Student Programs

HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS

To earn a High school Diploma, a student must:
1 .     Earn a minimum of 100 credits
2.      Complete and meet the standards of the following courses:
  • English 30-1 or 30-2
  • Social Studies 30 or 33
  • Mathematics 20A, 20P or 24
  • Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, or Science 24 or any combination of 10 science credits including Science 10 or Science 14
  • Physical Education 10 for at least 3 credits
  • Career and Life Management (CALM) 20 for at least 3 credits
  • Ten credits, in any combination from: Career and Technology Studies (CTS), Fine Arts, Second Languages, PE 20, PE 30, or a locally developed course
  • Ten credits in any 30 level courses in addition to English 30-1 or 30-2 and Social Studies 30 or 33.

COURSES OFFERED 2009-2010

ART

 
At Rimbey Jr./Sr. High School we value the Fine Arts.  The program of studies offered at Rimbey Jr./Sr. High School in the Fine Arts is based upon excellence and humanity.Throughout history, mankind has found expression in the arts, enabling one age, individual, or culture to communicate with another.  The student who is involved in the Fine Arts acquires the skills and language to take part in the "human conversation" and to appreciate its artistic and intellectual achievements.

As students acquire basic skills and knowledge in the fine arts, their understanding enables them to perceive how Fine Arts standards define excellence, to recognise excellence in the work of others, and to achieve excellence in their own performances.  Thus a program of study in the Fine Arts can serve as the foundation for personal achievement at the highest possible level.  The programs in Art and Drama at the Rimbey Jr./Sr. High School are exceptional.

Art 10
The Art 10 program focuses on 2-Dimensional work and 3-Dimensional work.  It would be noted that the Art 10 program aligns itself with many Career and Technology modules.

Design is relating elements, whether they are similar or contrasting, and arranging them in an interesting way.  Design is everywhere.  It may be found naturally as in a group of flowers or in the stripes of a zebra.  When we say "that is a great design".  We may be referring to art, a piece of jewellery, clothing, an advertisement, or even a piece of furniture.

Students will explore a variety of techniques, materials and modes of visual expression.  The course includes discussion aimed at expanding a student's visual language.

Art 20 (5 credits)  Prerequisite Art 10
Art 20 is an extension of Design Studies.  It expands upon the knowledge and skills gained in such areas as drawing, painting, sculpture, art appreciation, printmaking and design.  Students are expected to execute a self-directed project in which they explore an area of personal interest.

Art 30 (5 credits) Prerequisite Art 20
This course is for those students with a high interest in all aspects of art.  Emphasis will be on a deep exploration of compulsory units, however, students will be expected to develop a part of their own program.  It would be expected that students will do some reading about art and artists.  Students will be encouraged to develop their own style and to specialise in certain uses of media.  Special supplies may need to be purchased.

Career and Life Management (CALM 20)  Prerequisite - none

 
(Note:  students taking two or more sciences in Grade Eleven should take CALM in Grade Ten.)

CALM became compulsory for all high school students in September 1989.  Besides promoting self understanding and a positive life style CALM focuses on independent living by examining choice we face in out lives.  In addition, knowledge is developed about career options and strategies one could use to pursue those options.  Finally, the relationship between personal economics, life style and occupational choice is explored.

 
CAREER AND TECHNOLOGY STUDIES


Business Education, Food Studies and Industrial Education now fall under the broad umbrella of Career and Technology Studies.

Some of the modules require prerequisites in the C.T.S.; others do not.  Students will receive a credit for each module successfully completed.  A student must achieve all learner expectations for each module in order to receive credit for the module.
 
INFORMATION PROCESSING
Information Processing is organised by modules, each of which is assigned a number based on the level.  Introductory level modules are assigned series 1000 numbers; intermediate level, series 2000 numbers; and advanced modules, series 3000 numbers.

INF1020:        Keyboarding I  
This module provides an opportunity for students to develop accurate touch-key stroking of text and data appropriate for personal use and the application of efficient workstation procedures.  

INFI030:        Word Processing I  Prerequisite:  INF 1020
This module provides an opportunity for students to develop skill in using basic commands and functions in word-processing software, including document editing, formatting and printing of reports, correspondence, and tables suitable for personal use applications.  

INFI050:        Database I  Students are introduced to the basic commands and functions of software and demonstrate how database software can be used as a personal tool in data and information management.  

INF1060:        Spreadsheet I  
Students have an opportunity to use basic functions and commands in spreadsheet software for general data manipulation and personal record keeping.  

INF1070:        Hypermedia Tools  
Students develop basic skills with tools used for computerised presentations involving text, data, graphics, sounds and animation.  

INF2030:        Keyboarding II  Prerequisite: INF 1030
This module enhances the students' personal use keyboarding competencies by increasing the rate of accurate touch-key stroking of the alphabet and numbers and selected punctuation keys.  

INF2040:        Keyboarding III  Prerequisite: INF 2030
This module enhances the students' keyboarding competencies by increasing the rate of accurate touch-key stroking of alphabetic, numeric and all punctuation keys to support personal use and limited entry-level workplace opportunities.

