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					                           Belle River District High School
                                   Student Services

Course Selection and Notes for Students Registering for Grade 9 – 2010/2011

Compulsory Academic & Applied Courses – Select one of each (5) of the following
keeping in mind the following facts about academic and applied courses:
    Academic courses tend to cover more content, more theory, and stream students
       towards university
    Applied courses tend to cover more practical applications and stream the students
       toward college or the world of work
    Students can elect to take a mixture of academic and applied courses in grade 9
       and 10
   If you are uncertain as to what level to select, please consult with your grade 8
   teacher and/or contact the BRDHS student services department for clarification

          Subject                     Academic                       Applied

          English                        ENG1D                       ENG1P
        Mathematics                     MPM1D                       MFM1P
          Science                        SNC1D                       SNC1P
        Geography*                       CGC1D                       CGC1P
          French *                      FSF1DC                      FSF1PC
* French Immersion students should not select the French or Geography courses here, but
should instead refer to the Immersion section below.

Compulsory Open Courses – Select one (1) Phys-ed course based on your gender

          Subject                    Course Code                     Gender

  Healthy Active Living                PPL1OF                        Female
  Healthy Active Living                PPL1OM                         Male

Note:
Special permission must be given to receive an exemption from French or Healthy Active
Living. If this is the case you should consult your grade 8 teacher and/or BRDHS
Student Services for your course selection.

French Immersion Students – Select all three (3) of the following Immersion courses

                          Subject                                 Course Code

                    Immersion French                                FIF1DC
                 Immersion Geographie                               CGC1DF
      Information and Communication Technology ~                    BTT1OF
                  Immersion Computers
Note:
Students who take Immersion French Language (FIF1DC) in grade 9, will also take
Geographie (CGC1DF) and Introduction to Information Technology (BTT1OF) in 2010 /
2011. To qualify for the Immersion French designation on the Ontario Student
Transcript, students must take 10 courses in the Immersion Program during their high
school years. To qualify for the Extended French designation, a student must complete 7
Immersion courses. FIF1DC, FIF2DC, FIF3UC, FIF4UC must be taken for both the
Immersion and Extended French designations.

At this point Immersion students have selected 7 courses which means
one (1) Optional course needs to be selected. Refer to the Optional
courses on the back of this page.
Optional Open Courses – Non Immersion students: Select two (2) of the following
courses as your electives (identify with a circle). Immersion students select only one
(1). In addition to selecting your electives, all students should let us know which courses
to use as “alternates” in case we cannot place you in an elective course. Label your first
alternate with a “1” and your second alternate with a “2”
                    Subject                                     Course Code
              InstrumentalMusic                                   AMU1O
            Music Vocal/Chorial                                   AMV1O
                      Art                                          AVI1O
                    Drama                                          ADA1O
      Information and Communication                                BTT1O
          Technology ~ Computers
           Exploring Technologies                                   TIJ1O

Descriptions of Optional Courses

ADA1O DRAMATIC ARTS
This course emphasizes the active exploration of dramatic forms and techniques, using
material from a wide range of authors, genres, and cultures. Students will construct,
discuss, perform, and analyse drama, and then reflect on the experiences to develop an
understanding of themselves, the art form, and the world around them.

AMU1O INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC
This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance
between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity, and
imagination. Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with
understanding. They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use.
COURSE NOTE: $25.00 - instrument rental (for students without their own instrument)

AMV1O MUSIC VOCAL/CHORIAL
This course emphasizes the performance of music at a level that strikes a balance
between challenge and skill and is aimed at developing technique, sensitivity and
imagination. Students will participate in creative activities that teach them to listen with
understanding. They will also learn correct musical terminology and its appropriate use.

AVI1O VISUAL ARTS
This course offers an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students
will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive
qualities of various materials through working with a range of materials, processes,
techniques, and styles. They will learn and use methods of analysis and criticism and will
study the characteristics of particular historical art periods and a selection of Canadian art
and the art of other cultures.
COURSE NOTE: Visual Arts Supplies $25.00

BTT1O INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY IN
BUSINESS
This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a
business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for
success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing,
spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design
skills.Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on digital literacy, effective electronic
research and communication skills, and current issues related to the impact of
information and communication technology.

TIJ1O EXPLORING TECHNOLOGIES
This course enables students to further explore and develop technological knowledge and
skills introduced in the elementary science and technology program. Students will be
given the opportunity to design and create products and/or provide services related to the
various technological areas or industries, working with a variety of tools, equipment, and
software commonly used in industry. Students will develop an awareness of
environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary
education and training pathways leading to careers in technology-related fields.
COURSE NOTE: $5.00 safety glasses

				
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