The following descriptions apply courses offered by the HIS and have been developed according to the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education. Curriculum documents detailing each course are available from the Ministry of Education website at http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/secondary/subjects.html
Since it is not possible to offer all courses at HIS, the Administration of HIS decides what courses will be offered each year in their school. These decisions are based on the needs and interests of the students. If a course does not have sufficient demand to run, it may not be possible to offer that course in a specific year. If a course does not run, students will be notified and asked to select an alternate course.
Course of study outlines for all courses taught HIS are available at the school for examination by parents and students. The course outlines will provide more information than can be included in the brief description in the course calendar. Information such as the objectives of the course, the core content of the course and the evaluation practices to be used in the course will be included in these outlines. Students and parents may examine these outlines at the school in our Guidance area or by making arrangements with the School principal in which any particular course is offered.
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