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Online Courses 2016-2017

9

4 credits

The Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies curriculum builds on students’ natural curiosity, inventiveness, and desire to create and work in practical ways. It harnesses the power of learning by doing, and provides the challenging fun that inspires students to dig deeper, work with big ideas, and adapt to a changing world. It provides learning opportunities through which students can discover their interests in practical and purposeful ways. Student MUST ATTEND ON-SITE classes!

Prerequisites:
None.
4 credits

Focus on developing a strong base of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students are also encouraged to develop critical thinking skills as well as an increasing appreciation of Literature.

Prerequisites:
English 8
4 credits

Scientific calculators are required. The course includes Transformations, Data Analysis, Geometry, Algebra, Measurement and Number Operations. Students will need a solid background from Math 8.

Prerequisites:
Mathematics 8
4 credits

Physical and Health Education (PHE) is designed to develop educated citizens who have the knowledge, skills, and understandings they need to be safe, active, and healthy citizens throughout their lives. PHE curriculum focuses on competencies that support life-long learning—competencies that can contribute to personal lives and career aspirations.

Prerequisites:
Physical and Health Education8
4 credits

Science 9 is an exploration course. Students study the physical world. The major topics include: a) Biology - cellular reproduction including mitosis and meiosis. b) Chemistry - atomic theory, chemical formulas, reactions and writing reaction equations. c) Physics - Static charge, electricity, circuits and power. d) Space Science - Stars, universe, measuring distances and space travel.

Prerequisites:
Science 8
4 credits

A study of the principles of democracy and the major events in European and North American history from 1500-1815. Also, includes mapping, a study of Canada's First Nations and an introduction to the regional geography of North America.

Prerequisites:
Social Studies 8

10

4 credits

Focus on developing a strong base of reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. Students are also encouraged to develop both critical thinking skills and an increasing appreciation of Literature.

Literature: Students will study a variety of literary forms from both classical and modern writers. Non-fiction writing is included in the syllabus. Composition: Emphasis is on the writing process, with particular attention to the types of writing that are required for the English 10 Provincial exam in January or June.

Prerequisites:
English 9. Note: English 10 is a provincially examinable course.
4 credits

Independent Directed Studies courses enable students to initiate their own learning and receive credits toward graduations. These courses intend to:

  • expand course options for students
  • allow students to pursue curriculum in greater depth and further develop their passion
  • provide students with the opportunity to pursue further studies of interest. 

An IDS course is an extension of one or more learning outcomes already identified in an existing Grade 10, 11 or 12 course (available for either MInistry Authorized or Board Authorized courses). The course must be rigorous, well thought-out and developed through a consultative process involving the student and the teacher. THe standards for IDS courses are designed to maintain a high level of quality in the work undertaken. An IDS course is taken as an additional credit outside of the student's regular timetable. Following the submission of applications, successful applicants will work with their IDS teacher to identify and develop the IDS course learning outcomes. 

How many credits are assigned?

An IDS course can be one, two, three or four credits depending upn the number of learning outcomes, depth of the proposal and the number of hours allocated for completion. 

Prerequisites:
4 credits

Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10 is a provincially examinable course. Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10 prepares students to solve problems, communicate and reason mathematically, make connections between mathematics and its applications, become mathematically literate, appreciate and value mathematics, and make informed decisions as contributors to society.  Topics to be covered include: pricing and currency conversion, measurments of mass, temperature and geometry, and trigonometry.

Prerequisites:
MA9. Scientific calculators are required.
4 credits

Foundations and Pre-Calculus Mathematics 10 is designed to provide students with mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills identifies for post-secondary studies in both the arts and the sciences.  Topics include surface area and volume of 3D objects, applying trigonometric ratios to right triangles, irrational numbers, powers involving integral and rational exponents, polynomials, coordinate geometry with linear relations, systems of linear equations, and function notation. At the end of this course, students will be prepared for Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11  and Foundations of Mathematics 11.

