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Title: Secondary School Information Hour!

Secondary SchoolInformation Hour!
Thomas Street Middle School
Welcomes our Grade 8 parents and students to
? Where should YOU go ?
90 of our students will be heading to their home
school for this area, John Fraser S.S. Peel has
recognized that some students require different
academic programming and experiences to ensure
that they are successful. Peel has developed
programs for students in the following areas
The Arts, International Business and Technology,
International Baccalaureate, Sci-Tech,
Flexology, Enhanced, ESL, Vocational/Life Skills,
and DD programs. High Schools web sites provide
valuable information when making your decision.
The following is a list of possible destinations
for our students For more info, go
Home School vs Regional Program
  • Variety
  • Focus
  • Clientele
  • Transportation
  • Convenience
  • Organization

  • Cawthra Park S. S.
  • Parent/Information Night Tuesday, November 01,
    2011, 700 or 800pm
  • The Regional Arts Program at Cawthra Park offers
    a package of specialized courses to artistically
    talented students interested in Dance, Drama,
    Music or Visual Arts. An audition, for only one
    of the four arts programs is allowed.
  • Admissions decisions are based on the candidate's
    talent in his/her chosen art, potential, overall
    school performance and the student's ability to
    benefit fully from the program
  • Applications are available November 2 at the
    Parent night or online starting November 03, with
    applications due in person between November 02
    to December 13 .
  • Please refer to the website for application
    procedures and timelines.
  • Auditions will be scheduled for late January 2011
    during the day.

For more info, go to
  • Gordon Graydon S. S.
  • Parent/Information Night Thursday, December 01,
    2011 at 700 p.m.
  • Gordon Graydon offers south Peels International,
    Business and Technology Program (IBT) and the new
    Flexology Program, where there is an emphasis on
    these three curriculum areas. The integrated
    nature of the program gives students a variety of
    learning opportunities including critical
    thinking and life management, communication,
    research and inquiry, international global
    perspective, business and technology.
  • Please refer to the website for application
    procedures and timelines.
  • Flexography is a package print technology and a
    growing segment of the printing industry.
    Students learn to design and manufacture
    industry-standard packaging products. The program
    prepares students for entry into post-secondary
    programs, or a career in the printing industry
    upon graduation.
  • A complete application package includes the
  • A completed Student Information Form - to be
    completed on our website by student
  • A completed Student Comments Form (answer
    questions about goals and extracurricular
    involvement) - to be completed on our website by
  • A completed Teacher Evaluation Form - to be
    completed by a school representative online or
    hard copy (for non-Peel Board students) and sent
    directly to Gordon Graydon Memorial Secondary
  • A copy of the student's latest report card - to
    be sent directly to Gordon Graydon Memorial
    Secondary School along
  • The application fee
  • Interviews will be conducted on a Saturday, in
    early February 2012 for IBT candidates with
    offers for admission emailed out later in the

For more info, go to
  • Glenforest S. S.
  • Parent / Information Night Thursday, November
    24, 2011 at
  • 530 - 700 p.m. and 715 845pm

IB Application Package includes 1. GFSS School
Checklist Form 2. PEEL Regional Application Form
3. 2 completed Teacher Reference Forms
(submitted by teachers in sealed envelopes)
    Page 1     Page 2 4. Student Resume of
Activities (1 page) 5. 1 page Student Written
Component 6 . Registration Information Form (2
pages)     Page 1     Page 2 7. Course
Selection Form 8. Application Fee 50.00
(non-refundable) 9. Proof of Citizenship status
in Canada 10. Proof of address in Peel (south of
the 401 only) 11. Immunization Form     Page 1
    Page 2 12. Report cards grade 7 and grade 8
This school offers an International Baccalaureate
Program which is available to all students in
Peel. Beyond intellectual rigour and high
academic standards, strong emphasis is placed on
the ideals of international understanding and
responsible citizenship. Application packages
will be available at the Information Evening and
on the schools website and are due in early
January, 2012. Please refer to the website for
application procedures and timelines.
For more info, go to
Port Credit S.S. Parent Information Night -
Tuesday, November 29, 2011 at 630 p.m.
Sci-Tech Regional Program and The Strings
Regional Program. \ The Sci-Tech Program is an
exciting option for students with a keen interest
in science and technology. In addition, students
will gain hands-on experiences through co-op
placements, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship
Programs, and networking opportunities with
colleges, universities and industry. The SciTech
program is unique, in that it is open to students
who will pursue either academic or applied
studies at the secondary level. The Strings
Program The Port Credit Secondary School Regional
Strings program provides a year-long secondary
school program for violin, viola, cello and bass.
It is the only secondary school program of its
kind in the peel District School Board. Students
have the opportunity to explore the many facets
of string playing through Chamber Strings,
Intermediate Strings and Beginning
Strings Musical opportunities range from full
symphonic orchestra to small ensembles, to solo
performances accompanied by orchestra. A
certificate is granted upon completion of four
years of the Regional Strings Program Please
refer to the website for application procedures
and timelines.
For more info, go to
West Credit S. S.
Parent Information Night - Wednesday, January 18,
2012 at 7 pm. http//westcreditss.peelschools.or
  • Skilled Trades Applied Pathways Program
  • This new program will be open to grade 8 students
    who are truly interested in pursuing their
    passion in one or more skilled trade. It is open
    to all students (IEP or not) who do not require
    Vocational Placement. This program meets the
    requirements of the Ontario Secondary School
    Diploma (OSSD) and would provide a pathway to
    college or an apprenticeship in a skilled trade.
  • What makes this program different from a regular
    applied stream program?
  • Students will have an opportunity to explore 4
    credits in the following trade areas in Grade 9
    10 Automotive, Child Care, Construction,
    Cosmetology, Hospitality (Chef training and
    baking), Horticulture (Green Industries) and
  • In Grade 11 12 students have the opportunity to
    explore double credits in a trade area of their
    choice, will be able to make connections with
    local colleges, gain valuable experience and
    apprenticeship competencies in a number of trade
    areas, and have cooperative education placements
    in the trade area of their choice.
  • Please refer to the website for application
    procedures and timelines.

