Grade 8 Parent-Information Night November 9, 2017

Find out about SATEC @ WA Porter CI, our exciting experiences and opportunities SATEC offers for students, the Specialized Program and admission process for both in-are and out-of-area students. OPEN HOUSE: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM AUDITORIUM PRESENTATIONS: 6:00 PM and 7:00 PM (please attend only 1 session) 

Regular Program Application Process (In-Area Only)

In-area students may apply for the Specialized Program or attend the regular SATEC program.  If you wish to apply for the Specialized Program, please read the Specialized Program Application Process. Visit your Grade 8 Guidance Counsellor to complete a Course Selection Form.

Specialized Program Application Process

All Out-of-Area students wishing to attend SATEC must apply for the Specialized Program. In-Area students may apply for the Specialized Program or attend the regular program indicated above.

Important Dates and Due Dates

November 9, 2017

– Attend the open house from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
– Attend one of the information presentations in the auditorium at 6:00 PM or 7:00 PM
– Read the Frequently Asked Questions section about the admissions process on this page

By November 20, 2017

– Notify your intent to apply and to register for the Entrance Test by completing the online application form found in the Admissions page of the school website.
– If you have an IEP or ESL consideration, submit official documentation to SATEC by
November 20, 2017. This must be done by 4:00 PM to ensure arrangements for accommodations are made.

December 1, 2017

– Entrance Test will take place from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
– The following items/documents are required to write the Entrance Test:
a. Out-of-area students must submit the completed (and signed) Optional Attendance Application Form (this form is available from Grade 8 Guidance Counsellors and also the TDSB website)
b. Grade 7 June Report Card
c. Photo Identification (for student verification during the test)
d. $10 administration fee (cash only, exact change). If there is difficulty paying this fee, then please see a SATEC administrator prior to the testing day.
e. Pencil, eraser, pen, and scientific calculator (non-programmable, non-graphing)

By February 9, 2018* 

– Parents, guardians and elementary schools will be mailed a Conditional Offer of Acceptance or non-acceptance.

By February 23, 2018*

– Parents and guardians must confirm the conditional offer of acceptance by:
– Submitting a completed course selection sheet (will be included in the conditional acceptance package) to your elementary guidance counsellor
– Telephoning (416-396-3365 x 20040) or emailing SATEC’s Guidance Department: vanda.markus@tdsb.on.ca

*Pending the announcement of TDSB deadlines. If different than what is shown here, SATEC will follow the official TDSB due dates for optional attendance procedures.

 Final acceptance is conditional upon successful completion of Grade 8

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  1. How do I apply to SATEC @ W.A. Porter’s Specialized Program?
  2. Where can I get more information on the Specialized SATEC Program?
  3. Why are the Grade 8 December Progress Report Cards submitted?
  4. How do I find out if I’m an In-Area or Out-of-Area to SATEC student?
  5. Where can I find information about TDSB Optional Attendance?
  6. If I live outside Toronto, can I apply to SATEC?
  7. How many vacancies are available for Out-of-Area students?
  8. If I am an Out-of-Area student and do not want to register in SATEC’s Specialized Program can I still attend SATEC?
  9. How does SATEC @ WA Porter CI select Specialized Program Students?
  10. If I miss the written test, can I make it up at another time?
  11. If I have an IEP, can I receive accommodations for the Entrance Test?
  12. If I am an In-Area student and am not accepted to SATEC’s Specialized Program, do I still attend SATEC?
  13. If I am an Out-of-Area student and am not accepted to SATEC’s Specialized Program, can I still attend SATEC?
  14. If I attend SATEC @ WA Porter CI, can I still get into fields of employment other than Technology or the Environment?
  15. If I am not in grade 9 can I attend SATEC?
  16. What are some of the types of questions from past Entrance Tests?

1. How do I apply to SATEC @ W.A. Porter’s Specialized Program?

SATEC @ W.A. Porter C.I.’s Specialized Program requires

  • An on-line request to write the Entrance Test
  • Final Grade 7 Report Card
  • Trillium Student Index Card
  • Out-of-Area Students: Optional Attendance Form
  • A $10.00 Entrance Test administration fee.

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2. Where can I get more information on the Specialized SATEC Program?

SATEC Brochure

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3. Why are the Grade 7 June Report Cards submitted?

The report card indicates the 6 learning skills and work habits (responsibility, organization, independent work, collaboration, initiative and self-regulation).  These 6 learning skills and work habits are included in the decision of acceptance.

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4. How do I find out if I’m an In-Area or Out-of-Area to SATEC student?

You need to visit your Grade 8 Guidance Counsellor, or go to the TDSB Street Guide Web Page, type in your street name (for example, if you live at 40 Fairfax Crescent, type in Fairfax only).  Your Secondary Home School will be displayed.

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5. Where can I find information about TDSB Optional Attendance?

You need to visit your Grade 8 Guidance Counsellor, or visit the TDSB Optional Attendance Web Page.

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6. If I live outside Toronto, can I apply to SATEC?

Any student living in the Province of Ontario  may apply to SATEC’s Specialized Program.

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7. How many vacancies are available for Out-of-Area students?

The number of vacancies fluctuates from year-to-year. It is based on the school capacity, subtracting the projected enrollment of returning students and the projected enrollment of In-Area students entering grade 9. This limits the number of Out-of-Area students accepted to SATEC’s Specialized program. Typically in the past, the number of Out-of-Area students accepted into SATEC is about 150.

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8. If I am an Out-of-Area student and do not want to register in SATEC’s Specialized Program can I still attend SATEC?

Unfortunately, Out-of-Area students can only attend SATEC’s Specialized Program. Out-of-Area students can not register for the regular program.
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9. How does SATEC @ WA Porter CI select Specialized Program Students?

SATEC Specialized Program students are selected based upon ranking as determined by the Registration Application, and the written Entrance Test. The students at the top of the ranking list are selected.

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10. If I miss the written test, can I make it up at another time?

Unfortunately, if the written Entrance Test is missed for any reason, there is no other opportunity to write the test at another time.

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11. If I have an IEP, can I receive accommodations for the Entrance Test?

If you have an IEP, you can receive accommodations for the Entrance Test that are consistent with the IEP. In order to allow for proper accommodations to be made, IEPs must be received by SATEC by Friday November 20, 2017.

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12. If I am an In-Area student and am not accepted to SATEC’s  Specialized Program, do I still attend SATEC?

If you are an In-Area student who applied for SATEC’s Specialized Program, and are not accepted, you still attend SATEC @ W.A. Porter C.I.’s regular program.

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13. If I am an Out-of-Area student and am not accepted to SATEC’s Specialized Program, can I still attend SATEC?

Unfortunately, Out-of-Area students can only attend SATEC’s Specialized Program. If you are not accepted to the Specialized Program, you cannot attend SATEC.

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14. If I attend SATEC @ WA Porter CI, can I still get into fields of employment other than Technology or the Environment?

SATEC offers courses which can lead to different fields of employment such as Medicine, the Arts or Environmental Design. The SATEC program builds problem solving and critical thinking skills essential to almost any field of employment. Computer skills are incorporated in all curricular areas to better prepare students in today’s integrated technological world.

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15. If I am not in grade 9 can I attend SATEC?

Yes, if you are In-Area or Out-of-Area you need to go to the TDSB Optional Attendance Web Page.

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16. What are some of the types of questions from past Entrance Tests?

The following are sample questions from past Entrance Tests?

Mathematics:

Click here.

Computers & Technology:

Click here.

 
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Last Modified: November 21, 2017