AVI1O Visual Arts – Open 0.5 Credit
This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.
CANADIAN AND WORLD STUDIES
CGC1D Geography of Canada – Academic 1 Credit
This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.
ENG1D English – Academic 1 Credit
This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms.An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.
LYHBD Hebrew Language – Level 1 0.5 Credit Academic
This course introduces students to language elements they will need to begin to communicate with native speakers. Students will participate in practical activities in which they can apply their knowledge and skills, and will begin to explore careers that require knowledge of the language of study. They will explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken, including social customs, music, and food, by participating in cultural events and activities involving both print and technological resources.
MPM1W Mathematics 1 Credit
This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional ﬁgures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
GUIDANCE & CAREER EDUCATION
GLS1O Learning Strategies I – Open 1 Credit
This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal-management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PPL1O Healthy Active Living Education – 0.5 Credit
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and safety and injury prevention. They will investigate issues related to health and the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, and will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, communication, and social skills.
HRE13 Religious Studies – 1 Credit Locally Developed
This course provides an appreciation of Jewish thought and practice. The students must possess the ability to access texts in their original Hebrew language. They need to develop the necessary skills for understanding of these materials in terms of the present views of Jewish teachings as well as their literary niceties. The objective is to engender a deeper understanding of Judaism, and through it, an attachment of the student to their heritage. Religious study is basic to implementing the school’s mission statement, which is dedicated to “the transmission of Jewish religious and cultural tradition and an appreciation of them.” This course includes the study of issues in Judaism and Jewish philosophy, Biblical studies, and Jewish laws of Prayer and Blessings.
SNC1D Science -Academic 1 Credit
This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.