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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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Where students and staff have strong hearts bright minds and be the best we can

TRANSITION

to high school

Where students and staff have ...

Strong Hearts, Bright Minds,

and Be the Best We Can.


Grade 9 year snapshot

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

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

Grade 9 Course Selection


Choosing courses for success

Choosing courses for success


Academic courses 1d0

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

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

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

Optional Courses

All Grade 9 Optional courses

are OPEN level


Exploring technologies tij 1o0

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 2014 please contact feeder school for exact dates

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

www.myBlueprint.ca/peel


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