CALENDAR 22002211 22002222 - Cedar Community Secondary School

 
CALENDAR 22002211 22002222 - Cedar Community Secondary School
Cedar Community Secondary School
         Home of the Spartans
   1640 MacMillan Road, Nanaimo, B.C. V9X 1L9
   Telephone: (250) 722-2414 Fax: (250) 722-3516
           Website: cs.schools.sd68.bc.ca

      Grad Program – Grade 10, 11, 12

            CALENDAR
              2021 - 2022
    This document is available on our school website.
TABLE OF CONTENTS

PROGRAM PLANNING ........................................................................................................................................ 3
2018 GRADUATION PROGRAM PLANNER ...................................................................................................... 7
COURSES ................................................................................................................................................................ 8
ENGLISH................................................................................................................................................................. 8
   ENGLISH 10 – Areas of Choice .......................................................................................................................... 8
   ENGLISH 11 – Areas of Choice .......................................................................................................................... 8
   ENGLISH 12 ........................................................................................................................................................ 9
SOCIAL STUDIES .................................................................................................................................................. 9
MATHEMATICS .................................................................................................................................................. 11
SCIENCE ............................................................................................................................................................... 12
PHYSICAL EDUCATION .................................................................................................................................... 13
LANGUAGES ....................................................................................................................................................... 15
   FRENCH ............................................................................................................................................................ 15
   SPANISH ........................................................................................................................................................... 15
   HUL’QUMI’NUM ............................................................................................................................................. 15
APPLIED DESIGN, SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGIES (ADST) ......................................................................... 16
BUSINESS EDUCATION .................................................................................................................................... 16
INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS ......................................................................................................... 16
TECHNOLOGIES (ICT) ....................................................................................................................................... 16
WOOD AND CARPENTRY - ADST ................................................................................................................... 17
AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE ................................................................................................................................... 18
TECHNOLOGIES (AST) ...................................................................................................................................... 18
YOUTH EXPLORE TRADES SAMPLER ........................................................................................................... 18
HOME ECONOMICS ........................................................................................................................................... 19
VISUAL AND ....................................................................................................................................................... 20
PERFORMING ARTS ........................................................................................................................................... 20
MUSIC PROGRAM .............................................................................................................................................. 21
SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS ............................................................................................................................... 21
CAREERS .............................................................................................................................................................. 22

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PROGRAM PLANNING

In this guide, you will find the information you need to design your high school program to meet your future career and
education goals. Opportunities are abundant; follow your interests and find your future! Cedar Community Secondary
offers a variety of courses that explore Humanities, Science, Math, Technology, Languages, Fine Arts, and Trades.
Carefully selecting courses will prepare you for college, university, trades and work place careers.

There are many ways to build a high school program. Check out external credits, trades training opportunities, university
enrichment courses, language challenge exams, work experience and apprenticeship options, distance learning
opportunities.

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Graduation Requirements & Post-Secondary Admissions

Students, parents and educators are encouraged to research the admission requirements for post-secondary programs
of study as they vary by institution and by year.
For specific program requirements, you should contact the specific institution you are interested in or search for specific
program requirements using the Education Planner’s website: http://www.educationplanner.ca/

Useful Links
   • Education Planner: https://www.educationplannerbc.ca/
   • BC Ministry of Education : https://www2.gov.bc.ca/bced
   • BC Ministry of Education Graduation Requirements: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/graduation
   • Curriculum Document: https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/10-12

FINANCING YOUR FUTURE

Scholarships and Bursaries
It’s never too early to think about how you’ll pay for your future education. If you plan to continue school beyond Grade
12, you can start earning money from awards and scholarships even before you graduate.

See http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-12/support/scholarships for Ministry Scholarships and
Awards.

The District/Authority Scholarships are now $1250 and the # of awards per school will be determined based on the # of
registered grade 12 students @ Sept 30, 2020. The application will be online for students to apply and I encourage you
to direct students to the Ministry website for specifics regarding criteria. The focus is on excellence in their chosen area
of interest or strength.

The Ministry does offer a secondary school apprenticeship $1000 scholarships but they are administered by the CTC
program. Last year the District received 8 awards… https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/education-training/k-
12/support/career-programs/apprenticeship-and-trades/youth-work-in-trades

There are also BC Excellence Scholarships 55 in the province….
http://www.ndrs.ca/uploads/bc_excellence_scholarship_application.pdf

Local Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards
The local community is very supportive of students wishing to pursue a post -secondary education including trades and
technical programs. The Nanaimo Ladysmith Schools Foundation selects and distributes the awards for School District
#68 students. Applications are available from the school counselling area in early February. Visit
https://www.nlsf.ca/index.php?p=1_43_Financial-Awards for details.

Other Awards
Many other scholarships and awards are available to graduating students. Excellent websites include:
www.studentscholarships.org
www.studentawards.com
www.scholarshipscanada.com

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DISTRICT PROGRAMS – Career Pathways (CTC)

A significant labour shortage in British Columbia is projected over the next ten years, just under a million job
opportunities are expected. Careers and Technical Center (CTC) programs allow students to learn more about “in
demand” jobs, gain work-based training, and/or earn post-secondary training while attending high school.

To learn more about our programs please visit our website or meet with one of our program advisors.

WEBSITE/REGISTER TODAY: www.ctc-careerpaths.ca

DUAL CREDIT – YOUTH TRAIN IN TRADES (formerly Dual Credit Trades & Applied Skills or AceIT)
This program is open to grade 12 students.

The Dual Credit Trades and Applied Skills Program is a provincially recognized partnership between Nanaimo Ladysmith
Public Schools and post-secondary institutions. Students involved in this program earn both high school and university
credits (dual credits) during their studies while completing the first year toward a Red Seal Trade or Certification
Program.

Successful applicants are sponsored and do not pay tuition fees. Students are required to pay for application fees,
activity fees, books and supplies. Since students are classified as high school students they are not eligible for student
loans. Students normally graduate at the same time as their peers but receive a post-secondary credential, in addition,
to their high school diploma.

