Courses

MCI helps students of diverse abilities and interests become their best self.  

In addition to excellent academic, athletic and social opportunities, all MCI students experience spiritual formation as they study the Bible, participate in hands-on service, and attend daily chapel time. All provincial curriculum requirements of Manitoba Education for grades 9 – 12 and high school graduation are taught at MCI. Most courses are offered on a semester system. Some courses, such as music, are offered on a full-year basis. All students require 30 credits to qualify for high school graduation in Manitoba.

 

Questions regarding course selection can be sent to Teaching Principal, Alice Harms

To see MCI’s most current course selection, please see the course selection form below. 

Graduation

MCI also offers its own graduation certificate. To qualify students must successfully complete the requirements for high school graduation in Manitoba and a religion credit for each year of attendance at MCI, as well as a Mennonite Studies credit.

GRADE 9

Required Courses

Canada in the Contemporary World 10F

In this course, students are exposed to various political, legal, physical, and economic processes prevalent in our Canadian society.

English Language Arts 10F

Students work at developing a wide range of writing, reading, speaking, cooperating and organizational skills.

Mathematics 10F

Emphasis in this course is given to problem-solving skills, mathematical communication skills and connections to other disciplines.

Physical Education 10F

This course focuses on physical activities, developing individual and team skills in various sports. A focus will also be given to health concepts, such as fitness, nutrition and lifestyle, and interpersonal skills.

Science 10F

Students study the nature of matter, human reproduction, static electricity and space sciences.

Digital Literacy 10S

This course will provide students with an opportunity to engage topics and issues related to the online world. Students will learn strategies for effective and safe research & communication. The course will include a survey of various online literary forms (ex. blogs, pictorial essays, social media), and look at how we create our own online presence and interpret/evaluate the online presence of others (individuals, groups, organizations, media, etc.)

Music - Concert Choir 15S

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.

Bible 11G

This course explores the roots of faith by studying the stories of the pre-history and patriarchs in Genesis, and the life of Christ as described in the gospel of Mark.

GRADE 9

Elective Courses

Art 10S

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.

Concert Band 10S

In Concert Band, students will develop individual technical skills on their instrument, as well as ensemble skills (blend, balance, intonation, rhythmic precision). A variety of musical styles will be rehearsed, with the emphasis on creating a highly expressive performance, through effective use of articulation, dynamics and phrasing. It is recommended that students have a minimum of one year of previous concert band experience.

French 10F

This course is an introductory course with practice in speaking, listening, reading and writing.

Illuminate - Vocal Ensemble 10S

This auditioned choir 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.

Theatre Tech 10S

Students who qualify for this course, through an interview process, will learn the inner workings of Buhler Hall. Course curriculum will include lighting control, sound mixing, stage managing, show set up and takedown. Students are required to accumulate 60 hours of practical experience (not including class time) either working shows or performing other tech support-related tasks.

GRADE 10

Required Courses

English Language Arts 20F

Various types of literature are examined in this course and students are challenged to develop their own communication skills through reading, writing, listening and speaking.

Geographic Issues of the 21st Century 20F

This curriculum explores geographic issues of the 21st century, including topics such as geographic literacy, natural resources, industry and trade.

Mathematics Essentials 20S

This course focuses on practical, real-world math skills. While some units include algebra and geometry skills needed in careers in the trades, many focus on consumer skills and financial literacy and numeracy. This course limits post-secondary options and is intended for students not intending to pursue careers in math or science. *Only one math course is required.

Mathematics Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus 20S

This general math course focuses on algebra, geometry and graphing. Emphasis is placed on manipulation of formulas to solve problems. *Only one math course is required

Physical Education 20F

This course focuses on physical activities developing individual and team skills in various sports. A focus will also be given to health concepts such as fitness, nutrition and lifestyle, and interpersonal skills.

Science 20F

Using experiments as learning tools, this course invites students to apply the scientific method of problem-solving in a variety of situations.

Music - Concert Choir 25S

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.

Bible 21G

This course uncovers the saving acts of God in stories of the life of Israel in Exodus. The course then moves to an introduction to the literary forms and faith-expressions of Psalms, then concludes with a study of Luke’s gospel.

