FAQ

Most frequent Questions and Answers

Each course at TPA is required to follow the same achievement outline. The Ministry of Education requires that each course is evaluated on the following format:

  • 70% of the grade is based on evaluations conducted throughout the course and should reflect the student’s most consistent level of achievement.
  • 30% of the grade is based on a final evaluation.

The Ontario Student Record folder (OSR) is the official record for a student. The OSR is created when a student enters the Ontario school system and moves with the student from school to school. The OSR is created under the authority of the Education Act, and the contents of the OSR are protected under the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. The OSR folder contains achievement results, credits earned, and other information important to the education of the student.

Extra curricular activities are available for free, and are also organized at a cost – like a baseball game, or an amusement park, or many other options.

It can be either. Some students do it entirely on their own, and others form a group. We can give suggestions when you Contact Us.

Ontario High School Courses

Note that what follows here is somewhat detailed. For further information, please Contact Us.

We offer Ontario high school credits toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Our customizable academic program means you can take the classes you need. We offer grades 9-12 credits all live or online. Our intensive study program allows students to fast-track their credits on the way to post-secondary education. We focus on the core subjects needed to attend university or college. Students may take an entire program or individual courses. 

Types of Courses and School Semesters

A credit is granted when a student has successfully completed a course for which at least 110 hours of class time has been scheduled.

Schools must provide various Ontario high school courses – academicapplied, and open, in order to accommodate all levels of students who have a right to attend secondary school. Since we are a school which wants to accommodate students who want to attend college or university, the courses that will be offered to the students will either be “open” or “academic” courses.

Open Courses (O): Open courses in Grades 11 & 12 allow students to broaden their knowledge and skills in a particular subject that may or may not be directly related to their post-secondary goals, but that reflects their interests. These courses are appropriate for all students regardless of post-secondary destination. These courses are designed to provide students with a broad education base and to equip them for active and rewarding participation in society. They are not designed with the specific requirements of university or college programs or the workplace in mind.

Academic Courses (D): These courses provide the essential concepts of a subject and much related material is explored as well. Although knowledge and skills in the subject will be developed through both theoretical and practical applications, the emphasis will be on theory and abstract thinking as a basis for future learning and problem solving.

University Preparation Courses (U): These courses equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to meet the entrance requirements for university programs. Teaching and learning will emphasize theoretical aspects of the course content but will also include concrete applications. All university preparation courses will be based on rigorous provincial curriculum expectations and will emphasize the development of both independent research skills and independent learning skills.

Our school also has ESL components. This gives students more time for extra English support, if necessary. It also allows them to acquire necessary prerequisites for key English courses.

Our school is also organized so that students may begin study at any time.

