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Credit Courses

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. 

Course Offerings

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Led by exceptional and caring teachers, mentors, and coaches, students explore and extend their abilities, test their ideas, question assumptions, grapple with ethical issues, and acquire the skills to be positive and productive citizens.  

Business Studies

  • BTA3O - Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment (Grade 11, Open)
  • BMX3E- Marketing: Retail and Service (Grade 11, Workplace Preparation) 
  • BAT4M - Financial Accounting Principles (Grade 12, University/College Preparation) 
  • BOH4M - Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals (Grade 12, University/College Preparation) 


Geography, History, Politics, Economics,

  • CGC1D - Issues in Canadian Geography (Grade 9, Academic ) 
  • CGG3O - Travel and Tourism: A Geographic Perspective (Grade 11, Open) 
  • CGW4U - World Issues: A Geographic Analysis (Grade 12, University Preparation) 
  • CHC2D - Canadian History since World War I  (Grade 10, Academic) CHW3M - World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century (Grade 11, University /College Preparation ) 
  • CHY4U - World History since the Fifteenth Century (Grade 12, University Preparation) 
  • CHV2O - Civics and Citizenship (Grade 10, Open) 
  • CPW4U - Canadian and International Politics (Grade 12, University Preparation) 
  • CIE3M - The Individual and the Economy (Grade 11, University/College Preparation) 
  •  CLU3M - Understanding Canadian Law (Grade 11, University/College Preparation) 
  • CLN4U - Canadian and International Law (Grade 12, University Preparation) 

Computer Studies

  • ICS2O - Introduction to Computer Studies (Grade 10, Open)
  • ICS3U - Introduction to Computer Science (Grade 11, University Preparation) 
  • ICS4U - Computer Science (Grade 12, University Preparation) 

Drama

  •  ADA1O - Drama (Grade 9, Open) 
  •  ADA2O - Drama (Grade 10, Open) 
  •  ADA3M - Drama (Grade 11, University/College Preparation) 
  •  ADA4M - Drama (Grade 12, University/College Preparation) 

English

  •  ENG1D - English (Grade 9, Academic) 
  •  ENG2D - English (Grade 10, Academic) 
  •  ENG3U - English (Grade 11, University Preparation) 
  •  ENG4U - English (Grade 12, University Preparation) 
  •  ENG4C - English (Grade 12, College Preparation) 
  •  ELS2O - Literacy Skills: Reading and Writing (Grade 10, Open) 
  •  EMS3O - Media Studies (Grade 11, Open) 
  •  EPS3O - Presentation and Speaking Skills (Grade 11. Open) 
  •  EWC4U - The Writer’s Craft (Grade 12, University Preparation) 
  •  OLC4O - Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (Grade 12) 

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ESL

  •  ESLAO - English as a Second Language (ESL Level 1, Open) 
  •  ESLBO - English as a Second Language (ESL Level 2, Open) 
  •  ESLCO - English as a Second Language (ESL Level 3, Open) 
  •  ESLDO - English as a Second Language (ESL Level 4, Open) 
  •  ESLEO - English as a Second Language (ESL Level 5, Open) 



Guidance and Career Education

  • GLS1O/GLE1O/GLE2O - Learning Strategies 1: (Skills for Success in Secondary School, Grade 9, Open) 
  • GLS4O/GLE4O/GLE3O - Advanced Learning Strategies: Skills for Success After Secondary School (Grade 12, Open) 
  • GLC2O - Career Studies (Grade 10, Open) 
  • GWL3O - Designing Your Future (Grade 11, Open) 

Health and Physical Education

  •  PPL1O - Healthy Active Living Education (Grade 9, Open) 
  •  PPL2O - Healthy Active Living Education (Grade 10, Open) 
  •  PPL3O - Healthy Active Living Education (Grade 11, Open) 
  •  PPL4O - Healthy Active Living Education (Grade 12, Open) 

Mathematics

  • MPM1D - Principles of Mathematics (Grade 9, Academic) 
  • MPM2D - Principles of Mathematics (Grade 10, Academic) 
  • MCR3U - Functions (Grade 11, University Preparation) 
  • MCF3M - Functions and Applications (Grade 11, University/College Preparation) 
  • MHF4U - Advanced Functions (Grade 12, University Preparation) 
  • MCV4U - Calculus and Vectors (Grade 12, University Preparation) 
  • MDM4U - Mathematics of Data Management (Grade 12, University Preparation) 

Science

  • SNC1D - Science (Grade 9, Academic) 
  • SNC2D - Science (Grade 10, Academic) 
  • SBI3U - Biology (Grade 11, University Preparation) 
  • SBI4U - Biology (Grade 12, University Preparation) 
  • SCH3U - Chemistry (Grade 11, University Preparation) 
  • SCH4U - Chemistry (Grade 12, University Preparation) 
  • SPH3U - Physics (Grade 11, University Preparation) 
  •  SPH4U - Physics (Grade 12, University Preparation) 
  • SVN3M - Environmental Science (Grade 11, University/College Preparation) 
  • SES4U - Earth and Space Science (Grade 12, University Preparation) 


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Social Science & and Humanities

  • HRF3O - World Religions and Belief Traditions in Daily Life (Grade 11, Open)
  • HSP3U - Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, and Sociology (Grade 11, University Preparation) 
  • HZT4U – Philosophy: Questions and Theories (Grade 12, University preparation) 

Technological Education

  • TIJ1O - Exploring Technologies (Grade 9, Open) 
  • TGJ2O - Communications Technology (Grade 10, Open) 
  • TGJ3M - Communications Technology (Grade 11, University/College Preparation) 
  • TGJ4M - Communications Technology (Grade 12, University/College Preparation) 

Health Care

  • TPJ2O - Health Care (Grade 10, Open) 
  • TPJ3M - Health Care (Grade 11, University/College Preparation) 
  • TPJ4M - Health Care (Grade 12, University/College Preparation) 

Visual Arts

  • AVI1O - Visual Arts (Grade 9, Open) 
  • AVI2O - Visual Arts (Grade 10, Open) 
  • AVI3M - Visual Arts (Grade 11, University/College Preparation) 
  • AVI3O - Visual Arts (Grade 11, Open) 
  • AVI4M - Visual Arts (Grade 12, University/College Preparation)