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Grade 8-11 Parent Night Presentation

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Transcript of Grade 8-11 Parent Night Presentation

School Overview
Tonight we will cover:
School overview
School strengths
Student support and safety
Graduation requirements
Course Selection
Questions and displays

Course Selection
Grade 8-11 Course Selection Evening
Excellence * Discovery * Service
Mr. D. Rawnsley, Principal
Mr. D. Goeson, Vice Principal (K-Z)
Mr. C. Martino, Vice Principal (A-J)
Student Services
Mr. M. Hawkins A - F
Ms. W. Lum G - Liu
Mr. J. Ashfield LL - Shem
Ms. M. Smith Shen-Z
Ms. D. Cho International
Student Support
School Overview
1800 students in grades 8-12
100 teachers
40 support staff
3 administrators
School Strengths
Variety of courses
Quality and size of Excel program
Success program
Extra-Curricular Programs
Active Citizenship
Vikings Read
Sports academies
ELL Program
Sports Academies, including:
Modified Programs
Career Programs and ACE-IT (Youth Train in Trades)
Excel Program
AP Capstone
Summit Diploma in Business
Excel Program
We will now host a brief question and answer period, so please feel free to stay and meet the administrators and counsellors.

Thank you very much for coming this evening! If you have any questions about the information presented this evening, please email your child's counsellor or telephone the school at:
(604) 296-6875
Three components:
Enriched courses (all grade levels)
Advanced Placement courses (grades 11/ 12)
AP Capstone Diploma (district program grades 11/ 12)
Select the AP or Enriched course on your course selection form and on the course selection computer entry
Submit your completed course selection form by the deadline
Current grade 8-11 students will be informed if they have been accepted on their course verification forms in April
How to apply for an Enriched or AP course
Enriched courses offered throughout grade 8 to 12:

▪ English ▪ Sciences
▪ Mathematics ▪ Modern Languages
▪ Social Studies ▪ Fine Arts
Enrichement Program
AP stands for Advanced Placement.

Program of university level courses and exams administered by the College Board in New York for motivated students

Students who successfully complete AP exams (written in May) can earn credit or advanced placement for college or university level courses while they are still in high school.
What is AP?
All AP courses are grade 12 level but some can be taken when students are in grade 11 (or even grade 10)
CHINESE (Mandarin)
ECONOMICS (Micro & Macro)
AP Courses Offered 2018-2019
Laurent Scaligine, Excel Program Department Head

E-mail: excel.north@sd41.bc.ca

Contact Information
Selection is done on a competitive basis so in certain courses not all students who request the course will be selected due to enrollment limitations.
There are pre-requisites for many AP courses, so students need to plan carefully during grades 10 and 11.
Career Programs
30-Hour Work Experience (Minimum)

90-Hour Work Experience
Grade 12 elective course (4 credits)
Explore career possibilities
Build resume / university applications

Youth Train in Trades (ACE-IT)

Youth Work in Trades (Apprenticeship)
Four Core Programs
> Pipe fitting
> Hair Stylist
> Computer Networking Tech
> Fitness Instructor
> Hotel / Event Management
> Graphics / Media Arts
> Film & Broadcast
> Music Production & Technology
> Health Sciences
> Digipen Gaming Academy
> Microsoft Office Specialist
> Cyber Security Academy
> Auto Collision
> Auto Refinishing
> Auto Service Technician
> Carpentry (Framing)
> Construction Electrician
> Professional Cook
> Baking
> Metal Fabrication
> Mechatronics (Robotics)
> Painting & Decorating
> Plumbing
Start in grade 11 or 12
Post-Secondary Credits
Recognized by the
Training Authority
Youth Train-in-Trades, Industry Connect,
and Industry Certification Programs
5 required courses
Social Studies
Physical Education

3 elective courses
2 Fine Art/Applied Skill Electives
Language or Elective
Grade 9
Students are required to earn a minimum of 80 credits in Grades 10 – 12
Most courses count for four (4) credits; 80 credits is therefore equivalent to 20 courses
Minimum of 16 credits at the Grade 12 level -
include English 12
*New: Successful completion of the Numeracy and Literacy Assessments before the end of Grade 12
Graduation Transitions 12 (non-enrolling course) is required for graduation
Graduation Requirements:
Grades 10 - 12
Required Courses:

English Language Arts 10
Literary Studies 10 (all students)
+ one of: - Creative Writing 10
- Composition 10
- Spoken Language 10
- New Media 10
Social Studies 10
Science 10
Mathematics 10
Physical and Health Education 10
Career Life Explorations

Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12
Elective Courses (28 credits total, Grades 10-12)
Grade 10
English 12
Graduation Transitions 12
Elective Courses (28 credits total, Grades 10-12)
3 elective courses at the Grade 12 level (Minimum of 16 credits at the Grade 12 level including Language Arts 12)
*See University websites for specific entrance requirements
Daily Physical Activity - 150 min/week
Grade 12

English 11
Any Social Studies 11 or 12
Any Mathematics 11 or 12
Any Science 11 or 12
Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12
Elective Courses (28 credits total, Grades 10-12)
Daily Physical Activity - 150 min/week
Grade 11

Counsellors will conduct detailed information sessions about course selection throughout February for all students.

