Blyth Academy Online Course List

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Media Arts

ASM2O Media Arts, Grade 10, (Open)

This course enables students to create media art works by exploring new media, emerging technologies such as digital animation, and a variety of traditional art forms such as film, photography, video, and visual arts. Students will acquire communications skills that are transferable beyond the media arts classroom and develop an understanding of responsible practices related to the creative process. Students will develop the skills necessary to create and interpret media art works.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 10
Availability: Full-Time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

Photography and Film Studies

AWQ3M Visual Arts- Photography, Grade 11, (University/College Preparation)

This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., photography, video, computer graphics, information design). This course will focus on photography.

Prerequisite Visual Arts, Grade 9 or 10, Open
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

AWQ4M Visual Arts- Photography, Grade 12, (University/College Preparation)

This course focuses on enabling students to refine their use of the creative process when creating and presenting two- and three-dimensional art works using a variety of traditional and emerging media and technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process to deconstruct art works and explore connections between art and society. The studio program enables students to explore a range of materials, processes, and techniques that can be applied in their own art production. Students will also make connections between various works of art in personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural contexts. This course will focus on photography.

Prerequisite: Visual Arts- Photography, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

Business Studies

BBI1O/2O Introduction to Business, Grade 10, (Open)

This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, and production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility. This course builds a foundation for further studies in business and helps students to develop the business knowledge and skills they will need in their everyday lives.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 9/10
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

BMI3C Marketing: Goods, Services, Events, Grade 11, (College)

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of product marketing, which includes the marketing of goods, involvements, and events. Students will examine how trends, issues, global economic changes, and information technology influence consumer buying habits. Students will engage in marketing research, develop marketing strategies, and produce a marketing plan for a product of their choice.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

BOH4M Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, Grade 12, (University/College Preparation)

This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

CGC1D Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, (Academic)

This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate various geographic issues and to develop possible approaches for making Canada a more sustainable place in which to live.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 9
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

CGD3M Regional Geography, Grade 11 (University/College Preparation)

This course explores interrelationships between the land and people in a selected region as well as interconnections between this region and the rest of the world. Students will explore the region’s environmental, socio-economic, and cultural characteristics and will investigate issues related to natural resources, economic development and sustainability, population change, globalization, and quality of life. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate a range of geographic issues in the region.

Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
Grade: 11
Availability: Blyth Academy Online

CGG3O Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective, Grade 11, (Open)

This course focuses on issues related to travel and tourism within and between various regions of the world. Students will investigate unique environmental, sociocultural, economic, and political characteristics of selected world regions. They will explore travel patterns and trends as well as tensions related to tourism, and will predict future tourism destinations. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate the impact of the travel industry on natural environments and human communities.

Prerequisite: Issues in Canadian Geography, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

CGW4U World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course looks at the global challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. Students will explore a range of issues involving environmental, economic, social, and geopolitical interrelationships, and will examine governmental policies related to these issues. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues, including their impact on natural and human communities around the world.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

CGO4M Grade 12 Spatial Technologies in Action

This course provides a foundation for students who are considering a career involving computer-based spatial technologies. Students will analyse and propose solutions to real-life issues related to spatial organization, such as determining transportation routes, appropriate locations for community services, or potential conservation and preservation areas. Students will extend their ability to use geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning systems (GPS), and remote sensing and to create maps, charts, and graphs. Throughout the course, students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process to investigate various issues related to spatial organization.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
Grade: 12
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CHC2D Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, (Academic)

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different groups in Canada since 1914. Students will examine the role of conflict and cooperation in Canadian society, Canada’s evolving role within the global community, and the impact of various individuals, organizations, and events on Canadian identity, citizenship, and heritage. They will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating key issues and events in Canadian history since 1914.

Grade: 10
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

CHC2P Canadian History Since World War 1, Grade 10 (Applied)

This course focuses on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people in Canada since 1914. Students will explore interactions between various communities in Canada as well as contributions of individuals and groups to Canadian heritage and identity. Students will develop their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating the continuing relevance of historical developments and how they have helped shape communities in present-day Canada.

Prerequisite: None

Grade: 10

Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

CHA3U American History, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course explores key aspects of the social, economic, and political development of the United States from precontact to the present. Students will examine the contributions of groups and individuals to the country’s evolution and will explore the historical context of key issues, trends, and events that have had an impact on the United States, its identity and culture, and its role in the global community. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating various forces that helped shape American history.

Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

CHY4U World History Since the 15th Century, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course traces major developments and events in world history since approximately 1450. Students will explore social, economic, and political changes, the historical roots of contemporary issues, and the role of conflict and cooperation in global interrelationships. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate key issues and ideas and assess societal progress or decline in world history.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summers Program, Blyth Academy Online

CHI4U Canada: History, Identity, and Culture, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course traces the history of Canada, with a focus on the evolution of our national identity and culture. Students will explore various developments and events, both national and international, from pre-contact to the present, and will examine various communities in Canada and how they have contributed to the development of Canadian identity and heritage. Students will develop their sense of Canada’s national identity and how and why it has changed throughout the country’s history. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, as they investigate the people, events, and forces that have shaped Canada.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses / Blyth Academy Online

CIA4U Analyzing Current Economic Issues, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course examines current national and global economic trends and policies from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the impact of choices that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in responding to local, national, and global economic issues such as globalization and global economic inequalities, trade agreements, national debt, taxation, social spending, and consumer debt. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, current economic issues and to help them make reasoned economic decisions.

Prerequisite: Any university, university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

CIE3M The Individual and the Economy, Grade 11, (University/College Preparation)

This course explores challenges facing the Canadian economy as well as the implications of various responses to these challenges. Students will explore the economic role of business, labour, and government, as well as their own role as individual consumers and contributors, and how all of these influence stability and variability in the Canadian economy. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, including economic models, to investigate the impact of economic decisions.

Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

ENG1D English, Grade 9, (Academic)

This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyze literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 academic English course, which leads to university or college preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 9
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

ENG1P English, Grade 9, (Applied)

This course is designed to develop the key oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will read, interpret, and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on identifying and using appropriate strategies and processes to improve students' comprehension of texts and to help them communicate clearly and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the Grade 10 applied English course, which leads to college, or workplace preparation courses in Grades 11 and 12.

Grade: 9
Availability: Blyth Academy Online

ENG2D English, Grade 10, (Academic)

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 university or college preparation course.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic
Grade: 10
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

ENG2P English, Grade 10 (Applied)

This course is designed to extend the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in secondary school and daily life. Students will study and create a variety of informational, literary, and graphic texts. An important focus will be on the consolidation of strategies and processes that help students interpret texts and communicate clearly and effectively. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 9, Academic or Applied

ENG3U English, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory grade 12 university or college preparation course.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

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ENG3C English, Grade 11, (College Preparation)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory grade 12 college preparation course.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10 Applied
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses

ETS4U Studies in Literature, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course may focus on themes, genres, time periods, or countries. Students will analyze a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. They will also assess critical interpretations, write analytical essays, and complete an independent study project.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

EWC4U The Writer’s Craft, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

OLC4O Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, Grade 12, (Open)

This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms or writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.

Eligibility requirement: Students who have been eligible to write the OSSLT at least twice and who have been unsuccessful at least once are eligible to take the course. Please see guidance to confirm eligibility. (Students who have already met the literacy requirement for graduation may be eligible to take the course under special circumstances, at the discretion of the Principal).
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

ENG4U English, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college or the workplace.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Summer School – Accelerated, Blyth Academy Online

ENG4Ur - Repeat Course
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ENG4C English, Grade 12, (College Preparation)

This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses / Blyth Academy Online

FSF1D Core French, Grade 9, (Academic)

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will continue to develop language knowledge and skills by using language-learning strategies introduced in the elementary Core French program, and will apply creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.

Prerequisite: Minimum of 600 hours of elementary Core French instruction, or equivalent
Grade: 9
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

FSF2D Core French, Grade 10, (Academic)

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate in French about personally relevant, familiar, and academic topics in real-life situations with increasing independence. Students will exchange information, ideas, and opinions with others in guided and increasingly spontaneous spoken interactions. Students will continue to develop their language knowledge and skills through the selective use of strategies that contribute to effective communication. They will also increase their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will continue to develop the skills necessary to become life-long language learners.

Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
Grade: 10
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

FSF3U Core French, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course offers students extended opportunities to speak and interact in real-life situations in French with greater independence. Students will develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and exploring a variety of oral and written texts. They will continue to broaden their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.

Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 10, Academic
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-Time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

FSF4U Core French, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course provides extensive opportunities for students to speak and interact in French independently. Students will apply language-learning strategies in a wide variety of real-life situations, and will continue to develop their creative and critical thinking skills through responding to and interacting with a variety of oral and written texts. Students will also continue to enrich their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities and to develop the skills necessary for life-long language learning.

Prerequisite: Core French, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-Time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

Health and Physical Education

PPL1O Healthy Active Living Education (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.

Grade: 9
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PPL2O Healthy Active Living Education (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.

Grade: 10
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PPL3O Healthy Active Living Education (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 and exposure to a broader range of activity settings, students enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. 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.

Grade: 11
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PPL4O Healthy Active Living Education (Open)

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices. It places special emphasis on how students can maintain the habits of healthy, active living throughout their lives as they make the transition to adulthood and independent living. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities in a variety of settings, students can enhance their movement competence, personal fitness, and confidence. 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.

Grade: 12
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PPZ3C Health For Life, Grade 11

This course enables students to examine the factors that influence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, fitness, wellness, and health promotion.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

PSK4U Introduction to Kinesiology, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course focuses on the study of human movement and of systems, factors, and principles involved in human development. Students will learn about the effects of physical activity on health and performance, the evolution of physical activity and sport, and the physiological, psychological, and social factors that influence an individual’s participation in physical activity and sport. The course prepares students for university programs in physical education and health, kinesiology, health sciences, health studies, recreation, and sports administration.

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 U or U/C course in science, or any Grade 11 or 12 O course in Health and Physical Education
Grade: 12
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ICS20 Introduction to Computer Studies, Grade 10, (Open)

This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practices. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 10
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

ICS3U Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course introduces students to computer science. Students will design software independently and as part of a team, using industry-standard programming tools and applying the software development life-cycle model. They will also write and use subprograms within computer programs. Students will develop creative solutions for various types of problems as their understanding of the computing environment grows. They will also explore environmental and ergonomic issues, emerging research in computer science, and global career trends in computer-related fields.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

Overview:

The interdisciplinary studies program is one of a number of specialized programs that can provide students with a particular curriculum focus to help them meet diploma requirements and make the transition to postsecondary destinations.

The following interdisciplinary studies courses are offered in Grades 11 and 12:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 11, Open;
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12, University Preparation;
  • Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12, Open.

Interdisciplinary studies courses provide students with opportunities to understand the diverse perspectives of and the links among discrete subjects/disciplines and to develop their knowledge and skills beyond the scope of individual disciplines to solve problems, make decisions, and present new findings. Students will integrate general interdisciplinary concepts, skills, models, resources, technologies, and strategies with specific content and approaches from diverse areas of the curriculum, which can be adapted to reflect the context of the specific interdisciplinary studies courses or packages of courses. An important emphasis will be placed on developing information literacy, applying comprehensive research skills and knowledge, and synthesizing methodologies and insights from a variety of disciplines to develop critical- and creative-thinking skills. Interdisciplinary studies courses can be offered in two models: single-credit interdisciplinary studies courses and interdisciplinary studies packages of courses, as outlined below. Students may take a maximum of three interdisciplinary studies courses – one each of Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 11; Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12, University Preparation; and Interdisciplinary Studies, Grade 12, Open.

This restriction applies to all courses, whether they are single-credit interdisciplinary studies courses or interdisciplinary studies courses within a package.

IDC4U The Elite Athlete

This course is designed for students who will pursue their athletic goals after secondary school, be it inter-collegiate sports, provincial, national, or international competition. Students will explore topics such as Managing Social Media, Sports Journalism & Strategic Athletic Marketing, Ethics for Elite Athletes, Leadership, Building and Maintaining Financial Security, and Time Management. Students will uncover and apply areas of interest to elite athletes in all of these areas.

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IDC4U Data Science

Blyth Academy Online is proud to be working with IBM’s Big Data University to offer a Grade 12 course in Data Science.

As the amount of information available to us becomes greater and greater, the ability to effectively make use of that data is fast becoming one of the most important skills of the 21st century.

