Course Selection Tips

ARE YOU MOVING FROM GRADE 9 to Logo10?

There are 5 COMPULSORY courses to take in grade 10:

  • English
  • Math
  • Science
  • History
  • Careers (open half credit) and Civics (open half credit)

What pathway will you choose?  The pathway you choose in grade 10 is important because it will have an impact on your Grade 11 and 12 choices, as well as your post-secondary destination.

Were you unsuccessful in any compulsory courses? If so, what is your plan? Options may include:

  • Summer school
  • Summer e-Learning
  • Repeat in grade 10        

In addition to the five compulsory credits that you’ll take, you will choose up to 3 OPTIONAL courses for GRADE 10:**

 **See the COURSE CALENDAR for more information about these OPTIONAL courses. NEED HELP?  Talk to your parent/guardian, guidance counsellor, classroom teacher or all of these people!

 

 

 

ARE YOU MOVING FROM GRADE 10 to 11?

What COMPULSORY courses do you still need?**

  • English
  • Math
  • Courses to satisfy the Groups 1, 2 and 3 requirements

Group Compulsories Include:

Group 1:  additional credit in English, International Language, Social Science, Canadian and World Studies, Guidance or Cooperative Educations (co-op)

Group 2:  additional credit in physical education, arts, business or co-op education

Group 3:  additional credit in science, technology or coop

 

Don’t forget that you need the pre-requisite courses from grade 10! Check to be sure there are no missing compulsory credits! See your guidance counsellor if you are not sure.

 

REMEMBER: all the courses you are taking should be preparing you in some way for your destination after high school.  Plan carefully and use the subject Flow Charts as well as your High School Planner in My BluePrint

Know what additional courses you need to prepare for your destination after high school:

POST SECONDARY DESTINATION

WORKPLACE/APPRENTICESHIP:  COOP, additional Family Studies or Technology courses
COLLEGE

Additional credits in Science, the Arts, Business/Computer Studies, Canadian and World Studies, Phys. Ed., Social Science and the Humanities, Technology or Specialized Programs such as EcoQuest or Music Theatre, or Co-op. Perhaps an additional semester would help you prepare for post secondary studies?

 Check out the Ontario Colleges website www.ontariocolleges.ca to help you find a program that may be of interest in your future.

UNIVERSITY: Know the admission requirements for your program. Search out your interests on www.electronicinfo.ca  This website provides links to all the university programs in Ontario. Perhaps Co-op would help you prepare for post-secondary studies?

    If your timetable permits, choose some OPTIONAL COURSES for fun or personal interest or preparation for life after high school.

 **See the COURSE CALENDAR for more information about these OPTIONAL courses.  NEED HELP?  Talk to your parent/guardian, guidance counsellor, classroom teacher or all of these people!

 

 

ARE YOU MOVING FROM GRADE 11 to 12?
 

 1.            What COMPULSORY courses do you still need?

  • English
  • Math ... do you still need a 3rd credit?
  • Requirements for Groups 1, 2, and 3?
  • Are there any courses from grades 10 or 11 that need to be repeated in order to meet graduation requirements?

 2.            Check prerequisites for admission to post-secondary programs**.  Are those courses on your timetable? IF a post-secondary destination recommends a particular course for admission, it is advisable to take that course!  * See page 14 of the CHSS course calendar

WORKPLACE/APPRENTICESHIP: Math, Co-op/OYAP, Computer and/or Technology or other specified courses

COLLEGE: The minimum requirement will be your OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma).  The majority of college programs will require ENG4C.  There are some Colleges that have programs where ENG4E is acceptable.  Certain programs will also require Grade 12 Math and/or senior Science courses. There may be recommendations for specific Business, Computer, and/or Technology courses. Consider Co-op!

Be sure to make use of the Ontario College Guide (available in Guidance) or visit the website www.ontariocolleges.ca

UNIVERSITY: The minimum requirement will be your OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma) with SIX (6) Grade 12 “U” and/or “M” courses...one of the SIX (6) must be ENG4U! The remaining courses will include whatever pre-requisites and/or recommended courses required by the program/university.

               Use the e-INFO website (www.electronicinfo.ca) or check the specific university website at www.ouac.on.ca

 

3.            Planning an additional semester at CHSS?  Consider WHY that might be an appropriate plan for you...

  • to take advantage of one of the many specialized programs at CHSS
  • to take more than the minimum required courses for post-secondary
  • to explore interests and/or work
  • to provide time to do the necessary research in planning for post-secondary

 4.            COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT (40 Hours) need to be completed for graduation. Be sure the C.I. Record form has been submitted to Guidance!

                NEED HELP? Talk to a PARENT/GUARDIAN, GUIDANCE TEACHER or CLASSROOM TEACHER

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