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					LV Rogers
Course Selection Booklet




Graduation Program
Grades 10-12
2011-12
                                    L.V. Rogers Secondary School Course Selection 2011-2012


                                                        TABLE OF CONTENTS


TABLE OF CONTENTS ...........................................................................................................................................2
COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION .................................................................................................................6
GRADUATION PROGRAM .....................................................................................................................................8
   GRADUATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS .................................................................................................8
PROVINCIAL EXAMS .............................................................................................................................................9
INDEPENDENT LEARNING COURSES ..............................................................................................................10
   BE YOUR OWN EXPERT 10, 11, OR 12 .............................................................................................................10
   EQUIVALENCY .................................................................................................................................................10
   EXTERNAL COURSES ......................................................................................................................................10
   INDEPENDENT DIRECTED STUDIES.............................................................................................................11
   DISTANCE EDUCATION SCHOOL OF THE KOOTENAYS (DESK) ............................................................11
INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM .............................................................................................................................11
ADVENTURE TOURISM LEADERSHIP AND SAFETY....................................................................................12
(ATLAS) ACADEMY .............................................................................................................................................12
   RUGBY ACADEMY ...........................................................................................................................................13
   SOCCER ACADEMY .........................................................................................................................................13
WORK EXPERIENCE, ACE-IT, AND SSA (APRENTICE) PROGRAMS ..........................................................14
   WORK EXPERIENCE 12A & 12B......................................................................................................................14
   ACCELERATED CREDIT ENROLMENT (ACE IT).........................................................................................15
   SECONDARY SCHOOL APPRENTICESHIP (SSA) ........................................................................................16
BUSINESS EDUCATION .......................................................................................................................................17
   FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 12.........................................................................................................................17
   ENTREPRENEURSHIP 12..................................................................................................................................17
   PLANNING..........................................................................................................................................................17
   GRADUATION TRANSITIONS 12 ....................................................................................................................18
ENGLISH .................................................................................................................................................................18
   ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) 10 ............................................................................................18
   ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) 11 ............................................................................................18
   ENGLISH 10 ........................................................................................................................................................19
   COMMUNICATIONS 11 ....................................................................................................................................19
   ENGLISH 11 ........................................................................................................................................................19
   ENGLISH 11 HONOURS ....................................................................................................................................19
   ENGLISH 12 ........................................................................................................................................................20
   COMMUNICATIONS 12 ....................................................................................................................................20
   AP (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) ENGLISH 12 ................................................................................................20
   ENGLISH 12 FIRST PEOPLES ...........................................................................................................................21
   GLOBAL ISSUES, LOCAL RESPONSES 11/12 ................................................................................................21
   LITERATURE 12.................................................................................................................................................21
   SPEECH AND DEBATE 11 ................................................................................................................................21
   SPEECH AND DEBATE 12 ................................................................................................................................22
   WRITING 12 ........................................................................................................................................................22

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FIRST NATIONS .....................................................................................................................................................22
FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM ......................................................................................................................23
FRENCH IMMERSION COURSES .......................................................................................................................24
   FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE IMMERSION 10 ........................................................................................24
   SCIENCES HUMAINES 10 ................................................................................................................................24
   FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE IMMERSION 11 .........................................................................................24
   SCIENCES HUMAINES 11 ................................................................................................................................24
   FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE IMMERSION 12 .........................................................................................25
   AP FRENCH 12....................................................................................................................................................25
   FRENCH IMMERSHION LEADERSHIP 12 ......................................................................................................25
HOME ECONOMICS ..............................................................................................................................................26
   FAMILY MANAGEMENT 12 ............................................................................................................................26
   FOODS AND NUTRITION 10 ............................................................................................................................26
   FOODS AND NUTRITION 11/12 .......................................................................................................................26
   CAFETERIA TRAINING 11/12 ..........................................................................................................................26
   SEWING AND TEXTILES 10 .............................................................................................................................27
   SEWING AND TEXTILES 11 .............................................................................................................................27
   SEWING AND TEXTILE STUDIES 12 ..............................................................................................................27
   ARTS AND CRAFTS - TEXTILES 11 ...................................................................................................................27
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY ..........................................................................................................................28
   COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 10 ....................................................................................................28
   COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 11 ....................................................................................................28
   COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 12 ....................................................................................................28
   GRAPHIC DESIGN & PHOTO JOURNALISM 9-12 ........................................................................................29
   MEDIA ARTS 10 .................................................................................................................................................29
   MEDIA ARTS 11 (VAMT 11) ............................................................................................................................29
   MEDIA ARTS 12 (VAMT 12) ............................................................................................................................29
   MODELING AND COMPUTER ANIMATION 11 ............................................................................................30
   PRODUCTION 10 LVTV (YTVS 10).................................................................................................................30
   PRODUCTION 10 YEARBOOK (YYB 10) .......................................................................................................30
   PRODUCTION 11 LVTV (YTVS 11 ..................................................................................................................31
   PRODUCTION 11 YEARBOOK (YYB 11) .......................................................................................................31
   PRODUCTION 12 LVTV (YTVS 12).................................................................................................................31
   PRODUCTION 12 YEARBOOK (YYB 12) .......................................................................................................31
LEADERSHIP COURSES .......................................................................................................................................32
   LEADERSHIP 10 .................................................................................................................................................32
   PEER TUTORING 11 ..........................................................................................................................................32
   RECREATION LEADERSHIP 11 & 12 ..............................................................................................................33
MATHEMATICS .....................................................................................................................................................33
   FOUNDATIONS MATHEMATICS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10 .......................................................................33
   APPRENTICESHIP & WORKPLACE MATHEMATICS 10 .............................................................................33
   OVERVIEW – PATHWAYS IN MATHEMATICS 11 .......................................................................................34
   FOUNDATIONS PATHWAY .............................................................................................................................34
   APPRENTICESHIP AND WORKPLACE PATHWAY .....................................................................................34
   PRE-CALCULUS PATHWAY............................................................................................................................34
   APPRENTICESHIP AND WORKPLACE MATH 11 .........................................................................................35
   FOUNDATIONS OF MATH 11 ..........................................................................................................................35
   PRE-CALCULUS 11 ...........................................................................................................................................35


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   MATH 11 ELECTIVE (DOES NOT FULFILL GRADE 11 MATH REQUIREMENT AND IS MEANT AS A
   BRIDGING COURSE).........................................................................................................................................35
   PREP MATHEMATICS 11: ................................................................................................................................35
   OVERVIEW - PATHWAYS IN MATHEMATICS 12 ........................................................................................35
   THE PRINCIPLES PATHWAY ..........................................................................................................................36
   THE APPLICATIONS PATHWAY ....................................................................................................................36
   APPLICATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 12 .........................................................................................................36
   PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICS 12 ...............................................................................................................36
   PMA 12 / MATHEMATICS 12 TOPICS .............................................................................................................37
   CALCULUS 12 ....................................................................................................................................................37
MODERN LANGUAGES .......................................................................................................................................37
   FRENCH 10 .........................................................................................................................................................37
   FRENCH 11 .........................................................................................................................................................37
   FRENCH 12 .........................................................................................................................................................37
   SPANISH 10 / BEGINNERS’ SPANISH 11 (DEPENDS ON GRADE LEVEL) ................................................38
   SPANISH 11.........................................................................................................................................................38
MUSIC .....................................................................................................................................................................38
   GUITAR LEVEL 1...............................................................................................................................................38
   MUSIC 10: CONCERT BAND ...........................................................................................................................39
   MUSIC 11/ 12: CONCERT BAND ......................................................................................................................39
   JAZZ BAND A (SENIOR JAZZ) – MONDAY NIGHT ..........................................................................................39
   JAZZ BAND B (JUNIOR JAZZ) .............................................................................................................................39
   MUSIC: COMPOSITION & TECHNOLOGY 11/ 12.........................................................................................40
PERFORMING ARTS .............................................................................................................................................40
   DANCE LEVEL 1 – INTRODUCTORY ............................................................................................................40
   DANCE LEVEL 2 – INTERMEDIATE ...............................................................................................................41
   DANCE LEVEL 3 – ADVANCED ......................................................................................................................41
   DANCE INTENSIVE – DIRECTED STUDY - ACADEMY .................................................................................41
   DANCE COMPANY/PERFORMANCE 9/10/11/12 ...............................................................................................42
   DRAMA 10: GENERAL .....................................................................................................................................42
   DRAMA: FILM & TELEVISION 12 ...................................................................................................................42
   THEATRE PERFORMANCE 11/ 12: ACTING ..................................................................................................42
PHYSICAL EDUCATION ......................................................................................................................................42
   OVERVIEW .........................................................................................................................................................43
   PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10..............................................................................................................................43
   PHYSICAL EDUCATION 11..............................................................................................................................44
   PHYSICAL EDUCATION 12..............................................................................................................................44
   FITNESS FOR LIFE 11/12...................................................................................................................................44
SCIENCE .................................................................................................................................................................45
   SCIENCE 10.........................................................................................................................................................45
GRADE 11 SCIENCE COURSES ...........................................................................................................................45
   BIOLOGY 11 .......................................................................................................................................................45
   CHEMISTRY 11 ..................................................................................................................................................45
   EARTH SCIENCE 11 ..........................................................................................................................................45
   PHYSICS 11 .........................................................................................................................................................46
   SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 11 ...................................................................................................................46
GRADE 12 SCIENCE COURSES ...........................................................................................................................46


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   BIOLOGY 12 .......................................................................................................................................................46
   CHEMISTRY 12 ..................................................................................................................................................47
   ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY 12 ...............................................................................................................47
   GEOLOGY 12 ......................................................................................................................................................47
   PHYSICS 12 .........................................................................................................................................................47
   WILDLIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 12 ......................................................................................................48
SOCIAL STUDIES ..................................................................................................................................................48
   SOCIAL STUDIES 10..........................................................................................................................................48
   SOCIAL STUDIES 11..........................................................................................................................................48
   COMPARATIVE CIVILIZATIONS 12...............................................................................................................48
   GEOGRAPHY 12.................................................................................................................................................49
   GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES 11/12 .......................................................................................................................49
   HISTORY 12 ........................................................................................................................................................49
   LAW 12 ................................................................................................................................................................50
TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION ..............................................................................................................................50
   MECHANICS 10 ..................................................................................................................................................50
   TECHNOLOGY 10 ..............................................................................................................................................50
   INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 11 ..................................................................................................................................51
   AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 11...................................................................................................................51
   AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 12...................................................................................................................51
   AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 12: ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN..............................................................51
   CREATIVE METAL LEVEL 1 ...........................................................................................................................51
   CREATIVE METAL LEVEL 2 ...........................................................................................................................52
   DRAFTING 10 .....................................................................................................................................................52
   DRAFTING 11 .....................................................................................................................................................52
   DRAFTING AND DESIGN 12 ............................................................................................................................52
   WOODWORK 10.................................................................................................................................................53
   CARPENTRY JOINERY 11 – INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING ....................................................53
   CARPENTRY JOINERY 12 ................................................................................................................................53
   CARPENTRY JOINERY 12 ADVANCED .........................................................................................................53
VISUAL ARTS ........................................................................................................................................................54
   ART 10 ...................................................................................................................................................................54
   ART 11 .................................................................................................................................................................54
   ART 12 .................................................................................................................................................................54
   SELF DIRECTED ART 11/12 .............................................................................................................................54
   CERAMICS 10 .....................................................................................................................................................55
   CERAMICS 11 .....................................................................................................................................................55
   CERAMICS 12 .....................................................................................................................................................55




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                      COURSE SELECTION INFORMATION

Welcome to course selection for 2011-12.

The selection of courses is an important part of the process leading to graduation and post-secondary
education, training or work. Courses you select are the stepping-stones to your future. We encourage
you to discuss options fully with your parents, teachers and counsellors to ensure you select the best
choices for your academic and personal development.

The decisions and choices you make here determine which courses we run next year. While there
may be some opportunities to change your mind about your course selections, options may be
limited because of the choices you are making now. What you choose during this process will
determine in part your schedule for next year, so please choose carefully.

