Grade 11 Courses

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  • Please click on the "Register Now" link underneath the description of the course you wish to enroll in.
  • If you need to enroll for more than one course, you will have the opportunity to select other courses during the registration process.
  • Prerequisites are required for many courses. Before you register, check to ensure you have the prerequisite. If you wish to be exempt from the prerequisite because of maturity or advanced education, please contact Lisa Arnold after you register for your course.
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BAF3M - Introduction to Financial Accounting, 11, University or College Preparation

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This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting, with emphasis on accounting procedures used in service and merchandising businesses. Students will develop an understanding of the connections between financial analysis, control, and decision making in the management of a business, as well as the effects of technology and globalization on accounting procedures and the role of the accountant.


Prerequisite: None Course Outline Register Now


CHA3U - American History, 11, University

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This course traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from colonial times to the present. Students will examine issues of diversity, identity, and culture that have influenced the country's social and political formation and will consider the implications of its expansion into a global superpower. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to determine causal relationships, evaluate multiple perspectives, and present their own points of view.


Prerequisite: CHC2D or CHC2P Course Outline Register Now


CHW3M - World History to the 16th Century, 11, University or College Preparation

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This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world. They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups and innovations and to present their own conclusions.


Prerequisite: CHC2D or CHC2P Course Outline Register Now


EMS3O - Media Studies, 11, Open

EMS3O screenshotThis course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.


Prerequisite: ENG2D or ENG2P Course Outline Register Now


ENG3C - English, 11, College Preparation

ENG3C screenshotThis course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, 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. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.

Prerequisite: ENG2D or ENG2P Course Outline Register Now


ENG3U - English, 11, University Preparation

ENG3U screenshotThis course will analyse challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.


Prerequisite: ENG2D Course Outline Register Now


ETC3M - Canadian Literature, 11, University or College Preparation

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This course emphasizes the study and analysis of literary texts by Canadian authors for students with a special interest in Canadian literature. Students will study the themes, forms, and stylistic elements of a variety of literary texts representative of various time periods and of the diverse cultures and regions of Canada, and will respond personally, critically, and creatively to them.


Prerequisite: ENG2D or ENG2P Course Outline Register Now


GWL3O - Designing Your Future, 11, Open

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This course prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary destinations as they investigate specific postsecondary options based on their skills, interests, and personal characteristics. Students will explore the realities and opportunities of the workplace and examine factors that affect success, while refining their job-search and employability skills. Students will develop their portfolios with a focus on their targeted destination and develop an action plan for future success.


Prerequisite: none Course Outline Register Now


HRT3M - World Religions, 11, University or College Preparation

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This course enables students to discover what others believe and how they live, and to appreciate their own unique heritage. Students will learn about the teachings and traditions of a variety of religions, the connections between religion and the development of civilizations, the place and function of religion in human experience, and the influence of a broad range of religions on contemporary society. This course also introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating world religions.


Prerequisite: None Course Outline Register Now


HZB3O - Philosophy: The Big Questions, 11, Open

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This course addresses three (or more) of the following questions: What is a person? What is a meaningful life? What are good and evil? What is a just society? What is human knowledge? How do we know what is beautiful in art, music, and literature? Students will learn critical thinking skills in evaluating philosophical arguments related to these questions, as well as skills used in researching and investigating various topics in philosophy.


Prerequisite: None Course Outline Register Now


ICS3U - Introduction to Computer Science, 11, University

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This course helps students examine computer science concepts. Students will outline stages in software development, define standard control and data structures, identify on- and off-line resources, explain the functions of basic computer components, and develop programming and problem-solving skills by using operating systems and implementing defined practices. As well as identifying careers in computer science, students will develop an understanding of the ethical use of computers and the impact of emergent technologies on society.


Prerequisite: None Course Outline Register Now


MBF3C - Foundations for College Mathematics, 11, College Preparation

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This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problemsolving tool in the real world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations; investigate situations involving exponential growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership; develop their ability to reason by collecting, analysing, and evaluating data involving one variable; connect probability and statistics; and solve problems in geometry and trigonometry. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.


Prerequisite: MFM2P Course Outline Register Now


MCF3M - Functions and Applications, 11, University or College Preparation

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This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics and extends students’ experiences with functions. Students will solve problems in personal inance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning.


