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AcadeMy Metropolitan preparatory - Prospectus 2020-2021
Metropolitan
 Preparatory
   Academy

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The Principal’s Message
As we plan for the future, I ask all of you to think about the
challenges and opportunities that lie in the year ahead.

To be successful, it's essential to set attainable goals and
develop the ambition to achieve those targets. In other
words, decide where you want to go and establish how
much time and energy it will take to get there.

This may sound “corny” but little happens unless you
believe in yourself and what you are doing. You don't
want to look back on your life one day and dream about
what could have been. Set inspiring goals and work
toward them now. When doors to opportunity open,
walk through without hesitation.

At Metropolitan Preparatory Academy we encourage
involvement, new ideas and enthusiasm. Review this
calendar and set your goals for the future. Do not waste
                                                                                                  Our Philosophy
time; it is too precious and you cannot buy it back.             We believe young men and women flourish in a safe,
                                                                 inviting, learning atmosphere where they feel confident
We wish the best to all students in the upcoming                 expressing their individuality, asking questions, and
academic year.                                                   seeking the help they need to thrive. Because of this,
                                                                 Metro Prep operates without uniforms and with open
Sincerely,                                                       faculty doors. In preparation for both university and future
                                                                 careers, students are encouraged to trust their instincts
                                                                 and think both critically and creatively.

                                                                                                        Our Mission
William Wayne McKelvey
Principal                                                        Metropolitan Preparatory Academy is committed to fostering
                                                                 the intellectual, physical, social and creative potential of
                                                                 university-oriented students through a supportive yet
                                                                 challenging academic environment.

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Contents
                                                          Code of Conduct     4
                                                             School Profile   5
                                                                  Athletics   6
                                                            Extracurricular   7
                                                    Universities & Colleges   8
                                                The Grade 7 and 8 Program     9
                                   Planning a Student’s High School Program 15
                                      Courses of Study for Diploma Purposes 17
                                                 The Grade 9 to 12 Program 19
                                      Course Descriptions for Grades 9 to 12 22
                                                    Course Planning Guide 41
                                                  Contact Information/Map 42
                                                                     Notes 43

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Metropolitan Preparatory Academy
CODE OF CONDUCT
We at Metropolitan Preparatory Academy are committed
to providing a safe and healthy learning environment for
all our students.

Students are expected to:

    • demonstrate a commitment to learning through
      punctual and regular attendance, being prepared
      to learn. This includes submitting all assignments
      and writing all tests on time;
    • dress in accordance with the school dress code;
    • respect the authority of school staff;
    • follow classroom rules and take responsibility for
      their actions;
    • demonstrate honesty and integrity. Students will           • take appropriate action to help those in need by
      not participate in plagiarism, misrepresentation of          resolving conflict constructively and respectfully
      original work, the use of unauthorized aids, nor the         through discussion or by seeking assistance from
      theft of evaluation instruments;                             school personnel;
    • treat one another with dignity, respect and fairness,      • treat school property and the property of others
      regardless of race, culture, ethnicity, religion,            with a reasonable standard of care;
      gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age,          • refrain from taking articles which do not belong
      socioeconomic status, ability or any other attribute;        to them;
    • refrain from bringing anything to school, or using         • express themselves with socially acceptable
      anything inappropriately, that may risk the safety           language and gestures that contribute to an
      of themselves or others;                                     orderly and safe learning environment.
    • refrain from the use of all electronic devices,
      including cell phones for texting and verbal            Parents and guardians are expected to:
      communication, during class time;
    • refrain from smoking on school property or while           • review the Code of Conduct with their child and
      attending any school related event or activity;              help him/her to follow the school/classroom rules;
    • refrain from the possession of, and being under the        • take an active role in the education of their child
      influence of alcohol or drugs;                               and ensure that he/she is punctual and attends
    • refrain from the possession of any weapon;                   school regularly;
    • avoid all forms of intimidation, harassment, racism,       • report to attendance personnel if their child will
      and discrimination;                                          arrive late or will be absent from school.
    • refrain from bullying behaviour, which is considered
      to be any repeated, negative behaviour intended
      on causing fear, distress and/or harm to another
      person’s body, feelings, self-esteem or reputation.
      This includes cyber-bullying;

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Profile
Wayne McKelvey, our principal, founded Metropolitan               THE ACADEMIC CALENDAR
Preparatory Academy in 1982 as a private, semestered,             Our academic year consists of two semesters:
coeducational, university preparatory day school for middle
school (grade 7-8) and high school (grades 9-12) students.                 September 8, 2020 - January 29, 2021
                                                                           February 1, 2021 - June 25, 2021
All courses are taught at the academic/open level for grades
9 and 10; university preparation and university/college           Each semester, students enroll in structured academic programs.
preparation courses are offered at the senior level, as set       Most students take four (4) credits per semester. Most students
forth by the Ontario Ministry of Education. Upon graduation,      complete their high school requirements in four years.
students will be awarded the Ontario Secondary School
                                                                  Students are encouraged to choose a broad range of courses
Diploma.
                                                                  so that many university programs are available to them. All
                                                                  students write compulsory final examinations each semester.
Metro Prep provides a structured program stressing
                                                                  All courses grade 9 through 12 are evaluated on the basis that
academic excellence geared for success at the university level.
                                                                  the term work (products, observations and conversations) is
Organizational skills and the development of good work and
                                                                  worth 70% of their final mark and the final evaluation, which
study habits are stressed. Teacher-parent communication is
                                                                  for most courses is composed of a written final examination,
encouraged to facilitate the best learning environment for
                                                                  is worth 30%. All students at the beginning of a course receive
each student.
                                                                  the evaluation breakdown for the course. Detailed report cards
                                                                  are issued at midterm and following the final examinations.

                                                                  FACULTY
                                                                  Metro Prep has a minimum of twenty (20) full time faculty
                                                                  members and support staff. The average class size is 14
                                                                  students.

