In Person Learning

We are pleased to offer the following in person classes:

LITERACY LANGUAGE ARTS FOUNDATIONS Levels 1 and 2: Ideal course for students who need basic English skills in reading (fundamental vocabulary), writing (basic grammar), listening and speaking (pronunciation and conversation.)

LITERACY LANGUAGE ARTS FOUNDATION Levels 3 and 4: This course is for students who need to improve their fundamental English skills focusing on reading (increased vocabulary and comprehension), writing (intermediate grammar), listening and speaking (pronunciation and conversation).

LITERACY LANGUAGE ARTS LEVEL 5 – 7: This course offers intermediate and advanced skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening in English.

LITERACY FOUNDATIONS ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS LEVEL 5/6/7: Companion – Writing: Ideal course for students who need to increase their writing skills. The focus will be on academic writing in preparation for Grade 10 English. Students will learn about the writing process to improve paragraph and essay structures.

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 (*4 credits of English 10 needed for graduation; usually taken with Composition 10)

COMPOSITION 10 (2 credits) is designed to support students in their development of written communication through a critical process of questioning. Composition 10 develops written and verbal expression through the study, appreciation, and analysis of literature. This course explores narrative, expository, descriptive, and persuasive essays. Skills developed include how to cite sources, consider the credibility of evidence, and evaluate the quality and reliability of sources. (*4 credits of English 10 needed for graduation; usually taken with Literary Studies 10)

LITERARY STUDIES 11 is designed for students interested in a variety of literature. 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 builds on and extends students’ previous learning experiences in ELA 10 and 11 courses. This course 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.

WORKPLACE MATHEMATICS 11 is intended to provide students with the mathematical skills identified for entry into the majority of 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 MATHEMATICS 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.

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.

LIFE SCIENCES 11 (FORMERLY BIOLOGY 11) Areas of study include evolution, ecology, taxonomy, microbiology, botany and zoology. Students will develop an understanding of the diversity of life and of the inter-relations of all living organisms. They will gain an understanding of the beauty, drama and tragedy of the living world.

CHEMISTRY 11 A basic introduction to the concepts of chemistry. Students gain experience through hands-on experiments, demos and activities that create connections to the real world. Strong mathematical skills are recommended. Students will learn about the techniques of chemistry and the products of the chemical industry, description of matter, naming compounds, the mole concept, chemical bonding, balancing equations and organic chemistry.

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 12 (FORMERLY BIOLOGY 12) This course is an essential background for university training in nursing, medical science, human biology, and kinesiology and will introduce the structure and function of the organ systems of the human body. Students will discover the importance of homeostasis or balance in all body systems. They will investigate biological molecules, structure and function of important cell organelles, the importance of DNA, and human anatomy & physiology. Human biology is examined on levels of molecules, cells, tissues, organs and systems. Organ systems studied may include Digestive, Circulatory, Respiratory, Urinary, Nervous, and Reproductive. Chemistry 11 is a recommended pre-requisite for Anatomy and Physiology 12. Life Sciences 11 is encouraged, but not a required for Anatomy and Physiology 12.

CHEMISTRY 12 Students will deepen their 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. This course is intended for students wishing to study science, engineering, medicine or technology at the post-secondary level and requires good math skills.