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ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAM
ISSUES IN CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY - ADVANCED PLACEMENT CGC1DY
This course is offered for students who have been identified as gifted through the IPRC process or who have met the admission criteria for the PreAP/AP Program. The course will be an extension of CGC1D1 and is designed to prepare students for Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum. The content will be differentiated in depth and breadth to meet the needs of the students. 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 to live.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Through examination, evaluation and application of knowledge about the 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 develop the necessary skills for the development of a just and compassionate society. This course will promote the dignity of humankind and emphasize the students’ responsibilities as caregivers to God’s physical and human creation.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted into the AP program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
ENGLISH - ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENG1DY
This course is for students who have been identified as gifted or who have demonstrated exceptional ability in the subject area. Within this course, students will receive the regular grade level curriculum and additional material that will provide opportunities for challenge and enrichment. This course emphasizes analytic reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs and their daily lives. Students will study and interpret texts from contemporary and historical periods, including plays, short stories, and short essays, and will investigate and create media works. An important focus will be the correct and effective use of spoken and written language.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine and analyze literary works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will also develop their literary skills with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted in to the AP Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
PRINCIPLES OF MATHETMATICS - ADVANCED PLACEMENT MPM1DY
This course is for students who have been identified as gifted or who have demonstrated exceptional ability in the subject area. Within this course, students will receive the regular grade level curriculum and additional material that will provide opportunities for challenge and enrichment. This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. The mathematical processes are to be integrated into student learning in all areas of this course.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course enables students to develop a confident and positive sense of self. Within the setting of a supportive and caring classroom community, the dignity and value of each student is respected and affirmed. Through their personal growth in reason, critical thinking, and communication, students come to appreciate their mathematical ability as a God-given gift. By sharing their abilities, students contribute to the good of others, in service to the classroom and school community.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted in to the AP Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
SCIENCE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT SNC1DY
This course is for students who have been identified as gifted or who have demonstrated exceptional ability in the subject area. Within this course, students will receive the regular grade level curriculum and additional material that will provide opportunities for challenge and enrichment. This course enables students to understand basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics; to develop skills in the processes of scientific inquiry; and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Students learn scientific theories and conduct investigations related to cell division and reproduction; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the universe and space exploration, and the principles of electricity.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who create, adapt, and evaluate new ideas in light of the common good.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted in to the AP Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 9
CANADIAN HISTORY SINCE WORLD WAR 1 - ADVANCED PLACEMENT CHC2DY
This course is offered for students who have been identified as gifted through the IPRC process or who have met the admission criteria for the PreAP/AP Program. The course will be an extension of CHC2D1 and is designed to prepare students for Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum. This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
While focusing on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people in Canada since 1914, students will be given opportunities to examine issues of human rights, conflicts, social and economic change, and national and international relationships within the social teachings of the Church. As responsible citizens, students will be
able to interpret and evaluate events from a Catholic perspective.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted in to the AP Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
ENGLISH - ADVANCED PLACEMENT ENG2DY
This course is for students who have been identified as gifted or who have demonstrated exceptional ability in the subject area. Within this course, students will receive the regular grade level curriculum and additional material that will provide opportunities for challenge and enrichment. This course extends the range of analytic, reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school academic programs. Students will study and interpret challenging texts from contemporary and historical periods, including novels, poems, plays, and opinion pieces, and will analyze and create effective media works. An important focus will be the thoughtful use of spoken and written language.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine and analyze literary works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will also develop their literary skills with sensitivity to others. The course also reflects the gospel values of collaboration and promotion of the common good with their peers and society.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted in to the AP Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DY - ENGLISH - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICS - ADVANCED PLACEMENT MPM2DY
This course is for students who have been identified as gifted or who have demonstrated exceptional ability in the subject area. Within this course, students will receive the regular grade level curriculum and additional material that will provide opportunities for challenge and enrichment. This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will
explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. The mathematical processes are to be integrated into student learning in all areas of this course.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will apply Christian values to pose and solve problems, to make logical decisions, and to become critical thinkers who share their abilities for the benefit of all in their classroom and school community. A supportive mathematics classroom provides a caring and sensitive environment where the dignity and value of all students is respected and affirmed as they grow in confidence in their mathematical abilities. Mathematical investigations will promote a respect for God’s creation and an understanding of the need to use resources wisely.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted in to the AP Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: MPM1DY - PRINCIPLES OF MATHETMATICS - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
