Grade 10 Career Studies (Open – half credit) GLC 2OR
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals in education and work and contribute to their communities. Student learning will include assessing their own knowledge, skills, and characteristics and investigating economic trends, workplace organization, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning options, prepares students for community-based learning, and helps them build the capabilities needed for managing work and life transitions. Students will design action plans for pursuing their goals.
Grade 11 Leadership and Peer Support – Peer Helping (Open) GPP 3OR
This course prepares and motivates students to provide leadership and assistance to others in their schools and communities. Students will develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, coaching, leadership, teamwork, and conflict management, and apply them in roles such as tutoring, mentoring, and student council involvement. Students will also learn the value and complexity of social diversity, while acquiring an appreciation of the importance of contributing to their communities and helping others throughout their lives.
Prerequisite: GLC 2OR
Permission must be obtained from the Head of Special Education to register in these courses.
Learning Strategies (Open) GLE 1OR / GLE 2OR
Skills for Success in Secondary School
This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
Advanced Learning Strategies (Open) GLE 3OR / GLE 4OR
Skills for Success After Secondary School
This course improves students’ learning and personal-management skills, preparing them to make successful transitions to work, training, and/or postsecondary education destinations. Students will assess their learning abilities and use literacy, numeracy, and research skills and personal-management techniques to maximize their learning. Students will investigate trends and resources to support their postsecondary employment, training, and/or education choices and develop a plan to help them meet their learning and career goals.
Ultimate Potential Math (Open) GLS 1OR
UP (Ultimate Potential) math is a course designed for incoming grade 9 students with strong attendance and good initiative who scored at Level 2 on their grade 6 EQAO math assessment. Students in this course will focus
on strengthening their math skills in semester one and then be taught their grade 9 applied math with the same teacher in semester 2. Students will be granted a learning strategies credit after successfully completing the course in semester 1.