The second language course advocates the communicative experiential approach. In this approach, the focus of instruction is the purposeful use of the language to perform real-life tasks, share ideas, and acquire information through listening, speaking and interacting.
Accounting 11 is designed to be an introductory accounting course. It is assumed that the student has no basic accounting skills. The course is divided into 18 units in 8 chapters. The course brings the student along slowly building skills as they work through each unit. The tests can be done by the unit or in groups of 3 depending on the pace the student wishes to set.
Accounting 12 is a continuation of Accounting 11. It is based on the final 18 units and 8 chapters of the Principles of Accounting text. The course develops advanced accounting applications, building on the concepts of the previous units. The tests are more applied accounting than in Accounting 11.
This course teaches student the process of using critical and creative thinking skills when designing to meet specifications. It is a project course, which allows students to receive credit for both ADST 9 and General Fine Arts 9. Starting with a guided project, students work through stages of design and develop their final Careers 9 project. In the second part of the course- the breadth section – The Breadth part of the course includes design scenarios from a range of topic areas such as foods, textiles, marketing, music, drama, art. Students use the design process that they learned in the Guided Project to complete their chosen design scenarios. Most of these projects are linked to learning outcomes for the CORE Grade 9 subjects as well. With consultation with their teacher, Students also have the option to earn tech certificates – Jasper Active training in using Microsoft Word and PowerPoint, Food Safe Level 1, Coding, Typing.
In this course, students will learn the basics of American Sign Language. Starting with the Alphabet and basic phrases, students will progress and learn an expanded vocabulary and extensive phrases. Students are expected to demonstrate their learning by submitting video evidence of their learning.
Students are given the opportunity to develop the skills for design thinking and a maker mindset through the exploration of cross-curricular contexts.
The Arts Education curriculum strives to galvanize students’ artful habits of mind through engaged arts learning. The curriculum includes a general arts program as well as four core discipline-specific programs — dance, drama, music, and visual arts — that capture the language, activities, and experiences unique to each of those disciplines. The general art program is woven into Humanities 9. As an additional course, students have a choice of exploring a variety of arts disciplines – dance, drama, music and visual arts.
This course is a good introductory for Studio Arts 11. The 10 units are designed to provide a study of the foundations of art through a variety of art experiences.
Emphasis is on the development of students’ individual artistic abilities. Explore mediums and techniques while drawing, painting, printing, and sculpting ideas into existence. Topics include: Drawing techniques, keeping a sketchbook, painting techniques, colour schemes, selected artists and artistic styles.