ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY COURSE
All students who enter Grade 9 in the 1999-2000 school year or in subsequent years must successfully complete the provincial secondary school literacy test in order to earn a secondary school diploma.
The test will serve both to determine whether students have acquired the reading and writing skills considered essential for literacy, and to provide confirmation that those students who have completed the test successfully have attained the provincial expectations for literacy. Once students have successfully completed the literacy test, they may not retake the test in the same language.
*You must pass the test in order to obtain your diploma.
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Guidance & Career Education
Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School Grade 9, Open GLS10A
This course explores learning strategies and helps you become a more independent learner. You will learn how to develop and apply a range of strategies to improve your learning and achievement, particularly your literacy, numeracy, communications, and planning skills. This course will increase your confidence, motivation, and ability to learn.
Career Studies Grade 10, Open GLC20M
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 post-secondary 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. Pleast Note: 0.5 Credits
Canadian History in the Twentieth Century Grade 10, Academic CHC2DA
This course explores Canadian participation in global events and traces our development as a country through changes in population, economy, and technology. Students will analyse elements of the Canadian identity, learn the stories of both individuals and communities, and study the evolution of political and social structures. Students will learn how interpretations of the past differ, and will come to understand the importance of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships in historical studies. Students will also learn to develop and support a thesis, conduct research and analysis, and effectively communicate the results of their inquiries.
Introduction to Entrepreneurial Studies Grade 11, college prep BDI3C
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.
Introduction to Financial Accounting Grade 11, university/college prep. BAF3M
This course will introduce you to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting with emphasis on accounting procedures used in service and merchandising businesses. You will develop an understanding of the connections between financial analysis, control and decision making in the management of a business, as well as the effects of technology and globalization on accounting procedures and the role of the accountant.
Information Technology Applications in Business Grade 11, open BTA3O-A
This course will provide you with the opportunity to develop the information technology skills and knowledge required in a business. You will learn about the information technology work environment, use industry-standard software, conduct electronic research, investigate electronic business, and explore occupations and post-secondary programs that require information technology skills. You will develop “information literacy” skills to access, select, gather, critically evaluate, create, and communicate information, and use information obtained to solve problems and make decisions.
Introduction to Retail and Services Marketing Grade 11, workplace BMX3E
This course focuses on developing knowledge and applying skills in the context of retail and services marketing. Students will learn about the importance of customer service, analyse the methods used to maintain customer loyalty, examine ways in which product presentation influences buyers, and investigate the critical factor in inventory control, including the role of technology.
Foundations of Mathematics Grade 9, applied MFM1PB
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.
Foundations of Mathematics Grade 10, applied MFM2PA
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.
Principles of Mathematics Grade 10, academic MPM2DA
In this course you will broaden your understanding of relations, extend your skills in multi-step problem solving, and continue to develop your abilities in abstract reasoning. You will pursue investigations of quadratic functions and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; solve multi-step problems in analytic geometry; investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles; and develop supporting algebraic skills.
Mathematics for Everyday Life Grade 11, workplace prep. MEL3E-A
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.
Mathematics of Personal Finance Grade 11, college prep. MBF3C-A
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.
College and Apprenticeship Mathematics Grade 12, college prep. MAP4C
This course equips students with the mathematical knowledge and skills they will need in many college programs. Students will use statistical methods to analyse problems; solve problems involving the application of principles of geometry and measurement to the design and construction of physical models; solve problems involving trigonometry in triangles; and consolidate their skills in analysing and interpreting mathematical models.
Mathematics for Everyday Life Grade 12, workplace prep. MEL4E-A
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.
Mathematics for College Technology Grade 12, college prep. MCT4C-A
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 analyse models of a variety of functions, solve problems involving piecewise-defined functions, solve linear-quadratic systems, and consolidate key manipulation and communication skills. Students entering mathematics-focussed programs at the college level will benefit from MCT4C. This course enables you to consolidate and expand many pre-calculus concepts explored in previous mathematics courses. Contextual applications and technological tools are integrated throughout to support the development of new skills and the exploration of a variety of mathematical models.
