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STUDENT CODE OF CONDUCT

SCHOOL POLICIES, PRACTICES AND PROCEDURES

THE IMPORTANCE OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

To promote success in school and life, it is essential for schools to provide opportunities and support for all students to plan their individual pathways through school and for each to make a successful transition to his or her initial postsecondary destination. As reflected in the ministry resource document School Effectiveness Framework (SEF), K–12: A Support for School Improvement and Student Success, schools such as us here at Explorer Hop adopt “pathways thinking” enhance every student’s outlook for success by:

  1. supporting students in identifying their personal interests, strengths, needs, and aspirations and in using this knowledge of themselves to inform their choices of programs and learning opportunities;
  2. providing a range of diverse and engaging learning opportunities, courses, and programs, both in and outside the classroom, that meet the interests
  3. strengths, needs, and aspirations of the students and honour all postsecondary destinations – apprenticeship training, college, community living, university, and the workplace.

Our guidance staff also play a strategic role in the development and implementation of our programs.

 

REQUIREMENT OF SECONDARY SCHOOL

We understand and communicate to each student that they are required to remain in secondary school until they are of age 18 or until they have completed their high school diploma.

THE SCHOOL'S OVERALL GOALS AND PHILOSOPHY

Our Values

As a school, we value the experience and knowledge that completing Secondary School provides. We are committed to guide students and provide them with the resources they need to complete this requirement.

Goals and Philosophy

Explorer Hop Academy aims to use technology as a medium to provide education to students in an accessible way. We are committed to providing high quality education to students and supporting families through this secondary school journey.

THE SCHOOL ORGANIZATION INCLUDING THE SCHOOL'S TERMS, REPORTING PERIODS AND TIMETABLE ORGANIZATION

Organization: This educational experience will be organized in a semestered approach. The students will learn through an online platform and will need to follow a predetermined timeline for the completion of the course.

Reporting Periods & Timetable: Students and parents will receive a report card at the halfway point and upon the completion of the course at the end of the semester. All timetable and report card distributions will be organized in terms of course hours that can be distributed according to the students’ self-set timeline.

Our report cards will follow the Ontario Ministry of Education guidelines in the Student assessment, evaluations and report cards, Secondary provincial report cards include:

  • an emphasis and examples on how the student is progressing in the six learning skills and work habits
  • information about different levels of achievement and how this corresponds to percentage marks
  • teachers' comments that are personalized, clear and meaningful

Schools with semesters

Secondary students in schools with semesters will receive report cards twice per semester.

Schools without semesters

Students who go to non-semestered schools will get a report card three times per year.

Admission to our school is rolling and students can enter at any time.

THE SCHOOL'S EXPECTATIONS

Students’ Responsibilities for Online Learning (Hardware and software requirements included)

Students are expected to behave in an appropriate manner while logged into your online course(s). Any inappropriate use of language, use of the site facilities for purposes other than course related activities or malicious actions taken against others through these facilities are not permitted. These violations will be dealt with in a severe manner and may result in suspension or expulsion from online learning.

Students are required to have access to a device that can be connected to the wifi, a stable wifi connection and an internet browser installed on the device.

Student Attendance

Students are expected to take responsibility in the completion of their course by creating a schedule in advance and meeting deadlines. They are expected to write every test/evaluation as well as complete all summative assessments. They are also expected to complete every module in their course, which is necessary for attendance.

Parents will receive a regular report which allows them to monitor student’s progress. If student progress issues cannot be resolved, the administration will be informed and possible consequences may include: student and parental/guardian contact, attendance contracts, or removal from the program.

Attendance will be based on completion of lessons which can be tracked through the Learning Management System (LMS). For instance, if a student completes 7 out of 10 lessons in a course, their attendance figure would equal 80%.

Students who do not complete their courses within 12 months will be removed from the course.

THE SCHOOL'S CODE OF CONDUCT AND SAFE SCHOOL POLICY

All students and teachers are expected to be respectful in all verbal and written communication. Any disrespectful behavior and actions by any member of Explorer Hop will have consequences decided by the school principal depending on the severity of the action. This is done to ensure all members of the school feel safe in learning and teaching.

Cheating and Plagiarism

It is expected that students will demonstrate respect for the intellectual property rights of others and adhere to a code of honour in all course activities. By accessing all Explorer Hop tests and exams, students necessarily agree to the understanding that these assessments, and any work submitted for evaluation, must be their own work and that any instances of cheating or plagiarism will not be tolerated.

