Academics

KCI is committed to student learning and student success. Our Academic, Applied, Fast Forward, Life Skills, College, University, Trade, and Workplace programs all strive to challenge students to embrace and reach their full potential.  Click on the department links below for more information on courses, and see what you need to graduate in Ontario at the link here.


  • Science – Biology | Chemistry | Earth & Space | Physics

Department Overviews, Courses Descriptions, and Course Codes at KCI 

Department overviews and course descriptions can be found by clicking a link in the sidebar on the left or clicking a department button sbove.

Course codes indicate the course, grade, and level.  For example, ENG 2DI is an English course.  The “2” indicates it’s a grade 10 course (2nd year of high school), and the “D” indicates it’s at the academic level of study typically taken by students hoping to pursue a university degree.

Courses that prepare students for entrance to a university degree program are indicated by a “D” (academic) in grades 9 and 10, and by a “U” (university) in grades 11 and 12.  Students may also take courses labelled with an “M” (mixed) or “O” (open).

Courses that prepare students for entrance to a college diploma program are indicated by a “P” (applied) in grades 9 and 10, and by a “C” (college) in grades 11 and 12. Students may also take courses labelled with an “M” (mixed) or “O” (open).

Courses that prepare students for direct entrance to the workplace are indicated by a “B” or “E“.  Look for courses with the codes “LB” or “PB” in grades 9 and 10, or by “EI” (essential level – workplace) or “EB” (essential level – fast forward) in grades 11 and 12, or an “OB” (open – fast forward) at any grade.

Some courses have more specialized codes that are indicated in the course descriptions such as an “F” for French Immersion.