Mathematics, Functions and Relations Grade 11, Univ. Prep. MCR3U
This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics, extends students” experiences with functions, and introduces second-degree relations. 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. Students will also investigate loci and the properties and applications of conics.
Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus Grade 12, university prep. MCB4U-A
This course builds on your experience with functions and introduces the basic concepts and skills of calculus. You will investigate and apply the properties of polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic functions; broaden your understanding of the mathematics associated with rates of change; and develop facility with the concepts and skills of differential calculus as applied to polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. You will apply these skills to problem solving in a range of applications. Advanced Functions and Introductory Calculus provides you with background skills in functions as a foundation for the study of the elementary principles of differential calculus. The intent in this introductory course is to prepare you for university calculus courses and the wide variety of programs (engineering, social sciences, economics, etc.) that use the skills of calculus.
English Grade 9, applied ENG1P
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.
English Grade 10, applied ENG2P
This course extends the key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in all areas of the curriculum. Students will study novels, poems, magazines, and reports. An important focus will be the clear and coherent use of spoken and written language.
English Grade 10, academic ENG2D
This course extends the analytic, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs. Students will study and interpret challenging texts including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces from contemporary and historical periods. Students will analyse and create effective media works. An important focus will be the effective use of spoken and written language.
English: Contemporary Aboriginal Voices Grade 11, university prep. NBE3U
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills through the study of works in English by Aboriginal writers. Through the analysis of literary texts and media works, students will develop an appreciation of the wealth and complexity of Aboriginal writing. Students will also conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship between media forms and audiences. An important focus will be the further development of students” understanding of English-language usage and conventions.
English Grade 11, university prep. ENG3UA
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will analyse challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationships among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.
English Grade 11, workplace prep. ENG3E-A
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.
English Grade 11, college prep. ENG3C
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students 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 analyse 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.
English Grade 12, college prep. ENG4C
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. You will analyse 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 analyse 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.
English Grade 12, workplace prep. ENG4E
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, resumes, 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.
English Grade 12, university prep. ENG4U
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write analytical and argumentative essays and a major paper for an independent literary research project; and apply key concepts to analyse media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.
Communication in the World of Business and Technology Grade 12, open EBT40
This course emphasizes practical writing and communication skills that are needed in the world of business and technology. You 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, and brochures; and integrate graphics and text, using technology appropriately for formatting and special effects.
Canadian & World Studies
Civics Grade 10, Open CHV20
This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy and the meaning of democratic citizenship in local, national, and global contexts. In addition, Students will learn about social change, examine decision-making processes in Canada, explore their own and others’ beliefs and perspectives on civics questions and learn how to think and act critically and creatively about public issues. Please note: 0.5 credit
Canadian History in the Twentieth Century Grade 10, Applied CHC2P
This course traces Canadian history from Wilfrid Laurier’s pronouncement that the twentieth century belongs to Canada to the United Nations” recognition of Canada as one of the best countries in which to live. Students will learn about various expressions of Canadian identity, the stories of individuals and communities, and changes in political and social structures. Students will discover the importance of chronology and cause-and-effect relationships in historical studies. Students will be encouraged to formulate appropriate questions, develop informed opinions, and present information in a variety of ways.
Science Grade 9, applied SNC1P
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 Grade 10, academic SNC2DA
This course enables you to deepen your understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, Earth and space science, and physics; to extend your skills in scientific inquiry; and to understand the interrelationships among science, technology, and the environment. You will conduct investigations and study scientific theories related to ecology and the maintenance of ecosystems; chemical reactions, particularly acid-base reactions; factors that influence weather systems; and motion.
Science Grade 10, applied SNC2P
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.
Science Grade 11, workplace prep. SNC3E-A
This course provides you with the science-related knowledge and skills needed to help you make informed decisions in the workplace and in your personal life. You will explore a range of topics, including materials and safety, electrical circuits, micro-organisms, the human immune system and defences against disease, and the impact of humans on the environment. Emphasis is placed on relating these topics directly to your experiences both in the workplace and in daily life.
