Business Education Grade 9 Courses

BUSINESS EDUCATION COURSES

 

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Business Education Courses Available to Grade 9 Students

AUTOMOTIVE LIFE SKILLS 11

AUTOMOTIVE LIFE SKILLS 11
COURSE CODE: MTAUT11

This introductory course is open to all students who are interested in learning more about their car – or future car. Automotive Life Skills 11 offers opportunities to learn and work on real cars and solve real problems. Students will learn the skills necessary to maintain and repair their own vehicle. Topics covered in this course include oil changes, brakes, filters, wheels, and much more. This hands-on course requires no prior experience!

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 12

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 12
COURSE CODE: MTAUT12

This course is an extension of Automotive Life Skills 11 but dives deeper into the advanced processes related to automotive systems. Automotive Technology 12 guides students through independent studies and hands-on experiences. Students will utilize their critical thinking and problem solving skills in practical situations.

BICYCLE TECHNOLOGY 11

BICYCLE TECHNOLOGY 11
COURSE CODE: YMR – – 1A

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of bicycle maintenance and repair. Students will learn how bikes work and how to properly service, maintain, rebuild, and ride bicycles. All bikes from downhill mountain bikes to road bikes to tricycles are worked on in this course. Students will also learn road safety and riding skills with weekly field trips. No previous experience necessary! You don’t even have to have your own bicycle. Students work and learn with their own bicycles or school bicycles that will be donated to local charities. *Open to all grades*

DRAFTING & DESIGN ANIMATION 10

DRAFTING & DESIGN ANIMATION 10
COURSE CODE: MTDRF10
 

Are you a future architecture, landscape, or interior designer? Do you plan on working in product development.? Would you like to have your own design firm? Are you a future tradesperson? Do you plan on being a doctor? Design and drafting are used in every career, come find ways you can use this information in your future. Experience using the prototyping equipment such as 3d printers, Wind tunnels and CNC mills.

CONCERT BAND 9-10 (Off Timetable)

CONCERT BAND 9-10 (Off Timetable)
COURSE CODE:
XBA–09
MMUCB10

This course is about welcoming you into an amazing family-like community that will support you throughout secondary school. You will build lasting friendships and share life changing adventures creating cherished memories that will be with you all your life. The course is specifically intended for students who have previously taken an introductory Band course. The course will involve helpful mentored. Participating in all performances through the year is part of the course expectations in preparation for future band trips and festivals. Fasten your seatbelts for an amazing experience.

DRAFTING 11

DRAFTING 11
COURSE CODE: MTDRF11

Lets’ continue building your design skills you learned in Drafting 10, lets forget the rules and see what you can create! Have you ever said to yourself I can make that? Then lets’ get you started on the right path to making it happen. Dream it, design it, built it, and test it.

CONCERT CHOIR 10 (Off Timetable)

CONCERT CHOIR 10 (Off Timetable)
COURSE CODE: MMUCC10

This course will be a continuation of Concert Choir 9, with increased emphasis on community. There will be wonderful performances and the development of musical skills in group and solo activities. You will continue to shine like stars as you amaze audiences, leaning on one another. If you want to be mentor and lead, this is the course for you! Plus, you are able to springboard in the elite Vocal Jazz course that continues your exciting and amazing musical journey.

DRAFTING 12

DRAFTING 12
COURSE CODE: MTDRF12

Do you already know what your future career looks like? Lets’ explore your creative skills using the latest technology and design software. Every career requires this knowledge, and many have created business using these skills. Don’t be a follower, be the idea person and make it happen.

CONCERT CHOIR 11 (Off Timetable)

CONCERT CHOIR 11 (Off Timetable)
COURSE CODE: MCMCC11

Students in this course will focus on community and continue to explore very challenging, sophisticated but life-changing music. The festivals and opportunities to perform will be unforgettable as you continue to be build life-long bonds of friendship and connections. Don’t forget Vocal Jazz! That opportunity awaits you, too. That elite experience in song will change your life.

DANCE FOUNDATIONS 10

DANCE FOUNDATIONS 10
COURSE CODE: MDCF-10

Open to Grade 9, 10, 11 and 12 students. No experience necessary. All welcome. Dance is an expressive way to challenge yourself physically, and it is informed by the history, culture, and community in which it exists. Dance Foundations students will explore a wide variety of dance styles, sweating it out and building skills in a creative environment of safe risk. Students can expect to gain flexibility, strength, coordination and confidence. Assessment tools will include collaborative group choreographies, dance research and skills testing.

ELECTRONICS AND ROBOTICS 10

ELECTRONICS AND ROBOTICS 10
COURSE CODE: MTEAR10

Using a variety of resources and software, including Arduino Development boards, Sphero robots, VEX robotics. Students will complete a series of projects in order to learn the fundamentals of digital circuits and block-based programming. Students will have the opportunity to design and build robots to solve tasks.
Content Areas: electrical theory, production of circuits, electric diagnostic testing, robot design, robot elements programming platforms.

CONCERT CHOIR 12 (Off Timetable)

CONCERT CHOIR 12 (Off Timetable)
COURSE CODE:  MCMCC12

Concert Choir 12 students will be polishing their skills in vocal production. This is the height of your music experience at Riverside as you take on a leadership role in the choral program through sharing skills and knowledge with others. You will sing, mentor, wonder, share, celebrate, build life-long friendships, and create once-in-a lifetime fabulous memories. Don’t forget Vocal Jazz! That opportunity awaits you, too, as you reach the height of your musical experience at Riverside.

DANCE FOUNDATIONS 11

DANCE FOUNDATIONS 11
COURSE CODE: MDCF-11

Open to Grade 10, 11 and 12 students. No experience necessary. All welcome. Dance is an expressive way to challenge yourself physically, and it is informed by the history, culture, and community in which it exists. Dance Foundations students will explore a wide variety of dance styles, sweating it out and building skills in a creative environment of safe risk. Students can expect to gain flexibility, strength, coordination and confidence. Assessment tools will include collaborative group choreographies, dance research and skills testing.

DANCE PERFORMANCE 11

DANCE PERFORMANCE 11
COURSE CODE: MDNTP11

Dance Performance (pre-requisite Dance Foundations) will be a collaborative community of dancers ready to challenge themselves physically and creatively through training, rehearsal, research and performance. Guest choreographers, peer leadership, archive, repertoire and adjudication will keep us busy.

DANCE PERFORMANCE 12

DANCE PERFORMANCE 12
COURSE CODE: MDNTP12

Dance Performance (pre-requisite Dance Foundations) will be a collaborative community of dancers ready to challenge themselves physically and creatively through training, rehearsal, research and performance. Guest choreographers, peer leadership, archive, repertoire and adjudication will keep us busy.

ENGINEERING 11

ENGINEERING 11
COURSE CODE: MENR-11

What does an engineer do? Could I make a six-figure salary? What would I do if I were an engineer? The grade 11 course develops upon previous skills, attitudes and theories developed in earlier grades. Engineering 11 is an applied theory class where students are presented with a design problem and asked to develop potential solutions using scientific & engineering principles. Students will need to work together to solve challenges and create unique solutions. Learn how to demonstrate teamwork and initiative in this collaborative class. Students will use the design process to develop upon their ideas. Student’s projects may include how machines work; product design, furniture construction, and a passion project of the students’ choosing.

CONCERT CHOIR 9 (Off Timetable)

CONCERT CHOIR 9 (Off Timetable)
COURSE CODE:
XC – – – 09

Concert Choir 9 is intended to build a caring and life-changing community where you meet friends from all different grades and walks of life. We will sing, laugh, listen, and rest in beautiful life-changing and feel-good music. Participating in all performances throughout the year is part of the course expectations. Choir will change your life as you share music in assemblies and on trips to enter festivals. Join a community that cares about you!

DIRECTING AND SCRIPTWRITING 11

DIRECTING AND SCRIPTWRITING 11
COURSE CODE: MDRDS11

This class is open to Grade 11 and 12 students. Student playwrights/directors will explore a variety of voices, styles and perspective in their research, analyses, writing and presentations, digging into the history and significance of Theatre as a resonant, relevant form. Students need to be ready to get curious, work collaboratively, communicate effectively and show some initiative since they will be expected to mentor and peer-coach, building original work in this new program. Pre-requisite: at least one previous high school Drama class.

BEGINNER GUITAR 10

BEGINNER GUITAR 10
COURSE CODE: MMUGT10
 

Riverside Music Department is proud to offer a unique opportunity that introduces students to the skills and techniques of guitar bass. No previous experience necessary. This beginner level course will teach students basic playing technique, how to read music and performance skills developed from the elements of music. Students will be exposed to a variety of styles of music. Field trips and virtual interactions with professional musicians will be course highlights. Having your own instrument is NOT required for this course. Guitars are provided for in-class use only.

ENGINEERING 12

ENGINEERING 12
COURSE CODE: MENR-12

If you want to change the world you may want to consider Engineering 12. Finish your final year with a Bang, while learning key life skills that will assist you in any endeavour. Engineering 12 is an applied theory class where students are presented with design problems and asked to develop viable solutions using scientific and engineering principles. Students will need to be able to demonstrate teamwork and initiative in this collaborative class. Students will use various design approaches to develop their project work. Student projects may include arcade stand, nanotechnology, the Da Vinci case, fabrication as well as smaller design projects.

DIRECTING AND SCRIPTWRITING 12

DIRECTING AND SCRIPTWRITING 12
COURSE CODE: MDRDS12

This class is open to Grade 12 students. Student playwrights/directors will explore a variety of voices, styles and perspective in their research, analyses, writing and presentations, digging into the history and significance of Theatre as a resonant, relevant form. Students need to be ready to get curious, work collaboratively, communicate effectively and show some initiative since they will be expected to mentor and peer-coach, building original work in this new program. Pre-requisite: at least one previous high school Drama class.

POWER TECHNOLOGY 10

POWER TECHNOLOGY 10
COURSE CODE: MTPOW10

This course will help students understand how power is related to energy and motion. Students will learn and develop a skill set for hands-on processes while designing and building. Some of the topics covered in this course include flight technology, simple and complex machines, alternate sources of fuel and power, metalwork and fabrication, welding, and small engines. Students will learn how things work, how they’re made, and how to create their own products. This course is open for all grades.

INTRODUCTION TO BAND 9-12

INTRODUCTION TO BAND 9-12
COURSE CODE: XLDCG09

Riverside Music Department is proud to offer this introductory course to learn a band instrument. It will introduce you to this large and fun community at the school where we support and mentor you through your amazing and life-changing musical journey. No music experience is necessary. Students should rent or purchase an instrument AFTER we have explored all the instruments in class. Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for this great adventure. Take the risk and join the community!

DRAMA 9

DRAMA 9
COURSE CODE: MDR – – 09

All welcome. In this course, students will develop a sense of belonging and explore diverse perspectives through play. Students can expect to learn foundational acting skills in areas like mime, voice, movement, stage combat, improvisation and script in a positive, creative atmosphere aimed at improving student confidence and cooperative abilities.

JAZZ BAND | STRINGS 9-12 (Off Timetable)

JAZZ BAND 10-12 (Off Timetable)
COURSE CODE:
XBA–09JB

MMUJB10
MIMJB11
MIMJB12

Jazz Band and Strings is a course for students wanting to learn a new style of music, adding to the skills they achieve in Concert Band. Jazz band and Strings will practice on different days. Jazz band is open to all instruments from piano and guitar to wind and percussion instruments. Students will study a variety of jazz genres and develop jazz soloing/improvisation techniques. Strings are open to any level of string players (Violin, Viola, Cello and Bass).  It is highly recommended student be enrolled in Concert Band as well if they are joining Jazz Band or Strings.  Off timetable.

FURNITURE AND CABINETRY 12

FURNITURE AND CABINETRY 12
COURSE CODE: MTFAC12

This course teaches you how to build and design furniture and cabinets. You will be using all the tools in the shop to further develop your woodworking skills. We use the information you learned in previous classes to create items of your own.  The projects will focus on architecture and heirloom quality work.

DRAMA 10

DRAMA 10
COURSE CODE: MDRM-10

All welcome. Student actors will further their skills and understanding in this cooperative space of safe, creative risk. Student actors will improve their self awareness, communication skills, physical confidence and vocal power through scene creation, script analysis, character development, improvisation, movement and more.

ROBOTICS 11

ROBOTICS 11
COURSE CODE: MTROB11

Robotics 11 is an introductory course where students will learn the skills in design, program, and develop the electronics to engineer their own robot. Using a variety of resources and software, including Sphero robots, Vex, Sumo Bots, Arduino Boards, circuit boards, sensors, and motors, students will complete a series of electronics projects in order to learn the fundamentals of digital circuits and programming. Students will have the opportunity to design and build a custom robot to solve real-world problems. It is recommended that students have completed a Grade 10 Computers Course.

ROBOTICS 12

ROBOTICS 12
COURSE CODE: MTROB12

This advanced course offers students the opportunity to explore their potential in COMPETITIVE ROBOTICS as a way of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) skills in a practical and hands-on environment. Students work as members of design teams, in a variety of roles to research, design, build, program, and test robots. Students may also have the opportunity of competing in VEX and FRC Robotics competitions locally and provincially.

TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATIONS 10

TECHNOLOGY EXPLORATIONS 10
COURSE CODE: MTEXP10

Have you ever wondered what you were going to do with the rest of your life? Not sure where to even start? How about exploring some options in this fun filled hands on course. Here you’ll skim the surface of four major areas in the hope of discovering some of your passions. Explore the design and 3-D printing, animation and virtual reality in Drafting; Hovercrafts, rockets and robotic arms in Power Tech or maybe try you luck in Woodworking with the laser engraver and a ton of wood! The journey’s not over until you’ve tested yourself against the inventor. He is all wise and see’s what others can’t! Your chance to challenge yourself and have a little fun at the same time.

