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eLearn Courses

CISELC is a community of independent school educators dedicated to innovation and 21st Century learning. In addition to offering exemplary online Ontario credit courses and AP enrichment courses to students in partner schools, CISELC aims to be a leader in providing digital fluency skills to its teachers with ongoing professional development opportunities. Using pedagogical best practices and the principle of sustainability, CISELC aims to provide an enhanced online experience for grades 9 – 12 students across Canada.

As a member of CISELC, Appleby has approved a number of the eLearning courses for our students. The following exceptions apply. An Appleby student may not replace a required Appleby course with an online equivalent. For example in Senior One all students carry at least one Mathematics course. This could not be replaced by an online course but a second Mathematics course could be taken online. Students can carry up to one online course to meet the minimum number of courses for Senior One. For Senior Two students, no more than one online course can be taken to meet the minimum requirement.

All students interested in taking an e-Learn course will need to meet with Guidance to attain approval and to add the course to their selections.


Senior One Elective

American History Online Course - CHA3Ue
This course traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from colonial times to the present. Students will explore the historical context of key developments that shaped the United States, its identity and culture, and its role in the global community. They will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating forces in American history.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: Canadian History since World War I, Grade 10, Academic or Applied


Communications Technology Online Course - TGJ3Me
This course examines communications technology from a media perspective. Students will develop knowledge and skills as they design and produce media projects in the areas of live, recorded, and graphic communications. These areas may include TV, video, and movie production; radio and audio production; print and graphic communications; photography; digital imaging; broadcast journalism; and interactive new media. Students will also develop an awareness of related environmental and societal issues and explore college and university programs and career opportunities in the various communications technology fields.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: None


Environmental Science Online Course - SVN3Me
This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of, and skills relating to, environmental science that will help them succeed in life after secondary school. Students will explore a range of topics, including the role of science in addressing contemporary environmental challenges; the impact of the environment on human health; sustainable agriculture and forestry; the reduction and management of waste; and the conservation of energy. Students will increase their scientific and environmental literacy and examine the interrelationships between science, the environment, and society in a variety of areas.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: SNC2D


International Languages, Mandarin Level 1 Online Course - LKMADe
This introductory course is designed to enable students to begin to develop competence in listening, speaking, reading, and writing in the language of study. Students will participate in interactive activities in which they can apply their language skills to communicate with native speakers of the language. They will explore aspects of culture in regions of the world where the language is spoken, including formal and informal forms of address, naming practices, family life and relationships, and celebrations.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: None


Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology, & Sociology Online Course - HSP3Me 
This online course introduces the theories, questions, and issues that are the major concerns of anthropology, psychology, and sociology. Students will develop an understanding of the way social scientists approach the topics they study and research methods they employ. Students will be given opportunities to explore theories from a variety of perspectives and to become familiar with current thinking on a range of issues that have captured the interest of classical and contemporary social scientists in the three disciplines.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 %    Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: None


Senior Two Elective

Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals Online Course - BOH4Me
This course focuses on the development of leadership skills used in managing a successful business. Students will analyse the role of a leader in business with a focus on decision making, management of group dynamics, workplace stress and conflict, motivation of employees, and planning. Effective business communication skills, ethics, and social responsibility will be emphasized throughout the course. Recommended Preparation: Any university, university/college, or college preparation course in business studies, English, or Canadian and world studies.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: None


Canadian and International Law Online Course - CLN4Ue
This course explores a range of contemporary legal issues and how they are addressed in both Canadian and international law. Students will develop their understanding of the principles of Canadian and international law when exploring rights and freedoms within the context of topics such as religion, security, cyberspace, immigration, crimes against humanity, and environmental protection. Students will apply the concepts of legal thinking and the legal inquiry process when investigating these issues in both Canadian and international contexts, and they will develop legal reasoning skills and an understanding of conflict resolution in the area of international law.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Canadian and World Studies, English, or Social Sciences and Humanities.


