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STUDENT HANDBOOK 2021-2022 - Saskatoon Public Schools
STUDENT HANDBOOK 2021-2022 - Saskatoon Public Schools
Aden Bowman Collegiate
GREEN & GOLD                           Course Selection Guide 2021-2022
At Aden Bowman
Collegiate, what we
value most, what we are                                          Marnie Ross
all about, is implicit in
our school colours —                                              PRINCIPAL
green and gold.

Green represents
                                                               Jason Wagar
engagement with our
community, our school’s
                                                              VICE PRINCIPAL
focus on environmental
sustainability, and social                                Kirk Gordon
justice. We are home to
unique curricular                                      Brittany Williams
offerings such as
Collective Voice and                                GUIDANCE COUNSELLORS
Programming, along
with extracurricular
clubs and activities that                           TABLE OF CONTENTS
emphasize active             Introduction                                                      2
citizenship and social       English as an Additional Language & International Baccalaureate   3
responsibility.              Grade 9 Program                                                   4
                             Secondary Course Offerings                                        7
Gold signifies Aden
Bowman’s proud               Secondary Level Subject Areas
tradition of excellence      Collective Voice                                                   6
in academics, fine arts,     English                                                           8
and athletics. Our           Visual Art                                                        11
students perform at the      Fine Arts                                                         13
highest levels in all        Mathematics                                                       15
three areas, and our         Physical Education                                                18
alumni continue to           Practical and Applied Arts                                        19
contribute their time        Science                                                           23
and talents to benefit       Second Languages                                                  26
this city, this province,    Social Sciences                                                   28
and beyond.                  Online Learning                                                   31
                             Unique Programs are Offered in Saskatoon Public Schools           33
Green and Gold – our         Core Requirement Graduation Plan                                  34
colours say it all!          Post Secondary Information                                        35
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Aden Bowman Collegiate
                               Introduction                                     A positive relationship between school and
                               This booklet provides information on the         home fosters the academic, social, and
                               curricular program at Aden Bowman                emotional growth of students. Counsellors
                               Collegiate for the 2018-2019 school year. The    invite parents to meet with them
                               courses listed are those that the school is      concerning their children.
                               prepared to offer at the time of printing. Our
                               actual 2018-2019 schedule of courses will be     School Counsellors
                               determined by student enrolment numbers          •   Involve parents
                               and available resources. Courses with low        •   Inform parents or guardians of
                               enrolment may be cancelled. Certain                  situations or behaviours that may
 A SCHOOL WITH A               programs may have restrictions in terms of           harm their child or others
                               enrolment if resources are limited.              •   Obtain parenting skills information

MISSION                        Student Services
                                                                                • Provide referral information about
                                                                                    community resources
                                                                                • Protect the privacy of information
                               The Student Services program is designed to
Aden Bowman Collegiate         promote academic, educational, personal,
                                                                                    shared by parents and students
has a tradition that           social, and career development. As an
encourages students and        integral part of the secondary program,          Level Changes
staff to pursue excellence     counselling and guidance builds a foundation     Level changes from regular to modified
                               for learning based on:                           programing will be done in consultation
in all things.                                                                  with families based on a series of data
                               •     Positive attitude toward school and
The academic, athletic,              learning                                   points and observations.
                               •     Personal responsibility
and performing arts                                                             Students identified by Student Services/
                               •     Respect for self and others                Resource as requiring additional academic
programs are recognized        •     Knowledge and skills for employment        support to be successful in core subjects
in our city and province                                                        may be offered modified credit options in
for outstanding                Research indicates that counselling and          English, History, Math, and/or
performances on the part       guidance programs:                               Science. Modified courses are locally
                               •    Improve academic achievement                developed and have their own unique
of Aden Bowman                 •    Enhance educational and career planning
Collegiate students.                                                            curricula. Credits are identified by 11, 21
                                    and school-to-work transition               and 31 course codes (e.g. English 10 is
                               •    Foster positive attitudes toward school,    regular, English 11 is modified).
The achievements of our             learning, and work
students range from            •    Increase acquisition and application of     Course levels are determined separately for
awards such as the Rhodes           conflict resolution skills                  each subject and based on the student’s
Scholarship for academic       •    Decrease dropouts                           ability and needs. For example, a student
                                                                                may take regular English and modified
excellence, to numerous                                                         Math. If there are insufficient registrations
                               School counsellors:
provincial championships       •   Help resolve problems that interfere         to schedule an entire section of a modified
in athletics and award             with learning                                course, teachers will meet the instructional
winning performances in        •   Counsel individuals and groups               and assessment requirements of the
music and drama. In order      •   Conduct guidance learning activities         modified curricula in the regular classroom
                               •   Facilitate educational planning              setting.
to meet the needs of such      •   Provide career planning and vocational
a talented and diverse             educational opportunities
                                                                                Many post-secondary courses accept
student body, the school’s     • Make available information on financial        modified credits for entry. Consulting with
program is enriched each           aid and college planning                     a school counselor is recommended to
year through the ideas and     • Support students with special needs            confirm which programs accept these
energy of our professional     • Offer crisis intervention and prevention       credits as pre-requisites.
staff. The curricular and      • Make referrals to community agencies
                                   and professionals as needed
extra-curricular programs,
as well as the teachers        A teacher, parent, administrator, friend or
who lead them, assist all      agency may refer students to a counsellor, or
Aden Bowman Collegiate         a student may self-refer.
students in their pursuit of
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Aden Bowman Collegiate
                                    INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE
English as an Additional
                                    DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
                                    at Aden Bowman Collegiate Institute

