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Specialized Programs

Dual Credits

Dual credit programs are designed to assist students in the completion of their diploma requirements and support successful transition to either college or apprenticeship programs. Depending on the delivery model and course, students can earn secondary school credits (a maximum of 4, non-compulsory), college credits and/or Level 1 Apprenticeship certification while attending approved courses at either St. Lawrence or Loyalist College or in their home secondary school.

College campus programs involve a dual credit secondary school teacher who provides support and supervision as required while the students are on the college campus. Some secondary courses delivered at our secondary school have been developed to provide students with the opportunity to earn college credit upon successful completion of the regular secondary school course.

It is important to note that college assessment and evaluation policies are used when determining success in a dual credit course. Students will be informed of what grade is required in order to earn credit for the course (i.e. 50%, 60%, 70%).

Dual Credit courses and delivery models are approved and funded annually by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and administered through School/College/Work Initiatives and the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board. Seats in dual credit courses are limited so admission to courses/programs will involve an application process. To learn about the dual credit opportunities that will be available during the school year, visit the Guidance Centre.

 

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E-Learning

The Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board is committed to providing access to appropriate programs for all our students. One of the board’s innovative ways to deliver courses to students is through e-Learning. Students from all secondary schools may register in courses that they cannot access in their home school. These students then get a login to our state-of-the-art e-Learning platform where they access course materials and assignments, and communicate with their teacher and ‘classmates’.

Course offerings are determined based on what schools are unable to offer in-house so vary from year-to-year. We have over 25 courses to choose from with more being developed all the time. Students enjoy the flexibility that e-Learning offers, and will learn transferable skills such as time management, organization, and work habits, as well as various technology skills.   

Some important points about studying in the e-Learning environment are listed below.  A successful student in the e-Learning course will:

  • Students must be responsible to complete and submit assignments on time.
  • Students must be organized and show an ability to set priorities and manage time to complete work.
  • Students must have access to technology to gather information and to complete tasks.
  • Students must be able to work well online with minimal supervision.
  • Students must be able to respond positively to ideas of others and build healthy online relationships.
  • Students must set their own goals and determine their learning needs so they can seek assistance when needed.
  • Students must be able to persevere and make an effort when responding to challenges.

Note:  If a day school in-class course is offered in e-Learning format as well, the in-class model will take priority over the e-Learning course during course selections.  Check with your guidance counsellor or school administrator to see if you qualify for eLearning.

The Hastings Prince Edward District School Board is offering the following elearning courses this year:

BAF3M1 - Grade 11 Accounting (University/College)

BOH4M1 - Grade 12 Business Leadership (University/College)

CGG3O1 - Grade 11 Travel and Tourism (Open)

CGW4U1 - Grade 12 World Issues (University)

CHY4U1 - Grade 12 World History (University)

CIA4U1 - Grade 12 Economics (University)

CLN4U1 - Grade 12 Law (University)

ICS3U1 - Grade 11 Computer Studies (University)

EMS3O1 - Grade 11 Media Studies (Open)

ENG4U1 - Grade 12 English (University)

EWC4U1 - Grade 12 Writer’s Craft (University)

OLC4O1 - Grade 12 Literacy (Open)

PPZ3C1 - Grade 11 Health for Life (College)

PSK4U1 - Grade 12 Kinesiology (University)

MDM4U1 - Grade 12 Data Management (University)

SCH4C1 - Grade 12 Chemistry (College)

SPH4C1 - Grade 12 Physics (College)

SPH4U1 - Grade 12 Physics (University)

HHS4U1 - Grade 12 Families in a Diverse Society (University)

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Geoventure

Geoventure flowchart (Pdf)

An Adventure in Learning Geoventure is designed to link the expectations of four courses together into a meaningful program over a semester of study.   Using outdoors skills and community involvement as a vehicle, students will be immersed in learning about themselves as active community members.  This unique opportunity will provide foundation skills for leadership, decision making and personal growth.