Seats are currently offered in the following programs: (Highlighted take place outside Nanaimo)

Applied Business Technology for Administrative Assistant | Legal Secretary| Accounting Assistant| Aircraft Maintenance
Technician | Automotive Service Technician | Automotive Collision Repair | Automotive Refinishing | Baker | Carpenter |
Professional Cook Level 1 and 2 | Iron Worker |Machinist | Electrician | Hairdresser | Heavy Duty Mechanic | Heavy
Equipment Operator | Dental Assistant |Education Assistant |Health Care Assistant| Plumbing | Horticulture|
Information Technology & Applied Systems | Motorcycle/Marine Technician | Marine Service Technician |Refrigeration
Mechanic – HVAC | Welder

Students are encouraged to consult with their school counsellor or CTC Advisor about this graduation option. Although
basic requirements vary from program to program, a passion for the trades training or applied skills program is
considered a minimum standard for program. Applications are accepted ongoing until the program(s) is full but waitlist
applications may be considered as an alternate. S o m e a pplicants must complete a VIU assessment prior to
consideration for this program. See website for current program details.

YOUTH EXPLORE TRADES SAMPLER (formerly Discovery Trades)

The Trades Sampler Program(s), are offered at the VIU campus, from, September - November and February - April
provides a hands-on experience in a variety of in-demand trade careers (i.e. welding, carpentry, electrical, motorcycle
and marine technician, auto service technician, heavy mechanical trades, etc.) The deadline for applications will be early
December, however, waitlist applications may be considered if received after this date.

A Student Transition Plan will be developed between the student and CTC program advisor; this plan will identify
graduation requirements and the transition plan from high school to the work place and/or post-secondary training. See
our website for more details and deadlines. There may be an all-female cohort offered

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DUAL CREDIT – ENRICHMENT - VIU
Grade 11 students register to attend VIU courses during grade 12.

The Dual Credit Enrichment program offers VIU classes to youth that are planning on attending a specific post-secondary
program after graduation. High school transcripts must show a minimum of three “A’s” and one “B”, final or interim
grades, for English 10/11, Math 10/11, Social Studies 10/11, Science 10/11 and/or courses that are pre-requisites or
relevant (i.e. music, drama, etc.) If you qualify, do not miss the opportunity to be awarded the highest priority for
registration to almost all first year courses.

Information sessions and pre-registration usually opens in early February and closes in March. Approved applicants are
selected and contacted in April to register for the VIU classes. Students can enroll in up to two courses per semester and
four courses per year. The courses must lead to a specific occupation. The school district sponsors (pays) tuition but
students are responsible for all other costs such as the application fee, student fees, student activity fee, materials,
textbooks, etc. It is important to discuss this option with a counselor, parent, VIU advisor and CTC advisor. See the
website for more details and current deadlines.

YOUTH WORK IN TRADES (formerly Secondary School Apprenticeship Program)
This program is open to youth ages 14 – 19 years. Employers must provide a registered ITA employer sponsor.

This program allows youth to get a head start for a career in the trades by earning ITA work based training hours, getting
up to 16 high school course credits, and becoming eligible for a $1000 ITA Award. High school course credits begin when
the student is registered with the ITA with an approved ITA employer sponsor and the application package has been
approved. The employer sponsor must provide WCB coverage for paid positions.

These courses are completed outside of the regular school schedule, such as evenings, weekends, school breaks and
summer. The student will earn 4 credits for completing 120 work hours and required pre-employment related
assignments. The students can earn up to 4 courses or 16 credits. The $1000 ITA Award is intended to assist the
apprentice with the purchase of tools, equipment, materials or tuition; the student must report up to 900 work based
hours to the ITA before December 31 of the school year that they turn 19 years old. Registration is ongoing.

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2018 GRADUATION PROGRAM PLANNER

                            Required Courses                                                               Credits
                            English Language Arts 10 (2 Courses-2 credits each)                               4
Foundation (Core) Courses

                            English Language Arts 11                                                          4
                            English Language Arts 12                                                          4
                            Mathematics 10                                                                    4
                            Mathematics 11 or 12                                                              4
                            Social Studies 10                                                                 4
                            Social Studies 11 or 12                                                           4
                            Science 10                                                                        4
                            Science 11 or 12                                                                  4
                            Career Life Education (Typically in grade 10 year)                                4
                            Career Life Connections (Done in grade 12 year)                                   4
                            Physical and Health Education 10                                                  4
                            Fine Arts or Applied Skill 10, 11 or 12                                           4
                                                                                      Foundation
                                                                                                             52
                                                                                        Total
                                                                                                           Credits
                            Elective Courses:

                               List your courses:
   Elective Courses

                                                                                       Electives
                                         Min. 28 Elective Credits Needed
                                                                                        Total:
                             Check – do you have 16 credits at the Grade 12 level?

                                 Total of 80(+) Credits Needed to Meet Grad
                                                                                     Total Credits
                                                Requirements
                                 Dogwood Diploma             Adult Grad Program      School Completion Certificate

