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20th Century World History 12

20th Century World History Students who have shown an interest in history throughout their school career are strongly encouraged to take this course. The course begins in 1919 with the aftermath of WWI and terminates in the early 1990’s. The course centers initially on the historical highlights of European, Russian and American history up to WWII [...]

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20th Century World History 12 – Dual Credit

Mount Doug History 12 – Camosun College History 108 This exciting course, entering its third year, is a partnership between Mount Douglas Secondary (SD #61) and Camosun College. The purpose of this course is for students to gain post-secondary credits and experience while still in high school. This particular course is a combination of Mt Doug’s History [...]

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3D Animation 11/12

Course Selection 2018/19: under ICT Modular Survey Course 11/12 3D Animation This course was formerly called ICTX: 3D Animation 11/12. Have you seen “Frozen”? In this course, you will learn how to create Pixar style movies with the open source software Blender. You will learn the skills you need to enter the popular field of computer [...]

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Accounting 11

Are you interested in managing your money and budgets, exploring the idea of an accounting career, or want to acquire accounting basics for a future career in business management? Then Accounting 11 is the course for you! In this course you will learn the fundamentals of accounting and the creation of key accounting documents while [...]

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Accounting 12

Accounting 12 is an excellent continuation of Accounting 11 for any student interested in pursuing a career and/or further studies in Finance, Business or Commerce.  Accounting 12 will build on the basic principles learned in Accounting 11 and will show how we can apply these principles to retail and manufacturing businesses.  Learn how to control [...]

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AP Calculus 12

A block of Advanced Placement Calculus will be offered to a group of students. This group will be chosen by the Math Department from the enrolled Calculus 12 students prior to second semester. Enrollment in Advanced Placement Courses will require teacher recommendation. Students may write the AP exam in mid-May. *A fee is required for [...]

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AP Computer Science 12

“I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs This course covers topics typically found in a college-level first course in computer science, and provides a solid preparation for the AP Computer Science A examination. The course emphasis is on procedural abstraction, [...]

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AP English 12

English 12 Advanced Placement is a challenging course for those students who wish to take the English Literature Advanced Placement exam in May*, with the aim of potentially receiving equivalency credit for a first year university English course. This dynamic class will cover the provincial Grade 12 English curriculum but will be enriched by supplemental [...]

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AP Physics 12

AP Physics C – Mechanics This is a calculus based course that covers topics found in a first year University course in physics.  Topic include kinematics, dynamis, statics, energy, momentum, rotational dynamics, gravitation, and simple harmonic motion.  Students will have an opportunity to write an advanced placement exam in May.  Success on the AP exam [...]

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AP Statistics 12

This course is intended for students considering a career in Business or the Life Sciences. Students hoping to use this course for credit towards a Mathematics degree must check with the relevant post-secondary institution. Upon successful completion of the AP exam written in May, students will receive credit at Uvic for Math 252 or 255. [...]

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Grade 12

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Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10

This course offers students an opportunity to solve “real life” problems involving: SI and imperial units of measurement, including decimal and fractional measurements to solve problems involving composite and irregular 2D shapes and 3D objects, perimeter and area, analyzing puzzles and games involving spatial reasoning, Pythagorean Theorem, trigonometry, polygons, angles, angles and lines, unit pricing, [...]

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Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11

Before reading the description of Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 11,  please read the following information which may determine your Science 11 choice.   If you are registering for Pre-Calculus 11, recommended science choices for this pathway are Chemistry 11, Physics 11 or Biology 11 (you may need to take more than one Science elective if you are going [...]

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Grade 11

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Art Foundations 11/12

Areas of art: drawing and painting, ceramics and sculpture, printmaking and mixed media. Students will develop a personal style as well as analyze and apply styles in art. Students registered in the Grade 12 level will work more independently, have greater flexibility of project choices, and further develop personal imagery.

Athletic Leadership 9/10/11/12

Sports Fans, Athletes and Leadership Students.  This exciting and enjoyable course is available to all students in grades 9 – 12 and may be retaken at each grade level.  The class meets outside of the timetable, thereby enabling students with busy schedules to still be a part of this unique opportunity. Students will work together [...]

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Auto Tech 12: Ace-IT

Ace-IT is an industry training program for high school students. Through an Ace-IT program, you can take courses that will give you both high school graduation credits and a head start towards completion of an apprenticeship program. This course is for students who wish to complete portions of their apprenticeship training in the automotive field [...]

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Auto Tech 12: Electricity & Electronics

This course is designed for students who wish to further their studies in automotive technology.

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Auto Tech 12: Engine & Drive Train

This course is designed for students who wish to further their studies in automotive technology.

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Automotive Technology 11

This course is designed to give students experience in a wider range of automotive maintenance and repairs, with the opportunity to gain a wide variety of automotive experiences, with as much emphasis as possible on practical applications.

Automotive Technology 12

This is an advanced course designed primarily for those students who have a serious intention of pursuing an automotive-related career or those with an avid interest in cars. Review of basic hand tools and skills plus: General maintenance, lubrication, tune-up and other routine operations. Overhaul and repair, removal, repair and refitting of various major/minor parts. [...]

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Automotive Technology 12 (Girls)

This course is designed to inform, encourage and prepare the student for future automobile ownership. In addition to the regular auto 12 curriculum, areas of study will include, roadside emergency preparation and repair, understanding vehicle maintenance and purchasing and financing an auto. This course is open to grade 11 and 12 girls.

