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INTRODUCTION IMMERSION FRANÇAISE COURSE CODES Administration’s Welcome . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Choix de cours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Compulsory Course Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Cours obligatoires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . .Optional C . ourse Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76 GENERAL INFORMATION Descriptions de cours obligatoires . . . . . . . . . 15 Advisor Program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Assessment & Reporting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 COMPULSORY COURSE SCHOOL SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85 Attendance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 DESCRIPTIONS Resource . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .85 Lates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27 Counselling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86 Use of Unassigned Time 6 Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 School Programs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87 Library Resource Centre 6 Physical Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Post-Secondary Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89 Cafeteria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37 Classroom Conduct . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Social Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Student Parking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Lockers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 OPTIONAL COURSE DESCRIPTIONS Emergency Measures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Advanced Placement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41 . . . . . . . Suspensions 7 Business and Technology Education . . . . . . . . 42 Age of Majority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Career Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Academic Integrity 8 Computer Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 English . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 REGISTRATION Human Ecology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Registration Timelines . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Family Studies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Registration Procedures . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Languages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Registration Advice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Mathematics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Course Changes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Science . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53 Student Fees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Social Sciences . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54 Social Studies 55 CHOOSING COURSES Technology Education . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Compulsory Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 The Arts59 Semester System . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 University Courses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 Timetable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 Winnipeg Technical College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67 Special Credits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION band . We offer opportunities for student involvement in school activities ADMINISTRATION’S WELCOME through a strong physical education program and leadership opportunities . Happy anniversary to Vincent Massey Collegiate! We are very pleased to By attending Vincent Massey, you will have an opportunity to attend a celebrate 50 years . . .to acknowledge our past achievements and to plan school that offers an English Language program, a French Immersion for a future that is hopeful and relevant . Vincent Massey is a dynamic program, Honours and Advanced Placement courses, as well as university and vibrant school, located in Fort Garry, Winnipeg . It boasts rich and credits . Students are encouraged to avail themselves of the many innovative learning opportunities for our student population . Learning opportunities the school affords them . Safety, participation, respectful happens best with passion, challenge and the requisite support . Attending behaviour and dignity are emphasized as essential social and communal Vincent Massey provides students with the opportunity to become valued expectations at Vincent Massey . Students are encouraged to initiate members of a school learning community: they will move from setting to and to assume responsibility for their own program of study . Individual setting and will encounter new challenges, small and large . By attending development and group development are integrated so that the value of Vincent Massey students will discover novelty that will, in the future, take friendship, trust and action is clear . Students are encouraged to compete their curiosity into the larger world . with their own personal best . Parent and community involvement and feedback is actively pursued and valued by the administration and staff of The contents of this handbook provides information about the school culture Vincent Massey . Support and encouragement is provided to all students in as well as informing you of the range of courses that are available to students our desire to offer programs that enable success for all students . In 2008, throughout a number of disciplines . These courses provide students with an some of the ways Vincent Massey students were acknowledged for being outstanding background from which to pursue further studies . We are proud leaders in learning and their commitment to excellence were: of our course offerings, and are working to build on a tradition of 50 years • 94 graduating students receiving External Scholarships of excellence through continued growth . Each department is constantly • an unprecedented 4 students receiving a Canadian Millennium expanding the quality relevance and rigour of their course offerings in Scholarship at the National (2), Provincial (1) and local (1) level consultation with Manitoba Education, Citizenship and Youth, the universities • 1 Leader of Tomorrow recipient and colleges as well as the community at large . • 1 recipient of the Toyota Earth Day Scholarship • VMC Alternative Energy Array team nominated as the only Canadian Vincent Massey is committed to meeting the needs of the mind, the finalists in the prestigious, international Volvo Adventure Competition body and the soul! Both diversity and inclusion increase the