Starting with asking the right questions, looking at how to obtain the relevant data, and then how to process it and present a conclusion, this course will give students the data literacy that will provide them with great opportunities in the fastest growing job market in Canada.
Students will use data in case studies involving recruitment, social media and e-commerce. They will gain experience with the field’s most commonly used computer language, R, and work with IBM’s Data Scientist Workbench.

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IDC4U Museum Studies

Museum Studies was developed in Partnership with the Art Gallery of Ontario. The course will explore the history and role of museums, the practice of curating, analysis or works of art, careers in the museum industry, and graphic design. Students will explore real online museums, as well as the world-renowned Art Gallery of Ontario in person. This course is ideal for students with an interest in art and exploring museums.

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CHV2O Civics and Citizenship, Grade 10, (Open) (0.5 credit)

This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.

Grade: 10
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

This course is available in a bundle with GLC2O for $595

CLU3M Understanding Canadian Law, Grade 11, (University/College Preparation)

This course explores Canadian law, with a focus on legal issues that are relevant to the lives of people in Canada. Students will gain an understanding of rights and freedoms in Canada, our legal system, and family, contract, employment, tort, and criminal law. Students will use case studies and apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process to develop legal reasoning skills and to formulate and communicate informed interpretations of legal issues, and they will develop the ability to advocate for new laws.

Prerequisite: Canadian History Since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

CLN4U Canadian and International Law, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop their understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law when exploring rights and freedoms within the context of topics such as religion, security, cyberspace, immigration, crimes against humanity, and environmental protection. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process when investigating these issues in both Canadian and international contexts, and they will develop legal reasoning skills and an understanding of conflict resolution in the area of international law.


Prerequisite: Any university, university/college course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

CPW4U Canadian and World Politics, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course explores various perspectives on issues in Canadian and world politics. Students will explore political decision-making and ways in which individuals, stakeholder groups, and various institutions, including different levels of government, multinational corporations, and non-governmental organizations, respond to and work to influence domestic and international developments. Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate current political policies, issues, and events, and to develop and communicate informed opinions about them.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

Guidance and Career Education

GLC2O Career Studies, Grade 10, (Open) (0.5 credit)

This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.

Grade: 10
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses

This course is available in a bundle with CHV2O for $595

MPM1D Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, (Academic)

This course enables students to develop an understanding of mathematical concepts related to algebra, analytic geometry, and measurement and geometry through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships, which they will then generalize as equations of lines, and will determine the connections between different representations of a linear relation. They will also explore relationships that emerge from the measurement of three-dimensional figures and two-dimensional shapes. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Grade: 9
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

MPM2D Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, (Academic)

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of relationships and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will explore quadratic relations and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; verify properties of geometric figures using analytic geometry; and investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, Academic or Mathematics Transfer Course
Grade: 10
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

MCR3U Functions, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; and develop facility in simplifying polynomial and rational expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

MCR3Ur - Repeat Course
Available:
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MCF3M Functions and Applications, Grade 11, (University/College Preparation)
This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.
Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic, or Foundations of Mathematics, Grade 10, Applied
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online
MHF4U Advanced Functions, Grade 12, (University Preparation)
This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students who plan to study mathematics before proceeding to any one of the variety of university programs
Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Summer School – Accelerated, Blyth Academy Online
MHF4Ur - Repeat Course
Available: Blyth Academy Online
MCV4U Calculus and Vectors, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course builds on student’s previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors, and representations of lines and planes in three dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, and sinusoidal functions; and apply these concepts and skills to modelling of real-world relationships. This course is intended for students who plan to study mathematics in university and who may choose to pursue careers in fields such as physics and engineering.

Prerequisite/Co requisite: Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Summer School – Accelerated, Blyth Academy Online

MCV4Ur - Repeat Course
Available: Blyth Academy Online

MDM4U Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing information. Students will apply methods for organizing large amounts of information; solve problems involving counting techniques, probability, and statistics; and carry out a culminating project that integrates the expectations of the course. Students will continue to develop the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to pursue university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.

Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11 University Preparation or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

MDM4ur - Repeat Course
Available: Blyth Academy Online

MAP4C Foundations of College Mathematics, Grade 12, (College Preparation)

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of real-world applications of mathematics. Students will analyse data using statistical methods; solve problems involving applications of geometry and trigonometry; solve financial problems connected with annuities, budgets, and renting or owning accommodation; simplify expressions; and solve equations. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for college programs in areas such as business, health sciences, and human services, and for certain skilled trades.

