Course Changes-Types of Changes-Course Codes

Students should make a serious commitment to the courses which they choose for the year. Changes to timetable are often impossible to make due to class size; therefore, be certain that you choose wisely.

 

Students should be aware that a list of all grade 11 and 12 courses taken or attempted by the student, with the percentage grades earned, will be recorded on the student’s official transcript. If a student withdrawals from a grade 11 or grade 12 course after the Ministry set deadline, the course will be recorded on their permanent transcript as “withdrawn” with no credit given, and the student’s current mark will be assigned. The deadline is one week after the distribution of the midterm report card.

 

Students who are successful in any academic or applied Grade 9 course will have the opportunity to enter either the academic or applied course in Grade 10. However, Grade 10 academic and applied courses will prepare students for specific Grade 11 courses in accordance with the prerequisites for Grade 11 courses specified in various curriculum policy documents. A student enrolled in a Grade 10 course that does not meet the prerequisite for a specific destination-related Grade 11 course can take a transfer course to qualify for the Grade 11 course if his/her educational goals should change.

When a student plans to switch from one course type in Grade 9 to the other in Grade 10 in the same subject, the student will be strongly encouraged to successfully complete additional course work of up to 30 hours and as defined by the ministry in order to demonstrate achievement of the learning expectations that are included in the one Grade 9 course but not the other. This additional course work can be taken in summer school or in a program outside the regular school hours or during the school day.

 

Students should make a serious commitment to the courses which they choose for the year. Changes to timetable are often impossible to make due to class size; therefore, be certain that you choose wisely.

 

Students should be aware that a list of all grade 11 and 12 courses taken or attempted by the student, with the percentage grades earned, will be recorded on the student’s official transcript. If a student withdrawals from a grade 11 or grade 12 course after the Ministry set deadline, the course will be recorded on their permanent transcript as “withdrawn” with no credit given, and the student’s current mark will be assigned. The deadline is one week after the distribution of the midterm report card.

 

Students who are successful in any academic or applied Grade 9 course will have the opportunity to enter either the academic or applied course in Grade 10. However, Grade 10 academic and applied courses will prepare students for specific Grade 11 courses in accordance with the prerequisites for Grade 11 courses specified in various curriculum policy documents. A student enrolled in a Grade 10 course that does not meet the prerequisite for a specific destination-related Grade 11 course can take a transfer course to qualify for the Grade 11 course if his/her educational goals should change.

 

When a student plans to switch from one course type in Grade 9 to the other in Grade 10 in the same subject, the student will be strongly encouraged to successfully complete additional course work of up to 30 hours and as defined by the ministry in order to demonstrate achievement of the learning expectations that are included in the one Grade 9 course but not the other. This additional course work can be taken in summer school or in a program outside the regular school hours or during the school day.

 

Types of Courses

Courses in Grades 9 and 10 are divided into four types:

Academic, Applied, Open and Locally Developed.

Courses in Grades 11 and 12 are divided into five types:

Courses in Grades 11 and 12 are divided into five types:

“Workplace preparation” courses,

“College preparation” courses,

“University preparation” courses,

“University/College preparation” courses,

“Open” courses

Course Codes

Each high school course is identified by a five-character “code.”

  • The first three characters refer to the subject and specific area. e.g., ENG is English. SNC is Science
  • The fourth character normally refers to the grade:

                        1 = grade 9

                        2 = grade 10

                        3 = grade 11

                        4 = grade 12

  • The fifth character refers to the type of course as outlined above:

                        D = academic

                        P = applied

                        O = open

                        U = University prep.

                        C = College prep.

                        M = College/University prep

                        E = Workplace

                        L = Locally Developed

The sixth character is used by the school.

Home