Course Calendar – FEMSS

FEMSS Course Calendar

By Marie McDade - Principal, F.E. Madill Secondary School
F.E. Madill Secondary School staff are committed to providing meaningful education, quality experiences, and challenge and support to our students. Our staff encourage each student to achieve to high levels while promoting their well-being. Students learn in an inclusive environment which supports their growth in both academics and personal character.

Our image of the successful graduate includes having the the academic and personal skills to be successful in our ever-changing world. In order to ensure all students have access to a quality program, and the opportunity to graduate in four years, students are required to be a full time student for each semester of attendance.

This course calendar outlines the many courses and programs we offer in our school to ensure each student is successful. When making your course selections, you are deciding your next steps to get closer to your future goals. To help you make a decision, research careers of interest, and talk with your parents. Consulting with your teachers and our Guidance Counsellors will help you as well. You are also encouraged to plan ahead as some of our courses are offered alternate years. You are encouraged to make your selections wisely as the selections you make have a direct impact on what courses run in the school year, and the number of qualified staff we have on site to teach these courses.

If you are entering grade 9 in 2019, please take some time to talk with your grade eight teacher(s) and consider their advice. Selecting the courses that are a ‘best fit’ for you, will help you to be successful early in your high school career. Space in courses is limited. Making the right choice the first time will increase your chances of getting into the courses most appropriate for you and your future. Students with fewer than 16 credits must enrol in a full eight-credit timetable.

English as a Second Language

The Avon Maitland District School Board recognizes that secondary ESL students face unique challenges as they pursue their secondary diploma and make the transition to full fluency in English. Students in the early stages of English acquisition may monitor courses or work for partial credits if they are not able to meet the curriculum expectations for a course. Adapted programming helps students achieve credits in courses even if their communication skills are not sufficiently developed to demonstrate their learning. ESL students may also be provided with tutoring to enable them to expand their language skills more rapidly. While students may need more than 4 years to complete their diploma, Avon Maitland District School Board students who take ESL are given the assistance they need to fulfill their long term goals.

Inter-School Athletics and Co-Curricular Programs

Clubs and Activities

Teams and activities are an important aspect of Madill’s co-curricular offerings. Students who participate are able to earn points toward the school letter, “The Big M”, which is based on the three prongs of academics, athletics and activities. Long after graduation, participation in co-curricular activities will bring back many positive memories.

Madill has clubs and activities for a broad range of interests and tastes including: Drama, Band, Student Council, Robotics, OSAID, Peer Mentors, Peer Tutors, Mustangs Making a Difference, Chess Club, Reach For The Top, Mindfulness Group and more.


Madill offers an opportunity for athletes to compete in a wide variety of sports. Athletes on school teams practice and play regularly under the direction of a skilled coaching staff. Depending on the activity, Madill’s coaching staff holds practices before and after the school day. Most practices are 1.5 to 2 hours in length and regular attendance is required.

The athletic year at Madill has three seasons with boys volleyball, girls basketball, cross-country running, 7’s rugby, and golf offered in the fall; girls volleyball, boys basketball, Nordic skiing, hockey, curling, and swimming offered in the winter; and badminton, soccer, rugby and track and field offered in the spring.

School Support Services and Resources/Library

Special Education Services

The F.E. Madill Learning Services Team, in consultation with the school principal, offers a range of services to support exceptional students, parents/guardians and teachers. The individual learning needs of each student determine the specialized support required with academic and social inclusion as the primary goals. The majority of students meet success in regular classrooms with program accommodations and environmental supports. The resource room is available throughout the day to assist in accommodation supports that may include technology supports, test and exam writing assistance and social/emotional respite. Resource Teachers also facilitate specialized support services through the school board and community agencies. If you would like to discuss how we can assist your child, please call at 519-357-1800 ext. 439.

Student Success (SS)

Our goal is that every student at F.E.Madill will have the best high school experience possible. To support this, the SS Room offers an environment outside the regular classroom that is available to all students in the school. Students may use this room during class time (in collaboration with their classroom teacher) and/or during the lunch hour, to receive extra help with any academic or social difficulties they may be having. The room is supported with several computer stations, as well as a variety of classroom supplies. The SS Snack Program is offered out of the SS Room on a daily basis and is available to all students free of charge. While the SS Teacher assists students of all grade levels, there is particular focus on students who are making the transition into high school. To ensure a smooth transition, the SS teacher meets with grade 8 staff and students and also seeks assistance from senior Madill students who volunteer with the Peer Mentor Program. The SS Team, involving our principal, vice-principals, guidance counsellors, SERT, COPE teacher, and SS teachers, meets bi-weekly to address student needs. Please contact one of our SS teachers at ext 429 for more information.

