eSchoolBC 10-12 Available Courses

FREE for all BC residents - ungraduated and/or under 19.   Click Course Name for descriptions and prerequisites.

Grade 10
Planning 10 FPC Math 10 English 10
Physical Education 10 Science 10 Social Studies 10
Grade 11
AW Math 11 Biology 11 English 11
PC Math 11 Physics 11 Socials 11
F Math11 Chemistry 11 Psychology 11
Sci & Tech 11 Forensics 11 Accounting 11
Foods 11    
Grade 12
PC Math 12 Biology 12 English 12
Work Experience 12 Physics 12 Communications 12
Family Studies 12 Chemistry 12 Forensics 12
Geography 12 Law 12 First Nations 12
Calculus 12
Social Media 12 World Religions 12
Veterinary Sc 12 Health Sc 12 Digital Photo 12
Tourism 12 Great Minds 12 Foods 12
Adult Upgrading
LF Math 60 LF Math 70 LF English 70

 

Course Descriptions

 

PLANNING 10 (PL10, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Planning 10 is a course that is required for graduation in BC. It allows students to develop the skills of long term planning and personal responsibility for their learning. Students follow a curriculum that includes elements of planning, health and personal development, and career development . Students also complete a organizer on personal financial literacy. This provides an introduction to major work that is part of their gradation program such as their Graduation Portfolio and a requirement that students participate in a minimum of 30 hours of work experience or community service.
Prerequisite: none

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PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10 (PE10, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Physical Education in grade 10 is a required area of study for all students. It helps students to enhance their quality of life through active living. It is organized around themes of Active Living, Movement, and Personal and Social Responsibility. In this online PE 10 course, you will be responsible for approximately 30-40 hours of "course work" as well as 100 hours of logged activities. These activity logs are submitted weekly, throughout the duration of the course.
Prerequisite: none

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FOUNDATIONS AND PRE-CALC MATH 10 (FPCM10, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

FPC Math 10 is the algebraic math option at the grade 10 level.  A solid understanding of Math 9 is expected.    If you do not have this background, talk to an eSchoolBC counsellor or math teacher about options. FPC Topics include algebra, measurement, number and relations and functions. The course is made of excellent videos explanations which assist you in understanding the topics. Tests are online. This course prepares students for entering PC Math 11.
Prerequisite: Math 9 (not Math 9 core). If you had less than 70% in Math 9 you will find this course very challenging.
Suggestions: If you are an upgrading adult, you should not sign up for FPC Math10, but should talk with our adult advisor about LF Math courses.

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SCIENCE 10 (SC10, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

The curriculum for Science 8 to 10 is grouped under four general topics. Life Sciences embraces a range of biology topics, moving from the microscopic level (the study of cellular processes and how these relate to tissues, organ systems in organisms, and reproduction) to the macroscopic level (the study of ecological complexity and the diversity, continuity, interactions, and balance among organisms and their environments). Physical Sciences at the 8 to 10 level incorporates a series of topics that give students a foundation for understanding Physics (via a focus on optics, fluids, electricity, and motion) and Chemistry (via a focus on atoms, elements, and chemical reactions). Two main Physical Science topics are dealt within each year of the 8 to 10 program. Earth and Space Science is a complement to the study of topics in other areas of science (especially Physical Science), and gives students an opportunity to examine some of the macroscopic applications of scientific principles and technologies in the study of terrestrial and extra-terrestrial systems.
Prerequisite: Math 9.

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ENGLISH 10 (ENG10, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

The English Language Arts 8-12 provides students the knowledge and skill to use language in its full range of contexts and purposes through a variety of print and non-print media. Students will be able to understand and draw conclusions from communications, whether written, spoken, or displayed visually. Language knowledge and skills are taught within the context of the six language arts processes of speaking, listening, writing, reading, viewing, and representing. As students progress through the grade levels, the communication processes and materials used become more complex, and students are expected to produce increasingly sophisticated work. Students also explore Canadian and world literature as a way of understanding their literary and multicultural heritage.
Prerequisite: English 9

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SOCIAL STUDIES 10 (SS10, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Social Studies 10 focuses on Canadian history from 1815 to 1914 (pre-World War I). Students will study the evolution of responsible government, Confederation, changing relationships of Aboriginal peoples and development of the West. This will include the impact of geographical factors, immigration, changing roles of women and families on the development of Canada.
Prerequisite: Socials 9, English 9.