Aviation & Design

Have You Considered a Career in AVIATION and DESIGN? February 2017, Mt. Doug is hosting a district-wide, semester long aviation and design program. In this program students will: EARN credit for High School and Post-Secondary Courses: Technology Education 12 – Industrial Design Technology Education 12 – Metal Fabrication & Machining TEAC – Engineering Sampler in [...]

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BC First Nations Studies 12

Credits: 4 credits Foundations Studies (SS11) OR 4 credits Selected Studies. First Nations Studies 12 promotes understanding and awareness of Aboriginal cultures in BC. The course content includes the history and cultures of First Nations and Métis people prior to the arrival of Europeans up to the present time. FNS 12 is open to all [...]

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Beginners Band 9/10/11/12

(Semestered or outside timetable depending upon enrollment) This course is open to any student in any grade wishing to learn a brass, woodwind or percussion band instrument or who may have stopped playing after Band 6. You do not need to know how to read music. With sufficient progress the student could move into the [...]

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Biology 11

A foundation in taxonomy, evolution and ecology allows students to explore the characteristics and functions of viruses and bacteria, a wide range of plants and the increasing complexity found within invertebrate and vertebrate animals. The course includes microscope work, varied labs, dissections and explorations of local organisms and ecosystems.
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Biology 12

Biology 12 focuses on Human Biology. The course develops an understanding of the biochemical basis for life. It delves into the cell and its complex structures and processes including DNA and protein synthesis, enzymes and hormones. It concludes with a survey of the body systems, their structures and functions and how they are integrated. Biology [...]

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Calculus 12

This course covers most topics dealt with in first-year university calculus courses. Differential and integral calculus are studied with many applications to various problems in science and math.
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Career and Life Connections – Grade 12

This program builds on Career and Life Education and is intended to prepare students for a successful transition to life after secondary school by collecting and presenting evidence of their achievements. This course provides opportunities for students to: Create two personalized inquiries Examine and demonstrate connections between their learning and their future Share their plans [...]

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Career and Life Education Grade 10/11

This course replaces Planning 10 and is Mandatory for graduation Through the framework of Awareness, Exploration and Experience, this course provides opportunities for student to: Explore a wide range of post-secondary education and career options Develop financial literacy skills related to pursuing their education and career goals Research global perspectives, economical needs, labour markets Begin [...]

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Carpentry & Joinery 11

Students will first focus on safe use of hand and power tools with emphasis on the basic skills and knowledge necessary to work safely and effectively in a modern composite shop. After completing this core instruction, the students will have the opportunity to challenge themselves by building a project or projects of their own design. [...]

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Carpentry & Joinery 12

This course refines and develops students’ skills and safety awareness, and allows students to spend additional time in the area of their own choice at a more advanced level of technology. Regular attendance and active group participation are required. Course Content: Shop practices, safety, machine and hand tool operations. Skill development and industrial processes will [...]

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Carpentry & Joinery 12: Ace-IT

Ace-IT is an industry training program for high school students. Through an ACE IT program, you can take courses that will give you both high school graduation credits and a head start towards completion of an apprenticeship program. This course is for students who wish to complete portions of their apprenticeship training in the construction [...]

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Chemistry 11

(Graphing calculators are not allowed in this course.) Course Content: Lab safety, measurement (metric system), significant figures, properties of matter, inorganic naming/formulae, the mole concept, chemical reactions, stoichiometry, atomic structure (simple quantum theory), organization of the periodic table, chemical bonding, solution chemistry, organic chemistry. Assignments and Reports: Lab reports required. Remarks: Mathematical requirements include solving [...]

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Grade 11

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Chemistry 12

(Graphing calculators are not allowed in this course.) Course Content: Consists of five compulsory topics: Reaction Kinetics, Chemical Equilibria, Solubility, Acid/Base theory, and Oxidation-Reduction (Electrochemistry). The work is abstract and intensive, requiring a good problem-solving capability within both analytical and theoretical contexts. Mathematical concepts required beyond Chemistry 11 includes logarithms and the ability to extract [...]

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Co-Operative Education 12C

Gain real and practical work experience through the daily operations of our school clothing business of “Mount Doug Wear” and add 40 hours of paid or volunteer work experience outside the timetable to earn four grade 12 credits. Develop both career and life management skills and graduate with a marketable, transferable employable skill set. Students [...]

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Communications 11/12

Students planning to take Communications 12 should note that the course may not be acceptable for university entrance or for most university-transfer programs at colleges. Credit is also possible through the ELL program. Communications 11 and 12 are different from traditional English courses in these ways: They are based on developmental processes and skills, rather [...]

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Community Leadership 10/11/12

Community Leadership 12 has a 7:30 am class on Mondays. Opportunities for Event Planning such as Corn Roast, Pep Rallies, Santa’s Breakfast, Talent Show, 30 Hour Famine, Community Volunteering and many more! This year- long early morning class gets students involved in group dynamics, team building and writing project proposals for student-led activities. Several conference [...]

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Comparative Civilization 12

Through a study and comparison of numerous past and present civilizations, students will be given opportunities to appreciate the cultural history of the Western and Eastern World. Areas of focus will include ancient Egypt, India, Feudal Japan, China, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Europe during the Middle Ages and other unique societies. Study will include the growth [...]

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Computer Science 11

Course Selection 2018/19: under ICT Computer Information Systems 11 Computer Science “I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs Formerly offered at ICTP 11: Programming 11.  Credit received is a Math credit. Learn to code a computer game in Java and a [...]

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Computer Science 12

Course Selection 2018/19: under ICT Computer Information Systems 12 Computer Science “I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs Formerly offered as ICTP 12: Programming 12.  Credit received is a Math credit. Learn to program Space Invaders! This course will prepare [...]

