Our school offers options to suit our students’ unique learning needs, interests and abilities. All of our courses follow the Alberta Programs of Study. 
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Advanced Media (Gr. 9), Art, Band, Choir, Creative Writing (Gr. 8 & 9) Drama, ENVOE, Exploration in Film (Gr. 7), Fashion (Gr. 8 & 9), Foods (Gr. 8 & 9), Foods & Fashions (Gr. 7), Forensics (Gr. 8 & 9) French as a Second Language, Guitar, Industrial Arts, Introducation to Media (Gr. 7), Leadership, Mode & Mechanics (Bike Maintenance), Performing Arts (Gr. 9), Robotics in Media (Gr. 8) & Yearbook (Gr. 9).

Options

Environmental And Outdoor Education (ENVOE)

This course will involve both in –class and out of class learning experiences. Environmental and Outdoor Education (ENVOE) is an exciting opportunity for students to participate in a variety of outdoor activities as well spend time focusing on environmental issues that concern all Canadians. As well, students will learn basic survival skills for outdoor activities in all seasons and get an opportunity to practice these skills during off-campus trips.

Students will participate in activities such as orienteering, hiking, outdoor safety, cross country skiing, and bicycling. There will be an extra fee associated with the experiences provided by this course.

French as a Second Language

Students in the English program are welcomed to learn French. Classes are adjusted to meet the needs of all students whether or not they have a lot or no French.

Leadership

Students registering for this course must want to make a difference in the school and in their community. Students will concentrate on discovering ways to exercise leadership and citizenship to affect change within the school. Topics may include: planning for spirit week activities, organizing school events, fundraising for charitable causes, as well as volunteering in the community.

Volunteer service is the most important component of the course. Grade 7 students are required to complete 10 hours of community service. Successful students in this course will show initiative, self-discipline, a sense of team, a strong work ethic and be able to work independently.

Fine Arts

Art

Grade 7 Art allows students an opportunity to build on their art skills, regardless if they are basic or advanced. Through specific drawing assignments, they learn a variety of techniques to improve how they view what they are drawing. They get an opportunity to work with a variety of mediums and develop different strategies for blending oil pastels, water color pencil drawings, pencil crayons and pen and ink. Students are encouraged to be creative, challenge themselves and have fun.

Band - Full Year

Band is an ensemble that provides students with learning and performance opportunities on brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The primary focus is on the development, continuation, and expansion of basic skills that are necessary for effective instrumental music performance. Students in the band perform in at least one concert per term. In Grade 7, this course is designed for students with no prior experience to be successful, and will learn all of the techniques and skills required. In Grade 8 and 9, students will be expected to expand and develop on the skills learned in the prior year. Beginners in band must choose from one of the following beginning instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone. This course requires an instrument, which can be rented from the school, or you can provide your own high quality band instrument.

Choir

This course provides a variety of singing opportunities for students with limited formal choral experience. The semester long course is an introduction to vocal music at the Middle school level, and will prepare students to continue singing in High School, should they choose to. Vocal techniques and music reading are emphasized, and students are given the opportunity to explore various musical sources and styles. Much emphasis is placed on providing a positive musical experience to students through class activities. Students in choir will perform in at least one concert per term.

Drama

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of drama. They will develop fundamental performance and theatre skills by studying a variety of theatre disciplines. These disciplines include tableau work, movement, speech, acting, improvisation, script work, acting, technical theatre and theatre history. The nature of this course is interactive and students will be expected to participate and to demonstrate their learning daily. Through this course, students will explore theatre as a creative expression of the human condition.

Guitar

This is an introductory course for students with little or no previous experience on the guitar. This course is designed to teach students basic chords, techniques and how to read music. In addition to learning many songs, students will learn strumming, picking and classical techniques. Barre chords will also be introduced. The school has a limited number of guitars it can supply, or you can bring your own. Using a school guitar requires an instrument maintenance fee.

Strings

String Orchestra provides students with learning and performance opportunities on violin, cello or bass. The primary focus is on the development and expansion of basic skills. Students in the String Orchestra perform in at least one concert per term. This curriculum is designed for students who are just learning to play, and leadership and solo/small ensemble opportunities will be provided to students with more experience. A limited number of instruments are available for rent from the school, or you can provide your own high quality instrument.

