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DAY SCHOOL COURSES (UNDER 21 PROGRAM)


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Business Studies


Keyboarding


BTT1O
Grade 9 Open

To begin this course, students review the keyboard as well as f various techniques to set up materials. Emphasis is placed upon setting up columns, tabulation, memorandums, letters, and envelopes. Speed and accuracy are developed throughout.


Introduction to Computers


BTT2O
Grade 10 Open

There are four basic components in this course. Using Corel Quattro Pro and Word Perfect, you will develop an understanding of file management, including creating and moving files/folders; copying, cutting, and pasting; and creating, editing, and formatting documents. This course will also include using tables, columns, numbering, and bullets; and exploring calculating and using formulas in spreadsheets. You will also learn basic Internet and email functions.


Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies


BDI 3C
Grade 11 College/College Prep

This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their personal goals by satisfying the needs of others. You will learn about values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurial activity.

 

English


English


ENG 1P
Grade 9 Applied

This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that you need for success in secondary school programs and in your daily life. You will study plays, short stories, and newspaper and magazine articles, and will describe and create media works. An important focus will be the correct use of spoken and written language.


English


ENG 2P
Grade 10 Applied

This course extends the key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that you need for success in all areas of the curriculum. You will study novels, poems, magazines, and reports. An important focus will be the clear and coherent use of spoken and written language.

Prerequisite: ENG 1D or ENG 1P


English


ENG 3C
Grade 11 College Prep

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada and other countries; write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays; and analyze media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.

Prerequisite: ENG 2P


English


ENG 3E
Grade 11 Workplace Prep

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works; write explanations, letters, and reports; and investigate the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be using language clearly, accurately, and effectively in a variety of contexts.

Prerequisite: ENG 2P


English


ENG 4E
Grade 12 Workplace Prep

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will study informational texts and literature from various countries and cultures; write summaries, reports, résumés, and short essays; complete an independent research project; and explain the connections among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be the use of specialized language related to the workplace accurately and coherently in appropriate contexts.

Prerequisite: ENG 3E


Grade 12 College English


ENG4C
Grade 12 College

This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will analyze informational texts and literary works from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write research reports, summaries, and short analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyze the interactions among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate style and using business and technical language effectively.

Prerequisite: ENG 3C or ENG 3U


Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course


OLC4O
Grade 12 Open

This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.

 

Geography


Canadian Geography


CGC 1P
Grade 9 Applied

This course draws upon your everyday experiences and uses a variety of frameworks, including the ecozone framework, to help you learn about the geography of Canada and Canada's place in the global community. You will investigate the interconnections among Canada's landforms, climates, soils, plants, animals, and human activities, in order to understand Canada's character and diversity.


Physical Geography: Patterns, Processes, and Interactions


CGF 3M
Grade 11 College/University

This course examines the main elements of the physical environment (climate, soils, landforms, oceans, vegetation), that processes that shape them, and the relationship between the environment and human beings. Students will apply a wide range of geographic tools and methods to explore the distribution and ongoing evolution of the elements of the physical environment on a variety of scales, from local to global.

Prerequisite: CGC 1D or CGC 1P


Regional Geography: Travel and Tourism


CGG 3O
Grade 11 Open

This course focuses on travel and tourism to examine the unique characteristics of selected world regions from a geographic perspective. Students will develop an understanding and appreciation of the ways in which the natural environments, economies, cultures, and other aspects of world regions interact.

Prerequisite: CGC 1D or CGC 1P

 

Guidance and Career Education


Career Studies


GLC 2O
Grade 10 Open (.5 Credit)

In this course you will learn how to develop and achieve personal goals in education and work, and how to contribute to your community. You will learn how to assess your own knowledge, skills, and characteristics, and how to investigate economic trends, workplace organization, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning options, prepares you for community-based learning, and helps you build skills for managing work and life transitions. You will design action plans for pursuing your goals.


Civics


CHV 2O
Grade 10 Open

This course explores what it means to be an informed, involved citizen in a democratic society. You will learn about the elements of democracy and the meaning of democratic citizenship in local, national, and global contexts. In addition, you will learn about social change, examine decision-making processes in Canada, explore your own and others. beliefs and perspectives on civics questions, and learn how to think and act critically and creatively about public issues.