Please note the following:
   1. We cannot guarantee that all courses in this book will be offered. Insufficient enrolment will
       result in courses being cancelled.
   2. Priority will be given to grade appropriate placements. For example, a Grade 11 student
       might not get into a Grade 12 course if all seats are required for Grade 12 students.
   3. Students and parents need to be aware that promotion to the next grade level is dependent
       upon passing required courses. For example, if a student fails Grade 10 English, the course
       must be repeated and passed before he or she can continue in Grade 11 English. Generally,
       grade determination is dependent on the level of English scheduled.
   4. If a student fails a course, we cannot guarantee that there will be space available to repeat
       the course during the same school year.
   5. While students are asked to select individual courses, some of the courses may be presented in
       multi-level groups.
   6. Students must have a sound educational reason to change courses after the schedule has been
       set. Students have the opportunity in grades 10-12 to make course changes – either in the
       summer by appointment with a counsellor, or in the first week of each semester. After the
       first week, students may choose to drop courses with their parent‘s permission; however,
       students may not go into another course that semester after the drop/add time.
   7. Students who choose to take a distributed learning course through the Consortium of
       Distance Education Schools of BC (DESK) will be provided with support from teachers and
       will be permitted to write exams at LVR, under teacher supervision.
   8. Students with a DESK support block will be in a classroom with a teacher for assistance.
       Attendance will be expected. Students may work at home with permission of parents.
   9. Students who take courses at other locations MUST provide their final marks for the courses.
       It is the student‘s responsibility to do this. Without course marks, students might not be
       promoted to the next grade, and might not be on the graduation list.
   10. We do NOT provide textbooks for courses taken with other schools.
   11. In order to potentially qualify for Passport to Education at LVR, students must take at least
       6 LVR courses in each of Grades 10, 11, and 12. In addition, at the grade 12 level, students
       must take Graduation Transitions at LVR to potentially qualify for Passport to Education,
       and at least 5 LVR courses in grade 12 to qualify for LVR graduation and scholarships.
   12. The following priority system is in place for loading students into classes (from high to low):

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      i. grade appropriate first time enrolees;
     ii. first time enrolees who require courses based on graduation program requirements;
    iii. courses being repeated to meet graduation requirements;
    iv. out of grade first time enrolees
     v. out of catchment students




We are proud of the quality of learning at LVR and excellent programs
at LVR. LVR typically out-performs most other schools in the Southern
Interior, and has a 5-year Fraser Institute ranking of 52/265. Our
students’ marks on provincial assessments are typically above the district
and provincial average for all courses. Our graduates have attended
post-secondary settings such as: UVic, UBC, SFU, U of Alberta, U of
Calgary, McGill, U of Toronto, Dalhousie, York, Queen’s, and many
others – often with full scholarships for academic performance.

Our staff and students have established a very positive learning
environment that leads to success, and there is a 50+ year history of
excellence at LVR. We are proud of that heritage, and proud of our
students and staff. Make the commitment to apply your best efforts
this year, and choose your courses wisely to ensure the best chance at
success.




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                           GRADUATION PROGRAM


GRADUATION PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

       Required Courses                                           Minimum Credits
       a Language Arts 10                                               4
       a Language Arts 11                                               4
       a Language Arts 12                                               4
       Social Studies 10                                                4
       Social Studies 11 or Civic Studies 11
       or BC First Nations Studies 12                                    4
       Science 10                                                        4
       a Science 11 or 12                                                4
       a Mathematics 10                                                  4
       a Mathematics 11 or 12                                            4
       Physical Education 10                                             4
       a Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11, or 12                       4
       (See note below)
       Planning 10                                                       4
                                                                     48 credits

       Graduation Transition Standards                               4 credits
       * 80 hours of physical activity
       * Graduation Transition Plan & Presentation
       * 30 hrs. work experience and/or community service

       Elective Credits
       Grade 12 Level Elective Courses (See note below)                  12
       Additional Elective Courses Grade 10,11 or 12                     16
                                                                     28 credits

                          Overall Total Required for Graduation      80 credits
       Notes:
        All Ministry-Authorized and Board/Authority-Approved courses count for
         credit.
        Courses in the five subject areas are provincially examinable: English 10,
         Science 10, Math 10, Social Studies 11, and Language Arts 12.
        Many elective courses offered at LVR (excluding some PE courses, Modern
         Languages and Sciences) meet the Applied Skill/Fine Arts requirement. See
         a counsellor for further clarification.




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                                 PROVINCIAL EXAMS

The Graduation Program offers two types of Provincial Exams: Required and Optional. Grade 10
and Grade 11 required exams count for 20% of the final course mark. Grade 12 required exams
count for 40% of the final course mark. Please refer to the following chart to determine if an LVR
course offering has an optional or required exam.

If students choose to write an optional Grade 12 exam, results will count for 40 percent
of the final course mark, and will be included on a student’s transcript.

PLEASE NOTE: Although some Grade 12 exams are now optional, these exams may be prerequisites
for admission to post-secondary institutions. It is recommended students see a counsellor before
opting out of an exam.


             Course Code    Course Title                             Required or Optional
             FMA 10         Foundations Mathematics 10                    Required
             AWMA 10        Apprenticeship & Workplace                    Required
                            Mathematics 10
             EN 10          English 10                                   Required
             SC 10          Science 10                                   Required
             SCH 11         Sciences humaines 11                         Required
             SS 11          Social Studies 11                            Required
             FRAL 12        Francais langue seconde-immersion 12        Optional ***
             AMA 12         Applications of Mathematics 12                Optional
             BI 12          Biology 12                                    Optional
             CH 12          Chemistry 12                                  Optional
             COM 12         Communications 12                            Required
             EN 12          English 12                                   Required

             FR 12          French 12                                     Optional
             GEO 12         Geography 12                                  Optional
             HI 12          History 12                                    Optional

             LIT 12         English Literature 12                         Optional
             MA 12          Principles of Mathematics 12                  Optional
             PH 12          Physics 12                                    Optional
             SP 12          Spanish 12                                    Optional

*** French Immersion students who wish to receive the ‘Diplome de fin d’etudes secondaires en
Colombie-Britannique’ and the French Immersion Program designation on their transcripts must
write the Provincial Examination for Franςais langue seconde – immersion 12.




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                     INDEPENDENT LEARNING COURSES

                                        New to LVR!!!
Self-directed and personalized learning courses have become mainstream!! Are you interested in
working with a mentor teacher at LVR to focus on your own learning goals? Are you interested in
directing your own sails and still getting course credit? Then this is the course for you!!


BE YOUR OWN EXPERT 10, 11, OR 12


If you are a self-motivated learner and would like a new challenge, we will help you to get credit.
You will work with a teacher mentor at LVR, and will be able to use LVR resources to create a self-
designed learning plan that focuses on your own goals and interests.

Our experienced, professional teacher mentors will help you to create your own course and get
course credit that will count toward graduation. Work at your own pace, optimize your learning
situation, and develop independent skills that will promote your passion for learning.

Earn up to 4 credits per course.

Got a great idea? Want to learn more? Ask us!!!!




EQUIVALENCY

    Recognizes documented learning from outside the BC school system that the Ministry and
     the local school districts deem equivalent to the learning outcomes of a Ministry-Authorized
     or Board/Authority-Approved grade 11 or grade 12 course.
    Where the Ministry has not assessed equivalency credentials from other institutions, school
     boards have the authority to determine equivalency. (For example: credit could be granted
     for a local Dance Studio program that is an 80% or better match of the learning outcomes for
     Dance 11: Performance).
    See a counsellor for details.


EXTERNAL COURSES

    The Ministry approves some certificates from outside the BC public school system for
     recognized credit towards graduation.
    The learning outcomes of external courses will not necessarily match the contents or
     outcomes of provincially developed curriculum, e.g., External Music 11 and 12 credits could
     be earned for Conservatory of Music programs completed.
    See a counsellor for details.

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INDEPENDENT DIRECTED STUDIES

    Allow a student to initiate, develop and complete his or her own study, under the supervision
     of a teacher, over and above the learning outcomes of a Ministry-Authorized or
     Board/Authority-Approved Course. An additional 2 or 4 credits could be accumulated in this
     way.
    Students pursue learning outcomes independently and beyond those normally taught in the
     classroom. (For example: credit could be granted for IDS Physical Education 11 for an
     independent physical education program).
    See a counsellor for details.


DISTANCE EDUCATION SCHOOL OF THE KOOTENAYS (DESK)


LVR students may also choose to enroll in any course at the Grade 10 – 12 levels from the Distance
Education School of the Kootenays (DESK). DESK offers a full range of online and correspondence
courses leading to graduation including some that are not offered by LVR. They may be taken at
any time of the year, even through the summer. If you are taking a DESK course, you can get
support at LVR as well, and can write your exams at LV.

For a full list of DESK courses and to register online, visit www.desk.bc.ca.

When accessing DESK courses, please work closely with your LVR counselor to ensure your plan for
graduation is sound.




                            INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM

In partnership with the School District # 8 International program, LVR hosts International
students from a variety of countries around the world. Students live with local host families and
attend LVR Secondary School for a full or part year.

Hosting opportunities are available for interested students and their families or community
members.

For further information, please contact Mrs. Sandy Prentice at (250) 354-3734 or visit the SD8
website at www.sd8.bc.ca




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         ADVENTURE TOURISM LEADERSHIP AND SAFETY
                     (ATLAS) ACADEMY

        Are you ready for adventure? Are you excited to get outside? Do you like to explore?
           Are you ready for an AMAZING opportunity that you can’t get anywhere else?
                                    Then ATLAS is for YOU!!

ATLAS is a course designed for students interested in developing the career skills necessary to either
work in the booming eco/adventure tourism industry or to pursue further education through
outdoor programs offered in institutions like College of the Rockies or Thompson Rivers University.
This program will run in the second semester and students will be able to challenge PE 12 for credit
as well as getting a Work Experience 12 credit. Activities such as ski touring, snowshoeing, hiking,
rock climbing, winter camping, and wilderness navigation will all be pursued. You have the
opportunity to receive credits for Adventure Tourism 12 (4 credits), Ground Search and Rescue 12 (2
credits), Safety and Leadership 12 (4 credits), and possibly other credits.
   The following external certifications will be available through ATLAS:
      - Ground Search and Rescue (JIBC)
      - Avalanche Skills Training – Level I
      - Red Cross Wilderness First Aid

Prerequisite(s):
       Completion of Grade 10 (with good academic standing)
       Interview process (student questionnaire/medical form/consent form/ Acknowledgement
           of Risk form)
       Students must be intermediate skiers/snowboarders or above.
       Applicants must be in good health and reasonably good physical condition.
       Positive attitude.
       A demonstrated interest in, and aptitude for, outdoor work is essential as much of the
           work is done in the field, often under adverse and arduous weather conditions.
       A commitment to the program for the entire semester.
       A commitment to follow school and District rules during all program-related activities.
       Preference will be given to grade 12 students over grade 11 students, who possess the
           above qualifications.


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          There will be significant certification and travel costs associated with this program.
           Amount to be determined through SPC and Board approval.


RUGBY ACADEMY


Rugby is continuing to gain popularity in our school and at the provincial/ national levels. Our
students have received offers to continue playing at post secondary institutions and club teams.
Girl‘s rugby is a massive growth sport provincially, and Rugby 7s is now a part of the Olympic
family. The players at the school have achieved much over the last several years, and have had
great opportunities – such as the Senior Boys‘ trip to Ireland in March 2011. To our knowledge, this
is the first public school in BC to offer Rugby Academy.

This is an added opportunity to develop on field skill, grow as individuals, and commit to excellence
on and off the pitch. The goal is to help to develop motivated, confident, active, and balanced young
citizens. For 2011/2012 (subject to Board of Education approval) our Rugby Academy will:

      Be taught by an LVR teacher (Mr. Joyce), who is a certified rugby coach.
      Will use outdoor fields in the fall, and SoccerQuest from November to January.
      Will be scheduled in the timetable, to allow more students to participate.
      Will run with a minimum of 20 students.
      Will be co-ed, with students from grades 9-12.
      Will require a two-year commitment from Academy participants as per Ministry of Education
       guidelines
      Will have a significant fee each year, to pay for materials, transportation, rental of facilities,
       and associated costs. The fee will be determined based on SPC and Board approval. There will,
       however, be a $200 deposit due by April 30, 2011, with the remainder due in the first week of
       school in September.


SOCCER ACADEMY


The LVR Soccer Academy enables students to ―pursue a passion‖ beyond what is normally
available at the school level. Students engaging in this academy will already have considerable skill
in soccer and the desire and ability to push themselves ―to the next level‖. Significant changes have
been made to the academy in the past year to comply with Ministry of Education and local Board of
Education requirements. Soccer academy is offered to students as a 2-year course – in other words,
students wishing to enter into soccer academy MUST stay for 2 years. The course is primarily off-
site, at SoccerQuest, with SoccerQuest coaches. The course will not run with fewer than 20 students.
This course is offered in the timetable.

Soccer academy for 2011/12 will be a co-ed, multi-year academy that requires students to make a
minimum 2-year commitment. The course will be offered in first semester, and is open to both male
and female students in grades 9-12.



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Fees for soccer academy are $1800 for the 2-years, with 50% paid by September 2011, and the rest by
September 2012. There is a deposit of $200 required by April 30, 2011. These fees include rental of
SoccerQuest, coaching, materials, and transportation.



       WORK EXPERIENCE, ACE-IT, AND SSA (APRENTICE)
                       PROGRAMS

WORK EXPERIENCE 12A & 12B

Long-term work experience is open to Grade 11 or 12 students who have an interest in pursuing any
career field.

