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Carson Graham Secondary
North Vancouver School District
Course Programming

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Carson Graham starts the p​​rogramming cycle for the upcoming school year in the spring.  In addition to counsellors meeting with current students to pick courses for the next year, staff also visit our elementary feeder schools to meet with grade 7 students to assist with the transition into high school.

Selecting a program of study is an important process that should involve students, parents, teachers, administrators, and counsellors. After careful consideration, courses should be chosen based on students' strengths, interests, and future requirements. Whether a student's goal includes university, college, business, vocational school, or employment, wise planning is critical.

Please note that educationally sound reasons are required to make changes to individual timetables at a later date and changes can only be accommodated if there is space available in classes.

Final course offerings are dependent on staffing and student demand. To the best of our knowledge, these courses are subject to changes based on funding, staffing, student demand, expertise of staff, and District, Ministry and the International Baccalaureate Organization guidelines.

2021-2022 Course Program


New!    2021-20 22 Course Guide

Published on January 18th, 2021


Text Only Course Guide


​CGS - Course Programming Guide 2021-2022 Text version 2.pdf

Guide with Visuals 


CGS - Course Programming Guide 2021-2022.pdf

Parent Presentations

Please check back for details on how to join these online events.

Online Events with Q&A Period


IB Diploma Programme Information for Carson Students


Thursday, January 14th, 2021 at 3:30pm


IB Diploma Programme Information

Link

Thursday, January 21st, 2021 at 7:00pm

Recording Link: Link

Grade 7 entering Grade 8 Program Information

Link 

Thursday, January 28th, 2021 at 6:30pm

Recording Link: Link

Grade 8 entering Grade 9 Program Information

Link

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 6:30pm

Recording Link: Link

Grade 9 entering into Grade 10 Program Information

Link

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021 at 6:30pm

Recording Link: Link

Grade 10 entering Grade 11 Program Information

Link

Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 6:30pm

Recording Link: Link

Grade 11 entering Grade 12 Program Information

Link

Thursday, February 11th, 2021 at 6:30pm

Recording Link: Link

Enhanced Programs Information Evening

More information is available here:  Enhanced Programs or contact academies @sd44.ca







* All presentations will be available for viewing on Vimeo after the event date


Student MyEd Portal Open for Course Request Entry from February 9th, 2021 - February 16th, 2021



Course request sheets are to be handed in by

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

School Office


Graduation Requirements BC Ministry of Education:     Find out what is required to graduate (for Grades 10 to 12)  HERE

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NVSD Program Links 


Academies 

Link 

Online Learning 

Link 

Summer Learning

Link

Peak Performance 

Link


Contact Mr Wong, Vice Principal or your grade counsellor



Programming Documents **forms are colour coded, if you need a new one, forms are available at the main office and counselling office

Study Block Application 


Peak Performance Application 


Course Request Sheet for 2021-2022 Grade 8

​CGS - grade 8 course request 2021-2022.pdf

Course Request Sheet for 2021-2022 Grade 9

CGS - grade 9 course request - 2021-2022.pdf

 Course Request Sheet for 2021-2022 Grade 10

CGS - grade 10 course request - 2021-2022.pdf

Course Request Sheet for 2021-2022 Grade 11

CGS - grade 11 course request - 2021-2022.pdf

Course Request Sheet for 2021-2022 Grade 12

CGS - grade 12 course request - 2021-2022.pdf

Grade 10 Courses and Course Codes

CGS - Grade 10 course request backing 2020-2021.pdf

Grade 11 & 12 Course and Course Codes 

​CGS - gr 11 and 12 course request back v2.pdf


Administrative and Counselling Team Contacts for 2021-2022

Principal: Mrs. Suzette Dohm 

Grade 12

sdohm@sd44.ca

Vice-Principal: Mr. Tim Ireland

Grade 8&9

tirleand@sd44.ca

Vice-Principal: Mr. Justin Wong

Grade 10&11

jwong@sd44.ca

Administrative Assistant: Carol Oswald 


coswald@sd44.ca

Counsellor: Ms Gayle Weyell 

Grade 8 (Grad Class of 2026) 

gweyell@sd44.ca

Counsellor: Ms Karen Marshall 

Grade 9 (Grad Class of 2025)

kmarshall@sd44.ca

Counsellor: Ms. Tamara McKay

Grade 10 (Grad Class of 2024)

tmckay@sd44.ca

Counsellor: Ms. Mary Fletcher 

Grade 11 (Grad Class of 2023)

mfletcher@sd44.ca

Counsellor: Ms Kat Robb 

Grade 12 (Grad Class of 2022)

kmrobb@sd44.ca


Student Course Request Process. 


