Courses

MCI offers all courses that the Education branch of the Manitoba government requires for high school graduation.  For grades 9-12, most courses are offered on a semester system.  Some courses, such as music, will be offered on a full-year  basis.  Textbooks for all courses will be supplied by the school.  Students need to supply their own dictionary, Bible, scientific calculator, notebook, and materials. Download a PDF version of the MCI School Supply List here. Classes begin at 8:40am and end at 3:40pm with a lunch break from 11:50am-12:45pm.  Each day consists of six classes and a 20-minute chapel.  Grade 9 and 10 students are expected to enroll in a minimum of 10 courses per year.  Grade 11 and 12 students are expected to enroll in a minimum of 9 courses per year.

All students need 30 credits to qualify for high school graduation in Manitoba.  To qualify for an MCI graduation certificate, students must successfully complete those 30 credits and also a religion credit for each year they attend MCI (which includes 2 credits in grade 12).

In addition to the Manitoba required curriculum, we also offer the following electives:

Grade 9

 

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This course emphasizes the development of basic drawing skills.  It also includes an introduction to hand-building with clay, art history, and basic design concepts. 
This course is an introductory course with practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing.  (This course is a requirement for the MCI graduation certificate.)
Students in this course are exposed to various styles of music and are taught some basic choral skills.  This choir performs at various events throughout the year.  For more on this choir, see the Junior Choir page.
MCI’s junior jazz vocal ensemble, Illuminate, is an auditioned choir and serves as an introduction to singing in a smaller ensemble and provides an opportunity for students to use microphones, sing in harmony, and explore a variety of musical styles.

 

Grade 10

 

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The intent of this course is to create a greater understanding of significant historical events that shaped the United States.  It is intended to be a survey course with a focus and emphasis on those historical developments that have influenced the world, especially Canada.
This course builds on the skills and concepts learned in Art 10G, with an emphasis on color theory and basic painting skills.  Art history and design studies as well as clay skills will build on Art 10G content.  Students will continue to work with concepts taught in Art 10G while exploring new media and techniques.
Students will learn the basics of acting – such as goals, obstacles, tactics and more.  Ample time will be spent building community to build confidence for performance.  This class will include on-going opportunities to perform improv, rehearsed compositions, and published scenes– with partners and for the class.
Students who qualify for this course through and interview process will learn the inner working of MCI’s state of the art 460-seat theatre, Buhler Hall. Course curriculum will include: lighting control, sound mixing, stage managing, and show set up and take down. Students are required to accumulate 60 hours of practical experience (not including class time) either working shows or performing other tech support related tasks.
This course is designed for students whose first language is not English.  The course will focus on vocabulary, diction, grammar, and idiom.
In this course, speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills are enhanced and grammatical correctness and fluency are emphasized.  Prerequisite: French 10G
Students in this course are exposed to various styles of music and are taught some basic choral skills.  This choir performs at various events throughout the year.  For more on this choir, see the Senior Choir page.
The goals of this auditioned 50-voice choir include encouraging the love of singing, developing music literacy, while providing opportunity to perform in a variety of events and venues.  For more on Chamber Choir, visit the Fine Arts pages.
MCI’s junior jazz vocal ensemble, Illuminate, is an auditioned choir and serves as an introduction to singing in a smaller ensemble and provides an opportunity for students to use microphones, sing in harmony, and explore a variety of musical styles.
Retailing provides a basic introduction to the skills and practices required in job-entry positions in retail merchandising as well as consumer analysis and communications skills needed in all vocations.  Units covered include policy, vision, target markets, buying and inventory, pricing, and advertising.
Students who take this course will choose an area of focus such as acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, keys, vocals, sound tech, or V.P.U. operation. Auditions may be required due to limited space.  Outcomes will include: developing an understanding for what it means to worship, learning music theory and instrumental technique, developing team-building and leadership skills, learning worship band charts and leading school chapels.
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to plan and create documents for personal and business communications.

