Menu Holy Cross Catholic Academy
Disciplines
ARTS
Music AMU2O2
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. 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 their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures. This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation that they become collaborative contributors who achieve excellence, originality, and integrity in their own work and support these qualities in the work of others.PLEASE NOTE: This course is year long linked with the Grade 10 Religion course, so upon successful completion, students will receive 2 credits; 1 for Music, 1 for Religion.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: All music students either own their own instrument or rent one for the school year. Rental fee is $55.00 for the school year. Students are expected to participate in after school ensemble rehearsals throughout the year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: HRE1O1 - Be With Me or HRE1O2 - Religion and Music
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take HRE2O2 - Christ and Culture and Music
Drama
Drama ADA1O1
This course provides opportunities for students to explore dramatic forms and 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
Drama 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 com-municating through dramatic works. Students will assume responsibil-ity for decisions made in the creative and collaborative processes and will reflect on their experiences. This course will help students ad-dress the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation that they become collaborative contributors who achieve excellence, originality, and integrity in their own work and support these qualities in the work of others.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Drama ADA3M1
This course requires students to create and to perform in dramatic presentations. Students will analyse, 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 analyse the functions of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and audiences. This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation that they become reflective and creative thinkers who evaluate situations and solve problems.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ADA1O1 - Drama or ADA2O1 - Drama
Drama/Music in the Community ADA3O1
This course requires students to engage in dramatic processes and the presentation of dramatic works, and emphasizes the application of drama skills in other contexts and opportunities. Students will interpret and present works in a variety of dramatic forms, create and script original works, and critically analyse the processes involved in producing drama works. Students will develop a variety of skills related to collaboration and the presentation of drama works.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Drama 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 text 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 analyse how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school. This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation that they become collaborative contributors who develop their God-given potential and make meaningful contributions to society.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3M1 - Drama
Drama/Music In the Community ADA4O1
This course requires students to create and present a variety of dramatic works. Students will present works by Canadian and other playwrights, and develop original material based on personal narratives, local community issues, or global concerns. They will have hands-on experiences with various aspects of dramatic arts productions, including performance, set design, lighting, costumes, stage and technical management, and marketing. Students will also explore possible careers related to the dramatic arts.
COURSE NOTE: This course uses a peer assisted learning format whereby mainstream peers partner with students with developmental disabilities to meet curriculum expectations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3M1 - Drama
Music
Music AMU1O2
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 analysis processes in composition, performance and a range of reflective and anylytical activities. PLEASE NOTE: This course is year long linked with the Grade 9 Religion course, so upon successful completion, students will receive 2 credits; 1 for Music, 1 for Religion.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: All music students either own their own instrument or rent one for the school year. Rental fee is $55.00 for the school year. Students are expected to participate in after school ensemble rehearsals throughout the year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take HRE1O2 - Religion and Music
Music AMU2O2
This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience. 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 their understanding of musical conventions, practices, and terminology and apply the elements of music in a range of activities. They will also explore the function of music in society with reference to the self, communities, and cultures. This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation that they become collaborative contributors who achieve excellence, originality, and integrity in their own work and support these qualities in the work of others.PLEASE NOTE: This course is year long linked with the Grade 10 Religion course, so upon successful completion, students will receive 2 credits; 1 for Music, 1 for Religion.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: All music students either own their own instrument or rent one for the school year. Rental fee is $55.00 for the school year. Students are expected to participate in after school ensemble rehearsals throughout the year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: HRE1O1 - Be With Me or HRE1O2 - Religion and Music
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take HRE2O2 - Christ and Culture and Music
Music - Vocal/Choral AMV2O1
This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity and imagination. Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with understanding. They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use. This introductory vocal course is for students interested in singing and learning proper breathing, diction and posture in order to make the beautiful sounds of which they are capable. The repertoire is selected from diverse musical styles from traditional to rock and jazz. Music history examines vocal styles throughout the centuries.
