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Learning Strategies 1: Skills for Success in Secondary School, Open

This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners.  Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community.  Students will develop organizational and time management skills.  They will learn how to study learning their preferred learning styles and develop memorization, test-taking and note-taking strategies.  The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.

GLS101- Open to all students

GLE101 - Open to all students who want an enriched and focused challenge beyond what is available in academic classes.  A recommendation from the Grade 8 teacher, an interview with North's Gifted Coordinator, and a recommendation from the Principal are required.


CIV2CA: Career Studies/Civics and Citizenship

This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement.  Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work.  The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan.  Prerequisite: None.  For Gifted Option choose CIV2CG

GLE201: Learning Strategies: Skills for Success in Secondary School, Open

This course will allow students an opportunity to work in a student led teacher facilitated environment where they will engage in research and learning shaped by their personal interests and experiences.  This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better, more independent learners.  Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community.  Students will develop organizational and time management skills.  They will learn how to study learning their preferred learning styles and develop memorization, test-taking and note-taking strategies.  The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.  Prerequisite: Recommendation of the Principal

GPP301: Leadership and Peer Support, Open

This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles.  They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles - for example, as a student council member or a peer tutor.  Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities.  Prerequisite: None


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