Course Selection

AMU1O – Music

This course emphasizes the creation and performance of music at a level consistent with previous experience
and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and imagination. Students will develop musical literacy skills
by using the creative and critical analysis processes in composition, performance, and a range of reflective and
analytical activities. Students will develop an understanding of the conventions and elements of music and of
safe practices related to music and will develop a variety of skills transferable to other areas of their life.

BTT1O – Business

This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and
builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students
will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website
design skills. Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic research and
communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of information and communication technology.

GLE1O or GLS1O – Learning Strategies

This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners.
Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and
interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace and the

The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in
secondary school and beyond. Students will learn how to develop different study habits and test preparation
skills, organization, and time management skills, learning styles, communication skills, and conflict resolution,
how to cope with stress, improve notetaking and having positive mindsets. GLE is intended only for students
with an IEP. All students can take GLS.

  • GLE1O or GLS1O are eligible to replace the grade 9 French course graduation requirement

HRE1O – Religion

In Grade 9 Religious Education, students have the opportunity to learn about faith and community. Using the life, lessons and joy of Jesus, we work to build skills and connections to better understand faith and one another.

Some course content discussed in Grade 9 Religious Education to build skills and connections include: Prayer, Discipleship, Covenant, Christian Moral Development, Family Life and more!

Students will use the course content to: develop their ability to inference, complete diverse learning tasks, learn more about virtual learning environments, relate to their own faith journey, grow in their understanding of one another.

NAC1O – Visual Arts

This course offers an overview of visual arts through an exploration of Indigenous cultures in Canada. Students
will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials
by using a range of media, processes, techniques, and styles. Students will utilize this knowledge, along with the
creative and critical analysis processes, to create their own art forms to express their understanding of
Indigenous traditions, philosophy, and culture within a personal and contemporary context.

PPL1OF or PPL1OM – Physical Education (Female & Male)

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices
now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities,
students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a
foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to
healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them.
Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think
critically and creatively.

TDJ1O1 – Exploring Technologies

The Grade 9 course, Exploring Technologies, bridges the gap between the elementary science and technology
program and the Grade 10 courses in the ten broad-based technological subject areas represented in the
curriculum. Exploring Technologies is intended to introduce students to technological education in general,
exposing them to a range of subject areas. Students in this course work on projects that encompass several
different technological areas, using a range of equipment and resources suited to the various areas.

We offer a “shop rounds” approach to the delivery of Exploring Technologies. In this approach, students focus
on subject areas for a few weeks at a time throughout a semester. Students will explore various approaches
and challenges that touch on each of the subject’s overall expectations. Students will do a variety of ‘high
tech’ courses such as graphic design and computer programing as well as the ‘hard tech’ such as
transportation, woodworking to name a few.

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