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  • This is a beginner program for students in grade 11 or 12 that are learning to drive, and want to learn how to do their own simple repairs. Do you want to save thousands of dollars by knowing simple maintenance? Well then, this course is for you! ADST Automotive 11is… Read more

    Course code: YMR--1CX
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  • This is a year-long class combining History of Rock & Roll 12 and English 11/12. This course is open to both grade 11 and 12 students, and it will allow students to explore how rock & roll music, which critics said “wouldn’t last,” has not only lasted, but it has… Read more

    Course code: YSSC-2AX
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  • Literary Studies 10 is designed for students who are interested in the literature of a particular era, geographical area, or theme, or in the study of literature in general. The course allows students to delve more deeply into literature as they explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the… Read more

    Course code: MLTST10
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  • We encourage all students: to have fun to be physically active every day in class to develop skills in individual and team sports as well as recreational activities. to be involved in outdoor and indoor activities to be exposed to a variety of fitness training Physical Education at this level… Read more

    Course code: MPHE-09G
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  • 20th Century History

    History 12 is a survey of 20th century world history. Emphasis is placed on European and North American events and the effects that western society had on the rest of the world. You will study topics which include the First World War, the Russian Revolution, the Booming 20s, the Great… Read more

    Course code: MSS-11-A
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  • Accounting 11

    Accounting is at the heart of every person’s life. This class will teach everything from basic personal finances to introductory corporate accounting. Having a good grasp of financial concepts and cash responsibility will give you a great foundation for financial success. Students will learn rules and procedures of accounting, how… Read more

    Course code: MAC--11
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  • Accounting 12/Accounting 110 (Dual Credit)

    This is an exciting partnership program with Camosun College which provides grade 12 students with the opportunity to earn four grade 12 credits and three post-secondary credits. This course examines every phase of accounting from posting entries to creating financial reports. There is an online face-to-face component with a college… Read more

    Course code: MACC-12
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  • Acting 12: Directing & Scriptwriting

    Directing and Script Development 12 allows interested students to learn about directing productions and writing for stage or film. Students in this course will work in conjunction with the instructor and Acting 11/12 students.

    Course code: MTPDS-12
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  • ADST 10: Drafting

    Drafting and Design 10 will introduce students to board drafting with a focus on orthographic, mechanical and architectural drafting. Students will have a design challenge where they will physically draft and design a prototype, which they will then build and test. Additionally, they will create a partial set of house… Read more

    Course code: MTDRF10
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  • ADST 10: Metalwork

    This course will enable students to refine and build on skills introduced in the previous metalwork course. In this course, students work through a series of projects that incorporate all basic metal working skills and operations. Once assigned projects are completed, students will be encouraged to specialize and excel in… Read more

    Course code: MTMET10
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  • ADST 10: POWER MECHANICS

    This course further explores the mechanics, design and use of power. The course is intended to acquaint the student with different fields where mechanical principles are applied. Students will also be learning about alternate forms of power development and four cycle engines through theory and hands on work. Students will… Read more

    Course code: MTPOW10
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  • ADST 10: Woodwork

    This course is an introduction to the art of fine woodworking. Students work through a series of projects that incorporate basic woodworking skills and operations. The course will cover various types of joinery, lathe work and basic finishing techniques. After completing the required projects, students will have an opportunity to… Read more

    Course code: MWWK-10
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  • ADST 11 : Drafting

    Apart from some brief hand-drafting review, this course in drafting is entirely computer based. The program covers pictorials, isometrics, orthographic projections, section views, auxiliary views and working drawings. 3D modelling and rendering are introduced using AutoCAD 2018 design software. Further use of the CNC machine will be used. This course… Read more

    Course code: MDD--11
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  • ADST 11 : Woodwork (Carpentry And Joinery)

    Learn to develop your fine woodworking skills. Students will work with a large variety of woodworking tools and techniques to build projects which may include; tables, chairs, turned bowls or a variety of other wooden projects. Students can also choose to design their own. Depending on the size and materials… Read more

    Course code: MCJ--11
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  • ADST 12 : Drafting

    Apart from some brief hand-drafting review, this course in drafting is entirely computer based. The program covers pictorials, isometrics, orthographic projections, section views, auxiliary views and working drawings. 3D modelling and rendering are introduced using AutoCAD 2018 design software. Further use of the CNC machine will be used. This course… Read more

    Course code: MDD--12
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  • ADST 12 : Woodwork (Carpentry And Joinery)

    Learn to develop your fine woodworking skills. Students will work with a large variety of woodworking tools and techniques to build projects which may include; tables, chairs, turned bowls or a variety of other wooden projects. Students can also choose to design their own. Depending on the size and materials… Read more

    Course code: MCJ--12
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  • ADST 9: General Explorations

    This introductory Grade 9 course covers the areas of woodwork, metalwork, power mechanics and drafting. These will be divided equally over the course of one semester. Each unit will emphasize safe practice in its venue and give a student a sample which may provide the basis for selecting further offerings… Read more

    Course code: MADGE09
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  • ADST 9: Metalwork

    This course explores the development of ideas with an emphasis on innovation and creativity. The process of developing ideas into mental products is the major theme. Areas explored will be metal art, machining, and welding. The learning of safe shop practices and procedures forms the backbone of this course.

    Course code: MADM-09
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  • ADST 9: Woodwork

    Woodwork 9 covers project planning, designing, and making of projects in wood using the latest equipment and techniques. Introduction to hand and power tools with an emphasis on safety will be the focus of the course.

    Course code: MADW-09
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  • ADST: Art Metal And Jewelry 12

    Art Metal and Jewelry introduces you to the artistic possibilities in metalwork. Come and create many unique and personal projects for you and your home! Techniques and skills include; ring making, copper enameling and bead making, pewter and silver casting, ornamental chain making, two and three dimensional wire work, and… Read more

    Course code: MMFMJ12
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  • Advanced Dance 11

    Advanced Dance Performance is open to Grade 10 to 12 students with advanced dance skills. Auditions will be held among applicants to select those with the skill level required for this course. Students in Advanced Dance must enroll in both the courses listed above for their grade level, one in… Read more

    Course code: YVPA-1AX-S
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  • Advanced Dance 12

    Advanced Dance Performance is open to Grade 10 to 12 students with advanced dance skills. Auditions will be held among applicants to select those with the skill level required for this course. Students in Advanced Dance must enroll in both the courses listed above for their grade level, one in… Read more

    Course code: YVPA-2AX-S
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  • Advanced Welding 12

    Students who are interested in pursuing welding as a career are offered this course to refine their competency in welding and fabrication processes. The emphasis during the course will be to prepare students for a post-secondary welding program. Equipment and techniques utilizing electric arc, oxy-acetylene, T.I.G. and M.I.G. will be… Read more

    Course code: MMFMW12
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  • Apprenticeship And Workplace Mathematics 11

    This course is designed for students who intend to pursue an apprenticeship or enroll in a trades program in college. Students must successfully complete AW10 or FOM10 in order to be eligible to register for AW11.

    Course code: MAWM-11
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  • Art Foundations 11

    A foundation course which introduces the student to the visual arts and your growth as an artist: history, philosophy and practice. Through perseverance, resilience and reflection you will find how to create images of your place in the community, history and society while examining unique ways to represent these concepts… Read more

    Course code: MAF--11
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  • Art Foundations 12 / Art 102(Dual Credit)

    Art Foundations Dual Credit is an exciting opportunity for students to receive credit for Art Foundations 12 and ART 102 Introduction to 2D from Camosun College (see course descriptor below). This course will be team taught with an instructor from Camosun College. It will combine aspects of Art Foundations 11… Read more

    Course code: MAF--12
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  • Art Studio 10

    This course is designed to build self-confidence and basic skills in a variety of mediums. You may take this course in both grade 9 and grade 10. Please note that projects will be different from year to year. Topics covered will draw from the following: Design-explore the elements of art… Read more

    Course code: MVAST10
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  • Athletic Leadership 10

    Students must apply to be accepted into this course which is designed to allow like-minded students the opportunity to explore interests in a range of athletic pursuits. The course will run together with P.E. 10 and builds on concepts established in Athletic Leadership 9. Students will be expected to learn… Read more

    Course code: YPR--0BX
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  • Athletic Leadership 9

    Students must apply to be accepted into this course which is designed to allow like-minded students the opportunity to explore interests in a range of athletic pursuits. Students will be allowed the opportunity to help referee and give instruction to elementary and middle school students. The course runs together with… Read more

    Course code: XLDCH09AL
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  • Automotive Technology 11

