Course Offerings

Course Listings

Areas Codes Course Titles Grade Type Prereq Credits S-B IL
Arts AVI1O Visual Arts 9 Open 1 +
ASM2O Media Arts
AWL2O Visual Arts – Drawing 10 Open 0.5 +
ASM3O Media Arts 11 Open 1 2A/B
Business Studies BTT1O Information and Communication Technology in Business 9 Open 1 +
BTA3O Information Technology Applications in Business 11 Open 1 2A +
BDP3O The Enterprising Person 11 Open 1 +
BMX3E Marketing and Retail 11 Workplc 1 +
BDI3C Entrepreneurship: The Venture 11 College 1 +
BAF3M Financial Accounting Fundamentals 11 Col/Uni 1 2B +
BBB4M Introduction to International Business
*Any College/University Prep course in Business or World Studies
12 Col/Uni * 1 +
BAT4M Financial Accounting Principles 12 Col/Uni BAT3M 1 +
BOH4M Organizational Studies 12 Open 1 +
Canadian & World Studies CGC1P Geography of Canada 9 Applied 1 +
CHV2O Civics 10 Open 0.5 +
CHC2L Locally Developed Compulsory Credit – Canadian History 10 LD 1 +
CHC2P Canadian History Since World War 1 10 Applied 1 +
CHC2D Canadian History Since World War 1 10 Academic 1 +
CLU3M Understanding Canadian Law 11 Col/Uni Gr. 10 His 1 +
CHW3M World History to the 16th Century 11 Col/Uni Gr. 10 His 1 +
CHY4U World History: The West and the World 12 Uni. Prep 1 +
CGG3O Regional Geography: Travel and Tourism 11 Open 1 +
English ENG1L Locally Developed Compulsory Credit – English 9 LD 1 +
ENG1P English 9 Applied 1 +
ENG1D English 9 Academic 1 +
ENG2L Locally Developed Compulsory Credit – English 10 LD Gr. 9 Eng 1 +
ENG2P English 10 Applied ENG1P 1 +
ENG2D English 10 Academic ENG1D 1 +
ENG3E English 11 Workplc Gr.10 Eng 1 1A/B/2B +
ENG3C English 11 College Gr.10 Eng 1 2A +
ENG3U English 11 Uni. Prep ENG2D 1 +
EMS3O English Media Studies 11 Open Gr.10 Eng 1 1A/B +
ENG4E English 12 Workplc ENG3E 1 1B/2B +
ENG4C English 12 College ENG3C 1 1A/B/2B +
ENG4U English 12 Uni. Prep ENG3U 1 +
EBT4O English 12 Open Gr.11 Eng 1 +
OLC4O English 12 Open Gr.11 Eng 1 1A/B2A/B +
EWC4U The Writer’s Craft 12 Uni. Prep ENG3U 1 +
Areas Codes Course Titles Grade Type Pre-Req. Credits S-B IL
Guidance & Career Education GLS1O Learning Strategies: Skills for Success in Secondary School 9 Open 1 +
GLC2O Career Studies 10 Open 0.5 +
GPP3O Leadership and Peer Support 11 Open 1 +
GWL3O Designing Your Future 11 Open 1 +
GLD2O Discovering the Workplace 10 Open 1
GLN4O Navigating the Workplace 12 Open 1 +
Health & Physical Education PPZ3C Health for Life 11 College 1 1A/B
2A/B
PPL4O1 Healthy Active Living Education 12 Open 0.5 2A
PPL4O2 Healthy Active Living Education 12 Open 0.5
Mathematics MAT1L Locally Developed Compulsory Credit – Math 9 LD 1 +
MFM1P Foundations of Mathematics 9 Applied 1 +
