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  1. Course InterestStudent Survey November, 2011

  2. Introduction • The purpose of this survey is to see what courses you might want to take during the 2012-2013 school year. • If there is enough interest courses may be offered in your school, in other schools through the magnet concept, or by distance learning.

  3. Magnet Concept • Students in geographically close regions are able to attend classes every other afternoon in a neighbouring school. • This concept enables students to have more options, particularly in the Practical and Applied Arts area. • Current magnets are: Cupar/LiptonWolseley/Grenfell/Indian HeadKipling/Broadview/Whitewood Montmartre/Vibank

  4. Credit Requirements

  5. Sciences – 20/30 • Biology- Students in this course will study the science of plant and animal life of a region or environment. Science 10 is the pre-requisite for both Biology 20 and 30. • Chemistry -Students in this course will study composition, structure and properties of substances and the changes that they undergo. Chemistry 20 is the pre-requisite for Chemistry 30. • Computer Science -Students will learn to program and network computers in this course. Computer Science 20 is the pre-requisite for Computer Science 30. • Physics- Students in this course will study a science that deals with matter and energy and their interactions. Physics 20 is one of the possible pre-requisites for Physics 30.

  6. Math Pathways Work and Apprenticeship Math 10 Foundations/Pre Calculus 10 Work and Apprenticeship Math 20 Foundations 20 Pre Calculus 20 Work and Apprenticeship Math 30 Foundations 30 Pre Calculus 30 Calculus 30

  7. Mathematics 10 • Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 10-Content is designed to provide students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understandings needed for entry into trade-related courses and for direct entry into the work force. • Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus 10-Content in this course will meet the needs of students interested in pursuing university or technical education. The outcomes in this course are the pre-requisite outcomes for both Foundations of Math and Pre Calculus courses.

  8. Mathematics 20 • Workplace and Apprenticeship Math 20-Content is designed to provide students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understandings needed for entry into trade-related courses and for direct entry into the work force. • Foundations of Math 20-Content in this course will meet the needs of students interested in pursuing careers in areas that typically require university but are not math intensive, such as the humanities, fine arts, social sciences, and nursing. • Pre-Calculus20-Content in this course will meet the needs of students interested in pursuing careers that require university or technical education with a math intensive focus.

  9. Mathematics 30 • Work and Apprenticeship Math 30-Content is designed to provide students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understandings needed for entry into trade-related courses and for direct entry into the work force. • Foundations of Math 30-Content in this course will meet the needs of students interested in pursuing careers in areas that typically require university or technical education but are not math intensive. Examples of these include the humanities, fine arts, social sciences and nursing. • Pre Calculus 30-Content in this course will meet the needs of students interested in pursuing careers that require university or technical education with a math intensive focus. • Calculus 30-This course is for students who intend to pursue mathematics or sciences at a post secondary institution. The course includes an in depth study of limits, derivatives, and integration, as well as practical applications of derivatives and integration 

  10. Social Sciences 10 • History - This course helps students understand the basic organizations of industrialized, democratic societies. The course uses the past to show students how fundamental social organizations developed in the late eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. • Native Studies –This course will help all students develop their knowledge, positive attitudes and cultural understanding about First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.  The unique history of Aboriginal peoples is part of our collective past and present reality. Thus, students will benefit from a study of Aboriginal peoples because it will give them the opportunity to understand and respect one another. • Social Studies – This course helps students understand the basic organizations of industrialized, democratic societies. The course outlines the basic organization of Canadian society and then provides some other examples to give students a basis for comparison.

  11. Social Sciences 20 • History – This course helps students understand the major issues facing humanity at the end of the twentieth century.  The course examines the conditions, ideas, and events of the twentieth century which gave rise to these issues. • Law 30-Students will become active, informed and productive citizens who know and understand their legal rights and responsibilities. • Native Studies – This course will help all students develop their knowledge, positive attitudes and cultural understanding about First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.  The unique history of Aboriginal peoples is part of our collective past and present reality. Thus, students will benefit from a study of Aboriginal peoples because it will give them the opportunity to understand and respect one another. • Psychology 20/30-Students will study human development across the lifespan. • Social Studies – This course helps students understand the major issues facing humanity at the end of the twentieth century. The course examines issues such as human rights, population growth, wealth creation, environmental change, and world governance.

  12. Social Sciences 30 • History   - This course helps students understand the major issues facing Canadians at the end of the twentieth century. The course examines the historical forces between the Aboriginal peoples who have always been here and the many different immigrants who came to make a new life for themselves. • Native Studies – This course will help all students develop their knowledge, positive attitudes and cultural understanding about First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.  The unique history of Aboriginal peoples is part of our collective past and present reality. Thus, students will benefit from a study of Aboriginal peoples because it will give them the opportunity to understand and respect one another. • Social Studies – This course helps students understand the major issues facing Canadians at the end of the twentieth century. The course examines issues such as social change throughout Canadian history, people-land relationships, cross-cultural relationships, the governance of Canadian society, and Canada's relationship with the global community.

