Class of 2008 – The Road To Graduation… January 22, 2008 Agenda For Today… 1. Provincial Exams 2. Scholarships 3. Career Centre 4. Applying to Post Secondary 5. Transition 12 6. Grad 7. Questions? PROVINCIAL EXAMS To write or not to write………… Eng 12 required All others optional SFU and UBC still require exams UVIC, TRU, UNBC do not www.bcschoolcounsellor.com/prov_e xams.htm SCHOLARSHIPS Scholarship Meeting – Tues. March 11th, 2008 at 3:15 pm Entrance Scholarships due February 28th http://sites.sd43.bc.ca/secondary/charlesb est/careers/SCHOLARSHIPS/Forms/SCH OLARSHIPS.aspx http://bcawardsonline.sd61.bc.ca CAREER CENTRE http://sites.sd43.bc.ca/secondary/char lesbest/careers/default.aspx Scholarship applications Post Secondary information Career information Volunteer opportunities POST SECONDARY Deadline: February 28th How to apply….. www.pas.bc.ca Information at: www.educationplanner.bc.ca TRANSITION 12 Mandatory for graduation 80 hours fitness 30 hour work experience Transition plan Exit interview GRADUATION May 31st – Waterfront Hotel 6 pm – Arrival 7 pm – Dinner Aftergrad boat cruise to follow Commencement Sunday June 8th, 2008 7 PM Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver! Your cap & gown order form should be in by now! 4 tickets each and then a waitlist LPI EXAM www.lpi.ubc.ca - Douglas College - SFU Gleneagle Secondary Terry Fox Secondary Timeline – Jan / Feb JANUARY Record the exact time and date of your government examinations; get photo identification for the exams (if you miss the exam your next chance to write will be June) Major scholarships arrive at the school; check with Mrs. Ahooja- Anderson/Ms. Blakeway If you receive a scholarship application form through your teacher please let Mrs. Ahooja-Anderson know which scholarship you have applied for Plan for a spring visit to your post-secondary institution Review post secondary application process in advisory FEBRUARY Due date for applications to BC universities If necessary, register now for housing at post-secondary institution Timeline – March / April MARCH Attend scholarship meeting regarding the application process for local awards and scholarships Date TBA Complete the PSI form in advisory. This form authorizes the Ministry of Education to send your transcript of grades to any institution you request. Ensure you have everything in order for Transition (DO NOT leave it until the last minute!!!) APRIL Attend the District Career Fair at Centennial Secondary on April 3, 2008 (640-936-7205) Let the office know of any changes in your address Semester 2 midterm marks and semester 1 final marks are electronically transferred to post-secondary institutions; offers of admission are made in May Grade 12 assembly during advisory on grad, scholarships and valedictorian info Complete local scholarships/awards applications; Monday, April Timeline – May / June MAY Prepare for June exams Student Loan applications Advisors visit from post-secondary institutions Valedictorian speeches and election during advisory assembly Dinner/Dance, Saturday, May 31st ,2008 Year-end Awards Night, Thursday, June12th, 2008 Acceptance or regrets to post-secondary institutions Record the exact time and date of your government examinations Mandatory assembly for commencement rehearsal: June 6th, 2008 Commencement Ceremony, Sunday June 8th, 7PM at Orpheum JULY Transcript and Dogwood Diploma mailed to your home at the end of July Exam marks available on website: www.bced.gov.bc.ca/exams Survival Guide: Financial Aid Grade 11 & 12 marks are often considered You may get money for many reasons: grades, involvement in school, volunteer work, financial need, parent association with organizations… You must APPLY to be eligible Make sure you have a Social Survival Guide: Scholarships Grade 12’s should attend the scholarship meeting in the library October 10th at 3:15. Info provided on: External Scholarships University Entrance Scholarships Provincial Scholarships Local Scholarships District Scholarships Passport to Education Government Sponsored Scholarships 1. Passport to Education Grade 10 $250 Grade 11 $250 Grade 12 $500 2. Provincial Scholarships Students can earn amounts of $1000 or $2000 based on the scores they receive on their grade 12 provincially examinable courses. Student must write a minimum of 3 provincially examinable