Course Selection for 2022 – 2023

Important Dates

  • February 7 Course Selection opens in the MyEd BC Student Portal.  High School Planning & Course Selection video presentation is posted (link below in Step 1).  There is no rush to enter your course requests in the MyEdBC Student Portal.  We’d like you to take your time and make careful choices.
  • February 22:  Deadline for submitting course requests on the Student Portal.  After the deadline, course selection in the portal will be closed.

Course Selection Steps

We are looking forward to an exciting 2022-2023 school year at EMCS.  Follow the steps below to select your courses.

Step 1:  High School Planning & Course Selection Video

Please watch the High School Planning & Course Selection video presentation.

Step 2:  Review the Course Selection & High School Planning PowerPoint Presentation

Course Selection PowerPoint for students entering Grade 10-12.  This is the PowerPoint that was shown in the course selection video.  We’ve posted the PowerPoint in case you want to review certain slides.

Step 3:  Read the EMCS Descriptions

The Course Descriptions provide detailed information about all the courses offered at EMCS.  It is important that students read through the course description information with their parents/guardians so they can 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.

Step 4:  Research Post-Secondary Entrance Requirements and Careers

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.

In addition to using myBlueprint, 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.

Step 5:  Understand Graduation Requirements

Completing the 4-year High School Plan  &  Graduation Requirements Checklist 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.

Step 6:  Talk with Your School Counsellor

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

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

Step 7:  Use the Course Planning Worksheet to Plan What Courses You’ll Request

All current EMCS students will select courses on the MyEducationBC Student Portal.  A course selection worksheet is available below to use during your planning.

EMCS Course Selection Planning Sheet 2022-2023

Grade 10 – 12:  9 primary requests (plus any outside timetable courses), 3 alternate (back-up) requests.  For Grade 10’s, the additional English 10 course (a 10th course) that goes with the one you select will be added by our office later.

Step 8:  Enter Course Requests Online Using the MyEducationBC Student Portal

To log on to the student portal, click the MyEducationBC link below:

Once you’ve logged in to the portal, click the “My Info” top tab, then the “Requests” side tab. Full instructions here.

All students must select a full schedule for next year. 


  • 9primary” requests
  • 3alternate” (back-up requests)
  • plus any additional extra credit / outside timetable courses (e.g. Band, Drumline, Leadership, etc.).   You may select as many of these as you like.

Deadline …   All students must complete their course selection for in the MyEducationBC Student Portal by February 22.

Students, please be sure to discuss your plans and course requests with your parents/guardians.

Students experiencing difficulties logging on to their Student Portal account should see the secretaries for assistance.