INF2050:        Word Processing II  Prerequisite: INF 1020, 1030, 2030
Students expand their skills in using word-processing software commands and functions to produce reports, correspondence (including letters and memos) and tables from rough draft copy.  

INF2070:        Database II  Prerequisite: INF I050
Students use all the commands and functions of electronic database software that support effective and efficient database applications.  

INF2080:        Spreadsheet II  Prerequisite: INF 1060
Students demonstrate advanced level spreadsheet commands and functions to calculate and manipulate data and prepare appropriate printouts andreports in text and graphic format.  

INF2090:        Correspondence  Prerequisite: INF 2030, 2050
Students expand their rate of document production as they prepare various forms of correspondence in mailable form.

INF2100:        Reports  Prerequisite: INF 2030, 2050
Students expand their rate of production as they prepare various reports and manuscripts in form.  

INF2110:        Tables/Forms Prerequisite:  INF 2030,  2050
Students expand their rate of document production as they prepare various tables/forrns in mail form.  

INF2200:        Information Highway II  Prerequisite: INF 1090
Students learn how to produce a web page for the Internet.  

INF3030:        Keyboarding IV  Prerequisite: INF 1020, 2030, 2040
This module develops the students' keyboarding skills of text and data to entry-level occupational expectations.  

INF3040:        Keyboarding V  Prerequisite: INF 1020, 2030, 2040, 3030
This module increases occupation-level keyboarding competence involving text, data and function/service keys from straight copy and edited material.

INF3050:        Keyboarding VI  Prerequisite: 1020, 2030, 2040, 3030, 3040
This module enhances occupational-level keyboarding competence involving all keystroke functions from unedited, edited and straight copy material.

INF3060:        Word Processing III  Prerequisite: 1020, 1030, 2030, 2050
This module provides an opportunity for students to develop occupation-level competence in the use of word-processing software commands and functions to produce reports, correspondence, and tables including the importing and merging of text, data and graphics.

INF3190:        Information Highway III  Prerequisite: INF 2200
Students develop and maintain Internet/intranet web site that makes use of advanced features.  


FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Financial Management is organised by modules, each of which is assigned a number based on the level.  Introductory level modules are assigned series 1000 numbers; intermediate level, series 2000 numbers; and advanced modules, series 3000 numbers.  These modules are progressive and should be taken in order as outlined below.


FIN1010:        Introduction to Financial Management prerequisite to all modules
This overview module forms the basis for all other modules in Financial Management.  Concepts include ethics, the economic environment, acquiring and using financial resources and the effects of government legislation on the finances of an individual and a small business.

FIN1020:        Establishing an Accounting System for a Service Business prerequisite FIN1010
A manual hands-on approach introduces the student to the accounting cycle.  Students establish a set of books and record business transactions.  Terminology unique to financial accounting will be introduced.

FIN1030:        Completing the Accounting Cycle for a Service Business prerequisite FIN1020
The student completes the accounting cycle and prepares financial statements and a budget.  The student also develops an awareness of the many career challenges and opportunities that may be found within the financial management profession.

FIN2010:        Personal Taxation  prerequisite FIN1010
Students are introduced to the Canadian income tax system through the preparation of a variety of personal income tax returns.

FIN2020:        Establishing an Accounting System For a Merchandising Business prerequisite FIN1030
Students address specialised financial accounting procedures involved in the buying and selling of goods in a retail system, as well as establishing and operating a payroll system.

FIN2030:        Completing an accounting Cycle for a Merchandising Business prerequisite FIN202)  Students continue and complete the accounting cycle established in FIN202 and prepare financial statements.

FIN2050:        Financial Accounting Simulation  prerequisite FIN2030
This module consists of a manual simulation(s) and may include a computer simulation.  The simulation may be based on the records of s service business and/or of a partnership.  Students have an opportunity to apply accounting principles to realistic business situations.

FIN3010:        Advanced Financial Accounting Procedures prerequisite FIN2030
Students are introduced to advanced accounting procedures used by a variety of businesses, including capital cost allowances, bad debts and the value of inventory.  Students prepare adjustments using the accrual method of accounting and a bank reconciliation, and will complete one of the following concepts: manufacturing, departmental accounting or contract bids.

FIN3020:        Management Accounting prerequisite FIN1010
Students are introduced to management accounting, which involves optimising capital assets for maximum return of investment.  Students examine various internal systems used to safeguard business assets.

FIN3030:        Forms of Business Organisation prerequisite FIN1010
Students focus on the organisational and legal differences related to
proprietorships, partnerships, corporations and other entities.  The module highlights the effect the different forms of business ownership have on the equity section of the balance sheet.

FIN3040:        User/Analyst prerequisite FIN1010
Students examine the content and structure of financial statements, and prepare customised financial statements for a variety of businesses.

FIN3060:        User/Preparer prerequisite FIN3040
Students use formulas and ratios to evaluate the financial status of business organisations, interpret, report results and recommend change based on analysis.

FIN3070:        User/Analyst prerequisite FIN3060
Students explain the value of financial planning for a business.  They explore the impact of economic trends, changing world markets and tax implications, all of which must be considered when preparing financial forecasts.