In Work Experience 12A & 12B, a student spends 100-200 hours training at one or more worksites.
By doing this, skills are learned and questions answered before career decisions are made.

Students either choose work according to their current interests or a focus area as listed previously.
Students work during the school day (usually during a double period) or after school and weekends.




Benefits of work experience are:
      4-8 credits toward graduation
      resume and covering letter creation
      pre-employment job training
      safety training
      learning how to run your own business
      making valuable industry contacts
      apprenticeship opportunities
      some paid work experience placements
      answering questions about oneself

To get started, email Larry Veregin at lveregin@sd8.bc.ca and choose WE 12A (4 credits) and WE
12B (4 additional credits).




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ACCELERATED CREDIT ENROLMENT (ACE IT)

These programs are designed to provide training for students wishing to get a head start on a trades‘
career. Students who take these course are attending Selkirk College to receive their training.
Student receive both secondary and post-secondary credits.

Carpentry 6 month programStarts July
Professional Cook Training 9 month programStarts September
Hairdressing 9 month programStarts September
Electrical 6 month programStarts February
General Mechanics 9 month programStarts September
Millwright/Machinist 6 month programStarts February
Welding 9 month programStarts September

Students will have to complete English 12 or Communications 12 and Grad Transitions 12 before they
graduate.

Students get 32 grade 12 secondary school credits for a 9 month program and get 24 secondary
school grade 12 credits for a 6 month program.

Student must achieve 70% at Selkirk to receive post-secondary credits!

These programs are subsidized by the Ministry of Education and SIDIT (a local bursary) but there
are still costs associated with them.

Contact Mr. Veregin at lveregin@sd8.bc.ca or 250 354-5404 for more details.




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SECONDARY SCHOOL APPRENTICESHIP (SSA)

What is secondary school apprenticeship (SSA)?
Secondary School Apprenticeship is open to Grade 10-12 students, 15 years of age or older, who are
motivated to gain hands-on training in a designated trade.

Details to note:
    Students work 480 hours at Level 1 of that apprenticeship at a trade designated worksite
    Students work after school or during school holidays or take one full semester and work with
        an employer who has their complete trades training certification.
    Students may achieve up to 16 graduation credits (SSA11A, SSA11B, SSA12A, SSA12B)
    Students are paid by their employer (at least minimum wage or higher)
    Students are awarded a $1,000 scholarship if they graduate and achieve a C+ average in their
        grade 12 courses, and they continue in the trade for at least 6 months.
    SSA enables students to pursue a trade while still in high school.

The goal of SSA is to provide and early transition from school to work and to expand the number of
BC trained and skilled persons to fill predicted industry needs.

How to Become Eligible:
   Be enrolled in Grade 10-12 and age 15 or older;
   Maintain a C+ or higher average in Mathematics
   Demonstrate a suitable level of maturity and interest in the trades;
   Through family or business contacts, identify an employer who is trades qualified and willing
      to register you as an apprentice in the desired occupation;
   Contact Larry Veregin for information regarding the application process.

   Examples:
   Carpenter, antique furniture restorer, auto body repair, baker, cook, electrician, upholsterer,
    glazier, hairdresser, jeweller, locksmith, meat cutter, painter, plumber, recreational vehicle
   technician, welder.

Need more information?
    Visit this website:
    www.itabc.ca
    (Industry Training Authority)
    LarryVeregin would be happy to answer any question at lveregin@sd8.bc.ca or 250 354-
      5404.




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                           LVR COURSES BY DEPARTMENT


                                BUSINESS EDUCATION

FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 12

Prerequisite: None
Accounting is the language of Business. This course is a must for any student planning on owning,
managing, or working in a business. This course will provide students with a foundation in financial
record keeping, understanding business concepts and producing financial statements. Students will
receive accounting skills that will make them employable in the business world. This course is
highly recommended for students pursuing any professional career.


ENTREPRENEURSHIP 12

Prerequisite: None
This is an introductory theory and project-based course for students interested in learning about
basic business economics, how businesses are run and what it takes to start your own business.
Students work on mini-project to begin to understand how business works and will organize two
major projects as a class. Students also learn how to take a business idea and go through all the
steps necessary to start up. Students will prepare their own business plans that include: idea,
objectives, goals, product, price, marketing, competition, business licenses, start-up costs, location,
action plan, organization chart, cash-flow and executive summary.


PLANNING

Description: The aim of Planning is to help students develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge
that will enable them to plan for their successful transition from secondary school to their adult
lives. In 2011/12, all Grade 11 students will take a full semester of Planning

Graduation Program                                    Health
 Course and exam requirements, gr. 10 – 12            Healthy living
 Sources of Information and Support                   Health information and media literacy
 Grade 10 Requirements                                Healthy relationships
                                                       Health decisions and their effects, sexual
                                                         decision-making, HIV/AIDS, substance
                                                         misuse, road safety
Education and Careers                                 Finances
 Self-awareness and self-inventories                  Financial literacy skills, budgeting, credit
 Post-secondary education and training                Costs of post-secondary education and career
 Job-seeking, employability skills                      options
 Workplace standards and safety                       Personal financial planning for transition
 Transition planning                                    from secondary school

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GRADUATION TRANSITIONS 12

In Grade 12, in order to graduate, students must complete:

    A Graduation Transition Plan (that will help students set goals for post-secondary education
     or career pursuits)
    A Healthy Living Plan
    30 hours of Work Experience or Community Service.
    5 hours of Volunteer Work with a NON-PROFIT organization
    A 20 minute Personal Presentation


Graduation Transitions 12 allows LVR students to fulfill the requirements of the Graduation
Transition Plan and a Presentation. The delivery method to meet these standards has been
approved by the SD No. 8 School Board and is consistent with the other secondary schools in this
district.

There may be an option to do Grad Transitions outside the timetable. Students must apply to the
administration to be considered for this option, indicating a strong rationale and previous solid
independent work habits.




                                           ENGLISH


ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) 10

Indicator of Success: This course is designed for the student who is new to Canada
and/or who is at a beginner to lower intermediate level in English.

Description: This course is designed to enable English as second language learners to develop their
abilities in the four main areas of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Central to the language acquisition is a cultural component. Using Tapestry (level 3), students will
address the four areas of language acquisition with a thematic approach through culture. There will
be various scheduled cultural excursions and events throughout the course to enable students to
become acquainted with the culture of the school, the community of Nelson, and Canada.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE (ESL) 11

Indicator of Success: This course is designed for the student who is at an intermediate/higher
intermediate level in English who needs some further extension in the English language.

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Description: This course is designed to enable the English as a second language learner to extend
their abilities in the four main areas of language acquisition: listening, speaking, reading and
writing. This extension course will use the Tapestry (level 4) series which also addresses language
with a thematic approach through culture. There will be various scheduled cultural excursions and
events throughout the course.




ENGLISH 10

Indicator of Success: Passing English 9
Description: Students will study short stories, poetry, novels and Shakespeare, focusing on
appreciation and analysis of literature. They will continue to develop speaking skills and research
skills as well as expository and narrative writing skills.
(This course has a required Provincial exam. See the Provincial Exams section of this handbook.)



COMMUNICATIONS 11

Indicator of Success: Passing English 10
Description: Emphasis is placed on building the skills necessary for adequate communication as
members of society. Students will also study novels, short stories, non-fiction, plays and poetry.
This course is intended for students who have difficulty with written expression and interpretation
of literature.


ENGLISH 11

Indicator of Success: Minimum of C in English 10
Description: This course reviews and extends the writing, speaking, listening, and reading skills
developed in English 10. Editing skills are developed through various exercises, assignments and
peer-editing sessions. Composition skills are further developed through narrative, descriptive, and
expository paragraph and essay writing activities. The study of numerous poems, essays, stories,
and multi-media pieces is the basis of developing an appreciation of literature while building strong
thinking and reading skills. Representational work—i.e. drawing, building, collaging—may also be
required in some classes. English 11 is intended to provide secondary students with the skills they
need to be successful in academic studies in general, and English 12 in particular.

ENGLISH 11 HONOURS

Indicator of Success: 80% or above in Grade 10 English


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English 11 honours is an enriched English course; it is for students who desire a more academically
rigorous English course. This course is an excellent base for students who are considering taking AP
English/English Literature 12 in their grade 12 year. In this course, students will read and critique a
wide variety of literature while developing mature and confident writing. English 11 honours is
excellent preparation for the writing, speaking and critical thinking required in college and
university classes.
Students who are considering this exciting option should discuss it with their English 10 teacher or
Ms. Kroker, the English Department Head.




ENGLISH 12

Indicator of Success: Minimum of C in English 11
Description: This course is designed to develop strong reading, writing, and critical thinking skills.
Because this course is intended to provide graduating students with the skills they need to be
successful in an academic post-secondary program, there is considerable emphasis on thorough
literary analysis and the composition of various types of essays, including the literary essay.
Students will undertake the preparation and presentation of written and oral responses to essays,
poems, short stories, and in some instances, extended works such as novels and/or plays.
Responding to multi-media and graphic representations of ideas may also be required in some
classes. Self-assessment and peer-assessment of essays and presentations is an important component
of this course.
(This course has a required Provincial exam. See the Provincial Exams section of this handbook.)

COMMUNICATIONS 12

Indicators of Success: Communications 11 or C- in English 11
Description: Students will study the skills necessary for adequate communication as members of
society: developing a resume, writing a letter of application or complaint, stating an opinion in oral
or written language. Students will also study novels, short stories, plays and poetry. This course
satisfies BC Graduation requirements, but does not satisfy university entrance and some college
program requirements.
(This course has a required Provincial exam. See the Provincial Exams section of this handbook.)

AP (ADVANCED PLACEMENT) ENGLISH 12

Indicator of Success: Minimum of 80% in English 11 or English 11 Honours
AP English 12 is an English 12 course for students who love reading and writing about great
literature. It is specifically designed for students who desire a more academically rigorous English
course. Students planning to take the English Advanced Placement then move on to take English
Literature 12. At the end of these two classes, students will write the AP English examination. AP
English is a College Board course, and may provide an opportunity for students to gain advanced
credit for English at university or college.

If you have any questions about this course, please speak to Ms.Kroker.



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ENGLISH 12 FIRST PEOPLES

English 12 First Peoples provides opportunities for all students to engage with indigenous creative
expression into the worlds of First Peoples provincially, nationally, and internationally. The course
focuses on the experiences, values, beliefs, and lived realities of First Peoples as evidenced in various
forms of text—including oral history, speech, poetry, dramatic work, dance, song, film, and prose
(fiction and non-fiction).

English 12 First Peoples is the academic equivalent of English 12. The course is designed to enable
students to develop the English language and literacy skills and capacities they must have in order
to meet British Columbia‘s graduation requirements. There is a provincial exam for this course.

GLOBAL ISSUES, LOCAL RESPONSES 11/12

Indicator of Success: English 10 and an interest in taking local action. Students in either grade 11 or
12 may take this locally-developed course.
Description: This course is designed to help students examine the
challenges facing our community, and participate in various grassroots
groups committed to ensuring a strong, sustainable community in the
West Kootenays in the 21st Century.

Students begin by examining global issues, then are partnered with
local people working toward creating local, sustainable options in our
community. Students will also attend various community events, and
guest speakers will come into the class. Students will maintain a blog or wiki to document
experiences in this course.

LITERATURE 12

Indicator of Success: English 11
Description: Literature 12 is an invaluable course for any student planning to take a general
academic program at a community college or university. Literature 12 more or less ―previews‖ the
Survey of English courses most students are required to take as part of their post-secondary
academic education. It‘s also a great course for people who enjoy reading and/or drama and/or the
evolution of ideas in a historical context.

We begin with the study of translated excerpts of the Anglo-Saxon epic, Beowulf, and work our way
through Medieval narratives, Shakespeare‘s Hamlet, and other Renaissance pieces of note before
undertaking the literature of the Restoration, the Romantic Era and the Victorian Age. Students
undertake dramatic readings, group seminar presentations, the creation of posters and board games
and role-writing to demonstrate their understanding of literary works; conventional written
responses to literature are also taught thoroughly in this course. This course is guaranteed to
improve students‘ reading, presenting, and writing skills while providing them with invaluable
understanding and insight about the culture we currently live in. (This course has an optional
Provincial exam. See the Provincial Exams section of this handbook.)
SPEECH AND DEBATE 11

Speech & Debate 11 is a participatory course that provides students with the opportunity to gain
credit for their speech and debate experiences. The course will provide instruction in research,
writing persuasive speeches, critical analysis, the cross examination process, and rebuttal. Students
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will also be given the opportunity for peer and self-evaluation. These invaluable skills will be gained
using the cross-examination and parliamentary style of debate. Speech & Debate 11 is an
introductory course offered outside the timetable and has a value of two credits. It is also a
suggested prerequisite for enrolment in Speech & Debate 12. Student attendance and participation
in every class and in all debating events is mandatory.