                                                                  In order to help students succeed in their studies, the faculty
                                                                  is available to provide extra help should it be required. Each
                                                                  teacher is available every day after school, plus one evening
                                                                  each week until 5:00 p.m. The school is open each day from
                                                                  8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

                                                                  FACILITIES
                                                                  In addition to learning classrooms, a science laboratory,
                                                                  two computer labs, an art room, cafeteria, study hall, and
                                                                  gymnasium are featured. The school has a fully operational
                                                                  weight and fitness room. To facilitate some outdoor education
                                                                  programs, such as spelunking and white water rafting, we use
                                                                  various sites in West Virginia, U.S.A.

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Athletics
                                                                Recent Athletic Accomplishments

                                                                 2018/2019
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Boys Basketball League & Playoff Champions
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Boys Basketball Invitational Tournament
                                                                     Champions
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Boys Track and Field Champions
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Cross Country Championships – 2 Gold
                                                                     Medals
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Outdoor Soccer Finalists
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Flag Football Champions
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Dodgeball Champions
                                                                   • Blythe Invitational Triathlon Girls Champions

                                                                 2017/2018
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Boys Basketball League & Playoff Champions
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Boys Basketball Invitational Tournament
                                                                     Champions
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Boys Track and Field Champions
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Girls Track and Field Champions
                                                                   • SSAF Elementary Invitational Swim Meet – 1 Gold, 1
                                                                     Silver, 1 Bronze Medal
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Cross Country Championships – 1 Gold Medal
As a member of the Small Schools Athletic Federation (SSAF),       • SSAF Elementary Cross Country Championships – 1
                                                                     Bronze Medal
Metro Prep competes with schools throughout the region.
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Indoor Soccer Finalists & Dodgeball Finalists
We have many awards to our credit, including over thirty           • St. Jude's Invitational Indoor Soccer Finalists
championship pennants. Current teams include basketball,           • Blythe Invitational Triathlon Girls Champions
softball, volleyball, hockey, skiing, snowboarding, cross-
country, golf, tennis, soccer, ultimate frisbee and track and    2016/2017
field.                                                             • SSAF U20 Boys Basketball League & Playoff Champions
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Boys Basketball Invitational Tournament
In addition to interscholastic competition, we offer fun             Champions
teacher-student challenges and lunchtime intramural                • SSAF U16 Track and Field Champions – 8 Gold, 2 Silver, 2
                                                                     Bronze Medals
sports for middle school students.
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Track and Field Champions – 10 Gold, 2 Silver,
                                                                     3 Bronze Medals
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Flag Football Champions
                                                                   • SSAF U20 Dodgeball Champions
                                                                   • U20 Boys Basketball Invitational Tournament
                                                                     Champions – Jarvis Collegiate, Ridley College, and
                                                                     Upper Canada College
                                                                   • U20 Boys Basketball Frank Gyamfi Invitational
                                                                     Tournament Champions
                                                                   • U20 Boys Basketball Rome Invitational Tournament
                                                                     Champions
                                                                   • U20 Boys Basketball Pine Ridge Tournament Semi-
                                                                     Finalists

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Extracurricular
We offer a wide range of activities to enrich the learning
experience of our students. Past events, excursions and
activities include:

    • ME to WE – Students helped to build schools in
      Tanzania & Ecuador
    • Trips to Ottawa, Quebec City, Montreal, and New York
      City, Washington D.C., Boston and Niagara Falls
    • Caving, zip lining and white water rafting in West
      Virginia
    • Spanish trip to Guatemala
    • Local theatre plus Broadway, Stratford, and Shaw
      Festival trips
    • Ski trips to Blue Mountain, Jay Peak, Lake Placid and Mont
      Tremblant
    • Virginia golf trip and the annual Charity Golf Gala
    • Dog sledding expedition
    • Science North and University of Guelph Science Camp
    • York University Athletic Evaluation Camp
    • Commencement, senior prom, graduation dinner & dance
    • United Nations Conference and Supreme Court of Ontario
    • International Computer Aid project
    • Guest lecturer series
    • Robotics Club
    • Chess Club
    • Theatrical production
    • Math Club – Waterloo Math Competitions
    • Trip to Ontario Science Centre and Toronto Zoo
    • Mountain biking weekends
    • Blue Jays baseball games

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Universities & Colleges
Approximately 99% of our 2020 graduates were                   Queens’ University • Ryerson Polytechnical University • St.
accepted into the university or college program of             Francis Xavier University • Saint Mary’s University • Simon
their choice.                                                  Fraser University • Trent University • University College of Cape
                                                               Breton • University of Alberta • University of British Columbia
                                                               • University of Calgary • University of Guelph • University of
                                                               King’s College • University of New Brunswick • University
                                                               of Prince Edward Island • University of Saskatchewan •
                                                               University of Toronto • University of Victoria • University
                                                               of Waterloo • University of Western Ontario • University of
                                                               Windsor • Wilfrid Laurier University • York University

                                                               USA
                                                               American University (Washington, D.C.) • Antioch College
                                                               (Ohio) • Arizona State • Columbia University • Cornell
                                                               University • Davis and Elkins College (West Virginia) •
                                                               Drexel University (Philadelphia) • Georgetown University
                                                               (Washington, D.C.) • Howard University (Washington, D.C.) •
                                                               Michigan State University • Morehouse College (Georgia) •
                                                               Ohio State University • Pace University (New York) • Parsons
                                                               (New York) • Seaton-Hall University (New Jersey) • Stanford
                                                               (California) • Universal Technical Institute of Phoenix •
                                                               University of Arizona • University of California (Berkeley) •
                                                               University of California (U.C.L.A.) • University of Colorado
                                                               • University of Florida • University of Illinois • University of
                                                               Miami • University of Michigan • University of New Hampshire
The post-secondary application process starts in               • University of Pennsylvania (Wharton) • University of South
September. Each graduating student meets with guidance         Florida • University of Southern California • University of Texas
counselors to discuss future options. The counselors           • University of West Virginia • Wittenberg University (Ohio) •
provide course calendars and handbooks for all Canadian        Worcester College (Massachusetts)
universities and Ontario colleges, and help students fill
out appropriate applications. We will have approximately       OVERSEAS
50 Grade 12 students applying for university programs in       American University in Paris (France) • Aston University
the autumn of 2020.                                            (England) • Edith Cowan (Australia) • Hebrew University of
                                                               Jerusalem (Israel) • Laverne University (Greece) • London
Our graduates have attended:                                   School of Economics (England) • Royal Marines • Tel-Aviv
                                                               University (Israel) • University of Bristol (England) • University
CANADA                                                         of Cambridge (England) • University of Edinburgh • University
Acadia University • Bishop’s University • Brock University     of Hong Kong • University of Kuala Lumpur • University of
• Carleton University • Concordia University • Dalhousie       London (England) • University of New Zealand • University of
University • Lakehead University • Laurentian University •     South Western Australia • University of Sydney (Australia)
McGill University • McMaster University • Mount Allison
University • Nipissing University • Ontario College of Art •

