General & Credit Information

Language Arts 10, 11, 12

These courses are about communication. You succeed in school and life by reading and writing effectively. Gathering, organizing and presenting information effectively are also important communication skills. Language Arts 10 is required for graduation. At the Grade 11 level, some common choices are English 11, Francais Langue Premiere 11 and Communications 11. In Grade 12, you can choose from English 12, Francais Langue Premiere 12, Technical and Professional Communications 12, Communications 12 and others that might be offered at your school.

Mathematics 10, 11, 12

To graduate, you must complete a Grade 10 Math course plus a second Math course at the Grade 11 or 12 level. You might need further Math courses if you plan to continue school beyond Grade 12. Depending on the school you attend, there could be many Math options available to you. Three common options for Math courses in Grades 10-12 are:

Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics:

This pathway 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. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, number, statistics and probability.

Foundations of Mathematics:

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include financial mathematics, geometry, measurement, number, logical reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability.

Pre-calculus:

This pathway 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. Topics include algebra and number, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry, and permutations, combinations and binomial theorem

Fine Arts and Applied Skills 10, 11, 12

These courses will help you understand and appreciate applied learning and creative works. Both areas emphasize hands-on learning.
Fine arts include dance, drama, music and visual arts courses.

  • Applied skills include business education, home economics, information technology and technology education.

To graduate, you need four credits in either fine arts, applied skills or a combination of both.