MUSICAL THEATRE 11

MUSICAL THEATRE 11
COURSE CODE: MMUTH11
 

In this busy course, student performers will face the creative challenges of acting, singing and dancing to tell a story or to honour a character’s experience. Students will audition, rehearse, and perform in a production at Riverside’s River’s Edge Theatre. There are no “cuts”, and there are no “small parts” in this ensemble. Student success depends on commitment and enthusiasm regardless of experience or casting. Students are expected to support a safe environment of creative risk. Please note: Some after-school rehearsals are required, and an intense schedule leading up to shows can be expected. (Singing masks and a base costume will be required for purchase.)

WOODWORK 10

WOODWORK 10
COURSE CODE: MWWK-10

This introductory course teaches the basics of woodwork and design. Our projects are design for you to succeed, in the process of building each project you will develop skills and experience using machinery and hand tools. We will also provide you with experience using modern machinery such as computer-controlled mills. You will also be given the time to design your own item and build it.

MUSICAL THEATRE 12

MUSICAL THEATRE 12
COURSE CODE: MMUTH12
 

In this busy course, student performers will face the creative challenges of acting, singing and dancing to tell a story or to honour a character’s experience. Students will audition, rehearse, and perform in a production at Riverside’s River’s Edge Theatre. There are no “cuts”, and there are no “small parts” in this ensemble. Student success depends on commitment and enthusiasm regardless of experience or casting. Students are expected to support a safe environment of creative risk. Please note: Some after-school rehearsals are required, and an intense schedule leading up to shows can be expected. (Singing masks and a base costume will be required for purchase.)

CONCERT BAND 11 (Off Timetable)

CONCERT BAND 11 (Off Timetable)
COURSE CODE: MIMCB11

Riverside Concert Band 11 provides the opportunity to be leaders in this unique community, performing extraordinary repertoire in an outstanding concert band. Performances are key, where you get to shine like the stars you are! Festivals and trips will round up the adventure and provide a lifetime of memories. The cool sounds of Jazz Band 11 are calling your name at this level of capability.

CONCERT BAND 12 (Off Timetable)

CONCERT BAND 12 (Off Timetable)
COURSE CODE:  MIMCB12

Concert Band 12 is the crescendo of Riverside’s community experience with students reaching their peak in music performance and leadership. The trip will be jaw-dropping and the fun will be contagious as we all celebrate the power and life-changing world of music. Plus, Jazz Band 12 is an opportunity to continue the rich experiences of community and lasting memories.

WOODWORK 11

WOODWORK 11
COURSE CODE: MWWK-11

The second level of woodwork is designed to further develop skills and experience using machinery and hand tools. You will be using modern machinery such as computer-controlled mills, traditional machinery, and hand tools. Our projects are designed to improve your woodworking skills and add new techniques. You will also be given the time to design your own item and build it.

ADVANCED GUITAR 11-12

ADVANCED GUITAR 11-12
COURSE CODE:
MIMG-11
MIMG-12

This course is a continuation of Beginning Guitar. Students must have taken a beginning Guitar or Guitar lessons in the past. Students will be learning more advanced music and Guitar techniques. Students will be expected to work on solo, large and small ensemble pieces. If you play the drums, please join us. There will be many opportunities to Jam.

IDS LEADERSHIP 10-11-12 (Green Shirts)

IDS LEADERSHIP 10-11-12 (Green Shirts)
COURSE CODE:
MIDS-0ALH
MIDS-1A
MIDS-2A

In this independent study course (taken in addition to a regular course load) students will earn credit for volunteering 30 hours of service, participating in classroom learning and group projects that benefit the school and/or the community.

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WOODWORK 12

WOODWORK 12
COURSE CODE: MWWK-12

This high level of woodworking course has you using most machines and tools in the shop. We focus on projects that provide you with the ability to create and design complex projects.  You will learn production techniques such as wood bending, curved forms, and CNC parts. You also will have the opportunity to create your own design.

VOCAL JAZZ 9-12 (Off timetable)

VOCAL JAZZ 9-12 (Off timetable)
COURSE CODES:
XC—09VJ
MMUVJ10
MCMJV11
MCMJV12

Vocal Jazz classes are intended to provide an opportunity for students to explore another musical idiom adding to the skills they achieve in Concert Choir. This course is for the advanced singer who wants the challenge of a more difficult vocal repertoire. Grade 12 students will have first dibs in solos. This course will continue to work on vocal technique, jazz styles and improvisation. Students in this course must also be enrolled in Concert Choir.

PERFORMING ARTS LEADERSHIP 10-11-12

PERFORMING ARTS LEADERSHIP 10-11-12
COURSE CODE:
MIDS-0D
MIDS-1D
MIDS-2D

All welcome. This course is open to students grade 9-12. Meetings for this course will occur outside the regular timetable and all activities will support River’s Edge Theatre events and productions. This elective can be taken in addition to a full course load and offers students a practical, innovative opportunity to contribute to the creation, production, management and marketing of Performing Arts programs at Riverside, as ambassadors of our multipurpose performance space.

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THEATRE COMPANY 11

THEATRE COMPANY 11
COURSE CODE: MDRTC11

Pre-requisite: Drama 9/10 or Musical Theatre 11/12. Any questions about these prerequisites can be directed to the teacher, Ms. Roberge. This course is rooted in Drama as a strategy for self-awareness, community-building and anti-racist theory in order to explore story and character. The Theatre Company will rehearse at least one theatre production for performance. Student success in Theatre Company requires active engagement, commitment, perseverance, reflection, and collaboration. There will be some responsibilities outside the regular timetable. Students will be expected to take creative risks and to support a safe environment for all.

THEATRE COMPANY 12

THEATRE COMPANY 12
COURSE CODE: MDRTC12
 

Pre-requisite: Drama 9/10 or Musical Theatre 11/12. Any questions about these prerequisites can be directed to the teacher, Ms. Roberge. This course is rooted in Drama as a strategy for self-awareness, community-building and anti-racist theory in order to explore story and character. The Theatre Company will rehearse at least one theatre production for performance. Student success in Theatre Company requires active engagement, commitment, perseverance, reflection, and collaboration. There will be some responsibilities outside the regular timetable. Students will be expected to take creative risks and to support a safe environment for all.

CHILD DEVELOPMENT & CAREGIVING 12

CHILD DEVELOPMENT & CAREGIVING 12
COURSE CODE:  MCDAC12

(Formerly Child Development 11)
BABIES, BOTTLES, DIAPERS, PINS, THIS IS WHERE THE FUN BEGINS! Everything you wanted to know about young children and more. Child Development 11 is an in-depth look at parenthood, infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and the early school years. It examines the physical, emotional, social and intellectual development of each stage. Along with theory, this course provides opportunity for hands-on projects and interactions with young children. Students also have the option of participating in the RealCare Baby program (parenting simulation with computerized baby) in which they experience parenthood first hand. This is a great course for anyone who hopes children will be part of their future, whether at home or as a career.

CULINARY ARTS APPRENTICESHIP 11A-11B-11C

CULINARY ARTS APPRENTICESHIP 11A-11B-11C
COURSE CODE:
MCKT-1A
MCKT-1B
MCKT-1C

This Foods Service course is planned to provide students with a learning situation comparable to a professional, quantity (commercial) food service kitchen. In this active participation class, students will learn basic restaurant skills in safety and sanitation, food preparation (baking, sandwich and salad making, meat, fish and poultry cookery, short-order cooking, soups and sauce preparation, vegetable, pasta and rice cookery), operation and maintenance of large industrial equipment, and in customer service.

Please visit the School District #43 Website to apply

CULINARY ARTS APPRENTICESHIP 12A-12B-12C

CULINARY ARTS APPRENTICESHIP 12A-12B-12C
COURSE CODE:
MCKT-2A
MCKT-2B
MCKT-2C

This program gives students training in quantity (commercial) food production and catering and builds on the skills learned in Culinary Arts 11A/B/C. Although the emphasis is on quantity production, the principles and skills learned may also be applied in the home. Students will develop valuable skills that can be used to acquire a job and/or make career choices. Units of study include kitchen organization, use of industrial equipment, menu planning, safety and sanitation, as well as food preparation skills in baking, sandwich and salad making, meat, fish and poultry cooking, short order cooking, soups and sauce preparation, vegetables, pasta and rice cookery with a strong focus on multicultural cuisine.

Please visit the School District #43 Website to apply

CULINARY TRAINING 11

CULINARY TRAINING 11
COURSE CODE: MCUL-11
 

This Foods Service course is planned to provide students with a learning situation comparable to a professional, quantity (commercial) food service kitchen. In this active participation class, students will learn basic restaurant skills in safety and sanitation, food preparation (baking, sandwich and salad making, meat, fish and poultry cookery, short-order cooking, soups and sauce preparation, vegetable, pasta and rice cookery), operation and maintenance of large industrial equipment, and in customer service (Open to grades 10, 11 and 12)

FRENCH 9

FRENCH 9
COURSE CODE: MFR – – 09

Students will start “from the beginning” in French 9 as it is considered an entry level course. All course materials are available free of charge on-line. Students will be exposed to comprehensible stories, films, and music in French.  By the end of French 9, you can expect to speak and write comfortably about yourself, your interests, and your family. As well, you will know the vocabulary for food, days, months, seasons, and the weather — and be able to count and spell en français.

CULINARY TRAINING 12

CULINARY TRAINING 12
COURSE CODE: MCUL-12

This program gives students training in quantity (commercial) food production and catering and builds on the skills learned in Culinary Training 11. Units of study include kitchen organization, use of industrial equipment, menu planning, safety and sanitation, as well as food preparation skills in baking, sandwich and salad making, meat, fish and poultry cooking, short order cooking, soups and sauce preparation, vegetables, pasta and rice cookery with a strong focus on multicultural cuisine. (Open to grades 11 and 12)

FRENCH 10

FRENCH 10
COURSE CODE: MFR – – 10

In French 10, students continue to develop their language skills by reading and listening to easily comprehensible stories and then creating their own. All course materials are available free of charge on- line. Students will be exposed to stories, films, and music in French. By the end of French 10, students can expect to speak and write comfortably about celebrations, the community, the home, health, travel, and shopping.

FRENCH 11

FRENCH 11
COURSE CODE: MFR – – 11

By Grade 11, students are now able to carry on brief conversations in French. We will continue to develop skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. The teacher will start using French for basic instruction and French will gradually become the language of communication for students as well. Students will continue to be exposed to music, film, on-line materials and a variety of authentic documents. All course materials are available free of charge on-line. While the themes may be similar to the previous years, in French 11 there is greater attention to precision and sophistication in sentence structure and vocabulary.

COMPUTER INFO SYSTEMS 11

COMPUTER INFO SYSTEMS 11
COURSE CODE: MCINF11

Cisco CCNA “Routing and Switching “curriculum is the continuation of computer networking 11 the aim of this course is to further develop the students’ knowledge of network building, network repairing, and communication skills through extensive labs and theory dealing with Network hardware and software. Potential salaries are 6 figures.

FRENCH 12

FRENCH 12
COURSE CODE: MFR – – 12

By the end of French 12, students begin to express themselves with greater fluency including slang, idioms and expressions from the Francophonie. Most instruction will be in French, and students are expected to use French as the language of communication in the classroom. We will use music, film, literature and the internet to explore the richness of French culture from around the world and to prepare students to interact in realistic situations. The course workbook is available in PDF on-line or a hard copy may be purchased. Students are encouraged to take the International DELF exam (Diplôme d’étude de la langue française).

IT PEER TUTORING 10

IT PEER TUTORING 10
COURSE CODE: MIDS-0A
 

IT Peer Tutoring 10 and is a personalised learning environment where students will develop technology based skills to help support their peers, teachers and others in the Riverside community. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with a foundational digital skill set to become digitally literate citizens, and have these students provide support and training to staff, students and the community regarding digital literacies, and the importance of leaving a positive digital footprint to enhance and strengthen the digital culture at Riverside. Furthermore, students will be provided opportunities to actively engage, mentor, and educate our students, staff and community on various topics related to becoming a digitally fluent community. This course is taken outside of the timetable and is a combination of face to face learning and inquiry based projects.

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COMPUTER INFO SYSTEMS 12

COMPUTER INFO SYSTEMS 12
COURSE CODE: MCINF12

Cisco CCNA “Routing and Switching “curriculum is the continuation of computer networking 11 the aim of this course is to further develop the students’ knowledge of network building, network repairing, and communication skills through extensive labs and theory dealing with Network hardware and software. Potential salaries are 6 figures.

IT PEER TUTORING 11

IT PEER TUTORING 11
COURSE CODE: MIDS-1B
 

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in IT Peer Tutoring 11. There is an increased expectation for involvement and taking on responsibility with course activities, as well as a focus on developing problem solving techniques with students learning multiple strategies including: identification of the problem, analysis of possible solutions, implementation of a solution and test/review.

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FAMILY AND SOCIETY 10

FAMILY AND SOCIETY 10
COURSE CODE: MFAMS10

(Formerly Family Studies 11)
WHERE DO I FIT? Family and Society 10 offers an opportunity for you to understand yourself and your relationships better. This course explores family, community, values, beliefs, culture, self-concept, healthy relationships, stress management, and conflict resolution through a variety of avenues. Participate in discussions, listen to lectures, watch videos, write journals, and create keepsake projects that you will keep for years to come such as your own Personal Scrapbook. Students will also have opportunities to put their new self-awareness into play by interacting within the community. (Open to grade 9 to 12).

TEXTILES 11

TEXTILES 11
COURSE CODE: MTXT-11

Learn about the process of garment making—from design to marketing. Learn how to use a sewing machine, different hand sewing methods and more. Projects involve drawing designs in a sketchbook, creating thematic marketing projects, and learning sewing techniques while making their own garment designs and while following a commercially made pattern. Gain knowledge and experience with different fibres, and textiles. (Open to grades 9 to 12) 

IT PEER TUTORING 12

IT PEER TUTORING 12
COURSE CODE: MIDS-2AJA
 

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in IT Peer Tutoring 11. There is an increased expectation for involvement and taking on responsibility with course activities, as well as a focus on developing problem solving techniques with students learning multiple strategies including: identification of the problem, analysis of possible solutions, implementation of a solution and test/review.