SPEECH AND DEBATE 12

The organizing framework of debate allows for students to become more self-directed and competent
in a number of areas. Passion is a key element because it is the students‘ individual decision that
brings commitment to his or her learning or performance. This course builds on the Speech and
Debate 11 course and supports students who have an interest in further exploring speech and debate
skills. Growth and competence is assessed in authentic situations and evaluated through self-
assessment, feedback from others, and critical reflection on both the process and the outcomes of
learning. Students will be required to organize and prepare and/or assist with tournament
preparation. Student attendance and participation in every class and in all debating events is
mandatory. This course has a value of two credits and is offered outside of the timetable.


WRITING 12

Indicator of Success: English 11 with a C+ or better
Description: This course will provide extended opportunities, on an in-depth basis, for students to
generate ideas, draft, edit, and polish their own writing with a view to publication. During the first
term, students play with format and style by writing in various genres - short story, poetry,
scriptwriting and nonfiction. Second term, students choose an area of focus for their final project.
Writing 12 is a rigorous course for students who want to hone their writing skills in a supportive and
exciting environment.




                                      FIRST NATIONS


FIRST NATIONS STUDIES 10
Course Description: First Nations Studies 10 offers students with First Nations, Inuit, and Métis
ancestry the opportunity to explore many facets of indigenous peoples‘ culture and history. As a
combination of an ‗out-trip‘ program, guest speakers, and in-class activities, the class aims at
approaching and exposing a wide variety of opportunities to learn and develop personal connections
to aboriginal culture.

Description: Storytelling will be a regular part of the class and students will begin to develop their
role as storytellers. Students will learn a traditional story of their choice; they will be expected to
learn, practice, and prepare. As part of the evaluation process, each student will share his/her chosen
story with the group. Talking circles will also be a regular part of the class.

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In addition to the storytelling component, each student will be required to complete and present
ONE other PROJECT chosen from the list below:
     hand work (beading, leather work);
     carving;
     singing/drumming;
     traditional language; or
     individual choice (with approval from instructor)
The class will also engage in an ‗out-trip‘ program that will include dog sledding, snowshoeing,
hiking, canoeing, and traditional foods preparation. These activities will be weather and seasonal
dependent.

Evaluation
Student evaluation will be based upon their:
   o process and presentation of Major Project; and
   o storytelling process and presentation




                        FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM


The SD8 French Immersion program starts in grade 6 at Trafalgar School. Students in the program
attend a number of classes where the language of instruction is French. The percentage of school
time spent in French decreases as they go through the program. In LVR, the program consists of
two courses per year in each grade.

The language of instruction of these courses is French only. Texts, readings and instruction are in
French. Students are expected to communicate in French at all times during their Immersion
classes, including field trips and outings.

French Immersion students will graduate with a bilingual Dogwood Certificate after completing the
following courses:

•Français Langue Seconde Immersion (FRAL) 9, 10, 11 and 12
•AP French 12 or French Immersion Leadership 12
•Sciences 9
•Sciences humaines 9, 10 and 11

Students who wish to graduate with this bilingual certificate are required to write the Sciences
humaines 11 and FRAL 12 exams in French.




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                        FRENCH IMMERSION COURSES


FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE IMMERSION 10

Indicators of Success: French Immersion 9
Description: The four language skills of speaking, listening, writing and reading continue to be
developed at the grade 10 level. Students participate in discussion, learn sentence structure and
grammar, read various texts and listen and view assorted clips. By the end of Français 10, students
are expected to be comfortable using their French to communicate in situations involving native
speakers.
Students are expected to speak only French in the immersion class.

SCIENCES HUMAINES 10

Description: Sciences humaines 10 covers the same Ministry curriculum as Social Studies 10;
however, delivery and course work are completed in French. The course of study includes Canadian
history from 1815 to 1915, with an emphasis on the move west and the development of British
Columbia's economy.

FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE IMMERSION 11

Indicators of Success: French Immersion 10
Description: Français 11 is a challenging course where students use French to explore and debate
issues in their world. Language skills become fine-tuned: a more precise vocabulary and use of
language (tense, grammar) is our goal.
Read and write about your world, as well as the francophone world. You will explore French
literature from Quebec and France, listen to and watch radio, television and films from francophone
countries.
This is a required course for French Immersion students.

SCIENCES HUMAINES 11

Indicators of Success: Sciences humaines 10
Description: Sciences humaines 11 covers the same Ministry curriculum as Social Studies 11, but
delivery and course work are entirely in French. It is a required course for graduation and has a

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provincial examination (in French) worth 20% of the final grade.

Sciences humaines 11 offers an integrated approach to the study of Canadian and global issues in the
20th century. The four main areas of study are: Canadian Politics and Government, Society and
Identity, Autonomy and International Involvement, Human Geography and Global Issues. for
further information please see the description for Social Studies 11,

FRANÇAIS LANGUE SECONDE IMMERSION 12

Indicators of Success: French Immersion 11
Description: In your last French Immersion class, you will learn more about the francophone world
with a focus on French Africa.
Research skills and literary analysis are both part of this course. Students will continue to develop
their vocabulary and refine their language skills.
There is a final provincial exam, which is mandatory for students wishing to graduate with a
bilingual certificate. The exam has a speaking component as well as reading and writing.

For the 2011 - 2012 school year A French 12 and Leadership 12 will be offered. Students will take
FRAL 12 and a choice of AP or Leadership. The AP exam will be written in May and the FRAL 12
exams in June.

AP FRENCH 12

AP French is a College Board advanced placement course. This course gives students
internationally recognized university credit and/or placement. There is a College Board exam in May
that includes listening, speaking and writing components.

FRENCH IMMERSHION LEADERSHIP 12

This course will allow students to graduate with a bilingual certification without writing the AP
French exam.
Leadership students will have an important role in the grade 7 French Immersion camps. They will
also work with younger grades for various events; planning and implementing activities to broaden
the French Immersion experience in the junior grades. A strong commitment to speaking French in
class and during field trips and activities is REQUIRED for Leadership students.




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                                   HOME ECONOMICS

FAMILY MANAGEMENT 12

Prerequisite: None

The Family Management 12 course content deals with four main areas:
- Family Health and Wellness (Body Image, Healthy Eating and Stress).
- Lifestyles (Relationships, Marriage, Divorce, Parenting, Housing Choices, Financial Planning,
   Middle of Life, and Aging)
- Raising Children

The curriculum is designed to encourage students to use processes of decision making,
communication and problem solving. The course uses discussion and cooperative work as strategies
for course delivery. Students will have the opportunity to take the Emergency First Aid Course.


FOODS AND NUTRITION 10

Course fee: There may be a fee for this course
Description: This course will expand on the basic knowledge and skills needed when cooking.
Students will learn how to present and plate food, and to plan healthy meals for a variety of
lifestyles. Students will work in teams to create many appetizing dishes such as: perogies, calzones,
lasagna and oriental pasta salad.

FOODS AND NUTRITION 11/12

Course Fee: There may be a fee for this course
Description: In Foods 11/12, not only will students focus on healthy eating and meal planning, but
they will also incorporate sustainability and budgeting into their learning. The students will have
the opportunity to learn the preservation techniques of canning and dehydrating; and they will also
prepare many ―family style‖ meals: roast chicken with stuffing and sides, homemade chicken noodle
soup, Thai curry chicken, and roasted tomato soup with herbed focaccia bread. This course varies
from year to year for students who want both Foods 11 and Foods 12 credits.

CAFETERIA TRAINING 11/12

Description: Cafeteria Training is a hands-on course. Each day, you will work with a professional
chef, preparing food that will be sold in the cafeteria. All food is prepared from scratch, and falls
within the Healthy Schools Guidelines. Some of the different food preparation includes: baking
desserts, making dressings and dips, salads, pasta dishes, burgers, wraps, burritos, bowls, and ethnic
foods. Students will also be involved in setting menus, ordering food and catering for small and
large groups. For students who have an interest in working in the food industry, this course will
provide an excellent opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for success. Course times vary
during the semester, but the course is within the timetable. Attendance every day is essential!!




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SEWING AND TEXTILES 10

Prerequisite: None
Course Fee: $20 for take-home projects, for fabric & supplies.
This course is for first time sewers or for students with experience. Are you
looking for a positive sewing experience? In this course students will complete
three sewing projects. These projects are chosen by the student and will reflect
their personal abilities and interests. Projects MAY include hoodies, sundresses, pants, purses, or
skirts. In addition, students will learn to recycle and remodel old clothing. Emphasis is placed on
learning practical, hands-on sewing techniques.


SEWING AND TEXTILES 11

Indicators of Success: Sewing & Textiles 9 or 10 recommended
Course Fee: $20 for take-home projects, for fabric & supplies.

This course is a hands-on course. Time is spent perfecting existing sewing techniques and learning
new sewing techniques. Students choose 4 sewing projects according to their needs and abilities. To
guide individual pattern selection, a check list of minimum basic techniques, which must be
mastered by the end of the course, is given (for example: zippers, collars and sleeves). A wide
selection of fabric choices is permitted with the emphasis being on obtaining experience in handling
a variety of fabric types. Students will also become familiar with the handling and uses of the
serger.

In summary, this course gives the student a complete background in sewing and serves as an
excellent base for the more advanced Sewing and Textiles 12.


SEWING AND TEXTILE STUDIES 12

Indicators of Success: Sewing and Textiles 11 or permission of the instructor.
Course Fee: $20, for take-home project, for fabric & supplies.

A senior clothing and textiles course emphasizing four areas:
       1.      Modern day tailoring techniques (to make a lined jacket or coat)
       2.      Flat-Pattern Design & Alterations (learn enough to design a skirt)
       3.      Serger Sewing Techniques (rolled hem)
       4.      Advanced Sewing Techniques (designing, set-in sleeves, lining)

This course is designed to develop confidence and competence in solving clothing problems, and to
increase ability and skills in advanced sewing and fitting techniques. Students will complete a
minimum of 4 projects. All projects are selected by students.


ARTS AND CRAFTS - TEXTILES 11

Course Fee: $20 for take-home projects, for materials and supplies.


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This course will explore a variety of textile construction techniques (crochet, quilting, macrame,
knitting), fabric decoration (batik, tie dye, appliqué, beading, hand embroidery), cottage
industry crafts (fabric photo albums/picture frames, stuffed animals (bunnies, bears), holiday
crafts, floral shampoos, rinses and soaps), and home decorating (duvets, pillows, curtains, kitchen
accessories). Several small projects are planned throughout the term so that students can try as
many techniques as possible. Basic sewing skills are an asset, but not required. Students will also
complete 2 – 4 major projects of their choice using techniques learned in class.




                           INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 10

Description: have you ever wanted to program your own character in a video game or an animated
or CG movie? Then this is the introductory course for you. An introduction to 3D programming is a
major component of this course. In this course, you will enhance your keyboarding skills and
become proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Publisher, among other programs.
This course is a must have for the student working in a 21 century classroom.

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 11

Have you ever wondered how a computer works? Already know how a computer works and want to
learn more of the technical aspects of Computer Science? This course is a hands on approach to
Computer Science. We will build computers and simple networks. ICTS 11 is designed to follow
Comp TIA Strata objectives. At the end of this course you will be eligible to take the Comp TIA
Strata exam. If you pass the exam, you are awarded a Strata Certification, the industries initial
certificate. There is a technology fee for this course including a fee for the Strata exam.
Suggested Prerequisite: Grade 10 Science (computer familiarity is helpful)

COMPUTER INFORMATION SYSTEMS 12

Indicators of Success: Computer Information Systems 11
Course Fee: There is a fee for a take home workbook, if students choose to take home the book,
and a fee for the optional final STRATA exam
Description: This is an intensive career preparatory course involving both theoretical and hand-on
components. The course will allow students an opportunity to obtain an industry-recognized
certification – COMP TIA (Computing Technology Industry Association). The course involves four
courses (A+, Server+, Security+, and Network+). Trouble-shooting protocol, workstation and
network design, as well as internet working skills are the focus for each, respectively. Completion of
this entry-level certification readily enables students to gain meaningful IT employment
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GRAPHIC DESIGN & PHOTO JOURNALISM 9-12


This exciting new double course is open to students in Grades 9-12. Students will complete one
block in the timetable during semester one and one block outside the timetable year long. This
option is only open for students to register for both blocks.

The Graphic Design portion will teach students advanced uses of Photoshop, InDesign, and
Illustrator. In Photo journalism, students will learn the following skills: photo composition,
lighting, action photography and writing captions for photos. The skills learned in both courses will
be used to generate and enhance graphics and photographs for use in the yearbook as well as
creating layouts for yearbook pages.

Students interested in pursuing education and careers in media and publishing are encouraged to take
this course.


