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					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?
To write or not to write…………
 Eng 12 required
 All others optional
 SFU and UBC still require exams
 UVIC, TRU, UNBC do not

Scholarship Meeting – Tues. March
11th, 2008 at 3:15 pm
Entrance Scholarships due February

 Scholarship applications
 Post Secondary information
 Career information
 Volunteer opportunities

 Deadline: February 28th

 How to apply…..

 Information at:

Mandatory for graduation
 80 hours fitness
 30 hour work experience
 Transition plan
 Exit interview

May 31st – Waterfront Hotel
 6 pm – Arrival
 7 pm – Dinner
 Aftergrad boat cruise to follow
               Sunday June 8th, 2008

               7 PM

               Orpheum Theatre,

               Your cap & gown
               order form should be
               in by now!

               4 tickets each and
               then a waitlist
 - Douglas College
 - SFU
 Gleneagle Secondary
 Terry Fox Secondary
Timeline – Jan / Feb
   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

  Due date for applications to BC universities
  If necessary, register now for housing at post-secondary institution
Timeline – March / April
  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!!!)
  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
  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
  Transcript and Dogwood Diploma mailed to your home at the end of July
  Exam marks available on website:
Survival Guide:
Financial Aid

 Grade 11 & 12 marks are often
 You may get money for many
 reasons: grades, involvement in
 school, volunteer work, financial
 need, parent association with
 You must APPLY to be eligible
 Make sure you have a Social
Survival Guide:
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

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
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
Post Secondary Education:
Local Choices
 UNIVERSITY: degrees SFU,UBC,UBC Okanagan,
 UNIVERSITY COLLEGE:degree & career
 COLLEGE: career & university transfer
 TECHNOLOGY: diplomas that may lead to
 BCIT and some colleges
 Education and job training= hands on work
How to Apply
 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
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
  Science 11
                           See the list at
SFU Quantitative Requirements
   70% in Principles Math 11 or 12
   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
   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
 75% or higher in English 12
 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
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
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
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:
 Grants degrees, diplomas,
 apprenticeships and certificates
 Programs in : Business, Computers,
 Trades & Technical Studies, Health
 Science, Engineering Technology,
 High Tech Professional Programs,
 Apprenticeship, Pacific Marine
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
 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

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 (Emily Carr) (Justice Institute) (University College of the Fraser Valley) (University of Northern BC)
Useful Internet Addresses
cont’d (Plan to attend a
 US college?) (Find a US college) (Study around
 the world) (Ontario
 University/College applications) (directory of
 Canadian Universities) (BC Universities and other
 applications) (user id: best; password:
Questions? Please visit the
Career Centre or the
Counselling Department.