Our school offers students from grades 9-12 a wide range of programs, including the International Baccalaureate program and preparatory program, co-op, special education, technological studies and biotechnology.
In Grade 9 there are 5 types of courses: IB Preparatory, Academic, Applied, Locally Developed and Open.
IB Preparatory Courses: These courses cover core concepts in more depth and breadth. Students will be given enrichment in five core subject areas. A greater emphasis is on independent study and more self-directed learning.
Academic Courses: These courses cover core concepts plus additional materials. Course work exposes students to both theories and practical applications. The greater emphasis is on theory and abstract applications as a basis for future learning and problem solving.
Applied Courses: These courses cover core concepts. Course work exposes students to both theories and practical applications. The greater emphasis is on practical applications. Course work relates to familiar real-life situations and provides students with the opportunity for extensive hands-on applications of the concepts they learn.
Locally Developed: These courses are for students who may have had gaps in their learning and/or are missing basic skills and are working 2-3 Grade levels below what is age appropriate.
Open Courses: These courses have one set of expectations for the subject.
To find more about the courses and options at Victoria Park, visit our Departments.