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Cadet COOP Program - High School students please have a read

posted Sep 11, 2014, 7:01 AM by Cadets2525 Admin   [ updated Nov 30, 2018, 7:54 AM ]

    2018-2019 TRAINING YEAR GRADES 9-12

  • FAQs

    Who is eligible for this program?

    Any current air, army or sea cadet who already has achieved at least one high school credit and is a student in Ontario. This student does not have to be from UCDSB.

    What if my child does not attend UCDSB?

    No problem. They are still eligible; however, they should speak to their guidance counsellor to let them know that they are participating in this program. If your childs school is not supportive, please let us know. Sometimes they just are not aware of the opportunities that cadets offers.

    What work will my child have to complete?

    On top of completing their yearly training with their cadet unit, they will be required to complete the pre-placement assignments, a monthly journal entry, a time log sheet and a final project (A static display at their Annual Ceremonial Review)

    How many hours will be required?

    A total of ninety (90) hours of cadet training time is required in order to achieve one credit.

    How will my child be evaluated?

    Your child will be evaluated based on the thoroughness and completeness of the pre-placement work, their monthly journal entries, log sheet completion and final project. The evaluation will be completed by a co-op teacher from UCDSB.

    How will my cadets unit be involved?

    There will be minimal involvement required from the CO or Trg O of your child’s unit. Other than letting the teacher assigned to the unit know that the cadet has successfully completed their level/phase/star training, there is no other involvement. Evaluation and reporting is completed by the teachers. The cadet training program is delivered by the cadet’s unit, not the teachers.

    Can hours from last year’s training year be counted?

    No, we will only be counting hours obtained from the current training year.

    What if my child requires a leave of absence from cadet training?

    Please ensure you contact the co-op teacher assigned to your child and we will work with you to develop a plan.

            Where will work be submitted?

            Work can be submitted by emailing it to the co-op teacher, or handing the work to the co-op teacher during a visit.

            How many visits will the teacher be making?

The co-op teacher will make a minimum of 4 visits to your child at their training location. One of these visits will be an initial interview with the cadet. Another may be to attend the unit’s Annual Ceremonial Review to view the static display the cadets are to create as part of their final project.

            How many credits can my child achieve?

            Up to two credits may be granted per training year to a cadet.

            What is a PPLP?

            PPLP stands for personalized placement learning plan. This is a form of agreement that tells students which curriculum expectations they will be evaluated and assessed on in order to achieve the credit. This will be developed by the teacher.

            What credit will be granted?

All co-op credits are linked to a credit your child has already achieved through their school. Co-op does not appear as a credit by itself on a student’s transcript, but rather is displayed as co-op beside a course code of another credit. For this program, most student’s will have their credit linked to civics (CHV 2O) [Other options may be available]. Co-op does not replace a credit your child will need to obtain, but rather is a further exploration of that credit. This credit DOES count towards the thirty (30) credits that a student is required to achieve in order to receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.

            Will this credit count towards one of the mandatory 18 credits?

            Yes, however, only a few co-op credits may count towards the 18 credits. Please ensure you and your child are in communication with your school’s guidance counsellor to ensure your child is on track for graduation.

            What if my child is in a Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program?

            Not a problem. Please ensure you let us know at the beginning of the program as co-op is a requirement for SHSM. We will try to ensure this co-op fits the SHSM requirement.

 If you have questions, or would like more information, please let the Chief Training Officer know.