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TRANSITION. to high school. Where students and staff have ... Strong Hearts, Bright Minds, and Be the Best We Can. Grade 9 Year Snapshot. Two Semesters Semester 1: September to January Semester 2: February to June Each semester you have 4 different courses

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TRANSITION

to high school

Where students and staff have ...

Strong Hearts, Bright Minds,

and Be the Best We Can.


Grade 9 Year Snapshot

Two Semesters

  • Semester 1: September to January

  • Semester 2: February to June

  • Each semester you have 4 different courses

  • Exams at the end of each semester

  • 4 courses (every day) + Common Lunch

    8:10 – 2:15

    75 minutes periods


Graduation Requirements

30 credits (18 compulsory & 12 optional)

  • 4 English

  • 3 Math

  • 2 Science

  • 1 Geography

  • 1 History

  • 1 French

  • 1 Physical Education

  • 1 Arts (Drama, Music or Visual Art)

  • .5 Career Studies & .5 Civics

  • 3 Additional Compulsory Courses

+ 40 hours of community service+ Grade 10 Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test


Grade 9 Course Selection


Choosing courses for success


Academic Courses (1D0)

  • Theory and abstract thinking

  • Faster pace

  • More independent learning

  • More homework

  • Leads to University level courses in Gr. 11 & 12

  • Ideal for Gr. 8 students achieving Level 3 (70%) or higher


Applied Courses (1P0)

  • Same concepts as academic courses

  • Practical applications and real-life connections

  • Slower pace

  • More hands on and teacher guided instruction

  • Leads to College level courses in Gr. 11 & 12

  • Ideal for Gr. 8 students achieving Level 1 and 2 (69% or lower)


Applied or Academic....which one??

  • Consider your learning skills and academic achievement

  • Please take teacher’s recommendations into account

  • Think of your post-secondary plans

  • Remember you don’t have to take ALL academic or ALL applied, you can take a combination of both academic and applied courses


Optional Courses

All Grade 9 Optional courses

are OPEN level


Exploring Technologies – TIJ 1O0

A little bit of everything tech

  • Design process for products

  • Computer aided design

  • Transportation – car and glider design

  • Electronics

  • Career exploration

    Major Projects

  • Design and build a CO2 car (out of wood)

  • Design and build a glider (out of foam)

  • Build and design a metal detector (using electronics)


Family Studies – HFN 1O0

Topics Studied:

  • Food needs and choices

  • Nutritional health and well-being

  • Body Image

  • Canadian food and global perspective

    Major Projects

  • Food labs- many different types of dishes

  • Food need collage

  • Learning different cooking techniques

  • Dietician website assignment


Business Studies - BTT 1O0

Topics Studied:

  • Software: Word, Excel, Power Point,

  • Publisher

  • Web design

  • Current trends and issues

  • Presentation skills

    Major Projects:

  • Newspaper

  • Celebrity letter

  • Plan a dream vacation

  • Design a website


Visual Arts – AVI 1O0

Topics Studied:

  • First Nations

  • Ancient Egypt

  • Drawing realistically

  • Symbolism

  • Elements & Principles of Design

  • Painting & Sculpting techniques

    Major Projects:

  • Picasso-style Superheroes

  • Acrylic native paintings on canvas bags

  • Canopic jars inspired by ancient Egypt

  • Realistic portraiture of animals


Dramatic Arts - ADA 1O0

Topics Studied:

  • Theatre games

  • Tableau

  • Voice

  • Story drama

  • Improv

  • Monologues

  • Character building

    Major Projects

  • Social issues tableau

  • Radio plays

  • Choral reading

  • Monologues

  • Story drama (script writing)


Instrumental Music - AMU 103/5

  • 103 is for people that have never played before. 

  • 105 is for students with a minimum of 2 years playing experience.

  • Topics in both classes include:

  • Performance

  • Music theory

  • Music composition

  • Music and society

Major Projects/Performance Opportunities:

  • Performance tests

  • Computer composition project

  • Self assessment project

  • Beginner, Intermediate and senior band, jazz band, single reed ensemble

  • Arts night – winter and spring

  • Feeder school concerts

  • OBA contest

  • Senior concert band annual trip


Learning Strategies - GLS 1O0

Topics Covered:

  • Multiple intelligences

  • Learning styles

  • Memory strategies

  • Time management

  • How does your brain learn?

  • Organization

  • Note-taking

  • Study and test taking skills


Grade 8 Course selection:Opens Oct. 20 2014Please contact feeder school for exact dates

www.myBlueprint.ca/peel


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