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*Gr. 10 ELECTIVE/ALTERNATE COURSES
These courses are the elective/alternate selections for Gr. 10 students. 
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
Introduction to Business BBI2O1
This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, as well as accounting, marketing, personal finance, entrepreneurship, and human resources. The importance of business ethics and social responsibility are emphasized. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Core French FSF2D1
This course enables students to increase their knowledge of the French language, to develop further their language skills, and to deepen their understanding and appreciation of francophone culture, foods, and media. Exploring a variety of themes, students will develop and will apply critical-thinking skills in discussion, in their analysis and interpretation of texts, and in their own writing.

Ministry Note: In any given grade, students may count credits in only one type of program - Core, Extended, or Immersion French - towards their secondary school diploma.

STUDENT CANNOT RECEIVE SEPARATE CREDITS FOR F1F2D1, FIF2P1, FSF2D1. JUST ONE GR. 10 FRENCH CREDIT!
COURSE NOTE: If your prerequisite is FSF1P1 (Applied Core French), you will be required to exhibit competency in that course in order to register for this course. Please speak with a Guidance counsellor.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: AcademicGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1D1 - Core French (Academic) or FIF1D1 - French Immersion (Academic) or FIF1P1 - French Immersion (Applied) or FSF1P1 - Core French (Applied)
Exploring Family Studies HIF2O1
This course explores the challenges faced by all people: how to meet basic needs, how to relate to others, how to manage resources, and how to become responsible members of society. Students will acquire knowledge and skills that are needed to make the transition to adulthood. Students will learn how to develop interpersonal, decision-making, and practical skills related to daily life. They will also explore the function of families and the diversity found among families and within Canadian society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Introduction to Computer Studies ICS2O1
This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and will write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts. Students will learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and will develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.
COURSE NOTE: No experience necessary!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
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
(Female) Personal and Fitness Training PAF2OF
This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills, and will be given opportunities to practice goal-setting, decision-making, coping, social, and interpersonal skills. A variety of different fitness activities such as aerobics, zumba, step classes, yoga, weight training and interval training will be examined to achieve Health for Life.
COURSE NOTE: Course Fee: $30.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
(Elite Volleyball Development)Healthy Living and Large-Group Activities PAL201
Do you love the sport of Volleyball? Do the terms "Bump, Set, Spike!" make you excited? Then this course is for you - regardless of your current skill level!

This volleyball-emphasis course will develop your skill set while you engage in physical activities with a focus on volleyball.

Students will apply volleyball movement principles and volleyball sport/game strategies to refine their skills; actively participate in games which will enhance their personal competence and personal fitness.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
(Female) Healthy Active Living Education PPL2OF
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.
COURSE NOTE: Course Fee: $10.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
(Male) Healthy Active Living Education PPL2OM
This course emphasizes regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Student learning will include the application of movement principles to refine skills; participation in a variety of activities that enhance personal competence, fitness, and health; examination of issues related to healthy sexuality, healthy eating, substance use and abuse; and the use of informed decision-making, conflict resolution, and social skills in making personal choices.
COURSE NOTE: Course Fee: $10.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Technological Design TDJ2O1
This course provides students with opportunities to apply a design process to meet a variety of technological challenges. Students will research projects, will create designs, will build models and/or prototypes, and will assess products and/or processes using appropriate tools, techniques, and strategies. Student projects may include designs for homes, vehicles, bridges, robotic arms, clothing, or other products. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to technological design. Students will learn about secondary and postsecondary education and training leading to careers in the field.
COURSE NOTE: To connect to the Tech Design website with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Communications Technology TGJ2O1
This course introduces students to communications technology from a media perspective. Students will work in the areas of TV/video and movie production, radio and audio production, print and graphic communications, photography, and interactive new media and animation. Student projects may include computer-based activities such as creating videos, editing photos, working with audio, cartooning, developing animations, and designing web pages. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology. Students will explore secondary and post-secondary education and training pathways and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.
COURSE NOTE: To view a VIDEO with more information, click on the link (to the right of the course)!
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Latin, Level 2 of 3 (Gr. 11 credit) LVLCU1
Heus scholaris bonus!

Latin Level 2 continues student explorations of the ancient world through the study of Latin. Although English is the language of instruction, students will continue to develop Latin vocabulary and translate more complex Latin passages. Intercultural studies will include an in-depth look at the Roman military, the Trojan War, classical heroes and heroines, and the founding of Rome. Experiential activities like: food, art, games, challenges, debates, and student quests will continue to enhance our explorations.

This course is recognized by the Ministry as a Grade 11 University course (3U).
CREDIT: 1TYPE: UniversityGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: LVLBD1 - Latin, Level 1 of 3 (Gr. 10 credit)