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SAT EXAMS: Required for most USA post-secondary schools and for Simon Fraser University (athletes only). Register on-line as an "international" student.
SOCIAL INSURANCE NUMBER: Apply for a Social Insurance Number if you don't have one already.
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P.S.I. (Post-Secondary Institution) Form
All Grads should complete the Ministry of Education PSI form to give the Ministry permission to send your transcript of marks to your post-secondary institution(s) of choice. (Maximum 6 institutions.) You should do this prior to March 1, 2014.
Steps for completing the form:
You will need your PEN (personal education number), found on your report card or available from Mrs. Wielemaker.
The PSI Selections Form is found on the Student Secure Web (SSW) at
Students who do not yet have a SSW account will need to create one on the above website prior to gaining access to the PSI form. If you have already created an account in order to look at your provincial exam marks, you must use the same password you used in the past. If you have forgotten your password, you will have to create a new password, which might take some patience and persistence on your part.
Click on the menu option "Post Secondary institutions Selections".
Most of you will check the box that refers to BC PSI's.
Print a copy of the confirmation page at the end of the process and keep it in a safe place. In past, universities have claimed they did not receive marks; it's important that you have proof that you instructed the Ministry to send the marks.
You may go back to the SSW at any time to add more institutions, up till July 15, 2014. You can also view your selections at any time - use the "View PSI Selections" menu option.
UBC/UBCO Application Information
UBC/UBCO Vital Information
Self-reporting grades is open from March 4 - April 4, 2013. Follow this link... http://bit.ly/WWVDW6
Late applications http://bitly/134OTJb. Some UBC programs are still accepting applications. Students who have missed the application deadline may still be able to apply to their preferred UBC program...here's the link. http://bit.ly/mX0TUX
Graduation Transition Plans
This section contains relevant scholarship information for KCS students graduating in June, 2014.
Important Information on Changes to the Provincial Awards Program
Graduation Program Examinations Scholarships are now capped at 5,000 awards (across BC) available for students who perform highly on their provincial exams.
A student will receive a $1000 Examinations Scholarship if he or she:
- Fulfills BC graduation requirements
- Writes and passes each of the five provincial exams from grades 10-12 (English 10, Science 10, one of Apprenticeship Workplace Math 10 or Foundations of Math/Precalculus Math 10, Social Studies 11, one of Communications 12 or English 12).
- Achieves at least a "B" (73% or above) final mark (provincial exam and school mark combined) in English 12
- Ranks among the top 5,000 scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score)
A student will receive a $2500 Examinations Scholarship if he or she:
- Meets all the qualifications for the Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship
- Ranks among the top twenty scholarship students in BC (based on their percentage score)
Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship recipients will not be determined until October 15 of each year, to capture August exam results.
Students who wish to improve their exam score for the purposes of a Provincial Examinations Scholarship must rewrite their exam by August 31 of the year in which they graduate. For Grade 12 students, this rewrite opportunity only exists for courses taken in Grade 12 (that is, English 12 and Social Studies 11, if taken in Grade 12.)
A student can receive both a Graduation Program Examinations Scholarship and a District/Authority Award in the same year.
Students will qualify for an Exam Scholarship only the year in which they graduate.
All information related to scholarships, bursaries, etc. is subject to change without notice. Confirm all information regarding awards and deadlines on the individual website of the award or program sponsor.
Scholarships will be added to this section on a frequent basis so be sure to check this section each week.
Be aware that teachers, the office and Mrs. Wielemaker need three weeks to prepare supporting documentation for each award application.
Be advised that each application submitted by regular post must be mailed one week prior to the award deadline!
Fat Cat Festival
Waterfront Park, near the Grand
Friday, June 7 & Sat. June 8, with mandatory training session either Thursday May 30 or Tuesday June 4 @ 6:00 pm.
Contact: Kim Butt@778-484-1884 or email email@example.com
Exterior Painting. $11-$12/hr, 4-6 hours per day for July & August. Training provided.
Contact Levi Lafortune at 250-825-9546 if you are seriously interested.
Sunday School Teacher
Sundays, 9:45-11:30 am. $15.00/hr including prep time.
See Mrs. Hallonquist for further details.
Summer (or post Grade 12) Adventure - Au Pair (Overseas Nanny) in France
- Applicant must have ability to speak some French
- Placements from one month to 12 months
- Host families are screened
- Must have some 'childminding' in your background
- Fees include an agency fee of $450.00 and small fee for a medical letter from one's physician
- Student will receive free room and board and a small amount of pay in return for watching the children and doing light housekeeping for up to 30 hours per week.
Contact International Nannies & Homecare Ltd.
ENCOUNTERS WITH CANADA
Encounters with Canada brings young Canadians ages 14-17 together in Ottawa for a once-in-a-lifetime week-long experience.
Sports & Fitness - Sept. 8-14, 2013
Arts & Culture - Sept. 15-21, 2013
Medicine & Health - Sept. 22-28, 2013
$100.00 off for those who register by July 31. (Also eligible for a $100 shopping certificate for the Rideau Centre - Ottawa's largest shopping mall.)
Fee: $675.00 - includes airfare, room and board for 1 week, all tours and transportation.
$575.00 if you register by July 31, 2013.
For further information and a list of all week themes throughout 2013 & 2014, google Encounters with Canada or contact Mrs. Hallonquist. A cheque for the fee must land on Mrs. Hallonquist's desk before registration can be confirmed.
For a firsthand report of her experience with Encounters with Canada, please contact Tarryn Monteiro (Grade 12 KCS student).
Emily Carr (Vancouver) Summer Institute for Teens
July 2-26, 2013
Monday - Friday, 9 - 4
Graphic novel & comics
Fashion & textiles
Architecture and Urban Design
Fee - $2200.00
Pearson Seminar on Youth Leadership
July 22-August 11, 2013
Why: Learn about leadership, social-change issues & sustainability. Explore issues affecting the world; get a handle on the tools needed to build healthy and sustainable communities; develop skills to be the change you wish to see; get active; add a unique skill-set to yur post-secondary resume with the Pearson Seminar certificate.
Who: Students ages 15-18
Where: Pearson College, a campus spectacularly situation in a rainforst on Pedder Bay at the western tip of Vancouver Island, 40 minutes from Victoria, BC.
Cost: $2825. Some partial bursaries available to students with financial need. $3,560 for credit version (4 grade 12 credits through BC's External Credentials Program.)
Post Secondary Institution Tidbits
This section contains information about various post secondary institutions - the courses they offer, admission requirements, events, opportunities, and more.....
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