Plagiarism is defined by ExplorerHop as:

  • The use of ideas or thoughts of a person other than the writer, without proper acknowledgement;
  • The use of direct quotations, or of material paraphrased and/or summarized by the writer, without proper acknowledgement;
  • The submission of an assignment that has been written in part or in whole by someone else as one’s own; and
  • The submission of material obtained from a computerized source, with or without minor modifications, as one’s own.

Cheating is defined by ExplorerHop as:

  • The buying and/or selling of assignments, or exam / test questions;
  • Submission of the same piece of work in more than one course without the permission of the teacher;
  • The preparation of an assignment by someone else other than the stated writer;
  • Allowing one’s assignment to be copied by someone else or providing another student your assignment;
  • The unauthorized giving or receiving of information or assistance during an examination or a test.

Academic dishonesty destroys the integrity of the program by diminishing the learning experience for the entire Explorer Hop community. Therefore, maintaining academic integrity is imperative. Whether intentional or through ignorance of the policy, acts of academic dishonesty are unacceptable and will not be tolerated by the school. Any student or students found to be in violation of this policy will be subject to a mark of zero for the assessment in question. Additional consequences, up to and including forfeiture of the credit and course fees, may be exacted. Cases of academic dishonesty will be addressed on a case-by-case basis by the Principal. Any consequences imposed will reflect a continuum of behavioural and academic responses, based on the following factors:

  1. The grade level of the student,
  2. The maturity of the student,
  3. The number and frequency of incidents, and
  4. The individual circumstances of the student.

DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATES

In order for the students to graduate with the Ontario Secondary School Diploma, students must complete 18 compulsory courses, 12 optional credits, pass the literacy test and complete a minimum of 40 hours of community involvement.

COMPULSORY CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

4 credits in English (1 credit per grade)

  • 3 credits in mathematics (at least 1 credit in Grade 11 or 12)
  • 2 credits in science
  • 1 credit in Canadian history (Grade 10)
  • 1 credit in Canadian geography (Grade 9)
  • 1 credit in the arts
  • 1 credit is health and physical education
  • 1 credit in French as a second language
  • 0.5 credit in career studies
  • 0.5 credit in civics
  • One credit from: French as a second language, a native language, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Studies, a classical or an international language, social sciences and the humanities, Canadian and world studies, guidance and career education, cooperative education
  • One credit from: health and physical education, the arts, business studies, french as a second language, cooperative education
  • One credit from: science (Grade 11 or 12), technological education, french as a second language, computer studies and cooperative education

OPTIONAL CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

Students must complete 12 optional credits of the student’s choice.

PROVINCIAL SECONDARY SCHOOL LITERACY REQUIREMENTS:

OSSLT and OSSLC

According to OSSLT Framework, The OSSLT must be passed to graduate with the OSSD. Students cannot write the OSSLT through Explorer Hop Academy and arrangements must be made with the local school board. Students must have been approved to write the OSSLT twice and had been unsuccessful at least once to qualify for OSSLC. Explorer Hop does not offer OSSLC, so arrangements must be at the student’s local school board. Explorer Hop does not provide any accommodations, special provisions, deferrals, and exemptions regarding the OSSLT or OSSLC.

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES

Community Involvement

Students must do a minimum of 40 community service hours. In these hours, you must help the community or help the school. This community involvement must occur in non-instructional hours, so during lunch, after school, during the weekend and/or summer.

Approved Activities:

  • Provide help for seniors, assist neighbours, tutor, seniors’ home/centre, local or school community events, environmental initiatives, charitable activities, sports team (not as player), youth groups, volunteer in hospitals, libraries, not-for-profit events and more

Ineligible Activities:

  • is a requirement of a class or course in which the student is enrolled (e.g., cooperative education portion of a course, job shadowing, work experience) ● takes place during the time allotted for the instructional program on a school day. However, an activity that takes place during the student's lunch breaks or “spare” periods is permissible
  • takes place in a logging or mining environment, if the student is under sixteen years of age
  • takes place in a factory, if the student is under fifteen years of age
  • takes place in a workplace other than a factory, if the student is under fourteen years of age and is not accompanied by an adult
  • would normally be performed for wages by a person in the workplace ● involves the operation of a vehicle, power tools, or scaffolding
  • involves the administration of any type or form of medication or medical procedure to other persons
  • involves handling of substances classed as “designated substances” under the Occupational Health and Safety Act
  • requires the knowledge of a tradesperson whose trade is regulated by the provincial government
  • involves banking or the handling of securities, or the handling of jewellery, works of art, antiques, or other valuables
  • consists of duties normally performed in the home (i.e., daily chores) or personal recreational activities
  • involves a court-ordered program (e.g., community-service program for young offenders, probationary program)