Science Grade 11, university/college prep. SNC3M-A
This course enables you to increase your understanding of science and its technological applications, even if you do not intend to pursue science-related programs at the post-secondary level. You will explore a range of topics, including the safe use of everyday chemicals, the science of nutrition and body function, waste management, the application of scientific principles in space, and technologies in everyday life. Emphasis will be placed on the role of science and technology in daily life and in relation to social and environmental issues.
Science Grade 12, workplace prep. SNC4E-A
This course provides you with the science-related knowledge and skills needed to help you make informed decisions in the workplace and in your personal life. You will explore a range of topics, including chemistry at home and at work; communications technology; medical technology; gardening; horticulture; landscaping; forestry; and alternative life-sustaining environments. Emphasis is placed on relating these topics directly to your experiences, both in the world of work and in daily life.
Biology Grade 11, college prep. SBI3C-A
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.
Biology Grade 11, university prep. SBI3U
This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes involved in biological systems. Students will study cellular functions, genetic continuity, internal systems and regulation, the diversity of living things, and the anatomy, growth, and functions of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.
Biology Grade 12, university prep. SBI4U-A
This course provides you with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes associated with biological systems. You will study and conduct investigations in the area 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.
Chemistry Grade 11, university prep. SCH3U
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.
Chemistry Grade 12, university prep. SCH4U
This course enables you to deepen your 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. You will further develop problem-solving and laboratory skills as you investigate chemical processes, at the same time refining your 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.
Physics Grade 11, university prep. SPH3UA
This course develops your understanding of the basic concepts of physics. You will study the laws of dynamics and explore different kinds of forces, the quantification and forms of energy (mechanical, sound, light, thermal, and electrical), and the way energy is transformed and transmitted. You will develop scientific inquiry skills as you verify accepted laws and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from your investigations. You will also analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
Health & Physical Education
Health for Life Grade 11, open PPZ3O-A
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. Throughout this course, 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.
Social Studies & Humanities
Individual and Family Living Grade 9 or 10, Open HIF1O/HIF2O
This course explores the challenges faced by all people: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Students will acquire knowledge and skills that are needed to make the transition to adulthood. Teachers will instruct students in developing interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life. Students will explore the functioning of families and the diversities found among families and within society.
Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology Grade 11, University/College Prep. HSP3M
This course introduces the theories, questions, and issues that are the major concerns of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the way social scientists approach the topics they study and the research methods they employ. Students will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues that have captured the interest of classical and contemporary social scientists in the three disciplines.
Managing Personal and Family Resources Grade 11, College Prep. HIR3C
This course explores how to use human, material, and community resources effectively, and how to make informed choices with respect to clothing purchases, finance, food and nutrition, housing, and transportation. Students will learn about the dynamics of human interaction; how to make responsible choices in their transition to post-secondary education and careers; and strategies to enable them to manage time, talent, and money effectively. This course also introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating resource management.
Parenting Grade 11, Open HPC3O-A
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 have practical experiences with infants, toddlers, and preschoolers, and will learn skills in researching and investigating questions relating to parenting.
Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society Grade 12, university/college prep HHS4M-A
This course applies current theories and research from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology to the study of individual development, family behaviour, intimate and parent-child relationships, and the ways in which families interact within the diverse Canadian society. You will learn the interpersonal skills required in order to contribute to the well-being of families, and the investigative skills to conduct and evaluate research about individuals and families.
AIM Courses (taught-on-site)
Healthy Active Living Education Grade 11, Open PPL(1,2,3,4)O
Students earn one Healthy Active Living Education credit while learning and experiencing outdoor activities including hiking, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and more. This course or a similar course may be offered throughout the year. This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students” interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety.
Co-operative Education none, none
Co-operative education is an experiential mode of learning, delivered under Ministry of Education guidelines, that integrates academic study and classroom theory with experiences at the work site. Students are placed in training stations where they are provided with challenging responsibilities and learn by doing. Co-operative education is a partnership among education, business, industry and labour that usually involves students, teachers, parents, employers and employee supervisors. Cooperative education is a partnership among education, business, industry and labour that usually involves students, teachers, parents, employers and employee supervisors. Co-operative education assists students bound for university or college and those entering the workplace in making career decisions as well as in developing knowledge, skills and attitudes essential in today’s society.
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