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******Grade 9 Electives - Pick 3
Drama ADA1O1
Looking for a course that encourages your creativity? That doesn't require you to sit at a desk all day? That provides you with many skills that you can use throughout all of high school? Then take GRADE 9 DRAMA!!!
This introductory Drama course is a great starting point for any student who wants to use his or her imagination, meet new friends, and for the student who wants to gain greater confidence and self-awareness. Students will be able to experience the elements of theatre in a fun and exciting way, while working in a safe and non-threatening environment. Topics include improvisation, tableau, movement, script-writing and scene studies. Students are also provided numerous opportunities to participate in field trips and other extra-curricular activities during the course of the semester.
COURSE NOTE: One or two trips are planned for the semester.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Instrumental Music-Band AMI1O1
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Music - Vocal/Choral AMV1O1
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of safe practices related to music, and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Visual Arts AVI1O1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Introduction to Business BBI1O1
This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, and production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop business knowledge and financial literacy skills they will need in their everyday lives.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BBI2O1 - Introduction to Business is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Computer Applications BTT1O1
This course introduces students to computer applications in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills as well as explore a variety of web-based applications that can be applied for increased productivity and success in all disciplines. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: BTT2O1 - Computer Applications is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School GLS1O1
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.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Individual and Family Living HIF1O1
This course explores, within the context of families, some of the fundamental challenges people face: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Students will explore adolescent development and will have opportunities to develop interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life. They will learn about the diverse ways in which families function in Canada and will use research skills as they explore topics related to individual and family needs and resources.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Healthy Active Living Education - Female PPL1OF
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.
COURSE NOTE: $35 for gym uniform required
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Healthy Active Living Education - Male PPL1OM
This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.
COURSE NOTE: $35 for gym uniform required
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Exploring Computer Technology TEJ1O1
This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills in computer technology, which encompasses computer systems, networking, interfacing, and programming, as well as electronics and robotics. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Exploring Technologies TIJ1O1
This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9