SUBSTITUTION POLICY FOR COMPULSORY CREDITS 

Explorer Hop Academy allows the substitution of up to three compulsory credits from the remaining that meet the requirements of those compulsory credits. Explorer Hop follows the substitution policies placed by the Ontario Ministry of Education

The requirements for the Ontario Secondary School Certificate, including:

  • compulsory and optional credit requirements
  • substitution policy for the compulsory credit requirements

REQUIREMENTS FOR ONTARIO SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE:

  • compulsory and optional credit requirements

  • substitution policy for the compulsory credit requirements

The Ontario Secondary School Certificate (OSSC)

The OSSC can be granted to someone who is leaving Secondary School at age 18, but has not completed the requirements of the OSSD. To be eligible for the OSSC, the students must complete the following requirements:

  • 7 required compulsory credits:

○ 2 credits in English

○ 1 credit in mathematics

○ 1 credit in science

○ 1 credit in Canadian history or Canadian geography

○ 1 credit in health and physical education

○ 1 credit in the arts, computer studies, or technological education

● 7 required optional credits

○ 7 credits selected by the student from the available credits

CERTIFICATE OF ACCOMPLISHMENT

If students have not completed requirements for the OSSD or the OSSC by the age of 18, then they can be granted the Certificate of Accomplishment. The Certificate of Accomplishment will be granted with the Student transcript.

CURRICULUM

CREDIT DEFINITION:

A credit is a course certified and developed by the Ministry of Ontario, where the student has received 110 hours of instructional time. The credit will be granted to the student by the school principal on behalf of the Ontario Ministry of Education.

How Credits are Assigned

A credit is assigned in recognition of the successful completion (that is, completion with a final percentage mark of 50 per cent or higher)

Transferring into Ontario Secondary Schools

As per the “Ontario Schools: Kindergarten to Grade 12 document”, principals will grant equivalency credits for placement purposes through the Prior Learning Assessment and recognition (PLAR) process, based on their evaluation of the student’s previous learning.

DEFINITION TYPES OF COURSES AVAILABLE IN THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM:

Students in Grade 9 and 10 will take elective courses on one of three levels: Academic “D”, applied “P” and locally developed “L”. The electives will be at an open level “O”.

Students in Grade 11 and 12 are offered in 5 levels depending on the chosen destination. The 5 levels are University/College “M”, College “C”, Workplace “E”, Open “O” and University “U”.

COURSE CODING SYSTEM EXPLAINED:

The first letter indicates the major area of study, so in MPM2D, M represents mathematics. The second and third letters represent the field of study within the major area of study. The number represents the year the student is in, for example 2

represents grade 10. The final letter indicates the level of the grade, such as the D represents academic.

DESCRIPTIONS OF ALL COURSES OFFERED BY THE SCHOOL, INCLUDING COURSES THAT ARE NOT PART OF THE ONTARIO CURRICULUM

Grade 9 Courses

Course Code

Course Description

MTH1W

This course enables students to consolidate, and continue to develop, an understanding of mathematical concepts related to number sense and operations, algebra, measurement, geometry, data, probability, and financial literacy. Students will use mathematical processes, mathematical modeling, and coding to make sense of the mathematics they are learning and to apply their understanding to culturally responsive and relevant real-world situations. Students will continue to enhance their mathematical reasoning skills, including proportional reasoning, spatial reasoning, and algebraic reasoning, as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

SNC1D











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.

CGC1D

This course examines the interrelationship in 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.

PPL1O

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.

FSF1D

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 develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing 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 skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

SNC1P

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.



CGC1P

This course focuses on current geographic issues that affect Canadians. Students will draw on their personal and everyday experiences as they explore issues relating to food and water supplies, competing land uses, interactions with the natural environment, and other topics relevant to sustainable living in Canada. They will also develop an awareness that issues that affect their lives in Canada are interconnected with issues in other parts of the world. Throughout the course, students will use the concepts of geographic thinking, the geographic inquiry process, and spatial technologies to guide and support their investigations.