MPM1D Principles of Mathematics 9 Academic 1 +
MAT2L Locally Developed Compulsory Credit – Math 10 LD MAT1L 1 +
MFM2P Foundations of Mathematics 10 Applied MFM1P
MPM1D
1 +
MPM2D Principles of Mathematics 10 Academic MPM1D 1 +
MEL3E Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life 11 Workplc MAT2L
MDM1P
MDM1D
1 1A/B +
MBF3C Foundations of College Mathematics 11 College MFM2P 1 1B/
2A
+
MCF3M Functions and Applications 11 Col/Uni MFM2P
MDM2D
1 +
MCR3U Functions 11 Uni. Prep MDM2D +
MEL4E Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life 12 Workplc MEL3E 1 +
MAP4C Foundations of College Mathematics 12 College MBF3C
MCF3C
1 +
MCT4C Mathematics for College Technology 12 College MCF3C
MCR3U
1 +
MHF4U Advanced Functions 12 Uni. Prep MCR3U
MCT4C
1 +
MCV4U Calculus and Vectors 12 Uni. Prep MHF4U 1 +
MDM4U Mathematics of Data Management 12 Uni. Prep MCF3M
MCR3U
1 +
Native Language LNLAO Oji-Cree Level 1 Open 1 1A/B
2B
LNLBO Oji-Cree Level 2 Open 1 2A
Native Studies NAC2O1 Aboriginal Peoples in Canada 10 Open 0.5 +
NAC2O2 Aboriginal Peoples in Canada 10 Open 0.5 +
NBE3C English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices 11 College 1 1A/B +
NBV3E Aboriginal Beliefs, Values and Aspirations 11 Workplc 1 2B
OSSLT Prep. OSSLT Prep. Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test Preparation 0 +
Areas Codes Course Titles Grade Type Pre-Req. Credits S-B IL
Science SNC1L Locally Developed Compulsory Credit – Science 9 LD 1 +
SNC1P Science 9 Applied 1 +
SNC2P Science 10 Applied Gr 9. Sc. 1 +
SNC2D Science 10 Academic SNC1D 1 +
SVN3E Science 11 Workplc Gr 10. Sc. 1 1A/B +
SBI3C Biology 11 Applied Gr 10. Sc. 1 2B +
SPH3U Physics 11 Academic SNC2D 1 +
SCH3U Chemistry 11 Academic SNC2D 1 +
SBI3U Biology 11 Academic SNC2D 1 +
SPH4C Physics 12 College SNC2D 1 +
SCH4C Chemistry 12 College SCH3C 1 +
SBI4U Biology 12 Uni. Prep SBI3U 1 +
SCH4U Chemistry 12 Uni. Prep SCH3U 1 1B +
SPH4U Physics 12 Uni. Prep SPH3U 1 +
SES4U Earth and Space Science 12 Uni. Prep Gr 11.
Uni Sci
1 +
Social Studies & Humanities HFN2O Food and Nutrition 10 Open 1 +
HLS3O Living Spaces and Shelter 11 Open 1 +
HPC3O Parenting 11 Open 1 1A +
HRF30 World Religions: Beliefs and Daily Life 11 Open 1 +
HNC3O Fashion and Creative Expression 11 Open 1 +
HPW3C Living and Working with Children 11 College 1 +
HPD4E Parenting and Human Development 12 Workplc 1 +
PLAR
(Prior Learning Assessment Recognition)
PLAR ENG PLAR English 9/10 EQUIV. Up To 4 1B/
2B
+
PLAR MA PLAR Math 9/10 EQUIV. Up To 4 1A/
2A
+
PLAR SCI PLAR Science 9/10 EQUIV. Up To 4 1A/
2A
+
PLAR HIS
PLAR GEO
PLAR History/Geography 9/10 EQUIV. Up To 4 1B/
2B
+

