Hah, you poor kid. I could have had music, drama, visual art, or a combination. I took drama and visual art.
I also had a choice between AutoCAD, Phys-Ed, Home Ec (lol)or Business (lol). I chose AutoCAD, as the only un-lawlworthy tech course in grade 9.
English, French, Science, Math and Geo were all mandatory, except for French which could be ESL, if E was really your SL.