FOODS


Introductory Level (prerequisite - none)
Modules offered at the Grade 10 level include practical cooking as well as the theory behind the principals of Food Cookery, safety, sanitation and nutritional information.  The five introductory and intermediate modules will include:
  • FOD 1010 – Food Basics
  • FOD 1020 – Baking Basics
  • FOD 1030 – Snacks and Appetizers
  • FOD 1050 – Fast and Convenient Foods
  • FOD 1040 – Meal Planning 1
Intermediate Level (Prerequisite - FOD 1010 Food Basics)
Modules offered at the Grade 11 level include five intermediate modules, which may vary depending on student interest.  Modules offered will include:
  • FOD 2060 – Milk Products and Eggs
  • FOD 2120 – Meal Planning II
  • FOD 2040 – Cake and Pastry
  • FOD 2050 – Yeast Breads and Rolls
Advanced Level (Prerequisites - FOD 1010,)
Modules offered at the Grade 12 level include five advanced modules.
  • FOD 3140 – International Cuisine
  • FOD 3040 – Advanced Yeast Products
  • FOD 3100  - Entertaining with Food
  • Other modules are available depending on student interest.
COMMUNICATION, ELECTRO-TECHNOLOGIES, FABRICATION AND CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

 
Each module will be worth 1 credit and consist of 25 hours of instruction.  There will be 5 modules taught in a semester and as each module is completed with a passing grade, 1 credit will be given towards a high school diploma.  Modules are organised into three levels of achievement: introductory, intermediate and advanced.  Each module is a separate and individual course of study and should a student not pass an introductory module, he/she would repeat the module until a passing grade is achieved before going on to an intermediate level.

FABRICATION TECHNOLOGIES

 
Fabrication Technology - Introductory Level:
  • CFSIOIO - Introduction to Fabrication and Construction
  • Fab 1040 - Oxygen Acetylene Welding
  • Fab 1050 - Basic Electric Welding
  • Fab 1090 - Sheet Stock Fabrication
  • Fab 1110 - Bar & Tubular Fabrication
  • Fab 1130 - Principles of Machining
Fabrication Technology - Intermediate Level:
  • Fab 2050 - Are Welding 1
  • Fab 2130 - Precision Lathe Work
Fabrication Technologies - Advanced Level
  • Fab 3130 - Advanced Lathe Work
CONSTRUCTION TECHNOLOGIES
Construction Technologies - Introductory Level
  • CFS 1010 - Introduction to Construction & Fabrication
  • CON 1070 - Exploring Building Construction
  • CON 1120 - Project Planning and Management
  • CON 1160 - Manufactured Materials
Construction Technologies - Intermediate Level:
  • CON 2040 - Floor & Wall Framing Systems
  • CON 2050 - Roof Framing and Covering
  • CON 2060 - Door, Windows & Siding Systems
  • CON 2100 - Agri - Structures
  • CON 2120 - Multiple Materials
  • CON 2130 - Intermediate Furniture Making 1
  • CON 2140 - Intermediate Furniture Making 11
  • CON 2150 - Finishing & Refinishing
  • CON 2160 - Intermediate Cabinetry 1
  • CON 2170 - Intermediate Cabinetry 11

Construction Technologies - Advanced Level:
  • CON 3120 - Tool & Machine Maintenance
  • CON 3130 - Advanced Cabinet Making 1
  • CON 3150 - Furniture Repair and Restoration
  • CON 3160 - Advanced Cabinetry

WILDLIFE (3 credits) prerequisite - none

This course is broken down into three modules: What is Wildlife, Natural History of Alberta Wildlife, and Taking Responsibility (People, Culture, & Wildlife).  Through the course students will acquire deeper understanding of ecosystem structure and function, develop appreciation for Alberta's wild areas, and learn wildlife identification.  

FORENSIC SCIENCE (3 credits) - prerequisite - none

Introduction to forensic Science -3 credits
 
Forensic science is the study and use of basic scientific concepts and technologies related to solving crime.  Through the study of forensic science techniques, students are given the opportunity to explore and further understand how basic scientific concepts apply specifically to this field of study. Topics for study include: Fingerprint analysis, Microscope analysis, Breathalyzer testing, Body Fluid Evidence, Polygraph Testing, Forensic Genetics

DRAMA


Drama is both an art form and a medium for learning and teaching.  It can develop the whole person - emotionally, physically, intellectually, imaginatively, and socially by giving form and meaning to experience through acting out.  It fosters positive group interaction as students learn to make accommodations in order to pursue shared goals.
The overall goal of drama is to foster a positive self-concept in students by encouraging them to explore life by the assumption of roles and by the acquisition of dramatic skills.  As students progress through the dramatic forms of expression at the Senior High level, greater emphasis is placed upon the development of the individual as a creator, performer, historian, critic and patron.  Here, developing an appreciation of theatre as a traditional art form extends the self-development and socialisation process of the student.

Drama 10 (3 credits)
This course offers students a wide variety of creative and expressive opportunities.  The basic skills of concentration, discipline, communication and self-expression are established in the orientation unit.  Further venture into improvisation, movement and speech are also developed within the year.  Emphasis is placed on creating and performing new and original theatre pieces.

