Grade 12 Courses

GRADE 12 COURSE CONSIDERATIONS

After grade 10, course types are determined by student destination:

 

  • open courses - not designed for specific university, college or workplace programs, but rather, reflect interests of the student.
  • university, university/college, college or workplace preparation courses are determined by the student’s destination after secondary school.
  • workplace preparation courses - (“E” fifth digit of course code) usually are not recognized for college or university admission, but do count for graduation)

The fifth digit in the code indicates the destination for which the student is preparing:

ENG 4UC  Example: ENG 4UC - English - Grade 12 - University

          C:  School Designation

          U:  Destination: College(C), University(U), College/University(M), Workplace(E), Open(O)

          4:  Grade Level

   ENG :  Subject

  • Make certain that by the end of this year you will have all 18 of your compulsory credits completed for graduation.
  • All grade 12 students will select a religion course which will count for workplace, college or university admission.
  • If you are attempting to receive the French Immersion Certificate, then you should have FIF4UC in your program along with nine (9) previous and current other immersion credits which must include FIF1DC, FIF2DC, & FIF3DC.
  • You must choose one of the following ENG4UC/ENG4CC ENG4EC, plus five other courses if you have twenty-four (24) or more credits. In other words, you must select six (6) courses.
  • You must have the appropriate ENG course plus six (6) or seven (7) courses to fulfill graduation requirements if you have less than twenty-four credits. In other words, you must have a total of seven (7) or eight (8) in your selection.
  • Check university/college calendars to make certain you have the grade 12 prerequisites to enter the program you want.  Each institution is different in its demands.
  • Always choose two (2) alternates in case of timetable conflicts.
  • You must have the grade 11 prerequisite in order to take the grade 12 course.
  • Choose realistically. Go with your strengths. You should have a minimum of 70% in the grade 11 course in order to register for the grade 12 course.
  • If you are a current grade 12 student and do not intend on returning to SJSH next September, fill out a withdrawal form in place of a registration form.

GRADE 12 COMPULSORY COURSES (Check off 2)

Religious Studies

English

HRE4MF

University/College – French Immersion –Prerequisite FIF3UC

ENG4UC

University - Prerequisite ENG3UC

HRE4MR

University/College – Church & Culture

ENG4CC

College - Prerequisite ENG3UC or ENG3CC

HRE4OR

Open – Church & Culture

ENG4EC

Workplace -Prerequisite ENG3UC, ENG3CC or ENG3EC

 

 

GRADE 12 ELECTIVE COURSES

Music

English

AMU4MC

University/College –Prerequisite: AMI3MC

EWC4UC

Writer’s Craft – University

Prerequisite: ENG3UC

AMG4MC

Music - Guitar

OLC4OC

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (If you failed the Literacy test, check with your guidance counsellor)

AMM4MC

Music & Computers

Health & Physical Education

Social Science & Humanities

PSK4UC

Exercise Science - University Prerequisite - Any grade 11 or 12 Open - Health & Physical Education course or Grade 11 University or University/College Science Course

HZT4UV

Philosophy: Questions & Theories University (NEW) -E-Learning course:  Application Required

PPL4OC

Health Active Living Education - Open

 HSE4MC  Equity and Social Justice

Arts

 

 

 

VisualArts

AVI4MC

University/College

Prerequisite – AVI3MC




Drama  

ADA4MC

University/College

Prerequisite – ADA3MC

 Musical Theatre   ADB4MC

University/College

Prerequisite – ADA3MC or ADB3MC

     

Dance

ATC4MC

University/College Dance Prerequisite – ATC3MC

French

Business

FIF4UC

French Immersion – University Prerequisite – FIF3UC

BOG4EC

Workplace Organizational Studies: Managing a Small Business

FSF4UC

Core – University

BOH4MC

Business Leadership: Management Fundamental - College/University Prerequisite - any college or university preparation course in  Business Studies or Canadian and World Studies

FSF4OC

Core - Open

Canadian & World Studies

Science

CHY4UC

World History: The West & the World - University


SBI4UC

Biology – University

Prerequisite: SBI3UC


CHY4CC

World History: The West & the World - College


SCH4UC

Chemistry – University

Prerequisite: SCH3UC


CLN4UV

Canadian & International law – University. (E-Learning)

Prerequisite: CLU 3MC

 SCH4CC Chemistry – College

Prerequisite: SNC2PC or SNC2DC

SPH4UC

Physics – University

Prerequisite: SPH3UC

 

 