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Concert Band 09

(This is a full year course. Students will take an alternating subject, opposite band) This course will aspire to a high level of practical instrumental skills, performance methods and music literacy. Quality literature will be explored and performed throughout the year. Students are expected to provide their own instruments and accessories. This course is offered [...]

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Grade 09

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Concert Band 10

(This is a full year course. Students will take an alternating subject, opposite band) This course will continue to develop a high level of practical instrumental skills, performance methods and music literacy. Quality literature will be explored and performed throughout the year. Students are expected to provide their own instruments and accessories. This course is [...]

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Grade 10

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Concert Band 11

(This is a full year course. Students will take an alternating subject, opposite band) This course will continue to develop a high level of practical instrumental skills, performance methods and music literacy at the senior level. Quality literature will be explored and performed throughout the year. Students are expected to provide their own instruments and [...]

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Grade 11

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Concert Band 12

(This is a full year course. Students will take an alternating subject, opposite band) This course will continue to develop a high level of practical instrumental skills, performance methods and music literacy at the senior level. Quality literature will be explored and performed throughout the year. Students are expected to provide their own instruments and [...]

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Concert Choir 09

(Offered outside the timetable) This course will include introductory level music-reading skills, vocal technique and elements of stage presence. Choral music from classical to contemporary will be explored. Some extra-curricular events and activities will occur.

Concert Choir 10

(Offered outside the timetable) This course will continue to develop the student’s music-reading skills, vocal technique and elements of stage presence. Choral music from classical to contemporary will be explored. Some extra-curricular events and activities will occur.
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Concert Choir 11

(Offered outside the timetable) This course will continue to develop the student’s music-reading skills, vocal technique and elements of stage presence.Choral music from classical to contemporary will be explored. Some extra-curricular events and activities will occur.

Grade 11

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Concert Choir 12

(Offered outside the timetable) This course will continue to develop the student’s music-reading skills, vocal techniques and elements of stage presence. Choral music from classical to contemporary will be explored. Some extra-curricular events and activities will occur. Senior choral students will be expected to assume leadership positions.

Criminology 12

Course Content: Criminology is a high-interest graduation elective. This course covers both the history and the theory of crime. It also addresses the debate regarding the causes of criminal behaviour and asks the question, “Are criminals made or born?” Mental illness and its link to violent crime is also examined, with some focus on psychopathic, [...]

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Dance Choreography 10/11/12

Dance Choreography is a course open to all Grade 10/ 11 or 12 students who have either successfully completed an audition OR have previously been given permission to register by the instructor. The students in this course are asked to prepare a choreography project and study choreographic features and famous dance performances. A high level [...]

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Dance Company 10 /11/12

Dance Company:  This is a year long course that is open to grade 10 – 12 students with advanced dance skills.  This course will focus on developing advanced technique and tam-based performance.  Auditions will be held in June to select those with the skill level required for this course.

Dance Foundations 9/10/11/12

The purpose of this class would be to foster the joy of dance while teaching basics, as well as how a studio class functions.  Students would work on their coordination, strength and flexibility through warm up exercises and short cross floors that also help them to develop basic dance vocabulary and technique.  Students would also [...]

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Dance Performance 11/12

(This is a full year course and students will take English or Math on the alternating day) Dance 11/12 extends from the learning of Dance 9 and 10. The senior level course is fast-paced and physically demanding. Senior students will need to take junior dance or have studio experience in order to keep up with this [...]

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Dance Performance 11/12

(This is a full year course and students will take english or math on the alternating day.) Dance 11/12 extends from the learning of Dance 9 and 10. The senior level course is fast-paced and physically demanding. Senior students will need to take junior dance or have studio experience in order to keep up with [...]

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Dance Technique & Performance 9/10/11/12

The students in this course are asked to prepare a choreography project and study choreographic features and famous dance performances. A high level of professionalism is expected from each student.

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Dance Technique and Performance 9/10

Dance 9 is open to all Grade 9 students, male or female, with or without previous dance training. The course exposes students to many different dance styles (jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, etc.) and aims to enable each student to develop his or her dance skills, fitness level, flexibility, and performance skills.

Design, Innovation and Inquiry 9 /10/11/12

Let your own interests and passions guide your learning in Design, Innovation and Inquiry.  In this course you will learn how to apply the steps of the design thinking process to creatively solve problems through meaningful project-based learning experiences.  Once these skills have been achieved, the remainder of the course is designed by YOU.  Follow [...]

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Drafting & Design 11

This course is designed to give students experience in a wide range of Drafting & Design skills. Topics developed in this course will be of advantage to both the student who may wish to pursue a Regional CADD Certificate or complete the CPP CADD qualifications. Course content: Students will learn to use the design process [...]

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Drafting & Design 12

3D Design. This course follows and builds from the knowledge and skills established in CAD Drafting & Design 11 using Vectorworks professional-level software. Course Content:  Students will complete projects that will enable them to design, draw and present their ideas in virtual 3D using a variety of different tools, programs and presentation models.
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Drafting/Design 12: Advanced Design

Architectural Drafting and Design using Vectorworks Architect. The focus is on residential building plan drawings and interior design.

Drafting/Design 12: Architecture/Habitat

Students will go from building plans (developed in DDA12) to the development of final construction drawings.

