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* Gr. 9 ELECTIVE/ALTERNATE COURSES
These courses are the elective/alternate selections for Gr. 9 students. 
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
Computer Applications - Information & Communication Technology in Business BTT1O1
This course introduces students to the digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically-driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation, and website design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on effective electronic research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Food and Nutrition HFN1O1
This course explores the factors that affect attitudes and decisions about food, examines current issues of body image and food marketing, and is grounded in the scientific study of nutrition. Students will learn how to make informed food choices and how to prepare foods. Students will investigate our Canadian food heritage and food industries, as well as global food issues. The course also introduces students to research skills related to food, nutrition and the social sciences.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
(Female) Healthy Active Living Education PPL1OF
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and injury prevention. They will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality, substance abuse, and social skills. Students will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting and communication skills.
COURSE NOTE: Participation in this course requires a uniform ($45.00).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
(Male) Healthy Active Living Education PPL1OM
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, ways to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and injury prevention. They will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality, substance abuse, and social skills. Students will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting and communication skills.
COURSE NOTE: Participation in this course requires a uniform ($45.00).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Exploring Technologies TIJ1O1
This course enables students to explore and to develop technological knowledge and skills first introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be given the opportunity to design and to create products and/or to provide service skills related to the various technological fields. Exploring a variety of tools, equipment, and software commonly used in industry, students will develop application skills and an awareness of societal and environmental issues. Students will begin to research secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
Latin, Level 1 of 3 (Gr. 10 credit) LVLBD1
Salvete Discipuli! (Hello students!)
Latin not only introduces students to a Classical language, it opens up the history and achievements of the Classical world. Students will develop beginner language skills for speaking and reading Latin, and use enrichment activities like art, drama, photography, music, sports, debates, archaeology and food to explore life in the Roman Empire and its colonies. English is the language of instruction. This course is ideal for: any student looking to enhance their English and French literacy and language skills; any student looking for a preparatory language base for Spanish, Italian, Portuguese or Romanian; and any young connoisseur of education looking to learn a vital era of our history and culture.

This course is recognized by the Ministry as a Gr. 10 Academic course (2D).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10