    This is a hands-on and theory related exploratory course in the world of the automobile. Students will work on modular components with the opportunity to apply their knowledge to running vehicles. Topics covered, but are not limited to, Shop safety, vehicle maintenance, oil changes, disc and drum brakes, suspension, engine… Read more

    Course code: MAT--11
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  • Automotive Technology 12

    This is a more advanced hands-on and theory related course emphasizing improving upon the skills acquired in previous course work as well as advancing to more complex topics as emissions testing, electrical testing, high performance engine, and suspension systems. Students will be given the opportunity to take on larger project… Read more

    Course code: MAT--12
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  • Band 9 : Concert Band

    Suggested prerequisite: Middle school band or equivalent or permission of the Band Director, Mr. Jolliffe. Band courses are a continuation of the acquisition of performance skills on woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Also included is a study of the basic elements of music and its history and literature, through performance… Read more

    Course code: XLDCB09CBX
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  • Biology 11

    This introductory course surveys organic forms from the simplest (viruses) to the most complex (vertebrate animals). You will study organisms from each of the Five Kingdoms of Life in terms of structure/function and evolutionary relationships. Other topics will include evolutionary theory and ecology. You may be required to do a… Read more

    Course code: MBI--11
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  • Biology 12

    Biology 12 focuses on Human Biology. It is a survey of the body systems and how they are integrated. The learning outcomes are categorized under the following headings: Cell Biology, Cell Processes and Applications, and Human Biology. This course has a heavy work load and background in chemistry is helpful…. Read more

    Course code: MBI--12
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  • Both Drama 10: Theatre Production & Drama: Theatre Company 10

    Stagecraft (Technical Theatre ) 10, 11 & 12 Grade 9: (By Permission Of Instructor) (MDRD-10 & MDRTC10) This course is designed to run all year long, although students may take it in the fall or the spring if other course demands conflict. Students will earn credit through a combination of… Read more

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  • Both Theatre Production 11 & Fine ArtsS & Applied Skills 11

    (MTPR-11–S & MFNAS11) This course is designed to run all year long, although students may take it in the fall or the spring if other course demands conflict. Students will earn credit through a combination of both class time (every second day, both semesters) and practical experience, providing technical support… Read more

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  • Both Theatre Production 12: Technical Theatre & Theatre Production 12: Theatre Management

    (MTPRT12–S & MTPRM12) This course is designed to run all year long, although students may take it in the fall or the spring if other course demands conflict. Students will earn credit through a combination of both class time (every second day, both semesters) and practical experience, providing technical support… Read more

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  • Business Computer Applications 11

    Your success in life will be greatly enhanced with the knowledge you will gain in this class. It is a fun, fast paced program that gives you mastery of typing, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher. This class is open to all students. This could lead to a three-credit University… Read more

    Course code: MBCA-11
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  • Business Information Management 12/Business 140 (Dual Credit)

    This is a fabulous opportunity for Grade 12 students to earn four grade 12 credits and three post-secondary credits. This is an on-line course that provides an introduction to information systems, hardware, software, networks and communication technologies. Student should have completed Business Computer Applications 9, 10 or 11. There will… Read more

    Course code: MMK--12
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  • Cafeteria Training 11

    This course provides an introduction to fundamental cooking theories and techniques. Topics of study include food safety and sanitation, kitchen equipment, knife skills, classical vegetable cuts, stock production, thickening agents, stock and soup preparation, leading sauces, French culinary terms, recipe familiarization, catering, and cafeteria work experience. Half the course will… Read more

    Course code: MCAFT11
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  • Cafeteria Training 12

    This course provides an introduction to fundamental cooking theories and techniques. Topics of study include food safety and sanitation, kitchen equipment, knife skills, classical vegetable cuts, stock production, thickening agents, stock and soup preparation, leading sauces, French culinary terms, recipe familiarization, catering, and cafeteria work experience. Half the course will… Read more

    Course code: MCAFT12
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  • Cake Decorating 11- Level I … The Basics

    This is a demonstration and hands-on course. Starting with basic hand lettering you will practice your skills on cupcakes and cookies. Over time you will learn to create the perfect consistency of butter cream, royal and fondant icing. As your confidence builds, you will design and pipe greetings on cakes…. Read more

    Course code: YVHE-1AX
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  • Cake Decorating 11- Level II … Advanced Techniques

    Take your experience to the next level! Are you up for a challenge? Build on your introductory skills and explore cake decorating as a true visual art. All projects will be technical. Time management will be a key to success. Advanced decorating techniques and mediums will be used. We will… Read more

    Course code: YVHE-1BX
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  • Calculus 12

    Calculus 12 is highly recommended for any student planning on taking a post-secondary course of studies in engineering or the sciences as well as other programs that require first year university/college Calculus. Calculus 12 covers the same material that a student will encounter in Calculus 100, a course which has… Read more

    Course code: MCALC12
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  • Career Life Education 10

    This is a required course for graduation focussing on personal development, connections to the community and career life plans. Topics include the following: goal setting, workplace etiquette, global trends, and employability skills, just to name a few. Students may take this course in grades 10, 11 or 12, although we… Read more

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  • Chemistry 11

    Pre-Cal 11 or FOM 11 is a recommended co-requisite Chemistry 11 is an introductory course. If you are interested in pursuing a science related career, it is a prerequisite for most post-secondary science programs. Topics include: review of lab safety, scientific calculations and measurements, investigation of the periodic table, types… Read more

    Course code: MCH--11
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  • Chemistry 12

    Pre-requisite: Chemistry 11; recommended pre-requisite Pre-Cal 11 or FOM 11 This course is a prerequisite for many post-secondary science programs as well as being an option for college or university entrance requirements. There is a substantial emphasis on applying mathematics to problems situations. Topics include: reaction rates, equilibrium reactions, solubility… Read more

    Course code: MCH--12
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  • Communications 11

    Communications 11 offers units of instruction in a classroom where gradual improvement of basic skills is emphasized. Students improve skills in reading and writing through the study of fundamental English grammar and correct usage, short stories, poetry, a short novel, a play, media study and business writing. Teacher recommendation is… Read more

    Course code: MCOM-11
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  • Communications 12

    As a rule, Communications 12 is not accepted at the college or university level. Communications 12 offers units of instruction in a classroom where continued improvement of basic skills in emphasized. Students improve their skills in reading and writing through the study of fundamental English grammar and correct usage, short… Read more

    Course code: MCOM-12
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  • Comparative Cultures & World Religions

    Both Comparative Cultures & Comparative World Religions will enhance your knowledge of various cultures and religions around the globe from pre-history to present. An understanding of nomadic peoples, the birth of language, cities, and civilizations lends itself to the broad scope of cultures, religions and eras that will be covered… Read more

    Course code: MSS--11-B
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  • Comparative World Religions 12B

    Comparative World Religions 12B – this option is for people who have previously taken CC12 and wish to ALSO receive credit for CWR 12 (your class assignments & final project and oral presentation will have a religious aspect to them); this will involve a more self-directed approach to World Religions… Read more

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  • Composition 10

    Composition 10 is incorporated into each of the four English 10 choices. Composition 10 is designed to support students in their development of written communication through a critical process of questioning, exploring, and sampling. Within a supportive community of writers, students will work individually and collaboratively to explore and create… Read more

    Course code: MCMPS10
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  • Computer Graphics & Animation 11

    Get animated! In the 2D-focused courses students work in-depth with Adobe Flash to explore and create a variety of animation styles including motion graphics, kinetic typography, web site animation, and character animation. In character animation students develop a complete rig and apply the fundamental principles of animation to develop convincing… Read more

    Course code: YCCT-1AX
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  • Computer Graphics & Animation 12

    Get animated! In the 2D-focused courses students work in-depth with Adobe Flash to explore and create a variety of animation styles including motion graphics, kinetic typography, web site animation, and character animation. In character animation students develop a complete rig and apply the fundamental principles of animation to develop convincing… Read more

    Course code: YCCT-2AX
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  • Computer Information Systems 11

    The series of Video Game Design 10, 11 & 12 courses develop your digital and creative skills to create full-featured computer games. Expect to learn: 2D and 3D game creation using Gamemaker and Unity digital audio and sound effects using Audacity music loop creation with m-Audio Session digital graphic and… Read more

    Course code: MICTS11
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  • Computer Information Systems 12

    The series of Video Game Design 10, 11 & 12 courses develop your digital and creative skills to create full-featured computer games. Expect to learn: 2D and 3D game creation using Gamemaker and Unity digital audio and sound effects using Audacity music loop creation with m-Audio Session digital graphic and… Read more

    Course code: MICTS12
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  • Computer Programming 11