COURSE NOTE: This course uses a peer assisted learning format whereby mainstream peers partner with students with developmental disabilities to meet curriculum expectations.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Music AMU3M2
This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analyzing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation that they become effective communicators who use and integrate the Catholic faith tradition in the critical analysis of the arts, media, technology and information systems to enhance the quality of life.PLEASE NOTE: This course is year long linked with the Grade 11 University/College HRT3M2-Religion course, so upon successful completion, students will receive 2 credits; 1 for Music, 1 for Religion.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: All music students either own their own instrument or rent one for the school year. Rental fee is $55.00 for the school year. Students are expected to participate in after school ensemble rehearsals throughout the year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMU1O1
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take HRT3M2 - World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges
Music - Vocal/Choral AMV3M1
This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity and imagination. Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with understanding. They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use. This in depth vocal course is for students interested in continuing singing, and learning proper breathing, diction and posture in order to make the beautiful sounds of which they are capable. The repertoire is selected from diverse musical styles from traditional to rock and jazz. Music history examines vocal styles throughout the centuries.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AMV2O1 - Music - Vocal/Choral or AMU2O2 - Music or AMU1O2 - Music
Music AMU4M2
This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music. Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances. Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. PLEASE NOTE: This course is year long linked with the Grade 12 University/College HRE4M2-Religion course, so upon successful completion, students will receive 2 credits; 1 for Music, 1 for Religion.
COURSE NOTE: NOTE: All music students either own their own instrument or rent one for the school year. Rental fee is $55.00 for the school year. Students are expected to participate in after school ensemble rehearsals throughout the year.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AMU3M2 - Music
COREQUISITES: If you take this course, you must also take HRE4M2 - Religious Education - Church & Culture and Music
Visual Arts
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. This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation that they become effective communicators who read, understand and use written materials effectively.
Course enhancement fee $50.00
COURSE NOTE: Course enhancement fee: $50.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 9
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 elements and principles of design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context. This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation that they become collaborative contributors who achieve excellence, originality, and integrity in their own work and support these qualities in the work of others.
Course enhancement fee $50.00
COURSE NOTE: Course enhancement fee: $50.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 10
Visual Arts AVI3M1
This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emergent technologies.. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g. photography, video, computer graphics, information design). This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation that they become effective communicators who use and integrate the Catholic faith tradition in the critical analysis of the arts, media, technology and information systems to enhance the quality of life.
Course enhancement fee $50.00
COURSE NOTE: Course enhancement fee: $50.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1O1 - Visual Arts or AVI2O1 - Visual Arts
Visual Arts--Crafts AWA3O1
This course emphasizes learning through practice; building on what students know; and introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic thinking and experimentation. Although the focus is on hands-on creation in the Arts and Crafts, students learning will include the application of the elements and principles of design, incorporating the creative design process, and dealing with the relationships between form and content. Course objectives will be achieved through a program which focuses on the following art forms: painting and drawing, printmaking, plaster sculpture, clay relief, paper mache. This course helps to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become an effective communicator who uses and integrates the Catholic faith tradition, in the critical analysis of the arts, media, technology, and information systems to enhance the quality of life. Mainstream students will be collaborating with exceptional learners using a Peer Assisted learning model (PAL).
Course enhancement fee $50.00
COURSE NOTE: Course enhancement fee: $50.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 11
Interior Design AWH3M1
This course will explore design as an integral part of residential/commercial environments. Students will study the elements and principles of design as they relate to Interior Design (e.g. the fundamentals of space planning, the design of furniture and other furnishings, and as this course is project driven, students will be required to render interiors using perspective, create colour boards and present and co-ordinate styles and materials for specific interiors. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become a reflective and creative thinker who creates, adapts, evaluates new ideas in light of the common good.
Course enhancement fee $50.00
COURSE NOTE: Course enhancement fee: $50.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1O1 - Visual Arts or AVI2O1 - Visual Arts
Fashion and Textile Design AWI3M1
This course explores what clothing communicates about the wearer. Students will learn through practical experiences, about the nature of fashion design. They will examine the characteristics of fibers and fabrics, the construction, production and marketing of clothing. Students will develop research skills as they explore the evolution of fashion and its relationship to society, culture, and individual psychology. The course helps students meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become a collaborative contributor who achieves excellence, originality, and integrity in one’s own work and supports these qualities in the work of others.
