Health, Recreation & Human Services (HRH)

Foods (Personal)

In the Foods program (@WCHSFoods), work is completed using student managed learning courses. Students are expected to complete a unit of work approximately every three to four weeks. Courses include food preparation labs, teacher demonstrations, viewing of audio-visual materials, written activities and research projects. Students work through each course individually and/or with classmates with the teacher as facilitator. Each level of Foods includes five required courses of study, with the opportunity for students to earn extra credits by completing more than the required courses.


Foods Introductory (5 Credits)

Fee: $55.00
Power School Reference: [Foods Personal Intro FODP10]

Students will examine the role of food, looking beyond consumption to production, visual appreciation, nutrition, meal planning, economics and preparation.  Foods 10 consists of 5 separate modules (each module is worth 1 credit). The courses include: Food basics (prerequisite course), contemporary baking, snacks and appetizers, meal planning and nutrition basics (These modules are subject to change if the learning environment changes). Students will apply learned knowledge on food safety and sanitation to each lab to create beautiful & tasty treats such as: pad Thai, meatballs, sushi, cupcakes and much more.

Foods Intermediate (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Foods Introductory
Fee: $55.00
Power School Reference: [Foods Personal Inter FODP20]

Students further refine their skills from Foods 10 and delve deeper into the art and science of cooking.  Foods 20 consists of 5 separate modules (each module is worth 1 credit). The courses include:  creative cold foods, milk & egg products, vegetables and fruit, fish & poultry (or alternate for vegetarians)and international cuisine. (These modules are subject to change if the learning environment changes). Students will apply learned knowledge on food safety and sanitation to each lab to create beautiful & tasty treats such as: shrimp scampi, Thai ratatouille, Baklava and much more.

Foods Advanced (5 Credits)

Prerequisite: Foods Intermediate
Fee: $55.00
Power School Reference: [Foods Personal Adv FODP30]

Students will further hone their skills from Foods 10 and 20.  Foods 30 consists of 5 separate modules (each module is worth 1 credit). They will make new and more advanced recipes in every module: food presentation, soups & sauces, yeast products, meat cookery (or alternate for vegetarians) and regional cuisine – where they can focus their attention on one region of the world (These modules are subject to change if the learning environment changes). Students will apply learned knowledge on food safety, sanitation and presentation to each lab to create beautiful & tasty treats such as: chimichurri steak, breakfast poutine, 4 strand challah bread and much more.


Legal Studies

Students pick both levels when registering as these courses are packaged together within a single semester. 

Legal Studies Intermediate / Advanced (6 Credits)

Prerequisite: None 
Power School Reference: [

Legal Studies presents students with practical and fascinating information about how Canada’s legal system works and its impact on Canadians. Students will explore legal issues through debates, discussions, film and documentary studies, famous crime case studies, role plays and scenario examinations. Students can take this course twice during their time at WCHS.  The teacher will alternate themes every second year allowing students to earn a total of 6 – 12 CTS credits in our unique Legal Studies program. Possible areas of study include the History of Law, Constitutional and Rights Law, Criminal Law, Civil Law, Family Law, Employment Law, Law and the Traveller. Advanced credits could come from Criminal Law II, Conflict Resolution, Controversial Legal Topics, Tort Law and Corporate/Commercial Law. 


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