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Explore What's Available
A list of online courses available in Halton is shown below. Your school's program book (distributed to students in February each year) also contains this information within the appropriate subject section as well as this this eLearning overview. If you don't see the course you want, see http://www.amdec.ca for out-of-board alternatives and/or contact our registrar or your school guidance counsellor to enroll in another board for eLearning.

Before Signing Up
Not all students are successful online learners, find out if you are suited to eLearning before signing up.

Signing Up
To enrol (sign up), simply select online courses on your option sheet (look for course codes with a 6th letter "O" for Online). If option sheets have already been submitted, speak to your guidance counsellor or contact our registrar directly. New enrollments are taken up to the end of the first two weeks of each semester. Adult students should check out the Adult, Alternative and Community Self-Reliant Online Courses from the Gary Allan High School.

Getting Started in Your Course
If you are already enrolled in an online course and want to know how to get started or find orientation email instructions, click access.

Available Courses     (9 new courses for 2011-2012 included below - black font)

Courses Name and Code
Classes in Sem. 1 (Sept. 2011 - Jan. 2012)
Classes in Sem.  2 (Feb. 2012 - Jun. 2012)
2011-12 School Year
2 of each
1 of each
1
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Grade 11 Introduction to Anthropology, Pyschology, and Sociology ONLINE (HSP3MO)*
2
2
Grade 11 Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment ONLINE (BTA3OO)
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1
Grade 11 Health for Life ONLINE (PPZ3OO) - NOT YET CONFIRMED FOR 2011-2012
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-
CANCELLED
Grade 11 Designing Your Future ONLINE (GWL3OO)*
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1
1
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1
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1
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2
2
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1
1
2
1
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Grade 12 English ONLINE (ENG4UO)
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1
Grade 12 Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society ONLINE (HHS4MO)
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1
*not available face-to-face in most or all Halton schools
**to be determined





02092010_51101_1.jpg*** THE FOLLOWING ARE ALL ONLINE COURSES. See the "Regional eLearning Programs" section for more information and to help determine student suitability for learning online. ***

Grade 10 Career Studies ONLINE (Open) GLC2OO
This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work 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.

Prerequisite: None





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Grade 10 Civics ONLINE (Open) CHV2OO
This course explores what it means to be an informed, participating citizen in a democratic society. Students will learn about the elements of democracy in local, national, and global contexts, about political reactions to social change, and about political decision-making processes in Canada. They will explore their own and others’ ideas about civics questions and learn how to think critically about public issues and react responsibly to them.

Prerequisite: None





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Grade 11 Music and Computers ONLINE (University/College) AMM3MO
This course emphasizes the appreciation, analysis, and performance of various kinds of music, including baroque and classical music, popular music, and Canadian and non-Western music. Students will perform technical exercises and appropriate repertoire, complete detailed creative activities, and analyse and evaluate live and recorded performances. They will continue to increase their understanding of the elements of music while developing their technical and imaginative abilities. This course will explore the possibilities of composing and scoring music for film and television jingles using midi, loop and wave based technology plus visiting pre-production, post-production and mastering facilities in order research the employment possibilities of "Music and Computers".

Prerequisite: Music, Grade 9 or 10, Open

Recommendation: AMM3MO students are strongly encouraged to be enrolled in a senior music course at their home school; a computer at home with high-speed Internet and multimedia (CD-ROM, speakers, microphone) capability is recommended; monthly face-to-face studio sessions may be required at Burlington Central High School.

See http://elearning.hdsb.ca/AMM3M%20Brochure.pdf for more details.






Grade 11 Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology ONLINE (University/College) HSP3MO
This course introduces the theories, questions, and issues that are the major concerns of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the way social scientists approach the topics they study and the research methods they employ. Students will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues that have captured the interest of classical and contemporary social scientists in the three disciplines.

Prerequisite: None




Grade 11 Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment ONLINE (Open) BTA3OO
This course prepares students for the digital environment. Using an ‘on-line’ approach, students will further develop information and communication technology skills through the use of common business software applications. The concept and operation of e-business will be explored, and students will design and create an e-business website. The skills developed in this course will prepare students for success in the workplace and/or postsecondary studies.