Course Descriptions

AVI1O Visual Arts, Grade 9, Open (1.0 credit) This course offers an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials through working with a range of materials, processes, techniques, and styles. They will learn and use methods of analysis and criticism and will study the characteristics of particular historical art periods and a selection of Canadian art and the art of other cultures.

ASM2O Media Arts, Grade 10, Open (1.0 credit) This course will develop students’ artistic knowledge and skills by introducing them to current media arts technologies and processes. Student learning will include the analysis, appreciation, and production of media art, using a variety of traditional techniques (e.g. photography, film, photocopy art, video, analog sound recording) and emergent technologies (e.g., computer, digital camera, scanner, multimedia, animation).

AWL2O Visual Arts – Drawing, Grade 10, Open (0.5 credit) This course emphasizes learning through practice; building on what students know; and introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. Student learning will include the refined application of the elements and principles of design, incorporating the creative and design processes, and the relationship between form and content. Students will also learn about the connections between works of art and their historical contexts. Course objectives may be achieved either through a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g. drawing, painting).

ASM3O Media Arts, Grade 11 , Open (1 credit) This course enables students to create media art works using available and emerging technologies such as computer animation, digital imaging, and video, and a variety of media. Students will explore the elements and principles of media arts, the connections between contemporary media art works and traditional art forms, and the importance of using responsible practices when engaged in the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works.

BTT1O Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9, Open (1.0 credit) This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.    

BDI3C Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Grade 11 College Preparation (1.0 Credit) 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 goals. Students will create a venture plan for a school-based or student-run business. Through hand-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.

BAF3M Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (1.0 credit) This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and current issues and ethics in accounting.

BDI3C Entrepreneurship: The Venture, Grade 11 College Preparation (1.0 Credit) 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 goals. Students will create a venture plan for a school-based or student-run business. Through hand-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.

BOH4M Organizational Studies, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (1.0 credit) This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. You will analyse the role of a leader in business with a focus on decision-making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility will be emphasized throughout the course. Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in business studies, English, or Canadian and world studies.

BTA3O Information Technology Applications in Business, Grade 11, Open (1.0 credit) This course prepares students for the digital environment. Using a hands-on approach, students will further develop information and communication technology skills through the use of common business software applications. The concept and operation of e-business will be explored, and students will design and create an e-business website. The skills developed in this course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or post-secondary studies.

BAT4M Financial Accounting Principles, Grade 12, College/University Prep. (1.0 credit) Prerequisite BAT3M This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for post-secondary studies in business. Students will learn about financial statements for various forms of business ownership and how those statements are interpreted in making business decisions. This course expands students’ knowledge of sources of financing, further develops accounting methods for assets, and introduces accounting for partnerships and corporations.

BBB4M Introduction to International Business, Grade 12, College/University Prep. (1.0 credit) Prerequisite any Col/Uni prep course in Business Studies or Canada and the World Studies. In this course you will gain an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy. You will learn the factors that influence success in international markets and will learn about the techniques, strategies and problems associated with marketing, distributing and managing a business in the international community.

BDP3O The Enterprising Person, Grade 11, Open (1.0 credit) This course examines the importance of enterprising employees to organizations affected by rapid change in an increasingly competitive marketplace. Students will learn about the skills and attributes of enterprising employees, the distinguishing features of enterprising work environments, and the challenges and rewards of becoming an enterprising person. They will also have an opportunity to participate in the entrepreneurial process by planning a venture.

BMX3E Marketing and Retail, Grade 11, Workplace (1.0 credit) This course focuses on marketing activities in the retail and service sectors. Students will examine trends and global influences on marketing decisions, and will learn about the importance of customer service in developing a customer base and maintaining customer loyalty. Through hands on learning, students will develop personal selling and information technology skills that will prepare them for a variety of marketing- related positions in the workplace.

CGC1P Geography of Canada, Grade 9, Applied (1.0 credit) This course focuses on geographic issues that affect Canadians today. Students will draw on personal and everyday experiences as they learn about Canada’s distinct and changing character and the natural and human systems and global influences that shape the country. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to examine practical geographic questions and communicate their findings.

CHV2O Civics, Grade 10, Open (0.5 credit)  This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada. They will explore their own and others’ ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them.

