Graduation Requirements To Graduate: 48 Required Credits +28 Elective Credits + 4 Graduation Transitions =80 Credits for Graduation ** minimum of 16 credits at the Grade 12 Level
Required Credits: English Language Arts 10, 11, 12 Socials Studies 10, 11 Science 10 and 11 or 12 Math 10 and 11 or 12 Physical Education 10 Planning 10 Fine Arts or Applied Skills Graduation Requirements
Mandatory Provincial Exams: Math 1020% of final mark Science 1020% of final mark Language Arts 1020% of final mark Socials 1120% of final mark Language Arts 1240% of final mark Provincial Exam Scholarship based on these results.
Course Planning Required Courses in Grade 10: English 10Social Studies 10 a Math 10*Science 10 Planning 10*Physical Education 10* 2 electives * *More details to come
Mathematics Options Foundations of Math 10 Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 Enriched Math 10 PDp Check with teacher for recommendations Course Planning
Physical Education Options: Girls Boys Leadership (co-ed, 25 hours of service) Girls Fitness (rec centre pass necessary)
Planning 10 topics: Graduation Program Education and Careers Health Finances Available as a blended course as well as in timetable. Course Planning
Planning 10 Options: 1. Take as one of eight courses 2. Take as a ninth course outside timetable at West Van Secondary (blended course) 3. Take during Summer School (if available) 4. Take via any on-line school (self-paced course) Grade 10s must have 8 courses in the timetable.
Languages: Languages are considered an elective Sp/Jap/Man 9 Sp/Jap/Man 11 French 9 French 10 Course Planning
Elective Courses: Languages ( French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin ) Computers ( ICT, New Media ) Art ( Art Foundations, Animation, Yearbook, Photo, Multi Media, Art West ) Music ( Orchestra, Concert Band, Guitar, Rock Band,Jazz Band ) Theatre Arts ( Dance, Drama, Choir, Film &T.V. ) Home Economics ( Foods, Textiles, Family Studies, Yoga ) Business ( Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Accounting ) Technology ( Mechanics, Woodwork, Drafting, Skills Explor. )
Course Planning Woodwork 9 Carpentry 11 beginners take Woodwork 10 Technology 9 Auto 11 beginners take Mechanics 10 Drafting 9 Drafting 12 beginners take Drafting 11
English Language Learners Select same level as this year Timetable adjustments will be made in May based on teacher recommendations For example: Eng 9 LA Eng 10 LA
Course Planning Blended Courses (online & PM classes ) New Media and Technology 11 Fashion Industry 12 Planning 10
Course Planning Recommendation Required: PE 10: Leadership Theatre Production 10 PM All PDp / IB courses Street Dance Company (audition) Rock Band(singers audition)
District Programs offered through WVSS Art West 45 District Honour Choir Premier District Basketball Academy Super Achievers Course Descriptions
District Programs Available to WVSS Students Sports Academies First Aid Swim Training (FAST Program) Course Description
International Baccalaureate IB CoordinatorJoanne Pohn Entrance Testing: Feb. 12 th @ 3:00 pm Room #C206 English PDP Math PDP Social Studies PDP Second Language PDP Science PDP
Pre-Diploma French, Spanish, Japanese, Mandarin are offered as PDP In special cases you may begin a new language If you are currently taking a PDP course you will select IB 11 SL PDP Math 10 IB Math SL 11
Pre-Diploma Priority is given to Full Diploma Students Students selecting less than full Diploma will be placed on a waitlist. Selection will be based upon test results, term 2 report card and work habits.
ELL Students Students currently taking Language Adapted or Transitional courses may only select PDP Math and Science
Application for Full PDP Fill out application and return to the IB office by February 2 nd. All students must have written IB Test and students applying for the full program will be interviewed before Spring Break. Students select courses they wish to take. Courses will be adjusted based upon final decision.
Second Course Planning Session 1-1 ArtibiseWednesday, Feb 18 1-2 ArtibiseWednesday, Feb 18 1-2YalowegaFriday, Feb 20 1-3 ArtibiseWednesday, Feb 18 2-1 EspenhainTuesday, Feb 17 2-2EspenhainTuesday, Feb 17 2-3Yalowega/DiehlTuesday, Feb 17 2-4Espenhain/ArtibiseTuesday, Feb 17
Course Change Deadline *** It is very important that you carefully consider your course requests. Friday, March 6 th is the Final Day for any changes to your course requests. After this date students will be placed on a wait list Any Questions?