Below are the yearly requirements for completing the MaCS Program successfully for students entering the program in 2023-2024 under the new TDSB random selection process. The total required MaCS courses to complete over four years of high school is 12.
In grade 9 students complete 4 MaCS courses out of their 8 course total.
In grade 10 students complete 3 MaCS courses out of their 8 course total.
In grade 11 students complete 3 MaCS courses out of their 8 course total.
In grade 12 students complete 2 MaCS courses out of their 8 course total.
Grade 9 Courses
Course Title: Grade 9 MaCS Principles of Mathematics
Course Code: MTH1WP
Description: This course enables students to develop generalizations of mathematical ideas and methods through the exploration of applications, the effective use of technology, and abstract reasoning. Students will investigate relationships to develop equations of straight lines in analytic and surface area of objects in measurement, and apply extended algebraic skills in problem solving. Students will engage in abstract extensions of core learning that will deepen their mathematical knowledge and enrich their understanding. Prerequisite: None
Course Title: Grade 9 MaCS Science
Course Code: SNC1WP
Description: This course enables students to develop their understanding of basic concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, physics, and to relate science to their skills in the processes of scientific investigations. Students will acquire an understanding of scientific theories and conduct investigations related to sustainable ecosystems; atomic and molecular structures and its properties and components and the principles of electricity. Prerequisite: None
Course Title: Grade 9 MaCS Geography of Canada
Course Code: CGC1DP
Description: This course explores Canada’s distinct and changing character and the geographic systems and relationships that shape it. Students will investigate the interactions of natural and human systems within Canada, as well as Canada’s economic, cultural, and environmental connections to other countries. Students will use a variety of geotechnologies and inquiry and communication methods to analyse and evaluate geographic issues and present their findings. Prerequisite: None
Course Title: Grade 10 MaCS Digital Technology and Innovations in the Changing World (Computer Programming)
Course Code: ICD2OP
Description: This course introduces students to computer programming. Students will plan and write simple computer programs by applying fundamental programming concepts, and learn to create clear and maintainable internal documentation. They will also learn to manage a computer by studying hardware configurations, software selection, operating system functions, networking, and safe computing practises. Students will also investigate the social impact of computer technologies, and develop an understanding of environmental and ethical issues related to the use of computers. Prerequisite: None
Grade 10 Courses
Course Title: Grade 10 MaCS Principles of Mathematics
Course Code: MPM2DP
Description: This course enable students to broaden their understanding of relations, extend their skills in multi-step problem solving, and continue to develop their abilities in abstract reasoning. Students will pursue investigations of quadratic functions and their applications; solve and apply linear systems; solve multistep problems in analytic geometry to verify properties of geometric figures; investigate the trigonometry of right and acute triangles; and develop supporting algebraic skills. Prerequisite: Principles of Mathematics, Grade 9, MaCS
Course Title: Grade 10 MaCS Science
Course Code: SNC2DP
Description: This course enables students to enhance their understanding of concepts in biology, chemistry, earth and space science, and physics, and of the interrelationships between science technology, society, and the environment. Students are also given opportunities to further develop their scientific investigation skills. Students will plan and conduct investigations and develop their understanding of scientific theories related to the connections between cells and systems in animals and plants; chemical reactions, with a particular focus on acid-base reactions; forces that affect climate and climate change; and the interaction of light and matter. Prerequisite: Science, Grade 9, MaCS
*Students must also take a technology credit that is offered in the computer science technology department or media technology department.
Grade 11 Courses
3 MaCS courses offered in the math and/or science departments.
Grade 12 Courses
2 MaCS courses offered in the math, science, and/or computer technology departments.