Full-time grade 9 students will be enrolled in the following courses unless otherwise indicated.
This course is integrated for Grade 9 students.
Arts Education 9
In Arts Education 9, students learn about various styles of art. Students use this knowledge to create art pieces utilizing the new skills and information they have learned. Students reflect on their work by discussing the techniques, materials, and ideas they developed in their work.
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In Music 9, each student is learning and practicing their own instrument of choice, sending in a monthly sample of their playing, participating in monthly recitals (if possible), and submitting a monthly log indicating their daily practice time.
Career Education 9
In Careers 9, the students learn about financial literacy and budgeting, growth mindsets, and researching possible career choices for themselves.
“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!
This course is required for all full-time WCAS students.
English Language Arts 9
In this course, students will explore the questions “Who am I?” and “How can I express what matters to me?.” To do this, students will practice skills such as analyzing, interpreting and composing fiction, non-fiction, and poetry to generate and answer questions about personal, social, and cultural identity. Ongoing modules in this course include weekly grammar and editing assignments and daily reading.
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 study rational numbers, determine square roots, work with powers and exponents, calculate scale factors, learn about polynomials and linear relations and equations, and learn about budgeting and data analysis in society!
Physical and Health Education 9
In PHE 9, students must participate in 30 minutes of daily physical activity and submit a log sheet of their activities. In addition, they will complete several Big Idea projects such as posters, presentations, or videos to express interest in a specific sport, a healthy way of eating, or something that piques their interest and relates to health and physical activity.
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.
This course is an introduction to French. Students will learn the basics of the language, including greetings, essential questions and vocabulary.
Social Studies 9
Social Studies 9 focuses on how empires and revolutions changed societies worldwide. Grade 9 Social Studies covers the period from 1750 to 1919. Students will explore big themes such as conflict, political, social and technological revolution, nationalism, colonialism and imperialism and the impact of these forces on indigenous people in Canada and worldwide. At the end of this course, students will be well equipped to use evidence to determine significance, cause and consequence, continuity and change, perspective, and ethical judgements.