Course Selection for 2023 – 2024

New students, please select your courses using the following resources:

Course Selection for Current EMCS Students

Important Dates

  • February 7 Course Selection opens in myBlueprint.
  • February 7, 8, 9: Course Selection Presentations (by grade group)
  • February 17:  Deadline for submitting course requests in myBlueprint (and for parent/guardian to complete the digital course sign off).  Failing to meet the deadline will mean you’ll need to see your counsellor, and you may be less likely to receive the courses you request.

Course Selection Steps

We are looking forward to an exciting 2023-2024 school year at EMCS.  Follow the steps below to select your courses.  Take your time and make careful choices.  The school’s schedule is built based on student requests, and it is very difficult to make changes in September.

Step 1:  High School Planning & Course Selection Presentation

  • Tuesday, February 7 @ 12:30pm: Presentation for Grade 9 Students
  • Wednesday, February 8 @ 9:00am: Presentation for Grade 10 Students
  • Thursday, February 9 @ 9:00am: Presentation for Grade 11 Students

Here is a copy of the PowerPoint presentation:
High School Planning & Course Selection PowerPoint

Step 2:  myBlueprint

a.  Log in to myBlueprint
Select “School Account Loginand select “SD 62 Sooke“.  Then use the same username and password you use to log on to school computers and wi-fi.

Trouble logging in?  Make sure you have clicked on “School Account Login“.  If you are still having trouble, it may be that your parent/guardian has not completed the myBlueprint consent on the SD62 Consent Portal.  Here is the link for that:  SD 62 Online Consent website. Parents/Guardians, please use the email we have on record at the school to log in to the online consent page.

b.  Surveys  
We recommend that before you select courses, you complete the surveys under the “Who Am I” side tab.  It is a good idea to re-take the surveys each year.

c.  Explore Occupations
Once you’ve completed all the surveys (Learning Styles, Personality, Interests, Knowledge, Motivations), click on “Match Results” to see a list of occupations that might be of interest based on your survey results.  As you look over the occupations, click the heart for any that you’d like to add to your favourites list.

d.  Explore Post-Secondary Programs
Within each occupation profile, you can learn about the occupation by clicking on each of the top tabs (Overview, Outlook, Requirements, and Do I Match).  The “Requirements” tab will show you what education/training is required for that occupation.  There will be a link at the bottom to take you to a list of related post-secondary programs.  Click the heart to add any programs of interest to your favourites.  When viewing post-secondary programs, you’ll be able to check the high school courses that are required for entry into various programs.  Make note of any high school courses you want to include in your plan.

e.  Select Your Courses for Next Year
Enter your course requests for next year in your high school plan.  Read course descriptions carefully and pay attention to recommended pre-requisites.

Grade 1036 credits required.  10 main requests and 3 alternate (back-up) requests.  Remember Grade 10 students are required to select TWO 2-credit English 10 courses which will be paired.
DO NOT SELECT THE SAME ELECTIVES YOU HAVE TAKEN (OR ARE TAKING) IN GRADE 9.  Example: If you have Woodwork in Grade 9, you will be receiving credit for Woodwork 10.  Do NOT select Woodwork 10 again next year.

Grade 1134 credits required.   9 main requests and 3 alternate (back-up) requests

Grade 1234 credits required.  9 main requests and 3 alternate (back-up) requests

Outside Timetable / Extra Credit Courses?
Band courses, Leadership, and Work Experience are courses that take place outside of the regular school schedule.  These do NOT take up a spot in your timetable so they are ones you may select in addition to your main course requests.  When you select outside timetable courses, you will receive an alert in myBlueprint informing you that you have selected too many courses.  That is okay.  You will be prompted to enter a comment when you submit your courses.  In the comment section, you can write that you have selected some outside timetable / extra credit courses. Then you’ll be able to submit.

f.  Plan Ahead for Future Years
If you are selecting courses for Grade 10 or 11, you can fill in tentative courses for future years.  Once you’ve completed the entire high school plan, you’ll see links to possible post-secondary programs based on the courses in your plan.  Filling in courses for future years will help you plan more effectively for next year and ensure you will have the pre-requisites for future courses as well as the high school courses needed to open doors to post-secondary programs of interest. 

g.  Review and Submit Your Courses

h.  Digital Course Sign Off  (for parent/guardian approval)
You’ll be prompted to enter your parent/guardian email address so they’ll receive an email message asking them to approve your course requests. 

– review and submit courses
– parent/guardian to complete digital course sign off

EMCS Online Learning

NOTE:  Students wishing to take an online course should still submit a full set of course requests in myBlueprint for now.

For more information and to request an online course for 2023-2024 click HERE.

Useful Resourses for Education and Career Planning 

  • myBlueprint is a powerful tool for learning about post-secondary education and career options.  Before you submit your course requests for next year, School Counsellors recommend you explore the surveys, interest inventories, and other information in myBlueprint.   You can save careers of interest and post-secondary programs of interest to your myBlueprint account.
  • Post-Secondary and Career Information page of the EMCS website
  • Ministry of Education’s Path to Graduation webpage
    – information regarding the BC graduation requirements, including information about recent changes.
  • EMCS Courses and Course Descriptions
    – All courses and course desriptions are integrated into myBlueprint for you to see as you work on your high school plan.  This is a link to the course description information you can access without logging in to myBlueprint.
  • 4-year High School Plan
    – This worksheet is similar to the plan you’ll complete online in myBlueprint, except it has a Grade 9 column.
  • Graduation Requirements Checklist
    – You can use this checklist to ensure you are on track to graduate.
  • Course Selection Form 2023 2024 
    – This is a list of all the courses offered at EMCS.

School Counsellor Contact Information

Your counsellor would be happy to meet with you to discuss your plans and answer any questions.

– Jessica Crockett (last names A – L), 250-642-5211 ext. 1185
– Allan Phipps (last names M – Z ), 250-642-5211 ext. 1183

To book an appointment with your counsellor, click here.