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COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 11

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 11
COURSE CODE: MCMPR11

Do you have an interest in computer programming? Apply your academics with Computer Programming 11. Learn and expand your programming skills in languages such as JAVA, C++, JavaScript, and/or Python.  Students will also learn effective problem solving skills and the ability to think logically. This course will prepare students for Computer Programming 12 and/or provide a base for post- secondary vocational computer programming courses. Most programming work will happen during class time.  It is recommended that students have completed Computer Studies 10, Electronics and Robotics 10, or Web Development 10.

TEXTILES 12

TEXTILES 12
COURSE CODE: MTXT-12

Elaborate on the principles of design, inquire into careers of fashion designers, fashion history, and fashion marketing. Develop more complex sewing techniques. Sew from commercial patterns and make your own. This course relies heavily on inquiry-based projects: What do you want to make? Let’s find a way to make it happen. This is a great course for those considering continuing their studies in Fashion in post-secondary or for those who enjoy working with their hands to create wearable art. Completion of  Textiles 11 is required.

LEADERSHIP 10

LEADERSHIP 10
COURSE CODE: YCPA-0A
 

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop their leadership skills. Students will learn leadership traits and be expected to demonstrate their capacity by organizing and leading various classroom, school, and community events. A strong focus is placed on personal growth and self-reflection. Other skills that will be a focus are ethical decision-making, teamwork, inclusion, communication, public speaking, time management, and organizational skills. Emphasis is also placed on service within the school and in the community.

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COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 12

COMPUTER PROGRAMMING 12
COURSE CODE: MCMPR12

This course is for students who Computer Programming or have an interest in computer programming at university or technical college.   Students will focus on  programming in languages such as JAVA, C++, JavaScript, or Python.  By the end  of  this  two-year  program  (CP  11  &  CP  12) students will know how to program data structures, classes,  files,  arrays, structures,  functions  and graphics.  This course will build on work completed in Computer Programming 11.

ITALIAN 11 – INTRODUCTION

ITALIAN 11 – INTRODUCTION
COURSE CODE: MBIT-11

This course is an introduction to the Italian language at an accelerated pace. Students from grades 9-12 are welcome to take this course. It covers the curricular competencies of Italian 9 and 10 using the T.P.R.S. (Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling) strategy. The philosophy of TPRS is based on research that shows that language is acquired and mapped onto the brain through high exposure to comprehensible language input and that acquiring a language needs to take place in a low stress environment where students can feel safe to freely take risks and be creative. The course covers the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Italian through this highly interactive manner. Students will also learn about the Italian Culture through music, film, and culinary experiences where they get to make and try traditional Italian food. *Grades 9-12 welcome

FOOD STUDIES 10

FOOD STUDIES 10
COURSE CODE: MFOOD10
 

It’s time you learned your way around the kitchen! Surprise your family and friends with lots of delicious treats. We have yummy breakfasts, terrific lunches, sensational snacks and delicious dinners on the menu. Principles of food preparation are introduced and applied with an emphasis on healthy food choices. We start simple and work up to all your favourites. Grab an apron and join us in Food Studies 10.

ITALIAN 11

ITALIAN 11
COURSE CODE: MIT – – 11

This advanced course continues with the study of the Italian language using the T.P.R.S. (Teaching Proficiency Through Reading and Storytelling) strategy. Introductory Italian 11 is a pre-requisite for this course as these experienced Italian students will continue to grow their fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Italian in order to be self sufficient when travelling to the Italian speaking world. We will continue to explore more of the Italian Culture through music, film, and culinary experiences where they will make and try traditional Italian food.

Prerequisite: Introductory Italian 11.

LEADERSHIP 11

LEADERSHIP 11
COURSE CODE: YCPA-1A
 

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in Leadership 10. There is an increased expectation for involvement and taking on responsibility with course activities.

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SPANISH 9

SPANISH 9
COURSE CODE: MSP – – 09

Spanish 9 will set you on the path to acquiring the knowledge and skills needed to understand and converse in Spanish – no experience necessary! We’ll explore themes like sports, high school and making friends to develop listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. We’ll use a variety of resources to prepare to travel through Mexico, Central and South America.

FOOD STUDIES 11

FOOD STUDIES 11
COURSE CODE: MFOOD11

This course is for everyone! From those who have never set foot in the kitchen to the accomplished chefs out there. With a quick review of the basics, it’s time for some real tasty treats. Whether breakfast, lunch or dinner, there is always something delicious happening in Food Studies 11. Looking for a part time job in the food industry? Not only will you gain valuable food handling experience but you will also have the opportunity to be certified for the industry recognized FoodSafe program.

SPANISH 10

SPANISH 10
COURSE CODE: MSP – – 10

Spanish 10 will help you build on the skills and knowledge acquired in Spanish 9 while experiencing more of the Spanish-speaking world in Mexico, Spain and Ecuador. This course explores themes such as getting around as a tourist, eating in restaurants and cafes and shopping in markets to develop a greater independence and proficiency in communicating in Spanish for travel.

COMPUTER STUDIES 10 ICT

COMPUTER STUDIES 10 ICT
COURSE CODE: MCSTU10
 

This course is to introduce students to the exciting world of information and communication technology. Students will develop skills in Media Development, Productivity and Computer Science. Students will learn the skills in the following modules:

Media Development – Introduction to Adobe Creative Cloud Apps (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe In Design, Adobe Animate, Blender and more)
Computer Science – Introduction to Coding Skills for Makerspace, Robotics and Web Development (HTML, CSS, Js and Block Coding)
Computer Productivity – Students will complete Microsoft Office Specialist courses. (Possible certifications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)

LEADERSHIP 12

LEADERSHIP 12
COURSE CODE:  YCPA-2A

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in Leadership 11. Students are expected to take a high level of involvement and responsibility in course activities, as well as mentor younger students in the class.

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SPANISH 11

SPANISH 11
COURSE CODE: MSP – – 11

The objective of this advanced level course is to provide the experienced Spanish student with the language skills necessary to travel by plane, to stay in hotels, to shop in tourist locations and to discuss sports. We visit new countries and explore the music, food, and cultures of the Caribbean and South America in greater depth. Student should have completed Spanish 10 or Intro Spanish 11 prior to taking this course.

PEER TUTORING 11-12

PEER TUTORING 11-12 COURSE CODE: YED – – 1A YED – – 2A

This course is available to students who have an aptitude for working with others, and top achievement in one or more academic subject areas. Students enrolled in this program must be responsible, possess good communication skills, patience, and appreciate diversity. A sense of humour would be an asset! Peer tutors may have opportunities for one to one tutoring and/or in-class tutoring. This program requires a time commitment outside of regularly scheduled classes and is strongly recommended for those students interested in a teaching career.

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SPANISH 11 – INTRODUCTION

SPANISH 11 – INTRODUCTION
COURSE CODE: MBSP-11

This course is an introduction to the study of Spanish at an accelerated pace. Covering all of the prescribed learning outcomes of Spanish 9 and 10, this fast-paced course covers the fundamentals of speaking, listening, reading and writing in Spanish in order to travel in the Spanish-speaking world. Introductory Spanish 11 is an ideal route for motivated senior students who need to acquire grade 11 language credits for university.

SPANISH 12

SPANISH 12
COURSE CODE: MSP – – 12

The themes of Spanish 12 are films, food and the future. In this course, the experienced Spanish student will learn to communicate using more complex language. In discussion we learn to converse more proficiently and to adapt language to different situations.

FOOD STUDIES 12

FOOD STUDIES 12
COURSE CODE: MFOOD12

Do you enjoy cooking? Are you willing to try new food? This advanced foods course will tingle your taste buds with new flavours. Whether it’s food with a foreign flair or gourmet treats, you will experience advanced techniques designed to impress and create tasty treats. You will also explore social, economic, environmental and cultural issues related to food you have created and enjoyed. Bon appetit!

INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 11 (CISCO 11)

INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT 11 (CISCO 11)
COURSE CODE: MIDS-1C

Interested in how computers work? Would you like to build a computer? How about maintaining your computer? We use the Cisco Netacad curriculum to teach you all these concepts. Completing this course will qualify the student to write the CompTIA A+ exam, which is a requirement for working in the computing industry.

INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT12 (CISCO 12)

INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT12 (CISCO 12)
COURSE CODE: MIDS-2C

This course is designed to teach the students the fundamentals of the Linux command line. The student will be acting as a real world technologist of an IT company, and they will be required to  maintain, load and modify the Linux OS to suit the needs of various companies. Students with prior knowledge will learn the LPIC curriculum to become junior network administrators. For students tired of using and paying for Window, Linux is entirely free!

INTERPERSONAL & FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS 11

INTERPERSONAL & FAMILY RELATIONSHIPS 11
COURSE CODE: MIAFR11

BE A PEOPLE PERSON! This course offers an opportunity to learn about relationships and build skills to maintain positive connections with others. You will explore communication, committed relationships, love, and marriage through a variety of activities including discussions, lectures, videos, projects (such as the Wedding Planning Project) and hands on activities. Students will also learn about careers in the field of Family Studies and will have opportunities to gain experience towards those potential careers through interaction within the community.

WEB DEVELOPMENT 10

WEB DEVELOPMENT 10
COURSE CODE: MWBDV10

Web Development 10 introduces students to Responsive Web Development and Programming. Students will design and develop responsive web sites, applications, and 2D games using HTML, CSS and JavaScript. It is the aim of the course to develop the skills necessary to be successful in programming and Computer Sciences. Students do not require any prior knowledge of Web Development; however, they should be comfortable with computers and digital media.

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 12 (BIOLOGY 12)

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 12 (BIOLOGY 12)
COURSE CODE: MATPH12

This course encompasses two major topics of study: cellular biology and human physiology. Areas of concentration within cellular biology will include a focus on: cell structure, biological compounds and molecules, DNA and protein synthesis. The human physiology unit will emphasize the six major body systems (circulatory, digestion, respiratory, nervous, and urinary and reproduction). Chemistry 11 is highly recommended.

HISTOIRE 12 – L’HISTOIRE DU MONDE AU 20EME SIECLE

HISTOIRE 12 – L’HISTOIRE DU MONDE AU 20EME SIECLE
COURSE CODE: FWH – – 12

The course will explore the 20th Century World History from the immediate effects of World War I on the new geopolitical realities to the post-World War II global realignments of the economic, political, and social landscapes. Furthermore, History 12 will look upon the more recent events that shaped the world after the end of the Cold War and Canada’s role as a strong international voice of peace and progress. History 12 is designed to develop the students’ ability to use historical inquiry, recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgements, understand events and facts inside and outside their historical context, make reasoned ethical judgments, and assess the value of various historical accounts. Correspondingly, students are expected to achieve a high level of competency in elaborating minute analyses and construct solid syntheses. The course is based on both collaborative and inter-active activities including: discussions, critical debates, projects, jigsaw activities, roundtables, brainstorming, blogs, etc. * FRIM students must take this either in grade 11 or Cultures Comparées 12.

COMMUNICATION ORALE 11

COMMUNICATION ORALE 11
COURSE CODE: FSPLG11

This course has been developed to give students an opportunity to improve their French oral and writing skills and gain confidence in using the French language through their participation in a variety of communicative activities. Students will take part in discussions about various literary works where they learn to express their ideas and opinions. The approach supports student skill development and encourages meaningful methods of demonstrating communication in French.

ACTIVE LIVING 11 (Formerly PE 11)

ACTIVE LIVING 11 (Formerly PE 11)
COURSE CODE: MACLV11

One of the primary goals of Active Living 11 is to develop student competencies in physical activities, to increase confidence and encourage lifelong participation in sports and recreation. Students will be offered a variety of traditional and non-traditional sports along with recreational opportunities to partake in, ultimately enhancing their athletic skills. Active Living 11 will cover topics related to overall health and well being such as: proper nutrition, personal health decisions, physical/mental well being, injury prevention and management. In addition, students will be expected to participate in 10 hours of extracurricular community service and field trips. Active Living 11 offers students the opportunity to develop and enhance their competencies, thus resulting in better leaders both on and off the school grounds.

ACTIVE LIVING 12 (Formerly PE 12)

ACTIVE LIVING 12 (Formerly PE 12)
COURSE CODE: MACLV12

Active Living 12, is an enriched learning opportunity that follows the same goals and basis as Active Living 11, thus being, to extend student competencies in physical activities and encourage lifelong participation in sports and recreation. Students will be offered a variety of traditional and non-traditional sport and recreational opportunities to participate in to enhance their athletic skills. Field trip opportunities for this course may include: curling, golf, rock climbing, canoeing, skiing and windsurfing. The course will also enhance decision making skills and go deeper into topics around overall health and well being. In addition, students will be expected to participate in 10 hours of extracurricular community service and field trips. This course would be an asset to students interested in a career in recreation or physical education. It is a beneficial opportunity for students open to new challenges, that are interested in their personal health and wellness.

CHEMISTRY 11

CHEMISTRY 11
COURSE CODE: MCH – – 11

Chemistry 11 is a laboratory-based course that has an emphasis on experimentation and the innovative use of technology. Students will learn about the building blocks of the universe through the following big ideas:

• Atoms and molecules are building blocks of matter.
• Organic chemistry and its applications have significant implications for human health, society, and the environment.
• The mole is a quantity used to make atoms and molecules measurable.
• Matter and energy are conserved in chemical reactions.
• Solubility within a solution is determined by the nature of the solute and the solvent.

Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 is strongly recommended for Chemistry 11.

ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP 11

ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP 11
COURSE CODE: YLRA-1B
 

Athletic Leadership 11 is an IDS Course (taken outside the timetable) and a continuation for students who have completed Athletic Leadership 10. The course is a combination of face to face learning within the classroom as well as project-based learning outside the classroom. Students will continue coordinating and running athletic events with the addition of sponsoring a Riverside Team.  Students will also assist with intermural activities.  Students will gain experience with team and equipment management. Each student will need to complete 40 hours of work experience.