Drama 20 (5 credits) Prerequisite Drama 10
Students will continually develop drama skills they learned in Drama 10.  Emphasis will be placed on character acting, rehearsal, performance techniques and design for the theatre.  Much of the class work will focus on preparation for one main stage show.  Out of class rehearsal is expected.

Drama 30 (5 credits) Prerequisite Drama 20
In Drama 10 and 20, we work on developing the individual as a performer.  In Drama 30 acting skills are further developed and students are given leadership roles as actors, directors and designers in our main stage production.  Within this class, you will also develop audition skills.  As a senior drama student, you can expect a very challenging and rewarding experience.


ENGLISH


The English program in Rimbey Junior Senior High School is designed to give you alternatives and flexibility in planning for your future.  You are required to have 15 credits in English to obtain your high school diploma and there are three course sequences available.  Each sequence reflects different goals and needs.  You should select a sequence that will ensure your success in high school and make you well qualified for success in a future career.  The English 10-2,20-2, 30-2 sequence is a general program designed for students to develop their language arts skills for school success, future careers and life goals.  The English 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 sequence is designed for students who want or need the additional academic reading and writing preparation for post-secondary academic study.  Both routes to a high school diploma emphasize the development of communication skills and are equally viable choices.

It is strongly recommended that students have a 60% in Language Arts 9 as a prerequisite for English 10-1.  This recommendation also applies to students progressing from English 10-1 to 20-1 and from English 20-1 to 30-1.
 
 
ENGLISH 10-2, 20-2, 30-2
English 10-2 (5 credits)
English 10-2 is intended for Grade 10 students who had difficulty in Grade 9 Language Arts.  It requires that students improve their reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and representing skills. Metacognition and career development skills will be enhanced by the use of information and communication technology.

English 20-2 (5 credits) Prerequisite - 50% in English 10-2
This course increases awareness and understanding of language and literature in non-academic, daily life.  Emphasis is placed on overcoming individual weaknesses in the language strands and on the use of language as a tool to assist in clarifying thought and making sense of the world.

English 30-2 (5 credits) Prerequisite - 50% in English 20-2
The skills emphasized in this course are reading with understanding, writing with clarity and accuracy; speaking with confidence and working collaboratively.  The materials used are from a mature level of novels, plays, stories and essays from mass media, especially newspapers and television.  At the completion of the course, you are required to write the English 30-2 Provincial Diploma Exam, which constitutes 50% of your final mark in the course.  The Diploma Exam consists of two parts, a written response and a reading exam, each worth 50% of the Diploma exam mark.

*  If at some point in the English 10-2, 20-2, 30-2 sequence you wish to change to the English 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 sequence, you must enroll in English 20-1 in order to have the appropriate prerequisite for English 30-1.  It is recommended that English 20-2 and 20-1 be taken in grade 11 and English 30-1 or 30-2 be taken in Grade Twelve to maximize skill development.

ENGLISH 10-1, 20-1, 30-1
English 10-1 (5 credits) Prerequisite 60% in L.A.9 recommended
English 10-1 is an academic course designed to introduce and develop those skills required in English 20-1 and 30-1.  The program is divided into 5 general outcomes:

Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences. Comprehend and respond personally, critically, and creatively to literature and to other texts in oral, print, visual, and multimedia forms.  Manage ideas and information. Create oral, print, visual, and multimedia texts and enhance the clarity and artistry of communication.  Respect, support and collaborate with others.

The English 10-1 course also has specific emphases, including: reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing, highlighting student metacognition and use of information and communication technology.  This program legitimizes students’ study and creation of a wide variety of text types and forms while retaining an emphasis on literary forms.  A variety of visual and multimedia texts are featured in the English 10-1 classroom.  

English 20-1 (5 credits) Prerequisite - 60% in English 10-1 Strongly Recommended
This course builds on the concepts and language skills developed in English 10-1 and integrates the reading, writing, listening, speaking and viewing strands.
Students enrolled in this course should enjoy reading and writing.  Required reading selections include short stories, essays, poems, plays and a modern novel.  These selections will encourage students to further develop their reading and interpretation skills as well as their critical analysis skills.  Writing skills from English 20-1 will be reinforced and refined to prepare the student for English 30-1.

English 30-1 (5 credits) Prerequisite - 60% in English 20-1 Strongly Recommended
If you have the minimum prerequisite from English (60%) you may encounter difficulty with the skill level required for this literary, academic course.  To be successful you should have an interest in literature and an ability to interpret at a sophisticated level.  You should be able to write mechanically sound essays, which reveal logical and serious thought.  At the completion of the course, you are required to write the English 30-1 Provincial Diploma Exam, which constitutes 50% of your final grade in the course.  The Diploma Exam consists of two parts, a written response and a reading exam, each worth 50% of the Diploma Exam mark.  This course is a prerequisite for many college, university and technical institutions.
** If you encounter difficulty in the English 10-1, 20-1, 30-1 sequence, you may move to the English 10-2, 20-2, 30-2 sequence at any level as long as you have a passing mark.
                                        
FRENCH


Second language courses are designed to help students appreciate other ways of thinking and thus broaden their horizons.  The opportunity of knowing more than one language helps a person appreciate other cultures, enhance their first language development, and to build their general communication skills.