    Computer Programming 12 (MICTP12) The most fun and exciting arena for learning and applying computer programming skills is in computer game design. The computer game industry continues to grow rapidly as does the demand for computer programmers. And, for any students considering a post-secondary program in science, engineering, mathematics, technology… Read more

    Course code: MICTP11
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  • Computer Programming 12

    The most fun and exciting arena for learning and applying computer programming skills is in computer game design. The computer game industry continues to grow rapidly as does the demand for computer programmers. And, for any students considering a post-secondary program in science, engineering, mathematics, technology or video game design,… Read more

    Course code: MICTP12
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  • Computer Studies 10

    Computer Information Systems 11 (MICTS11) Computer Information Systems 12 (MICTS12) The series of Video Game Design 10, 11 & 12 courses develop your digital and creative skills to create full-featured computer games. Expect to learn: 2D and 3D game creation using Gamemaker and Unity digital audio and sound effects using… Read more

    Course code: MCSTU10
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  • Contemporary Indigenous Studies

    In this course students will explore the varied identities & worldviews of indigenous peoples, along with importance of the interconnection of family, relationships, language, culture, & the land. Other themes/topics would include: the resilience/survival of indigenous peoples in the face of colonialism; community development, partnerships, & control of economic opportunities;… Read more

    Course code: MSS--11-H
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  • Contemporary Music 10

    These ensembles are important extensions of band courses. All students in band classes are expected to participate in co-curricular bands and will receive credits and grades for their participation. Junior Concert Band – this ensemble further develops practical music skills and introduces students to high school music performance practices. Band… Read more

    Course code: MMUCM10
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  • Creative Writing 10

    Creative Writing 10 is designed for students who have an interest in creative expression through language. The course provides students opportunities to build their writing skills through the exploration of identity, memory, and story in a range of genres. Within a supportive community of writers, students will collaborate and develop… Read more

    Course code: MCTWR10
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  • Criminology 12

    This course is divided into two main units: Unit 1 is an introduction to the techniques and technologies used in forensic criminal investigation. Real crime case studies are used to study the compelling account of forensic science’s role in criminal investigations. Topics include history of forensic science, crime scene investigation,… Read more

    Course code: YLAW-2CX
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  • Culinary Arts 10

    Developed for students in grades 10, 11 or 12, this exploratory course introduces students to the culinary arts profession under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef Instructor. Emphasis is given to the development of basic competencies related to the culinary profession, and combines basic culinary theory with hands-on cooking…. Read more

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  • Culinary Arts 11

    Developed for students in grades 10, 11 or 12, this exploratory course introduces students to the culinary arts profession under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef Instructor. Emphasis is given to the development of basic competencies related to the culinary profession, and combines basic culinary theory with hands-on cooking…. Read more

    Course code: MFDN-11H
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  • Culinary Arts 12

    Developed for students in grades 10, 11 or 12, this exploratory course introduces students to the culinary arts profession under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef Instructor. Emphasis is given to the development of basic competencies related to the culinary profession, and combines basic culinary theory with hands-on cooking…. Read more

    Course code: MFDN-12H
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  • Dance 10: Choreography

    Suggested prerequisite(s): Students will be integrated with Dance Performance students, and can have the opportunity to set small and/or large group choreography to receive credits. There are other possibilities available to receive credit; please discuss with the instructor.

    Course code: MDNC-10
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  • Dance 9 Performance

    Prerequisite: none Dance 9 Performance and Dance 10 Performance are open to all grade 9 and 10 students, male or female, with or without previous dance training. The course exposes students to many different dance styles and aims to enable each student to develop his or her dance technique, muscular… Read more

    Course code: MDNC-09P
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  • Dance 9: Choreography

    Suggested prerequisite(s): Students will be integrated with Dance Performance students, and can have the opportunity to set small and/or large group choreography to receive credits. There are other possibilities available to receive credit; please discuss with the instructor.

    Course code: MDNC-09
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  • Dance Company 10

    Advanced Dance Performance is open to Grade 10 to 12 students with advanced dance skills. Auditions will be held among applicants to select those with the skill level required for this course. Students in Advanced Dance must enroll in both the courses listed above for their grade level, one in… Read more

    Course code: MDNCM10
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  • Dance Foundations 10

    Advanced Dance Performance is open to Grade 10 to 12 students with advanced dance skills. Auditions will be held among applicants to select those with the skill level required for this course. Students in Advanced Dance must enroll in both the courses listed above for their grade level, one in… Read more

    Course code: MCDF-10
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  • Dance Technique & Performance 10

    Prerequisite: none Dance 9 Performance and Dance 10 Performance are open to all grade 9 and 10 students, male or female, with or without previous dance training. The course exposes students to many different dance styles and aims to enable each student to develop his or her dance technique, muscular… Read more

    Course code: MDNTP10
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  • Dance: Choreography 11

    Suggested prerequisite: DNP 11/12: Performance DNC 11/12 choreography students will be integrated with DNP 11/12 students, and can have the opportunity to lead classroom work and set various small and/or large group choreography to receive credits. Note: There are other possibilities to receive credits; please discuss with the instructor.

    Course code: MDNC-11
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  • Dance: Choreography 12

    Suggested prerequisite: DNP 11/12: Performance DNC 11/12 choreography students will be integrated with DNP 11/12 students, and can have the opportunity to lead classroom work and set various small and/or large group choreography to receive credits. Note: There are other possibilities to receive credits; please discuss with the instructor.

    Course code: MDNC-12
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  • Dance: Performance 11

    Prerequisite: none Dance 11/12: Performance is open to all grade 11 or 12 students, male or female, with or without previous dance training. This course exposes students to many different dance styles and aims to enable each student to develop his or her dance technique, muscular strength, fitness level, flexibility,… Read more

    Course code: MDNP-11
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  • Dance: Performance 12

    Prerequisite: none Dance 11/12: Performance is open to all grade 11 or 12 students, male or female, with or without previous dance training. This course exposes students to many different dance styles and aims to enable each student to develop his or her dance technique, muscular strength, fitness level, flexibility,… Read more

    Course code: MDNP-12
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  • Digital Imaging 11

    Digital Photography has become a popular field for those looking to create incredible imagery through the use of cameras and a digital darkroom. After an introductory unit in camera function, composition, and Lightroom CC, students spend the semester exploring the following genres of photography: Portraiture Landscape Architecture Sports Events Fine… Read more

    Course code: YVPA-1EX
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  • Digital Imaging 12

    Digital Photography has become a popular field for those looking to create incredible imagery through the use of cameras and a digital darkroom. After an introductory unit in camera function, composition, and Lightroom CC, students spend the semester exploring the following genres of photography: Portraiture Landscape Architecture Sports Events Fine… Read more

    Course code: YVPA-2EX
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  • Digital Media Development 11

    Take your first step into the world of graphic design! Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Illustrator, a must for any aspiring graphic designer. This course focuses on learning how to draw and illustrate on the computer, so be prepared to use a pen tablet. Through hands-on activities, students… Read more

    Course code: MICTM11
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  • Digital Media Development 12

    Take your first step into the world of graphic design! Learn the ins and outs of Adobe Illustrator, a must for any aspiring graphic designer. This course focuses on learning how to draw and illustrate on the computer, so be prepared to use a pen tablet. Through hands-on activities, students… Read more

    Course code: MICTM12
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  • Drama 10

    Drama 9 and Drama 10 promotes and strengthens participation and personal development skills at their various levels of maturity. Through exercises and a final performance, students will become familiar with primary aspects of staging and performance development as it applies in the theatre and also in life skill areas such… Read more

    Course code: MDRM-10
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  • Drama 9

    Drama 9 and Drama 10 promotes and strengthens participation and personal development skills at their various levels of maturity. Through exercises and a final performance, students will become familiar with primary aspects of staging and performance development as it applies in the theatre and also in life skill areas such… Read more

    Course code: MDR--09
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  • Drama: Film & Television 11

    These courses introduce students to the skill sets used in writing and acting for film and television and develop their creative talents as filmmakers and actors in order to give a deeper appreciation of the collaborative art form that is film making. Actors will learn film-specific techniques to help make… Read more

    Course code: MDFT11
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  • Drama: Film & Television 12

    These courses introduce students to the skill sets used in writing and acting for film and television and develop their creative talents as filmmakers and actors in order to give a deeper appreciation of the collaborative art form that is film making. Actors will learn film-specific techniques to help make… Read more

    Course code: MDFT12
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  • Earth Science 11

    Earth Science 11 is an introductory course. A variety of topics will be presented including mineral identification, forces that create and destroy landforms, earthquakes, volcanoes, plate tectonics, climate change, and astronomy. The Earth is a dynamic, complex system. Earth Science 11 begins the exploration of this system through its investigation… Read more