FSF1P

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French in structured situations, with a focus on everyday topics, and to apply their knowledge of French in everyday situations. Students will develop listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills introduced in the elementary Core French program, through practical applications and concrete examples, and will use creative and critical thinking skills in various ways. They will also enhance their understanding and appreciation of diverse French-speaking communities, and will develop skills necessary for lifelong language learning.

ENG1P

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.

ENG1D

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.



Grade 10

Course Code

Course Description

ENG2D

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.

ENG2P

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.

MPM2D

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.

 

MFM2P

This course enables students to consolidate their understanding of linear relations and extend their problem-solving and algebraic skills through investigation, the effective use of technology, and hands-on activities. Students will develop and graph equations in analytic geometry; solve and apply linear systems, using real-life examples; and explore and interpret graphs of quadratic relations. Students will investigate similar triangles, the trigonometry of right triangles, and the measurement of three-dimensional figures. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

SNC2D

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.

CHC2D

This course explores social, economic, and political developments and events and their impact on the lives of different individuals, groups, and communities, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities, 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 identities, citizenship, and heritage in Canada. Students will develop an understanding of some of the political developments and government policies that have had a lasting impact on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities. 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.



GLC2O

This course gives students the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge, and habits that will support them in their education and career/life planning. Students will learn about global work trends, and seek opportunities within the community to expand and strengthen their transferable skills and their ability to adapt to the changing world of work. On the basis of exploration, reflective practice, and decision-making processes, students will make connections between their skills, interests, and values and their postsecondary options, whether in apprenticeship training, college, community living, university, or the workplace. They will set goals and create a plan for their first postsecondary year. As part of their preparation for the future, they will learn about personal financial management – including the variety of saving and borrowing tools available to them and how to use them to their advantage – and develop a budget for their first year after secondary school.

CHV2O

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.

SNC2P

This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science in real-world situations. Students are given opportunities to develop further practical skills in scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to human cells and body systems; chemical reactions; factors affecting climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.



CHC2P

This course focuses on the social context of historical developments and events and how they have affected the lives of people in Canada, including First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities, since 1914. Students will explore interactions between various communities in Canada as well as contributions of individuals and groups to heritage and identities in Canada. Students will develop an understanding of some key political developments and government policies that have had an impact on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit individuals and communities. 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 the continuing relevance of historical developments and how they have helped shape communities in present-day Canada.

Grade 11

Course Code

Course Description

ENG3U

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.

ENG3C

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 and academic 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.



MCR3U

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; investigate inverse functions; and develop facility in determining equivalent algebraic expressions. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

MBF3C

This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problem solving tool in the real world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations; investigate situations involving exponential growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership; develop their ability to reason by collecting, analysing, and evaluating data involving one variable; connect probability and statistics; and solve problems in geometry and trigonometry. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

MCF3M

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 modeling 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.

BAF3M

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting. Students will develop financial analysis and decision-making skills that will assist them in future studies and/or career opportunities in business. Students will acquire an understanding of accounting for a service and a merchandising business, computerized accounting, financial analysis, and ethics and current issues in accounting.



SPH3U

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 analyze the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

SCH3U

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 behavior of gasses. 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.

SBI3U

This course furthers students' understanding of the processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biodiversity; evolution; genetic processes; the structure and function of animals; and the anatomy, growth, and function of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

BMI3C

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of product marketing, which includes the marketing of goods, services, 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.



BDI3C

This course focuses on ways in which entrepreneurs recognize opportunities, generate ideas, and organize resources to plan successful ventures that enable them to achieve their goals. Students will create a venture plan for a school-based or student-run business.Through hands-on experiences, students will have opportunities to develop the values, traits, and skills most often associated with successful entrepreneurs.

CIE3M

This course explores issues and challenges facing the Canadian economy as well as the implications of various responses to them. Students will explore the economic role of firms, workers, and government as well as their own role as individual consumers and contributors, and how all of these roles contribute to stability and change 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 issues and decisions at the individual, regional, and national level.

 

Grade 12

 

Course Code

Course Description

MDM4U

This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analyzing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.

MAP4C

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 programs in areas such as business, health sciences, and human services, and for certain skilled trades. They develop facilities 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 taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.

BAT4M

This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for postsecondary studies in business. Students will learn about financial statements for various forms of business ownership and how those statements are interpreted in making business decisions.This course expands students’ knowledge of sources of financing, further develops accounting methods for assets, and introduces accounting for partnerships and corporations

SPH4U

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 related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

 

SCH4U

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.

SBI4U

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.

BOH4M

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.

BBB4M

This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively.This course prepares students for postsecondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.

