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Title: High%20School%20Registration%20Cunard%20Junior%20High%20School

High School Registration Cunard Junior High
  • Winter 2008
  • Having a dream is not stupid, Norm.
  • Its not having a dream thats stupid.
  • Cliff Clavin, Cheers

  • J.L. Ilsley Guidance Department Presentations
    (February 12th)
  • Class presentations (February TBAth)
  • Homework
  • Parent Presentations (Wednesday March 5th 7pm,
    J.L. Ilsley High)
  • Completed registration forms due (March 20nd)

Success is dependant on effort . Sophocles-
Graduation Requirements
  • Compulsory credits from the following subject
    groupings must be taken and passed for
    graduation. There is a total requirement of 18
    credits, but the Department of Education
    recommends that students take 21 credits for a
    well-rounded high school program

You must have ...
  • No more than seven (7) grade ten courses to
  • At least five (5) grade twelve courses to graduate

The distance between insanity and genius is
measured only by success -James Bond Tomorrow
Never Dies
Next Year
  • You will register for eight courses in grade ten
  • One of those courses must be a grade 11 credit

Course Groupings
  • Language, Communication and Expression
  • 3 English, one at each level
  • 1 Fine Arts (drama, art, or music)
  • Science, Math and Technology
  • 2 Math
  • 2 Science
  • 2 Other (from Technology, Science and Math)
  • Personal Development and Society
  • 1 Physical Education
  • 1 Canadian History (Canadian History 11 and
    African Canadian
  • Studies 11)
  • 1 Global Study

Success is how hard you bounce when you hit the
bottom - General George Patten -
Information On Course Coding
  • Advanced Placement These courses are recognized
    by universities as being at a first year
    university level, and students may receive credit
    or advanced standing for high achievement in
    these courses (See page 3 in the Guide for more
  • Advanced These courses are designed to meet the
    needs of students who have demonstrated an
    exceptional degree of academic ability or
    achievement, and are planning post-secondary
    study at university or community college.
  • Academic These courses are designed for
    students who wish to enter college, university or
    other post-secondary institutions.
  • Open - open to all students in the school
    regardless of program.
  • Graduation - courses designated at the high
    school leaving level. These courses have a focus
    distinct from those courses designated as
    university entrance and usually the degree of
    difficulty is somewhat less than those at the
    academic level.

  • Math Essentials 10
  • Graduation level credit
  • Designed for students who have successfully
    completed grade 8 math, but have not passed the
    grade 9 program.
  • An exploration of mathematics used in everyday
    situations at home and at work

Mathematics (contd)
  • Math Foundations 10
  • Graduation level credit
  • Designed for students who are struggling with
    grade nine math
  • Covers similar outcomes as academic math
    curriculum (data management, matrices, patterns
    and equations, modeling and functions,
    trigonometry, and geometry) and at a slower rate
  • Excludes linear programming unit

Mathematics (contd)
  • Math 10
  • Academic level credit
  • Designed for students who do not have difficulty
    with grade nine math
  • Math 10 (Pre AP)
  • Academic level credit
  • Designed for conscientious, highly motivated
    students who have a love of mathematics

  • English 10
  • Academic level credit
  • Options are available for students wishing
    additional support or enrichment (Pre AP)
  • Emphasizes proficiency in using oral language for
    a variety of purposes
  • Basic skills in writing and interpreting
    literature are important aspects of this entrance
    level in English.

Its kind of fun to do the impossible - Walt
Disney -
  • Science 10
  • Academic level credit
  • Includes four modules Sustainability of
    Ecosystems, Chemical Reactions, Weather Dynamics,
    and Motion
  • Options are available for students wishing
    support or enrichment (Pre AP)

Do, or do not. There is no try -Yoda The
Empire Strikes Back-
Science (contd)
  • Human Biology 11
  • Graduation level credit
  • This course will give students a basic
    understanding of the biology of the human body
  • Biology 11
  • Academic level credit
  • Topics include biological classification, cell
    biology, microscopy and systems of living
    organisms including respiration, digestion,
    excretion and circulation
  • Activity/Laboratory work forms an integral part
    of the course

Science (contd)
  • Advanced Biology 11 (Pre AP)
  • Advanced level credit
  • For those considering a career in the life
  • Essentially that same as Biology 11 but has a
    stronger focus on research, project work and
    independent study

