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Title: Class of 2008 The Road To Graduation

Class of 2008 The Road To Graduation
  • September 27, 2007

Agenda For Today
  • Grade 12 Survival Guide
  • Course Challenge
  • Grad Requirements
  • Applying to Post Secondary
  • Dinner / Dance / Aftergrad
  • Commencement
  • Questions?

Survival GuideAdvice From Previous Grade 12s
  • Read the Informer everyday
  • Visit the Career Centre often
  • Attend post-secondary info sessions on November
  • Have a back up plan apply to more than 1
  • Write the LPI exam at Best on November 29th
  • Apply for scholarships First Scholarship Meeting
    Oct 10th in the library at 315
  • Attend Transitions Class without it you wont
  • Be very organized use your agenda

LPI Language Proficiency Index
  • Cost 53 paid online at
  • Deadline for registration is midnight Sunday
    November 11th. No walk ins permitted.
  • Written at Best on Thursday November 29th from
    150-430 PM
  • How is it used?
  • If you do not meet the English Language entrance
    requirements based on the Final Gr. 12 English
    mark the LPI score can be used as a substitute to
    meet that requirement.
  • For example
  • Douglas College - student must must have a min. C
    in English 12 or B in Communications 12 or an LPI
    score of 4 or greater
  • SFU - students must have a min. 75 or higher as
    their English 12 final mark, or 60-74 in English
    12 plus a score of 4 or greater on the essay
    section of the LPI and a 50 average on the
    remaining areas.
  • UBC-student must have min. 80 or higher as their
    English 12 final mark, all students who do not
    reach this requirement must take the LPI and
    achieve a minimum score of level 5 (30/40) on the
    essay section of the examination before enrolling
    in any English class at UBC

Survival Guide Timeline Internet Sites
  • Follow the timeline as outlined in the survival
  • Use the recommended websites to help
    with your plan (see attached page)

Timeline - October
  • Read the Informer every day
  • Check with your counsellor to ensure courses meet
    ministry graduation requirements
  • Arrange an informal meeting with your counsellor
    or Mrs. Ahooja-Anderson to begin
    post-secondary/career planning
  • Register on-line for the SAT EXAM school code
    821063 (required for USA schools) see
  • ESL students register to write the TOEFL EXAM
    if you have been in an English speaking country
    for less than 5 years check each post-secondary
    institution for their English language
    requirements and second language requirements.
  • BCIT applications varying deadlines check
    carefully for additional requirements e.g.
    Resume, references, statement of intent, interim
  • Douglas College open for applications as of
    October 15th for fall 2008 go to
  • Apply for a social insurance number if you do not
    already have one

Timeline October continued
  • Attend Scholarship/Awards meeting-Oct 10th at
    315 in the library
  • Ask about admission dates, courses, programs,
    scholarships, housing, deadline dates,
    open-houses, presentation visits etc.
  • Begin your personal file reference letters,
    personal letters, resume, copies of all
    documents, etc. (note students new to Canada
    require certified copies of immigration papers
    for post-secondary applications)
  • Book an appointment with Career Resource
    Facilitator, Mrs. Ahooja-Anderson
  • DO NOT give misinformation on an application form
  • Register with the Ms. John for Language Challenge

Timeline November / December
  •      NOVEMBER
  • Attend post secondary day on November 8th from
    1-3 PM
  • Register on-line for the LPI exam at (November 29th at Best Almost
    all post-secondary use it. Visit their site for
    a complete list)
  • Review your transcript verification form with
    your counsellor
  • Complete your BRAG sheet
  • Request any reference letters you may need
    supply the referee with detailed information
    about yourself (see attached Brag Sheet)
  • Attend the Canadian Universities Event on
    November 27th, 2007 (three locations Heritage
    Woods from 9-11am, Terry Fox Secondary from 2-4
    pm or Pitt Meadows Secondary from 630-9pm)
  • Write the LPI exam from 145 PM 420 PM on
    Thurs Nov 29th, 2007
  • See your counsellor or Mrs. Ahooja-Anderson to
    finalize your plans for life after BEST
  • Grad photos December 9, 10, 11 at Artona Studio
  • Prepare for January exams
  • Eastern university applications usually due by

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
  • Review post secondary application process in
  • 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. This form authorizes the
    Ministry of Education to send your transcript of
    grades to any institution you request also,
    students check their courses on the ministry
    document to ensure graduation.
  • Ensure you have everything in order for
    Transition (DO NOT leave it until the last
  • Attend the District Career Fair at Centennial
    Secondary on April 3, 2008 (640-936-7205)
  • Let the office know of any changes in your
  • 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 21st deadline

Timeline May / June
  • 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 (June 12, 2008 at 7pm)
  • Acceptance or regrets to post-secondary
  • Record the exact time and date of your government
  • Mandatory assembly for commencement rehearsal
    June 6th, 2008
  • Commencement Ceremony, Sunday June 8th, 7PM at
  •  JULY
  • 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 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 Insurance Number

Survival Guide Scholarships
  • Grade 12s should attend the scholarship meeting
    in the library October 10th at 315. Info
    provided on
  • External Scholarships
  • University Entrance Scholarships
  • Provincial Scholarships
  • Local Scholarships
  • District Scholarships
  • Passport to Education

Government Sponsored Scholarships
  • Passport to Education
  • Grade 10 250
  • Grade 11 250
  • Grade 12 500
  • 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

