Upper School Grades 9 and 10

Dive into the exciting world of Appleby's Upper School program. While acquiring high school credits, you'll participate on competitive sports teams, join an arts or service-based club, and make a solid commitment to community service. The Grade 9 year culminates in ASCENT, a ground-breaking program that replaces traditional examinations with three weeks of intensive arts, service and cumulative evaluation. In Grade 10, the adventure continues with a winter camping experience to the Northern Campus, and intensive preparation for the senior years.

Academics

In recent years educators have advocated an alternative to traditional examinations called summative or performance tasks. In this method, students apply the knowledge they learn in class to a series of activities and tests. This measures not only the final result of the task, but also values the process by which students solve problems, present their knowledge and communicate what they have learned.

 

Upper School Credits

 

 

Upper One – Grade 9

 

 

Upper Two – Grade 10

Required credits:

English

French (Accelerated Option Available)

Guidance (0.5 credit)

Mathematics (Accelerated Option Available)

Physical Education

Science

Geography of Canada

 

One option from:

Art

Music (Band, Strings or Vocal)

Drama

 

One option from:

Arabic

German

Mandarin

Spanish

Required credits:

English

French (Accelerated Option Available)

Canadian History

Career Education (0.5 credit)

Civics (0.5 credit)

Mathematics 2D, Functions 3U or Functions & Applications 3M

Northward Bound

Science

World Religions (0.5 credit)

 

Plus two options from:

Art

Media Arts

Computer Science

Dance

Drama

Arabic

German

Spanish

Mandarin

Music (Instrumental, Jazz, Strings or Vocal)

Physical Education

 

Arts and Service: Students spend part of the week in performances and workshops led by professional artists with the aim of challenging the students' creative minds. Students are evaluated on their presentation skills and ability to assess and critique the artistic works. The second half of the week is spent performing a service activity similar to the Spring Forward and Fall In programs, whereby a group of students work for one full day on a service project for a family in need or a community agency.

McLaughlin Northern Campus Trip: Students participate in a six-day canoe trip to Appleby's McLaughlin Northern Campus on Rabbitnose Island, Lake Temagami. The physical and mental challenges foster co-operation, self-confidence, respect for others, commitment, responsibility and an awareness of environmental issues. The trip is designed as the first stage in the Upper School association with the Northward Bound program, the second being the Upper Two, six-day winter experience. Combined, these trips provide an outdoor education experience that is second to none.

Advisor program

Upper One students are matched with an advisor and a group of eight to 10 other U1s. Your advisor works with you, your parents, teachers and school directors to encourage, guide and provide support in all your school endeavours. In each advisor meeting, your group shares in the transition into a new grade, discusses school issues, gains from peer advice and learns from knowledgeable faculty members.

e.school@appleby™

Students are fully immersed in using Appleby's academic portal system. Through e.school@appleby, they access all course information, documents, assignments and review material, and are hooked into extensive library resources and databases for in-depth research.

Upper One Course Guide


Upper Two Course Guide


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