Adult Day School

(Updated: June 15, 2022)

Welcome to TVDSB Adult School

Serving Oxford, Elgin, and Middlesex counties, including Wheable (London), Balaclava (St. Thomas), and Blossom Park (Woodstock)

Adult & Continuing Education offers adult learners the opportunity to complete high school credits quickly.  

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions and About Us sections below.  


Please note:  Diploma Requests received before June 22nd will be completed by July 8th.   Diploma Requests received after June 22nd will be completed in September.  Graduates will receive an email when their diploma is ready to pick up at the Wheable Education Centre in London.


Registration for term 1 of 2022-23 will open in late August.

Please consider subscribing to this webpage for updates on next year's course offerings and registration link (see the bottom of this page).

We are currently accepting registrations for the fall PSW program which begins in August.
For the 2022-23 school year the Government of Ontario is waiving fees and paying a stipend for community and clinical placements.  Click here to see more about our PSW program.

 Did you know about the PSW program fees for 2022-23?

If you have any questions after reviewing this webpage, please email:  AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca 

 

2022-23 Courses

 

 Term 1

You may take up to two credits per term.  This can be two single credit courses or one double credit/full day course. 

Term 1 Courses

Hair

 

 

 

Term 2

You may take up to two credits per term.  This can be two single credit courses or one double credit/full day course. List of Term 2 CoursesCommercial Kitchen

List of Term 2 Courses

 Term 3

You may take up to two credits per term.  This can be two single credit courses or one double credit/full day course.  

Term 3 Courses

 Term 4
You may take up to two credits per term.  This can be two single credit courses or one double credit/full day course. 
List of Term 4 courses

 

What You Need to Register
  • Who can register?
    • 18 years of age or older
    • not currently attending an adolescent high school
    • resident of Oxford, Elgin or Middlesex county in Ontario, Canada
  • What do you need?
    • a unique, personal email address that you check daily
    • photo identification
    • proof of citizenship (birth certificate, passport, immigration papers, etc.)
    • transcripts for ANY courses taken outside TVDSB schools
    • Ontario Education Number (OEN) for Ontario students
    • a computer and reliable internet connection (see "Chromebooks" section below)
    • course fees for residents on Work or Student Visa ($1,800 per credit)

If you have questions regarding registration, please email us at: AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca 

Frequently Asked Questions

 REGISTRATION questions
 
 How do I register for a course?

The link to our registration form will be posted on this webpage during the registration period.  Before you register, please review the "What do I need to register" section above.

  • TVDSB students:  you will need your OEN and a picture or pdf of transcripts for any non-TVDSB courses you may have taken
  • New to TVDSB students: you will need a picture or pdf of your transcripts and your OEN if you have previously taken courses in Ontario
  • All students will need an email address that you check daily.  All communications will be done through email.  This CANNOT be a 'gotvdsb.ca' email address
  • All students will need proof of identification and proof of citizenship in a picture or pdf format
 What is an OEN & how do I get one?
OEN = Ontario Education Number.  This number follows you throughout your Ontario education and is NOT your student number.  It is on all report cards and official school documents.  Please email AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, and last course you took to obtain your OEN if you don’t know it.
 Can I register if I don't have an OEN?
Yes!  Register as a non-TVDSB student and we will request an OEN for you from the Ministry of Education (you will be required to upload educational documents which show your course history if you register in this manner).
What do I do if the registration form won't accept my OEN?
Double check that you are using your OEN rather than your student number.  OEN’s are 9 digits long (no hyphens or spaces).  If yours is 8 digits, add a 0 to the beginning.   If this still doesn’t work, Please email: AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, and request confirmation of your OEN and date of birth on our student information system.
How much do courses cost?

For Canadian citizens, landed immigrants, permanent residents and refugee claimants there is no cost for most courses.  For international citizens living in Ontario on Work or Student Visas, there is a fee for each course.
The Personal Support Worker program and some hairstyling courses have fees - this will be noted on each applicable course.

There are no other deposits or fees required.

 What is a prerequisite?

A course which the Ministry of Education has designated as a requirement to be completed prior to undertaking a course.

i.e. you must successfully complete grade 10 English before you can take grade 11 English.
 Can I take more than one course?
 You may take 2 credits per term (2 single credit courses or 1 double credit course)
 Can I register if I live outside of Oxford, Elgin or Middlesex Counties?
 Not at this time.
 How can I get a copy of my transcript?

You do not need a transcript to register if you are a former TVDSB student. 

If you have taken courses outside of TVDSB, you must contact that school board for a copy of your transcript or course summary.

If you do need a copy, please email AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, and last course you took.
What courses are available?  What about in my location?
Please see the Course Offering section above.  Format, location, and time are noted.
 I was in ESL.  Can I take courses through Adult Day School?
You must obtain your Canadian Language Benchmark Level 7 (in all areas) to take adult high school credit courses.  To confirm your level, if you have taken ESL through TVDSB, please email: esl@tvdsb.ca 
 I can't do in-school courses.  Can I do it online or only do the only part of an in-school course?
No.  Hybrid courses are 3 days in-school plus 2 days online. Different course material is covered each day.  We cannot change the format (online versus in-school); location; or time of day (morning versus afternoon) of the courses.  
 How do I know if my registration is approved?
As soon as your course(s) is/are approved, you will receive an email to the address you provided on your registration form.  It will provide you with confirmation of the courses you are approved to take.  You must reply to that email or your registration will not go forward.
 I didn't get an email after I registered, what do I do?
Please check your spam folder.  If there is nothing there, please email: AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, your correct email address, and the reason for your email.  
 What if my course doesn't run?
 We will automatically schedule you into one of your alternates if we can.  If we can’t, we will email you.
 How many hours of work do I have to do?
A minimum of 2.75 hours per day (Monday – Friday) for single credit course.  A minimum of 5.5 hours per day for a double credit course.  This does not include homework in senior courses.  Each Term is 8 weeks.
 You're not offering the course I need.  Where can I get it?
TVO's www.ilc.org offers online courses at $40 per course.
GUIDANCE / COUNSELLOR questions
 