** Students may take up to 4 credits per semester.

** Each credit is 110 hours. Exams take place at the end of the semester.

English
  • English, University Preparation, ENG4U
    • 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.
      Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, University Preparation
  • English, College Preparation, ENG4C
    • This course emphasizes the consolidation of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic and daily life. Students will analyse a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from various countries and cultures, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity and developing greater control in writing. The course is intended to prepare students for college or the workplace.
      Prerequisite: English, Grade 11, College Preparation
Math
  • Advanced Functions, University Preparation, MHF4U
    • This course extends students’ experience with functions. Students will investigate the properties of polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions; develop techniques for combining functions; broaden their understanding of rates of change; and develop facility in applying these concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended both for students taking the Calculus and Vectors course as a prerequisite for a university program and for those wishing to consolidate their understanding of mathematics before proceeding to any one of a variety of university programs.
      Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Mathematics for College Technology, Grade 12, College Preparation
  • Calculus and Vectors, University Preparation, MCV4U
    • This course builds on students’ previous experience with functions and their developing understanding of rates of change. Students will solve problems involving geometric and algebraic representations of vectors and representations of lines and planes in three dimensional space; broaden their understanding of rates of change to include the derivatives of polynomial, sinusoidal, exponential, rational, and radical functions; and apply these concepts and skills to the modelling of real-world relationships. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. This course is intended for students who choose to pursue careers in fields such as science, engineering, economics, and some areas of business, including those students who will be required to take a university-level calculus, linear algebra, or physics course.
      Prerequisite: The new Advanced Functions course (MHF4U) must be taken prior to or concurrently with Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U).
  • Mathematics of Data Management, University Preparation, MDM4U
    • This course broadens students’ understanding of mathematics as it relates to managing data. Students will apply methods for organizing and analysing large amounts of information; solve problems involving probability and statistics; and carry out a culminating investigation that integrates statistical concepts and skills. Students will also refine their use of the mathematical processes necessary for success in senior mathematics. Students planning to enter university programs in business, the social sciences, and the humanities will find this course of particular interest.
      Prerequisite: Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
  • Mathematics for College Technology, College Preparation, MCT4C
    • This course enables students to extend their knowledge of functions. Students will investigate and apply properties of polynomial, exponential, and trigonometric functions; continue to represent functions numerically, graphically, and algebraically; develop facility in simplifying expressions and solving equations; and solve problems that address applications of algebra, trigonometry, vectors, and geometry. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for a variety of college technology programs.
      Prerequisite: Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation, or Functions, Grade 11, University Preparation
  • Foundations for College Mathematics, College Preparation, MAP4C
    • This course enables students to broaden their understanding of real-world applications of mathematics. Students will analyse data using statistical methods; solve problems involving applications of geometry and trigonometry; solve financial problems connected with annuities, budgets, and renting or owning accommodation; simplify expressions; and solve equations. Students will reason mathematically and communicate their thinking as they solve multi-step problems. This course prepares students for college programs in areas such as business, health sciences, and human services, and for certain skilled trades.
      Prerequisite: Foundations for College Mathematics, Grade 11, College Preparation, or Functions and Applications, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
Science
  • Biology, University Preparation, SBI4U
    • This course provides students with the opportunity for in-depth study of the concepts and processes that occur in biological systems. Students will study theory and conduct investigations in the areas of biochemistry, metabolic processes, molecular genetics, homeostasis, and population dynamics. Emphasis will be placed on the achievement of detailed knowledge and the refinement of skills needed for further study in various branches of the life sciences and related fields.
      Prerequisite: Biology, Grade 11, University Preparation
  • Chemistry, University Preparation, SCH4U
    • This course enables students to deepen their understanding of chemistry through the study of organic chemistry, the structure and properties of matter, energy changes and rates of reaction, equilibrium in chemical systems, and electrochemistry. Students will further develop their problem-solving and investigation skills as they investigate chemical processes, and will refine their ability to communicate scientific information. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of chemistry in everyday life and on evaluating the impact of chemical technology on the environment.
      Prerequisite: Chemistry, Grade 11, University Preparation
  • Chemistry, College Preparation, SCH4C
    • This course enables students to develop an understanding of chemistry through the study of matter and qualitative analysis, organic chemistry, electrochemistry, chemical calculations, and chemistry as it relates to the quality of the environment. Students will use a variety of laboratory techniques, develop skills in data collection and scientific analysis, and communicate scientific information using appropriate terminology. Emphasis will be placed on the role of chemistry in daily life and the effects of technological applications and processes on society and the environment.
      Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
  • Physics, University Preparation, SPH4U
    • This course enables students to deepen their understanding of physics concepts and theories. Students will continue their exploration of energy transformations and the forces that affect motion, and will investigate electrical, gravitational, and magnetic fields and electromagnetic radiation. Students will also explore the wave nature of light, quantum mechanics, and special relativity. They will further develop their scientific investigation skills, learning, for example, how to analyse, qualitatively and quantitatively, data related to a variety of physics concepts and principles. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
      Prerequisite: Physics, Grade 11, University Preparation
  • Physics, College Preparation, SPH4C
    • This course develops students’ understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will explore these concepts with respect to motion; mechanical, electrical, electromagnetic, energy transformation, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems; and the operation of commonly used tools and machines. They will develop their scientific investigation skills as they test laws of physics and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.
      Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic or Applied
Business Studies
  • Financial Accounting Principles, University/College Preparation, BAT4M
    • This course introduces students to advanced accounting principles that will prepare them for postsecondary studies in business. Students will learn about financial statements for various forms of business ownership and how those statements are interpreted in making business decisions. This course expands students’ knowledge of sources of financing, further develops accounting methods for assets, and introduces accounting for partnerships and corporations.
      Prerequisite: Financial Accounting Fundamentals, Grade 11, University/College Preparation
  • Entrepreneurship: Venture Planning in an Electronic Age, College Preparation, BDV4C
    • This course provides students with the opportunity to develop and apply entrepreneurial skills through the creation of a venture plan that capitalizes on the potential of e-commerce. Students will research and identify an opportunity for a venture. They will then complete the components of a venture plan that includes a website.
      Prerequisite: None
  • Information and Communication Technology: Multimedia Solutions, College Preparation, BTX4C
    • This course provides students with the opportunity to apply their information and communication technology skills while working in a team environment. Through a project-based approach, students will have opportunities to integrate common business software applications and apply multimedia techniques. Students will further develop their understanding of electronic business and e-commerce environments. The skills acquired in this course will prepare students for success in postsecondary studies and in their future careers.
      Prerequisite: Information and Communication Technology: The Digital Environment, Grade 11, Open
  • International Business Fundamentals, University/College Preparation, BBB4M
    • This course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively. This course prepares students for postsecondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management.
      Prerequisite: None
  • Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals, University/College Preparation, BOH4M
    • This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business, with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility are also emphasized.
      Prerequisite: None
Canada and World Studies
  • Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, University Preparation, CGW4U
    • This course examines the global challenges of creating a sustainable and equitable future, focusing on current issues that illustrate these challenges. Students will investigate a range of topics, including cultural, economic, and geopolitical relationships, regional disparities in the ability to meet basic human needs, and protection of the natural environment. Students will use geotechnologies and skills of geographic inquiry and analysis to develop and communicate balanced opinions about the complex issues facing Canada and a world that is interdependent and constantly changing.
      Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities
  • Canada: History, Identity, and Culture, University Preparation, CHI4U
    • This course explores the challenges associated with the formation of a Canadian national identity. Students will examine the social, political, and economic forces that have shaped Canada from the pre-contact period to the present and will investigate the historical roots of contemporary issues from a variety of perspectives. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to consider events and ideas in historical context, debate issues of culture and identity, and present their own views.
      Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and world studies, English, or social sciences and humanities