Grade 12 Parent Information Meeting Agenda • Introductions • Graduation Tracking (Dogwood) • Provincial Exams • Graduation Transitions Program • Post Secondary Information • Secondary School Apprenticeship • Scholarship / Bursary Information • Financial Aid • Post- Secondary Options • Graduation Ceremony • Conclusion http://sd67.bc.ca/schools/sss/counsellors.htm
Graduation Requirements • Required Courses • 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 or Science and Technology) • PE 10 • Planning 10 • Graduation Transition • Fine Arts / Applied Skills • at least 4 credits from grade 10 to 12 • Of the 80 credits for graduation, at least 16 must be at the grade 12 level • (including Communications 12 or English 12) OVERALL TOTAL: 80 credits
Sample TVR • Transcript Verification Report (TVR) • The TVR is sent to the school in November and May • It summarizes a grade 12 students marks and tracks graduation requirements. • Students will need to review the TVR data such a correct address, birth date, name spelling courses and marks.
External Credentials • Specific Information on External Credentials can be found on the Ministry of Education website: • www.bced.gov.bc.ca/graduation/courseinfo/ • Click on Course Information for the Graduation Program • DANCE COURSES • DRAMA, SPEECH AND EFFECTIVE COMMUNICATIONS COURSES • POST-SECONDARY COURSES • LANGUAGES • SPORT COURSES • YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COURSES • INDUSTRIAL AND OCCUPATIONAL COURSES
Provincial Exams • In grade 12, it is mandatory that all students write English 12 or Communications 12, which is 40% of the students blended mark. • All other course exams are school based. • Practice exams may be done in preparation, by visiting the website www.bced.gov.bc.ca . Follow the link to Student Information and Government Exams. • A complete provincial exam schedule is available at www.bced.gov.ca/exams
Graduation Transitions Program • Graduation Transitions is an opportunity for students to reflect on their knowledge and abilities and plan for life after graduation by collecting evidence of their achievements in the following required areas: • Career and Life - complete a transition plan and present significant accomplishments. (PLANNING 10) • Community Connections - participate in at least 30 hours of work experience and/or community service and describe what was learned. (WORK EXPERIENCE) • Personal Health - maintain a personal health plan and participate in at least 150 minutes a week of moderate to vigorous physical activity, in addition to PE10. (DPA TRACKING GRADE 11/12 in NOV & APRIL) • Students who complete their Graduation Transition receive four credits and will receive a Requirement Met (RM) on their final transcript.
Post Secondary School Choices • Many post-secondary education options to consider • Universities • Colleges • Technical Institutes • Private Institutions • Apprenticeship Programs
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
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.
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
Private Institutions • Sprout Shaw, Center For Arts and Technology, The Art Institute of Vancouver, Alberta College of the Art and Design • More flexible Entrance Requirements • Non Government Funded therefore Increased Tuition Costs
Secondary School Apprenticeship • ACE IT: Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry • ACE ITPrograms (DUAL CREDIT PROGRAM) allow students to take courses that will provide credits toward both high school graduation and the completion of an Apprenticeship or Industry Training program. ACE IT programs are developed and offered as partnerships between the school district and Okanagan College. • Students who successfully complete an ACE IT program will receive credit for Level 1 of the technical training (in-class) component the Industry Training Program (apprenticeship). • Through work experience placements that are usually part of the program, students can earn credit towards the on-the-job component of an apprenticeship.
Secondary School Apprenticeship • SSA: Secondary School Apprenticeship • SSA is a career program that provides students with the opportunity to begin a $paid$ apprenticeship while still in high school, and to earn high school credits for doing so. • Like other apprentices, Secondary School Apprentices are responsible for finding an employer who will hire them and commit to their training but will receive assistance through C.A.V.E. www.ssscave.ca
Secondary School Apprenticeship • Website Resources • www.ssscave.ca Summerland Secondary Career and Vocational Education. Contact Mr. Knowlton • www.sd67careers.ca • www.itabc.ca • www.okanagan.bc.ca/trades • www.careersintrades.ca • www.skillscanada.com • www.apprenticetrades.ca
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.
