Lorne Park Secondary School Grade 9 Course Selection Presentation 2013/2014
Accessing the Online Course Selection Program Choose courses online from Monday, December 10, 2012 to Thursday, January 10, 2013 Follow the instructions outlined in the handout titled "Course Selection Process – 2013/2014"
Passwords Each year student passwords are set to their birth date in the form (YYMMDD) All students will create their own password during the initial session The new password will then be used to gain access to the course selection program for all subsequent logins made during the course selection process If you forget your new password see the Counselling secretary to have your password reset
Review of OSSD Requirements O.S.S. Diploma Requirements 30 Credits (18 Compulsory, 12 Optional) 40 Hours of Community Involvement Successful completion of the Literacy Test
Choosing Your Electives Research all of your options carefully Talk to teachers who teach the course Talk to students who have taken the course Get information regarding workload and the type of projects you will do Visit Course Fair Dec. 6 in small gym
Confirming Your Choices Print the Student Course List 2013 Discuss your choices with your parents and have them sign the form to indicate that they agree with your selections Return the signed and completed StudentCourse List 2013 to the Guidance Office by January 11 What if I forget to print the letter before I log out?
What if the Computer Won't Let Me…?!? Don't panic Come to the Guidance Office during your lunch period and speak to the Counselor on duty
COMPUTER DRIVEN WAIT LISTS • Wait lists are created according to the date you make your course selections • This is done automatically through the Peel Board course selection program. • Students who choose their courses near the end of the course selection process may find themselves on a wait list for one or more of their elective courses.
Pathways Academic courses lead to University (U), University/College (M) and College (C) level courses in grades 11 and 12 Applied courses lead to University/College (M) and College (C) level courses in grades 11 and 12 Students taking a program including both academic and applied courses are still eligible to attend university
College Information - OCAS website www.ontariocolleges.ca - Individual college sites University Information - eINFO website www.electronicinfo.ca -Individual university sites
Course Changes "Change of mind" changes may be made anytime before June 1st Changes will be allowed based on course availability "Change of mind" changes will notbedone in September
Valid Reasons for Course Changes The only timetable changes that are done in September are for students who have conflicts such as: - no prerequisite for chosen course due to a course failure - a selected course was completed at summer school and room is available in another course - health issue
Summer School • Students may reach ahead by taking a course at summer school. • If you plan to take a course at summer school, do not select that course for next year. • Choose stand alone courses like Careers and Civics (must choose two courses) or History. Stay away from Math, English or Science that are continuation courses. • If you decide to attend summer school and have already selected the course you plan to take at summer school, speak to your Guidance Counsellor.
QUESTIONS? Guidance Counsellors will be available in the Guidance Office during the lunch period to answer quick questions Make an appointment with your counsellor if the question is more involved THANK YOU!