Adult Day School

(Updated:  January 21, 2022)

Welcome to TVDSB Adult School serving Oxford, Elgin, and Middlesex counties, including Wheable (London), Balaclava (St. Thomas),  and Blossom Park (Woodstock).

 So much to do in Term 3!

Adult & Continuing Education offers adult learners the opportunity to complete high school credits in eight weeks.  We have four terms in which you may take a maximum of two courses (or credits) per term.   We offer courses in two learning formats:  online; and in-school (see "Models of Learning" below for more details). 

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions section below .  

Registration for Term 3 is open

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

Term 3 courses run from February 14th - April 20th. 
Please see below for a list of Term 3 and Term 4 courses. 
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If you have any questions after reviewing this webpage, please email:  AdultDaySchool@tvdsb.ca 

Term 3 Courses

You may take up to two credits per term.  This can be one double credit course (i.e. DCO3OV) or a combination of two online, am or pm courses.   

A prerequisite is a course that you must take prior to taking another course in that subject and academic option (i.e. workplace, college, university).  For example, you must complete grade 11 college or university English to take grade 12 college English.  

Some course have closed to new registration as they are full.  They are noted by "FULL" beside the course code below.Braiding Hair

 

BBB4M      International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation
Prerequisite: Recommended senior level college or university English and a previous senior level business course

CGG3O      Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, Open
Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

CLN4U       Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, University
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities

FULL:  DCO3O      Creating Opportunities through Co-op, Grade 11, Open - FULL
Prerequisite: None

FULL: ENG2D      English, Grade 10, Academic - FULL
Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied

FULL: ENG2P      English, Grade 10, Applied - FULL
Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied

ENG3C      English, Grade 11, College Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied

ENG3U      English, Grade 11, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic

ENG4C      English, Grade 12, College Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, College Preparation

ENG4U      English, Grade 12, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, University Preparation

GPP3O      Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11, Open
Prerequisite: None

HPC3O      Raising Healthy Children, Grade 11, Open

Prerequisite: None

FULL: HSE3E       Equity, Diversity, and Social Justice, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation - FULL
Prerequisite: None 

MAP4C      Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College Preparation
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
Prerequisite: Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

MCR3U      Functions, Grad 11, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

MEL3E       Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation
Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 9, Applied, or a Grade 10 Mathematics LDCC (locally developed compulsory credit) course 

MEL4E       Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
Prerequisite: Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

MHF4U      Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation 

MTH1W     Math, Grade 9, all pathways
Prerequisite: None

OLC4O      Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open
Prerequisite: Students have been unsuccessful writing the OSSLT at least twice  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 vice-principal.

FULL: SBI3U        Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation - FULL
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic 

FULL: SBI4U        Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation - FULL
Prerequisite: Grade 11 Biology, University Preparation

SNC2D       Science, Grade 10, Academic

Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied

SNC2P       Science, Grade 10, Applied
Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied

SPH4U       Physics, Grade 12, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 11 Physics, University Preparation; and recommended Grade 11 Math, University  Preparation

TXA3E       Hairstyling & Aesthetics: Aesthetics & Cosmetology, Grade 11, Workplace

Prerequisite: None

TXA4E       Hairstyling & Aesthetics: Aesthetics & Cosmetology, Grade 11, Workplace
Prerequisite: TXA3E2

TXH3E       Hairstyling & Aesthetics: Emphasis on Hairstyling, Grade 11, Workplace
Prerequisite: None

TXH4E          Hairstyling & Aesthetics: Emphasis on Hairstyling, Grade 11, Workplace
Prerequisite: TXH3E

Term 4 Courses

You may take up to two credits per term.  This can be one double credit course (i.e. DCO3OV) or a combination of two online, am or pm courses.

A prerequisite is a course that you must take prior to taking another course in that subject and academic option (i.e. workplace, college, university).  For example, you must complete grade 11 college or university English to take grade 12 college English. 

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ASM2O           Media Arts, Grade 10, Open
Prerequisite: None

BTA3O           Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open
Prerequisite: None

CIE3M             The Individual and the Economy, Grade 11, University/College
Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

DCO3O           Creating Opportunities through Co-op, Grade 11, Open - DOUBLE CREDIT - full day
Prerequisite: None

ENG2D           English, Grade 10, Academic
Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied

ENG2P           English, Grade 10, Applied
Prerequisite: Grade 9 English, Academic or Applied

ENG3C           English, Grade 11, College Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied

ENG3E           English, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Applied

ENG3U           English, Grade 11, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 10 English, Academic 

ENG4C           English, Grade 12, College Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, College Preparation

ENG4E           English, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, Workplace Preparation

ENG4U           English, Grade 12, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 11 English, University Preparation

HFL4E            Food and Healthy Living, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
Prerequisite: None 

HHS4C           Families in Canada, Grade 12, College Preparation
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
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
Prerequisite: None

HSP3C           Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, College Preparation
Prerequisite: None

HSP3U           Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, University Preparation
Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies) 

MAP4C           Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 12, College Preparation
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
Prerequisite: Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

MCF3M          Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied 

MCR3U          Functions, Grad 11, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic

MCV4U           Calculus and Vectors, Grade 12, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Note: Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation, must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and Vectors

MFM2P           Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied
Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic or Applied 

MHF4U           Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation 

MPM2D          Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
Prerequisite: Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic, or Grade 9 Mathematics Transfer, Applied to Academic

OLC4O           Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, Open
Prerequisite: 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.)