Learning Commons

The F.E. Madill Library Learning Commons, which is open from 8:00am - 4:00pm, is staffed by teacher-librarians and a technical resource assistant. The resource collection includes a large array of fiction, non-fiction, reference books and magazines which are searchable by title, author, or subject using the computerised catalogue (called Destiny). The library catalogue and a number of excellent databases may be accessed from home by visiting the school’s website and following the “Library’s Destiny” link. Computers, iPads and Chromebooks are available in the resource center before school, during lunch, and after school for school-related use. The Library Learning Commons has a wide variety of work spaces that easily allow for quiet, individual work, and larger, more collaborative work.

Guidance and Career Education Program

As students progress through grades 9 through 12, they will have opportunities to meet regularly with guidance counsellors who are available to assist with academic, vocational and personal concerns. Students who wish to see a guidance counsellor are encouraged to make an appointment by seeing the guidance secretary.

Grade 9 to 12 students experiencing academic difficulty in a particular course are encouraged to seek help from their teacher and then, if needed, come to the guidance office to request a peer tutor. Recommended and/or volunteer students offer help to those wishing to access this service. More information is available upon request at the guidance office.

It is essential that students have the necessary requirements for admission to the postsecondary career and/or institution which they are planning to attend. There are a number of excellent web-based planning tools for use by students and parents, as they offer insight into what is required to prepare for many different careers. is a tool for the Individual Pathway Plan through school and beyond and is also used in the course selection process each year. Students require a school activation key in order to set up an account for the first time. The school activation key for MyBlueprint is available in the guidance office or by contacting the school.

Hard copy information (postsecondary calendars and brochures) about colleges, universities, private schools, apprenticeships and specific careers is available on a loan basis from the guidance office. College and university visits are advertised on the school calendar and on morning announcements.

Guidance counsellors meet with students of all grade levels in a classroom setting to discuss course selection for the upcoming school year. Many student questions will be addressed at that time. If questions or concerns are still not answered, students should make a guidance appointment following the classroom visit.

The final responsibility for the selection of courses rests with the student and parent. Again this year, course selection for grades 9 to 12 will take place online. During the classroom visits, students will be given a sheet of instructions on how to use the online course selection tool. Course selection must be completed no later than Thursday, February 14, 2019 for students in grades 9 to 12. If further help is required, feel free to contact the guidance office at 357-1800 and ask for one of the guidance counsellors - Mr. R. Stryker or Ms. D. Metcalfe. We invite all parents/guardians to take an active role as your children plan their future at Madill and beyond.

Course Changes

Students wanting to make a course change to their existing timetables should discuss the situation with a Guidance Counsellor. A course change form will be given to the student. The form begins a process that will involve parents, teachers and the principal. Students must continue to attend the courses in their timetable until written permission is granted by the principal. Courses in this calendar will be offered where there is sufficient enrolment. All courses are worth one credit unless otherwise noted.

Student Responsibilities and Attendance

Students who fail courses or choose to withdraw from a course may jeopardize their attainment of an OSSD. Regular attendance at school is one of the most important ingredients for success in school and is critical for achievement of course expectations. Specific attendance policies and procedures at F.E. Madill are posted on the school’s website under the Student Handbook tab.

Student Fees

There will be no fees or cost charged to students to participate in the regular day school program. Fees may be charged where the student chooses to upgrade the material or where purchase of material is optional. Students enrolled in secondary schools in Avon Maitland District School Board can expect to be provided with the basic classroom learning resources that are required in order to complete the course expectations. It is recognized there may be optional resources that students may purchase to enhance their program; (e.g. field trips, upgrading materials in courses such as construction technology and visual arts). A benevolent fund is available for students in need of financial assistance for course enhancement materials, trips, or other school-related fees.

Students are encouraged to purchase a student card each year. The student card includes but is not limited to the benefit of participating in the co-instructional program and in the Student Council dances and activities. Students involved in co-instructional teams, groups and clubs will be made aware of any additional fundraising obligations or participation fees prior to making a commitment to participate.