Drafting/Design 12: Engineer/Mechanical

Application of physics and math principles in production-worthy design.
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Grade 12

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Drafting/Design 12: Tech Visualization

Advanced techniques for creating images, diagrams or animations to communicate a message.
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Drama 09/10

(Inside timetable/semestered) Major objectives of drama courses include building confidence, trust, developing acting skills, and encouraging responsible attitudes towards working with others on common goals. Students selecting Drama should have a definite interest in the subject. Performance opportunities will be available, but public performance is not compulsory. The course includes work on improvisation, speech, mime, [...]

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Drama 11

(Inside timetable/semestered) Drama 11 builds on and extends learning developed in previous drama curricula.  Drama 11 allows students to explore a variety of drama forms and styles and to expand and refine their learning within areas such as: staging and ‘teching’ a story, improvisation, character development, scripted scene work, acting styles through history and one-act plays. Drama [...]

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Drama 12

(Inside timetable/semestered) Drama 12 acts as an extension of the curriculum and content explored in Drama 11. Students in this course will be expected to provide leadership and mentorship for Drama 11 students. Drama 12 students will participate in further exploration of the areas found in Acting 11 as well as script analysis, directing, and stage acting. This course [...]

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Earth Science 11

The Earth Science 11 course provides you with a science credit required for graduation.  The major topics of study are astronomy, Rocks and Minerals, Earth’s History, Place Tectonic theory, Atmospheric Science and the Climate, Oceanography and the Hydrosphere.  The choice of main themes and order will be determined as the course progresses.  There is an [...]

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English 10

This course is intended to extend the student’s understanding of concepts introduced in English 9. In the study of grammar, complex sentence structure will be emphasized. The student will develop essay-writing skills: prewriting, drafting, revising, editing, and polishing. Narrative and descriptive forms will be reviewed; expository forms will be emphasized. Classes will explore novels, short [...]

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English 10 Honours

This course is designed to meet the needs of more academically focused students. It will address the objectives of English 10. Additionally, students will be engaged in work which requires more sophisticated understanding and more complex abstract reasoning.

English 10 Linear

Worried about your first government exam in English? Need a longer time to develop your English skills? We offer a year-long English 10 class that goes together with a year-long ESL class. You get 8 credits, a longer time to work on English 10, and ELL support for your English 10 class.

English 10/11/12 First Peoples

Students who are interested about learning more about Canada’s First Peoples should consider signing up for these courses. The learning at each level focuses on values, beliefs, culture, and creative expression through studying works by authentic First Peoples authors. Sign up for these classes to learn more about the worlds of First Peoples provincially, nationally, [...]

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English 11

Texts from the Canadian literary heritage (short stories, novels, essays and poetry) will be emphasized. A Shakespearean tragedy will also be studied. Practice in composition will stress the process of prewriting, drafting, revising and editing, especially of expository prose. Improvements in language facility will focus on vocabulary development and writing style. Students should be prepared [...]

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English 11 Honours

Similar emphasis to English 11. In addition, students will be expected to have an extensive reading background, outstanding writing skills, an ability to discuss analytically and a mature approach to the study of language and literature. Students may produce an independent research paper on a novel. Students must be recommended by their Grade 10 subject [...]

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English 12

There will be an emphasis on the critical appreciation of world literature, including short stories, novels, drama, essays and poetry, with a view to developing recognition of motivations and themes as well as practice in clear, effective expression, including multi-paragraph compositions, reports and essays. Analytic thinking and expository writing will be stressed. This course will [...]

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English 12 Honours

Similar to English 12. In addition, students will be expected to compare two major literary works. It is expected that students who take this course enjoy reading literature (both poetry and prose), discussing it, and writing about it.

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English Language Arts 9

The focus of this course is the production of clear spoken and written language. The study of grammar will emphasize correct sentence structure, usage and mechanics. The students will learn to create a more mature writing style. Various forms of written expression will be reviewed: description, narration and exposition. Short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry and [...]

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English Language Arts 9 Honours

This course will meet the objectives of English 9, plus offer extra enrichment for the highly motivated student.

English Literature 12

“Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested…” Take Literature 12 for a taste of some of the greatest works of our language–the ones that people are always quoting. Survey of the historical background, content and style of major works of literature from the Anglo-Saxon [...]

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Environmental Science 11

Environmental Science 11 is part of Mount Doug’s new Environmental Leadership Program.  This program runs outside the timetable and incorporates two academic science classes.  Students in grades 10 to 12 can enter the program.  Regular classes will be on Tuesdays at lunch over the entire school year with inquirey labs occurring once or twice each [...]

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Environmental Science 12

Environmental Science 12 is part of Mount Doug’s new Environmental Leadership Program.  This program runs outside of the timetable and incorporates two academic science classes.  Students in grades 10 to 12 can enter the program.   Regular classes will be on Tuesdays at lunch over the entire school year with inquiry labs occurring once or twice [...]

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Foods & Nutrition 11/12

Come globe-trotting with us as we experience the taste sensations of many fascinating cultures. Enjoy the challenge of preparing homemade tortellini and focaccia bread from Italy.  Travel to Asia and make sushi, mapo tofu, pad Thai, spring rolls, samosas, curries and chow mein. The  Greek and Mediterranean  regions offer spanakopita, gyros, and challah bread.  Who [...]

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Foods & Nutrition 9/10

Foods & Nutrition 9/10 Kick up the flavor as you expand your culinary skill and become a confident chef as you learn how to cook. We will learn the basic skills of preparing foods for a healthy, balanced diet and ways to integrate healthful cooking into everyday life. This course will also expand your taste [...]

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Foundations of Mathematics & Pre-Calculus 10

This is an academic course for students continuing on in the Foundations of Mathematics pathway or entering the Pre-Calculus pathway. Topics covered include: linear measurement, conversions between SI and imperial units of measure, surface area and volume of 3D objects, trigonometry, irrational numbers, extending the exponent laws to rational exponents, operations with polynomials, factoring, relations [...]

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Grade 10

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Foundations of Mathematics & Pre-Calculus 10 Honours

This is a rigorous course designed to expand on the theories and problem solving skills as prescribed in the Math 10 curriculum. It is a course for those students who wish to pursue higher-level mathematics, in particular Calculus. Topics to be covered are the same as Principles of Mathematics 10.

Grade 10

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Foundations of Mathematics 11

Before reading about Foundations of Math 11  please read the following information which may determine your Science 11 choice.   If you are registering for Pre-Calculus 11, recommended science choices for this pathway are Chemistry 11, Physics 11 or Biology 11 (you may need to take more than one Science elective if you are going into Sciences).  [...]

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Grade 11

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Foundations of Mathematics 12

A continuation of the stream that originated in Grade 11. Topics covered include: compound interest, renting vs. leasing vs. buying, investments, logic, set theory, conditional statements (“if-then” etc.), probability, permutations, combinations, polynomial functions, exponential functions, logarithmic functions, sinusoidal functions, and a research project.

Grade 12

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French 09

This course begins with a review of French 8 topics. Students develop skills in identifying, asking and answering questions expressing preferences, giving opinions, and talking about future and past events. Evaluation is based on classwork with individual and group projects and tests in all 4 skills: aural/oral, reading and writing. 20% of the evaluation is [...]

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French 10

The course begins with a review of French 9 topics. Students develop skills in identifying, asking and answering questions, describing, expressing preferences and opinions, talking about future and past events, giving and understanding directions and interviewing. Evaluation includes classwork; individual and group projects and tests in all 4 skills: aural/oral, reading and writing. 20% of [...]

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Grade 10

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French 11

Students develop skills in spoken and written French. Study of grammar, vocabulary and verbs; sight-reading; development of oral-aural skills; comprehension in reading selections. Evaluation includes classwork; individual and group projects and tests in all 4 skills: aural/oral, reading and writing. 20% of the evaluation is from the final exam at the end of the semester.

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French 12

Oral and written communication, acquisition of information and reading comprehension skills will be emphasized. Evaluation includes classwork; individual and group projects and quizzes in all 4 skills: aural/oral, reading and writing, unit tests and compositions in various forms.

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Geography 12

Are you fascinated by how our planet functions? Are you concerned with the environment and feel proactive about the challenges our world faces in the future? Are you curious about an introduction to a fascinating field of study with endless job prospects and a course that many universities count as a science credit for entrance [...]

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Guitar 10/11/12

Guitar 10/11/12 – Mount Douglas Secondary School This course will be designed as an introductory level course to teach guitar at the beginners level.  Direction and guidance will be provided to help solve problems related to playing the guitar.  This course will provide an opportunity for students to develop the fine motor skills necessary to [...]

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Humanities 9 (English Language Arts 9 Linear & Social Studies 9 Linear)

Humanities 9 offers a combination of Socials 9 and English 9 over the course of the year. Students have increased opportunity for extra help and studying due to the additional time to work on tests and assignments. The English course focuses on developing skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking and critical thinking. The Socials 9 [...]

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Information & Communications Technology 9

Course Selection 2018/19: under ADST Information & Communications Technology 9 “I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs This course was formerly called Information Technology 9/10. Become a power user of computers. Learn the basics of developing an app. Become the next [...]

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Jazz Band 09

(Offered early mornings, evenings, and/or lunchtime) Students new to jazz studies, or limited experience in jazz may take this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, ballads and swing as well as improvisation techniques. Standard instrumentation includes saxophone, trombone, trumpet, percussion, keyboards, bass and guitar. Flute and clarinet players are [...]

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Grade 09

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Jazz Band 10

(Offered early mornings, evenings, and/or lunchtime) Students will further develop jazz literacy and skills in this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, and swing as well as improvisation techniques. Standard instrumentation includes saxophone, trombone, trumpet, percussion, keyboards, bass and guitar. Flute and clarinet players are also welcome.

Grade 10

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Jazz Band 11

(Offered early mornings, evenings, and/or lunchtime) Students will further develop jazz literacy and skills in this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, and swing as well as improvisation techniques at the senior level. Standard instrumentation includes saxophone, trombone, trumpet, percussion, keyboards, bass and guitar. Flute and clarinet players are [...]

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Grade 11

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Jazz Band 12

(Offered early mornings, evenings, and/or lunchtime) Students will further develop jazz literacy and skills in this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, and swing as well as improvisation techniques at the senior level. Standard instrumentation includes saxophone, trombone, trumpet, percussion, keyboards, bass and guitar. Flute and clarinet players are [...]

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Law 12

Course Content: Law 12 provides an overview of the various branches of law and the Canadian court system. Specific emphasis is given to criminal law, with some attention to civil law. This course provides an understanding of your civil rights and current legal issues in the news. Speakers: Lawyers, probation officers, police, etc. Testing: Extensive [...]

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Grade 12

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Leadership 09 LD

Highly recommended for students who are new to leadership! Hands on, activity-based leadership Team Building games Event Planning Public speaking skill building Project based learning Develop your confidence, planning and time management skills! Please note: this is the only leadership course option for grade 9’s .  

Leadership 10

Highly recommended for students who are new to leadership! Hands on, activity-based leadership Team Building games Event Planning Public speaking skill building Project based learning Develop your confidence, planning and time management skills!  

Leadership 12 Grad Council

Welcome to Grad Leadership 12! This course is designed to allow students a “hands-on” approach to their Graduation year activities. It provides valuable experience in event planning and helps to build such skills as: teamwork, cooperation, liaising, budgeting, marketing, organization and commitment, to name only a few. This 4 credit course is largely based on [...]

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Marketing 11/Entrepreneurship 12

  MARKETING 11: Study Business, Live Business and EXPERIENCE Business! Embark on an adventurous learning journey with our hands on, practical, dynamic look into the World of Business and Marketing. Through a variety of fascinating “REAL LIFE” business ventures, students will be introduced to the marketing mix of: Promotion, Product, Price, Place, Consumer and Competition. [...]

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Marketing and Entrepreneurship 10

Explore the risks, rewards, and opportunities of entrepreneurship as you take a business or product of your design from invention/innovation to marketplace in this course.  During this process you will earn about a variety of business related concepts including business ownership and structure, branding, market segmentation, marketing strategies/advertising, finance and more.  This course take a [...]

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Mathematics 9

This course completes the grade 7 to 9 module of the Western Canada Protocol Mathematics Curriculum. Course content includes operations with rational numbers, similarity, polynomials, equations and inequalities, linear functions, circle geometry, and statistics. Upon completion of this course students must choose which Mathematics stream to continue on with: Apprenticeship / Workplace Mathematics 10 or [...]

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Mathematics 9 Honours

Same curriculum as Math 9. This is a rigorous course designed to expand on the theories and problem solving skills as prescribed in the Math 9 curriculum.

Grade 09

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Media Arts 10/11/12

Course Selection 2018/19: under Visual Arts Media Arts In this course students will focus on developing video and audio media while gaining production knowledge, skills and experience. Students will use digital tools (software, cameras, audio equipment) to create digital images, movies, animation, and special effects. Students will: Learn and put into practice image development strategies and [...]

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Media Design 10/11/12

Course Selection 2018/19: under ADST Media Design 10 and  ICT Digital Media Arts 11/12 Media Arts Media Design 10-12 focuses on developing the knowledge, skills, and attributes students need to respond to media artworks and creating art using media technology. This course places a large emphasis on digital visual graphics, including graphic arts, design, composition, as well as [...]

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Musical Theatre 9/10/11/12

(Outside timetable/Linear) This is a course which meets entirely outside the timetable. The context of this course is the production of a major musical. Everyone wishing to be a stage performer is required to audition at the beginning of the course; casting is based entirely on the audition. Previous performance and/or dance experience is an [...]

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Orchestral Strings 10/11/12

(Offered outside the timetable) This course continues to develop individual technique, small ensemble and playing skills. Performance repertoire is used to study many aspects of the curriculum. The course includes large ensemble opportunities with the Mount Douglas String Orchestra and the District Festival String Orchestra. Also included is participation in the District-approved Strings Retreat. Senior [...]

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Outdoor Pursuits 11/12 *(Grade 10 student can submit an application)

Outdoor Pursuits 11/12 *(Grade 10 students can submit an application). Get outside, appreciate nature, get healthy and earn graduation credits! Come one, come all to participate in a brand new, truly unique and impactful outdoor experience. Outdoor Pursuits 11/12 is designed to create fun, lifelong, and lasting memories in the classroom and outdoors and provide [...]

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PE 11/12–Girls Only

Ladies in grade 11 & 12 it is finally here! A PE class just for you. We will be designing this course together to give you exactly the type of activities you want to participate in. If you are someone who enjoys being active, healthy game competition or may have an interest in a post-secondary [...]

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Peer Tutoring 10/11/12

Students can receive credit by providing study support, homework review and encouragement to fellow students. Opportunities include assisting teachers in the classroom and one-on-one tutoring of peers during lunchtime or afterschool sessions. This course is offered outside of the timetable. The course runs from September to June. Students log their tutoring experiences and hours on [...]

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Photography 11

In this introductory photography course, students learn the fundamentals of photography, become good photographers and will have the confidence to grab any camera to go take pictures. Students from any grade are welcome. Although the course is designed for students genuinely interested in photography, no previous photographic knowledge, skill or camera is required! Students learn [...]

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Photography 12

Having already acquired the fundamentals of photography through Photography 11, each Photography 12 student is provided with a customized course based on their individual photographic interests and goals. Students generally spend the majority of their time to complete digital and/or 35mm B&W film photographic projects of their choice. Students continue to build on their prior [...]

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Grade 12

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Physical and Health Education 09

The purpose of this course is to enable all students to enhance their quality of life through active living.  Through games, activity, sport and health education, PHE 9 provides students with unique learning experiences and opportunities that allow them to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable them to enhance their quality of life.  [...]

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Physical and Health Education 10

The purpose of this course is to further develop the goals of Physical and Health Education 9 and is a required course for graduation.  Through games, activity, sport and health education, PHE 10 provides students with unique learning experiences and opportunities that allow them to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable them to [...]

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Grade 10

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Physical and Health Education 11/12 – Girls only

This is a course that we design together based on your interests to give you exactly the type of Physical Education experience you will want to participate in.  If you are someone who enjoys being active, have healthy game competition, or maybe has an interest in a post-secondary experience or career involving sport or healthy [...]

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Physical Education 11/12

Team/Individual/Dual sports: The course will be aimed at enjoyment of physical activity through game play promoting value of life-long activities that help increase overall fitness. Grade will be based on attitude, effort and attendance. Emphasis will be on learning by participation in activities from the following list: Badminton Softball Flag Football Volleyball Tennis Field Lacrosse [...]