Prerequisites:
MA9 with C min. Scientific calculators are required. Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 is a provincially examinable course.
4 credits

The aim of Physical Education 8 to 10 is to enable all students to develop knowledge, movement skills, and positive attitudes and  behaviours that contribute to a healthy, active lifestyle. There is an increasing awareness of the importance of providing youth with meaningful and enjoyable physical activity experiences. A physical education program provides opportunities for all students to be physically active regularly and to develop an appreciation for and enjoyment of movement in a variety of activities. From this the goal is to incorporate physical activity into lifelong pursuits, including daily routines and recreational and career activities. In this, PE 10 strives to provide students with the opportunity to enhance their quality of life through active living—a way of life that values physical activity as an essential component of daily routines and leisure pursuits.

Prerequisites:
PE 9, call regarding a way to customize your program
4 credits

Is taking Planning 10 online for you? Do you have a busy schedule? Do you like the flexibility to be able to complete course work at a time that is convenient to you? Are you computer literate and self-disciplined enough to complete your coursework without having structured daily classes? Then you should consider taking Planning 10 online next year.

All students must complete Planning 10 in order to satisfy graduation requirements. Specifically, Planning 10 provides focuses on four core areas; the Graduation Program, Education and Careers, Health and Finances. Like the regular Planning 10, the aim of the online course is to enable students to develop the skills they need to become self-directed individuals who set goals, make thoughtful decisions, and take responsibility for pursuing their goals throughout life. Planning 10 provides students with the opportunity to relate their learning in school to the demands and expectations of society and to help students to enhance their personal well-being and realize their full potential.

Prerequisites:
none
4 credits

Science 10 is a continuation of the concept strands dealt with in Science 9. The material is more concept-oriented and requires some mathematical calculations and problem-solving approaches. Laboratory work and reports are further developed. The major topics include:

  • Chemistry - atomic theory, formulas, and writing and balancing chemical equations.
  • Biology - microscope, cell structure and function, reproduction, and genetics.
  • Physics - electrostatics and current electricity, and how electricity is used in the home.
  • Earth Science - radioactive dating, volcanoes, earthquakes and continental drift.
  • Each section will last approximately one quarter of the semester.
Prerequisites:
SC 9 with strong work habits. Science 10 is a provincially examinable course.
4 credits

Concentrates on an introduction to gaining a better sense of our nation of Canada, and primarily post-Confederation. Development of Canada with an emphasis on what BC has to offer the world will be highlighted. A focus will be on the building of our nation which includes topics such as The National Policy, immigration, the elusive Canadian identity, as well as past and current issues surrounding our Aboriginal peoples. Current events and comparative modern day relevant topics are also included and encouraged based on student interest.

Prerequisites:
SS9

11

4 credits

This course is designed as an introduction to accounting concepts for those seeking entry level employment skills. Students gain insight into financial problems and solutions that have far-reaching benefits for entrepreneurial and professional careers. The course covers the basic principles of the double entry system and the accounting cycle. No previous accounting knowledge is required.

Applied Skills

Prerequisites:
Recommended: Minimum C+ average.
4 credits

Biology 11 is an academic course that is a tool to investigate the life around us. Exploration of the inter-connectedness between the many different species in our world will be encouraged through online discussion and projects. Topics include:

  • Microbiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Animal Biology
  • Ecology
  • Evolution
Prerequisites:
Science 10
4 credits

Business Computer Applications 11 can be regarded as a foundation course in which to develop skills in keyboarding, word processing, use of spread sheets and databases, desktop publishing, communication, and presentation (oral, written desktop, multimedia). This course is commonly taken prior to taking Business Information Management 12 or Data Management 12.

Prerequisites:
None.
4 credits

Chemistry 11 is an introductory academic course that builds a foundation for later studies in chemistry. The course material involves both reasoning and problem solving. The major topics include:

  • introduction to chemistry
  • atoms, molecules, and ions
  • the mole concept
  • chemical reactions
  • atomic theory
  • solution chemistry
  • organic chemistry
Prerequisites:
Science 10 and Foundations and Precalculus Math 10
4 credits

Designed to meet the needs of students who do not plan to go directly to university as well as students who have had a history of difficulty in English courses. Follows a sequence of development from basic to advanced skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Literature, which forms approximately one-third of the course, will be interwoven into the course.