    Course code: MESC-11
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  • Electrical Trades Apprenticship 11

    This course is an introduction to Electrical Trades Training. Students will cover a variety of topics, including an exploration of the fundamentals of electrical work, single pole, three way and 4 way lighting circuits, conduit bending, power distribution, preparation/understanding use of the Canadian Electrical Code and the use of electrical… Read more

    Course code: YCOT-1CX
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  • Electrical Trades Apprenticship 12A

    This class is a continuation of introduction to Electrical Trades 11 for students wanting to pursue a career in the dynamic Electrical Trade. Topics include: advanced conduit bending, wiring methods, network wiring, preparation towards understanding the use of the Canadian Electrical Code, Electrical trade related mathematics, measuring, motor control and… Read more

    Course code: YCOT-2AX
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  • Electrical Trades Apprenticship 12B

    This advanced course completes the preparation towards the partnership with Camosun College. At the end of the program, students will attend a 10 week Camosun College course to carry out the “hands on” practical skills required for the electrical trade. Upon completion of this course, Student will achieve Level 1… Read more

    Course code: YCOT-2BX
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  • English 11

    Students will participate in various activities designed to improve understanding and use of both written and spoken language. Classes will engage in individual and group approaches to learning, and students will interpret literature, develop writing in a variety of manners (narrative, expository, descriptive and persuasive). Course content includes poetry, a… Read more

    Course code: MEN-11
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  • English 12

    Students will learn to recognize and use literary terms and poetic devices, to interpret literature and to understand, recognize and use descriptive, narrative, and expository modes of writing. Students will study the short story, drama, poetry and novel(s), and traditional methods of English literary analysis. Students will continue to practice… Read more

    Course code: MEN-12
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  • English 9

    This course stresses an understanding of literary forms; poems, stories, plays, essays, novels, and non-book media provide the resource material. Integrated with the literature and media study is a basic approach to language that emphasizes writing and editing, sentence structure and mechanics. Written and oral assignments are based on literature… Read more

    Course code: MEN--09
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  • English 9: Honours

    Critical, analytical, and creative thought is emphasized through the study of literature and media. Students study fiction and non-fiction, including short stories, poetry, prose, and Shakespeare. Enriched content may include literature circles, non-print media and other drama. Students will write analytically, critically, and creatively throughout the course. It is expected… Read more

    Course code: MEN--09H
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  • English First Peoples 11

    English 11 First Peoples and English 12 First Peoples are the academic equivalent of English 11 and 12 which is available to all students. First Peoples’ experiences, values, and culture are explored in various forms of text, including novels, poetry, short stories and film. Forms of expression that are distinctive… Read more

    Course code: MEFP-11
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  • English First Peoples 12

    English 11 First Peoples and English 12 First Peoples are the academic equivalent of English 11 and 12 which is available to all students. First Peoples’ experiences, values, and culture are explored in various forms of text, including novels, poetry, short stories and film. Forms of expression that are distinctive… Read more

    Course code: MEFP-12
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  • English Literature 12

    Literature 12 is a survey course covering the development of British literature, particularly poetry, from the years 1000-1900. Major writers studied include: Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, Swift, Pope, Wordsworth, Coleridge, Byron, Shelley, Keats, Tennyson, and Browning. English Literature 12 also includes 20th century British authors, as well as English-speaking writers from… Read more

    Course code: MLIT-12
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  • Entrepreneurship 12

    There is an entrepreneur in every one of us. Entrepreneurs identify and explore opportunities, research the resulting ideas, locate and organize resources, and begin to turn ideas into reality. Entrepreneurship 12 helps students to gain an understanding of the entrepreneurial spirit in the context of starting a small business and… Read more

    Course code: MENT-12
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  • Entrepreneurship And Marketing 10 – Business

    Do you have a great idea? Think you can come up with a great idea? Do you want to learn how to take a great idea and turn it into money? Then learn how to take that money and turn it into more money? Then Entrepreneurship and Marketing 10 is… Read more

    Course code: MADEM10
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  • Entrepreneurship And Marketing 9 – Business

    Did you know that the people who make the most money in the world are entrepreneurs and marketers? Everything that you see around you was once an idea and then it was turned into a product. From there it is sold and the world of commerce keeps turning. Learn about… Read more

    Course code: MADEM09
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  • Entrepreneurship And Marketing 9 And 10 Computer Applications

    Your success in life will be greatly enhanced with the knowledge you will gain in these classes. It is a fun, fast paced program that gives you mastery of typing, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, Publisher, InDesign and Personal Finance. These classes are open to ALL students.

    Course code: XLDCF09BC
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  • Environmental Stewardship 11

    Every day we make choices that impact the world around us in positive or negative ways. In Environmental Stewardship, students will examine the root causes of the current environmental crisis (social, political, corporate, technical, and scientific) and work collectively to discover, create, and support solutions that sustain our local environment…. Read more

    Course code: YRNR-1BX
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  • Family Studies 11

    “It’s About Me” This course will examine and explore the important and complex issues of relationships. In order to understand relationships, it is imperative that you know and understand yourself in many different ways. The first part of the course will be an in-depth personal exploration of self-esteem issues. There… Read more

    Course code: MFM--11
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  • Family Studies 12

    “It’s About Us” We recommend that students should have taken Family Studies 11 prior to taking this course. Content focuses on marriage, developing and maintaining strong relationships, stressors in relationships, families, parenting and child development. The course will also examine lifespan from adolescence to middle age. Contemporary issues such as… Read more

    Course code: MFM--12
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    Family Studies 11

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  • Film Studies 12

    This course offers students the challenge to move past the entertainment-value of film. Films are still the single most-consumed form of entertainment in the world, but their messages and meaning are as varied as the people who make them. Besides watching films, students will learn its history and evolution, cultural… Read more

    Course code: YCCT-2BX
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  • Food Studies 10: Canada Cooks

    As Canadians, we are a multicultural people and this course introduces you to the cuisine of many cultures. Take a culinary trip across Canada—practical and theoretical work will cover the heritage and contrasting cuisines of numerous countries. Discover and enjoy the challenge of preparing multicultural foods that are part of… Read more

    Course code: MFOOD10
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  • Foods And Nutrition 11: The Mediterranean Diet

    This course introduces a variety of tastes from Morocco, Spain, France, Italy and Greece. While exploring the food, the people and the land encompassing the Mediterranean Sea, we will sample the simplicity of cultural recipes.

    Course code: MFDN--11
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  • Foods And Nutrition 12: World Class Foods

    Take a culinary trip through the cuisines of Thailand, China, India, Mexico and Europe. Each student will complete a heritage report and be encouraged to share their family’s culinary past as part of a lesson. This course really brings our school’s cultures alive! The multicultural make-up of the class helps… Read more

    Course code: MFDN--12
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  • Foods Studies 9: The Basics

    This course is an introduction to cooking fundamentals and techniques. As well as learning kitchen basics, students will be able to prepare food for breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, dessert. The basic four food groups will be covered.

    Course code: MADFS09
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  • Foundations Of Mathematics 11

    This course is designed for students who intend to enroll in a college or university program that does not require calculus. Students must successfully complete FOM10 and receive a recommendation from their math teacher to register for FOM11.

    Course code: MFOM-11
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  • Foundations Of Mathematics 12

    This course is designed for students who intend to enroll in a college or university program that does not require calculus.

    Course code: MFOM-12
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  • Foundations Of Mathematics And Pre-Calculus 10

    This course is designed for students who intend to enroll in a college or university program other than a trades program.

    Course code: MFMP-10
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  • Foundations Of Mathematics And Pre-Calculus 10 Honours

    (Application required) Application forms for Honours classes can be found on the Spectrum website.

    Course code: MFMP-10H
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  • French 10

    Suggested Prerequisite: French 9 This course is an extension of French 9. Students will expand their vocabulary and their knowledge of verbs. They will master the past tense, thus being able to express themselves in the past, present and future tenses. New themes include summer activities, the media, part-time jobs,… Read more

    Course code: MFR--10
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    French 9

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  • French 11

    Suggested Prerequisite: French 10 Students will learn to: exchange opinions on topics of interest and justify them narrate with detail an event or experience demonstrate a facility in the use of present, past and future tenses show awareness of cultural differences apply a variety of acquired vocabulary and apply structures… Read more

    Course code: MFR--11
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    French 10

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  • French 12

    Suggested Prerequisite: French 11 Students will further develop the skills learned in French 11 with some spontaneity in familiar real-life situations. Success depends upon 30 minutes of daily home study, plus making full, thoughtful use of practice opportunities in and out of the classroom.