GRADE 10

Elective Courses

American History 20G

The intent of the American History 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.

Art 20S

This course builds on the skills and concepts learned in Art 10S, with an emphasis on colour theory and basic painting skills. Art history and design studies, as well as clay skills, build on Art 10S content.

Chamber Choir 20S

This auditioned choir encourages a love of singing, develops musical literacy, and involves performances in a variety of events and venues.

Concert Band 20S

In Concert Band, students will develop individual technical skills on their instrument, as well as ensemble skills (blend, balance, intonation, rhythmic precision). A variety of musical styles will be rehearsed, with the emphasis on creating a highly expressive performance, through effective use of articulation, dynamics and phrasing. It is recommended that students have a minimum of one year of previous concert band experience.

Dance 20S

This is an introductory dance course designed to help students develop a foundation for dance, kinesthetic awareness, and a movement vocabulary through basic skill development and exploration. With a focus on creativity, dancers develop basic skills and combinations in a nurturing atmosphere to build confidence. The students will learn basic choreography, and work collaboratively towards an end-of-term performance.

Digital Pictures 25S

Learn and practice the skills of taking a great photograph by putting into use techniques and rules learned in the classroom. From basic composition rules to more complex artistic elements, students are challenged to create unique photos that communicate purpose with their chosen audiences. Student photography is often showcased in the yearbook and other MCI media. The basics of post-production editing are also introduced in class. A digital camera is recommended for the class. Digital cameras on their devices are acceptable. Students will have the opportunity to use a DSLR camera provided by the school and teacher.

EAL 21G

This course is designed for students whose first language is not English. Emphases include vocabulary, diction, grammar and idiom.

French 20F

In this course, French-speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills are enhanced and grammatical correctness and fluency are emphasized. Prerequisite: FRE 10F

Illuminate - Vocal Ensemble 20S

This auditioned choir 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.

Intro to Bible 21E

An introductory course to the Bible and Christian belief and practice for students with little or no faith background.

Desktop Publishing: Journalism/Yearbook 25S

Students will learn the skills of communicating practical news to an intended audience. A variety of writing forms are presented to students to learn to use in media such as article writing, captions for photos, script writing for radio, headlines and interviews. Students will work collaboratively to design and create print media, which could include magazines, newspapers, radio shows, and yearbook spreads, using desktop publishing software.

Retailing 20G

Retailing provides an introduction to the skills and practices required in job-entry positions in retail merchandising, as well as consumer analysis and communication skills needed in all vocations. Units include policy, vision, target markets, buying and inventory, pricing, and advertising.

Theatre Tech 20S

Students who qualify for this course, through an interview process, will learn the inner workings of Buhler Hall. Course curriculum will include lighting control, sound mixing, stage managing, show set up and takedown. Students are required to accumulate 60 hours of practical experience (not including class time) either working shows or performing other tech support-related tasks.

Worship Band 20S

Depending on the abilities and skill level of students enrolling, this course will focus primarily on acoustic guitar, with the possibility of other areas of focus, like electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, and vocals. Students will study instrumental technique, as well as music concepts related to chord charts, lead sheets and arranging as they prepare to lead school chapels. Outcomes will also include developing an understanding of the role of the worship band and the characteristics of an effective worship team.

GRADE 11

Required Courses

English - Comprehensive Focus 30S

Emphasis is placed on the appreciation of literature through reading and listening, as well as written and oral expression.

History of Canada 30F

This Canadian history course examines the development of Canada’s social and political affairs.

Mathematics - Applied 30S

Some of the topics in this course include technical communications, personal finance, geometry, applied calculus, and data management and analysis. Prerequisite: Mathematics – Introduction to Applied and PreCalculus 20S. *only one math course is required.

Mathematics - Essentials 30S

This course includes topics in geometry, consumer credit, data analysis, personal income tax, owning and operating a vehicle, and applications in probability. *Only one math course is required

Mathematics - Pre-Calculus 30S

Topics in this course include quadratic functions, trigonometry, algebra, analytic geometry, consumer math and logic/proof functions. Prerequisite: Mathematics Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus 20S. *only one math course is required

Physical Education 30F

Activity-oriented, this course provides advanced instruction in a team and individual sports,  with an emphasis on lifetime recreation.

