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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 prerequisites courses for Grade 12. To assist in your educational planning you can refer to www.myblueprint.cawww.apprenticesearch.comwww.ontariocolleges.ca and www.ontariouniversitiesinfo.ca

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Course selections for the 2019-2020 school year must be made through myBlueprint. myBlueprint will help your child plan their education and make the most informed decisions about their future. myBlueprint has many valuable tools from a pathway planner to job prospects search and so much more! This tool is invaluable and is a part of our students IPP (Individual Pathway Planner) requirement! New students are asked to see their counsellor to set up their accounts. myBlueprint is also used to make course selection.

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 a SHSM in both Fitness and Health Promotion and Arts and Culture. Visit www.studentsuccess.hcdsb.org for more information. A separate application and interview is required. Please see Student Services for more information.
  • 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.

When are grade level option sheet presentations?

  • February 5th– 7th 2020 (schedule to follow)

When is course selection due?

* They were due to period 1 teachers by Friday, February 21, 2020.

What you need to hand in by February 21, 2020 to your Period 1 Teacher?

  • myBlurpeint sign off course selection sheet and consent forms signed by parent/guardian
  • $65 activity fee (Attach receipt or confirmation number from ‘on-line’ payment)
  • At midterm, 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 My Blueprint to make sure you have all the courses required to meet all graduation requirements.

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)

Subject Grade Course Type Indicator
ENG 2 D 1
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

Grade Course Types
9, 10 O = open
L = locally developed
P = applied
D = academic
11, 12 O = 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

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