Prerequisite: None




Grade 11 Health For Life ONLINE (Open)  PPZ3OO
This course helps students develop a personalized approach to healthy living. Students will examine the factors that affect their own health and the health of individuals as members of the community. They will learn about the components of the Vitality approach to healthy living – an initiative that promotes healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and a positive self-image. Throughout this course, students will develop the skills necessary to take charge of and improve their own health, as well as to encourage others to lead healthy lives.
Prerequisite: None




Grade 11 Designing Your Future ONLINE (Open)  GWL3OO
This course prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary destinations as they investigate specific postsecondary options based on their skills, interests and personal characteristics. Students will explore the realities and opportunities of the workplace and examine factors that affect success, while refining their job search and employability skills. Students will develop their portfolios with a focus on their targeted destination and develop an action plan for future success.

Prerequisite: Career Studies, Grade 10, Open





Grade 12 English ONLINE (University)  ENG4UO
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.

Prerequisite:  English, Grade 11, University Preparation






Grade 12 Entrepreneurship: Venture Planning in an Electronic Age ONLINE (College) BDV4CO
This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills through the creation of a venture plan that capitalizes on the potential of e-commerce. Students will research and identify an opportunity for a venture. They will then complete the components of a venture plan that includes a website.  

Prerequisite: None





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Grade 12 Environment and Resource Management ONLINE (University/College) CGR4MO
This course investigates the complexity and fragility of ecosystems and the pressures human activities place on them. Students will examine ecological processes, the principles of sustainability, and strategies for resource management, with a focus on the challenges of environmental degradation and resource depletion. Students will use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry to explain and evaluate various approaches to achieving a more sustainable relationship between people and their environment.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities





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Grade 12 Canadian and World Politics ONLINE (University) CPW4UO
This course examines Canadian and world politics from a variety of perspectives. Students will investigate the ways in which individuals, groups, and states work to influence domestic and world events, the role of political ideologies in national and international politics, and the dynamics of international cooperation and conflict resolution. Students will apply critical-thinking and communication skills to develop and support informed opinions about current political conflicts, events, and issues.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities





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Grade 12 Philosophy: Questions and Theories ONLINE (University) HZT4UO
This course addresses three (or more) of the main areas of philosophy: metaphysics, logic, epistemology, ethics, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. Students will learn critical thinking skills, the main ideas expressed by philosophers from a variety of the world’s traditions, how to develop and explain their own philosophical ideas, and how to apply those ideas to contemporary social issues and personal experiences. The course will also help students refine skills used in researching and investigating topics in philosophy.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies





11302009_112310_4.jpgGrade 12 Mathematics for College Technology ONLINE (College) MCT4CO
This course enables students to extend their knowledge of functions. Students will investigate and apply properties of polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions; continue to represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; develop facility in simplifying expressions and solving equations; and solve problems that address applications of algebra, trigonometry, vectors, and geometry. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for a variety of college technology programs.

Prerequisite: Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation, or Grade 11 Functions, University







Grade 12 Earth and Space Science ONLINE (University) SES4UO
This course focuses on the Earth as a planet, and on the basic concepts and theories of Earth science and their relevance to everyday life. Students will examine the Earth’s place in the solar system and, after a general introduction to Earth science, will explore in more detail the materials of the Earth, its internal and surficial processes, and its history. The course draws on astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics in its consideration of geological processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic. Recommendation: A grade 11 university level science course is strongly recommended (but not required) to take this course.





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Grade 12 Physics ONLINE (College) SPH4CO
This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore these concepts with respect to motion; mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, energy transformation, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems; and the operation of commonly used tools and machines. They will develop their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied




Grade 12 Individuals and Families in a Diverse Society ONLINE (University/College) HHS4MO
This course applies current theories and research from the disciplines of anthropology, psychology, and sociology to the study of individual development, family behaviour, intimate and parent–child relationships, and the ways in which families interact within the diverse Canadian society. Students will learn the interpersonal skills required to contribute to the well-being of families, and the investigative skills required to conduct and evaluate research about individuals and families.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies






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