E-Learning 2018-05-29T15:14:18+00:00

The following is a list of the potential e-learning courses that may be offered by the WCDSB and its secondary schools for next year.  These courses will only run if there is sufficient enrolment.

E-learning courses are self-directed and require a great deal of independent motivation to complete.  You should expect to spend at least 6 hours each week working on these courses.

E-learning courses are not for all students.

The following characteristics describe the successful e-learner:

  • Self-discipline
  • Patience
  • Self-motivation
  • Communication skills
  • Time management
  • Work independently
  • Active participation
  • Understanding of how e-learning works
  • Familiarity with D2L (Desire to Learn)

If you are wondering if e-learning would be a good fit for you, please speak with your Guidance Counsellor for more information.  Only senior students would be recommended to take e-learning courses.

Canadian History Since World War I (E-Learning) CHC2DE

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: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Academic
GRADE: 10

Civics and Citizenship (E-Learning) CHV2OE

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 0.5
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10
PREREQUISITE: None

Career Studies (E-Learning) GLC2OE

This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends,work opportunities, and ways to search for work.The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan. E-Learning – this course may offered as an E-Learning course by the WCDSB in either Semester 1 or 2 next year. You will be notified by your Guidance Counsellor if this becomes an option for you to consider.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 0.5
TYPE: Open

English (E-Learning) ENG3UE

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.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – English

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology (E-Learning) HSP3UE

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. E-Learning – this course may be offered as an E-Learning course by the WCDSB in either Semester 1 or 2 next year. You will be notified by your Guidance Counsellor if this becomes an option for you to consider.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrollment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: The Grade 10 academic course in English, or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies)

Financial Accounting Fundamentals (E-Learning) BAF3ME

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and ethics and current issues in accounting.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11

Understanding Canadian Law (E-Learning) CLU3ME

This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of laws relating to rights and freedoms in Canada; our legal system; and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will develop legal reasoning skills and will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal studies inquiry process when investigating a range of legal issues and formulating and communicating informed opinions about them. E-Learning – this course may be offered as an E-Learning course by the WCDSB in either Semester 1 or 2 next year. You will be notified by your Guidance Counsellor if this becomes an option for you to consider.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CHC2DI – Canadian History since World War I or CHC2PI – Canadian History since World War I

Faith and Culture: World Religions (E-Learning) HRT3ME

This course engages students in the examination of world religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Spiritualities and a locally appropriate religious tradition. This is a survey course that will help students understand the basic similarities and differences between the religious traditions so they can interact with others with acceptance and familiarity. We live in a multi-faith global community. With the knowledge of this course, students ought to be able to understand more clearly the world’s religious affairs.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: HRE2OD – Christ and Culture (Drama Focus) or HRE2OI – Christ and Culture or ENG2DI – English or ENG2PI – English

Environmental Science (E-Learning) SVN3ME

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2PI – Science or SNC2DI – Science

Entrepreneurship: The Venture (E-Learning) BDI3CE

This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Students will create a venture plan for a school-based or student-run business. Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs. E-Learning – this course may be offered as an E-Learning course by the WCDSB in either Semester 1 or 2 next year. You will be notified by your Guidance Counsellor if this becomes an option for you to consider.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11

Marketing: Goods, Services, Events (E-Learning) BMI3CE

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of product marketing, which includes the marketing of goods, services, and events. Students will examine how trends, issues, global economic changes, and information technology influence consumer buying habits. Students will engage in marketing research, develop marketing strategies, and produce a marketing plan for a product of their choice.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11

Health for Life (E-Learning) PPZ3CE

This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness, and health promotion.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in Science, or any Grade 11 or 12 open course in Health and Physical Education.