MEDIA ARTS 10

Indicators of Success: Students should have experience using computers to take this course.
Course Fee: $20 for all materials and supplies such as t-shirts, mugs, etc. for take home projects

Media Arts 10 introduces students to file management, computer graphics, desktop publishing, vinyl
sign making, digital photography and digital video. The students will learn how to use software such
as PhotoShop, InDesign, Power Point and Premiere Pro to create a variety of projects and videos.
Video production will be introduced through various projects that will highlight different types of
video from music videos to Public Service Announcements. The use of visual elements and
principles of design using light, sound and time will also be reflected in the projects. In developing
their media art works, students will take into consideration the ethical standards that relate to
school policy regarding appropriate use of technology.

MEDIA ARTS 11 (VAMT 11)


Students should have experience using computers to take this course. .
This course focuses on the development of media arts skills through the production of multi-media
projects using digital photography, animation and digital video. Students will design and create a
variety of projects such as animations, t-shirt graphics, vinyl logos and event advertisements.
Opportunities for work experience and volunteer hours in sign cutting and media production may
also be available.

Course Fee: $20.00 (includes all materials and supplies such as t-shirts, mugs, etc)

MEDIA ARTS 12 (VAMT 12)


Students should have successfully completed Media Arts 11.


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In this production course, students will be involved in individual and production projects.
Individual work will include animation, graphic design, video production and advanced sign cutting.
Production work will include design and mass production of promotional materials such as posters
and t-shirts for school groups. Opportunities for work experience and volunteer hours in sign
cutting and media production may also be available.

Course Fee: $20.00 (includes all materials and supplies such as t-shirts, mugs, etc)


MODELING AND COMPUTER ANIMATION 11

New course!
Have you ever wanted to make your own video game, or add special effects to a movie? This course
will give you the basics in creating models and some animation using the program Blender. If you
are not sure what Blender can do check out the video. Students will use the Blender modeling and
animation program to make 3D objects, ranging from toys, to automobiles, and architectural
structures. They will follow a series of video tutorials combined with in-class lectures.

Students will also explore the extensive range of modeling tools available in the Blender program,
and since many 3D modeling programs use similar tools and interfaces, acquire skills transferable to
other modeling and drafting programs such as MAYA.

Suggested Prerequisite: Information Technology 10 (drawing experience is a huge asset)


PRODUCTION 10 LVTV (YTVS 10)


Production 10 LVTV takes place outside the timetable. Beginning in September and working
through to June, students will have to sign up for and complete over 100 hours of work in order to
get course credit. Being able to work in a team situation is essential for students to be successful in
this program. Students taking Production 10 LVTV will learn the various aspects of planning and
producing a live daily television broadcast along with grades 9, 11 and 12 students.


PRODUCTION 10 YEARBOOK (YYB 10)


Students should have experience using computers to take this course. .
Production 10 YEARBOOK takes place outside the timetable. Beginning in September and working
through to June, students will have to complete over100 hours of work in order to get course credit.
Being able to work in a team situation is essential for students to be successful in this program.
Students taking Production 10 YEARBOOK will learn how to design, manage and produce the
school‘s yearbook along with grades 9, 11 and 12 students. Using photography, interviewing,
layout, digital imaging and state of the art design techniques, students will work in conjunction with
the yearbook advisor and the yearbook company rep to create the theme, layout and sales of the
yearbook.


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PRODUCTION 11 LVTV (YTVS 11)

Production 11 LVTV takes place outside the timetable. Beginning in September and working
through to June, students will have to sign up for and complete over 100 hours of work in order to
get course credit. Being able to work in a multi-grade team situation is essential for students to be
successful in this program.
Students taking Production 11 LVTV will learn the various aspects of planning and producing a live
daily television broadcast. Students who have successfully completed Production 10 LVTV will be
used to mentor students new to the program.


PRODUCTION 11 YEARBOOK (YYB 11)


Students should have experience using computers to take this course. .

Production 11 YEARBOOK takes place outside the timetable. Beginning in September and working
through to June, students will have to complete 100 hours of work in order to get course credit.
Being able to work in a multi-grade team situation is essential for students to be successful in this
program.

Students taking Production 11 YEARBOOK will learn how to design, manage and produce the
school‘s yearbook. Using photography, interviewing, layout, digital imaging and state of the art
design techniques, students will work in conjunction with the yearbook advisor and the yearbook
company rep to create the theme, layout and sales of the yearbook. Students with previous
experience may apply for positions of Grade 11 editor and possibly other sections. Strong leadership
qualities, management skills and production skills are key elements considered when selecting
editors.

PRODUCTION 12 LVTV (YTVS 12)


Students should have successfully completed Production 11 LVTV. Production 12 LVTV takes
place outside the timetable. Beginning in September and working through to June, students will
have to sign up for and complete over 100 hours of work in order to get course credit. Being able to
work in a multi-grade team situation is essential for students to be successful in this program.
Students taking Production 12 LVTV will build on the skills learned in Production 11 LVTV to
produce a live daily television broadcast. Students who have successfully completed Production 12
LVTV will be used to mentor students new to the program and may apply for the position of
manager. Strong leadership qualities, management skills and production skills are key elements
considered when selecting positions of responsibility.


PRODUCTION 12 YEARBOOK (YYB 12)


Production 12 YEARBOOK takes place outside the timetable. Beginning in September and working
through to June, students will have to complete 100 hours of work in order to get course credit.

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Being able to work in a multi-grade team situation is essential for students to be successful in this
program.

Students taking Production 12 YEARBOOK will build on the skills learned in Production 11
YEARBOOK to design, manage and produce the school‘s yearbook. Using photography,
interviewing, layout, digital imaging and state of the art design techniques, students will work in
conjunction with the yearbook advisor and the yearbook company rep to create the theme, layout
and sales of the yearbook. Students who successfully completed Production 12 YEARBOOK may
apply for Chief Editor, Grad Editor or other section editor positions. Strong leadership qualities,
management skills and production skills are key elements considered when selecting editors.




                                LEADERSHIP COURSES

LEADERSHIP 10

Description: This course is designed to teach leadership skills to motivated students who then become
an integral part of planning and carrying out school activities, including students‘ council,
community events, and so on. Through the leadership curriculum, students will learn what it means
to be a leader and will reflect upon their own leadership skills and styles to become more effective in
their role within the school. Specific skills that students learn in this course are goal setting,
communication, organization, planning, conflict resolution, and public speaking. These skills are
applied within the school and community when planning events, dances, and peer
helping/counselling.

This course provides a backbone for students who later wish to take Global Perspectives, Recreation
Leadership, Social Justice, Peer Tutoring, and so on.


PEER TUTORING 11

Indicator of Success: Referral by the counselor and/or successful interview with instructor. An
average of C+ or better in academic courses for which students wish to tutor is recommended.

Description: Peer Tutoring 11 is a participatory course for Grade 11 or 12 students. Peer Tutors will
provide direct, individual assistance for students who have learning disabilities. Although day to
day training is on-going throughout the entire term, Peer Tutoring 11 students are required to
attend a one day Peer Tutoring Workshop. Students will receive on the job training, role modeling,
lessons on the application of sound learning strategies and study skills to apply to academic course
work. Assessment will include regular evaluation of Peer Tutor journals, attendance, workshop and
lesson participation and the demonstration of a positive, supportive manner with students.

On occasion, if they wish to, Peer Tutors may have the opportunity to work with students with a
variety of developmental delays in providing social support, basic academic support and creation of
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learning materials. Any students interested in careers in the health or education fields should
consider taking advantage of this opportunity (ie: nurses, doctors, social workers, psychologists,
physiotherapists, speech therapists, counselors, teachers, teaching assistants).


RECREATION LEADERSHIP 11 & 12


Recreation Leadership designed to teach students how to lead and manage recreational programs in
the school such as intramurals and school wide activities (Terry Fox Run, Track Meet). Students
will build essential skills for life such as communication, planning, teamwork and organization.
Students should have a desire to improve school spirit and be committed to motivating students to
participate in our events. This course also helps prepare students for careers in Recreation, Physical
education and Kinesiology. Students are required to complete hours outside of school hours and this
course is taught outside of the timetable. Recreational Leadership may be taken in both grades 11
and 12 or for just one year.



                                      MATHEMATICS


FOR GRADE 10 STUDENTS IN 2011/12:

FOUNDATIONS MATHEMATICS AND PRE-CALCULUS 10


Indicator of Success: A grade of C+ or higher in Foundations of Math 9.
Description: As in Mathematics 9, students will continue to develop and
extend skills and knowledge previously acquired in the areas of Number
(concepts, operations); Pattern & Relations (patterns, variables,
equations); Shape & Space (measurement, transformations, trigonometry) and
Statistics and Probability (data analysis, chance & uncertainty). The emphasis will be on formal
process and theory. (This course has a required Provincial exam worth 20% of the course)

APPRENTICESHIP & WORKPLACE MATHEMATICS 10


Indicator of Success: passing Foundations of Math 9 or Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 9.
Description: of Mathematics 10 covers measurement, problem analysis, analysis of games and
numbers, wages and salaries, spreadsheets, consumer decisions, trigonometry, geometry and
probability. (This course has a required Provincial exam worth 20% of the course)




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OVERVIEW – PATHWAYS IN MATHEMATICS 11

As of 2011/12, there are new pathways in Mathematics (FOR GRADE 11 STUDENTS):

   1. Mathematics – Foundations (grades 10- 12)
   2. Mathematics – Apprenticeship and Workplace (grades 10 - 12)
   3. Mathematics – Pre-Calculus (grades 11 & 12)

Which pathway is suitable for the individual student?
In deciding on an appropriate pathway, students should take into account any long-term career
plans and the academic qualifications needed. As well, students should select courses that are
appropriate for their current level of aptitude in mathematics. The members of the mathematics
department are always ready to advise students on course selection.

Goals of Pathways
The goals of all three pathways are to provide prerequisite attitudes, knowledge, skills and
understandings for specific post-secondary programs or direct entry into the work force. All three
pathways provide students with mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills. It is the
choice of topics through which those understandings and skills are developed that varies among
pathways. When choosing a pathway, students should consider their interests, both current and
future. Students, parents and educators are encouraged to research the admission requirements for
post-secondary programs of study as they vary by institution and by year.

FOUNDATIONS PATHWAY

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-
thinking skills identified for post-secondary studies in programs that do not require the study of
theoretical calculus. Topics include financial mathematics, geometry, measurement, number, logical
reasoning, relations and functions, statistics and probability.

APPRENTICESHIP AND WORKPLACE PATHWAY

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-
thinking skills identified for entry into the majority of trades and for direct entry into the work
force. Topics include algebra, geometry, measurement, number, statistics and probability.

PRE-CALCULUS PATHWAY

This pathway is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-
thinking skills identified for entry into post-secondary programs that require the study of theoretical
calculus. Topics include algebra and number, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry,
and permutations, combinations and binomial theorem.

“What happened if you change your mind about the pathway decision that you made before
the start of the year?”

Because the three pathways are designed to give students different skills, attitudes, and knowledge
for different career and post-secondary paths, they were not designed specifically to allow for lateral
movement amongst pathways. As a result, we do not suggest students move from one pathway to
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another once a choice has been made and a student is working in one pathway‘s courses. The
pathway courses contain different content and were designed in such a way that students could take
courses in more than one pathway if desired. For example, a student might take Foundations Math
10 and then decide that she wants to go into the Apprenticeship pathway – she would then take
Apprenticeship & Workplace Math 10 as well.


APPRENTICESHIP AND WORKPLACE MATH 11


Students who passed Apprenticeship and Workplace Math 10 may move on to take Apprenticeship
and Workplace Math 11.


FOUNDATIONS OF MATH 11


Students who took Foundations of Math 10 and achieved a pass, but less than 65% in that course
might consider taking Foundations of Math 11. Check with counselors to see if this is the right
pathway for entrance into college or university programs.

PRE-CALCULUS 11


Students who achieved higher than a C+ in Foundations of Math 10 and wish to enter into
university programs such as engineering or science (check with counselors for specific program
requirements) might consider entering directly into Pre-Calculus 11.


MATH 11 ELECTIVE (DOES NOT FULFILL GRADE 11 MATH REQUIREMENT AND IS MEANT
AS A BRIDGING COURSE)

PREP MATHEMATICS 11:

Indicators of Success: Foundations of Math 10 with a 50% or higher
Students will revisit important topics from Foundations of Math 10 and will pre-view various topics
and skills encountered in Pre-Calculus Math 11. This course does not fulfill the graduation
requirements for a Math 11 credit.


FOR GRADE 12 STUDENTS IN 2011/12
OVERVIEW - PATHWAYS IN MATHEMATICS 12

For Grade 12 students there are two pathways in Mathematics:

   1. Principles of Mathematics
   2. Applications of Mathematics

Which pathway is suitable for the individual student?
In deciding on an appropriate pathway, students should take into account                      any

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long-term career plans and the academic qualifications needed. As well, students should select
courses that are appropriate for their current level of aptitude in mathematics. The members of the
mathematics department are always ready to advise students on course selection.