Prerequisites:
English 10
4 credits

Have you ever wondered how photographers take such great pictures? Have you tried to take photographs and wondered why they didn’t seem to capture that moment that you saw with your eyes? The Digital Photography I course focuses on the basics of photography, including building an understanding of aperture, shutter speed, lighting, and composition. Students will be introduced to the history of photography and basic camera functions. Students will use the basic techniques of composition and camera functions to build a portfolio of images, capturing people, landscapes, close-up, and action photographs.

Prerequisites:
None.
4 credits

Designed to enhance students' appreciation for literature while focusing on improving writing skills. Students will study essays, novels, plays, poems and short stories from various times, places, and authors to provide an opportunity to read good literature and to develop their comprehension, writing, and discussion skills.

  • Literature: Continued focus on both classical and modern writers. Particular emphasis on theme and purpose.
  • Composition: Emphasis on rhetorical strategies for successful writing.
Prerequisites:
English 10
4 credits

The aim of the Family Studies 11 curriculum is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will assist them in making informed decisions related to parenting, adolescence, adulthood, family and interpersonal relationships, and housing and living environments.

Prerequisites:
None
4 credits

The aim of the Foods and Nutrition 11 and 12 curriculum is to provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that have immediate and future applications in their personal and family lives, as well as in local and global environments, including understanding the principles of healthy eating to plan and create nutritious foods for individuals, groups, and family members; increasing knowledge of the nutritional, social, and economic factors that affect food selection and preparation; practising and thinking critically about principles and techniques related to acquisition, production, and consumption of foods.

Prerequisites:
None
4 credits

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. The world of law enforcement is increasingly making use of the techniques and knowledge from the sciences to better understand the crimes that are committed and to catch those individuals responsible for the crimes. Forensic science applies scientific knowledge to the criminal justice system. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Starting with how clues and data are recorded and preserved, the student will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.

Prerequisites:
None
4 credits

Academic Grade 10 students are encouraged to take this course. This course will focus on programming using the JAVA language and OOPs concepts.

Applied Skills.

Prerequisites:
None.
4 credits

Have you ever wished to play sports professionally? Have you dreamed of one day becoming an agent for a celebrity entertainer? If you answered yes to either question, then believe it or not, you've been fantasizing about entering the exciting world of sports and entertainment marketing. In this course, you'll have the opportunity to explore basic marketing principles and delve deeper into the multi-billion dollar sports and entertainment marketing industry.

Prerequisites:
None
4 credits

Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 11 prepares students to solve problems, communicate and reason mathematically, make connections between mathematics and its applications, become mathematically literate, appreciate and value mathematics, and make informed decisions as contributors to society.  Math 10 is a suggested prerequisite to attempting this course.  Topics to be covered:

  • Measurement – Development of spatial sense through direct and indirect measurement.
  • Geometry – Develop spatial sense.
  • Number – develop number sense and critical thinking skills.
  • Algebra – Develop algebraic reasoning.
  • Statistics – Develop statistical reasoning.
Prerequisites:
AWM10. Scientific calculators are required
4 credits

Foundations of Mathematics 11 is an exciting study of a broad range of math topics, designed to ignite students interests in math and many of it's different facets. Students will engage with ideas like logical and spatial reasoning, algebraic interpretation and statistical analysis. Students will also undertake a history of mathematics project.

The topics covered include:
  • Quadratic Functions and Equations
  • Sine and Cosine Law
  • Geometry and Reasoning
  • Rates and Ratios
  • Inequalities and Linear Programming
  • Statistical Distributions and Analysis

This course is available as an entire video curriculum, with flash animated videos and interactive technology components. There is engaging instruction, and comprehensive practice materials. A graphing calculator such as a TI-83 or TI-84 is suggested but not required.

