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Holy Cross Catholic Secondary School
Choosing Grade 10
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ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL
DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS
• 4 credits in Religious Education
• 4 credits in English (one per grade)
• 3 credits in Mathematics (one must be a senior
course)
• 2 credits in Science
• 1 credit in Canadian Geography
• 1 credit in Canadian History
• 0.5 credit in Career Studies, 0.5 credit in Civics
• 1 credits in Health and Physical Education
• 1 credit in French
• 1 credit in the Arts
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
• Successfully complete provincial literacy
requirement.
• Complete a minimum of 40 hours of community
involvement.
COURSE LEVELS
There are four levels of courses:
• Open
• Academic
• Applied
• Locally Developed
Open Courses
• Open courses are identified with an O at the
end of the course code – HRE2O (Religion)
• These courses are designed for all types of
learners.
Academic Courses
• Academic courses are identified with a D at the
end of the course code – CHC2D (History)
• If you were successful* at the Academic level then
you should continue at the Grade 10 Academic
level in the same subject – e.g. MPM1D to
MPM2D
• Note: In order to be adequately prepared for the same level at the next
grade, it is recommended that students be working at the provincial
standard which is Level 3 (minimum 70%).
Knowledge and Understanding
Subject-specific content acquired in each grade (knowledge),
and the comprehension of its meaning and significance(understanding)
Categories
Level 1
Level 2
Level 3
Level 4
Knowledge of
content (e.g., facts,
terms, procedural
skills, use of tools)
demonstrates
limited
knowledge of
content
demonstrates
some knowledge
of content
demonstrates
considerable
knowledge of
content
demonstrates
thorough
knowledge of
content
Understanding of
mathematical
concepts
demonstrates
limited
understanding of
concepts
demonstrates
some
understanding of
concepts
demonstrates
considerable
understanding of
concepts
demonstrates
thorough
understanding of
concepts
Applied Courses
• Applied courses are identified with a P at the end of
the course code – MFM2P (Math)
• If you were successful* at the Applied level then you
should continue at the Applied level in the same
subject – e.g. ENG1P to ENG2P
• Note: In order to be adequately prepared for the same level at the next grade,
it is recommended that students be working at the provincial standard which
is Level 3 (minimum 70%).
Locally Developed Courses
• Locally Developed courses are identified with an L
at the end of the course code – ENG2L (English)
• If you were successful at the Locally Developed
level then you should continue with a Grade 10
Locally Developed course in that subject if it is
necessary or desired – e.g. SNC1L to SNC2L.
Optional Courses
• You have two optional courses in Grade 10 along
with 6 compulsory courses unless your timetable
was adjusted in Grade 9.
• The compulsory courses are Math, English,
Religion, Science, History, Civics/Careers.
RELIGION
Grade 10 Religion
HRE2O
Christ and Culture
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ENGLISH PATHWAYS
As a diploma requirement, students must earn one compulsory English credit per grade.
The grade 12 requirement may be met by successfully completing the OLC4O course.
This chart maps out the compulsory courses in English and shows the links between
courses and the possible prerequisites for them. It does not attempt to depict all possible
movements from course to course.
ENGLISH
Select an appropriate course TYPE:
oAcademic – ENG2D
oApplied – ENG2P
oLocally Developed – ENG2L
Math Pathways
MATHEMATICS
Select an appropriate course TYPE:
• Academic – MPM2D
• Applied – MFM2P
• Locally Developed – MAT2L
Possible Pathways in Science
SCIENCE
Select an appropriate course TYPE:
• Academic – SNC2D
• Applied – SNC2P
• Locally Developed – SNC2L
THE ARTS
Drama –
Music –
VocalVisual Arts –
ADA2O
AMU2O
AMV2O
AVI2O
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BUSINESS STUDIES
•Introduction to Information
Technology In Business - BTT 2O
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Canadian and World Studies
•History CHC2D or CHC2P
•Civics CHV2O
•Geography CGC1P or CGC1D
Canadian and World Studies
New course offering: CGG3O
Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective
This course focuses on travel and tourism as the vehicle for studying
selected world regions. Using a variety of geo-technologies and inquiry
and communication methods, students will conduct and present case
studies that develop their understanding of the unique characteristics
of selected world regions; the environmental, cultural, economic, and
political factors that influence travel and tourism; and the impact of
the travel industry on communities and environments around the
world. The course helps in the development of a responsible Catholic
citizen who respects and affirms the diversity and interdependence of
the world's peoples and their natural environment. Furthermore, it is
expected that Catholic students of this course think reflectively and
creatively, in light of gospel values, to evaluate situations and solve
problems.
