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Information for all PALC Students: 2014 FALL Program

Registrations continue on Thursdays at either 1:00 or 7:00 p.m. in Room 2 at the portables. Find detailed information on dates and times.

 Registration requirements.

Foundations Level (through Grade 10)

Classes are offered in both day and evening. English classes are 2.5 hours, twice weekly. Additional classes include literature and composition, and speaking and listening (for beginner to intermediate levels) as well as Mathematics (16 weeks of study). Come in for an assessment at one of our registration sessions (assessing reading and writing skills along with speaking and listening and Mathematics). Foundation Courses for Fall 2014 (PDF file)

Fall Term Academic Courses (classroom)

 Fall 2014 Academic Credit Courses (Grades 11 and 12); check our Courses Offered for information on self paced options. Please note that classes have now been in session for three full weeks. You may still join Communications 12 but Civics 11, English 11 and English 12 are now closed to new students due to the difficulty of catching up.


Accounting 11 and 12

Accounting 11 teaches accounting theory from the basics. You do not need to know anything about accounting when you start. Accounting 12 then introduces computerized accounting methods. Class meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 12:00 through 2:30 p.m. (Accounting 11 is offered in the fall term; Accounting 12 is offered in spring term.)


Biology 12

Biology 12 is a course which focuses on human biology after an introduction to cell biology, processes and applications. Class meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. (self paced available)

aCivic Studies 11 (Civics 11)

Civic Studies 11 is a study of government, political decision-making, and what it means to be an informed Canadian citizen. A responsible informed citizen can then participate in local, national, and global contexts. The goal of this course is to create informed, active, and global citizens. Read a student article about Civic Studies 11. The class meets on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 12:00 to 2:30.


Communications 12

Offers a good review of the basics. Writing emphasis. Novel, short story, and poetry are introduced and explained. Daytime class meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings 9:00 to 11:30 a.m. Evening class meets Monday and Wednesday evenings 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. (self paced available)


Data Management 12

This hands-on, project-based course will cover computer hardware (the physical equipment), the operating system (Windows 7), and the applications software contained in Microsoft Office. Class meets on Monday and Friday afternoons from 12:00 to 2:30.


Drama 12: Film and Television (DFT 12)

Students will learn about the structure and expression of ideas in film and will then make a short documentary as a final project. DFT 12 provides interesting, topical, and important experiences.The class meets on Thursday afternoons from 2:30 to 5:00 (full year course). Students studying at least Communications 12 are welcome to attend.


English 11 and 12

These courses prepare you for university or college level writing, reading and oral requirements. A student blog supplements course.  Participation helps students obtain a higher level of proficiency in English. Students new to English or who have not studied the subject in five years or more are advised to begin with English 11. English 12 is offered on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 9 to 11:30 a.m. English 11 is offered on Wednesday and Friday afternoons from 12:00 to 2:30 p.m. More information. (self paced available for English 12).

Family Studies 12

Focus will be on vocabulary, reading, writing, listening and discussion work. Projects, presentations, class participation and quizzes will form the basis of course assessment. Classes are on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon – 4:00 through 6:30 p.m.