                                    The International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is a two year
Language Program                    program that starts in grade 11 for students who are academically motivated,
Aden Bowman offers support to       service oriented, and who desire the rigorous international curriculum that
students who are learning           focuses on our role as citizens in a global society. The International
English. The goal of supporting
English language learners is to     Baccalaureate Organization’s goal is to provide students with the values and
enable them to succeed              opportunities that will enable them to develop sound judgment, think
academically and complete           creatively and critically, and respect others in our global community.
graduation requirements.
Support to learn English may be     Over a two year period, IB Diploma students study six academic subjects, one
provided through: direct
instruction classes and EAL
                                    from each group on the model, although a second group 2-4 subject may
support classes. Specific course    supplant group 6. Students must also fulfill the Knowledge (TOK), Creativity,
offerings will depend on            Activity, and Service (CAS) and the Extended Essay. Three subjects must be
enrolment and student need at       studied at the higher level (HL) and three at the standard level (SL). IB
each collegiate.
                                    philosophy promotes the development of a well-rounded, service orientated
Direct instruction classes are      citizen of the world.
focused on language proficiency:
the ability to speak, read, write   Most universities around the world recognize/recruit the IB graduate—at the
and listen with comprehension.      University of Saskatchewan, students can receive transfer credit for some of
The direct instruction class may
                                    their IB courses (includes EE and ToK) each with an IB mark of at least 5 (on a
take these from content classes
such as social studies, math,       scale of 1-7). See for more
science or English language arts    information on IB Recognition at the University of Saskatchewan. Student
in an effort to build the           who complete the IB Diploma Programme will also achieve a Saskatchewan
vocabulary and academic skills      high school diploma.
necessary for students to be
fully integrated into the regular
classroom. Some direct              More information can also be accessed at Any questions about
instruction classes may provide     this exciting educational opportunity in Saskatoon can be directed to Student
an elective credit. They may be     Services, Mrs. Soper (, school administration, Mr. P.
offered at all levels of language   Humbert, Principal ( or Mr. J. Speir (
proficiency and for all grades.

An EAL support class is a period
in which a student can receive
additional time and assistance to
complete course work from his/
her classes. There is no credit
for this class.

Language learning is a process
that takes a lot of time and hard
work. The speed at which a
student learns the language is
affected by many factors.
Students should consult with the
guidance counsellor and/or EAL
teacher to choose their classes.

