Grade 11

Grade 11 is when your education begins focusing in on your post-secondary plans and when you have opportunities to grow as a leader and student with an eye on your future.

SMUS is a university prep school, so every grade is a step on a journey toward higher education. Grade 11 is when that preparation becomes more focused. With the support of your university counsellor, you'll start to make choices and take courses that are tied to your future goals.

But it’s not all academic. The year is full of fun opportunities that help you grow as a leader – like outdoor trips, playing on senior sports teams or becoming the head of a club. 

You’ll find that Grade 11 is about finding balance. With a heavier course load and lots of extracurriculars to choose from, this is the year when self-discipline and time management become your best friends. With so many opportunities at SMUS, you’ll have to plan carefully and decide what really matters to you.

By the end of Grade 11, you will be firmly on the path to university and you will have researched many of your future options. You’ll have a solid understanding of your strengths and have had opportunities to grow as a leader, as a student and in life.

Course Selection

In Grade 11, you take required courses* in:

  • Arts Education
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Social Studies
  • Science

* You can choose to take some of these required Grade 11 courses in your Grade 12 year.

You will also get to choose electives from a variety of subjects and programs:

  • Advanced Placement and AP Capstone
  • Engineering, Technology and Design
  • Arts Education (Music, Theatre Arts, and Visual Art and Design)
  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Modern Languages
  • Outdoor Leadership
  • Physical and Health Education
  • Science
  • Social Studies

Download the complete Academic Program Guide to read full course descriptions and learn more about graduation requirements.