CHC2L Canadian History Since World War 1, Grade 10, Locally Developed (1.0)   This course focuses on the connections between the student and key people, events and themes in Canadian history from World War I. Students prepare for the Grades 11 and 12 Workplace Preparation history courses through the development and extension of historical literacy and inquiry skills. Students explore a variety of topics highlighting individuals and events that have contributed to the story of Canada. The major themes of Canadian identity, internal and external relationships, and changes since 1914, are explored through guided investigation.

CHC2P Canadian History Since World War 1, Grade 10, Applied (1.0 credit) This course explores some of the   pivotal events and experiences that have influenced the development of Canada’s identity as a nation from World War I to the present. By examining how the country has responded to economic, social, and technological changes and how   individuals and groups have contributed to Canadian culture and society during this period, students will develop their   ability to make connections between historical and current events. Students will have opportunities to formulate   questions, locate information, develop informed opinions, and present ideas about the central issues and events of the  period.

CHC2D Canadian History Since World War 1, Grade 10, Academic (1.0 credit) This course explores the local, national, and global forces that have shaped Canada’s national identity from World War I to the present. Students will investigate the challenges presented by economic, social, and technological changes and explore the contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian culture and society during this period. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate various interpretations of the issues and events of the period and to present their own points of view.

CLU3M Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: History, Grade 10, Applied or Academic This course explores Canadian law with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to people’s everyday lives. Students will investigate fundamental legal concepts and processes to gain a practical understanding of Canada’s legal system, including the criminal justice system. Students will use critical-thinking, inquiry, and communication skills to develop informed opinions on legal issues and apply this knowledge in a variety of ways and settings, including case analysis, legal research projects, mock trials, and debates.

CHW3M World History to the Sixteenth Century, Grade 11, University/College Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: History, Grade 10 This course investigates the 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 structures and historical forces that form the foundation of the modern world. They will apply historical inquiry, critical thinking, and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups, and innovations and to present their own conclusions.

CGG3O Regional Geography: Travel and Tourism, Grade 11, Open (1.0 credit) This course focuses on travel and tourism to examine the unique characteristics of selected world regions from a geographic perspective. Students develop an understanding and appreciation of the way in which the natural environments, economies, cultures, and other aspects of world regions interact. Students understand the travel and tourism industry through a series of issues-based investigations that highlights the complexity of the industry and the interconnectedness of the components. Students learn to identify the benefits of travel while minimizing cultural and economic conflicts to achieve sustainable natural and human systems. Past and present patterns and trends are analyzed in order to make predictions about the opportunities and possibilities for future travel and tourism. Students gain valuable skills, including the analysis of controversial issues and the use of geotechnologies to organize and synthesize information gathered from regional studies. These course includes a focus on the local community as a source of information about travel and tourism activities and businesses.

CHY4U World History: The West and the World, Grade 12, University Prep (1.0 credit) This course investigates the major trends in Western civilization and world history from the sixteenth century to the present. Students will learn about the interaction between the emerging West and other regions of the world and about the development of modern social, political, and economic systems. The skills and knowledge developed in this course will enable students to understand and appreciate both the character of historical change and the historical roots of contemporary issues.

ENG1L Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Course English, Grade 9, LD (1.0 credit) This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school and their daily lives. Students 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.

ENG1D English, Grade 9, Academic (1.0 credit) 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. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

ENG1P English, Grade 9, Applied (1.0 credit) This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on identifying and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students’ comprehension of texts and to help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 applied English course, which leads to college or workplace preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

ENG2L Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Course English, Grade 10, LD (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: Any Grade 9 English In this course, students focus on extending their literacy and communication skills to prepare for success in their daily lives, in the workplace, in the English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation course, or in the English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation course. The course is organized by strands that extend listening and talking skills, reading and viewing skills, and writing skills. In all strands, the focus is on refining foundational literacy skills and on using language clearly and accurately in a variety of authentic contexts. Students build on their strategies and engage in the processes involved in talking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and thinking. Students reflect regularly upon their growth in these areas.  

