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School Vision At Jasper Place High School we are serious about Welcome to 2018/19 at Jasper Place High School! We hope you have student success and committed to providing a positive learning environment that will foster and enjoyed a relaxing summer and are prepared for the challenges of this support high expectations and excellence in student new school year. achievement, behavior and service. We believe that success is best achieved in an atmosphere of mutual respect and trust supported by a partnership among students, staff, parents and community Our commitment to you is to provide excellent curricular, co-curricular members that reinforces academic learning, and extra-curricular programs to make each year productive and citizenship skills and student responsibility. enjoyable. Jasper Place High School will continue to promote excellence in learning through our conscientious dedicated staff, our enthusiastic students and our supportive parents and community members. We will provide you with access to an extensive selection of courses and involvements. Your commitment to regular attendance, sincere effort, high achievement and participation in all aspects of school life will make this an excellent year. Respectful Learning and Working Environments Keep this booklet with you at all times. It will be very useful to you in Edmonton Public Schools, in co-operation with its staff groups, is committed to a creating a healthy, maintaining an organized approach to your studies. respectful learning environment for students, staff members, trustees, parents, volunteers and contractors. We recognize the worth of every person Best wishes for an excellent year. without discrimination. We are committed to working toward the elimination of objectionable behaviour in our schools and workplaces, and to maintaining an The Administration Team environment that is respectful, safe, nurturing and positive for everyone. Please help us achieve this Jasper Place High School goal by interacting in a manner which respects the dignity and value of others.
TOP 10 REASONS TO BE AT JASPER PLACE HIGH SCHOOL We’re one of the biggest high schools in 4 . You’ll have the opportunity to be 8. We give you the chance to explore Western Canada. That means we’re able to challenged. your interests. offer more to our students. Research has shown that AP and IB With more than 100 courses to These are just a few of the reasons we think students are better prepared to handle the choose from, and more than 30 clubs you should be at JP. academic rigor experienced at university, and teams to join, we know you and we’re the only high school in Edmonton will find something for you. Choose 1. You can be yourself. to offer both! options like Guitar, Cosmetology, or Students tell us they feel they can really be Web Design. Are you going to try themselves at JP and that makes us proud. 5. We’ll prepare you for the future. out for the Wrestling, Cheer, or Golf Everyone feels like they have a special We provide you with the tools you need team? You might find students just place at our school — we learn from each to succeed after high school. Our unique like you in the Book Club, Theater other, respect each other and celebrate our course offerings, modern technology, Club, or Ski Club. We have it all! differences. and state of the art facilities will give you an edge and ensure our graduates can 9. We have our very own TV channel. 2. Our staff love their jobs. compete with the best in the world. Our talented Media Communication Our teachers have received provincial, Technology students produce and national and international recognition 6. You can work while you study — and broadcast a weekly episode of JPTV, for excellence in teaching. Teachers, earn credits doing it! keeping our entire school up to date counselors, administration, and other Explore a future career through our Work on campus events. Not to be missed! staff are dedicated to helping everyone Experience program or RAP, our Registered succeed. Our students tell us that makes Apprenticeship Program where you can 10. Rebel pride. the difference in ensuring a great high receive on the job training and experience. You can see Rebel pride in all aspects school experience. of student life at Jasper Place. 7. You can get involved. It’s apparent when we celebrate 3. We’ll tailor a program specifically for Belt out a tune at Christmas Karaoke or use JP students achieving academic your needs. your charm to help raise funds for charity! excellence (have you ever seen a Every JP student spends time with one Each month, student leaders organize mascot at a Math Competition?). You of our counselors to establish a unique energizing activities for staff and students to can hear it when the crowd roars in educational and career plan that supports build school spirit. support of our athletes. You can see it each student’s style of learning, interests in the bright red shirts, face paint, and and aspirations. posters throughout the school. We’re bold, confident and proud. We are Rebels!
