Message from the Assistant Curriculum Leader of Literacy

In our department, we work diligently to recognize the individual needs of exceptional students and we design programs that effectively respond to these needs.

We strive to differentiate our programming, allowing students to capitalize on their strengths whilst providing additional support in areas of development.

Each of our courses are built upon a strong focus on English language development, supporting cross-curricular literacy skills. This focus helps prepare our students for the learning environment in all subject areas, and in life beyond high school

Assistant Curriculum Leader: Lilah Zohar

416-394-3280 ext.20105

Successful Language Learners:

  • Understand that language learning is a necessary, life-enhancing, reflective process;

communicate – that is, read, listen, view, speak, write, and represent – effectively and with confidence;

  • Make meaningful connections between themselves, what they encounter in texts, and the world around them;
  • Think critically;
  • Understand that all texts advance a particular point of view that must be recognized, questioned, assessed, and evaluated;
  • Appreciate the cultural impact and aesthetic power of texts;
  • Use language to interact and connect with individuals and communities, for personal growth, and for active participation as world citizens.


In Grade 10, students write the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test which measures whether or not they are meeting the minimum standard of literacy across all subjects up to the end of Grade 9, as outlined by the Ontario government.  



English - Grade 9 Applied

English - Grade 10 Applied

English - Grade 11 College

English - Grade 12 College

Literacy Skills - Reading and Writing

Ontario Literacy Course