Career-life education helps students with choices made in a recurring cycle of planning, reflecting, adapting, and deciding.
Composition 10 is designed for students who have an interest in developing their skills in written communication in a variety of contexts.
Creative Writing 10 is designed for students who have an interest in creative expression through language.
Focused Literary Studies 10 is designed for students who are interested in the literature of a particular era, geographical area, or theme, or in the study of literature in general.
New Media 10 is a program of studies designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s society and the increasing importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging ideas.
Spoken Language 10 provides opportunities for students individually and collaboratively to study, create, and use language to produce original pieces in a variety of modes.
Students should have completed and passed Math 9 in order to register in Foundations and Pre-calculus Math 10. This course focuses on the big ideas of using algebra to generalize relationships, making connections with operations, including powers & polynomials, linear relationships and their meaning, and using proportional reasoning to solve problems. Unit topics are presented using video lessons from Content Connections. Topics covered in the course are: Exponents, Relations & Functions, Linear Relations and Systems, Polynomials, Factoring, Trigonometry and Financial Literacy.
The Physical and Health Education (PHE) curriculum aims to empower students to develop a personalized understanding of what healthy living means to them as individuals and members of society in the 21st century. The PHE curriculum focuses on well-being — the connections between physical, intellectual, mental, and social health. This approach aligns with those of jurisdictions across Canada and throughout the world to promote a deeper and more holistic understanding of overall health and well-being in students.
PHE is designed to develop the knowledge, skills, and understandings that students need for lifelong physical health and mental well-being. The PHE curriculum highlights the interconnections between an individual’s health and his or her well-being, the connections between physical and mental health, the importance of positive interpersonal relations, and how interactions with the community affect overall well-being. As well, the PHE curriculum aims to develop students who have the knowledge and confidence to promote their own health and well-being by maintaining healthy habits. The goal is for students to recognize and change unhealthy behaviours and, at the same time, advocate for the safety, health, and well-being of others.
The rationale and goals of PHE justify combining physical and health education as a means to promote and develop all aspects of well-being. The importance of personal well-being, where students develop healthy habits, is clearly identified as one of the principles of British Columbia’s educational transformation. This establishes PHE as essential to a complete education for BC students.
There are four main areas of study in Science 10 which will introduce students to the study of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science. The course will focus on the big ideas of DNA and diversity, chemical processes, energy conservation and transformation, and the formation of the universe. The topics of study in the course are: Cells, DNA, genes and mutaitons, Chemical Equations and Reactions, Acids, Bases & Salts, Energy Conservation and Calculations, Work, and Formation of the Universe, Stars and the Solar System.
The primary goal of Social Studies education is to give students the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be active, informed citizens who are able to think critically, understand and explain the perspectives of others, make judgments, and communicate ideas effectively.
Workplace Math 10 prepares students for the working world. The main concepts covered in this course involve a look at finance, measurements, scales and shapes. There are seven units: Probability, Graphs, Measurement Conversions, Trigonometry, Surface Area and Volume, Central Tendency and Financial Literacy. This course was specifically designed to break topics up into manageable sizes in order to help students of all ability levels and backgrounds be successful in secondary math. Online lessons are video-based, and students have complete control over the pace at which they learn—lessons can be paused, resumed and repeated. Examples have video, or step-by-step solutions.
This course is designed as an introduction to accounting concepts for those seeking entry-level employment skills. Students gain insights into financial problems and solutions that have far reaching benefits for entrepreneurial and professional careers.
Chemistry 11 focuses on the big ideas around atoms and molecules as building blocks, organic chemistry and its applications, the mole and molecules, matter and energy conservation in chemical reactions, and solubility. The topics covered in the course are: Periodic Table, Atoms, Molecules & Ions, Density and Matter, Naming and writing formulas for compounds and acids, the Mole and molar concentration and dilutions, Empirical and Molecular Formulas, Balancing equations, Types of reactions, Stoichiometry and Limiting Reagents, Mixtures, Solutions and Electrolytes, and Identifying and naming Alkanes, Alkenes, Alkynes & Alcohols.
Earth Science 11 focuses on the big ideas of Earth materials and resources, and their cycle through the geosphere, Plate Tectonic Theory, the atmosphere, and distribution of water and its affect on weather and climate change, and astronomy and the interactions of Earth and the solar system. The topics of study in the course are: The Universe, Our Solar System, Sun and Planets, Earth and Lunar Movement, Plate Tectonics, Earthquakes and Volcanoes, Weathering and Erosion, Minerals, Rocls and Earth Resources, Ocean Water and Currents, and the Atmosphere and Water Vapour.
English 11 is all about how we consume information, how we process information, and how we communicate information to others!
