High School Science Program
Science 14 - 5 Credits
This course is recommended for students who achieved less than 60% in Science 9. Science 14 covers topics like the properties of matter, simple machines, plant and animal cells and ecosystems. If you take Science 14 you will get to do several assignments in the computer lab and you will have the opportunity to do lab work.
Science 10 - 5 Credits
This is an engaging introductory course to high school science that is designed for academic students. In Science 10 you will take an introductory look at biology, chemistry and physics to prepare you for which ever 20 level science course(s) you enroll in. There is also a fourth unit that combines information gained in the first three units to study social and environmental issues in science. It is recommended that students achieve a minimum mark of 60% in grade 9 science to enroll in this course.
Science 24 - 5 Credits
This course is the continuation of Science 14. Successful completion of Science 24 will provide you with the minimum 10 credits in science that are required to graduate. In this course you will study chemical reactions, electricity, fossil fuels, diseases, transportation safety and more. If you take Science 24 you will get to do several assignments in the computer lab and you will have the opportunity to do lab work.
Forensic Science 25/35 - 3 Credits
This multidisciplinary course creates a link between biology, biotechnology, chemistry, and physics. It is a way to attain higher level thinking skills and acquire various laboratory skills commonly used during a forensic investigation. Topics will include chromatography, blood splatter analysis, hair analysis, fingerprints, microscopy and DNA fingerprinting with Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)..
Biology 20 - 5 Credits
This course is recommended for students that have achieved 60% or better in Science 10. In Biology 20 you will study some human physiology, photosynthesis and cellular respiration, biochemical cycles and biomes.
Biology 30 - 5 Credits
It is recommended that students achieve a minimum grade of 60% in Biology 20 to continue with Biology 30. In this course you will study such topics as the nervous system and senses, the endocrine system, the reproductive system, cell division, genetics, DNA and protein synthesis and changes in populations. Throughout the course connections will be made with relevant societal, technological and political issues. An example of this may be discussing and researching genetic engineering and/or reproductive technologies.
Chemistry 20 - 5 Credits
This course is recommended for students that have achieved 60% or better in Science 10. Areas of study in Chemistry 20 include: solutions (dilution and concentration calculations), gases (behaviors and laws), stoichiometry (calculating quantities of substances in reactions) and organic chemistry. You will have many opportunities to conduct experiments to test the theories that you are learning.
Chemistry 30 - 5 Credits
It is recommended that students achieve a minimum grade of 60% in Chemistry 20 to continue with Chemistry 30. You will study energy changes and how they are related tochanges in matter. Some of the topics studied in this course are the laws of conservation of energy, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction reactions, chemical reactions involving gases, acids and bases, and dynamic equilibrium. As in Chemistry 20 there will be laboratory opportunities to test out the new material you learn.
Physics 20 - 5 credits
This course is recommended for students that have achieved 60% or better in Science 10. In this course you will study kinematics and dynamics, circular motion, gravitation, mechanical waves and light. A strong link between these areas of study and laboratory work is present throughout the course.
Physics 30 - 5 Credits
It is recommended that students achieve a minimum grade of 60% in Physics 20 to continue with Physics 30. If you take Physics 30 you will have the opportunity to study the conservation of energy and momentum, electric forces and fields. The course culminates by applying these areas of study to the fundamental nature of matter, atomic structure, radioactivity and the nature and behaviour of subatomic particles.