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The Grade 7 & 8 Program
GRADE 7 & 8
MATHEMATICS
COMPUTER SCIENCE
ENGLISH LITERATURE
WRITING SKILLS
CORE FRENCH
GEOGRAPHY
HISTORY
VISUAL ARTS
GLOBAL ISSUES AND CITIZENSHIP
PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

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The Grade 7 & 8 Program
The study of Mathematics in Grades 7 and 8                         lines; relate the numbers of faces, edges, and vertices
includes five areas: Number Sense and Numeration,                  of a polyhedron; apply the Pythagorean relationship
Measurement, Geometry and Spatial Sense, Patterning                geometrically and plot the image of a point on the
and Algebra, and Data Management and Probability.                  coordinate plane after doing a transformation. Students
                                                                   will also translate statements into algebraic equations;
MATHEMATICS 7                                                      find the term number in a pattern algebraically and solve
In this course students will work with decimals, fractions,        linear equations involving one variable. Finally students
and integers; find squares and square roots; divide whole          will collect organize and display data using histograms
numbers by simple fractions and decimals; add and subtract         and scatter plots; use measures of central tendency
simple fractions and integers; multiply and divide decimal         to compare sets of data; compare experimental and
numbers by whole numbers; apply order of operations in             theoretical probabilities and calculate the probability of
expressions with brackets; relate fractions, decimals, and         complementary events.
percents; solve problems involving whole-number percents           (Prerequisite: Mathematics 7)
and unit rates. Students will convert between metric units;
calculate the area of various quadrilaterals; determine the        COMPUTER SCIENCE 7
volume and surface areas of prisms; construct parallel,            This course is intended to give students hands on
perpendicular, and intersecting lines; sort and classify           computer experience that focuses on the use of a
triangles and quadrilaterals by geometric properties;              computer as a tool for learning. Students will become
construct angle bisectors and perpendicular bisectors;             aware of the "every day" use of computers through
investigate relationships among congruent shapes; compare          an in-depth analysis and exploration of computers
similar and congruent shapes; perform and describe                 in society. The course will be structured to expose
dilatations; tile a plane and plot points in all four quadrants.   students to the basics of computers without getting
Students will model real-life relationships involving constant     into in-depth technical studies. Students will learn
rates graphically and algebraically; translate phrases, using      how to use a computer through exposure to various
algebraic expressions and solve linear equations. Finally,         computer software applications, including effective
students will collect, organize and display data; use measures     research tools on the Internet. The course is designed
of central tendency to compare sets of data; investigate           to build student confidence in using a computer, while
real-world applications of probability and determine               developing keyboarding skills at an early age and skills,
the theoretical probability of two independent events.             which are reflective of common uses of computers in
(Prerequisite: Mathematics 6)                                      today's society.

MATHEMATICS 8
In this course students will perform all operations with
whole numbers, decimals, integers, fractions, and rational
numbers. They will solve problems involving percent,
rate and proportions. They will calculate perimeters
and areas; do volume unit conversions; calculate area
and circumference of circles, and calculate volume and
surface areas of cylinders. Student will sort quadrilaterals
by geometric properties; construct circles; investigate
relationships among similar shapes; determine and
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COMPUTER SCIENCE 8                                            WRITING SKILLS 7
Students will continue to build upon their knowledge          The aim of this course is to provide the means that
and hands on computer experience that came from               will enable the student to understand the process of
the previous level. Students will be able to further          writing. The student will learn to apply conventions
sharpen and hone those skills during this course. The         of language in order to express ideas, feelings, and
course will mainly focus on project work, as students         information clearly and precisely. Listening and
will be using their skills and experience to create           speaking skills will also develop as the student learns
various products. Different computer applications             to communicate more freely using bias-free language.
will be used throughout this course to give students          The student will know how to direct questions and talk
a breadth of the various different careers that may be        through ideas to clarify thinking, promote reflection,
possible in this field, including an immersive robotics       and generate ideas for written work. Spelling, grammar
experience. The major emphasis of this course is on           and composition are consistently interwoven over
the development of the student's technical learning           a five-day cycle to help the student reach his/her
skills, building the student confidence in learning new       potential in English language skills.
computer applications and concepts.
                                                              WRITING SKILLS 8
ENGLISH LITERATURE 7                                          The aim of this course is to provide the means that
This course will involve creative writing, introduction to    will enable the student to understand the process of
essay writing, short story and poetry reading, reading        writing. The student will learn to apply conventions
response activities, public speaking, handwriting, and        of language in order to express ideas, feelings, and
journal writing. This course is designed to help students     information clearly and precisely. Listening and
build basic language skills so as to enable them to express   speaking skills will also develop as the student learns
their feelings and opinions coherently both in formal and     to communicate more freely using bias-free language.
creative writing and in oral presentation. Students will      The student will know how to direct questions and talk
also examine the various media works and the techniques       through ideas to clarify thinking, promote reflection,
used in them, and create media works.                         and generate ideas for written work. Spelling, grammar
                                                              and composition are consistently interwoven over
ENGLISH LITERATURE 8                                          a five-day cycle to help the student reach his/her
This course will involve creative writing, essay writing,     potential in English language skills.
short story and poetry reading, reading response
activities and journal writing. This course is aimed at       FRENCH 7
enhancing the student’s knowledge and appreciation of         Students will build their knowledge of spoken French
the literary and cultural aspects of the English language.    through listening, speaking, reading and writing
It is designed to build upon the student’s basic language     activities. The ability to speak and read French will
skills so as to enable them to express their feelings and     prepare students for their role as engaged citizens in
opinions coherently both in formal and creative writing       Canada's bilingual and multicultural communities.
and in oral presentation. Students will be encouraged         (Prerequisite: French 6)
to read, write and think critically. Students will also
examine the various media works and the techniques
used in them, and create media works.

