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Course Selection for 2018-2019

Course selection for the 2018-2019 school year is underway.  Career Cruising course sign-off sheets are to be turned in to your Grade 8 teacher by February 28.


Using Career Cruising to Select Courses

Current Grade 8 students at Journey Middle School 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 & list of courses open to Grade 9 students


How Many Courses Do Students Select for Grade 9?

All students should select 9 courses within the regular timetable PLUS 2 alternate (back-up) courses.  Remember that Band classes take place outside the regular timetable and would be selections in addition to the usual 9.


Making Informed Choices

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.

French 9 and Spanish 9 are electives students may wish to consider.  Please keep in mind that a second language to the Grade 11 level is required for direct entry into the University of BC and Simon Fraser University.

Parents/guardians are encouraged to talk to their child’s Grade 8 teacher about things like:
– is a Learning Support class recommended?
– is Introductory Math 9 recommended?

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.

The Course Selection PowerPoint Presentation Mr. Phipps shared with Grade 8 classes is available below:

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 Forms

Current Grade 8 students at Journey Middle School should return their Course Sign-Off Sheets (printed from Career Cruising) complete with parent/guardian signature, to their Grade 8 teacher by February 28

Students who turn in their course sign-off sheets 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: