Course Catalogue

 

List of all course offerings at The Grove (CVDL) 10 to 12 program

(P) Course offered on paper

(OL) Course offered online (in Moodle)

NEW Graduation Requirements

2018-2019 Graduation Handbook

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Grade 10

Art 10 (Visual Arts)
The Grove is still working on options for delivery of this course. Students have been doing a fun paper based version and a portfolio based version. At this time, the course is created in collaboration with the student. Art 10 curricular competencies suggest students study of the foundations of art through a variety of art experiences. Emphasis is on the development of students’ individual artistic abilities. Students will 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.
Career and Life Education (OL)
Career Life Education helps students to develop the skills they need to become self-directed individuals who set goals, make thoughtful decisions, and take responsibility for pursuing their goals throughout life. The course encourages students to explore a range of pathways beyond secondary school, develop health and wellness goals, and polish their employability and financial planning skills.

The CLE and CLC curricula are designed to help students learn how to effectively manage their life journey toward several possible preferred futures. Through purposeful career-life development, students learn to recognize their evolving interests and strengths, refine their learning goals, and apply this self-knowledge to exploration of postgraduation possibilities in diverse education, work-related, and personal life contexts. In this way, students are able to advance toward who and how they want to be in the world.

Please note: For the new English Language Arts 10 program, students are to choose TWO of the following five 2 credit courses to satisfy their English Language Arts 10 credit.

English Language Arts 10: Composition (2 Credits) (OL)
Composition 10 is designed to support students in their development of written communication through a critical process of questioning, exploring, and sampling. Within a supportive community of writers, students will work individually and collaboratively to explore and create coherent, purposeful compositions. Students will read and study compositions by other writers and consider a variety of styles as models for the development of their writing. The course builds students’ writing competencies by introducing them to varied structures, forms, and styles of compositions. Students have opportunities to individually and collaboratively study, create, and write original pieces, exploring audience and purpose. They also develop their craft through processes of drafting, reflecting, and revising.
English Language Arts 10: Creative Writing (2 Credits) (OL)
Creative Writing 10 is designed for students who have an interest in creative expression through language. The course provides students opportunities to build their writing skills through the exploration of identity, memory, and story in a range of genres. Within a supportive community of writers, students will collaborate and develop their skills through writing and design processes. This course is intentionally grounded in the sampling of writing processes, inviting students to express themselves creatively as they experiment with, reflect on, and practise their writing.
English Language Arts 10: Literary Studies (2 Credits) (OL)
Literary Studies 10 is designed for students who are interested in the literature of a particular era, geographical area, or theme, or in the study of literature in general. The course allows students to delve more deeply into literature as they explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works in a variety of media. Giving students the choice of a range of literary topics allows them to follow their passion and at the same time:
• increase their literacy skills through close reading of appropriately challenging texts
• enhance their development of the English Language Arts curricular competencies, both expressive and receptive
• expand their development as educated global citizens
• develop balance and broaden their understanding of themselves and the world
• develop higher-level thinking and learning skills.
English Language Arts 10: New Media (2 Credits) (OL)
New Media 10 is a program of studies designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. New Media 10 recognizes that digital literacy is an essential characteristic of the educated citizen. Coursework is aimed at providing students with a set of skills vital for success in an increasingly complex digital world by affording opportunities to demonstrate understanding and communicate ideas through.
English Language Arts 10: Spoken Language (2 Credits) (OL)
Spoken Language 10 is designed to support students in their development of spoken communication through processes of questioning, exploring, and sampling. The course builds students’ spoken language competencies by introducing them to varied structures, forms, and styles of oral compositions and by providing opportunities for students to individually and collaboratively study, draft, and use language to
create original pieces in a variety of modes. This area of choice will also provide students with opportunities for performance, storytelling, and public speaking.
Entrepreneurship 10: Starting Your Business (MADEM10) (OL)
What does it really take to own your own business? Does the sound of being your own boss make you feel excited or anxious? Either way, Entrepreneurship: Starting Your Business will get you started in the right direction. This course explains the ins and outs of such an enterprise, giving you the confidence needed to be your very own boss. You will discover what is needed to operate a personal business from creating a plan, generating financing, and pricing products to marketing services and managing employees. If you’ve ever dreamed of being a true entrepreneur but feel daunted by the prospect, this is your chance to learn all you need to know.
Independent Directed Studies 10, 11, or 12 (OL)
Combine your passion with your talent to earn up to four course credits in Independent Directed Studies!  You can work with the IDS teacher to build your own course based on training that you wish to take locally and at least one learning outcome from a Ministry approved course.  Example:  create an outdoor education focus by combining other courses such as Wilderness First Aid, Swift Water Rescue, and C. O. R. E. hunter training to focus on the PE 12 learning outcome of safety in alternate physical environments. Or you can pursue your own learning (by working with your online teacher/mentor) to develop a project that meets at least one learning outcome from a senior Ministry approved course. Examples:  write and direct your own play, design and create a hologram, design and conduct your own science experiments, design and build a useful invention, create a documentary.

You are only limited by your imagination, available materials, and one course connection.  Each thirty hours of work earns another credit to a maximum of four credits (120 hours).  Students may begin an IDS course at any point in the year.

Literacy Foundations (LF) English Level 6 (OL)
This course has been designed for students who want to upgrade their English skills. LF English Level 6 (Writing Basics) has four units and covers learning outcomes related to writing sentences, paragraphs, essays, and delivering speeches. Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to meet with staff to assess the appropriate integration into a senior level English course.
Literacy Foundations (LF) Math Level 5 (OL)
Literacy Foundations (LF) Math Level 5 is the fifth of seven levels of LF Math courses intended to take students from a beginning numeracy level up to the equivilent of a Grade 9 level or to prepare for Accounting 11. Prescribed Learning Outcomes are presented under four curriculum organizers: Number, Patterns and Relations, Shape and Space, and Statistics and Probability. The Prescribed Learning Outcomes address the skills needed at an increasingly complex numeracy level and include: expressing and interpreting probabilities as ratios, fractions, or percents; representing algebraic expressions and equations in words; and, using graphs and a table of values.
Math 10 Apprenticeship and Workplace (OL)
Workplace Mathematics 10 prepares students for math in the work place and focuses on real-world applications of mathematics. The course focuses on helping students build skills around four main ideas: proportional reasoning; measurement of 3-dimensional objects; number sense and flexibility with number; and representing and analyzing data to make sense of it. The course delivers instruction through videos in which students can make notes. There are assignments, chapter tests and projects in which students will apply their understanding and develop competencies.
Math 10 Foundations and Pre-Calculus (OL)
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs. In this course the Foundations stream and Pre-calculus stream are combined, and topics include geometry, measurement, logical reasoning, relations and functions, algebra and number, and trigonometry.
PHE 10 (OL)
Physical and Health Education 10 (PHE 10) is designed to develop educated students who have the knowledge, skills, and understandings to be safe, active, and healthy citizens throughout their lives. The PHE curriculum emerges from two areas of learning, physical education and health education, that are brought together in order to promote and develop all aspects of well-being. Student are required to log 80 hours of activity throughout the course, the types of activities logged are personalized to the spaces and places each student lives and plays.
Science 10 (OL)
Science 10 is the last opportunity students have to experience all the major branches of science in one course-Earth Science, Biology, Physics, and Chemistry. As such, Science 10 helps students chart their future path through senior science course offerings. Science 10 can be considered preparation for the senior sciences, with a focus on furthering development of good, independent work habits. Science 10 consists of four modules: Biology: DNA and patterns of Inheritance, Chemical Reactions and Radioactivity, Physics: Law of Conservation of Energy, and Earth Science: formation of the universe and astronomical data.
Social Studies 10 (OL)
Social Studies 10 involves an exploration of Canada and the World, from 1919 to the present, focusing on four Big Ideas.

  1. Global and regional conflicts have been a powerful force in shaping our contemporary world and identities.
  2. The development of political institutions is influenced by economic, social, ideological, and geographic factors.
  3. Worldviews lead to different perspectives and ideas about developments in Canadian society.
  4. Historical and contemporary injustices challenge the narrative and identity of Canada as an inclusive, multicultural society.

Grade 11

Art 11, Studio Arts, Drawing and Painting
The Grove is still working on options for delivery of this course. Students have been doing a fun paper based version and a portfolio based version. At this time, the course is created in collaboration with the student. This course is designed to continue the study of the elements of art and principles of design. Students will create a variety of art pieces. Topics include: Drawing and sketching techniques, acrylic and watercolour painting techniques, working with colour schemes, mixed media, and extending art appreciation through exhibits or artist studies and artistic styles. Previous art experience is an asset.
Biology 11 (OL)
Biology 11 is a study of the relationships and differences among living creatures and the ways in which unity and diversity are used in the classification of organisms. In Biology 11, students focus on the following topics: basic cell biology, ecology, biodiversity, evolution, microbiology, botany and zoology.
Chemistry 11 (OL)
Chemistry 11 will introduce students to the study of matter. In this course you will learn about topics ranging from the structure of atoms and atomic nuclei, to the behavior of complex organic molecules that make up all living things on our planet. The online course contains many special features to make learning easier. These include video clips, animations, an online glossary of important terms, home based labs, virtual labs, fun projects, and links to many interactive Chemistry web-sites. This is a good preparation for future chemistry courses.
Communications 11 (OL)
*Closed May 17th, 2019* Communications 11, with Communications 12 to follow, provides an alternative course in English that meets the needs of students who may find it difficult to succeed in English 11 and 12. It provides practical communication skills for students who probably will not attend academic post-secondary institutions. In this course you will learn a variety of techniques and skills to help you become a much more effective communicator. Reading and writing skills are important and are a large focus of the content in this course. However, some focus will be on presenting information by a means of visual design. You will explore reading, writing, parts of speech, non fiction, essays, short stories, punctuation, friendly letters, applications, memos, media, poetry, visual design, and interview and speech skills.
Digital Photography 11 (OL, MVAMT11)
Have you ever wondered how professional photographers manage to take such sensational pictures? How are they able to find just the right way to capture an image or moment in time? Perhaps you’ve even wondered why your own pictures don’t meet that standard. Digital Photography I: Creating Images with Impact! will answer these questions and help you understand more about the basics of photography. Learning about aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition is key for any serious photographer and will help you gain the confidence and knowledge you need to become one. You will not only follow photography through its history but also gain a basic understanding of camera functions, techniques and what it takes to shoot quality portraits, close-ups, action shots, and landscapes.
Earth Science 11 (OL)
Earth Science 11 is an introduction to the diverse aspects of earth and space science. Earth Science is an applied science course that introduces geology and other Earth sciences—ecology, oceanography, atmospheric science, and astronomy—with an emphasis on relevance to British Columbia and each student’s region and interests. If you like learning about our planet, this course will be an interesting way to obtain Grade 11 science-course credit toward graduation. If you are considering an earth science as an academic field, career, or a vocation, this course will also give you the basis for an informed decision.
English Language Arts 11 (OL)
ELA 11 continues to build upon the skills and knowledge of previous English courses. The core big ideas for ELA 10, 11 and 12 is that “People understand text differently depending on their worldviews and perspectives.  Texts are socially, culturally, geographically, and historically constructed.” In ELA 11, students will chose to pursue their studies in 1 of 5 themes: Composition 11, Creative Writing 11, Literary Studies 11, New Media 11, or Spoken Language 11.
Family Studies 11 (OL)
Have you ever wondered what challenges and issues other teens are going through in their lives; what your rights and responsibilities are as a teen; how to fit in with your peers; how other people view you; and what decisions to make about your future career? Family Studies 11 is about all that and more. Specifically, the course will provide an overview of topics related to adolescence, and to childhood development and parenting. Topics covered are the transition to adolescence, adolescent development and identity, and effective communication during adolescence. The course also covers the decision to parent, pregnancy and childbirth, infant and child care and development, and child wellness and safety.
Foods 11 (OL)
How do you take a Foods & Nutrition course online, you ask? It’s simple. Several resources such as an online textbook, web sites, and videos help you experiment with cooking while developing knowledge, skills, and attitudes for present and future applications. You will be given opportunities to show your knowledge in a variety of ways. Having a digital camera to photograph you with your finished products is essential. This course is meant to be creative and fun!
Independent Directed Studies 10, 11, or 12 (OL)
Combine your passion with your talent to earn up to four course credits in Independent Directed Studies!  You can work with the IDS teacher to build your own course based on training that you wish to take locally and at least one learning outcome from a Ministry approved course.  Example:  create an outdoor education focus by combining other courses such as Wilderness First Aid, Swift Water Rescue, and C. O. R. E. hunter training to focus on the PE 12 learning outcome of safety in alternate physical environments. Or you can pursue your own learning (by working with your online teacher/mentor) to develop a project that meets at least one learning outcome from a senior Ministry approved course. Examples:  write and direct your own play, design and create a hologram, design and conduct your own science experiments, design and build a useful invention, create a documentary.

You are only limited by your imagination, available materials, and one course connection.  Each thirty hours of work earns another credit to a maximum of four credits (120 hours).  Students may begin an IDS course at any point in the year.

Math 11 Apprenticeship and Workplace (OL)
This course is meant for students who intend to take trades or apprenticeship training, or need a course dealing with more everyday math. It fulfills Grade 11 math requirements for graduation, but cannot be used as a prerequisite for Pre-Calculus 12 or Foundations of Mathematics 12. Check post-secondary math requirements to see if the Apprenticeship and Workplace pathway is best for you. Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 covers the following main topic areas:

  • Measurement- how to solve problems involving surface and volumes
  • Geometry- solving problems that involve right triangles and scale, and drawing and analyzing diagrams
  • Numbers- puzzles and games involving numbers, personal budgets, compound interest, managing finances and credit options
  • Algebra – solving problems involving formulas, understanding slopes of lines, using proportional reasoning and unit analysis.
Math 11 Foundations (OL)
This course is meant for students going into arts, humanities, and other post-secondary programs not requiring calculus. Many universities and colleges in BC will accept Foundations of Mathematics 11 for general admissions. Students going into math, sciences, or engineering should take Pre-Calculus 11 instead of, or in addition to, this course. The key concepts covered in this course are as follows:

  • Measurements – rates, scale diagrams, proportional reasoning; relationships between scale factors, areas, surface areas, and volumes for 2-D and 3-D objects
  • Geometry – properties of angles and triangles, the cosine and sine laws
  • Logical reasoning-proving conjectures, inductive and deductive reasoning, puzzles and games that involve spatial reasoning
  • Statistics – normal distributions, standard deviations, interpreting statistical data, confidence intervals, confidence levels, margin of error
  • Relations and Functions – solving systems of linear inequalities, characteristics of quadratic functions
Math 11 Pre-Calculus (OL)
This course is meant for students going into math, science, engineering, and other post-secondary programs that require calculus. The key concepts covered in Pre-Calculus 11 are as follows:

  • Algebra and Number – absolute value, operations on radical numbers and expressions, solving and applying radical equations, using rational expressions, solving and applying rational equations
  • Geometry – angles in the standard position, trigonometric ratios, using the sine and cosine laws
  • Relations and Functions – factoring polynomial expressions, using absolute value functions, analyzing quadratic functions, solving and applying quadratic equations, solving and applying linear-quadratic and quadratic systems of equations, applying linear and quadratic inequalities, analyzing and applying arithmetic sequences and series, analyzing and applying geometric sequences and series, reciprocal functions.
PE 11 (OL)
Physical Education helps students enhance the quality of their life through the exploration of active living, movement and the development of both personal and social responsibility. Topics and activities include looking at personal choices and goal setting, dance, games, gymnastics, team activities and leadership skills.
Physics 11 (OL)
Physics 11 explores the world of motion and energy. It is designed to build students’ knowledge of core physics concepts. The course focuses on four big ideas. An object’s motion can be predicted, analyzed and described. Forces influence the motion of an object. Energy is found in different forms, is conserved, and has the ability to do work. Mechanical waves transfer energy but not matter. Physics 11 emphasizes real-life applications and helps students connect their learning to the world around them. Several virtual labs and one hands-on home lab deepen student understanding of content and scaffold important lab writing skills. Physics 11 provides a solid foundation for students carrying on to physics 12.
Psychology 11: The Road to Self-Discovery (OL, BAA, YPSYC1A)
Have you ever wondered why you do the things you do? Have you asked yourself if self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement? Are you interested in how behavior changes as we age? Psychology can give you the answers! In Personal Psychology I: The Road to Self-Discovery, you will trace the development of personality and behavior from infancy through adulthood. You will come to learn more about perception and consciousness and better understand the role of sensation. Are you ready to explore the world of human behavior? Come explore all that psychology can offer to help you to truly understand the human experience.
Science for Citizens 11 (OL)
Science for Citizens 11 is an update of Science and Technology 11 for the new Science curriculum. Science for Citizens is a multi-disciplinary course that explores the connections between science and your everyday life. Topics include the science of health and nutrition, safety of household and industrial chemicals, household technologies, disposal and recycling of household waste, the science of forensics, extreme weather and disaster preparation, and electricity generation and sustainability of resources.
Social Studies 11 (OL)
Social Studies 11 takes as its theme the idea of responsible citizenship. Students enrolled in this course are expected to understand and analyze important events in the history of Canada during this century, to develop a knowledge of Canada’s system of government, and to examine Canada’s role in the world today.

Grade 12

Art 12: Art in World Cultures (MAF12) (OL)
Who is the greatest artist of all time? Is it Leonardo da Vinci? Claude Monet? Michelangelo? Pablo Picasso? Is the greatest artist of all time someone whose name has been lost to history? You will learn about some of the greatest artists while also creating art of your own, including digital art. We will explore the basic principles and elements of art, learn how to critique art, and examine some of the traditional art of the Americas, Africa, and Oceania in addition to the development of Western art
BC First Peoples 12 (SS12-FP) (OL)
BC First Peoples 12 looks at how the identities, worldviews, and language of BC First Peoples are renewed, sustained, and transformed through their connection to the land. Students will investigate how the impact of contact and colonialism continues to affect the political, social, and economic lives of BC First Peoples. Students will study how cultural expressions convey the richness, diversity, and resiliency of BC First Peoples. Student will gain an understanding of how through self-governance, leadership, and self-determination, BC First Peoples challenge and resist Canada’s ongoing colonialism.
Biology 12 (OL)
Biology is the science that deals with the environment and everything within it, including how everything works and interacts with each other. This course in particular deals with some of the biochemical reactions that occur in the human body, as well as taking a look at the cell and the systems of the human body. Biology 12 is an intense but fascinating course that will leave students with a better understanding of how their body works through the use of projects, virtual labs and virtual dissections. Major topics include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Biology – study of body systems: digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, urinary, reproductive.
Career and Life Connections (aka Grad Transitions 12) (OL)
A person’s career is considered their “journey” through life, and Career Education in the 2018 Graduation Program encourages students to pursue this journey in personally meaningful and goal-oriented ways. In Career-Life Education (CLE) and Career-Life Connections (CLC), students learn how to effectively manage their life journey toward preferred future possibilities, developing the confidence, knowledge, and competencies necessary to succeed in an ever-changing world. Eight credits are dedicated to this area of learning and are a requirement for graduation. The CLE and CLC curricula are designed to help students learn how to effectively manage their life journey toward several possible preferred futures.
Through purposeful career-life development, students learn to recognize their evolving interests and strengths, refine their learning goals, and apply this self-knowledge to exploration of postgraduation possibilities in diverse education, work-related, and personal life contexts. In this way, students are able to advance toward who and how they want to be in the world.
Chemistry 12 (OL)
Chemistry 12 builds upon the knowledge gained in Chemistry 11, providing students with a much more detailed understanding of the structure and behavior of matter. Any students considering further studies in the fields of general science, medical sciences, agriculture, forestry, engineering, geology, etc., should investigate the requirement for Chemistry 12 as a prerequisite. The online version of Chemistry 12 offers many unique features to enhance student learning. These features include video clips, animations, interactive demonstrations, home based labs and virtual labs, instant practice questions and much more!
Communications 12 (OL)
*Closed May 17th, 2019* Communications 11, with Communications 12 to follow, provides an alternative course in English that meets the needs of students who may find it difficult to succeed in English 11 and 12. It provides practical communication skills for students who probably will not attend academic post-secondary institutions. Communications 12 online is a continuation of Communications 11 online and is designed to help students continue to improve their communication skills. In addition,practical skills for reading and writing are further developed. Skills taught are typically used in every day life, school and the workplace.
Cosmetology 12: Cutting Edge Styles (OL, MHS--2A)
We all want to look our best, but did you know there is actually a science behind cutting your hair and painting your nails? In Cosmetology: Cutting-Edge Styles, you will learn all about this often entertaining field and how specialized equipment and technology are propelling our grooming into the next century. Just like all careers, cosmetology requires certain skills and characteristics, all of which are thoroughly explored in this course. You will learn about various beauty regimes related to hair, nails, skin, and spa treatments, and discover how to create your own business model quickly and efficiently while still looking fabulous, of course.
Digital Photography 12 (OL, MVAMT12)
In today’s world, we are surrounded by images. We are continually seeing photographs as they appear in advertisements, on websites, in magazines, and on billboards; they even adorn our walls at home. While many of these images have been created by professional photographers, it is possible for your photos to take on a more professional look after you discover how to increase your creative potential. In Digital Photography II: Discovering Your Creative Potential, you will examine various aspects of the field including specialty areas, ethics, and famous photographers throughout history. You will also learn how to effectively critique photographs so you can better understand composition and go on to create more eye-catching photographs on your own.
Early Childhood Education 12 (MHS2A) (OL)
As children, we see the world differently than we do as teenagers and adults. It is a world full of magical creatures and strange, exciting things. But what makes childhood such a wondrous time of learning and exploration? What can caregivers do to encourage this? In Early Childhood Education, you will learn more about understanding the childhood experience. Learn how to create interesting lessons and stimulating learning environments that provide a safe and encouraging experience for children. Discover how to get children excited about learning and, just as importantly, to feel confident about their abilities. Early childhood teachers have the unique opportunity to help build a strong base for their young students’ life-long education.
English 12 (OL)
English 12 is about using the English language to its best effect in both fiction and non-fiction writing. This course will help you explore how various authors have created stories that carry readers to another place and time, and how others make arguments clear and compelling. Reading and writing exercises will also challenge you to become more critical in how you make the English language your own.
Family Studies 12 (OL)
The Family Studies 12 course is based on your experiences with friends, family members, peers, teachers, coworkers, bosses, acquaintances, and whoever else you may encounter during your lifetime. You will explore a variety of relationships, including work relationships, friendships, and the committed relationships, as well as examine how these relationships evolve or end. You will also examine effective forms of communication, mental/physical wellness, and safety.

Furthermore, you will look at just how different or similar your family is to other families in Canada. You will also look at the different challenges that families are faced with, in regards to financial, emotional, and social issues. You will examine the various family customs and traditions in different cultures. Finally, you will research careers associated with interpersonal and family relationships, and the family in society.

Foods 12 (OL)
Foods 12 is designed to develop student’s food preparation skills. The course includes many labs to be completed at home while helping students develop an array of recipes they can keep for future meals. Foods 12 covers Food Preparation Foundations and Techniques, Nutrition and Healthy Eating, Social, Economic, and Cultural Influences and Career Opportunities in the Food Industry. This course offers skills for every person that can be applied on a daily basis throughout their lives.
Geography 12 (OL)
Geography 12 examines the complex interrelationships and interactions between human activities and the diverse natural environments. Main topics of study include the following: weather and climate, vegetation and soils, tectonics and gradation, and resource assessment and management (with a focus on ecologically sound sustainable development).

Skills learned in Geography 12 are required in many existing and emergent career areas such as: regional planning; generating computer based maps and diagrams (G.I.S.); environmental impact analysis; location analysis and favourable site selection for various human activities; transportation planning; environmental law; and tourism development.

Independent Directed Studies 10, 11, or 12 (OL)
Combine your passion with your talent to earn up to four course credits in Independent Directed Studies!  You can work with the IDS teacher to build your own course based on training that you wish to take locally and at least one learning outcome from a Ministry approved course.  Example:  create an outdoor education focus by combining other courses such as Wilderness First Aid, Swift Water Rescue, and C. O. R. E. hunter training to focus on the PE 12 learning outcome of safety in alternate physical environments. Or you can pursue your own learning (by working with your online teacher/mentor) to develop a project that meets at least one learning outcome from a senior Ministry approved course. Examples:  write and direct your own play, design and create a hologram, design and conduct your own science experiments, design and build a useful invention, create a documentary.

You are only limited by your imagination, available materials, and one course connection.  Each thirty hours of work earns another credit to a maximum of four credits (120 hours).  Students may begin an IDS course at any point in the year.