    Course code: MFR--12
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    French 11

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  • French 9

    Suggested Prerequisite: French 8 Students practice meaningful communication, both orally and written, about subjects relevant to the lives of young people. Themes include: food, music, leisure activities and movies. Students demonstrate knowledge of each theme by asking and answering questions, expressing opinions, and creating dialogues. Students expand their knowledge of… Read more

    Course code: MFR--09
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  • Genocides Studies

    This is a brand new course at Spectrum that will examine the origins/development of the term ‘genocide’. This examination will include looking at the different conditions that exist in genocide, as well as the characteristics & stages. Some examples of the acts of mass violence/atrocities that we will specifically study… Read more

    Course code: MSS--11-G
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  • Graduation Transition Plan (GTP)

    To graduate in British Columbia, Grade 12 students are required to complete a Graduation Transition Plan (GTP). Students will explore various options for post-secondary education and employment and they are expected to keep a record of their findings. Students may wish to include details regarding their applications and acceptance(s) to… Read more

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  • Information & Communication Technologies

    This is the perfect place to start learning and practicing the skills to survive and thrive in our digital world. From the start to the finish of each class, students are busy using their computer workstations to complete assigned tutorials and self-directed projects in popular and creative topic areas. learn… Read more

    Course code: MADIT09
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  • Inst. Music 11: Concert Band Linear

    Suggested prerequisite: Successful completion of the previous year or permission of the Band Instructor. The emphasis of the course is on the performance of 20th century band music ranging from traditional concert band music to Broadway musicals, contemporary pop, and jazz material. Studies also include technique refinements, review of basic… Read more

    Course code: MMCB11-L
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  • Inst. Music 11: Jazz Band Linear

    Suggested prerequisite: Enrolled in Concert Band 11/12 or permission of the Band Instructor. Students will continue to develop jazz literacy and performance skills. Jazz Band courses are offered as a supplement to the regular Concert Band course. A wide variety of styles associated with jazz music will be explored in… Read more

    Course code: MMJB11-L
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  • Inst. Music 11: Orchestra

    These ensembles are important extensions of band courses. All students in band classes are expected to participate in co-curricular bands and will receive credits and grades for their participation. Junior Concert Band – this ensemble further develops practical music skills and introduces students to high school music performance practices. Band… Read more

    Course code: MIMOS11-L
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  • Inst. Music 12: Concert Band Linear

    Suggested prerequisite: Successful completion of the previous year or permission of the Band Instructor. The emphasis of the course is on the performance of 20th century band music ranging from traditional concert band music to Broadway musicals, contemporary pop, and jazz material. Studies also include technique refinements, review of basic… Read more

    Course code: MMCB12-L
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  • Inst. Music 12: Jazz Band Linear

    Suggested prerequisite: Enrolled in Concert Band 11/12 or permission of the Band Instructor. Students will continue to develop jazz literacy and performance skills. Jazz Band courses are offered as a supplement to the regular Concert Band course. A wide variety of styles associated with jazz music will be explored in… Read more

    Course code: MMJB12-L
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  • Inst. Music 12: Orchestra

    These ensembles are important extensions of band courses. All students in band classes are expected to participate in co-curricular bands and will receive credits and grades for their participation. Junior Concert Band – this ensemble further develops practical music skills and introduces students to high school music performance practices. Band… Read more

    Course code: MIMOS12-L
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  • Instrumental Music: Concert Band 10

    Suggested prerequisite: Middle school band or equivalent or permission of the Band Director, Mr. Jolliffe. Band courses are a continuation of the acquisition of performance skills on woodwind, brass and percussion instruments. Also included is a study of the basic elements of music and its history and literature, through performance… Read more

    Course code: MMUCB10-L
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  • Instrumental Music: Jazz Band 10

    Suggested prerequisite: Middle school band or equivalent. Must be enrolled in Concert Band 9 or 10 (exception by special permission of the instructor). Jazz Band is offered as a supplement to the regular Concert Band course. Students will be introduced to various styles of music associated with jazz in a… Read more

    Course code: MMUJB10L
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  • Instrumental Music: Orchestra 10

    Suggested prerequisite: Must be enrolled in band classes (exception by special permission/invitation of the instructor). Pit Orchestra is designed to provide students with enrichment to their courses in band and strings. Students in the ensemble will form the Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra and will perform during the Spectrum Musical Theatre… Read more

    Course code: MMUOR10
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  • Intermediate Dance 11

    Advanced Dance Performance is open to Grade 10 to 12 students with advanced dance skills. Auditions will be held among applicants to select those with the skill level required for this course. Students in Advanced Dance must enroll in both the courses listed above for their grade level, one in… Read more

    Course code: YVPA-1HX-S
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  • Intermediate Dance 12

    Advanced Dance Performance is open to Grade 10 to 12 students with advanced dance skills. Auditions will be held among applicants to select those with the skill level required for this course. Students in Advanced Dance must enroll in both the courses listed above for their grade level, one in… Read more

    Course code: YVPA-2HX-S
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  • Introduction To Mathematics 9

    This course is recommended for students who received a C or lower in Math 8. Introduction to Mathematics 9 is a stepping stone to Mathematics 9. Students enrolled in Intro 9 MUST ALSO enroll in a Mathematics 9.

    Course code: MMA--09C
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  • Introductory Japanese 11

    Introductory Japanese 11 will introduce students to the Japanese language as well as important aspects of Japanese society, culture, geography and history. The students will develop a basic vocabulary and an understanding of basic conversational Japanese. They will also learn how to read and write basic Japanese sentences. Students intending… Read more

    Course code: MBJA-11
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  • Introductory Spanish 11

    This course is intended for students who are undertaking the study of Spanish for the first time in grade 10, 11 or 12. Grade 9 students wishing to take this accelerated course should be academically inclined and motivated to learn the language. This is an introductory course to Spanish that… Read more

    Course code: MBSP-11
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  • Japanese 11

    This course is a continuation of Introductory Japanese 11. Students will increase their ability to speak, understand, read and write Japanese through a wide range of learning activities. They will also further their knowledge and understanding of Japan through films and discussions.

    Course code: MJA--11
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  • Jazz Band 9

    Suggested prerequisite: Middle school band or equivalent. Must be enrolled in Concert Band 9 or 10 (exception by special permission of the instructor). Jazz Band is offered as a supplement to the regular Concert Band course. Students will be introduced to various styles of music associated with jazz in a… Read more

    Course code: XLDCB09JBL
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    Band 9 : Concert Band
  • Law Studies

    This course examines the framework of our present legal system and is divided into two main types of law: Criminal and Civil. Criminal Law focuses on the Criminal Code of Canada, bringing the accused to trial, trial procedures, and from sentencing to release. Civil Law focuses on legal issues that… Read more

    Course code: MSS--11-L
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  • Library Science 11

    This course is open to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students. It focuses on the development of research skills, including students’ ability to access, use, evaluate, and present information in many forms. Students will explore the organization, promotion, and evaluation of library resources. In addition, Library Science students will become… Read more

    Course code: YSEVC1AX
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  • Marketing 11

    Learn the keys to success and how to achieve it. Find out what drives consumers to do what they do and what marketers play on to drive consumers to buy, buy, buy. Learn by online assignments, presentations, guests and real-life hands-on projects.

    Course code: MMK--11
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  • Marketing 12/Marketing 110 (Dual Credit)

    Two out of every three Canadians are employed in some aspect of marketing. This course involves a dynamic study of the POWER of successful advertising in print, radio, television and visual-display marketing. Students will be given the opportunity to apply theory to practical, creative marketing projects. Students in second semester… Read more

    Course code: MMK--12
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  • Mathematics 9

    Mathematics 9 is recommended for students who achieved a C+ or better in Math 8.

