Make sure you register for the courses needed for graduation.
Choose the courses you need to get into your chosen college or university program. Some programs, such as nursing, recommend specific math and science courses for admission. Other programs may only require high school graduation.
Choose courses you enjoy! Very often your interests will align with your career choices, so learning what you enjoy will help you prepare for life after high school.
Choose courses that will help you get scholarships. Often, mark calculations for scholarships will use your 5 best grade 12 marks. Since you don't receive a mark in grade 12 Phys Ed, it cannot be included in this calculation.
The Registration Guide gives you a list of all of the courses offered at NPC and through the RRTVA along with their descriptions.
If you take Applied or Pre-Calculus Math you will keep more options open for after high school. If you are planning to take grade 11 & 12 Applied or Pre-Calculus, you need to take grade 10 Intro to Applied & Pre-Cal. Even if you're taking Applied or Pre-Cal math, you might also want to take an Essentials math class to learn about mortgages, budgeting, wages and other more practical math scenarios. Speak with your math teacher or guidance counsellor to help you decide.
Volunteer work looks great on scholarship applications and resumes and it can give you a high school credit. Volunteer for 55 hours to get a half credit. Volunteer for 110 hours to get a full credit. Fill out this form and hand it in to your guidance counsellor before you begin volunteering.
Do you speak a language other than English fluently? If so, you can earn up to four high school credits. Stay tuned for announcements in the Flight Plan.
RRTVA - start learning a trade and earning apprenticeship hours while you're in high school.
If you would like to make a change on your schedule you will be required to bring this completed form to our guidance office (email/phone/fax applications not accepted). You do not need parental permission to add a course to a spare period. Please think carefully about your request - you will only be allowed one visit per semester to make schedule changes.
Please note that this does not guarantee that the change will be made. We will try to accomodate your request, but it isn't always possible. Also, we do not make course changes for the following reasons:
To be in classes with friends
To allow time to attend a job
To get a different teacher
To move a spare period to a different place in your schedule
If you drop a class, you may not be able to add another
Classes will not run if too few students select them
In order to drop a course, you will need to fill out the Course Drop Form, get it signed by your parents and your teacher and then hand it in to your guidance counsellor.