French 10 (5 credits) Prerequisite: 60% in French 9 or equivalent is recommended
This course is intended for students who have had previous but limited instruction in French.  This new program is based on the multidimensional approach which takes into account the language, cultural, communicative and general language education components.  Competence in reading and writing French will be developed, although writing receives less emphasis at this stage.  Students will be involved in activities where oral expression and comprehension are of primary importance.

French 20 (5 credits) Prerequisite: 60% in French 10 is recommended
The units of study in this course foster further acquisition of language, cultural, communicative and general language education skills.  While classroom work is based primarily on oral communicative activities, more emphasis is placed on the development of reading and writing skills.

French 30 (5 credits) Prerequisite: 60% in French 20 is recommended
As in French 20, the units in this course are intended to broaden and strengthen students' knowledge of vocabulary grammar, and cultural concepts, with a view to enabling them to understand and converse with native speakers of French in situations within their language experience.  Increased proficiency in reading and writing are developed as students are exposed to a variety of more challenging materials.


MARINE BIOLOGY 15 (new course)



We are pleased to offer Marine Biology 15 for the 2008/2009 school year.
This is very unique course offering in our school for a number of reasons.  Firstly, it is run after school one day a week beginning at the end of October, and running until the end of May. This course will have three components to it:

1.      All participants will learn about marine life through classroom instruction which will include lab dissections.
2.      All students will become certified in SCUBA diving.
3.      All students will participate in a 7-10 day trip to Victoria in May where they will spend 3-4 days SCUBA diving, and will also spend time sea kayaking and hiking.

This is a very expensive program, and students will be required to pay a portion of the costs, which will amount to between $600 and $700 (depending on the length of the trip).   We may do the field trip to Victoria with students/staff from Eckville Jr/Sr High School.  

Each student will receive 8 credits for the work they do in this course.
We will require 10 students for this course to proceed.


MATHEMATICS


Knowledge of mathematics and a familiarity with the applications of mathematics are essential in today’s changing world. Consequently, it is more important than ever that you pick the correct course sequence for your high school mathematics program. Alberta is currently in a transition period as it switches to a new program that is designed to meet the needs of young adults as they prepare for the new millennium. These programs are designed to serve students with differing abilities, interests, learning styles and career aspirations and to enable students to experience success in mathematics.

Senior High Math Progression    

grade 9
grade 10
grade 11
grade 12
(if >75% )
Pure Math 10(5)
Pure Math 20(5)
Pure Math 30(5)
(60-75%)
Math 10 Prep(3), Pure Math 10 (5)
Pure Math 20 (5)
Pure Math 30(5)
or
Applied Math 10 (5)
Applied Math 20 (5)
Applied Math 30 (5)
(50-60%)
Math 10 Prep (3), Applied Math 10 (5)
Applied Math 20 (5)
Applied Math 30 (5)
or
Math 14 (5)
Math 24 (5)
 
(<50%)
Math 14 (5)
Math 24 (5)
 
*Math 10 prep will be offered in the fall semester.


MATHEMATICS 14 - 24
The Mathematics 14-24 sequence is designed for students whose needs, interests and abilities focus on basic mathematical understanding. The emphasis is on the acquisition of practical life skills and students are provided with the opportunities to improve their skills in working with mathematics. Students who successfully complete Mathematics 24 will gain the credits required to receive a high school diploma.

Mathematics 14 (5 credits)      Prerequisite :  Grade 9 Math
Topics studied include number skills, measurements, ratio and rate, statistics, consumer math, basic algebra, geometry, and use of calculators.

Mathematics 24 (5 credits)      Prerequisite : 50 % in Math 14
Math 24 is based on practical applications of mathematics in every day life. Topics considered include applications of ratio, proportion, percent, personal finance, design and construction problems, leasing vs. buying a vehicle.

APPLIED MATH 10 - 20 - 30
Applied Math emphasizes the applications of mathematics rather than precise mathematical theory. The approaches used are primarily numerical and geometrical. The same underlying themes run throughout each grade level, although specific outcomes vary from year to year. The six strands are : number concepts, number operations, relations and functions, measurement, 3-D objects and 2-D shapes, and data analysis.

Applied Math 10 (5 credits) Prerequisite :      (see chart above)
Applied Math places a higher emphasis on problem solving with technology than the pure math. A minimal amount of algebra skills are required.  Problem solving with practical applications is the main theme.
Students must have a graphing calculator for each course.  The Texas Instruments 83-plus is the recommended model.  Rentals are available through the school.

Applied Math 20 (5 credits) Prerequisite: 50% in Applied Math 10
As with Applied Math 10, this course again emphasizes the solution to practical problems using technology.  Although the use of technology is a high priority in this course, there is a higher level of Algebraic skills also demanded.
Students must have a graphing calculator for each course.  The Texas Instruments 83-plus is the recommended model.  Rentals are available through the school.

Applied Math 30 (5 credits) Prerequisite: 50% in Applied Math 20
Modules include matrices, finances, patterns and fractals, vectors, statistics and probability, and design. Once again the course is designed for the highly motivated student with aspirations for college or technology schools.
Students must have a graphing calculator for each course.  The Texas Instruments 83-plus is the recommended model.  Rentals are available through the school.