ELS2O English Literacy Skills, Grade 10, Open (1.0 credit) This course is designed to help students strengthen essential reading and writing skills, providing them with the extra literacy support they need in order to graduate. Students will read informational, graphic, and literary texts, with a focus on locating information, identifying main ideas and supporting details, building vocabulary, and consolidating skills in the application of key comprehension strategies. The course will also help students develop core learning strategies.

ENG2P English, Grade 10, Applied (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course.

ENG2D English, Grade 10, Academic (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied This course is designed to extend the range of 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 and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.

EMS3O Media Studies, Grade 11, Open (1.0) This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course explores the five key concepts of media: Constructed Reality, Implicit and Explicit Values, Social and Political Implications, Commercial Implications and Aesthetic Forms. As you work through each section you will be exploring how these five key concepts are interrelated and influence our lives as individuals and as a society.

ENG3E English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Applied. This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of contemporary informational, graphic, and literary texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language clearly and accurately in a variety of formal and informal contexts. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.

ENG3C English, Grade 11, College Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Applied This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.            

ENG3U English, Grade 11, University Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic. This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.

OLC4O Ontario Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: Must be a mature student. 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 literacy portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.

EBT4O Business and Technological Communication, Grade 12, Open (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: Grade 11 English This course emphasizes practical writing and communication skills that are needed in the world of business and technology. Students will analyse the characteristics of effective models of business and technical communications; gather information to write reports, business letters, memos, manuals, instructions, and brochures; and integrate graphics and text, using technology appropriately for formatting and special effects. They will also make a number of oral and visual presentations.

ENG4E English, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and daily life. Students will analyse informational, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-related and practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language accurately and organizing ideas and information coherently. This course is intended to prepare students for the workplace and active citizenship.        

ENG4C English, Grade 12, College Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. This course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.

ENG4U English, Grade 12, University Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. This course is intended to prepare students for university, college or the workplace.

EWC4U The Writers Craft, Grade 12, University Preparation (1.0 credit) This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. You will analyze models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of work; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of your writing. You will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and writing careers.

GLS1O Learning Strategies I: Skills for Success in Secondary School, Grade 9, Open (1.0 credit) This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. This course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.

GLC2O Career Studies, Grade 10, Open (0.5 credit) This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores post-secondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.

GLD2O Discovering the Workplace, Grade 10, Open (1.0 Credit) This course provides students with opportunities to discover and develop the workplace essential skills and work habits required to be successfully employed. Students will develop an understanding of work through practical hands-on experiences in the school and in the community, using real workplace materials. They investigate occupations of interest through experiential opportunities (e.g., worksite visits, hearing guest speakers, job shadowing, work experience, simulations, and entrepreneurial projects). This course helps students make plans for continued learning and work.

GPP3O Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11, Open (1.0 credit) This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design, implement and plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.

GWL3O Designing Your Future, Grade 11, Open (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: Grade 10 Career Studies. 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.

GLN4O Navigating the Workplace, Grade 12, Open (1.0 Credit) This course provides students with opportunities to develop the workplace essential skills and work habits required for success in all types of workplaces. Students will explore occupations and careers of interest through participation in real workplace experiences (e.g., information interviews, work experiences). They will make plans for continued learning and work, work with others to design learning experiences, and investigate the resources and support required to make a smooth transition to their post-secondary destination.

PPZ3C Health for Life, Grade 11, College (1.0 credit). This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness, and health promotion. Prerequisite: None

PPL4O1 Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 12, Open (0.5 credit)) This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.

PPL4O2 Healthy Active Living Education, Grade 12, Open (0.5 credit) This course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitnessplans. In addition, they will be given opportunities to refine their decision-making, conflict-resolution, and interpersonal skills, with a view to enhancing their mental health and their relationships with others.

MAT1L Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Course Mathematics, Grade 9, LD (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: None, This course emphasizes further development of mathematical knowledge and skills to prepare students for success in their everyday lives, in the workplace, and in the Grade 10 LDCC course. The course is organized in three strands related to money sense, measurement and proportional reasoning. In all strands, the focus is on developing and consolidating key foundational mathematical concepts and skills by solving authentic, everyday problems. Students have opportunities to further develop their mathematical literacy and problem-solving skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing and oral language through relevant and practical math activities.