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FRENCH 8                                                      enhance their ability to apply a geographic perspective
Students will continue to build their knowledge               to their investigation of issues, including issues related
of spoken French through listening, speaking,                 to human settlement and sustainability and to global
reading and writing activities. Students will be              development and quality of life. In addition, students
familiarized with the basic vocabulary as well as             will study factors that affect economic development and
the linguistic and grammatical rules necessary for            quality of life on a global scale and will examine responses
effective communication, written as well as spoken.           to global inequalities. Students will be introduced to new
(Prerequisite: French 7)                                      types of maps and graphs, including choropleth maps,
                                                              scatter graphs, and population pyramids, and, at the same
GEOGRAPHY 7                                                   time, will continue to develop their ability to use a variety
In this course students will explore opportunities and        of sources, tools, and spatial technologies to study various
challenges presented by the physical environment and the      geographic issues.
ways in which people around the world have responded
to them. They will develop an understanding of patterns       HISTORY 7
in Earth’s physicals features and of the physical processes   This course has students examining social, political,
and human activities that create and change these             economic, and legal changes in Canada between 1713 and
features. Building on their knowledge of natural resources,   1850. They will explore the experiences of and challenges
students will study the extraction/harvesting and use of      facing different groups in Canada during this period, and
these resources on a global scale. They will examine the      will compare them to the experiences of present-day
relationship between Earth’s physical features and the        Canadians. In this grade, students will be introduced to the
distribution and use of natural resources while exploring     historical inquiry process and will apply it to investigate
ways of preserving global resources. In this grade,           different perspectives on issues in eighteenth- and early-
students will be introduced to the geographic inquiry         nineteenth-century Canada, including issues associated
process and to the concepts of geographic thinking.           with the shift in power from France to Britain. Students
They will apply the concept of geographic perspective         will learn about various groups that existed in colonial
while investigating the impact of natural events and          Canada and how they were affected by the conflicts and
human activities on the physical environment and also         changes that characterized this period. They will begin to
various effects of natural resource extraction/harvesting     apply the concepts of historical thinking to their study of
and use. Students will continue to develop their spatial      Canadian history, leading to deeper and more meaningful
skills, extracting and analysing information from a variety   explorations of life in colonial Canada. Students will also
of sources, including different types of maps and graphs,     develop their ability to gather and critically analyse
photographs and digital representations, and geographic       evidence from primary sources in order to form their own
information systems (GIS).                                    conclusions about historical issues and events.

GEOGRAPHY 8                                                   HISTORY 8
In this course students will build on what they have          In this course students will build on their understanding of
learned in earlier grades about Earth’s physical features     earlier Canadian history, examining how social, political,
and processes in order to explore the relationship between    economic, and legal changes in Canada between 1850
these features/processes and human settlement patterns        and 1914 affected different groups in an increasingly
around the world. They will focus on where people live        diverse and regionally distinct nation. They will explore
and why they live there, and on the impact of human           experiences of and challenges facing Canadians around
settlement and land use on the environment. They will         the beginning of the twentieth century and will compare

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them to those of present-day Canadians. Students will           and understanding of a changing global environment.
examine the internal and external forces that led to            Topics include extinction, indigenous peoples, civil rights
Confederation and territorial expansion and of the impact       and social media.
of these developments on long-time Canadians, including
First Nations, as well as new immigrants. Through an            GLOBAL ISSUES AND CITIZENSHIP 8
examination of inequalities in the new nation, students         This course introduces students to a range of topics
will learn that many of the rights and freedoms we have         surrounding issues of local and global concern. Course
in Canada today are the result of actions taken by people       material will be examined through an integrated arts and
in this era to change their lives. Students will develop        humanities lens, with a focus on discussion and activity.
their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking as   The goal of this course is to increase student awareness of
well as the historical inquiry process, using both primary      world issues, building a foundation upon which students
and secondary sources to explore the perspectives of            can talk about and act upon their growing knowledge
groups on issues of concern to Canadians from the mid-          and understanding of a changing global environment.
nineteenth century to the eve of World War I.                   Topics include pollution, global warming, gender and
                                                                oppression, religion and culture and globalization.
VISUAL ARTS 7
The objective of this course is to develop practical
facility in the techniques of drawing, painting, sculpture,
printmaking, and information design. Students will
produce two- and three-dimensional works of art that
communicate a variety of ideas. They will identify the
principles of design and use them when producing and
responding to works of art. Art history will focus on artists
and artistic periods that interest the students.

VISUAL ARTS 8
This course includes the study and exploration of the visual
arts and dramatic arts. The visual arts component focuses
on theory, art history and studio production. Studio projects
will include two- and three-dimensional projects. The drama
component will comprise the study of the elements of
drama through creative activity. Role playing, improvisation,
pantomime and movement will be explored.
                                                                PHYSICAL EDUCATION
GLOBAL ISSUES AND CITIZENSHIP 7                                 The underlying goals of the Physical and Health Education
This course introduces students to a range of topics            program at Metro Prep are to:
surrounding issues of local and global concern. Course
material will be examined through an integrated arts and            • improve overall fitness and motor development;
humanities lens, with a focus on discussion and activity.           • increase motivation to be physically active; and
The goal of this course is to increase student awareness of         • provide an enjoyable, successful experience in
world issues, building a foundation upon which students               exercise and sport. volleyball.
can talk about and act upon their growing knowledge