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ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP 12

ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP 12
COURSE CODE: YLRA-2B

Athletic Leadership 12 is an IDS Course (taken outside the timetable) and a continuation for students who have completed Athletic Leadership 11. The course is a combination of face to face learning within the classroom as well as project-based learning outside the classroom. Students will continue coordinating and running athletic events with the addition of sponsoring a Riverside Team.  Students will also assist with intermural activities.  Students will gain experience with team and equipment management as well as prepare the Athletic Banquet at the end of the school year. Students will also market and promote team events throughout each athletic season. Each student will need to complete 40 hours of work experience.

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COMMUNICATION ORALE 12

COMMUNICATION ORALE 12
COURSE CODE: FSPLG12

This course has been developed to give students an opportunity to extend the language concepts and skills they have developed so far and prepare them for post- secondary language study. The course will also encourage senior students to synthesize the French language skills they have mastered to date and apply these skills in an intense oral milieu. Students will: gain a better understanding of the art of elocution; master the format and practice of formal debate; grasp the nuances of radio and TV programs; develop the ability to assume the role of toast master/mistress; conduct interviews; perceive the impact of body language and performance skills on oral communications; participate effectively in panel discussions; and, demonstrate facility in participating in sophisticated conversation which is the oral exchange of sentiments, observations, opinions, or ideas.

CHEMISTRY 12

CHEMISTRY 12
COURSE CODE: MCH – – 12

Chemistry 12 focuses on how and why chemical reactions occur. Students will use a variety of learning strategies and resources to investigate collision theory, equilibrium systems, acid/base chemistry and electrochemical reactions. Students will gain an understanding of chemical reactions at the molecular level and of the importance of these reactions to life, industry and society. Mathematical problem-solving is an important component of Chemistry 12.

Pre-Calculus 11 is strongly recommended for Chemistry 12.

EARTH SCIENCE 11

EARTH SCIENCE 11
COURSE CODE: MESC-11

Earth Science is an introductory science course that builds on topics from earlier science courses. It is a hands-on five units – astronomy, rocks & minerals, geologic time & fossils, internal processes & plate tectonic theory, and surface processes & weather. All topics are taught with an emphasis on our situation in the Lower Mainland and local walking field trips for more relevant learning opportunities.

This course is a good preparation for the more extensive Geology 12 course.

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 11

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 11
COURSE CODE: MFTCD11

Fitness and Conditioning 11 is a course directed to students interested in maintaining or enhancing personal fitness through participation in a variety of activities at different intensity levels. Considered a survey course, Fitness and Conditioning 11 will introduce students to basic weight training principles including various training configurations. Some of the resistance-based programs include: Endurance Training, Circuit Training, Strength Training, Pyramid Training and Super setting. The Optimum Performance Training Model (OPT) will be used to introduce safety and proper training techniques so that students will have the best chance to reach their health and fitness goals. Students will be exposed to various cardiorespiratory and flexibility activities including: jogging, circuit training, spin classes, boot camp, Tabata training and yoga. Some of the topics covered in this course include basic anatomy and physiology, principles of movement, cardiorespiratory training principles and program design, nutrition, healthy eating and body weight management and exercise safety. Students are based in the Riverside Fitness Centre.

CONVERSATION 10

CONVERSATION 10
COURSE CODE: YLOE-0A

This course is required for Grade 9 Immersion students. Students will have the opportunity to practice their speaking and listening skills in a variety of creative ways in order to feel more comfortable and be more accurate with the language. This first semester course will be followed with Français Langue 9 in second semester.

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 11W (WOMEN)

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 11W (WOMEN)
COURSE CODE: MFTCD11-BG

Fitness & Conditioning 11W (women) is for both active and non-active teenage girls who enjoy a wide variety of fun-filled supportive fitness and recreational actvities at various intensity levels. Students develop their personal fitness, healthy relationships and positive self esteem. Priority is on how the body moves and functions safely with instruction on proper training guidelines and techniques to help obtain health and fitness goals. Fitness & Conditioning 11W emphasizes stress managment techniques and promtion of mental well being. Activities typically include weight training, bootcamps, circuit training, running, dance class, aerobics, kickboxing, spin classes, core workouts, yoga and more! Fitness & Conditioning 11 W (women) is a great place for you!!

Note: Only one of Fitness 11 or Fitness 11W may be taken for credit.

CULTURES COMPARÉES 12

CULTURES COMPARÉES 12
COURSE CODE: FCMCL12

This is the course where everything you have learned in History and Socials comes together! BUILD A CULTURAL PROTOTYPE FOR THE YEAR 3,000, based on the cultures presented in this course. Comparative Cultures 12 presents, compares and discusses various cultures: France, Rome-Italy, Germany, Russia, India, China and Japan. We will investigate these cultures’ origins and historical evolution, religions, customs and arts, their music and cinema and their current influences on the world. The presentations of each culture will use ample video and audio examples, as well as a representative film for each. All along this course, students will be involved in research, discussions, and debates in order to CREATE A NEW FUTURE CIVILIZATION, resulted from a symbiosis of the previous ones. . * FRIM students must take Histoire 12 or Cultures Comparées 12 either in grade 11 or 12.

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 11 (ARCHIVED)

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 11
COURSE CODE: MEVSC11

This course is attached to the Ecological Studies Cohort. Environmental Sciences 11 provides students with working knowledge of how ecosystems function in our local environment. Through hands on activities in class and fieldwork outside of class students will explore their natural world and understand what is happening around them by learning how the abiotic and biotic world are interconnected. This course covers the topics of diversity, change, sustainability, stewardship, and restoration of Ecosystems. This course will be taught through a variety of activities including class work, projects, labs, and field experiments. Some of the concepts taught will be through the lens of marine biology and the role the ocean plays in our world.

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 12

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 12
COURSE CODE: MFTCD12

Fitness and Conditioning 12 is an advanced course directed to students interested in maintaining or enhancing personal fitness through participation in a variety of activities at different intensity levels. This course builds on the topics introduced in Fitness and Conditioning 11. Fitness and Conditioning 12 will revisit resistance-based programs introduced in Fitness and Conditioning 11 and in addition introduce split-routines, drop sets, personalized training programs and 5 x 5 programs. The Optimum Performance Training Model (OPT) will be used to introduce safety and proper training guidelines and techniques to help students reach their health and fitness goals.Students will be exposed to various cardiorespiratory and flexibility activities including: jogging, circuit training, spin classes, boot camp, tabata training and yoga.

GEOLOGY 12

GEOLOGY 12
COURSE CODE: MGEOL12

Geology is the grade 12 continuation of Earth Science 11, but any science 11 is a good prerequisite for Geology 12. Topics in this course include: rocks, minerals, resources, earthquakes, volcanoes, Earth’s interior, erosion, geologic time, fossils, and the planets. Learning is done through lessons, labs, activities, assignments, and local walking field trips. We focus on the very relevant geology of British Columbia, in context with the whole Earth and the geology on other planets.

20TH CENTURY WORLD HISTORY 12

20TH CENTURY WORLD HISTORY 12
COURSE CODE: MWH – – 12

History 12 is a course that examines the major events, developments and individuals of the 20th century in a global context. The components of the course include the immediate effects of World War I, Interwar Period 1919-1939, World War II 1939-1945 and the Cold War 1945-1991. Human rights, international cooperation, social and cultural developments, the development of communication and transportation technology will be addressed at various junctures in the course. History 12 is designed to foster and develop the students’ ability to examine history critically and apply the concepts of Historical Thinking – historical significance, evidence and interpretation, continuity and change, cause and consequence, historical perspective and ethical judgement. The course will therefore have an inquiry-based approach to the study of historical events, developments and individuals. Students will be expected to participate and engage in class and small group discussions and complete projects individually as well as collaboratively in groups.

HOCKEY ACADEMY

HOCKEY ACADEMY

  • Hockey 10
  • Hockey 11
  • Hockey 12

Riverside’s Hockey Academy is open to all grades and all skill levels. Organized in partnership with RPM Hockey, the Academy offers power skating, hockey skills, off-ice conditioning and more. The class is conducted at the Port Coquitlam Community Center ice arena. A fee of $264 per month (5 months) includes ice time, coaching and Academy wear. Students must provide their own equipment. Admission is by application with priority given to Riverside catchment area students. Space is limited.

Apply through RPM HOCKEY COMPANY

Please email Mr. Neufeld (email: jneufeld@sd43.bc.ca) for more information.

LIFE SCIENCES 11 (BIOLOGY11)

LIFE SCIENCES 11(BIOLOGY11)
COURSE CODE: MLFSC11

Life Sciences 11 provides students with a fundamental knowledge relating to all living things. Students will understand the characteristics that unify organisms, how they evolved over time and are classified into manageable groups according to evolutionary relationships. Students will gain an understanding how different animals and plants have structures suited for survival in their environments. The course covers the following big topics: Classification, Taxonomy and Evolution. Processes such as cellular respiration and photosynthesis and the structures of DNA and RNA are examined with respect to their role in evolution. This course will be taught through a variety of activities including class work, projects, labs and dissection.

CULTURES COMPARÉES 12 (FR.)

CULTURES COMPARÉES 12 (FR.)
COURSE CODE: FCMCL12

This is the course where everything you have learned in History and Socials comes together! BUILD A CULTURAL PROTOTYPE FOR THE YEAR 3,000, based on the cultures presented in this course. Comparative Cultures 12 presents, compares and discusses various cultures: France, Rome-Italy, Germany, Russia, India, China and Japan. We will investigate these cultures’ origins and historical evolution, religions, customs and arts, their music and cinema and their current influences on the world. The presentations of each culture will use ample video and audio examples, as well as a representative film for each. All along this course, students will be involved in research, discussions, and debates in order to CREATE A NEW FUTURE CIVILIZATION, resulted from a symbiosis of the previous ones. * FRIM students must take Histoire 12 or Cultures Comparées 12 either in grade 11 or 12.

ÉDUCATION PHYSIQUE 9

ÉDUCATION PHYSIQUE 9
COURSE CODE: FEPSF09

This course will include an introduction and exposure to a wide variety of team, partner and individual activities with emphasis on basic skill development, fitness and sportsmanship. Activities may include volleyball, football, lacrosse, wrestling, minor games, basketball, dance, ultimate, badminton, track and field and softball. The health component is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that students need for lifelong physical and mental well-being. It focuses on personal coping skills in the areas of stress, technology, mental health, healthy relationships, and conflict. Students will also gain knowledge and skills surrounding the physical, emotional, and social aspects of psychoactive substance use and potentially addictive behaviours. This course will be taught in French with an emphasis on content-specific vocabulary.

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 12W (WOMEN)

FITNESS AND CONDITIONING 12W (WOMEN)
COURSE CODE: MFTCD12-BG

This course is a continuation of Fitness and Conditioning 11W. The focus will remain on developing personal fitness programs and goals creating lifelong active lifestyles. The students are provided with many opportunities to develop their leadership skills and act as mentors to their to peers while participating in the many fitness and conditioning activities provided. Students take part in a structured running program, bootcamps and circuit workouts, weight training, dance classes, kickboxing, aerobics, spin classes, body specific workouts, yoga and many more. This course will have you Fitness ready for life beyond your highschool years! Note: Only one of Fitness 12 or Fitness 12W may be taken for credit.

3D GAME DESIGN 12

3D GAME DESIGN 12
COURSE CODE: YPPR-2A

3D Game Design is a hands-on experience on how to create your own 3D game. Participating students will be given the knowledge and training in modeling, animating, and designing their own 3D Game. 3D Game Design 12 allows students to explore any game design platform and/or genre. This course is self-paced and some game programming using C#. Course materials are provided online. Software includes the popular game design suite “Unity” and “Blender” used for 3D modeling. Students should take Media Design 10 before taking this course.

ECONOMIC THEORY 12

ECONOMIC THEORY 12
COURSE CODE: MECT-12

This course introduces students to the basic principles of economics. The course content will include Classical, Neoclassical, Marxist, Keynesian and Contemporary economic theories. Major economic episodes in history will be examined. The key theories, in addition to social and political views, of important economists will be explored. The course is designed to teach students to apply economic models, concepts, and theories to analyze human behavior and to understand how individuals make decisions.

 

ETUDES DES ALIMENTS 10

ETUDES DES ALIMENTS 10
COURSE CODE: FFOOD10

It’s time you learned your way around the kitchen! Surprise your family and friends with lots of delicious treats. We have yummy breakfasts, terrific lunches, sensational snacks and delicious dinners on the menu. Principles of food preparation are introduced and applied with an emphasis on healthy food choices. We start simple and work up to all your favourites. Grab an apron and join us in Food Studies 10. Only one of Foods Studies 10 or Études des Aliments 10 may be taken for credit.

HOCKEY 10

HOCKEY SKILLS 10
COURSE CODE: YLRA-0B

This introductory course provides a training environment for students to develop their hockey skills and overall knowledge of the game. It intends to provide high performance training environment for students to develop hockey skills so they will be prepared to meet challenges of hockey at all levels. It is the goal of the course to specifically target elements of the game that are pivotal at the developmental level that most Grade 10 student are at. Along with basic skills, they will be able to learn how to place themselves in better positions both on and off the ice, and learn valuable life skills that can be used in any career field. While this course is open to all levels of hockey ability. The goals of this course include a focus on player development, sports psychology, athlete nutrition, and on and off-ice skills. A key element of the off-ice skills in a focus on community connection, whereby students demonstrate leadership in the outside hockey organizations around the school. A $264 monthly fee applies.

PHYSICS 11

PHYSICS 11
COURSE CODE: MPH – – 11

The new Physics 11 curriculum is designed around 5 core ideas:

1. Kinematics allows us to predict, describe and analyze and objects motion (Kinematics)
2. Forces influence the motion of an object (Dynamics)
3. Momentum is conserved in a closed system (Momentum)
4. Energy is found in different forms, is conserved and has the ability to do work (Energy)
5. The application of conservation laws explains the flow of electricity within a circuit (Electricity)
Additionally, there are 4 optional units that incorporate 4 more big ideas: At least two of these units must be completed.
1. Light can be modeled as a wave or particle (Waves and Optics)
2. Quantum mechanics can be used to describe the behavior of very small particles (Quantum Mechanics)
3. Special Relativity helps explain the relationship between space and time (Special relativity)
4. Nuclear reactions involve changes in the atomic nucleus (Nuclear Physics)

This course will use various core competencies, lab work, technology and projects to address the learning outcomes.