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Grade 9 Program
English Language Arts A09 and B09
The English 9 courses focus on three
                                               Social Studies 09
                                                Grade 9 students will explore worldviews
learning goals: Compose and Create;            of past societies and connections be-         STUDENTS ENTERING GRADE 09
Comprehend and Respond; and Assess             tween the past and the present. Students
and Reflect. These courses offer a bal-        will consider how worldviews are shaped       Check your choices clearly on
ance among the various language strands        and how they are expressed by people          the course selection sheet.
of reading, writing, speaking, listening,      living in particular times and places. Stu-   Be sure that you and your
viewing, and representing. The language-       dents will explore diverse sources of his-    parents read the information
based courses are organized using a the-       torical information, including oral histo-    about courses carefully
matic framework. The A09 themes in-            ries, images, literature, and the arts.       before making selections.
clude The Search for Self, Indigenous and      Through this inquiry into past societies,     Grade 9 students must have
Norse Narratives, and Doing the Right          students will reflect upon their own          full timetables (no spares)
Thing. The B09 themes include Exploring        worldviews, assess the influences of the      with English counting as two
Love, Loyalty and Relationships, Surviving     past on the present, and further develop      subjects and mathematics
and Conquering, and Looking Beyond.            their historical consciousness.               counting as two. Note which
                                                                                             courses are compulsory.
Mathematics 09                                                                               Verification forms will be
                                               Science 09                                    sent home in May.
Mathematics 09 is divided into four            This course uses the scientific process to
themes: Number; Pattern; Shape & Space         investigate everyday phenomena. It is
and Statistics. Also Integrated into the                                                     COMPULSORY SUBJECTS:
                                               activity centered, focusing on experi-
math 9 program is a Practical and Applied                                                    English 09
                                               mental work, problem solving, discus-
Arts component which focusses on Infor-                                                      Mathematics 09
                                               sion, projects, and the application of
mation Processing, Design Studies and                                                        Science 09
                                               mathematics to science. Topics include
Entrepreneurship.                                                                            Social Studies 09
                                               chemistry, electricity, space science and
                                                                                             Physical Education 09
                                                                                             Health 09
Math 09 PLUS                                                                                 Career 09
Math 09 Plus is designed to be a skills
                                                                                             Practical Applied Arts 09
strengthening class for students who
                                                                                             Arts Education 09
experience difficulty in Math. It will focus
on enhancing math skills, such as opera-
                                                                                             Students must choose 1
tions with integers and fractions, equa-
                                                                                             additional classes from the
tion solving, as well as the key concepts
within the Math 09 curriculum. Students
will be able to move into the appropriate
                                                                                             Industrial Arts 09
Gr. 10 Math Pathway upon completion.
                                                                                             Independent Living 9
                                                                                             French 09
                                                                                             **Choral 09
                                                                                             ** If Choral 9 is chosen,
                                                                                             choose 1 additional elective.