Students will select their courses online. This must be completed by
February 28, 2018

Parents are asked to review the courses with their child, and return a signed copy of their course selection form back to the school by
February 28, 201
*Students must write a Literacy and a Numeracy Assessment before graduation
Current Grade 9, 10 & 11 students will enter their courses on-line from home through MyEducationBC.

Grade 8 students will enter their courses at school on
February 26 & 27
. Grade 9-11 students may come to the computer lab at lunch for help on those days .
ELL students will enter their courses at
school on
February 13 & 14

Course selection verification will be
available through MyEdBC in April.

Course Entry & Verification
Course selection presentations

Mr. J. Claudio, Learning Support Dept. Head

Mr. L. Scaligine, AP/ Honours Coordinator

Mr. Paul Sandhu, Youth Services Worker

Ms. Gillian Chan, Settlement Worker

Ms. Jane Chow, International Student Liaison

Ms. M. Alves, Aboriginal Success Teacher

Ms. Lorelei Lyons, Aboriginal Support Worker
What is AP Capstone?
A diploma program giving students an opportunity to apply critical thinking, collaborative problem solving, and research skills in a cross-curricular context
AP Capstone is a district program offered at 2 sites (Burnaby North and Burnaby South Secondary schools)
In order to earn an AP Capstone Diploma selected students must complete AP Seminar (grade 11), AP Research (grade 12), as well as write an additional 4 AP exams of their choice
Students must score 3/5 or higher on the AP exams to qualify for the diploma
AP Capstone Application Process
Only current grade 10 students across the district can apply
Applications can be downloaded from the Burnaby School District website at:
Applications will be collected by Mr. Scaligine or can be sent directly to the district office
If accepted, applicants may need to transfer to Burnaby South Secondary
Applicants must be prepared to commit to the full two years of the program
Learning Support Services and
English Language Learning
Supporting Students - Creating Success
The Success Program
Sometimes students need a place to work and get help before heading home

Supervised space to get help from peer tutors and a teacher- All subjects


Monday-Thursday 3:15-4pm

Any student that needs help, any student who has been asked by a teacher to attend, any student that has been asked by their parent or guardian to attend


room 32/33 South building
Helping Students Be Successful
Connect Program
Bridge Program
Pre-Employment Program
Access Program
Success Program
Individual Education Plan Support
Peer Tutoring
Math Buddies
Science Buddies
English Language Learners
3 Levels- Assessed for placement
ELL 1- 4 courses
ELL 2- 3 courses
ELL 3- Min. 2 courses

Support Website:
Gr. 11 and 12s take Composition 11 as an elective to support academic writing
Resources and Information
Speak with us tonight!
Please consult the school website
Phone the school
Email staff directly
emails available on the school website
...Working together on the next right step
Grade 8: Feb. 8 and 9 (Socials)
Grade 9: Feb. 22 and 23 (Science)
Grade 10: Feb. 1 and 2 (PE)
Grade 11: Feb. 19 and 20 (English)
ELL Level I & II: Feb. 5 and 6 (1B and 2B)
New Program: ReThink!
ReThink is an opportunity for students and families at Burnaby North who want a different school experience, which is built around student interest, driven by inquiry, lives in the community, and aligns with the redesigned curriculum and demands of the world in which we live.

Some of the reasons why students should get involved with ReThink:
• Provide students opportunities to grow their talents and be great in their own way
• Nurture the skills and habits of mind students require to become learners, thinkers & creators
• Help students transfer knowledge and skills from the classroom to the community around them
• Encourage and celebrate entrepreneurial qualities
• Create connections and networks with community partners

Programs Available in:
Graduating 2019
There are five main components of Re-Think.
Students can opt into all or any of the components.

• Community Based Projects
• Personal Inquiry Projects
• Speaker Series
• Design Challenges
• Digital Learning Portfolios

for more information.

Graduating 2020
Graduating 2021
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