Teacher Recommendations
  • Each year your teacher will provide a
    recommendation for the courses you should take in
    English, Math and Science next year
  • Should you choose to go against this
    recommendation, you must provide written notice
    signed by a parent/guardian
  • Otherwise, you will be registered in the course
    recommended by your teacher

Technology Related Education
  • Construction Technology 10
  • Open level credit
  • Develops in students an understanding of
    construction technology as it relates to the
    human need for shelter and its impact on society
  • A hands-on course
  • Exploring Technology 10
  • Open level credit
  • Students have the opportunity to explore
    different types of technology in a classroom and
    laboratory setting

Social Studies
  • Students are NOT required to take a social
    studies course in grade ten
  • Geography 10
  • Academic level credit
  • Students will study, on both a local and
    international level, physical geography and the
    effects of humans on our environment graphing
  • History 10
  • Academic level credit
  • Students will study the evolution of humans and
    ancient civilizations simulations

Social Studies (contd)
  • Archeology 10
  • Academic level credit
  • Students must be strong problem solvers with good
    analytical skills
  • Students will cover topics similar to those
    covered in History 10, but from an archaeological
    perspective simulations
  • African Canadian Studies 11 and Canadian History
    11 (by permission only)
  • Academic level credit

  • Applied Information Technology 11
  • Open level credit and also a technology credit
  • An introduction to business practices and
    concepts through technology
  • Keyboarding skills are emphasized
  • Extensive use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel
    and PowerPoint), Internet research and web page
    publishing software
  • Life/Work Transitions 10
  • Open level credit
  • Career and job search strategies will be
  • Other topics covered include credit and
    financial planning, banking, resumes, job
    applications, etc.

Business (Continued)
  • Business 10
  • Open level credit
  • Students will learn how a business operates, what
    makes a successful entrepreneur, how accounting
    principles are used as business and personal
    planning tools, and participate in class
    entrepreneurial activities.
  • Accounting 11
  • Academic level credit
  • Designed for students with a keen interest in
  • Covers topics which include accounting for
    starting a business, analysis of business
    transactions, use of accounting records such as
    journals, legers and source documents, payrolls,
    year-end accounting activities and more.

  • Music 10
  • Students should own their own instrument
  • Students must be independent learners
  • Music Instrumental Band 10
  • Designed for students who have experience playing
    their traditional band instrument
  • Some noon hours required (2/8 per cycle) A
    full-year course
  • Music Vocal 10
  • No previous singing experience requires
  • Offered exclusively over the lunch hour (every
    2nd day)
  • One additional class per cycle on vocal training
  • All are academic level credits

Fine Arts
  • Art 10
  • academic level credit
  • Drama 10
  • academic level credit
  • Any music course

Physical Education
  • Physical Education 10 (also available at the 11
    and 12 level)
  • Open level credit
  • Four units covered include Outdoor Pursuits,
    Sport Research, Leadership and Sport Fitness
  • Physically Active Living 11
  • Open level credit
  • Designed to provide opportunities for students in
    active experiences that engage youth in
    traditional and non-traditional forms of physical
  • Bowling, hiking, GPS training, canoeing etc.

Additional Courses
  • Tourism 11
  • Academic level credit
  • French 10
  • Academic level credit
  • Family Studies 10
  • Open level credit
  • Foods and Nutrition (1/2 credit)
  • Child Studies (1/2 credit)

Genius in one percent inspiration and ninety-nine
percent perspiration - Thomas Edison-
Advanced Placement
  • What is Advanced Placement?
  • Available to grade 12 students
  • Students planning to take Advanced Placement
    courses in grade 12 should do Pre AP courses in
    grade 10 and 11
  • Opportunity to pursue university level studies
    while in high school
  • Internationally recognized standards
  • Based on their performance in rigorous AP
    examinations held world wide on set dates,
    students can earn credits or advanced placement
    at most universities in Canada and the United
  • Students planning on taking AP Biology 12 should
    take Advanced Biology 11 next year

Options and Opportunities (O2)
  • What is Options and Opportunities?
  • A full high school program (10-12) and is
    available to students who need additional help
    with career and educational planning.
  • Students must apply and participate, along with
    their families, in an admission process
  • A program about helping students make connections
    between what they are learning in school and
    post-secondary programs and/or work
  • Community-based learning component

This Power Point is available online. Check out
the Guidance Page through the CJHS website! You
may also wish to check out the JL Ilsley Virtual
Guidance Office. This link is also available
through the CJHS website.
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