Noah Breakspear / Staff reporter

With semester two starting off with a bang at the spirit assembly, the new course selection process for the upcoming school year has started. All students attended the mandatory course selection assembly throughout last week held in the MPR.  Grade 9s had their assembly last Tuesday, grade 11s on Wednesday, and grade 10s on Thursday, all in period 3. The assembly for most students was a reminder on what required courses are needed but quite a new experience for the grade 9s, now having more courses to choose from.

According to Victoria Butterflied during the assembly, No new courses were added for the new school year. However, a couple of courses have been removed or adjusted. Earth Sciences 11 is no longer available and All trade courses have been altered to offer more hands-on experiences for students. Teachers and counsellors urge interested students to take part in trade courses as many have the chance to win scholarships in their specific trade. Gleneagle provides the trade for cooking but most trade courses are run by schools all over the Tri-Cities.

Summer school is also a great option for students wanting to take more diverse courses in the school year. It allows students to take required courses such as English in the summer and take more electives offered at Gleneagle.

Students were advised to take this selection process seriously as many of the choices they make will affect post-secondary requirements. All students must graduate with 80 credits among certain assessments such as the literacy and numeracy exam. If missing one or more of the assessments, retests will be held on April 15th, 2020 for the Numeracy assessment and the Literacy assessment will be held on April 16th, 2020. These assessments are compulsory and vital in order to graduate.

All course planning forms for the 2020-2021 school year are due this Monday on February 17th, 2020. Kevin Henry and the rest of the counseling department encourage students to ask them any questions about their courses to make sure everyone is eligible to graduate.

All 2020-2021 course information can be found below,

https://www.sd43.bc.ca/school/gleneagle/ProgramsServices/Counselling/Parent%20Presentations/Gleneagle%20Course%20Selection%20Book%202020-2021.pdf