Departments

Advanced Placement

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Math 12 (86% or higher is recommended) A block of Advanced Placement Calculus will be offered to a group of students. This group will be chosen by the Math Department from the enrolled Calculus 12 students prior to second semester. Enrollment in Advanced Placement Courses will require teacher recommendation…. Read more

This course covers topics typically found in a college-level first course in computer science, and provides a solid preparation for the AP Computer Science A examination. The course emphasis is on procedural abstraction, data abstraction, object-oriented design and programming methodology using the Java programming language, and the use of algorithms… Read more

English 12 Advanced Placement provides a prime opportunity to sharpen writing skills, enhance reading sophistication, and broaden knowledge via the study of challenging literature.   This course prepares students to write the English Literature Advanced Placement exam in May.  One advantage of taking that test is the possibility of earning equivalency… Read more

This is a calculus based course that covers topics found in a first year University course in classical mechanics.  Topics include kinematics, dynamics, statics, energy, momentum, rotational dynamics, gravitation, and simple harmonic motion.  Students will have an opportunity to write an advanced placement exam in May.  Success on the AP… Read more

AP Statistics Pre/Co-requisites: English 11 and Pre-Calculus Math 11 (86% or higher is recommended). This course is offered inside the timetable four days a week in semester one, and outside the timetable once per week in semester two. Big Ideas Include: Variation and distribution Patterns and Uncertainty Data-based predictions, decisions,… Read more

Business

Are you interested in managing your money and budgets, exploring the idea of an accounting career, or want to acquire accounting basics for a future career in business management? Then Accounting 11 is the course for you! In this course you will learn the fundamentals of accounting and the creation… Read more

Accounting 12 is a continuation of Accounting 11 for any student interested in pursuing a career and/or further studies in Finance, Business or Commerce.   Accounting 12 will build on the basic principles learned in Accounting 11 and will introduce how we can apply these principles to retail and manufacturing… Read more

Learn the power, purpose and potential of E-Commerce. In 2021, retail e-commerce sales amounted to approximately 5 Trillion dollars worldwide. This figure is forecast to grow by 50 percent over the next four years, reaching about 7.4 trillion dollars by 2025. E-commerce is the fastest growing method of buying and… Read more

There are only two kinds of money in the world, money you work for and…….money that works for you!   Don’t leave high school without Business and Financial Education. Money comes and goes, but if you have Financial Education about how money works, you gain power over it and can begin building… Read more

Explore the risks, rewards, and opportunities of entrepreneurship as you take a business or product of your design from invention/innovation to marketplace in this course.  During this process you will earn about a variety of business related concepts including business ownership and structure, branding, market segmentation, marketing strategies/advertising, finance, and… Read more

Every student should leave high school with economic and real-world business knowledge and skills. Start now!  Embark on an adventurous learning journey with our hands on, practical, and dynamic look into the World of Business and Marketing. Through a variety of fascinating “REAL LIFE” business ventures, students will be introduced… Read more

Career and Life Education

This program builds on Career and Life Education and is intended to prepare students for a successful transition to life after secondary school by collecting and presenting evidence of their achievements. This course is taught outside the timetable primarily through Google Classroom. This course provides opportunities for students to: Create… Read more

This course replaces Planning 10 and is Mandatory for graduation. It is strongly recommended that students take this course in their grade 11 year. Through the framework of Awareness, Exploration and Experience, this course provides opportunities for student to: Explore a wide range of post-secondary education and career options Develop financial literacy skills related to… Read more

A supervised Work Experience of 120 hours, this course is designed to expand your career knowledge while allowing you to investigate a potential Career Pathway.  You will receive feedback from your supervisor, and keep a journal recording and reflecting on your work experience. The Work Experience placement occurs outside of… Read more

Computer Studies

This course is open to all students in grades 11 and 12, or to grade 10’s who have taken Information and Communications Technology 9. Have you seen “The Incredibles”? In this course, you will learn how to create Pixar style movies with the open source software Blender. You will learn… Read more

This course covers topics typically found in a college-level first course in computer science, and provides a solid preparation for the AP Computer Science A examination. The course emphasis is on procedural abstraction, data abstraction, object-oriented design and programming methodology using the Java programming language, and the use of algorithms… Read more

This course is open to all grade 11 and 12 students, or to grade 10’s who have completed Information Technology 9. Learn the basics of developing an app. You will learn responsive web design using HTML5 and CSS3, add functionality using JavaScript, get content from API’s, and develop a Progressive… Read more

Formerly called Web Development 12. Advanced development in Web Technologies including HTML5, CSS3, Javascript, and PHP. Develop Progressive Web Apps for mobile devices. Libraries such as Bootstrap and JQuery may also be covered. Visit the course online at mdinfotech.net.

This course is open to all grade 11 and 12 students, or to grade 10’s who have completed Information Technology 9. No prior coding experience is required.  This course is a prerequisite for Computer Science 12. “I think everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer because… Read more

Learn to program Space Invaders! This course will prepare you for a career in Computer Science, Software Engineering, and Information and Computer Systems. This course is a recommended prerequisite for AP Computer Science. You will create a graphical game using Object Oriented Programming in Java and an interactive website using… Read more

Students will: learn how computers work learn how the internet works learn about hardware learn the basics of programming polish computer literacy learn how to use apps that are common in the workplace develop persuasive writing for the web We’re living in a fast-paced environment where technological devices are being… Read more

Students will: learn how computers work learn how the internet works learn about hardware learn the basics of programming polish their computer literacy learn how to use apps that are common in the workplace, learn how to write persuasive writing for the web We’re living in a fast-paced environment where… Read more

This course was formerly called Yearbook 11. If you have an interest in journalism, digital SLR photography, layout, writing, graphic art, and design, then this 4 credit course is for you. Classes are held outside the regular timetable on Tuesdays at 7:30 am and Thursdays at lunch. Today’s print media… Read more

This course was formerly called Yearbook 11. If you have an interest in journalism, digital SLR photography, layout, writing, graphic art, and design, then this 4 credit course is for you. Classes are held outside the regular timetable on Tuesdays at 7:30 am and Thursdays at lunch. Today’s print media… Read more

This course was formerly called Yearbook 12. If you have an interest in journalism, digital SLR photography, layout, writing, graphic art, and design, then this 4 credit course is for you. Classes are held outside the regular timetable on Tuesdays at 7:30 am and Thursdays at lunch. Today’s print media… Read more

Open to all students who do not have credit in Information and Communications Technology 9. If you already have credit in ICT 9, take Computer Programming 11 or Computer Science 11. Become a power user of computers. Learn the basics of developing an app. Topics cover everything you need to… Read more

Become a power user of computers. Learn the basics of developing an app. Topics cover everything you need to know to be talented with computers, including intelligent use of the Internet, photo manipulation with Photoshop, game programming, and website design using HTML and CSS. No previous computer experience is needed…. Read more

Media Design 10 will enable students to explore and gain skills in the creation of digital art using professional software. Students will learn and apply principles of design and storytelling while creating personalized projects in: Photoshop, Graphic Design & Character Design, 2D Animation, Video & Movie Production, and Movie Visual… Read more

Media Design 11 will enable students to explore and gain skills in the creation of digital art using professional software. Students will learn and apply principles of design and storytelling while creating personalized projects in: Photoshop, Graphic Design & Character Design, 2D Animation, Video & Movie Production, and Movie Visual… Read more