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COURSES
                                                                          explore, extend, and refine their writing. Content may include
                        ENGLISH                                           narrative, expository, descriptive, persuasive, and/or opinion
                                                                          pieces. Students will work individually and collaboratively to
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10-12                                               explore and create coherent, purposeful compositions and
                                                                          essays.
The redesigned curriculum represents an integrated and holistic
approach to teaching and learning. In the English Language Arts           English First Peoples Spoken Language 10
curriculum, all six of the language arts elements (reading,               (MEFSL-10)
listening, viewing, writing, speaking, and representing) are              Provides opportunities for students to individually and
connected and used in each course. Each of the courses offered            collaboratively study, create, and use language to produce
will be an English Language Arts class with a different                   original pieces in a variety of modes. This course is for all
emphasis. The difference between English First People (EFP)               students to learn about and engage with indigenous creative
and English Language Arts (ELA) courses is the focus on                   expression with a focus on the experiences, values, beliefs, and
Aboriginal context and content. The academic demand is equal              lived realities of First Peoples. This area of choice will provide
in both ELA & EFP classes. You can find more information at               students with opportunities for performance, oral language,
the following website:                                                    professional applications, and/or public speaking. EFP Spoken
https://curriculum.gov.bc.ca/curriculum/english-                          Language 10 will appeal to students who enjoy public
language-arts                                                             performance or oral storytelling, or who want to gain more
                                                                          experience and skill in this area.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 10 –                                                ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 11 –
Areas of Choice                                                           Areas of Choice
English 10 is split into 2-credit term courses rather than 4-credit
semester courses. Students must complete 4 credits of grade 10
                                                                          Creative Writing 11 (MCTWR-11) is designed for
                                                                          students who are interested in using writing for self-expression
English.
                                                                          and other various creative purposes. The course provides
                                                                          students with in-depth opportunities to become better writers.
New Media 10 (MNMD-10) is a program of studies                            Students will collaborate and develop their skills through
designed to reflect the changing role of technology in today’s            writing and design processes. Creative Writing 11 is grounded
society, and the increasing importance of digital media in                in the exploration and application of writing processes, inviting
communicating and exchanging ideas. The New Media of                      students to express themselves creatively as they experiment
choice recognizes that digital literacy is an essential component         with, reflect on, extend, and refine their writing.
of the educated citizen.
                                                                          Composition 11 (MCMPS-11) is designed for
Literary Studies 10 (MLTST-10) is designed for                            students who have an interest in refining their skills in written
students who are interested in the study of literature in general.        communication in a variety of contexts, as they continue to
In this instance, literature could consist of a variety of texts:         explore, extend, and improve their writing. The course provides
novels, short stories, film and/or poetry. The course allows              opportunities for students, individually and collaboratively to
students to go more deeply into literature as they explore                study, create, and write original, authentic pieces for diverse
specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through          purposes and in diverse forms. Students will work individually
fiction and non- fiction literary works, in a variety of media.           and collaboratively to explore and create compositions and
                                                                          essays.
Creative Writing 10 (MCTWR-10) is designed for
students who have an interest in creative expression through              New Media 11 (MNMD-11) is designed to reflect the
language. The course provides students with in-depth                      changing role of technology today, and the increasing
opportunities to become better writers. Students will collaborate         importance of digital media in communicating and exchanging
and develop their skills through the writing and design                   ideas. Coursework is aimed at providing students with skills
processes.                                                                vital for success in an increasingly complex digital world, by
                                                                          affording opportunities to demonstrate understanding, and to
Composition 10 (MCMPS-10) is designed for                                 communicate increasingly sophisticated ideas through a wide
students who have an interest in developing their skills in               variety of digital and print media. Students may focus studies
written communication in a variety of contexts. The course                on the influence of the media industry on society and various
provides students with opportunities to think critically as they          methods of digital communication. The course provides
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opportunities for students individually and collaboratively to
study, create, and write original, authentic pieces for diverse                        SOCIAL STUDIES
purposes and in diverse forms. Students will work individually
and collaboratively to explore and create. Students will explore
narrative, expository, descriptive or persuasive pieces and               The main purpose of the Social Studies curriculum is to develop
specific attention will be on thesis development, structure and           graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to
citations.                                                                be active, informed citizens.
                                                                           Social Studies offers students the opportunities to build
                                                                          understandings and knowledge on topics found in the disciplines
Spoken Language (MELSL-11)                                                of history, geography, political science, and economics, with
                                                                          contributions from other disciplines such as sociology,
This course provides opportunities for students to study, create,         psychology, and anthropology. The new curriculum places
and use language to produce original pieces in a variety of               greater emphasis on developing disciplinary thinking skills
modes. The course will provide students with opportunities for            through six major thinking concepts: significance, evidence,
performance, oral language, professional applications, and/or             continuity and change, cause and consequence, perspective, and
public speaking. Spoken Language 11 will appeal to students               ethical judgment.
who enjoy public performance, oral storytelling, and/or who
want to gain more experience and skill in this area. The course           Today’s easy access to information of uncertain quality and
provides opportunities for students individually and                      accuracy makes it more important than ever to teach students
collaboratively to study, create, and write original, authentic           the skills needed to gather, assess, analyze, and synthesize
pieces for diverse purposes and in diverse forms. Students will           information and ideas from multiple sources. Once students
work individually and collaboratively to explore and create.              have gathered and analyzed information, they will use it to solve
 Students will explore narrative, expository, descriptive or              problems, make decisions, and communicate their ideas
persuasive pieces for the spoken word audience and specific               effectively.
attention will be on thesis development, structure and citations.
                                                                          Social Studies 10 (MSS-10)
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ARTS 12                                                  The Grade 10 Social Studies curriculum maintains the same
                                                                          structure and format as the K–9 curriculum. The Grade 10
English 12 (MENST-12)                                                     Social Studies curriculum finishes the historical sequence
                                                                          started in the new Grade 7 curriculum and finishes in the present
This curriculum is designed to empower students by providing              day, with issues in modern Canadian and world history,
them with strong communication skills, an understanding and               geography, civics, and economics. It prepares students to be
appreciation of language and literature, and the capacity to              active, thoughtful citizens as well as having them consider
engage fully as literate and responsible citizens in a digital age.       issues they may want to pursue in Grade 11 and 12 Socials
Students are guided in learning to think critically, creatively,          Studies courses. Following Social Studies 10, all students are
and reflectively; to construct a sense of personal and cultural           required to take a minimum of one Social Studies course at the
identity; and to be respectful of a range of perspectives and             grade 11 or 12 level.
worldviews.

                                                                          20th Century World History 12
                                                                          (MWH-12)
                                                                          This course examines the major events of the 20th Century from
                                                                          1919 to 1991. Using the themes of geopolitics, economics,
                                                                          ideology, social change, and the role of the individual, the
                                                                          course focuses on the major events of the century including the
                                                                          aftermath of Versailles, the Great Depression, rise of dictators,
                                                                          World War II, the Cold War, end of European empires, and civil
                                                                          rights in the United States and South Africa. Open to both grade
                                                                          11 and 12 students.

