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Course Selection for 2017-2018


How Many Courses Do Students Select?

All students should select 8 courses within the regular timetable PLUS 2 alternate (back-up) courses.  Remember that some courses such as Graduation Transitions, Band, Leadership, Scholarship 12, Planification 10, Grad Council 12, etc.  take place outside the regular timetable and would be selections in addition to the usual 8.

EMCS Course Selection Booklet

To save paper, we are not printing copies of the Course Booklet for all students.  Be sure to read the course descriptions carefully so you make informed choices.  The booklet is available here in pdf format:

Limited paper copies of the Course Booklet will be available in the EMCS office.

A list of all the Grade 10-12 courses offered at EMCS is available here:

Course Selection Forms

Current Grade 9 to 11 students, please select your courses using the appropriate form below.

Course Selection Instructions

Course selection forms will be given to students during the course selection meetings with counsellors.  The form is also available at the EMCS office and on this website (see above).

  1. Review the Course Selection PowerPoint presentation that applies to the Grade you are entering. (see below)
  2. Read the 2017-18 Course Booklet. This booklet provides important information, including descriptions of all the courses offered at EMCS.
  3. Print your FIRST and LAST name neatly on the course selection form.
  4. Print today’s date on the form.
  5. Research entrance requirements for post-secondary programs of interest.
  6. Current Grade 10 & 11 students, log on to your Student Secure Web account and print a transcript.  Your transcript will be useful as you plan your courses for next year.  You will need your PEN (Personal Education Number) to log on and print a transcript.  Your PEN can be found on your report card.
  7. Complete a High School Plan form to record your completed courses, courses in progress, and courses planned for the future.  You may wish to have your school counsellor review your plan.  This is optional.  Paper copies of the High School Plan form are available in the counselling suite.
  8. On your course selection form:
    – Select 8 courses that you want to take within the regular timetable next year.
    – Select any outside the timetable courses you want to take next year.  e.g. Leadership, Band, Grad Council.  All Grade 12 students require Graduation Transitions which takes place outside the timetable and will be added to all Grade 12 schedules automatically.
    – Select 2 ALTERNATE (a.k.a. back-up) choices.  These are courses you will be given if any of your main choices are full or can’t fit into your schedule.
  9. Have a parent/guardian sign the form.
  10. Turn in the form to the EMCS office by Friday, April 7, 2017.
    Forms that are turned in late will be marked as such, and those students may be less likely to receive their requested courses.

Course Selection PowerPoint Presentations

Graduation Requirements

Current Grade 11 students will need to meet the existing 2004 Graduation Program requirements.  You may use the 2004 Grad Requirements Checklist to double check that the courses in your plan will allow you to graduate.  Please see your Counsellor if you have questions.

Current Grade 9 and 10 students will need to meet the requirements of the new 2018 Graduation Program.  The details of the 2018 Graduation Program are still being finalized by the Ministry of Education:  Draft 2018 Grad Requirements Checklist

Visit the Ministry of Education’s Path to Graduation webpage for more information regarding changes to the BC graduation requirements.

Post-Secondary Entrance Requirements

An excellent resource for researching careers and post-secondary options is Career Cruising.  Visit our SD 62 district log on page to access your Career Cruising account.  Your user name is “SD62-” followed by your student number.  Your password is your date of birth in numerical format.

Can’t log in to your Career Cruising account? 
If you don’t have a Career Cruising account and would like one, complete the Career Cruising Consent Form and return it to the office.

Due to technical difficulties, we are not using Career Cruising for course selection this year, but it is still a very good site for researching careers, post-secondary programs, and determining the high school courses you need to reach your goals.

Visit the Post-Secondary and Career Information page of the EMCS website for other online resources for researching careers and post-secondary options.