Media Design 12 will enable students to explore and gain skills in the creation of digital art using professional software. Students will learn and apply principles of design and storytelling while creating personalized projects in: Photoshop, Graphic Design & Character Design, 2D Animation, Video & Movie Production, and Movie Visual… Read more

Dance

Come join our award-winning Choreography Class! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Choreography Class won the Young Choreographers Shield. This course is designed for students with advanced skills in one or more styles of dance. The students in this course prepare a small-group routine that they enter in Festival…. Read more

Come join our award-winning Choreography Class! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Choreography Class won the Young Choreographers Shield. This course is designed for students with advanced skills in one or more styles of dance. The students in this course prepare a small-group routine that they enter in Festival…. Read more

Come join our award-winning Choreography Class! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Choreography Class won the Young Choreographers Shield. This course is designed for students with advanced skills in one or more styles of dance. The students in this course prepare a small-group routine that they enter in Festival…. Read more

Come join our award-winning Choreography Class! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Choreography Class won the Young Choreographers Shield. This course is designed for students with advanced skills in one or more styles of dance. The students in this course prepare a small-group routine that they enter in Festival…. Read more

Do you love to dance? Do you have a favourite style? Be sure to audition for one of our specialty company groups. Within the Mount Doug Dance Company, we offer: Hip Hop CREW Street Jazz Company Contemporary Company This performance-focused course offers instruction in advance skill-sets with an emphasis on… Read more

Do you love to dance? Do you have a favourite style? Be sure to audition for one of our specialty company groups. Within the Mount Doug Dance Company, we offer: Hip Hop CREW Street Jazz Company Contemporary Company This performance-focused course offers instruction in advance skill-sets with an emphasis on… Read more

Do you love to dance? Do you have a favourite style? Be sure to audition for one of our specialty company groups. Within the Mount Doug Dance Company, we offer: Hip Hop CREW Street Jazz Company Contemporary Company This performance-focused course offers instruction in advance skill-sets with an emphasis on… Read more

Do you love to dance? Do you have a favourite style? Be sure to audition for one of our specialty company groups. Within the Mount Doug Dance Company, we offer: Hip Hop CREW Street Jazz Company Contemporary Company This performance-focused course offers instruction in advance skill-sets with an emphasis on… Read more

Looking to have some fun? Want to try dance in a safe and welcoming environment? Come join our Dance Foundations class!! This course is designed for students without any or very limited dance experience, or for those students who want to dance without performing. The purpose of this class is… Read more

Looking to have some fun? Want to try dance in a safe and welcoming environment? Come join our Dance Foundations class!! This course is designed for students without any or very limited dance experience, or for those students who want to dance without performing. The purpose of this class is… Read more

Looking to have some fun? Want to try dance in a safe and welcoming environment? Come join our Dance Foundations class!! This course is designed for students without any or very limited dance experience, or for those students who want to dance without performing. The purpose of this class is… Read more

Looking to have some fun? Want to try dance in a safe and welcoming environment? Come join our Dance Foundations class!! This course is designed for students without any or very limited dance experience, or for those students who want to dance without performing. The purpose of this class is… Read more

Come join our award-winning dance program! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Dance Program won the Senior Secondary School Dance Award for top overall high school. Dance Technique and Performance 9/10 is open to all junior students with previous dance experience.  The course exposes students to many different… Read more

Come join our award-winning dance program! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Dance Program won the Senior Secondary School Dance Award for top overall high school. Dance Technique and Performance 9/10 is open to all junior students with previous dance experience.  The course exposes students to many different… Read more

Come join our award-winning dance program! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Dance Program won the Senior Secondary School Dance Award for top overall high school. Dance 11/12 extends from the learning of Dance 9 and 10. This senior level course is fast-paced and physically demanding. Senior students… Read more

Come join our award-winning dance program! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Dance Program won the Senior Secondary School Dance Award for top overall high school. Dance 11/12 extends from the learning of Dance 9 and 10. This senior level course is fast-paced and physically demanding. Senior students… Read more

In partnership with Vibestreet HipHop Dance Studio, we are excited to offer this dance course at Mount Doug. This course is designed for students who wish to solely dance in the style of hip hop while maintaining or enhancing their overall fitness and improving their dance skills and performance. Students will… Read more

In partnership with Vibestreet HipHop Dance Studio, we are excited to offer this dance course at Mount Doug. This course is designed for students who wish to solely dance in the style of hip hop while maintaining or enhancing their overall fitness and improving their dance skills and performance. Students will… Read more

In partnership with Vibestreet HipHop Dance Studio, we are excited to offer this dance course at Mount Doug. This course is designed for students who wish to solely dance in the style of hip hop while maintaining or enhancing their overall fitness and improving their dance skills and performance. Students will… Read more

In partnership with Vibestreet HipHop Dance Studio, we are excited to offer this dance course at Mount Doug. This course is designed for students who wish to solely dance in the style of hip hop while maintaining or enhancing their overall fitness and improving their dance skills and performance. Students will… Read more

English Language Arts

English 12 Advanced Placement provides a prime opportunity to sharpen writing skills, enhance reading sophistication, and broaden knowledge via the study of challenging literature.   This course prepares students to write the English Literature Advanced Placement exam in May.  One advantage of taking that test is the possibility of earning equivalency… Read more

Need a longer time to develop your English skills? We offer a year-long English 10 class that goes together with a year-long ELL class. You get 8 credits, a longer time to work on English 10, and ELL support for your English 10 class. This class will take 2 blocks… Read more

Note:  the required course Literary Studies 10 now incorporates the learning outcomes of Composition 10.  These are described below.  In Composition 10, students read and study compositions by other writers as models for the development of their own writing. Students have opportunities to individually and collaboratively study, create, and write… Read more

Composition 11 helps students refine their written communication through practice and revision. Students study compositions by other writers as models for the development of their writing. The course provides opportunities to study and create original pieces for a range of purposes.

Creative Writing 10 is for students who have an interest in creative expression through language. The course provides students opportunities to build writing skills and express themselves creatively as they experiment with, reflect on, and practice writing in a variety of genres. (All English 10 students take Literary Studies 10,… Read more

Creative Writing 11 is designed for students interested in honing their writing skills and exploring self-expression for various creative purposes in a wide range of genres that may include short fiction, poetry, drama, screen writing, and creative non-fiction. Students study compositions by other writers as models for the development of… Read more

Do words delight you, intrigue you, inspire you, lure you, or otherwise invite you? Creative Writing 12 encourages students to give free rein to their written expression. The course offers practical advice as well as encouragement in creating works in a variety of genres. Creative Writing 12 is not limited… Read more

English 10 linear is a year-long course with ELL adaptations. It is ideal for ELL students who have struggled with language competencies in English 9, or who are new to Canada. Taught at a slow pace, this course offers a solid foundation in speaking, reading and writing strategies. 4 credits for… Read more

This course will fulfill the Indigenous content requirement for graduation (as will English First Peoples 12 and Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12). English First Peoples 12 builds upon and extends students’ previous learning experiences in English Language Arts and English First Peoples 10 and 11 courses. The course is grounded in… Read more

This course will be taken in conjunction with English First Peoples Writing. The two courses together fulfill the Indigenous content requirement for graduation (as will English First Peoples 12 and Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12) English First Peoples: Literary Studies 10 is designed for students who are interested in exploring First… Read more

The focus of this course is the production of clear spoken and written language. The study of grammar emphasizes correct sentence structure, usage, and mechanics. The students learn to create a more mature writing style, practicing description, narration, and exposition. Short stories, novels, non-fiction, poetry, and drama are studied as… Read more

English Studies 12 is a required course that extends students’ previous learning experiences. It is designed for all students, providing opportunities to refine the ability to communicate effectively,  and think critically and creatively.  Students will explore a variety of texts and deepen their understanding of themselves, human nature, and a… Read more

Literary Studies 10 helps students to increase their literacy skills through close reading of appropriate texts.   Students read and study compositions by other writers as models for the development of their own writing. Students have opportunities to individually and collaboratively study, create, and write original pieces, and respond to literature… Read more

Literary Studies 11 allows students to delve deeply into literature. Students can explore specific themes, periods, authors, or areas of the world through literary works (fiction and non-fiction) and further develop higher-level thinking and learning skills. Students study compositions by other writers as models for the development of their writing…. Read more

New Media 11 is aimed at providing students with a set of skills vital for success in an increasingly complex digital world. Possible focus areas include media and film studies, journalism and publishing, and digital communication.  Students study compositions by other writers as models for the development of their writing.