Music - Concert Choir 35S

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.

Bible 31G

This course examines the Bible as God’s word through examination of themes, literary genres, authorship and authority. A survey of Old and New Testament texts support these goals. The course then moves into a study of the church from its roots, studying themes as they appear in New Testament churches and in our modern world.

GRADE 11

Elective Courses

Accounting Principles 30S

This course provides teaching and practice in generally accepted accounting principles for both service and merchandising businesses.

Agriculture 30S

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 issues such as sustainability, environment, and technology and industry responses to misinformation about agricultural practices.

Art 30S

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.

Biology 30S

The intricacies of life are explored through discussion and laboratory work, using humankind and animals as examples of study.

Chamber Choir 30S

This auditioned choir encourages a love of singing, develops musical literacy, and involves performances in a variety of events and venues.

Chemistry 30S

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.

Concert Band 30S

In Concert Band, students will develop individual technical skills on their instrument, as well as ensemble skills (blend, balance, intonation, rhythmic precision). A variety of musical styles will be rehearsed, with the emphasis on creating a highly expressive performance, through effective use of articulation, dynamics and phrasing. It is recommended that students have a minimum of one year of previous concert band experience.

Computer Science 30S

The emphasis in computer science courses is on students learning to solve problems, accomplish tasks, and express creativity, both individually and collaboratively. Students will learn programming techniques and the syntax of one or more programming languages. More importantly, students will learn to adapt to changes in programming languages and learn new languages as they are developed.

Current Topics in Science 30S

This course seeks to address current issues/topics in the world through the lens of science technology & innovation and understand how science connects to our lives. The course will focus on the changing world of science (technology, nature & the environment, and research & discovery).

Dance 30S

This is an introductory dance course designed to help students develop a foundation for dance, kinesthetic awareness, and a movement vocabulary through basic skill development and exploration. With a focus on creativity, dancers develop basic skills and combinations in a nurturing atmosphere to build confidence. The students will learn basic choreography, and work collaboratively towards an end-of-term performance.

Desktop Publishing: Journalism/Yearbook 35S

Students will learn the skills of communicating practical news to an intended audience. A variety of writing forms are presented to students to learn to use in media such as article writing, captions for photos, script writing for radio, headlines and interviews. Students will work collaboratively to design and create print media, which could include magazines, newspapers, radio shows, and yearbook spreads, using desktop publishing software.

Digital Pictures 35S

Learn and practice the skills of taking a great photograph by putting into use techniques and rules learned in the classroom. From basic composition rules to more complex artistic elements, students are challenged to create unique photos that communicate purpose with their chosen audiences. Student photography is often showcased in the yearbook and other MCI media. The basics of post-production editing are also introduced in class. A digital camera is recommended for the class. Digital cameras on their devices are acceptable. Students will have the opportunity to use a DSLR camera provided by the school and teacher.

EAL 31G

Coursework is partly determined by an individual placement test and usually includes an emphasis on vocabulary. Prerequisite: EAL 21G.

French 30F

This course is designed to encourage students to use French in a practical way in various situations through grammar, reading, writing and especially oral work. Prerequisite: FRE 20S

Physics 30F

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)

Resonate - Vocal Ensemble 30S

This auditioned choir 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.

Theatre Tech 30S

Students who qualify for this course, through an interview process, will learn the inner workings of Buhler Hall. Course curriculum will include lighting control, sound mixing, stage managing, show set up and takedown. Students are required to accumulate 60 hours of practical experience (not including class time) either working shows or performing other tech support-related tasks.

Worship Band 30S

Depending on the abilities and skill level of students enrolling, this course will focus primarily on acoustic guitar, with the possibility of other areas of focus, like electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, and vocals. Students will study instrumental technique, as well as music concepts related to chord charts, lead sheets and arranging as they prepare to lead school chapels. Outcomes will also include developing an understanding of the role of the worship band and the characteristics of an effective worship team.

GRADE 12

Required Courses

English - Comprehensive Focus 40S

Students learn the form of literature by examining how changes to the form affect the message communicated.