SPH4CC

Physics – College

Prerequisite: SNC2PC or SNC2DC

 

 Computers  Cooperative Education

ICS4CV

Computer Programming – College (E-Learning)

Prerequisite: ICS3CC

COOP

Open – Prerequisite - Age 16, 16 credits, interview and resume.  (2 Credit)

ICS4UV

Computer Programming – University (E-Learning)

Prerequisite: ICS3UC

 

 

 

Technology

Mathematics

TCJ4CC

Construction Technology – College Prerequisite: TCJ3CC

 MAP4CC Foundations For College Mathematics College/Apprenticeship Prerequisite: MBF3CC

TDJ4MC

Design Technology – University/College

Prerequisite: TDJ3MC

MCT4CC

Mathematics for College Technology College Prerequisite: MCR3UC or MCF3MC

TGP4MC

Photography & Digital Imaging Prereq:TGP3MC or TGV3MC

 MDM4UC Mathematics of Data Management University Prerequisite: MCR3UC or MCF3MC

TFJ4EC

Hospitality & Tourism

Workplace Preparation Prerequisite – TFJ3CC

MEL4EC

Mathematics for Work & Everyday Life Workplace Prerequisite: MEL3EC

TWJ4EC

Custom Woodworking – Workplace

Prerequisite: TCJ3CC/TWJ3EC

MHF4UC

Advanced Functions – University

Prerequisite: MCR3UC

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TXJ4EC

Hairstyling & Aesthetics – Workplace

Prerequisite: TXJ3EC

MCV4UC

Calculus & Vectors – University

Prerequisite: MHF4UC

 

GRADE 12 COMPULSORY COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ENG4CC

English - College

Prerequisite: ENG 3UC or ENG 3CC

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life.  Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes.  An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.  This course also addresses numerous gospel values which are relevant to the issues studied in each unit.

ENG4EC

English - Workplace

Prerequisite: ENG 3CC or ENG 3UC

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life.  Students will analyse information, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-related and practical purposes.  An important focus will be on using language accurately and organizing ideas and information coherently.  The course is intended to prepare students for the workplace and active citizenship.

ENG4UC

English - University

Prerequisite: ENG 3UC

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life.  Students will analyse a range of challenging literacy texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms.  An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.  This course also addresses numerous gospel values which are relevant to the issues studied in each unit.

HRE4MR and HRE4MF

Religious Education and Religious Education-French Immersion : Church and Culture - University/College

This course, designed for the university level student, is directed toward the clear identification of Catholic moral principles and their concrete application in the lives and relationships of students.  While grounded in Revelation, the course will examine the contributions of Philosophy and the sciences to a Catholic understanding of ethics and moral living. Students will explore their own ethical and moral stance through an examination of topics such as justice and peace, freedom, reconciliation and interpersonal relationships in order to prepare senior students for the lifelong task of discerning what is good while growing in their ability to live accordingly as moral persons. Note: Students who have passed HRT3MR and/or HRE4MR shall not be allowed to take HRF3OR and/or HRE4OR. The language of instruction in HRE4MF is French. Students are expected to express themselves in French at all times, both orally and in writing.  

HRE4OR

Religious Education: Church and Culture - Open

This course, designed for the college level student, assists students in developing the skills and knowledge necessary to live as mature believers within the Catholic tradition, by defining themselves authentically in relation to God, to other people, and to their world. Through engaging activities, students will explore Scripture, Catholic teachings about social justice and family life, and contemporary notions of spirituality and prayer to help them recognize the importance, power and potential of the human person in relation to morality and personal choices.

GRADE 12 ELECTIVE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ADA4MC

Drama – University/College

Prerequisite: ADA 3MC

This course requires students to experiment individually and collaboratively with forms and conventions of both drama andtheater from various cultures and time periods. Students will interpret dramatic literature and other text and media sources while learning about various theories of directing and acting. Students will examine the significance of dramatic arts in various cultures, and will analyse how the knowledge and skills developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social awareness, and goals beyond secondary school. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic School Expectations by enabling each person to become an effective communicator who uses and integrates the Catholic Faith Tradition to enhance the quality of life.

ADB4MC Musical Theatre - University/College Prerequisite ADA3MC or ADB3MC

This course allows students to participate in all aspects of putting on a full scale musical production including performance, composition, direction, production and stage craft with an emphasis on performance. Students will also study the history and cultural significance of musical theatre, while working collaboratively to learn, lead, and think critically about and throughout the process towards their culminating activity: a musical theatre production.