Spoken Language 11 is designed to support students as they refine, clarify, and adjust their spoken communication through practice and revision.  The course provides opportunities to study, create, and present original and authentic pieces for a range of purposes and real-world audiences. Students study compositions by other writers as models… Read more

English Language Learners (ELL)

Need a longer time to develop your English skills? We offer a year-long English 10 class that goes together with a year-long ELL class. You get 8 credits, a longer time to work on English 10, and ELL support for your English 10 class. This class will take 2 blocks… Read more

In ELL study blocks students determine the best use of their time in consultation with an ELL teacher. Past students have found a balance in using these blocks to complete work from other classes with access to 1:1 support from the teacher, as well as to practice reading, writing and… Read more

English 10 linear is a year-long course with ELL adaptations. It is ideal for ELL students who have struggled with language competencies in English 9, or who are new to Canada. Taught at a slow pace, this course offers a solid foundation in speaking, reading and writing strategies. 4 credits for… Read more

This class will be taught as English 12 Studies but with ELL adaptations over the course of a full year. Combining English Studies with an ELL course allows ELL students adequate time to work with the high-level content of English 12 studies, thus maximizing progress in language acquisition and achievement… Read more

Foods and Nutrition

Kick up the flavor as you expand your culinary skills and become a confident chef as you learn how to cook. We will learn the basic skills of preparing foods for a healthy, balanced diet and ways to integrate healthful cooking into everyday life.  We will also increase our awareness… Read more

Kick up the flavor as you expand your culinary skill and become a confident chef as you learn how to cook. We will learn the basic skills of preparing foods for a healthy, balanced diet and ways to integrate healthful cooking into everyday life. We will also increase our awareness… Read more

Students will learn to prepare more elaborate “everyday” meals as well as foods for special occasions and a variety of cuisines from around the world.  Students will have many opportunities to practice culinary skills and will be provided with “recipes for life”. You will acquire the knowledge and skills needed… Read more

Come globe-trotting with us as we experience the taste sensations and customs of many fascinating cultures from countries around the world! Of course, we also want to prepare you for the challenge of living on your own someday so we will learn how to shop for, and prepare nutritious, economical… Read more

Honours

(Students must apply to Honours — see current teacher) This is a rigorous course designed to expand on the theories and problem solving-skills as prescribed in the Math 10 curriculum. It is a course for those students who wish to pursue higher-level mathematics, in particular Calculus. Topics to be covered… Read more

(Students must apply to this course — see website) This is a rigorous course designed to expand on the theories and problem solving skills as prescribed in the Math 9 curriculum. It is a course for those students who wish to pursue higher-level mathematics, in particular Calculus. 

(Students must apply to this course — see current teacher ) This course has the same content as Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11 but all topics are covered in greater detail. Math contest questions will be covered in class.

Students must apply to this course — see current teacher. Same content as Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 but all topics are covered in greater detail. Math contest questions will be covered in class.

Leadership and Grad Council

Community Leadership 10/11/12 has a 7:30 am class on Mondays. Community Leadership is designed to give students multiple opportunities to build, plan, learn, teach, and become immersed in school and community events. Opportunities for planning and supporting events such as Corn Roast, Pep Rallies, Winter Break Breakfast, Talent Show, 30-Hour… Read more

Community Leadership 10/11/12 has a 7:30 am class on Mondays. Community Leadership is designed to give students multiple opportunities to build, plan, learn, teach, and become immersed in school and community events. Opportunities for planning and supporting events such as Corn Roast, Pep Rallies, Winter Break Breakfast, Talent Show, 30-Hour… Read more

Community Leadership 10/11/12 has a 7:30 am class on Mondays. Community Leadership is designed to give students multiple opportunities to build, plan, learn, teach, and become immersed in school and community events. There will be opportunities for planning and supporting events such as Corn Roast, Pep Rallies, Winter Break Breakfast,… Read more

P’Kol Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) Recommended: Science 9  If you are interested in exploring  local ecosystems and global environmental dynamics while working with others to design and run events that  make a difference then this course is for you. Students in the P’Kol Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) will learn about… Read more

If you are interested in exploring  local ecosystems and global environmental dynamics while working with others to design and run events that  make a difference then this course is for you. Students in the P’Kol Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) will learn about issues in sustainability and work on group and/or… Read more

If you are interested in exploring  local ecosystems and global environmental dynamics while working with others to design and run events that  make a difference then this course is for you. Students in the P’Kol Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) will learn about issues in sustainability and work on group and/or… Read more

Highly recommended for students who are new to leadership! Hands on, activity-based leadership Team Building games Event Planning Public speaking skill building Project based learning Develop your confidence, planning, and time management skills!

Mathematics

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Math 12 (86% or higher is recommended) A block of Advanced Placement Calculus will be offered to a group of students. This group will be chosen by the Math Department from the enrolled Calculus 12 students prior to second semester. Enrollment in Advanced Placement Courses will require teacher recommendation…. Read more

AP Statistics Pre/Co-requisites: English 11 and Pre-Calculus Math 11 (86% or higher is recommended). This course is offered inside the timetable four days a week in semester one, and outside the timetable once per week in semester two. Big Ideas Include: Variation and distribution Patterns and Uncertainty Data-based predictions, decisions,… Read more

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12  (73% + is recommended ) This course covers most topics dealt with in first-year university calculus courses. Differential and integral calculus are studied with many applications to various problems in science and math.

Prerequisites: Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 (60% + recommended ) Before reading about Foundations of Math 11, please read the following information which may determine your Science 11 choice.   If you are registering for Pre-Calculus 11, the recommended science choices for this pathway are Chemistry 11, Physics 11 or… Read more

Prerequisites: Foundation of Mathematics 11  ( 60% + is recommended ) This course is a continuation of the stream that originated in Grade 11. Topics covered include: compound interest, renting vs. leasing vs. buying, investments, logic, set theory, conditional statements (“if-then” etc.), probability, permutations, combinations, polynomial functions, exponential functions, logarithmic… Read more

Prerequisites: Mathematics 9 with 65 % or higher This is an academic course for students continuing on in the Foundations of Mathematics pathway or entering the Pre-Calculus pathway. Topics covered include: Number systems including rational and irrational subsets of Real Numbers, trigonometry involving compound applications, extending the exponent laws to… Read more

(Students must apply to Honours — see current teacher) This is a rigorous course designed to expand on the theories and problem solving-skills as prescribed in the Math 10 curriculum. It is a course for those students who wish to pursue higher-level mathematics, in particular Calculus. Topics to be covered… Read more

Geometry 12 Prerequisites: Foundations/Pre-Calculus 10 ( 65%+ is recommended ) This course is designed for students in grade 11 and 12. The course will explore a wide range of geometrical concepts. Topics covered will be parallel lines, triangles, circles, similarity, area, cevians, tangents and non-Euclidian Geometry. This course will run… Read more

This course completes the grade 7 to 9 module of the Western Canada Protocol Mathematics Curriculum. Course content includes Number Systems, Pythagoras, Exponent Laws, Operations with Rational Numbers, Polynomials, Factoring, Linear Equations/Inequalities, Linear Functions, Polygon Similarity and Scale Factor, and Probability. Upon completion of this course students must choose which… Read more

(Students must apply to this course — see website) This is a rigorous course designed to expand on the theories and problem solving skills as prescribed in the Math 9 curriculum. It is a course for those students who wish to pursue higher-level mathematics, in particular Calculus. 

