WHAT IS INDEPENDENT STUDY?
Independent Study is a method of delivering educational information via booklets or online instead of a physical classroom. Courses are evaluated by qualified HCDSB secondary school teachers. The credits you earn are the same as those earned at any secondary school in Ontario. Every Independent Learning Course meets the requirements of the Ontario Ministry of Education and counts toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).
Independent Study courses are primarily designed for adult learners that are unable to attend regular day classes, however, secondary school students can register in some circumstances with permission from the Principal of Thomas Merton.
Your success with independent study depends on your own motivation and persistence. You will have to rely on your own work habits and eagerness to learn. It is self-guided learning which gives you the flexibility to complete a course at your own pace but it also requires you to be disciplined to complete the course.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW ABOUT INDEPENDENT STUDY?
- Students are only permitted to register for one course at a time.
- Registrations occur from September until mid-March (you don't have to wait for a new semester to start!)
- You do not have access to a teacher during the course.
- You must earn 50% on the final exam or culminating in order to receive the credit.
- Students must complete the course within the school year with all materials completed and submitted by the end of May regardless of when the course started.
- Any student under 18 does need permission from the Principal of Thomas Merton to register (this can discussed at the time of registration.
WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY?
Please contact Jennifer Peer at the Thomas Merton Centre in Milton (905-693-6676) for more information.
STUDENTS REGISTERING FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSES SHOULD NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
- Appointments are required to register. (Please contact Jennifer Peer at 905-693-6676 for an appointment.)
- Students must provide an updated Credit Counselling Summary or transcript.
- A parent's signature is required if the student is under 18.
- Pre-requisite courses must be completed before registration can occur.
- Payment is due at the time of registration.
CURRENT COURSE OFFERINGS FOR INDEPENDENT STUDY IN BOOK OR ONLINE FORMAT:
AVI 10 - Visual Arts
BBI-2O - Introduction to Business
BAF-3M - Intro to Accounting
BDI-3C - Entrepreneurial Studies - Online
BMI-3C - Business Marketing - Online
BTA-3O - Information Technology
BAT-4M - Financial Accounting
BBB-4M - International Business - Online
BOH-4M - Organizational Studies - Online
GUIDANCE & CAREER EDUCATION
GLS-10 - Learning Strategies
GLC-20 - Career Studies - Online
GWL-30 - Designing Your Future - Online
FSF-1P - Applied French
HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
PPZ-3C - Health for Life - Online
SOCIAL SCIENCE & HUMANITIES
HPC-3O - Parenting, Gr. 11 - Online
HRF-3O – World Religions, Gr. 11
HIP-4O - Personal Life Managment - Coming Soon Online
HHS-4U - Individuals & Families, Gr. 12 - Online
HSC-4M – World Cultures - Online
HZT-4U - Philosophy, Gr. 12
MFM-1P - Math, Gr. 9 Applied
MFM-2P - Math, Gr. 10 Applied
MPM-2D- Math, Gr. 10 Academic - Online
MEL-3E - Math for Everyday Life, Gr. 11
MBF-3C - Math of Personal Finance, Gr. 11
MCF-3M - Functions, Gr. 11
MCR-3U - Functions and Relations, Gr. 11 - Online
MEL-4E - Math for Everyday Life, Gr. 12
MAP-4C - College & Apprenticeship, Gr. 12 - Online
MCT-4C - Math for College Technology, Gr. 12 - Online
MDM-4U – Math of Data Management, Gr. 12 - Online
MHF-4U – Advanced Functions, Gr. 12 - Online
MCV-4U - Calculus & Vectors, Gr. 12 - Online
ENG-1P - English, Gr. 9 Applied
ENG-2P - English, Gr. 10 Applied
ENG-2D - English, Gr. 10 Academic
ENG-3E - English, Gr. 11 Workplace
ENG-3C - English, Gr. 11 College
ENG-3U - English, Gr. 11 University
EBT-4O - Communications in World of Business and Technology
ENG-4E - English, Gr. 12 Workplace
ENG-4C - English, Gr. 12 College - Online
ENG-4U - English, Gr. 12 University - Online
ETS-4U - Studies in Literature, Gr. 12
EWC-4U – Writer's Craft, Gr. 12
OLC-4O - Literacy Course - Online
CANADA & WORLD STUDIES
CGC-1P – Geography of Canada
CHC-2P - Canadian History, Applied
CHC-2D - Canadian History, Academic
CHV-2O - Civics - Online
CHW-3M - Ancient History
CHA-3U - American History - Online
CGG-3O - Travel & Tourism - Online
CLU-3M - Canadian Law
CGW-4U - World Issues - Online
CHI-4U - Canadian History - Online
CHY-4U - World History - Online
CLN-4U - Canadian & International Law - Online
CLN-4C - Legal Studies - Coming Soon Online
SNC-1P - Applied Science
SNC-2P - Applied Science
SNC-2D - Academic Science
SBI-3C - College Biology - Online
SBI-3U - University Biology - Online
SCH-3U - University Chemistry - Online
SPH-3U - University Physics - Online
SBI-4U - University Biology - Online
SCH-4C – College Chemistry - Online
SCH-4U - University Chemistry - Online
SES-4U – Earth and Space Science - Online
SPH-4C - College Physics - Online
SPH-4U - University Physics - Online
To start working towards your Ontario Secondary School Diploma or for more information please contact Us:
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