AMG4MC Music - Guitar Prerequisite: AMG 3MC These focus courses in Guitar builds on advanced concepts learned in the grade eleven level and will provide students with the opportunity to learn increasingly complex performance skills, to further develop technique, and to continue their study of music theory, history, analysis, composition and technology. This course helps students meet the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each to become and effective communicator who uses and integrates the Catholic Faith Tradition, in the critical analysis of the arts, media, and technology and information systems to enhance the quality of life.  

AMM4MC Music and Computers - Recording Arts Prerequisite: AMM 3MC This course is designed to explore composition, arranging and recording through the use of current computer and synthesizer technology. This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity and imagination.  This course helps students meet the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each to become and effective communicator who uses and integrates the Catholic Faith Tradition, in the critical analysis of the arts, media, and technology and information systems to enhance the quality of life. 

AMR4MC Grade 12 Music – Repertoire - University/College This focus course in Music Repertoire will provide students with the opportunity to learn an increasingly complex and extensive repertoire for their instrument or voice. They will continue to develop their sight-reading, presentation, and performance skills as well as various styles through listening and analyzing selected works.  Note:  It is recommended that students are enrolled in the AMU4UC course in order to succeed in this course.  This course will occur outside the regular school day. AMU 4MC Music - University/College Prerequisite: AMU 3MC This course enables students to enhance their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music. Students will perform traditional, commercial, and art music, and will respond with insight to live and recorded performances. Students will enhance their understanding of the function of music in society and the impact of music on themselves and various communities and cultures. Students will analyse how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become an effective communicator who uses and integrates the Catholic Faith tradition, in the critical analysis of the arts, media technology and information systems to enhance the quality of life.


ATC4MC

Dance-University/College

Prerequisite: ATC 3MC

This course emphasizes the development of students’ technical proficiency, fluency in the language of movement in dance genres from around the world, and understanding of dance science. Students will explain the social, cultural, and historical contexts of dance; apply the creative process through the art of dance in a variety of ways; and exhibit an understanding of the purpose and possibilities of continuing engagement in the arts as a lifelong learner. This course helps students meet the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each to become and effective communicator who uses and integrates the Catholic Faith Tradition, in the critical analysis of the arts, media, and technology and information systems to enhance the quality of life.

AVI 4MC

Visual Arts – University/College

Prerequisite: AVI 3MC

This course focuses on the refinement of students’ skills and knowledge in visual arts. Students will analyze art form; use theories of art in analyzing and producing art; and increate their understanding of stylistic changes in modern and contemporary Western art, Canadian (including First Nations) art, and art forms from various parts of the world. Students will produce a body of work demonstrating a personal approach to several styles/ movements reflecting a chosen theme. Students will assemble works for the creation of a digital portfolio required for some university/college programs. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become an effective communicator who uses and integrates the Catholic Faith tradition, in the critical analysis of the arts, media technology and information systems to enhance the quality of life.

BOG 4EC

Organizational Studies: Managing a Small Business - Workplace

This course focuses on the core skills and concepts required to manage a small business. Students will deal with various aspects of operations management, such as inventory, marketing, financial issues, communication, and human resources. Students will also explore the challenges facing small businesses, including hiring, training, motivating employees, and complying with legal requirements. The culminating project in this Course Profile “Managing a Small Business Venture” will allow students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired. Throughout this course, students must critically analyse their own personal and spiritual beliefs in an effort to develop their Catholic faith.

BOH 4MC

Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals - University/College

Prerequisite: - any senior college or university course in Business or Canadian and World Issues

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business.  Students will analyze the role of a leader in business with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning.  Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility will be emphasized throughout the course. This course helps students to meet the Ontario Catholic Graduation Expectations by examining, evaluating and applying knowledge of interdependent systems (physical, political, ethical, legal, socio-economic and ecological) for the development of a just and compassionate society.

CHY 4CC

World History since the Fifteenth Century - College

Prerequisite: any senior U or M course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences

This course explores key developments and events in world history since approximately 1450, with a focus on interactions within and between various regions. Students will examine social, economic, and political developments and how they have affected different peoples. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key turning points in world history and historical forces that have shaped our world. The Catholic learner is made aware of the issues in the world and develops knowledge, examines, evaluates and applies knowledge of interdependent systems (physical, political, ethical, socio-economic and ecological) for the development of a just and compassionate society.