Outdoor Adventures

  • Winter activities & Survival Skills
  • Hiking & Outdoor Education
  • Biking through the County
  • Canoeing local waters

Building Skills to Make a Difference

  • Exciting real life experience
  • Leadership skills
  • Cooperation and teamwork
  • Critical thinking development
  • Environmental awareness

Earn Grade 10 Credits

  • Science (SNC 2D/2P)
  • Civics/Careers (CHV 2O/GLC 2O)
  • Outdoor Education (PAF2O1)
  • History (CHC2D/2P)

Interested in this adventure?  Contact Guidance or Ms. Sheppard for an application form.  The application process occurs in February for Grade 9 students.  The course fee will be approximately $600. Financial support may be available.

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Hockey Canada Skills Academy

Hockey CanadaThis course is open to both male and female students with hockey skills ranging from beginner to advanced. Healthy Active Living concepts - Active Participation, Physical Fitness, and Safety will be taught through the facilitation of the game of hockey. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice basic to advanced hockey skills both on-ice and in a gym setting and to develop goal setting, communication, and social skills. Further emphasis will be placed on the rules, history, and training principles of the game. In class instruction will cover all components of the Healthy Active Living course profile at this grade level. A fee of $200.00 is required for this course to cover the cost of ice time. Financial support may be available.

PAL1O1H Introduction to Hockey: Skills & Theory, Grade 9 (Open)

This course equips students with the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.  This course is open to both male and female students with hockey skills ranging from beginner to advance.

NOTE: A fee of $200.00 is required for this course to cover the cost of ice time. Financial support may be available.

PAL2O1H Introduction to Hockey: Skills & Theory, Grade 10 (Open)

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively. This course is open to both male and female students with hockey skills ranging from beginner to advance.

NOTE: A fee of $200.00 is required for this course to cover the cost of ice time. Financial support may be available.

IDC3O1 and IDC4O1 Introduction to Hockey: Skills & Theory, Grade 11 and 12 (Open)

This course is open to both male and female hockey players from beginner to advanced and will combine a physical component along with theoretical concepts. Students will have the opportunity to practice basic to advanced hockey skills both on-ice and in a gym setting. A strong emphasis will be placed on skill attainment that students will be able to apply to their game or as application to any coaching or refereeing pursuits that they may wish to undertake. Study of theory as it applies to hockey, both in coaching and proper teaching techniques for skill enhancement will take place in the classroom setting. Topics will include coaching methodology, motivation, nutrition, dry-land conditioning and essential skills training. Prerequisite: One Grade 9 or 10 Physical and Health Education course

NOTE:A fee of $200.00 is required for this course to cover the cost of ice time. Financial support may be available.

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International Baccalaureate & Foundations

International Baccalaureate Programme flowchart (Pdf)

IB Foundations Programme in grade 9 and 10 offers enhanced curriculum developing knowledge skills such as: critical thinking, questioning, communication, inquiry, creativity and leadership.  It is excellent academic preparation for the IB Diploma Programme in grade 11 and 12.  The IB Diploma Programme incorporates excellent worldwide educational practices with worldwide standards and recognition.  Benefits include: excellent university preparation and recognition, advanced standing into second year university, admission to universities throughout the world and an advantage for scholarship and university application.

IB Foundations Programme in grade 9 and 10 offers enhanced curriculum developing knowledge skills such as: critical thinking, questioning, communication, inquiry, creativity and leadership.  It is excellent academic preparation for the IB Diploma Programme in grade 11 and 12.  The IB Diploma Programme incorporates excellent worldwide educational practices with worldwide standards and recognition.  Benefits include: excellent university preparation and recognition, advanced standing into second year university, admission to universities throughout the world and an advantage for scholarship and university application.

