Graduation

Selkirk Secondary Grade 12 Timeline 2021/22

September/October

  • Start a post secondary file with important information: PEN number; SIN; list of volunteer activities; update your resume; obtain current letters of reference (have this information readily available, to support scholarship and post secondary school applications).
  • Ensure your courses meet BC graduation requirements (80 credit minimum). 

Use Graduation Requirement planning form (online under Grad Zone), and see Mr. Pew if unsure.

  • Identify post secondary schools you may be interested in attending, and ensure that your courses meet their entrance requirements.
  • Continue to explore post secondary plans: visit Mr. Pew and Mr. McIndoe.
  • Review post secondary school application dates and deadlines. Apply where appropriate.
  • Research scholarship opportunities, and apply when appropriate:

See Grad Zone on the Selkirk website for more scholarship information. Also, visit post secondary schools' financial aid webpage. Internal Selkirk scholarship applications will be available in April.

November

  • Meet with Mr. McIndoe to review & sign your TVR (Transcript Verification Report), sent to schools by the Ministry of Education to ensure graduation credits are in place.
  • Check for additional information that your post secondary school might require (essays, portfolios, reference letters, etc.)
  • Attend Grade 12 meetings to discuss important graduation information.
  • Complete the student transcript form:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/transcripts-and-certificates

This will ensure your 2nd semester midterm marks, final marks & transcripts are sent to the post secondary institute automatically. Really important to complete.

December/January/February

  • Final chance to apply to post secondary programs. Many have February 28 (or earlier!) deadlines.
  • Apply for housing if needed
  • Submit online marks (or ask Mrs. Foulkes to submit paper based marks) if required.

March

  • Many universities/colleges will ask you to self-report grades
  • Follow-up with the institution about any uncertainties (eg. Residence; marks; admission status; deadlines; paperwork, fees, etc).

April

  •  Internal Scholarship meeting with grade 12's.

 May

  • May 1-7: Selkirk Internal Scholarship applications due
  • May 25: District Authority Scholarship Presentations
  • Some institutions will require you to send a registration deposit by the end of the month
  • Grad eligibility list is posted. 

June

  • Grad stage write-ups due to the office 
  • Grad Ceremonies and Prom! 
  • If needed apply for Student Loans: https://studentaidbc.ca/

Grad Photos

Grad Photos: January 4th – 7th, 2022

Sign Up

The LifeTouch Website will be open for students and parents to reserve a Grad Photo Photography session.  Please visit: www.lifetouch.ca/southernalberta and then select 'Lethbridge'; Scroll down until you see: 'Choose Your Location' and pick 'Schedule a High School Session' from the down menu. Pick BC as a province and type Kimberley in for the city, then click on 'Select' when Selkirk appears. After typing in your students name you should be able to select a date and time for your appointment.  Follow the booking instructions and you'll have an appointment!

If you are not interested in purchasing photos but would like to have a grad photo in the yearbook and as part of the wall composite, DO NOT sign up for a photo appointment, but please drop in and see the photographer on Monday to schedule a 'drop in' appointment (the photographer will only take a few pictures and thus the appointment is only about 5-10 minutes).

*NOTE* - IF YOU DON'T HAVE A PHOTO TAKEN WITH LIFETOUCH, THEN YOUR PHOTO WILL NOT APPEAR ON THE GRAD WALL COMPOSITE OR THE YEARBOOK.

Photo Shoot Information

The actual photos are scheduled for January 4-7, 2022.  Available times will show up when booking an appointment.
There is a sitting fee of $40 which is due at the time of the photo shoot and can be paid via debit or credit. The photographer will take approximately 16-20 photos of both formal and casual photos, and the proofs are yours to keep. 

There will also be light photo makeup provided, if needed. Girls may want to do their own makeup beforehand as well.

For the formal photos, gown/stole will be provided but gentlemen are reminded to wear a collared shirt and tie and ladies are reminded to wear a formal blouse or 'deep v' neckline to compliment the neckline of the gown. 

For the casual photos, students are encouraged to bring props that exemplify their personalities and interests. Because there will be a range of photos taken, make sure that if you're bringing your snowboard, to also bring boots, gloves, goggles etcetera. Please note that Selkirk's Code of Conduct applies to Grads wishing to bring in props for their photo session, so please no weapons or weapon replicas of any type. Visit the website for more information on casual shots and props.