Prepare and Research:
Review the courses that are being offered in 2016-2017
- Moira Course Calendar – www.mss.hpedsb.on.ca/courses
- Moira’s Course Fair, College & University Fair – February 25th 1:30-3:00. The following universities and colleges will be attending the fair:
2. View your history and determine the compulsory credits needed to graduate.
- High School Planner: www.myblueprint.ca
- The Graduation Indicator will help you keep track of your progress. Click View Progress for a list of specific graduation requirements.
3. Research Post-secondary options and determine what courses are required to apply.
- Post-Secondary Planner - www.myblueprint.ca
- Open your account on www.myblueprint.ca/hpedsb . Use your email and password that you created when you opened your account. Forgotten password can be requested. If you are a new user, then you must enter your OEN and birthdate. Your OEN can be found on a report card or student card. Guidance staff will be available over the next few weeks to support students.
- From the Home screen, click on the View Courses button that appears in the Course Selection Status box on the left. OR Select the Highschool Planner.
- This will open your Official Highschool Plan. This plan will have your history, timetable and marks contained in it.
- Select 8 Courses – ensure you have included your compulsories.
- Select at least 2 alternative courses – these will be used if courses are cancelled or you have conflicts in your timetable.
Review and Complete:
- When you are ready to submit your course selections, click the Review Course Selections button and give your course selection one final look. NOTE: If there are issues with your plan, you will receive a warning via a pop up box.
- Click on Submit Course Selections. HINT: You can use the comments section to explain any issues to your guidance counsellor (i.e. taking the prerequisite in summer school)
- Print - Sign Off Sheet. Parent or guardian must sign the Sign Off Sheet. NOTE: The sign-off sheet will show in another tab or window – if it doesn’t show after you’ve clicked the button, check the pop-up blocker settings for your web browser.
- Return the completed form to your teacher or to the Guidance Centre.
- In August, review your timetable for 2016-2017 in Maplewood ConnectEd. Link found in Moira Course Calendar. Username and password are the same as you use on the school computers. Changes can be made to timetable on August 29 & 30 during preregistration.
A credit is granted in recognition of the successful completion of a course which has been developed from an Ontario Ministry of Education guideline, and for which a minimum of 110 hours of instructional time has been scheduled. The credit is granted by the Principal of a school offering secondary school programs on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Education.
Each Credit has a course code that has six characters assigned.
|Max. 34 credits at Secondary School|
Workplace preparation courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need for direct entry into the workplace or for admission to apprenticeship programs and other training programs offered in the community. The range and content of the courses will allow students to prepare for a variety of jobs, training programs and careers.
Workplace courses may be offered as stand alone credits in a core subject discipline (such as math, science and English) or they may be offered as part of a specialized school-work program.
The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is a joint agreement with the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. Through OYAP a student has the opportunity to begin an apprenticeship in a trade while still in high school.
OYAP begins with a co-operative education placement in any one of the Skilled Trade areas. This provides students with the opportunity to gain work experience in a Skilled Trade. If the student wishes to pursue registration in the trade, this generally occurs in the grade 12 year when a second placement is undertaken and the formal apprenticeship period begins.
Students are asked to see their guidance teacher for more information about these and other apprenticeship programs. You can also talk with a co-operative education teacher or technology teacher. OYAP information can be found in the program section of this calendar.
Please note: Planning needs to begin at least one semester before admittance to OYAP. Students may also pursue an apprenticeship through college courses or finding an employer directly who will sign as the supervisor.
Careful research is required for planning a college program. Requirements for college programs at all Ontario Colleges are available on the Ontario College website www.ontariocolleges.ca (OCAS). The Ontario School Counsellors’ Association site has information about issues related to making a post secondary plan. (http://osca.ca) For most college programs ENG4C is a prerequisite.
Consult with your guidance teacher, review the Ontario College Guide publication, attend college seminars at Moira, read specific college calendars and the OCAS website in order to ensure you have the secondary school prerequisite courses for admission to your college programs of choice.
Transfer agreements from college to university are in place for many programs. Up-to-date information is available in college calendars or www.ocutg.ca.
Open courses are suitable for all students, regardless of their post secondary destination. They are offered in non compulsory subjects and contain course expectations suitable for all students at a given grade level.
Locally Developed courses are designed to accommodate students who experience difficulty with the provincial curriculum. Placement is determined through the I.P.R.C. process or at the recommendation of teachers and counsellors.
Students wishing to move from grade 9 applied to grade 10 academic or grade 9 academic to grade 10 applied are permitted to complete crossover course material. It is provided through the Independent Learning Centre website. No credits are offered for students completing crossover material.