CHY 4UC

World History since the Fifteenth Century - University

Prerequisite: -any senior U or M course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences

This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and assess societal progress or decline in world history. The Catholic learner is made aware of the issues in the world and develops knowledge, examines, evaluates and applies knowledge of interdependent systems (physical, political, ethical, socio­economic and ecological) for the development of a just and compassionate society.

CLN 4UV

Canadian & International Law – University – E-Learning

Prerequisite: Any U or M preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop their understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law when exploring rights and freedoms within the context of topics such as religion, security, cyberspace, immigration, crimes against humanity, and environmental protection. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process when investigating these issues in both Canadian and international contexts, and they will develop legal reasoning skills and an understanding of conflict resolution in the area of international law. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by examining, evaluating and applying knowledge of interdependent systems (physical, political, ethical, legal, socio-economic and ecological) for the development of a just and compassionate society. COOP Grade 11 and 12 - Open:  2 Credits Cooperative Education is a unique learning opportunity, for grade 11 and 12 student that extends the learning in one or more related subjects into the workplace. The opportunity to experience business, industry and the community helps students explore career options and gather information they need to make informed decisions about their post-secondary destination. Students increase their self-knowledge while developing valuable transferable skills and gain an understanding of the importance of attitude, teamwork and personal management skills in the workplace. This course helps students to meet the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become a collaborative contributor who applies skills for employability, self –employment and entrepreneurship relative to Christian Vocation. Students interested in experiencing Coop, not only must register for this course, but must also complete a Co-operative application form as well as bring a resume and cover letter pertaining to their job/career interest to their interview. Students interested in the Trades may do a 4 Credit Coop. However, they must see the OYAP Coordinator when it comes to an Apprenticeship. EWC 4UC Writer’s Craft - University Prerequisite: ENG 3UC This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project and investigate opportunities for publications and for writing careers.  This course also addresses numerous gospel values which are relevant to the issues studied in each unit.  

FIF 4UC

French Immersion - University

Prerequisite: FIF 3UC

This course provides students with extensive opportunities to communicate, interact, and think critically and creatively in French. Students will consolidate language-learning strategies and apply them while communicating about concrete and abstract topics, and will independently respond to and interact with a variety of oral and written texts. During their grade 12 year, students will have the opportunity to take the DELF exam, an internationally recognized second language proficiency test. They will also continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.  This course also allows students to listen actively and critically in order to understand and learn in light of gospel values.  

FSF 4UC

French Core - University

Prerequisite: FSF 3UC

This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will apply language-learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and will continue to develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. Students will also continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning. During their grade 12 year, students will have the opportunity to take the DELF exam, an internationally recognized second language proficiency test. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become an effective communicator who writes and speaks fluently one or both of Canada’s official languages.

HSE4MC

Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice, University/College Preparation

Prerequisite: Any U or M course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.

This course enables students to develop an understanding of the theoretical, social, and historical underpinnings of various equity and social justice issues and to analyse strategies for bringing about positive social change. Students will learn about historical and contemporary equity and social justice issues in Canada and globally. They will explore power relations and the impact of a variety of factors on equity and social justice. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to an equity or social justice issue. The Catholic learner is made aware of the issues in the world and develops knowledge, examines, evaluates and applies knowledge of interdependent systems (physical, political, ethical, socio-economic and ecological) for the development of a just and compassionate society.

HZT 4UV

Philosophy:  Questions and Theories - University

Prerequisite: Any U or M course in Social Sciences, English or Canadian and World Studies

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics). Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.  The Catholic learner is made aware of the issue in the world and develops knowledge, examines, evaluates and applies knowledge of interdependent systems for the development of a just and compassionate society. E-Learning Course:  Application required

ICS 4CV

Computer Programming - College

Prerequisite: ICS 3CC

This course introduces students to object-oriented programming skills that will prepare them for post-secondary studies in computer studies or information technology. Students will learn how to design and write object –oriented programs that use and manipulate classes and objects, including graphical user interfaces. Student teams will plan and carry out software development projects addressing standards and quality assurance considerations. Finally, students will extend their knowledge on ethical use of computers, emerging technologies and computer careers. This course helps students continue their journey to become a self-directed, responsible lifelong learner by providing opportunities to develop and effectively apply decision making and problem solving skills. E-Learning Course:  Application Required

