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Course Selection for 2018-2019

February 28:  Career Cruising course sign-off sheets due at the office.  

Using Career Cruising to Select Courses

Students will select their classes using Career Cruising.  Course descriptions and a Course Booklet are available in Career Cruising.
Click the Career Cruising link below to start exploring options and selecting classes.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Selecting Courses using Career Cruising

Course Selection Instructions

How Many Courses Do Students Select?

All students must select a full schedule for next year.   Career & Life Education classes will be taught in a blended format within the regular school day.  The number of courses comprising a full schedule depends on your Grade.  Career Cruising will make it clear how many courses you need to select.

In addition to selecting a full set of courses, students must select 2 alternate (back-up) courses.  You will be scheduled for your alternate choices if class sizes or scheduling conflicts prevent you from receiving one of your first choices.

Other Credit Classes (Outside Timetable):  Remember that Band, Leadership, Work Experience, Grad Council and Scholarship 12 classes take place outside the regular timetable.  There is a special area of your high school plan in Career Cruising for requesting these courses.  (the “other credit” boxes)

Post-Secondary Entrance Requirements and Careers

Career Cruising is a powerful tool for  post-secondary education and career options.   Before you submit your course requests for next year, School Counsellors recommend you complete the Career Matchmaker assessment, research careers of interest, explore post-secondary programs, etc. using Career Cruising.   You can save careers of interest and post-secondary programs of interest to your Career Cruising account.

In addition to using Career Cruising, students and parents may wish to visit the Post-Secondary and Career Information page of the EMCS website for other online resources for researching careers and post-secondary options.

Making Informed Choices

In addition to considering post-secondary and career plans, students should select courses based on their interests and abilities rather than based on what their friends are selecting.  It is important that students read through the course description information in Career Cruising with their parents/guardians so they make informed choices.  The EMCS schedule is built based on student course requests.  It is very difficult to make changes to student schedules in September.

EMCS Open House and Course Fair on Thursday, February 22 at 6:30
This is a your opportunity to learn more about the courses offered at EMCS, meet staff, and ask lots of questions.  All students are encouraged to attend with parents and guardians.

Please contact EMCS School Counsellors if you have any questions about course selection.
– Sharon Jesson (last names A – L)  sjesson@sd62.bc.ca, 250-642-5211 ext. 1185
– Allan Phipps   (last names M – Z)   aphipps@sd62.bc.ca, 250-642-5211 ext. 1183

Deadline for Turning in Course Sign-Off Sheets

Students should return their Course Sign-Off Sheets (printed from Career Cruising) complete with parent/guardian signature, to the EMCS office by February 28

Students who turn in their Course Sign-Off sheet late are less likely to receive their first choice of electives.

Course Booklet and Course Selection Form

For students without a Career Cruising account, a course selection form and Course Booklet are available below:

Course Selection PowerPoint Presentations

Graduation Requirements

Creating your high school course plan in Career Cruising will help you ensure you are on track to graduate.  Visit the Ministry of Education’s Path to Graduation webpage for more information regarding the BC graduation requirements, including information about recent changes.