This course is run in first semester and is designed for students who are still working on mastery of middle school math concepts. Students who are enrolled in Numeracy 9 will expand & improve their skill set with basic mathematics and hopefully increase their mathematical confidence. Topics include: operations with… Read more

Prerequisites: Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10 ( 65% + is recommended ) Before choosing your Grade 11 Math course please read the following information because it may affect your Science 11 choice(s).  If you are registering for Pre-Calculus 11, recommended science choices for this pathway are Chemistry 11, Physics… Read more

(Students must apply to this course — see current teacher ) This course has the same content as Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11 but all topics are covered in greater detail. Math contest questions will be covered in class.

Prerequisites: Pre-Calculus Mathematics 11  ( 65% + is recommended ) This course is a continuation of the stream that originated in Grade 11. Topics covered include: trigonometry (including radians), function theory, function transformations, inverses of functions/relations, logarithms, logarithmic functions, exponential functions, factoring/graphing/solving polynomials, radical functions, rational functions, and conics.

Students must apply to this course — see current teacher. Same content as Pre-Calculus Mathematics 12 but all topics are covered in greater detail. Math contest questions will be covered in class.

This course is intended for students who wish to pursue further studies in an apprenticeship program at a college level or workplace environment after graduating high school.  The topics of study are:  earning income, calculating paychecks, linear measurements involving conversions, imperial and metric conversions, decimal and fraction problems, circumference/perimeter, area,… Read more

Before reading the description of Workplace Mathematics 11, please read the following information which may help you determine your Science 11 choice.   If you are registering for Pre-Calculus 11, recommended science choices for this pathway are Chemistry 11, Physics 11 or Life Sciences 11 (you may need to take more… Read more

Modern Languages

This course begins with a review of French 8 topics. Students develop skills in identifying, asking and answering questions, expressing preferences, giving opinions, and talking about future and past events. Evaluation is based on classwork with individual and group projects and tests in all four skills: aural, oral, reading and… Read more

The course begins with a review of French 9 topics. Students develop skills in identifying, asking and answering questions, describing, expressing preferences and opinions, talking about future and past events, giving and understanding directions, and interviewing. Evaluation includes classwork; individual and group projects, and tests in all 4 skills: aural,… Read more

Students will develop skills in spoken and written French. The course includes the study of grammar, vocabulary and verbs; sight-reading; the development of oral-aural skills; and comprehension in reading selections. Evaluation includes classwork, and individual and group projects and tests in all 4 skills: aural, oral, reading and writing. 20%… Read more

Oral and written communication, and acquisition of information and reading comprehension skills will be emphasized. Evaluation includes classwork, individual and group projects, and quizzes in all 4 skills: aural/oral, reading and writing, unit tests and compositions in various forms.

This course has been very popular for two years and we are excited to continue to offer Beginner’s Italian 11!  It is an introductory one-year course for senior students who want to sample another language other than French or Spanish.   Students will acquire Italian fluency through reading, story telling,… Read more

Prerequisite: Beginner’s Italian 11 or equivalent This course is a continuation of Beginner’s Italian 11 in which students will continue to study Italian language and culture.  The emphasis will be on communication using some advanced language structures including the present, past and future tenses.    Enriched opportunities to explore the… Read more

Italian 12 is a continuation of Italian 11.  Students will continue to learn through storytelling and will be required to spend time outside of reading and listening to Italian.  Students writing should demonstrate competence with more advanced language structures.  Completion of this course could be equivalent to a first year… Read more

Mandarin 11 is accepted as a second language requirement by universities in BC. The focus of this course will be on students’ increasing ability to communicate effectively in Mandarin so that they can take advantage of available academic, vocational, and leisure opportunities. The course will continue to build on the… Read more

Mandarin 12 is designed for students who have successfully completed Mandarin 11. The study of Mandarin Chinese as a form of self-expression enables learners to communicate with a wide range of sentence structures for communicating meaning. Students communicate with increasing proficiency in Mandarin Chinese to understand global issues, and explore… Read more

Did you know that almost half the population of the Western Hemisphere speaks Spanish? Why not prepare yourself for future travel and greater professional opportunities? Nervous about taking a second language?  Fortunately, Spanish is a phonetic language and therefore it  is more accessible to many students.  This is because the… Read more

Spanish 10 is a continuation of Spanish 9.  Students will continue to acquire Spanish fluency through reading, story telling, class discussions, songs, movies and cultural lessons. Throughout this course students increase their appreciation of music, art and culture from the Spanish speaking world. Some culture lessons may include preparing an… Read more

Through stories, video clips, novels, and class discussions, students will build on the foundation set in Spanish 9 and 10.  They will develop a higher level of proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding Spanish. Cultural lessons are embedded throughout the course.  Some cultural lessons may include cooking an authentic… Read more

Spanish 12 is a continuation of Spanish 11. Students will continue to learn through storytelling and will be required to spend time outside of class reading or listening to Spanish. Students’ writing should demonstrate competence with more advanced language structures.  Completion of this course could be equivalent to a first… Read more

Outside Timetable

AP Statistics Pre/Co-requisites: English 11 and Pre-Calculus Math 11 (86% or higher is recommended). This course is offered inside the timetable four days a week in semester one, and outside the timetable once per week in semester two. Big Ideas Include: Variation and distribution Patterns and Uncertainty Data-based predictions, decisions,… Read more

Athletic Leadership 10/11/12 is an outside the timetable course for students who are already involved in Mt Doug Athletics or have a desire to get involved in the future.  Students will be given the opportunity to learn and demonstrate leadership skills in many situations, including minor officiating Mt. Doug Athletic Events,… Read more

Athletic Leadership 10/11/12 is an outside the timetable course for students who are already involved in Mt Doug Athletics or have a desire to get involved in the future.  Students will be given the opportunity to learn and demonstrate leadership skills in many situations, including minor officiating Mt. Doug Athletic Events,… Read more

Athletic Leadership 10/11/12 is an outside the timetable course for students who are already involved in Mt Doug Athletics or have a desire to get involved in the future.  Students will be given the opportunity to learn and demonstrate leadership skills in many situations, including minor officiating Mt. Doug Athletic Events,… Read more

This program builds on Career and Life Education and is intended to prepare students for a successful transition to life after secondary school by collecting and presenting evidence of their achievements. This course is taught outside the timetable primarily through Google Classroom. This course provides opportunities for students to: Create… Read more

Choir 10 continues to develop students’ vocal technique, music vocabulary and theoretical understanding, collaborative expression, and performance of choral music from various time periods and places. Most importantly, participants continue to build community and develop as performers and vocalists. Some extra-curricular events and activities will occur. No prior experience necessary.

