K-8 Elementary Courses
Full-time K-8 students will be enrolled in the following courses unless otherwise indicated.
Applied Design Skills and Technology
This course is integrated for K-5 students.
Applied Design Skills and Technology 6-8
The ability to design, make, acquire, and apply skills and technologies is important in the world today and key in the education of citizens for the future. The Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies curriculum builds on students’ natural curiosity, inventiveness, and desire to create and work in practical ways.
The Arts Education curriculum strives to encourage students’ artful habits of mind through engaged arts learning. A strong arts education benefits all students, communities, and societies by contributing to the development of well-rounded, educated citizens.
A person’s career is considered their “journey” through life, and the Career Education curriculum offers students the opportunity to pursue this journey in personally meaningful and goal-oriented ways. Today’s students must be able to adapt to ongoing change in many aspects of their lives. For most people, career-life planning will not be a matter of making one major decision and living with it for a lifetime.
“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!
English Language Arts
The English Language Arts curriculum presents what students are expected to know, understand, and be able to do, articulated in a learning progression that begins in Kindergarten and continues through Grade 12.
Mathematics is integral to every aspect of daily life. Mathematical skills are essential for solving problems in most areas of life and are part of human history. West Coast uses Jump Math to support learning in this course from K-8.
Physical and Health Education
The Physical and Health Education (PHE) curriculum aims to empower students to develop a personalized understanding of what healthy living means. PHE is designed to develop educated citizens who have the knowledge, skills, and understanding they need to be safe, active, and healthy citizens throughout their lives.
Science and scientific literacy play a key role in educating citizens of today for the world of tomorrow. Critical to succeeding in this endeavour are the core competencies that provide students with the ability to think critically, solve problems, and make ethical decisions. Science provides opportunities for us to better understand the natural world. Through science, we ask questions and seek answers to grow our collective scientific knowledge.
This course alternates months with Social Studies in order to provide an opportunity for deeper learning.
This course is an introduction to French. Students will learn the basics of the language, including greetings, essential questions and vocabulary.
The primary goal of Social Studies education is to give students the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be active, informed citizens who are able to think critically. The main purpose of the Social Studies curriculum is to develop graduates who have the knowledge, skills, and competencies to be active, informed citizens.
This course alternates months with Science in order to provide an opportunity for deeper learning.