CENTENNIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL

COURSE PLANNING

2022 – 2023

Welcome to our planning for 2022 – 2023 school year!

 

Here you should find all that you need to help introduce you to Centennial Secondary!

If you are currently a student with us, or looking to join us for Grades 10, 11, or 12, please use the menu at the top to view the courses offered in the next school year, as well as some accompanying course videos. You can also use the button on the right to access our Course Planning Booklet. Please find the grade specific sheets to fill in and return to your counsellor at the menu bar on the top of this page.

If you are currently in Grade 8, and will be joining us in September, please click the Grade 9 Course Planning tab on the top, and enjoy our digital Grade Eight Walkabout, including:

If you should have any questions about your courses, be sure to contact your counsellor, who are organized by students’ LAST NAMES:

  • A – HA: Mrs. Maria Thomas mthomas@sd43.bc.ca
  • He – O: Mrs. Nina Norlin nnorlin@sd43.bc.ca
  • P – Z: Mrs. Theresa Temlett ttemlett@sd43.bc.ca

Course Planning Booklet 2022-2023

 

COURSE SELECTION WITH MYED (TUTORIAL)

 

MYED WEBSITE OPENING - February 7

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PARENT/GUARDIAN POWERPOINT

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COURSE SELECTION SHEETS

 

Click on the circle corresponding to the grade level you are entering. While you are at it, you can fill out the PDF fillable course request form for your next grade for our website. This will help guide you through the course selection process where you will fill out your selections on MyEd prior to meeting with your Counsellor.  This sheet needs to be emailed or given to your Counsellor for their records.

Course Selection Process

 

How to choose

When choosing courses for Grade 9, there is a combination of 5 required courses and 3 electives. All of these courses are prerequisites for more advanced courses in the same subject areas in the later grades. We also have introductory courses in various electives at the Grade 10 and 11 level. 

In Grade 10, 11 and 12, students select courses needed for graduation and post-secondary plans. From these requests, the school develops a master timetable and assigns students to their classes. We make every attempt to keep classes at a reasonable size and balanced throughout the school day.  

 

Priorities

  1. Courses required to graduate 
  2. Prerequisites for post-secondary institutions student is applying to 
  3. Student preference of subject area 

 

Course Request Forms

Students are given a form to fill out as their way of indicating which courses they would like to take in the following year. The forms are delivered to Middle Schools for Grade 8’s to use and are handed out at school for our current students. This form is a very important document and must be signed by a parent or guardian and returned by the deadline. Students in Grade 9-11 will meet with a counsellor to finalize their selections and discuss any complexities. You will be picking required courses, electives, and alternates (alternate electives). 

 

Some Advice

Math Class: Refer to our Math Pathways page to make good decisions about which math class to take. Make informed choices that align with your graduation plan. If math is a challenging subject there may be options to ease some of that stress by selecting a less-intense pathway to graduation.  Your current Math teacher and counsellor can offer excellent advice on which pathway you may be most successful in.   

Alternates: Make sure that you choose alternates that you are genuinely interested in taking as you may not have the opportunity to change these courses! 

Day Length: Be careful when choosing more than 8 courses for Grade 10, 11 or 12. If you are adding an early-morning, late afternoon, or lunchtime class, the workload can increase. Consult with a counsellor to make sure it’s a sustainable decision.  

Online Courses: Online courses do not qualify as replacements for the 8 courses students take in our building. Students are welcome to take online courses, but we do not offer direct supervision of students for their assignments, work time, or test taking.

Graduation Requirements

GRADE 9 COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

Students in grade 9 will complete at least eight (8) courses. Courses will include: 

  • English or ELL (English-Language-Learner) 
  • Social Studies or ELL 
  • Math or Numeracy
  • Science
  • Physical Health Education
  • Elective Choices: 3 choices. If you intend to apply to universities after Grade 12, consider taking a language elective (French, Spanish, or Japanese).

Updates For 2022/2023 

 

This is what it means for students entering Grades 10-12 in the 2022/23 school year: 

Grade 10 students in 2023/2022 will: 

  • Take the Literacy 10 Assessment 
  • Take the Numeracy 10 Assessment 

Grade 11 students in 2022/2023 should:

  • Have completed a Math 10, a Language Arts 10 and Science 10 
  • Have taken the Literacy 10 Assessment  
  • Have taken the Numeracy 10 Assessment

 

 

Grade 12 students in 2022/2023 should: 

  • Have completed a Math 10, a Language Arts 10 and Science 10 or equivalent along with a Math 11, Language Arts 11, and Science 11.  
  • Have taken the Literacy 10 Assessment  
  • Have taken the Numeracy 10 Assessment  
  • Meet Social Studies graduation requirements (any Socials 11 or 12 course)
  • Write the Literacy 12 Assessment

GRADE 10-11-12 COURSE REQUIREMENTS

 

Grad requirements are clearly defined on the Ministry of Education website:  

http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/graduation 

The B.C. Certificate of Graduation or “Dogwood Diploma” is awarded to students who successfully complete the provincial graduation requirements. Students graduating on the B.C. Graduation Program require at least 80 credits total. 

Of these 80 credits: 

  • At least 16 Credits must be at the Grade 12 level, including English Studies 12 
  • At least 28 credits must be elective course credits
  • 52 credits are required from the following: 
    • Two Career Education Courses—Career Life Education 10 and Career Life Connections (8 credits total) 
    • Physical and Health Education 10 (4 credits) 
    • Science 10 (4 credits), and a Science 11 or 12 (4 credits) 
    • Social Studies 10 (4 credits), and a Social Studies 11 or 12 (4 credits) 
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      • a Math 10 (4 credits), and a Math 11 or 12 (4 credits) 
      • an English Language Arts 10, 11 and 12 (12 credits total) 
      • an Arts Education 10, 11, or 12 and/or an Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies 10, 11, or 12 (4 credits total)

In addition, students on the B.C. Graduation Program must also complete three graduation assessments aligned with the redesigned curriculum.  

  • Graduation Numeracy Assessment 
    • The Graduation Numeracy Assessment was introduced in 2018 
    • Grade 10 students will usually take this exam in January & June 
  • Graduation Literacy Assessment  
    • Grade 10’s must complete the Literacy Assessment (January or June) 
    • Grade 12’s must complete the Graduation Literacy Assessment (January or June) 
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