In order to assist students and parents in selecting courses that will put students on the right path to their post-secondary destination, the Ministry of Education has provided course descriptions that are standard, one paragraph descriptions which summarize what students will learn in each course.
PREREQUISITE COURSES are deemed essential for the successful understanding and completion of a subsequent course. Many grade 11 and 12 courses have prerequisites as a requirement for enrolment. Parents and students are advised to consult prerequisites as established by the Ministry of Education when planning education and career goals.
While the Rainbow District School Board will make every effort to offer all the courses listed in our course calendar, it can make no commitment to offer those courses which are selected by only a few students.Since all courses are available to any student, students are advised to consult the section “Requirements for Diplomas” before considering subject selection. Before making their selection of subjects, students are asked to consider their interest and effectiveness in the subjects which they are currently studying, together with the requirements likely to be imposed on them by any post-secondary institution of education they wish to attend or future jobs they wish to acquire.Students are encouraged to consult their parents, their school counselor and their subject teachers before selecting subjects and choosing the level of difficulty of each subject. It is of prime importance that the program of studies selected will provide them with the requirements which their future educational program will demand.Since students have free choice in the selection of their subjects, changes will seldom be allowed once their final selection has been made. Only under very exceptional circumstances and only with the permission of the Principal will students be allowed to change courses during the school year.