prerequisite course. It is recommended that you start planning backwards by looking at grade 11 and 12 courses you may wish to take and ensure that you have completed the necessary grade 9 or 10 courses.
- The compulsory half credit course in Career Studies (GLC2O) in grade 10 will provide you with additional tools and opportunities to plan for your future.
Entering Grade 11
- Select English and Math, the remaining 6 courses are based on your individual needs and future plans.
- As you move into your senior years of high school, you want to be on the pathway that best fits your needs and goals.
- It’s time to start thinking about post-secondary plans if you haven’t already done so.
- Start researching apprenticeship, college and university entry requirements so that you can be sure to take the appropriate courses to prepare for grade 12.
- *Many grade 12 courses have prerequisites (courses which must be taken before being eligible).
- Once you’ve planned for your post-secondary requirements, choose courses that are of personal interest and/or related to your career plans.
Entering Grade 12
- Select English, the remaining 5-7 courses are based on your individual needs and future plans.
- Continue to research apprenticeship, college, university and other future pathway entry requirements.
- Look at all post-secondary requirements using information below
- Apprenticeship: Choose any English course, and the appropriate number of elective courses to meet the 30 credit diploma requirements. Consider taking a double credit tech courses, applying for Level 1 Accelerated OYAP, and/or co-operative education
- College: Choose ENG4C or ENG4U, and the appropriate number of elective courses to meet the 30 credit diploma requirements; and the prerequisite requirements for the College program you are interested in applying to. *ENG4E is the requirement for some College programs
- University: Choose ENG4U, and the appropriate number of elective courses to meet the 30 credit diploma requirements. Ensure you have a minimum of six Grade 12 U or M level courses to apply to Degree programs, and the prerequisite requirements for the University program you are interested in applying to.