Programming Overview

 

OVERVIEW

Cold Lake High School will offer a strong academic core program to your teen supplemented by a wide variety of complementary or option courses.  The complementary courses include a Fine Arts Program with instruction in Art, Drama, Choral Music and Instrumental Music.  Career and Technology Studies course are available in Design Studies, Computer Programming, Communication Technology, Food Studies, Personal Cosmetology, Fashion Studies, Fabrication Studies, Welding, Outdoor Education and Career Transitions.  Off-Campus courses include Work Experience and the Registered Apprenticeship Program for Grade 12 students.

NEW COURSES FOR 2013-2014

CLHS is excited about new courses for the upcoming fall.  Mr. Yoshida will be teaching Military History 15, a 3 credit option based on Canada's involvement in international conflict.  Coupled with the Military History 15 is a 3 credit Philosophy of Man 30 course, aslo an option.  After a pilot run in the spring of 2013, we are proud to introduce a 5 credit Sports Medicine course.  Added to our ever growing Fine Arts program, will be Choral Music 30, the final 5 credit course students can acquire through vocal studies.  Modified this year is the Multi-Media program, which has been changed to Design Studies a program that will allow more technology opportunities and skills development for students.

NEW INTERVENTION PROGRAMMING FOR 2013-2014

CLHS has invested in two full teaching positions to focus on a proactive intervention teaching model.  With strong communication from "regular" classroom teachers, students may be pulled out to receive extra help under a Learning Strategies model for appropriate lengths of time to address those needs.  This program is coordinated by Ms. Mackichan, who will strive to support students in need with her teaching team.

KNOWLEDGE & EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS PROGRAMMING FOR 2013-2014

CLHS provides a comprehensive Grade 9 through Grade 12 Knowledge & Employability Skills program, designed for students who have difficulty especially with literacy and numeracy and where success in academic courses may be limited.  This program has a focus on getting students into Work Experience placements during the high school grades, building fundamental skills as best as possible and supporting the student through small class sizes.  The end result of this progrma is a Certificate of Achievement, based on the successful completion of 80 credits, and specific provincial government requirements being met.

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