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Science plays an increasingly important role our lives. Scientific literacy for all has become a goal of science education in Ontario. Scientific literacy can be defined as possession of the scientific knowledge, skills, and habits of mind required to thrive in the science-based world of the twenty-first century. Science courses have been designed for a wide variety of students, taking into account their interests and possible postsecondary destinations. Some courses have been designed to serve as preparation for specialist studies in science-related fields. The Ontario Curriculum has defined three goals for the science program:

  1. to relate science to technology, society, and the environment
  2. to develop the skills, strategies, and habits of mind required for scientific inquiry
  3. to understand the basic concepts of science

Every course in the secondary science program focuses on these three goals.

Classes offered include:
SNC1P1 - Gr. 9 applied science
SNC1D1 - Gr. 9 academic science
SNC2P1 - Gr. 10 applied science
SNC2D1 - Gr. 10 academic science
SBI3C1 - Gr. 11 college biology
SBI3U1 - Gr. 11 university biology
SCH3U1 - Gr. 11 university chemistry
SPH3U1 - Gr. 11 university physics
SES4U1 - Gr. 12 university earth and space sciences
SBI4U1 - Gr. 12 university biology
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SCH4U1 - Gr. 12 university chemistry
SPH4U1 - Gr. 12 university physics

Student Success oversees a variety of initiatives at Monarch Park, such as tutors in the classroom, Dual Credits and School Within a College (SWAC).

Dual Credits allow students to take up to four credits at a GTA area College for both High School and College credit.

The SWAC program has students attending George Brown College five days a week in the morning where they are able to achieve both high school and College credits with support from TDSB teachers. In the afternoon students return to Monarch Park for the regular program.

For more information about Dual Credits:
http://www.tdsb.on.ca/aboutus/innovation/
highschoolspecializedprograms/dualcredits.aspx

For more information about SWAC:
http://www.tdsb.on.ca/highschool/
goingtohighschool/specializedschoolsandprograms/
schoolwithinacollege.aspx

Classes Offered: RCR1O1, Credit Recovery

The Canadian and World studies programs will enable students to become responsible, active citizens within the diverse communities to which they belong. As well as becoming critically thoughtful and informed citizens who value an inclusive society, students will have the skills they need to solve problems and communicate ideas and decisions about significant developments, events, and issues.

Classes offered:
CGC1P1 - Gr. 9 Applied Geography
CGC2D1 - Gr. 9 Academic Geography
CGG3O1 - Gr. 11 Travel and Tourism
CGW4U1 - Gr. 12 World Issues - University Level
CHC2P1 - Gr. 10 Applied History
CHC2D1 - Gr. 10 Academic History
CHG381 - Gr. 11 Genocide
CHY4U1 - Gr. 12 World History - University Level
CPW4U1 - Gr. 12 Politics - University Level
CLN3M1 - Gr. 11 Law - Mixed Level
CLN4U1 - Gr. 12 Law - University Level

English as a Second Language (ESL) courses prepare students to use English with increasing fluency and accuracy in classroom and social situations and to participate in Canadian society as informed citizens. Students will develop the oral-presentation, reading, and writing skills required for success in all school subjects.

Through all of its courses, the ESL department plays an important role in helping its second language learners develop values, knowledge and skills in each of these important areas so that students will develop not only a deeper understanding of themselves and their capabilities, but also of their new culture and the responsibilities we all have as citizens to be aware of and actively participate in issues that impact on our larger global community.

In addition, the students participate in various programs and field trips that engage student interest and involve the broader community outside of the school. For example, trips to art and theatre venues in the GTA.

Currently Monarch Park offers ESLDO and ESLEO.

French is offered as a second language at MPC in both the Ontario and IB programs. Currently, our program consists of the following:

  • Grade 9 Applied French – FSF1P1
  • Grade 9 Academic French – FSF1D1
  • Grade 9 Academic IB Prep Stream French – FSF1D7
  • Grade 10 Academic IB Prep Stream French – FSF2D7
  • Grade 11 University IB Diploma Program French
  • Grade 12 University IB Diploma Program French

The HPE department promotes healthy active living and physical literacy. Students have a variety of course options to learn physical literacy through large activities. The department uses the "Teaching Games For Understanding" approach to teaching HPE to engage students and to help them become healthy active students for life.