John Fraser S. S. Parent/Information Night
Thursday, January 12, 2012, 600 p.m. . Fraser will
be the home school for most of our students,
unless students have special needs or are
interested in a Regional or Specialty program.
JF also houses the ESL program for this area of
Peel. Because it is our Home School, upon the
completion of grade 8, students will
automatically be accepted into the grade 9
program. John Fraser provides excellent
facilities with a variety of diverse and exciting
opportunities offered throughout the academic and
extracurricular programming. Excellent arts
programs including drama, dance and specialty
visual arts programs including photography, media
arts and design arts. Strong in design,
transportation and communications technology
along with computer programming and engineering.
For more info, go to
Why Choose John Fraser?
  • The Art s department has experienced major
    changes in the last few years with new courses
    and clubs offered including a Grade 9 Musical
    Theatre course along with the introduction of a
    Glee Club!
  • You can take a variety of Arts courses each year
    and not have to specialize in just one.
  • Each year the Arts department hosts an Arts
    evening showcasing student work from all of their
    arts and media departments including
  • Art Gallery
  • Silent Films
  • Drama, Dance and African dance Performance
  • Guest Speakers JF Alumni including Genie
    Nominated Director/Writer Rickie Mehta (Amal)
  •  John Fraser has a very successful athletics
    program.  In the fall, we have boys volleyball,
    girls basketball, girls field hockey (ROPSSAA
    champs this year), cross country running, and
    girls flag football (ROPSSAA champs a few years
    ago).  In the winter, we have girls volleyball
    (ROPSSAA finalists or champs over the last 5
    years), boys basketball, boys and girls nordic
    skiing, table tennis, archery, badminton (ROPSSAA
    champs last year) and swimming (many winning
    individuals and teams).  In the spring our teams
    include (boys and girls) soccer, track and field
    and rugby (team travels to OHIO for a
    tournament), girls softball and boys cricket.
    John Fraser also has an ice hockey team which is
    always looking for leaders to advance the team to
    the next level.

Extra-curricular Programming
  • Amnesty International
  • Arts Council
  • Badminton Team Club
  • Baseball (Varsity)
  • Bluenotes
  • Book Club
  • Boys Rugby
  • Chess Club
  • Christian Club
  • Concert Band
  • Creative Writing Club
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Nordic Skiing
  • Cross Country Running
  • DECA Business Club
  • Drawing Club
  • Environmental Club
  • FAC Fraser Athletic Council
  • Fraser Dance Theatre
  • Jr. Girls Soccer
  • Jr. Girls Volleyball
  • Law Club
  • Math Club
  • Mini Math Contest
  • Mississauga Marathon
  • Model UN
  • Multi-Cultural Club
  • MSA (Muslim Student Association)
  • Music Council
  • Outreach (Mississauga Crime Prevention)
  • Positive Space (Friends/supporters of Lesbian,
    Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans-Gender, Questioning
  • Robotics Club
  • Royal Treatment (Student Ambassadors)
  • S.A.C. Student Activity Council
  • Science Contests
  • Ski Club/Snowboarding
  • Stage Crew
  • Student Newspaper