Challenge and Change in Society Online Course - HSB4Me
This online course examines the theories and methodologies used in anthropology, psychology, and sociology to investigate and explain shifts in knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviour and their impact on society. Students will analyze cultural, social, and biological patterns in human societies, looking at the ways in which those patterns change over time. Students will also explore the ideas of classical and contemporary social theorists, and will apply those ideas to the analysis of contemporary trends. Prerequisite: Any University, University/College, or College Preparation Course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English or Canadian and World Studies

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: None


Classical Civilizations Online Course - LVV4Ue
This course allows students to explore the beliefs and achievements of the classical world, which have shaped Western thought and civilization. Students will investigate such aspects of classical culture as its mythology, art, literature, and philosophy, as well as elements of ancient Greek and Latin, through a variety of activities such as dramatizations, audio-visual presentations, and discussions. By reading classical authors in English and examining archaeological evidence, students will enhance both their communication skills and their ability to think critically and creatively.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: English, Grade 10


Computer and Information Science Online Course - ICS4Ue
This online course enables students to further develop knowledge and skills in computer science. Students will use modular design principles to create complex and fully documented programs, according to industry standards. Student teams will manage a large software development project, from planning through to project review. Students will also analyze algorithms for effectiveness. They will investigate ethical issues in computing and further explore environmental issues, emerging technologies, areas of research in computer science, and careers in the field.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: ICS3U


Earth and Space Science Online Course - SES4Ue
This course develops students’ understanding of the Earth and its place in the universe. Students will investigate the properties of and forces in the universe and solar system and analyse techniques scientists use to generate knowledge about them. Students will examine the Earth's place in the solar system and, after a general introduction to Earth science, will explore in more detail the materials of the Earth, its processes, and its history. Throughout the course, students will learn how these forces, processes, and material affect their daily lives The course draws on astronomy, biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics in its consideration of geological processes that can be observed directly or inferred from other evidence.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: Science, Grade 10, Academic


Financial Securities (Interdisciplinary Studies) Online Course - IDC4Ue
This course investigates financial management, capital markets, and ways in which capital is acquired. In addition to providing an opportunity to learn about investing and financial management for both individuals and corporations, students will investigate the clear linkage between products developed for corporations and the personal usage of these products. They will discover via capital markets - with a focus on Canadian & International markets and other financial securities (fixed income, derivatives and mutual funds) - how they affect both the individual investor and corporations. Events in business (and world) news and the effects on corporations will be discussed and interpreted daily. Students will interconnect knowledge of Accounting, Economics, Data Management, Law, and Media. They will use diverse information skills, resources, and technologies to gather information related to a variety of Canadian and International financial institutions. They will also analyze the social impact of personal and corporate investment decisions. The course will utilize both qualitative and quantitative analysis to examine problems and come to intelligent decisions. Prerequisite for IDC4U: Any level 3 or 4 University or University/College Preparation Course

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: None


International Business Fundamentals Online Course - BBB4Me 
This online course provides an overview of the importance of international business and trade in the global economy and explores the factors that influence success in international markets. Students will learn about the techniques and strategies associated with marketing, distribution, and managing international business effectively. This course prepares students for post-secondary programs in business, including international business, marketing, and management. Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in business studies, English, or Canadian and world studies

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 %    Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: None


Philosophy: Questions and Theories Online Course - HZT4Ue 

This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy and philosophical reasoning skills and to develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy (the course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, aesthetics). Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in social sciences and humanities, English, or Canadian and world studies.


The Writer’s Craft Online Course - EWC4Ue
This online course emphasizes knowledge and skills related to the craft of writing. Students will analyze models of effective writing; use a workshop approach to produce a range of works; identify and use techniques required for specialized forms of writing; and identify effective ways to improve the quality of their writing. They will also complete a major paper as part of a creative or analytic independent study project and investigate opportunities for publication and writing careers.

Evaluation: Term Work - 70 % Summative Evaluation - 30 %
Prerequisite: ENG3U



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