Computer Studies
•ICS2O: Introduction to
Computers
GUIDANCE AND CAREER
EDUCATION
• Career Studies GLC2O Combined with CHV2O (Civics)
Guidance Courses
GLE 2O-Skills for Success in Secondary School
This course focuses on learning strategies to help
students become better, more independent learners.
Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy
and numeracy skills, personal management skills,
and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve
their learning and achievement in school, the
workplace, and the community. The course helps
students build confidence and motivation to pursue
opportunities for success in secondary school and
beyond.
MODERN LANGUAGES
French - FSF2D
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PHYSICAL EDUCATION
• Healthy Active
Living
PPL2OF/PPL2OM
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Social Sciences and Humanities
• Food and Nutrition HFN 2O
TECHNOLOGY
Communications Technology - TGJ2O
Construction Technology - TCJ2O
Manufacturing Technology - TMJ2O
Technological Design - TDJ2O
Transportation Technology - TTJ2O
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New Technology Opportunity
TCJ3CF
Construction technology class
specifically designed for females.
Haven’t taken tech before? No
worries, there is no prerequisite.
The only condition is that you
must be female to take this
course!
TECHNOLOGY
TCJ4E: Construction Technology
This course enables students to further develop technical
knowledge and skills related to residential construction and to
explore light commercial construction. Students will continue to
gain hands-on experience using a variety of materials,
processes, tools, and equipment; create and interpret
construction drawings; and learn more about building design
and project planning. They will expand their knowledge of
terminology, codes and regulations, and health and safety
standards related to residential and light commercial
construction. Students will also expand their awareness of
environmental and societal issues related to construction
technology, and will explore entrepreneurship and career
opportunities in the industry that may be pursued directly after
graduation.
CAREER EXPLORATION
• Interest inventories
• Grade 10 Career Studies –
GLC2O
• Career Cruising
• Cooperative Education
• Information interviews
• Specialist High Skills
Majors
• Volunteering
• Part-time job
• Internet research
• Explore different high
school courses
• Dual Credits
• Talk to your Guidance
Counsellor
Visit the LDCSB Guidance Web page –
www.ldcsb.on.ca/Programs/Guidance
Summer School
• There are a number of courses offered in Summer
School (CHC2D, GLC 2O/ CHV2O)
• If you are thinking of taking a course in summer
school, keep listening to announcements as
information will be sent out to HCC
• You may need to put the course you are taking in
summer school in your grade 11 courses as a
placeholder
Online Course Selection
• Again, this year, courses will be online.
• The link can be found on the HCC website:
Registration and course selection.
Career Cruising / Course Planner Login is now accessed
through the Learning Management System (D2L)
• If you are prompted for a username and password, the username pattern is
[email protected] where 123456 is your 5 or 6 digit student number. Be sure to follow
your student number with @365.ldcsb.on.ca
• The password is your Board computer password.
• Once you are into the Learning Management System (D2L), click on the Career Cruising icon in
the Learning Toolkit area.
• https://www.ldcsb.on.ca/Students/CourseCalendars/Pages/default.aspx#sthash.hxwzwZq8.dpuf
Guidance Counsellors
•Ms. McNally (A to R)
•Ms. Zebregts (S to Z)
Final Reminders
• You must select 8 courses.
• You will most likely select Math, English, Religion,
Science, History, Civics/Careers, plus 2 electives.
• Remember your Graduation Requirements (30
credits – 21 of which are compulsory, 40 hours of
community service and successful completion of
the Literacy Test)
DUE DATE
• A copy of your course selections along with $50.00
for your 2015-16 student fee must be in to your
homeroom teacher by
Friday, February 13th

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