 

Grade 11

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This course provides teaching and practice in generally accepted accounting principles for both service and merchandising businesses.
This course is designed to give students an idea of the important role agriculture plays locally, nationally and around the world.  The aim of the course is to make students aware of the main issues in agriculture and to present them with key questions on those issues.
This course assumes students possess basic drawing, painting, and clay skills as well as a basic understanding of design.  It provides students with an increasing amount of freedom of expression while working through problems of increasing complexity.  Prerequisite: Art 10G
The intricacies of life are explored through discussion and laboratory work, using humankind and animals as examples of study.
This course introduces students to the activities of science, the atomic theory, the mole concept, stoichiometry, gas laws, chemical reaction, solution chemistry, and organic chemistry.
Students will learn the basics of acting – such as goals, obstacles, tactics and more.  Ample time will be spent building community to build confidence for performance.  This class will include on-going opportunities to perform improv, rehearsed compositions, and published scenes– with partners and for the class.
Students who qualify for this course through and interview process will learn the inner working of MCI’s state of the art 460-seat theatre, Buhler Hall. Course curriculum will include: lighting control, sound mixing, stage managing, and show set up and take down. Students are required to accumulate 60 hours of practical experience (not including class time) either working shows or performing other tech support related tasks.
Course work is partly determined by individual placement test and usually includes an emphasis on vocabulary.  Prerequisite: EAL 21G
This course is designed to encourage students to use French in a practical way using letter writing, reading newspaper and magazines, and listening to French radio and television programs.  Prerequisite: French 20
Students in this course are exposed to various styles of music and are taught some basic choral skills.  This choir performs at various events throughout the year.  For more on this choir, see the Senior Choir page.
The goals of this auditioned 50-voice choir include encouraging the love of singing, developing music literacy, while providing opportunity to perform in a variety of events and venues.  For more on this choir, visit the Chamber Choir page.
Students who successfully audition for the 14-voice ensemble, Resonate, will be challenged with a rich experience of contemporary choral music. This choir performs at a variety of school related events and venues.
This course is recommended for students interested in science and mathematics and a must for those wishing to explore careers in engineering. Topics will include waves (focusing on light and sound), mechanics (motion, velocity and acceleration) and fields (gravitational, electrostatic and magnetic).

 

Grade 12

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  This course  assumes students have a strong foundation in basic skills.  Opportunity will be given for exploration of new ideas, media, and techniques.  Work produced in this class will be potential material for an entrance portfolio for post-secondary studies.  Prerequisite: Art 10G    Recommended: Art 20G or 30S
For those students interested in developing an understanding of plant and animal life science, this course serves as a good introduction.  This is a required course for post-secondary programs in medicine and agriculture.
This course is required for those students interested in a career in science or medicine. Major topics include the periodic table, equilibrium systems, pH and acid-based reactions, and redox.  Prerequisite: Chemistry 30S
Students will work to develop advanced English language skills to promote success in general Language Arts and other courses or for successful completion of TOEFL examinations.
This course is a sequel to the Comprehensive Focus course taken by all grade 12 students.  Emphasis in the course is on critical engagement between students and a variety of literature including novel, drama, poetry, and public speaking.
This course places emphasis on conversation, writing, and reading in the French language. Opportunity for student exchange programs are available.
Specific attention is given to critical evaluation of the mass media, recent developments in Eastern Europe, continuing tensions in the Middle East and on broader topics like human rights and environmental concerns.
Students in this course are exposed to various styles of music and are taught some basic choral skills.  This choir performs at various events throughout the year.  For more on this choir, see the Senior Choir page.
The goals of this auditioned 50-voice choir include encouraging the love of singing, developing music literacy, while providing opportunity to perform in a variety of events and venues.  For more, visit the Chamber Choir page.
Students who successfully audition for the 14-voice jazz ensemble, Resonate, will be challenged with a rich experience of contemporary choral music. This choir performs at a variety of school related events and venues.
For students interested in further studies in engineering, technology, agriculture, or medical fields this course is highly recommended. It builds on topics covered in Physics 30S and creates a more complete exposure to fundamental principles. Prerequisite: Physics 30S
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the fundamentals of psychology as a social science. The breadth of topics in the course will expose students to possible areas of post-secondary studies: arts, education, social work, and health care.