Experiential Learning

Schools are offering more opportunities to customize your high school experience and build on your strengths and interests through a variety of new and enhanced learning options including Experiential Learning. Experiential Learning programs such as Co-op, Dual Credits, Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) enhance your academic background and provide you with opportunities to gain valuable experiences in our community.

No matter what your post-secondary pathway may be, experiential learning can assist you in making career decisions and help you develop the knowledge, skills and habits required in the workplace. All forms of experiential learning are a valuable complement to your post-secondary preparation and future employment.

Dual Credit Offerings at Conestoga, Fanshawe and Lambton Colleges

What is a Dual Credit Program

Dual credit programs allow senior high school students the opportunity to earn high school and college credits at the same time. Students typically attend Conestoga, Fanshawe or Lambton College’s campuses once a week for a fifteen week period. This unique arrangement allows you, the student, the chance to experience life and learning in a college environment and allows you to fast track towards your post-secondary goals.

Examples of dual credit offerings include:
  • Digital Photography
  • Basic Plumbing
  • Basic Electrical
  • Intro to Early Childhood Education
  • Baking & Pastry Arts
  • Basic Welding Process and Fabricating
  • Health and Wellness Fundamentals
  • Recreation and Leisure

Program availability is subject to change. A maximum of 4 college-delivered dual credits can be counted as optional credits towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Dual Credits cannot be used as substitutions for compulsory credit requirements.

What does it cost?

You pay nothing. All books, transportation and tuition are paid for through grants from the School College Work Initiative (SCWI). SCWI is a collaborative partnership between the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

What makes a student eligible?

Dual credit programs are intended to assist secondary school students in the completion of their OSSD and provide a successful transition to college and apprenticeship programs. As well, students in Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) programs and the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs (OYAP) are eligible to enroll. Enrolment in half or full day Co-op allows greater flexibility to participate.

How do I apply?

You MUST be referred to the program through your School Student Success Team. Avon Maitland College partners will not accept applications directly.

To find out what dual credit offerings are available and to take advantage of this great opportunity, contact your Guidance Counselor, Student Success teacher or Co-op teacher for an up-to-date listing of course offerings and to obtain an application form. More information can be found at

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

  • Are you a hands on learner?
  • Do you like to solve problems?
  • Are you good at fixing things?
  • Do you find it difficult to sit in a classroom all day?
If you answered yes to any of the above, the apprenticeship pathway may be for you!

Get started on your apprenticeship while in high school. The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) allows you to be considered an OYAP Participant and earn cooperative education credits for work experience in an apprenticeable trade. You may or may not be formally registered as an apprentice while attending secondary school. To participate in OYAP you must: be at least 16 years of age, have completed a minimum of 16 credits, be a full-time student working towards completion of your diploma and complete the OYAP participant form.

A student who participates in OYAP must have a Personalized Placement Learning Plan (PPLP) that is based on the on-the-job training requirements outlined in the government approved training standard for that trade. Training Standard competency booklets can be found at INSERT: the Ontario College of Trades website. The OYAP program is funded by the Government of Ontario, Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development.

Fast track through an apprenticeship now and take advantage of Dual Credit and Specialist High Skills Major opportunities. See your Guidance Counsellor or Coop teacher to apply. For more information, visit and

Specialist High Skills Majors

The SHSM is a specialized program that allows students to focus their learning on a specific economic sector while meeting the requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) and assist in their transition from secondary school to apprenticeship training, college, university, or the workplace. SHSM allow students to focus on a career path that matches their skills and interests. Visit to view the SHSM sectors available at this school.

Every SHSM must include the following five components:

  1. A bundle of 8-10 Grade 11 and 12 courses in the selected field that includes 2 cooperative education credits
  2. Sector-recognized certifications and/or training courses
  3. Experiential learning activities within the sector
  4. Reach Ahead experiences connected with the student’s chosen post-secondary pathway
  5. Development of key Essential Skills and Work Habits required for the sector; and the use of the Ontario Skills Passport (OSP) for purposes of documentation

Benefits to students enrolled in a SHSM program:

  • Customize their secondary school education to suit their interests and talents.
  • Develop specialized knowledge and skills.
  • Earn credits that post-secondary educational institutions and the sector recognize.
  • Gain sector-recognized certification and career-relevant training.
  • Develop essential skills and work habits documented through the Ontario Skills Passport.
  • Identify, explore and refine career goals and make informed decisions about their future.
  • Remain flexible, with the option to shift between pathways, should their goals and plans change.