 How many credits do I have/do I need?
Please email AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca to obtain a copy of your Credit Summary.  Please include your full legal name, date of birth, and the nature of your request.
I don't know what I should take, can someone help me? 
First you must register for a course which fits your interests and your pathway.  Email:  AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca to book a guidance appointment.  Please include your full legal name, date of birth, and the purpose for your meeting.
I can't get an appointment with a guidance counsellor before registration is over.  How do I figure out what to take?
First you must register for a course which fits your interests and your pathway.  Email:  AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca to book a guidance appointment.  Please include your full legal name, date of birth, and the purpose for your meeting. 
 What academic path can I/should I choose?

It depends upon your goals and intended pathway after you graduate:

  • OSSD diploma: all courses count towards your diploma.
  • College: O, C, M, or U courses only
  • University:  only M or U courses only

The 5th character of a course code provides the academic pathway of the course:

A – applied

D – academic

L - workplace

E – everyday

O - open

C – college

M – mixed (college/University) U – university

We recommend that you email  AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca to book a guidance appointment.  Please include your full legal name, date of birth, and the purpose for your meeting. 

 I need to speak to a guidance counsellor
Email  AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca to book a guidance appointment.  Please include your full legal name, date of birth, if you prefer a telephone or in-person meeting, and the purpose for your meeting. 
 Can I get maturity credits?
Please complete the PLAR application form:  https://bit.ly/PLAR-TVDSB   A guidance counsellor will contact you.
 How many hours of community service do I need?

Adult & Continuing Education students must complete a minimum of 10 community service hours to graduate.   

 How do I graduate?

If you are unsure whether or not you have completed all diploma requirements, please email AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, and last course you took (and the year you took it.  Please include the reason for your email.

 

If you know you have finished all requirements please complete our online Diploma Request form:  https://bit.ly/RequestForDiploma

I've applied to college/university and need my transcripts sent to them

Please complete the form on the appropriate link below:

University 101 (attended an adolescent high school in June of the previous school year):
https://bit.ly/101University 

University 105 (have been out of adolescent high school for 7 months or more)*:
https://bit.ly/University105 

College Applications:

https://bit.ly/OCASinformation 

 

*If you are completing a University 105 application, please email a picture/scan of your photo id to:  AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca and include "University 105" in the subject line.

FIRST WEEK questions
 
When does class start?

2022-23 Term 1 begins on September 22nd

In-school morning classes: 9:00 - 11:45

In-school afternoon classes: 12:30 - 3:15

Online classes: the time of day is up to you

 I can't log into Brightspace. What do I do?
Website:  www.tvdsb.ca/brightspace (ensure you include the www.)

Login ID: first 4 letters of your last name+first 4 letters of your first name+last 3 digits of your student number+@gotvdsb.ca.  No hyphens or spaces.   If your legal name does not work, try your preferred name.  If you student number has only 8 digits, add a 0 to the beginning.  Ensure you are using your student number (no hyphens or spaces) rather than your OEN.

Example:  Janet Fry-Jones Student # 123-456-789     FryjJane789@gotvdsb.ca   pw 123456789
What do I do if my course isn't showing up in Brightspace/the wrong course is in Brightspace
Please email: AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth and the course you are expecting to see but isn’t there.  Ensure you are selecting the correct school year on the right side of your Brightspace page where courses are displayed
 How do I contact my teacher?

Within Brightspace, click on the class list icon at the top of your Brightspace page.  Find the Educator’s tab.  Click on the contact listed there.  Their first initial may be the only entry listed - it will be blue and is a clickable link.

Please use this contact feature to communicate with your teacher and/or to be removed from your course.

 

How to contact your teacher through Brightspace

MISCELLANOUS questions
 
 What courses are offered in Night School?
 We are not currently offering the Night School program.  Please see our online course offerings above.
 What courses are offered in Self Study?
 We are not currently offering the Self Study program.  Please see our online course offerings above.
 What name do you have for me in the student information system?
Email AdultStudentServices@tvdsb.ca with your full legal name, date of birth, and last course you took.  If you have changed your legal name, we require a picture or scan of your legal name change documents.
 Where do we park at Wheable?
Student parking is available in front of the school building and as permitted on the side streets.  See the main office for a permit to park in front of the school.
 Can I get a locker?
PSW and hairstyling students have assigned lockers.  They are not available for day school students at this time.
 Where can I vape/smoke?
 You must go off school property to smoke or vape.

What to Expect: Course Commitments

  • Each course is only 8 weeks long and will require an average of 3 hours of participation daily.  If you are taking two courses, budget your time to include a minimum of 6 hours per day (30 hours per week).
  • You will have some flexibility as to when you complete your online course during the day/week. Do not schedule your time to complete all work in 1-2 days per week.
  • You must login daily to your online course(s) Monday to Friday, to check for assignments, tests, and messages from your teacher.
  • You must attend your hybrid courses daily  - in person on Mondays, Tuesday & Thursdays and login online on Wednesdays & Fridays.
  • Always reply to messages, emails, and phone calls from your teacher or the school.
  • Be sure to stay on top of your course work and avoid falling behind. Our courses are completed in less than half the time of a traditional high school course. 
  • You will be removed from your course if absences and missing assignments affect your ability to complete the course.
  • Each course is taught by a Thames Valley Secondary School teacher. They provide academic support. You may use Brightspace to message them and schedule online meetings. Teachers will respond and can meet, during regular school hours, Monday to Friday (via telephone, Google Meet meetings, or in person).
  • Login support is provided by AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca; our IT Team; and non-academic Brightspace processes are supported by Brightspace.