ICS 4UV

Computer Science - University

Prerequisite: ICS 3UC

This course further develops the students’ knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will design and write programs using object oriented programming to develop algorithms to solve a variety of problems. Students will have the opportunity to apply programming and project management techniques in student managed projects. Students will explore the breadth of topics of studies involved in computer science by investigating topics in computer science theory, the impact of emergent technologies, and ethical issues and practices in computer science. This course helps students continue their journey to become a self-directed, responsible lifelong learner by providing opportunities to develop and effectively apply decision making and problem solving skills.  E-Learning Course:  Application Required   

MAP 4CC

Grade 12 Foundations for College Mathematics – College

Prerequisite: MBF3CC or MCF 3MC

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of real-world applications of mathematics. Students will analyze data using statistical methods; solve problems involving applications of geometry and trigonometry; solve financial problems connected with annuities, budgets, and renting or owning accommodation; simplify expressions; and solve equations. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for college programs in areas such as business, health sciences, and human services, and for certain skilled trades. This course helps students continue their journeys to become self-directed, responsible, life­long learners by providing opportunities to develop and effectively apply communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and time and resource management skills.

MCT 4CC

Mathematics for College Technology – College

Prerequisite: MCF3MC or MCR3UC

This course enables students to extend their knowledge of functions. Students will investigate and apply properties of polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions; continue to represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; develop facility in simplifying expressions and solving equations; and solve problems that address applications of algebra, trigonometry, vectors, and geometry. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for a variety of college technology programs. This course helps students continue their journeys to become self-directed, responsible, life-long learners by providing opportunities to develop and effectively apply communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and time and resource management skills.

MHF 4UC

Advanced Functions - University

Prerequisite: MCR3UC or MCT4CC

This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills.  Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics.  This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.  This course helps students continue their journeys to become reflective, creative, and holistic thinkers by providing opportunities to evaluate situations and solve problems often integrating learning from various subject areas.

MCV 4UC

Calculus and Vectors – University

Prerequisite: MHF 4UC

This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modeling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.  This course helps students continue their journeys to become reflective, creative, and holistic thinkers by providing opportunities to evaluate situations and solve problems often integrating learning from various subject areas. Note: The Advanced Functions course (MHF4U) must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U).

MDM 4UC

Mathematics of Data Management – University

Prerequisite: MCR 3UC or MCF3MC

This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analyzing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.  This course helps students continue their journeys to become reflective, creative, and holistic thinkers by providing opportunities to evaluate situations and solve problems often integrating learning from various subject areas.  

 

MEL 4EC

Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life

Prerequisite: MEL 3EC

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will investigate questions involving the use of statistics; apply the concept of probability to solve problems involving familiar situations; investigate accommodation costs, create household budgets, and prepare a personal income tax return; use proportional reasoning; estimate and measure; and apply geometric concepts to create designs. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking. This course helps students continue their journeys to become self-directed, responsible, life-long learners by providing opportunities to develop and effectively apply communication, decision-making, problem-solving, and time and resource management skills.

OLC 4OC

Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course

This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).  Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation.  Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports.  Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by enabling each person to become an effective communicator who listens actively and critically to understand in the light of gospel values; reads, understands and uses written materials effectively; and presents information and ideas honestly and with sensitivity to others.

PPL 4OC

Healthy Active Living Education - Open

The course focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy active living through participation in a variety of sports and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their lives. Students will develop and implement personal physical fitness plans. This course helps students to further develop and become a self-directed and life-long learner who demonstrates their God given talents. This course focuses on active participation, especially through daily physical activity like running, snowshoeing, biking, x-country skiing. Daily participation is an absolute must to do well in this course. Note: A fee of $75 will be required the first week of classes due to the cost of community-based activities. Cheques should be made payable to SJSH Activities.

PSK 4UC

Introductory Kinesiology - University

Prerequisite:  PPL 3OX or PPL 3OY (Or any senior university science)

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sports, and the factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity. This course prepares students for university programs in physical education, kinesiology, recreation and sports administration. This course assists in further developing an effective communicator who reads, understands and responds in a sensitive manner that reflects our beliefs and values.  

SBI 4UA– Biology, Grade 12, University Prep / AP

This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

The AP approach spends less time on factual recall and more time on inquiry-based learning of essential concepts, helping with reasoning skills necessary to engage in the science practices used throughout their study of Biology.  The AP Biology course is equivalent to a two-semester introductory biology course and has been endorsed enthusiastically by higher education officials. (From the AP Biology Course Description).

The students will be engaged in investigative laboratory work for a minimum of 25% of instructional time. These labs will be inquiry based, student-directed investigations. There will be at least two laboratory experiences per big idea from the AP Biology Investigative Lab Manual: An inquiry-based approach (2012).