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BC First Peoples (MBCFP-12)                                                Law Studies 12 (MLST-12)
This course looks at the unique history and the many cultural              This course presents an overview of the Canadian legal system.
expressions that convey the richness, diversity, and resiliency of         Emphasis is on legal rights and responsibilities that allow
BC First Peoples. Students investigate how, through self-                  citizens to reflect critically on their role in society. Topics
governance, leadership, and self-determination, BC First                   include the history of law, Canadian Charter of Rights and
Nations challenge and resist Canada's ongoing colonialism, and             Freedoms, Criminal law, correctional systems and Youth
move forward as community.                                                 Criminal Justice. Students will examine current events going
                                                                           on in Canada and the world. Some projects include the
Areas of study include the relationship BC First Nations have              wrongfully accused, famous trials, prison systems, not
with the environment, the role of oral traditions, the impact of           criminally responsible defense, environmental law and a mock
exchanges with non-indigenous people, and the First Nations’               trial. Meets academic requirements for some university
historical resistance against colonialism. The relationship and            programs. Open to both grade 11 and 12 students.
effect of local, provincial, and federal governments and their
various laws will be viewed, as well as the traditional and                Philosophy 12 (MPHIL-12) (NOT OFFERED
current BC First Nations government systems. The results of the            IN 2021-22)
recent ‘Truth and Reconciliation’ document produced by the
Federal government will be investigated, as well as many of the            What does it mean to exist? What is beauty? Is there more than
challenges facing BC first Nations today.                                  one reality? These are some of the “big questions” that will be
                                                                           examined in this course. Through the inquiry-based process
                                                                           students will use the following Big Ideas as a focus;
Human Geography 12 (MHGEO-12)
                                                                               • Philosophy is a discipline that examines the fundamental
This course examines the influence people have had on our                        nature of knowledge, reality, and existence.
physical environment as well as its influence on us. Students                  • Philosophy provides tools for investigating meaning and
will analyze data from a variety of sources to better understand                 fostering understanding of different ways of thinking.
our globally connected world. Along the way, you will learn                    • Examining questions in philosophy allows people
how to interpret how demographic patterns and population                         to question their assumptions and better understand
distribution are influenced by physical features and natural                     their own beliefs.
resources. At the same time as physical features affect our                    • While philosophical questions often examine issues with
choices as a species, human activities alter landscapes in a                     no definitive answers, logic and reasoned arguments can
variety of ways. Students will examine the implications of our                   show which answers have more or less value.
changes to the natural landscape environmentally as well as
other geographic factors. You will consider reasoned                       Topics of study will include but not limited to;
judgements about controversial choices humans have made, past                  • methods of reasoning and argument in philosophy
and present, and determine what responsibility we might have to
respond. This course is open to Grade 11 and 12 students.                      • metaphysical theories about the nature of reality
                                                                               • epistemological theories about knowledge and truth
                                                                               • social and political philosophy theories of morality,
Comparative Culture 12 (MCMCL-12)                                                ethics, and aesthetics
                                                                               • Plato’s Republic
Why do we do what we do? Culture has a lot to do with who we
are and how we live, who we are told to love and who we are
allowed to hate. Culture can raise us up or push us down.                  Social Justice 12 (MSJ-12)
Culture defines how we are similar to others and how we are
different from them also. So what’s it all about?                          Be the Change you wish to see in the world! Explore issues of
                                                                           oppression and injustice in a Canadian and global
                                                                           context. What are your personal and social responsibilities
Understanding the diversity and complexity of cultural                     when examining discrimination based on ability, age, ethnicity,
expressions in one culture enhances our understanding of other             religion, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status,
cultures. Interactions between belief systems, social                      marital and family status? You will analyze both the causes and
organization, and languages influence expressions of culture               consequences of injustice and explore viable solutions by
such as celebrations, music, and art. Geographic and                       understanding how social change has occurred in the past.
environmental factors influence the development of agriculture,            Challenge yourself to become an ethical, socially responsible
trade, and increasingly complex cultures. Value systems and                global citizen. This is a case study and research based course.
belief systems shape the structures of power and authority                 There is no final exam, but a final action project will be required
within a culture. Rather than political history, this course is all        of all students.
about cultural history.

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MATHEMATICS                                                   FOUNDATIONS OF MATH
                                                                                This pathway is designed to provide students with the
                                                                                mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills
 Note: Students should research or contact the post-secondary
                                                                                identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not
 institutions that they are planning on applying to for their
                                                                                require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include
 specific math entrance requirements.
                                                                                financial mathematics, geometry, measurement, number, logical
                                                                                reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability.
 Note: Students are expected to have a scientific calculator to
 assist them with their calculations. Most courses involving
 geometry require a ruler, compass and a protractor. Math                       PRE-CALCULUS
 teachers at Cedar Community Secondary will be using Texas
 Instruments model TI83 or TI84 plus graphing calculators.                      This pathway is designed to provide students with the
                                                                                mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills
                                                                                identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require
                                                                                the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include algebra and
                                                                                numbers, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry,
                             Math 8                                             and permutations, combinations and binomial theorem.

                                                                                Workplace Mathematics 10 (MWPM-10)
                              Math 9
                                                                                This course is designed for students wishing to pursue a trade or
                                                                                go directly into the workforce. Topics covered include: working
  Workplace Mathematics 10              Foundations of Mathematics and          with metric and imperial units and converting one to the other,
                                            Pre-calculus Grade 10               applied measurement (i.e. volume and surface area),
                                                                                trigonometry, geometry, graphing, measures of central
                                                                                tendency, probability, game theory and financial literacy.
Workplace        Apprentice            Foundations of           Pre-
Mathematics      -ship Math            Mathematics 11        calculus 11
    11           12
                                                                                Foundations of Mathematics                        and      Pre-
                                       Foundations of           Pre-
                                       Mathematics 12        calculus 12
                                                                                Calculus 10 (MFMP-10)
                                                                                This course is designed for students wishing to pursue either the
                                                              Calculus
                                                                                Foundations or Pre-calculus streams. Topics covered include:
                                                                12              trigonometry, algebra, the real number system, exponential
                                                                                laws, polynomials, factoring, relations and functions, equations
                                                                                of lines and their characteristics, parallel and perpendicular
                                                                                lines, systems of linear equations and finance.
              DESIGN OF PATHWAYS
                                                                                Workplace Mathematics 11 (MWPM-11)
 Each pathway is designed to provide students with the
 mathematical understandings, rigor and critical-thinking skills                This course is designed for students who plan to enter the
 that have been identified for specific post-secondary programs                 workforce. Either this course or Apprenticeship Math 12 can be
 of study and for direct entry into the work force.                             taken to meet the math graduation requirement. Topics covered
                                                                                include statistics, scale diagrams, 3 dimensional views and scale
                                                                                diagrams, linear relationships and slope, analyzing puzzles and
 Workplace and Apprenticeship                                                   games, financial literacy and budgeting.

