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The Brant Haldimand Norfolk Catholic District School Board offers a variety of summer school courses for BHNCDSB students to reach ahead. These courses are all offered asynchronously through Brightspace (D2L). BHNCDSB students can sign up for one per summer, through their myBlueprint account, under "Continuing Education". These summer credits also count toward the mandatory 2 course e-learning requirement for graduation (unless they are listed as in-person). 

For the most up to date list- please refer to my blueprint under "Continuing Education" (Note- the courses below are subject to change based on enrollment). 


Courses May Include:

Hospitality and Tourism-Foods, Grade 9-TFJ1O (IN PERSON!!!)

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to hospitality and tourism, focusing on the areas of food handling, food preparation, the origins of foods, event planning, and local tourism. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.

Hairstyling and Aesthetics, Grade 9- TXJ1O (IN PERSON!!!)

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills related to hairstyling and aesthetics, including hair, nail, and skin care applications. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.

Construction Technology, Grade 9- TCJ1O (IN PERSON!!)

This exploratory course introduces students to concepts and skills in construction technology, which encompasses plumbing, electrical and network wiring, masonry, heating/cooling, carpentry, and woodworking. Students will develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues, and will begin to explore secondary and postsecondary pathways leading to careers in the field.

Drawing, Grade 9- AWL1OL  (Open)

This course is exploratory in nature, offering an overview of visual arts as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of art through various drawing techniques. Students will use the creative and critical analysis processes and will interpret art within a personal, contemporary, and historical context.

Learning Strategies: Skills for Success in Highschool, Grade 9-GLS1O1 (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. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond.

Personal Fitness and Activities, Grade 9- PAF1O1 (Open)

This course focuses on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students' interest throughout their lives. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills, and will be given opportunities to practice goal setting, decision-making, coping, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, and personal safety.


Civics and Careers: Concurrently, Grade 10-CHV2O1/GLC2O1 (Open)

This course will cover both the Civics (0.5 credits) and Careers (0.5 credits) Ministry Expectations (for 1 credit in total). Students will learn rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society. Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community. This course will alseo 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. Note- you can also take these separtely as a half course each: Civics- CHV2OH (0.5 credits) or Careers-GLC2OH (0.5 credits)

Healthy Living and Personal Fitness Activities, Grade 10- PAF2O1 (Open)

This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of physical activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.

Cooperative Education: IN PERSON, Grade 11-DCO3O1 (Open)

This course consists of a learning experience connected to a community and a cooperative education curriculum focused on developing skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will support students in their learning, including their education and career/life planning, at school and beyond, today and in the future. Within the context of their experience connected to a community, students will apply skills, knowledge, and habits of mind that will protect and promote their health, safety, and well-being and that will strengthen their inquiry, decision making, and leadership skills. Students will create and implement a learning plan that meets their particular interests and needs, reflect on their learning, and make connections between their experience in the community and other aspects of their lives. Note- this course is worth 2 credits and this program does not meet the e-learning requirement set by the government.

Faith and Culture: World Religions, Grade 11-HRT3M1 (University/College) or HRF3O1 (Open)

This course provides students with opportunities to explore various world religions and belief traditions. Students will develop knowledge of the terms and concepts relevant to this area of study, will examine the ways in which religions and belief traditions meet various human needs, and will learn about the relationship between belief and action. They will examine sacred writings and teachings, consider how concepts of time and place influence different religions and belief traditions, and develop research and inquiry skills related to the study of human expressions of belief.

Functions and Applications: Math, Grade 11-MCF3M1 (University/College)

This course introduces basic features of the function by extending students’ experiences with quadratic relations. It focuses on quadratic, trigonometric, and exponential functions and their use in modelling real-world situations. Students will represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; simplify expressions; solve equations; and solve problems relating to applications. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems.

Health for Life, Grade 11- PPZ3C1 (College)

This course enables students to examine the factors that in uence their own health practices and behaviours as well as those factors that contribute to the development of healthy communities. It emphasizes the concept of wellness, which addresses all aspects of well-being – physical, cognitive, emotional, spiritual, and social – and promotes healthy eating, physical activity, and building and maintaining a positive sense of self. Students will develop the skills necessary to make healthy choices and create a personal wellness plan. They will also design initiatives that encourage others to lead healthy, active lives. The course prepares students for college programs in health sciences, tness, wellness, and health promotion.

Leadership and Peer Support, Grade 11- GPP3O1 (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.

English, Grade 12- ENG4U1 (University) or ENG4C1 (College)

This course emphasizes the consolidation of the literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a range of challenging literary texts from various periods, countries, and cultures; interpret and evaluate informational and graphic texts; and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms. An important focus will be on using academic language coherently and confidently, selecting the reading strategies best suited to particular texts and particular purposes for reading, and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for university, college, or the workplace.

Literacy Course, Grade 12-OLC4O1 (Open)

This course is designed to help students acquire and demonstrate the cross-curricular literacy skills that are evaluated by the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT). Students who complete the course successfully will meet the provincial literacy requirement for graduation. Students will read a variety of informational, narrative, and graphic texts and will produce a variety of forms of writing, including summaries, information paragraphs, opinion pieces, and news reports. Students will also maintain and manage a portfolio containing a record of their reading experiences and samples of their writing.

The Writer's Craft, Grade 12- EWC4U1 (University)

This course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyse models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective 59 ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytical independent study project, and investigate opportunities for publication and for writing careers.

Credit Recovery Program

Ask your high-school guidance counsellor if you are eligable to take a credit recovery course. They are designed to help regular day school students at the secondary level meet the expectations of a course they have completed but for which they have received a failing grade. The Credit recovery program allows students who have failed a course to only repeat expectations where they have been unsuccessful rather than redoing the whole course. To enroll in the credit recovery program, a student must have the approval of his or her guidance counsellor, vice-principal or student success teacher, as the decision is made as a team, based on a variety of factors. Note- This program does not meet the e-learning requirement set by the government.