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 postsecondary 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 course credits for:
- Math 10C (5 credits)
- Science 10 (5 credits),
- Design Thinking (3 credits)
- HCS 3000 - Workplace Safety Systems (1 credit)
- HCS 3010 – Workplace Safety Practices (1 credit)
- PRS 1010/1020/1050 - Geology (3 credits total)
- Two additional Career and Technology Studies course credits, dependent on the industry partners in the CTC's area
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.
Brochures and Interest Form
The CTC is collecting information for students interested in taking part in the STEMester program beginning in September 2020. Fill out the form below to express your interest, and a representative for the school board will contact you with more information. Interest Form
APEGA STEMester Brochure