Grade 9 Foundations

English ENG1D1P
Math MFM1D1P
Geography CGC1D1P
Science SNC1D1P
Technology or Hospitality TIJ1O1P or HFN1O1
French or Mohawk FSF1D1P, FEF1D1P, LNMBO1
Art

Instrumental Music AMI1O1P

Vocal Music AMV1O1

Guitar Music AMG1O1

Visual Art AVI1O1P

Drama ADA1O1P
Physical Education

Healthy Active Living – Girls or Boys

Hockey Skills Academy – Co-ed

Aquatics/Swimming – Co-ed

**If you are interested I pursuing the full IB diploma in Grade 11 and 12 you must take French. Contact the coordinator to discuss options for French courses if you have not had previous French instruction.

Grade 10 Foundations

English ENG2D1P
Math MFM2D1P & MCR3U1P(required for SL or HL Mathematics)
History CHC2D1P
Science SNC2D1P
Careers & Civics CHV2O51P & GLC2O51P
French FSF2D1P or FEF1D1P
Elective(s)

Examples:

Visual Art AVI2O1P

Instrumental AMI2O1P

Business BBI2O1P

Geoventure

Physics SPH3U1

Since June of 2000, the IB Programme in the Hastings Prince Edward district school board has been providing internationally recognized programming as an IB world-school. The International Baccalaureate Programme, since its inception in the 1960’s, has become a leading, internationally recognized symbol of academic excellence. The enrichment programmes at this site are available to ALL students in Hastings and Prince Edward.

Foundations: Intermediate Programme (Grades 9 & 10):

In order to provide a challenging enrichment programme that allows students to develop the knowledge and skills required to succeed in the International Baccalaureate Programme and university, our Intermediate Programme is based on International Baccalaureate ideals. This includes a holistic approach to the learner and school, as well as a global understanding fostered in the curriculum discussion in grades nine and ten.

Enrichment is provided in all aspects of the core subjects, as well as most of the common electives. The purpose of this programme is twofold: to provide the knowledge base necessary to enter the IB Programme, and to begin to develop the lifelong, independent learner fostered in IB Students. Successful students have been given the opportunity to develop skills in problem-solving, critical thinking, time management and leadership Parents and students interested in the Intermediate Programme for grades 9 or 10 are encouraged to:

  • Contact the IB Coordinator
  • Complete an application for the Intermediate Programme (available from the IB office, or your teacher or principal).
  • Provide a copy of your report cards/transcript.
  • Interview with the IB Coordinator.

“IB encourages students from across the world to become active, compassionate and lifelong learners.”

International Baccalaureate Programme Diploma/Certificate (Gr. 11 and 12)

The IB Programme is a two year international programme designed to make good and healthy leaders of tomorrow. The IB Diploma encompasses students' final two years of high school. During these two years, students are submerged in an environment of learning designed to foster the lifelong learner interested in making the world a better place. The programme includes students' academics, as well as an extra-curricular component designed to ensure students are balanced and not just focused on academic success. Strong students enjoy a learning environment where they are challenged to think and encouraged to discuss and collaborate. They are taught an understanding of different cultures from around the world, and are encouraged to constantly reflect on their experiences and learning. The extended essay component teaches the research and study skills universities desire. While the programme is very intense, it is also exhilarating for those that crave knowledge and understanding.

The aim of the IB Diploma Programme is to develop citizens of the world. These citizens become lifelong learners through an exposure to education which stimulates their curiosity and fosters a spirit of discovery, as well as an enjoyment of learning. With the added component of cultural understanding it is likely they will help build bridges and strengthen society as they enter the adult world.

Teachers in the IB Programme participate in extensive, ongoing training at various levels in their subject areas. Developing flexibility and adaptability in students is a focus for all teachers in the programme.