THE PRINCIPLES PATHWAY

Students following the Principles pathway will find the emphasis placed on developing and applying
mathematical concepts using symbol manipulation and abstract situations. This pathway will
feature stronger links with problem situations as well as help students to develop the theory required
for further study of Mathematics in calculus and post-secondary institutions.


THE APPLICATIONS PATHWAY

Students who select this pathway will find less emphasis on formal, abstract mathematics and less
emphasis on extensive symbol manipulation. Instead, they will focus on developing the required
concepts using ―hands-on‖ approaches with concrete activities and mathematical modelling. This
pathway is not intended as a preparation for students who are planning on taking Mathematics
courses at university. Most University entrance requires Principles of Mathematics 11, however,
Math 12 Applications is accepted by some faculties at some Universities. Visit the Counselling
Centre to check specific University and College calendars for entrance requirements to the faculty in
which you are interested. A math assessment may be required for entrance to some programs at
College.


APPLICATIONS OF MATHEMATICS 12

Indicator of Success: A grade of C+ (or higher) in Applications of Math 11 is strongly recommended.

Description: Students will continue to build on the skills and knowledge developed in previous
grades. Students will use a variety of methods to solve real-life, practical, technical and theoretical
problems and design or use a spreadsheet to make and justify financial decisions. They will generate
and analyze patterns and will analyze objects, shapes and processes to solve cost and design
problems. Students will solve problems involving polygons and vectors, including both 3-D and 2-D
applications. Students will study various aspects of chance and uncertainty involving probability
and problem solving skills.
(This course has an optional Provincial exam.)

PRINCIPLES OF MATHEMATICS 12

Indicator of Success: A grade of C+ (or higher) in Principles of Mathematics 11 is strongly
recommended.

Description: Principles of Mathematics 12 is designed for those students who plan to continue with
mathematics at a post-secondary institution. As this credit is required by many of the degree
programs, students should review their post-secondary program selection to see whether Principles
of Math 12 is a prerequisite. Principles of Mathematics 12 covers transformation of functions,
trigonometry, exponents and logarithms, sequences and series, combinatorics, and probability.
Please note that a graphing calculator is necessary for the Provincial exam in this subject.

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(This course has an optional Provincial exam.)

PMA 12 / MATHEMATICS 12 TOPICS

Indicators of Success: Principles of Math 11. Recommend C+ or better in Principles of Math 11.
This option is a choice for students who wish to have an additional math experience – students who
have commitments such as athletics, performing arts, or other demanding schedules outside of
school might be interested in this option. Approximately 60% of the time is spent on Principles of
Math 12, with the other 40% on Math Topics.

Topics include trigonometry, logarithms, series and sequences, combinatorics, probability,
transformations and other math related topics.

There is an optional provincial exam for Principles of Math 12 at the end of the course.

CALCULUS 12


This course is recommended for students planning on pursing programs in Medicine, Engineering,
Sciences or Economics – or students who wish another experience in mathematics.

Description: This course is similar in content to a first year Calculus course available at a Post
Secondary level. Topics include: limits, differentiation, related-rates, optimization problems,
logarithms and some integration. Students may have the opportunity to challenge Math 100 and
obtain a college credit.




                                 MODERN LANGUAGES

FRENCH 10

Indicators of Success: French 9
Description: Students will explore themes such as fashion, advertising and media literacy on order to
expand their ability to communicate opinions and feelings. Students will have the opportunity to
view, read or listen to authentic works from the Francophone world.

FRENCH 11

Indicators of Success: French 10
Description: Themes such as friendship, the arts, wellness, and adventure will be explored in French.
Students will participate in a variety of activities drawn from daily life, including presenting a
convincing argument, expressing emotion in conversation, discussing past and present relationships,
responding to a creative work, doing an aerobics routine.

FRENCH 12

Indicators of Success: French 11

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Description: A communicative approach to skill development will be continued, with increased
emphasis on understanding and responding to French literature. Themes include travel and
Francophone cultures, crime and violence, and visual arts. There is an optional Provincial Exam for
this course.


SPANISH 10 / BEGINNERS’ SPANISH 11 (DEPENDS ON GRADE LEVEL)


Description: Spanish 10/ Beginners‘ Spanish 11 is open to students in grades 10, 11 and 12 who share
an enthusiasm for learning Spanish. Learners will be introduced to basic oral and written Latin
American Spanish, as spoken in Mexico, Central America, and South America. Confidence is key to
this class. We want students speaking and writing Spanish with ease. This is done through practice,
repetition, games, and oral and written assignments. Major areas of study include basic
conversation, grammar, and sentence construction, vocabulary, numbers, time, weather, directions,
and culture.


SPANISH 11


Prerequisite: Spanish 10/Beginners‘ Spanish 11 or with instructor approval – and a keen interest in
learning a second language. This is an academic course that fulfills entrance requirements for a
Language 11 for universities.

Description: Spanish 11 builds on previous Spanish courses. Students will continue studying and
practicing their oral and written language skills. Now, with a richer vocabulary, students can begin
to experience a deeper level of Spanish culture and express themselves more fully. With that in
mind, students can expect to be challenged with new media including Spanish television shows,
movies and podcasts. Students will be expected to speak in Spanish and will continue to work
cooperatively.




                                       MUSIC


GUITAR LEVEL 1


This class is designed as an introductory course for music students interested in learning
how to play the guitar. Students will learn basic strumming and chording styles for acoustic guitar.
As well, students will learn basic music theory and note reading appropriate to their experience.

 This class is a four-credit elective. Students will have the opportunity to use our new composition
laptops to compose and record their music as well!!


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Course fee: $25 for equipment rental



MUSIC 10: CONCERT BAND

Indicator of Success: Concert Band 9
Description: Students should have prior band experience, in particular,
Concert Band 9. Students will have the opportunity to learn a variety of
musical styles in the concert band repertoire. Extra rehearsals and
performances are considered part of the curriculum.



MUSIC 11/ 12: CONCERT BAND

Indicators of Success: Music 9 and 10: Concert Band or recommendation of the Music Director
Description: This course is designed for students who have had 3-4 years experience on a band
instrument. Performance techniques and music reading skills should be at the advanced level. This
ensemble will have the opportunity to perform frequently. Extra rehearsals and performances are
considered part of the curriculum.

JAZZ BAND A (SENIOR JAZZ) – MONDAY NIGHT

Prerequisite: Audition
Course fee: Instrument rental - $50.00 where applicable. Festival Registration and trip fees are
extra.

The Monday Night Jazz Band is L.V. Rogers auditioned ―A‖ jazz band which rehearses Monday
evenings from 7:15 P.M. to 9:30 P.M. and Thursdays at lunch. This performance oriented jazz
ensemble allows students to participate in a jazz ensemble that performs at the intermediate to
intermediate/advanced levels. Note that the instrumentation for this ensemble is limited to that
normally found in ―big band ensemble‖ (Alto Sax, Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass,
Piano, Guitar and Drums).

JAZZ BAND B (JUNIOR JAZZ)

Prerequisite: Monday Night Stage Band or Concert Band or permission of instructor.
Course fee: Instrument rental - $50.00 where applicable. Festival Registration and trip fees extra
Rehearsals – Tuesday and Thursday from 3:25 – 4:45

Jazz Band is an instrumental performance course which studies the preparation and performance of
music from the jazz idiom. Music ranging from swing, Latin, rock, funk and jazz combo are
prepared for performance at festivals and other concerts throughout the community. Note that the
instrumentation for this ensemble is limited to that normally found in big band ensemble (Alto Sax,
Tenor Sax, Bari Sax, Trumpet, Trombone, Bass, Piano, Guitar and Drums). Students who play
non-typical instruments may join with the permission of the director (some transposition of parts
may be required).



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   MUSIC: COMPOSITION & TECHNOLOGY 11/ 12

                   Indicator of Success: Students enrolled in this course should have basic note
                   reading skills.
                   Description: In this course, there will be an emphasis on music theory, ear
                   training and listening. Projects will include composing and arranging in a variety
                   of musical styles, music technology and exploring the career and biographies of
                   several composers/arrangers. Students will have the opportunity to use our brand-
   new, amazing computers and programs to compose and record music!!




                                      PERFORMING ARTS
   DANCE GENERAL STUDIES PATHWAYS
    DANCE 9
    LEVEL 1


   DANCE 10
    LEVEL 2


                              DANCE 10
   DANCE 11                    LEVEL 1
    LEVEL 3


                              DANCE 11                   DANCE 11
                               LEVEL 2                    LEVEL 1
DIRECTED STUDIES
DANCE INTENSIVE
 TECHNIQUE AND
 CHOREOGRAPHY
                              DANCE 12                   DANCE 12                   DANCE 12
                               LEVEL 3                    LEVEL 2                    LEVEL 1

   DANCE LEVEL 1 – INTRODUCTORY
      A
    LEVEL 4
   SEMESTER IN TIMETABLE
   Prerequisites: None
   Description: If you have never taken a dance class, or set foot in a studio this is         the place
   to learn to move. This introductory course offers classes in hip-hop, jazz, and
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contemporary dance while grounding participants with solid technique and conditioning exercises.
The combination of technique and conditioning will allow students to both quickly and safely push
their abilities to the next level. Classes will work towards public performance at the end of the
semester. Multimedia and live performances will enable students to gain exposure to the dance
world. There is a costume rental fee of 50.00 for this course.

DANCE LEVEL 2 – INTERMEDIATE

SEMESTER IN TIMETABLE (4 CREDITS)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level I or equivalent community experience in dance,
gymnastics etc.
Description: This is a participatory, intermediate dance course that builds upon knowledge and
fundamental skills acquired in Level I. Students will participate in increasingly complex classes in
hip-hop, jazz, contemporary dance and ballet while promoting core conditioning and flexibility.
Multimedia and live performances will enable students to gain exposure to the dance world.
Students will also explore dance opportunities beyond secondary education. Classes will work
towards public performance at the end of the semester. There is a costume rental fee of 50.00 for this
course.
DANCE LEVEL 3 – ADVANCED

SEMESTER IN TIMETABLE (4 CREDITS)
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Level 2 or equivalent community experience. Students who
have not completed Level 2 but wish to enrol in this course may need to complete a placement
audition.
Description: This course is designed for dance students who have a solid foundation of fundamental
skills and who wish to push themselves to the next level. Students can expect challenging classes
and fast paced choreography. Dance styles include ballet, modern, jazz, contemporary and hip-hop.
Students will refine their dance technique and alignment in preparation for the acquisition of
advanced skills. Partnering skills are introduced in a safe and a sequential manner. A high level of
commitment is required in this course. Extra rehearsals and performances outside of class time are
considered part of the curriculum. There is a costume rental fee of $50.00 per student.

DANCE INTENSIVE – DIRECTED STUDY - ACADEMY

LINEAR IN TIMETABLE (8 CREDITS)
Prerequisites: Audition and application.
Description: This course integrates advanced technique classes in ballet and modern dance technique
with the Choreography 10-12 curriculum. Students will train en pointe 2-3 days per week, once
technical proficiency is achieved. Emphasis in this course is placed equally on technical proficiency
and artistic development. This course provides aspiring dance artists with the tools they need to
hone their craft. Participants will be required to work both individually and collaboratively with
dance composition theories in processes similar to those used by writers and/or composers. Students
will gain experience as performers in a variety of public venues. This is an enriched performing arts
course; a high level of achievement and commitment is required. Extra rehearsals and performances
outside of class time are considered part of the curriculum. There will be a significant fee for this
academy, subject to PAC and Board approval.



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DANCE COMPANY/PERFORMANCE 9/10/11/12

LINEAR OUT OF TIMETABLE (4 CREDITS)
Prerequisites: Audition and application.
Description: This course is designed for upper intermediate and advanced dancers in Grades 9-12.
This performance based ensemble will create new works, tour and attend workshops, festivals and
competitions. Students will be responsible for production tasks throughout the year. This group will
meet off timetable on Tuesdays from 3:25- 5:30 pm and Fridays at lunch. Additional rehearsals will
be required and are considered part of the curriculum. Students will be required to both audition
and interview for placement in this program. A costume fee of 80.00 will be charged for this course.




DRAMA 10: GENERAL

Indicator of Success: Drama 9 recommended
Description: This course is a transitional course between creative drama and formal
theatre. It is an extension of Drama 9, yet students will also experience character
development through thematic play building. Students will learn to lead small
groups effectively and to constructively criticize the work of others. Public
performance is encouraged. This class will work towards a public performance. This
course would also be valuable to dancers who wish to improve their projection and
stage presence.