Complementary Courses

Advanced Media (Gr. 9), Art, Band, Choir, Creative Writing (Gr. 8 & 9) Drama, ENVOE, Exploration in Film (Gr. 7), Fashion (Gr. 8 & 9), Foods (Gr. 8 & 9), Foods & Fashions (Gr. 7), Forensics (Gr. 8 & 9) French as a Second Language, Guitar, Industrial Arts, Introducation to Media (Gr. 7), Leadership, Mode & Mechanics (Bike Maintenance), Performing Arts (Gr. 9), Robotics in Media (Gr. 8) & Yearbook (Gr. 9).

Options

Environmental And Outdoor Education (ENVOE)

This course will involve both in –class and out of class learning experiences. Environmental and Outdoor Education (ENVOE) is an exciting opportunity for students to participate in a variety of outdoor activities as well spend time focusing on environmental issues that concern all Canadians. As well, students will learn basic survival skills for outdoor activities in all seasons and get an opportunity to practice these skills during off-campus trips.

Students will participate in activities such as orienteering, hiking, outdoor safety, cross country skiing, and bicycling. There will be an extra fee associated with the experiences provided by this course.

French as a Second Language

Students in the English program are welcomed to learn French. Classes are adjusted to meet the needs of all students whether or not they have a lot or no French.

Leadership

Students registering for this course must want to make a difference in the school and in their community. Students will concentrate on discovering ways to exercise leadership and citizenship to affect change within the school. Topics may include: planning for spirit week activities, organizing school events, fundraising for charitable causes, as well as volunteering in the community.

Volunteer service is the most important component of the course. Grade 7 students are required to complete 10 hours of community service. Successful students in this course will show initiative, self-discipline, a sense of team, a strong work ethic and be able to work independently.

Fine Arts

Art

Grade 7 Art allows students an opportunity to build on their art skills, regardless if they are basic or advanced. Through specific drawing assignments, they learn a variety of techniques to improve how they view what they are drawing. They get an opportunity to work with a variety of mediums and develop different strategies for blending oil pastels, water color pencil drawings, pencil crayons and pen and ink. Students are encouraged to be creative, challenge themselves and have fun.

Band - Full Year

Band is an ensemble that provides students with learning and performance opportunities on brass, woodwind and percussion instruments. The primary focus is on the development, continuation, and expansion of basic skills that are necessary for effective instrumental music performance. Students in the band perform in at least one concert per term. In Grade 7, this course is designed for students with no prior experience to be successful, and will learn all of the techniques and skills required. In Grade 8 and 9, students will be expected to expand and develop on the skills learned in the prior year. Beginners in band must choose from one of the following beginning instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone. This course requires an instrument, which can be rented from the school, or you can provide your own high quality band instrument.

Choir

This course provides a variety of singing opportunities for students with limited formal choral experience. The semester long course is an introduction to vocal music at the Middle school level, and will prepare students to continue singing in High School, should they choose to. Vocal techniques and music reading are emphasized, and students are given the opportunity to explore various musical sources and styles. Much emphasis is placed on providing a positive musical experience to students through class activities. Students in choir will perform in at least one concert per term.

Drama

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of drama. They will develop fundamental performance and theatre skills by studying a variety of theatre disciplines. These disciplines include tableau work, movement, speech, acting, improvisation, script work, acting, technical theatre and theatre history. The nature of this course is interactive and students will be expected to participate and to demonstrate their learning daily. Through this course, students will explore theatre as a creative expression of the human condition.

Guitar

This is an introductory course for students with little or no previous experience on the guitar. This course is designed to teach students basic chords, techniques and how to read music. In addition to learning many songs, students will learn strumming, picking and classical techniques. Barre chords will also be introduced. The school has a limited number of guitars it can supply, or you can bring your own. Using a school guitar requires an instrument maintenance fee.

Strings

String Orchestra provides students with learning and performance opportunities on violin, cello or bass. The primary focus is on the development and expansion of basic skills. Students in the String Orchestra perform in at least one concert per term. This curriculum is designed for students who are just learning to play, and leadership and solo/small ensemble opportunities will be provided to students with more experience. A limited number of instruments are available for rent from the school, or you can provide your own high quality instrument.

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