Prerequisites:
FPC10. Scientific calculators are required.
4 credits

Pre-Calculus 11 requires that students have complete Principles of Math 10 or Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10. The goal of Pre-Calculus 11 is to prepare students for Pre-Calculus 12, which will in turn see students fully prepared to take Calculus in high school or University. This course consists of exciting, interactive animation and video lessons, that guide students in discovery of the following topics:

Quadratic Functions
Radical Functions
Polynomial Functions
Absolute Value Functions
Rational Expressions
Arithmetic and Geometric Sequences
Trigonometry

Prerequisites:
FPM10 with C+min. Graphing calculators required.
4 credits

Students will build on concepts and skills learned in Science 10. Topics covered in this course are kinematics; relative motion and projectile motion; dynamics and gravitation; impulse and momentum; work, energy and power; waves and optics; nuclear fusion and fission and special relativity. Learning support for students is available both on-site and online.

Prerequisites:
Science 10 and Foundations of Mathematics and Precalculus 10 with a C+ average. Strong problem solving skills.
4 credits

Self-knowledge is the key to self-improvement! Psychology is a subject that can be applied to everyday life. New research and ideas will change the way we view ourselves and each other. This course offers exciting online psychology experiments about our own behaviour and how we behave with other people.

Prerequisites:
None
4 credits

Students in this course will learn about the complex world of science and technology and the interaction which occurs between technology and society. Science and Technology 11 will provide students with opportunities to investigate, analyze, understand, and experience the relationships among science, technology and human society. Topics covered include: 

  • Natural Resources and the Environment
  • Personal Technologies
  • Transportation
  • Forensics
Prerequisites:
SC10
4 credits

Secondary School Apprenticeship is a provincial career program that enables students who already have a job in an apprenticeable trade to move directly into the standard apprenticeship training system while still in high school. Become a registered apprentice, 'earn while you learn' and be eligible for a $1000 SSA Scholarship.

4 courses with 4 credit each

Prerequisites:
None
4 credits

Emphasizes the study and appreciation of Canada and the forces and events that have influenced Canada's development. Students will  examine the foundations of the Canadian government, history of Canada and the geography of world problems. Designed to give students a rich understanding of Canada and how responsible citizenship requires an understanding of the structure and function of Government.

Prerequisites:
SS10. Social Studies 11 is a provincially examinable course.

12

4 credits

Biology is the science that deals with the environment and everything within it, including how everything works and interacts with each other. This course in particular deals with some of the biochemical reactions that occur in the human body, as well as taking a look at the cell and the systems of the human body. Biology 12 is an intense but fascinating course that will leave students with a better understanding of how their body works through the use of projects, virtual labs and virtual dissections. Major topics include:

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Human Biology – study of body systems: digestive, circulatory, respiratory, nervous, urinary, reproductive.
Prerequisites:
Biology 11 and Chemistry 11 preferred or permission from the instructor.
4 credits

This course intends to meet several objectives. To provide students with:

  • skills in calculus while they are still in high school
  • a better preparation for calculus in college and university.

Content will include units on differentiation and integration and applications of each. Students who plan on registering in a university or college math course are strongly recommended to take this course.

Prerequisites:
Precalculus 11 with minimum 80% and be enrolled in Precalculus 12.
4 credits

This course provides a more in-depth examination of several important branches of Chemistry. A scientific calculator with exponential and logarithmic functions is required. The major topics include:

  • Chemical Kinetics
  • Chemical Equilibrium
  • Solubility
  • Acids, Bases and Salts
  • Oxidation-Reduction

 

Prerequisites:
Chemistry 11. Corequisite: Precalculus 12 or permission of the instructor. Note that CH12 is highly mathematical.
4 credits

Students will write a provincial exam in January or June. This exam will differ in content from the regular English 12 exam. Designed to meet the needs of students who do not plan to go directly to university as well as students who have had a history of difficulty in English courses. Follows a sequence of development from basic to advanced skills in listening, speaking, reading and writing. Literature, which forms approximately one-third of the course, will be interwoven into the course.

