This course provides students an opportunity to learn about 3 fundamental concepts in biology: biodiversity, genetics and evolution. The biodiversity section will explore the wide variety of organisms that exist and how biologists organize them into groups. The genetics sections will explore what genes are, how genes work and how they are passed from parent to offspring. The evolution section teaches students about what evolution is, how it works and why scientists believe that it has occurred.
Chemistry is a science studying the underlying makeup of all things. “Students learn that science and technology are creative human activities with long histories in all cultures. Science is a way of learning about the universe”
Canadian Law 40S
Law affects everyone. This course explains Canadian civil & criminal law. Legal aid, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the Young Offenders Act are studied. Students can find out about their rights and responsibilities with respect to marriage, divorce and adoption of children in the Family Law portion of the course. Field trips may include visits to the Provincial Law Courts and the Manitoba Legislature.English Language Arts/Comprehensive Focus 30S and 40S
English Language Arts/Comprehensive Focus 30S and 40S
In these courses students learn to think critically and independently while developing their skills in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing and representing. Students learn to use language to communicate effectively to an audience, express themselves clearly and select appropriate forms for their purposes. They learn to manage data and information efficiently and collaboratively in groups.
English Language Arts/Transactional Focus 40S
“Transactional Focus” means that the major emphasis is on the language of business: In this course emphasis is on the learning to convey information to persuade the consumer, to argue a case, or to accomplish some other specific purpose. Students are challenged to acquire a range of skills, strategies and attitudes that help them function more efficiently in various settings.
Family Studies 40S
This course is designed to allow for student input in how course content is covered. Some of the major topics to be covered include: time management, goal setting, human needs, moral development, discipline, decision making, conflict management, interpersonal communication, community awareness.
Math Essentials 40S
This course is very practical in its application to everyday life. It is intended for students whose post-secondary planning does not include a focus on math or science related fields.
Math Pre-Calculus 40S
This math course is designed to prepare students to succeed in university or college calculus based math courses, and involves higher level algebra and mathematical logic.
Special Language Credit 40S
The Special Language Credit option allows students to receive credit for their linguistic diversity. Students must fill out an application form (signed by the Education Director) and submit this form and a fee of $65.00 or $70 before being registered to write the exam. (Many language options are eligible).
Skills for the Digital Workplace 31G
This course is designed for students who need office skills in their future work or academic pursuits. There is an introduction and intermediate level of Microsoft Excel, Power Point, and other Microsoft Office applications.
Independent Learning options are also available.
Community Service Credit 40S*
Students can make a contribution by volunteering for worthwhile causes or organizations. The civic skills, knowledge and attitudes obtained from such community service activity can increase a student’s self -esteem and maturity, and provide more awareness of the needs of others in the community. (Independent study option course)
Career Development: Life/Work Transitioning 40S*
The career development course is designed to connect school learning with workplace and labor realities. The course will help students acquire and apply the knowledge and skills to make appropriate decisions for life, work and the essential post-secondary education/training that is required in today’s economy. The experiential learning components (work experience) will provide students with opportunities to explore potential occupations, demonstrate employability skills, essential skills and specific occupational skills. (Independent study option course)
* Approval for these courses must be obtained from the Education Director.