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PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 7                                 The health units include: Healthy Eating (relate healthy
This course will provide each student with the basic            eating practices with nutrients and making good
skills to actively participate in various sports as well as     choices when it comes to meals and snacks); Personal
provide health lessons designed to increase the student’s       Safety and Injury Prevention (reduce risk of injuries,
knowledge, awareness and understanding of many                  assessing situations for potential danger and the impact
contemporary issues and topics.                                 of violent behaviours); Human Development and Sexual
                                                                Health (decision making regarding sexual activities,
The health units include: Healthy Eating (relate healthy        reproduction, relationships and intimacy); Substance Use,
eating practices and active living to body images and           Addictions, and Related Behaviours (identify the warning
self-esteem); Personal Safety and Injury Prevention (safe       signs of substance misuse, abuse and addiction and
use of computers, cell phones, types of and impact              consequences that can occur; examine mental health and
of harassment and social/verbal bullying); Human                stress management).
Development and Sexual Health (reproduction, STIs);
Substance Use, Addictions, and Related Behaviours               The physical education unit includes fundamental
(linkages between mental health and problematic                 movement skills and active participation in such activities
substance abuse; preoccupation with body image and              as basketball, floor hockey, soccer, baseball and volleyball.
athletic performance and substance abuse; social and
personal problems related to drug use and addictive             SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 7
behaviours).                                                    This course is organized into four strands, the major areas
                                                                of knowledge and skills in the curriculum. In grade seven
The physical education unit includes fundamental                the four strands with combined topics are:
movement skills and active participation in such activities
as basketball, floor hockey, soccer, baseball and volleyball.       • Understanding Life Systems: Interactions in the
                                                                      Environment
PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION 8                                     • Understanding Matter and Energy: Pure
This course will provide each student with the basic                  Substances and Mixtures
skills to actively participate in various sports as well as         • Understanding Structures and Mechanisms: Form
provide health lessons designed to increase the student’s             and Function
knowledge, awareness and understanding of many                      • Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Heat in
contemporary issues and topics.                                       the Environment

                                                                SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 8
                                                                This course is organized into four strands, the major areas
                                                                of knowledge and skills in the curriculum. In grade eight
                                                                the four strands with combined topics are:

                                                                    • Understanding Life Systems: Cells
                                                                    • Understanding Matter and Energy: Fluids
                                                                    • Understanding Structures and Mechanisms:
                                                                      Systems in Action
                                                                    • Understanding Earth and Space Systems: Water
                                                                      Systems

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Planning a Student’s High School Program
Each semester, most students sign up for four or five full-credit   for quality organizations can be a smart option.
courses. A maximum of ten credits per year are permitted.
Course selection should reflect abilities and interests, but        COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT ACTIVITIES
must also relate to the student’s immediate and long-term           As part of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma
goals. We provide guidance to all students and can make             requirements, a student must complete a minimum of 40
course recommendations, but the ultimate choice is the              hours of community involvement activities. These may
responsibility of the student and his/her parents. Here are         take place in a variety of settings, including businesses,
some things to keep in mind:                                        not-for-profit organizations, public sector institutions,
                                                                    and informal settings.
    • All courses are open to qualified students regardless
      of age, sex or ethnic background.                             Students may not fulfill the requirements through paid work,
    • Certain courses are compulsory (see diploma                   co-op education, or by assuming duties normally performed
      requirements on pages 17 and 41).                             by a paid employee. The activities must take place after
    • Students are encouraged to take more than the thirty          school, on weekends, or on school holidays. Students must
      required courses.                                             seek permission from the guidance office to do a particular
    • Choosing courses from a broad range of disciplines            activity before commencing the activity. For further
      allows more educational and occupational options in           information on the recording of such activities, please speak
      the future.                                                   with our coordinator in the guidance office. Please note that
    • Studying a foreign language can provide increased             students may start accumulating community hours in the
      job opportunities later.                                      summer prior to starting grade 9.
    • Universities and colleges often specify essential
      courses. For example, many university programs                THE ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY TEST
      require one or two Grade 12 mathematics credits.              (OSSLT)
      Carefully check admission requirements.                       As part of the Ontario Secondary School Diploma
    • All Grade 11 and 12 results are disclosed on student          requirements, students must pass the provincial secondary
      transcripts, so quality is better than quantity at the        school literacy test, usually taken in Grade 10. The test is
      senior level.                                                 based on the Ontario Curriculum expectations for language
                                                                    and communication, particularly reading and writing, up to
A student must remain in secondary school until he/she is 18        and including Grade 9. Based on information in the students'
years of age or has obtained the Ontario Secondary School           OSR, he/she may be granted accommodations or have the
Diploma. If you have questions about academic requirements          test deferred to the next test date.
please speak to one of our guidance counsellors. It’s your
future, so take the time and plan it well!                          Test results identify students who have not demonstrated the
                                                                    required skills, and show areas where they need remediation
POST-SECONDARY SCHOLARSHIPS                                         after school hours. Students who are not successful in the
Universities are looking for exceptional individuals. Many          first attempt will write the test again with the next group.
programs are seeking students who have already gained               Students who have had two opportunities to write the
exposure to the area of study. Students hoping to receive           OSSLT, and have failed at least once, will be allowed to take
entrance scholarships should aim for excellent grades               the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course as a means of
(90%+), but we also recommend they take advantage                   acquiring the literacy requirement
of other school and community opportunities to gain                 to graduate. A score of 50% is
experiences. Choose summer and weekend employment                   needed to pass.
with future plans in mind, and don’t forget that volunteering

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PROCEDURES FOR STUDENTS WHO WISH TO
                       CHANGE COURSE TYPE
                       Students who are successful in any academic or
                       applied Grade 9 course will have the opportunity
                       to enter academic courses in the same subject in
                       Grade 10 (exception: must have academic level
                       Math 9 to enroll    in academic level Math 10).

                       Grade 10 academic and applied courses will prepare
                       students for specific Grade 11 courses. A student
                       enrolled in a Grade 10 or 11 course that does not meet
                       the prerequisite for a specific destination-related Grade
                       11 or 12 course may take a course of another type (eg.
                       academic) that will satisfy the prerequisite for a course in
                       a higher grade (eg. a university preparation course).

