Learning Strategies 1:
Skills for Success in Secondary School,
Grade 9, Open
This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent
learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal-
management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and
achievement in school, the workplace, and the community.The course helps students build
confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.
Prerequisite: None, Recommendation of principal
Career Studies, Grade 10, Open – Compulsory Course
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work,
and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and
investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search
for work.The course explores post secondary learning and career options, prepares students
for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the
development of a career plan.
Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11, Open
This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles.They will design
and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in
communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those
skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member or a
peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within
groups and communities.