                                                                                             RESOURCE ROOM
                                                                                             (BY TEACHER

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Grade 9 Program
Health, Career, and Physical               Arts Education 9                           French 09
Education 9                                The grade nine Arts Education              Come join the fun as you develop your
This full year, every day course           Curriculum incorporates all four strands   French language skills by participating
integrates three areas of learning and     of drama, art, music and                   in activities that focus on developing,
is an opportunity to engage our grade      movement. Grade nine students will         understanding, and speaking French.
9’s in action planning for physical,       have the opportunity to explore a          Written activities are integrated to
mental and emotional health and            number of strands throughout their         reinforce your communication skills.
wellbeing.                                 grade 9 experience. Students will          Students build and utilize vocabulary
                                           complete all outcomes of the Grade 9       through activities that reflect real life
Physical Education is based on the         Arts Education Curriculum through the      experiences.
following outcomes and goals.              lens of Band, Drama, Visual Arts, and
                                                                                      The units studied in grade nine are
                                           Dance. Students wanting to take band,
                                                                                      Back at It (Getting back into French);
Students will:                             must take Arts Education through the
                                                                                      The Movies; and World of Work (Part-
• Enjoy and engage in healthy              lens of band.
                                                                                      Time Jobs).
    levels of participation in             Band 9
    movement activities to support                                                    Notes:
                                           In this course students will explore the   Students with a French immersion
    lifelong active living in the          Arts Education outcomes with a focus on
    context of self, family, and                                                      background must identify themselves
                                           music and band. This is a non-             when registering. Recommendations
    community (Active Living).             semester performance based classed
• Enhance quality of movement by                                                      will then be made for an appropriate
                                           taking place every 2nd day all year        grade placement in secondary school
    understanding, developing, and         long. Band Arts Ed. 9 is a traditional
    transferring movement concepts,                                                   French.
                                           band format with all of the band
    skills, tactics, and strategies to a   instruments included and expanding on      Students who have no previous
    wide variety of movement               the learning concepts brought in by        background in Core French are
    activities (Skillful Movement)         the Arts Education Curriculum.             encouraged to see the guidance
• balance self through safe and                                                       counsellors for more information.
    respectful personal, social,           Choral 09
    cultural, and environmental            Students registered in choral class
    interactions in a wide variety of      should have a keen interest in singing.      LEARNING ASSISTANCE
    movement activities                    Group instruction is given in vocal
    (Relationships)                        technique, listening, music theory,          RESOURCE CLASS
                                           solfege, diction, ear training and part      This program is designed to assist
                                           singing. A broad range of popular , folk     students who have significant
Health Education, as part of a                                                          learning difficulties and who
comprehensive school health                and traditional music will be studied.
                                           Students in this class are members of        require support with the regular
program, will support students in
                                           the Aden Bowman Choir and participate        curriculum. The resource teacher
developing a solid foundation for
                                           in all rehearsals, performances, and         and classroom teachers will
attaining and maintaining a balanced
                                           special projects of the choir. Students      collaborate in developing
                                           are required to obtain an Aden Bowman        strategies to assist these students
                                           music shirt as part of the uniform.          with their academic classes.
Career Education is designed to                                                         Support with curriculum will be
develop the competencies required                                                       provided in conjunction with
by all people to successfully manage       The choir class operates outside of the
                                           regular timetable. Students will be          teaching learning strategies so
their work and life. This renewed                                                       that students will become
curriculum reflects the latest career      required to attend class before school
                                           starts and/or during the noon hour.          independent learners.
development research, updated
technology, and recent resources. All      There are three rehearsals/classes each
                                           week. Students may take choir as an          For more information we invite
students will explore the connection                                                    you to contact Student Services at
between learning and work pathways         eleventh class.
                                                                                        Aden Bowman Collegiate, 683-
and their connection to community.                                                      7606.

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Grade 9 Program
Industrial Arts 09                        Collective Voice 9
This course focuses on two areas:         Collective Voice is an integrated
design and woods fabrication.             program offered to Grade nine
The course is a (PAAS) Practical &        students at Aden Bowman Collegiate
Applied Arts Survey that introduces       that combines Social Studies, English
the student to toy design. Projects in    and Arts Education around a central
the 50 hour course will be selected       theme of social and environmental
from four top designs, while projects     justice. This focus allows us to
in the 100 hour course are selected       seamlessly incorporate indigenous
from over 40 classic toy designs.         perspectives as we seek to
These include planes, cars, trucks,       understand the effects of colonization
trains, excavators, and many other        on people and land. The goal of the
toys. As each student will build a toy    program is to help students find their
of their choice; imagination and          voice and share it!
creative skill are encouraged.
                                          The students learn to become
The finishing process is extensive for    independent and responsible as they
the 100 hour course, while finishing      make and implement plans for
work for the 50 hour project will only    moving about the city. Through the
include staining. If time permits,        use of google classroom, students
students in the 100 hour course can       gather evidence of learning through
attempt a second project of their own     team work, research, reflection and
choosing, provided they cover any         discussion.
additional material costs. The
                                          The classroom environment for
standard course fee of $35.00 covers
                                          Collective Voice is also a unique
materials for the basic projects in
                                          learning experience for Grade 9
both the 50 and 100 hour courses.
                                          students. Our program features a
                                          relaxed and collaborative atmosphere
Independent Living 9                      that invites students to engage with
The course assists students to develop    the subject matter in a democratic
basic skills for family and independent   community. The program runs for a
living. Students develop skills in the    half day for the full year, allowing
areas of food and nutrition, clothing     students to build strong relationships
management and construction,              and develop the skills and habits
learning the elements and principles      necessary to become lifelong learners
of design, and consumer education.        and engaged citizens.
The course includes time in the food
and clothing labs. Additional sewing       “My year in CV has been the most
project costs will be paid by the         eye opening experience, adventure
student.                                  filled, and best year of my life.”
                                           “A once in a lifetime experience that
                                          exceeded my expectations and
                                          changed my world view almost
                                          “Phenomenal. Honestly, this program
                                          gave me a voice and a way to share
                                          my opinion with the world.”

