English Language Arts (ELA) is more than reading and writing. ELA involves:

  • Communicating effectively in various places for many different audiences and reasons
  • Selecting appropriate forms, structures and technology for a variety of contexts
  • Understanding, appreciating and creating a broad range of texts (including multi-media, visual, oral, and print)

Three program routes are offered in English

ELA 10-1, 20-1, 30-1

This sequence is intended for students whose educational/career paths require post-secondary entrance.

IB Route: ELA 10 Cohort IB, ELA 20IB, ELA 30IB, ELA 35IB (HL/SL)

This sequence is intended for students whose educational/career paths require post-secondary entrance and who wish to challenge themselves beyond the Alberta Program of Studies or meet international post-secondary admission  requirements. Students may earn IB credit at Higher Level or Standard Level, but this choice is made in the final semester
during ELA 35IB. A mark of over 80% is recommended to remain in this program.

ELA 10-2, 20-2, 30-2

This sequence is intended for students whose educational / career paths do not require post-secondary entrance; however, these courses are accepted by some post-secondary  institutions for some programs. Students who earn less than 65% in ELA 9, ELA 10-1, or ELA 20-1 are strongly encouraged to commit to this program to achieve success.

Transferring Programs

Since student interest and academic performance sometimes change, it is possible to switch programs with an appropriate grade and teacher recommendation. The best place to make a route or program change is continue from ELA 20-2 to ELA 20-1, so that the student is adequately prepared to attempt ELA 30-1.

English Complementary Courses

Please visit our Journalism page under Complementary Courses.

English

English Language Arts (ELA) is more than reading and writing. ELA involves:

  • Communicating effectively in various places for many different audiences and reasons
  • Selecting appropriate forms, structures and technology for a variety of contexts
  • Understanding, appreciating and creating a broad range of texts (including multi-media, visual, oral, and print)

Three program routes are offered in English

ELA 10-1, 20-1, 30-1

This sequence is intended for students whose educational/career paths require post-secondary entrance.

IB Route: ELA 10 Cohort IB, ELA 20IB, ELA 30IB, ELA 35IB (HL/SL)

This sequence is intended for students whose educational/career paths require post-secondary entrance and who wish to challenge themselves beyond the Alberta Program of Studies or meet international post-secondary admission  requirements. Students may earn IB credit at Higher Level or Standard Level, but this choice is made in the final semester
during ELA 35IB. A mark of over 80% is recommended to remain in this program.

ELA 10-2, 20-2, 30-2

This sequence is intended for students whose educational / career paths do not require post-secondary entrance; however, these courses are accepted by some post-secondary  institutions for some programs. Students who earn less than 65% in ELA 9, ELA 10-1, or ELA 20-1 are strongly encouraged to commit to this program to achieve success.

Transferring Programs

Since student interest and academic performance sometimes change, it is possible to switch programs with an appropriate grade and teacher recommendation. The best place to make a route or program change is continue from ELA 20-2 to ELA 20-1, so that the student is adequately prepared to attempt ELA 30-1.

English Complementary Courses

Please visit our Journalism page under Complementary Courses.

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The Board of Trustees will reconvene on Thursday, Nov. 14 at 4 p.m. Watch for a report on the 2019-20 Budget Assumptions that will be available by noon tomorrow https://t.co/epdOfxurs1 #WeAreCBE #yycbe https://t.co/v7sYBMneRL

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RT @Egbert_Elks: Finger weaving in Fashions class today in recognition of Métis Week. Thank you Ms. Marshall for teaching the students the importance of finger weaving, the Métis Sash, and the colours represented in the sash that help tell an important story of the Métis people #CBEIndigenousEd https://t.co/XiOHoUdY0U

Thank you to the talented students from Captain Nichola Goddard School for their performance of the national anthem at the start of today’s Board meeting #WeAreCBE https://t.co/TJ6zm7GFJb

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November 10-16 is National Métis Week. During this week we commemorate the many contributions of Métis people to Canada https://t.co/JLSfYdfJX3 #WeAreCBE https://t.co/bXyjWkN6rv

Join us for the Board of Trustees public meeting today at noon at the Ed Centre or stream the meeting online https://t.co/ISGJKm8WFG #yycbe #WeAreCBE https://t.co/EhCuXpBuRx