Law Studies 12 (SS12-Law) (OL)
Law 12 helps students to understand how laws and regulations are made, applied, and reviewed. It also helps them to understand the role of law and the benefits of the legal system. Law 12 fosters skills and attitudes that enhance students’ abilities to address legal, social, and ethical issues, and reflect critically on the role of law in society. The study of law also promotes the skills and abilities needed to clearly express ideas, argue effectively, logically and accurately interpret the written word. To meet career challenges, students need to make decisions, think critically, solve problems, work both independently and with others, and recognize their legal rights and responsibilities.
Leadership 12 (OL, BAA, YCPA-2A)
The Leadership 12 course will focus on developing and practicing leadership skills. Emphasis will be on improving and developing decision-making, communication and organizational skills. The course will practice these leadership skills through the planning and management of student and community activities.
Math 12 Foundations (OL)
Foundations 12 is ideal for those who plan to enter post-secondary, and want to focus on a math/science light program. In Foundations 12 you will take a look at financial decision making that involves interest, rate of return and the benefits of whether to lease, rent or buy. You will be using a variety of problem solving strategies to solve puzzles and that involve logical reasoning and uncertainty. Lastly, there is a strong focus on relations and functions, where you will look into polynomials, exponentials, logarithmics and sinusoidals. 
Math 12 Pre-Calculus (OL)
This course is meant for students going into math, science, engineering, and other post-secondary programs that require calculus. The key concepts covered in Pre-Calculus 12 are as follows:

  • Trigonometry – angles in standard position (degrees and radians), the unit circle, solve problems using the 6 trigonometric ratios (degrees and radians), graph and analyze the trigonometric functions (sine, cosine and tangent) to solve problems, solving first and second degree trigonometric equations (degrees and radians), prove trigonometric identities using various techniques.
  • Relations and Functions – operations on (and compositions of) functions, horizontal and vertical translations/stretches/reflections of functions and their graphs, inverse relations, logarithms (including product, quotient and power laws of logarithms), graphing and problem solving involving exponential and logarithmic functions, factoring/graphing/analyzing polynomial/radical/rational functions.
  • Permutations, Combinations, and Binomial Theorem – solving problems using the fundamental counting principle, solving problems involving permutations and combinations, expanding powers of a binomial using a variety of techniques including the binomial theorem.
PE 12 (OL)
Physical Education helps students enhance the quality of their life through the exploration of active living, movement and the development of both personal and social responsibility. Topics and activities include looking at personal choices and goal setting, dance, games, gymnastics, team activities and leadership skills.
Psychology 12: Living in a Complex World (OL, BAA, YPSYC2A)
Why do you sometimes remember song lyrics but can’t remember where you left your phone, your keys, or even your shoes? How does language affect the way we think? Why is your personality so different from (or so similar) your brother’s or sister’s personality? Personal Psychology II: Living in a Complex World will you to explore what makes you ‘you.’  Why do some things motivate you more than others? How can you determine your IQ? If you’ve ever wanted to dive right into the depths of who you are and how you got to be you, jump on board and start your exploration now.
Textiles 12 (Fashion & Interior Design) (OL, MTXT-12)
Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you’ll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you’ll develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, you’ll be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field
Tourism 12 (OL, MTRM-12)
With greater disposable income and more opportunities for business travel, people are traversing the globe in growing numbers. As a result, hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This course will introduce students to the hospitality and tourism industry, including hotel and restaurant management, cruise ships, spas, resorts, theme parks, and other areas. Student will learn about key hospitality issues, the development and management of tourist locations, event planning, marketing, and environmental issues related to leisure and travel. The course also examines some current and future trends in the field.
Vet 12 (OL, MHS--2B)
Veterinary Science 12 is an introduction into small animal veterinarian practice. It is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of veterinary science through decision-making, problem solving and career related activities. Topics covered include: Introduction to Veterinarian Science, Safety, Anatomy & Physiology, Clinical Exams, Parasitology, Principles of Disease, Animal Nutrition and Animal Management.
WEX 12 A and B (P)
Designed for Grade 11 and 12 students who wish to combine school with career exploration through practical, hands-on work experience. The school’s Career Facilitator will arrange volunteer work experience placements for you that fit your strengths and interests.