Our school district has developed Board/Authority Authorized (BAA) courses to help meet local community needs while providing choice and flexibility for students.
These courses were authorized by the Board of Education according to requirements set by the Ministry of Education.
This Leadership course is based on an Aboriginal worldview, and specifically seeks to foster connections to the local First Nations community, such as those of the Liĺwat and Sḵwxwú7mesh First Nations.
Students contribute to a variety of projects/activities within the school and community that are focused on serving Aboriginal communities, such as Orange Shirt day and the 24 Hour Drum. Students develop lifelong skills in the areas of self-image, goal-setting, time management, communication skills, school and community service, fundraising, event planning, problem solving/decision making and an understanding of various leadership styles.
Athletic Leadership provides students with an athletics focused opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills while developing responsibility, creativity and self-confidence.
Students will contribute to a variety of athletics-related projects/activities within the school and community. Students will develop lifelong skills in the areas of goal-setting, time management, communication skills, school and community service, fundraising, event planning, problem solving/decision making, and stress management.
This course offers an in-depth but practical look at leadership styles, perspectives, activities, and qualities in a flexible and adaptable format. Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice leadership skills while developing responsibility, self-confidence and reflection, and community/school centered engagement. Students will develop skills in a variety of areas including supporting school spirit, motivating and supporting peers, engaging with the local and global community, delegating and organizing events, public speaking, self-reflection, etc. Site context and student choice will determine particular areas of focus, as leadership can take many forms. This course will also allow students the opportunity to acquire evidence of their learning within each different competency, which can be used towards their graduation capstone projects.
Hockey Academy Skills is designed to help students learn and improve their hockey skills on the ice, and well as engage in dry land training activities to further improve physical strength and conditioning for hockey related movements.
Along with a focus on hockey skills to improve on-ice performance, students will learn about the importance of health, fitness and nutrition for performance, injury prevention, and lifelong healthy habits.
Hockey is at its core a team sport where every member of the team has a role to play and contributes to the community of player. In and outside of hockey, leadership, team-building and volunteer skills will be emphasized for the students to provide opportunities for life-long learning that extend far outside realm of the hockey rink.
Futsal Skills helps students reach their potential through a combination of soccer and futsal programming. Included in this academy are technical skills and team development, strength and conditioning, injury prevention, sports psychology and nutrition education, coaching methodology, and career development in the areas of health and sports.
Students participate in leadership activities that extend beyond the soccer pitch including fundraising and contributing to enhancing school culture and community events.
This course provides flexible and personalized learning support for students with academic and/or social/emotional challenges. Students will develop an understanding of themselves as learners, and learn strategies to support their learning and overcome challenges. Throughout, self-efficacy will be a focus. Self- efficacy is an individual’s belief in their ability to successfully accomplish a task or goal.
This course is designed to identify student strengths, as well as areas of development that may have been identified as a barrier to reaching a students’ full potential. Students will identify their personal values, and learn to connect their decision-making and interpersonal relations relative to their influence. The course supports students at they work towards becoming independent, successful, and self-aware.
This course is organized into seasonal themes that follow traditional ways.
Students collaborate, and give input into areas of interest they wish to learn or further develop current levels of understanding of culture, language use, and comprehension.
English language learners (ELLs) arrive with diverse and unique needs. Every student will bring unique cultural, social, academic, and linguistic backgrounds to the classroom.
The intention of this course is to cultivate a classroom environment that embraces diversity and celebrates the identity of every student while supporting ELLs through the transition to learning a new culture and language.
This participatory course is designed to provide students with opportunities to develop individual skills and knowledge of teaching and learning, while supporting and encouraging their peers within the school community.
Students will work under the supervision of a teacher to provide assistance to students as individuals and/or small groups in a variety of learning activities. Students will develop an understanding of individual academic, social, and cultural differences and the influence of group dynamics. Students will learn to use a variety of approaches, techniques, and skills to assist other students’ learning processes. Students will develop skills in learning/teaching styles, communication, interpersonal relations, leadership, teamwork, and conflict management. Students will apply those skills in activities such as the teaching of mini-lessons to peers and the supported development of appropriate learning materials. Peer Tutors will be role models in the school community.
Psychology 12 will introduce students to the scientific study of human behaviour and mental processes. Students will learn about the some of the fields of psychology and will apply scientific principles and understandings to real-world issues and problems that are relevant to their everyday lives.
This relevant, engaging, and ethically-challenging curriculum will create a foundation for understanding themselves and others, how to question commonly held beliefs, and ways in which they can contribute to the knowledge base and their community.