The Ontario Curriculum Grades 9 to 12 Course Descriptions and Prerequisites
The Halton Catholic District School Board, in partnership with home and church, is dedicated to providing excellence in education by developing Faith-centered individuals able to transform society.
We know that:
Our school community exists to foster and exemplify Catholic values.
The education of our students is a necessary investment in society.
Education is a lifelong process that fosters the worth of the individual.
Education is a process involving a partnership of students, home, school, Church and community.
The education of everyone toward his or her fullest potential creates a better future.
An effective learning environment fosters in each student a sense of unique value, self-esteem and importance to society.
Dedicated teachers and staff ensure a positive and caring learning environment enabling students to reach their full potential.
The ability to understand, manage and direct change is essential to success.
We are accountable to the community for the effective management of our resources.
Code of Behaviour
In keeping with the philosophy of the Halton Catholic District School Board, our school is a community dedicated to Christ, where Christianity is learned through living in that very community.
The Code of Behaviour for students recognizes the self-worth of every student and establishes the framework to help students develop a sense of self-discipline. We believe that students, parents and staff should have a clear understanding of the school’s expectations for student behaviour. The basic expectations for student behaviour and attendance, and the disciplinary consequences for misconduct, are outlined in the school document entitled “Code of Behaviour” which will be distributed to students early in the Fall of the school year.
Grades 9, 10, 11 and 12 students are on a Semester System. Each secondary school will provide for heterogeneous and flexible groupings of students within classes. Students are expected to carry a full course load each semester. This holds true for all Secondary Schools, with the exception of Thomas Merton Secondary School. For further information contact Thomas Merton Secondary School at www.haltonalc.com or at 905-849-7555.
Courses Of Study
The Courses offered in this handbook have been developed according to the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education. Every individual, regardless of colour, race, religion, age or sex has the right to be treated with respect and has the right to an equal educational opportunity. Additional information on courses of study is available at individual schools.
Course Code Key
Course codes are defined as follows: Example - ENG2D (English, Grade 10, Academic)
C= College E= Workplace
Various programs will have additional fees applicable, to help cover any extra costs incurred through the delivery of the course. Please check with your school's Guidance Department for specific information.