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Course Offerings
GRADE 10 OFFERINGS                    GRADE 11 OFFERINGS                      GRADE 12 OFFERINGS
Accounting 10                         Accounting 20                           Digital Media 30
Band 10                               Active Living 20                        Drafting 30
Choral 10                             Advanced Art 20/30                      Drama 30
Construction & Carpentry 10           Band 20                                 Earth Science 30
Dance 10                              Choral 20                               English A30
Drama 10                              Creative Writing 20                     English B30
English A10 or English A11 (one of)   Computer Science 20                     English B30: Language through Philosophy
English B10 or English B11 (one of)   Construction & Carpentry 20             Entrepreneurship 30
PAB10 Cooking/Sewing                  Dance 20                                Food Studies 30
French 10                             Digital Media 20                        Financial Literacy 30
German 10                             Drafting 20
                                                                              French 30
History 10                            Drama 20
                                                                              German 30
Information Processing 10             English 20
                                                                              History 30
Japanese 10                           Environmental Science 20
                                                                              History 30/ELA 30
Jazz 10                               Financial Literacy 20
                                                                              Indigenous Studies 30
Math Workplace & Apprenticeship 10    French 20
                                                                              Interior Design 30
Math Foundations & Precalculus 10     German 20
                                                                              Information Processing 30
Math 11                               Health Science 20
Music/Guitar 10                       History 20                              Integrated History 30/English A30
Photo 10                              Indigenous Studies 20                   Japanese 30
Robotics and Automation 10            Information Processing 20               Law 30
Science 10 or Science 11 (one of)     Japanese 20                             Life Transitions 30
Visual Arts 10                        Jazz 20                                 Math Foundations 30
Wellness 10                           Math Workplace & Apprenticeship 20      Math Apprenticeship 30
                                      Math Foundations 20                     Math Pre-Calculus 30
                                      Math Pre-Calculus 20                    Music/Guitar 30
                                      Math 21                                 Photography 30
                                      Media Studies 20                        Physical Education 30
                                      Music/Guitar 20                         Physics 30
                                      Physical Education 20                   Psychology 30
                                      Physical Science 20                     World Religions 30
                                      Photography 20                          Arts Education *
                                      Robotics and Automation 20              Band 10, 20, 30
                                      Visual Arts 20                          Choral 10, 20, 30
                                                                              Dance 10, 20, 30
                                      GRADE 12 OFFERINGS                      Drama 10, 20, 30
                                      Accounting 30                           Guitar 10, 20, 30
                                      Academic Research / Work Placement 30   Jazz 10, 20, 30
                                      Active Living Fitness 30                Visual Art 10, 20, 30
                                      Band 30
                                                                              Practical & Applied Arts **
                                      Biology 30
                                                                              Digital Media Production 30
                                      Calculus 30
                                      Career Work Education A30/B30           Drafting 10, 20, 30
                                      Chemistry 30                            Entrepreneurship 30
                                      Choral 30                               Financial Literacy 30
                                      Clothing 30                             Food Studies 30
                                      Computer Science 30                     Information Processing 10, 20, 30
                                      Construction & Carpentry 30             Life Transitions 30
                                      Creative Writing 30                     Photography 10, 20, 30
                                      Dance 30                                Robotics and Automation 30

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ABCI English Pathway
  Grade 9
         ELA09 & ELB09

 Grade 10
      ELA10/11 & ELB10/11

                             GRADE 11 ELECTIVES:

  Grade 11                     Creative Writing 20
                                Media Studies 20
                                 Journalism 20

                            It is highly recommended that students
                            take at least one of the above electives
                            before taking Creative Writing 30.