Prerequisite: MPM2D or MFM2P Course Outline Register Now


MCR3U - Functions, 11, University Preparation

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This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics, extends students’ experiences with functions, and introduces second-degree relations. Students will solve problems in personal finance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning.

Prerequisite: MPM2D Course Outline Register Now


PPZ3O - Health for Life, 11, Open

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This course helps students develop a personalized approach to healthy living. Students will examine the factors that affect their own health and the health of individuals as members of the community. They will learn about the components of the Vitality approach to healthy living – an initiative that promotes healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and a positive self-image. Throughout this course, students will develop the skills necessary to take charge of and improve their own health, as well as to encourage others to lead healthy lives.


Prerequisite: None Course Outline Register Now


SBI3U - Biology, 11, University Preparation

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This course furthers students' understanding of the processes involved in biological systems. Students will study cellular functions, genetic continuity, internal systems and regulation, the diversity of living things, and the anatomy, growth, and functions of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.


Prerequisite: SNC2D Course Outline Register Now


SCH3U - Chemistry, 11, University Preparation

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This course focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study the behaviours of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; investigate changes and relationships in chemical systems; and explore how chemistry is used in developing new products and processes that affect our lives and our environment. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of chemistry in other branches of science.


Prerequisite: SNC2D Course Outline Register Now


SPH3U - Physics, 11, University Preparation

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This course develops students' understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will study the laws of dynamics and explore different kinds of forces, the quantification and forms of energy (mechanical, sound, light, thermal, and electrical), and the way energy is transformed and transmitted. They will develop scientific-inquiry skills as they verify accepted laws and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: SNC2D Course Outline Register Now


The Fine Print
Refund Policy: There are no tuition refunds. Administration goes into the establishment of the student account; enrolling the student into the course, contracting the teacher, contacting the school, etc., which means that the tuition cannot be refunded. The decision of the VHS Principal will be considered final in all cases involving requests for course refunds.

Course Transfer Policy: A student who registers and is enrolled into a course for less than a week and does not complete an assessment nor an evaluation in the course, may request to be transferred to another course. They must have made such a request of VHS within seven days of their initial enrolment. If this transfer request is approved by the VHS Principal, it can proceed, but there will be a $125 administration processing fee. The decision of the VHS Principal will be considered final in all cases involving student requests for course transfers.

Student Enrolment Policy: There is no set schedule for the student to complete the course or to complete assignments. Students start their course the day they register and move through their course at their own pace. The only restriction placed on the student is that the student must complete the course within 18 months. Students will be unenrolled from their course if they take longer than 18 months to complete the course. The decision of the VHS Principal will be considered final in all cases involving student unenrollment.

Course Prerequisite Policy: Certain courses require the student to have completed a prerequisite course. While VHS will allow the student to begin the course without providing evidence that the required prerequisite has been completed, it is the student's responsibility to obtain and send us a copy of your Ontario Student Transcript (OST) or Report Card or Credit Counselling Summary which proves to VHS that you have achieved the prerequisite for your course. VHS shall not issue the student a midterm or final report or transcript until the student provides evidence that the prerequisite course has been completed. This document may be mailed, faxed, or scanned and attached to an email to Jenna Drennan.

Conversely, the student may not have the prerequisite course. This student may request that the VHS Principal waive the course prerequisite requirement. The criteria used by the VHS Principal to determine if the prerequisite course is to be waived, is the student's maturity and/or education level. If you are a mature student or if you have additional education beyond your high school record, then after you register for the course, you will need to contact Jenna Drennan to request that the prerequisite be waived. The decision of the VHS Principal will be considered final in all cases involving waiving prerequisite requirements.

Tuition refund policies, course transfer policies, student enrollment policies and course prerequisite policies may be modified at any time at the Virtual High School website. The use of Virtual High School courses indicates that the student accepts these aforementioned policies.
Online Credits
  Grade 9  
  Grade 10  
  Grade 11  
   - BAF3M  
   - CHA3U  
   - CHW3M  
   - COOP4O1  
   - COOP4O2  
   - EMS3O  
   - ENG3C  
   - ENG3U  
   - ETC3M  
   - GWL3O  
   - HRT3M  
   - HZB3O  
   - ICS3U  
   - MBF3C  
   - MCF3M  
   - MCR3U  
   - PPZ3O  
   - SBI3U  
   - SCH3U  
   - SPH3U  
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