It is preferrred that students have Foundations Pre-calculus Math 10 before taking Foundations Math 11, but it is not a requirement. Foundations Math 11 focuses on the big ideas of proportional relationships, optimization in decision-making processes, logical reasoning and statistical analysis. The course lessons are presented using Content Connections video lessons. Topics covered in the course are: Systems of Linear Inequalities, Properties of Angles and Triangles, Non-right Angle Trigonometry, Probability & Statistics, Quadratic Functions, Systems of Equations, Reasoning & Finances.
Science for Citizens 11 is an update of Science and Technology 11 for the new Science curriculum. Science for Citizens 11 is a multi-disciplinary course that explores the connections between science and your everyday life. Topics include the science of health and nutrition, safety of household and industrial chemicals, household technologies, disposal and recycling of household waste, the science of forensics, climatic changes and disaster preparation, electricity generation and sustainability of resources.
The main purpose of the Social Studies curriculum is to develop graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be active, informed citizens. An informed citizen understands key historical, geographical, political, economic, and societal concepts, and how these different factors relate to and interact with each other.
This course provides a practical, contextual focus that encourages students to develop their mathematical knowledge, skills and attitudes in the context of their lives and possible careers. There are seven units: Trigonometry, Rate of Change, Graphs, Surface Area and Volume, Scale Representations, Banking and Budgets. This course was specifically designed to break topics up into manageable sizes in order to help students of all ability levels and backgrounds be successful in secondary math. Online lessons are video-based, and students have complete control over the pace at which they learn—lessons can be paused, resumed and repeated. Examples have video, or step-by-step solutions.
Anatomy & Physiology 12 focuses on the big ideas of gene expression, through the study of DNA and cells, what processes the body uses to maintain homeostasis, and the interelationship between the organ systems in the body and the maintenance of homeostasis. Students will study cell structure and biochemistry, DNA and protein synthesis, enzymes, and various organ systems like Digestive, Urinary, Circulatory & Nervous.
There are four units in this online course. Unit 1: Connections-looks at how the identities, worldviews, and language of BC First Peoples are renewed, sustained, and transformed through their connection to the land. In Unit 2: Impact- students investigate how the impact of contact and colonialism continues to affect the political, social, and economic lives of BC First Peoples. In the third unit “Cultural Expression” -students will study how cultural expressions convey the richness, diversity, and resiliency of BC First Peoples. In the final unit “Self Determination” students will gain an understanding of how through self-governance, leadership, and self-determination, BC First Peoples challenge and resist Canada’s ongoing colonialism.
Chemistry 12 focuses on the big ideas of reaction rate and the factors affecting it, equilibrium and changes that shift them, saturated solutions, acid and bases, and oxidation and reduction processes. The topics of study are: Reaction Rates, Collision Theory, and Kinetic Energy & Reaction Mechanisms, Eqiuilibrium Law, Solubility & Saturated Solutions, Acids, Bases and their strengths, Titrations, and Electrochemistry & Electrolytic Cells.
The English Language Arts curriculum, while always centered around developing strong communication, writing, and critical thinking skills, provides opportunity for learners to focus on the big ideas of English 12.
Food Studies 12 focuses on the components of meal development and preparation,looking at food safety, production & policies in Canada, as well as Indigenous food sovereignty. Students will also look at nutrition and health claims, as well as look at their own food philosophies. Topics covered in the course are: Food Handling Practices and Safety, Begin with Baking, Healthy Eating Habits (Superfood, Nutrition, Food Philosophy), A Changing World (Technology in the Kitchen, Careers in Food Industry, Food Security, Indigenous Food Sovereignty), Food Guide, and Meal Planning.
Foundations Math 12 focuses on the big ideas of probabilistic thinking, modelling data, financial decisions and geometrical explorations. The course lessons are provided using Content Connections. Topics for the course are: Investing & Borrowing Money, Combinatorics, Probability, Polynomial, Exponential, Logarithmic & Sinusoidal Functions, Conics & Constructions & Fractals.
Determine the importance of key legal principles, cases, social forces, and events in the evolution of law. Assess the impact that a law, court decision, or legal principle has on legalstructures and/or the lives of citizens. Assess the impact of social and/or political forces on the development of law.
Philosophy provides tools for investigating meaning and fostering understanding of different ways of thinking. Examining questions in philosophy allows people to question their assumptions and better understand their own beliefs.
Core Competencies Incorporating data from a variety of sources allows us to better understand our globally connected world. Natural processes have an impact on the landscape and human settlement. Interactions between human activities and the atmosphere affect local and global weather and climate.
What is social justice? Social Justice is the assurance that the basic human rights of all people are upheld. In the first unit you will examine your own beliefs and understandings and perspectives. You will go on to examine social justice issues such as racism, homophobia, sexism, poverty, and globalization. This course will offer you the opportunity to look at the causes and consequences of oppression and injustice, both in Canada and globally. This is a project and research based course.
The rapid development and proliferation of technology in the 20th century led to profound social, economic, and political changes. The breakdown of long-standing empires created new economic and political systems which students will examine.