  • Woodlands S. S.
  • Parent/Information Night Wednesday, November
    09, 2011 at 700 p.m.
  • Open House for students only -- Wednesday,
    November 02, 2011 from 900 - 1100am.
  • http//
  • The Woodlands houses the Enhanced Learning
    Program, and is therefore only available to
    identified Exceptionally Gifted students. Such
    programming may include advanced study,
    independent study, mentorship programming and
    specific involvement in co-curricular activities.
  • West Credit S. S.
  • Parent / Information Night Wednesday, January
    18, 2012, 645 p.m.
  • http//
  • West Credit offers south Peel's Vocational
    Program. This setting is reserved for students
    who would benefit from a more hands-on and
    entrepreneurial approach to learning, with an
    emphasis on further developing their life
    skills. Only students who qualify and are
    identified through the ISRC process will be

Separate School Board
Please contact interested schools for timelines
and more information.
Summary of Grade 8 Secondary School Destinations
  • John Fraser Secondary School
  • Parent/Information Night Thursday, January
    12, 2012, 700 p.m.
  • Cawthra Park Secondary School - Arts
  • Parent/Information Night Tuesday, November
    01, 2011, 700 or 800 p.m.
  • Gordon Graydon Secondary School - International
    Business Technology and Reflexology
  • Parent/Information Night Thursday, December
    01, 2011, 700 p.m.
  • Glenforest Secondary School - International
  • Parent / Information Night Thursday, November
    24, 2011, 530 and 715pm
  • Port Credit S.S. - Sci-Tech and Strings
  • Parent/Information Night - Tuesday, November 29,
    2011, 630 p.m.
  • Woodlands Secondary School - Enhanced
  • Parent/Information Night Wednesday, November
    09, 2011 , 700 pm
  • West Credit Secondary School - Applied Skilled
    Trades and Vocational
  • Parent / Information Night Wednesday, January
    18, 2012 at 7pm

Features of O.S.S.D.
  • OSS diploma
  • 30 credits (18 compulsory, 12 optional)
  • 40 hours Community Involvement
  • Successful completion of the Grade 10 Literacy

Did you Know?
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Emphasis on student development
  • Student growth in 3 broad areas of learning
  • Student development
  • Learning about learning, setting goals, adapting
    to change, lifelong learning
  • Interpersonal development
  • Self-management, getting along, social
  • Career development
  • Self-assessment, exploring education, training
    and careers, education and career decisions,

Students prepare to move to 4 post-secondary
  • Apprenticeship
  • Workplace
  • College
  • University
  • A recent Alan King study predicts that, by 2004,
    approximately 1/4 of students will proceed to
    each destination

Students prepare to move to 4 post-secondary
  • Apprenticeship
  • Paid, hands-on, short in-school sessions
  • Colleges, training centres (union)
  • Career path supervisor, trainer, entrepreneur
  • College
  • Practical, focused, occupation-driven
  • dental hygiene, animation, laboratory technology
  • University
  • Theoretical, abstract, general background in
  • History, political science, science, fine arts
  • Work
  • On-the-job
  • Continuing Education (colleges, vocational
  • Certification for specific work-related skills,
  • A recent Alan King study predicts that, by 2004,
    approximately 1/4 of students will proceed to
    each destination

Blurred Lines
  • Post-Grad
  • University
  • College
  • Applied Degrees
  • Collaborative programs
  • Degree
  • Diploma
  • Transfer agreements
  • College
  • University
  • College
  • Diplomas
  • University
  • Degrees

More Blurred Lines
  • Apprenticeship
  • Certificate of Qualification
  • (ticket)
  • College
  • Diploma
  • Work
  • On-the-job training

What Should I Choose?
  • The right fit
  • Daily activities that fit interests/passions
  • Lifestyle workstyle that fit values
  • Education/training environment that fits learning
  • Requirements that fit abilities/skills/talents

What happens to OntarioGrade 9 Students?
  • 25 Workplace / Apprenticeship
  • 25 College
  • 25 University
  • 25 Do not finish Secondary School

Students prepare to move to 4 post-secondary
What percentage of secondary students do you
think go on to each of these destinations?

