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Title: READY FOR NINE


1
READY FOR NINE
  • THE TRANSITION FROM GRADE 8 TO 9

2
The Grade 8 to 9 Process
  • What is Grade 9 all about?
  • What does the Grade 9 program look like?

3
Part A
  • Secondary Program

4
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5
DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
  • 30 credits
  • 18 compulsory
  • 12 optional
  • 40 hours community involvement
  • Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School
    literacy test

6
Compulsory Credits (Page 1)
  • 4 English- one credit per grade
  • 1 French as a second language
  • 3 Mathematics - at least one in Grade 11 or 12
  • 2 Science
  • 1 Canadian History
  • 1 Canadian Geography
  • 1 Arts (Visual, Music, Drama or Media Arts)

7
Compulsory Credits (Page 2)
  • 1 Physical and Health Education
  • 1 Civics and Career Studies (.5 civics and .5
    career studies)
  • 1 additional English or FSL or a Native,
    Classical or International language or a Social
    Science, a Canadian and World Studies, a Guidance
    course, or a Co-op credit (Group 1)
  • 1 of Physical Education, Business Studies, Art,
    Music, Drama, or a Co-op credit (Group 2)
  • 1 of Grade 11 or 12 Science, a Technology, or a
    Co-op credit (Group 3)

8
Making Your Choices Academic or Applied
  • Academic
  • Academic courses cover essential concepts plus
  • additional material.
  • While course work exposes students to both
    theories
  • and practical applications, there is a greater
  • emphasis on THEORY as a basis for future
  • learning and problem solving.
  • 75 coming from grade 8

9
Making Your Choices Academic or Applied
  • Applied
  • Applied courses focus on the essential concepts.
    While course work exposes students to both
    theories and practical applications, the emphasis
    is on
  • PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS.
  • Course work relates to familiar real-life
    situations and provides students with the
    opportunity for hands-on application of the
    concepts they learn.
  • 50 75 coming from grade 8

10
LOCALLY DEVELOPED CREDIT COURSES
  • These locally developed courses are for students
    working below grade level.
  • They are offered in English, Math, and Science.
  • The English, Math and Science are counted as
    compulsory in grade 9 10.
  • These courses lead to the workplace stream in
    grade 11 and 12.
  • Less than 50 coming from grade 8

11
LISTEN TO YOUR TEACHERS!!!
  • Based on individual strengths and post secondary
    destinations, students may choose to take a
    combination of applied and academic courses.

12
What is an Open Course
  • Open
  • Open courses have one set of expectations
  • for the subject being taken. These courses are
  • not specific to destinations and are
  • appropriate for all students.

13
Changing from Academic and/or Applied Courses for
Grade 10
  • Students will be able to move from APPLIED
    courses in Grade 9 to ACADEMIC courses in Grade
    10
  • You must see your Guidance Counsellor to do
    this!!!
  • Students will be able to move from ACADEMIC
    courses in Grade 9 to APPLIED courses in Grade 10

14
Grade 9 Course Selection Guide
  • PART A Students must select (circle) 1 course
    from each of the following course groupings.
    Exceptions to this will require Special Education
    Identification. Please see PART C below.
  • Grade 9 Custom Request Set Please circle 6
    desired courses. One course per subject area
  • Religion HRE 1O
  • English ENG 1D ENG 1P ENG 1L
  • Math MPM 1D MFM 1P MAT 1L
  • Science SNC 1D SNC 1P SNC 1L
  • Geography CGC 1D CGC 1P
  • French FSF 1D FSF 1P
  • Geographié CGC 1DF
  • Français FEF 1DF
  • represents a course taught in Extended French
    Program. Both CGC 1DF and FEF1DF must be
    selected to be enrolled in this program.
  • _________________________________________________
  • ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE
  • ESL A / B / C / D / E
  • (circle most appropriate level)

15
Grade 9 Course Selection Guide
  • PART B All students must select (circle) 2
    courses from the following elective areas.
    Exceptions to this will require Special Education
    Identification. Please see PART C below
  • A fee will be levied for the Grade 9 Phys. Ed.
    Courses to cover the cost of self-defense
    instruction.
  • HEALTH PHYS. ED. ARTS
  • PPL 1OF (female) AVI 1O
  • PPL 1OM (male) AMU 1O
  • BUSINESS SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • BTT 1O HFN 1O
  • INTEGRATED TECHNOLOGY GUIDANCE
  • GLS 1O
  • TTI1OI (Auto/Computer
    Science/Manufacturing/Wood)
  • TTI 1OP (Cosmetology) _______________________
    _______________________________________
  • ALTERNATE SELECTIONS FOR PART B
  • All students MUST select 2 alternative electives
    if for some reason the students first two
    choices cannot be accommodated.
  • 1. ___________________ 2.
    ____________________

16
Grade 9 Course Selection Guide
  • PART C SPECIAL EDUCATION
  • This student has been declared exceptional
    through an IPRC
  • yes no Area of Exceptionality
    ___________________
  • The course listed in this section is to be chosen
    in consultation with the Grade 8 classroom
    teacher
  • GLE 1O Learning Strategies
  • Please note A student who is failing Grade 8 or
    working below Grade Level in English, Math and/or
    Science will be directed toward the Locally
    Developed credit in that particular subject area.
    These courses are intended to elevate skills so
    that the student can be successful in further
    secondary school programs. A student who is
    working at Level 1 in English, Math and/or
    Science will be directed toward the Applied
    credit in the applicable subject area.

