Summer Credit Courses 2021

Summer credits are available to students entering grades 9 - 12 for the upcoming 2021-2022 school year.

Registration can be completed online once the student has completed their course selection meeting with the Guidance department to ensure that all academic requirements have been met. In accordance with Covid protocols required by Ottawa Public Health, there is a limited number of spaces available for each course to ensure the health and safety of staff and students.

Cost: $1300 per credit course

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CGC1D: Issues In Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic - June 28 - July 21   
Instructor: Guillaume Belley

This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada's natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live. This is a compulsory OSSD credit course for all Grade 9 students.

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GLC2O: Career Studies, Grade 10, Open - July 26 - August 18 
CHV2O: Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10, Open  
Instructor: Guillaume Belley

This is a two-part credit course that is compulsory for all students in Grade 10. 
Civics and Citizenship (CHV20) provides opportunities for students to investigate issues of civic importance, the roles of different levels of government in addressing these issues, and how people’s beliefs and values affect their positions on these issues. Students will analyse the roles, responsibilities, and influence of citizens in a democratic society and explore ways in which people can make a difference in the various communities to which they belong. Civics and Citizenship introduces students to the political inquiry process and the concepts of political thinking. Students will use this process as they gather, interpret, and analyse data and information relating to issues of civic importance. This is a compulsory OSSD half-credit course for all Grade 10 students.
Career Studies (GLC20) 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 postsecondary 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. This is a compulsory OSSD half-credit course for all Grade 10 students.

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MCF3M: Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation - June 28 - July 21
Instructor: Malek Purran

This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems 

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied

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SBI4U: Biology, Grade 12, University Preparation - July 21 - August 16
Instructor: Kaitlin Hamel

This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
Prerequisite:  Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation (SBI3U)

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MDM4U - Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, University Preparation - June 24 - July 19
Instructor: Ivan Sambles

This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analysing 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. 
Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation

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