Coop Course Notes:

  • Summer school co-op is an option for students enrolled in a Specialist High Skills Major
  • SHSM candidates may use up to 4 co-op credits towards their bundle of SHSM requirements.
  • 2 co-op credits are required in the SHSM Credit Bundle. Co-op tie-in must be within the approved bundle of credits (GLC2O is also available to be used).
  • 1 additional co-op credit can be substituted for one “major” credit. Co-op tie-in must be within the approved bundle of credits.
  • 1 additional co-op credit can be substituted for one “other required credit.” Co-op tie-in must be within the approved bundle of credits. Availability
  • Students are able to enter a SHSM based on readiness and alignment of the program with their interests and post secondary goals. Entry should occur no later than year three in order for the student to be appropriately scheduled into the required courses.


High Skills Major Pathways

The SHSM–Construction enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace.

There are four categories of work in the construction industry. Each requires the use of different equipment and workers with a variety of skills. Depending on the career chosen, a graduate could work in any or all of these categories: new home building and renovation, including building, remodeling, or renovating houses and apartment buildings; Heavy industrial construction, including building industrial facilities such as cement, automotive, chemical, or power plants, refineries, and oil-sands installations; Institutional and commercial construction, including building commercial and institutional buildings and structures such as stadiums, schools, hospitals, grain elevators, and swimming pools; civil engineering construction, including engineering projects such as highways, dams, water and sewer lines, power and communication lines, and bridges.

Select this link to view the Construction SHSM

Health & Wellness

High Skills Major Pathways

Kinesiologist, child care worker, audiologist, fitness instructor, doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, youth care worker, hospital porter, and medical technician are just some of the numerous and varied occupations in the health and wellness sector.

The SHSM–Health and Wellness enables students to build a foundation of sector-focused knowledge and skills before graduating and entering apprenticeship training, college, university, or an entry-level position in the workplace. Depending on local circumstances, this SHSM may be designed to have a particular focus – for example, on health care, fitness, or child care and family services.

Select this link to view Health and Wellness SHSM

Avon Maitland District eLearning Centre

AMDEC is a fully online secondary school within the Avon Maitland DSB, which offers courses from grade 9 to grade 12 in most subject areas. Our courses are taught by experienced AMDSB teachers who are committed to student success through a quality eLearning experience. Your success as a student is also supported by our principal, vice principal, guidance counsellor, technical help department, office staff and the home school. We believe that our program provides an excellent educational opportunity for all of our students.

AMDEC delivers semestered, as well as non-semestered continuous intake courses. With the permission of your home school, you may start AMDEC courses any time between September and mid-February, but all students must finish by early June. You have some flexible deadlines for your assignments; however, you are responsible for establishing a schedule that meets both AMDEC’s due dates and your own needs (for example, completing the course by the end of first semester or meeting postsecondary mark submission deadlines). Module completion requirements and a list of important due dates are posted in the Student Handbook and are also available on our website:

Students wishing to take an AMDEC course must register through the guidance department of their home school. You may consider eLearning courses for a number of reasons: to take a course that is not offered at your home school; to solve a timetable conflict; and to experience eLearning before starting post-secondary education. To succeed in eLearning you need skills in: self-motivation, organization, self-direction, time management, computer proficiency, and honesty.

Mandatory Courses by Grade

Grade 9 Course

Students in Grade 9 will take the following 8 Compulsory Credits

  • Integrated Arts - ALC1O
  • Canadian Geography - CGC1D or CGC1P
  • English - ENG1D or ENG1L or ENG1P
  • French - FSF1D or FSF1P
  • Mathematics - MPM1D or MAT1L or MFM1P
  • Science - SNC1D or SNC1L or SNC1P
  • Healthy Living - PPL1OM or PPL1OF

Choose One of the following:

  • Music - AMU1O
  • Visual Arts - AVI1O
  • Drama - ADA1O
  • Introduction to Business - BTT1O
  • Social Science - HFN1O
  • Exploring Technologies - TIJ1O
  • Exploring Hairstyling & Aesthetics - TXJ1O

Grade 10 Courses

Grade 10 will take the following 5 Compulsory Credits

  • Canadian History - CHC2D or CHC2L or CHC2P
  • Career Studies (.5 credit) - GLC2O
  • Civics and Citizenship (.5 credit) - CHV2O
  • English - ENG2D or ENG2L or ENG2P
  • Science - SNC2D or SNC2L or SNC2P

Choose 3 Additional Credits at the Grade 10 Level

Grade 11 Courses

Students in Grade 11 will take Compulsory English and Mathematics Credits

Students must check carefully that the requirements for the any additional compulsory credits are completed.