MyEducation BC Student Course Request Instructions 

CGS - Student Course Request Instructions.pdf

MyEducation BC Student Portal Log In Information

CGS - Student Portal Access.pdf








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Grade 7 Transition Activities

Dear Grade 7's,

We are very excited about your upcoming transition into secondary school at Carson Graham, yet we are saddened by the current circumstances in that we cannot meet with you in person to introduce you to your new school.  We are confident that you will settle in nicely and soon forget any worries that you may have in making this milestone move into Grade 8.  Just so that you are aware, it is normal to feel a little worried when making the move to high school, everyone has those first day jitters.  We want you to know that you are well supported at Carson, you have a team of counsellors, teachers educational assistants and administrators here to support you every step of the way.  Your Grade 8 Counsellor next year will be Ms. Gayle Weyell, but please know that the rest of the counselling team is here to assist as well in any way that we can.  Simply ask!

In typical times we normally have elementary schools come up to Carson for either an afternoon or morning to give you the opportunity to visit a few classrooms, participate in some helpful transition activities and finally to give you a tour of our beautiful school.  In place of this we have created a Virtual Tour of our school and provided you with some of the more important transition activities to do at home.  We hope that you enjoy these activities which will help you get a head start for Grade 8 in September.  We look forward to meeting you in September, in the mean time stay safe and enjoy your Summer with family and friends.



1.      School Tour

Carson Graham Virtual Tour – Visit our Vimeo Chanel to take your own virtual tour! Link

2.      Gr. 8 Student Schedule


On the very first day of school in September you will receive your student schedule that lists all of your classes, teachers and classroom numbers.  Aside from seeing your friends, this is the second best part of your first day.  Below is a link to a typical Grade 8 Student Schedule as well as a link to our Carson Graham Timetable.  On the timetable link below we have filled in Monday's, Week 1 and Week 2 to get you started.  Most Grade 8's get stuck on figuring out the electives, just remember that you rotate through three Design electives and three Fine Arts electives in the same period over the school year, please note Tri 1, Tri 2 and Tri 3 on the student schedule.  Each Trimester is approximately three months long.  Spend some time to become familiar with these two documents, print off a copy and then try to complete the rest of the Carson Graham timetable for practice.  If you take the time to complete it you will be a pro and ready for September.  If you have troubles figuring it out, don't worry just ask any teacher or counsellor for help on your first day, we would be happy to explain it to you in more detail.


Grade 8 Student Schedule Link : 2020 Student Schedule.pdf


Carson Graham Timetable Link : 2019-2020 Carson Graham Timetable.pdf


3.     How to Open a Combination Lock


After receiving you student schedule you will also be assigned your very own locker, on each locker is a combination lock.  At first it can be a bit tricky but after a few attempts you will get the hang of it in no time.  In order to give you a head start we have attached some simple step by step instructions as well as an instructional video.  Remember, practice makes perfect, spend 10-15 minutes on your first day and you will get this in no time.  Lastly, remember to keep your combination code (3 digit number) private, don't share it with friends as this is your place to keep your belongings safe.  If you happen to forget your combination code the ladies in the front office can gladly help you.



Combination Lock Tutorial Video Link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DY_PqyK4YVA



4 Easy Steps to Opening a Combination Lock document link: 4 Easy Steps to Opening a Combination Lock.pdf

4.      Learn from the Pro's!


Below is a helpful document prepared by a team of our current Grade 8's, have a look and get a head start on some need to know info!


Tips from current Carson Grade 8 Students Link: Tips from current Grade 8 Students.pdf

5.      Carson Graham Website


Below is the link to the Carson Graham Website and some helpful links to help you get more familiar with our school.  Remember the best way to meet new friends who enjoy the same things that you do is to join the extra curricular programs.  Our experience is that the more students get involved at Carson, the happier they are and the better they do academically.



Carson Graham Secondary Website:

https://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/Pages/default.aspx#/=

 

Athletics:

https://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/ProgramsServices/Athletics/Team_Information/

 

Clubs:

https://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/Students/clubs/Pages/default.aspx#/=

 

IB Middle Years Program (MYP): 

https://www.sd44.ca/school/carson/ProgramsServices/Middleyearsprogramme/Pages/default.aspx#/=

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