5 Year College and Careers Plan
Career Fair & Presentations
Students will work with the Counseling Team and Academic Coordinator to explore a variety of career and post-secondary options and compare them with the student's interests and skill sets.
The PSAT 8/9 will be administered to all CMIS students. This is a good experience to begin the practice of standardized testing and to review data to help future test preparation. MAP test results can also be used to determine strengths.
G9 Course Selections
Review the requirements for obtaining a CMIS diploma, including the number of courses in each subject area and minimum credit requirements in each. Understand the required courses in G9 and explore flexible options in Arts, Languages, Science and Mathematics.
Personalized 4 Year Plan
Each student will meet with the Counseling Team to map out a draft 4-year plan for the courses they likely want to study. Keep in mind this is just a draft and it is ok if this path changes based on new information.
Focus on Study Skills
High school usually brings more homework, including multi-step projects that will require some planning. Many students will be ready to take on AP courses and/or exams but it is ok to wait until G10 for this.
Balance your Experiences
High school is also a great time to try something new. Be sure to find a balance where you can show a variety. Colleges would much rather see you excited about a few meaningful activities than marginally involved with a long list of clubs.
In order to graduate, CMIS requires you complete a minimum of 60 hours of volunteering. Your service learning does not need to be with an organization associated with the school. Contact the Service Learning Coordinator for more information.
Begin to research areas of the world and specific countries that students are interested in considering for their post-secondary education. Become familiar with how the university application process works and begin to research specific programs and schools they are interested in.
The PSAT 8/9 will be administered to all CMIS students again in G9. Students can compare data from G8 and G9 to make sure they are on track for future College Board exams. MAP test results can be used to determine strengths.
Review / Revize 4 Year Plan
Each year of High School, students will review their 4 year plan during the scheduling process and revise their courses of study as needed. This will be in coordination with the High School Principal, Academic Coordinator and High School Counsellor.
G11 Grades and Course Rigor