ALEXANDER RUTHERFORD SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH SCHOOL ACHIEVEMENT: Grade 10 Average of 75.0% - 79.9% in five subjects - $300 Average of 80.0% or higher in five subjects - $400 • English 10-1 or 10-2 or Francais 10-1, 13 or 10-2 • Two of the following: Mathematics 10C Science 10 Social Studies 10-1, 10-2 A language other than one used above at the Grade 10 level • Any two courses with minimum three credit value at Grade 10 level including those listed above and combined introductory CTS courses Grade 11 Average of 75.0% - 79.9% in five subjects - $500 Average of 80.0% or higher in five subjects - $800 • English 20-1 or 20-2 or Francais 20-1, 23 or 20-2 • Two of the following: Mathematics 20-1, Mathematics 20-2 Science 20 Biology 20 Chemistry 20 Physics 20 Social Studies 20-1, 20-2 A language other than one used above at the Grade 11 level. • Any two courses with minimum three credit value at Grade 11 level including those listed above and combined intermediate CTS courses. Grade 12 Average of 75.0% - 79.9% in five subjects - $700 Average of 80.0% or higher in five subjects - $1300 • English 30-1 or 30-2 or Francais 30-1 or 30-2 • Two of the following: Mathematics 30-1, Mathematics 30-2, Mathematics 31 Science 30 Biology 30 Chemistry 30 Physics 30 Social Studies 30-1, 30-2 A language other than one used above at the Grade 12 level. • Any two courses with minimum five credit value at Grade 12 level including those listed above and combined advanced CTS courses.
Alberta High School Diploma □□Earn a minimum of 100 credits and complete the following courses: □□ English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2; and □□ Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2; and □□ Mathematics 20-1, or 20-2, or 20-3; and □□ Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or Chemistry 20 or Physics 20; and □□ Physical Education 10; and □□ Career and Life Management (CALM); and □□ 10 credits, in any combination, from: Career and Technology Studies (CTS) and/or Fine Arts and/or Second Languages and/or Physical Education 20 and/or Physical Education 30; and Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) courses Knowledge and Employability courses; and □□ 10 credits in any 30-level course (other than English and Social Studies), including: 30 level Mathematics, Science, Fine Arts, Second Language, CTS, or Physical Education and/or 30 level Locally Developed Course and/or 30 level Work Experience and/or 30 level Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) 30-level Knowledge and Employability courses Advanced level (3000 series) in CTS courses 30-level Green Certificate Specialization courses Special Projects 30
Student Services and Career Centre What can school counsellors do for you? The counselling department at Jasper Place provides a number of services for students and parents: Scholarships Academic Assistance We are very proud of student achievement at Jasper Place Students who are struggling with course work are encouraged High School. Students are encouraged to start working toward to seek help. The first source of help is the classroom teacher. scholarship requirements during their grade ten year, as there are Beyond that, Student Services provides study skills information and often community service or leadership components that must be counsellors will work to provide support and make connections with completed. Scholarship information is available on the website and ACCESS and outside tutors. on JPTV. Scholarship information is also available in a brochure in Student Services. Counsellors will assist students to research Personal Counselling the multitude of scholarships available, and to write effective Problems that students may encounter are varied but often applications. a conversation with a counsellor can help. Counsellors are experienced in helping students see problems clearly, and in Educational Planning identifying potential solutions. Where more intensive help is needed, Choosing the right set of courses for high school can be challenging, students are referred to appropriate agencies. but is crucial to future success. A counsellor can inform students of the requirements for university or other post- secondary institutions, Career Centre help identify strengths and interests, and create a plan for high Career information and assistance, designed to help students school. research their career goal, will be available through Student Services on the main floor. Ms. Corbo is available to help students Career Awareness research post-secondary, scholarship, careers information, and Students who have not created a list of potential careers, or who complete applications. do not see how high school will help them reach their goals are at greater risk for low achievement or dropping out of high school. Work Experience can be coordinated through Mr. Haynes in Room Career tools such as interest inventories and job information banks 116 and RAP programming is provided through Mr. Elliott in Room help students plan for their future. 155a.