    Course code: MMA--09
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  • Mathematics 9 Honours

    (Application required) Those students who excel in mathematics may apply for the Mathematics 9 Honours Program and will be challenged with more difficult material and/or additional topics from enriched areas of the curriculum. Application forms for Honours classes can be found on the Spectrum website or from a counsellor at… Read more

    Course code: MMA--09H
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  • Media Design 10

    This is the perfect place to start learning and practicing the skills to survive and thrive in our digital world. From the start to the finish of each class, students are busy using their computer workstations to complete assigned tutorials and self-directed projects in popular and creative topic areas. learn… Read more

    Course code: MMEDD10
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  • Metal Fabrication And Machining 11 (Metalwork 11)

    This course introduces design, problem solving and manufacturing skills in the metal shop environment. Students will utilize both ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the production of teacher assigned projects as well as the student’s individually developed designs. Choices of Metal Fabricating and Machining 11/12 projects may include: welding, sheet metal,… Read more

    Course code: MMFM-11
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  • Metal Fabrication And Machining 12 (Metalwork 12)

    This course introduces design, problem solving and manufacturing skills in the metal shop environment. Students will utilize both ferrous and non-ferrous metals in the production of teacher assigned projects as well as the student’s individually developed designs. Choices of Metal Fabricating and Machining 11/12 projects may include: welding, sheet metal,… Read more

    Course code: MMFM-12
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  • Modular Survey Course 11

    This is the perfect place to start learning and practicing the skills to survive and thrive in our digital world. From the start to the finish of each class, students are busy using their computer workstations to complete assigned tutorials and self-directed projects in popular and creative topic areas. learn… Read more

    Course code: MICTX11
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  • Modular Survey Course 12

    This is the perfect place to start learning and practicing the skills to survive and thrive in our digital world. From the start to the finish of each class, students are busy using their computer workstations to complete assigned tutorials and self-directed projects in popular and creative topic areas. learn… Read more

    Course code: MICTX12
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  • Music 9

    These ensembles are important extensions of band courses. All students in band classes are expected to participate in co-curricular bands and will receive credits and grades for their participation. Junior Concert Band – this ensemble further develops practical music skills and introduces students to high school music performance practices. Band… Read more

    Course code: MMU--09
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  • Music Careers 12

    Suggested prerequisite: Must be enrolled in band classes (exception by special permission/invitation of the instructor). Pit Orchestra is designed to provide students with enrichment to their courses in band and strings. Students in the ensemble will form the Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra and will perform during the Spectrum Musical Theatre… Read more

    Course code: MMCT-12--S
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  • Music On Stage 11

    Suggested prerequisite: Must be enrolled in band classes (exception by special permission/invitation of the instructor). Pit Orchestra is designed to provide students with enrichment to their courses in band and strings. Students in the ensemble will form the Musical Theatre Pit Orchestra and will perform during the Spectrum Musical Theatre… Read more

    Course code: YVPA-1J-L
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  • Musical Theatre 10

    Students in Musical Theatre 9/10 classes will work with a teaching team of three specialists in the areas of voice, dance, and drama. The course is designed to offer opportunities to hone skills in the musical theatre disciplines (singing, dancing, acting), engage in the rehearsal process, and provide performance opportunities… Read more

    Course code: MMUTH10
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  • Musical Theatre 9 LD

    Students in Musical Theatre 9/10 classes will work with a teaching team of three specialists in the areas of voice, dance, and drama. The course is designed to offer opportunities to hone skills in the musical theatre disciplines (singing, dancing, acting), engage in the rehearsal process, and provide performance opportunities… Read more

    Course code: XLDCB09MT
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  • Musical Theatre Mainstage  Production Grade 9

    (SEE BELOW) Through instruction, rehearsal, and the mounting of a full scale musical theatre production (to be announced each fall) students will learn and practice the skills of the musical theatre genre (acting, singing, dancing and also backstage/technical work for those interested). This course runs outside of the timetable and… Read more

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  • Musical Theatre Mainstage  Production Musical Theatre 11

    Through instruction, rehearsal, and the mounting of a full scale musical theatre production (to be announced each fall) students will learn and practice the skills of the musical theatre genre (acting, singing, dancing and also backstage/technical work for those interested). This course runs outside of the timetable and requires dedication… Read more

    Course code: YVPA-1K--L
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  • Musical Theatre Mainstage  Production Musical Theatre 12

    Through instruction, rehearsal, and the mounting of a full scale musical theatre production (to be announced each fall) students will learn and practice the skills of the musical theatre genre (acting, singing, dancing and also backstage/technical work for those interested). This course runs outside of the timetable and requires dedication… Read more

    Course code: YVPA-2I--L
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  • Musical Theatre Mainstage  Production Vocal Music 10

    Through instruction, rehearsal, and the mounting of a full scale musical theatre production (to be announced each fall) students will learn and practice the skills of the musical theatre genre (acting, singing, dancing and also backstage/technical work for those interested). This course runs outside of the timetable and requires dedication… Read more

    Course code: YVPA-0G10
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  • New Media 10

    New Media 10 is a program of studies designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. This course is intended to allow students and educators the flexibility to develop a program of study focusing on… Read more

    Course code: MNMD-10
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  • Outdoor Leadership 11

    Standard First Aid Golfing Hiking & Backpacking Introduction to Sailing, White Sail 1 Introductory Kayaking Rock Climbing Leadership Training Surfing Orienteering Skating Skiing/Snowboarding Strength & Aerobic Training

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  • Outdoor Leadership 12

    Canoeing Certification Golf River Rafting Leadership and Program Design Rock Climbing Skiing/Snowboarding Snorkeling/Scuba Diving Strength & Aerobic Training Wilderness Running

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  • Physical And Health Education 10 Boys 

    We encourage all students: to have fun to be physically active every day in class to develop skills in individual and team sports as well as recreational activities. to be involved in outdoor and indoor activities to be exposed to a variety of fitness training Physical Education at this level… Read more

    Course code: MPHED10--B
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  • Physical And Health Education 10 Girls

    We encourage all students: to have fun to be physically active every day in class to develop skills in individual and team sports as well as recreational activities. to be involved in outdoor and indoor activities to be exposed to a variety of fitness training Physical Education at this level… Read more

    Course code: MPHED10--G
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  • Physical And Health Education 9 Boys 

    We encourage all students: to have fun to be physically active every day in class to develop skills in individual and team sports as well as recreational activities. to be involved in outdoor and indoor activities to be exposed to a variety of fitness training Physical Education at this level… Read more

    Course code: MPHE-09B
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  • Physical Education 11

    These courses are designed with the intent of promoting healthy active lifestyles that include physical activity. Students experience a variety of athletic activities that include: team games, racquet sports, and minor games all with an emphasis on recreational participation. Regular fitness activities will also be included.

    Course code: MPE--11
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  • Physical Education 11 G

    These courses are designed with the intent of promoting healthy active lifestyles that include physical activity. Students experience a variety of athletic activities that include: team games, racquet sports, and minor games all with an emphasis on recreational participation. Regular fitness activities will also be included.

    Course code: MPE--11G
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  • Physical Education 12

    These courses are designed with the intent of promoting healthy active lifestyles that include physical activity. Students experience a variety of athletic activities that include: team games, racquet sports, and minor games all with an emphasis on recreational participation. Regular fitness activities will also be included.

    Course code: MPE--12
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  • Physical Geography

    Geography 12 explores a variety of topics. By the end of the course students should be able to gather and interpret information from a number of map types; describe the building of the continents including plate movements, volcanoes and earthquakes; explain the building up and erosion of these same land… Read more

    Course code: MSS--11-F
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  • Physics 11

    Pre-Cal 11 is a recommended co-requisite Physics 11 is an introductory course which is recommended if you wish to pursue a science related career. The course is a prerequisite for many post-secondary science programs. There is a substantial emphasis on applying mathematics to problems situations. Various topics include review of… Read more

    Course code: MPH--11
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    Pre-Calculus 11

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  • Physics 12/Physics 104 (Dual Credit)

    Pre-requisite: C in Physics 11, C in Pre-Calculus Math 11; Pre-Calculus 12 is a co-requisite. Physics 12 is an exciting opportunity for students to receive credit for Physics 12 and credit for Physics 104 from Camosun College. This course will be team taught with an instructor from Camosun College within… Read more

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    Physics 11 Pre-Calculus 11

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  • Political Studies

    Students interested in current government, politics, and making a difference in their world should take this course. The aim of Civics Studies 11 is to enhance one’s abilities and willingness to participate actively and responsibly in the issues that affect people at the local and global level. The course is… Read more

    Course code: MSS--11-J
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  • Pre-Calculus 11

    This course is designed for students who wish to enroll specifically in a college or university program that requires calculus (such as science, math or engineering). Students must successfully complete FOM10 and be recommended by their math teacher to be eligible for Pre-Cal 11.

    Course code: MPREC11
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  • Pre-Calculus 12

    This course is designed for students who wish to enroll specifically in a college or university program that requires calculus (such as science, math or engineering).

