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  1. Grade 12 Parent Information Meeting

  2. Graduation Tracking • Grad Interviews with Counsellors • Transcript Verification Record: Graduation Requirements • Required Courses: 5 Provincial Exams: English, Science, Math 10, Socials or Civics 11, Communications or English 12 • Math 10 & Math11 • English 10 & English 11 & 12 or Communications 11 & 12 • Social Studies 10 & Socials or Civics 11 • Science 10 • Science 11 (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth Science) • PE 10 • Planning 10 • Graduation Transition • Fine Arts / Applied Skills • at least 4 credits from grade 10 to 12 • at least 16 credits / 4 courses must be at the grade 12 level including Language 12 OVERALL TOTAL: 80 credits • External Credits

  3. Graduation Transitions & Career - Life Transition Courses • Graduation Transitions • Planning 10 completed • Daily Physical Activity • 150 minutes of daily physical activity a week • 30 Hours of Work Experience • Career Life Transition

  4. The Stats… 14% of grade 12’s (14/15) feel that school is preparing them for a job in the future 36% of grade 12’s (14/15) feel that school is preparing them for post-secondary in the future How can we help the Grade 12’s prepare for their next step?

  5. The Stats… The average Canadian will have 7 – 12 careers in their life time This is not about planning your exact future….it is about finding what type of career suits your areas of interest and passion

  6. What does the next step look like? Travel College or university Work Trades

  7. What is Career Transitions? • A Board Approved 2 or 4 credit course (depends on how many certificate programs you participate in • All grade 12 students will: • Complete 1 job shadow in a career of interest • Log 150 minutes of DPA • Create a Plan A/B transition plan • Complete an “exit interview” with a community member • In addition, students can earn addition credits if they complete mini certifications: • WHIMIS • Food Safe • SuperHost • H2S Alive • First Aid • S100 • CPR

  8. Exit Interview with community members May 19th

  9. What you need to know about Career Transitions right now… • The whole goal of this course is to help you have a successful transition from high school to your next step • You will be putting together evidence of your skill set and your learning to present at a GRADUATION INTERVIEW on MAY 19th, 2016 • You will need to participate in a CAREER FOCUSED one day JOB SHADOW this year • Mrs. Becker will work with you through the year to get you prepared and ready for a successful transition to your next step (whatever adventure that is…)

  10. What is a job shadow? Gr.12’s have an opportunity to spend ONE DAY working beside someone in the Okanagan community who is working in a career that interests them They reflect on what they did and saw at the job and see if this is truly a career that fits them

  11. How you can find important info…

  12. STEP #1 I will come and find Gr. 12’s in a BLOCK 3 over this next three weeks for us to start a conversation about how we can support them best in getting you ready for a successful transition

  13. Post Secondary Choices • Many post-secondary education options to consider • Universities • Colleges • Duel Credit Apprenticeship Programs • Technical Institutes • Private Institutions • Other • Rotary Exchange • Travel • Work

  14. University • Universities offer a range of traditional undergraduate and graduate degrees • Undergraduate degrees usually take 4-5 years • Admission by GPA on 4 or 5 grade 12 admitting academic grade 12 courses specified by the university

  15. College • Offer a broad range of certificate, diploma, degree programs as well as transfer courses for a University degree. • Certificates and diplomas take 1-2 years; applied degrees take 4 years. • Some more high demand programs such as LPN will have a ranking system for admission. • Admission usually is first come first serve as long as students have the program prerequisites.