courses to qualify. District Scholarships To earn a district scholarship a student must demonstrate outstanding achievement in a non-academic specialty area. Students who are awarded a provincial scholarship are not eligible for a district scholarship Post-Secondary Institution and Entrance Scholarships –University and Colleges These scholarships are administered by the individual Post-Secondary Institutions. To be eligible students should have achieved high averages in grade 11 and 12. Scholarships Sponsored by Private Organizations Businesses, Banks, and Unions etc. sponsor many awards. Students will be given information on those available through the school but they should also research other opportunities through the Internet. Locally Sponsored Scholarships/Bursaries The school administers many of these awards. Local businesses and organizations have contributed fund for students in the district and funds are rotated between schools yearly. Reference Letters Use the attached brag sheet Fill in details, and then ask the staff member who knows you best to write the letter Please give as much notice as possible Post Secondary Education: Local Choices UNIVERSITY: degrees SFU,UBC,UBC Okanagan, UVIC,UNBC,TRINITY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE:degree & career programs UCFV,ECIAD,UCC,UCO COLLEGE: career & university transfer DOUGLAS, CAPILANO, KWANTLEN, VCC TECHNOLOGY: diplomas that may lead to degrees BCIT and some colleges TRADES/APPRENTICESHIPS: BCIT, VCC, etc. Education and job training= hands on work PRIVATE INSTITUTIONS & OLA How to Apply www.bccampus.ca Create an account You must have your PEN # and your SIN# ready Online demo… Post Secondary Education: Simon Fraser University – New.. New Requirements! English 12 + 3 Other Provincially Examinable Subjects Specific Faculties have additional requirements that must be met For Fall 2008 only, admission will be based on either the new requirements OR the old requirements – which ever is most advantageous to the individual student Post Secondary Education: Simon Fraser University - OLD General Admission: Entrance Averages: Graduation Based on 5 Grade 12 English 11 & 12 Courses Socials 11 English 12 *see chart Principles of Math 11 on next slide **see chart on next slide 4 other academic 12’s (all do not have to be Languages 11 (beg language or higher) provincially examinable) Science 11 See the list at www.sfu.ca SFU Quantitative Requirements 70% in Principles Math 11 or 12 OR 60-69% in Principles Math 11 or 12 plus a score of 70% on a diagnostic skills test at SFU before beginning their quantitative courses OR 60-69% in Principles Math 11 or 12 plus completion of a Foundations of Academic Numeracy course with a grade of C or better before beginning quantitative courses at SFU SFU English Language Skills Requirements 75% or higher in English 12 OR A grade of 60-74% in Eng 12 plus a score of 4 on the essay section of the LPI and a minimum score of 50% on all other parts of the LPI or completion of a Foundations in Academic Literacy course with a C or higher before beginning any (W) courses at SFU Post Secondary Education: UBC Vancouver / Okanogan UBC Vancouver UBC Okanogan Grade 11 Course Requirements: Grade 11 Course Requirements English 11, Social Studies 11, Pr. are specific to the program you Math 11, a Language 11 are applying to. (Beginner’s is not accepted, Grade 12 Course Requirements: External Lang 11 is accepted), an English 12, Three Provinically Academic Science 11 (Bi 11, Ch examinable Gr. 12 courses from 11, E. Sc 11, Ph 11) Bi 12, Ch 12, Eng Lit 12, Fr. 12, Grade 12 Course Requirements: Geog 12, Geology 12, Hi 12, Jpn v English 12, Three 12, Pr. Math 12, Ph 12, Sp 12, Provincially examinable Gr. 12 Entrance is based on average of courses from Bi 12, Ch 12, Eng Lit Eng 12 and three additional 12, Fr. 12, Geog 12, Geology 12, Provincially examinable Gr. 12 Hi 12, Jpn 12, Pr. Math 12, Ph 12, courses Sp 12, Entrance is based on average of Eng 12 and three additional Provincially examinable Gr. 12 courses Post Secondary Education: University of Victoria Admission based on English 12 and three additional academic grade 12 level subjects, only one of which may be non-provincially examinable. Grade 11 requirements English 11, Social Studies 11, Pr. Math 11, a Language 11 (Beginner’s level