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).
BC Post Secondary Application Service • https://applybc.ca 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: • Common Form • STEP 2: • Academic Application • There are 25 institutions using this site. UVIC is no longer using this site. Apply directly atwww.uvic.ca/application
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.
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 keep a copy of the confirmation number, 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 the reference number or confirmation number written on the cheque.
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.
P.S.I Choices 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. • After completion of this 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.
Student Secure Web • The Ministry is providing online access to a variety of data for students who are currently enrolled in school. • Provincial Exam results • Electronic PSI submission • 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. • NOTE: You must know your Personal Education Number (PEN) before you attempt to create your account. If you don't know your PEN check with student services.
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: www.collegeboard.com/splash/ • Information including preparation booklets, registration packages and test dates and location are available in the counsellingcentre. • Tests are administered at Penticton Secondary School
English Language Requirement • You may have to take an English language test to study at a college or university or enter a licensed profession or trade. • If you are planning to study at a college or university, or enter a licenced profession or trade, and your first language is not English, you might need to take a test to demonstrate your English ability. • Usually, you need to get a minimum score on an approved English test. Each institution sets the minimum score it will accept.
Scholarships and Bursaries • Types of Scholarships • Provincial: grades specific • Entrance: grades plus factors specific to college or university • District: District selection committee • Local: specific to an organization.
Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship Students do not apply for these as they are automatically eligible • A student will receive a $1000 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, Francais 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.
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.
Provincial Examinations Categories Language Arts 10 (only one of these exams qualifies) EN 10 EFP 10 FRALP 10 Science 10 (only one of these exams qualifies) SC 10 SCF 10 Math 10 (only one of these exams qualifies) AWM 10 AWMF 10 FMP 10 FMPF 10 Social Studies 11 (only one of these exams qualifies) SS 11 SCH11 CIV 11 CIVF 11 FNS12 FNSF 12 Language Arts 12 (only one of these exams qualifies) COM 12 EN 12 EFP 12 EFPF12 FRALP 12 FRAL 12
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
School District Scholarships • District scholarships are awarded to graduating students who have excelled in field other than academic. • The student receives a $1000 award which consists of a $500 cheque and a $500.00 voucher that can be used toward their post secondary tuition. • Requirements are determined by the local district scholarships committee, which requires the student to demonstrate superior achievement in any of the following areas: • Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Dance, Drama, Music) • Applied Skills (Business Ed., Technology Ed., Home Economics) • Physical Activity • Second Languages • Community Service • Technical & Trades Training
Local Bursaries & Scholarships • Local Bursary / Scholarship Application Booklet is available in early 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
Passport To Education • Every student in the province in grade 11 and 12 there is a set amount of 9000 stamps to be allocated to schools in BC. • Grade 11: $250 Grade 12: $500 • Basic eligibility for award: • 2/3rd of the weighting must be on academic components using a student’s course grades for the best five provincially authorized courses and/or Board Authorized courses. • 1/3rd of the weighting may recognize the non-academic components such as effort, work habits, citizenship and school/community involvement
Scholarship and Bursary Information Sources • Student Services Bulletin Board / Black filing cabinet. • Websites: • www.studentawards.com • www.scholarshipscanada.com • Companies/Employers • Check with your employer to see if they offer any bursaries or scholarships.
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. • http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/studentaidbc/
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: • www.educationplanner.bc.ca • www.careercruising.com • Username: sss • Password: summerland • The Ministry of Education website on Career Planning: • www.bced.gov.bc.ca/careers/planning • For discovering occupations: • www.workfutures.bc.ca • To finding out more about work: • www.workinfonet.bc.ca
Grad Ceremony • Ceremony Format • Thursday June 26th • Car Procession through town • Formal dress day • Grand March, Prom + ??? • Friday June 27th • 11am Grad Ceremonies • After Grad Party + ????
Grad Parent Committee • Next meeting is in the school library on Monday November 4th • Chair of Committee • Julie Planiden
Conclusion • Questions ??? Enjoy the rest of the Grade 12 year Parent and Student.