 Mathematics                                                                    Foundations of Math 11 (MFOM-11)
 This pathway is designed to provide students with the
 mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills                       This course is designed for students who plan on entering the
 identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct                social sciences in post-secondary school. Topics covered
 entry into the work force. Topics include algebra, geometry,                   include application of rates, scale diagrams and scale factors,
 measurement, number, financial mathematics, statistics and                     geometry, trigonometry, logic and problem solving strategies,
 probability.                                                                   statistics, relations and linear and quadratic functions.

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Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11 (MPREC-11)                                                          SCIENCE
This course is designed for students planning on pursuing a
post-secondary program in sciences, math or engineering.                Science 10 (MSC-10)
Topics covered include:        powers and radicals, rational
expressions and equations, coordinate trigonometry (and sine            This course continues to introduce and use the methods and
and cosine laws), relations and functions (linear, quadratic and        applications of science. Science 10 is designed to provide
polynomial and exponential) and financial literacy.                     opportunities for students to develop scientific knowledge,
Equipment: A graphing calculator is required for this course.           skills, and attitudes that will be relevant in their everyday lives
Math teachers at Cedar Community Secondary will be using                and their future careers. Areas of study include; Sustainability
Texas Instruments model TI 83 or TI 84 graphing calculators.            of Ecosystems, Chemical Reactions and Radioactivity, Motion,
The school does have some of these for student use.                     Energy Transfer in Natural Systems and Plate Tectonics.

                                                                        Chemistry 11 (MCH-11)
Foundations of Mathematics 12 (MFOM-12)
                                                                        This is an introductory course for students with a general
This course is designed for students who plan on entering the           interest in Chemistry as well as for those who require Chemistry
social sciences in post-secondary school. Topics covered                for more advanced study in the Sciences and is recommended
include financial mathematics (simple and compound interest,            for Biology 12. Topics include the study of atoms and
leasing vs. buying and investments), logical reasoning,                 molecules, as well as how they are bonded and how bonding can
probability, functions and relations and a mathematics research         affect their structure and properties. The study of the mole and
project.                                                                how it is used in quantitative measurements in chemistry
Equipment: A graphing calculator is required for this course.           involving solids, liquids and gases. The study of organic
Math teachers at Cedar Community Secondary will be using                chemistry, the wide variety of organic compounds and how they
Texas Instruments model TI 83 or TI 84 graphing calculators.            react. This course involves the development of skills in
The school does have some of these for student use.                     experimentation, including observation, analysis and recording
                                                                        of results in lab reports. Ability in mathematics is essential.
Pre-Calculus 12 (MPREC-12)
                                                                        Chemistry 12 (MCH-12)
This course is designed for students planning to pursue a post-
secondary program in the sciences, math or engineering. Topics          Chemistry 12 is a course which provides an in-depth study of
covered include: coordinate trigonometry, graphing and solving          reaction rates, equilibrium, solubility, acids and bases, and
problems involving trig functions, trig identities, combinations        oxidation-reduction. Success in the course requires ability in
and permutations, transformations, logarithms, polynomial,              problem solving and the handling of numerical calculations, as
radical and rational functions.                                         well as a demonstrated ability to perform, analyze and report on
Equipment: A graphing calculator is required for this course.           experiments in the various topics. Good math skills are
Math teachers at Cedar Community Secondary will be using                essential.
Texas Instruments model TI 83 or TI 84graphing calculators.
The school does have some of these for student use.                     Physics 11 (MPH-11)