MAT2L Locally Developed Compulsory Credit Course Mathematics, Grade 10, LD (1.0 credit) Prerequisite:MAT1L, This course emphasizes the extension of mathematical knowledge and skills to prepare students for success in their everyday lives, in the workplace, and in the grade 11 Mathematics Workplace preparation course. The course is organized in three strands related to money sense, measurement, and proportional reasoning. In all strands, the focus is on strengthening and extending key foundational mathematical concepts and skills by solving authentic, everyday problems. Students have opportunities to extend their mathematical literacy and problem-solving skills and to continue developing their skills in reading, writing, and oral language through relevant and practical math activities.

MEL3E Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace (1.0 credit) Prerequisite:MAT2L, MFM1P, or MPM1D, 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.

MEL4E Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 12, Workplace (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: MEL3E, This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will investigate questions involving the use of statistics; apply the concept of probability to solve problems involving familiar situations; investigate accommodation costs and create household budgets; use proportional reasoning; estimate and measure; and apply geometric concepts to create designs. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

MFM1P Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 9, Applied (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: None, This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to introductory algebra, proportional reasoning, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will investigate real- life examples to develop various representations of linear relations, and will determine the connections between the representations. They will also explore certain relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

MFM2P Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: MFM1P or MPM1D, This course enables students to consolidate their understanding of linear relations and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will develop and graph equations in analytic geometry; solve and apply linear systems, using real-life examples; and explore and interpret graphs of quadratic relations. Students will investigate similar triangles, the trigonometry of right triangles, and the measurement of three-dimensional figures. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

MBF3C Mathematics of Personal Finance, Grade 11, College (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: MFM2P, This course will enable you to broaden your understanding of exponential growth and important areas of personal finance. You 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.

MCF3M Functions, Grade 11, Col/Uni Prep (1.0 Credit) Prerequisite: MFM2P or MPM2D, This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics and extends students’ experiences with functions. Students will solve problems in personal finance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning.

MAP4C Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College (1.0 Credit) Prerequisite: MBF3C or MCF3M, This course enables students to broaden their understanding of real-world applications of mathematics. Students will analyze data using statistical methods; solve problems involving applications of geometry and trigonometry; simplify expressions; and solve equations. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for college programs in areas such as business, health sciences, and human services, and for certain skilled trades.

MCT4C Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: MCF3M or MCR3U, This course enables students to extend their knowledge of functions. Students will investigate and apply properties of polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions; continue to represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; develop facility in simplifying expressions and solving equations; and solve problems that address applications of algebra, trigonometry, vectors, and geometry. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for a variety of college technology programs.

MPM1D Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic (1.0 Credit) Prerequisite: None, In this course, you will develop generalizations of mathematical ideas and methods through the exploration of applications, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. You will investigate relationships to develop equations of straight lines in analytic geometry, explore relationships between volume and surface area of objects in measurement, and apply extended algebraic skills in problem solving. You will engage in abstract extensions of core learning that will deepen your mathematical knowledge and enrich your understanding.

MPM2D Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: MPM1D, This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving skills and algebraic skills through investigation, the use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

MCR3U Functions, Grade 11, University (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: MPM2D, This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

MHF4U – Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University (1.0 credit) Prerequisite MCR3U or MTC4C. This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.

MCV4U Calculus and Vectors, Grade 12, University (1.0 Credit) )Prerequisite: MHF4U, This course builds on students’ previous experiences with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics and some areas of business including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.

MDM4U Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, University (1.0 Credit) )Prerequisite: MCF3M or MCR3U, This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analysing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.

LNLAO Oji-Cree, Level 1, Open (1.0 credit) This course is open to the entire student body and will allow students who have no prior native language experience to develop an appreciation for a native language and culture, to explore and experience a unique world view, and to learn to speak a native language. Students will use the language being studied for greetings and daily routines, become familiar with its writing and sound system, and practise basic vocabulary and phrases. Students will also use information technology during course-related activities.