  • English - ENG3C or ENG3E or ENG3U
  • Mathematics - MBF3C or MEL3E or MCF3M or MCR3U

Choose Up to 6 Additional Credits:

Students in Grade 11 may select a Grade 12 course if prerequisite has been completed.

Grade 12 Courses

Grade 12 Students will choose a minimum of 6 Courses. All Students in Grade 12 must choose 1 English Course to Complete Diploma Requirements

  • English - ENG4C or ENG4E or ENG4U

2018-2019 Courses

Grade 9
ADA1O - Drama ALC1O - Integrated Arts AMU1O - Music AVI1O - Visual Arts
CGC1D - Issues in Canadian Geography CGC1P - Issues in Canadian Geography ENG1D - English ENG1L - English
ENG1P - English FSF1D - Core French FSF1P - Core French GLS1O - Learning Skills - UP MATH
HFN1O - Food and Nutrition MAT1L - Mathematics MFM1P - Foundations of Mathematics MPM1D - Principles of Mathematics
PPL1OFE/MA - Healthy Active Living Education SNC1D - Science SNC1L - Science SNC1P - Science
TIJ1O - Exploring Technologies
Grade 10
ADA2O - Drama AMG2O - (alternating years only) Music (guitar) AMU2O - Music AVI2O - Visual Arts
BTT2O - (alternating years only) Information and Communications Technology CHC2D - Canadian History Since World War I CHC2L - Canadian History CHC2P - Canadian History Since World War I
CHV2O - Civics & Citizenship (.5 credit... take with GLC2O) ELS2O - Literacy Skills ENG2D - English ENG2L - English
ENG2P - English FSF2D - Core French GLC2O - Career Studies (.5 credit... take with CHV2O) GLD2O - (alternate years only) Discovering the Workplace
HFN2O - Food and Nutrition MAT2L - Mathematics MFM2P - Foundations of Mathematics MPM2PT - Foundations of Mathematics - Construction Math, Must take with TCJ2O
MPM2D - Principles of Mathematics PPL2OFE/MA - Healthy Active Living SNC2D - Science SNC2L - Science
SNC2P - Science TCJ2O - Construction Technology TDJ2O - Technological Design ICS2O - Computer Science
TGJ2O - Communications Tech TMJ2O - Manufacturing Tech TTJ2O - Transportation Tech TXJ2O - Hairstyling and Aesthetics
Grade 11
ADA3M - Drama AMU3M - Music AVI3M - Visual Arts AWA3O - (alternate years only) - Visual Arts - Crafts
AWQ3O - Photography BAF3M - Financial Accounting Fundamentals BAI3M - (alternate years only) Accounting Essentials CGG3O - (alternate years only) - Trave and Tourism
CLU3E - Understanding Canadian Law in Everyday Life CLU3M - Understanding Canadian Law COP3X2/COP3X4 - Cooperative Education (2 or 4 credit) EMS3O - Media Studies
ENG3C - English ENG3E - English ENG3U - English FSF3U - Core French
GPP3O - Leadership and Peer Support HHD3O - (alternate years only) Dynamics of Human Relationships HSP3C - Intro to Anthropology, Psychology, Sociology IDC3OL - Interdisciplinary Studies (Healthy Living focus)
IDC3OT - Interdisciplinary Studies (Computer/Media/Engineering focus) MBF3C - Foundations for College Mathematics MCF3M - Functions & Applications MCR3U - Functions
MEL3E - Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life NBV3E - Aboriginal Beliefs, Values, and Aspirations in Contemporary Society PAF3O - Healthy Active Living: Personal & Fitness Activities PPL3OFE/MA - Healthy Active Living
PPZ3C - (online) Healthy for Life SBI3C - Biology SBI3U - Biology SCH3U - Chemistry
SPH3U - Physics SVN3E - Environmental Science SVN3M - (alternate years only) Environmental Science TCE3E - Construction Technology: Electrical/Network Cabling
TCJ3C - Construction Technology (Female) TCJ3E2 - Construction Technology(2 credits) TDJ3M - Technological Design ICS3U - Intro to Computer Science
TGJ3M - Communications Technology TMJ3E - Manufacturing Technology TMJ3M - Manufacturing Engineering Technology TTJ3C - Transportation Technology
TTS3C - Transportation Technology (small engines) TWJ3E - Custom Woodworking TXJ3E - Hairstyling & Aesthetics
Grade 12
ADA4M - Drama AMU4M - Music AVI4M - Visual Arts AWQ4M - Photography
BOH4M - Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals BBB4MV - (online) International Business CHY4C/4U - ( alternate years only) World History Since the Fifteenth Century COP4X2/COP4X4 - Cooperative Education (2 or 4 credit)
ENG4C - English ENG4E - English ENG4U - English EWC4U - (alternate years only) The Writer's Craft
FSF4U - Core French IDC4OL - Interdisciplinary Studies (Healthy Living focus) IDC4OT - Interdisciplinary Studies (Computer/Media/Engineering focus) IDC4UL - Interdisciplinary Studies (Healthy Living focus)
IDC4UT - Interdisciplinary Studies (Computer/Media/Engineering focus) MAP4C - Foundations for College Mathematics MCT4C - Mathematics for College Technology MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors
MDM4U - Mathematics of Data Management MEL4E - Mathematics for Work and Everyday Life MHF4U - Advanced Functions NDW4M - Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context
OLC4O - Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course PAF4O - Healthy Active Living: Personal & Fitness Activities PPL4O - Healthy Active Living Education SBI4U - Biology
SCH4C - Chemistry SCH4U - Chemistry SNC4E - Science SNC4M - Science
SPH4C - Physics SPH4U - Physics TCE4E - Construction Technology: Electrical/Network Cabling TCJ4C - Construction Technology (Female)
TCJ4E2 - Construction Technology (2 credit) TGJ4M - Communications Technology TMJ4E - Manufacturing Technology TMJ4M - Manufacturing Engineering Technology
TTJ4C - Transportation Technology TTJ4E - Transportation Technology: Vehicle Maintenance TWJ4E - Custom Woodworking TXJ4E - Hairstyling and Aesthetics