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AW MATH 11 (AWM11, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work force. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, number and statistics. The seven mathematical process (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, technology and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics.
Prerequisites: Any Math 10 course withing last two years OR LFMath 60. 

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PC MATH 11 (PCM11, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include algebra, number, relations and functions and trigonometry . The seven mathematical process (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, technology and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics.
Prerequisites: FPCMath10 within last two years OR LFMath60 & 70. If you had less than 70% in Math 10 you will find this course very challenging. 

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Foundations of Math 11 (AC11, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

The goal of this course is to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies that do not require the study of theoretical Calculus. Topics include logical reasoning, geometry, statistics, measurement, functions and relations.
Prerequisites: FPCMath10 within last two years OR LFMath60 & 70. If you had less than 60% in Math 10 you will find this course very challenging. 

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BIOLOGY 11 (BI11, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Biology 11 is a lab-oriented course focused on the understanding of living world including unity and diversity; evolution; and ecological relationships. adaptation and evolution; microbiology viruses The classification of living things in to kingdoms with as specific focus on the kingdom Monera and kingdom Protista. In the field of plant biology, the study of organizms such as green algae, mosses, gymnosperms, and angiosperms. In the area of animal biology, classes of organisms such as porifera, echinodermata, arthropoda, and vertebrata.
Prerequisite: none

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PHYSICS 11 (PH11, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Physics 11 introduces students to rules that govern the world around them. Topics include the basic laws of one-dimensional motion, understanding of forces such as friction and gravity, light and sound, as well as Einstein's theory of relativity and nuclear physics. The course is rich with video explanations and simulations in both lessons and labs. The course has 8 units and has a mix of online and paper-based exams.
Prerequisites: PC Math 10 (not AW Math 10) OR LFMath60/70. If you had less than 70% in PC Math 10 you will find the first unit of this course a bit challenging.  For returning adults without recent math courses, it is suggest that an LF course preceed this course.

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CHEMISTRY 11 (CH11, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Chemistry 11 is a lab-oriented course. This includes an introduction lab safety, measurement and communication. The course covers matter; its changes, the organization of substances as atoms, molecules and ions. The use of quantitative methods such as the mole concept, molar volume of gases, percent composition, and molarity to predict the results of chemical changes. The study of chemical reactions, atomic theory (periodic table, and chemical bonding); solution chemistry, and organic chemistry (hydrocarbons).
Prerequisite: PC Math 10 (not AW Math 10) OR LFMath60/70.

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ENGLISH 11 (EN11, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

The English Language Arts 8-12 provides students the knowledge and skill to use language in its full range of contexts and purposes through a variety of print and non-print media. Students will be able to understand and draw conclusions from communications, whether written, spoken, or displayed visually. Language knowledge and skills are taught within the context of the six language arts processes of speaking, listening, writing, reading, viewing, and representing. As students progress through the grade levels, the communication processes and materials used become more complex, and students are expected to produce increasingly sophisticated work. Students also explore Canadian and world literature as a way of understanding their literary and multicultural heritage.
Prerequisite:  None

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SOCIAL STUDIES 11 (SS11, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Social Studies 11 studies Canada in the 20th Century including the social, cultural, political, legal, economic, and environmental issues facing Canadians. Students will look at the Canadian and global citizenship and the standing of Canada in the world community. It looks at what defines the Canadian identity and the roles, rights, and responsibilities of citizens in a democratic society. This includes the fundamental principles of law in Canada and Canada's regional, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
Prerequisite:  Socials 10, English 10

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Forensic Sciences 11 (Grade 11 Elective - 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Fingerprints. Blood spatter. DNA analysis. This course focuses on some of the techniques and practices used by forensic scientists during a crime scene investigation (CSI). Students will follow evidence trails until the CSI goes to trial, examining how various elements of the crime scene are analyzed and processed.
Prerequisites:  None.

