At RTHS we blend the course sequences (-1, -2, -3 and -4) courses in ELA, Math, Social Studies and Science in grade 10. We blend because we believe that you still have room to grow and succeed beyond your capabilities in grade 9. As staff we will communicate the outcomes required for each course sequence so that you can challenge yourself and complete the highest sequence based on your abilities, interests, past successes and future plans.
We also blend the ELA and Social Studies course sequences in grade 11.
Focus is attached to core block for Grade 10’s, mandatory in Grade 11 and expected in Grade 12.
- Purpose for Focus – To extend and support student learning along the way. Various connect teachers from the community help students by providing enrichment and regular interventions for learning – special projects across subjects, extended labs/presentations, small group instruction by teachers etc.
- Focus time will initially be planned by teachers in response to student input and needs. We encourage students to take ownership for their learning and advocate for their needs. What interests you? Where do you want to focus your energy?
Connect Time Students meet with their connect teacher every week.
Purpose for Connect Time: To get to know our students as learners. To evolve digital student learning plans. To come together and build relationships and community. To work through CALM outcomes. To plan and prepare for graduation and post high school.
Times for Connect: After Period 1 on Fridays or as scheduled by school.
Attendance: Mandatory for all grades.