Designing Your Future


GWL 3O
Grade 11 Open

This course prepares you to make successful transitions to post-secondary work and education or training. You will explore the realities and opportunities of modern workplaces, while refining your employability skills and learning how to manage your career. You will target appropriate post-secondary education or training options and begin to implement an action plan for post-secondary success.

Prerequisite: GLC 2O


Learning Strategies


GLS 1O
Grade 11 Open

This course explores learning strategies and helps you become a more independent learner. It increases you personal management skills, both in school and in other contexts. You will learn how to develop and apply a range of strategies to improve your learning and achievement, particularly your literacy, numeracy, communication, and planning skills. This course will increase your confidence, motivation, and ability to learn.

 

History


Canadian History in the 20th Century


CHC 2P
Grade 10 Applied

This course traces Canadian history from Wilfred Laurier’s pronouncement that the twentieth century belongs to Canada to the United Nation’s recognition of Canada as one of the best countries in which to live. You will learn about various expressions of Canadian identity, the stories of individuals and communities, and changes in political and social structures. You will discover the importance of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships in historical studies. You will be encouraged to formulate appropriate questions, develop informed opinions, and present information in a variety of ways.


World History to the Sixteenth Century


CHW 3M
Grade 11 College Prep/University Prep

This course investigates to history of humanity from the earliest times to the sixteenth century. You will analyze diverse societies from around the world, with particular emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structure and historical forces that form the foundation of the modern world. You will examine the influence of selected individuals and groups, as well as particular innovations, and you will develop skills of historical inquiry, organization, analysis, and communication.

Prerequisite: CHC 2P

 

Mathematics


Foundations of Mathematics


MFM 1P
Grade 9 Applied

In this course, you will develop mathematical ideas and methods by exploring applications, using technology, and doing hands-on activities. You will investigate relationships of straight lines in analytic geometry, solve problems involving the measurement of three- dimensional objects and two-dimensional figures, and apply key numeric and algebraic skills in problem solving. The course encourages you to consolidate core skills and deepen your understanding of key mathematical concepts.
Required equipment: You will need to have a scientific calculator.


Foundations of Mathematics


MFM 2P
Grade 10 Applied

In this course you will consolidate your understanding of key mathematical concepts through hands-on activities. You will extend your problem-solving experiences in a variety of applications. You will solve problems involving proportional reasoning and the trigonometry of right triangles; investigate applications of linear functions; solve and apply systems of linear equations; and solve problems involving quadratic functions. The effective use of technology in learning and in solving problems will be a focus of the course.

Prerequisite: MFM 1D or MFM 1P


Mathematics for Everyday Life


MEL 3E
Grade 11 Workplace Prep

This course enables you to broaden your understanding of mathematics as it is applied in important areas of day-to-day living. You will solve problems associated with earning money, paying taxes, and making purchases; apply calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing, and borrowing; and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations.
Prerequisite: MFM 1P/ MFM 1D

Prerequisite: MFM 1D or MFM 1P


Mathematics of Personal Finance


MBF 3C
Grade 11 College Prep

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of exponential growth and of important areas of personal finance. Students will investigate properties of exponential functions and develop skills in manipulating exponential expressions; solve problems and investigate financial applications involving compound interest and annuities; and apply mathematics in making informed decisions about transportation, accommodation, and career choices.

Prerequisite: MFM 2P


College and Apprenticeship Mathematics


MAP 4C
Grade 12 College Prep

This course equips students with the mathematical knowledge and skills they will need in many college programs. You will use statistical methods to analyze problems; solve problems by applying the principles of geometry and measurement to the design and construction of physical models; solve problems involving trigonometry in triangles; and consolidate your skills in analyzing and interpreting mathematical models.

Prerequisite: MBF 3C or MCF 3M or MCR 3U


Mathematics for College Technology


MCT 4C
Grade 12 College Prep

This course will equip you with the mathematical knowledge and skills needed for entry into college technology programs. You will investigate and apply properties of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; solve problems involving inverse proportionality; and explore the properties of reciprocal functions. You will also analyze models of a variety of functions, solve problems involving piecewise-defined functions, solve linear-quadratic systems, and consolidate key manipulation and communication skills. This course enables you to consolidate and expand many precalculus concepts explored in previous mathematics courses. Contextual applications and technological tools are integrated to support the development of new skills and the exploration of a variety of mathematical models.