Prerequisite: Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

MCT4C Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, (College Preparation)

This course enables students to extend their knowledge of functions. Students will investigate and apply properties of polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions; continue to represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; develop facility in simplifying expressions and solving equations; and solve problems that address applications of algebra, trigonometry, vectors, and geometry. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for a variety of college technology programs.

Prerequisite: Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation, or Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SNC1P Science, Grade 9, (Applied)

This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science to everyday situations. They are also given opportunities to develop practical skills related to scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into practical problems and issues related to the impact of human activity on ecosystems; the structure and properties of elements and compounds; space exploration and the components of the universe; and static and current electricity.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 9
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SNC1D Science, Grade 9, (Academic)

This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 9
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SNC2D Science, Grade 10, (Academic)

This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, Academic or Applied
Grade: 10
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SVN3M Environmental Science, Grade 11, (University/College Preparation)

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of and skills relating to environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Applied or Academic
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SNC4M Science Grade 12, (University/College Preparation)

This course enables students, including those pursuing postsecondary programs outside the sciences, to increase their understanding of science and contemporary social and environmental issues in health-related fields. Students will explore a variety of medical technologies, pathogens and disease, nutritional science, public health issues, and biotechnology. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study and helps refine students’ scientific investigation skills.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic, or any Grade 11 University, University/College, or College Preparation course in science.
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SBI3U Biology, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SCH3Ur - Repeat Course
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SBI3C Biology, Grade 11 (College Preparation)

This course focuses on the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will learn concepts and theories as they conduct investigations in the areas of cellular biology, microbiology, genetics, the anatomy of mammals, and the structure of plants and their role in the natural environment. Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, and on the skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied

SBI4U Biology, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

SBI4Ur - Repeat Course
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SCH3U Chemistry, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SCH3Ur - Repeat Course
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SCH4U Chemistry, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SCH4Ur - Repeat Course
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SPH3U Physics, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SPH3Ur - Repeat Course
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SPH4U Physics, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data relating to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Part-time – All campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

SPH4Ur - Repeat Course
Available: Blyth Academy Online

Social Sciences and the Humanities

HSP3U Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course provides students with opportunities to think critically about theories, questions, and issues related to anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the approaches and research methods used by social scientists. They will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives, to conduct social science, and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues within the three disciplines.

Prerequisite: The Grade 10 academic course in English or the Grade 10 academic history course (Canadian and world studies).
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

HRT3M World Religions and Belief Traditions: Perspectives, Issues, and Challenges, Grade 11, (University/College Preparation)

This course provides students with opportunities to explore various world religions and belief traditions. Students will develop knowledge of the terms and concepts relevant to this area of study, will examine the ways in which religions and belief traditions meet various human needs, and will learn about the relationship between belief and action. They will examine sacred writings and teachings, consider how concepts of time and place influence different religions and belief traditions, and develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of human expressions of belief.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

HSG3M Gender Studies, Grade 11, (University/College Preparation)

This course enables students to explore the social construction of gender. Students will learn about the dynamic nature of gender roles and norms; sexism and power relations; and the impact of representations of women and men in the media, popular culture, and the arts. Students will analyse a range of gender equity issues, including gender-based violence and workplace equity, in both Canadian and global contexts. Students will develop and apply research skills and will design and implement a social action initiative relating to gender equity.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 11
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

HHS4U Families in Canada, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course enables students to draw on sociological, psychological, and anthropological theories and research to analyse the development of individuals, intimate relationships, and family and parent-child relationships. Students will focus on issues and challenges facing individuals and families in Canada’s diverse society. They will develop analytical tools that enable them to assess various factors affecting families and to consider policies and practices intended to support families in Canada. They will develop the investigative skills required to conduct and communicate the results of research on individuals, intimate relationships, and parent-child relationships.

Prerequisite: Any University or University/College course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, Blyth Academy Online

HSB4U Challenge and Change in Society, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course focuses on the use of social science theories, perspectives, and methodologies to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will critically analyse how and why cultural, social, and behavioural patterns change over time. They will explore the ideas of social theorists and use those ideas to analyse causes of and responses to challenges such as technological change, deviance, and global inequalities. Students will explore ways in which social science research methods can be used to study social change.