GENERAL INFORMATION FOR STUDENTS ACCESS (LRC) The ACCESS centre is a program at Jasper Place that oversees students taking courses by modules to either upgrade or complete a course in their program. How Can You The tutoring program provides students with volunteer student tutors available throughout the day. Any student can access this great program on a drop in basis, and we welcome students who want to study, use a computer or work in ACCESS before school, lunch, after school or during a spare. Get Involved? Athletics ATHLETICS There are many school athletic teams, and these include Badminton, Basketball, Cheerleading, Cross Country Running, Golf, Football, Rugby, Track and Field, Soccer, Volleyball, etc. If you are interested in taking part in any of these events, please contact the Athletics office in the Fitness Centre for more information. Athletic Leadership Attendance Badminton Regular attendance in class is one of the most important contributing factors to student learning and student success. Students are expected to be in every class, Basketball on time, every day unless they are approved to be away. Possible reasons may include field trip, illness, or bereavement. Parents must contact the school if the student is away from school for illness or personal reasons before the absence starts. All absences from class will be recorded. Student absences will be reported Cheer team daily on SchoolZone. Parents can request a printout of their child’s attendance at any time through the general office or access this information on SchoolZone Cricket (http://schoolZone.epsb.ca). Students are responsible for all course material missed while absent for any reason, and there may be consequences for unexcused Bloomsday absences. Football Awards and Scholarships Golf There are a wide variety of scholarships and financial assistance available. Please talk to our Career Advisor in Student Services or view the list of awards on the school website (jasperplace.epsb.ca). Handball Behavior Indoor Soccer Appropriate behavior is required from all students. Students are expected to respect all staff, all students and their property, and school authority and school Olympic Lifting board property. Pom Team Student Code of Conduct REB Students shall conduct themselves so as to reasonably comply with the following code of conduct: Rebel Fit a) be diligent in pursuing their studies; b) attend school regularly and punctually; Rock Climbing c) co-operate fully with everyone authorized to provide education programs and other services; Rugby d) comply with the rules of the school; Soccer e) account to their teachers for their conduct; Track and Field f) respect the rights of others; g) carry I.D. card at all times; and Volleyball h) Cellphones and handheld communication devices are to be used only during non-instructional time, and are not permitted in instructional areas such as the Wrestling General Office, or the Library. At teachers discretion, such devices may be permitted for educational use in the classroom.
Failure to follow any of these expectations may result in detention, suspensions and/or a recommendation for expulsion from the school. An Edmonton by-law makes it illegal to bully and harass others. The bylaw defines bullying as “repeated intimidation of others by the real or threatened infliction of physical, verbal, written, electronically transmitted, or emotional abuse.” Bicycles Web Sites of Interest Please ensure your bike is securely locked and stored in a designated area. Bikes should not be ridden on school property. http://jasperplace.epsb.ca Bus Passes Bus Passes are sold before school, lunch hour and after school by cash, cheque, interac, MasterCard and Visa at the http://schoolzone.epsb.ca Kiosk (located by the library). Annual bus passes will be available for pick-up the day before monthly passes go on sale. Please watch the announcements for the date each month. Students must have a school I.D. card to purchase a bus www.yconic.com pass. If you do not have your I.D. you may not have another student purchase your bus pass. This is considered fraud by Edmonton Transit and they will issue bylaw tickets to the owner as well as the second user of the bus pass for fare www.scholarshipscanada.com evasion. Cafeteria www.schoolfinder.com The cafeteria is open all day to students, and breakfast and lunch include healthy choices such as vegetables and dip, fruit cups, soups, and sandwiches. Students are expected to deposit all garbage in the proper bins, and return used www.dnd.ca (Armed Forces) cafeteria dishes and trays to the proper containers. Appropriate behavior is expected in the cafeteria at all times. Career Information www.canlearn.ca Our Career Centre is located in Student Services, and offers many services to students. Post-Secondary and Scholarship information to help guide students to create an educational and career plan, and to make course selections and choices www.alis.gov.ab.ca (Career Information around their career pathway. All students build a portfolio, which contains a resume, aptitude tests, career investigations, and samples of the student’s best work. Hotline, Student Finance, Occupational Profiles, Cell Phones Scholarships and Bursaries) Cellphones and handheld communication devices are to be used only during non-instructional time, and are not permitted in instructional areas such as the General Office, or the Library. At teachers discretion, such devices may be permitted www.gocollege.com (Students interested in for educational use in the classroom. post secondary education in the United States Cheating/Academic Dishonesty Cheating in any form is not allowed. This includes plagiarizing or copying material from another student or source without including information on ACT and SAT tests) attribution, or using unauthorized material for an assignment or exam, or supplying information to other students. Students may be suspended, may lose credits/course privileges, and/or may have to demonstrate learning in another manner. At Jasper Place High School, depending on the circumstances of the case, a variety of consequences may result.