                             GRADE 12 ELECTIVES:
  Grade 12                     Creative Writing 30
      ELA30/31 & ELB30/31

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English Course Offerings
English                                           Grade 10 English A/B                     Media Studies 20
In the English Language Arts Program              (ELA10/ELB10 - ABCI Pre-IB)              Prerequisite: ELA10 A or ELA10B
(ELA), students develop their language            This course offers a balance among       You are the creators and consumers
abilities directly and indirectly through         the various language strands of ELA.     of mass communication and pop
speaking, writing, listening, reading,            A more in-depth analysis of              culture. Skills learned through
viewing, and representing. Each level of          literature and media is a focal point    Media Studies will include
English is developed around the goals of          of this course. It is intended for       analysing, appreciating, and
Compose and Create; Comprehend and                students who have good reading and       critiquing the influences of the
Respond; and Assess and Reflect. English          writing skills and have a desire to      media through the lens of film. You
Language Arts at the 20 level also offers         work with abstract ideas and             will become a more critical and
students the opportunity to explore some          concepts. Pre-IB/Enriched ELA will       informed producer, and consumer
specific interest classes in the areas of         meet provincial curriculum               of our media-dominated culture.
Creative Writing, Journalism, and Media           outcomes while fostering the             You will be visually literate!
Studies.                                          principles of an IB learner. Students    1 Credit
                                                  who are interested in the IB program
                                                  should take this course.                 Creative Writing 20 (EL20W)
Grade 10 English A (ELA10)                        1 Credit each                            Prerequisite: ELA10 A or ELA10B
This course will explore two main themes:                                                  Creative writing fosters the
the challenges of life; and the mysteries of                                               excitement of writing in a relaxed
life. Students will explore a variety of texts,   Grade 11 English (ELA20)                 atmosphere, where students have
including novels, stories, plays, poems, non      Prerequisite: ELAA and ELB10             numerous opportunities to write
-fiction, and visual and oral media, in order     The English Language Arts 20 course      from experience regarding what
to become better readers, writers,                focuses on the themes of: Starting       interests them. They will acquire
speakers, listeners, and representers.            Out: Beginning and Becoming, and         the expertise to generate ideas,
1 Credit                                          Moving Forward: Establishing and         develop language precision, edit
                                                  Realizing. This course is often          with understanding, and confidently
                                                  referred to as the “nostalgic” English   deliver a published work to an
Grade 10 English B (ELB10)                        course, where we will look back on       audience. Creative writing is a one-
This course will explore two main themes:         our own, and others’, childhood          of-a-kind English Language Arts
Equity and Ethics and The World Around            through a number of text forms.          program that will develop such
and Within Us. These courses build on the         1 Credit                                 important skills as communication,
content of grade 9 ELA courses, and                                                        time management, self-expression,
continue to challenge the skills and critical     This course is also available online     and critical and creative thinking.
thinking of the students. 1 Credit                through the Online Learning Centre       1 Credit
                                                  (see page #33).
This course is also available online through                                               This course is also available online
the Online Learning Centre (see page #33).                                                 through the Online Learning Centre
                                                                                           (see page #33).
                                                  Grade 11 English Modified
Grade 10 English Modified                         Prerequisite: ELA10 and ELB10
(ELA11/ELB11)                                     The grade 11 modified English
The grade 10 modified English courses             courses focus on the three goals
focus on the three goals stated in the ELA        stated in the English Language Arts
description above, but the content,               description above, but the content,
delivery, and expectations are modified to        delivery, and expectations are
suit the learning needs of students who           modified to suit the learning needs
may struggle in traditional courses.              of students who may struggle in
1 Credit each                                     traditional courses.
                                                  1 Credit

