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English / Language Arts
Through the development of skills in communication theory and process, the English program is designed to facilitate student intellectual, emotional and social growth.
English 10-1 5 credits
This course is an introduction to language and literature in high school. The expectation is that students taking 10-1 have strong reading and communication skills as well as an interest in English language arts. 10-1 leads to 20-1 and ultimately 30-1.
English 10-2 5 credits
This course is intended to help students achieve success and build confidence in the language arts. 10-2 is the beginning of the series of courses (20-2, 30-2) that provides students with the minimum English requirements for graduation.
English 20-1 5 credits
This course continues the academic examination of language and literature while further developing the student's analytic, research and compositional skills. Literary experiences focus on fiction, non-fiction, drama, and poetry in textual and electronic formats.
English 20-2 5 credits
In this course students examine a variety of short stories, essays, poetry, plays and novels. Through literature (textual and electronic), students gain competency and knowledge in terms of practical research and functional communications.
English 30-1 5 credits
English 30-1 is the culmination of the high school English academic program. Literature examined represents both classical and contemporary authors. Central to this course is the development of confident and competent reading, writing, research and analytic skills that will serve as a critical foundation and bridge to a post-secondary university education.
English 30-2 5 credits
English 30-2 completes a high school English program that emphasizes practical communications, research and analytic abilities. This is accomplished through various forms of literature that challenge the student to consider realistic possibilities of self and society in a literate world. 30-2 is an accepted course for vocational and college programs in the trades and technology fields.
This language program is designed to help students acquire basic communication skills in French using a variety of approaches. Films, music, history, skits, literature, and general French discourse are used in class to help contextualize the language so students can broaden their view of the French language and culture. With the implementation of new curriculum, French is now offered with two streams: the three-year program and the nine-year program.
French 10-3Y, 20-3Y, 30-3Y 5-credits
This program is intended for students who have not had previous instruction in French. By the end of French 30-3Y, students will be able to understand and express themselves in basic situations, provided the language they encounter is clear and based on familiar topics and structures. Students will also be able to use the cultural and strategic knowledge they have gained to sustain their communication. In addition, the intent of this program is to expand student's knowledge of experiences and perceptions of other people and to foster a respect for cultural and linguistic diversity. The study of film, music, literature and media will enhance students' understanding of French culture around the world.
French 30-9Y 5 credits
The highest level of French offered is French 30. More emphasis is placed on speaking, aural comprehension and writing. Now students can fine tune their ability to express themselves using the language. This is not a diploma exam course.