BDV4C

This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills through the creation of a venture plan that capitalizes on the potential of e-commerce. Students will research and identify an opportunity for a venture.They will then complete the components of a venture plan that includes a website.



CGW4U

In this course, students will address the challenge of creating a more sustainable and equitable world. They will explore issues involving a wide range of topics, including economic disparities, threats to the environment, globalization, human rights, and quality of life, and will analyze government policies, international agreements, and individual responsibilities relating to them. Students will apply the concepts of geographic thinking and the geographic inquiry process, including the use of spatial technologies, to investigate these complex issues and their impacts on natural and human communities around the world.

CIA4U

This course examines current Canadian and international economic issues, developments, policies, and practices from diverse perspectives. Students will explore the decisions that individuals and institutions, including governments, make in response to economic issues such as globalization, trade agreements, economic inequalities, regulation, and public spending. Students will apply the concepts of economic thinking and the economic inquiry process, as well as economic models and theories, to investigate, and develop informed opinions about, economic trade-offs, growth, and sustainability and related economic issues and develop informed opinions about, economic trade-offs, growth, and sustainability and related economic issues.

CERTIFICATES FOR CREDIT FOR MUSIC

Explorer Hop Academy does not offer Music. Students who complete the music credit outside of school may get a certificate if the school where they are taking music is a registered school or if they complete their RCM exam with a satisfactory grade.

GAINING ACCESS TO OUTLINES OF COURSES OF STUDY

The outlines can be accessed at the start of every course through the online learning system. If you wish to see a detailed outline before the course begins please email hello@explorerhop.com.

DESCRIPTIONS OF EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING PROGRAMS SUCH AS CO-OP AND JOB SHADOWING

Explorer Hop does not offer these programs.

POLICY DOCUMENTS ON STUDENT WITHDRAWAL FROM COURSES IN GRADE 11 AND 12

All courses offered at Explorer Hop are in accordance with the Ontario Ministry of Education. The documents about the policies and procedures of the Ontario Ministry of Education

Withdrawals

- If a withdrawal occurs within 5 days of the first report card the mark will not be recorded on OST

- If the withdrawal occurs after 5 days a “W” will appear after the grade on the transcript

- Withdrawals in grade 9 and 10 are not recorded

- In extraordinary circumstances an “S” will be placed on the transcript

PROCEDURES RELATED TO CHANGING COURSE TYPES

From grades 9 to 10, students can change from academic to applied and applied to academic. In grade 11 and 12, you must have the relevant prerequisites to take the course type.

PRIOR LEARNING ASSESSMENT AND RECOGNITION PROCESSES FOR EQUIVALENCY AND IF APPLICABLE, CHALLENGE

Students can receive a credit for a course they have not completed, if they are able to show evidence that they have gained the same knowledge and skills through a different learning experience. This application must be made through the school principal.

With reference to Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Policy Framework, Explorer Hop adopts the Prior learning assessment and recognition (PLAR) process. Using a variety of tools to help learners reflect on, identify, articulate, and demonstrate past learning, this can be acquired through study, work, and other life experiences that are not recognized through formal transfer of credit mechanisms.

Challenge: this method of assessment, other than portfolio assessment, is developed and evaluated by subject-expert faculty to measure an individual’s learning achievement against course learning outcomes. The process measures demonstrated learning through a variety of written and non-written evaluation methods for the purpose of awarding credit without requiring enrolment in a course.

INFORMATION ABOUT OTHER METHODS OF EARNING CREDITS THROUGH LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES SUCH AS E-LEARNING, INDEPENDENT LEARNING CENTRE, AND CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES FOR CREDITS

Students can earn credits through different methods, besides Explorer Hop Academy. The methods include e-learning, the Independent Learning Centre, and continuing education courses for credit. All credit obtained must be through an organization that has been approved and inspected by the Ministry of Education with a valid BSID.

INFORMATION ON EVALUATION AND EXAMINATION POLICIES

The final evaluation will occur on a predetermined examination time using an online examination tool. Proctoring exams will occur through a proctor of the student’s choice that must be approved by Explorer Hop Academy. All regulations of the proctor and the process of approval will be sent to the student before the examination.

INFORMATION ON REPORTING PROCEDURES, INCLUDING REPORT CARD AND ONTARIO STUDENT TRANSCRIPT

Ontario Student Record (OSR)

The OSR is a record of all of a student’s school progress in Ontario. This record is kept to help the school and teachers with the instruction of the student. This record is confidential and is only shared with school administration, teachers, the student (only their own record is shared with them) and parents (if the child is under 18).