PURE MATH
Math 10 Prep (3 credits)  Prerequisite 50% in Math 9
This is a new course being offered this fall.  This course is intended for those students who need to enhance their Math skills in order to make a successful transition from Math 9 to Pure or Applied Math 10. This course will be offered in the first semester and students would then take Pure or Applied Math 10 in the second semester.

The broad goal is to enhance students' understanding of mathematics principles and procedures.  The math 10 Prep course will focus on the following areas:  
1.   Develop a number sense with integers and rational numbers to then be applied to powers with   integral exponents and rational bases.
2.  Enhance students ability to interpret problems and their ability to correctly decide the appropriate arithmetic operation(s) to apply to the problem.  An emphasis will be placed on problems involving rates, percentages and proportions.
3.  Increase student's understanding that the operations to be performed on polynomials are really the same operations that we perform on Integers and rational numbers.  Increase student proficiency with operations on polynomials
4.  Solve and verify linear equations and inequations in one variable and apply these skills to solve problems such as described in #2 above.

PURE MATH 10-20-30
The new Pure Math stream is designed for students with an interest and an aptitude in mathematics. It is intended for the above average math student that intends on pursuing post-secondary studies at a university or in a math-intensive program at a technical school or college.  Emphasis in Pure Math is placed on precise mathematical theory. Approaches used are primarily algebraic and graphical. It is strongly recommended that students purchase a graphing calculator for this course.

Pure Math 10    (5 credits) Prerequisite:  (see chart on above)
Strands to be studied include number concepts and operations, patterns and relations, shape and space, and statistics and probability.

Pure Math 20     (5 credits) Prerequisite: 50% in Pure Math 10 (60 % recommende )
Pure Math 20 expands on the same strands introduced in Pure Math 10.  More emphasis is placed on graphing functions and using the graphing calculator to help us to understand mathematical concepts.

Pure Math 30 (5 credits) Prerequisite: 50% in Pure Math 20 (60% recommended)
Course content includes polynomial function, trigonometry, quadratic relations, logarithmic functions, sequences and series, permutations and combinations, and statistics.

MATHEMATICS 31
Mathematics 31 (5 credits)Prerequisite: 50% in Mathematics 30 or concurrent with Math 30
Mathematics 31 is designed for highly motivated academic students who wish to pursue a first course in calculus. The course consists of analytical calculus including differentiation and simple integration, with many applications to physics, economics, and other types of mathematics.
 
 
PALEATOLOGY 15  (new course)


Palaeontology is an introductory science course that integrates many disciplines- biology, geology, physics and chemistry. Students delve into the history of life on earth and discover the fundamentals of the scientific process. By examining the fossil record, they gain a greater understanding of the past.

This 3 credit course is offered in a classroom with a teacher, but has a major component of online learning.  It is offered with the assistance of the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, and will feature at least four one hour videoconference sessions with scientists from the museum, as well as a full day field trip to the museum. The field trip will allow us to participate in a Fossil Casting lab,  the Seven Wonders of the Badlands (guided hike) as well as a guided Gallery Tour in the museum.

Videoconference sessions may include:
An introduction to Palaeontology, Cretaceous Crime Scene, Badlands/Goodlands, Dinosaurs in the Movies, Secrets of the Lost Quarry, Virtual Visit Gallery Tour and Up Close and Palaeo (interacting with a palaeontologist).

It is an expensive course to run, as the museum charges us $750 for their work with us and we also have to pay for the fieldtrip. As a result, there will be a $30 per student fee to take this class to help cover a portion of our costs.

We plan to offer this course every second year, and will require a minimum of 20 registered students to offer this in the fall of 2008.


PHYSICAL EDUCATION


A well-balanced program offering opportunities in a variety of activities is available in the Physical Education courses.  Areas of activities covered at the junior high level will be covered at a more sophisticated level.   Some activities never covered before will be introduced at the high school level.

Physical Education 10 (5 credits)
Physical Education provides students the opportunity to develop in five specific areas.  Students are taught the physical skills necessary to participate in a variety of activities.   Through participation and theory components students will be able to monitor, develop and maintain fitness levels, which are appropriate.  The program assists the students to understand and identify basic physical movements, which apply to a variety of activities.  The students will learn and apply social skills, which will promote acceptable standards of behavior as well as positive attitudes which will help the student develop interpersonal skills which will be transferable to other areas of their lives.

Physical Education 20 (5 credits) Prerequisite Physical Education 10
Physical Education 20 will build upon the skills learned in Grade 10 and it will provide for more in-depth learning.  

Physical Education 30 (5 credits) Prerequisite - Physical Education 20
Physical Education 30 will place an emphasis on leadership and officiating.  The course will include research as well as the theory involved in different components of the Physical Education Program.


SCIENCE


The goals of all the senior high science programs are to help you obtain the scientific awareness needed to function as an effective member of society.  The content is intended to foster positive attitudes towards science, to increase your understanding of science knowledge, processes and the connections among science, technology and society, and to provide an appropriate foundation for further studies and careers in science.  While these goals apply to all the courses, a specific program should be chosen on the basis of interest and need in terms of future goals.  Students entering high school will take either Science 10 or Science 14.  Students with passing marks in Science 9 and Math 9 should register in Science 10.  This course is prerequisite for all academic grade 11 Science programs.  Students who have successfully completed Science 10 depending on performance, can register in Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, or any combination of these courses.  A student with less success in Science 10 may proceed to Science 24 depending on performance in Science 10.