richness in Sweden of possibilities: to that end, curricular and extra-curricular programs are • 1 student accepted to the Schools on Board outreach program offered that promote a personal and collective identity . Our compulsory developed to bridge Arctic research with science education in high and optional courses move students through a process of self-discovery, schools across Canada . building each student’s capacity to take risks and meet increasingly difficult • 1 Galois Mathematics “outstanding achiever”, invited to attend the challenges . Our arts programs have earned a reputation as an outstanding University of Waterloo seminar . vehicle through which to develop one’s artistic, creative, musical and • Participating in a Battlefields of Europe Tour to study European dramatic talents . We offer a certificate in the arts which includes credit battlefields that had a large Canadian presence . in art, dance, improvisational theatre, drama, choral, musical theatre and • VMC Senior Jazz Band performed at Government House in honour of Government and functional turbines were placed on the school roof in Prince Edward’s royal visit . June, 2008 . The project will now turn its attention to the further creation of • Two students were part of the team of juniors who WON Canadian a ‘green space’ on the school roof . Ultimate nationals . The advances in technology are readily apparent and integrated within Students from many countries around the world attend our school as the programs at Vincent Massey Collegiate . Fully networked labs exist part of the Division’s International Student Program . Vincent Massey also for the purpose of using technology for studies in mathematics, science, pioneered and continues the Sports and Arts Program in partnership with geography, history, English and Français . Our Library Resource Centre The Canadian Sports Centre . The program was nominated by the Pembina is fully automated and well equipped to enable students to access the Trails School Division for the honour of the Premier Award for School Board world of information that they require in their studies . In 2005 Vincent Innovation and is recognized provincially for its innovation and flexibility . Massey Collegiate was honoured by its acceptance into the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPNet) National level, as one of only Please do not hesitate to contact the school should you have any questions five schools in Canada . Manitoba is playing a lead role within Canada in a about the programs available at Vincent Massey Collegiate . We are pleased project that involves a worldwide network of more than 7,000 schools in to assist you, or provide you with names of graduates or parents who, over 150 countries . In being accepted in the program, Vincent Massey has through their association with the school, can answer your questions . committed to work toward furthering the goals of the United Nations by participating in projects that raise awareness about important world and Interested students and parents are welcome to attend our OPEN HOUSE local issues, including: ORIENTATION scheduled for February 11th, 2009 at 7:00 p .m . in the school • the role of the United Nations in responding to global issues as well gym . Vincent Massey has a special brand of community spirit that we hope as illiteracy, poverty, hunger, AIDS, gender discrimination and conflict; you will experience . You will receive the traditional warm Massey welcome • human rights, democracy and tolerance; from our teaching staff, a welcome that we hope will encourage you to • cross-cultural understanding; return . • the environment . Vincent Massey Collegiate spearheaded the organization and facilitation of a UNESCO conference on “Children of Conflict” and featured Kim Phuc as the keynote speaker . Additionally, as a UNESCO affiliate we have participated in the United Nations Student Human Rights Conference at the UN Headquarters in New York . Vincent Massey Collegiate has been spearheading an Alternative Energy Array project (Riding the Winds of Change) that is a source of clean, renewable, on-site energy for the school . This AEA consists of a wind- turbine and photovoltaic cells and is tied into the existing power grid of the school . The school has already received grants from the Provincial INTRODUCTION OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY missed one (1) full class . ADVISOR GROUPS Parents are invited to contact the attendance secretary on any given This practice is currently under review . During the course of the 2008-2009 day to inquire about attendance issues . The phone number is 453- school year, Vincent Massey will be holding open forums with our students 8023, extension 5014 . Our website link CONTACT US provides detailed to determine how best to achieve the inherent goals of an advisor group: telephone and e-mail contact information . creating a model that fits with the needs of high school students . Attendance is tracked by the following procedure: 1. Daily phone calls are made by our automated phone system, ASSESSMENT AND REPORTING SynreVoice, to communicate absence in a course(s) . A letter is Students are evaluated on a continuous basis throughout each semester . automatically generated and sent home to alert parents after a student Two separate parent-teacher evenings are scheduled during each has accumulated four (4) non-sanctioned absences for a full credit semester . Examinations are scheduled at the end of each semester course or three (3) non-sanctioned absences for a half credit course . If a (January and June): A final course mark is based on the cumulative note is provided after the fact that results in a ‘sanctioned absence’, the progress demonstrated throughout the semester and the examination attendance will be corrected . Remember, notes that come in after the result . Progress reports are mailed home to maintain ongoing fact will cause inaccuracies in the attendance records until the system is communication of student progress throughout the school year . updated . Attendance summaries are included in the report mailings . Final semester 2. An appeal form is the final stage of the process . An appeal is initiated reports are also mailed to the home . once a student has accumulated over eight (8) non-sanctioned absences for a full credit course or over four (4) non-sanc Teachers can also be contacted using our voice mail system, to discuss es for a half credit course . The appeal form should be picked student progress throughout the semester . Many teachers utilize e-mail as up by the student directly from the classroom teacher . The teacher another method of communication . If you have a personal e-mail account will hold the appeal