Please email your registration questions to: AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca

Course Descriptions & Pre-requisites

The following link to the Ontario Ministry of Education's Ontario Curriculum, Grade 9 - 12 Descriptions and Prerequisites document will provide you with information on each course we offer.  

Once the document is open, press Ctrl F for a search window.  Enter the first five characters of the course code you are interested in and click the down arrow until the window displays the full description and prerequisite.

A prerequisite is a course which the Ministry of Education has designated as a requirement to be completed prior to undertaking a course.

Course Descriptions & Prerequisites

 

Wheable Adult Day School Credit Courses – Offering Online and In-school Learning

 

ASM2O           Media Arts, Grade 10, Open

This course enables students to create media art works by exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital animation, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film, photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible practices related to the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works.

Prerequisite: None

 

AVI3M            Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., photography, video, computer graphics, information design).

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open

 

AVI3O             Visual Arts, Grade 11, Open

This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, and/or multimedia art. Students will use the creative process to create art works that reflect a wide range of subjects and will evaluate works using the critical analysis process. Students will also explore works of art within a personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural context.

Prerequisite: None

 

AVI4M             Visual Arts, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

 

BBB4M           International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively. This course prepares students for postsecondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.

Prerequisite: None

 

BTA3O           Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open

This course prepares students for the digital environment. Using a hands-on approach, students will further develop information and communication technology skills through the use of common business software applications. The concept and operation of e-business will be explored, and students will design and create an e-business website. The skills developed in this course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or postsecondary studies.

Prerequisite: None

 

CGG3O          Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open

This course focuses on issues related to travel and tourism within and between various regions of the world. Students will investigate unique environmental, sociocultural, economic, and political characteristics of selected world regions. They will explore travel patterns and trends as well as tensions related to tourism, and will predict future tourism destinations. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate the impact of the travel industry on natural environments and human communities.

Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

 

CGR4M          The Environment and Resource Management, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

This course investigates interactions between natural and human systems, with a particular emphasis on the impacts of human activity on ecosystems and natural processes. Students will use the geographic inquiry process, apply the concepts of geographic thinking, and employ a variety of spatial skills and technologies to analyse these impacts and propose ways of reducing them. In the course of their investigations, they will assess resource management and sustainability practices, as well as related government policies and international accords. They will also consider questions of individual responsibility and environmental stewardship as they explore ways of developing a more sustainable relationship with the environment.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

 

CHW3M           World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century,  Grade 11, University/College

This course explores the history of various societies and civilizations around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will investigate a range of factors that contributed to the rise, success, and decline of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world and will examine life in and the cultural and political legacy of these societies. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating social, political, and economic structures and historical forces at work in various societies and in different historical eras.

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

 

CHY4U           World History since the Fifteenth Century, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and ideas and assess societal progress or decline in world history.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

 

CIE3M             The Individual and the Economy, Grade 11, University/College

This course explores issues and challenges facing the Canadian economy as well as the implications of various responses to them. Students will explore the economic role of firms, workers, and government as well as their own role as individual consumers and contributors, and how all of these roles affect stability and change in the Canadian economy. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate the impact of economic issues and decisions at the individual, regional, and national level.

Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

 

CLN4U            Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University

This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop an understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law and of issues related to human rights and freedoms, conflict resolution, and criminal, environmental, and workplace law, both in Canada and internationally. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process, and will develop legal reasoning skills, when investigating these and other issues in both Canadian and international contexts.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

 

DCO3O           Creating Opportunities through Co-op, Grade 11, Open

This course consists of a learning experience connected to a community and a cooperative education curriculum focused on developing skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will support students in their learning, including their education and career/life planning, at school and beyond, today and in the future. Within the context of their experience connected to a community, students will apply skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will protect and promote their health, safety, and well-being and that will strengthen their inquiry, decision-making, and leadership skills. Students will create and implement a learning plan that meets their particular interests and needs, reflect on their learning, and make connections between their experience in the community and other aspects of their lives.

Prerequisite: None

 

EMS3O           Media Studies, Grade 11, Open

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic or Applied

 

ENG2D           English, Grade 10, Academic

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied

 

ENG2P           English, Grade 10, Applied

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied

 

ENG3C           English, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied

 

ENG3E           English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of contemporary informational, graphic, and literary texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language clearly and accurately in a variety of formal and informal contexts. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 workplace preparation course.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied

 

ENG3U           English, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic

 

ENG4C           English, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, College Preparation

 

ENG4E           English, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in the workplace and in daily life. Students will analyse informational, graphic, and literary texts and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for workplace-related and practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language accurately and organizing ideas and information coherently. The course is intended to prepare students for the workplace and active citizenship.

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, Workplace Preparation

 

ENG4U           English, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, University Preparation

 

GLS4O           Advanced Learning Strategies: Skills for Success After Secondary School, Grade 12, Open

This course improves students’ learning and personal-management skills, preparing them to make successful transitions to work, training, and/or postsecondary education destinations. Students will assess their learning abilities and use literacy, numeracy, and research skills and personal-management techniques to maximize their learning. Students will investigate trends and resources to support their postsecondary employment, training, and/or education choices and develop a plan to help them meet their learning and career goals.

Prerequisite: None

 

GPP3O           Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11, Open

This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.

Prerequisite: None

 

GWL3O          Designing Your Future, Grade 11, Open

This course prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary destinations as they investigate specific postsecondary options based on their skills, interests, and personal characteristics. Students will explore the realities and opportunities of the workplace and examine factors that affect success, while refining their job-search and employability skills. Students will develop their portfolios with a focus on their targeted destination and develop an action plan for future success.

Prerequisite: None

 

HFC3E           Food and Culture, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a range of cultures, describe food-related etiquette in a variety of countries and cultures, and explore ways in which Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will have opportunities to develop practical skills and apply research skills as they investigate foods and food practices from around the world.