 

SBI 4UC

Biology – University Preparation

Prerequisite: SBI 3UC

This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.  This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by promoting the sacredness of life.

SCH 4CC

Chemistry – College Preparation

Prerequisite: SNC 2PC or SNC 2DC

This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the study of matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will use a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific infor­mation using appropriate terminology.  Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and the effects of technologi­cal applications and processes on society and the environment. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by fostering a respect for the environment and the wise use of resources.

 

SCH 4UC

Chemistry - University

Prerequisite: SCH 3UC

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.  This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by fostering a respect for the environment and the wise use of resources.  

SPH 4CC

Physics – College

Prerequisite: SNC 2PC or SNC 2DC

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore these concepts with respect to motion; mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, energy transformation, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems; and the operation of commonly used tools and machines. They will develop their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.  This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by promoting effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time and resource management skills.  

SPH 4UC

Physics - University

Prerequisite: SPH 3UC

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by promoting effective communication, decision-making, problem-solving, time and resource management skills.  

TCJ 4CC

Construction Technology - College

Prerequisite: TCJ 3C1, Single Credit

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to residential construction to explore light commercial construction.  Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment and will learn more about building design and project planning. They will continue to create and interpret construction drawings and will extend their knowledge of construction terminology and of relevant building codes and regulations, as well as health and safety standards and practices.  Students will also focus on environmental and societal issues related to construction engineering technology and explore career opportunities in the field.  This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by allowing them to work effectively as an interdependent team member and develop one’s God-given potential and make a meaningful contribution to society.  

TDJ 4MC

Design Technology - University/College

Prerequisite: TDJ 3M1

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of design advocacy and marketing, while building on their design skills and their knowledge of professional design practices.  Students will apply a systematic design process to research, design, build, and assess solutions that meet specific human needs, using illustrations, presentation drawings, and other communication methods to present their designs.  Students will enhance their problem-solving and communications skills, and explore career opportunities and the postsecondary education and training requirements for them. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by encouraging them to become critical thinkers and innovative problems solvers who question the use of resources and understand the implications of technological innovations.  

TFJ4EC

Hospitality and Tourism - Workplace

Prerequisite: TFJ 3CC

Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, College Preparation. (Successful Completion of Hospitality and Tourism TFJ2O, Grade 10, will be accepted as a prerequisite for this coming school year: 2014 to be eligible to select this course.)

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate proficiency in using food preparation and presentation tools and equipment; plan nutritious menus, create recipes, and prepare and present finished food products; develop customer service skills; and explore event and activity planning. Students will expand their awareness of health and safety practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage services sector. This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by allowing them to apply skills for employability, self-employment and entrepreneurship relative to Christian vocation.    

TGP 4MC

Communications Technology: Photography and Digital Imaging - University/College

Prerequisite: TGP 3M1 or TGV3M1

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills with an emphasis in photography and digital imaging while designing and producing projects integrating photography and digital images with areas of print and graphic communications; film and movie production; interactive new media and web applications. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to communications technology, and will investigate career opportunities and challenges in a rapidly changing technological environment.  This course helps students meet the Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by encouraging students to create, adapt and evaluate new ideas in light of the common good.  They are also encouraged to collaborate and respect their community environment by enhancing the quality of it with their visual images.

TWJ 4EC

Custom Woodworking - Workplace

Prerequisite: TWJ 3EC

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the planning, design, and construction of residential and/ or commercial cabinets and furniture.  Students will gain further experience in the safe use of common woodworking materials, tools, equipment finishes, and hardware, and will learn about the entrepreneurial skills needed to establish and operate a custom woodworking business.  Students will also expand their awareness of health and safety issues and environmental and societal issues related to woodworking and will explore career opportunities that may be pursued directly after graduation.  This course helps students to meet Ontario Catholic Graduate Expectations by allowing them to apply skills for employability, self-employment and entrepreneurship relative to Christian vocation.  

TXJ 4EC

Hairstyling and Aesthetics – Workplace

Prerequisite:  TXJ 3EC

This course enables students to develop increased proficiency in a wide range of hairstyling and aesthetics services.  Working in a salon/spa team environment, students will strengthen their fundamental cosmetology skills and develop an understanding of common business practices and strategies in the salon/spa industry. Students will also expand their understanding of environmental and societal issues and their knowledge of postsecondary destinations in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry.


 

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