Welcome to J.H. Bruns Collegiate
We offer a broad range of courses to assist students in finding the right fit for success.
Student course selection is a necessary and important event. The information collected from students regarding their course selections determines the classes offered for the up-coming school year. Although great effort is made to enable students to get their priority courses, timetable constraints may result in alternate course selections being used. Therefore, students should check their mark statements, provided with their course selection package, to ensure they select the correct compulsory credits. The remaining credits are selected from electives that should interest the student while further complementing their learning and high school experience.
In order to meet graduation requirements, Grade 9 and 10 students are expected to each achieve 8 credits by the close of the school year while Grade 11 and 12 students are expected to achieve 7 credits in their grades. Thirty credits are required to graduate with a Manitoba high school diploma.
Important Steps for Registration
Step 1: Read the descriptions of the courses that are available to you in the Course Handbook.
Step 2: Participate in the Grade Level meetings at school and ask any questions you may have. You will receive a registration package that will include a Data Verification
Form, a copy of your current transcript and a 2019-2020 Course Selection Form (see the links on the right for your Grade level Course Selection Form).
Step 3: Referring to the transcript in your registration package, use the 2019-2020 Course Selection Form to select your:
- Compulsory Courses
- Alternative Electives
Step 4: Check your school email for additional course selection information including:
- Your registration Username and Password
- Your Grade’s registration dates
Step 5: Once your course selections have been completed, the school will provide each student with a Course Selection Verification Form. This is not the student’s timetable.
Step 6: Student timetables will be available at a later date. Please note: Course Verification Forms are not student timetables and are not a guarantee of entry into a course.
Choosing a Career Path
There are many factors you need to consider when putting together your education plan. What level of education do you need to pursue your career goals? What subject areas are important for your career path? You need to choose courses that will meet the requirements of the post-secondary programs you may want to enter after high school.
No matter what careers are of interest to you, you need to ensure that your education plan fulfills your high school graduation requirements.
Therefore, students must research any programs or institutions in which they are interested as early as Grade 9. This does not commit them to one path – it may open many doors while ensuring that they will have the necessary prerequisites.
myBlueprint is an Internet-based interactive education and career planning program available to students to explore career and education options so that they can develop and explore potential career pathways. myBlueprint can be accessed from school, from home, or wherever there is access to the Internet.
The following is an excerpt from the myBlueprint Education Planner website.
myBlueprint Education Planner includes a number of beneficial resources to support students as they progress through high school, including:
Who Am I – 6 unique assessments for self-exploration and discovery (including Learning Styles, Myers-Briggs Personality, Holland Interests, Knowledge, Motivations, and Compatibility)
High School – A tool to visually plan courses, track progress toward graduation, and instantly identify post-secondary eligibility for opportunities in all pathways
Post-Secondary – A database to explore post-secondary opportunities and compare detailed information on apprenticeships, college programs, university programs and workplace sectors across Canada
Goals – An interactive goal setting tool to set S.M.A.R.T. goals and action plans
Occupations – A database of over 500 occupations to compare comprehensive information on jobs
Resumes & Cover Letters – Interactive tools to record personal experiences, build resumes and write cover letters
Money – An engaging budget-making tool to help students track income and expenses and develop financial literacy
Job Search – A tool to explore real-world job postings that relate to occupations of interest
Portfolios – A portfolio builder to create multiple portfolios and share it with parents, teachers, or future employers