HIGH SCHOOL COURSES

A description of each the course is found below. Each course is designed following the guidelines of the Ministry of Education of the Province of the Ontario. The courses with Ontario Course codes as a described previously are courses that count toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Courses without Ontario Course codes are also designed using the Ontario Ministry of Education Guidelines and are meant to prepare students with the skills necessary to study for their Ontario Diploma.

  • Arts
    ADA2O1 - Dramatic Arts, Gr. 10, Open This course requires students to actively explore dramatic forms and techniques, using their own ideas and concerns as well as sources selected from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Student learning will include identifying and using the principles of space, time, voice, and movement in creating, sustaining, and communicating authentic roles within a drama...Read More
  • Business
    BTT1O1 - Information and Communication Technology in Business, Gr. 9, Open This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills....Read More
  • Canadian and World Studies
    CGC1D1 - Geography of Canada, Gr. 9, Academic This course explores Canada's distinct and changing character and the geographic systems and relationships that shape it. Students will investigate the interactions of natural and human systems within Canada, as well as Canada's economic, cultural, and environmental connections to other countries. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyze and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings...Read More
  • English
    ENG1D – English – Gr. 9 – Academic This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication....Read More
  • Math
    MPM1D - Principles of Mathematics, Gr. 9, Academic This course enables students to develop understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes....Read More
  • Science
    SNC1D - Science, Grade 9, Academic This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity. ....Read More
  • Social Science and Humanities
    Food and Nutrition Sciences, (HFA4M) Grade 12, University/College Preparation This course examines various nutritional, psychological, social, cultural, and global factors that influence people’s food choices and customs. Students will learn about current Canadian and worldwide issues related to food, frameworks for making appropriate dietary choices, and food-preparation techniques. This course also refines students’ skills used in researching and investigating issues related to food and nutrition. Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies...Read More
  • English As Second Language
    Students in any grade may be placed in appropriate ESL or ELD courses. Since many ESL/ELD classes include students aged between fourteen and eighteen, the topics and activities must be selected to appeal to a wide range of ages and maturity levels. There are five ESL courses and four ELD courses. The courses are designated according to levels of proficiency in English and literacy development, not by grade.Read more