LDCSS is mindful of its role in helping students on their journey of developing their God-given talents and abilities and discovering where and how to find their place in God’s Master Plan.  We view learning as a life-long process, but also recognize that the secondary school years are particularly formative years, as most students will make important choices about their relationship with God, their lifestyle, and their post-secondary education and future careers.

Course Title Course Details Grade
Learning Strategies I: Skills for Success in Secondary School - GLE 10 This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond. Prerequisite: Recommendation of principal 9
Learning Strategies I: Skills for Success in Secondary School - GLE 20 This course focuses on learning strategies to help students become better more independent learners. Students will learn how to develop and apply literacy and numeracy skills, personal management skills, and interpersonal and teamwork skills to improve their learning and achievement in school, the workplace, and the community. The course helps students build confidence and motivation to pursue opportunities for success in secondary school and beyond. Prerequisite: Recommendation of principal 10
Advanced Learning Strategies: Skills for Success After Secondary School - GLE 3O This course improves students’ learning and personalmanagement skills, preparing them to make successful transitions to work, training, and/or postsecondary education destinations. Students will assess their learning abilities and use literacy, numeracy, and research skills and personal-management techniques to maximize their learning. Students will investigate trends and resources to support their postsecondary employment, training, and/or education choices and develop a plan to help them meet their learning and career goals. Prerequisite: Recommendation of principal 11
Advanced Learning Strategies: Skills for Success After Secondary School - GLE 40 This course improves students’ learning and personal management skills, preparing them to make successful transitions to work, training, and/or postsecondary education destinations. Students will assess their learning abilities and use literacy, numeracy, and research skills and personal-management techniques to maximize their learning. Students will investigate trends and resources to support their postsecondary employment, training, and/or education choices and develop a plan to help them meet their learning and career goals. Prerequisite: Recommendation of principal 12
Career Studies - GLC 20 This course teaches students how to develop and achieve personal goals for future learning, work, and community involvement. Students will assess their interests, skills, and characteristics and investigate current economic and workplace trends, work opportunities, and ways to search for work. The course explores postsecondary learning and career options, prepares students for managing work and life transitions, and helps students focus on their goals through the development of a career plan. Prerequisite: None 11
Leadership and Peer Support - GPP 3O This course prepares students to act in leadership and peer support roles. They will design and implement a plan for contributing to their school and/or community; develop skills in communication, interpersonal relations, teamwork, and conflict management; and apply those skills in leadership and/or peer support roles – for example, as a student council member of a peer tutor. Students will examine group dynamics and learn the value of diversity within groups and communities. Prerequisite: Career Studies, Grade 10, Open 11
Co-operative Education - CO-OP The Cooperative Education Program provides senior students with an opportunity to receive academic credit through a planned learning experience that integrates classroom theory (labour law, ethical issues in the 30 workplace, etc.) to achieve learning based on the curriculum expectations of a related course. The cooperative education course includes a classroom component, comprising pre-placement and integration activities, and a placement component. To join the Cooperative Education Program, students are required to arrange their placement for the course by May 15 for Semester 1 entry and November 15 for Semester II entry. Once a cooperative work placement has been established, the student is required to remain with that placement for the entire semester. Only in exceptional circumstances will a student be permitted to enroll in the Cooperative Education Program once the semester has started. Prerequisite: Career Studies, Grade 10, Open 11
Co-operative Education - CO-OP The Cooperative Education Program provides senior students with an opportunity to receive academic credit through a planned learning experience that integrates classroom theory (labour law, ethical issues in the 30 workplace, etc.) to achieve learning based on the curriculum expectations of a related course. The cooperative education course includes a classroom component, comprising pre-placement and integration activities, and a placement component. To join the Cooperative Education Program, students are required to arrange their placement for the course by May 15 for Semester 1 entry and November 15 for Semester II entry. Once a cooperative work placement has been established, the student is required to remain with that placement for the entire semester. Only in exceptional circumstances will a student be permitted to enroll in the Cooperative Education Program once the semester has started. Prerequisite: Career Studies, Grade 11, Open 12