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Course Descriptions

Grades 9 & 10

Academic Courses

Academic Courses emphasize essential concepts in a subject and the theory related to these concepts. These courses are required preparation for university, college and workplace level courses in the senior grades.

Applied Courses

Applied Courses focus on developing knowledge and skills by emphasizing practical, concrete application of the concepts being taught. These courses lead to workplace and college level courses in senior grades.

Open Courses

Open Courses are suitable for all students, regardless of their post secondary destination. They are offered in non compulsory subjects and contain course expectations suitable for all students at a given grade level.

Locally Developed Courses

Locally Developed Courses focus on developing basic knowledge and skills by emphasizing concrete application of the real life concepts being taught. These courses are designed for students who experience some difficulty in the specific subject area. They lead to workplace level courses in senior grades and the attainment of an OSSD.

Crossover Courses

Students wishing to move from Grade 9 applied to Grade 10 academic or Grade 9 academic to Grade 10 applied are permitted to complete crossover course material. It is provided through the Independent Learning Centre website. No credits are offered for students completing crossover material.


Grades 11 & 12

University Preparation Courses

University Preparation courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university programs.

University /College Preparation Courses

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.

College Preparation Courses

College Preparation Courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for college programs.

Workplace Preparation Courses

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 many apprenticeship programs and other training programs offered in the community.

Open courses

Open courses allow students in Grades 11 and/or 12 to broaden their knowledge and skills in a particular subject that is related primarily to their interests and may or may not be related to their post secondary goals.