DRAMA: FILM & TELEVISION 12

Prerequisite: None
This course will examine the history and development of cinema, concentrating on famous directors
and varying cinematic styles. Students will learn the techniques of writing, directing, acting in and
producing films. They will film scenes of various formats with corresponding editing and sound
techniques. They will also develop the skill of film criticism.

THEATRE PERFORMANCE 11/ 12: ACTING

Indicators of Success: Drama 9 or 10 recommended but not required
Description: Students will develop more specialized theatre skills. Acting techniques will be fostered
through play building and scripted text. Public performance is required. Production skills will also
be developed. This class will work on and present a major public performance. Students may take
both TPA 11 and 12.


                                PHYSICAL EDUCATION




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OVERVIEW

Participation: In all Physical Education classes at LVR, students are expected to actively
participate each day in a positive manner and to the best of their ability.
Gym Attire: Proper P.E. clothing: T-shirt, shorts, running shoes (non-marking) must be worn. As
some activities are taught outside (rain or shine; hot or cold), it is recommended that students dress
for the elements.

P.E. Adaptation/Modification Policy: Students unable to take part in Physical Education classes due
to a short-term or long-term medical excuse must follow the guidelines of this policy. In brief, the
student, teacher and medical professional involved develop a plan so that the student can still
achieve the learning outcomes of the P.E. program. A release form can be obtained from the P.E.
Department office.

Transportation: A strength of our Senior Recreational classes is our off-campus activities. Many
activities take place off the school grounds: bowling, squash, curling and preparation for trips.
Transportation is, at times, a problem. Our first mode of transportation is a district bus. When
buses are not available, students travel in private vehicles driven by parents. It may be necessary
for students to travel in private vehicles; therefore, if a student or parent/guardian is opposed to this, or
would be willing to help transport students, please contact the school.



PHYSICAL EDUCATION 10

Description: This is required for all students in grade 10. The emphasis will be on the learning of
team and individual sports and minor games. Fitness, skill development, active health and wellness
will           also be focal points in this program. The fitness component falls within the Physical
                  Education curriculum‘s Active Living organizer. All students will engage in
                  activities associated with building cardio-vascular endurance, mainly running. In
                   each unit taught, students will be introduced to a variety of new movement skills.
                   With these acquired skills, students will be challenged to achieve a personal level
                   of success in a game situation. There are community activities we strongly urge
                   students to participate in as part of the course requirements. They include the
Terry Fox Run or any other charity running event that raises awareness on health issues. If
students choose not to run in these events they can participate as volunteers. Above all, the
primary goal of P.E. 10 is to have students actively engaged in all activities to the best of their
personal ability.

NOTE: Upon application and approval, students may elect to do PE10 OTT – Outside the
Timetable with a mentor teacher. Applications will be accepted until April 30th, and admission will
be considered based on rationale, other courses at LVR, and teacher approval.


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PHYSICAL EDUCATION 11

Indicator of Success: Completion of P.E. 10, a positive attitude, a willingness to work and cooperate
with others.

Description: Physical Education 11 is a course with three major areas: Active Living; Movement
Activities; and Personal and Social Responsibility. The themes for this course will be healthy living,
lifelong activity and wellness. Students will meet the learning outcomes for each of these areas
through a variety of means, including:

(1) Lifelong Activities such as yoga, pilates, boxercise, self-defence, running, aerobics, fitness &
    weight training, bowling and skating.
(2) Healthy Living Activities such as nutritional planning, fitness journals, weight training
    schedules and human physiology.

The primary goal for this course is to engage the learners to the best of their ability and to motivate
them to be actively involved in their lives.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION 12

Indicators of Success: Students without PE 11 may be admitted with permission of the instructor.

This is a coed course including many outdoor activities. Leadership, teaching skills, and community
service work are important components of this course. Students must be prepared to do some
activities outside of regular school time. Attendance and participation are extremely important to
student success. Activities may include mountaineering/camping, teaching, service project,
orienteering, tennis, volleyball, dance, badminton, aquatics, massage, curling, bowling, downhill
skiing, cross-country skiing, and basketball.

FITNESS FOR LIFE 11/12

Indicator of Success: Completion of PE 10 or 11 and a positive attitude, a self-motivated learner, and
the ability to cooperate with others.
Description: This 4 credit course has been developed for those students who are motivated to achieve
or maintain a personal level of physical fitness. A variety of activities will be explored as a means of
improving the four fitness components. Students will learn about cross training, balanced healthy
living and weight training. Each student will then design a personal program that is suited to
his/her specific needs.
Students will experience a wide variety of fitness and recreational activities such as: running,
cycling, aqua fit classes or deep water running, yoga, pilates, ball classes and weight training.
Students will be required to keep a detailed log book of their training.

The primary objective for this course is to assist the learners to achieve their personal fitness goals
and to motivate them to be actively involved in their lives.




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                                            SCIENCE


SCIENCE 10

Description: Intended to prepare students for knowledgeable selection of their grade 11 and 12
courses. Laboratory-based instruction continues to play a central role.

Topics include: Applications of science, microscopy, sustainability of ecosystems, processes and
reproduction, and heredity; electricity and magnetism; earth science; chemical reactions and
radioactivity kinematics. This course has a required Provincial exam, and is a difficult academic
course that will require home-study.


                           GRADE 11 SCIENCE COURSES
Description: For entry into any grade 11 science course, a Science 10 mark of C+ or better is
strongly recommended. Students who have not achieved at this level might wish to consider
upgrading at summer school or by correspondence. Grade 11 sciences can be difficult if your work
habits are inconsistent. In each course description some ―success indicators‖ are listed, these are
only guidelines.

BIOLOGY 11

Indicators of Success: C+ or better in Science 10 and strong work habits.
Description: An ecological survey of all of life, with a focus on how it has evolved.
This course scans the smallest viruses to the largest of organisms through the six
Kingdoms. Students are involved with a wide range of hands-on activities and some
dissections to deepen their learning and to connect to the living world around them.

CHEMISTRY 11

Indicator of Success: C+ or better in Science 10
Description: Students are introduced to the chemistry laboratory, precise measurement techniques
and data manipulation, the periodic table, theories of the atom and of chemical bonding, the mole,
chemical reaction types and mathematical prediction of reaction yields. Solution chemistry,
Organic Chemistry. Although this is an introductory chemistry course, a solid foundation in
mathematics is essential. A good standing in Math 10 is strongly recommended.


EARTH SCIENCE 11

Do you want a hands on Science course? This class is filled with hands on experiences. It is a study
of the Earth, including its environment, geology and mineral resources; the ocean and atmospheric
sciences; formation of the planet and Earth history; and astronomy. A good writing ability is a
strong asset due to the highly descriptive nature of this incredible journey through the earth. Not to
be missed! (Students who enjoy Earth Science 11 often continue on with Geology /Geography 12.)
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PHYSICS 11

Indicator of Success: Good mark in Foundations of Math 10
Description: Physics 11 is an introductory course that focuses on the principles and theories of
physics, encourages investigation of physical relationships and illustrates the relationship between
theory and application. Topics investigated include Wave Motion, Geometrical Optics, Kinematics,
Dynamics, Energy, Special Relativity and Nuclear Fission and Fusion. This introductory course
will help students understand an increasingly technological society and serve as the beginning
preparation for many careers in science and technology.

Students participate in a variety of activities, which includes weekly laboratory work and problem
solving in small group situations. This offers the student the opportunity to learn to work
cooperatively and productively with other students. All students in the class are given the
opportunity to research a physics topic of their choice and present their findings to the class.
Students participate in both self and peer evaluation in relation to their presentations.


SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 11

Indicators of Success: Science 10
If you enjoy hands-on science, this course is for you. Science and Technology 11 deals with the
interactions among science, technology and society. This course consists of two core modules: The
Nature and Interaction of Science, Technology, and Society; and Computers and Information
Technology. The class may then select a minimum of three modules of a remaining thirteen modules
for further study. Examples of remaining modules include space, military and defense technology,
leisure and recreation technology, medicine/health and technology, the future, and energy and
environmental trade-offs.


                           GRADE 12 SCIENCE COURSES

Description: Science 12 courses should be selected for personal interest and as preparation for post-
secondary courses in the subject area. A grade of C+ or better in the corresponding Science 11
course is strongly recommended if the student is to have a reasonable opportunity for success and
enjoyment of these premiere courses.

BIOLOGY 12

Indicators of Success: Chemistry 11 is a definite asset for success.
Description: This course involves an in-depth study of human biochemistry and
the human body systems. It is designed for those students interested in a career
in a health-related field or those interested in how the body works.
(This course has an optional Provincial exam. See the Provincial Exams section of this
handbook.)




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CHEMISTRY 12

Indicators of Success: Chemistry 11 completed with a ―C‖ or better
Description: Chemistry 12 covers topics that are important to students interested in taking further
studies in science at university. The topics tend to be at quite a theoretical level and are supported
by many challenging experiments. Chemistry 12 is quite a bit more demanding than Chemistry 11.
It is highly recommended that students have at least 73% or higher in Chemistry 11 before
taking Chemistry 12.

Chemistry 12 is highly recommended for students planning to take first year sciences in college or
university. (This course has an optional Provincial exam. See the Provincial Exams section of
this handbook.)

ENVIRONMENTAL CHEMISTRY 12

Indicator of Success: Chemistry 11 with a C+ or better, and students must be in reasonably good
shape, and have the ability to swim.
Course Fee: There may be a course fee for optional field trips.
Description: This course will focus on the sources, implications, and measurement of pollutants in
air, water, and soil ecosystems. The course will start off theoretical by covering all the background
knowledge necessary to understand the scope, implications, and sources of chemical pollution. A
survey of current sampling and testing techniques in the field will also be covered. This course will
be predominantly hands on. Local water, soil and air samples will be taken. Students should be
prepared to go outside in all kinds of weather and conditions. Once samples are taken, they will be
taken back to the lab for pollution analysis. The course will end with a scientific report and
presentation of class findings.

GEOLOGY 12


Indicator of Success: Successful completion of a grade 11 science.
Description : Geology 12 is a lab-based course designed to familiarize students with basic geology
concepts and processes. It is possible this course may contain field labs in the form of a week long
field trip (a fee would apply)! Topics covered in this course include: minerals, rocks, fossils, geologic
timescale, plate tectonics and internal processes (including earthquakes and volcanoes), weathering
and surface processes (including rivers and glaciers), and economic importance of geology. No
previous study in Earth Science is required (though Earth Sc 11 is a plus). This course has an
optional provincial exam.

PHYSICS 12

Indicators of Success: Solid standing in Math 11 and Physics 11
Description: Physics 12 is the study of classical mechanics and electromagnetism and is designed to
help students develop analytical and problem-solving skills. It provides opportunities for students
to understand and apply the principles and concepts of physics to practical situations. Topics
studied include: Vector Kinematics, Vector Dynamics, Work, Energy and Power, Momentum,
Equilibrium, Circular Motion, Gravitation, Electrostatics, Circuits and Electromagnetism.
(This course has an optional Provincial exam.)


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WILDLIFE AND THE ENVIRONMENT 12

Indicators of Success: Biology 11 (73% or better) or Chemistry 11 with instructor‘s permission.
Costs: There are course fees (could be as high as $500) for those students wishing to participate in
the field trips associated with this course.
Description: This locally developed course is intended for students with a passion for biology, the
environment and wildlife. Students develop an understanding of global environmental issues, and
gain a unique appreciation for local & provincial ecosystems from an experiential approach.
Students study the global environmental state, climate change, ecosystems, wilderness survival, and
engage in a community project designed to improve the environment or increase community
awareness of the environment. Fieldtrips and guest speakers vary from year to year.


                                     SOCIAL STUDIES


SOCIAL STUDIES 10 to 12 COURSES
Information Technology is integrated into each course. Students should expect to write tests
designed in the same format as provincial exams. This is intended to prepare students to write the
provincial exams in Grade 11 and 12.

SOCIAL STUDIES 10

Indicator of Success: Social Studies 9
Description: The course will help students to further develop social studies skills while they study
society and culture, politics and law, economy and technology, and environment in Canada from
1815 to 1914.

SOCIAL STUDIES 11

Indicators of Success: Social Studies 10
Description: Social Studies 11 builds upon your previous foundation of knowledge,
skills and attitudes gained from kindergarten to grade 10. This course offers an
integrated approach to the study of Canadian and global issues during the 20th
century.

The four main areas of study are: Canadian Politics and Government (structure and processes of
Canadian government), Society and Identity (development of Canadian identity), Autonomy and
International Involvement (development of Canadian independence), Human Geography and
Global Issues (impacts of demography and environmental issues). There is a mandatory provincial
examination at the end of this course which accounts for 20% of your final mark.


                        COMPARATIVE CIVILIZATIONS 12

                        Indicators of Success: Social Studies 11
                        Comparative Civilizations gives students the opportunity to study different
                        civilizations that have influenced the development of present day society.