                       PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION
                       Prior learning includes the knowledge and skills that
                       Ontario students have acquired outside secondary
                       school.

                       A student's prior learning is assessed for the purpose of
                       granting credit for a course developed from a provincial
                       curriculum policy document. Assessment instruments for
                       this process include a formal test (worth 70% of the final
                       mark) and a variety of other assessment strategies, such
                       as written assignments, laboratory work, and observation
                       of performance (worth 30% of the final mark).

                       For regular day school students, a maximum of four
                       credits may be granted through a challenge process for
                       Grade 10,11, and 12 courses. No more than 2 of these
                       credits may be granted in one discipline.

                       For students who are entering from a school outside of
                       Ontario, the principal will grant equivalency credits based
                       on the evaluation of the student’s previous learning.

                       COURSE OUTLINES AND CURRICULUM DOCUMENTS
                       Outlines for each course of study are available in
                       the Guidance Office. Ontario curriculum policy
                       documents may be obtained online by visiting
                       www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary

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Courses of Study For Diploma Purposes
UNDERSTANDING COURSE CODES                                              • 1 credit in Canadian geography
Metro Prep's courses are labeled according to the Ontario               • 1 credit in the arts
Ministry of Education’s coding system. The code consists                • 1 credit in health and physical education
of five characters (e.g. ENG1D):                                        • 1 credit in French as a second language
                                                                        • 0.5 credit in career studies
The first three characters represent the discipline, the subject,       • 0.5 credit in civics
and the course.The fourth character represents the grade:               • (Group 1) 1 additional credit in English, or French
                                                                          as a second language**, or a Native language, or
1, 2, 3 or 4 where “1” = Grade 9, “2”= Grade 10, “3”= Grade 11            a classical or an international language, or social
and “4” = Grade 12 or A, B, C, D or E where “A” = Level 1, “B” =          sciences and the humanities, or Canadian and
Level 2, “C” = Level 3, “D” = Level 4 and “E” = Level 5. Letters          world studies, or guidance and career education,
represent proficiency in a language course (e.g. Spanish)                 or cooperative education***
The last character represents the course type.                          • ( Group 2)1 additional credit in health and physical
                                                                          education, or the arts, or business studies, or French
“D” = ACADEMIC – A Grade 9 or 10 academic course                          as a second language**, or cooperative education***
(drawing on theory, abstract examples and problems) for                 • (Group 3) 1 additional credit in science (Grade
students planning on future post-secondary education.                     11 or 12), or technological education, or French
                                                                          as a second language**, or computer studies, or
"P" = APPLIED - A Grade 9 or 10 applied course focuses on                 cooperative education***
practical applications and concrete examples.
                                                                    ** In groups 1, 2, and 3, a maximum of 2 credits in French
"C" = COLLEGE - A senior course in preparation for college.         as a second language can count as compulsory credits,
“M” = UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE – A senior course in                       one from group 1 and one from either group 2 or group 3.
preparation for university or college.                              ***A maximum of 2 credits in cooperative education can
                                                                    count as compulsory credits.
“U” = UNIVERSITY – A senior course preparing the student
for university.                                                     Elective Credits [Total 12]
                                                                        • 12 credits selected from available courses
“O” = OPEN – A course open to all levels.
                                                                    Under special circumstances and with the approval of the
“E” = WORKPLACE PREPARATION – Courses for those that                principal, substitutions may be made for up to 3 of the
wish to go directly to the workforce (not offered by MPA).          compulsory credits using courses from the remaining courses
The Ontario Secondary School Diploma                                offered that meet the requirements for compulsory credits.
The Ontario System requires students to earn at least 30
                                                                    Students who wish to attend an Ontario University must
credits to receive the Ontario Secondary School Diploma.
                                                                    take appropriate courses in their senior years. Students must
A credit is the successful completion of a course for which
                                                                    check the university admission requirements for the program
a minimum of 110 hours has been scheduled. The 30
                                                                    they wish to enter.
credits must be distributed as follows:

Compulsory Credits [Total of 18]                                    STUDENTS MUST ALSO COMPLETE 40 HOURS
   • 4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)                      COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT AND PASS THE HIGH
   • 3 credits in mathematics (1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)          SCHOOL LITERACY TEST SET BY
   • 2 credits in science                                           THE MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
   • 1 credit in Canadian history                                   (see page 15).

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ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE
                       A student who leaves school before earning the Ontario
                       Secondary School Diploma may receive the Ontario
                       Secondary School Certificate, on request, if he/she has earned
                       at least 14 credits distributed as follows:

                            •   2 credits in English
                            •   1 credit in mathematics
                            •   1 credit in science
                            •   1 credit in Canadian geography or Canadian history
                            •   1 credit in physical and health education
                            •   1 credit in the arts or technological education
                            •   7 elective credits

                       CERTIFICATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT
                       Students who leave school at 18 without having met the
                       requirements for the OSSD or the OSSC may be awarded
                       the Certificate of Accomplishment. This certificate may be a
                       useful means of recognizing achievement for students who
                       plan to take certain kinds of training, or who plan to find
                       employment directly after leaving school.

                       THE ONTARIO STUDENT TRANSCRIPT
                       Every student at the secondary school level has a transcript in
                       his/her OSR (Ontario School Record) file. The transcript shows
                       the name of the course taken, the grade and type, the mark
                       achieved, the date the course was completed, and the credit
                       value. It also indicates whether the course was compulsory.

                       Please note there is full disclosure on the transcript for all grade
                       11 and 12 results. If a student withdraws from a course within
                       five instructional days following the issue of the midterm
                       report card, the withdrawal is not recorded on the transcript.
                       Check the "Dates to Remember" sheet to determine the date
                       by which a course may be dropped without penalty.

                       The transcript also states if total hours of community service
                       are completed, the results of the Literacy Test, the type of
                       diploma issued, and the date of issue. The transcript is an
                       effective means to communicate the student’s achievements
                       to other educational institutions and future employers.

