At Christian Virtual School we offer quality online Christian education for both elementary and secondary students. Our fully online, self-paced courses follow the Ontario curriculum and challenge students to grow both academically and spiritually. We are so excited to welcome many new Grade 9 students this month, who will be joining us for the 2021-2022 school year. These students are beginning their journey towards earning the Ontario Secondary School (OSSD) with CVS and we are thrilled to be able to support them.

Those entering secondary school for the first time may be filled with excitement, enthusiasm, and apprehension. Here at CVS, we want to provide support and guidance to our students as they navigate the secondary school system. Grade 9 students can expect to complete 8 credits/courses , all of which contribute toward the OSSD compulsory requirements.

A Grade 9 student at CVS has the following courses available to them:

MTH1W – Mathematics, 9, De-streamed

This course enables students to consolidate, and continue to develop, an understanding of mathematical concepts related to number sense and operations, algebra, measurement, geometry, data, probability, and financial literacy.

CGC1D – Issues in Canadian Geography, 9, Academic

This course examines interrelationships within and between Canada’s natural and human systems and how these systems interconnect with those in other parts of the world. Students will explore environmental, economic, and social geographic issues relating to topics such as transportation options, energy choices, and urban development.

ENG1D – English, 9, Academic

This course is designed to develop the oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for success in their secondary school academic programs and in their daily lives. Students will analyse literary texts from contemporary and historical periods, interpret informational and graphic texts, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms.

SNC1D – Science, 9, Academic

This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to relate science to technology, society, and the environment. Throughout the course, students will develop their skills in the processes of scientific investigation.

FSF1D – Core French, 9, Academic

This course provides opportunities for students to communicate and interact in French with increasing independence, with a focus on familiar topics related to their daily lives. Students will develop their skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing. *Please note FSF1D requires a prerequisite of 600 hours of French instruction.

ALC1O – Integrated Arts, 9, Open

This course integrates two or more of the arts (dance, drama, media arts, music, and visual arts), giving students the opportunity to produce and present integrated art works created individually or collaboratively.

BBI1O – Introduction to Business, 9, Open

This course introduces students to the world of business. Students will develop an understanding of the functions of business, including accounting, marketing, information and communication technology, human resources, and production, and of the importance of ethics and social responsibility.

BTT1O – Introduction to Information and Communication Technology, 9, Open

This course introduces students to information and communication technology in a business environment and builds a foundation of digital literacy skills necessary for success in a technologically driven society. Students will develop word processing, spreadsheet, database, desktop publishing, presentation software, and website design skills. 

Our Grade 9 students are offered a great program called myBlueprint. We offer myBlueprint accounts to all students from Grades 7-12. myBlueprint is a comprehensive career/life planning tool that offers students many resources. Students can complete surveys and assessments about their interests, knowledge, and skills. They can plan their courses using the secondary school course planner, build budgets, create a resumé and cover letter, and are able to search for post-secondary programs suited to their interests. myBlueprint is a great tool for students of all ages and is particularly useful for our Grade 9 students as they begin planning their courses at the secondary level. If you are curious about CVS and have questions about anything guidance related, feel free to schedule a guidance consultation on our website.

As always, we are offering our William L. Kean Bursary this month, and students are welcome to apply here.

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“I can do all this through him who gives me strength.” Philippians 4:13 (NIV)