  16. Technical Institutes • Institutes provide specialized instruction in technologies and trades, art and design, law enforcement, industry technology, business ect. • Offer a variety of 1-2 year certificate and diploma programs and 4-year degree programs • Admission is usually on 1st come basis with minimum mark requirements for specific courses • Work closely with business community to tailor programs to meet labour market demands

  17. Private Institutions • Sprott Shaw, Center For Arts and Technology, The Art Institute of Vancouver • More flexible Entrance Requirements • Non Government Funded therefore Increased Tuition Costs

  18. Post Secondary Application Process • If 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 GPA specific. • Some institutions may have earlier deadlines for Entrance Scholarship Applications • Research tools include the Post Secondary websites and the school calendars available in the counselling area. However many Institutions are moving aware from paper copies of their calendars

  19. Application Process • Post Secondary Schools are accepting applications as of October. • The deadline for Admission to universities in BC is February 28, with the exception of The University of British Columbia’s deadline of January 31st • Apply to more than one school to keep options open. • Applications require a fee for processing which is non-refundable (credit card or cheque).

  20. BC Post Secondary Application Service • Post-Secondary Application Service of British Columbia (BC). It is a centralized online service that allows you to apply for admissions to multiple post-secondary institutions in BC. • STEP 1: • Create an account • STEP 2: • Fill in Application • Step 3: Review and Submit Application • There are 25 institutions using this site. UVIC is no longer using this site. Apply directly

  21. BC Post Secondary Application Service • Before starting this process students should ensure they have: • P.E.N. (Personal Education Number) see student services. • Permanent mailing address and telephone number(s) • Email addresses • Dates of post-secondary institutions attended • Once you hit "submit," your application is sent electronically to the institution for processing. Processing time varies from institution to institution.

  22. Remember … • Once the application has been sent, a confirmation number will be issued. You can use this check the status of your application with the institution. • Students should make sure they save email correspondence and any confirmation number that is porvided, as this proof of application. • Students should remember to record their login username and password for future access. • If students choose not to sent the application fee by credit card through the internet, they should send the fee in by cheque, with confirmation number written on the cheque.

  23. Plan Ahead and Be Organized • Keep a folder for Post Secondary information. • Provide an information sheet to someone who is writing you a reference letter and give them at least a weeks notice to write it. • Official interim transcripts are available at the office, Universities/Colleges will require these. • Self-reporting of grades.

  24. P.S.I FormPOST SECONDARY INSTITUTION • Students can provide their transcript information to a number of post-secondary institutions by completing an electronic Post Secondary Institutions Selections form on line from January to June of each school year via the Ministry of Education Web site: Student Secure Web. • CREATE AN ACCOUNTIf you have not previously created an account to access your exam results, click the "Create Account" button. Your personal profile will be saved for future access. • LOG-IN TO YOUR ACCOUNT If you have already created an account to access your exams results, click the "Log-in to Account" button. • After completion of the PSI form a students final transcript will be sent to the post secondary institutions of their choice (important for early admissions programs). • This electronic PSI selections form is only to be submitted by students who expect to graduate this year and are applying to a PSI.

  25. SAT Test(Scholastic Aptitude Test) • All students must write these exams if they plan to go to school in the States. These tests measure a student’s readiness to complete college/university work. • SAT: • Information including preparation booklets, registration packages and test dates and location are available in the counsellingcentre. • Tests are administered at Penticton Secondary School

  26. Scholarships and Bursaries • Types of Scholarships • Provincial: • Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships (grades specific) • New: BC Achievement Scholarships (grades specific) • New: BC Excellence Scholarships • New: Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarships • Entrance: grades plus factors specific to college or university • District: District selection committee • Local: specific to an organization.

  27. Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship Students do not apply for these as they are automatically eligible • A student will receive a $1250 Examinations Scholarship if he or she: • Meets the basic eligibility requirements. • • Fulfills the BC graduation requirements of either the 2004 Graduation Program or the Adult Graduation Program. • • Meets the following requirements: • a. Writes and passes one exam in each of the five (5) provincial exam categories from grades 10 – 12 • b. Achieves at least a “B” (73% or above) final mark (provincial exam and school mark combined) in one of the Language Arts 12 (Communications 12, English 12, François langue premiere 12, or English 12 First Peoples). • c. Must have a final course mark (course and exam combined) for the exam to be counted towards scholarship. • d. Ranks among the top 5,000 scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score) on all five provincial exams.