Choir 11 continues to develop students’ vocal technique, music vocabulary and theoretical understanding, collaborative expression, and performance of choral music from various times periods and places. Most importantly, participants continue to build community and develop as performers and vocalists. Some extra-curricular events and activities will occur. No prior experience necessary.

Community Leadership 10/11/12 has a 7:30 am class on Mondays. Community Leadership is designed to give students multiple opportunities to build, plan, learn, teach, and become immersed in school and community events. Opportunities for planning and supporting events such as Corn Roast, Pep Rallies, Winter Break Breakfast, Talent Show, 30-Hour… Read more

Community Leadership 10/11/12 has a 7:30 am class on Mondays. Community Leadership is designed to give students multiple opportunities to build, plan, learn, teach, and become immersed in school and community events. Opportunities for planning and supporting events such as Corn Roast, Pep Rallies, Winter Break Breakfast, Talent Show, 30-Hour… Read more

Community Leadership 10/11/12 has a 7:30 am class on Mondays. Community Leadership is designed to give students multiple opportunities to build, plan, learn, teach, and become immersed in school and community events. There will be opportunities for planning and supporting events such as Corn Roast, Pep Rallies, Winter Break Breakfast,… Read more

Choir 9 focuses on vocal technique, music vocabulary and theoretical understanding, collaborative expression, and performance of choral music from various times periods and places. Most importantly, it is a place for community where participants can experience belonging, feel a sense of pride in their performance, and develop their voices. Some… Read more

Come join our award-winning Choreography Class! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Choreography Class won the Young Choreographers Shield. This course is designed for students with advanced skills in one or more styles of dance. The students in this course prepare a small-group routine that they enter in Festival…. Read more

Come join our award-winning Choreography Class! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Choreography Class won the Young Choreographers Shield. This course is designed for students with advanced skills in one or more styles of dance. The students in this course prepare a small-group routine that they enter in Festival…. Read more

Come join our award-winning Choreography Class! At the most recent GVPA Festival, the Mount Doug Choreography Class won the Young Choreographers Shield. This course is designed for students with advanced skills in one or more styles of dance. The students in this course prepare a small-group routine that they enter in Festival…. Read more

P’Kol Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) Recommended: Science 9  If you are interested in exploring  local ecosystems and global environmental dynamics while working with others to design and run events that  make a difference then this course is for you. Students in the P’Kol Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) will learn about… Read more

If you are interested in exploring  local ecosystems and global environmental dynamics while working with others to design and run events that  make a difference then this course is for you. Students in the P’Kol Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) will learn about issues in sustainability and work on group and/or… Read more

If you are interested in exploring  local ecosystems and global environmental dynamics while working with others to design and run events that  make a difference then this course is for you. Students in the P’Kol Environmental Leadership Program (KELP) will learn about issues in sustainability and work on group and/or… Read more

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Concert Band 10, exception by special permission of instructor. (Offered early mornings 7:15-8:25am) Students will further develop jazz literacy and skills in this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, and swing as well as improvisation techniques. Standard instrumentation includes… Read more

(Offered early mornings, evenings, and/or lunchtime) Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Concert Band 11. Exception by special permission of instructor. Students will further develop jazz literacy and skills in this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, and swing as well as improvisation techniques at… Read more

(Offered early mornings, evenings, and/or lunchtime) Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Concert Band 12 except by special permission of instructor. Students will further develop jazz literacy and skills in this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, and swing, as well as improvisation techniques at… Read more

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Concert Band, exception by special permission of instructor. (Offered early mornings  and/or lunchtime) Students new to jazz studies, or with limited experience in jazz, may take this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, ballads and swing as well as… Read more

Students in this course will continue to build on small and large string ensemble rehearsal and performance skills.  Repertoire will represent a variety of musical eras and genres. Performance opportunities include Mt. Douglas and School District #61 concerts as well as in the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival.  Additional tours… Read more

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in previous year’s program or Strings Teacher Approval Students in this course will continue to build on small and large string ensemble rehearsal and performance skills.  Repertoire will represent a variety of musical eras and genres. Performance opportunities include Mt. Douglas and School District #61 concerts as well… Read more

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in previous year’s program or Strings Teacher Approval Students in this course will continue to build on small and large string ensemble rehearsal and performance skills.  Repertoire will represent a variety of musical eras and genres. Performance opportunities include Mt. Douglas and School District #61 concerts as well… Read more

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation Students can receive credit by providing study support, homework review, and encouragement to fellow students. Opportunities include assisting teachers in the classroom and one-on-one tutoring of peers during lunchtime or afterschool sessions. This course is offered outside of the timetable. The course runs from September to June. Students… Read more

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation Students can receive credit by providing study support, homework review and encouragement to fellow students. Opportunities include assisting teachers in the classroom and one-on-one tutoring of peers during lunchtime or afterschool sessions. This course is offered outside of the timetable. The course runs from September to June. Students… Read more

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation Students can receive credit by providing study support, homework review and encouragement to fellow students. Opportunities include assisting teachers in the classroom and one-on-one tutoring of peers during lunchtime or afterschool sessions. This course is offered outside of the timetable. The course runs from September to June. Students… Read more

This course is specifically designed for highly academic Grade 12 Honour Roll students. If you would like to be as informed as possible about the opportunities available for scholarship and post-secondary, this course is for you. Grade 12 students often have difficulty doing the research to maximize their scholarship potential…. Read more

Prerequisite:  Middle School Strings or Strings Teacher Approval Students in this course will develop small and large string ensemble rehearsal and performance skills.  Repertoire will represent a variety of musical eras and genres. Grade 9 students will rehearse with Grade 10 – 12 students. Performances opportunities include Mt. Douglas and… Read more

A supervised Work Experience of 120 hours, this course is designed to expand your career knowledge while allowing you to investigate a potential Career Pathway.  You will receive feedback from your supervisor, and keep a journal recording and reflecting on your work experience. The Work Experience placement occurs outside of… Read more

Peer Tutoring and Scholarship

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation Students can receive credit by providing study support, homework review, and encouragement to fellow students. Opportunities include assisting teachers in the classroom and one-on-one tutoring of peers during lunchtime or afterschool sessions. This course is offered outside of the timetable. The course runs from September to June. Students… Read more

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation Students can receive credit by providing study support, homework review and encouragement to fellow students. Opportunities include assisting teachers in the classroom and one-on-one tutoring of peers during lunchtime or afterschool sessions. This course is offered outside of the timetable. The course runs from September to June. Students… Read more

Prerequisites: Teacher Recommendation Students can receive credit by providing study support, homework review and encouragement to fellow students. Opportunities include assisting teachers in the classroom and one-on-one tutoring of peers during lunchtime or afterschool sessions. This course is offered outside of the timetable. The course runs from September to June. Students… Read more

This course is specifically designed for highly academic Grade 12 Honour Roll students. If you would like to be as informed as possible about the opportunities available for scholarship and post-secondary, this course is for you. Grade 12 students often have difficulty doing the research to maximize their scholarship potential…. Read more

Performing Arts

This course is open to any student wishing to learn a brass or woodwind band instrument.  Students signing up for beginners band 9 will be part of the regular grade 9 band class.   Some previous experience with music (such as piano experience) is STRONGLY recommended.  Please see or email… Read more

Choir 10 continues to develop students’ vocal technique, music vocabulary and theoretical understanding, collaborative expression, and performance of choral music from various time periods and places. Most importantly, participants continue to build community and develop as performers and vocalists. Some extra-curricular events and activities will occur. No prior experience necessary.

