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Senior School Curriculum

PCA Senior School offers a wide range of university preparatory courses.  Below please find the list of courses offered in previous years or courses that may be introduced in coming years.  Courses may be added or dropped depending on enrollment numbers for any given course.

ADA1O    Gr. 9     Dramatic Arts

ADA2O    Gr. 10   Dramatic Arts

ADA3M    Gr. 11   Dramatic Arts

ADA4M    Gr. 12   Dramatic Arts

AMU1OI   Gr. 9     Music – Instrumental (non piano)

AMU2OI   Gr. 10   Music – Instrumental

AMU3MI   Gr. 11   Music – Instrumental

AMU4MI   Gr. 12   Music – Instrumental

AMU3O    Gr. 11   Music – Performance

AMU1OV Gr. 9     Music – Vocal

AMU2OV Gr. 10   Music – Vocal

AMU3MV Gr. 11   Music – Vocal

AMU4MV Gr. 12   Music – Vocal

ASM30    Gr. 10   Media Arts

AVI1O      Gr. 9     Visual Arts

AVI2O      Gr. 10   Visual Arts

AVI3M     Gr. 11   Visual Arts

AVI4M     Gr. 12   Visual Arts

BAF3M    Gr. 11   Financial Accounting Fundamentals

BAT4M    Gr. 12   Principles of Financial Accounting

BOH4M    Gr. 12   Business Leadership: Management Fundamentals

CGC1D    Gr. 9     Geography of Canada

CGF3M    Gr. 11   Physical Geography

CGG3O    Gr. 11   Regional Geography: Travel and Tourism

CGW4U   Gr. 12   Canadian and World Issues: A Geographic Analysis

CHC2D    Gr. 10   Canadian History in the Twentieth Century

CHV2O    Gr. 10   Civics (½ credit)

CHW3M   Gr. 11   World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century

CHY4U    Gr. 12   World History Since the End of the Fifteenth Century

CIA4U      Gr. 12   Analyzing Current Economic Issues

CIE3M     Gr. 11   The Individual and the Economy

CLU3M    Gr. 11   Understanding Canadian Law

CLN4U     Gr. 12   Canadian and International Law

EMS3O    Gr. 11   English Media Studies

ENG1D    Gr. 9     English

ENG2D    Gr. 10   English

ENG3U    Gr. 11   English

ENG4U    Gr. 12   English

EPS3O    Gr. 11   Presentation & Speaking Skills

ETS4U     Gr. 12   Studies in Literature

EWC4U    Gr. 12   The Writer’s Craft

FSF1D     Gr. 9     French

FSF2D     Gr. 10   French

FSF3U     Gr. 11   French

FSF4U     Gr. 12   French

GLC2O    Gr. 10   Career Studies (½ credit)

HHG4M    Gr. 12   Issues in Human Growth and Development

HHS4U    Gr. 12    Families in Canada

HRE13     Gr. 9     Bible

HRE4M    Gr. 12   Church and Culture

HRT3M    Gr. 11   World Religions: Beliefs, Issues, & Religious Traditions

HSP3U    Gr. 11   Introduction to Anthropology, Psychology & Sociology

HZT4U     Gr. 12   Philosophy: Questions & Theories

ICS20      Gr. 10   Introduction to Computer Studies

ICS3U      Gr. 11   Introduction to Computer Science

ICS4U      Gr. 12   Computer Science

IDC3O     Gr. 11   Interdisciplinary Studies

MCR3U    Gr. 11   Functions

MCV4U    Gr. 12   Calculus & Vectors

MDM4U   Gr. 12   Mathematics of Data Management

MHF4U    Gr. 12   Advanced Functions

MPM1D   Gr. 9     Principles of Mathematics

MPM2D   Gr. 10   Principles of Mathematics

PPL1O     Gr. 9     Healthy Active Living Education

PPL20     Gr. 10   Healthy Active Living Education

PPL3O     Gr. 11   Healthy Active Living Education

PSK4U    Gr. 12   Introductory Kinesiology

REL2O     Gr. 10   Bible

REL4O     Gr. 12   Bible

SNC1D    Gr. 9     Science

SNC2D    Gr. 10   Science

SBI3U      Gr. 11   Biology

SBI4U      Gr. 12   Biology

SCH3U    Gr. 11   Chemistry

SCH4U    Gr. 12   Chemistry

SES4U    Gr. 12   Earth and Space Science

SVN3M    Gr. 11   Environmental Science

SPH3U    Gr. 11   Physics

SPH4U    Gr. 12   Physics

TIJ10       Gr. 9     Exploring Technologies

TGJ2O    Gr. 10    Communications Technology

Our parents share their stories:
  • We are so blessed to have our children in PCA.
    William and Angela (PCA Parents)
  • Thank you for your hard work through the school year.  My daughter had a wonderful year.  We are so grateful that she had many wonderful teachers in the Middle School.
    Middle School Parent
  • Once again, we thank God for your commitment and sacrifices for this ministry. May God continue to bless every staff member and volunteer who have endlessly poured out their lives to train the students in God's way. We pray that PCA will continue to grow in numbers as well as be spiritually stronger each and every day. This is a dark and broken world, and there is a great need for God's soldiers in our future generation. Keep up the good work! To Him be the glory!
    Alex L. (PCA Parent)
  • We travel over an hour in each direction

    Why does my family travel over an hour in each direction just to drive our kids to Peoples Christian Academy?