Prerequisite: Any University or University/College course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

HZT4U Philosophy: Questions and Theories, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics). Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.

Prerequisite: Any University or University/College course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities.
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-Time – All campuses, Part-Time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

HFA4U: Nutrition and Health, Grade 12 (University Prep)

This course examines the relationships between food, energy balance, and nutritional status; the nutritional needs of individuals at different stages of life; and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Students will evaluate nutrition-related trends and will determine how food choices can promote food security and environmental responsibility. Students will learn about healthy eating, expand their repertoire of food-preparation techniques, and develop their social science research skills by investigating issues related to nutrition and health.

Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.
Grade: 12
Availability: Blyth Academy Online

Classical Studies and International Languages

LKBBO Simplified Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1

This course introduces students to language elements they will need to begin to communicate with native speakers. Students will participate in practical activities in which they can apply their knowledge and skills, and will begin to explore careers that require knowledge of the language of study. They will explore aspects of the culture of countries where the language under study is spoken, including social customs, music, and food, by participating in cultural events and activities involving both print and technological resources.

Prerequisite: None
Availability: Blyth Academy Online

LVV4U Classical Civilizations, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course introduces students to the rich cultural legacy of the Classical world and encourages them to make connections between antiquity and other societies and to their own personal experiences. Students will investigate such aspects of Classical culture as its mythology and literature, art, architecture, philosophy, science, and technology, as well as elements of the ancient Greek and Latin languages. By reading Classical authors in English translation and examining material culture brought to light through archaeology, students will enhance both their communication skills and their ability to think critically and creatively. In addition, they will be encouraged to be culturally sensitive, independent learners who appreciate the interconnectedness of ancient and modern societies and who will be able to apply this understanding to their future endeavours.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Grade: 12
Availability: Full-time – All Campuses, Private – All campuses, International Summer Program, Blyth Academy Online

LKBCO Simplified Chinese (Mandarin) Level 1

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NDW4M Issues of Indigenous Peoples in a Global Context, Grade 12

This course provides students with an overview of the issues and challenges that confront indigenous peoples worldwide. Students will develop an understanding of the concerns and aspirations of the world’s indigenous population, plan and conduct research on global issues that have an impact on indigenous peoples, and use information technology to consult materials related to the views of indigenous peoples throughout the world.

Prerequisite: Any Grade 11 university, university/college, or college preparation course in Native studies
Grade: 12
Availability: Blyth Academy Online

Technology

TGI3M - Animation and Interactive New Media

This course examines communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the areas of live, recorded, and/or graphic communications. These areas may include TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.

TGI3M emphasizes interactive media and in this case will focus on animation history, concepts, and development. Students will develop specific skills in 2D animation using Adobe Flash CC. Students will explore the many roles you can play in the development of animated shorts and in the culminating performance task will produce a full animated short film. This course will prepare students for participation in any school, district or provincial Skills Canada competition in 2D animation.

Prerequisite: None

Course Requirements: Adobe Flash (most current version recommended), Stop Motion Studio

Availability: Blyth Academy Online

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are university-level courses taken by high school students. Students may choose to demonstrate their understanding and application of the material studied by taking AP examinations in May. Curricula and examinations are standardized by the College Board. 

Motivation for taking AP courses may vary, but all who participate are better prepared for their postsecondary lives: learning how to tackle challenging academic issues, honing time management and study skills, and most importantly – building confidence.  At some colleges or universities, students who receive a high score on their AP exam(s) will receive a credit and/or be exempted from introductory courses, allowing for direct entry into second year core courses, or eligibility to take extra classes.  Regardless of this, students who take AP courses stand out, letting colleges and universities know that they have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate environment.

Courses available:

AP English Language and Composition

Course Description: The AP English Language and Composition course aligns to an introductory college-level rhetoric and writing curriculum, which requires students to develop evidence-based analytic and argumentative essays that proceed through several stages or drafts. Students evaluate, synthesize, and cite research to support their arguments. Throughout the course, students develop a personal style by making appropriate grammatical choices. Additionally, students read and analyze the rhetorical elements and their effects in non-fiction texts, including graphic images as forms of text, from many disciplines and historical periods.