Course enhancement fee $50.00
COURSE NOTE: Course enhancement fee: $50.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1O1 - Visual Arts or AVI2O1 - Visual Arts
Photography AWQ3M1
This course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of photographs. Students will also develop an appreciation of the history of photography and photojournalism by viewing and analyzing specific works. Students will explore a range of subject matter through photographic studio activities. They will solve expressive and creative problems, while learning camera and darkroom techniques. Students will create artwork using a variety of technologies (e.g. digital camera and photo-imaging software.) Students are responsible for providing their own 35 mm camera. Camera rentals are available. The course helps students meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become a self directed, responsible, lifelong learner who develops their god given
potential.
Students must have access to a 35mm SLR camera.
Course enhancement fee $70.00
COURSE NOTE: All students taking Photography courses must have access to a 35mm SLR camera or they will have the option to rent one from the school.Course enhancement fee: $70.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: AVI1O1 - Visual Arts or AVI2O1 - Visual Arts
Media Arts ASM4O1
This course emphasizes the development of the knowledge and skills required for the production of interactive media art forms (e.g. interactive art installations, interactive videos, simulations, network art). Students will analyse and evaluate media art works, and will create their own works using a variety of technologies and processed (e.g. computer graphics, photo-imaging, digital video production techniques, electro-acoustics). Students will maintain a portfolio of their media art work.
COURSE NOTE: Course enhancement fee: $40.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: OpenGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ADA3M1 - Drama or AMU3M2 - Music or AVI3M1 - Visual Arts
Visual Arts AVI4M1
This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two and three dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art andsociety. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. This course will help students address the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectation that they become effective communicators who use and integrate the Catholic faith tradition in the critical analysis of the arts, media, technology and information systems to enhance the quality of life.
Course enhancement fee $50.00
COURSE NOTE: Course enhancement fee: $50.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: AVI3M1 - Visual Arts or AWH3M1 - Interior Design or AWI3M1 - Fashion and Textile Design or AWQ3M1 - Photography
Interior Design AWH4M1
This course will continue to explore design as an integral part of residential/commercial environments. Students will study the elements and principles of design as they relate to Interior Design (e.g. the fundamentals
of space planning, the design of furniture and other furnishings, and as this course is project driven, students will be required to render interiors using perspective, create colour boards and present and
co-ordinate styles and materials for specific interiors. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become a reflective and creative thinker who creates, adapts, evaluates new ideas in light of the common good.
Course enhancement fee $50.00
COURSE NOTE: Course enhancement fee: $50.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 Visual Art credit
Fashion and Textile Design AWI4M1
This course will continue to explore what clothing communicates about the wearer. Students will learn through practical experiences, about the nature of fashion design. They will examine the characteristics of fibers and fabrics, the construction, production and marketing of clothing. Students will develop research skills as they explore the evolution of fashion and its relationship to society, culture, and individual psychology. The course helps students meet Ontario Catholic
Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become a collaborative contributor who achieves excellence, originality, and integrity in one’s own work and supports these qualities in the work of others.
Course enhancement fee $50.00
COURSE NOTE: Course enhancement fee: $50.00
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any visual arts credit in Grade 11
Photography AWQ4M1
This course in photography focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in photography. Students will effectively use the camera as a research and reporting tool. Students will analyze photography; use theories of photography in analyzing and producing photographs. Students will also have the opportunity to produce a body of work demonstrating a personal approach. They will examine the difficulties in presenting a well composed, focused point of view. Students will also use experimental techniques such as photo composing and the use of digital software to manipulate images. A 35-mm camera is required for this course. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become an effective communicator who uses and integrates the Catholic faith tradition, in the critical analysis of photography to enhance the quality of life.
Students must have access to a 35mm SLR camera.
Course enhancement fee $70.00
COURSE NOTE: All students taking Photography courses must have access to a 35mm SLR camera or they will have the option to rent one from the school.
CREDIT: 1TYPE: University/CollegeGRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Visual Arts Credit Grade 11