Gr. 5 - 6 CTF Options:
Students in Grade 5 and Grade 6 will rotate through an CTF option wheel.
7-9 CTF Options:
Students in Grades 7-9 will rotate through 4 CTF Option Modules:
- Module 1 (2 different CTF option choices) - September - November
- Module 2 (Science Fair + 1 CTF option choice) - November - January
- Module 3 (2 different CTF option choices) - January - April
- Module 4 (2 different CTF option choices) - April - June
GRADE 7-9 OPTION SURVEY LINK
Art's focus is to engage your creative mind through projects that bring your imagination to life! Students will use a variety of media to create interesting and innovative art pieces.
Band (Full Year Course)
The RTA band is open to any Grade 7, 8 or 9 student. We welcome new members in Grade 8 and 9 that were not previously in band. Students will continue to develop musical skills and use them in a variety of performance situations. A trip is tentatively planned in the spring of 2020. Instrument rental through the CBE is currently $100. Students registering for band are making a full year commitment and are required to attend the Winter and Spring concerts (dates will be sent out in early September).
Business of Tourism
This CTF class will focus on combining elements of business and travel/ tourism. Students will start by gaining a basic understanding of the tourism industry and the role of related career paths. By creating their own tourism business, students will explore travel related interests by planning sample itineraries and researching the culture, cuisine, entertainment and history of various cities or countries. As well as developing an appreciation for different countries and cultures, students will utilize business elements, such as accounting, marketing and management.
Drama is looked at as a way to communicate using movement, speech, improv, and character acting. Students will create tableaus, mime, theatre sports, monologues, spontaneous improvisation, script reading, stage fighting and basic clowning around.
The Environmental and Outdoor Education Program provides students with knowledge, skills, and attitudes important for their entire lives. It is a primary goal of this course for students to learn how their interaction with the outside world has lifelong effects on themselves as well as the environment at large.
Culinary students in Foods will explore the skills and training required for the diversity of careers in the food industry. Topics may include: food safety, skill techniques, meal plans, event planning, plating, napkin folding, place settings, appetizers, breads, entrées, desserts, snacks and cake decorating. Come learn techniques to create your own unique dish.
French (Full Year Course)
This full-year course serves as an introduction to the Junior High French program and is the only entry point without an immersion background. Previous experience is not required. This is a very interactive class with an emphasis on speaking, writing and reading. Skits, music, games, projects and technology are all used to facilitate learning. Students will learn about their identity, school routines, weather and describing people in their life.
Put your organization to the test while you help to plan and run different activities around the school. Continuing to develop a sense of school community and pride at RTA. There is a written assignment and volunteer hours required for this class.
Learning Strategies is designed to improve a student’s achievements in subject areas by focusing on: organizational skills, time management, study and test-taking skills, goal setting and self-assessment.
Interested in challenging your math skills and furthering your knowledge. We will look at word problems, challenges, and help to prepare for math competitions.
Do you like movies? Do you enjoy story telling? If so, Multimedia might be for you…. Using stop motion technology, green screens, editing software, expert instruction and your imagination, you will easily bring ideas to life. Don't forget to add images, sound effects, voice-overs, special effects, transitions and titles... Check us out and see where your imagination will take you!
Outdoor education is an amazing opportunity to participate in a variety of outdoor activities, while looking at environmental issues and ecosystems in Canada and beyond. Topics may include: Wilderness First Aid, Backcountry Cooking and Nutrition, Bike Maintenance, Avalanches, Team Building and Climate Change. Students choosing this course should be ready to have fun being active in the outdoors and learning about outdoor environments.
Paleontology is the study of the history of life on Earth, as recorded through fossils. In this CTF class, students will study the fossilization and recovery process of both vertebrates and invertebrates, with a focus mainly on the Mesozoic era (time of the dinosaurs). Students will investigate and research dinosaurs and distinguish between major dinosaur groups. They will study changes in climate and biodiversity over time, and will make connections to modern animals with prehistoric ancestors.
Use Lego Mindstorms to complete various challenges. These challenges include the basics as well as the integration of sensors. Complete all the challenges and try your hand at battlebots. This class is ideal for those who are new to robotics.
Athletes push their bodies to extreme and can suffer various types of injuries. You can help athletes get back into the game quicker with proper care for their injuries. you will learn about the most common injuries and how to treat them, basic first aid, and long term care suggestions. Students may choose to work with a specific R.T. Alderman team as part of their training.
Wood Working / Construction
In construction you can work on your designing skills as you make plans to address a real problem in the world. Once you have a strong plan, you will be able to put your design to good use as you build your product out of dread trees!
For beginners only - Students will look at beginning make-up and how to apply, costuming, and creating their own character using techniques learned in class.