ETUDES DES ALIMENTS 11

ETUDES DES ALIMENTS 11
COURSE CODE: FFOOD11

This course is taught in French. With a quick review of the basics, it’s time for some real taste treats. Sticky cinnamon buns and fresh pies and pastry will test your will power. Meal planning and nutrition will provide the background to creating full course meals to tempt your palate. Bon appétit! Only one of Foods Studies 11 or Études des Aliments 11 may be taken for credit.

HISTOIRE 12 (FR.)

HISTOIRE 12 (FR.)
COURSE CODE:  FWH – – 12

The course will explore the 20th Century World History from the immediate effects of World War I on the new geopolitical realities to the post-World War II global realignments of the economic, political, and social landscapes. Furthermore, History 12 will look upon the more recent events that shaped the world after the end of the Cold War and Canada’s role as a strong international voice of peace and progress. History 12 is designed to develop the students’ ability to use historical inquiry, recognize implicit and explicit ethical judgements, understand events and facts inside and outside their historical context, make reasoned ethical judgments, and assess the value of various historical accounts. Correspondingly, students are expected to achieve a high level of competency in elaborating minute analyses and construct solid syntheses. The course is based on both collaborative and inter-active activities including: discussions, critical debates, projects, jigsaw activities, roundtables, brainstorming, blogs, etc. * FRIM students must take Histoire 12 or Cultures Comparées 12 either in grade 11 or 12.

 

HOCKEY 11

HOCKEY 11
COURSE CODE: YLRA-1A

Hockey 11 traditionally follows Hockey 10. It is a course that provides a continued training environment for students to develop their hockey skills and overall knowledge of the game. Students will reach a further understanding of the benefits of the game and how to translate that into their daily lives. It intends to provide a high-performance training environment for students
to develop hockey skills, so they will be prepared to meet challenges of hockey at all levels. It is the goal of the course to specifically target elements of the game that are pivotal at the developmental level that most Grade 11 student are at. Narrowing the focus to analyze how an athlete’s skills, communication, and motivation can create positive outcomes in a student’s abilities. Along with basic skills, they will be able to learn how to place themselves in better positions both on and off the ice. Continuing to learn valuable life skills that can be used in any career field. While this course is open to all levels of hockey ability, students are recommended to complete Hockey 10. A $264 monthly fee applies.

PHYSICS 12

PHYSICS 12
COURSE CODE: MPH – – 12

The new Physics 12 curriculum is designed around 3 core ideas.

1. Kinematics allows us to predict, describe and analyze and objects motion (2-D Kinematics)
2. Forces influence the motion of an object (2-D Dynamics)
3. Momentum and energy are conserved in a closed system (2-D Momentum and Energy)
Additionally there are 4 optional units that incorporate 5 more big ideas: At least two of these units must be completed.
1. Electric fields and forces describe how charges interact (Electrostatics)
2. The electromagnetic for produces both electricity and magnetism (Electromagnetic Forces and Induction)
3. An object in equilibrium is subject to zero net force and zero net torque (Forces in Equilibrium)
4. Circular motion occurs as a result of a centre seeking force and can be used to describe and predict the motion of objects. Gravitational forces and fields describe how masses interact. (Circular Motion and Gravitation)

This course will use various core competencies, lab work, technology and projects to address the learning outcomes.

ANIMATION 12

ANIMATION 12
COURSE CODE: YCCT-2A

Students will learn the ability to identify, describe, analyze, interpret and make judgments about the visual elements and principles of art and design as used in animation. In Animation 12, students may choose to explore the curriculum in either 2D (hand drawn) or 3D animation. The course will be delivered in a way that simulates what is done in the real workforce at an animation studio and expose students to the skills that will prepare them for post-secondary.* Students should take Media Design 10 before taking this course.

ACCOUNTING 11

ACCOUNTING 11
COURSE CODE: MAC – – 11

Learn the language of money! Accountants understand how to collect, organize, analyze and report on the operations of various businesses. They also know how to evaluate the success of businesses in various industries. This is an incredibly valuable skill. Businesses are willing to pay big money for people who possess it, because it makes for good business decisions. Accounting 11 is the first course in financial literacy. Students learn how to analyze business transactions, interpret revenues and expenses, monitor changes in financial position, and prepare basic financial records (General Journals, General Ledgers, Trial Balances, Income Statements, and Balance Sheets). This course mirrors post-secondary courses in introductory financial accounting and is very valuable for students wishing to pursue Business studies at the college or university level. This course is a pre-requisite for Financial Accounting 12.

HOCKEY 12

HOCKEY 12
COURSE CODE:  YLRA-2A

This course is the final stage of our Hockey program. It continues to provide a training environment for students to further develop their hockey skills and overall knowledge of the game with the idea of continued play as they move on to their adult life. It intends to provide high performance training environment for students to develop hockey skills so they will be prepared to meet challenges of hockey at all levels. As the student’s progress through the three courses we focus at the 12 level to analyze, criticize and lead/ mentor the junior students beginning in the hockey courses. It is the goal of the course to further target elements of the game that are pivotal at the developmental level of most grade 12 students. Along with continual work on basic hockey skills, they will be able to learn how to place themselves in better positions both on and off the ice and learn valuable life skills that can be used in any career field. While this course is open to all levels of hockey ability, students are given the opportunity to develop through the course. At the hockey 12 level students will analyze their own play, their teammates play. The goal is to be able to learn how to positively critic themselves and their teammates to better their play and goals. A $264 monthly fee applies.

ART STUDIO 10

ART STUDIO 10 (General Arts)
COURSE CODE: MVAST10

With a focus on the elements and principles of art, you will develop your own personal style, your creativity, and increase your Art skills in a relaxing and supportive environment. This is the right course for the beginner and for the experienced artist who already knows how to draw and paint but wants to refine their skills and confidence for further Art studies. 

PSYCHOLOGY 12

PSYCHOLOGY 12
COURSE CODE: YPSYC2A

Psychology is a course designed to provide students with an understanding of human behaviour and basic concepts in modern psychology. In this course, students will learn how the mind and body are interconnected, how psychology impacts their daily lives, and how psychology explains the way they interact with and relate to each other.

*This course does not count as a senior science credit.

Prerequisite: Science 10

ECONOMICS 12

ECONOMICS 12
COURSE CODE: MEC – – 12

This course introduces students to the basic principles of economics. Students study the economic factors affecting domestic markets and analyze the market behavior of individual consumers and firms in an attempt to understand the decision-making process. This course introduces students to Microeconomics curriculum as presented in first-year post-secondary courses (scarcity, incentives, supply/demand, trade, government policies, etc.) It is concerned with the interaction between individual buyers and sellers and the factors that influence the choices made by buyers and sellers. The course is designed to teach students to apply economic models, concepts and theories to analyze human behavior and to understand how individuals make decisions. It is recommended for students considering post-secondary study in Economics, Commerce, Business Administration, Business Management or Political Science. (Open to grades 11 & 12)

SCIENCE 10

SCIENCE 10
COURSE CODE: MSC – – 10
COURSE CODE OUTDOOR ED: MSC – – 10OE

The new Science 10 curriculum has been designed around four big ideas:

1. DNA is the basis for the diversity of living things.
2. Energy change is required as atoms rearrange in chemical processes.
3. Energy is conserved, and its transformation can affect living things and the environment.
4. The formation of the universe can be explained by the big bang theory.

The course will use a variety of learning strategies such as laboratory work, projects, inquiry and design and application of innovative technology.

ART STUDIO 11

ART STUDIO 11 (General Arts)
COURSE CODE: MVAST11

Art teaches us to think differently – it is the concert combination of creative and critical thinking. This class provides you creative practices that allow you to express yourself through a wide range of art methods. Projects may involve 2-D and 3-D practices that include assemblage, sculpture, printmaking, design, ceramics, drawing and painting. Whether you have planned a career in art or just want to be more creative and explore different art techniques, Art 11 will broaden your creative horizons and help you to start building your portfolio. 

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 11 (Keyboarding)

BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 11 (Keyboarding)
COURSE CODE: YBMO-1B
 

AFK, LOL, JSYK…text slang is great for a 13-year-old on social media.  The problem is, if you are a professional trying to make the big money you don’t want to look like a 13-year-old.  Learn how to make KILLER presentations, master spreadsheets for collecting data, manipulate graphics, and create databases. In Business Communications you will also ditch the old two-finger style of typing and learn to touch type. Many students master speeds greater than 100 words per minute, without mistakes! This fun project-based course provides students with professional communication tools that will pay huge dividends in their other courses, and in life beyond high school. (Available to all students grade 9 and above.)

PE LEADERSHIP-PEER TUTORING 11

PE LEADERSHIP-PEER TUTORING 11
COURSE CODE: YED-1APE

This is a new course available to students wanting to be leaders within a physical education setting. Students will be assigned a junior PE class and teacher where they will be expected to use critical and creative thinking in order to create and implement activities that welcome collaboration and physical growth among the students they are working with. The class is designed to help foster physical education experiences while mentoring fellow Riverside students thus, building the students leadership skills. The course is similar to an IDS class where the students are expected to meet with a teacher outside of the timetable. The course is created for students that have an interest in becoming a Physical Education teacher.

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ART STUDIO 12

ART STUDIO 12 (General Arts)
COURSE CODE: MVAST12

It is recommended that students have completed an Art 11 course prior to taking this course. In Art Studio 12 you explore concepts and methods that extend methods in drawing & painting, sculpture, printmaking, design, collage, and ceramics. The projects challenge students to create authentic images and work toward a personal style of expression. It offers senior students an enjoyable artistic opportunity within the schedule of an academic load. There is also an emphasis on a deeper understanding of the creative process, on Art history, on preparing an Art portfolio for post-secondary application, and preparing Art for public display.

 

SCIENCE 10 HONOURS

SCIENCE 10 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MSC – – 10H

The Honours format offers students an opportunity to complete Science 10 in an enriched and varied setting. In this course, there will be opportunity for projects and activities that will focus on individualized learning and engagement. The typical student has a good understanding of learning and is becoming an independent learner able to function well at both individual and group work. Students may register in this course after Science 9 Honours or Science 9.

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CAREER LIFE CONNECTIONS 12 & CAPSTONE

CAREER LIFE CONNECTIONS 12 & CAPSTONE
COURSE CODE: MCLC-12

This is a course that encompasses CLC 12 assignments and the Capstone Project. Students will begin the work in the last quarter of grade 11 and present their completed Capstone Project in grade 12. Students are introduced to the Capstone during Career Life Education 10. The Capstone is a rigorous learning opportunity for students to reflect, investigate, and share in personally meaningful ways, and is a requirement for Career-Life Connections and for graduation. The purpose of the Capstone is for students to demonstrate the knowledge, competencies, and passion(s) that they can offer the world, as they integrate personal interests and strengths with preferred future possibilities.

ARTS VISUELS 10: ARTS MÉDIATIQUES

Arts Visuels 10: Arts Médiatiques 10
COURSE CODE: FVAMF10

Arts Médiatiques 10 is a new elective course in the French Immersion Department. In this class, students will have the chance to learn, create, and communicate through principles of design and media production. By using various tools and technologies, students will develop new skills in photo and video production in order to express their creative thinking in novel ways. Students will be demonstrating their learning by applying the skills and knowledge learned throughout the course in a variety of short films and digital images.

FILM AND TV 11

FILM AND TV 11
COURSE CODE: MDFT-11

Film 11 is a hands-on course in filmmaking. Creating an audience-worthy film is not done “by the numbers.” It is done by immersion in the process and by knowing the “why’s” which teach the “how’s”. You learn by hands-on experience, trial and error, feedback and correction, and questions and answers. Students in Film 11 will be engaged in four main projects: montage, single location narrative, an action film and a semester end film. All of the basic film concepts will be taught and applied in this class. *Grade 9 students should take Media Design 10 before taking this course.

FILM AND TV 12

FILM AND TV 12
COURSE CODE: MDFT-12

Film 12 students will learn about and explore the numerous visual, dramatic, and technical challenges that directors face. Students write, produce, direct and edit their own films. Unlike Film 11, Film 12 students are expected to have a good working knowledge of the basics of filmmaking. Students often work independently from the instructor through hands-on assignments and projects communicated through an online curriculum. It is strongly recommended that students take Film 11 before proceeding to Film 12.

MEDIA DESIGN 10

MEDIA DESIGN 10
COURSE CODE: MMEDD10
 

Do you have an interest in photography, film, animation and game design? If so, Media Design 10 is the course for you. Using various media authoring tools and technologies, students will create graphics, images, animations, films and a video game for computer and handheld devices. This course is designed for students interested in Digital Arts, Media and the Entertainment industry sector. Students will explore various applications to create visual, aural, and digital projects as a means of creative expression.

PHOTOGRAPHY 10

PHOTOGRAPHY 10
COURSE CODE: MVAPH10

In this course students will learn the basics of camera operations, proper composition, and digital editing (Photoshop). Students will explore photography from both a technical and artistic viewpoint, with emphasis on creating effective, imaginative, and dazzling images. Through image editing, students will explore artistic manipulation of their photos in the form of triptychs, collage, color correcting and more. This course is suitable for beginner photographers who has a curiosity and desire to improve their skills in a fun and creative environment.

PHOTOGRAPHY 11

PHOTOGRAPHY 11
COURSE CODE: MVAPH11

There are no pre-requisites — this course is open to all students. You will learn when and how to change aperture and shutter speeds to get different photographic effects. Explore the art of portrait making, both outdoors and in the studio with professional lighting. Learn how to create exciting light paintings in the dark. Delve into the history of photography and make your own digital pinhole camera. Learn new photographic techniques that you can use in everyday life to capture interesting and artistic photographs.