LNLBO Oji-Cree, Level 2, Open (1.0 credit) This course is open to students that have limited native language experience. It will focus on developing language knowledge, communication skills and the understanding of the interconnectedness of language and culture. Students will continue to acquire knowledge and the practice of practical everyday vocabulary and structures that will enable them to communicate effectively in the language.

NAC2O1 Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Grade 10, Open (0.5 credit) This course emphasizes historical and contemporary issues that affect the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and Canadian governments. Students will examine legal, political, social, and economic issues; key aspects of the Indian Act and its revisions that have an impact on the daily lives of Aboriginal persons; the different types of relationships that Aboriginal peoples have established with other nations throughout history; and the methodology of historical inquiry.

NAC2O2 Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Grade 10, Open (0.5 credit) This course emphasizes historical and contemporary issues that affect the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and Canadian governments. Students will examine legal, political, social, and economic issues; key aspects of the Indian Act and its revisions that have an impact on the daily lives of Aboriginal persons; the different types of relationships that Aboriginal peoples have established with other nations throughout history; and the methodology of historical inquiry.

NBE3C English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices, Grade 11, College Preparation (1.0 credit) This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary and media works, and will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. Students will also write reports, correspondence, and persuasive essays, and analyze the relationship between media, forms and audiences. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice and using business and technical language with precision and clarity.

NBV3E Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations, Grade 11, Work Place (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: Grade 10 Canadian History. This course focuses on the beliefs, values, and aspirations of Aboriginal peoples in Canada. You will examine issues of identity facing Indian, Métis, and Inuit peoples, and their relationships to land and nature, as well as to one another within their communities and working environments. You will also learn how traditional and contemporary beliefs and values influence the present-day aspirations and actions of Aboriginal peoples.

SNC1P Science, Grade 9, Applied (1.0 credit) This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics; to develop practical skills in scientific investigation; and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. Students 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.

SNC1L Science, Grade 9, Locally Developed (1.0 credit ) This course in science introduces students to fundamental concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, and scientific inquiry with emphasis on practical scientific problems and skills relevant to location. Students will be asked to design and conduct investigations while developing skills in reading, writing, and oral language. This course can be used as a prerequisite to SNC3E, Grade Eleven Science, Workplace Preparation.

SNC2P Science, Grade 10, Applied (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics; to develop further their practical skills in scientific investigation; and to apply their knowledge of science to real-world situations. Students will design and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to ecological sustainability, chemical reactions, weather systems, and motion.

SNC2D Science, Grade 10, Academic (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics; to develop further their skills in scientific inquiry; and to understand the interrelationships among science, technology, and the environment. Students will conduct investigations and understand scientific theories related to: ecology and the maintenance of ecosystems; chemical reactions, with particular attention to acid-base reactions; factors that influence weather systems; and motion.

SVN3E Science, Grade 11, Work Place (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Applied This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science. Students explore a range of environmentally relevant topics, including contemporary challenges, impact of environmental changes on human health, sustainable agriculture and forestry practices, waste management, and conservation of energy. Students will supplement their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society.

SPH3U Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation (1.0 credit) This course is designed to develop an understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will study the laws of dynamics and explore forces, energy, and energy transformations in detail while developing scientific-inquiry skills. Students will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology and the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

SBI3C Biology, Grade 11, College Preparation (1.0) This course is designed to develop an understanding of some fundamental biological processes and systems. Students study cellular functions, genetic continuity, internal systems and regulation of these systems, ecological diversity, and some anatomy of representative species with emphasis on the skills necessary for further study in life sciences and related fields.

SBI3U Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation (1.0) This course is designed to develop a deeper understanding of some fundamental biological processes and systems. Students study cellular functions, genetic continuity, internal systems and regulation of these systems, ecological diversity, and some anatomy of representative species with emphasis on the skills necessary for further study in life sciences and related fields at the university level.

