Around February of each year, Morden Collegiate begins the process of planning student schedules for the following year. The first stage of the process is to inform our students and their families about the options specific to the grade they will be entering. This includes a parent information evening as well as a school-based information session during the day for students.
Following our information sessions, students will be given course selection sheets to fill out with their families, have a guardian sign, and return to the office at the designated due date indicated on the course selection form.
REQUIRED/CORE SUBJECT COURSES:
Each year students will have a certain number of required courses students must take as set by the Province of Manitoba. Within these courses, students may still need to select which stream they choose. For example, they may want English or French Immersion delivery when available. Or a students will need to choose to take grade 10 Essential math or grade 10 Introduction to Pre-Calculus and Applied Math (or both) but are only required by the province to take one grade 10 math. More information on this will be provided at the information sessions.
In addition to those required courses, we offer a variety of elective courses students can fill their schedule with. These courses are offered based on teacher availability and student interest and are not guaranteed each year. On the course selection sheet, we will ask that students indicate their desired electives as well as an additional 3 electives in case we are not able to offer the course or there is a schedule conflict that does not allow students to be registered in their requested elective course. All electives indicated on the course selection sheet should be marked 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. in order of most wanted. #1 is the elective they really want down to the 5, 6, or, 7 that they are interested in. We will try to accommodate all student requests but due to scheduling, we are not able to make any guarantees on their actual course registrations. More information on this will be provided at the information sessions.
In grade 11 and 12, students have access to spares/unscheduled classes through the day. Students can request these to be added to their schedule on their course selection form. While students can indicate a semester preference for their spares, we cannot guarantee these preferences in their schedule due to timetabling the classes they indicate they would like.
This is not a scheduled time but students are encouraged to use this time to do homework or study their materials for their scheduled classes. Students have access to the library and laptops/desktops available in the library to support their study time as well as benches and tables around the school for study purposes. There may also be computer lab space available dependent on classroom bookings.