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Course Selection for 2019 – 2020

Course selection for the 2019-2020 school year will begin in December or January. 


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, January 24, 2019 at 6:00pm.
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 for Grade 8 classes is available below:

  • Course Selection PowerPoint Presentation for Students Entering Grade 9
    (will be posted when available)

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


Course Selection Deadline

Current Grade 8 students at Journey Middle School should complete course selection by (date TBA).

Students select courses late are less likely to receive their first choice of electives.


Course Booklet and Course Selection Form 2018 – 2019   

(2019 – 2020 information will be posted when available)