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.

New this school year: K-9 classes online.  Navigate the tabs below to view learning K-9 learning outcomes and High School course descriptions.

The Kindergarten curriculum introduces new students to their formal education. They will begin to learn to understand and appreciate language, discover how math fits into their life, explore relationships between science, technology, and themselves, and take a closer look at people and the world around them. Students will also have the opportunity to express their place in the world through creative and physical activity.

In Grade 1, students will explore literary content through reading, viewing and listening. They will begin to learn the value of math’s role in their life and society through patterns, addition and subtraction, measurement, and geometry. Students will also have opportunities to study living things and objects, as well as daily and seasonal changes. They will begin to appreciate the past, understand the present, and influence the future by making connections to events and themselves. Students will study music, drama, dance, and visual art, and be given opportunities to enhance their physical education.

Students will develop their love of language through literary content, gaining an understanding of self, community, and social interactions. They will develop their reasoning and inquiring skills by studying numbers, patterns and equations, addition and subtraction, length and mass, geometry and data analysis. They will have the opportunity to take a closer look at animals’ growth and change, study liquids and solids, motion and position, and air and water. By studying community, needs and wants, history and rights and responsibilities, students make connections between events and themselves. Students will be able to further their study of community through the arts and physical activity.

Students will continue to develop their love of language through reading, and will communicate their understanding through visual, written, and oral formats. They will be exposed to math in everyday situations and will explore measurement, fractions, shapes, multiplication, and division.

By comparing Canada and Saskatchewan to other parts of the world, students will begin to understand the past, appreciate the present and influence the future. They will also study the environment around them by exploring soils, plant growth, structures and materials, magnetism, and static electricity. Students will be able to further explore their environment through the arts and physical education.

Students will continue to gain connection of self, community, history, emotion, and social interaction through literature, and will continue their exploration of patterns and equations, multiplication and division, measurements, fractions, decimals, and geometry. They will explore the interrelationships between science, technology, society and the environment by looking more closely at rocks, minerals and erosion, habitats and communities, sound, and light. Through a deeper exploration of Saskatchewan, students will learn about our land and its people, as well as develop their understanding of our government and agriculture. They will have opportunities to develop their physical education and continue their study of Saskatchewan through the arts.

Students will begin to develop an understanding of how language can help them make a difference in their personal, peer, family, and community lives. They will continue their learning of patterns and equations, multiplication and division, areas and volume, fractions and decimals, and geometry. Students will learn about the human body systems, properties and changes of materials, forces, machines, and weather, and will begin to make connections between their country and themselves by studying Canada—its land and its people, our government, and our future. Students will take a closer look at popular culture to understand and value arts expressions and will have the opportunity to further their physical education.

Students will study radio and literature and explore a variety of writing and speaking activities. They will develop their own ‘math dictionary’ to summarize and demonstrate their progress and take a closer look at our impact upon our world and how we can work toward a sustainable future by studying ecosystems, mixtures and solutions, heat and temperature, and the Earth’s crust and resources. By looking at Canada’s northern and Pacific neighbours, students will develop a sense of themselves as active participants and citizens in an inclusive, culturally diverse world. They will look at how to make informed choices, healthy relationships, and healthy eating as well as have the opportunity for continued physical education.

Students will study radio and literature and explore a variety of writing and speaking activities. They will develop their own ‘math dictionary’ to summarize and demonstrate their progress and take a closer look at our impact upon our world and how we can work toward a sustainable future by studying ecosystems, mixtures and solutions, heat and temperature, and the Earth’s crust and resources. By looking at Canada’s northern and Pacific neighbours, students will develop a sense of themselves as active participants and citizens in an inclusive, culturally diverse world. They will look at how to make informed choices, healthy relationships, and healthy eating as well as have the opportunity for continued physical education.

Students will continue their exploration of literature through novel study and Greek mythology. They will develop their own ‘math dictionary’ to summarize and demonstrate their progress and continue their learning about the world around them and their own bodies. They will develop their observation, problem solving, and communication skills by studying cells, tissues, organs, and the Earth’s water systems. Students will continue their study of the Canadian government and its economy and they will learn about family well-being, physical and sexual well-being, and effects of the environment, as well as continuing their physical education.

Students will be exposed to literary content to gain an understanding of self, community, history, emotions, and social interactions. They will build on previous mathematical skills such as square roots, surface area, polynomials and statistics and probability. Students will develop an understanding of reproduction and human development, atoms and elements, electricity, and astronomy. Through the study of archaeology, early civilizations, and medieval times, they will explore interdependence, resources and wealth, and power and authority. There will be a focus on promoting positive health, leadership, safe behaviours, and empathy, as well as the opportunity to continue their physical education.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Psychology 20 – details coming soon
  • 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.
  • Communication Media 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.
  • 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 practice practical life skills in the following areas: decision making, conflict resolution, career planning, and money management strategies for dealing with change.
  • Interior Design 30 – Interior Design 30 is about developing awareness in the interior design process involving residential design. The main focus of Interior Design 30 is on the design of the home and planning the interior space.