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eXplore is an exciting program that gives students the opportunity to gain credits and learn the skill sets required to be a steward of the environment and humanity.  These valuable skills are extremely important for any student interested in these fields for either postsecondary schooling or the workplace.  Students master these skills through the challenge of a series of team building and leadership growth activities.  Curriculum expectations are met using a combination of the classroom setting and the natural environment, thus, the program lends itself to creating community partners and creating an indelible impact on the students and the community.  The eXplore program is a hands-on, participation based program that helps students develop a better understanding of the world around them.  

eXplore who you are by signing up for this integrated four-credit program!
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Credits covered in this one semester program are:

  • NAC2O - Aboriginal Peoples in Canada, Grade 10, Open (1 credit)
  • CVH2O - Civics, Grade 10, Open (0.5 credit)
  • GLC2O - Career Studies, Grade 10, Open (0.5 credit)
  • SNC2D/P - Science, Grade 10 Academic/Applied (1 credit)
  • PAD2O - Healthy Active Living and Outdoor Activities, Grade 10, Open (1 credit)


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Examples of eXplore experiential community learning include (but are not limited to):

  • camping and team building activities linked to PPL2O, GLC2O and CVH2O
  • cycling trip around Tyendinaga with various stops to learn local FN history
  • hiking and history of the TransCanada Trail with a focus on FNMI peoples
  • canoe trip, leadership skills and ORCKA training/ certification with focus on FNMI peoples
  • flora/ fauna identification and climate change adaptation as linked to SNC2D/P
  • first aid and CPR training and certification
  • WHMIS training and certification
  • Service Excellence training and certification
  • Duke of Edinburgh's Award certification (bronze level)


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What you leave eXplore with:

You will leave this program having discovered who you are and what you are capable of. You will take with you not only a sense of accomplishment, but you will be proud of the portfolio and resume you create in your Career Studies credit. You will feel like you have explored your future and gained the confidence to follow your dreams! 


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Credit Details:

NAC2O - This course emphasizes historical and contemporary issues that affect the relationship between Aboriginal peoples and Canadian governments. Students will examine legal, political, social, and economic issues; key aspects of the Indian Act and its revisions that have an impact on the daily lives of Aboriginal persons; the different types of relationships that Aboriginal peoples have established with other nations throughout history; and the methodology of historical inquiry.

SNC2P - This course enables students to develop a deeper understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and to apply their knowledge of science in real-world situations. Students are given opportunities to develop further practical skills in scientific investigation. Students will plan and conduct investigations into everyday problems and issues related to ecosystems and human activity; chemical reactions; factors affecting climate change; and the interaction of light and matter. 

SNC2D - This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science, technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid–base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter.

CHV2O5 - This course explores rights and responsibilities associated with being an active citizen in a democratic society.  Students will explore issues of civic importance such as healthy schools, community planning, environmental responsibility, and the influence of social media, while developing their understanding of the role of civic engagement and of political processes in the local, national, and/or global community.  Students will apply the concepts of political thinking and the political inquiry process to investigate, and express informed opinions about, a range of political issues and developments that are both of significance in today’s world and of personal interest to them.

GLC2O5 - 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.

PAD2O - This course enables students to further develop the knowledge and skills they need to make healthy choices now and lead healthy, active lives in the future. Through participation in a wide range of outdoor activities, students develop knowledge and skills related to movement competence and personal fitness that provide a foundation for active living. Students also acquire an understanding of the factors and skills that contribute to healthy development and learn how their own well-being is affected by, and affects, the world around them. Students build their sense of self, learn to interact positively with others, and develop their ability to think critically and creatively.  Students may achieve certification in, First Aid, CPR, CanBike Level 1.


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