If the student is registered at a different secondary school for full-time or part-time studies, the OSR will be stored and maintained at the school, where the majority of courses are taken. If the student is exclusively taking courses at Explorer Hop Academy, then their OSR will be stored at Explorer Hop Academy. The students report cards, IEP

documentation, community involvement and literacy test results will all be stored in the OSR.

Ontario Student Transcript (OST)

The Ontario Student Transcript is an official document that contains all of the courses from grades 9-12, successful or unsuccessful. The OST is stored in a student’s OSR for 5 year after the student has graduated from school. If the student’s OSR is held in a different school, the OST will be updated and stored by that school. Explorer Hop Academy will email the report card to the student and the school holding the OSR. If students are applying to post secondary education, Explorer Hop will send the transcript of the student to Ontario University Application Centre.

SUPPORTS AND RESOURCES

GUIDANCE, CAREER PLANNING AND INDIVIDUAL PATHWAYS PLAN

Explorer Hop Academy understands the stress that students face when choosing courses, making career decisions and completing their high school journey. Any student at Explorer Hop Academy will receive guidance and support when needed. If students wish to contact their career and guidance counsellor, they can send a request at: hello@explorerhop.com. Explorer Hop Academy will make use of Ministry of Ontario’s resources for career planning

 

PARENTS AND STUDENTS STRATEGIES AND RESOURCES FOR EDUCATION PLANNING AND COURSE SELECTIONS

The Canadian Encyclopedia has topics aligned with the Ontario curriculum. This resource includes many articles and resources regarding social studies, history and Indigenous studies.

CEMC Courseware has many resources to further learn and develop mathematics concepts.

Skills Ontario has a series of hands-on activities to test their skills in trades and technology.

Ontario Science Centre has science curriculum support for all students and parents.

INTERVENTION FOR STUDENTS AT RISK OF NOT GRADUATING

For students that take the majority of their courses at Explorer Hop Academy, they will be contacted by administration and guidance will be provided if they are at risk for not graduating. They will get given strategies and support to help them graduate.

SUPPORT FOR ENGLISH LANGUAGE LEARNERS

Explorer Hop Academy will support English language learners through instruction and assessment. In instruction they will be provided with extra visual aids to learn, access to

bilingual dictionaries and external technology. In assessment, they can request extra time for the assessment and access to a bilingual dictionary if needed.

COMPUTER LABS AND RESOURCE CENTER/LIBRARY

All students are expected to have their own computer devices and access to public libraries. All materials needed for their courses at Explorer Hop Academy will be available freely on the internet.

COMMUNITY RESOURCES

With reference to the Ontario.ca Community Resources page,

Thehealthline.ca

This website offers information on various service providers throughout South Western Ontario. By clicking on the ‘sexual health’ tab, you will be provided with various sections such as sexually transmitted infections, family planning and services for gay and lesbians.

Sexualityandu.ca

This website is full of great information covering a wide spectrum of topics regarding sexuality. Information is divided into sections: teens, adults, parents, teachers, and health professionals. There is also a section titled ‘Clinic Locater’ under ‘External Resources’ in the parent section which identifies many services throughout Ontario.

Helpful Websites

Canadian Health Network

Under the heading ‘Sexuality/Reproductive Health’ there are articles about birth control, STI and sexual orientation, as well as others.

Middlesex-London Health Unit 

Created and maintained by the Middlesex –London Health Unit, this site covers topics such as STI, relationships, birth control and FAQs.

Teachingsexualhealth.ca

This website is based on the Alberta Learning Curriculum for sexual health, and has sections for parents, teachers and students of all grade levels.

TeensHealth 

This site provides information on a wide variety of questions that a teen may ask. It is written in a very easy-to-read format.

Teen Health Website

This site covers a wide variety of topics regarding sexual health.   Also, this site covers other health topics of importance to teens. However, it is important to note this site is based out of Novia Scotia

SPECIAL EDUCATION

Our programs are AODA compliant and include interactive educational videos modified for those with visual and auditory concerns. Through gamification, real-life scenarios and quizzes, students understand essential concepts of money management in a stress-free and effective way.All students with behavioral, communicational, intellectual, physical or multiple exceptionalities may require special education programs and/or services to benefit fully from their school experience.

Special education programs have modified instructions and assessments in accordance with the needs of the Ministry of Education’s curriculum policy documents.

 

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