Enriched Courses

Enriched Courses2018-06-07T10:46:42+00:00
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Analysing Current Economic Issues CIA4UE

This course examines current Canadian and international economic issues, developments, policies, and practices from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the decisions that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in response to economic issues such as globalization, trade agreements, economic inequalities, regulation, and public spending. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, as well as economic models and theories, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, economic trade-offs, growth, and sustainability and related economic issues.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: eLearning
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP) ENG1DP

Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 1DI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university.
COURSE NOTE: For students who are motivated and high achievers in English, the Pre-Ap Option may be ideal. The course will permit students to focus on developing critical literacy skills, building on the foundation of the regular course. Students opting for this course must have demonstrated a strong and consistent work ethic in their grade 8 studies. Please discuss your suitability for this course with your grade 8 teacher and/or secondary school guidance counsellor.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9
CREDIT EQUIVALENTS: ENG1DI – English (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.

INTENSIVE – Core French FSF1DN

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by using language learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning. Intensive French is for students currently studying intensive French at their elementary school.
COURSE NOTE: Intensive French is for students currently studying intensive French at their Elementary School
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9

Pre-Advanced Placement – Principles of Mathematics MPM1DP

This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
Course Note: Students in the enriched course will be evaluated based on the same expectations as students in the regular academic course, but they will be challenged with more diverse problems and the underlying concepts of the course will be explored more deeply and broadly. Students who are interested in writing math contests are encouraged to take this course.
COURSE NOTE: The purpose of this Pre-Advanced Placement course is to provide mathematics students the opportunity to broaden the scope of their mathematics learning at their grade level, and to expand and enrich their problem solving skills. This course serves as a foundation for students wishing to take AP Calculus in grade 12.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 9

LEAP – Leaders and Exceptional Athlete Program PAI1OI

LEAP is a cross training program for self-motivated student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional athletic potential in a given sport. Applicants to the program must also possess strong academic commitment, and be positive contributors to the St. Benedict community. Applicants must be working toward a provincial/ national/ international championship outside of high school sport (e.g. rep sports teams, travel OBA, OVFL, etc.) LEAP will focus on developing transferable performance related sports skills including strength, speed, agility, coordination, endurance, power, and flexibility. Sign up for your grade level and complete an application package . Completed applications must be in the St. Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. It is the student’s responsibility to return completed applications to St. Benedict. Please do not expect your elementary school to courier your application. You will not be registered for LEAP unless your application is complete and received on time. There are no exceptions to this policy. All students enrolled in LEAP will occasionally be travelling to community facilities such as the YMCA. There will be a cost involved to use these facilities. Please refer to the application package for the current course fee.$$
COURSE NOTE: Students must complete an and submit to the St.Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. If you are unsuccessful in your LEAP application, you will be scheduled into another Phys-Ed course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 9

ENRICHED-Canadian History Since World War I CHC2DN

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.
COURSE NOTE:Students in the enriched course will be evaluated based on the same expectations as students in the regular academic course. An emphasis will be placed on critical thinking skills which will be explored through a variety of assessment tools including problem solving, debate, role playing simulations, and independent study.
Enhancement Fees: Students may wish to take advantage of enhanced opportunities for additional field trips and additional learning resources. These are optional fees and students may be charged up to $50 for the expanded opportunities offered in the enriched program.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10

Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP) ENG2DP

Students in this course will meet the same curriculum expectations and cover the same workload as students in ENG 2DI. This course is designed for independent learners who are highly motivated in the area communications, including reading, writing, oral communications and media studies. Some course content will be studied at a deeper level to enhance critical thinking skills in preparation for university. ENG2DI – English (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking
COURSE NOTE: This course is recommended for students seeking enrichment and whose average in English exceeds the provincial average of 75% (a level 4 in English in previous years is highly recommended). Students need to complete a pre-AP application form from the English Department or Guidance Office and submit it to the Guidance Office.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10
CREDIT EQIVALENTS: ENG2DI – English (Academic) is a similar course and you will not receive credit for taking both.
PREREQUISITE: ENG1DI – Academic English or ENG1DP – Pre-Advanced Placement English (Pre-AP) or ENG1PI – Applied English

