Gr. 8 Parents Info. Night

Gr. 8 Parents Info. Night

Forest Hill C.I. Guidance Department Grade 8 Parent Information Meeting 2016 - 2017 Graduating Class Graduates: 210 Diverse population

Ontario Scholars: 126 60% of the graduating class Percent of students pursuing university studies: approximately 70% Percent of students pursuing college studies: approximately 20% Work/Year off/Return to school: approximately 10% Application Procedure & Attendance Policy FHCI Designated Attendance Area

Website: www.tdsb.on.ca Click on Find Your School Insert Street Name Only In-District Students TDSB students - grade 8 school (Will be Using MyBluePrint)

Private/separate school students o Appointments will begin after the Winter Break o

Call the main office to set up appointment Registration requirements and course selection shee e-mailed to parents (to be completed with school) Out-of-District Students Optional Attendance Forms

TDSB elementary school students Separate/Private school students (Pick Up Optional Attendance Form from the back of the auditorium) Optional Attendance

Application Forms - Regulations 4 choices - 2 regular and 2 specialized Signature of grade 8 (TDSB) Principal Due date: February 2, 2018

Optional Attendance Application Forms - Priorities Sibling in school September, 2018 Forest Hill Senior Public School Cedarvale Community School Lottery - insufficient space for all optional attendance applicants Acceptance of Optional Attendance Applicants

TDSB Students Letter of acceptance sent mid-February Response to acceptance and registration form due March 2nd, 2018 Course selection will be done through

TDSB elementary schools Acceptance of Optional Attendance Applicants Private/Separate School Students Will receive a letter with information

Registration form and course selection sheet due March 2nd , 2018 Part A completed by parent Part B completed by school official

Signature of school official Completed by parent/stude nt Signature of student & parent Approval

of Gr.8 school The Semestered System Grades 9 to 12 8 courses in 2 blocks 4 courses from September to January 4 courses from February to June Types of courses in Grades 9 & 10

Open courses Locally developed courses Applied courses Academic courses Open Courses Appropriate for all students One set of expectations for the subject Examples:

- Physical Education Art Music Business E.S.L. and Beginners French Course Types Locally Developed

For students with gaps in knowledge and skills in a specific discipline Applied Cover the core content and have an emphasis on concrete and practical learning Academic Cover the core content and have an emphasis on theoretical and conceptual learning How should I choose between

Academic, Applied, or Locally Developed? Choose courses in which your child is most likely to achieve success based on his/her abilities, skills, and interests No pathway (university, college, apprenticeship, work) will be closed due to your childs Grade 9 course selection. Remember: Our goal is for students to experience success in

their first year of high school Promotion Individual credits are earned subject by subject 50 percent is a passing grade Summer school - Minimum of 35 percent - Maximum of 2 subjects for upgrading - Core subjects only

Ontario Secondary School Diploma OSSD Requirements 30 Credits (18 Compulsory credits) Ontario Literacy Test 40 Hours of Community Service The Grade 9 Program at Forest Hill Collegiate Compulsory Courses (6)

(please note that all students must take French) Elective Courses (2) See handbook for descriptions and explanations Special Support Programs English as a Second Language Program for ESL students

3 years or less - language assessment arranged by TDSB elementary school or West End Reception Center (Non-TDSB students) ESL students take 2 ESL classes per year ESL sections will be available in some core subjects

Special Support Programs For students who require additional academic, emotional, social, medical supports Special Education For students with an IEP (may or may not be IPRCd) Student Success For students who require additional support and monitoring

Special Support Programs Grade 9 Learning Strategies Course GLE1O9 for students with an IEP GLS1O1 elective for students without an IEP Credit course Taken in one of the two semesters

Special Support Programs Students requiring accommodations from TDSB Schools Transitions and information sharing will take place between your childs school and FHCI FHCI Special Education Department will contact parents/guardians in September

Special Support Programs Students requiring accommodations from non-TDSB Schools Indicate the level of current support on page 1 of course selection sheet Relevant documentation should be attached to the registration/course selection forms FHCI Special Education Department will contact parents/guardians in September

Support Services for Grade 9 Students Guidance Counsellors Settlement Worker (for newcomers) TDSB Social Worker TDSB School Psychologist Child and Youth Worker Student Success teachers Prefects Peer tutoring program Learning Strategies course(s)

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