    Last year, my son was in a disastrous situation at a public school.  On a regular basis, he either had gotten off the school bus and was left alone looking for an unlocked door to get to his kindergarten classroom, or in the evenings, he would be left helpless at the playground unable to find his correct school bus. This had continued for 6 months, until an old bus driver alerted me of her observation--that it was the school's (not my son’s) fault that he was repeatedly left unattended – nobody cares!

    Furthermore, my son frequently returned home from his old school with art work celebrating Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist and Bahá'í’s faith days or themes.  He countered my teachings on heaven with the curriculum-enforced concept of reincarnation, yet Christianity was never presented. Christmas was only about Frosty the Snowman or Santa and his reindeer.

    In the past half year at PCA, however, the tide has changed.  Now, he comes home with Bible verses and interesting materials that have helped him to learn about spiritual truths.  His reading has improved tremendously; he enjoys music instruction, and he feels safe on the school grounds. Everyone from the office to the after-school program staff show true Christian care.
    Lily K. (PCA parent)
  • Both of our children attended the Peoples School many years ago and we are forever thankful for the positive influence the teachers and staff had in their lives.  Thank you.
    Dave and Joyce (PCA Parents)
  • We moved schools from Toronto to Markham on the great testimony from good friends who have children in PCA. We are so incredibly thankful that we did. PCA has been a daily blessing to our family. One of our children has graduated from ELC to JK, and we currently have another enrolled in ELC. Not only are the staff kind and caring (which is a hope you have in all daycares), the ELC supersede expectations by also coming alongside parents in the building up of children in the Lord. They do this with a spirit of accountability that you rarely see in any other academic institutions; the staff nurture and love, teach, correct, and encourage - and we are constantly amazed at the level of care they provide. PCA feels like an extension of our church family; we feel like that is the case because the of the culture of "living together as a church family" that comes from the leadership of the school.
    If you are considering PCA, know that your children will grow here: physically (my picky 3 year old eats so well here!), mentally (Montessori-like learning) emotionally and spiritually. Enrolling our children at PCA has been one of the best decisions we have ever made, and we would recommend it to any parent in a heartbeat.
    S. and L. Ho
  • Dear PCA,

    From the bottom of our hearts, we would like to sincerely thank each and every teacher, parent, student, and everyone else from PCA who gave us and continues to give us support and prayer through this difficult time. I am so grateful to have placed my children in a school where such strong relationships are built. I can sleep well knowing that I have made the right decision having my children go to a school that not only gives an excellent education, but great long-lasting friendships, and a solid Christian foundation. I know that the faculty and friends that my children meet at PCA will all influence them in some way for the future, and I am not worried. PCA is like family to me, and I am so thankful for each and every one of you.
    Sincerely, Kenneth Y. and Family
  • PCA nurtured so many spiritual leaders who are now serving in churches (including our church) and other places of the world.  Our kids also got strong and solid Christian education here.
    Priscilla and Jonathan (PCA Parents)
  • Peoples Christian Academy is academically strong.

    It was in these classrooms that my three sons were challenged to reach high, trained to work hard and inspired to think ‘outside the box’.

    Gifted, well qualified and supportive teachers and staff greeted my boys each day. In this caring community, teachers often gave precious time and help beyond the call of duty to their students. Music, drama, tutoring, sports teams, community service and mission trips were all part of the ’extras’. Each of my ’boys’ (now men), greatly benefited from these additional helps, enabling them to become more confident, skilled and well rounded as individuals.

    To my sons as well as my husband and me, it is the long lasting friendships with both staff and fellow student’s that has made Peoples school that extra special place for each of us.

    As a distinctively Christian school, my sons were challenged and inspired to see life through biblical principles and to follow Jesus. Hence, PCA’s influence has formed the underpinning of ideas and values that now fuel my children’s future.

    My hope is to encourage you also to give your child a similar opportunity for growth and accomplishment, by sending them to Peoples Christian Academy. We are forever grateful for this school and it’s influence in all our lives.
    Cathy D. (PCA parent)
  • Thanks for your prayers and love for our family.  We have felt the love and care the teachers have for us.
    Middle School Parent
  • Passionate and caring spirit

    One day when my 7 year old daughter and I were on the road, we heard sirens from an ambulance. When I was looking for where the ambulance was coming from, I noticed my daughter was bowing down her head.  I asked, "Are you scared?" She said, "No, I am praying. Teacher said, "when we hear ambulance passing by, that means someone is in trouble. We shall pray for the people involved." I thank PCA for instilling a passionate and caring spirit in my child.
    Carol L. (PCA parent)