Choir 11 continues to develop students’ vocal technique, music vocabulary and theoretical understanding, collaborative expression, and performance of choral music from various times periods and places. Most importantly, participants continue to build community and develop as performers and vocalists. Some extra-curricular events and activities will occur. No prior experience necessary.

Choir 12 continues to develop students’ vocal technique, music vocabulary and theoretical understanding, collaborative expression, and performance of choral music from various times, periods, and places. Senior students are given opportunities to fill leadership roles in the ensemble. Most importantly, participants continue to build community and develop as performers and… Read more

This course is a concert band for woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments. Participants will develop practical instrumental skills, performance methods and music literacy. Quality music literature will be explored and performed throughout the year. Students are expected to provide their own instruments and accessories. This course is offered within the… Read more

Choir 9 focuses on vocal technique, music vocabulary and theoretical understanding, collaborative expression, and performance of choral music from various times periods and places. Most importantly, it is a place for community where participants can experience belonging, feel a sense of pride in their performance, and develop their voices. Some… Read more

Major objectives of drama courses include building confidence and trust, developing acting skills, and encouraging responsible attitudes towards working with others on common goals. Students selecting Drama should have a definite interest in the subject. Performance opportunities will be available, but public performance is not compulsory. The course includes work… Read more

Major objectives of Drama courses include building confidence and trust, developing acting skills, and encouraging responsible attitudes towards working with others on common goals. Students selecting Drama should have a definite interest in the subject. Performance opportunities will be available, but public performance is not compulsory. The course includes work… Read more

Drama 11 builds on and extends learning developed in previous drama curricula.  Drama 11 allows students to explore a variety of drama forms and styles and to expand and refine their learning within areas as staging and ‘teching’ a story, improvisation, character development, scripted scene work, acting styles through history, and one-act… Read more

Drama 12 acts as an extension of the curriculum and content explored in Drama 11. Students in this course will be expected to provide leadership and mentorship for Drama 11 students. Drama 12 students will participate in further exploration of the areas found in Drama 11 as well as script analysis, directing, and stage… Read more

 Students will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of guitar playing, including chording (both open position and barre chords), strumming technique, reading tablature, song accompaniment, and beginning fingerpicking.  A portion of the course will be spent on music literacy including note and rhythm reading and reading guitar music on… Read more

(This is a full year course. Students will take an alternating subject, opposite band) This course will continue to develop a high level of practical instrumental skills, performance methods, and music literacy. Quality literature will be explored and performed throughout the year. Students are expected to provide their own instruments… Read more

This is a full year course. Students will take an alternating subject, opposite band This course will continue to develop a high level of practical instrumental skills, performance methods and music literacy at the senior level. Quality literature will be explored and performed throughout the year. Students are expected to… Read more

(This is a full year course. Students will take an alternating subject, opposite band) This course will continue to develop a high level of practical instrumental skills, performance methods and music literacy at the senior level. Quality literature will be explored and performed throughout the year. Students are expected to… Read more

 Students will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of guitar playing, including chording (both open position and barre chords), strumming technique, reading tablature, song accompaniment, and beginning fingerpicking.  A portion of the course will be spent on music literacy including note and rhythm reading and reading guitar music on… Read more

 Students will have the opportunity to learn various aspects of guitar playing, including chording (both open position and barre chords), strumming technique, reading tablature, song accompaniment, and beginning fingerpicking.  A portion of the course will be spent on music literacy including note and rhythm reading and reading guitar music on… Read more

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Concert Band 10, exception by special permission of instructor. (Offered early mornings 7:15-8:25am) Students will further develop jazz literacy and skills in this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, and swing as well as improvisation techniques. Standard instrumentation includes… Read more

(Offered early mornings, evenings, and/or lunchtime) Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Concert Band 11. Exception by special permission of instructor. Students will further develop jazz literacy and skills in this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, and swing as well as improvisation techniques at… Read more

(Offered early mornings, evenings, and/or lunchtime) Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Concert Band 12 except by special permission of instructor. Students will further develop jazz literacy and skills in this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, and swing, as well as improvisation techniques at… Read more

Prerequisites: Must be enrolled in Concert Band, exception by special permission of instructor. (Offered early mornings  and/or lunchtime) Students new to jazz studies, or with limited experience in jazz, may take this course. Students will study and perform jazz styles including blues, rock, Latin, ballads and swing as well as… Read more

Students in this course will continue to build on small and large string ensemble rehearsal and performance skills.  Repertoire will represent a variety of musical eras and genres. Performance opportunities include Mt. Douglas and School District #61 concerts as well as in the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival.  Additional tours… Read more

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in previous year’s program or Strings Teacher Approval Students in this course will continue to build on small and large string ensemble rehearsal and performance skills.  Repertoire will represent a variety of musical eras and genres. Performance opportunities include Mt. Douglas and School District #61 concerts as well… Read more

Prerequisite:  Enrollment in previous year’s program or Strings Teacher Approval Students in this course will continue to build on small and large string ensemble rehearsal and performance skills.  Repertoire will represent a variety of musical eras and genres. Performance opportunities include Mt. Douglas and School District #61 concerts as well… Read more

Prerequisite:  Middle School Strings or Strings Teacher Approval Students in this course will develop small and large string ensemble rehearsal and performance skills.  Repertoire will represent a variety of musical eras and genres. Grade 9 students will rehearse with Grade 10 – 12 students. Performances opportunities include Mt. Douglas and… Read more

Physical Education

This PE class emphasizes being active through game play.  This course is designed to provide students with learning opportunities and activities to develop the necessary attitudes and skills needed to increase overall health and fitness that will enhance quality of life over a lifetime.

This is a PE class just for you. We will be designing this course together to give you exactly the type of activities you want to participate in. If you are someone who enjoys being active, likes healthy game competition, or perhaps has an interest in a post-secondary experience or… Read more

This PE class emphasizes being active through game play.  This course is designed to provide students with learning opportunities and activities to develop the necessary attitudes and skills needed to increase overall health and fitness that will enhance quality of life over a lifetime.

This is a PE class just for you. We will be designing this course together to give you exactly the type of activities you want to participate in. If you are someone who enjoys being active, likes healthy game competition, or perhaps has an interest in a post-secondary experience or… Read more

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of fitness and conditioning experiences aimed at improving all levels and components of physical fitness.  By participating in a variety of activities, student athletes will acquire the knowledge necessary to formulate a personalized approach… Read more

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to participate in a wide range of fitness and conditioning experiences aimed at improving all levels and components of physical fitness.  By participating in a variety of activities, student athletes will acquire the knowledge necessary to formulate a personalized approach… Read more

Past students continually say, “the best class in all of High School”. In Outdoor Education (OE), we play, learn and appreciate the natural world.  OE is designed to create fun experiences and lasting memories in the school, community,  and outdoors.  The goal is to provide you with invaluable skills that… Read more

Past students continually say, “the best class in all of High School”. In Outdoor Pursuits (OP), we play, learn and appreciate the natural world.  OP is designed to create fun experiences and lasting memories in the school, community,  and outdoors.  The goal is to provide you with invaluable skills that… Read more

Past students continually say, “the best class in all of High School”. In Outdoor Pursuits (OP), we play, learn and appreciate the natural world.  OP is designed to create fun experiences and lasting memories in the school, community,  and outdoors.  The goal is to provide you with invaluable skills that… Read more