Biology (E-Learning) SBI3CE

This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DI – Science or SNC2PI – Science

Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment (E-Learning) BTA3OE

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 post secondary studies.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11

Travel and Tourism: A Regional Geographic Perspective (E-Learning) CGG3OE

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.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: CGC1DI – Issues in Canadian Geography or CGC1PB – Issues in Canadian Geography or CGC1PI – Issues in Canadian Geography

Co-op for Grade 11 COOP11

Cooperative Education is a program that offers senior students the opportunity to further develop knowledge and skills in a subject area through practical experience. It is appropriate for students considering college, university and apprenticeship programs, or direct entry into the workplace. Placements exist in all sectors of the economy such as: Arts & Culture, Education, Hospitality & Tourism, Business, Environment, Manufacturing, Construction, Health & Wellness, Information & Communications, Police & Canadian Forces. If you are interested in exploring a skilled trade, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is the recommended program option. The Co-op learning plan will incorporate the apprenticeship training standards for the chosen trade.
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.
• A Tb test, police check, or specialized application pkg. may be required depending on placement request.
• Students are responsible for placement costs. Schools will support students who require assistance.
Information & forms at http://coop.wcdsb.ca/ Guidance & Co-
CREDIT: 2
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11

Media Studies (E-Learning) EMS3OE

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: ENG2DI – English or ENG2PI – English

Environmental Science (E-Learning) SVN3EE

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.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Workplace
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: Grade 9 Science, Academic or Applied, or a Grade 9 or 10 locally developed compulsory credit (LDCC) course in science

World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (E-Learning) CGW4UE

In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and analyse government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

Analysing Current Economic Issues (E-Learning) 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.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

English, University (E-Learning) ENG4UE

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.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English or ENG3UE – English (E-Learning)

Studies in Literature (E-Learning) ETS4UE

This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. Students will analyse a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English or ENG3UE – English (E-Learning)

The Writer’s Craft (E-Learning) EWC4UE

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3UI – English

Philosophy: Questions and Theories (E-Learning) HZT4UE

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics). Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy. .
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

Introductory Kinesiology (E-Learning) PSK4UE

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.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 university or university/college preparation course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 course in health and physical education.

Earth and Space Science (E-Learning) SES4UE

This course develops students’ understanding of Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyse techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Students will closely examine the materials of Earth, its internal and surficial processes, and its geological history, and will learn how Earth’s systems interact and how they have changed over time. Throughout the course, students will learn how these forces, processes, and materials affect their daily lives. The course draws on biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics in its consideration of geological and astronomical processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: SNC2DI – Science

Financial Accounting Principles (E-Learning) BAT4ME

This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for post secondary studies in business. Students will learn about financial statements for various forms of business ownership and how those statements are interpreted in making business decisions.This course expands students’ knowledge of sources of financing, further develops accounting methods for assets, and introduces accounting for partnerships and corporations.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

International Business Fundamentals (E-Learning) BBB4ME

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.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or CGW4UI – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis or HSB4UE – Challenge and Change in Society (E-Learning) or HSB4UI – Challenge and Change in Society or NDW4ME – Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context (E-Learning)

Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation (E-Learning) BOH4ME

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: BAF3MI – Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation or BAT4MI – Financial Accounting Principles, Grade 12, University/College Preparation or BBB4MI – International Business Fundamentals, Grade 12, University/College Preparation or BMI3CI – Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, College Preparation or CGW4UI – World Issues: A Geographic Analysis or CHA3UI – American History or CHY4UI – World History since the Fifteenth Century or CIA4UI – Analyzing Current Economic Issues or CLN4UI – Canadian and International Law or CLU3MI – Understanding Canadian Law

Church and Culture (E-Learning) HRE4ME

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of how the Church engages contemporary culture with faith and reason, in pursuit of love, justice, and the common good. Students will have opportunity to learn how living the Baptismal vocation to a virtuous life, filled with the joy of the Gospel and nurtured by the sacraments, can transform them and society from within, allowing God to reign in human hearts. Students will also refine research and inquiry skills.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.

Challenge and Change in Society (E-Learning) HSB4UE

This course focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives and methodologies to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will critically analyze how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the idea of social theorists and use those ideas to analyze causes of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any college, university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.

Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context (E-Learning) NDW4ME

This course examines historical and contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous peoples from a global perspective. Students will explore the richness, depth, and diversity of Indigenous cultures, traditions and knowledge. They will consider how diverse Indigenous communities persevere despite recent global environmental and economic trends. Topics such as identity, social justice, human rights and abuses, spirituality, resistance and protest for change will be investigated.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: Any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in First Nations, Métis and Inuit Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Canadian and World Studies or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities.

English, College (E-Learning) ENG4CE

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.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College
GRADE: 12
PREREQUISITE: ENG3CI – English

Co-op for Grade 12 COOP12

Cooperative Education is a program that offers senior students the opportunity to further develop knowledge and skills in a subject area through practical experience. It is appropriate for students considering college, university and apprenticeship programs, or direct entry into the workplace. Placements exist in all sectors of the economy such as: Arts & Culture, Education, Hospitality & Tourism, Business, Environment, Manufacturing, Construction, Health & Wellness, Information & Communications, Police & Canadian Forces. If you are interested in exploring a skilled trade, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) is the recommended program option. The Co-op learning plan will incorporate the apprenticeship training standards for the chosen trade.
COURSE NOTE: Access to Co-op is based on student readiness & placement availability.
• Complete the Application Form, Parent Permission & Teacher Reference Forms.
• Students will be contacted by a Co-op teacher for an interview.
• A Tb test, police check, or specialized application pkg. may be required depending on placement request.
• Students are responsible for placement costs. Schools will support students who require assistance.
More info and forms at http://coop.wcdsb.ca/ Guidance & Co-
CREDIT: 2
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 12

Grade 12 Church and Culture (E-Learning) HRE4OE

This course has the aim of assisting students in understanding themselves as moral persons living the way of Christ through an examination of the revelation of sacred Scripture, and the experience and teaching of the Catholic Church. It engages students in critical reflection on significant contemporary moral and ethical issues in light of Scripture, Church teaching, and their own experiences (i.e., Theological Reflection). Social and ecological justice issues are explored along with a study of topics that focus on Christian mercy and forgiveness. The graces and challenges of every day human living, understanding who we are, what we are called to be, and living in relationships, including marriage, and family life are explored from a Catholic perspective. Students are challenged to adopt the Christian stance in the political world.
COURSE NOTE: Sufficient enrolment is required for this course to run. Consult your Guidance Counsellor to ensure suitability.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open

Civics and Citizenship – Summer E-learning CHV2OS

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.
COURSE NOTE: This course is an E-learning course. Students can expect to work up to 6 hours per day. Course begins July 4th.
CREDIT: 0.5
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

Career Studies – Summer E-learning GLC2OS

This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends,work opportunities, and ways to search for work.The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.
COURSE NOTE: This course is an E-learning course. Students should expect to work up to 6 hours per day. Course begins July 4th.
CREDIT: 0.5
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 10

Faith and Culture: World Religions (SUMMER SCHOOL) HRT3MS

This course engages students in the examination of world religions, particularly Judaism, Christianity, Islam and the First Nations, Métis and Inuit Spiritualities and a locally appropriate religious tradition. This is a survey course that will help students understand the basic similarities and differences between the religious traditions so they can interact with others with acceptance and familiarity. We live in a multi-faith global community. With the knowledge of this course, students ought to be able to understand more clearly the world’s religious affairs.
COURSE NOTE: This course is an E-learning course. Students can expect to work up to 6 hours per day. Course begins July 4th and ends July 28th.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: College/University
GRADE: 11
PREREQUISITE: HRE2OD – Christ and Culture (Drama Focus) or HRE2OI – Christ and Culture or ENG2DI – English or ENG2PI – English

Summer School Course SUMMER

Any student interested in a summer school credit beyond the Civics/Careers and Grade 11 Religion e-learning course offered through St. Louis, please choose this course in order to receive summer school information. You must still come to guidance to register for summer school.
COURSE NOTE: Summer school typically takes place during the month of July. Students should expect to be in class for 6 hours per day or if taking an e-learning course, work up to 6 hours per day online.
CREDIT: 1
TYPE: Open
GRADE: 11