Art is about expression, communication, and exploring everything visual. Individuals will enhance their artistic skills by creating, with a variety of tools and media. Students will practice new techniques and learn about histories and cultures behind the Art. Opportunities for community projects and contests are encouraged and explored. Students will also view, evaluate, articulate and defend intuitive responses to artwork.
Students learn a multitude of acting techniques through their engagement in a variety of drama games and improv activities. They are given opportunities to explore their ability to represent a myriad of character types in different scenarios. Students are taught the skills they need to modify and adapt well known stories into short skits, and are given the chance to perform for a peer audience.
Students learn the fundamental elements of interior design including lines, space, shapes, forms, textures, patterns, balance, proportion, scale, and colour schemes. They have the opportunity to examine and develop floor plans, and have fun completing design scavenger hunts online. For a final assignment, students get to put all of their learning to good use by collaborating to complete an actual interior design project to enhance an area of our school on a budget.
Debate class is where students are introduced to essential skills of speaking strategically and persuasively, the importance of research and preparedness in public speaking, and the fundamentals of debate organisation. Students have the opportunity to improve their critical thinking skills, speech delivery, self confidence and public speaking skills. Additionally, students will learn on a deeper level about the world around them and how to come to a logical and well researched position on multiple current affairs through enhanced teamwork and collaboration.
In Philosophy students will explore several topics to engage student learning and to foster critical thinking skills. Students are introduced to classical thinkers such as Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle and the questions they posed. Additional topics include: Equality vs Equity, Origins of Morality, Economic Equality and Justice, Fundamentals of Argument, Free Will, and What it means to have a good life. Through class discussions students are presented with multiple perspectives and considered how they compare and contrast to their personal worldview. The final assignment requires students to create a written reflection piece asking them to consider what they had learned in the class and why it may matter in their life.
In this course, students learn about the fundamentals of web design and consider the ways that they already interact with Web Sites in their daily lives. They also learn to identify what Web Design is and articulate the difference between Web Design and Development. Students are also introduced to HTML: the language for building Web pages. It is worth mentioning that this course takes 40 hours and hence cannot be completed in 1 quarter frame time. However, more sections of this course will be offered and students can carry on learning more about coding.
In Soccer, students are introduced to a set of lessons ranging from basic rules to complex drills and real soccer games. Students learn basic and complex rules of soccer. They also grasped several strategies and skills of that team sport. The course consists of two main parts: theory and practice. In theory, students have to know all about soccer by researching and preparing written projects. In practice, students had to apply what they learned in theory through drills and games. This course takes place outside in the soccer field during warm seasons like the fall. When it rains, we stay in our classroom and work on our theoretical assignments.
This option course takes place outside of the school during warm seasons like spring. We include a variety of sports each day including soccer, basketball, running, volleyball, handball, and badminton. When it rains, we meet in our classroom and complete other assignments related to sports.
The Photography program offers three levels of difficulty, starting with some basic principles of photography, such as color, space, shapes, etc., all the way up to videography. This is a hands-on program where students work at their own pace to try and capture photos that demonstrate the lesson of the day. Students enjoy spending the majority of classes outside or around the school hallways staging photos and capturing candid moments.
This is a beginner class in photo editing that slowly builds students’ capacity to capture and edit photos. Students learn to use various functions of photo editing programs while completing a variety of assignments that demonstrate their skills.
In this option, students focus on test taking strategies for multiplication style assessments, as well as completing past PAT exams together as a group. We have various discussions about the tools and strategies that should be utalized based on the types of questions being asked, and students have an opportunity to learn from their instructor and each other.