The purpose of this course is to enable all students to enhance their quality of life through active living.  Through games, activity, sport and health education, PHE 9 provides students with unique learning experiences and opportunities that allow them to acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that enable them to… Read more

The purpose of this course is to further develop the goals of Physical and Health Education 9 and is a required course for graduation.  Through games, activity, sport, and health education, PHE 10 provides students with unique learning experiences and opportunities that allow them to acquire the knowledge, skills, and… Read more

If you are looking to focus on your mental and physical health and wellness, then this is the course for you. Students taking this course will experience the health benefits of yoga and develop personal well-being management skills – skills that will help you balance school, work and other life… Read more

If you are looking to focus on your mental and physical health and wellness, then this is the course for you. Students taking this course will experience the health benefits of yoga and develop personal well-being management skills – skills that will help you balance school, work and other life… Read more

If you are looking to focus on your mental and physical health and wellness, then this is the course for you. Students taking this course will experience the health benefits of yoga and develop personal well-being management skills – skills that will help you balance school, work and other life… Read more

If you are looking to focus on your mental and physical health and wellness, then this is the course for you. Students taking this course will experience the health benefits of yoga and develop personal well-being management skills – skills that will help you balance school, work and other life… Read more

Science

This is a calculus based course that covers topics found in a first year University course in classical mechanics.  Topics include kinematics, dynamics, statics, energy, momentum, rotational dynamics, gravitation, and simple harmonic motion.  Students will have an opportunity to write an advanced placement exam in May.  Success on the AP… Read more

This is an advanced and comprehensive Biology course that focuses on biochemistry, human anatomy and physiology. Human digestion, circulation, respiration, excretion, reproduction and the overall control by the nervous system, enzymes and hormones will be examined. The Big Ideas for this course are:  Homeostasis: The body strives to maintain homeostasis… Read more

Description: Students will complete learning outcomes for Camosun College’s Biology 126 Physiological Basis of Life.  Biology 126 is for students interested in learning about the function of macromolecules, DNA and its role in protein synthesis and inheritance, cellular metabolism, and hormonal control of the nervous system at the college level. A Camosun College instructor will present… Read more

Students will be introduced to a variety of different chemistry concepts related to the Big Ideas for this course.  Chemistry 11 is an academic course that prepares students to continue with their study of Chemistry at the grade 12 or post-secondary level.    The Big Ideas include:  Atoms and molecules are… Read more

The Chemistry 12 work is abstract and intensive, requiring a good problem-solving capability within both analytical and theoretical contexts. Mathematical concepts required beyond Chemistry 11 include logarithms and the ability to extract the roots of a binomial. The Big Ideas include:  Dynamic Equilibrium  Solubility Equilibrium  Acids and Bases  Oxidation-Reduction  Reaction… Read more

Climate Change 12 dives into the science, technology, inequity, societal impact, politics, and economical consideration of humanity’s greatest challenge of the 21st century. Assessment will focus on activities that require opinion sharing, debating, game and role playing, research, projects, presentations, and a culminating semester project.  Climate Change 12 is an… Read more

Students in Environmental Science will explore local land and ocean based ecosystems while applying First Peoples perspectives and knowledge. There is an emphasis on hands-on experiential and project based learning in the class.   Projects will investigate the sustainable use and care of local resources such as the school garden,… Read more

This academic course looks at the evolutionary trends throughout the spectrum of living things and the traits that unite them. Students will learn about microorganisms, simple unicellular life, plants and focus on the evolution of animals. The course includes microscope work, varied labs, dissections and explorations of local organisms and… Read more

Students gain an appreciation for how things work in our physical world by investigating the laws of physics. This academic course is best suited for curious students with a strong work ethic.  The Big Ideas include:  The prediction, analysis, and description of an object’s motion. Forces and their influence on… Read more

Physics 12 builds on the concepts from classical mechanics that were introduced in Physics 11. New areas introduced include circular motion, torque, electo-magnetism, and Einstein’s Special Theory of Relativity. The course takes an investigative approach to the topics, with inquiry-based labs.  The Big Ideas include:  Measurement of motion with particular… Read more

Students gain a foundation in scientific processes and preparation for senior Science courses while exploring four strands of science. The Big Ideas for this course are:  Living organisms  are derived from cells. The Continuity of Life explores cell theory and various forms of reproduction.  The electron arrangement of atoms impacts… Read more

Science 10 continues to build knowledge through experimentation and analysis in chemistry. Students will learn about energy transfers in many processes and how this is affecting Earth’s systems. If you ever wondered about genetic engineering then a foundation in genetics and inheritance will build that understanding. An in depth study… Read more

Social Studies

Students who have shown an interest in history throughout their school career are strongly encouraged to take this course. The course begins in 1919 with the aftermath of WWI and terminates in the early 1990’s. The course centers initially on the historical highlights of European, Russian and American history up to… Read more

Through a study and comparison of numerous past and present civilizations, students will be given opportunities to appreciate the cultural history of the Western and Eastern Worlds. Areas of focus will include ancient Egypt, India, Feudal Japan, China, Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Europe during the Middle Ages, and other unique societies…. Read more

This course will fulfill the Indigenous content requirement for graduation (as will First People’s English 10 or 12). Through a study and comparison of numerous First Peoples, students will have opportunities to appreciate the culture, values and experiences of a variety of Indigenous cultures. Areas of focus will include British… Read more

Course Content: Criminology is a high-interest graduation elective. This course covers both the history and the theory of crime. It also addresses the debate regarding the causes of criminal behaviour and asks the question, “Are criminals made or born?” Mental illness and its link to violent crime is also examined,… Read more

This exciting course will allow students the opportunity to explore a variety of interesting 20th Century topics and current events.  This inquiry based class will focus on learning through media (film, art, music, etc.) to examine and engage with such topics as social movements, violent conflicts, the impact of scientific… Read more

Course Content: Law 12 provides an overview of the various branches of law and the Canadian court system. Specific emphasis is given to criminal law, with some attention to civil law. This course provides an understanding of your civil rights and current legal issues in the news. Speakers: Lawyers, probation officers,… Read more

Are you fascinated by how our planet functions? Are you concerned with the environment and feel proactive about the challenges our world faces in the future? Are you curious about an introduction to a fascinating field of study with endless job prospects, or a course that many universities count as… Read more

Do you want to better understand your friends, peers, and family? Learn more about yourself? This is a fascinating introductory course into the study of psychology that can be taken in grade 11 or 12. One of the most important aspects of psychology is that it is about you –… Read more

Social Justice will help you develop ethical reasoning skills as you explore issues of oppression and injustice in both a Canadian and Global context. You will analyze the causes and consequences of injustice and explore solutions. This is a great class if you like class discussions and active participation. Some… Read more

The focus of Socials 9 is Europe and North America between 1500 and 1867. The curriculum centers on North American geographic regions, aboriginal peoples, their relationship with Europeans and their combined impact on Canada’s development. As well, the course examines Canada’s political and legal roots: colonialism, nationalism, imperialism and the… Read more

This course is required for graduation. The course has three major components.  The geography section includes demography, challenges in the developing world, and environmental issues. The history content explores Canada’s relationship with the world from 1900 to 2000, and links history to current events. Students will also study Canadian government,… Read more