PHOTOGRAPHY 12

PHOTOGRAPHY 12
COURSE CODE: MVAPH12

Continue your photographic studies by learning about high-key and low-key portraiture, modern photographers, advanced photo editing, high dynamic range (HDR) photography, and the editing of RAW files. Students in this course will be given the opportunity to pursue individual interests in various aspects of photography and photo editing. Assigned projects will be more technically and artistically advanced than in the previous levels, including the application of studio lighting and advanced image composition. Students will exit Photography 12 with a professional-level digital portfolio. Students who have not taken Photo 11 may find this course very challenging.

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 10

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 10
COURSE CODE: MPHED10
COURSE CODE OUTDOOR ED: MPHED10OE

This course is a continuation of the PHE 9 course, but more advanced skills and game strategies will be taught. In addition to the PHE 10 curriculum there may also be the opportunity for instruction in rugby, field hockey, tennis, golf, archery and First Aid. During the health component, students will learn about potential short- and long-term consequences of health decisions, including those involving nutrition, protection from sexually transmitted infections, eating habits, exercise patterns and sleep routines.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & MARKETING 10

ENTREPRENEURSHIP & MARKETING 10
COURSE CODE: MADEM10

If you have ever watched Dragon’s Den or Shark Tank, you know how critical basic financial literacy is to successful Entrepreneurs. This course introduces students to the five fundamental pillars of business expertise: Finance, Accounting, Economics, Marketing & Promotion, and Organizational Management. Intended for students wishing to explore the basics of business management, this course is also valuable for students wishing to take additional courses in those areas of business study that they find most interesting. (Available to all students grade 9 and above.)

STUDIO ARTS 2D DRAWING & PAINTING 11

STUDIO ARTS 2D DRAWING & PAINTING 11
COURSE CODE: MVAD-11

Drawing and painting skills are the foundation of art and are used in areas such as computer animation, graffiti and tattoo art, and interior & fashion design. In this course you will learn how to draw realistically, to shade, make things look 3D, and to develop your own personal style. You will experiment with many media such as pencil, pen, pastel, watercolour, ink, and acrylic paint. This course is designed for students who want growth and experience specifically with drawing and painting techniques. Enjoy open-ended projects that provide freedom to explore ones’ own ideas and style. This course is valuable for students who are interested in art as a hobby, those who want to express themselves creatively and those thinking of a future career in the arts.

SCIENCE 9

SCIENCE 9
COURSE CODE: MSC – – 09
 

The new Science 9 curriculum has been designed around four big ideas:

1. Cells are derived from cells.
2. The electron arrangement of atoms impacts their chemical nature.
3. Electricity is the flow of electrons.
4. The biosphere; geosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere are interconnected, as matter cycles and energy flows through them.

The course will use a variety of learning strategies such as laboratory work, projects and innovative uses of technology.

CAREER LIFE EDUCATION 10

CAREER LIFE EDUCATION 10
COURSE CODE: MCLE-10

This required course is designed to help students develop the skills they need to establish goals and make thoughtful decisions in these areas: education planning, career development, work-life balance, personal networking, and basic financial planning. In addition, students will be introduced to Capstone, which is a grad requirement.

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 9

PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 9
COURSE CODE: MPHE-09

This course will include an introduction and exposure to a wide variety of team, partner and individual activities with emphasis on basic skill development, fitness and sportsmanship. Activities may include volleyball, football, lacrosse, wrestling, minor games, basketball, dance, ultimate, badminton, track and field and softball. The health component is designed to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that students need for lifelong physical and mental well-being. It focuses on personal coping skills in the areas of stress, technology, mental health, healthy relationships, and conflict. Students will also gain knowledge and skills surrounding the physical, emotional, and social aspects of psychoactive substance use and potentially addictive behaviours.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 12

ENTREPRENEURSHIP 12
COURSE CODE: MENT-12

Maybe you have been told that you should go to university, so you can get a professional job. Maybe you want to go to trade school, and dream of working for a great company. What if you chose to OWN the company instead? Have you considered having people work and make money for you, rather than you working for someone else? Entrepreneurship 12 introduces students to the “third career stream”, where innovation and determination are richly rewarded. Most people know of at least one self-made business icon. In this course students examine the mindset of successful business owners, and the resources they bring together to successfully take control of their own life making the big money.

STUDIO ARTS 2D DRAWING & PAINTING 12

STUDIO ARTS 2D DRAWING & PAINTING 12
COURSE CODE: MVAD-12

It is recommended that students have completed STUDIO ARTS 3D 11 prior to taking this course. In Studio Arts 3D 12 you will use the Art of clay and other sculptural media such as wood, wire, and plaster to explore inquiry-based projects. The projects challenge students to work toward a personal style of expression. It offers senior students an enjoyable artistic opportunity within the schedule of an academic load. There is also an emphasis on a deeper understanding of the creative process, on Art history, on preparing an Art portfolio for post-secondary application, and preparing Art for public display. 

SCIENCE 9 HONOURS

SCIENCE 9 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MSC – – – 09H
 

The Honours format offers students an opportunity to complete Science 10 in an enriched and varied setting. In this course, there will be opportunity for projects and activities that will focus on individualized learning and engagement. The typical student has a good understanding of learning and is becoming an independent learner able to function well at both individual and group work. Students may register in this course after Science 9 Honours or Science 9.

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ÉDUCATION À LA CARRIÈRE 10

ÉDUCATION À LA CARRIÈRE 10
COURSE CODE: FCLE-10

This required course is designed to help students develop the skills they need to establish goals and make thoughtful decisions in these areas: education planning, career development, healthy decision-making and basic financial planning. In addition, students will be introduced to the Career Life Connections and Capstone 12 program. *French Immersion Students only.

SCIENCE CO-OP 11

SCIENCE CO-OP 11
COURSE CODE:
MCH – – 11P
MPREC11P
MPH – – 11P
MWEX-2AGP

This exciting career program will offer Grade 11 students the opportunity to enroll in Chemistry 11, Physics 11, Pre-Calculus 11 and Work Experience 12 in the first semester of their grade 11 year (see individual course descriptions for more detail). Additionally, a C+ or better in Science 10 and pre-calculus Math 10 is recommended. The following list comprises the first semester:

Chemistry 11 Co-Op (MCH – – 11P)
Enriched Pre-Calculus Math 11 Co-Op (MPREC11P)
Physics 11 Co-Op (MPH – – 11P)
Work Experience 12 Co-Op (MWEX-2AGP)

Students will be grouped together as a “cohort” for these classes providing a very flexible, adaptable learning environment. The selected courses provide a foundation for further science studies and entrance into a university science program. Enrollment is limited based on available space. Teaching times will be adjusted so that all students in the program can go on their Work Experience after Christmas break (90 hours) and not miss classes. Work Experience placements will be in a science related field.

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STUDIO ARTS 3D SCULPTURE 10

STUDIO ARTS 3D SCULPTURE 10
COURSE CODE: MVAC-10
 

Designing and building in three dimensions is the ultimate artistic challenge. Learn how to think and then build in 3-D using a variety of methods and mediums. Use found materials and others used in sculpture such as plaster, wire, wood and more, to create projects that speak to your personal creativity. Learn about clay techniques such as pinch, coil, slab, and wheel throwing in a fun and relaxing environment.  

OUTDOOR EDUCATION 10

OUTDOOR EDUCATION 10
COURSE CODE: MIDS-0B
 

Riverside’s outdoor education program aims to help students foster leadership skills, environmental responsibility, knowledge of local recreational areas, and build community while strengthening outdoor skills and providing challenge. Learning will take place in the classroom and outdoors through various day trips and some overnight trips. Students will receive credit for the following courses: Science 10, Math Foundation and Pre-Calculus 10, Physical and Health Education 10, Leadership 10 (see individual course descriptions for more detail). Students will receive a certificate in basic first aid and RCABC basic lake water canoeing solo and tandem. Outdoor activities will include but are not limited to hiking, backpacking, skiing, snowshoeing, and canoeing. Cost of $500 includes costs of some transportation, third-party instruction, camping fees and some equipment rentals. Contact Ms. McArthur at emcarthur@sd43.bc.ca for an application.

Applications are due February 19th.

Paper application only – please see Ms. McArthur in Portable 3 during office hours.

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 12

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 12
COURSE CODE: MFA – – 12
 

Continuing with the basic Accounting Cycle learned in Accounting 11 (transactions and source documents through adjusted trial balances), Accounting 12 explores the special procedures for cash (including preparation of cash flow statements), merchandising businesses, subsidiary ledgers, and alternative business structures. Accounting 12 provides a huge advantage for students pursuing post-secondary business studies as the equivalent of Accounting 11 and Accounting 12 are mandatory in all post-secondary business programs.

Pre-requisite Course: Accounting 11

WORK EXPERIENCE 12

WORK EXPERIENCE 12
COURSE CODE: MWEX-A2

COURSE CODE WORK EXPERIENCE COOP: MWEX-2ABA 

 

Work Experience courses give students a unique opportunity to gain “on-the-job” experience in their chosen field. This improves their resumes and possibilities of employment in their chosen fields while furthering their studies. Research has shown that students who focus their studies in a specific career area that interests them are more engaged in school, do better academically and are motivated to graduate. Work Experience 12 consists of 30 hours of pre-employment instruction (resume, interviews, Worksafe BC, career exploration, post-secondary options) followed by 90 hours of work experience out in the community. The 90 hours may be obtained by working after school, weekends and holidays. However, in some cases students must miss classes to complete their placement. Successful students are those who demonstrate good attendance, responsible communication and diligent work habits in both the instruction portion and on the job.

STUDIO ARTS 3D SCULPTURE 11

 STUDIO ARTS 3D SCULPTURE 11
COURSE CODE: MVAC-11
 

Planning a career in science? In medicine? In Dentistry? Animation? All these careers and many more require that you understand how to think and build in three dimensions. In Studio Arts 3D 11 you will use the Art of clay and other sculptural media such as wood, wire, and plaster to explore inquiry-based projects. What can you imagine using? Let your creativity shine with this fun course that pushes your 3D art beyond the basics. 

SCIENCE FOR CITIZENS 11

SCIENCE FOR CITIZENS 11
COURSE CODE: MSCCT11
 

This course focuses on applying scientific methods and theories in a hands-on environment. It will provide students with opportunities to develop an appreciation of the interactive nature of science and technology. Students will use evidence-based decision making in order to gain knowledge of how science is applied in our daily lives. A variety of topics and units covered in this course include but are not limited to: robotics and automation, material science and manipulation (such as wood, metal, plastic), personal and public health practices, natural hazards and resources and the effects of climate change, personal technology, forensics, and civil engineering.

STUDIO ARTS 3D SCULPTURE 12

STUDIO ARTS 3D SCULPTURE 12
COURSE CODE: MVAC-12
 

Students must have completed STUDIO ARTS 3D 11 prior to taking this course. This course will give students who have learned basic hand-building and wheel techniques the opportunity to undertake extended studio projects. Further opportunities will be given to work in rigid materials and to make glazes. This course is for students who have completed Studio Arts 3D 11 and want to pursue further study in the art of clay.

WEIGHT TRAINING 10

WEIGHT TRAINING 10
COURSE CODE: YLRA-0A
 

Introductory Fitness & Physical Training 10 is a course for students interested in focusing on fitness-based training and enhancing their fitness knowledge. The course will build on the weight training units covered within PHE 9 & 10 and allow students an opportunity to further their overall fitness. Students will train using various strength and cardiovascular training techniques. This is a great opportunity for junior students to improve and maintain their physical fitness outside of their required PHE classes! Open to all grade 9 & 10 students.

MARKETING & PROMOTION 11

MARKETING & PROMOTION 11
COURSE CODE: MMAP-11
 

Funny commercials and slick ads…these things are a big part of the Marketing world, but marketing executives need to know much more to sell their products successfully. Focusing on the world of retail marketing in Canada, this course explores all the ingredients that must combine for businesses to succeed: Corporate goals & objectives, Consumer psychology, Environmental forces impacting purchase decisions and company operations, and that magic blend of Product, Price, Promotion and Distribution strategies that bring buyers and sellers together in successful transactions. This course is an appetizer for post-secondary studies in Marketing and Commerce.

WORK EXPERIENCE 12A (ARCHIVED)

WORK EXPERIENCE 12A
COURSE CODE: MWEX-2A
COURSE CODE WORK EXPERIENCE COOP: MWEX-2ABA

This course involves career exploration and the review of post-secondary options relevant to the individual student’s interest. Job search skills are also covered. As a requirement of this course, all students must complete 30 hours of instruction and 90 hours of work experience. It is important to note that students enrolled in this course must be prepared to stay current in all course studies to enable them to participate in the work experience. Students must also be aware that work experience may extend beyond regular school hours and/or days. In some cases, students may be required to find their own work placement with assistance from the teacher. Students may select this course in Grade 12 after completing a minimum of two courses in a specific focus area.

YEARBOOK 10

YEARBOOK 10
COURSE CODE: MVAM-10
   

In Yearbook 10 you learn both the creative and technical sides of photo journalism and desktop publishing. Students will learn digital photography, computer graphic layout and design (including Photo Shop), interviewing and journalistic writing skills. Yearbook students also organize and produce the annual “Winter Ball Photo Shoot.” If you love people, computers, or photography this is a class for you!

YEARBOOK 11

YEARBOOK 11
COURSE CODE: MVAMT11
 

You will have an active hand in producing the Riverside yearbook. Both the practical and creative sides of photojournalism and desktop publishing will be covered. Students will be introduced to on-line page layout and design and Photoshop to create digital layouts.

YEARBOOK 12

YEARBOOK 12
COURSE CODE: MVAMT12
 

In this course students will build on the techniques and creative skills learned in Yearbook 11. This course will allow students to take on a leadership role as they develop the main creative graphic, layout and pictorial ideas of the yearbook. Students will continue to master graphic layout design principles and techniques, photo journalism, caption and headline writing as they build the key thematic direction of the book.