                       Parents may have access to their child’s Ontario School
                       Records and if they wish to see its contents than they should
                       contact the guidance counsellor.

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The Grade 9 to 12 Program
COURSE TITLE							                                                                     COURSE CODE

Grade 9
(8 courses are required)
English 9, Academic								ENG1D
Principles of Mathematics 9, Academic						MPM1D
Core French 9, Academic								FSF1D
Science 9, Academic								SNC1D
Healthy Active Living Education 9, Open						PPL1O
Issues in Canadian Geography 9, Academic						CGC1D
Visual Arts 9, Open and/or Dramatic Arts 9, Open					           AVI1O and/or ADA1O
and 1 of:
Information and Communication Technology in Business 9, Open			 BTT1O
Spanish Level 1, Academic							LWSBD

Grades 10 - 12
Business Studies
Introduction to Business 10, Open							BBI2O
Financial Accounting Fundamentals 11, University/College Preparation		   BAF3M
Marketing: Goods, Services, Events 11, College Preparation				           BMI3C
Financial Accounting Principles 12, University/College Preparation			    BAT4M
International Business Fundamentals 12, University/College Preparation		 BBB4M

Computer Studies
Introduction to Computer Studies 10, Open					                  ICS20
Introduction to Computer Science 11, University Preparation				 ICS3U
Computer Science 12, University Preparation					ICS4U

English
English 10, Academic								ENG2D
Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing 10, Open					    ELS2O
English 11, University Preparation							ENG3U
English 12, University Preparation							ENG4U
The Writer’s Craft 12, University Preparation						EWC4U
English as a Second Language, ESL Level 1,Open 					  ESLAO
English as a Second Language, ESL Level 2,Open 					  ESLBO
English as a Second Language, ESL Level 3, Open 					 ESLCO
Presentation and Speaking Skills 11, Open					        EPS3O
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course 12, Open				 OLC4O

An elective course may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrolment in the course.
Outlines and curriculum documents available for all courses (see page 16).

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COURSE TITLE							                                                                     COURSE CODE

Technological Education
Communications Technology 10, Open 						TGJ2O
Communications Technology: Broadcast and Print Production 11, Open		 TGJ3O

Modern Languages
Core French 10, Academic								FSF2D
Spanish Level 2, Academic							             LWSCU
Core French 11, University Preparation						FSF3U
Spanish Level 3, University Preparation						LWSDU
Core French 12, University Preparation						FSF4U

Mathematics
Principles of Mathematics 10, Academic						MPM2D
Functions 11, University Preparation						MCR3U
Foundations for College Mathematics 11, College Preparation			 MBF3C
Advanced Functions 12, University Preparation					MHF4U
Calculus and Vectors 12, University Preparation					MCV4U
Mathematics of Data Management 12, University Preparation			   MDM4U

Canadian and World Studies: Geography
Forces of Nature: Physical Processes and Disasters 11, University/College Preparation      CGF3M
World Issues: A Geographic Analysis 12, University Preparation			                          CGW4U
The Environment and Resource Management 12, University/College Preparation                 CGR4M

Canadian and World Studies: History
Civics and Citizenship 10, Open (0.5 Credit) 					                                         CHV2O
Canadian History Since World War I 10, Academic					                                       CHC2D
World History To The End of The Fifteenth Century 11, University/College Preparation       CHW3M
American History 11, University Preparation					                                           CHA3U
World History Since the Fifteenth Century 12, University Preparation			                    CHY4U

Canadian and World Studies: Law, Politics, And Economics
Understanding Canadian Law 11, University/College Preparation			                           CLU3M
The Individual and the Economy 11, University/College Preparation			                       CIE3M
Analyzing Current Economic Issues 12, University Preparation			                            CIA4U
Canadian and International Law 12, University Preparation				                              CLN4U
Canadian and International Politics 12, University Preparation			                          CPW4U

An elective course may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrolment in the course.
Outlines and curriculum documents available for all courses (see page 16).

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The Grade 9 to 12 Program
COURSE TITLE							                                                                     COURSE CODE

Guidance and Career Education
Career Studies 10, Open (0.5 Credit)						GLC2O

Social Sciences and Humanities
Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology 11, University Preparation            HSP3U
Challenge and Change in Society 12, University Preparation			                              HSB4U
Philosophy: Questions and Theories 12, University Preparation			                           HZT4U

Health and Physical Education
Healthy Active Living Education 10, Open						                                             PPL2O
Healthy Active Living Education 11, Open						                                             PPL3O
Healthy Active Personal and Fitness Activities 11, Open			                                 PAF3O
Introductory Kinesiology 12, University Preparation				                                    PSK4U

The Arts: Visual, Media, Music and Dramatic Arts
Visual Arts 10, Open								AVI2O
Media Arts 10, Open								ASM2O
Dramatic Arts/Music Integrated Art 10, Open					        ALC2O
Visual Arts 11, University/College Preparation					     AVI3M
Media Arts 11, University/College Preparation					      ASM3M
Dramatic Arts 11, University/College Preparation					   ADA3M
Music 11, Open									AMU3O
Media Arts, 12, University/College Preparation 					    ASM4M
Visual Arts 12, University/College Preparation					AVI4M
Dramatic Arts 12, University/College Preparation					   ADA4M
Drama Production 12, University/College Preparation				 ADD4M
Film and Video 12, University/College Preparation					  AWR4M

Sciences
Science 10, Academic								SNC2D
Biology 11, University Preparation							SBI3U
Chemistry 11, University Preparation						SCH3U
Physics 11, University Preparation							SPH3U
Biology 12, University Preparation							SBI4U
Chemistry 12, University Preparation						SCH4U
Physics 12, University Preparation							SPH4U
Earth and Space Science 12, University Preparation					 SES4U

An elective course may be cancelled if there is insufficient enrolment in the course.
Outlines and curriculum documents available for all courses (see page 16).

