Course Selection

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Students should familiarize themselves early with prerequisites required for admission to College/University programs of interest. By researching, students can plan for necessary prerequisites courses for Grade 12. To assist in your educational planning, you can refer to:

www.myblueprint.ca

 www.apprenticesearch.com

www.ontariocolleges.ca 

http://www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca

Please Note:

  • Some courses may be cancelled due to low enrolment. Course selections are not guaranteed.
  • Changes to electives may be accommodated if possible until the end of June. No changes to electives will be accommodated in September. Only level and pathway changes will be accommodated if possible once the new school year begins.
  • Choose courses wisely, changes may not be possible.
  • Ontario University bound students will need 6 Grade 12 U or M level courses, including stated required courses from individual university program requirements. It is the student’s responsibility to make sure they have all the prerequisites and meet university program requirements.
  • Co-op credits do not count towards admission averages for university. However, it is an excellent opportunity for hands on learning, investigating possible career pathways, increase employability skills and gain real work experience. A separate application is required. Please see Student Services for more information.
  • Pathway Programs: CC offers two SHSM programs at the moment. One in Fitness and Health Promotion and one in Art and Design. Visit www.studentsuccess.hcdsb.org and www.cccss.ca for more information. A separate application and interview are required. You can also log on to www.myBlueprint.ca and indicate that you are interested in the program.
  • Online Learning: Online courses require as much time and effort to complete as traditional courses, but all learning and interactions take place online. Students must seriously consider their learning skills and consult with a guidance counsellor to help determine whether online courses are suitable for them. A separate application is required upon selection of courses. Please submit your application to Student Services by course selection deadline.
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When are grade level option sheet presentations?

  • February 9th-19th, 2021.
  • These presentations will be completed virtually this year.

When is course selection due?

  • They will be due online through myBlueprint on Wednesday March 3rd, 2021.

What needs to be handed in?

  • Course selection is to be submitted online through myBlueprint.
  • If you did not come from a HCDSB school you will need to activate your account, please follow the instructions in this presentation.
  • Parents/Guardians will receive an email notification when your son/daughter submit their classes. Parents/Guardians will be asked to either approve or disapprove the course selection.
  • Use cash online to pay the $65 activity fee.
  • In April 2021 students will receive a Course Verification sheet listing their course selections for the following year. Changes can be made directly on this sheet and returned to Student Services.
  • Always check your Graduation Progress Indicator on myBlueprint to make sure you have all the courses required to meet all graduation requirements

CC Option Sheets by Grade

Option Form 2021-2022 Grade 10

Option Form 2021-2022 Grade 11

Option Form 2021-2022 Grade 12

*Please note these options sheets are for planning purposes only. Course selection is to be completed via myBlueprint.

myBlueprint will open on Feb 19th, 2021 for course selection.

SHSM Applications

More information on SHSM programs can be found under the SHSM tab.

Fitness and Health Promotion SHSM Application

Art and Design SHSM Application

Business Leadership SHSM Application

Environmental Science SHSM Application

Co-op Application

Please complete the online application form to apply to co-op. 

To be able to fill out the form you must use your @my.cccss.ca account.

Sports Leadership Application

IDC 4US Sports Leadership Application

Please email Mrs. Martin-Scott (martinscotta@hcdsb.org) your application.

In Grade 12 and Planning on Returning

If you are currently in grade 12 and plan to return, please fill out the grade 12 request to return online form.  

Online Application to Return

Option Sheet Presentations Videos by Grade

Grade 9s Going into Grade 10 Course Selection Presentation

Grade 10s Going into Grade 11 Course Selection Presentation

Grade 11s Going into Grade 12 Course Selection Presentation

Understanding Course Codes

The first five characters of the course code indicate the subject, grade level, and course type. They are based on the Common Course Codes used in all secondary schools in Ontario.

How to Decipher a Course Code (example: ENG2D1)

SubjectGradeCourse TypeIndicator
ENG2D1
The first three characters of the course code (ENG in this example) refers to the name of the course. ENG2D1 is English.The fourth character (2 in this example) refers to the grade of the course.1 = grade 9
2 = grade 10
3 = grade 11
4 = grade 12EX. ENG2D1 is a grade 10 course.
The fifth character (D in this example) refers to the type of course.P = applied
D = academic
O = open
L = locally developed
C = college
M = university / college
U = university
E = workplaceENG2D1 is an academic course.
The sixth character (1 in this example) is for internal use by the school.

Course Types in More Detail

GradeCourse Types
9, 10O = open
L = locally developed
P = applied
D = academic
11, 12O = open
E = workplace preparation
C = college preparation
M = university / college preparation
U = university preparation

Facts

  • Universities offer degree and honour degree programs.
  • Colleges offer certificate, diploma, advanced diploma and degree programs.
  • All degree programs require ENG4U and 5 other 4U or 4M credits (including the prerequisites for that program).
  • Use eINFO and myBlueprint to check University program prerequisites. http://www.electronicinfo.ca/
  • Use OCAS and myBlueprint to check College program prerequisites. http://www.ontariocolleges.ca/home

Presentations/Documents/Links

De Franco, RobCourse Selection