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Drama ADA1O1
This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms such as tableau, skits, improvisation, rants and monologues. They will explore techniques, using material from a wide range of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives. Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Arts dramatiques (French Immersion) ADA1OF
This course is for students in the French Immersion program.

This course provides an ideal opportunity for students to continue to develop fluency as they read and present authentic French-Canadian legends, perform their own short scripts and role play prepared and improvised skits. Students partake in collaborative and communication based games and activities to simultaneously learn about drama while gaining a better understanding of French culture. This acceleration of the language learning is an engaging way to work with peers through creating, performing, discussing, and analysing drama while developing comprehension, communication and oral presentation skills that will be transferable to other French Immersion subjects.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Band (Instrumental Music) AMI1O1
Come out to play!

They call it “playing” music for a reason. This course is destined for students who enjoy music but don’t necessarily have previous musical experience. Come and experience what it is like to take on the challenge of learning to play an instrument and pleasantly finding yourself supported by members of the same instrument family progressing alongside you. Journey together as you learn more than notes, rhythms and collectively create what will gradually become music to your ears. Discover that, as we band together with each of the instrument families as an ensemble, we are part of a large scale group where each of you is instrumental in playing your part to ensure that the outcome will be musically pleasing. Discover firsthand that commitment to daily practice, focus on the task at hand and perseverance in the face of challenge are some of the skills developed through music that will pay dividends in all other aspects of life. It’s time to come out and play!
COURSE NOTE: No prior musical experience is required to take this course. Available instruments to select from are as follows: Flute, clarinet, alto sax, trumpet, trombone, baritone, bass and percussion.
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. Designed to address the needs of inexperienced students while providing creative challenges for the skillful artists, this course includes studio work and art appreciation.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Dramatic Arts ADA2O1
This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms, conventions, and techniques. Students will explore a variety of dramatic sources from various cultures and representing a range of genres. Students will use the elements of drama in creating and communicating through dramatic works. Students will assume responsibility for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will reflect on their experiences.
COURSE NOTE: No prior drama experience is required to take this course!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Arts dramatiques (French Immersion) ADA2OF
This course is for students in the French Immersion program.

This course provides an ideal opportunity for students to continue to develop fluency as they write and perform their own tableaux with narration pieces, use authentic French-Canadian source material to present in choral speaking form, and role play prepared and improvised skits. Students partake in collaborative and communication based games and activities to simultaneously learn about drama while deepening their understanding of the French culture and way of life. This acceleration of the language learning is an engaging way to work with peers through creating, performing, discussing, and analysing drama while developing comprehension, communication and oral presentation skills that will be transferable to other French Immersion subjects.
COURSE NOTE: No prior drama experience is required to take this course!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Band (Instrumental Music) AMI2O1
It’s time to face the Music!

You haven’t missed a beat yet and are ready to continue to sharpen your musical skills. This course is ideal for students wishing to enhance their confidence level playing within their instrument family or larger ensemble; students looking for an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and rising to the challenge of letting that practice room musician come out. Take advantage of opportunities to showcase your burgeoning talent through group live performance opportunities in class, the school and community. Take advantage of opportunities to use our professional vocal booth and recording software
COURSE NOTE: Available instruments to select from are as follows: Flute, Clarinet, Alto & Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Bass and Percussion.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: AMI1O1 - Band (Instrumental Music)
Strings (Instrumental Music) - Experienced AMS2O1
Virtuosic Violins & Other String Family Instruments

This course is ideal for: students wishing to enhance their confidence level using their violin, viola, cello or acoustic bass; students looking for an opportunity to step out of their comfort zone and rise to the challenge of letting that practice room musician come out. Develop as a featured soloist supported by an accompanist and showcase your burgeoning talent through group live performance opportunities in both small and large string ensembles. Take advantage of opportunities to use our professional vocal booth and recording software to co-create original group compositions.
COURSE NOTE: This course is geared to the violin, viola, cello or acoustic bass players having prior experience through the Niagara Elementary Instrumental Music Program, Niagara Youth Orchestra or other private strings instruction.~ If you are unsure, please see Mme Carlson to discuss your prior experience.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Vocal (Vocal/Choral Music) - offered every other year (NOT offered in 2018-2019) AMV2O1
A cappella Singing Ability

This course is ideal for: students wishing to enhance their confidence level with their singing voice; students looking for an opportunity to extend their "singing in the shower" comfort to rising to the challenge of letting that inner voice come out into the concert hall.

Sing a cappella or with instrumental accompaniment. Take advantage of opportunities to showcase your burgeoning talent through group performance opportunities and use our professional vocal booth and recording software to co-write and create original group compositions.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: This course is not available for 2018-2019. Please remove it from your Course Plan selections for this year.
Visual Arts AVI2O1
This course enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting art by introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and experimentation. Students will apply the element and principles of design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and to interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Dramatic Arts ADA3M1
This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyze, interpret, and perform dramatic works from various cultures and time periods. Students will research various acting styles and conventions that could be used in their presentations, and analyze the functions of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and audiences.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ADA1O1-Drama or ADA2O1-Dramatic Arts
Band (Instrumental Music) AMI3M1
For the love of music… because without music, life would B-flat!

What a “cleffer” way to upscale to a different instrument class by adopting that secondary instrument that you have always wanted to play. Increase your musical repertoire and prowess while capitalizing upon live performance opportunities. Learn to refine your instrumental recordings by gaining a broader understanding of standard recording practices. Use music industry software and equipment along with our professional vocal booth to create and record your co-written compositions to share with friends and family.
COURSE NOTE: Other available instruments added for your selection of a second instrument: Flute, Clarinet, Alto & Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Bass and Percussion; New instruments only available to senior students Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax, French Horn, Tuba, Auxiliary Percussion
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMI1O1 - Band (Instrumental Music) or AMI2O1 - Band (Instrumental Music)
Strings (Instrumental Music) AMS3M1
Raise the bar!