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Science and Technology 11 (Science 11,  4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Science and Technology 11 is an issues-oriented course designed to promote student scientific understanding and analytical skills and apply them to common problems or areas of public debate. These problems are drawn from the areas of; communications and explorations, environment and resources, human requirements and development, and lifestyles, choices, and the future.
Prerequisite: None

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Foods 11 (Grade 11 Applied Skill, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

In Foods & Nutrition 11, students plan and prepare nutritious foods for individuals, groups and families. This is a very hands-on class where students learn how to make a variety of foods, while increasing their knowledge of the nutritional, social and economic factors that affect food selection and preparation.

Prerequisite:  None.

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PC MATH 12 (PMA12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Topics include binomial theorem, combinations, permutations relations and functions and trigonometry . The seven mathematical process (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, technology and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics).
Prerequisites: PCMath11 within last two years OR LFMath60 & 70 at high levels. If you had less than 70% in Math 11 you will find this course very challenging. 

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ENGLISH 12 (EN12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

The aim of English Language Arts 8-12 is to provide students with opportunities for personal and intellectual growth through speaking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and representing to make meaning of the world and to prepare students to participate effectively in all aspects of society. English 12 students complete nine modules of work in a variety of literary genres and themes. Students will think and write critically about literature and reflect on and articulate their learning developing a continuously increasing understanding of self and others beyond a superficial level. A weekly online class will be made available to students.
Prerequisite: English 11

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WORK EXPERIENCE 12 (WEX12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Work Experience 12A and Work Experience 12B differ from most courses in that they are primarily designed to take place outside of the school setting. At least 90 hours of course time must consist of actual work placements. The work experience does not need to occur at just one site, but may take place at multiple sites. The remaining course hours may be devoted to in-school learning or assessment activities for the course, or further work placements. The in-school component of the course may be offered in a variety of formats, including scheduled classroom settings, seminars, drop-in sessions, electronic instruction, and one-on-one instruction. Work Experience 12A and Work Experience 12B may be offered as part of a school¿s career programs or as stand-alone courses to help students fulfil their work experience and/or community service hours required for graduation. Some of the learning outcomes for Work Experience 12A and 12B will also help students create evidence for the community connections component of Graduation Transitions. All students participating in a work experience course must have an in-school orientation to prepare them for the workplace. The orientation must include instruction on work site safety awareness. It may also contain topics such as classroom-taught skills transferable to a specific work placement, worker rights and responsibilities, and employer expectations.

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FAMILY STUDIES 12 (FM12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Family Studies 10 to 12 has been developed using a modular approach, allowing teachers to combine the two-credit individual modular courses to make up a four-credit course based on student interest as well as teacher interest and expertise. The aim of the Family Studies 10 to 12 curriculum is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that will assist them in making informed decisions related to parenting, adolescence, adulthood, family and interpersonal relationships, and housing and living environments.
Prerequisite:  None

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BIOLOGY 12 (BI12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Biology 12 is a lab-oriented course focused on human biology. Starting with cell biology it investigates the structure of the cell, its structures and chemical composition, and the processes that operate within it. The course expands on how these cellular processes relate to the larger systems of the body. This includes the digestive system, circulatory system, respiratory system and nervous system, urinary system and reproductive system.
Prerequisite:  None

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PHYSICS 12 (PH12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Physics 12 is a continuation of Physics 11, with additional topics in Electricity. The first half of the course is simply an extension of Physics 11, while the second half is all about electricity and magnetism. The course is rich with video explanations and simulations in both lessons and labs. The course has 8 units and has a mix of online and paper-based exams.
Prerequisites: PC Math 11 (not AW Math 11) and Physics 11.