As different programs in post-secondary institutions may vary in terms of required courses, you are encouraged to check the entrance requirements of the universities or technical institutes that offer the programs in which you are interested.  Students who enter high school with a mark of less than 55% in grade 9 Science and Math should register in a Science 14-24 sequence.


grade 9
grade 10
grade 11
grade 12
<55%
Science 14
Science 24
 
>55%
Science 10
Biology 20
Biology 30
   
Chemistry 20
Chemistry 30
   
Physics 20
Physics 30
                                                                                
SCIENCE 10, 14, 24
Science 14–24 (5 credits each)
This general program allows students to meet the credit requirements in science for an Alberta High School Diploma and also provides opportunities for transfer into the academic program. The focus is on helping students understand the scientific principles behind the natural events they experience and the technology they use in their lives.attitude towards science and an increased understanding of the role science plays in our time.

Science 14
The four topics covered are:
• Investigating Properties of Matter
• Understanding Energy Transfer Technologies
• Investigating Matter and Energy in Living Systems
• Investigating Matter and Energy in the Environment.

Science 24
The four topics covered are:
• Applications of Matter and Chemical Change
• Understanding Common Energy Conversion Systems
• Disease Defense and Human Health
• Motion, Change and Transportation Safety.

Science 10
This is an integrated academic course that helps you better understand and apply the fundamental concepts and skills that are common to Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth Science.

BIOLOGY 20-30
The focus of the program is on developing students understanding of the biological principles behind the natural events they experience and the nature of the human species.

Biology 20 (5 credits) Prerequisite Science10
Biology is the study of living things at various levels.  The course will include the study of cells through to the study of the Biosphere.
This biology course has four major sections:
Unit A:  Energy and Matter in the Biosphere - 20%               
Unit B:  Ecosystems and Population Change – 30%               
Unit C:  Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration – 10%
Unit D:  Human Systems – 40%                                  

Biology 30 (5 credits each) Prerequisite Biology 20
This academic program explores the interactions of living systems with one another and with their environment. In Biology 30, the emphasis is on adaptation and change.
The four topics covered are:
Systems Regulating Change in Human Organisms
Reproduction and Development
Cells, Chromosomes and DNA
Change in Populations and Communities.
*Completion of Biology 30 requires the writing of a provincial diploma examination.


CHEMISTRY 20-30
Chemistry 20-30 is an academic program that helps students better understand and apply the concepts and skills that are fundamental to a study of matter and changes.

Chemistry 20 (5 credits) Prerequisite: Science 10 and Math10 with 60% recommended
Chemistry 20 is an extension of the chemistry students learn in Science 10.  The topics studied include: solutions, gases, stoichiometry & chemical bonding.  Chemistry is an area of study that involves quantitative inquiry (calculations) and laboratory work.

Chemistry 30 (5 credits) Prerequisite: Chemistry 20 and Math 20 with 60% recommended
This course expands upon the concepts and skills introduced in Science 10 and Chemistry 20.  Each unit uses a different context to investigate the nature of chemical change;
Thermochemical changes, electrochemical changes, equilibrium acids and bases.

PHYSICS 20-30
Physics 20-30 is an academic program which involves the study of matter and energy and their interaction.  The learner is given an opportunity to explore and understand the natural world and to become aware of the profound influence of physics in their lives.

Physics 20 (5 credits) Prerequisite: Science 10 and Math 10 with 60% recommended
The program emphasises the themes: energy, Matter, Change (Kinematics and Dynamics, Gravitation, Mechanical Waves and Light).


Physics 30 (5 credits) Prerequisite: Physics 20 and Math 20 with 60% recommended
The Diversity of Matter and Energy are the predominant themes of this course. Topics covered are the Conservation Laws, Electric and Magnetic Field, Nature of the Atom and Waves and Particles, and Radioactivity.

 

SOCIAL STUDIES

 
Social Studies is a subject that assists students to acquire basic knowledge, skills and positive attitudes needed to be responsible citizens and contributing members of society.The content of Social Studies draws upon history, geography, economics, other social sciences, the behavioural sciences and humanities; while attempting to teach a wide range of critical and creative thinking skills.

SOCIAL STUDIES 13-23-33
This sequence places more emphasis on a study of current national and international problems and some of the background to these areas of conflict.  Skill development is emphasised, but at a less demanding level than in the 10-20-30 sequence.  Students who enrol in this program will not be planning to study social sciences at university.  Students in this sequence WILL BE required to write a Provincial Diploma Examination.

Social Studies 13 (5credits) Recommended for students with below 60% in Grade Nine Social Studies.
The first unit deals with the developments of Canada as a nation and its role in the world community students will examine some of the forces that have shaped Canada and the factors that give Canadians their unique identity.
In the second unit, students will gain an understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizenship and the knowledge and skills necessary for participation in the Canadian political process and in Canadian society.

