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Career Cruising and Secondary Online Course Selection

Career Cruising is an interactive career guidance and pathways planning tool designed for people of all ages. The tool can help students to explore different career options, manage course selections online--and plan various pathways to meet the requirements for their desired career path.

Grades 1-5 students will access the Career Cruising online tool through a new district account with the option to create their own portfolio accounts.

Grades 6-12+ students are directed to sign into the site with their district assigned account. The portfolio username for students is york-xxxxxxxxx where xxxxxxxxx is the student ID. When logging in for the first time the password will be the student’s birth date using the format mmddyyyy. The system will prompt the student for a new password after successfully logging in for the first time. All students will start their portfolios from scratch in Career Cruising. Students from Grades 8 through 12+ will perform their course selections through the Course Planner module on the Career Cruising site.
Career Cruising Pathfinder Course Selection Quick Tip Sheet Course Selection Video Tutorial

Secondary Online Course Selection

Step 1: Complete/review your portfolio to identify your interests, skills, learning styles and needs
Step 2: Research all of the courses and programs available to you, there are a number of pathway opportunities to meet all students interests and needs. To help you with this, please review OSSD Requirements, the Regional Course Directory, information about our programs.
Step 3: Discuss with your guidance counsellors, teachers and parents for appropriate course and program selection
Step 4: Review the requirements for your specific program and grade, to ensure graduation requirements are met.
Step 5: Use the Choose My Courses in Career Cruising to select your courses for the next school year (standard course selection period is Jan/Feb).
Step 6: Print a copy of your course selection, have it signed by your parents, and submit to your teacher or guidance counsellor

Please note: Course availability may change after the course selection process and guidance counsellors will work with students to find suitable alternatives.

Secondary School Designation

Grade 8 Students: Where you go to school is based on your home address and school boundaries (attendance areas). If you are currently attending a French Immersion or Gifted program, then your Career Cruising Course Planner has been set up at the secondary school offering the French Immersion or Gifted program serving your attendance area. If you do not wish to continue in either of these programs, please speak with your Grade 8 teacher, who will provide you with advice regarding your course selections.

If you are not in one of these programs, then your Career Cruising Course Planner has been set up at the secondary school serving your attendance area. If you wish to attend a different secondary school, you must apply for a transfer and it must be approved by the school board.

Grade 9 -12 Students: Your Career Cruising Course Planner has been set up at the secondary school you are currently attending. If you wish to attend a different secondary school, you must apply for a transfer and it must be approved by the school board.

 
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