The types of courses in Grades 9 and 10 are defined as follows:

Enriched Courses focus on the academic course material with additional opportunities and expectations designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Program.

Academic Courses develop student’s knowledge and skills through the study of theory and abstract problems. These courses focus on the core concepts of a subject and explore related concepts as well. They incorporate practical applications as appropriate.

Applied Courses focus on the key’ concepts of a subject, and develop students’ knowledge and skills through practical applications and concrete examples. Familiar situations are used to illustrate ideas, and students are given more opportunities to experience hands-on applications of the concepts and theories they study.

Open Courses are designed to prepare students for further study and to enrich their education generally. Open courses comprise a set of expectations that are appropriate for all students.

Essential Courses are available upon recommendation of the Head of the Special Education Department.

The types of courses in Grades 11 and 12 are defined as follows:

Enriched Courses focus on the academic course material with additional opportunities and expectations designed to prepare students for the Advanced Placement Program.

Advanced Placement Courses give high school students the opportunity to experience university level curriculum and allow them the chance to earn credit, placement or both for university.

University Preparation Courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university programs.

University/College Preparation Courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for specific programs offered at universities and colleges.

College Preparation Courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the requirements for entrance to most college programs or for admission to apprenticeship or other training programs.

Workplace Preparation Courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the expectations of employers, if they plan to enter the workplace directly after graduation, or the requirements for admission to certain apprenticeship or other training programs.

Open Courses are designed to broaden students’ knowledge and skills in subjects that reflect their interests and to prepare them for active and rewarding participation in society. They’re not designed with the specific requirements of universities, colleges, or the workplace in mind.

Dual Credit Courses are taught by both secondary school and college staff.  They help to ease the transition to post-secondary, improve the success rate of students and work to increase the number of students entering apprenticeship programs.

Prerequisites are specified for many of the courses offered in Grades 11 and 12. They are identified in the course descriptions.