  28. Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship • A student will receive a $2500 Examinations Scholarship if he or she: • ranks among the top twenty scholarship students (based on their percentage score) • Any student who achieves a perfect score (100%) in all five provincial exams from grades 10 – 12 (exam mark) will also be awarded an Academic Medal of Excellence. • A student can receive only one Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship in their lifetime. A student can receive a both a Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship and a Dogwood District/Authority Award in the same year.

  29. NEW: BC Achievement Scholarship • The BC Achievement Scholarship is a $1250 scholarship that recognizes broad achievement in courses meeting graduation program requirements. These scholarships are capped at 3000 awards. • The Ministry will determine recipients based on students’ achievement in Grade 10,11 and 12 courses that satisfy graduation program requirements (including elective courses). Grad Transitions will not be included. A cumulative average percentage will be calculated and form the basis for awarding. • Note: Students cannot receive both the BC Achievement and the Graduation Examination Scholarship

  30. NEW: BC Excellence Scholarships • The BC Excellence Scholarship is a $5000 scholarship awarded to 55 students, recognizing well-rounded graduates demonstrating community service and leadership, both inside and outside of their schools, as well as commitment and aptitude for their chosen career paths. • Each school will nominate one eligible student, who may then make application for this scholarship through his/her school district. • Districts will submit application packages on behalf of their nominee to the Ministry by March 31, 2016. • Application information is available at

  31. NEW: Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship • The Pathway to Teacher Education Scholarship is a $5000 annual scholarship the recognizes exceptional grade 12 students plannig to enter the field of k-12 teaching. The PTES will be awarded to 20 graduating students intending to enter a BC faculty of Education program. This new scholarship will support outstanding students BC • The application deadline is March 31, 2016 •

  32. District Scholarships • District scholarships are awarded to graduating students who have excelled in field other than academic. • The student receives a $1250 voucher that can be used towards post secondary education tuition. • Requirements are determined by the local district scholarships committee, which requires the student to demonstrate superior achievement in any of the following areas: • NEW: Indigenous Languages and Culture: demonstrated at school or community • Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music) • Applied Skills (Business Ed., Technology Ed., Home Economics) • Physical Activity • International Languages • Community Service • Technical & Trades Training

  33. Entrance Scholarships • Offered by and decided by the Universities and Colleges • Applications begin after you have applied for admission • Selection is based on grades, letters, nominations, and detailed application forms and vary between schools and scholarship

  34. Local Bursaries & Scholarships • Local Bursary / Scholarship Application Booklet is available in March. • Local Bursaries • Criteria is specific for each bursary • Factors considered in selection process: • Financial Need • Effort • School and Community Service • Grades • Post Secondary School Plans • Scholarships • Based on Grade Point Average on selected courses

  35. Scholarship and Bursary Information Sources • Counsellors send any electronic scholarships that they receive to all grads by email. • Websites: • • • Companies/Employers • Check with your employer to see if they offer any bursaries or scholarships.

  36. Student Loans • StudentAid BC helps eligible students with the cost of their post-secondary education through loans, grants, bursaries, scholarships and special programs. It also has programs for borrowers who need help repaying their loans. •

  37. Other Post-Secondary Options • High school upgrading • After a student completes their graduation requirements they can register for high school courses or at the School Districts Distance Education School, Connect Ed. • Travel • Web Site resources • Comprehensive academic and planning sites: • • • Username: sss • Password: summerland • The Ministry of Education website on Career Planning: • • For discovering occupations: • • To finding out more about work: •

  38. Getting to Grad

  39. Grad Ceremony • Ceremony Format • Wednesday June 29th • Car Procession through town • Formal dress day • Grand March, Prom + ??? • Thursday June 30th • 11am Grad Ceremonies • Dry Grad Party + ????

  40. Grad Parent Committee • Next meeting is in the school library on ??? • Chair of Committee • 2015: Kerri Milton

  41. Conclusion • Questions ??? Enjoy the rest of the Grade 12 year Parent and Student.