Course selection grade presentations have been completed. Students should now be researching pathways and ensuring their choices will meet any requirements for those choices.
Attached are the handouts students received plus a list of the courses being offered. Detailed information on courses can be found - https://app.myblueprint.ca/public/courses/alcdsb/nicholson1
Extra copies are available on the Guidance D2L site in the Course Selection area
There is a possibility that not all offered courses will be able to run. The final determination on the availability of a course will be based on student interest. Students are encouraged to choose appropriately.
Each student received a personalized summary of their progress to date on the back of their course selection sheet. This was reviewed with students and should be used to help guide the selection of the appropriate courses for next year.
As students are planning, a few reminders:
Gr. 10s will take the following courses in French
CHC2D1I - history
HRE2O1I - religion
CHV2O5I/GLC2O5I – civics/careers
Grade 9 into Gr. 10 students need to take a French credit. Either,
Grade 10 into 11 Gr. full diploma students will take
FEF3U1S or FSF3U1S
Grade 11 into Gr. 12 full diploma students will take
Student will input their choices starting next week (March 7-11).
Students in grade 9, considering or are currently in IB with questions, should contact Mr. Walsh firstname.lastname@example.org. All other students can contact Mr. Wood email@example.com.
High School Planner
This brief video show how to use the high school planner tool - https://www.loom.com/share/c90b78bb99944713a9373801fd730c78
Specialist High Skills Major
What is SHSM?
The SHSM program is a ministry-approved program that allows grade 11 and 12 students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements to graduate from high school. A SHSM program gives students the opportunity to specialize their learning, gain qualifications, and explore a career pathway while still in high school.
Who is SHSM for?
SHSM is for students who want real world experience, a better sense of the type of work they want to do, and an understanding of where a career in their chosen sector can take them. It helps students transition after graduation to their next step, whether that be apprenticeship, college, university, or workplace training.
NOTE - The ICT program at NCC is currently under review.
For more information - https://www.alcdsb.on.ca/programs/shsm/Pages/default.aspx#/=
THE ALGONQUIN LAKESHORE TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
(at Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf)
The Algonquin Lakeshore School Board and Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf have formed a partnership in order to provide technological training for their students. Course offerings include Hospitality and Tourism, Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Transportation, Manufacturing and Construction technologies. These courses will be provided off campus in two credit blocks. Please consult the course calendar under the Technology sections 11 and 12, for specifics on these course offerings. https://app.myblueprint.ca/public/courses/alcdsb/nicholson1
High School Planning Tool