Riverbend Academy’s Secondary School

Riverbend Academy academic course selection is enhanced by our Real Life Skills Program. By combining these programs students are not only prepared for University or College but they develop the ability to adapt to our ever changing world.

Riverbend Academy also welcomes International Students. Please contact us for further details.

 

Classes

Riverbend Academy small class size allows students to develop instructional strategies that work with and enhance each student’s learning style.

During each term, students take two courses. Dividing the year up in this way, students are able to maximize their focus on the course, have less homework, and less stress when assignments become due. In addition to the two courses throughout the day, students have a homework/project period to work on class work in the school with their peers and teachers.

Students also enjoy a hot, nutritious Riverbend Academy lunch each day (included in the tuition).

The final period of the day is our Real Life Skills Senior program specifically designed for Secondary students. This course allows students to develop lifelong skill that will advance them not only academically but personally and professionally. The Real Life Skills Program, taking students deeper into these ten skill areas:

1) Emotional Intelligence
2) Goal Setting and Success Planning
3) Self-Discipline
4) Meditation
5) Study Skills & Time Management
6) Decision Making Skills
7) Memory Skills
8) Finance & Money Management
9) Communication Skills
10) Universal Laws

Implementing our Real Life Skills Program as well as practical experience with additional programs like Junior Achievement and Community Service, students learn the skills they will need in our entrepreneurial driven global economy.

 

Daily Schedule

Classes begin each day at 9 AM and run through until 4 PM.

9:00 am to 10:25 am – Subject 1
10:25 am to 10:45 am – Break

10:45 am to 11:25 am – Subject 1
11:25 am to 12:00 pm – Subject 2
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm – Lunch
1:00 pm to 2:15 pm – Subject 2
2:15 pm to 2:35 pm – Break
2:35 pm to 4:00 pm – Real Life Skills/Study Time

 

Term Schedule for the 2016-17 School Year

The school year is divided into four terms.

Term 1 – September 6, 2016 to November 7, 2016
Term 2 – November 8, 2016 to January 24, 2017
Term 3 – January 25, 2016 to April 10, 2016
Term 4 – April 11, 2016 to June 14, 2016

 

Courses

 

Grade 9 Courses

ALC1O – Comprehensive Arts, 9, Open
BBI1O – Introduction to Business, 9, Open
BTT1O – Information and Communication Technology in Business, Grade 9 or 10, Open
CGC1D – Geography of Canada, 9, Academic
ENG1D – English, 9, Academic
ENG1P – English, 9, Applied
FSF1D – Core French, 9, Academic
FSF1P – Core French, 9, Applied
MPM1D – Principles of Mathematics, 9, Academic
MPM1H – Mathematics Transfer Course, 9, Applied to Academic
MFM1P – Foundations of Math, 9, Applied
PPL1O – Healthy Active Living, 9, Open
SNC1D – Science, 9, Academic
SNC1P – Science, 9, Applied

Grade 10 Courses

BBI2O – Introduction to Business, 10, Open
BTT2O – Information and Communication Technology in Business, 10, Open
CHC2D – Canadian History Since World War I, 10, Academic
CHC2P – Canadian History Since World War One, 10, Applied
CHV2O – Civics, 10, Open
ENG2D – English, 10, Academic
ENG2P – English, 10, Applied
GLC2O – Career Studies, 10, Open
MFM2P – Foundations of Mathematics, 10, Applied
MPM2D – Principles of Mathematics, 10, Academic
SNC2D – Science, 10, Academic

Grade 11 Courses

AMU3M – Music, 11, University or College Preparation
BAF3M – Introduction to Financial Accounting, 11, University or College Preparation
CHA3U – American History, 11, University
CHW3M – World History to the 16th Century, 11, University or College Preparation
EMS3O – Media Studies, 11, Open
ENG3C – English, 11, College Preparation
ENG3U – English, 11, University Preparation
GWL3O – Designing Your Future, 11, Open
HRT3M – World Religions, 11, University or College Preparation
HZB3M – Philosophy: The Big Questions, 11, University of College Preparation
ICS3U – Introduction to Computer Science, 11, University
MBF3C – Foundations for College Mathematics, 11, College Preparation
MCF3M – Functions and Applications, 11, University or College Preparation
MCR3U – Functions, 11, University Preparation
PPZ3C – Health for Life, 11, College Preparation
SBI3U – Biology, 11, University Preparation
SCH3U – Chemistry, 11, University Preparation
SPH3U – Physics, 11, University Preparation

Grade 12 Courses

ADA4M – Drama, 12, University or College Preparation
AMU4M – Music, 12, University or College Preparation
BBB4M – International Business Fundamentals, 12, University or College Preparation
CGW4U – Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis, 12, University Preparation
CHI4U – Canada: History, Identity, and Culture, 12, University Preparation
CHY4U – World History: The West and the World, 12, University Preparation
CIA4U – Analysing Current Economic Issues, 12, University Preparation
CPW4U – Canadian and International Politics, 12, University Preparation
ENG4C – English, 12, College Preparation
ENG4U – English, 12, University Preparation
ETS4U – Studies in Literature, 12, University Preparation
EWC4U – The Writer’s Craft, 12, University Preparation
FSF4U – Core French (12, University Preparation)
HHS4C – Families in Canada (12, College Preparation)
HHS4U – Families in Canada (12, University Preparation)
HSB4U – Challenge and Change in Society, 12, University
HZT4U – Philosophy: Questions and Theories, 12, University Preparation
ICS4U – Computer Science, 12, University Preparation
MAP4C – Foundations for College Mathematics, 12, College
MCV4U – Calculus and Vectors, 12, University Preparation
MDM4U – Mathematics of Data Management, 12, University Preparation
MHF4U – Advanced Functions, 12, University Preparation
APCalAB – AP Calculus AB, 12, University Preparation
OLC4O – Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course, 12, Open
SBI4U – Biology, 12, University Preparation
SCH4U – Chemistry, 12, University Preparation
SPH4C – Physics, 12, College Preparation
SPH4U – Physics, 12, University Preparation