  13. Electives • Variety of courses based on student interest.

  14. Arts Education • The four strands of the Arts Education program are dance, drama, music and visual art. The Arts Education program will encourage lifelong enjoyment and critical understanding of all four strands.

  15. Band • Students will increase their ability to express themselves through playing a variety of instruments and gain a lasting appreciation of art forms.

  16. Choral • Students will experience the joy of singing and understand and value the variety of musical expressions throughout life.

  17. Christian Ethics • Students will acquire and develop the knowledge, skills/abilities, and values of Christianity.

  18. Language Arts • Communication Studies Students will develop proficiency in writing, reading, speaking, listening, viewing, and representing. • Creative Writing Students will refine their creative writing skills and abilities beyond those developed in the required English language arts courses. This course encourages students to see creative writing as a unique way of thinking, and as a means of constructing and conveying meaning. • Journalism Studies Students will develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand the media. • Media Studies This course will assist students in dealing critically with the media in their lives.

  19. Languages • French Students will learn the other official language of Canada. • Cree (Y,N,TH and Unknown dialect), Saulteaux/Nakawe, Dakota, Lakota, Nakota/Nakoda, Michif (Metis) – Students will learn a First Nations language. • Other – other languages include German, Ukrainian, Russian, Mandarin and Spanish

  20. Dance • Students will better understand dance to prepare them for future learning, both within and outside of the classroom.

  21. Drama • Students will increase their ability to express themselves through languages other than spoken or written language. Students will gain a lasting appreciation of art forms experienced as participant and as audience.

  22. Physical Education • Physical Education is a course where students will actively participate in physical activities.

  23. Visual Arts • Students will understand and value arts expressions throughout life in a variety of visual forms.

  24. Practical and Applied Arts • A number of courses are offered to provide students with knowledge and skills in a variety of subject areas.

  25. Accounting • This course will provide practical business and financial knowledge and skills. Students will learn to manage personal finances and participate constructively as consumers and producers.

  26. Career and Work Exploration • Students will be able to expand their awareness, to explore and to experience various work roles through work-based learning experiences.

  27. Clothing, Textiles & Fashion • Students will gain an awareness of the role of clothing, textiles, and fashion in our daily lives. Students will learn to learn to sew and/ or design clothing and textile products.

  28. Commercial Cooking • Students will develop entry level food preparation skills for the food service industry. The course is designed to give students the skills and practical experiences necessary to enter the cook trade or food service industry with confidence.

  29. Communication Media • This course will provide students with experiences to develop understanding, skills and abilities in audio, video, and interactive media production to communicate effectively.

  30. Construction & Carpentry • Students will develop skills in the construction and carpentry industry by working on practical projects.

  31. Cosmetology • This course while provide students with an understanding of skin care, make-up application, hair styling, manicures and pedicures. Hands on learning is a big part of the course.

  32. Design Studies • This course will provide students with an understanding of the design process.  Students will use a variety of materials and fabrication processes to design and create a product as well as maintain a design portfolio.

  33. Drafting & Computer Aided Design • Students will understand the use of the different tools used in drafting and learn the basic functions of Computer-Aided Drafting (CAD) software.

  34. Electrical • Students in this course will focus on the electrical aspects of currents, power sources, and wiring.

  35. Electronics • Students in this course will focus on the electronics aspects of soldering, circuit boards, ultra-sonics and digital circuits, including robotics.

  36. Entrepreneurship • Students will have the opportunity to learn about the various characteristics of business owners and will have the opportunity to create a working business.

  37. Food Studies • Students will experience a variety of academic and practical food preparation experiences.

  38. Information Processing • Students will learn basic skills in keyboarding, computer applications, communications & management information.

  39. Interior Design • Interior Design provides students with an opportunity to gain an appreciation of design fundamentals.

  40. Life Transitions • Students will develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to plan and enhance their personal health, family life, community life, and career development.

  41. Machining • Students will learn about various machines, and work with lathes, drills, and grinders.

  42. Mechanical and Automotive • Students in this course will learn about various engines and learn how to fix various parts of the machines. Small engines and vehicles will be the focus of this hands on course.

  43. Photography • Students will acquire knowledge and develop skills used in the photography and graphic arts industries.

  44. Practical and Applied Arts Survey • Students who choose this course are interested in a combination of PAA electives within the same class.

  45. Theatre Arts • Students will become familiar with the technical roles of the theatre, the principles of stage lighting, sound, set/stage design, makeup, and wardrobe.

  46. Tourism, Hospitality and Entrepreneurship • Students in this course will learn about food preparation and service procedures, organize food functions and create a project related to tourism and hospitality.

  47. Welding • Students will develop skills used in the welding industry.

  48. Wildlife Management • Students will be provided with the opportunity to examine beliefs and attitudes related to wildlife.

  49. Locally Determined Options

  50. Aboriginal Education and Career Success • This course will be delivered from an Aboriginal perspective and will assist Aboriginal students with confidence, pride, lifestyle and time management, communication, employability and careers.