Prerequisites:
Communications 11
4 credits

This project based course provides students with a range of experiences, skills and knowledge to understand a variety of civilizations and their contributions to the human experience.  Core civilizations studied include Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Asian and Aztec.  Also, we will examine Europe in the Renaissance and the Islamic World.  An emphasis will be placed on exploring each culture’s values and artistic expressions.  Opportunities to research individuals  will be provided as well as opportunities to research alternative civilizations.  Throughout, we will make connections to our own civilization.

Prerequisites:
Social Studies 11
4 credits

In today’s world, photographs are all around us, including in advertisements, on websites, and hung on our walls as art. Many of the images that we see have been created by professional photographers. In this course, we will examine various aspects of professional photography, including the ethics of the profession, and examine some of the areas that professional photographers may choose to specialize in, such as wedding photography and product photography. We will also learn more about some of the most respected professional photographers in history and we will learn how to critique photographs in order to better understand what creates an eye catching photograph.

Prerequisites:
VAMT11
4 credits

Re-emphasizes the more mature development of reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills. There is also a more sophisticated approach to the study of literature. Students will write a provincial exam in January or June.

  • Literature: Novels, plays, essays, poems, and short stories are studied for the following reasons:
  1. Students learn to appreciate literature as a means to understanding themselves and society. Students identify and discuss values, attitudes, behavior, and the human condition in general.
  2. Students study a variety of literary forms from different times, places, and authors so that they may gain an appreciation for the scope of the literary heritage that is theirs.
  3. Students develop skills in analysis, criticism and evaluation by exploring theme, point of view, and character development.
  4. Encouragement is given to read for enjoyment and for information.
  • Composition: The emphasis is on the writing process. Students are also challenged to progress toward more sophisticated writing styles. A major research essay is a requirement of the course.
Prerequisites:
English 11. Note: English 12 is a provincially examinable course.
4 credits

The aim of the Family Studies 12 curriculum is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will assist them in making informed decisions related to parenting, adolescence, adulthood, family and interpersonal relationships, and housing and living environments.

Prerequisites:
None
4 credits

An introduction to financial accounting concepts. Completion of Accounting 11 is an asset but not a requirement. This is an excellent course for students planning to pursue post secondary studies in accounting, finance, business management or commerce. In addition to basic accounting concepts and procedures, students will be introduced to advanced topics such as adjustments, and financial analysis. This course is entirely online and is recommended for self motivated, independent learners. Only tests will be taken in the classroom with the instructor.

Prerequisites:
Applied Skills. Recommended: Minimum C+ average.
4 credits

The aim of the Foods and Nutrition 11 and 12 curriculum is to provide opportunities for students to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that have immediate and future applications in their personal and family lives, as well as in local and global environments, including understanding the principles of healthy eating to plan and create nutritious foods for individuals, groups, and family members; increasing knowledge of the nutritional, social, and economic factors that affect food selection and preparation; practising and thinking critically about principles and techniques related to acquisition, production, and consumption of foods.

Prerequisites:
None
4 credits

Completion of Grad Transition is required for graduation in the 2004 Graduation Program.  It focuses on the transition from high school to post-secondary or career options, as well as on personal wellness.  It includes components to do with stress management, personal fitness, career exploration as well as job readiness.  These are assessed through the completion of S.D. 34’s  Grad Transitions Booklet.

Prerequisites:
4 credits

This course is a continuation of the grade 11 course with more complex Java programming.

Applied Skills.

Prerequisites:
ICTP 11
4 credits

Law 12 is a 4-credit elective course that will help students deal with legal, social and ethical issues and address the role of law in Canadian Society. Students will learn about their legal rights and responsibilities. This course consists of four modules: Foundations of Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law and Family Law.

Prerequisites:
SS11
4 credits

This course is designed to help students develop the appreciation, knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to live and work in a global marketplace. The course further provides students a conceptual tool by which to understand how economic, social, cultural, political and legal factors influence marketing.  Business structures, global entrepreneurship, business management, marketing, and the challenges of managing international organizations will also be explored in this course.

