Credit Courses offered by RWS in-class or on an individual basis.
We offer high school credit courses in class or on an individual basis for secondary school students in Grades 9-12 who are working to complete their OSSD (Ontario Secondary School Diploma).
Make-up and Recovery Credit Courses are available through out the year.
- Credit Course
- 1. The ArtsMore
Media Arts, Grade 11 [ ASM3M ] [ University/College ]
Prerequisite : Media Arts, Grade 10, Open
This course focuses on the development of media arts skills through the production of art works involving traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as new media, computer animation, and web environments. Students will explore the evolution of media arts as an extension of traditional art forms, use the creative process to produce effective media art works, and critically analyze the unique characteristics of this art form. Students will examine the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and values.
Media Arts, Grade 12 [ ASM4M ] [ University/College ]
Prerequisite : Media Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
This course emphasizes the refinement of media arts skills through the creation of a thematic body of work by applying traditional and emerging technologies, tools, and techniques such as multimedia, computer animation, installation art, and performance art. Students will develop works that express their views on contemporary issues and will create portfolios suitable for use in either career or post secondary education applications. Students will critically analyze the role of media artists in shaping audience perceptions of identity, culture, and community values.
Visual Arts, Grade 10 [ AVI2O ] [ Open ]
Prerequisite : None
This course enables students to develop their skills in producing and presenting art by introducing them to new ideas, materials, and processes for artistic exploration and experimentation. Students will apply the elements and principles of design when exploring the creative process. Students will use the critical analysis process to reflect on and interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.
Visual Arts, Grade 11 [ AVI3M ] [ University/College ]
Prerequisite : Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., photography, video, computer graphics, information design).
Visual Arts, Grade 12 [ AVI4M ] [ University/College ]
Prerequisite : Visual Arts, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts.
- 2. Business StudiesMore
International Business Fundamentals [ BBB4M ] [ University/College ]
Prerequisite : None
This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively.This course prepares students for post secondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.
- 3. Canadian and World StudiesMore
Analysing Current Economic Issues [ CIA4U ] [ University ]
Prerequisite : Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or s
This course investigates the nature of the competitive global economy and explores how individuals and societies can gain the information they need to make appropriate economic decisions. Students will learn about the principles of microeconomics and macroeconomics, apply economic models and concepts to interpret economic information, assess the validity of statistics, and investigate marketplace dynamics. Students will use economic inquiry and communication skills to analyze current economic issues, make informed judgements, and present their findings.
- 4. EnglishMore
English, Grade 11 [ ENG3U ] [ University ]
Prerequisite : English, Grade 10, Academic
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course
is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 university or college preparation course.
English, Grade 12 [ ENG4U1 ] [ University ]
Prerequisite : English, Grade 11, University Preparation
This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.
Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12 [ OLC4O ] [ Open ]
Prerequisite : tudents who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at l
This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.
- 5. English As a Second LanguageMore
English as a Second Language ESL Level 4 [ ESLDO ] [ Open ]
Prerequisite : ESL Level 3 or equivalent
This course prepares students to use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social situations and to participate in Canadian society as informed citizens. Students will develop the oral-presentation, reading, and writing skills required for success in all school subjects. They will extend listening and speaking skills through participation in discussions and seminars; study and interpret a variety of grade-level texts; write narratives, articles, and summaries in English; and respond critically to a variety of print and media texts.
English as a Second Language ESL Level 5 [ ESLEO ] [ Open ]
Prerequisite : ESL Level 4 or equivalent
This course provides students with the skills and strategies they need to make the transition to college and university preparation courses in English and other secondary school disciplines. Students will be encouraged to develop independence in a range of academic tasks. They will participate in debates and lead classroom workshops; read and interpret literary works and academic texts; write essays, narratives, and reports; and apply a range of learning strategies and research skills effectively. Students will further develop their ability to respond critically to print and media texts.
- 6. French As a Second LanguageMore
Core French [ FSF3U ] [ University ]
Prerequisite : Grade 10 Core French, Academic
This course draws on a variety of themes to promote extensive development of reading and writing skills and to reinforce oral communication skills. Students will gain a greater under standing of French-speaking cultures in Canada and around the world through their reading of a variety of materials, including a short novel or a play. Students will produce various written assignments, including a formal essay. The use of correct grammar and appropriate language conventions in both spoken and written French will be emphasized throughout the course.
- 7. MathematicsMore
Functions, Grade 11 [ MCR3U ] [ University ]
Prerequisite : Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
Calculus and Vectors, Grade 12 [ MCV4U ] [ University ]
Prerequisite : The new Advanced Functions course (MHF4U) must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and V
This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three- dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.
Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12 [ MDM4U ] [ University ]
Prerequisite : Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/Col
This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analyzing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.
Advanced Functions, Grade 12 [ MHF4U ] [ University ]
Prerequisite : Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation
This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.
Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic [ MPM2D ] [ Academic ]
Prerequisite : Grade 9 Mathematics, Academic
This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.