Mathematics- Applied 40S

This course continues the study of personal finance, vectors, probability, variability and statistical analysis, applications of periodic functions and sequences. This course meets university requirements for most programs. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 30S or Applied Math 30S. *Only one math course is required.

Mathematics - Essentials 40S

Essentials Mathematics covers topics in problem analysis, personal and government finances, design and measurement, statistics, investments, taxation, variation and formulas, and a life/career project. This course meets university entrance requirements. *Only one math course is required.

Mathematics - Pre-Calculus 40S

Topics covered include circular functions, transformations, exponents and logs, probability, statistics and geometric sequences. This level of mathematics is most widely accepted for university and college admissions. Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 30S. *only one math is required

Physical Education 40F

The focus of this course includes personal fitness, developing sport for life and team and individual sports.

Mennonites and the Church 41G

This course covers key aspects of Anabaptist/Mennonite history from the sixteenth century through the present. Through class discussion and term projects, students are encouraged to make the material studied relevant to their own lives.

Music - Concert Choir 45S

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.

Bible 41G

This course is a study in Scriptural wisdom and ethics as nurtured by the Proverbs, Ecclesiastes and the Sermon on the Mount in Matthew. This study reveals how Jesus’ followers are transformed by life in the Kingdom of Christ.

GRADE 12

Elective Courses

Art 40S

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 can be used for an entrance portfolio for post-secondary study.

Biology 40S

For those students interested in developing an understanding of plant and animal life science including the study of genetics and heredity, this course serves as a good introduction. This is a required course for post-secondary programs in medicine and agriculture.

Calculus 40S

This course is roughly equivalent to a first-semester college calculus course devoted to topics in differential and integral calculus. The AP course covers topics in these areas, including concepts and skills of limits, derivatives, definite integrals, and the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus.

Chamber Choir 40S

This auditioned choir encourages a love of singing, develops musical literacy, and involves performances in a variety of events and venues.

Chemistry 40S

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.

Concert Band 40S

In Concert Band, students will develop individual technical skills on their instrument, as well as ensemble skills (blend, balance, intonation, rhythmic precision). A variety of musical styles will be rehearsed, with the emphasis on creating a highly expressive performance, through effective use of articulation, dynamics and phrasing. It is recommended that students have a minimum of one year of previous concert band experience.

English - Literary Focus 40S

This course is one of two sequels to the Comprehensive Focus course taken by all Grade 12 students. The emphasis in the course is on critical engagement between students and a variety of literature including novel, drama, poetry and public speaking.

English - Transactional Focus 40S

This course is the second of two sequels to the Comprehensive Focus. Transactional communication deals with communication between people of groups in a variety of situations and is useful for students whose career or university goals require such communication.

Family Studies 40S

This course explores community building, personal growth, family systems, and interpersonal communication with an intentional focus on engaging real-life issues.

Film as a Witness to Modern History 40S

This course deals with the cinematic representation of significant historical themes in world history since the beginning of the 20th century.

French 40S

This course is designed to encourage students to use French in a practical way in various situations through grammar, reading, writing and especially oral work. Prerequisite: FRE 30S

Global Issues 40S

Specific attention is given to the critical evaluation of the mass media, continuing tensions in the Middle East and on broader topics like human rights and environmental concerns.

Law 40S

The Grade 12 Canadian Law curriculum covers the major components of Canadian law, including the foundations of law, the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, criminal law, civil law, and family law. The course also gives students the opportunity to explore a law-related topic of their choice.

Psychology 40S

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 healthcare.

Resonate - Vocal Ensemble 40S

This auditioned choir 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.

Theatre Tech 40S

Students who qualify for this course, through an interview process, will learn the inner workings of Buhler Hall. Course curriculum will include lighting control, sound mixing, stage managing, show set up and takedown. Students are required to accumulate 60 hours of practical experience (not including class time) either working shows or performing other tech support-related tasks.

Worship Band 40S

Depending on the abilities and skill level of students enrolling, this course will focus primarily on acoustic guitar, with the possibility of other areas of focus, like electric guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, percussion, and vocals. Students will study instrumental technique, as well as music concepts related to chord charts, lead sheets and arranging as they prepare to lead school chapels. Outcomes will also include developing an understanding of the role of the worship band and the characteristics of an effective worship team.