is not accepted, External Lang 11 is accepted), an Academic Science 11 (Bi 11, Ch 11, E. Sc 11, Ph 11) Grade 12 requirements English 12, Three Gr. 12 level academic courses, two of which must be provincially examinable, from Bi 12, Ch 12, Eng Lit 12, Fr. 12, Geog 12, Geology 12, Hi 12, Jpn 12, Pr. Math 12, Ph 12, Sp 12, Comp. Civ 12, Info Tech 12 Students who have not had four years of full-time education in English should check UVIC’s calendar for TOEFL requirements Students need to write the LPI if they do not meet the English proficiency requirements. Refer to the website. Post Secondary Education: UNBC – Prince George Graduation from high school- 65% or better average calculated on: English 12 3 best 12’s from Biology, Calc, Chem, Comp Civ, Eng Lit, French, Geog, History, Japanese Law, Pr Math, Physics, Spanish, Writing 12 A 5th Grade 12 Course (Can be any grade 12 course offered by the school) No specific grade 11 courses Post Secondary Education: BCIT Grants degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships and certificates Programs in : Business, Computers, Trades & Technical Studies, Health Science, Engineering Technology, High Tech Professional Programs, Apprenticeship, Pacific Marine Training Post Secondary Education: Douglas College Career Programs, Associate Degrees, University Transfer Child, Family & Community Studies Commerce & Business Administration Health Sciences Humanities & Social Sciences Language, Literature & Performing Arts Science & Technology Department of Student Development University Transfer Programs Post Secondary Education: Douglas College General Admission: Eligible if you: Completed BC secondary school En 12- “C” or Communications 12 – “B” or see www.douglas.bc.ca Registration date now based on GPA lack one course for graduation are 19 years of age or older on the first day of attendance are at least 17 years of age and have not been in school for at least one year special needs student; completed 12 years of school Post Secondary Education: Douglas College Priority Registration for Open Enrolment Programs: The students registration appointment time will be assigned based on their high school interim grades and by calculating a GPA using English 12, PR Math 11 and one other (highest grade) provincially examinable grade 12 course. This means that students with higher interim grades will receive earlier Douglas College registration appointment times. See website www.douglas.bc.ca Registration for Douglas for September is already open! Begin applying now! Preferential Admission for Closed Enrollment Programs: Douglas College will be choosing the best candidates from those who applied by the deadline for all our closed enrolment programs. In the past they offered seats to all applicants who met the minimum requirements based on their order of application. Now, students who are not successful will not be held on a wait-list but will have to reapply for future entry Post Secondary Education: Other Facilities Trinity Western University University of Victoria Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design Capilano College Kwantlen University College Vancouver Community College Langara College University College of the Fraser Valley Applying To Post Secondary Be careful – each institution has different math, language, English and other course pre-requisites. Check with your counsellor or in the Career Centre. Useful Internet Addresses www.bccampus.ca www.openingdoorsbc.com www.schoolfinder.com www.bcitt.bc.ca www.capcollege.ca www.douglas.bc.ca www.eciad.bc.ca (Emily Carr) www.jibc.ca (Justice Institute) www.kwantlen.bc.ca www.langara.bc.ca www.sfu.ca www.ubc.ca www.ucfv.bc.ca (University College of the Fraser Valley) www.unbc.ca (University of Northern BC) www.uvic.ca www.vcc.bc.ca Useful Internet Addresses cont’d www.collegeboundmag.com (Plan to attend a US college?) www.collegeview.com (Find a US college) www.ualberta.ca www.ucalgary.ca www.mcgill.ca www.hobsons.com/education.shtml (Study around the world) http://compass.ouac.on.ca (Ontario University/College applications) www.aucc.ca/en/aucindex.html (directory of Canadian Universities) www.pas.bc.ca (BC Universities and other applications) www.careercruising.com (user id: best; password: Questions? Please visit the Career Centre or the Counselling Department.