CALCULUS 12

CALCULUS 12
COURSE CODE: MCALC12

Pre-requisite: Pre-calculus 12 or Math 12 Honours This course is very useful and highly recommended for students who have strong mathematical ability and who intend to take calculus in their first year at a post-secondary institution. The main topics include: functions, limits, continuity, derivative rules, curve sketching, related rate problems, maximum-minimum problems, integrals and their applications.

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10
COURSE CODE: MFMP-10
COURSE CODE OUTDOOR ED: MFMP-10OE

This option is designed to provide students with the Mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary academic studies at colleges and universities. Topics include prime factorizations and applications, powers involving integral exponents, exponent laws, right triangle trigonometry, polynomials, and coordinate geometry with linear relations and functions, function notation, systems of linear equations, arithmetic sequences and financial literacy. At the end of this course, students are prepared for either Foundations of Mathematics 11 OR Pre-Calculus 11.

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 11

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 11
COURSE CODE: MFOM-11

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. This might include the Humanities, Fine Arts, some Trades and Technical programs. The course will include inductive and deductive reasoning, angle relationships, graphical analysis of linear and quadratic functions and systems, trigonometry of right and oblique triangles, optimizations, statistics, financial literacy including investments, loans, credit cards and mortgages. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course. Teacher signature is required for placement. Teacher recommendation is required for placement.

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 12

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 12
COURSE CODE: MFOM-12

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. This might include the Humanities, Fine Arts, some Trades and Technical programs. The course will involve analyzing graphical representations of polynomial, exponential, logarithm and sinusoidal functions and regression analysis of the same. Other topics include constructions, conics, fractals combinatorics, probability and financial planning. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course.

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10 HONOURS

FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10 HONOURS
COURSE CODE:
MFMP-10H

This is the second course of Riverside’s math honours program, which provides an opportunity for like-minded students to develop a community of peers and together nurture their passion, creativity, enthusiasm, and confidence in mathematics. This course can be entered from Math 9 Honours or if space is available from Math 9 with a teacher recommendation.  The Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 curricular content will be covered in depth with basic concepts covered at an accelerated rate to allow more time for analyzing, evaluating, and applying knowledge. Learning activities will be structured to provide enrichment beyond the grade 10 curriculum with a focus on enhancing problem-solving and fostering higher levels of thinking. Enrichment may also be driven by the interests and passions of the students. Students are expected to be self-motivated and enthusiastic about enhancing their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as having a solid work ethic and an aptitude for math. Students should enjoy challenges and be comfortable with risk-taking. Students are expected to participate in math contests. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course. Assessment is aligned with the BC Ministry of Education Grade 10 Foundations and Pre-Calculus curricular outcomes and extensions. Students are expected to maintain a high standard of academic achievement. Pre-Requisite: Math 9 Honours or Teacher recommendation.  

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MATHEMATICS 9

MATHEMATICS 9
COURSE CODE: MMA – – 09

This Mathematics program of study is designed to develop deep mathematical understanding and fluency, logical reasoning, analytical thought, and creative thinking. Topics include operations with rational numbers and exponents, polynomials and algebra, linear relations, scale diagrams, probability, statistics and financial literacy. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course. At the end of this course, students will be prepared for Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 or Workplace Mathematics 10.

FRANÇAIS 11-Étude du cinéma et de la littérature francophone

FRANÇAIS 11-Étude du cinéma et de la littérature francophone
COURSE CODE: FLTST11

The course is designated to encourage students to discover, explore, analyze and interpret film and literacy works from the Francophonie. By studying a variety of texts, the students will acquire a certain knowledge of the Francophone culture that will contribute to the development of their identity. The film component will enable the student to discover a variety of cinematographic works from different times, cultures styles and genres. Several film genres will allow students to explore their imagination and develop their creativity, writing style and speaking skills. The literacy component will enable the student to discover a variety of texts and literary works from different times, cultures, styles and genres.

FRANÇAIS 11-Medias et communication numerique

FRANÇAIS 11-Medias et communication numerique
COURSE CODE: FNMD-11

This course is designed for the student to explore, discover, interpret and analyse the changing role and increasing influence of digital and print media in today’s society. This course recognizes that digital literacy is essential to the development of the digital citizen. This course will bring the students to think critically. Students will have many opportunities to demonstrate their understanding and communicate their ideas through a variety of digital media and communications.

MATHEMATICS 9 ADAPTED

MATHEMATICS 9 ADAPTED
COURSE CODE: MMA – – 09A

This course should only be chosen on the advice of the Counsellor and Mathematics teacher. Only students who have a history of difficulty in mathematics should select this course. Students whose lack of success is due to poor work habits will not be placed in this course. The content is less demanding than Mathematics 9 and content will be adjusted to meet the abilities and needs of individual students. Calculators will be used to develop concepts and aid in computations. Math 9 Adapted students are currently integrated within the regular Mathematics 9 classroom. Selecting this course has implications for post-secondary options.

FRANÇAIS 11-Langue et culture de la francophonie

FRANÇAIS 11-Langue et culture de la francophonie
COURSE CODE: FLCF-11

The course is designed for students to think about how language and culture affect their personal perceptions and values. The class will allow the students to discover and explore the linguistic diversity and customs of the British-Columbian, Canadian and World Francophonie. The student will develop awareness of the diversity of the different Francophone communities. Through different themes, the student will practice their language skills and will investigate different areas of the Francophonie to deepen their understanding.

MATHEMATICS 9 HONOURS

MATHEMATICS 9 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MMA – – 09H

This is the first course of Riverside’s math honours program, which provides an opportunity for like-minded students to develop a community of peers and together nurture their passion, creativity, enthusiasm, and confidence in mathematics. There is an application process which includes an assessment. The Mathematics 9 curricular content will be covered in depth with basic concepts covered at an accelerated rate to allow more time for analyzing, evaluating, and applying knowledge. Learning activities will be structured to provide enrichment beyond the grade 9 curriculum with a focus on enhancing problem-solving and fostering higher levels of thinking. Enrichment may also be driven by the interests and passions of the students. Students are expected to be self-motivated and enthusiastic about enhancing their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as having a solid work ethic and an aptitude for math. Students should enjoy challenges and be comfortable with risk-taking. Students are expected to participate in math contests. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course. Assessment is aligned with the BC Ministry of Education Grade 9 curricular outcomes and extensions. Students are expected to maintain a high standard of academic achievement.

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FRANÇAIS LANGUE 10

FRANÇAIS LANGUE 10
COURSE CODE: FFRAL10

The French language arts curriculum focuses on Communication, Culture and Society. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking while developing increasingly sophisticated grammar and vocabulary.

MATHEMATICS 9 SUPPORT

MATHEMATICS 9 SUPPORT
COURSE CODE: XSPBK09

Taken concurrently with Math 9, this course is intended for students who have been assigned to grade 9, but were not successful in or only marginally passed Mathematics 8. Students also choose this course to maintain higher grades. The intent of the course is to provide extra support so that students can be successful in the regular Math 9 program. The course will be offered in block X on alternate days with an 8 am start time. The course will include pre-teaching of concepts, re-teaching of concepts and using alternate strategies to reinforce concepts. Time will also be devoted to improving organizational skills and homework assistance.

PRE-CALCULUS 11

PRE-CALCULUS 11
COURSE CODE: MPREC11

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. This might include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering and Commerce. The course will include roots and powers, radical operations, quadratic functions and equations, rational expressions and equations, oblique triangle trigonometry, financial literacy involving investments, compound interest, loans, credit cards and mortgages. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course. Teacher signature is required for placement. Teacher signature is required for placement.

FRANÇAIS LANGUE 12

FRANÇAIS LANGUE 12
COURSE CODE: FFRAL12

The French language arts curriculum focuses on Communication, Culture and Society. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking while developing increasingly sophisticated grammar and vocabulary. Students are encouraged to take the International DELF exam (Diplôme d’étude de la langue française).

PRE-CALCULUS 11 HONOURS

PRE-CALCULUS 11 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MPREC11H
 

This course is continuation of Riversides Math 9 & 10 honours program, which provides opportunities for students to strengthen their relationship with like-minded peers and together nurture their passion, creativity, enthusiasm, and confidence in mathematics. It is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into postsecondary programs such as Mathematics, Science, Engineering and Business. This course can be entered from Math 10 Honours or if space is available from Math 10 with a teacher recommendation. The Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 11 curricular content will be covered in depth with basic concepts covered at an accelerated rate to allow more time for analyzing, evaluating, and applying knowledge. Learning activities will be structured to provide enrichment beyond the grade 11 curriculum with a focus on enhancing problem-solving and fostering higher levels of thinking. Enrichment may also be driven by the interests and passions of the students. Students are expected to be self-motivated and enthusiastic about enhancing their creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills as well as having a solid work ethic and an aptitude for math. Students should enjoy challenges and be comfortable with risk-taking. Students are expected to participate in math contests. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course. Assessment is aligned with the BC Ministry of Education Pre-Calculus 11 curricular outcomes and extensions and core competencies. Students are expected to maintain a high standard of academic achievement. Pre-Requisite: Math 10 Honours or Teacher recommendation.  

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FRANÇAIS LANGUE 9

FRANÇAIS LANGUE 9
COURSE CODE: FFRAL09

The French language arts curriculum focuses on Communication, Culture and Society. Students will develop their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, and critical thinking while developing increasingly sophisticated grammar and vocabulary.

PRE-CALCULUS 12

PRE-CALCULUS 12
COURSE CODE: MPREC12

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. This might include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering and Commerce. This course will emphasis that:
Understanding the characteristics of families of functions, allows us to model and understand relationships and to build connections between classes of functions.
Transformations of shapes extended to function and relations in all of their representations. Graphs of polynomial, radical, rational, trigonometric, exponential and logarithm functions as well as conics will be analyzed.

Using inverses is the foundation of solving equations and can be extended to relationships between functions. Solving polynomial, rational, radical, trigonometric, exponential, and logarithm equations will be discussed both graphically (with and without technology) and algebraically.
Proving trigonometric identities, evaluating trigonometric functions, exploring geometric sequence & series and using sigma notation will also be included. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course.

 

PEER TUTORING 11 (Immersion)

PEER TUTORING 11 (Immersion)
COURSE CODE: YED – – 1A-FR

This course is available to French Immersion students who have an aptitude for working with others, and top achievement in Français Langue, or Sciences Humaines. Students enrolled in this program must be responsible, possess good communication skills, patience, and appreciate diversity. A sense of humour would be an asset! Peer tutors may have opportunities for one to one tutoring and/or in-class tutoring. This program requires a time commitment outside of regularly scheduled classes and is strongly recommended for those students interested in a teaching career.

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WORKPLACE MATHEMATICS 10

WORKPLACE MATHEMATICS 10
COURSE CODE: MWPM-10

This option is designed to provide students with the Mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include understanding and applying the metric and imperial systems to the measurement of 2-D and 3-D objects, analyzing and creating graphs, trigonometry, measures of central tendency, experimental probability and the fundamentals of income, spending and debt. All topics are taught within a framework of problem-solving. At the end of this course, students are prepared for Workplace 11, or Foundations-Precalculus 10 with teacher recommendation.

SCIENCES HUMAINES 10

SCIENCES HUMAINES 10
COURSE CODE: FSCH-10

This course’s focus is three-folded: first, it outlines and analyzes the first steps towards the building of our nation including social and political unrest; second, it explores the dynamics of the relationship between French-Canadians and English-Canadians during the 19th century and the years preceding World War I; and third, this course offers a view on the beginnings of the development of the West during the 19th century through to 1914 and Canada’s economic activities and accomplishments. This includes the relationships between Canada and the Pacific region.

WORKPLACE MATHEMATICS 11

WORKPLACE MATHEMATICS 11
COURSE CODE: MWPM-11

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. The course will include topics in interpreting surveys and graphs, exploring 3-D objects, analyzing linear relations, rate of change, exploring games of chance and risk-reward ratio, financial literacy including investments, loans and personal budgeting. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course.

SCIENCES HUMAINES 9

SCIENCES HUMAINES 9
COURSE CODE: FSCHF09

Students will study the development of Canada from pre-contact First Nations peoples, to the history of early contact between Europeans and natives. They will also study some European history, especially the concept of revolution as illustrated through the English Civil War and the French and Industrial Revolutions. Other topics include the geography of North America and some mapping.

CREATIVE WRITING 12

CREATIVE WRITING 12
COURSE CODE:
MCTWR12
 

This course revolves around the notion that creative writing is a process, not just a product. Creative Writing 12 is designed for students who are interested in creating a portfolio of creative writing reflective of a sophisticated breadth and depth of skill. Students engage in the exploration of personal and cultural identities, memories, and stories, in a wide range of genres. Within a supportive community, students will collaborate and develop their skills through writing and design processes, celebrating successes. Students will refine their ability to write in complex, controlled styles with effectiveness and impact. This course will include fiction, poetry and memoir (narrative non-fiction) with an emphasis on writing practice and completion culminating in a few polished pieces. If you are looking for the time to write, this class is for you to pursue your own interests and genres.

ELL ACADEMIC STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS 10

ELL ACADEMIC STRATEGIES FOR LANGUAGE LEARNERS 10
COURSE CODE: YESFL0C

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed English Language Development 10 and have a first language other than English. This course is designed to familiarize students in the curricular competencies of expressive (speaking/ writing) and receptive (reading/listening) language. There is an emphasis on extending genre studies and learning strategies, while exploring Canadian and intercultural contexts. This course cannot be taken concurrently with Literary Studies/Composition and/or Social Studies.

ELL BEGINNERS

ELL BEGINNERS
COURSE CODE:  XLDCA10EAL

This course is designed for students new to Canada who have a first language other than English. Students will develop the foundations of reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will learn basic classroom expressions, conversation skills and communication through a foundational program of grammar, vocabulary and oral practice. Students will develop an understanding of Canadian culture. This course cannot be taken concurrently with Literary Studies/ Composition, Social Studies or Career and Life Education. This is a non-credit course.