Survival GuideTransitions
  • See Mr. Hyde or Ms. Skye in room 309 and get
  • If you have transitions next semester, you can
    start now in your off block
  • Complete a transition plan through advisory to
    guide you with your path after Charles Best

Course Challenge
  • If you would like to challenge a language course,
    you need to see Mrs. John between Oct 10th Oct
    31st to register (deadline is Nov. 9th, 2007)
  • 50 Refundable Deposit Required
  • Languages French, German, Japanese, Korean,
    Mandarin, Punjabi, Spanish

Graduation Program80 Credits Required To
  • 1. Required 48 credits
  • Language Arts 10, 11, 12
    12 credits
  • Social Studies 10
    4 credits
  • Social Studies 11 or 12
    4 credits
  • Science 10
    4 credits
  • Science 11 or 12
    4 credits
  • Mathematics 10
    4 credits
  • Mathematics 11 or 12
    4 credits
  • Physical Education 10
    4 credits
  • FNA or ASK 10, 11 or 12
    4 credits
  • Planning 10
    4 credits
  • 2. Transitions
    4 credits
  • -------------------------------
  • 3. Electives (Grade 10, 11 and 12)
    28 credits

  • TOTAL 80 credits
  • A minimum of 16 credits must be at the Grade 12
    level. This includes 4 credits for a Language
    Arts 12 course, but does not include the 4
    credits for Transitions.

Post Secondary Day
  • Thursday November 8th
  • 100 300
  • For grade 11/ 12 students visit 3 post
    secondary institutions of your choice

Post Secondary EducationLocal Choices
  • UNIVERSITY degrees SFU,UBC,UBC Okanagan,
  • UNIVERSITY COLLEGEdegree career programs
  • COLLEGE career university transfer
  • TECHNOLOGY diplomas that may lead to degrees
  • 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 EducationSimon Fraser University
  • New Requirements!
  • English 12 3 Other Provincially Examinable
  • 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 EducationSimon Fraser University
  • General Admission
  • Graduation
  • English 11 12
  • Socials 11
  • Principles of Math 11 see chart on next slide
  • Languages 11 (beg language or higher)
  • Science 11
  • Entrance Averages
  • Based on 5 Grade 12 Courses
  • English 12 see chart on next slide
  • 4 other academic 12s (all do not have to be
    provincially examinable)
  • See the list at

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 EducationUBC Vancouver /
  • UBC Vancouver
  • Grade 11 Course Requirements
  • English 11, Social Studies 11, Pr. Math 11, a
    Language 11 (Beginners is not accepted, External
    Lang 11 is accepted), an Academic Science 11 (Bi
    11, Ch 11, E. Sc 11, Ph 11)
  • Grade 12 Course Requirements
  • v     English 12, Three Provincially examinable
    Gr. 12 courses 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,
  • Entrance is based on average of Eng 12 and three
    additional Provincially examinable Gr. 12 courses
  • UBC Okanogan
  • Grade 11 Course Requirements are specific to the
    program you are applying to.
  • Grade 12 Course Requirements
  • English 12, Three Provinically examinable Gr. 12
    courses 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,
  • Entrance is based on average of Eng 12 and three
    additional Provincially examinable Gr. 12 courses

Post Secondary EducationUniversity 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 (Beginners 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 UVICs 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 EducationUNBC Prince George
  • Graduation from high school- 65 or better
    average calculated on
  • English 12
  • 3 best 12s 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 EducationBCIT
  • Grants degrees, diplomas, apprenticeships and
  • Programs in Business, Computers, Trades
    Technical Studies, Health Science, Engineering
    Technology, High Tech Professional Programs,
    Apprenticeship, Pacific Marine Training

Post Secondary EducationDouglas College
  • Career Programs, Associate Degrees, University
  • 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 EducationDouglas College
  • General Admission Eligible if you
  • Completed BC secondary school
  • En 12- C or Communications 12 B or see
  • Registration date now based on GPA
  • lack one course for graduation
  • are 19 years of age or older on the first day of
  • 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

Post Secondary EducationDouglas College
  • Priority Registration for Open Enrolment
  • 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
  • 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 EducationOther 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
  • Check with your counsellor or in the Career

Dinner Dance
  • Saturday May 31st, 2008
  • Waterfront Hotel
  • Join the Grad Council see Ms. Blakeway
  • Email pictures to Ms. Blakeway for the grad
    slideshow. They should be of school related

  • Saturday May 31st 2008
  • following grad
  • Parent committee needs your help parent
    meeting set for October 3rd at 7 in the small gym
  • Student volunteers are needed to raise money
    watch the informer for information

  • 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

Other Important Dates
  • December 9th, 10th or 11th Grad Photo Days at
    Artona Studios in Vancouver
  • March assembly with grade 12s to discuss
  • District Scholarship Info
  • Details of the Dinner and Dance
  • Commencement
  • After grad
  • Valedictorian Nominations
  • Guest forms for Grad

Useful Internet Addresses
  • (Emily Carr)
  • (Justice Institute)
  • (University College of the Fraser
  • (University of Northern BC)

Useful Internet Addresses contd
  • (Plan to attend a US
  • (Find a US college)
  • (Study around the
  • http// (Ontario
    University/College applications)
  • (directory of
    Canadian Universities)
  • (BC Universities and other
  • (user id best password

Questions? Please visit the Career Centre or the
Counselling Department.