Prerequisite: MCR 3U


Mathematics for Everyday Life


MEL 4E
Grade 12 Workplace Prep

This course will enable you to broaden your understanding of mathematics as it is applied in important areas of day-to-day living. You will use statistics to investigate questions of interest and apply principles of probability in familiar situations. You will also investigate accommodation costs and create household budgets; solve problems involving estimation and measurement; and apply concepts of geometry in the creation of designs.

Prerequisite: MEL 3E

 

Physical Education/Health


Health for Life


PPZ 3O
Grade 11 Open

This course will help you develop a personalized approach to healthy living. You will examine the factors that affect your own health and the health of individuals as members of the community. You will learn about the components of the Vitality approach to healthy living- an initiative that promotes healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and a positive self-image. You will develop the skills needed to take charge of and improve your own health, as well as the skills needed to encourage others to lead healthy lives.

 

Science


Science


SNC 1P
Grade 9 Applied

This course covers basic concepts in biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, and physics. You will develop practical skills in scientific investigation and apply your knowledge of science to everyday situations. You will design and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to cell division and reproduction, the structure and properties of elements and compounds, astronomy and space exploration, and static and current electricity.


Science


SNC 2P
Grade 10 Applied

This course enables you to deepen your understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, and physics; to extend your practical skills in scientific investigation; and to apply your knowledge of science to real-world situations. You will design and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to ecological sustainability, chemical reactions, weather systems, and motion.

Prerequisite: SNC 1D or SNC 1P


Biology


SBI 3C
Grade 11 College Prep

This course focuses on the processes involved in biological systems. You will learn concepts and theories as you conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, animal anatomy and physiology, plant structure and physiology, and environmental science. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

Prerequisite: SNC 2D or SNC 2P


Chemistry


SCH 4C
Grade 12 College Prep

This course introduces students to the concepts that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study qualitative analysis, quantitative relationships in chemical reactions, organic chemistry and electrochemistry, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will employ a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed and the role of chemistry in daily life and in the development of new technologies and products.

Prerequisite: SNC 2D or SNC 2P


Grade 12 College Physics


SPH4C
Grade 12 College

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. You will explore these concepts as they relate to mechanical, electrical, fluid (hydraulic and pneumatic), and communications systems, as well as to the operation of commonly used tools and equipment. You will develop scientific-inquiry skills as you verify accepted laws of physics and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from your investigations. You will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

 

Social Sciences and the Humanities


Living and Working With Children


HPW3C
Grade 11 College

This course focuses on the well-being of children in family and community settings. Students will study child behaviour and child development in the context of relationships with parents and others in the community, and will learn through research and by observing and interacting with children. This course prepares students for further study of children, familiarizes them with occupational opportunities related to working with children, and introduces them to skills used in researching and investigating children=s behaviour in response to others.


Parenting (E-Learning)


HPC3O-E
Grade 11 Open

NOTE: This course is available via E-Learning only.
This course focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to promote the positive and healthy nurturing of children, with particular emphasis on the critical importance of the early years to human development. You will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate and discipline effectively, and guide early behaviour. You will learn skills in researching and investigating questions relating to parenting.


Understanding Canadian Law


CLU3M
Grade 11 College/University

This course explores legal issues that directly affect students' lives. Students will acquire a practical knowledge of Canada's legal system and learn how to analyse legal issues. They will also be given opportunities to develop informed opinions on legal issues and to defend those opinions and communicate legal knowledge in a variety of ways and settings.


World Religions


HRF 3O
Grade 11 Open

This course introduces students to the range and diversity of world religions, and examines how systems of belief affect individual lives and social relationships. You will learn about a variety of religious beliefs, teachings, traditions, and practices. The course also helps you to develop skills used in researching and investigating topics related to world religions.


Child Development & Gerontology


TPO4C
Grade 12 College

This course helps students understand the stages of development and needs of children and the elderly. Students will master the fundamental skills required to meet these needs; acquire an awareness of legislation governing the care of children and of elderly people who require support or supervision; evaluate social and recreational activities for children and the elderly; and assess available facilities. Students will also examine career paths in child and geriatric care, the impact of technological developments on products and services, and health and safety laws.


Parenting and Human Development


HPD4E
Grade 12 Workplace

This course prepares students for occupations involving older children, and for the responsibility of parenting, with emphasis on school age and adolescent children. Students will learn, through practical experience in the community, how early child development affects later development, success in school, and personal and social well-being throughout life, and how children and parents change over time. This course also develops students’ skills in researching and investigating various aspects of parenting and human development.