The HPE department works closely with Razor Management and Monarch Park Stadium and are afforded opportunity to use their state of the art fitness facility while working in the personal fitness courses. Students are able to flip tires, push and pull sleds, TRX and the many plyometric aids while becoming as fit as possible in these courses.

Monarch Park Athletics offered 22 athletic teams last year and continue to grow the program every year. Whether competing in the dome, our beautiful pool or our two stunning gymnasiums Monarch Park Boasts one of the greatest sporting facilities in the TDSB.

http://www.monarchparkstadium.com/ http://www.tdsb.on.ca/sports/Sports.aspx

Classes offered are:
Healthy Active Living (HAL) - PPL1OM and PPL1OF
Grade 9,10,11,12 both female and male - PPL2OM and PPL2OF, PPL3O, PPL4O
Personal Fitness for grade 11 and 12 - PAF3O and PAF4O
Kinesiology - PSK4U

The Arts at Monarch Park include Drama, Visual/Media Arts, Music and Film. Through these mediums, students have an opportunity to explore their creative and artistic sides in a comprehensive, educational way.

In each subject, students learn and explore their understanding and interpretation of artistic texts and forms. Arts students incorporate a variety of elements and conventions in their disciplines. Students engage in increasingly effective artistic interactions and collaboration as they create, perform, design and analyse artistic works. In these courses, students will experience the Arts in practical as well as professional ways.

Arts students also integrate technology in a number of ways to enhance the impact of their work and to help convey mood, create tension, and communicate messages to their respective audiences.

Global Connection: In all Arts courses, students will have many opportunities to explore the tenets of Global Education. Arts students are encouraged to explore issues and themes linked to: Developmental Education, Environmental Education, Human Rights Education, Peace Education and Multicultural Education.

Classes offered are:
Drama Gr9-12 = ADA10, ADA2O, ADA3M, ADA4M
Art- Gr. 9 - AVI1O1, Gr. 11- AVI3M1
Music- Gr. 10 - ASM2O1

The Computer Studies and Technological Education department offers hands-on courses designed to develop problem solving skills.

ICS2O1 - Introduction to Computer Studies, Grade 10, Open - In this course students learn how a computer works – not just how to use one. This is a hands-on course. After short lessons, the work is completed on the computer.

ICS3U1 - Introduction to Computer Science, Grade 11, University

This is a hands-on programming course. After short lessons, the work is completed on the computer. The language used will be Python. Students will continue to develop their logic and problem solving skills. This course is recommended for students who are considering pursuing a career in Math, Science, Engineering or Computer Science.

ICS4U1 - Computer Science, Grade 12, University

This is also a hands-on programming course. After short lessons, the work is completed on the computer. This is a project-based course. The languages used will be Python and C++. This course is preparation for those pursuing post-secondary education in the fields of Math, Science, Engineering or Computer Science.

TGJ201 - Exploring Communications Technology, Grade 10, Open

This course introduces students to graphic design, video production, photography and animation. This is a hands-on course in which projects are completed using class time. All lessons start off with a short demonstration using the technology and software followed by students working on creative projects.

TGJ3M1 - Communications Technology, Grade 11, University/College

This is a hands-on creative course. After short lessons, mainly demonstrations, students will be working on creative projects that use various technologies and creative software. Students will develop knowledge and skills in design and produce media projects in graphic design, animation, video, photography and web. Students will also explore college and university programs and career opportunities in various communications technology fields.

(This next course is not running this year, but will be offered)

TGJ4M1

Communications Technology, Grade 12, University/College

This is also a hands-on creative course. Students will build upon their Grade 11 knowledge and hone their skills in graphic design, video production, photography and animation and take their creativity to the next level. This is a project-based course with a goal to build a creative portfolio worthy for acceptance to post secondary institutions in the field of communications technology.

The Social Science Department at MPC offers grade 11 and 12 courses to students interested in exploring questions about what it means to be human through the lenses of philosophy, anthropology, psychology, sociology and other related disciplines. Course offerings in the 2016-2017 school year are as follows:

Semester I

Steps to University Program – Grades 11 & 12 Students

Challenge & Change in Society – Grade 12 University (HSB4U)

Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology – Grade 11 University or College (HSP3U/C)

Semester II

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

Philosophy: Questions and Theories – HZT4U

Equity and Social Justice: From Theory to Practice – Grade 12 University/College (HSE4M)

The following is a list of courses currently offered:

ENG1P1 GRADE 9 APPLIED ENGLISH
This course emphasizes key reading, writing, oral communication, and thinking skills that students need for success in secondary school and their daily lives. Students will study plays, short stories, novels and newspaper and magazine articles, as well as describe and create media works. An important focus will be the correct use of spoken and written language. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 10 Applied or workplace preparation course.