Social Studies 23 (5 credits)     Prerequisite: Social Studies 13 (50%)
In the first unit students will examine three historical themes in European
Society: the shift from a rural/agrarian way of life to an urban/industrial way of life: and the shift from a hierarchical society to a more egalitarian society.

The second unit deals with differing viewpoints on quality of life exist in today's world.  In this topic, students will examine how global imbalances, environmental factors, and differing perspectives influence quality of life in an inter dependent global community.  To improve quality of life, one must consider possible alternatives as well as the impact of these changes.

Social Studies 33 (5 credits)    Prerequisite: Social Studies 23 (50%)
The objective of this study is to enable students to acquire an understanding of major political and economic ideas and systems so that they can participate as effective and responsible citizens.
In order for students to participate effectively as responsible citizens of Canada and the world, they should understand how other nations and groups have sought to protect and promote their national interests.  They should also appreciate how individuals and groups contribute to, and are affected by global interactions, and how these interactions have consequences for their lives and the global community.The final mark is a blended mark of 50% school mark and 50% provincial exam mark.
 
SOCIAL STUDIES 10-20-30
Courses are quite challenging, particularly in the depth of concept development, the level of critical and creative thinking, and the expectation that writing will be a thoughtful application of language in a complex and extended fashion.  A provincial diploma examination accounts for 50% of the mark at the 30 level.

SOCIAL STUDIES 10 (5 credits) Prerequisite: Social Studies Grade Nine (60% is recommended)
Topic 1:  Students will acquire an understanding of forces and events that have influenced the
development of Canada and are shaping the lives of Canadians today.  This study will focus on the achievement and maintenance of Canada's sovereignty, the effects of regionalism and the development of a national identity.
Topic 2:  Responsible citizens require an understanding of the structure and function of government as well as willingness to exercise the rights and duties of citizenship in a changing Canadian society.  Citizenship in a democratic country like Canada is based upon the assumption that people will be actively involved in decisions affecting the community and in protecting and respecting basic human rights.

SOCIAL STUDIES 20 (5 credits)  Prerequisite: Social Studies 10 (60% is recommended)
Topic 1: Students will examine nationalism, industrialisation, imperialism and international rivalries and their effect on the development and interaction of nations.
Topic 2:Students will examine, on a global scale, diversity, development, quality of life and alternative futures.  This study will include an understanding of different perspectives on global issues.

SOCIAL STUDIES 30 (5 credits)  Prerequisite: Social Studies 20 (60% is recommended)
Topic 1:  In order to better understand the contemporary world, students will critically examine the underlying theories and principles of political and economic systems.  Students will also develop an understanding of the main features of political and economic systems and the circumstances under which political and economic systems are developed, challenged and changed in practice.  Students should focus on individual and group roles in various political and economic systems and the appropriate balance between the collective good and individual interests.
Topic 2:  Interaction among nations has increased global interdependence.  World peace and security depend on limiting conformations and increasing cooperation and understanding.  Individual, groups and nations must make informed decisions on issues regarding their interests and global survival.  In order to gain an understanding of the contemporary world, students will focus on the motives, consequences and alternative choices in twentieth century global interactions since the First World War.
 
 
SPECIAL PROJECTS


Special projects credits are designed to recognise work undertaken by students on an individual or small group basis and should not be used as a means of offering credits for unapproved courses . Students may enrol in Special Projects 10, 20 or 30.  Special Projects 20 and Special
Projects 30 do not have prerequisites.

Special projects credits perform two major functions:
1.      Students become involved in the selection, planning and organization of their own
        programs.
2.      Students pursue activities in which they have considerable interest or ability but which
        are not within the scope of the regular curriculum or the programs being offered in the
        school.

Requirements for special project credits are:
1.      Each project shall be carried out under the supervision of a teacher.
2.      Students are required to submit a clearly planned proposal to the principal for approval.       

The proposal should include:
- a description or outline of the project
- the number of hours of work expected to complete the project
- a method by which the project will be carried out
- description of the expected result
- the evaluation procedures as outlined by a teacher
- an expected completion date
 

WORK EXPERIENCE EDUCATION


Work experience education provides practical opportunities for students to gain education experiences outside of the regular school setting.  Through a joint partnership involving the school and local employers, students are able to explore career interests in the work place while applying and extending the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired in a formal educational program.  Work experience education includes both work study and work experience.

The introductory module of CT 1010, Job Preparation is now a required component of the first work experience course taken by a student.  Therefore 25 hours of a first work experience course will be on campus and up to 125 hours will be off campus, hands on experience.  Our school offers Work Experience 25 and 35 and in some special cases Work Experience 15.

Work Experience is not set up to accommodate summer jobs.  The Junior Forest Ranger Education and Wainwright Summer Cadet Camp are exceptions. A certified teacher must monitor the delivery of the program, assess student performance and monitor student employer relations. Work Experience credits are based 25 hours per credit. Any Work Experience course may be offered for 3,4,5,6,7,8,9 or 10 credits. A total of 15 credits may be earned in work experience.
 

REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM (RAP)


The Registered Apprenticeship Program is one in which students spend part of their time in school and part of their time in industry as registered apprentices in one of Alberta’s 50 plus designated trades.