SCH3U Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic This course focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study the behaviours of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; investigate changes and relationships in chemical systems; and explore how chemistry is used in developing new products and processes that affect our lives and our environment. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of chemistry in other branches of science.

SCH4C Chemistry, Grade 12, College Preparation (1.0 credit) 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 environment. Students will employ a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate technology.

SBI4U Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: SBI3U This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes associated with biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, evolution, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on achievement of the detailed knowledge and refined skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

SCH4U Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation (1.0 credit) Prerequisite: SCH3U This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, energy changes and rates of reaction, chemical systems and equilibrium, electrochemistry, and atomic and molecular structure. Students will further develop problem-solving and laboratory skills as they investigate chemical processes, at the same time refining their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in daily life, and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

SPH4C Physics, Grade 12, College Preparation (1.0) This course is designed to develop an understanding of the basic concepts of physics, including mechanics, electricity and magnetism, hydraulic and pneumatic systems, and certain commonly- used tools and machines. Some important laws of physics are verified mathematically and practically. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

SES4U Earth and Space Science, Grade 12, University Preparation (1.0) Prerequisite: Grade 10 Academic Science This course focuses on the Earth as a planet, and on the basic concepts and theories of Earth science and their relevance to everyday life. Students will examine the Earth’s place in the solar system and, after a general introduction to Earth science, will explore in more detail the materials of the Earth, its internal and superficial processes, and its history. The course draws on astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics in its consideration of geological processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.

HFN2O Food and Nutrition, Grade 10, Open (1.0 credit) This course explores the factors that affect attitudes and decisions about food, examines current issues of body image and food marketing, and is grounded in the scientific study of nutrition. Students will learn how to make informed food choices and how to prepare foods, and will investigate our Canadian food heritage and food industries, as well as global food issues. The course also introduces students to research skills related to food and nutrition.

HPC3O Parenting, Grade 11, Open (1.0 credit) 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. Students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate and discipline effectively, and guide early behaviour. They will have practical experiences with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and will learn skills in researching and investigating questions relating to parenting.

HRF3O World Religions: Beliefs and Daily Life, Grade 11, Open (1.0 credit) 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.

HNC3O Fashion and Creative Expression, Grade 11, Open (1.0 credit) This course explores what clothing communicates about the wearer and how it becomes a creative and entrepreneurial outlet through the design and production processes. You will learn, through practical experiences, about the nature of fashion design; the characteristics of fibers and fabrics; the construction, production, and marketing of clothing; and how to plan and care for a wardrobe that is appropriate for an individual’s appearance, activities, employment, and lifestyle. You will develop research skills as you explore the evolution of fashion and its relationship to society, culture, and individual psychology.

HLS3O Living Spaces and Shelter, Grade 11, Open (1.0 Credit) This course analyses how different types of living spaces and forms of shelter meet people’s physical, social, emotional, and cultural needs and reflect society’s values, established patterns of living, and economic and technological developments. Students will learn how to make practical decisions about where to live and how to create functional and pleasing environments, and will explore occupational opportunities related to housing and design. They will also learn skills used in researching and investigating living accommodations and housing.

HPW3C Living and Working With Children, Grade 11, College Preparation (1.0 Credit) 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.

HPD4E Parenting and Human Development, Grade 12, Open (1.0 Credit) 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.

 

The Prior Learning Assessment Recognition program (PLAR) allows qualified students to earn up to 16 equivalent grade 9 and 10 compulsory credits. To earn these equivalent credits students will have to successfully complete up to 4 assessments (tests), one in each of Math, English, Science, and History/Geography. Prior to attempting assessments, students are required to complete assignments in applicable areas. These assignments are designed to prepare students to be successful in the assessments. PLAR students can then complete the Senior Equivalency Application (SEA) and earn up to 10 senior (grade 11 and 12) credits. Following assessment of the SEA PLAR students will be required to complete a minimum of 4 senior credits in order to graduate. Senior credits earned through the SEA will be added to the Ontario Student Transcript (OST) when the student begins work on his/her final credit.