Course Selection for Grade 9 Students posted Jan 2014
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Citadel High To inform To challenge To welcome
The Class of
Courage, Honour, Strength
Citadel High School Your Counsellors:
A-F N. Smith G – M plus Mac C. Borden N – Z plus Mc L. MacLean Courage, Honour, Strength
Student Services aka Guidance
Career & Academic Counselling Confidential Personal Counselling Connections to school & community Virtual Guidance Office (the VGO) www.chs.ednet.ns.ca
How High School Works First Day of School Semesters 1st semester Sept. to January. Exams. 2nd semester Feb. to June. Exams. Class Course Credit
Grade 10 8 courses (credits) (4 per semester) Grade 11 7 courses – one study period Grade 12 6 courses – two study periods 21 courses (credits) in 3 years
Day by day - Schedule 4 courses every day (75 min.) 2 in the morning 2 in the afternoon
Daily Schedule Period
1 (9:00 10:15)
2 (10:20 11:35)
11:40 12:30 3 (12:40 1:50)
4 (1:55 3:10)
Programs The following programs are offered at Citadel
English Program French Immersion Options and Opportunities – O2 International Baccalaureate Diploma - IB (English and French Immersion)
French Immersion Students must complete at least 9 French Immersion credits to receive a French Immersion certificate. We suggest the following for grade 10 French Immersion: Français 10 Sciences 10 Histoire 10 Arts Dramatiques 10 Mode de Vie Actif 11
Options & Opportunities O2 students complete Nova Scotia graduation requirements and participate in a number of out of school learning opportunities including some volunteer projects. Small class of 20, application/interview 25% of 02 classes are cohort Strengths in portfolio and career planning Completing 02 awards priority seating at NSCC 02 student can also apply to university Dedicated, hardworking person who likes to explore all options of career and education.
IB IB provides a rigorous academic program for grade 11 and 12 students. Grade 10 students who are interested in IB can take three pre-IB courses: French, History and Math. Along with course work, IB students complete CAS (Creativity, Action and Service) TOK (Theory of Knowledge) Extended Essay Students can choose to complete the full IB program or complete a certificate in one subject such as IB Higher Level Music, IB Theatre or IB Visual Art.
Graduation Requirements 18 credits are required to graduate from a Nova Scotia High School • 13 are compulsory credits • 5 are elective credits • Maximum 7 grade 10 credits • Minimum 5 grade 12 credits
13 Compulsory Credits • 3 English • 2 Math • 2 Science • 2 Other from Technology, Math or Science • 1 Fine Arts (Art, Drama, Music, Dance)
• 1 Physical Education (PAL, Dance, Yoga, or Phys Ed)
• 1 Canadian History (CDH11, ACS11, GALS11, or MKS10)
• 1 Global Studies (GEO12 or HIS12)
Compulsory Credits English • 3 credits required, one from each grade level. • Grade 10 students must take a grade 10 English course.
Mathematics • 2 required credits from different grade levels. • Grade 10 students must take a grade 10 math course.
Compulsory Credits Science • 2 required: a “first science credit” plus any other science course. • Grade 10 students should take Science 10 - it is a “first science credit”.
Other • 2 required credits from either: Technology, Science (above the 2 required science credits), Math (above the 2 required math credits) or any combination of the 3 Math, Science, or Technology.
Compulsory Credits Fine Arts • 1 required credit from either: Art, Music, Drama, or Dance. • All grade 10 students should take a fine arts credit.
Physical Education • 1 required credit from PAL11, Dance 11, Yoga 11, Phys Ed 10, 11, 12, • Grade 10 students should choose from Phys Ed 10, PAL 11 , Yoga 11 or Dance 11.
Compulsory Credits Canadian History • 1 required credit from either:Mi’kmaq Studies 10, Canadian History 11 Histoire du Canadien 11F, African Canadian Studies 11, or Gaelic Studies 11. • Any Grade 10 students should choose Mi’kmaq Studies 10 or Gaelic Studies 11. • French Immersion certificate select Histoire du Canadien 11F in grade 11
Global Studies • 1 required credit from either: Global History 12, Global Geography 12, or Geographie Planetaire 12. • The Global Studies credit is completed in the student’s Grade 12 year.
Course/Credit Types Subject Name – English, Math, History, etc. Grade Level – 10, 11, or 12 Credit Type • Advanced • Academic • Open • Graduation
Academic Support Citadel High offers a number of supports for students: Resource: For students who require adaptations to meet course outcomes Learning Center: For students who require a program plan with individualized outcomes Student Support Room: For students who may seek extra-help in any subject area
Try to pick courses because: Interest in the topic Graduation requirement French Immersion certificate Ability
Academic Planning Students can explore career and post-secondary options by: • Talking with parents and guardians • Visiting their guidance counsellor • Accessing the Virtual Guidance Office (VGO) www.chs.ednet.ns.ca/chsvgo • Exploring Internet and print resources
Overview English Math Science Fine Arts Physical Education
2 or 3 Electives 2 Alternates