AP English Literature and Composition

Course Description: The AP English Literature and Composition course aligns to an introductory post-secondary level literary analysis course. The course engages students in the close reading and critical analysis of imaginative literature to deepen their understanding of the ways writers use language to provide both meaning and pleasure. As they read, students consider a work’s structure, style, and themes, as well as its use of figurative language, imagery, symbolism, and tone. Writing assignments include expository, analytical, and argumentative essays that require students to analyze and interpret literary works.

AP Physics 2

Course Description: AP Physics 2 is an algebra-based, introductory college-level physics course. Students cultivate their understanding of Physics through inquiry-based investigations as they explore topics such as fluid statics and dynamics; thermodynamics with kinetic theory; PV diagrams and probability; electrostatics; electrical circuits with capacitors; magnetic fields; electromagnetism; physical and geometric optics; and quantum, atomic, and nuclear physics.

AP Statistics

Course Description: The AP Statistics course is equivalent to a one-semester, introductory, non-calculus-based college course in statistics. The course introduces students to the major concepts and tools for collecting, analyzing, and drawing conclusions from data. There are four themes in the AP Statistics course: exploring data, sampling and experimentation, anticipating patterns, and statistical inference. Students use technology, investigations, problem solving, and writing as they build conceptual understanding.

Repeat Courses

Blyth Academy Online offers students an opportunity to repeat any high school course to help upgrade their marks. Dedicated students can complete accelerated repeat courses in 4 weeks or less.

Repeat courses are tailored to provide students with more practice in the areas they struggled in during their first attempt at a course. Students still have access to all the course content available in the standard course, but with the opportunity to do fewer assessments and focus on problem areas.

Students are only eligible to enroll in a repeat course if they have previously completed the course and attained a mark of at least 40%.

See our full list of repeat courses below:

ENG3Ur English Repeat, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures, as well as a range of informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and incorporating stylistic devices appropriately and effectively. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory grade 12 university or college preparation course.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 10, Academic
Grade: 11
Availability: Blyth Academy Online

ENG4Ur English Repeat, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyze a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college or the workplace.

Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Available: Blyth Academy Online

MCR3Ur Functions Repeat, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course introduces the mathematical concept of the function by extending students’ experiences with linear and quadratic relations. Students will investigate properties of discrete and continuous functions, including trigonometric and exponential functions; represent functions numerically, algebraically, and graphically; solve problems involving applications of functions; and develop facility in simplifying polynomial and rational expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 10, Academic
Grade: 11
Available:
Blyth Academy Online

MCV4Ur Calculus and Vectors, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course builds on student’s previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors, and representations of lines and planes in three dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, rational, exponential, and sinusoidal functions; and apply these concepts and skills to modelling of real-world relationships. This course is intended for students who plan to study mathematics in university and who may choose to pursue careers in fields such as physics and engineering.

Prerequisite/ Co-requisite: Advanced Functions, Grade 12, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Availability: Blyth Academy Online

MHF4Ur Advanced Functions, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students who plan to study mathematics before proceeding to any one of the variety of university programs

Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation
Grade: 12
Available: Blyth Academy Online

MDM4Ur Mathematics of Data Management, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing information. Students will apply methods for organizing large amounts of information; solve problems involving counting techniques, probability, and statistics; and carry out a culminating project that integrates the expectations of the course. Students will continue to develop the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to pursue university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.

Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11 University Preparation or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Grade: 12
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SBI3Ur Biology, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and the properties of elements and compounds; the study of the universe and its properties and components; and the principles of electricity.

Prerequisite: None
Grade: 11
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SBI4Ur Biology, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.

Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SCH3Ur Chemistry, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of the properties of chemicals and chemical bonds; chemical reactions and quantitative relationships in those reactions; solutions and solubility; and atmospheric chemistry and the behaviour of gases. Students will further develop their analytical skills and investigate the qualitative and quantitative properties of matter, as well as the impact of some common chemical reactions on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
Grade: 11
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SCH4Ur Chemistry, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.

Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SPH3Ur Physics, Grade 11, (University Preparation)

This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore kinematics, with an emphasis on linear motion; different kinds of forces; energy transformations; the properties of mechanical waves and sound; and electricity and magnetism. They will enhance their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics. In addition, they will analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic
Grade: 11
Available: Blyth Academy Online

SPH4Ur Physics, Grade 12, (University Preparation)

This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data relating to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation
Grade: 12
Available: Blyth Academy Online