Pathways and Course Offerings

 

Pathways

For pathways in Mathematics, English, and Science visit the TDSB Pathways Diagram

 

Course Offerings

For DMCI course offering please visit the appropriate grade link below.

2018-2019 Grade 9 Course Offerings
2018-2019 Grade 10 Course Offerings
2018-2019 Grade 11 Course Offerings
2018-2019 Grade 12 Course Offerings

 

For TDSB course descriptions and prerequisite information please visit the link below.

Gr 9 - 12 Course descriptions and Prerequisite

 

Choices: The Course Selection Placemat is your guide to life at a TDSB high school. With the support of your Guidance Counsellor and teachers, you’ll learn about career planning, program options, expectations and responsibilities while on your way to earning your diploma. All students will receive a copy of the ‘Choices: 9-12 Placemat’ during course selection time that will outline the step-by-step process for choosing courses and help you make decisions for the following year. 

 

Course Selection - myBlueprint

On Wednesday, February 13, 2019 all students in all grades will  have the opportunity to learn about the course selection process for the upcoming year. Parents and guardians will also able to participate in the process, visiting our course marketplace, talking with teachers and helping their student start to do their My Blueprint planning. Course selection will be due to home form teachers Friday February 22, 2019 with a printout form signed by the parent / guardian.


Parents of Graduating Students - While some of your children may need to return to our school or move beyond Don Mills CI to pursue additional courses, the information session presented to Grade 12 students includes facts about final marks, deadlines and scholarship and financial aid opportunities as they anticipate post-secondary offers. It's important to note that a 100% completion of the IPP portion of My Blueprint makes students eligible for some local scholarships and bursaries.

Please feel free to contact your child’s alpha counselor so that we can meet to discuss the best possible pathway for their successful futures.

Ryan Gibson – Alpha A – K
Paul Stoitsiadis – Alpha L – T
Laura Giannotta – Alpha U - Z
Rory Stretch - International Students

 


Getting Your Diploma: OSSD

In order to obtain an Ontario secondary school diploma (OSSD), students must earn a total of 30 credits.  Students must successfully complete 18 compulsory credits and 12 optional credits along with completing the Ontario literacy requirement, and complete 40 community involvement hours.

 

Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Requirements

  • Successful completion of Literacy requirement
  • 40 hours of community involvement (Community Involvement Activity Notification and Completion Form)
  • 30 credits required for graduation:
    (18 compulsory and 12 optional)
    • 4 English, one per grade level
    • 1 French as a second language
    • 3 Mathematics, at least one in Grade 11 or 12
    • 2 Science
    • 1 Canadian geography
    • 1 Canadian history
    • 1 Arts (dance, drama, media, music, visual arts)
    • 1 Health and physical education
    • 0.5 Civics
    • 0.5 Career studies

Plus one credit from each of the following groups:
Group 1:

  • An additional English credit
  • French as a second language*
  • A third language credit
  • Social Sciences and Humanities 
  • Canadian and World Studies 
  • Guidance and Career Education 
  • Cooperative Education *

Group 2: 

  • Business Studies
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts
  • Cooperative Education *
  • French as a second language *

Group 3:

  • Grade 11 or 12 Science
  • Technological Education
  • Computer Studies
  • Cooperative Education*
  • French as a second language *

Plus 12 optional credits

* A maximum of two credits in Cooperative Education and two credits in French can count as compulsory credits.

 

Community Involvement:

Since September 1, 1999, one of the requirements for all students in Ontario is to complete 40 hours of community involvement in order to receive an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). The purpose of this requirement is to encourage students to develop an understanding of civic responsibility and of the role they can play and the contributions they can make in supporting and strengthening their communities. Students will plan and select their community involvement activities in consultation with their parents/guardians and as part of the Individual Pathways Plan process.  To print a copy of the community involvement tracking sheet please click here