Prerequisites:
MK11
4 credits

Foundations of Mathematics 12 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. Topics include financial mathematics, logical reasoning, probability, relations and functions. The seven mathematical process (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, technology and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics.

Prerequisites:
4 credits

Pre-calculus 12 is designed for students who have a particular interest in mathematics, or who have career aspirations in the fields of engineering, mathematics, the sciences, economics, and some business programs. The main purpose is to develop the skills needed to continue on with the study of calculus. This course relies heavily on topics covered in previous grades. It is strongly suggested that students with less than 60-65% in Pre-calculus Math 11 discuss their course selection carefully with their teacher. Topics include graphing transformations, polynomial, rational and radical functions, logarithms, trigonometry and combinatorics.

Prerequisites:
Pre-calculus 11, Graphic calculators required
4 credits

Students will be expected to attend "extra-curricular" exam preparation sessions near the end of the course. Students will apply vector analysis to a variety of problem-solving situations. This course is intended for serious students who are continuing their education at university. Major topics include:

  • Kinematics (motion)
  • Dynamics (forces)
  • Energy & Momentum
  • Equilibrium (static forces)
  • Circular Motion & Gravity
  • Electrostatics
  • Circuits
  • Electromagnetism
Prerequisites:
Physics 11 with a B minimum and Precalculus 11 with a C+. Strong problem solving skills.
4 credits

Enrich the quality of your life by learning to understand the actions of others! Topics include the study of memory, intelligence, emotion, health, stress and personality. This course offers exciting online psychology experiments about the world around us.

Prerequisites:
Psychology 11
4 credits

Secondary School Apprenticeship is a provincial career program that enables students who already have a job in an apprenticeable trade to move directly into the standard apprenticeship training system while still in high school. Become a registered apprentice, 'earn while you learn' and be eligible for a $1000 SSA Scholarship.

Prerequisites:
SSA11
4 credits

Social Justice 12 will change the way you see the world. Students will have the opportunity to study the legal, political, ethical, and economic perspectives that inform Canadian concepts of justice and equality by examining issues like ethnicity, race, gender, socio-economic status, sexual orientation, marital and family status, poverty, and privilege. We will look at social justice matters both locally and globally for the purpose of developing global citizenship practices that promote social justice, such as recognizing injustice, fair-mindedness, embracing diversity, empathy, and taking action.

Prerequisites:
SS11
4 credits

Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you'll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you'll develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, you'll be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field

Prerequisites:
None.
4 credits

With greater disposable income and more opportunities for business travel, people are traversing the globe in growing numbers. As a result, hospitality and tourism is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. This course will introduce students to the hospitality and tourism industry, including hotel and restaurant management, cruise ships, spas, resorts, theme parks, and other areas. Student will learn about key hospitality issues, the development and management of tourist locations, event planning, marketing, and environmental issues related to leisure and travel. The course also examines some current and future trends in the field.

Prerequisites:
4 credits

This online course will give you the basics of HTML web page development. It is one of the foundation courses for any further studies in Computer Information Systems and Computer Science. You will find this to be a useful course in any many other discipline areas. Many students take this purely for personal reasons; creating a personal web page, doing one for a club they belong to, or a hobby. This can be a fun, usable course for just about anybody! 

Applied Skills.

Prerequisites:
None.
4 credits

Designed for Grade 11 and 12 students who wish to combine school with career exploration through practical, hands-on work experience. The school's Career Facilitator will arrange volunteer work experience placements for you that fit your strengths and interests.

Prerequisites:
4 credits

Writing 12 covers many aspects of creative writing.  In this course, a student will learn how to write poetry using  metre, how to develop character in prose fiction, and how to create smooth transitions in drama and film, among many other techniques used by professional writers.  As a culminating assignment, the student creates a polished  portfolio of his or her best work.

Prerequisites: