This course is for students interested in exploring the world of finance related to business, as well as personal finances. It deals with financial, economic, and consumer skills needed to survive in our complex society. Accounting 11 is designed as an introduction to accounting concepts and students will develop skills in organizing data both manually and electronically, in presenting financial information in a variety of formats, and in analyzing financial reports. Students gain benefits for entrepreneurial and professional careers in addition to knowledge and skills needed to become effective stewards of their own resources.
Art Foundations 11
The aim of this course is to further the student’s artistic and aesthetic development of gifts and their growth in drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture. Emphasis is placed on building skills and making creative and thoughtful expressions through an ongoing process. This exploration of the gift of creativity is intended to open students to a better understanding of God as Creator. It should also encourage them to participate in creating visual praise to our Saviour as an offering of thankfulness. Field trips, critiques, and self-evaluation are included. Throughout the course the students will be involved in art historical research as well.
Course Requirements: 1) development of a personal art portfolio containing completed assignments; 2) sketchbook drawing and writing assignments; 3) presentation and discussion of issues Christian artists face in the world today.
Expected homework: 3 hours per week
Prerequisite: Art 10 or instructor’s permission
Automotive Technology 11
This course will give students a deeper understanding of auto mechanic skills learned in grade 10. Topics covered will be safety, tool identification, preventative maintenance, lubrication, tune ups,
braking and electrical systems, engine fundamentals, tires, cooling systems, suspension, steering, consumer education, emergency procedures and stewardship. Introduction to welding and auto body
repair will supplement the program. This course is largely hands-on but does involve significant theory. Of significant value to the student is a segment on the purchase of their first vehicle, how to respond in the case of an accident, dealing with ICBC, other parties involved etc. Students will be encouraged to work on their own vehicles. Students will also be able to become fully involved in the BCSSMA Drag Race program. Be prepared to get dirty.
Biblical Perspectives 11
This course seeks to explore what it is like for believers to live in the shadow of secular empires. The year begins with an in-depth study of the world of Ecclesiastes (life in the Greek Empire) and strives to show why it is futile to live as if there is no transcendent light available to us under the sun. The course then moves on to explore the lives and letters of Peter, James and John. The primary focus will be on the challenges faced by the early Christians living in the Roman Empire. Special attention will be given to the historical setting of these letters and to the pressing issues that generated the writing of them. The year ends with questioning how we can spiritually flourish in the secular landscape of today. The course also includes 15 hours of community service.
Biology 11 is designed as an introduction to the life sciences and offers many opportunities for hands-on activities. Students explore order, uniqueness and connectedness in God’s creation. They have the opportunity to study both the revelations of God and the concepts of man in the study of life on earth. Students attempt to gain an understanding of Christian worldview in context to Evolutionary Theory and understanding of Genesis. They have a first hand experience of the ‘naming of the animals’ throughout the intensive survey of organisms and their unique qualities as well as vast similarities. Students are also challenged to see the goodness of God’s creation as well as identify the aspects of the results of sin and the Fall in both organism life and interactions. Students are challenged to respond to God’s call to restoration. Throughout the course students experience the awe of viewing aspects of God creative force, overall plan and organization in nature, and His infinite care and attention to detail.
Business Computer Applications 11
This course is a business-focused course that teaches business concepts while working on projects in Microsoft Office. Students will use Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access to create a variety of business documents including; business letters with images, database address files, newspaper columns, resumes, brochures and slideshows, as well as prepare some financial documents using a spreadsheet.
Students in this course will focus on the various methods of cabinet making and joinery skills. While there is a significant amount of theory, students are expected to complete one substantial project that draws on a number of disciplines learned such as a table, chair, chest etc. While there is a limited supply of shop material available, students are expected to be responsible for the cost of the materials for their projects.
**NEW** Residential Construction/Framing 11/12
Students in this course will study all aspects of residential construction and associated trades. This is a course designed for students wishing to enter the construction trade or have a serious desire to build their own home. There will be opportunity in this course for students to gain on-site experience through-out the year. Students will be responsible for all personal safety equipment required except hard hats.
This course is intended as an introductory chemistry course that will stress both laboratory skills and conceptual understanding. As we examine various aspects of creation, including the interaction of atoms and molecules with one another, God’s creativity and awesome power will become evident. Even as we break creation down to subatomic particles in an attempt to understand its workings, we will be reminded to look up at the Creator who has given us the ability to inquire. A deeper respect for and understanding of creation and a greater love for the Creator are two goals of this course.
Co requisite: Math 11 or permission from the instructor.
Communications 11 provides students with opportunities to study a broad range of informational and literary works and to practice using language in written, oral, and visual forms for a variety of functions. There is a strong emphasis on basic language skills: reading, writing and oral communication. Students are encouraged to think critically, creatively and reflectively. This course is generally not intended for university-bound students.
Earth Science 11
The Earth Science course offers relevant and practical science that has important implications in the real world. Through the investigation of the earth's processes, students will become aware of their role as stewards of our unique and fragile creation. This course will foster an appreciation of the impact human activities have on both local and global environments. Earth Science classes will encompass notes, lectures, labs and open ended activities that will help students gain understanding of our amazing home. Topics include earth and its environment, geological science, oceanographic science, astronomical science, atmospheric science and earth's history.
As in English 10, this course will continue to build language skills, both spoken and written. In addition to a short story unit, a Shakespearean play and two novels, the students will continue to study essays and essay writing.
English Support 11
This course has been designed to support students for whom English is a second language. The course will focus on the language skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening that pertain particularly to the classroom setting. Subject-specific vocabulary and subject-specific course concepts will be taught to reinforce what is happening in the classroom and individual and small-group support will be provided to assist students with individual language learning needs. Additionally, exam writing skills will be taught and practice given to help prepare students for provincial exams.
ELL + 11
This course has been designed as a companion course to the ESL 11 course. It will provide continued and additional support to students for whom English is a second language as they develop skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening. It may be taken alongside the ESL courses for students who require more support or on its own for students whose skill level has progressed beyond ESL. This course will also emphasize the acquisition and use of correct grammatical conventions and the elimination of non-standard English expressions in both spoken and written work.
The aim of this course is to further students’ ability to communicate in the French language, as well as to become more aware of French and Quebeçois culture. Students will develop their proficiency in speaking, understanding, reading and writing the French language through interaction with literature (legends and short stories, film and a novel). Grammatical skills to focus on will include mastering the present, past, imperfect, future and conditional verb tenses.
Information and Communication Technology 11:Modular Survey Course (ICTX 11)
Have you ever wondered how they do animation at Pixar? Have you wanted to setup your own website? Do you like to create music but wish you could do it on the computer? This course is for you! We will be exploring the exciting world of computing in these three main areas and challenging you to do things with a computer you may have never thought you could do. The focus will be on practical computing skills that could be used by many different types of students in many different areas of life. You are expected to have a fairly firm grasp of computing (typing, Word, XP, etc) and be fairly confident navigating your way around a computer.
Instrumental Music 11: Concert Band
Students perform standard band repertoire at the B400 to B500 level. Because of the high level of performance, students are expected to practice regularly in between classes, and turn in practice assignments every 2 weeks. Students will also be tested individually, by the sectional director, to ensure a high level of technical skills. Students are also required to have a solid knowledge of theoretical concepts pertaining to literature performed in class.
Students are required to participate in two festivals and three regular performances at school (one per term) as part of their participation and effort grade. Extra-curricular activities, such as band trips, reinforce skills and compliment the performance nature of this course.
Time Commitment: 3 hours per week
Prerequisite: Band 10, or audition
Jazz Ensemble 11
A performance based course that meets for 2 hours per week, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 – 8:30 am. Students continue to explore the various genres of jazz (pop, rock, swing, Latin, ballad, funk) and improvise based upon more complex directional themes found in this level of music. Students are evaluated individually and marks are heavily weighted upon mastery of music, preparedness for rehearsals, and solid attendance and participation effort. Extra-curricular activities include participation in the Kiwanis Jazz festival, and several evening performance excursions.
Time commitment: 2 hours per week outside the regular schedule.
Co requisite: Senior Band
Open to grades 11 and 12. This course will focus on developing and practicing leadership skills. Emphasis will be on improving and developing decision-making skills, communication and organizational skills. The class will be responsible for the planning and implementation of school activities in the following areas: intramural and extra-curricular athletics; civic responsibility, chapel, student governance, and community fundraising. Admission to this course is by application and interview only.
Peer Tutoring 11
Open to grades 11 and 12. This course is available to students who have an aptitude for working with others and top achievement in one or more subject areas. Students enrolled in this program must be responsible, possess good communication skills, show patience, and appreciate diversity. A sense of humour would be an asset! Every student enrolled in this program will have an individualized program created for them based on their interests and strengths. Peer tutoring opportunities are available in all areas of the school. Training will be provided. This program may require a time commitment outside of regularly scheduled classes. An application form and a recommendation from a teacher in the student's area of interest are required.