Calculus 12 (MCALC-12)                                                  Physics 11 is an introductory course which covers the Topics of
                                                                        kinematics, free fall with gravity, dynamics, work, energy,
Topics covered include problem solving, overview and history            momentum, power, circuitry, and relativity.
of Calculus, functions, graphs and limits, derivatives,                 It is strongly recommended that Pre-Calculus Math 11 be taken
antiderivatives and applications of derivatives and                     prior to or concurrently. Students who have weak Algebra skills
antiderivatives. Students who plan on taking Calculus 12                may wish to take Physics 11 in their Grade 12 year.
(which is only offered 2nd semester) must have previously
completed Pre-Calculus 12                                               Physics 12 (MPH-12)
                                                                        This course is a survey of physics for those students requiring
                                                                        physics for post-secondary studies. The following topics are
                                                                        studied: Vectors, 2D kinematics, dynamics, energy and
                                                                        momentum, static equilibrium, circular motion, electrostatics,
                                                                        and electromagnetism. The course will be easier for those
                                                                        students with a good mathematical sense and a solid foundation
                                                                        in algebra and trigonometry. Students are expected to develop
                                                                        skills in problem solving and in collection, analysis and
                                                                        reporting of experimental results. It is strongly recommended
                                                                        that Pre-Calculus Math 12 be taken concurrently.
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Life Sciences 11 (Biology) (MLFSC-11)                                                 PHYSICAL EDUCATION
This course presents a representative sample of organisms and
introduces students to a variety of laboratory skills and scientific
processes. The three main themes in Life Sciences 11 are
                                                                            GENERAL OBJECTIVES AND PURPOSE
characteristics of living things, processes of evolution, and               The Cedar Community Secondary Physical Education
taxonomy. Under these themes, the Life Sciences 11 curriculum               Program’s goal is to promote the student acquisition of
will specifically cover ideas around evolution, viruses,                    knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for the development of
taxonomy, microbiology (bacteria and protists), mycology,                   a positive attitude toward health. Students will gain an
botany, zoology, and ecology. Life Sciences 11 demands that                 understanding of the importance and benefits of a healthy
students be prepared to develop a strong understanding of                   lifestyle. Through participation in a variety of performance-
biological terminology as the course progresses. These skills are           oriented activities (i.e. individual, dual and team games and
also extended into Anatomy and Physiology 12, and will prove                fitness activities), the student’s self-concept and interpersonal
helpful for first year biology courses in BC post- secondary                skills will be enhanced. The program consists of approximately
institutions.                                                               nine units. Starting in Grade 9, students may be given an
                                                                            opportunity to make some selection of the activities in which
Anatomy and Physiology 12 (Biology)                                         they wish to participate. Senior PE courses place an emphasis on
(MATPH-12)                                                                  leisure-oriented activities, leadership development, and personal
                                                                            fitness evaluation. The development of personal fitness potential
Anatomy and Physiology 12 focuses on human biology using                    is an ongoing component of all levels of Physical Education at
the three main themes of homeostasis, DNA and Cells, and                    Cedar Community Secondary. Students are required to have the
Organization. Under these themes, the Anatomy and Physiology                basic PE strip consisting of running shoes, shorts or sweat pants,
12 curriculum is organized into the main sections of: cell                  and a T-shirt. It is highly recommended that suitable clothing is
compounds and biological molecules, cell structure and                      available for foul weather and hot days (including water and
membranes, DNA and its role in protein synthesis as well as                 sunscreen) at all times.
disorders like cancer, enzymes, digestion, circulation,
respiration, the nervous system, the urinary system, and the
reproductive system. An ability to work with and understand
                                                                            PHYSICAL EDUCATION: Outdoor
biological terminology is essential for students to be successful.          Education Grades 10, 11 and 12
                                                                            Outdoor Ed 10 – (XHL--10--S)
                                                                            Outdoor Ed 11 – (MODED11)
Science For Citizens 11 (MSCCT-11)                                          Outdoor Ed 12 – (MODED12)
                                                                            Outdoor Education is a 4 credit course designed to enable
We live in a constantly changing world where science,
                                                                            students to develop an understanding and appreciation of the
technology and society interact. Through exploration of various
                                                                            different types of outdoor physical activities. Students will
topics, students will develop skills for analyzing these
                                                                            explore how participation in various types of outdoor activities
interactions in order to become citizens capable of evaluating
                                                                            can influence the health and well-being of individuals and the
information and making well-informed decisions. How is
                                                                            environment. Examples activities could be: local seashore hikes,
technology used to solve crimes? What are possible alternatives
                                                                            Lantzville and Lynn Valley hikes, canoeing on Brannen Lake,
to animal testing? Why are computers necessary in today’s
                                                                            rock climbing Romper Room, orienteering, and geocaching.
world? Can we cope with toxic waste? How is transportation
                                                                            Outdoor sports activities could be: Tennis, Ultimate Frisbee,
impacting our environment? What are alternative energy sources
                                                                            Disk Golf and Flag Football. The course will combine outside
and how feasible are they? Although many of these questions do
                                                                            time with classroom instruction. There will be instruction in
not have simple solutions, throughout the course students will
                                                                            First Aid (certification), Water Safety, and Hiking Preparation.
gain knowledge, skills and develop attitudes that can impact
                                                                            Students considering a Career and/or educational path related to
their future as decision-makers. This course fulfills the Science
                                                                            recreation, environmental conservation or other related area
11 requirement for graduation, but does not qualify as a
                                                                            would benefit from this curriculum ( Game Warden, Recreation
science prerequisite for most university programs.
                                                                            Programmer, Field Biologist) Also, students just wanting to
                                                                            learn more about participating in outdoor activities will find this
                                                                            course enjoyable.

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Physical and Health Education 10 (MPHED-                                    Volleyball 10, 11, 12
10)                                                                         MPHED10V
                                                                            MACLV11V
In this course students will be given opportunities to:
     • engage in daily participation of different types of
                                                                            MACLV-12V
          physical activity designed to help develop their
                                                                            In these courses students will be given opportunities to:
          physical and personal health and fitness goals
                                                                                 • Engage in daily participation a range of different types
     • develop an understanding of the many benefits of
                                                                                     of physical activities designed to help develop their
          physical activity that are essential components of a
                                                                                     physical and personal health and fitness goals. There
          healthy lifestyle
                                                                                     will be a strong focus on developing physical literacy
     • develop and maintain positive personal attributes and
                                                                                     skills through volleyball.
          interpersonal skills as well as positive attitudes towards
                                                                                 • Develop an understanding of the many benefits of
          participation in physical activity
                                                                                     physical activity that are essential components of a
                                                                                     healthy lifestyle
Students will be required to actively participate in a wide
variety of physical activities and to develop and maintain a                     • Develop and maintain positive personal attributes and
personal level of physical fitness                                                   interpersonal skills as well as positive attitudes towards
Materials: PE Strip                                                                  participation in physical activity Students will be
                                                                                     required to actively participate in a wide variety of
                                                                                     physical activities and to develop and maintain a
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 11 (MACLV-11)                                                     personal level of physical fitness.
Active Living 11                                                            *You cannot receive credits for an Active Living PE and
In the Active Living PE 11 course, there is a greater focus on              Volleyball PE of the same grade level.
leisure-oriented activities that may take students off-campus.
The course consists of performance-oriented activities                      Fitness & Conditioning 11 (MFTCD-11)
(volleyball, basketball and soccer) and leisure oriented activities
which may include bowling, tennis, skating, swimming, disk                  This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn
golf and various community runs. Personal development                       moderate intensity level fitness concepts and conditioning
activities may include SOFA – First Aid Course, Active Health               techniques used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students
and Fitness and school based activities (e.g. officiating and               will benefit from comprehensive weight training and cardio
                                                                            respiratory endurance activities. Students will learn the basic
score-keeping). Students may have the opportunity to volunteer
                                                                            fundamentals of strength training, aerobic training, and overall
their services to the school and community during non-class
                                                                            fitness training and conditioning. Course includes both lecture
hours. Evaluation will measure participation and attitude,
                                                                            and activity sessions. Students will be empowered to make wise
knowledge and leadership.
                                                                            choices, meet challenges, and develop positive behaviours in
Materials: PE Strip
                                                                            fitness, wellness, and movement activity for a lifetime.