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Physics 11

Relationships between basic physical quantities are studied in this introductory course. Emphasis is given to the study of kinematics–the study of motion, including vectors; and to dynamics, the study of forces. One-dimensional cases are emphasized. Study of momentum, energy, special relativity, and nuclear energy complete the mechanics section of this course. An introduction to wave [...]

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Grade 11

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Physics 12

Course Content: Vectors; motion in two dimensions; projectiles, forces, collisions; universal gravitation and circular motion; electric charges and currents; electromagnetism and applications. Assignments and Reports: Lab reports required. Remarks: Students obtaining less than a C+ average in Physics 11 are advised that they may have difficulty with this course. Students taking Physics 12 are encouraged [...]

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Grade 12

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Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11

Before choosing your Grade 11 Math course please read the following information because it may affect your Science 11 choice(s).  If you are registering for Pre-Calculus 11, recommended science choices for this pathway are Chemistry 11, Physics 11 or Biology 11 (you may need to take more than one Science elective if you are going [...]

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Grade 11

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Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11 Honours

Same content as Pre-Calculus 11 but all topics are covered in greater detail. Math contest questions will be covered in class.
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Grade 11

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Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12

A continuation of the stream that originated in Grade 11. Topics covered include: trigonometry (including radians), function theory, function transformations, inverses of functions/relations, logarithms, logarithmic functions, exponential functions, factoring/graphing/solving polynomials, radical functions, rational functions, permutations, combinations, and the binomial theorem.

Grade 12

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Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 Honours

Same Content as Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 but all topics are covered in greater detail. Math contest questions will be explored in class.

Grade 12

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Psychology 11

This is an introductory course to the study of psychology. Some of the topics to be covered include the following:   psychological disorders adolescent development learning theory individual and group interaction stress One of the most fascinating things about psychology is that it is about you–how you think and feel and behave. By learning about [...]

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Robotics 9/10/11/12

Robotics is an introductory course where you will learn the fundamental skills to design, program, and develop the electronics to engineer your own robot. Using a variety of resources and software, including Sphero robots, Vex, circuit boards, sensors, and motor, students will complete a series of electronics projects in order to learn the fundamentals of [...]

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Scholarship Preparation 12 (Post Secondary & Scholarship Preparation)

This course is specifically designed for highly academic Grade 12 Honour Roll students. If you would like to be as informed as possible about the opportunities available for scholarship and post-secondary, this course is for you. Grade 12 students often have difficulty doing the research to maximize their scholarship potential. This course will allow for [...]

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Science 09

Students gain a foundation in scientific processes and preparation for senior Science courses while exploring four strands of science.  The Continuity of Life explores cell theory and various forms of reproduction.  Chemical Science include how electron arrangement impacts: atomic theory, the periodic table, elements and chemical formulae.  Electric Currents are compared with labs and projects focusing on: [...]

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Science 10

Science 10 surveys a wide range of scientific domains.  Life Science will delve into DNA structure, genes and patterns of inheritance as well as the applications and ethics of modern genetic technology.  Students will investigate how the diversity of life is affected by mutation and selection processes.  Earth Science examines the components of the universe [...]

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Grade 10

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Science for Citizens 11

Science for Citizens is an academic grade 11 science course designed for students who are interested in or curious about seeing their everyday world through a different lens. The major focus on this course will be in the areas of Biology and Chemistry with some areas of Physics and Earth Science being addressed. The three [...]

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Social Studies 10 (New Curriculum)

This course is required for graduation. The course has three major components.  The geography section includes demography, challenges in the developing world and environmental issues. The history content explores Canada’s relationship with the world from 1900 to 2000, and links history to current events. Students will also study Canadian government, politics and law.
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Grade 10

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Social Studies 9 (New Curriculum)

The focus of Socials 9 is Europe and North America between 1500 and 1867. The curriculum centers on North American geographic regions, aboriginal peoples, their relationship with Europeans and their combined impact on Canada’s development. As well, the course examines Canada’s political and legal roots: colonialism, nationalism, imperialism and the role of revolutions in England, [...]

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Grade 09

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Spanish 09

This course is an introduction to the Spanish language. The students learn how to ask and answer simple questions on topics related to everyday situations. Students practice conversation and build vocabulary through a variety of learning activities. Most classes include paired activities where only Spanish is spoken.

Spanish 10

Spanish 10 reviews the work done in Spanish 9 and expands the knowledge base in vocabulary and verb tenses. An emphasis is placed on correct pronunciation and cadence as well as grammatically correct writing.

Grade 10

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Spanish 11

This course requires a solid foundation in Spanish 10 and further emphasizes vocabulary, common expressions, verbs and especially sentence structure. Daily classroom conversation in Spanish is expected. The text is in Spanish. This course satisfies university language requirements and prepares students for Spanish 12 as well.
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Grade 11

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Spanish 12

A good grasp of Spanish 11 is required for this course. In-depth discussion and written expression are expected. Serious emphasis is placed on the study of Spanish literature and correct use of grammar. The text is en espanõl! (upper level program)
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Grade 12

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Strength Training & Conditioning 11/12 Co-ed

This one semester, 4-credit course is for grade 11 or 12 males and females or grade 10 students on the consent of the teacher. Athletes and non-athletes will benefit and enjoy this fun and high energy course as they learn and enjoy the healthy life-long benefits of increased strength and fitness. Students will receive energetic [...]