SCIENCE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT SNC2DY
This course is for students who have been identified as gifted or who have demonstrated exceptional ability in the subject area. Within this course, students will receive the regular grade level curriculum and additional material that will provide opportunities for challenge and enrichment. This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics; to develop further their skills in scientific inquiry; and to understand the interrelationships among science, technology, and the environment. Students conduct investigations and understand scientific theories related to ecology and the maintenance of ecosystems; chemical reactions, with particular attention to acid-base reactions; factors that influence weather systems; and motion.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
The study of science helps students to learn to be reflective, critical, and creative thinkers, as well as discerning believers, who understand the theories of science and can apply them to the world around them. They can then make appropriate decisions in light of Gospel values and Church teachings. Through the study of the techniques in science, particularly experimentation, students learn to be collaborative contributors to an interdependent team, respecting the rights, responsibilities and contributions of others. Overall through this course, students become aware of the sacred dimension of the physical world in all its aspects and of their role as stewards of God’s creation. Students should recognize that the physical environment is a vehicle of God’s presence in the world and a channel for Grace in the world. In order to support this statement the themes of stewardship and sound moral decision making have been woven into the fabric of each unit in this course. Through reflection and their research, students apply the knowledge gained in the course for the development of a just society.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted in to the AP Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: SNC1DY - SCIENCE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
English - Advanced Placement ENG3UY
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
Students will examine and analyze literary works from a variety of perspectives including Catholic social teaching. Students will also develop their literary skills with sensitivity to others. The
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DY - ENGLISH - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
Advanced Placement - Functions MCR3UY
COURSE DESCRIPTION
This course is for students who have been identified as gifted or who have demonstrated exceptional
ability in the subject ar ea.
Within this course, students will receive the regular grade level curriculum and additional
material that will provide opportunities for challenge and enrichment. This course introduces basic
features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on
quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world
situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify
expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to applications. Students will reason
mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
The mathematical processes are to be integrated into student learning in all areas of this course.

CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course encourages the Catholic learner to develop his/her God-given gifts and abilities to
promote growth toward personal responsibility in preparation for a chosen career path. Throughout
this course, emphasis should be placed on moral, ethical, and
realistic decision-making in an effort to build responsible citizenship. The classroom environment
should instil a spirit of cooperation, rather than competition amongst students, and should foster
a collaborative sense of community. This course
provides many opportunities for students to work effectively as interdependent team members and to
acknowledge others for their
opinions.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: MPM2DY - PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICS - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
BIOLOGY - ADVANCED PLACEMENT SBI3UY
This course is for students who have been identified as gifted or who have demonstrated exceptional ability in the subject area. Within this course, students will receive the regular grade level curriculum and additional material that will provide opportunities for challenge and enrichment. This course furthers students’ understandings of the processes involved in biological systems. Students will study cellular functions, genetic continuity, internal systems and regulation, the diversity of living things, and the anatomy, growth, and functions of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation. University preparation courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university programs. Teaching and learning will emphasize theoretical aspects of the course content and will also include concrete applications. Emphasis is also placed on the development and demonstration of both independent research skills and independent learning skills by students.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who examine, evaluate and apply knowledge of interdependent systems for the development of a just and compassionate society.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted into the AP Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DY - SCIENCE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
CHEMISTRY - ADVANCED PLACEMENT SCH3UY
This course is for students who have been identified as gifted or who have demonstrated exceptional ability in the subject area. Within this course, students will receive the regular grade level curriculum and additional material that will provide opportunities for challenge and enrichment. It emphasizes both independent research skills and independent learning skills. In addition, it focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students study the behaviours of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; investigate changes and relationships in chemical systems; and explore how chemistry is used in developing new products and processes that affect our lives and our environment. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of chemistry in other branches of science.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become self directed, responsible, life-long learners who think reflectively and creatively to evaluate situations and solve problems.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted into the AP Program
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2DS - SCIENCE (ESL) or SNC2DY - SCIENCE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT
PHYSICS - ADVANCED PLACEMENT SPH3UY
This course is for students who have been identified as gifted or who have demonstrated exceptional ability in the subject area. This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse
the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
CONNECTION TO OUR CATHOLIC FAITH
This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who examine, evaluate and apply knowledge of interdependent systems for the development of a just and compassionate society.
COURSE NOTE: This course is only available to students accepted into the AP Program.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2D1 - SCIENCE or SNC2DS - SCIENCE (ESL) or SNC2DY - SCIENCE - ADVANCED PLACEMENT