                                                                            Fitness & Conditioning 12 (MFTCD-12)
PHYSICAL EDUCATION 12 (MACLV-12)
                                                                            This course is designed to give students the opportunity to
Active Living 12
                                                                            further their understanding of fitness concepts and conditioning
The Coed PE 12 course will provide enjoyable experiences and                techniques used for obtaining optimal physical fitness. Students
skill development in fitness, sport and outdoor recreation. More            may plan, develop and benefit from comprehensive weight
emphasis than in previous grades will be placed on recreational             training and cardio respiratory endurance activities. Students
activities, and the development of leadership skills. Some of the           will learn the more advanced techniques of strength training
activities will take the student off campus. There is an                    aerobic training, and overall fitness training and conditioning.
expectation that students will contribute their services during             Course includes both lecture and activity sessions. Students will
non-class hours to the school and community. Core units                     be empowered to make wise choices, meet challenges, and
include performance-oriented activities (volleyball, basketball,            develop positive behaviours in fitness, wellness, and movement
badminton, tennis, and dance). The personal development                     activity for a lifetime.
activities component may include a “self-fitness evaluation” and
school based activities (e.g. coaching, officiating, running
tournaments).      Evaluation will measure participation and
attitude, knowledge and leadership.
Materials: PE Strip

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LANGUAGES                                                                     SPANISH
Courses Offered                                                           As the second most-spoken language in the world, Spanish is a
                  French 8           French 11*                           great way to explore and experience the world! Utilizing a wide
                  French 9           French 12*                           variety of themes as our lens into Spanish language and culture,
                  French 10                                               we experience the language with writing, reading, speaking and
                                                                          listening components. Students are encouraged to challenge
                  Beginners’ Spanish 11                                   themselves and celebrate their progress in the language
                  Spanish 11*                                             demonstrating their learning through collaborative projects and
                                                                          activities. The Spanish program at Cedar Community Secondary
                  Beginner’s Hulquminum 11                                also emphasizes learning the language with the help of music,
                                                                          culture, and of course, food!
*Please note that completion of a language at the Grade 11
level is an entrance requirement for some post-secondary
institutions. All language courses focus on the four areas of             Beginners’ Spanish 11 (MBSP-11)
language acquisition: reading, speaking, listening and writing.           This course combines Spanish 9 & 10 to provide an introduction
Language courses also strive to foster cultural awareness and             to Spanish language and culture. It is designed for students who
appreciation.                                                             begin their Spanish studies after Grade 9. Students who
                                                                          successfully complete Beginners’ Spanish 11 qualify for
                         FRENCH                                           Spanish 11.

                                                                          Spanish 11 (MSP-11)
French 10 (MFR-10)
                                                                          This course further develops communication skills in the areas
This course expands on and further develops the basic listening,
                                                                          of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Develop a deeper
speaking, reading and writing skills learned in French 9. Learn
                                                                          awareness of the culture and diversity of Spanish speaking
more about the culture and increase your communication skills
                                                                          countries. Expand your ability to communicate in Spanish
through real-life themes, cultural activities and projects.
                                                                          through real-life themes, cultural activities and projects.
                                                                          Spanish 11 meets the requirements of a Grade 11 language
French 11 (MFR-11)                                                        course for universities which have a Grade 11 language
                                                                          requirement for entrance.
This course further develops communication skills in the areas
of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Develop a deeper
awareness of the culture and diversity of French speaking                                    HUL’QUMI’NUM
countries and regions. Expand your ability to communicate in
French through real-life themes, cultural activities and projects.        Beginner Hul’qumi’num (MIHUL-11)
French 11 meets the requirements of a Grade 11 language                   This course provides an introduction to the Hul’qumi’num
course for universities which have a Grade 11 language                    language via speaking, reading and writing. Historical
requirement for entrance.                                                 perspectives associated with the language and culture of the
                                                                          Coast Salish people is an integral part of this course.

French 12 (MFR-12)
This course further develops communication skills in the areas
of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Develop a deeper
awareness of the culture and diversity of French speaking
countries and regions. Expand your ability to communicate in
French through real-life themes, cultural activities and projects.
**Completion of this course gives a student entering a General
Arts Program a language credit at some universities. The student
may, therefore, not be required to take a first year university
language course to satisfy their university graduation
requirements.

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APPLIED DESIGN, SKILLS AND TECHNOLOGIES (ADST)

          BUSINESS EDUCATION                                               Entrepreneurship 12 (MENT-12-S)
                                                                           This course is designed specifically for those who are keen to
Entrepreneurship and Marketing 10 (MADEM-10)                               pursue their own business venture, work in a business
                                                                           environment, or plan to register in a post-secondary commerce
This course will expose students to a variety of business                  or business program. This course will teach entrepreneurship
concepts that encapsulate the realities of today’s business                from the perspective of a business owner and a customer.
marketplace. Developing a fundamental understanding of                     Students will learn about different activities involved in
commerce students will explore topics ranging from the various             planning, pricing, promoting, distributing and selling products.
types of business forms and the implications of political and              Students will also develop communication, case analysis,
economic structures in our modern society. In addition, this               presentation, public speaking, writing and critical thinking skills
course will examine the role of marketing and the challenges               while learning the fundamentals of local and global marketing.
facing marketers in today’s global market place. The course will           This course is heavy on group and project work.
continue to develop these key concepts and students will be
given the opportunity to explore how Entrepreneurship is a vital           Marketing and Entrepreneurship for
component in the Canadian and global economy. Upon
developing these fundamental concepts students will be required
                                                                           Creatives 12 (MENT-12-Y)
to create and execute a business plan that has them market and             This course explores the social and environmental impact of the
sell a product or service within the Wellington School                     art and design market. It is designed for those who have an
community. Students will also be required to relate the course             interest in textiles, DIY, upcycle and craft-based projects. The
teaching to current events and explain what implications these             entrepreneurship aspect of the course includes online and local
events may have on our economy.                                            promotions of a unique product including pricing, sourcing and
                                                                           endorsement. With consideration for a local cultural and global
Accounting 11 (MAC-11)                                                     market, students will learn about the responsibilities and
                                                                           potential of self-directed business practices. This course
In this course, students will learn how accounting helps support           combines research based and hands-on project work which is
businesses in making financial decisions. Students will learn the          especially interesting for creative entrepreneurs.
fundamentals of accounting which are valuable for students who
are interested in running their own business or in a career in             Big Ideas
accounting. Topics include debits and credits, industry best                   • Consideration of social and environmental impacts.
practices, journal entries and preparing financial documents.                  • Products can be designed through consultation and
                                                                                   collaboration
                                                                               • Tools and technologies can be adapted for specific
Marketing and Promotion 11 (MMAP-11)                                               purposes