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This course concerns major social, philosophic, economic and political developments from the
ancient times to the present. The course also looks into a variety of highly debated issues and
explores the wonders and mysteries of ancient humanity. Class discussion and student input are
highly encouraged.

This is a general survey course complete in itself and suitable for enhancing a student‘s general
knowledge. It may be of particular interest to those considering further study in history, geography
or literature. It is not a provincially examinable course but is accepted as an academic credit for
admission to some post-secondary institutions.


GEOGRAPHY 12

Indicators of Success: C+ in Social Studies 11
Description: This course is intended for all students who wish to learn more about
the relationship between humans and their physical and natural environments.
Students who take this course will develop an understanding of the ways in which
many features of the earth have been created, and how humans interact with
them. Geography also focuses on global and resource issues, and map skills. This
is a great course for anyone who wishes to discover more about the world around
us. This course has an optional Provincial exam.


                               GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES 11/12

                                Indicators of Success: Social Studies 11
                                Description: This locally developed course is intended to empower
                                students to make a difference in the world, through local and global
                                actions, and is therefore ideal for those students interested in
international development and developing country relief work after graduation. Global Perspectives
11/12 is a course designed to develop critical thinking skills around global issues, specifically media
literacy, poverty, consumerism, globalization and development issues.

Students will develop an understanding of the different non-governmental relief organizations (NGOs)
that operate in the world, such as UNICEF and the Peace Corps. Students will develop an
understanding of the different societies and cultures that exist around the world. Much of the class
will be comprised of discussion, projects, community service, journaling and research.

This course may open up opportunities of traveling to do relief work locally or in other areas.
Students will undertake individual and group projects to make a difference in our world.


HISTORY 12

Indicators of Success: Social Studies 11 with a C+ or above is recommended
Description: History 12 is an advanced social studies course. The course covers the history of the
20th century from an European and American focus. Topics include the two world wars,
international peace movements, the rise of the USSR and China, the Cold War between the USA
and USSR, the emergence of the African and Asian nations, and an analysis of current world trouble

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spots such as the Middle East. The course promises to give students valuable knowledge required to
gain a better understanding of world events that impact us daily. There is an optional provincial
exam at the end of this course.

LAW 12

Indicators of Success: Social Studies 11
Description: Law 12 is a valuable course for all students. Law 12 is open to any student having
completed or working to complete Social Studies 11. The course is made up of seven major units: 1.
Introduction to Law; 2. Law making powers and legal decision making; 3. Rights and Freedoms; 4.
Criminal Law; 5. Tort Law; 6. Contract Law; 7. Family Law. Additional extension activities include
Property Law, Labour Law, Consumer Law, Motor Vehicle Law and Environmental Law.
The Law classes also visit the Law courts on several occasions.




                            TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION




MECHANICS 10

Indicators of Success: An interest in small engine mechanics. Students may take one of Mechanics 9
or 10.
Course fee: $20 for consumable supplies.
Description: This is primarily a ―hands-on‖ small engines mechanics course. Course content
includes safety, tools, fasteners, engine operating principles, maintenance, repair and overhaul
procedures. Students will also have the opportunity to weld and to work on their own pro.

TECHNOLOGY 10

Indicator of Success: Students may take one of Technology 9 or 10.
Course fee: $20 for take-home supplies
    Description: This course involves design/build challenges. Students have to analyze the
       design problem, brainstorm, research, and sketch ideas, then construct their product solution
       using the available shop equipment. You will learn to work with wood, metal and plastics in
       the various projects in this course. Some of the designing and manufacturing will be with
       computer design software and computer controlled machining. Projects in this course MAY
       include but are not limited to: pop bottle rockets, mousetrap cars, CNC manufactured key
       fob and photo frames.

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INDUSTRIAL DESIGN 11

Course Fee: $25 for individual take-home projects
Description: This is a design / manufacturing course that builds on the skills learned in Technology
10. Students will have the opportunity to pursue individual design projects as well as group design
projects. Working as a team, students will design, build a prototype, make modifications, then mass
produce a project. Emphasis will be on modern design and manufacturing techniques using
AutoCadd and Mastercam software. Students interested in design, engineering, construction, and
related trades should take this course.
Indicators of success: prior experience in any of the following: Drafting, Woodwork, Technology,
Creative Metal, Mechanics, and Media Arts.


                  AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 11

                      Course fee: $20 for consumable supplies.

                       Description: Do you like working with your hands and making things work?
                  If so, Automotive Technology 11 is for you.

The emphasis of this course is on students understanding how the major components of the
automobile work. What is learned in the classroom is reinforced with hands-on experience.
Practical car work includes aligning headlights, vehicle maintenance, battery testing, coolant
system testing, tire changing and balancing, vehicle safety inspection, drum and disc brake
overhaul, oxyacetylene cutting, fuel and ignition system testing and trouble code testing.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 12

Indicators of Success: Automotive Technology 11
Course fee: $20, for consumable supplies.
Description: This practical automotive course builds on the knowledge and skills developed in
Automotive Technology 11. Course content includes wheel alignment, tune up, starters, alternators,
brakes, engine overhaul, measuring, and computerized engine controls. Students have time to work
on their own projects.

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY 12: ENGINE AND DRIVE TRAIN

Indicators of Success: Automotive Technology 12 (C+ or better)
Course fee: $20, for consumable supplies.
Description: This is an independent study course allowing students to make use of the shop
equipment and manuals to further their practical experience. Students must complete Automotive
Technology 12 before they can enroll in Automotive Technology 12: Engine and Drive Train.

CREATIVE METAL LEVEL 1

Note: Open to grades 10, 11 or 12
Course fee: $25 for consumable supplies for take-home projects.
Description: This hands-on course focuses on the basics of jewelry making and art metalwork
with emphasis on creative design. Project work includes hand cut pendants, ring fabrication

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and casting, copper enameling, CNC engraving and wire forming. Students will learn how to use a
variety of hand and power tools and will also develop a knowledge and understanding of materials
being used. Sketching and using the design process will assist students in the development of their
ideas for projects.

CREATIVE METAL LEVEL 2

Indicators of Success: Creative Metal Level I
Course fee: $25 for consumable supplies for take-home projects.
Description: This course builds on the skills developed in Creative Metal 1. Projects will include
enameling, stone setting on rings, thematic development of jewelry, small object design and student
directed projects. Visual presentation of final projects using digital images and setting up standing
displays will also be part of the course.

DRAFTING 10

Indicator of Success: Students should have experience with computers to take this course.
Course fee: $20 for consumable materials
Description: This course introduces students to the concepts of design and visual communication by
developing skills in technical drawing. As an exploratory course, many areas will be covered
including sketching, modeling, 2D and 3D drafting, AutoCAD, CNC Engraving (on our state-of-the-
art industrial router), and computer graphics and design. Students will become familiar with
mechanical drawings and architectural design and will gain other skills that can be transferred to
many other areas of design. These skills will assist your development in senior Technology courses.
If you are interested in design, engineering, fashion, construction and the trades, this course will
develop an excellent set of skills for many career and life choices. Students taking Drafting 9 and
earning a mark of 80% or above can move directly to Drafting 11.

DRAFTING 11

Indicator of Success: Students should have experience with computers to take this course.
Course fee: $20 for consumable materials
Description: This course focuses on introducing students to technical drawings in the fields of
Mechanical and Architectural design. Students will spend the majority of the course learning and
using AutoCAD to produce high quality drawings and parts. Once students have become competent
with AutoCAD we will focus on producing 3D models. A portion of this course will focus on the
production of a complete set of house plans including floor plans, elevations and section views. If
you are interested in design, engineering, fashion, construction and the trades, this course will
develop an excellent set of skills for many career and life choices.

DRAFTING AND DESIGN 12

Indicator of Success: Successful completion of Drafting 11.
Course fee: $20 for consumable materials
Description: Drafting 12 takes a closer and more in depth look at both
Mechanical and Architectural drawings. Students will review basic concepts
and quickly move into production of 3D models, CNC projects and
Architectural model making. This course also provides an opportunity for a
student to pursue projects of interest and develop complete drawings related to their
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passion. If you are looking at a career in engineering, design and the trades, this course will prepare
you well for entry.

WOODWORK 10

Indicator of Success: An interest in working with wood. Students may take either Woodwork 9 or
10, not both.
Course fee: $25 for consumable supplies for take-home projects.
Description: Woodwork 10 is a hands-on project based course that focuses on learning how to safely
work and use a variety of hand and power tools to complete a variety of projects. Students will
learn how to use jointers, table saws, thickness planers and spray finish while completing pieces of
furniture. Emphasis will be on the individual production of well crafted projects. Students will
have an opportunity to make a skateboard, jewellery box, table, shelf, and other projects as time
permits.
        New to the course is the use of our CNC router for those who want to incorporate some
                                        cutting-edge technology.

Students taking Woodwork 9 and earning a mark of 80% or above may move directly into
Carpentry/Joinery 11.

CARPENTRY JOINERY 11 – INTRODUCTION TO MANUFACTURING

Indicator of Success: Students should have experience in Woodwork 9/10 or Drafting 9/10/11.
Course fee: $25, for consumable supplies.
Description: This course provides students with the opportunity to ―design and build‖ a piece of
furniture while safely becoming efficient with power and hand tools. Students who have an appetite
to work with wood and wood composites will enjoy this opportunity to produce some nice pieces of
furniture. Past students have constructed tables, headboards, desks, and many other pieces of
furniture.

CARPENTRY JOINERY 12

Indicator of Success: Students must have a keen desire to work in a shop setting.
Course fee: $25, for consumable supplies.
Description: This course is similar to Joinery 11 and allows interested students an opportunity to
advance their skills in our shop. Students will spend the vast majority of time on the ―design and
build‖ component of this course. Like the Joinery 11 course, this will complete the second half of
the students Woodlinks certificate, opening the door to programs at post secondary schools listed
above.

CARPENTRY JOINERY 12 ADVANCED

Indicator of success: Students must have completed or be taking Carpentry Joinery 12 concurrently.
Course fee: $25, for consumable supplies.
Description: This course allows students who have or are taking Carpentry Joinery 12 an
opportunity to have up to an extra 120 hours to complete more advanced and sophisticated
projects. This course requires students to be motivated and committed to the production of
furniture.

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                                        VISUAL ARTS

ART 10

Course Fee: $20 for consumable supplies for take-home projects
Description: In Art 10, you will learn the secrets to being able to draw! We also explore how to push
and develop your imagination. Then we explore a variety of media such as:
    Lino block carving
    Acrylic painting
    Pottery
    Silk-screening t-shirts
    Collage



ART 11

Course Fee: $20 for consumable supplies for take-home projects
Description: In Art 11, you learn ways to improve your drawings. We also cover a
variety of ways and media to create your own art. You will cover:
    Intaglio printmaking
    Silk screen with photo emulsion
    Pottery
    Image transfer and collage
    Painting on canvas

ART 12

Course Fee: $20 for consumable supplies for take-home projects
Description: Art 12 is all about making your imagery stronger. We explore major art movements
and strategies that will give your own pieces more depth. This is a hands-on course for people who
love making art.

SELF DIRECTED ART 11/12


Are you interested in working on your own projects with a mentor teacher while using LVR’s fantastic
art space??
This Outside the Timetable (after school) course is for students who wish to create a body of work,
series, or projects based upon their individual area of interest. The expectation is that students will
be able to develop a body of work based upon their own style and medium they enjoy using.
Students will be asked to reflect, edit, grow, and think critically to improve. Time will be spent
improving skills, finding a style or direction for their work, and ultimately develop a body of work
for a group show at the end of the course. The teacher will facilitate this process and help students
develop art that could: serve as a portfolio ready to submit to an art school, be shown in local
galleries, or simply be created for enjoyment.

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CERAMICS 10

Course costs: $25 for clay and glazes for take-home projects
Description: Learn how to do pottery with a master teacher in a full-scale professional-grade art
studio!! This is a hands-on course where you will be making pottery and sculpture every day. The
glazes we have are all food-safe grade, in a variety of colours. You will learn all the basic techniques
of hand-building, and will leave this course with a variety of pottery pieces and sculptures.


CERAMICS 11

Course costs: $25 for clay and glazes for take-home projects
Description: Have you ever wanted to throw a pot on a wheel? In Ceramics 11, you will learn the
technique of throwing, hand-building, and sculpting with clay. The glazes we use are all food safe
and come in a variety of colours. You will leave this class with a variety of pottery and sculpture.


CERAMICS 12

Indicator of Success: Ceramics 11 is recommended
Course costs: $25 for clay and glazes for take-home projects
Description: Grade 12 Ceramics is focused on creating your own line of work.
You will be expected to do a series of pieces based on a theme, such as your
own dishes, or a sculptural theme. Projects in this course are designed to
give depth to your work.




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