Courses

We are pleased to offer the following online courses:

For further course information, please visit the Western Canadian Learning Network website.  For more information on our courses, please visit Learn Now BC.

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ENTREPRENEURSHIP 12 is for people who desire to be self-employed, who wish to work in a life-style business or who strive to improve the quality of life of others. Course work consists of case studies, activities, and a final individual project of your choice.

CAREER LIFE EDUCATION The big ideas of Career Life Education center around: developing career and education paths, reflecting on the internal and external factors of career planning, understanding the impact of finances on personal plans, adapting to changes, fostering supportive networks, and finding a balance between work and personal life. The learning and exploring process will include preparing students for presenting their Capstone Project in Grade 12.

CAREER LIFE CONNECTIONS students will design, assemble, and present a Capstone Project to an audience to demonstrate personal learning and achievement (in and out-of-school), growth in the core competencies, and a reflection on their post-graduation plan. Students in grades 12 must create a personal integrated plan, to be included in the Capstone Project, for post-graduation that includes communicating choices related to: 30 hours, or more, of work experience, including volunteer activities, career exploration and education prospects, financial planning reflective of future goals and creating balance including addressing personal health and wellness.

COMPOSITION 10 (2 credits) explores a variety of topics and genres through the eye of a writer. Students will develop skills in written formats including essay, poetry, story and more.

CREATIVE WRITING 10 (2 credits) develops written and verbal expression through the study, appreciation and analysis of literature.

LITERARY STUDIES 10 (2 credits) allows students to delve more deeply into literature. Students will hone their skills in reading with critical appreciation, writing in a variety of forms, and thinking critically and creatively.

NEW MEDIA 10 (2 credits) Enables students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through the analysis of texts and through creating their own media, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

COMPOSITION 11 explores wide themes such as personal and cultural identity, critical and creative thinking and more. Students will respond to a variety of texts using personal and academic writing.

CREATIVE WRITING 11 This course is designed for students who are interested in refining their writing skills through self- expression. A wide variety of texts and genres are explored.

LITERARY STUDIES 11 The course will focus on exploration of a variety of themes, periods, authors, and world literature; as well as increasing literacy skills using oral, written, visual, and digital texts. First Peoples texts, worldviews, and Principles of Learning are embedded throughout.

ENGLISH STUDIES 12 provides students with opportunities to refine skills in critical and creative thinking, literacy, and written, verbal, and visual communication. Students will explore diverse texts and genres.

PSYCHOLOGY 11 explores the big ideas of describing and predicting human behaviour. Topics covered include personality, development, motivation and more. Students have the opportunity to pursue self-directed projects as well.

WORKPLACE MATH 10 is intended for students heading into a vocational/trade school or for direct entry into the workforce after graduating. Topics include proportional reasoning, formula manipulation and application, finance, spatial problems, the Pythagorean theorem, similarity of convex polygons, metric conversion, area, volume, and trigonometric ratios.

FOUNDATIONS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10 is a theory-based course with many algebraic topics including expressions, powers, polynomials, equations, relations, trigonometry, and data analysis.

WORKPLACE MATH 11 is intended to provide students with the mathematical skills identified for entry into most trades and for direct entry into the workforce. Topics include proportions, finance, right triangle problems, 3-D questions, surface area, volume and capacity, slopes, graphs, Sine Law and Cosine Law.

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH 11 is intended to provide students with the mathematical skills needed for entry into post-secondary studies that do NOT require the study of theoretical Calculus. Topics include rates, area and volume, proofs, systems of equations, quadratic functions, math research project and statistics.

PRE-CALCULUS 11 is intended to provide students with the mathematical skills needed for entry into post-secondary programs that DO require the study of theoretical Calculus. Topics include absolute Value, radicals, rational expressions, graphs and equations, linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, arithmetic and geometric sequences, reciprocal functions, and trigonometry.

FOUNDATIONS OF MATH 12 is intended to provide students with the mathematical skills needed for entry into post-secondary studies that do NOT require the study of theoretical Calculus. Topics include finances, probability, research, conditional and logical reasoning, set theory, problem solving with polynomial, exponential, logarithm, and sinusoidal functions.

PRE-CALCULUS 12 is intended to provide students with the mathematical skills needed for entry into post-secondary programs that DO require the study of theoretical Calculus. Topics include trigonometry, permutations, combinations, binomial theorem, transformations, function compositions, inverses, logarithms, exponents and polynomials equations, problem solving and graph analysis.

CALCULUS 12 will expose you to the major topics and concepts in calculus and will mitigate the gap between high school and university level courses. Units of study include functions and their properties, limits and continuity, derivative, applications of derivative, and integrals with applications.

PHYSICAL & HEALTH EDUCATION 10 allows students to explore topics around physical and mental well-being through a project-based approach. A physical component involving 100 hours of documented activity/skills/sports/movement is required.

SCIENCE 10 prepares students for the senior sciences. Topics of study include Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Earth Science.

CHEMISTRY 11 is an introduction to the basic concepts involved in the study of chemistry. Includes units on: Atoms and Molecules, Mole Concept, Chemical Reactions, Solubility, and Organic Chemistry.

EARTH SCIENCE 11 is the study of the earth and its movements. Includes units on: Earth Materials, Plate Tectonics, Atmospheric Composition and Changes, Hydrological Cycle, and Earth and the Solar System.

LIFE SCIENCES 11 introduces students to a variety of biological skills and the study of living organisms. Includes units on: Levels of Organization, Cell Structure and Function, Taxonomy, Viruses, Evolution, Genetic Modifications, and Single cell and Multi-cell Organisms.

PHYSICS 11 This course serves as an introduction to classical physics and includes units on fundamental topics such as motion, forces, energy, current electricity and waves.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 12 focuses on cells and human body function with an underlying theme of homoeostasis and control mechanisms. Includes units on: Biological Molecules, Cells and Transport, Enzymes, DNA and Protein Synthesis, and Organ Systems.

CHEMISTRY 12 will deepen students understanding of chemistry through the study of reaction rates, equilibrium systems, solutions, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and laboratory skills and their ability to communicate scientific information.

PHYSICS 12 This course extends the skills learned in Physics 11 and introduces some more abstract concepts like torque, circular motion, momentum, electrostatics, electromagnetism, and modern physics.

SOCIAL STUDIES 10 centres around Canada from 1919 to present day. This course offers students the opportunity to explore how Canada has developed socially, politically, economically and, culturally as a nation both at home and on the world stage. Major themes of study include the Canadian political system, Canadian autonomy, Canada identities, Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, advocacy for human rights, discriminatory policies and attitudes, and historical injustices in Canada and the world.

SOCIAL STUDIES 11 – EXPLORATIONS students will investigate a variety of issues and topics which may include a selection from the following disciplines: Genocide Studies, World History, Social Justice, Law Studies, Comparative Cultures, First Peoples History, Psychology, Human Geography, Political Studies, Philosophy, Asian Studies, and Economics.

SOCIAL STUDIES 12 – 20TH CENTURY WORLD HISTORY This course is an opportunity for students to study and research current world developments. The course spans the 20th Century from 1919 to the present and looks at world conflict and challenges through various perspectives

SOCIAL STUDIES 12 – PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY examines the physical properties of the earth, and also examines the human imprint on the earth. As the earth responds to human- made conditions, like global warming, we must understand the science behind the earth’s processes in order to protect our environment for the future.

LAW STUDIES 12 Students will focus on the objective and function of Canada’s legal system with specific areas of study that include the rights and freedoms of Canadians, criminal, civil and international law, and the criminal justice system.