English Language Learning
The ELL Program offers instruction for English Language Proficiency levels 2 to 5:
- Beginner Level 2; at least 50% of classes are sheltered ELL
- Intermediate Level 3 A & B; at least 25% of classes are sheltered ELL
- Advanced Intermediate Level 4 A & B; at least 25% of classes are sheltered ELL
- Proficiency Level 5 students are placed in the regular ELA 10-1 or 10-2 classes depending on the strength of their English reading comprehension and writing skills.
Students graduate to the next proficiency level when their skills have reached that level. Demonstrating increased proficiency beyond the next level may result in students being moved on by two classes: example, they may move from ELL 3A to ELL 4A, skipping ELL 3B. Similarly, some students may need to spend more time at a particular level than the usual time of one semester.
Projects, Assignments, Term Papers, Labs and Quizzes
Consistent and regular attention to in-class projects, assignments, term papers, labs, quizzes and homework is expected by all students at Western Canada High School. Students who do not complete their work and cannot provide a reasonable explanation to the teacher may be required to attend Tutorials (8:35-9:00 AM or 3:20-3:40 PM) or an alternate arranged time to complete their work. Students who refuse to complete their in-class assignments without valid reason will be referred to administration and face the possibility of disciplinary action.
Student Work Periods
Students on work periods are required to be out of the halls at the period bell and in one of the following locations only:
- Cafeteria/study hall
- Inner courtyards
- Off campus