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Strings 9

Offered outside the timetable, two 75-minute classes a week) Students in this course develop individual technique, small ensemble and playing skills. Performance repertoire is used to study many aspects of the curriculum. The course includes large ensemble opportunities with the Mount Douglas String Orchestra and the District Festival String Orchestra. Also included is participation in [...]

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Grade 09

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Studio Arts 11/12: 2D & 3D

In this course we explore the many creative possibilities afforded by the film industries, media and advertising world.  We will discover the power of the image and the influence of the artist on the world.
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Grade 11 Grade 12

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Studio Arts12: Drawing & Painting

The course encourages you to explore the deep layers of creativity which bring you to create art with meaning, purpose, or art with a social or political message.
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Grade 11 Grade 12

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Tech Ed 9/10: Drafting & Design

This computer based (CADD) course in Drafting, Design and Manufacturing will introduce students interested in engineering, architecture, computer animation, design and drafting, to industry standard commercial software. Areas of study include introductions to: the design process, 2D and 3D drawing techniques, rendering and presenting computer generated videos. Students will work to manufacture and test prototypes [...]

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Tech Ed 9/10: Mechanics (Power Technology)

This course in Power Technology is intended to provide students with an introduction to the internal combustion engine and to provide an integrated pathway to Automotive Technology courses at the Grade 11 and 12 levels. A small 4 stroke-cycle piston engine is the basis for initial practical work. Shop safety and the proper usage of [...]

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Tech Ed 9/10: Woodwork

This course in Woodwork is intended to provide students with an introduction to machine processes and to provide a pathway to Carpentry & Joinery (Woodwork) courses at the grade 11 and 12 level. Students will learn to use various machines in the woodwork shop, learn workshop safety and develop an appreciation for good design. Students [...]

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Technique and Performance 10

Technique and Performance 10  is open to all Grade 10 students, male or female, with or without previous dance training.  The course exposes students to many different dance styles (jazz, hip-hop, lyrical, etc.) and aims to enable each student to develop his or her dance skills, fitness level, flexibility, and performance skills.

Theatre Production 9/10/11/12

Theatre Production 9/10/11/12 (Outside timetable/Linear) This course runs concurrently with Musical Theatre 9 – 12 and meets entirely outside the timetable. Students in this course will learn and develop the skills involved in all backstage elements of a theatrical production. Topics will include: theatrical vocabulary and terminology, shop and tool safety, basic lighting and sound, [...]

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Transitional English 09 LD, English Language Development 10/11

Writing: Emphasis is on developing writing skills through the study of sentence structure, vocabulary, verb tenses, and journaling. Reading: Text Comprehension, silent reading, sentence editing Listening and Speaking Skills: Through discussions and formal instruction, students improve their English pronunciation. Evaluation: A balance of class work, home assignments, quizzes, and tests. Computers: Once a week, students [...]

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Understanding Computers & The Web 10/11/12

Course Selection for 2018/19:  Under ADST Computer Studies 10 or WEB DESIGN 11 Understanding Computers and the Web We’re living in a fast-paced environment where technological devices are being used for more reasons than ever. It doesn’t matter what type of work you’re doing, you’re likely to make use of a computer.  Computer skills are [...]

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Understanding our Modern World 11 – Social Studies 11

This exciting new course in Social Studies 11 will allow students the opportunity to explore a variety of interesting 20th Century topics and current events.  This inquiry based class will focus on learning through media (film, art, music, etc.) to examine and engage with such topics as social movements, violent conflicts, the impact of scientific [...]

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Visual Arts 09

Discover hidden talent and stimulate your creative abilities in a foundation course for grade 9 students with limited to moderate art experience. Introductory work in both 2D and 3D areas includes drawing, painting, printmaking, ceramics and sculpture.

Visual Arts 10

This exciting course builds on the concepts learned in grade 9 but heads off in bold new directions allowing the student to create unique works of art while developing more advanced techniques and skills. This is the perfect course for grade 10 students who wish to pick up 4 credits of Fine Arts or for [...]

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Web Development 12

Course Selection 2018/19: under ICT Computer Programming 12 Web Development “I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs This is a new course in 2018/19. Credit received is an ADST credit. Learn to program with a focus on Web Technologies including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, [...]

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Grade 12

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Web Development 10

Course Selection 2018/19: under ADST Web Development 10. “I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs This course was formerly called Information Technology 9/10. Become a power user of computers. Learn the basics of developing an app. Become the next Mark Zuckerberg or [...]

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Web Development 11

Course Selection 2018/19: under ICT Computer Programming 11 Web Development “I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think.” – Steve Jobs This is a new course in 2018/19. Credit received is an ADST credit. Learn to program with a focus on Web Technologies including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, JSON [...]

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Work Experience 12A/B: Drafting

100 hours of work experience with a variety of Engineering and Architectural Companies.

Writing 12

This highly enjoyable course is for students who are motivated and enthusiastic about creative writing. Students will explore a range of writing strategies and styles, and will create a variety of original works. They will be encouraged to develop a polished writing style. The best student work is collected in a class magazine.

Grade 12

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Yearbook 11/12

If you have an interest in journalism, digital SLR photography, layout, writing, graphic art, and design, then this credit course is for you. Classes are held outside the regular timetable on Tuesdays at 7:30 am and Thursdays at lunch. Today’s print media is full of colourful graphics, short stories, reader entry points and fantastic images. [...]

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Grade 11 Grade 12

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Yoga for Mindfulness

If you are looking for something different, or something that helps to develop both your physical and mental well-being, this is the course for you.  Students taking this course will experience the health benefits of yoga and develop personal well-being management skills – skills that will help you balance school, work and other life priorities.  [...]

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