Prerequisite: None

 

HFC3M           Food and Culture, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course focuses on the flavours, aromas, cooking techniques, foods, and cultural traditions of world cuisines. Students will explore the origins of and developments in diverse food traditions. They will demonstrate the ability to cook with ingredients and equipment from a variety of cultures, compare food-related etiquette in many countries and cultures, and explain how Canadian food choices and traditions have been influenced by other cultures. Students will develop practical skills and apply social science research methods while investigating foods and food practices from around the world.

Prerequisite: None

 

HFL4E            Food and Healthy Living, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course focuses on the fundamental food needs of young adults. Students will learn how to stock a kitchen, make nutritious food choices, and accommodate the food needs of others. Through a range of practical experiences, they will develop skills needed in food preparation for personal use and for employment in the food industry. They will also learn about dining etiquette in different contexts and about responsible consumer practices. Students will use social science research methods to investigate issues related to food preparation and nutrition.

Prerequisite: None

 

HHG4M          Human Development Throughout the Lifespan, Grade 12, University/College Preparation

This course offers a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human development throughout the lifespan. Students will learn about a range of theoretical perspectives on human development. They will examine threats to healthy development as well as protective factors that promote resilience. Students will learn about physical, cognitive, and social-emotional development from the prenatal period through old age and will develop their research and inquiry skills by investigating issues related to human development.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

 

HHS4C           Families in Canada, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course enables students to develop an understanding of social science theories as they apply to individual development, the development of intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will explore a range of issues relating to the development of individuals and families in contemporary Canadian society as well as in other cultures and historical periods. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child roles and relationships in Canada.

Prerequisite: Any university, college, or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies  

 

HHS4U           Families in Canada, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

 

HIP4O             Personal Life Management, Grade 12, Open Preparation

This course focuses on preparing students for living independently and working successfully with others. Students will learn to manage their personal resources to meet their basic needs for food, clothing, and housing. They will also learn about their personal, legal, and financial responsibilities and develop and apply interpersonal skills in order to make wise and responsible personal and occupational choices. Students will apply research and inquiry skills while investigating topics related to personal life management. The course emphasizes the achievement of expectations through practical experiences.

Prerequisite: None

 

HPC3O           Raising Healthy Children, Grade 11, Open

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge parents, guardians, and caregivers need, with particular emphasis on maternal health, pregnancy, birth, and the early years of human development (birth to six years old). Through study and practical experience, students will learn how to meet the developmental needs of young children, communicate with them, and effectively guide their early behaviour. Students will develop their research skills through investigations related to caregiving and child rearing.

Prerequisite: None

 

HSB4U           Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives, and methodologies to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will critically analyse how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyse causes of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

 

HSE3E            Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to develop an understanding of historical and contemporary issues relating to equity, diversity, and social justice in a variety of contexts. Students will explore the nature of diversity and power relations in Canada and how social norms shape individual identity. They will learn about social activism and how to address situations that involve discrimination, harassment, and denial of rights. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to an equity, diversity, or social justice issue.

Prerequisite: None

 

HSG3M          Gender Studies, Grade 11, University/College

This course enables students to explore the social construction of gender. Students will learn about the dynamic nature of gender roles and norms; sexism and power relations; and the impact of representations of women and men in the media, popular culture, and the arts. Students will analyse a range of gender equity issues, including gender-based violence and workplace equity, in both Canadian and global contexts. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to gender equity.

Prerequisite: None

 

HSP3C           Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course introduces students to theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students learn about approaches and research methods used by social scientists. Students will be given opportunities to apply theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current issues within the three disciplines.

Prerequisite: None

 

HSP3U           Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science research, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.

Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)

 

HZT4U            Philosophy: Questions and Theories, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course will enable you to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply your knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy. This course will cover the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, aesthetics, and socio-political philosophy. You will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as you formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. You will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.

Prerequisite:  Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies

 

MAP4C           Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of real-world applications of mathematics. Students will analyse data using statistical methods; solve problems involving applications of geometry and trigonometry; solve financial problems connected with annuities, budgets, and renting or owning accommodation; simplify expressions; and solve equations. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for college programs in areas such as business, health sciences, and human services, and for certain skilled trades.

Prerequisite: Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

 

MBF3C           Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problem solving tool in the real world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations; investigate situations involving exponential growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership; develop their ability to reason by collecting, analysing, and evaluating data involving one variable; connect probability and statistics; and solve problems in geometry and trigonometry. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Prerequisite: Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

 

MCF3M          Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied  

 

MCR3U          Functions, Grad 11, University Preparation

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

 

MCV4U           Calculus and Vectors, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three-dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.

Prerequisite: Note: Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation, must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and Vectors.

 

MDM4U          Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analysing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.

Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

 

MEL3E           Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will solve problems associated with earning money, paying taxes, and making purchases; apply calculations of simple and compound interest in saving, investing, and borrowing; and calculate the costs of transportation and travel in a variety of situations. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 9, Applied, or a Grade 10 Mathematics locally developed compulsory credit course

 

MEL4E           Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as it is applied in the workplace and daily life. Students will investigate questions involving the use of statistics; apply the concept of probability to solve problems involving familiar situations; investigate accommodation costs, create household budgets, and prepare a personal income tax return; use proportional reasoning; estimate and measure; and apply geometric concepts to create designs. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Prerequisite: Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

 

MFM2P           Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

This course enables students to consolidate their understanding of linear relations and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will develop and graph equations in analytic geometry; solve and apply linear systems, using real-life examples; and explore and interpret graphs of quadratic relations. Students will investigate similar triangles, the trigonometry of right triangles, and the measurement of three-dimensional figures. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic or Applied

 

MHF4U           Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.

Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation

 

MPM2D          Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic, or Grade 9 Mathematics Transfer, Applied to Academic

 

MTH1W          Mathematics, Grade 9

This course enables students to consolidate, and continue to develop, an understanding of mathematical concepts related to number sense and operations, algebra, measurement, geometry, data, probability, and financial literacy. Students will use mathematical processes, mathematical modelling, and coding to make sense of the mathematics they are learning and to apply their understanding to culturally responsive and relevant real-world situations. Students will continue to enhance their mathematical reasoning skills, including proportional reasoning, spatial reasoning, and algebraic reasoning, as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Prerequisite:  None

 

OLC4O           Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open

This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.

Eligibility requirement: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. (Students who have already met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the principal.)

 

PPZ3C            Health for Life, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness, and health promotion.

Prerequisite: None

 

PSK4U            Introductory Kinesiology, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education

 

SBI3C             Biology, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic or Applied

 

SBI3U             Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course furthers students’ understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic 

 

SBI4U             Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Biology, University Preparation

 

SCH3U           Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic; and Grade 10 Math (Academic or Applied)

 

SCH4C           Chemistry, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the study of matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will use a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and the effects of technological applications and processes on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic or Applied

 

SCH4U           Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Chemistry, University Preparation; and Grade 11 Math, University Preparation

 

SES4U            Earth and Space Science, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course develops students’ understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyse techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Students will closely examine the materials of Earth, its internal and surficial processes, and its geological history, and will learn how Earth’s systems interact and how they have changed over time. Throughout the course, students will learn how these forces, processes, and materials affect their daily lives. The course draws on biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics in its consideration of geological and astronomical processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic

 

SNC2D           Science, Grade 10, Academic

This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied

 

SNC2P            Science, Grade 10, Applied

This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science in real-world situations. Students are given opportunities to develop further practical skills in scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to human cells and body systems; chemical reactions; factors affecting climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied

 

SPH3U           Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy trans- formations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic; and Grade 10 Math (Academic or Applied)

 

SPH4U           Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Grade 11 Chemistry, University Preparation; and Grade 11 Math, University Preparation

 

SVN3E            Environmental Science, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in work and life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the impact of human activities on the environment; human health and the environment; energy conservation; resource science and management; and safety and environmental responsibility in the workplace. Emphasis is placed on relevant, practical applications and current topics in environmental science, with attention to the refinement of students’ literacy and mathematical literacy skills as well as the development of their scientific and environmental literacy.

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied, or a Grade 9 or 10 locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) course in science

 

TCC3E            Construction Technology: Carpentry, Grade 11, Workplace

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills related to carpentry, for residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment to design, lay out, and build projects. They will create and read technical drawings, learn construction terminology, interpret building codes and regulations, and apply mathematical skills as they develop construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore postsecondary and career opportunities in the field.

Prerequisite: None

 

TCC4E            Construction Technology: Carpentry, Grade 12, Workplace

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills related to carpentry, for residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment to design, lay out, and build projects. They will create and read technical drawings, learn construction terminology, interpret building codes and regulations, and apply mathematical skills as they develop construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore postsecondary and career opportunities in the field.

Prerequisite: TCC3E

 

TCJ3C            Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and skills related to residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of construction materials, processes, tools, and equipment; learn about building design and planning construction projects; create and interpret working drawings and sections; and learn how the Ontario Building Code and other regulations and standards apply to construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environ- mental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore career opportunities in the field.

Prerequisite: None

 

TCJ3E            Construction Technology, Grade 11, Workplace

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills related to carpentry, masonry, electrical systems, heating and cooling, and plumbing for residential construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment to design, layout, and build projects. They will create and read technical drawings, learn construction terminology, interpret building codes and regulations, and apply mathematical skills as they develop construction projects. Students will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore postsecondary and career opportunities in the field.

Prerequisite: None

 

TCJ4C            Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment, and will learn more about building design and project planning. They will continue to create and interpret construction drawings and will extend their knowledge of construction terminology and of relevant building codes and regulations, as well as health and safety standards and practices. Students will also focus on environmental and societal issues related to construction engineering technology, and will explore career opportunities in the field.

Prerequisite: Construction Engineering Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

TCJ4E            Construction Technology, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to explore light commercial construction. Students will continue to gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials, processes, tools, and equipment; create and interpret construction drawings; and learn more about building design and project planning. They will expand their knowledge of terminology, codes and regulations, and health and safety standards related to residential and light commercial construction. Students will also expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to construction technology, and will explore entrepreneurship and career opportunities in the industry that may be pursued directly after graduation.

Prerequisite: Construction Technology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

 

TFJ3C            Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course enables students to develop or expand knowledge and skills related to hospitality and tourism, as reflected in the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will learn about preparing and presenting food, evaluating facilities, controlling inventory, and marketing and managing events and activities, and will investigate customer service principles and the cultural and economic forces that drive tourism trends. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety standards, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the tourism industry.

Prerequisite: None

 

TFJ3E             Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, Workplace

This course enables students to acquire knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will learn how to prepare, present, and serve food using a variety of tools and equipment, and will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of providing high-quality service to ensure customer satisfaction and the components of running a successful event or activity. Students will develop an awareness of health and safety practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage services sector.

Prerequisite: None

 

TFJ4C            Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the various sectors of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate advanced food preparation and presentation skills; increase health and wellness knowledge; develop tourism administration and management skills; design and implement a variety of events or activities; and investigate principles and procedures that contribute to high-quality customer service. Students will expand their awareness of health and safety issues, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the tourism industry.

Prerequisite: Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

TFJ4E             Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 12, Workplace

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the food and beverage services sector of the tourism industry. Students will demonstrate proficiency in using food preparation and presentation tools and equipment; plan nutritious menus, create recipes, and prepare and present finished food products; develop customer service skills; and explore event and activity planning. Students will expand their awareness of health and safety practices, environmental and societal issues, and career opportunities in the food and beverage services sector.

Prerequisite: Hospitality and Tourism, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

 

TTA3C            Transportation Technology: Auto Service, Grade 11, College Preparation

This course enables students to develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine, electrical, suspension, brake, and steering systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft. Students will develop communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation, and will learn about apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.

Prerequisite: None

 

TTA4C            Transportation Technology: Auto Service, Grade 12, College Preparation

This course enables students to further develop technical knowledge and skills as they study, test, service, and repair engine management systems; powertrains; steering/ control, suspension, brake, and body systems on vehicles, aircraft, and/or watercraft; and/or small-engine products. Students will refine communication and teamwork skills through practical tasks, using a variety of tools and equipment. Students will expand their awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and their knowledge of apprenticeship and college programs leading to careers in the transportation industry.

Prerequisite: Transportation Technology, Grade 11, College Preparation

 

TTJ3E             Transportation Technology: Vehicle Maintenance, Grade 11, Workplace

This general interest course enables students to become familiar with the options and features of various vehicles, issues of registration, and the legal requirements affecting vehicle owners. Students will also learn about vehicle financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance, emergency procedures, and the responsibilities of being a vehicle owner. Students will develop an aware- ness of environmental and societal issues related to vehicle ownership and use, and will explore career opportunities in the transportation industry.

Prerequisite: None

 

TTJ3O            Transportation Technology: Vehicle Ownership, Grade 11, Open

This general interest course enables students to become familiar with the options and features of various vehicles, issues of registration, and the legal requirements affecting vehicle owners. Students will also learn about vehicle financing and insurance, vehicle maintenance, emergency procedures, and the responsibilities of being a vehicle owner. Students will develop an aware- ness of environmental and societal issues related to vehicle ownership and use and will explore career opportunities in the transportation industry.

Prerequisite: None

 

TTJ4E             Transportation Technology: Vehicle Maintenance, Grade 12, Workplace

This course introduces students to the servicing, repair, and maintenance of vehicles through practical applications. The course is appropriate for all students as a general interest course to prepare them for future vehicle operation, care, and maintenance or for entry into an apprenticeship in the motive power trades. Students will develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to transportation and will learn about careers in the transportation industry and the skills and training required for them.

Prerequisite: None

 

TTS3C            Transportation Technology: Small Engine and Recreational Equipment, Grade 11, College Preparation.

This course focuses on the practical workplace applications and skills required of a small engine and recreational equipment technician. Students will review work orders and discuss work to be performed; and inspect and test engines, motors and other mechanical components using test devices to diagnose and isolate faults. They will position, align and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly and connect cables, tubes and wires. Students will also consider health and safety issues; and explore careers, lifelong learning opportunities and the impact of small engine and recreational equipment repair on the environment.

Prerequisite:  None

 

TTS4C            Transportation Technology: Small Engine and Recreational Equipment, Grade 12, College Preparation.

This course continues focus on the practical workplace applications and skills required of a small engine and recreational equipment technician. Students will review work orders and discuss work to be performed; and inspect and test engines, motors and other mechanical components using test devices to diagnose and isolate faults. They will position, align and adjust parts for proper fit and assembly and connect cables, tubes and wires. Students will also consider health and safety issues; and explore careers, lifelong learning opportunities and the impact of small engine and recreational equipment repair on the environment.

Prerequisite:  TTS3C

 

TWJ3E           Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills related to cabinet making and furniture making. Students will gain practical experience using a variety of the materials, tools, equipment, and joinery techniques associated with custom woodworking. Students will learn to create and interpret technical drawings and will plan, design, and fabricate projects. They will also develop an awareness of environmental and societal issues related to the woodworking industry, and will explore apprenticeships, postsecondary training, and career opportunities in the field that may be pursued directly after graduation.

Prerequisite: None

 

TWJ4E           Custom Woodworking, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills related to the planning, design, and construction of residential and/or commercial cabinets and furniture. Students will gain further experience in the safe use of common woodworking materials, tools, equipment, finishes, and hardware, and will learn about the entrepreneurial skills needed to establish and operate a custom woodworking business. Students will also expand their awareness of health and safety issues and environmental and societal issues related to woodworking, and will explore career opportunities that may be pursued directly after graduation.

Prerequisite: Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

 

TXA3E            Aesthetics and Cosmetology, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to develop knowledge and skills in cosmetology and offers a variety of applications that will equip students to provide services for a diverse clientele. Students will learn the fundamentals of manicures; pedicures; skin care; make up (daytime, nighttime, glamour, special effects; and waxing.  Students will identify trends in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry, learn about related health and safety laws, and expand their communication and interpersonal skills through interactions with peers and clients. Students will also consider environmental and societal issues related to the industry, and will acquire a more detailed knowledge of apprenticeships and direct-entry work positions.

Prerequisite:  None

 

TXA4E            Aesthetics and Cosmetology, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course enables students to develop increased proficiency in a wide range of hairstyling and aesthetics services. Working in a salon/spa team environment, students will strengthen their fundamental cosmetology skills and develop an understanding of common business practices and strategies in the salon/spa industry. Students will expand their knowledge and experience with the fundamentals of manicures; pedicures; skin care; make up (daytime, nighttime, glamour, special effects; and waxing. Students will also expand their understanding of environmental and societal issues and their knowledge of postsecondary destinations in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry.

Prerequisite: Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

 

TXH3E            Hairstyling, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

This course presents hairstyling from a salon/spa perspective. Using materials, processes, and techniques used in the industry, students learn fundamental skills in hairstyling including: braiding; updo’s; curling; straightening; blowouts; and barbering. Students will also consider related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field of hairstyling and aesthetics.

Prerequisite: None

 

TXH4E            Hairstyling, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation

This course presents hairstyling from a salon/spa perspective. Using materials, processes, and techniques used in the industry, students will expand on fundamental skills in hairstyling including: braiding; updo’s; curling; straightening; blowouts; and barbering. Students will also consider related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field of hairstyling and aesthetics.

Prerequisite:  TXH3E

 

TXJ2O            Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 10, Open

This course presents hairstyling, make-up, and nail care techniques from a salon/spa perspective. Using materials, processes, and techniques used in the industry, students learn fundamental skills in hairstyling, giving manicures and facials, and providing hair/scalp analyses and treatments. Students will also consider related environmental and societal issues, and will explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field of hairstyling and aesthetics.

Prerequisite: None

Important Dates

 

  2021-22
 

Term 1:

  • Registration Begins: Tuesday, August 31, 2021
  • Registration Ends: Monday, September 13, 2021 @ 8:00am
  • Registration waiting list applications accepted : September 13th - September 17th, 2021
  • Classes Start: Thursday, September 23, 2021

  • Classes End: Thursday, November 18, 2021
  • No Classes on:  Monday, October 11, 2021 (Thanksgiving)

Term 2:

  • Registration Begins: Wednesday, October 27, 2021
  • Registration Ends: Monday, November 8, 2021 @ 8:00am
  • Classes Start: Monday, November 29, 2021

  • Classes End: Friday, February 4, 2022
  • No Classes on:  Monday, December 20, 2021 to Friday, December 31, 2021 (Winter Break)

Term 3:

  • Registration Begins: Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (the link to the form will be posted on this page)
  • Registration Ends: Monday, January 24, 2022 @ 8:00am
  • Classes Start: Monday, February 14, 2022

  • Classes End: Wednesday, April 20, 2022
  • No Classes on:
    • Monday, February 21, 2022 (Family Day)
    • Monday, March 14, 2022 to Friday, March 18, 2022 (Spring Break)
    • Friday, April 15, 2022 (Good Friday)
    • Monday, April 18, 2022 (Easter Monday)

Term 4:

  • Registration Begins: Wednesday, March 23, 2022 (the link to the form will be posted on this page)
  • Registration Ends: Monday, April 4, 2022 @ 8:00am
  • Classes Start: Thursday, April 28, 2022

  • Classes End: Thursday, June 23, 2022
  • No Classes on: Monday, May 23, 2022 (Victoria Day)

Click here for full 2021-22 calendar

 2022-23

Registration dates to follow ...

Term 1:

  • Registration Begins: to be announced  
  • Registration Ends: to be announced
  • Registration Waiting List: to be announced
  • Classes Start: Thursday, September 22, 2022

  • Midterm Marks: Thursday, October 20, 2022 
  • Full Disclosure: Thursday, October 27, 2022
  • Classes End: Thursday, November 17, 2022
  • No Classes on:  Monday, October 10, 2022 (Thanksgiving)

Term 2:

  • Registration Begins: to be announced
  • Registration Ends: to be announced
  • Registration Waiting List: to be announced
  • Classes Start: Monday, November 28, 2022

  • Midterm Marks: Friday, December 23, 2022 
  • Full Disclosure: Monday, January 9, 2023
  • Classes End: Friday, February 3, 2023
  • No Classes on:  Monday, December 26, 2022 to Friday, January 6, 2023 (Winter Break)

Term 3:

  • Registration Begins: to be announced
  • Registration Ends: to be announced
  • Registration Waiting List: to be announced
  • Classes Start: Monday, February 13, 2023

  • Midterm Marks: Monday, March 20, 2023
  • Full Disclosure: Monday, March 27, 2023
  • Classes End: Wednesday, April 19, 2023
  • No Classes on:
    • Monday, February 20, 2023 (Family Day)
    • Monday, March 13, 2023 to Friday, March 17, 2023 (Spring Break)
    • Friday, April 7, 2023 (Good Friday)
    • Monday, April 10, 2023 (Easter Monday)

Term 4:

  • Registration Begins: to be announced
  • Registration Ends: to be announced
  • Registration Waiting List: to be announced
  • Classes Start: Monday, May 1, 2023

  • Midterm Marks: Monday, May 29, 2023
  • Full Disclosure: Monday, June 5, 2023
  • Classes End: Monday, June 26, 2026
  • No Classes on: Monday, May 22, 2023 (Victoria Day)

 Click here for full 2022-23 calendar

 

Models of Learning

This year we have two different models of learning:

  1. Online Learning
    • The entire course will take place online using the Ministry of Education’s Virtual Learning Environment called Brightspace.
    • The course will be asynchronous, meaning there are no set times during the day you need to be online. However, you must login to your course daily, Monday to Friday, and complete the work that is assigned for that day by the teacher.
    • You must have access to a reliable computer with an internet connection in order to take an online course.
    • This model of learning will provide you with the most flexibility as to what time you complete your school work with no requirement to be in a school building.
  2. Hybrid Learning (in-school)
    • Monday, Tuesday and Thursday you must be at the designated Adult Day School building to attend your class. You must provide your own transportation to the designated Adult Day School building. The class will either run in the morning from 9:00am to 11:45am or in the afternoon from 12:30pm to 3:15pm. Be sure to check the time and location of the course before registering for the course. You are not able to attend the class online only on these days.
    • Wednesday and Friday the class will be online asynchronous, meaning you do not need to attend the Adult Day School Building (you can work from home) and there are no set times during the day you need to be online. However, you must login to your course, on Wednesday and Friday, and complete the work that is assigned for that day by the teacher.
    • Little, if any, of the course material for in-school days will be provided online. A hybrid course cannot be completed by doing only that work which is provided on online days.
    • The Ministry of Education’s Virtual Learning Environment called Brightspace will be used for the online components of your course.
    • This model of learning will provide you with the most direct access to a teacher as you will see them face-to-face when in the school, but provide you with some flexibility on Wednesday and Friday as you can determine when you will do the school work on those two days.
 Chromebooks

Chromebooks are not available for home use in the 2021-22 or 2022-23 school years.