PSK4U            Introductory Kinesiology, Grade 12, University
Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education

SBI3U             Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic  

SCH3U           Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science, Academic; and Grade 10 Math (Academic or Applied)

SCH4U           Chemistry, Grade 12, University Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 11 Chemistry, University Preparation; and recommended Grade 11 Math, University  Preparation

SVN3E            Environmental Science, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation
Prerequisite: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied, or a Grade 9 or 10 locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) course in science

TTS3C           Transportation Technology: Small Engine & Recreational Equipment, Grade 11, College Preparation
Prerequisite:  None

TTS4C           Transportation Technology: Small Engine & Recreational Equipment, Grade 12, College Preparation
Prerequisite:  TTS3C

TWJ3E           Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation
Prerequisite: None

TWJ4E           Custom Woodworking, Grade 12, Workplace Preparation
Prerequisite: Custom Woodworking, Grade 11, Workplace Preparation

TXJ4E            Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 12, Workplace  - Double Credit - Full Day More Details to Follow
Prerequisite:TXJ3E

What you Need to Register (for online and/or in-school learning)
  • You must have an email address which you check daily (NOT @gotvdsb.ca).  All communications will be done through email.
  • Whether you are a current or former Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB) student or if you are new to TVDSB, you will need a copy of your transcripts or completed courses summary for all courses taken outside of TVDSB.  This is necessary even if you have previously provided a copy of your non-TVDSB documents to us.   Examples of education documents from other school boards that you can submit:
         Credit Counselling Summary from another Ontario public school board
         Ontario Catholic School Board transcript
         PEI transcript
         Saudi Arabia transcript
         World Education Service
  • If you are a previous Ontario student, please have your Ontario Education Number (OEN) ready.  Your OEN is a nine digit number found on all official Ontario report cards, transcripts, and credit counselling summaries. This is not your student number. 
  • You will need to provide proof of citizenship (birth certificate, passport, citizenship card, permanent resident card/paperwork, landed immigrant status, refugee claimant papers, etc.). Please place a note with the word VOID across the non-identifying section of your identification (do not block your name or citizenship/immigration status). 
  • For international students, the tuition for each course is $1,781.25 and is payable by cash, debit or bank draft prior to the first day of class.  This fee also applies to Canadian visa holders who are over 18 and  who have previously attended school under their parent's visa.
  • Please review the Term 2 Courses below to pre-select your courses before you begin your registration form.
  • Please review the Expectations & Commitments for Adult Day School Courses below.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

 REGISTRATION questions
 
Will you still be offering in-school courses during Covid?
Our in-school (hybrid) courses will continue to run.  All in-person learning is subject to mandates provided by the Ministry of Education regarding safe school protocols.  Because of this, our hybrid courses may experience  transitions to online-only for a limited time if the Government of Ontario closes schools for public health reasons.  Courses will continue online during any closure times.  
 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
 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.
 What is a prerequisite?
It is a course you must complete in order to take a more senior course in that subject   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 “Term 3 Courses” 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. We cannot change the format (online versus in-school); location (Wheable versus Balaclava); or time of day (morning versus afternoon) of any courses.  
 How do I know if my registration is approved?
As soon as your course(s) is/are, you will receive an email to the address you provided on your registration form.  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, 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?

It depends upon your age:

Age/Hours

18 – 20 hours

19 – 17.5 hours

20 – 15 hours

21 – 12.5 hours

22 – 10 hours

23 – 7.5 hours

24 – 5 hours

25 –  2.5 hours

26+ - 0 

 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?

Term 3 starts on February 14th.

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:  tvdsb.ca/brightspace

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 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.
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 From an Adult & Continuing Education 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 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

Term 3 and 4 Full Course Descriptions

A prerequisite is a course that you must take prior to taking another course in that subject and academic option (i.e. workplace, college, university).  For example, you must complete grade 11 college or university English to take grade 12 college English. 

ASM2O

Media Arts, Grade 10, Open

Prerequisite

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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)

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.

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 LDCC (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

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.

Prerequisite:  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.

PSK4U

Introductory Kinesiology, Grade 12, University

 

 

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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/TTS4C

Transportation Technology: Small Engine and Recreational Equipment, Grade 11 and 12, 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 for 3C; 3C for 4C

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

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

TXA3E2

Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace
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 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.
Emphasis on hairstyling.  This course can lead to employment and/or apprenticeship opportunities an can be counted towards red seal license educational requirements.

Prerequisite: None

TXA4E2

Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 12, Workplace
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 also expand their understanding of environmental and societal issues and their knowledge of postsecondary destinations in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry.
Emphasis on cosmetology and aesthetics.  This course can lead to employment and/or apprenticeship opportunities an can be counted towards red seal license educational requirements.

Prerequisite: TXA3E

TXH3E2

Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 11, Workplace
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 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.
Emphasis on hairstyling.  This course can lead to employment and/or apprenticeship opportunities an can be counted towards red seal license educational requirements.

Prerequisite: 
None

TXH4E2

Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 12, Workplace
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 also expand their understanding of environmental and societal issues and their knowledge of postsecondary destinations in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry.
Emphasis on cosmetology and aesthetics. This course can lead to employment and/or apprenticeship opportunities an can be counted towards red seal license educational requirements.

Prerequisite: TXH3E 

TXJ4E2

Hairstyling and Aesthetics - Grade 12, Workplace
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 also expand their understanding of environmental and societal issues and their knowledge of postsecondary destinations in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry.
This course can lead to employment and/or apprenticeship opportunities an can be counted towards red seal license educational requirements.

 Prerequisite: TXJ3E

 

Important Dates for 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

Models of Learning 2021-22

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 this year.

Teachers may provide Chromebooks for class time use on in-school days (hybrid courses only).  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 OntarioWorks, please contact them to inquire about what supports may be available to you.

TVDSB Adult & Continuing Education Centre Locations
Portals

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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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