APEGA STEMester Program
CMHS/CTC has partnered with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA) to connect students with real-world learning. APEGA STEMester is an exciting new school program that heightens the learning experience of Grade 10 students in the areas of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
This semester-long program will connect students with professional engineers and geoscientists working in their industries. Students will explore a variety of fascinating careers by visiting industry workplaces, maker spaces, and post-secondary institutions. Students will finish the semester by designing a project that helps the greater community.
This unique opportunity takes students beyond traditional classroom learning and better prepares them for their future careers by completing hands-on projects, real-world problems solving, and industry-inspired workshops.
By taking STEMester, students will gain 20-30 course credits for: Science 10, Math 10, & Career and Technology Studies (e.g. Design Thinking, Geology and Natural Resources, Workplace Safety).
In collaboration with school administration and teachers, APEGA’s program maps directly to the Math 10 and Science 10 curricula. Most learning will take place in common innovation spaces with resources to support students work. Students will travel to and from their school to these locations via bus. The class will return to the school to complete projects and discuss and internalize their learning. This class time will also be used to teach concepts being introduced in the following week’s activities.
As students are learning in a non-traditional way, they will be graded through self-assessment and constructive feedback from peers and educators. Final grades will be assigned at the end of the term so that students may return to their non-STEMester classes.
We are also pleased to be able to offer an expanded range of Dual Credit courses for the 2020-2021 School Year both within the CT Center and our CMHS site. Dual Credit courses provide students with the opportunity to complete advanced coursework for Post-Secondary Studies.
There are multiple reasons for the consideration of the courses provided. First, successful completion of these courses may be credited towards degrees, diplomas or 1st or 2nd year trade credentialing. Second, Dual-Credential courses may offer students the chance to gain real life experiences at the Post-Secondary level. Recent studies show a significant impact in future success rates amongst students who have completed University, College or Trade level courses while in high school.
In most cases, the Government of Alberta pays the majority of the cost of programing as this is a recent endeavor, more information will be available on our website.
Credential and Post-Secondary
Students enrolled at the credential level complete first-period technical training courses in support of the journeyman certification in welding, hairstyling, autobody, cooking, baking and automotives. Students are encouraged to challenge the first-period technical exams when their technical training is complete. The exams are managed and certified by Alberta Industry and Training (AIT).
Information regarding credentialed programs and dual credit opportunities can be found on both the Central Memorial High School (CMHS) site and the Career & Technology Centre websites:
Information for the following programs are listed throughout the course guide:
- Dual Credit Auto Service Technician
- Dual Credit Psychology: University of Calgary
CTC Centre Site
- Credential Culinary Arts (cooking and baking)
- Credential Cosmetology (hairstyling and esthetics)
- Credential Fabrication
- Credential Autobody