Take on more leadership in small group ensembles and capitalize upon live performance opportunities in front of an audience. Learn to refine your instrumental recordings using our very own professional vocal booth and music industry software to create and record your co-written compositions to share with friends and family.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMS2O1 - Strings (Instrumental Music) - Experienced
Vocal (Vocal/Choral Music) - offered every other year (NOT offered in 2018-2019) AMV3M1
Bel Canto Singing

Increase your singing power, learn to effectively incorporate microphone techniques and harmonize within a small group to continue to develop your small group and individual repertoire to group. Capitalize on live performance opportunities, refine your vocal recordings through the use of music industry software and our professional vocal booth to create and record your co-written compositions to share with friends and family.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMV2O1 - Vocal (Vocal/Choral Music) - offered every other year (NOT offered in 2018-2019) or AMI2O1 - Band (Instrumental Music) or AMS2O1 - Strings (Instrumental Music) - Experienced
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: This course is not available for 2018-2019. Please remove it from your Course Plan selections for this year.
Visual Arts AVI3M1
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” Albert Einstein

Grade 11 Art students will not only explore various new art media and techniques, but develop an understanding of creative process as well. Studio work will help each student visually problem solve and gain confidence in their ability to make images and impact. In response to looking at historical, modern and cultural art trends, students will begin to make independent studies on art themes. Units of study include: design basics, portraiture, Modernism, Renaissance re-masters, and social issue art.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1O1 - Visual Arts or AVI2O1 - Visual Arts
Visual Arts-Crafts AWA3O1
This course focuses on the skills and knowledge needed to nurture creativity and to promote the artistic and cultural ties that bind us as learners in a classroom, as a community, and as a people. This course is designed to develop student expression and creative skills to create individual works using a variety of crafts. Think form and function – artistic design and detail, practical function. Students will also develop an understanding of the historical significance of crafts.

This course presents a unique opportunity for students to delve into the traditions and beliefs of their heritage, as many projects involve working with cultural activities from diverse societies. Students may use their personal cultural heritage to inform their studio work that will also enrich the experience of the class as a whole.
COURSE NOTE: No artistic experience is required to take this course.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Dramatic Arts ADA4M1
This course requires students to experiment individually and collaboratively with forms and conventions of both drama and theatre from various cultures and time periods. Students will interpret dramatic literature and other texts and media sources while learning about various theories of directing and acting. Students will examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures, and will analyze how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3M1 - Dramatic Arts
Band (Instrumental Music) AMI4M1
End on a high Note!

There is no need to get all keyed up as you end your high school career. Take that senior music class for a balance between work and “playing” music while developing a multitude of skills that we beneficial to you in all aspects of life. (i.e. critical thinking, team building, problem-solving, receiving constructive feedback, dedication, perseverance, commitment, accountability…). Learn to conduct and assume creative leadership during sectional rehearsals and group performances. Continue to develop as a soloist, refine techniques and perform solo and group repertoire for a variety of audiences. Capitalize on the vocal booth and recording industry software to create, share and distribute original recordings in real-world contexts.
COURSE NOTE: Other available instruments added for your selection of a second or third instrument: Flute, Clarinet, Alto & Tenor Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Baritone, Bass and Percussion; New instruments only available to senior students Piccolo, Oboe, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Sax, French Horn, Tuba, Auxiliary Percussion
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMI3M1 - Band (Instrumental Music)
Strings (Instrumental Music) AMS4M1
Take the baton!

There is no need to get all “strung out” as you end your high school career. Take that senior strings class for a balance between work and “playing” music while developing a multitude of skills that we beneficial to you in all aspects of life. (i.e. critical thinking, team building, problem-solving, receiving constructive feedback, dedication, perseverance, commitment, accountability…). Learn to conduct and assume creative leadership during sectional rehearsals and group performances for a variety of audiences. Capitalize on the vocal booth and recording industry software to create, share and distribute your royalty free recordings in real-world contexts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMS3M1 - Strings (Instrumental Music)
Vocal (Vocal/Choral Music) - offered every other year (NOT offered in 2018-2019) AMV4M1
Vibrato & Other Vocal Enhancement Techniques

End your high school career on a high note by taking that senior vocal class for a balance between work and “playing” music while developing a multitude of skills that we beneficial to you in all aspects of life. (i.e. leadership, critical thinking, team building, problem-solving, receiving constructive feedback, dedication, perseverance, commitment, accountability…). Assume creative leadership during sectional rehearsals and group performances. Continue to refine techniques and perform solo and group repertoire for a variety of audiences. Capitalize on the vocal booth and recording industry software to create, share and distribute original recordings in real-world contexts.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMV3M1 - Vocal (Vocal/Choral Music) - offered every other year (NOT offered in 2018-2019)
OTHER REQUIREMENTS: This course is not available for 2018-2019. Please remove it from your Course Plan selections for this year.
Visual Arts AVI4M1
“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.” Jonathan Swift

Grade 12 Art students will continue to develop their art vision and abilities through the exploration of different art techniques, skills, cultures, histories and the growth of an art portfolio. Emphasis is put on developing new media: digital photography, sculpture, recycled material, etc. Students will look at contemporary art forms and theories and engage these through their own personal visual statements. Units of study include: design basics, the human figure, illustration, conceptual and social issue art, and the anti-portrait.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3M1 - Visual Arts