Clubs and Teams At Jasper Place, there are many opportunities for students to get involved in clubs and teams. Participation in clubs and teams is open to all students. Please watch the announcements for information on clubs and teams. Counselling & Student Services How Can You The Counselling office is located in the front of the school, and school counsellors provide: • counselling assistance to students experiencing personal difficulties Get Involved? • assistance to students and parents in educational planning CLUBS • liaison between students/families and community services • assistance to students in career planning Beading • information about scholarships, grants and loans Citadel Theatre • advocacy for students in personal and academic development Culture Club Course Challenge Drumline Students who possess the knowledge, skills, and attitudes prescribed by the Program of Studies for a course have the opportunity to challenge course Drama requirements through a district recommended assessment and evaluation process. Students shall initiate the course challenge process within the first two weeks of a semester. Fashion Show Detention Room Glee Club Students who are continually late or absent from class may be assigned to serve detentions at lunch in our DT room. Students are expected to bring school Grad Council work to work on. This area is also used for students to make up missed homework or exams. Guitar Ensemble Dress Code Interact Students are expected to dress in an appropriate manner for a learning environment, and are asked to please refrain from wearing tube/halter tops, belly or off Key Club the shoulder shirts, clothing that exposes underwear, or clothing bearing offensive messages or symbols. Hats and other casual headgear will not be permitted in the school building, and footwear must be worn at all times. Students may be asked to change their clothing if it is deemed inappropriate for school. Leading Spirits Emergency Measures (Intruders in School) Math Leadership If intruders present a threat to student safety, the following steps will occur: Peer Support 1. The buzzer will be sounded a number of times in quick succession and a P.A. announcement will declare a LOCKDOWN to be in effect. Rebel News 2. At this signal, students are to move directly to the nearest classroom or secure area and await further directions. Rowing 3. Students are to remain calm and refrain from using the school phone or personal cell phones. Further instructions will be provided on the school P.A. system. Our school will participate in lockdown drills throughout the year. Skiing Emergency Measures (Unsafe Building) Student Leadership If there is a need to evacuate the school due to an unsafe environment such as a gas leak or chemical spill, the following steps will occur: Yearbook 1. The buzzer will be sounded a number of times in quick succession. ...and More! 2. The continuous fire alarm will sound. Students are to exit the building in an orderly manner and proceed to the gym at St. F.X. School (1 block north on 163 Street) and assemble there with their teachers.
Examinations Gymnasiums & Fitness Centre Use During an examination, students: The gyms and fitness centre may be used by students with the permission of their Phys. Ed. Teacher • will have no other work or material on their desks other than materials specifically required for that or other designate. Students borrowing equipment must leave their school I.D. card with the Phys. Ed. exam, supervisor. • shall not talk to any other student during the exam time. (cell phones and music devices are Hallways prohibited), • requiring assistance or explanation will raise their hand and communicate only with the teacher, Students are not permitted in the hallways during class time. Students who do not have a class scheduled • shall not look at the paper or work of any other student nor will they have anything written on their must work in the Access Room, Learning Resource Centre or Cafeteria. desks or person, and Homework • in conjunction with district policy, may only use approved calculators that must be cleared before Homework is to be expected in most courses every day, and students should spend between 15-30 entering the exam room. minutes per subject each night. Assignments are an essential part of course content and, in order for Exam Break students to maintain satisfactory progress it is important that assignments are done well and completed During the writing of examinations in January & June, regular classes are suspended so that students on time. If students are having difficulty with an assignment, they should request assistance from their can study for their exams. Special study classes and tutorials are available for all students who require teacher in advance of the due date. Please contact a teacher if you need additional information. extra help. Check with your teacher for times and places. Examination schedules are posted in all High School Completion classrooms and on SchoolZone. Students who have a conflict with exams are responsible for making Edmonton Public Schools allows students three years to complete their graduation requirements at their arrangements with their teachers to write their exams at different times. Exceptional situations require local high school. Students are expected to plan their course work