Parents and students interested in the IB Programme for are encouraged to:

  • Contact the IB Coordinator
  • Visit the IB Organization’s web page at www.ibo.org
  • Complete an application for the Intermediate Programme (available from the IB office, or your teacher or principal).
  • Provide a copy of your report cards/transcript
  • Interview with the IB Coordinator

IB Diploma Years

The IB Diploma is comprised of 6 subject areas, and 3 core elements. All of these components are taken in the same 2 years of high school – usually the last 2 years. Students are required to choose 1 subject from each of the 6 subject groups outlined below. In total, students are required to choose 3 Higher Level subjects (HL subjects = 3 semesters), and 3 Standard Level subjects (SL subjects = 2 semesters). The 3 core elements (Extended Essay; Theory of Knowledge; and Creativity, Activity and Service) are included in the two years of study.

Subject Area Course Offerings

Group 1 – Language A

HL English (ENG3U1, ENG4U1, ETS4U1 & HZT4U1)

SL English (ENG3U1, ENG4U1 & HZT4U1)

*SL English is only offered to ESL students
Group 2 – Language B

HL French (FSF3U1, FSF4U1 & IDC4U1)

SL French (FSF3U1 & FSF4U1)

SL Ab initio French (FSF1D1 & FSF2D1)

*Ab initio French is offered to students with no prior French instruction.
Group 3 – Individuals and Societies

HL History of the Americas (CHA3U1, CHY4U1 & CHI4U1)

SL History of the Americas (CHA3U1 & CHY4U1)

SL Business and Management (BOH4M1 & BBB4M1)

SL Psychology (HSP3U1 & HSB4U1)
Group 4 – Experimental Sciences

HL Biology (SBI3U1, SBI4U1 & SNC4M1)

SL Biology (SBI3U1 & SBI4U1)

Group 5 – Mathematics

HL Mathematics (MHF4U1, MCV4U1, MDM4U1)

SL Mathematics (MHF4U1, MCV4U1)

SL Math Studies (MCF3M1, MDM4U1)
Group 6 – Art or Additional Group 3 or 4

HL Visual Art (AVI3M1, AVI4M1, AWN4M1)

SL Visual Art (AVI3M1, AVI4M1)

HL History of the Americas (CHA3U1, CHY4U1 & CHI4U1)

SL History of the Americas (CHA3U1 & CHY4U1)

HL Chemistry (SCH3U1, SCH4U1, SNC4M1)

SL Chemistry (SCH3U1, SCH4U1)

Note: There is a student fee for out-of-school learning and enrichment added to the IB Courses. This fee will be due in September of each year you are involved with the programme (foundations certificate or diploma). Financial aid may be available.
Note: Students don't need enrichment before entering the IB Programme, but they do need MCR 3U1P if students plan to complete SL or HL Mathematics. 

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

You can start an apprenticeship while still in high school!

OYAP - Jump Start Your Career!

The Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program allows students to get an early start on an apprenticeship in a skilled trade.  Students have the opportunity to work towards their OSSD, while working with an employer in a skilled trade area through a specialized co-op program.  Students can participate in OYAP in two different ways:

1. OYAP/Co-op - students get the opportunity to complete their co-op in any of the skilled trade areas.  This is an excellent opportunity to 'test' out a trade to see if it's right for you!

2. Registered OYAP/Co-op - students will continue their co-op placement in a skilled trade area AND may also be registered as an apprentice with the Ministry of Training Colleges and Universities (Apprenticeship Branch).  The hours completed at co-op will count towards the completion of your apprenticeship program.

For more information, contact your Co-op or Guidance department.

In order to participate in OYAP, students must:

  • be 16 years of age when co-op placement begins
  • have successfully completed 16 OSSD credits
  • have a demonstrated interest and aptitude for the skilled trade
  • be 16 years of age when co-op placement begins

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Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM)

Specialist High Skills MajorThe Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) Programs will be of benefit to students who are interested in exploring a particular career sector. Eastside Secondary School offers an SHSM in Construction, Sports, and pending ministry approval, Digital Media (Information and Communications Technology). Students who complete an SHSM receive their secondary school diploma with a red seal of recognition that reflects the specialized learning and experience of the program.  Students who take an SHSM can look forward to improving their prospects after high school because of the recognition, certifications, experience and skills they gain in their program. The SHSM program can also assist students with clarifying their post-secondary and career goals across all pathways: apprenticeship, workplace, college, and university.

