Courses



Types of Courses Offered at Adults in Motion


Academic courses focus on the essential concepts of the discipline and also explore related concepts. Academic courses develop students’ knowledge and skills by emphasizing theoretical, abstract applications of the essential concepts and incorporating practical applications as appropriate.

Applied courses also focus on the essential concepts of the discipline, but develop students’ knowledge and skills by emphasizing practical, concrete applications of these concepts and incorporating theoretical applications as appropriate.

Open Courses are comprised of a set of expectations that is suitable for all students at any given grade level. These courses are appropriate for all students regardless of postsecondary destination. They are designed to provide students with a broad educational base and to equip them for active and rewarding participation in society.

University Preparation Courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university programs. All university preparation courses will be based on rigorous provincial curriculum expectations and will emphasize the development of both independent research skills and independent learning skills.

University/College Preparation Courses include content that is relevant for both university and college programs. These courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for specific university and college programs. These courses will emphasize the development of both independent research skills and independent learning skills.

College Preparation Courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for college programs. The range of courses offered and the content of theses courses will allow students to prepare for most college programs and related careers. These courses will emphasize the development of both independent research skills and independent learning skills.

Workplace Preparation Courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need for direct entry into the workplace or for admission to apprenticeship programs and other training programs offered in the community. Cooperative education and work experience placements within the community are important components of workplace preparation courses. Workplace preparation courses will be based on rigorous provincial curriculum expectations and will emphasize the development of generic employment skills, as well as independent research and learning skills.

Transfer Courses are designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to bridge the gap between two courses of different types. These courses will provide partial credits, since they require students to demonstrate achievement of new curriculum expectations. The credits earned will qualify as optional credits towards the diploma requirements.

Basic level courses are designed to focus on the development of personal skills, social understanding and self-confidence. These useful courses will assist students to prepare for a successful, independent home-life.

General level courses should be considered as appropriate preparation for employment, careers or further education in certain programs in a college of applied arts and technology.

Advanced level courses are designed to assist students to understand the theoretical principles, practical applications and core content of a subject. These courses focus on the development of academic skills, and prepare students for entry into university and some colleges of applied arts and technology.

Ontario Academic Credits are designed for entry into University. These credits may be counted toward the 30 required for an OSSD and may be used to meet compulsory credit requirements.

On-Line Courses are offered and available for student registration. The school will provide the computer and Internet access for the student. Please note: A $25.00 registration fee will apply and will be refunded at the completion of the course.


Definition of a Credit


A Credit is a means of recognition of the successful completion of a course for which a minimum of 110 hours has been scheduled. A credit is granted to a student by the principal of a secondary school on behalf of the Minister.


Courses of Study


A copy of a course of study offered on-site is available for perusal by students and parent/guardians. For more information, please contact the school. Students will be supplied with a course overview at the beginning of the semester for course and evaluation procedures.


Prerequisite Courses


Courses in Grades 11 and 12 may have prerequisites as a requirement for enrolment. All prerequisite courses will be identified in ministry curriculum policy documents, and no courses apart from these may be identified as prerequisites. Schools must provide parents and students with clear and accurate information on prerequisites.

If a parent or an adult student requests that a prerequisite be waived, the principal will determine whether or not the prerequisite should be waived. A principal may also initiate consideration of whether a prerequisite should be waived. The principal will make his or her decision in consultation with the parent or adult student and appropriate school staff. In cases where the parent or adult student disagrees with the decision of the principal, the parent or adult student may ask the appropriate supervisory officer to review the matter.


Course Coding


All courses are designated by a 5-digit code used in all secondary schools in Ontario.

Examples: SNC3B ENG1PA
First three letters indicate Subject: Science English
Fourth character indicates Grade:

1 = Grade 9
2 = Grade 10
3 = Grade 11
4 = Grade 12
Eleven Nine
Fifth character indicates Level: Basic Applied
P = Applied
D = Academic
O = Open
U = University Prep
C = College Prep
E = Work place
C = Work place
M = University/College
B = Basic
G = General (Old Curriculum)
A = Advanced (Old Curriculum)
OAC = Ontario Academic Credit (Old Curriculum)