This course explores the relationships between consumers and                            INFORMATION &
retailers and how these two entities coexist in the complex
world of global commerce. Students will develop an awareness                           COMMUNICATIONS
of how influential Marketing is in today’s society and the
impact marketing efforts have on consumer beliefs and demand.
                                                                                      TECHNOLOGIES (ICT)
The material covered in this course will also reflect the ethical
aspects associated with marketing and a comprehensive                      Computer Studies 10 (MCSTU-10)
perspective of the role of marketing in terms of economics in
both a closed and open economic structure. In addition, students           This course is a preparatory course in Information and
will examine the cultural implications of marketing in a global            Communication Technology. The course will cover Basic
economy characterized with many different types of consumers               Computer programming, Digital Imagery and Media
with varying needs and wants. Students will then examine the               Development, Applied Digital Communications, Web Page
vast opportunities available to entrepreneurs as a result of global        Publishing, and Multimedia Presentations beyond PowerPoint.
trade agreements and the emergence of e-commerce.                          While most students can do Facebook and get cheat codes, this
                                                                           course will empower students to outperform their peers in
                                                                           digital presentations and communication. In IT 10, students will
                                                                           also learn the hardware of computers, digital imagery techniques
                                                                           to craft unique graphics. A final project will be developed using
                                                                           multimedia software that will combine text, graphics, and sound
                                                                           in an easy to use mouse-driven format.
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Digital Communications 11 (MDCOM-11)                                     Animators to design the concepts, characters, stories and
                                                                         graphics for the global media animation market. Students taking
This hands-on computer course focuses on gathering, refining,            Digital Media 12 will explore the foundations of digital
and presenting information using industry standard software              animation: concepts of storytelling, character design and 3D
while at the same time adding to students’ understanding of the          modelling and animation. Professional programs like Adobe
underlying technology. Student will learn more about the                 Photoshop, Adobe Flash, and Blender will be used in this course
operations of local area networks, the Internet, programming             • 2D, 3D, audio, and video digital media editing tools, including
languages, and the use of appropriate technology to complete             paid, freeware, open source, and cloud-based solutions
various educational and business tasks. The aim of this course is            • Principles of 2D graphic design
to provide students with an enjoyable experience learning about              • Tools and techniques for image manipulation
technology while acquiring valuable skills that they will use                • Methods and principles of 3D graphic design
throughout their lives.                                                      • Methods for digital animation
                                                                             • Methods for 3D modelling
    •    Digital tools to communicate and solicit information
                                                                             • Digital sound and audio data compression
    •    Impacts of social media in global communications
                                                                             • Digital animation techniques
    •    Impacts on language use of online of technology
    •    Issues in digital communication
    •    Digital communication risks
    •    Ethics and legalities in digital communication                  YEARBOOK PUBLISHING 12
    •    Influences of digital marketing in online content               Graphic Production (MGRPR-12)
         creation and curation                                           Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see your work
    •    Changes in journalism and reporting                             published? Would you like to learn about leading industry
    •    Persuasive writing for the web                                  software packages such as Adobe In-design and Photoshop?
    •    Critical evaluation of online resources                         The yearbook course is for you. Students will photograph,
    •    Technology to support collaboration and interaction             design, interview, and create great pages that go into the
         with others                                                     yearbook, for all to see. We use Digital SLR cameras that
                                                                         encourage students to take professional quality pictures. Then,
Computer Information Sys.11 (MCINF-11)                                   they can manipulate them with our classroom software. The
                                                                         course satisfies both the Applied Skills and Fine Arts
In this course, you will learn how to analyze, design, and               requirements for graduation.
develop information systems, e-commerce sites and mobile
apps. You will work in desktop, service, internet/intranet and
networked environments. This course will also introduce
students to all components of a computer internally and                  WOOD AND CARPENTRY - ADST
externally. If a career in IT is something you are curious about
then this course is for you.                                             Woodwork 10 (MWWK-10)
    • Evolution of computer technology, including hardware,
          software, networks, and the Internet                           Intended for students who do not wish to wait until Carpentry
    • Computer troubleshooting, including the incorporation              and Joinery 11 to continue with their exploration in wood
          of digital tools to aid and assist with research and           working. This course is a continuation of the Grade 9
          diagnostics                                                    woodworking course. Students are presented with a much
    • Computer assembly and disassembly best practices                   greater variety of project choices, all of which will require the
    • Ongoing preventive maintenance, including data                     mastery of more advanced woodworking skills.
          security and online/offline backup solutions
    • Installation and configuration of operating systems                Woodwork 11 (MWWK-11)
    • Software installations and configurations
    • Use of correct terminology to describe the units, rates,           This course is suited to serious woodworkers, ones that might be
          and encoding of data communication                             interested in a career in the wood industry. Proper machine use
    • Network planning, setup, and diagnostics                           and tool procedures will be taught so students can conduct
                                                                         themselves in a safe manner at school or on the jobsite. Joinery,
    • Key aspects of network protocols and standards
                                                                         fasteners, adhesives, plan reading and all machine operations
    • Laptops and mobile device technology
                                                                         appropriate for the required projects is also taught to ensure
                                                                         solid furniture or cabinet production. Finishes appropriate to the
Digital Media Development 12                                             project will be chosen and applied so the object will last.
(MDMD-12)                                                                Projects may include tables, dressers, chairs, jewelry boxes or
                                                                         chests, lathe turnings, clocks or medicine chests for example.
Are you interested in Animated: movies, video games, and TV              Many students will build projects that are destined to become
shows? Pixar, Electronic Arts, Lucas Films, and Dreamworks               quality antiques!
are a few of the international companies that hire skilled               Recommendation: Woodwork 9 or 10

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