Types of Courses & Pathways

A Pathways approach to learning allows students to view each educational experience as part of a larger picture.  With a career destination in mind, students are able to focus on the courses and experiential learning that best prepares them for the future while also enjoying the present.  It is not uncommon for students to shift from one pathway to another over the secondary school years as each grade allows opportunities for self-discovery leading to increasingly informed choices.  Though a great deal of flexibility and overlap exists between the pathways, students and parents are reminded to always check prerequisites carefully when selecting courses.

 

Each pathway has value and leads to exciting and fulfilling careers.  Pathway choices are about finding the best fit for each individual student – building on knowledge, strengths, skills, and interests.  A variety of Specialized Programs are available at Weldon to support main pathway options.  Please take the time to read through the Course Calendar and Weldon Website carefully as you make your choices.

PATHWAY →

COLLEGE

UNIVERSITY

WORKPLACE

 

GRADES

9

&

10

Compulsory courses are coded as APPLIED (P).  Students may take appropriate courses as their optional selections many of which are coded as OPEN (O).

 

Compulsory courses are coded as ACADEMIC (D).  Students may take appropriate courses as their optional selections many of which are coded as OPEN (O). Compulsory courses are coded as LOCALLY DEVELOPED (L).  Students should consult the chart in the course Calendar for optional courses.

  

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GRADES

11

&

12

Compulsory courses are coded as COLLEGE PREPARATION (C).  Students may also take appropriate courses coded as OPEN (O).  Other suitable courses are coded as UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE (M) and are a mix of both pathways.    Compulsory courses are coded as UNIVERSITY PREPARATION (U).  Students may also take appropriate courses coded as OPEN (O).  Other suitable courses are coded as UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE (M) and are a mix of both pathways.

 

Compulsory courses are coded as WORKPLACE PREPARATION (E). Students should consult the chart in the Course Calendar for optional courses.

 

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TYPICAL DESTINATION

 

COLLEGE

or

APPRENTICESHIP

 

 

UNIVERSITY

 

APPRENTICESHIP

or

WORKPLACE