form for 3 days . Once the form is obtained by the and would like to use that as a method of communication, please include student, the teacher and student work cooperatively to determine if that address on the registration form . an appeal will be granted and the specific conditions of the appeal . The appeal form is then signed by the student, parent, teacher and ATTENDANCE an administrator . The appeal form represents a contract between the Students have a responsibility to attend all classes for which they are student and teacher . scheduled . There is a direct relationship between regular, punctual 3. What does this policy mean for students? attendance and success in school . Absenteeism generally results in an inferior In the case of unavoidable absence, we ask the parent/guardian performance and can lead to withdrawal of a student’s credit-earning status . to notify the school secretary by telephone, e-mail or written note Vincent Massey Collegiate will initiate the withdrawal of credit-earning status specifying the dates of absence . All absences, even those confirmed in from students who miss more than eight (8) classes for a full credit course and writing by parents will constitute a non-sanctioned absence . However, more than four (4) classes for a half credit course in a semester . In addition, a this information will become part of each student’s permanent student who accumulates three (3) lates per class will be considered to have attendance profile and may be useful in the event of an appeal . GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION 4. What constitutes a SANCTIONED absence? • go to the Library Resource Centre a. Periods of illness or hospitalization . • go to the cafeteria b. Medical/dental appointments verified by a medical certificate or • seek out teachers for extra help appointment card . • seek assistance from the Student Services Department d . School field trips or involvement in school sanctioned activities . (Learning Centre) a. Out of town trips or family vacations . In the case of family trips, • attend an extra class (with teacher approval) the student should provide the school’s administration with PRIOR • leave the school premises . NOTIFICATION of such a commitment . The student will then be held Students must not loiter in the hallways during unassigned time; it is responsible for meeting with his/her teachers prior to departure, to disruptive to the classes in progress . make arrangements for missed work, assignments, tests . SEVERAL DAYS NOTIFICATION IS APPRECIATED . LIBRARY RESOURCE CENTRE The Library Resource Centre is open to students from 8:00 a .m . to 4:00 p .m ., CHRONIC ILLNESS Monday to Friday . The library at Vincent Massey offers students a place Students who suffer from a chronic illness are asked to provide a doctor’s to study and work on assignments . It is, as well, an area to enjoy leisure medical note at the beginning of each school year . The chronic illness reading . The library maintains a large fiction and non-fiction collection in status is entered into the operating system . That identification will suffice both English and Français (recently upgraded) . We also subscribe to two to cover any absences that are related to the chronic illness for the duration ONLINE services: of that school year . Parents are still required to make a “that day” phone . EBSCO host, a periodical database system accessible from home call to inform the school of the absence, and school http://search .epnet .com USER ID: Vincent PASSWORD: library DEPARTURE DURING SCHOOL HOURS . ON-LINE Encyclopedia (constantly updated) Staff is available Students who must leave the school for any reason during the day, must to provide students with assistance to conduct searches for check out at the office before leaving the building . information through the use of OPAC (On-line Public Access Catalogue), indexes, vertical files, CD-ROM, reference sources and TARDINESS the Internet . Students are expected to be on time for their classes . Arriving late is occasionally unavoidable due to inclement weather, medical Students can sign out materials by presenting their student ID card that appointments, bussing, etc .: those factors are taken into account . Students contains an identifying school bar code . Books and other library materials who are late must report directly to their class and record the reason for may be borrowed for a 2-week period . Back issues of periodicals may be being late with their teacher . borrowed for three days . Portable laptops may be borrowed for in-school or overnight use by students to type projects and to prepare Powerpoint USE OF UNASSIGNED TIME presentations . Laptops are signed out on a daily basis and must be During unassigned time a student is free to choose one of the returned to the library every day . A digital camera and Sony video camera following options: are also available for in-school and evening sign out privileges . All projects STUDENT PARKING must be school related . The Divisional TECHNOLOGY ACCEPTABLE USE The Vincent Massey parking lot is located behind the school building . POLICY regarding audio-visual equipment and computer usage is strictly Very limited parking is available in the lot, northeast of the school . A sign at the parking lot entrance doors indicates parking stalls NOT enforced . AVAILABLE to students . The school/school division does not accept responsibility for vehicles in the parking lot . Students using CAFETERIA the lot are expected to drive cautiously and courteously at all times . A private firm provides cafeteria service for the school . It is operated under Students parked in numbered stalls will be ticketed .One the regulations and sanitation standards of the Department of Public hour parking is available along Dowker Avenue . Health and operates under the Healthy School guidelines . The hours of operation are approximately 8:00 a .m . to 2:30 p .m . LOCKERS The procedures for lockers and locks are as follows: The cafeteria at Massey is a communal space and intended to provide 1. Lockers are given to students on their first day of school . students and teachers with a clean, efficient and economical food service . 2. Lock combinations should not be revealed to other students for Toward the attainment and maintenance of this standard, the following obvious reasons . guidelines have been established and will be strictly enforced: 3. Students are not permitted to transfer from assigned lockers without . After eating, PLACE REFUSE IN THE CONTAINERS PROVIDED . authorization . . Bag lunches or lunches brought from outside sources can be 4. Any changes to confirmed locker arrangements should be made with eaten in the school cafeteria . the Advisor . . Food and beverages are to be eaten in the cafeteria, NOT IN 5. Students are responsible for the condition of the locks and lockers . . CLASSROOMS . Defacing or damaging lockers may result in a loss of locker privilege . . A high standard of conduct is expected for all who eat in the cafeteria . 