Technology and Industrial Education

As only one of a few schools on Lower Vancouver Island to offer this course, Mount Doug is extremely pleased to give students the chance to learn in a professional and safe learning space. Learners will be given the chance to operate a range of equipment and tools in a… Read more

As only one of a few schools on Lower Vancouver Island to offer this course, Mount Doug is extremely pleased to give students the chance to learn in a professional and safe learning space. Learners will be given the chance to operate a range of equipment and tools in a… Read more

Let your own interests and passions guide your learning in Design and Innovation 9.  In this course you will learn how to apply the steps of the design thinking process to creatively solve problems through meaningful project-based learning experiences.  Once these skills have been achieved, the remainder of the course… Read more

Let your own interests and passions guide your learning in Design and Innovation 10.  In this course you will learn how to apply the steps of the design-thinking process to creatively solve problems through meaningful project-based learning experiences.  Once these skills have been achieved, the remainder of the course is… Read more

Let your own interests and passions guide your learning in Design and Innovation 11. In this course you will learn how to apply the steps of the design thinking process to creatively solve problems through meaningful project-based learning experiences.  Once these skills have been achieved, the remainder of the course… Read more

Let your own interests and passions guide your learning in Design and Innovation 12.  In this course you will learn how to apply the steps of the design thinking process to creatively solve problems through meaningful project-based learning experiences.  Once these skills have been achieved, the remainder of the course… Read more

This computer based (CADD) course in Drafting, Design and Manufacturing will introduce students who are interested in engineering, architecture, computer animation, and drafting technology, to industry standard commercial software. Areas of study include introductions to: the design process, 2D drawing and 3D modelling techniques, mechanical and architectural drafting, model rendering… Read more

This course is open to all students in grade 10. Course programs are developed based on level of experience: First Year Drafting & Design Students (no prerequisite) This computer based (CADD) course in Drafting, Design and Manufacturing will introduce students who are interested in engineering, architecture, computer animation, and drafting… Read more

This course is open to all students in grade 10. Course programs are developed based on level of experience: First Year Drafting & Design Students (no prerequisite) This computer based (CADD) course in Drafting, Design and Manufacturing will introduce students who are interested in engineering, architecture, computer animation, and drafting… Read more

This course is open to all students in grade 12. Course programs are developed based on level of experience: First Year Drafting & Design Students (no prerequisite) This computer based (CADD) course in Drafting, Design and Manufacturing will introduce students who are interested in engineering, architecture, computer animation, and drafting technology,… Read more

First Year Robotics:  Robotics is an introductory course where you will learn the fundamental skills to design, program, and develop the electronics to engineer your own robot. Using a variety of resources and software, including virtual bots, Sphero robots, VEX and FIRST robotic kits, students will complete a series of… Read more

This course is designed for students who have completed Automotive 11 & 12 and wish to further their studies in automotive technology. This could include automatic or manual transmission rebuilds, steering explorations, 4-wheel, 2-wheel and rear wheel drive configurations. Students are encouraged to bring in their own vehicles for repair… Read more

Mount Doug is happy to offer a course in our multi-purpose classroom for all new students and returning grade 9’s. This course is made up of 3 components: Metal The first component will include various metal work projects. Students will learn various techniques and processes in the class and will… Read more

Robotics is an introductory course where you will learn the fundamental skills to design, program, and develop the electronics to engineer your own robot. Using a variety of resources and software, including virtual bots, Sphero robots, VEX robotic kits, students will complete a series of projects in order to learn… Read more

First Year Robotics:  Robotics is an introductory course where you will learn the fundamental skills to design, program, and develop the electronics to engineer your own robot. Using a variety of resources and software, including virtual bots, Sphero robots, VEX and FIRST robotic kits, students will complete a series of… Read more

First Year Robotics:  Robotics is an introductory course where you will learn the fundamental skills to design, program, and develop the electronics to engineer your own robot. Using a variety of resources and software, including virtual bots, Sphero robots, VEX and FIRST robotic kits, students will complete a series of… Read more

Do you like to build things? Want to make cool projects using real building materials while learning trades skills? A career in the trades is a stable, exciting, rewarding and challenging way to earn a good living. No experience is necessary, just an open mind and willingness to learn through experience…. Read more

Do you like to build things? Want to make cool projects using real building materials while learning trades skills? A career in the trades is a stable, exciting, rewarding and challenging way to earn a good living. No experience is necessary, just an open mind and willingness to learn through experience…. Read more

Do you like to build things? Want to make cool projects using real building materials while learning trades skills? A career in the trades is a stable, exciting, rewarding and challenging way to earn a good living. No experience is necessary, just an open mind and willingness to learn through experience…. Read more

Mount Doug is happy to offer a course in our multi-purpose classroom for all new students. This course is made up of three components: Metal The first component will include various metal work projects. Students will learn various techniques and processes and will have the chance to make projects that… Read more

This course in Woodwork is intended to provide students with an introduction to machine processes and to provide a pathway to more advanced Woodwork courses. Students will learn to use various machines in the woodwork shop, learn workshop safety, and develop an appreciation for good design. Students build an assigned… Read more

First year Woodwork students will learn to use various machines in the woodwork shop, learn workshop safety and develop an appreciation for good design. Students build an assigned project and incorporate their own choice of design detail, species of wood and finishing styles. Second year Woodwork students will expand their… Read more

First year Woodwork students will learn to use various machines in the woodwork shop, learn workshop safety and develop an appreciation for good design. Students build an assigned project and incorporate their own choice of design detail, species of wood, and finishing styles. Second year Woodwork students will expand their… Read more

This course refines and develops students’ skills and safety awareness, and allows students to spend additional time in the area of their own choice at a more advanced level of technology. Regular attendance and active group participation are required. Course Content: Shop practices, safety, machine and hand tool operations. Skill… Read more

Visual Arts

This exciting course builds on the concepts learned in grade 9 but steers you in new directions, allowing you to create unique works of art while developing more advanced techniques and skills. This is the perfect course for grade 10 students who wish to pick up 4 credits of Fine… Read more

Areas of art: drawing, painting, sculpture, and mixed media. Students will develop a personal style as well as develop critical skills in art. Students registered in this course will work more independently, have greater flexibility of project choices, and further develop personal imagery.  

This course is for students who want to expand their creative potential in the 2D dry medium of drawing, and wet medium like painting. Students will be challenged to develop higher skill levels of image making using different dry and wet media, digital, and sculpture. In the course, we also… Read more

This course if for everyone, even the students who believe they cannot draw or create art. This is a “myth buster” course where you are encouraged to express yourself while learning many techniques that help you become artists. This course may  help you discover an ability you did not know… Read more

In Film and Television, students will embark on a journey of discovery of the two most influential media of the last 100 years. We will cover important topics such as the evolution of TV and film, and its creative techniques. Students will examine the influence of film and television on… Read more

Photography 10 is an introductory course where you learn the essentials of photography. No experience is required, and all grades are welcomed. Cameras can be provided! In this course you will learn the fundamentals of photography, covering such topics as: Understand how cameras actually work and learn how to properly… Read more

Photography 11 is an introductory course where you learn the essentials of photography. No experience is required, and all grades are welcomed. Cameras can be provided! In this course you will learn the fundamentals of photography, covering such topics as: Understand how cameras actually work and learn how to properly… Read more

Photography 12 is our most advanced photography course at Mt. Doug. It builds upon existing photographic skills and knowledge you acquired from having learned the essentials from taken Photography 10 or Photography 11. Through collaboration between the student and teacher, Photography 12 is a customized course that is individually tailored… Read more