This course is comprised of two half credit courses, together, combining to one full credit. One half is Civics, the other half is Careers.
This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen
in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy
schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social
media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of
political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply
the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and
express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that
are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.
This course gives students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits that will support them in their education and career/life planning. Students will learn about global work trends, and seek opportunities within the school and community to expand and strengthen their transferable skills and their ability to adapt to the changing world of work. On the basis of exploration, reflective practice, and decision-making processes, students will make connections between their skills, interests, and values and their postsecondary options, whether in apprenticeship training, college, community living, university, or the workplace. They will set goals and create a plan for their first postsecondary year. As part of their preparation for the future, they will learn about personal financial management – including the variety of saving and borrowing tools available to them and how to use them to their advantage – and develop a budget for their first year after secondary school.
- Teacher: Sneha Abraham
This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their
impact on the lives of different individuals, groups, and communities, including First
Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities, in Canada since 1914. Students
will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving
role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations,
and events on identities, citizenship, and heritage in Canada. Students will develop an
understanding of some of the political developments and government policies that
have had a lasting impact on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities.
They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the
historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when
investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.
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.
Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding
of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication
technology, human resources, and production, and of the importance of ethics and social
responsibility.This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students
develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.
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, personalmanagement skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and
achievement in school, the workplace, and the community.The course helps students build
confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
Prerequisite: For GLS1O – None
For GLE1O and GLE2O – Recommendation of principal
This course enables
students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their
problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective 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.
PREREQUISITE: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic
TEACHER: Sneha Abraham, Ed.D., OCT.
This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology,
chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between
science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities
to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct
investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the
connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a
particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and
the interaction of light and matter.
Prerequisite courses: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
- Teacher: Martin Segard