6. The school is not liable for loss or damage to property stored in Because seating in the cafeteria is at a premium, anyone unable to lockers . The school strongly discourages students from storing respect the above guidelines may lose their privilege of eating in anything of value in lockers . the cafeteria . The loss of privilege will be at the discretion of the administration . EMERGENCY MEASURES . School emergency drills are held ten (10) times during the school year to CLASSROOMS ensure students become familiar with the exit routes from various parts of The following items are NOT allowed in classrooms: the building . Such drills will be signaled by a fire alarm bell and, perhaps . Food or beverages by directions over the public address system . There are instructions posted . Outerwear in each room to indicate the direction to be taken to reach the most . Activated electronic devices (see FAIR NOTICE for more details) . appropriate exit . It is imperative that students move promptly and in an . orderly fashion through the hallways and down the stairs . If an emergency . develops within the school, in which student safety is best assured by GENERAL INFORMATION GENERAL INFORMATION moving them or having them remain within classrooms, they will be continue to receive school reports ONLY if their 18 year old provides the informed using the public address system (Lockdown) . Students will be school with written consent . familiarized with the lockdown procedure, practising at least one (1) drill per semester . Emergency responses are addressed at grade level assemblies in ACADEMIC INTEGRITY the first week of school . Academic integrity means that the teacher and the student accept the inherent value of learning and enter into a collegial relationship that SUSPENSIONS honours commitment, participation and honesty . To that end, we strive Students who choose to behave inappropriately during school hours may to provide accommodations, flexibility and support; to enable students to lose the privilege to attend school . The school administrators have the achieve success in their studies . Likewise, students are expected to attend right and responsibility to suspend students from school for up to five (5) classes and maintain serious efforts to achieve success in their programs . days . Suspensions may be extended at the request of the Principal and Students who behave in ways that are contrary to positive learning through approval of the Superintendent . In serious cases, the Principal conduct such as plagiarism, cheating, computer/internet-assisted cheating, may ask the Board of Trustees to expel the student from the school and etcetera should expect to experience consequences for that conduct . school division . Students who are suspended from school will have those absence(s) count toward the maximum of eight (8) non-sanctioned Students who have repeated at least one course or lost a course due to absences for a full course and four (4) non-sanctioned absences for a half attendance issues must enroll in and maintain status in at least three (3) full course . Students who are suspended should not return to the school credits per semester . Mature students (over 19 years of age and previous property until the suspension has concluded . Students and parents are graduates) may be granted special permission to attempt less than three encouraged to read the Standard of Behaviour document thoroughly . (3) full credits per semester . Students who consistently demonstrate that they are unable to maintain academic integrity will risk being withdrawn SMOKING from the school . Smoking is NOT permitted on school division property which, at Vincent Massey, includes all doorways and entrances as well as FAIR NOTICE - STUDENT THREAT ASSESSMENT throughout the building . Students who choose to smoke on school This information is intended to serve our community with fair notice that there will be a response to threats . Our goal is to respond to threats in a property will be given one warning and continued disregard of the school policy may result in loss of privilege to attend classes on at professional way that provides a safe and caring learning environment for least that day . The absence will not be sanctioned . all . Pembina Trails School Division requires all schools to complete a Student Threat Assessment in all cases of student(s) making serious threats . Should AGE OF MAJORITY you wish to review the Student Threat Assessment policy, please check the school division’s website at www .pembinatrails .ca . It would be helpful if you According to Section 42 .3(3) of the Public Schools Act, students who reach the age of 18 are legally entitled to be the sole recipient of all student would discuss this policy with your child(ren) so they know that if they bring information . Vincent Massey will comply with this regulation unless age anything to school that could be used as a weapon, make serious threats or of majority students advise them to do otherwise . As students turn 18, have been threatened themselves, the school will take any necessary steps to parents will be notified of the change of information flow . Parents may ensure everyone is safe . FAIR NOTICE - ELECTRONIC DEVICE USE IN SCHOOLS VMC, in accordance with divisional policy, will require students to TURN OFF all electronic devices in the classrooms during school hours . Students are permitted to use these devices in designated areas only (currently under review, more details to follow) . Students who choose to disregard policy during school hours should expect their device to be confiscated for the duration of the school day . Any parent/guardian who requires access to a student should contact our school office and we will assist you in conveying that need . The school assumes no responsibility for the loss of or damage to electronic devices that are brought to school . Use of electronic device also includes text messaging . FAIR NOTICE - HAZING The Pembina Trails School Division wishes to remind students and parents that creating a safe and caring community is the foundation of the Standards of Behaviour document . VMC is therefore providing fair notice that hazing and/or any related initiation activity is unacceptable and considered a severely disruptive behaviour that will result in serious consequences (see Standard of Behaviour) . GENERAL INFORMATION
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