Course Selection

COURSES OFFERED:

Kingsway College offers approximately 70 different courses from Grades 9 to 12.  All courses are offered in accordance with Ontario policy documents as outlined by the Ontario Schools (OS) document.  The secondary school curriculum is organized into several types of courses intended to enable students to choose courses that are suited to their strengths, interests, and goals.

In Grades 9 & 10, Kingsway offers three types of courses:

  1. Academic - A focus on the essential concepts of the discipline plus additional related concepts.  Academic courses develop students' knowledge and skills by emphasizing theoretical, abstract applications of the essential concepts while incorporating practial applications, as appropriate.
  2. Applied - A focus on the essential concepts of the discipline.  Applied courses develop students' knowledge and skills by emphasizing practical, concrete applications of the essential concepts while incorporating theoretical applications, as appropriate.
  3. Open - An open course has one set of expectations for that subject and is appropriate for all students.

In Grades 11 & 12, Kingsway offers four types of courses:

  1. University - These courses are designed to prepare students for entrance to university programs following high school.
  2. University/College - These courses are designed to prepare students for both college and university programs after high school.
  3. College - These courses are designed to include the knowledge and skills to prepare students for entrance to most college programs following high school.
  4. Open - An open course has one set of expectations for that subject and is appropriate for all students.

Please click on the link below for a list of courses offered, their descriptions, and the prerequisites needed to take the course:

Course Descriptions

 

COURSE SELECTION:

Throughout high school, students will work with their parents and the Registrar (Gr. 9 & 10)/Principal (Gr. 11 & 12) to make course selections.  When choosing courses, students should consider their abilities, interests, and future plans, as well as Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) requirements.  Many colleges and universities require specific courses for particular programs that may not be part of the compulsory courses for a secondary school diploma.  Students should consult college/university calendars or see the Principal for further information.  Please see the following documents below to help with course selection:

Course Schedule 2016/17