Grade 10’s going into Grade 11

• No spares allowed in grade 11

• You will now be choosing university(U), college(C), mixed(M), open(O) or work place (E) level courses, rather than academic(D), applied(P), open(O) and locally developed(L).

• You must choose Religion, Math, English…and 5 electives, determined by your pathway

• For Math, English, Science (and some electives) you must have the pre-requisite; ie. MPM2D to take MCR3U. My Blueprint will indicate if you do/do not have the prerequisite.

• For the first time, you will be choosing levels in Religion…HRF3O – open level Religion, or HRT3M, college/ university level. There will be no level changes– so choose carefully.

• Most grade 12 courses require a grade 11 pre-requisite, so you almost have to work backwards…what course is required in Grade 11 so that I can take “X” course in Grade 12? For example, you can’t take AVI4M without AVI3M. Again, My Blueprint can help you here.

• If you are thinking of taking co-op, you are encouraged to speak with one of the co-op teachers now to enquire about the possibility of a placement in your area of interest. Dropping co-op, especially at the start of second semester, can be problematic. It can be difficult finding space in two courses that are of interest and available to you.

• You are encouraged to investigate post-secondary options/programs and the pre-requisites needed for entrance into those programs at different colleges/universities. Use My Blueprint, www.ontariocolleges.ca and www.einfo.ca

• No changes will be made to electives so choose wisely. Courses are scheduled based on the choices you make now. Check out course descriptors on My Blueprint or the course catalogue on www.gobluego.ca or speak to the teachers of the course. Guidance can help direct you to the appropriate person.

• You should have completed or be near completion of the 40 hour Community Service hours requirement for graduation. Make sure the activity meets the eligibility standards on the back of the form. This is available in Student Services and on the www.gobluego.ca website.

There are many pieces of helpful information on www.gobluego.ca, including course descriptors, graduation requirements, community service hour forms and opportunities. Check it out!!