ENG2P1 GRADE 10 APPLIED ENGLISH
This course extends the range of oral communication, reading, writing and media literacy skills 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. Students will study plays, short stories, novels and newspaper and magazine articles, as well as describe and create media works. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 11 college or workplace preparation course.

ENG3C1 GRADE 11 COLLEGE ENGLISH
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will study the content, form, and style of informational texts and literary works from Canada and other countries; write summaries, reports, and essays; and analyze media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate voice, logical organization, and precise and clear language. This course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college or workplace preparation course.

ENG4C1 GRADE 12 COLLEGE ENGLISH
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze informational texts and literary works from various time periods, countries and cultures; write research reports, summaries and short analytical essays; complete an independent study project; and analyze the interactions among media forms, audiences and media industry practices. An important focus will be on establishing appropriate style and using language effectively.

OLC4O LITERACY COURSE
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 of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports.

ENG1D1 GRADE 9 ACADEMIC ENGLISH
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 analyse 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.

ENG1D7 GRADE 9 ACADEMIC ENGLISH, I.B.
This course emphasizes analytic reading, writing, oral communication and thinking skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will study and interpret literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, including drama, poetry, short stories and novels, and will investigate and create media works. 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 Pre-I.B. Course.

ENG2D1 GRADE 10 ACADEMIC ENGLISH
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 programmes and in their daily lives. Students will analyze 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.

ENG2D7 GRADE 10 ACADEMIC ENGLISH, I.B.
This course extends the range of analytic reading, writing, oral communication and thinking skills students need for success in 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 and the Grade 11 I.B. diploma course.

ENG3U1/8 GRADE 11 UNIVERSITY ENGLISH
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyze the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyze the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language. ENG3U8 is designed for English Language Learners, providing them with additional supports as they transition into the core English program.

ENG3U7 GRADE 11 UNIVERSITY ENGLISH, I.B. Diploma Course (Language A)
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyze the information gathered; write literary essays; and analyze the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.

The Language A: Literature course is designed to support future academic study by developing a high social, aesthetic and cultural literacy, as well as effective communication skills. In this course, focus is directed towards developing an understanding of the techniques involved in literary criticism and promoting the ability to form independent literary judgments. Literature is concerned with our conceptions, interpretations and experiences of the world. The study of literature, therefore, can be seen as a study of all the complex pursuits, anxieties, joys and fears that human beings are exposed to in the daily business of living. It enables an exploration of one of the more enduring fields of human creativity and artistic ingenuity, and provides immense opportunities for encouraging independent, original, critical and clear thinking.

Through the study of a wide range of literature, the Language A: Literature course encourages students to appreciate the artistry of literature and to develop an ability to reflect critically on their reading. Works are studied in their literary and cultural contexts, through close study of individual texts and passages, and by considering a range of critical approaches.

ENG4U1 GRADE 12 UNIVERSITY ENGLISH
This course emphasizes consolidation of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyze a range of challenging texts from various time periods, countries, and cultures; write literary essays; and apply key concepts to create and analyze media works. An important focus will be on understanding academic language and using it coherently and confidently in discussion and argument.

ENG4U7/ETS4U7 GRADE 12 UNIVERSITY ENGLISH, I.B. Diploma Course (Language A)
Ontario Curriculum
This course emphasizes the development of literacy, critical thinking, and communication skills. Students will analyse challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.

I.B. Diploma Course
The Language A1 Programme is primarily a pre-university course in literature. It is aimed at students who intend to pursue literature, or related studies, at university, as well as at students whose formal study of literature will not continue beyond this level.

Literature is concerned with our conceptions, interpretations and experiences of the world. The study of literature, therefore, can be seen as a study of all the complex pursuits, anxieties, joys and fears that human beings are exposed to in the daily business of living. It enables an exploration of one of the more enduring fields of human creativity and artistic ingenuity, and provides immense opportunities for encouraging independent, original, critical and clear thinking.

The Language A1 Programme encourages students to see literary works as products of art and their authors as craftsmen whose methods of production can be analysed in a variety of ways and on a number of levels. This is achieved through the emphasis placed on exploring the means used by different authors to convey their subjects in the works studied.

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