For hybrid courses only, teachers may provide Chromebooks for class time use on in-school days. These Chromebooks may not be taken  home.

Students who need to access a computer may visit the following TVDSB locations to use school computers during normal school hours.  These locations include:

  • Balaclava Street Adult Learning Centre, St. Thomas
  • Blossom Park Adult Learning Centre, Woodstock, and
  • G.A. Wheable Adult Education Centre, London

All students are encouraged to access other technology options in their community, such as the local public library, should a computing device be necessary.

If you are a client of Ontario Works, please contact them to inquire about what supports may be available to you.

TVDSB Adult & Continuing Education Centre Locations
About Us

Adult & Continuing Education offers the opportunity and resources to complete high school credits in eight weeks.

Courses are available for students who wish to complete their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD); upgrading existing courses for a post-secondary program; taking new courses which are required for a post-secondary program; and learners wishing to acquire new knowledge or skills.

We have four terms in which you may take a maximum of two courses (credits) per term. Each course requires approximately three hours of work per day.


Adult & Continuing Education courses are open to residents of Oxford, Elgin, and Middlesex counties who 18 years of age or older as of the first day of class.


When English is not your first language, we require Canadian Language Benchmark level 7 in reading, writing, and speaking in order to proceed with Adult & Continuing Education courses. If you require English as a Second Language (ESL) upgrading, please contact: esl@tvdsb.ca.


There are no fees for our regular courses for most citizenship statuses (exceptions for some hairstyling courses and our PSW program).   For those living in Ontario on a Student or Work Visa, international student fees apply.   Contact us at AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca for more information on international student fees.


Courses are offered in one of two learning options: online; and in-school (also known as hybrid). The course selection changes each term with a variety of courses in online or hybrid format. All courses are taught by a Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) teacher.


In-school courses consist of three days in-class (either morning or afternoon, depending upon the course) plus two days online. In-school days are Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.  Online days are Wednesday and Friday.  Morning classes are from 9:00 am - 11:45 am and afternoon classes are from 12:30 pm - 3:15 pm. Hybrid courses are offered at the Wheable, London location only.  In-school and online course material for hybrid courses is different - you must attend all five days of your course.


Online courses can be completed at your preferred time of day but you must do course work each workday.   Teachers are available through Brightspace messaging, Google Meet, or by telephone appointment.


Once you are a registered student, you are eligible for guidance counsellor services.    With a guidance counsellor, you can create a plan to complete your OSSD and/or prepare for a potential post-secondary school path.  If appropriate for your circumstances, you may qualify for the Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) program which grants equivalency credits for educational, life, work, and volunteer experience.   

 

If you proceed with registration, you may make an appointment with a guidance counsellor by contacting:  adultstudentservices@tvdsb.ca after your course begins.


For students who are unsure what course to take, and have several credits remaining, we recommend taking a course you are interested in (that you have not taken before) and then make an appointment with a guidance counsellor once term begins.


Registration for next fall will begin in the last week of August. Please consider subscribing to our webpage in August to receive an email when we update next year's course offerings and post the registration form.

 

If you have questions, please email us at:  AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca 

Contacts & Links

Adult, Alternative & Continuing Education Email Contacts:

Adult & Continuing Education 

adultdayschool@tvdsb.ca

Adult Student Services

adultstudentservices@tvdsb.ca

Hairstyling Program

apprenticeship@tvdsb.ca

PSW Program

psw@tvdsb.ca

ESL

esl@tvdsb.ca

Summer School

summerschool@tvdsb.ca

Gateway

gatewayprogram@tvdsb.ca 

TVASS

tvdsb_altss@tvdsb.ca

 

Thames Valley District School Board & Ministry of Education Links:

TVDSB Summer School (for currently registered TVDSB students only)
https://www.tvdsb.ca/en/programs/new-credit-e-learning.aspx 

Adult & Continuing Education Awards & Bursaries, Graduating, Community Service Hours, PLAR information
https://www.tvdsb.ca/en/parents/guidance-services.aspx 

TVDSB transcript requests (for non-active students)
www.tvdsb.ca/transcripts

Ontario Ministry of Education Adult & Continuing Education
https://www.ontario.ca/page/adult-learning-ontario-high-school-diploma#section-1

OCAS (Ontario College Application Service)
www.ocas.ca

OUAC (Ontario Universities Application Centre)
www.ouac.ca

Ontario Secondary School Curriculum (descriptions and prerequisites)
http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/document/curricul/secondary/descript/descri9e.pdf

Independent Learning Channel (online courses through a joint Ministry of Education & TV Ontario program)
www.ilc.org

Western University
www.uwo.ca 

Fanshawe College
www.fanshawe.ca 

Community Organizations*

Cross Cultural Learner Centre (for newcomers to Canada, translation of original school transcripts)
www.lcclc.org 

Transcript conversion to Ontario equivalent courses (useful for students who wish to proceed to university)*
WES:   www.wes.org/ca

ICAS:  www.icascanada.ca

 

*We are not affiliated with community or third party organizations and provide these links because of recommendations from past students - not from our own experience.  Use at your own discretion. 

Textbooks

Adult Day School last distributed physical textbooks and collected a $100 deposit in January 2020. We will continue to accept the return of these textbooks, and refund the $100 deposit until June 30, 2022.

Beginning July 1, 2022 we will no longer provide refunds to textbooks which are returned to the Adult Day School.

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 Continue Your Education With TVDSB

 Contact us

Phone:  (519) 452-2660

Email: AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca 

The Thames Valley District School Board offers a wide selection of courses and formats for adults
who wish to upgrade their literacy and numeracy skills or want to complete their
secondary school diploma. No matter what your skill level or educational goals,
TVDSB has something for you.

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