Courses

The edcentre.ca Online School course offerings are designed to offer any Northern Saskatchewan School Age or Adult student the ability to obtain their Grade 10, 11, and 12.

Grade 10

English A 10 – This course follows two main themes: 1. Heroes  2. Adventure

English B 10 – This is an issues based course that explores pressures, racism, equality and perceptions.

Native Studies 10 – The aim of Native Studies 10 is to help students develop their knowledge, positive attitudes and cultural understanding about First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.

Science 10 – This is a general science course which introduces learners to biology, chemistry, and physics. Science 10 is a core grade 10 course, you need this credit to complete your grade 10.

Foundations & Pre-Calculus Math 10 – This is one of two math courses at the Grade 10 level. Foundations and Pre-calculus Mathematics is the math class you need if you would like to continue in either Foundation Mathematics 20 or Pre-calculus 20 pathway. Topics covered include measurement, trigonometric ratios, polynomials, roots, powers, relations, linear functions and systems of linear equations.

Workplace & Apprenticeship Math 10 – This is one of two math courses at the Grade 10 level. Workplace and Apprenticeship Math, often called Trades Math, explores math concepts geared towards the trades and workplace. Consumer math and trades geometry make up most of the course content.

Communication Media 10 – The purpose of Communication Media is to provide experiences for students to inquire while developing understanding, skills, and abilities in audio, video, and interactive media production to communicate effectively.

Grade 11

English 20 – This course offers an opportunity to reflect on personal experience, our sense of identity and direction. 

Native Studies 20 – Native Studies 20 explores contemporary issues of concern to Indigenous peoples around the world. The principle of Wholeness is prominent throughout the course as the topics of Self-Determination/Government, Social Justice, and Development are explored.

Computer Science 20 – Computer Science 20 is an introduction to problem-solving using programming languages. Students will investigate the use of data types, control structures, functions, common coding techniques and one-dimensional arrays to solve a range of problems. Additionally, students will explore the technologies that underlie the Internet, the evolution of computing machinery and computer security practices and privacy implications. Lastly, students will have the opportunity to explore a topic of their own choosing.

Environmental Science 20 – Everyday, in every country, people are talking about the environment – OUR ENVIRONMENT – and how we need to ensure that our use of natural resources is sustainable.  Why are so many people discussing this topic? Perhaps people are beginning to realize that we have the ability to determine the future habitability for us and other species.  Active solutions to environmental issues may lie with present and future technologies, but most effective will be your awareness and your awareness of the impacts we have on our environments. 

Health Science 20 – This course will challenge you to look at the health science field from a holistic and analytic perspective to provide a basis for making good personal health choices! You will examine the range of philosophies that guide health care and consider ethical decision within those contexts. Understanding the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body will provide a context for studying the normal and abnormal functioning of various body systems, including the role of nutrition. Lastly, you will examine diagnostic tools and procedures and how they are used to inform treatment.

Physical Science 20 – This course combines chemistry and physics! You will investigate concepts related to heating and cooling, the foundations of chemistry, including the mole and quantitative analysis of molecules and chemical reactions, and the characteristics and properties of waves. An overarching theme is the study of science as it occurs in agriculture, industry, and universities to help you better understand various physical science related career paths. Your own inquiry will guide independent investigations of physical science phenomena.

Foundations Math 20 – This course is a pre-requisite for the Math Foundations 30 course which is one that will meet the needs of students who are planning on going onto post-secondary classes that do not require the Calculus pathway. Topics covered include logical reasoning, trigonometry, statistics, systems of linear inequalities, quadratics and proportional reasoning.

Pre-calculus 20 – This course provides students with the mathematical understandings and critical thinking skills necessary for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics covered include absolute value, radicals, trigonometry, rational expressions and equations, factoring, quadratic functions, quadratic equations, inequalities, reciprocal functions, sequences and series.

Workplace & Apprenticeship Math 20 – This 20 level version delves deeper into the trigonometry found in the workplace and includes two modules on personal finance management.

Career Work Exploration 20 – The purpose of Communication Media is to provide experiences for students to inquire while developing understanding, skills, and abilities in audio, video, and interactive media production to communicate effectively.

Grade 12

English A 30 – In the English A30 you will have the opportunity to read Canadian books, poems, stories and essays that show the different Canadian viewpoints and opinions. This literature gives a “voice” to Canada and will help you to understand the “nature” of the people of Canada. It will also help you to appreciate the “Canadian Identity”. You will also improve the effectiveness of your communication skills (comprehend, respond, compose, create, assess, and reflect) while expressing your perspectives in a variety of different ways.

English B 30 – In the English B30 you will have the opportunity to read books, poems, stories and essays that show different viewpoints and opinions from around the globe. The big questions are: Who are you? How did you discover yourself? How do you fit into society? Where do we learn all this?

Native Studies 30 – The Native Studies 30 course looks at the causes and effects in both Aboriginal history and current contexts  in Canada.  The five units include Aboriginal and Treaty Rights, Governance, Land Claims and Treaty Land Claims, Social Development, and Economic Development.  

Biology 30 – What is life? How do we define it, and what kinds of life is there? How has life, and our understanding of life changed over time? These are all important questions that we’ll be exploring through this class, along with how living things evolved, the organization of life in all kingdoms, the study of biomolecules, cellular processes, and organism function. We will be exploring inheritance, and how information is stored, transmitted, and expressed at chromosomal and molecular levels.

Chemistry 30 – Chemistry is the study of matter, which is pretty much everything that you can hold! In this class you will study the structure of the atom, and how atoms bond together to make larger compounds. You will investigate the particular importance of organic compounds to life and our society, and how to identify and name these compounds.  Emphasis will also be placed on how the underlying chemistry relates to the physical properties of all matter.  Lastly, a large portion will be devoted to how chemical reactions happen, particularly concerning chemical equilibrium and electrochemistry.

Foundations Math 30 – This course will build on what was learned in the previous Math Foundations pathways. Topics included in this course are financial decision making, inductive and deductive reasoning, set theory, counting methods, probability, and functions.

Pre-calculus 30 – This is a preparation course for taking Calculus 30. Course topics include probability, trigonometry, logarithms, algebra, and graphing.

Life Transitions 30 – This course deals with the “transitions” or changes students face as they journey towards being an adult.  Students will learn and practise practical life skills in the following areas: decision making, conflict resolution, career planning, and money management strategies for dealing with change.