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Visual, Media, Music and Dramatic Arts
VISUAL ARTS 9, OPEN (AVI1O)                                             various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and
This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual    cultural contexts.
arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar   (Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation)
with the elements and principles of design and the expressive
qualities of various materials by using a range of media, processes,    FILM AND VIDEO 12, UNIVERSITY/ COLLEGE
techniques, and styles. Students will use the creative and critical     PREPARATION (AWR4M)
analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal,            This course will further develop the knowledge and skills
contemporary, and historical context.                                   that enable students to communicate ideas, feelings and
(Prerequisite: None)                                                    beliefs through the artistic medium of film and video. The
                                                                        overall theme of the course is Film and Society. Through
VISUAL ARTS 10, OPEN (AVI2O)                                            first understand the historical role of film and applying a
This course enables students to develop their skills in                 critical analysis process, students will appreciate the vision of
producing and presenting art by introducing them to new                 important Canadian and international directors, filmmakers
ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and            and artists. Through the creative process students will be
experimentation. Students will apply the elements and                   encouraged to discover their own unique vision as an artist
principles of design when exploring the creative process.               and film maker. With practice in creative and innovative
Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and       problem solving, students will prepare themselves to meet
interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical           the challenges of an ever increasingly complex technological
context.                                                                society.
(Prerequisite: None)                                                    (Prerequisite: None)

VISUAL ARTS 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE                                      MUSIC 11, OPEN (AMU3O)
PREPARATION (AVI3M)                                                     This course develops students’ musical literacy through
This course enables students to further develop their                   performance and the preparation and presentation of music
knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the              productions. Students will perform works at a level consistent
creative process to explore a wide range of themes through              with previous experience. Independently and collaboratively,
studio work that will include drawing, painting, sculpting,             students will use current technology and the creative and
photography and interior design, as well as the creation                critical analysis processes to plan, produce, present, and
of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging                  market musical productions. Students will respond to, reflect
technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process           on, and analyse music from various genres and periods, and
when evaluating their own work and the work of others.                  they will develop skills transferable to other aspects of their life
(Prerequisite: Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open)                        and their careers.
                                                                        (Prerequisite: None)
VISUAL ARTS 12, UNIVERSITY/ COLLEGE
PREPARATION (AVI4M)                                                     MEDIA ARTS 10, OPEN (ASM2O)
This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use            This course enables students to create media art works by
of the creative process when creating and presenting two-               exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital
and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional          animation, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film,
and emerging media and technologies. Students will use                  photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire
the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and              communications skills that are transferable beyond the media
explore connections between art and society. The studio                 arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible
program enables students to explore a range of materials,               practices related to the creative process. Students will develop
processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own              the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works.
art production. Students will also make connections between             (Prerequisite: None)

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Visual, Media, Music and Dramatic Arts
MEDIA ARTS 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE                                       are transferable beyond the classroom. Students will use the
PREPARATION (ASM3M)                                                     creative process and responsible practices to explore solutions to
This course focuses on the development of media arts skills             integrated arts challenges.
through the production of art works involving traditional and           (Prerequisite: None)
emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as new media,
computer animation, and web environments. Students will                 DRAMA 11, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
explore the evolution of media arts as an extension of traditional      PREPARATION (ADA3M)
art forms, use the creative process to produce effective media art      This course requires students to create and perform in dramatic
works, and critically analyse the unique characteristics of this art    presentations. Students will analyse, interpret, and perform
form. Students will examine the role of media artists in shaping        dramatic works from various cultures and time periods. Students
audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values.        will research various acting styles and conventions that could
(Prerequisite: Media Arts, Grade 10, Open, or any Grade 9 or 10 arts    be used in their presentations, and analyse the functions
course)                                                                 of playwrights, directors, actors, designers, technicians, and
                                                                        audiences.
MEDIA ARTS 12, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE                                       (Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 9 or 10, Open)
PREPARATION (ASM4M)
This course emphasizes the refinement of media arts skills              DRAMA 12, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
                                                                        PREPARATION (ADA4M)
through the creation of a thematic body of work by applying
                                                                        This course requires students to experiment individually and
traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques
                                                                        collaboratively with forms and conventions of both drama and
such as multimedia, computer animation, installation art, and
                                                                        theatre from various cultures and time periods. Students will
performance art. Students will develop works that express their
                                                                        interpret dramatic literature and other text and media sources
views on contemporary issues and will create portfolios suitable
                                                                        while learning about various theories of directing and acting.
for use in either career or postsecondary education applications.
                                                                        Students will examine the significance of dramatic arts in
Students will critically analyse the role of media artists in shaping
                                                                        various cultures, and will analyse how the knowledge and skills
audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values.
                                                                        developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social
(Prerequisite: Media Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation)
                                                                        awareness, and goals beyond secondary school.
DRAMA 9, OPEN (ADA1O)                                                   (Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 11, University/College Preparation)
This course provides opportunities for students to explore              DRAMA PRODUCTION 12, UNIVERSITY/COLLEGE
dramatic forms and techniques, using material from a wide range         PREPARATION (ADD4M)
of sources and cultures. Students will use the elements of drama        This course requires students to experiment individually and
to examine situations and issues that are relevant to their lives.      collaboratively with forms and conventions of both drama and
Students will create, perform, discuss, and analyse drama, and          theatre from various cultures and time periods. Students will
then reflect on the experiences to develop an understanding of          interpret dramatic literature and other text and media sources
themselves, the art form, and the world around them.                    while learning about various theories of directing and acting.
(Prerequisite: None)                                                    Students will examine the significance of dramatic arts in
                                                                        various cultures, and will analyse how the knowledge and skills
DRAMATIC ARTS/MUSIC INTEGRATED ARTS 10, OPEN                            developed in drama are related to their personal skills, social
(ALC2O)                                                                 awareness, and goals beyond secondary school. This course is
This course integrates drama and music giving students the              for students interested in the production of theatre. Students will
opportunity to produce and present integrated art works                 explore skills and concepts required for theatre production.
created individually or collaboratively. Students will demonstrate      (Prerequisite: Drama, Grade 11,
innovation as they learn and apply concepts, styles, and                University/College Preparation)
conventions unique to the various arts and acquire skills that

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