Specialist High Skills Major-Construction

The SHSM Construction Program allows students the customize their secondary school experience to prepare for a future in the construction sector.  This program will be of benefit to students who like to work with their hands, enjoy complex and challenging problem solving situations, and like to design and build relevant projects.

What will students in the Construction major study?

  • Four Construction (Technology) major credits which focus on sector specific knowledge and skills.
  • Credits tailored to include units focused on the Construction sector.
  • 2 Co-op credits that enable students to gain workplace experience in the Construction sector and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their major course.
  • Experiential learning, career exploration and Reach Ahead activities, such as participating in Skills Canada, visiting work sites, exploring trades related post-secondary programs, and other Construction related activities.
  • Certifications and training in Standard First Aid & CPR, Working at Heights, Confined Space Awareness and more.

For Construction Majors, possible careers include:

  • Workplace – Construction Helper, Drywall Sander
  • College – Building Inspector, General Contractor
  • University – Civil Engineer, Operations Manager
  • Apprenticeship – Carpenter, Construction Millwright

The Academy of Sport Specialized High Skills Major - Sports

The Academy of Sport will allow students to explore the many aspects of the “business and performance” of sport and is open to students in grades 11 and 12 who are interested in pursuing a bundle of courses specifically tailored to Sports Performance and Management as well as earning industry accreditation in related areas. Moreover, students will be able to make important connections to both community and post-secondary destinations. Students in this program will be allowed to focus their learning on a specific area of sports while meeting the requirements to graduate from secondary school.

What will students in the Sports Major study?

  • Four Sports major credits which focus on sector specific knowledge and skills.
  • Credits tailored to include units focused on the Sports sector.
  • 2 Co-op credits that enable students to gain workplace experience in the Sports sector and apply the knowledge and skills  acquired in their major courses.
  • Experiential learning, career exploration and reach ahead activities, such as field trips to sports arenas, coaching opportunities, and other-sports related activities.
  • Certifications and training in Standard First Aid & CPR, leadership, customer service and more.

For Sports Majors, possible careers include:

  • Apprenticeship – event planner
  • College – sport conditioning, fitness & health promotion, recreation therapy
  • University – kinesiology, sports administration, athletic therapy
  • Entry level workplace – fitness/personal trainer, coach, sports instructor

Digital Media (Information and Communications Technology) Specialist High Skills Major

The SHSM Digital Media (Information and Communications Technology) Program allows students to focus on various aspects of digital media, including graphic design, TV production, internet live streaming, photography, radio broadcasting, digital sound recording and animation. Students will to develop their digital fluency across multi – media platforms providing students with a skill set that many industries require of the 21st century workforce. Students will have an opportunity to use state-of-the art digital equipment and work with industry professionals.

What will students in the Digital Media Major (Information and Communications Technology) study?

  • Four Digital Media major credits in grade 11 and 12 which focus on sector specific knowledge and skills.
  • Credits tailored to include units focused on the Digital Media sector.
  • 2 Co-op credits that enable students to gain workplace experience in the  Digital Media sector and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in their major courses.
  • Experiential learning, Career Exploration, Reach Ahead Activities such as participation in local festivals and/or shows, attending conferences, job shadowing and other digital media-related activities.
  • Certification and training in Standard First Aid & CPR, Advanced Training in Mobile TV production, Lighting and Sound Equipment maintenance and more.

For Digital Media Majors, possible careers include:

  • Apprenticeship – Computer Network Technician, Help Desk Technology Support Analyst, Telecommunications Line and Cable Worker.
  • College –Audio and Video Recording Technician, Graphic Designer, Illustrator, Animator.
  • University – Computer Engineer, Computer Programmer, Software Engineer and Designer.
  • Workplace – Retail Salesperson and Sales Clerk,  Desktop Publishing Operator, Telecommunications Helper.

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