and requirements within this time prior approval from the principal or your assistant principal. span. Students who do not complete their requirements in the three years can attend Centre High to Fees complete or upgrade their high school diploma requirements. A fourth year at the current high school Fees are payable at the time of registration. If a student is unable to pay fees when registering, is allowed only under very specific circumstances. In order to receive an application for a fourth year at arrangements for payment must be made with the administration. Jasper Place High School, students must make an appointment to see their Assistant Principal in early Fire Drills March, and must meet very stringent criteria to be considered. There will be fire drills during the course of the year as required by fire code regulations. These are Illness an important part of school safety and students are expected to exit the building in a timely and orderly If you feel sick during the school day, please report to the office for assistance. If you need to go home, fashion. Students in wheelchairs, (i.e. students requiring additional assistance) during evacuation will the school will contact your parent. Students who are required to leave school early for medical or dental be briefed about procedures. appointments, personal business or any other legitimate purpose must sign out at the General Office. Graduation Ceremony Requirements Students are asked to bring a written note of permission from a parent/guardian indicating the reason for Students may be included in commencement ceremonies when they have the potential of meeting early leave. If a student becomes ill during the course of the day, they must sign out at the office prior the Alberta High School Diploma requirements (page 5) by August of their graduation year. Summer to leaving school. Parents/guardians will be contacted by phone informing them of their child’s illness school allows a maximum of 5 credits. A review of students’ eligibility will be conducted early in the prior to the student signing out. Grade 12 year. A listing of eligible participants will be posted throughout the year. Grade 12 students are Lates responsible for checking and resolving any discrepancies from the list with their student coordinator prior Students are expected to arrive on time. Students who arrive late are expected to report directly to class, to the end of February. In addition, students must have 90% attendance in their Grade 12 year. Students and may have to make up the missed time. with outstanding fees must resolve these before they can participate in the school based celebrations. Learning Resource Centre Your I.D. card is required to sign out materials and use computers.
Lockers School Resource Officer Specific lockers will be assigned to all students and will be registered by their teachers. All lockers must The School Resource Officer is available to help staff and students at any time in order to discuss be registered with the General Office. The school will provide access to a lock and students are advised personal and legal matters. not to share their locker combination or to leave valuables in their lockers. Unauthorized locks will be School Council removed. Jasper Place High School is not responsible for the security of your locker or its contents. Interested parents are invited to participate as members of the school council, along with representatives Locks must be returned at the end of the school year. Students will be expected to complete a locker from staff, students and the community. The purpose of school council is to provide input on matters agreement form on the 1st day of classes. related to the school. Contact the school office for meeting dates. Note: School officials may search a student’s locker and seize any illegal materials. Such materials SchoolZone may be used as evidence against the student in disciplinary proceedings. If, school authorities have a Use SchoolZone is a link between classroom and home. This secure web portal allows parents, reasonable suspicion that the locker contains materials that pose a threat to the health, welfare, and teachers and students to access school information including homework assignments, attendance, safety of students in the school or the school environment, a student’s locker may be searched without progress reports, learning resources, test banks, events, school news and announcements. prior warning. http://SchoolZone.epsb.ca Marks/Appeals Skateboards and Roller blades If you have a question about your assigned mark, please talk with your teacher. If you are not satisfied, For the safety of our students and staff skateboards, roller blades, and roller shoes are not allowed to be you may discuss it with the Department Head or, if necessary, your Assistant Principal. Marks are used in the school or on the school property. cumulatively determined throughout the school term. The final mark will reflect the full year’s work. Smoking Media Players Edmonton Public Schools maintains a smoke-free environment. Smoking is not permitted in the school Media players and other similar devices should be used with discretion and removed when requested or on the school grounds, and an Edmonton by-law makes it illegal for all people under 18 to access or by a teacher or other person of