The course offers students a foundation in drawing, photography and design basics, introducing them to painting, crafts, art history and appreciation. Students must complete Modules 1 and 6 and choose any two of the remaining six modules.
“Bible class,” as we call it is more than a time for reading, discussing, thinking or debating. We have the privilege of allotting time daily for study and reflection so that we who seek God may grow to know and love Him and His ways more with each passing moment and so that we can better understand His intent and desire for our lives – that is, His desire to live His holy life through us!
We know that we live in a world where obedience is barely considered and rebellion is eagerly fostered and seemingly rewarded. As the day of Jesus’ second coming draws nearer it is all-the-more important that our lives are a declaration of the reality of who God is. This comes about not by mere understanding, but through a personal growing relationship with Jesus. This is what you will be encouraged and challenged toward in this class. After that, it’s up to you. Your “yes” belongs to God, not to men.
Career Education 9
Career Education 9 provides opportunities for students to engage in the topics of Career Exploration, Growth Mindset and Goal Setting and Financial Literacy and Budgeting. As students transition into a life of when they will face many decisions and choices – Career Education 9 is designed to help students navigate some of those decisions.
This course offers students a strong base for reading and writing in high school. Learning to write effectively, concisely, and creatively is a main focus, along with reading rich, relevant literature that bring issues and important choices to the discussion table. Along with literature, students are presented with media samples to analyze and evaluate. In this class, students have the opportunity as well to speak in front of a group and grow in their public speaking skills. English 9 offers an introduction to provincial exam preparation.
This course introduces students to the Italian language and culture. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Students will learn to use their new language in such situations as meeting new people, talking about their homes, families, and friends, discussing school related topics and hobbies.
Music 9: General
This course gives students a chance to explore either instrumental or choral music. This involves private lessons, recording their own playing, theory and a little music history.
This course introduces students to the Portuguese language and culture. Emphasis is placed on the vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Students will learn to use their new language in such situations as meeting new people, talking about their homes, families, and friends, discussing school related topics and hobbies.
Physical Education 9
Physical Education 8/9/10 has been developed so that the same course can be taken by students in Grades 8, 9, or 10. It can also be taken more than once with different activities being done in each grade.
The purpose of this course is to encourage regular, enjoyable physical activity that contributes to a healthy body and mind. Students plan their own program and choose their own activities, which might range from something as simple as walking the dog to participation in team sports.
In addition to the physical activity program, there are written activities and readings about the active lifestyle.
In Mathematics 9, students will engage in problem-solving experiences that use reasoning and logic to analyze and apply mathematical ideas. During this course, students will increase their knowledge and skill in various types of symmetry, calculating surface area, problem solving with rational and irrational numbers, determining square roots, powers, and exponents, calculate scale factors, draw graphs, and so much more! To top it off, students will create an original design/architecture project using the skills in this course.
In Science 9, students learn about reproduction (asexual and sexual), basics of chemistry like naming and compounds, dive into the math behind electric circuits and finally learn about sustainability and matter and energy cycles.
Social Studies 9
A Latin proverb states, “He is wise, who learns from the mistakes of others.” This saying holds a valuable context through which we may approach our learning of history. The study of history must not become limited to discovering what has happened, but rather investigating to evaluate why and how these events occurred. In analysing people’s motivations and rationale for their part in history, we may better understand ourselves and the role each of us plays right now, in our society.
From a Christian standpoint, we are keenly interested in discovering how we may best live within God’s present-day purposes for us. As such, we will often discuss the spiritual impacts of choices others have made in the past, distinguish between Christian religion following God, and gain a practical insight into how to live God’s way, today, to the benefit of all society.
Social Studies 9 examines Europe’s history from the late 1500s through to the early 1800s. Canada’s beginning is evaluated in terms of the many cultural, religious, financial, military, and political pressures that worked to forge our nation into existence, and to pave the way for democracy as it exists today.
This course introduces students to the language and culture of the Hispanic world. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation. Students will learn to use their new language in such situations as meeting new people, talking about their homes, families, and friends, discussing school related topics and hobbies.