Intensive French FSF2DN

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through the selective use of strategies that
contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: FSF1DN – INTENSIVE – Core French

Enriched Science SNC2DN

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. The enriched program covers the same expectations as the Grade 10 Academic course. The purpose of the enriched program is to encourage problem-solving skills, higher order critical thinking skills, leadership and communication skills, and decision making skills; delivered in a program based on inquiry-based learning, collaboration, and self-directed learning.
The goals for enrichment are to encourage students to develop their own unique talents and demonstrate initiative as they investigate topics from the curriculum at a deeper level than the standard Academic course.
COURSE NOTE: This program will include both structured classes, as well as opportunities for extra-curricular experiences (including field trips and guest-speakers), which may require an extra course enhancement fee of approximately $80.00.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: SNC1DI – Academic, Science

LEAP – Leaders and Exceptional Athlete Program PAI2OI

LEAP is a cross training program for self-motivated student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional athletic potential in a given sport. Applicants to the program must also possess strong academic commitment, and be positive contributors to the St. Benedict community. Applicants must be working toward a provincial/ national/ international championship outside of high school sport (e.g. rep sports teams, travel OBA, OVFL, etc.) LEAP will focus on developing transferable performance related sports skills including strength, speed, agility, coordination, endurance, power, and flexibility. Sign up for your grade level and complete an application package . Completed applications must be in the St. Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. It is the student’s responsibility to return completed applications to St. Benedict. You will not be registered for LEAP unless your application is complete and received on time. There are no exceptions to this policy. All students enrolled in LEAP will occasionally be travelling to community facilities such as the YMCA. There will be a cost involved to use these facilities. Please refer to the application package for the current course fee.$$
COURSE NOTE: Students must complete an and submit to the St.Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. If you are unsuccessful in your LEAP application, you will be scheduled into another Phys-Ed course
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

LEAP – 2 Credit Program – Leaders and Exceptional Athlete Program LEAP11

LEAP11 is a 2 CREDIT cross-training program for self-motivated student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional athletic potential in a given sport. Applicants to the program must also possess strong academic commitment, and be positive contributors to the St. Benedict community. Applicants must be working toward a provincial/ national/ international championship outside of high school sport (e.g. rep sports teams, travel OBA, OVFL, etc.) LEAP will focus on developing transferable performance related sports skills including strength, speed, agility, coordination, endurance, power, and flexibility. Sign up for your grade level and complete an application package . Completed applications must be in the St. Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. It is the student’s responsibility to return completed applications to St. Benedict. Please do not expect your elementary school to courier your application. You will not be registered for LEAP unless your application is complete and received on time. There are no exceptions to this policy. All students enrolled in LEAP will occasionally be travelling to community facilities such as the YMCA. There will be a cost involved to use these facilities. Please refer to the application package for the current course fee.
COURSE NOTE: Students must complete an application and submit to the St.Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. If you are unsuccessful in your LEAP application, you will be scheduled into another Phys-Ed course.
CREDIT: 2
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11

LEAP – 1 Credit Program – Leaders and Exceptional Athlete Program PAI3OI

LEAP is an cross-training program for self-motivated student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional athletic potential in a given sport. Applicants to the program must also possess strong academic commitment, and be positive contributors to the St. Benedict community. Applicants must be working toward a provincial/ national/ international championship outside of high school sport (e.g. rep sports teams, travel OBA, OVFL, etc.) LEAP will focus on developing transferable performance related sports skills including strength, speed, agility, coordination, endurance, power, and flexibility. Sign up for your grade level and complete an application package . Completed applications must be in the St. Benedict PHE office by by the deadline outlined in the application package. It is the student’s responsibility to return completed applications to St. Benedict. Please do not expect your elementary school to courier your application. You will not be registered for LEAP unless your application is complete and received on time. There are no exceptions to this policy. All students enrolled in LEAP will occasionally be travelling to community facilities such as the YMCA. There will be a cost involved to use these facilities. Please refer to the application package for the current course fee.
COURSE NOTE: Students must complete an application and submit to the St.Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. If you are unsuccessful in your LEAP application, you will be scheduled into another Phys-Ed course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11

