Based on Quebec Ministry of Education guidelines, the Stanstead College curriculum is broadly divided into junior and senior levels, with the core subjects of Mathematics, English and French emphasized at each level. Grade 11 is highlighted by advanced level courses in Mathematics, French, Chemistry and Physics. Students may opt for French as a second language or Français as a first language (langue maternelle).
Because of the sequential nature of the Quebec curriculum, senior students are encouraged to enrol at Stanstead College in Grade 9 or 10 at the latest. Ideally, junior students should enrol in Grade 7.
Useful information for English second language students: SLEP & TOEFL Recommendations for Admission to Stanstead College (PDF)
Junior Program (Cycle 1)
Secondary I / Grade 7 courses • Secondary II / Grade 8 courses
Senior Program (Cycle 2)
Secondary III / Grade 9 courses • Secondary IV / Grade 10 courses • Secondary V / Grade 11 courses
Secondary V Honours Certificate
Secondary V students may qualify for the Stanstead College Secondary V Honours Certificate. To be eligible, students must complete six courses at the 500 level (as well as succeed in the internal final examinations set in certain subject areas). To be successful a pass mark of at least 60% must be obtained in each course. A Certificate with Distinction is awarded to those who obtain an 80% average. A Certificate with Great Distinction is awarded to those with an average of 85% or greater.
Grade 12 courses
Select students from 14 to 16 years of age who have little or no facility in English are offered a one-year intensive course in English within our English Second Language Program. Although students generally spend one school year in this program, some students may advance rapidly enough to be moved into some regular courses during the school year. Upon entry into the regular program, ESL students may be eligible to receive continued language support on a one-to-one basis.
All students entering Grades 10, 11 and 12 must have their own school-approved laptops for use in the classroom, for access to our school network and for academic use outside the classroom. The new Lenovo Thinkpad is the only model that conforms to the school’s network. Our IT supplier, Kezber, has been able to negotiate a price of $1069 for the 14” model or $1113 for the 15” model, plus applicable taxes. Purchase includes a three-year onsite warranty (including accidental damage), lock and imaging. The school will continue to support the 2013 & 2014 Thinkpad Edge computers for another 2 years for current students.
All courses passed in Secondary IV and V, including compulsory and elective courses, are taken into consideration in awarding a Quebec Secondary School Diploma. The Quebec Ministry of Education awards a Secondary School Diploma to students who accumulate 54 credits from Secondary IV and V courses. Of these 54 credits, a minimum of 20 must be from Secondary V courses.
The following compulsory credits must be included in the above:
The pass mark in all subjects is 60%.
For information on the Applied General Education Path & Work-Oriented Training Paths, please visit the Ministry website.