​Our school offers options to suit our students’ unique learning needs, interests and abilities. All of our courses follow the Alberta Programs of Study​

Complementary Courses

We offer the following complementary courses.

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Band
  • CTF - Communication Technology
  • CTF - Construction
  • CTF - Leadership
  • Dance
  • Guitar
  • Training for Excellence in Sport
  • Photography & Yearbook
  • Tourism
  • Environmental Stewardship


This course offers an overview of art as a foundation for further study. Students will become familiar with the elements and principles of design and the expressive qualities of various materials through working with a range of materials, processes, techniques, and styles. They will learn and use methods of analysis and criticism and will study the characteristics of particular historical art periods and a selection of Canadian art and the art of other cultures.  You need not be talented to do well in this course. It is a hands-on, project driven, fun and creative course where you will explore a variety of mediums. Projects in art will include drawing, painting, designing your own Graffiti mural, & making sculptures.


Continue to develop skills on your band instrument in this exciting full year course. You’ll increase your abilities in sight-reading, rhythm skills, teamwork and other general music knowledge.  Planned events for this year include seasonal concerts, festivals, overnight workshops, “fun”draising and day clinics.   All current band members are wanted to create another great year of band.  

CTF - Communication Technology

In this Career and Technology Foundations course, students are provided with a hands-on introduction to the various segments of communication studies including presentations, photography, print, and audio/video production.  Students discover the impact of the media and develop fundamental skills to relay a message safely and effectively using various forms of media such as photography, print, Web, and audio or video production.

CTF - Construction

The focus of this Career and Technology Foundations course is to support students in developing and applying important attitudes, skills and knowledge to design and safely manufacture products using wood and plastic.  Each student will be expected to learn and practice basic shop and workplace safety procedures, as well as safety rules specific to the variety of equipment they will be using. As with all CTF courses, the focus of the course will be on designing and developing projects that support student work in the core subject areas.  If time allows, students will have the opportunity to work on additional projects.  

CTF - Leadership

The Leadership program encourages students to develop self-management, responsibility, voice and teamwork skills.  This course provides an opportunity for students to have a voice in school decisions.   They will also be responsible for planning and carrying out activities such as school dances as well as projects within the school and local communities.


Do you love to dance and perform?  This fun-filled class requires a great amount of high impact physical activity, group work, choreography, free-style and performance.  This class will include jazz, hip hop, lyrical, and modern choreographs which will be performed during assemblies throughout the term.  


This course will include units of advanced movement and speech as well as continuing to hone improvisation, communication, and reflection skills.  A basis for dramatic conventions will be through story drama.  Group interaction and communication will be a main focus.  The importance of drama in society past and present will be studied and students will learn about various aspects of technical theatre.  


In this entertaining class you’ll learn basic musical skills on the guitar. Using pop, rock and some classical tunes, you will be able to fingerpick simple melodies and strum a series of chords.Sign up for this rockin’ class today!  No previous experience is necessary.  If you have already played guitar, bring in some of your own music and together, we‘ll develop your technique and learn a wider variety of song styles. Instrument provided.   

Training for Excellence in Sport

In this course students will improve their overall level of fitness and their understanding of exercise physiology. They will also participate in a variety of activities to further build upon skills learned in core PE classes.   

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