CTF Grade 9

Career & Technology Foundations & Fine Arts

Students are asked to select 6 courses. Of these 6, students will receive 4 for next year. ONLY French and Band are given priority, if students select these they will be enrolled in these courses.  All other courses are randomly placed in a students’ schedule by our scheduling program.  Note:  Band and French are full year and fill two spots each.  

These courses are offered based on student interest and teacher availability. 

Art 9                                                                                                               

Course Fee: $30

In this course, students will expand their technical proficiency in the visual arts by demonstrating their skills in contour rendering, texture application as well as including lights and darks in their work. Students will demonstrate thoughtful decision making by creating compositions that include a background, middle ground, and foreground in addition to including overlapped and underlapped imagery in their work.  Students will work with a variety of tools and mediums. With respect to the design component of the course, students utilize the design tools to create their own templates and motifs as well as learn how to balance, create space, differentiate between geometric and organic imagery as well as apply accurate measurements to their design work.


Band (Instrumental Music) 9

Instrument Rental Fee: $100  

Band is a full year course.  Students will play either a woodwind, brass, or percussion instrument throughout the year while exploring and improving skills and knowledge related to theoretical, historical, and technical aspects of music. Optional Field Trips with associated costs. 


CTF Construction 9A                                                                                   

Course Fee: $30

In Construction, students will develop their knowledge and skills in designing and building products. They will work through the design process in both collaborative and individual settings, while learning to use both traditional woodworking hand tools, machinery, and digital technology to bring their ideas to life. Grade 9 students will apply their understanding of design and construction to create a product of their choosing that is commercially viable.


CTF Design Studies 9                                                                                   

Course Fee: $30

In Design studies, students will develop their skills in designing and building products in response to challenges. They will plan, create and test prototypes they produce using a 3D printer, laser cutter and robotic components. Grade 9 students will work collaboratively to overcome a challenge of their choosing.


CTF Fashion Studies 9                                                                                 

Course Fee: $30

In this course, beginner or advanced students can learn and enhance their skills.  Students will create their own path and select a project such as a stuffed animal, a pillow, or buy a pattern to sew clothes such as PJ pants/shorts, tops, skirts, dresses or fleeces.  For students who prefer to knit, crochet or learn about other types of textiles they can explore various types of fabrics and ways to work with them.  


CTF Foods 9                                                                                                  

Course Fee: $30

In this primarily hands on class, students will explore basic baking and cooking skills. They will explore different appetizers, mains and desserts. For a final project, students will have to create a cooking show or a how-to video.


CTF Resources 9                                                                   

Course Fee: $10 + Field Trip Fees

The focus of Natural Resources is on the conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources. Students develop the motivation and commitment to work individually and collectively as private citizens and members of the workforce toward the conservation and responsible use of air, energy, forests, land, water and wildlife. This will be accomplished through environmental action projects, outdoor survival and wilderness activities, and field trips. Field trips are a part of this course. Students may have the opportunity to do some kayaking, rock climbing, or an overnight cross-country ski trip. 


CTF Multi-Cluster 9A-  Sailing (Semester 2 ONLY)

Course Fee: $10 + Field Trip Fees 

Students will learn about the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources.  Students will develop motivation and commitment to work towards the conservation and responsible use of air, energy, forests, land, water, and wildlife. Students will use the experience of the sailing trip to connect to these elements and will learn about trip preparation, parts of a sail boat, knots, gulf island ecology, and indigenous groups in preparation for the trip and reflect on these experiences after the trip takes place. Students can take this course in addition to Natural Resources 9. 


CTF Multi Cluster 9B - Yearbook

Students will be designing, creating, and marketing the Yearbook!  This course will allow students to follow their design from idea generation to completion.  Students will learn about the elements of design, related careers, page design and photography while creating the yearbook.  They will also have the opportunity to learn about marketing techniques and use them when selling the yearbooks.


Drama 9                                                                                                         

Course Fee: $10

This course is designed to expand and deepen acting skills and explore technical theatre and deepen knowledge in theatre studies. This course is for those interested and motivated in writing skits and scenes and performing on stage exploring staging, props, and costume design. Students will expand their knowledge of creating well-rounded characters using voice projection, physical traits and character background. Memorizing and performing in front of others in monologues and scenes is an expectation for this course. Students will explore theatre history through the genre lens of comedy, tragedy, musical theatre. 


French as a Second Language 9

Students learn to understand and respond to oral and written language in French. Each class, students will learn and practice skills associated with speaking and writing in French, including understanding the grammar, pronunciation, and culture associated with the language. Major areas of focus in Grade 9 include vocabulary associated with Housing, Sports and Exercise, Community, and Holidays/Celebrations. 


Leadership/ Service 9

Student leadership and service development is integral to developing positive school culture, that teaches students the power of collaborative teams, and that focuses on the betterment of communities. These leadership and service experiences help students to understand that leadership includes both the ability to lead and to follow. At the grade 9 level, students will model the skills and concepts of leadership.

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