The transition from Grade 8 to Grade 9 is an exciting time for students and offers many opportunities. You are now entering the “Senior High” phase of your educational journey. This means you are required to earn credits. Please note that every Grade 9 course, successfully completed, equals one credit. The expectation for a Grade 9 student is to achieve 8 credits by the end of the school year.
The 5 compulsory courses are automatically inserted into each student’s timetable. Students, however, must select their electives. Please read through the course descriptions carefully and then complete the 2019-2020 Grade 9 Course Selection Form.
Select your top 5 electives in order: first choice would be marked “1” and your last or fifth choice would be marked “5”. You will be placed in 3 of your 5 electives.
For a complete description of available course, please see the Course Handbook.
If you have any questions or concerns while making course choices, do not hesitate to contact one of our Student Services Teachers or speak with a staff member at the school.
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Important Steps for Registration
Step 1: Attend the Grade 8 Orientation Day at J. H. Bruns to learn more about course options and complete “Orientation Day Worksheet”.
Step 2: Read the course descriptions and share the information with your parents and complete the “Working Copy” of the Course Selection Form under the "Resources" section on the right.
Step 3: Complete on-line course selection on the scheduled day at your school.
Step 4: Your course verification form will be provided by your school. Please have it signed by a parent/guardian and return it to your school.
Step 5: Be sure that the following forms have been completed and returned to your Grade 8 homeroom teachers:
- LRSD 2019-2020 Student Registration Form Student (for those new to the Division ONLY)
- Student Data Verification Form (for those in Division)
- JHB Public Relations and Internet & Systems User Agreement
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