Grade 11 & 12 Course Selection
Course Selection Procedure
As a service to students, guidance counsellors will be going into classrooms to work with all current grade 10 and 11 students on their course selections for next year. This process usually occurs in March of every year. Students are expected to plan ahead and come prepared to complete course selection. Please review the information below as it will support you in making informed choices with your course selection.
Students and Parents, please read the following information carefully! Choose to scroll through the information on this webpage or, alternatively, click through the brief flash presentation below:
- Counsellors will go into grade 10 and 11 classes starting March 4, 2013. This process will take approximately 2 weeks to complete.
- Churchill’s counsellors will direct them in their choices for next year.
- Once a students course selection has been made and recorded, students will be asked to take home a copy of their selections to share with their parents / guardians
- If changes need to be made to any of the selections, the process is as follows:
- Students will receive after the Spring Break holiday a course verification sheet along with their semester 2 mid term report card.
- The verification sheet will list all the courses they have selected for next year.
- If a change is required, the student simply writes in the place provided on the verification sheet the change they would like.
- Then, the verification sheet is returned to the Guidance department where a counsellor will make the requested change.
- The verification sheet is the LAST OPPORTUNITY to make class changes.
Alberta High School Diploma Requirements
- Grade 12 English
- Grade 12 Social
- 10 credits in Math, 20 level
- 10 credits in Science, 20 level
- PE 10
- CALM 20
- 10 credits in CTS, Fine Arts, Second Languages, or PE 20 and 30
- 10 credits in any 30 level course (in addition to English and Social)
- A prerequisite course is a course that must be successfully completed before students can proceed to the next level. For example, students must pass English Language Arts 10-1 with a minimum mark of 50% before they can take English Language Arts 20-1.
- 2013-2004 Course Planner is available by clicking this link.
- Many courses have prerequisites and it is the student responsibility to ensure he/she has the appropriate prerequisites before selecting courses.
- Please review the Course Planner before selecting courses.
- Upon the successful completion of Science 10 students are presented with choice in their science program. Success (greater than 60%) in Math 10 C is recommended.
- BIO: Recommendations for Success: 60% in Science 10 overall and 60% in the Biology unit of Science 10.
- CHEM: Recommendations for Success: 60% in Science 10 overall and 60% in the Chemistry unit of Science 10.
- PHYSICS: Recommendations for Success: 60% in Science 10 overall and 60% in the Physics unit of Science 10.
- SCIENCE 20: Recommendations for Success: 60% in Science 10 overall. Science 20 is an academic science course that has been designed to fit a non-science career.
For more information, click here to see Alberta Learning's information on high school requirements.
General Cautions and Suggestions
- Sir Winston Churchill students are expected to carry the following minimum course loads:
- Grade 10: minimum of 40 credits
- Grade 11: minimum of 35 credits and 3 full course equivalents per semester
- Grade 12: minimum of 30 credits and 3 full course equivalents per semester
What Grade 12 Classes are Universities considering?
All Universities are going to look at 5 Grade 12 subjects. For all University programs they will first look at the following classes:
1. English 30-1
2. Math 30 Pure
3, 4 and 5 change DEPENDING ON YOUR PROGRAM!
Examples of the above:
3) Math 31
4) Physics 30
5) Chemistry 30
5) Academic or Complementary Class
5) Next highest Academic or Complementary Class
- If going into Medicine/Health Sciences ~ need Bio and Chem
- Second Languages are considered an academic not an option (only one can be used)
- UBC or Ontario will want 5 academics – may not consider a complementary course.
- Many Universities outside of the province of Alberta will NOT consider Grade 12 Complementary courses for admission. It is the student responsibility to understand which schools they are applying to will accept these courses.
- When students choose their classes, we work hard to create a timetable that includes their top choices. Our timetable is created based on students’ course requests, along with our allocation of teachers.
- Verification forms will be delivered to students sometime in April. Students are asked to review the course verifications carefully. Students will be provided a two week period to make changes through their counsellors. The deadline for changes will be printed on the verification form. Requests to change teachers will only be considered if the current student has previously completed a class with that same teacher. If you have not completed a class with a teacher you may not request a change.
- We expect the students to follow through with their choices and adjustments may be made to academic classes if final marks warrant the change.
Changes to complementary classes will not be entertained in the fall.
Updated: February 21, 2013