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CHEMISTY 12 (CH12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Chemistry 12 is a lab-oriented course that explores the nature of chemical reactions. Students will investigate how this can be applied to produce useful chemical products or generate energy such as heat or electricity. Concepts of chemical reactions such as collision theory,solubility, catalysts and chemical equilibrium are included. Primary areas of investigation relate to Acid/Base reactions, electrochemistry (chemical reactions that use or produce electricity) and common chemical processes such as oxidation. Additional Information Chemistry 12 uses Chemistry 11 as a starting point and builds a greater understanding of chemical principles. This course covers reaction rates, reaction equilibrium, solubility, acids and bases, and electrochemistry. These topics not only are central to chemistry but also apply to many other fields.
Prerequisites: Chemistry 11 and FPCMath 10.

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GEOGRAPHY 12 (GEO12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Geography 12 focuses on the impact of geography on social systems. This include the interrelationship of people, places, and resources: human and physical systems; resource management and resource sustainability. Student will look at local, regional, and global perspectives of environmental issues. The course is organized around themes location, place, human and physical interactions, movement, and regions and how the systems of Earth such as weather, climate, and tectonic processes effect the world we live in.
Prerequisite:  None.

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FIRST NATIONS 12 (FNS12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

The diversity of cultural, linguistic, racial and religious groups is a valuable characteristic of Canadian society and schools can help prepare all students to live harmoniously in a multicultural society I the interdependent world of the 21st century.Canada is the land of origin for Aboriginal people and the history of Canada begins with them. As the first people of Canada, Aboriginal people are unique in Canadaís mosaic. Thus, exploration of the development and contributions of Aboriginal societies is central to an understanding of the social fabric of this country. This third level course demonstrates: recognition, creation and synthesis.
Prerequisite:  None.

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Forensic Science 12 (FOR12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Although the crime scene represents the first step in solving crimes through forensic science, the crime laboratory plays a critical role in the analysis of evidence. This course focuses on the analysis of evidence and testing that takes place within this setting. Students will examine some of the basic scientific principles and knowledge that guides forensic laboratory processes, such as those testing DNA, toxicology, and material analysis. Techniques including microscopy, chromatography, odontology, entomology, mineralogy, and spectroscopy will be examined.

Prerequisite:  None

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COMMUNICATIONS 12 (COM12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

The Communications 11 and 12 is an alternative to English 11 and 12. The focus of this curriculum is to strengthen students' basic skills in comprehending and producing language so that they are able to use language competently to understand and respond to communications in spoken, written, and visual forms. In these courses, students learn to use language appropriate to the situation, audience, and purpose in their lives and in the workplace. Students also explore Canadian and world literature as a way of understanding their literary and multicultural heritage. Communications 11 and 12 is designed for students who do not plan to pursue academic studies beyond Grade 12.
Prerequisite:  None.

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LAW 12 (LAW12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Law 12 focuses on the Canadian legal system. This includes the process of legal decision making and the principles of rights and freedoms, criminal law, tort law, family law, and contract law that guide the legal system. Common legal process that relate to housing, health care, work, consumer protection, credit, inheritance, motor vehicle issues, and obtaining legal assistance are covered. The course is designed to include current issues as examples within the study of the legal system. Additional Information Law 12 fosters skills and attitudes that enhance a student's ability to address legal, social, and ethical issues, and reflect critically on the role of law in society. The study of law promotes skills and abilities needed to clearly express ideas, argue effectively and logically, and accurately interpret the written word. This course is designed to help students learn about their legal rights and responsibilities.
Prerequisite:  None.