    Course code: MPREC12
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  • Professional Cook 11A

    This course introduces the student to quality food production within a dynamic team environment. Topics of study include: safety and sanitation, kitchen equipment, pre-preparation techniques, recipe conversion, and professional work habits. Evaluation is based on food production and presentation, safety and sanitation, personal management, communication and teamwork. The course is… Read more

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  • Professional Cook 11B

    Topics include knife skills, timing, station organization, and the preparation and presentation of stocks, soups, sauces, salads, vegetables, starches, entrees and baked goods in a timely and professional manner. Evaluation is based on food production and presentation, safety and sanitation, personal management, communication and teamwork. The course is taken in… Read more

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  • Professional Cook 12A

    A continuation of Professional Cook 11 A & B, this course offers advanced culinary principles and techniques within a dynamic team environment. Plate presentation techniques, facilities management and leadership comprise a short list of topics covered. Evaluation is based on food production and presentation, safety and sanitation, personal management, communication… Read more

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  • Professional Cook 12B

    This course is a continuation of the culinary theories and techniques acquired in Foods Professional Cook 11 A & B. Topics of study include advanced kitchen theory, food safety and sanitation, and employability skills development. Informative field trips directly related to the culinary industry round out course content. Evaluation is… Read more

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  • Psychology 11

    Psychology 11 examines the various theories which attempt to explain human behavior such as “Why do people behave the way they do”? A significant amount of time will also be spent on personality disorders. You will look at a wide range of disorders from the milder “neurotic” disorders — phobias,… Read more

    Course code: YSPYC1AX
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  • Psychology 12/ Psychology 154 (Dual Credit)

    Psychology 12 is an exciting opportunity for students to receive credit for Psychology 12 and credit for Psychology 154 from Camosun College. This course will be team taught with a professor form Camosun College within the timetable. Topics include: the application of psychological knowledge on lifespan development, personality, abnormal behavior,… Read more

    Course code: YPSYC2AX
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  • Scholarship Preparation 12

    Scholarship Preparation 12 is designed to familiarize Grade 12 students with post-secondary opportunities. Students will research post-secondary institutions and current scholarships and bursaries, and will be coached to select and then apply for the post-secondary opportunities and scholarships/bursaries most suited to their interests and talents. Students will create a professional… Read more

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  • Science 10

    Students expand on the knowledge and skills developed in Science 9. Students have another chance to sample four disciplines in Science before choosing one branch as a focus for their study in Grade 11. Topics include: structure of atoms, ions and molecules, classes of compounds, chemical reactions, radioactivity, origins of… Read more

    Course code: MSC--10
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  • Science 10: Honours

    The Science 9 and 10 Honours classes will be offered to students with high interest, creativity, and task commitment as well as above average achievement in this subject area; students must apply for Honours’ classes. The purpose of the Honours class is to provide enrichment within and beyond the regular… Read more

    Course code: MSC--10H
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  • Science 9

    This required course is designed to expose students to a variety of topics in the areas of Physical Science, Life Science and Earth and Space Science. The Scientific Method is incorporated as students develop an understanding of the role of science in their surroundings. These topics include: elements, the Periodic… Read more

    Course code: MSC--09
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  • Science 9: Honours

    The Science 9 and 10 Honours classes will be offered to students with high interest, creativity, and task commitment as well as above average achievement in this subject area; students must apply for Honours’ classes. The purpose of the Honours class is to provide enrichment within and beyond the regular… Read more

    Course code: MSC--09H
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  • Skills Exploration 10A

    Are you curious to what construction trades are? Skills Exploration is an introductory and engaging program in which students use hands-on learning to acquire skills and knowledge in Carpentry, Electrical, Automotive and Plumbing. Projects will be practical and will involve making, creating, and problem-solving. Students who are hands-on learners and… Read more

    Course code: MSTX-0A
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  • Skills Exploration 11A

    Are you curious to what construction trades are? Skills Exploration is an introductory and engaging program in which students use hands-on learning to acquire skills and knowledge in Carpentry, Electrical, Automotive and Plumbing. Projects will be practical and will involve making, creating, and problem-solving. Students who are hands-on learners and… Read more

    Course code: MSTX-1A
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  • Skills Exploration 12A

    Are you curious to what construction trades are? Skills Exploration is an introductory and engaging program in which students use hands-on learning to acquire skills and knowledge in Carpentry, Electrical, Automotive and Plumbing. Projects will be practical and will involve making, creating, and problem-solving. Students who are hands-on learners and… Read more

    Course code: MSTX-2A
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  • Social Studies 10

    Students in Social Studies 10 & 10 Honours will be exposed to various learning/teaching styles as they progress through the units. Topics covered may include: The Great Depression, The Holocaust, Cold War and Peacekeeping as well as Discrimination and Immigration. Both Social Studies 10 & 10 Honours will both engage… Read more

    Course code: MSS--10
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  • Social Studies 10 Honours

    Students in Social Studies 10 & 10 Honours will be exposed to various learning/teaching styles as they progress through the units. Topics covered may include: The Great Depression, The Holocaust, Cold War and Peacekeeping as well as Discrimination and Immigration. Both Social Studies 10 & 10 Honours will both engage… Read more

    Course code: MSS--10H
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  • Social Studies 9

    Students in Social Studies 9 & 9 Honours will be exposed to various learning/teaching styles as they progress through the units. Topics covered may include: World War One & Canada’s role, Canadian and International revolutions, the Indian Act, local history. Both Social Studies 9 & Social Studies 9 Honours will… Read more

    Course code: MSS--09
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  • Social Studies 9 Honours

    Students in Social Studies 9 & 9 Honours will be exposed to various learning/teaching styles as they progress through the units. Topics covered may include: World War One & Canada’s role, Canadian and International revolutions, the Indian Act, local history. Both Social Studies 9 & Social Studies 9 Honours will… Read more

    Course code: MSS--09H
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  • Social Studies Explorations

    This course will be designed to accomplish the following: Canadian 20th & 21st Century History: This will take Canada through its development in the 20th century & into present-day. This is designed for students who did not participate in the ‘new’ Social Studies 10 curriculum. Some of the topics/units that… Read more

    Course code: MSS--11-E
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  • Spanish 10

    Suggested Prerequisite: Spanish 9 In a continuation of studies in Spanish, aiming to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing abilities, special emphasis will be placed on effective communication strategies to increase learner confidence and to enhance positive experiences in language learning. Throughout the course, the learner will be exposed to… Read more

    Course code: MSP--10
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    Spanish 9

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  • Spanish 11

    Suggested Prerequisite: Spanish 10 or Introductory Spanish 11 Study of the Spanish language continues with an emphasis on enriching vocabulary and sentence structure using all verb tenses, except the subjective. The learner will extend his/her own capacity for creative thought and expression within the context of the language. The learner… Read more

    Course code: MSP--11
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  • Spanish 12

    Suggested Prerequisite: Spanish 11 Effective communication skills are emphasized. Students will be required to convey information in oral, visual and written forms. As their understanding of the Spanish-speaking world deepens, they will recognize how the Spanish and English languages influence one another.

    Course code: MSP--12
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    Spanish 11

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  • Spanish 9

    This is an introductory course requiring no previous knowledge of the language. Emphasis is on vocabulary building, pronunciation, and developing interpersonal communication skills. Through a variety of activities, the learner will gain an appreciation of the Spanish culture, music and literature. Students will be evaluated throughout the course on oral… Read more

    Course code: MSP--09
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  • Spoken Language 10

    Spoken Language 10 is designed to support students in their development of spoken communication through processes of questioning, exploring, and sampling. The course builds students’ spoken language competencies by introducing them to varied structures, forms, and styles of oral compositions and by providing opportunities for students to individually and collaboratively… Read more

    Course code: MSPLG10
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  • Sport Science 10 Hockey

    This course is offered as part of the Spectrum Hockey Skills Academy. This course has been designed to enhance the level of knowledge and understanding about the science of sport and training. Learning basic principles of anatomy and physiology, nutrition, human performance, biomechanics, motor learning and skill development are desired… Read more

    Course code: YHRA-0BX
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  • Strength and Conditioning 11

    Strength and Conditioning is offered to those senior students interested in pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle. A variety of training principles will be used to allow students the opportunity to experience the benefits of an intense fitness regime. Weight training, core training, circuits, regular runs, and plyometrics will be some… Read more

    Course code: YHRA-1DX
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  • Strength and Conditioning 11 (AM)

    AM Strength and Conditioning offers students the opportunity to train outside of the timetable and outside of team practice. You will explore a variety of training principals designed to improve the five components of fitness. All activities are designed to improve overall athletic performance. There will be the opportunity to… Read more

    Course code: YHRA-1DX
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  • Strength and Conditioning 11/12 (AM)

    AM Strength and Conditioning offers students the opportunity to train outside of the timetable and outside of team practice. You will explore a variety of training principals designed to improve the five components of fitness. All activities are designed to improve overall athletic performance. There will be the opportunity to… Read more

    Course code: YHRA-2DX
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  • Strength and Conditioning 12