LEAP12 – 2 Credit Program – Leaders and Exceptional Athlete Program LEAP12

LEAP12 is a 2 CREDIT cross-training program for self-motivated student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional athletic potential in a given sport. Applicants to the program must also possess strong academic commitment, and be positive contributors to the St. Benedict community. Applicants must be working toward a provincial/ national/ international championship outside of high school sport (e.g. rep sports teams, travel OBA, OVFL, etc.) LEAP will focus on developing transferable performance related sports skills including strength, speed, agility, coordination, endurance, power, and flexibility. Sign up for your grade level and complete an application package . Completed applications must be in the St. Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. It is the student’s responsibility to return completed applications to St. Benedict. Please do not expect your elementary school to courier your application. You will not be registered for LEAP unless your application is complete and received on time. There are no exceptions to this policy. All students enrolled in LEAP will occasionally be travelling to community facilities such as the YMCA. There will be a cost involved to use these facilities. Please refer to the application package for the current course fee.
COURSE NOTE: Students must complete an application and submit to the St.Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. If you are unsuccessful in your LEAP application, you will be scheduled into another Phys-Ed course.
CREDIT: 2
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12

LEAP 1 – Credit Program – Leaders and Exceptional Athlete Program PAI4OI

LEAP is a cross training program for self-motivated student-athletes who demonstrate exceptional athletic potential in a given sport. Applicants to the program must also possess strong academic commitment, and be positive contributors to the St. Benedict community. Applicants must be working toward a provincial/ national/ international championship outside of high school sport (e.g. rep sports teams, travel OBA, OVFL, etc.) LEAP will focus on developing transferable performance related sports skills including strength, speed, agility, coordination, endurance, power, and flexibility. Sign up for your grade level and complete an application package . Completed applications must be in the St. Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. It is the student’s responsibility to return completed applications to St. Benedict. Please do not expect your elementary school to courier your application. You will not be registered for LEAP unless your application is complete and received on time. There are no exceptions to this policy. All students enrolled in LEAP will occasionally be travelling to community facilities such as the YMCA. There will be a cost involved to use these facilities. Please refer to the application package for the current course fee.
COURSE NOTE: Students must complete an application and submit to the St.Benedict PHE office by the deadline outlined in the application package. If you are unsuccessful in your LEAP application, you will be scheduled into another Phys-Ed course.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12

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Don Bosco
CREDIT: 8
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12

University Cooperative Education Program UCEP12

The University Cooperative Education Program is in partnership with St. Jerome’s University, University of Waterloo and Wilfrid Laurier University. This program allows students who have achieved high academic success the opportunity to begin transitioning to university life before leaving high school. Students earn a university credit, 1 or 2 Grade 12 academic credits (taught by secondary school teachers at the university), and 2 co-op credits through work as a research assistant with a Professor and/or Graduate students at the university in an area of interest for future full-time study. ENG4U, MCV4U,and HRE4M are the course options students may choose. Please note that ENG4U will have an AP (Advanced Placement) option that will enable successful students to write the AP Literature and Composition exam in May.
When choosing UCEP, also choose all the Grade 12 courses you will need to graduate and/or apply to university. The Grade 12 courses offered through UCEP will depend on applicant course requests. UCEP is offered only during first semester.
COURSE NOTE: Access to Co-op is based on student readiness and program availability.
• Complete the Application Form, Parent Permission & Teacher Reference Forms.
• Students will be contacted by a Co-op teacher for an interview.
• Health test, police check, or specialized application pkg. may be required depending on placement request.
• Students are responsible for placement costs if applicable.
More information and forms at http://coop.wcdsb.ca/ Guidance & Co-op office
CREDIT: 2
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12

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