Work/ apprenticeship
Leave before OSSD
grade 9 enrolment 100
11 actually complete college programs.
24 actually complete university programs.
Compulsory Credit Requirements
  • 4 English (1 per grade)
  • 3 Math (1 in Gr. 11/12)
  • 2 Science
  • 1 Arts
  • 1 Canadian Geography
  • 1 Canadian History
  • 1/2 Career Studies
  • 1/2 Civics
  • 1 F.S.L. (French)
  • 1 Health and Phys. Ed.
  • 1 additional credit in one of Arts, Business,
    H.P.E. or Co-op
  • 1 additional credit in one of Canadian World
    Studies, English, Social Science, Third Language
    or Guidance Career Education or Co-op
  • 1 additional credit in Science
  • (Gr. 11/12), or Technological Education,
    (Gr. 9-12) or Co-op

Compulsory Courses Needed to Graduate
  • 1 additional credit in one of Arts, Business,
    H.P.E. or Co-op
  • 1 additional credit in one of Canadian World
    Studies, English, Social Science, Third Language
    or Guidance Career Education or Co-op
  • 1 additional credit in Science
  • (Gr. 11/12), or Technological Education,
    (Gr. 9-12) or Co-op

40 Hours Community Involvement
  • Student responsibility, over 4 years
  • Students encouraged to complete this diploma
    requirement early
  • School provides forms needed
  • Parental support and monitoring required
  • Starts in grade 9
  • More information available at
    - go to Student Stuff and then to "Your
    time counts".

Grade 10 Test Literacy Test - OSSLT
  • Written in Grade 10
  • Evaluates reading and writing skills in all
    subject areas up to end of Gr. 9
  • Designed and marked by EQAO staff
  • Student result reported as complete when
  • Not successful?
  • Support (lunch, after school)
  • Re-write until they get it
  • O.S.S. Literacy Course (g.12)
  • IF student eligible to write test twice AND IF
    failed at least once
  • test may be re-written

Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics
  • Is written by students in Grade 9 in Applied and
    Academic Math courses.
  • Is worth up to 20 of the grade 9 math course
    final mark.
  • Is administered towards the end of the course.

Course Types
  • Grades 11 and 12
  • Workplace preparation
  • College preparation
  • College/University preparation
  • University preparation
  • Grades 9 10
  • Locally Developed
  • Applied
  • Academic

Locally Developed Courses (L)
  • Lead to Workplace courses (directly)
  • Suitable for students who have a pattern of
    difficulty or gaps in core subjects
  • Hands-on, real-life problems examples as much
    as possible
  • Develop literacy, numeracy,
  • problem-solving, decision-making, communication

Applied Courses (P)
  • Lead toward college and work level courses
  • More time
  • More guidance from teacher Emphasize
  • Practical, real-life applications
  • and examples

Academic Courses (D)
  • Lead toward university level courses (directly)
  • More independent learning
  • Emphasize theory, but include some
  • practical, real-life applications

Applied or Academic?
  • can lead to either Applied or Academic stream in
    Grade 10
  • Crossover materials recommended
  • Transfer course required for Math in the summer
  • Students may take Applied courses in some
    subjects and Academic courses in other subject

Which Course Type?
  • Think about
  • Work habits
  • Time management, homework, assignments
  • Learning preferences
  • Book-learning versus hands-on
  • Academic achievement so far
  • Independence
  • How much guidance is needed to get started?

What if I need HELP!
  • Arrange extra help with teacher
  • Senior Scholars
  • Lunch after school
  • Learning strategies (GLS 1O0)
  • Learning disability?
  • Information passed on self-advocate
  • Guidance Centre
  • Workshops
  • Individual counselling
  • Peer Coaches

Experiential Learning
  • Co-operative Education (Co-op)
  • Earn credits by learning at work
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
  • Earn some apprenticeship hours AND finish high
    school AT THE SAME TIME

Cooperative Education courses
  • Students earn coop education credits by
    integrating class work with learning experiences
    in the community
  • Allows students to develop job-related skills and
    explore possible destinations
  • Some students will earn cooperative education
    credits in Grade 11, some students in Grade 12
  • Based on a course in which a student is, or has
    been enrolled

Coop Placements
  • University
  • Teaching, Nursing, Veterinarian, Medicine, Law,
    Accounting, Business, Graphic Designer
  • College
  • Hotel Management, Nursing, Vet Tech, ECE,
    Television Production, Police, Esthetician,
    Fitness Instructor, Youth Child Care Worker,
  • Apprenticeship
  • Cook, Auto Service, Technology, Carpentry, Chef,
    Hair Stylist, Landscaping
  • Workplace
  • Admin Assistant, Armed Forces, Hair Stylist, Data
    entry Operator, Animal Attendant, Photographer

Compulsory Courses Needed to Graduate
For more information
  • Consult the following web-sites
  • Peel District School Board
  • Ministry of Education
  • Secondary and post-secondary institutions
  • See Mr. Morosin or your homeroom teacher

Thank-you !
The next 4 years of your life may shape your
futures and therefore requires very serious
consideration. You have many options and a whole
new world to look forward to in high
school. Choose wisely and make an intelligent,
informed decision for your futuresyou wont
regret it! GOOD LUCK !
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