Alternate Year Courses

Some courses are not offered every year. If you wish to take one of these alternate year courses, plan wisely, making sure you have the correct prerequisites when the course is offered.

Alternate Year Courses Offered in 2018/2019 Alternate Year Courses Offered in 2019/2020 (tentative)
AMG2O - Guitar AMG3O - Music (Guitar)
AWA3O - Visual Arts (Crafts) BBI2O - Introduction to Business
BAI3E - Accounting Essentials BDI3C - Entrepreneurship
BTT2O -Information and Communication Technology in Business CGR4M - The Environment and Resource Management
CGG3O - Travel and Tourism CGW4U - Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis
CHY4C/4U - World History: The West and the World CHW3M - World History Since the Fifteenth Century
EMS3O - Media Studies ETS4U - Literature
EWC4U - The Writer’s Craft HHS4U - Families in Canada
GLD2O - Discovering the Workplace HPC3O - Raising Healthy Children
HHD3O - Dynamics of Human Relationships THJ2O - Green Industries
SVN3M - Environmental Science

The Arts


Canadian & World Studies

Cooperative Education

Cooperative Education is a program that offers students the opportunity to extend classroom learning into supervised learning experiences in the community. Students can earn secondary school credits, which are related to specific school subjects in school. Cooperative Education programs combine a work placement component in the community, along with a classroom component. The classroom component includes a pre-placement session prior to attending a placement in the community and integration sessions throughout the school year.

Cooperative Education courses can be selected in either a 2-credit or 4-credit package, depending upon the individual student’s timetable and the type of placement and experience desired. Students interested in Cooperative Education must complete a cooperative education application form and interview with the cooperative education teacher prior to starting a co-op course. The student needs to demonstrate maturity, a positive attitude, an ability to be punctual and maintain regular attendance and a willingness to learn. Students must also be prepared to adhere to the policies of the workplace and school and follow health and safety regulations at the workplace. Placements are subject to availability in the community. Students are encouraged to discuss their placement choices with a co-op teacher when registering.



Guidance & Career Education

Health and Physcial Education

Interdisciplinary Studies



Social Science & Humanities

Technological Education