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Calculus 12 (CA 12, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Students planning on entering engineering or sciences will seriously benefit by taking Calculus 12. First year college or university courses in sciences typically include an introduction to calculus concepts. Your first-year stress is much lower if you already understand the basics. -btw, most students find Calc 12 easier than PCMath 12

Prerequisite:  PC Math 11 (recommend taking PCMath 12 first or at the same time)

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Health Science 12 (Grade 12 Elective, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

We all know the world is filled with different health problems, and finding effective solutions is one of our greatest challenges. How close are we to finding a cure for cancer? What’s the best way to treat diabetes and asthma? How are such illnesses as meningitis, tuberculosis, and the measles identified and diagnosed? Health Sciences I: The Whole Individual provides the answers to these questions and many more. In this course, you will be introduced to various disciplines within the health sciences, including toxicology, clinical medicine, and biotechnology. Begin to understand the value of diagnostics and research and how these processes can lead to the identification and treatment of many diseases. Learn all the pertinent information and terminology in the health sciences, and discover how this amazing field contributes greatly to human life and the quality of our future.

Prerequisite: None

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Digital Photography 12 (Grade 12 Elective / App Skill, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Photography is popular as both a hobby and profession. In this course, we explore photography with the goal of having a better apprecation of both the technology and creativity involved in taking excellent photographs. Units include 1) History of Photography, 2) Camera Technology, 3) Digital Filing & Manipulation 4) Composition & Lighting 5) Learning from the Experts 6) Photography Categories
Access to a dedicated digital camera (something better than a phone camera) is required.

Prerequisite: None

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Tourism 12 (Grade 12 Elective, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Think about the best travel location you’ve ever heard about. Now imagine working there. In the 21st century, travel is more exciting than ever, with people traversing the globe in growing numbers. Hospitality and Tourism: Traveling the Globe will introduce you to a thriving industry that caters to the needs of travelers through managing hotels, restaurants, cruise ships, resorts, theme parks, and any other kind of hospitality you can imagine. Operating busy tourist locations, creating marketing around the world of leisure and travel, and planning tasteful events are just a few of the key aspects you will explore, as well as how to spot trends and locate your own career niche in this exciting field.

Prerequisite: None

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Great Minds of Science 12 (Grade 12 Elective, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Is there life on other planets? What extremes can the human body endure? Can we solve the problem of global warming? This course focuses on 10 of today’s greatest scientific minds. Each unit takes an in-depth look at one of these individuals, and shows how their ideas may help to shape tomorrow’s world.

Prerequisite: None

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Social Media 12 (Grade 12 Elective, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

In this course, you’ll consider social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, and more. You’ll discover how to use them personally, academically, and eventually professionally. This course will show you how to use these resources in much more powerful and beneficial ways.

Prerequisite:  None.

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World Religions 12 (Grade 12 Elective, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

Religions shape the political, social, and cultural aspects of societies. This course looks at Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism, Shintoism, and Taosim. You will consider some of the similarities and differences among the major religions and examine the connections and influences they have.

Prerequisite:  None.

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Veterinary Science  12 (Grade 12 Elective, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

This course will be useful to students considering a career relating to the care of animals. As animals play an increasingly important role in our lives, scientists aim to learn more about their health and well-being. The course presents information and terminology related to the care of animals, as well as common diseases and treatments.

Prerequisite:  None.

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Foods 12 (Grade 12 Applied Skill, 4 CREDIT, NO TEXTBOOK)

In Foods & Nutrition 12, students plan and prepare nutritious foods for individuals, groups and families. This is a very hands-on class where students learn how to make a variety of foods, while increasing their knowledge of the nutritional, social and economic factors that affect food selection and preparation.

Prerequisite:  None.

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Literacy Foundation (LF) Courses 60-70

When students have goals for senior math courses, but have gaps in their education due to time-away-from -school or missed classes, it's often impossible to jump-back-in and get decent marks.  LF courses are designed for students to quickly and efficiently assess their current knowledge and fill gaps in preparation for success in senior math courses.

Rules:  if you have been out of math classes for more than 2 years, you MUST start with LF Math.  You can work through it as fast as you wish and this will give you the opportunity for success in senior courses.

LFEnglish 70 is used per the discretion of the English 10-12 teachers.

Prerequisite:  None.

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