Available Grade 9 Courses
Art 9 Back
The course offers students a foundation in drawing, photography and design basics, introducing them to painting, crafts, art history and appreciation. Students must complete Modules 1 and 6 and choose any two of the remaining six modules.
“Bible class,” as we call it is more than a time for reading, discussing, thinking or debating. We have the privilege of allotting time daily for study and reflection so that we who seek God may grow to know and love Him and His ways more with each passing moment and so that we can better understand His intent and desire for our lives – that is, His desire to live His holy life through us!
We know that we live in a world where obedience is barely considered and rebellion is eagerly fostered and seemingly rewarded. As the day of Jesus’ second coming draws nearer it is all-the-more important that our lives are a declaration of the reality of who God is. This comes about not by mere understanding, but through a personal growing relationship with Jesus. This is what you will be encouraged and challenged toward in this class. After that, it’s up to you. Your “yes” belongs to God, not to men.
Business Education 9
Business Education 9 strives to help student to develop an understanding of record keeping and basic financial reports for business, cultivate the ability to research and evaluate business and financial information, develop marketplace skills as well as an understanding of the issues related to entrepreneurship, foster an understanding of financial issues from the Christian perspective, learn practical ideas and best consumer practices for personal finance, including frugality without stress, smarter shopping, including safe online shopping, protecting personal information in the global environment, negotiating with banks and lending institutions, shopping for bank accounts, improving or building a strong credit rating, etc., and to develop an appreciation for how we may make God central to our personal finances, becoming wise and grateful stewards of God’s provision.
This course offers students a strong base for reading and writing in high school. Learning to write effectively, concisely, and creatively is a main focus, along with reading rich, relevant literature that bring issues and important choices to the discussion table. Along with literature, students are presented with media samples to analyze and evaluate. In this class, students have the opportunity as well to speak in front of a group and grow in their public speaking skills. English 9 offers an introduction to provincial exam preparation.
Health & Career Education 9
As our Grade 9 students adjust to high school, this course sets them up for success! A variety of relevant topics are covered in this nurturing, project-based class: study skills to help you succeed in high school; how we feel about ourselves in light of our families and friends, the media, and most importantly, Jesus; how to live healthfully as a teen-ager (proper diet and exercise); teen health issues to be aware of; summer jobs and careers (preparing for job interviews, filling out application forms, the resume, and more!); how to have healthy friendships; the dating world (based on 7 Things You Need To Know Before Your Next Date by Christian authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco).
This course introduces students to the Italian language and culture. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Students will learn to use their new language in such situations as meeting new people, talking about their homes, families, and friends, discussing school related topics and hobbies.
Music 9: General
This course gives students a chance to explore either instrumental or choral music. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and a little music history.
This course introduces students to the Portuguese language and culture. Emphasis is placed on the vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Students will learn to use their new language in such situations as meeting new people, talking about their homes, families, and friends, discussing school related topics and hobbies.
Physical Education 9
Physical Education 8/9/10 has been developed so that the same course can be taken by students in Grades 8, 9, or 10. It can also be taken more than once with different activities being done in each grade.
The purpose of this course is to encourage regular, enjoyable physical activity that contributes to a healthy body and mind. Students plan their own program and choose their own activities, which might range from something as simple as walking the dog to participation in team sports.
In addition to the physical activity program, there are written activities and readings about the active lifestyle.
Principles of Mathematics 9
To ensure that students are prepared for the demands of further education and the workplace, the Principles of Mathematics 9 emphasizes the development of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes relevant to the development of numeracy, supports the creative and aesthetic aspects of mathematics by exploring the connections between mathematics, art, and design, and promotes the development of positive attitudes, problem solving, communication, applications, reasoning, and the use of technology.
Science 9 is a lot of fun. Perhaps because in science nine we have such diverse, hands-on subjects. We get to learn about the cell and then biological process of reproduction, chemistry, astronomy and electricity. With this diversity in topics there is something for everyone.
Social Studies 9
A Latin proverb states, “He is wise, who learns from the mistakes of others.” This saying holds a valuable context through which we may approach our learning of history. The study of history must not become limited to discovering what has happened, but rather investigating to evaluate why and how these events occurred. In analysing people’s motivations and rationale for their part in history, we may better understand ourselves and the role each of us plays right now, in our society.
From a Christian standpoint, we are keenly interested in discovering how we may best live within God’s present-day purposes for us. As such, we will often discuss the spiritual impacts of choices others have made in the past, distinguish between Christian religion following God, and gain a practical insight into how to live God’s way, today, to the benefit of all society.
Social Studies 9 examines Europe’s history from the late 1500s through to the early 1800s. Canada’s beginning is evaluated in terms of the many cultural, religious, financial, military, and political pressures that worked to forge our nation into existence, and to pave the way for democracy as it exists today.
This course introduces students to the language and culture of the Hispanic world. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Students will learn to use their new language in such situations as meeting new people, talking about their homes, families, and friends, discussing school related topics and hobbies.