ELL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 10

ELL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 10
COURSE CODE: YESFL0A

This course is designed for students who have successfully completed ELL Beginner and have a first language other than English. This course is designed to familiarize students in the curricular competencies of expressive (speaking/writing) and receptive (reading/listening) language. This course introduces learning strategies and genre with an emphasis on Canadian culture and in particular explores the ideas within the home, school, and community. This course cannot be taken concurrently with Literary Studies/Composition, Social Studies or Career and Life Education.

ELL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 11

ELL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT 11
COURSE CODE: YESFL1B
 

This course is for students who have successfully completed the English Skills level course. Students will prepare for regular English 10 by studying a variety of topics reflecting the English 10 curriculum and prescribed learning outcomes. Students will continue to master their writing and composition skills through reading and analyzing a variety of genres of multicultural literature. Students will be introduced to aspects of Canadian literature and history through a series of poetry, essays, short stories, articles and excerpts from novels written by Canadian authors. Students will be expected to demonstrate proficiency, understanding and fluency in public speaking, Shakespeare studies, and summative assessments.

ELL INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC LANGUAGE 10

ELL INTRODUCTION TO ACADEMIC LANGUAGE 10
COURSE CODE: YESFL0B

This course is designed for English Language Learners at Level 2/3. The course extends the English language skills and builds upon these sections so that students are successful in the content areas of English and Social Studies. The course builds student’s speaking, listening, reading, and writing competencies by introducing them to a variety of texts, genres, forms, and styles. Students will explore Canadian culture (identity and First People’s culture). This course cannot be taken concurrently with Literary Studies/ Composition and/or Social Studies.

ELL TUTORIAL

ELL TUTORIAL
COURSE CODE: XLDCH10

This course is to provide ELL students with an opportunity to receive additional support for their ELL and regular classes. Students may receive supplementary material relevant to their course units, as well as clarification and guidance in deciphering assignments and criteria. Review, preparation and clarification in topics such as public speaking, grammar, essay writing, resume writing etc. will give students guidance in their courses and help them to be successful. Students are required to attend ELL tutorials along with their ELL courses, regular Social Studies 10, Career and Life Education 10, and English 10 courses. This is a non-credit course.

ENGLISH 9

ENGLISH 9
COURSE CODE: MEN–09

In English 9, Students will work both individually and collaboratively using oral, written and digital texts. English 9 will be approached through story and text; analyzing and creating with different strategies, processes, language features, structures and conventions. Students will explore through inquiry and share multiple and diverse perspectives as a means of extending their thinking. Through English 9 students will learn to comprehend and connect literary texts and concepts in order to create, make connections, and communicate for a variety of purposes and audiences.

ENGLISH 9 HONOURS

ENGLISH 9 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MEN – – 09H

This course is intended for students who demonstrate exceptional skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing. This class is for the student who shows a keen interest and passion for English and the art of communication. The course emphasizes the development of academic writing, in-depth reading, and critical class discussions through an inquiry process. The discovery of thematic connections across genres is emphasized. As this class will be at an accelerated pace, students should be self- motivated and responsible learners. Opportunities for writing to a wider audience will be offered through blogging and self-publishing. There is an application process for this class, including an assessment.

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ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 10

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 10
COURSE CODE:
MEFLS10
MCMPS10

English First Peoples 10 is an exploration of text and story that will deepen student’s understanding of diverse, complex ideas about First Peoples cultural identity. Through various literary forms and genres, students will explore personal and cultural identities, histories, stories and connections to land/ place. Through the exploration of First People’s texts and stories, students will gain an insight into key aspects of Canada’s past, present, and future. Students will leave the course with an understanding that self-representation through authentic First Peoples’ text is a means to foster justice and plays a role within the process of Reconciliation.

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES & SPOKEN LANGUAGE 11

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES & SPOKEN LANGUAGE 11
COURSE CODE: MELSL11
 

English First Peoples and New Media 11 builds upon concepts covered in English First Peoples 10 and will deepen student’s understanding of First Nations Principles of Learning and cultural identity. Through the Aboriginal Lens, students will explore a variety of literary forms and genres. This course will explore personal and cultural identities, histories, oral stories and connections to land and place. Through the exploration of First People’s texts and stories, students will gain an insight into key aspects of Canada’s past, present, and future. Students will leave the course with an understanding that self-representation through authentic First Peoples’ text is a means to foster justice and plays a role within the process of Reconciliation. It is not necessary for a student to have taken English First Peoples 10.

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 12

ENGLISH FIRST PEOPLES 12
COURSE CODE: MENFP12

English 12 First Peoples is a University approved academic English course which can be taken in place of English 12. English 12 First Peoples is an interactive and engaging course with an emphasis on writing, both in expository and creative forms, and on the study of First Nations literature. There is a strong emphasis on the development of writing skills. Through various literary forms and genres, students will examine how language shapes ideas and influences others from various global, First Peoples or Canadian perspectives. The various literary forms will help student begin to question what they hear, read, view and analyze texts, which will enhance their ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Students will leave this course with the ability to respond to text through oral or written form in a personal, creative, reflective or critical manner.

ENGLISH STUDIES 12

ENGLISH STUDIES 12
COURSE CODE: MENST12

English 12 is the exploration of text and story that will deepen your understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity and the world that we live in. Through various literary forms and genres, students will examine how language shapes ideas and influences others from various global, First Peoples or Canadian perspectives. The various literary forms will help student begin to question what they hear, read, view and analyze texts, which will enhance their ability to be educated and engaged citizens. Students will leave this course with the ability to respond to text through oral or written form in a personal, creative, reflective or critical manner.

ENGLISH STUDIES 12 HONOURS

ENGLISH STUDIES 12 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MENST12H

Building on the English 11 Literary and Composition course, Honours is intended for students who wish to further their understanding of literature, media, spoken word and composition. Students who prefer an accelerated pace in a challenging and engaging environment will appreciate this course. This course will develop balance and broaden their understanding of themselves and the world they live in. Students will also enhance their ability to write for specific audiences and disciplines through narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, research and opinion pieces. Students will also learn how to cite sources, consider the credibility of evidence, and evaluate the quality and reliability of the source. Candidates are considered based on the application form, teacher feedback, and grades.

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LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10

LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10
COURSE CODE:
MLTST10
MCMPS10

Building upon the grade 9 literary studies and composition course, the exploration of text and story in this course will deepen the student’s understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity and the world that we live in. Text deepens student’s understanding of the world and different perspectives. Through various literary forms and genres, students will examine how language shapes ideas and influences others. Students will gain an understanding through questioning what they hear and read. Engagement in the writing process will allow for creativity and clarity of communication in the student’s compositions. Writing will build upon and further develop purpose through a variety of written forms. Students will be able to make connections between texts and explore a variety of literary genres.

LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10 HONOURS

LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 10 HONOURS
COURSE CODE:
MLTST10H
MCMPS10H

Building on the English 10 Literary and Composition course, Honours is intended for students who wish to further their understanding of literature, media, spoken word and composition. This class is for the students who show a keen interest and passion for English and the art of communication. Students who prefer an accelerated pace in a challenging, supportive, and engaging environment will appreciate this class. This course emphasizes the development of students’ skills in academic writing and requires students to read widely and participate actively in class discussions. Candidates will be considered based on the application form, teacher feedback, and grades.

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LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 11

LITERARY STUDIES & COMPOSITION 11
COURSE CODE: MLTST11
 

Building upon the grade 10 literary studies and composition course, the exploration of text and story in this course will deepen the student’s understanding of diverse, complex ideas about identity and the world that we live in. Text deepens student’s understanding of the world by viewing different perspectives. Through various literary forms and genres, students will examine how language shapes ideas and influences others. Students will gain an understanding through questioning what they hear and read. Engagement in the writing process will allow for creativity and clarity of communication in the student’s compositions. Writing will build upon and further develop purpose through a variety of written forms. Students will be able to make connections between texts and explore a variety of literary genres.

LITERARY STUDIES 11 & COMPOSITION 11 HONOURS

LITERARY STUDIES 11 & COMPOSITION 11 HONOURS
COURSE CODE: MLTST11H
   

Building on the English 10 Literary and Composition course, Honours is intended for students who wish to further their understanding of literature, media, spoken word and composition. Students who prefer an accelerated pace in a challenging and engaging environment will appreciate this course. This course will develop balance and broaden their understanding of themselves and the world they live in. Students will also enhance their ability to write for specific audiences and disciplines through narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive and opinion pieces. Students will also learn how to cite sources, consider the credibility of evidence, and evaluate the quality and reliability of the source. Candidates are considered based on the application form, teacher feedback, and marks.

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NEW MEDIA–JOURNALISM FOCUS & COMPOSITION 11

NEW MEDIA–JOURNALISM FOCUS & COMPOSITION 11
COURSE CODE: MNMD-11
 

New Media 11 is designed to reflect the changing role of technology today and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas. New Media 11 addresses the ongoing need to understand how media shapes our view of the world. Technology is not new to students, but the way that it shapes how one might look at the world is. The course expands upon the concepts and skills in New Media 10, but with more of an emphasis on publishing. Coursework is aimed at providing students with a set of skills vital for success in a digital world to demonstrate understanding and communicate increasingly sophisticated ideas through digital media with ‘the Eddy,’ the school’s online publishing platform. Assignments and projects will focus on critical thinking, synthesis, composition skills, reading and viewing content across a variety of media: blogs, podcasts, documentaries, news articles, essays, images, and videos.

NEW MEDIA & COMPOSITION 10

NEW MEDIA & COMPOSITION 10
COURSE CODE:
MNMD-10
MCMPS10

We live in a world that is populated by digital media products. In this integrated course, students will learn to develop literacy and address essential questions about those products; students will focus on reading, viewing and critiquing for the message and validity of a variety of media, such as digital news platforms, blogs, podcasts, images, and videos. The composition component supports students in their development of written communication through a critical process of questioning and exploring; for example, how does a narrator of a podcast use literary elements and rhetorical techniques to communicate. Students will also learn real world skills of collaboration, critical thinking, designing and writing to produce a valuable media product that highlights the student community and the world outside the classroom. Students will create an array of technological projects, as well as create content for the Eddy, a digital publishing platform that includes news writing, opinion pieces, feature stories, blogging, and podcasting.

LAW STUDIES 12

LAW STUDIES 12
COURSE CODE: MLST-12

The course will provide a comprehensive introduction to law and legal process, particularly as they relate to the Canadian justice system. In addition to discussing the basic components of the law, the course will explore some of the major legal issues facing Canadians, including the parole system, young offenders and juvenile justice, and constitutional rights under the Charter. The course also includes a variety of classroom activities, which supplement the course material. Field trips, guest speakers, films, and documentaries all add to the course. Reading, writing and research skills are essential to student success. Students will analyze actual legal cases utilizing decision making techniques with their legal knowledge to determine case outcomes.

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 12

PHYSICAL GEOGRAPHY 12
COURSE CODE: MPGEO12

Our personal and societal relationships with the environment will form the basis of this course. This underlying theme will be applied to the study of the physical environment in topics including plate tectonics, volcanism, earthquakes, erosion, climate, weather, map skills, vegetation, and soils. Students will investigate, develop, and implement strategies for living in more environmentally sustainable ways.

SOCIAL JUSTICE 12

SOCIAL JUSTICE 12
COURSE CODE: MSJ – – 12

Social Justice 12 is open to students in grades 11 and 12. The course has three focus areas: “defining social justice”, “recognizing, confronting and overcoming injustice”, and “moving toward a socially just world”. Students will be active participants in class discussions, will research issues of injustice, and will develop an action plan to address a selected issue. This will be a stimulating course for students interested in taking the initiative to direct their own learning and to use their acquired knowledge and skills to help create a socially just world.

SOCIAL STUDIES 10

SOCIAL STUDIES 10
COURSE CODE: MSS – – 10

Social Studies 10 will continue to develop the Historical Thinking, whose rudiments were already presented in Social Studies 9. More in-depth Critical and creative thinking will be doubled now by the development of citizenship skills and the preparation of students to take part in Canadian democracy. A much greater accent will be put on students’ personal and social competency through which they will begin to develop an understanding about Canadian political and social issues. In history, they will learn about 20th Century Canada in relation to world affairs, such as the World Wars, the depression, our place in the United Nations, etc. As mentioned before, the concepts of Historical Thinking will continue to be developed: historical significance, ethical judgement, cause and consequence, continuity and change and analysis of evidence.

SOCIAL STUDIES 9

SOCIAL STUDIES 9
COURSE CODE: MSS – – 09

Social Studies 9 offers students the opportunity to explore Canada’s history from its inception as a colony of France to its entry into the British Commonwealth and establishment as a nation. By studying the past, students will be able to make connections to current issues and challenges within Canada including with our Indigenous Peoples. The curriculum will develop within students critical thinking skills known as the Historical Thinking Concepts: historical significance, historical perspective, ethical judgment, cause and consequence, continuity and change, analysis of evidence.

SOCIALS 11 EXPLORATION

SOCIALS 11 EXPLORATION
COURSE CODE: MEPSS11
 

Social Studies 11 Exploration is comprised of various subject areas that include social justice, law, political studies, human geography, genocide studies and First Nations. The course contains three components – Human Rights, Democratic Engagement/Government and Self-Directed Studies. The Human Rights component include topics related to Canada, the World, First Nations, Socials Justice, Human Geography and Genocide. The Democratic Engagement/Government component address topics related to political studies and citizenship. The Self-Directed Studies component will provide students with an opportunity to pursue an area of interest with an inquiry-based project. The course reinforces the Curriculum Competences from previous Social Studies courses as well as the continued development of concepts associated with Historical Thinking – historical significance, evidence and interpretation, continuity and change, cause and consequence, historical perspective and ethical judgement. The Social Studies Department highly encourages that Social Studies 11 Explorations be taken before any Social Studies 12 course (History, Law, Geography, Economics, Social Justice).