Math 11: Students entering Grade 11 will choose from the following mathematics courses. Students are encouraged to check with post-secondary institutions to determine which math course(s) will be required for entry into specific programs.
Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 11
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include algebra (formula application and manipulation, slope, proportional reasoning, problem solving), geometry (triangles, scale, 3D objects), measurement (metric and imperial units, surface area, volume, capacity), statistics (analyzing graphs) and finances (budgets, interest, credit).
Students choosing this pathway intend to pursue a trade-related career.
Prerequisite: Apprenticeship and Workplace Mathematics 10
Foundations of Math 11
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include measurement(rate problems, scale factors, surface area and volume of 2D and 3D objects), geometry (properties of angles and triangles, sine and cosine laws), logical reasoning (deductive and inductive reasoning, problem solving), relations and functions (systems of linear inequalities, quadratic functions), and statistics (normal distributions, data analysis).
Students choosing this pathway intend to pursue post-secondary studies in a non-science program.
Prerequisite: Foundations and Pre-calculus Mathematics 10
This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include algebra (absolute value, radical and rational expressions and equations), relations and functions (polynomial, quadratic, and reciprocal functions, arithmetic and geometric sequences and series) , and trigonometry (angles in standard position, sine and cosine laws). Students choosing this pathway intend to pursue post-secondary studies in a science program.
Prerequisite: Foundations and Pre-calculus Mathematics 10 (minimum grade of 65% in Foundations and Pre-Calculus 10 or teacher recommendation)
Physical Education 11
Students will further develop their knowledge base and skills in a selected number of team, individual and recreational activities. An emphasis on leadership and recreation gives students the opportunity to broaden their experiences in a variety of alternative environments. We will discuss various principles of fitness, anatomy, physiology and wellness.
Prerequisite: Students must have demonstrated a high level of effort and participation as well as a positive attitude throughout previous PE courses.
This is an introductory course in Physics which allows students to investigate God’s design as revealed in the physical creation. Using lab experiences and practical problem-solving strategies, students will study how things move (kinematics), why things move (dynamics), momentum and energy, waves and light, and special relativity.
Co requisite: Principles of Mathematics 11
Prerequisite: 65% or higher in Principles of Math 10
Socials Studies 11
This course is an overview of how Canada has developed over the last 100 years. The focus is almost entirely on contemporary issues that matter to Canadians today. Students discuss how Canada has been shaped by World Wars, depressions, global events, and cultural diversity. Emphasis is also placed on how Christians can make a difference in shaping different levels of governments, and in making an impact on current world problems.
Spanish 11 is a continuation of the Spanish 10 course at LCS. Students will build upon the conversational and written skills they acquired in Spanish 9 & 10 and will develop their composition styles. This course will begin with a brief review of materials covered in Spanish 10. Communication skills and grammar structure will be developed further. A solid grade in Spanish 10 is strongly advised as a practical prerequisite to this course.
Textile Studies 11 is a full year course of study which provides opportunities for students to engage in a focused and in depth study of garment construction by producing and evaluating textile items. In the first term students will review basic sewing skills, techniques and use of equipment. They will quickly advance through these foundational skill using professional patterns and then they will redesign fabric items. In addition Textile Studies 11 encourages students to recognize applications of their learning at home, in business, and in the community. This course will be open to grade 11 and 12 students. A fashion show will allow students to showcase their work.
It is helpful that students entering this course have a working knowledge of sewing and have basic experience operating a sewing machine. After school tutorials will be required for those who do not have this knowledge.
Theatre Performance 11: Acting
This course will draw from different elements covered in Drama 9 and 10 and build from those basics. We will cover both the technical aspects of theatre as well as acting. This course will revolve around scripted work, film, theatre history as well as touching on a variety of other elements of drama.
Prerequisite: Drama 9 or 10 or instructor's permission
Theatre Production 11
This course is based on an audition and is a credit given for students with significant roles in the yearly school play (both technical and performance roles). Students will be marked on attendance, attitude, written reflections as well as assistance in technical areas and their performance. Students will develop an awareness of the interrelations between the technical and acting areas and will develop skills as they are involved in the production. There is a class expectation Mondays from 3-4 on days rehearsals are taking place.
This course is intended for students who wish to develop the school yearbook. They will use Photoshop and PageMaker to edit photographs and design layouts. Students will be involved in promoting their product through advertising and fundraising to sell the yearbooks. Students will develop skills in a variety of areas including, computer use, digital camera photography, publication deadlines, professional production business and perception. The yearbook production requires sensitivity towards the individual students, the student body and the school center as well as the school community. Students must learn, practice and enhance technical skills in a tasteful and sensitive manner.