authority. smoke cigarettes. Students caught smoking may be fined. Newsletters Sports Medicine & Fitness Centre The JP School newsletter is distributed periodically throughout the school year and news items are An on-site athletic trainer and fitness consultant is available to students through the Jasper Place posted to our school website on a regular basis. Fitness Centre. Our trainer also assists in providing support to our Sports Medicine courses, and Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences offers support in fitness testing, nutritional counselling, and the development of a personalized fitness Conferences are held after the first and third progress reports. Parents are encouraged to contact program. Students can receive assistance with training and injury rehabilitation. the school at any time during the school year for additional information regarding achievement and STAR Program progress, as well as accessing information through SchoolZone. STAR (Strength Tolerance Attitude Resilience) is a program initiated by Jasper Place and Alberta Health Parking Services together with community partnerships to provide support for students. It is an integrated There is limited parking for student vehicles. Parking is permitted in designated areas only. Students school-based mental health promotion/prevention program that allows service providers to work on are to refrain from parking in staff or visitor parking areas. site with students. Students may be identified by counselors and administrators to access resources Progress Reports in this program. Progress reports are issued on schoolzone in early November, February, April and June. Final progress Student Leadership reports for the school year will be posted to SchoolZone. Become part of the Student Leadership team and help to plan the many worthwhile student involvements REB for this year! Any students can take part and all are encouraged to participate in the many and varied REB is Jasper Place High School’s international basketball tournament. It involves teams from around events throughout the year. the world and is a first class event with major student participation in a variety of areas. Students who have no unexcused absences will be invited to attend the Opening Ceremonies.
Student I.D. Cards Each student will be issued a photo I.D. card. These must be carried by students at all times and presented when requested. Student I.D. cards are bar coded and used to sign out textbooks and purchase bus passes. They are also used to access computer terminals in the Learning Resources Centre, and access the Fitness Centre. It is How Can You Get Involved? the student’s responsibility to safeguard their I.D. card. If a photo I.D. card is lost a replacement is available at the office for a $5 charge. STUDENT LEADERSHIP Textbooks Students can sign out textbooks by presenting their I.D. card in the Bookroom. Students cannot take out second copies of books or sign out texts for courses not on their timetable. If books are lost, students must pay the replacement cost of the book. Textbooks must be returned before final exams are written. • Community Halloween Party Timetables Jasper Place High School runs on a Day A/B timetable. There are 4 blocks in a day: 2 in the morning, and 2 • Fashion Show in the afternoon. Each block is approximately 80 minutes long with breaks between classes and a lunch break. Timetables are distributed during Registration. If students want to make changes to their timetable, they must make • Grade 10 Orientation the requested change before the semester starts. Students must follow their timetable as scheduled once classes have started. All Grade 10 students must have a full timetable. Students will be assigned a final mark for every course they are registered in. This mark will become part of the students’ permanent Alberta Education record and • JP Ambassador Program will represent the student’s skills, knowledge and attitudes in the graded curriculum. If a student stops attending a class prior to completion of that course or if poor attendance appears to be a factor resulting in an unsuccessful first attempt at a course, the student may not be allowed to register in that course for the following semester. Students • Book Drive may only be allowed to register in the same diploma course twice in the same year if they write the diploma and if space permits. • REB Hosts Visitors All visitors must contact the General Office for permission to be in the school. • Terry Fox Run for Cancer Weapons WEAPONS OF ANY TYPE ARE PROHIBITED ON SCHOOL PROPERTY. STUDENTS FOUND VIOLATING THIS REGULATION WILL BE RECOMMENDED FOR EXPULSION FROM SCHOOL. • Touch of Class Day Yearbook Our yearbook is compiled of photographs and details of the year’s events and activities. Yearbooks are sold at • REB-IT-UP registration in the fall and students should make sure they reserve their book at this time as it may not be available for purchase in June.
Jasper Place High School 8950-163 Street Edmonton, AB T5R 2P2 Principal: David Morris Assistant Principals: Craig Daniel (Students A-C) Rob Simpson (Students D-He) Ana Paulino (Students Hi-Me) Rob Ennis (Students Mi-Sc) Leanne Whitefield (Students Se-Z) Telephone: (780) 408-9000 Fax: (780) 486-1984 Website: jasperplace.epsb.ca
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