    Strength and Conditioning is offered to those senior students interested in pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle. A variety of training principles will be used to allow students the opportunity to experience the benefits of an intense fitness regime. Weight training, core training, circuits, regular runs, and plyometrics will be some… Read more

    Course code: YHRA-2DX
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  • Studio Arts 11 Printmaking

    This course is offers students a self-directed study of their own creativity and organizational practice in the context of 35mm Black & White film photography. Course work will include creative analysis, camera function, film processing, darkroom printmaking and exhibition. The grade 12 course will involve the creation of a portfolio… Read more

    Course code: MSAPG11
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  • Studio Arts 11: Drawing & Painting

    A variety of two-dimensional media will be explored in the following areas: Graphics-includes etching, printmaking, monotypes, lino cuts and print experimentation. Drawing-includes pen and ink development of personal imagery (realism, fantasy), techniques in rendering the figure clothed and unclothed, tool usage, types of pens/pencils, charcoal etc. Illustration-includes image and typography,… Read more

    Course code: MSADP11
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  • Studio Arts 12 Printmaking

    This course is offers students a self-directed study of their own creativity and organizational practice in the context of 35mm Black & White film photography. Course work will include creative analysis, camera function, film processing, darkroom printmaking and exhibition. The grade 12 course will involve the creation of a portfolio… Read more

    Course code: MSAPG12
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  • Studio Arts 12: Drawing & Painting

    A variety of two-dimensional media will be explored in the following areas: Graphics-includes etching, printmaking, monotypes, lino cuts and print experimentation. Drawing-includes pen and ink development of personal imagery (realism, fantasy), techniques in rendering the figure clothed and unclothed, tool usage, types of pens/pencils, charcoal etc. Illustration-includes image and typography,… Read more

    Course code: MSADP12
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  • Textiles 10: Sewing Level 2

    Learn to expand your sewing repertoire by progressing to more difficult projects, patterns and fabrics.

    Course code: MTXT-10
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  • Textiles 11: Sewing Level 3

    Students design and construct garments according to their interests and sewing expertise. Analyze your figure type and create fashions that suit you and your body.

    Course code: MTXT-11
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  • Textiles 12: Sewing Level 4

    Students design and construct complex garments according to their interests and sewing expertise. Be able to fit and alter for your figure, sew a tailored project and gain confidence to create unique garments.

    Course code: MTXT-12
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  • Textiles 9: Sewing Level 1

    This course introduces students to the use of commercial patterns.

    Course code: MADT-09
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  • Theatre Performance 11: Acting

    These courses encourage the development of many of the skills necessary to be successful in a theatrical context. They focus on the development of vocal skills (such as articulation, enunciation, and projection) and basic stage skills like blocking and movement. In order to be successful in this class, students will… Read more

    Course code: MTPA-11
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  • Theatre Performance 12: Acting

    These courses encourage the development of many of the skills necessary to be successful in a theatrical context. They focus on the development of vocal skills (such as articulation, enunciation, and projection) and basic stage skills like blocking and movement. In order to be successful in this class, students will… Read more

    Course code: MTPA-12
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  • Video Arts 9 (Digital Filmmaking)

    This is an introduction to students who are looking for a course that not only teaches them digital filmmaking practices, but also allows them to improve their teambuilding and collaboration skills. Some focus areas will include learning how audiences are manipulated by media from a wide range of sources and… Read more

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  • Visual Arts 10: Media Arts

    This is an introduction to students who are looking for a course that not only teaches them digital filmmaking practices, but also allows them to improve their teambuilding and collaboration skills. Some focus areas will include learning how audiences are manipulated by media from a wide range of sources and… Read more

    Course code: MVAM-10
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  • Visual Arts 9

    This course is designed to build self-confidence and basic skills in a variety of mediums. You may take this course in both grade 9 and grade 10. Please note that projects will be different from year to year. Topics covered will draw from the following: Design-explore the elements of art… Read more

    Course code: MVA--09
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  • Visual Arts: Media Arts 11

    This course will introduce and take students deeper into the filmmaking process as they explore what creative stories and ideas they can bring to life on the screen. Students will culminate their learning with a major personal project on a scale that most do not get to do until post-secondary… Read more

    Course code: MVAMT11
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  • Visual Arts: Media Arts 12

    This course will introduce and take students deeper into the filmmaking process as they explore what creative stories and ideas they can bring to life on the screen. Students will culminate their learning with a major personal project on a scale that most do not get to do until post-secondary… Read more

    Course code: MVAMT12
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  • Web Design 11

    Create professional-looking websites using Bootstrap, a popular front-end web framework. Go beyond ‘good’ web design by learning and applying the principles of colour theory, interface design and the fundamentals of layout and composition. As students work through hands-on tasks and projects in Web Design, they will have the opportunity to… Read more

    Course code: MICTC11
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  • Web Design 12

    Create professional-looking websites using Bootstrap, a popular front-end web framework. Go beyond ‘good’ web design by learning and applying the principles of colour theory, interface design and the fundamentals of layout and composition. As students work through hands-on tasks and projects in Web Design, they will have the opportunity to… Read more

    Course code: MICTC12
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  • Women’s Health, Activity & Movement 11

    WHAM is a Women’s Only PE course for both grade 11 & 12 ladies that wish to have a say in what will be done in class. If you enjoy being active, participating in healthy game competition or maybe have an interest in a post-secondary experience or career involving sport… Read more

    Course code: MPE--11G
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  • Women’s Health, Activity & Movement 12

    WHAM is a Women’s Only PE course for both grade 11 & 12 ladies that wish to have a say in what will be done in class. If you enjoy being active, participating in healthy game competition or maybe have an interest in a post-secondary experience or career involving sport… Read more

    Course code: MPE--12G
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  • Work Experience 12A

    All students will complete a 90 – 120 hours of Work Experience in a related job placement and/or a practicum at Camp Thunderbird.

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  • Work Experience 12A

    This course will provide valuable work experience opportunities to CP Electrical Trades students. It involves 90- 120 hours of work experience outside of the regular timetable and it is worth four (4) credits.

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  • Work Experience 12A

    A supervised Work Experience of 120 hours, this course is designed to expand your career knowledge while increasing your speed, timing, organization and ability to handle cooking in a commercial foodservice establishment. You will receive feedback from your supervisor and keep a journal recording and reflecting on your work experience.

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  • Workplace Mathematics 10

    This course is designed for students who intend to enter the workforce, pursue a trades program, enter into an apprenticeship, and/or enroll in college.

    Course code: MWPM-10
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  • Workplace Mathematics 9

    A recommendation from a teacher and/or Inclusive Education is required to take this entry level course.

    Course code: MMA--09A
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  • Writing 12

    This is a course for people who enjoy writing. Does writing help you understand your personal feelings and needs? Do you enjoy creating a world of words? Do you feel you might have a future as a writer? If so, take Writing 12. You will experiment with different forms of… Read more

    Course code: MWR--12
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  • Year-Long Foundations Of Mathematics And Pre-Calculus 10

    (By approval Math Department only.) This is a year-long option for Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10. This course is intended for students who would benefit from a slower pace to cover this dense curriculum. This class will be paired with a learning strategies period where students will be able… Read more

    Course code: MFMP-10--L
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  • Year-Long Pre-Calculus 11

    (By approval of math department only) This is a year-long option for Pre-Calculus 11. This course is intended for students who would benefit from a slower pace to cover this dense curriculum. This class will be paired with a learning strategies period where students will be able to do their… Read more

    Course code: MPREC11--L
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  • Yearbook: Digital Publishing 10

    Students prepare Spectrum’s Yearbook for publication and produce other in-house publications. Exhilarating and deadline-driven, this course offers a real-life experience in the world of digital publishing. Through hands-on experience, students will acquire skills in desktop publishing, digital photo editing and graphics creation using the latest industry standard software – InDesign,… Read more

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  • Yearbook: Digital Publishing 11

    Students prepare Spectrum’s Yearbook for publication and produce other in-house publications. Exhilarating and deadline-driven, this course offers a real-life experience in the world of digital publishing. Through hands-on experience, students will acquire skills in desktop publishing, digital photo editing and graphics creation using the latest industry standard software – InDesign,… Read more

    Course code: YCCT-1CX
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  • Yearbook: Digital Publishing 12

    Students prepare Spectrum’s Yearbook for publication and produce other in-house publications. Exhilarating and deadline-driven, this course offers a real-life experience in the world of digital publishing. Through hands-on experience, students will acquire skills in desktop publishing, digital photo editing and graphics creation using the latest industry standard software – InDesign,… Read more

    Course code: YCCT-2CX
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