17
Grade 9 Course Selection Guide
  • PART D TEACHER RECOMMENDATION
  • English Math Science French Geography
  • Academic ? ? ? ? ?
  • Applied ? ? ? ? ?
  • Locally ? ? ?
  • Developed
  • (Essential)
  • Extended
    ? ?
  • French

18
Grade 9 Course Selection Guide
  • PART E PARENT/GUARDIAN COMMENTS
  • __________________________________________________
    ____
  • __________________________________________________
    ____
  • _________________ ________________
  • Students Signature
    Parent/Guardian Signature
  • Registration Fee 65.00 (includes 2008/09
    Yearbook). Please make cheque payable to Notre
    Dame Catholic Secondary School. Students will
    receive a verification of their course selections
    in May. At this time, students will have the
    opportunity to verify and modify their course
    selections, after which, it is at the discretion
    of the school whether changes can be made.

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  • To Grade 8 Teacher
  • Completed Course Selection Guide and Cheque for
    65 payable to Notre Dame Catholic Secondary
    School due Wed. Jan 30th 2008.
  • On-line Course Selection Sheet printed and signed
    due Wed. Feb 6th 2008.

20
Making Your Choices
  • Applied or Academic
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • French
  • History (Grade 10)
  • Geography
  • also offered at the Locally Developed level
  • Open
  • Music
  • Art
  • Business
  • Technology
  • Health and Phys. Ed.
  • Civics/Career Studies (10)
  • E.S.L
  • Religion
  • Social Sciences

21
GRADE 10 COURSES
  • Students will have to consider future goals when
    they make choices for Grade 10
  • Some Grade 10 courses will be prerequisites for
    specific Grade 11 courses
  • Transfer courses have not been available for
    students at summer school (Transfer courses allow
    students to change streams according to their
    future destination.)

22
Grades 11 and 12 Programs
  • Courses in Grades 11 and 12 will prepare students
    for the following post-secondary destinations
  • Workplace
  • University/College
  • College
  • University
  • As in Grades 9 and 10 some courses will be Open

23
Grade 10
Grade 9
Grade 11
Grade 12
Academic
University
University
TRANSFER
Applied
College
College
Workplace
Workplace
24
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • Encourages civic responsibility, promotes
    community values
  • Supports students career explorations
    reinforces importance of volunteering
  • Minimum 40 hours in addition to 30 credits,
    completed over 4 years
  • Broad range of unpaid activities
  • Minimal school involvement
  • Provincial policies/guidelines governing
    placements
  • Community hrs. will be documented using

    the xxx
    passport

25
Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy
Test
  • Students will take a Literacy Test in Grade 10
  • Students must pass the test to graduate
  • Achievement is recorded on the O.S.T.
  • Based on language and communications expectations
    of the curriculum up to and including grade 9
  • If student is unable to meet standards in first
    attempt
  • Remedial help will be given
  • Student can retake test
  • Student can take the Ontario Literacy Course

26
Key Points to Remember
  • Streams chosen in Grade 9 DO NOT LIMIT streams
    chosen in Grade 10
  • 4 year program (Many students take 5 years)
  • Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test
  • 40 hours of community involvement
  • Grade 11 and Grade 12 courses are chosen
    according to students destination (Workplace,
    College, University)

27
Part B
  • Specific School Information

28
The Semester System
  • N.D. Secondary School is organized on a semester
    system. The first semester is from September to
    January. The second Semester is from February to
    June.

29
Course Coding System
  • Each course is identified with a six character
    code.
  • ENG 1D1
  • ENG - 3 characters identifying the subject
  • 1 -Grade level (grade 9)
  • D -course type (academic)
  • 1 -offered with a credit value of 1

30
  • MFM 2P1
  • MFM - 3 characters identifying the subject
  • 2 -Grade level (grade 10)
  • P -course type (applied)
  • 1 -offered with a credit value of 1

31
AVI 2O1
  • AVI - 3 characters identifying the subject
  • 2 - Grade level (grade 10)
  • O - course type (open)
  • 1 - offered with a credit value of 1

32
Ontario Student Transcript (O.S.T.)
  • Students official record of credits earned
  • Grades 9 and 10
  • only successfully completed courses are recorded
  • Grades 11 and 12
  • all attempts and the marks received are recorded
  • (Full Disclosure)

33
REGISTRATION PACKAGE
  • Includes
  • 1. N.D.s Guidance Web Site (Includes our Course
    Calendar)
  • Visit http//www.ntdm.ca
  • 2. Course Option Guide
  • Return signed Option Sheet plus activity fee of
    65.00 to grade 8 teacher by January 30, 2008.
    On-line verification sheet due February 6, 2008.
  • Verification of course requests (Spring)

34
The Catholic Dimension
  • Religion credit courses
  • Chaplain and School Chapel
  • Retreat program
  • Masses and paraliturgies
  • Community outreach/service programs
  • Food drives/Christmas baskets/Missions
  • Daily prayer/reflections

35
Extra - Curricular Activities
  • Badminton
  • Ball Hockey
  • Basketball
  • Cross-country running
  • Curling
  • Football
  • Field Hockey
  • Hardball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Jazz Band
  • Prefects
  • Softball
  • School band
  • School play
  • Skiing
  • Soccer
  • Student Council
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
  • Volleyball

36
QUESTIONS
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