Future Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School Students

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Attention Grade 8 Parents

Hi future MUSTANG parents/guardians and students!

Follow this link to our Future Grade 9 Virtual Q&A using Microsoft Teams on: 

  • Regular: January 19, 2023 – 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
  • French Immersion Program: January 19, 2023 – 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The administration at BCI will be hosting an in-person presentation in the BCI auditorium for future grade 9 students and their families on Thursday, January 19, 2023 beginning at 6 p.m.

Following the presentation in the auditorium, families will have the opportunity to tour the school, visit classrooms, ask questions, and get a small taste of what being a “Mustang” is all about.

An additional presentation about the French Immersion program will take place in the BCI library at 7:30 p.m.  For some students who are planning to take French Immersion, this information will be very valuable. Madame Daboll, our BCI Department Head of Moderns, will be presenting and will also be available to answer any questions about French Immersion.

Thanks and we hope to see many families on this night!!

Michael DeGroote
Principal – BCI&VS


Below you will find some resources that you can access to better prepare students for the next school year. 

  • Find the link to Grand Erie’s Multi-Year Plan here

Grade 9 Forms and Courses

Grade 9 Registration Form - For students currently enrolled in Grand Erie District School Board

Completed Registration Forms and Course Selection Sheets are due to Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School NO LATER than February 1, 2022. 

Elementary Grade 8 teachers will collect these forms for their students. Please be reminded that students CANNOT register at more than one secondary school.

  Click here for a copy of the Grade 9 Registration Form for Grand Erie students

Grade 9 Registration Form for Students outside Grand Erie District School Board

Completed Registration Forms & Course Selection Sheets are due to Brantford Collegiate Institute and Vocational School NO LATER than February 1, 2022. 

Elementary Grade 8 teachers will collect these forms for their students.  If Elementary Grade 8 teachers will not collect the forms for the students, please email your form to Pauline.Cormier@granderie.ca.  Please be reminded that students CANNOT register at more than one Secondary School.

  Click Here for a copy of the Grade 9 Registration Form for Students from outside Grand Erie

Grade 9 Course Selections

  Click here for a copy of the Grade 9 course option sheet
 

OSSD Requirements

To earn a high school OSSD diploma in Ontario, students must:

  • earn 18 compulsory credits
  • earn 12 optional credits
  • pass the literacy requirement
  • complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement activities
     

Compulsory credits

Students must earn the following 18 compulsory credits to get their Ontario Secondary School Diploma:

  • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)
  • 3 credits in mathematics (at least 1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
  • 3 credits for group 1, 2 and 3 courses (1 credit in each group)
  • 2 credits in science
  • 1 credit in Canadian history (Grade 10)
  • 1 credit in Canadian geography (Grade 9)
  • 1 credit in the arts
  • 1 credit in health and physical education
  • 1 credit in French as a second language
  • 0.5 credit in career studies
  • 0.5 credit in civics
     

Group 1, 2 and 3 compulsory credits

Of the 18 compulsory credits, students must complete one from each of the following groups:

Group 1:

  • English (including the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course) or French as a second language
  • a Native Language
  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies
  • a classical or an international language
  • social sciences and the humanities
  • Canadian and world studies
  • guidance and career education
  • cooperative education

Group 2:

  • health and physical education
  • the arts
  • business studies
  • french as a second language
  • cooperative education

Group 3:

  • science (Grade 11 or 12)
  • technological education
  • french as a second language
  • computer studies
  • cooperative education

The following conditions apply to compulsory credit selections from the above three groups:

  • In groups 1, 2, and 3, a maximum of 2 credits in French as a second language can count as compulsory credits, one from group 1 and one from either group 2 or group 3.
  • A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can count as compulsory credits, selected from any of the above three groups.
     

English language learners (ELL) 

Students may count a maximum of 3 credits in English as a Second Language or English Literacy Development towards the 4 compulsory credits in English.

The fourth credit must be for a Grade 12 compulsory English course.
 

Optional credits

Students must earn 12 optional credits by successfully completing courses offered in their school’s program and course calendar.

Optional credits may include up to 4 credits earned through approved dual credit programs