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The Arts come from a desire to be expressive. Students benefit from an appreciation of the Arts, an awareness of their aesthetic environment, increased communication skills and competence in some personal mode of expression. Employers are increasingly aware of the value of staff members who think creatively and bring innovation to the workplace.

The Arts:

Drama

The Drama program provides an essential aspect of arts education covering a range of personal and interpersonal development.

  • Drama courses review the basic forms of drama
  • Provide a rich variety of activities that develop imagination, acting and script writing skills
  • Although the Grade 11 course is intended for students in their third year, Grade 10 and 12 students are encouraged to enrol based upon their confidence in English skills

Visual Arts

The Visual Arts program preserves the development of both fine arts and applied arts learning.

  • Foundation in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture
  • Art history preparation appropriate for post-secondary art or general humanities programs
  • All courses are well rounded in historical analysis, theoretical study of the elements and principles of composition and hands on production of art objects

Music

The Music program animates everyone's shared love of music. This program invites students of any experience level to have fun creating music.

  • Use traditional band instruments to teach students how to perform and read music
  • Performance, foundations, composition, listening, history and analysis components of our courses allow students to develop their creativity
  • We take the opportunity to see concerts, attend festivals and host workshops to enhance the classroom experience

Performance Experience

Additional performance experience is highly recommended and readily available. Membership in our Senior and Junior Bands and our yearly musical is open to all students. Choir offers even more options. MCS Bands and Choirs regularly compete in Kiwanis Music Festivals with excellent results.

Courses

Arts Courses - Grade 9
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Expressing Aboriginal Cultures NAC1O1 (Open)
Instrumental Music AMU1O1 (Open)
Arts Courses - Grade 10
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Drama ADA2O1(Open)
Instrumental Music

AMU2O1 (Open)

Visual Arts AVI2O1 (Open)
Arts Courses - Grade 11
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Drama ADA3O1(Open)
Instrumental Music

AMU3M1 (College/University)

Music - Small Ensemble

AME3M1 (College/University)

Visual Arts, Open

AVI3O1 (Open)

Visual Arts, University/College AVI3M1 (College/University)
Photography AWQ3O1 (Open)
Arts Courses - Grade 12
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Drama ADA4M1 (College/University)
Instrumental Music AMU4M1 (College/University)
Visual Arts AVI4M1 (College/University)
Photography AWQ4M1 (College/University)

 

Technological Education:

Technology is a form of knowledge that uses computers, materials, energy, tools and equipment, skills and knowledge to directly create the world in which we live. Students learn by doing. Each course in technological education takes an activity-based, project-driven approach to learning that provides students with knowledge, skills, and experience.

In the Grade 9 Exploring Technologies course, students are introduced to a sampling of technological concepts, knowledge and skills that apply to different areas in technological studies.

Grade 10 to 12 technological courses prepare students for specialized areas of study at the university or college level or for school-to-work transition. Subject areas of focus include communications, transportation, construction, custom woodworking, hospitality and tourism.

Courses

Technological Education Courses - Grade 9
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Exploring Technologies

TIJ1O1 (Open)

Technological Education Courses - Grade 10
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Construction Technology

TCJ2O1 (Open/Workplace)

Technological Design, Open

TDJ2O1 (Open)

Transportation Technology

TTJ2O1 (Open)

Technological Education Courses - Grade 11
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Construction Technology

TCJ3E1 (Open/Workplace)

Construction Technology

TCJ3C1 (College)

Custom Woodworking

TWJ3E1 (Workplace)

Technological Design, Open

TDJ3O1

Technological Design

TDJ3M1 (College/University)

Transportation Technology

TTJ3C1 

Transportation Technology, Vehicle Maintenance

TTJ3E1

Technological Education Courses - Grade 12
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Construction Technology

TCJ4E1 (Open/Workplace)

Construction Technology

TCJ4C1 (College)

Technological Design

TDJ4O1 (Open)

Technological Design

TDJ4M1 (University/College)

Transportation Technology

TTJ4C1

Transportation Technology - Vehicle Maintenance

TTJ4E1  

 

Social Sciences:

Social sciences encompass family studies, anthropology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, world religion, world issues, law, foods and parenting. The courses explore human society and culture, social structures and relationships.

Social science and humanities courses give students essential transferable skills for post-secondary studies and in the workplace.

Courses

Social Sciences - Grade 9
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Issues in Canadian Geography

CGC1D1 (Academic)

Issues in Canadian Geography

CGC1P1 (Applied)

*Courses offered in alternate years

Social Sciences - Grade 10
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Civics & Citizenship

CHV2O1 (Open) (0.5 credit)

Food & Nutrition

HFN2O1 (Open)

Canadian History Since World War I

CHC2D1 (Academic)

Canadian History Since World War I CHC2P1 (Applied)
Career Studies  GLC2O1 (Open) (0.5 credit)

*Courses offered in alternate years

Social Sciences - Grade 11
SubjectCourse Code(s)
Food & Culture

HFC3E1

Raising Healthy Children

HPC3O1 (Open)

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology

HSP3U1 (University)

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology

HSP3C1 (College)

World Religions & Belief Traditions

HRT3M1 (offered alternate years)

World History to the 16th Century

CHW3M1 (offered alternate years)

Understanding Canadian Law

CLU3M1 (offered alternate years)

Social Sciences - Grade 12
SubjectCourse Code(s)
World History: The West & the World

CHY4U1 (University) (offered alternate years)

Canadian & International Law

CLN4U1 (University) (offered alternate years)

Nutrition & Health 

HFA4U1 (university)

HFA4C1 (College)

Issues in Human Rights

IDC4U1 (University)

See the course calendar for full course descriptions.