English Course Offerings
Grade 12 English A (ELA30)               Grade 12 English B Through the                 Creative Writing 30 (CRW30)
                                                                                        Prerequisite: ELA 20
Prerequisite: ELA20                      lens of Philosophy (ELB30)                     This course is similar to Creative
English Language Arts A30 addresses      Prerequisite: ELA 20
                                                                                        Writing 20. Students who have
national issues as reflected in the      “ELA B30: Language through Philosophy”
                                                                                        already taken the 20 level course
traditional and contemporary             explores some of life’s most
                                                                                        will be encouraged to further
literature of Canada and its regions.    fundamental questions. What is
                                                                                        develop their writing skills and
Keeping with the three primary goals     distinctive about philosophy is its effort
                                                                                        experiment with form. Senior
of English Language Arts students will   to address these questions through the
                                                                                        students may take this course
examine the two major themes of the      human capacity to reason: philosophical
                                                                                        without taking Creative Writing 20.
course: Canadian Perspectives and        answers are based on reasoned
                                                                                        They will be expected to explore a
Canadian Landscapes. 1 Credit            arguments, which analyze and seek to
                                                                                        range of genres. A student may
                                         justify beliefs. Thus, philosophy is a kind
                                                                                        take this course once in grade 11 or
This course is also available online     of self-examination, in which you
                                                                                        12. 1 Credit
through the Online Learning Centre       discover what you think, and then
(see page #33).                          reflect on whether your opinions are
                                                                                        This course is also available online
                                         really worth holding. This is the essence
                                                                                        through the Online Learning Centre
                                         of the life of reason: to look critically at
                                                                                        (see page #33).
Grade 12 English B (ELB30)               your own ideas.
Prerequisite: ELA 20
                                         This course will cover the following
English Language Arts B30 allows
students an opportunity to examine
traditional and contemporary world       1) Epistemology (perception/
literature as they explore global           sensation/mind/self)
issues. The two major themes for this
                                         2) Logic and Argumentation (rational
course are: The Search for Self and
                                            proofs, probability, rhetoric,
The Social Experience. 1 Credit
This course is also available online     3) Metaphysics (the nature of reality
through the Online Learning Centre          beyond the physical world)
(see page #33).
                                         4) Ethics (the nature of human well-

Grade 12 English Modified A/B            5) Aesthetics (the nature of beauty)
(ELA31/ELB31)                            6) Existentialism (the nature of
Prerequisite: ELA 20                        existence).
A modified course is available at the
grade 12 level which focuses on the      Students who take this course must not
same three goals as the regular          only demonstrate a genuine interest in
course. Themes discussed and             writing and thinking, but must also be
assignments given will be based on       self-disciplined, motivated, and ready to
the modified curriculum. 1 Credit        discuss lofty issues. Students who take
                                         this course will study philosophy
                                         integrated with English Language Arts
                                         and will earn an ELB 30 credit. 1 Credit

Visual Arts Course Offerings
    Art 10 (VAR10)                                       Visual Art 20 (VAR20)
    This course will build on the skills, media and      Highly Recommended: Visual Art 10
    theory explored in Arts Ed 9. Students will          In this course you will build on previous
    continue to develop self-expression and              artistic experiences while focusing on
    technical skills through four major areas            major styles/movements of art
    (drawing, painting, sculpture and                    throughout history. Styles such as cubism,
    printmaking), several genres (still life,            expressionism and surrealism will be
    portraiture, figure, landscape, nature and           explored and related to studio activities.
    architecture), and a variety of media which          In Art 20 you will further develop your
    may include graphite, coloured pencil,               skills in drawing, painting, sculpture, and
    charcoal, conte, pastel, ink, acrylic,               printmaking. You will begin to
    watercolour, clay, wire, paper/cloth mache.          independently choose appropriate media
                                                         for art projects (such as charcoal, pastel,
    Students will be introduced to informal class
                                                         acrylic, watercolour, ink, silkscreen,
    critiques and complete sketchbook exercises
                                                         collage etc.).
    outside class time to develop and extend basic
    drawing skills. Students will also be given an       You will engage in class critiques and will
    opportunity to complete an independent               do research projects about art
    project of their choice at the end of the            movements, artists and artworks. You will
    semester.                                            also create online portfolios of your work
                                                         to record progress and to reflect upon art
    Students are expected to provide their own
                                                         -making processes and final artworks.
    sketchbook, art pencils, art eraser, ruler,
                                                         1 Credit
    blending stick, and pencil crayons. 1 Credit

    Art 10 (VAR10E - ABCI’s Pre-IB)                      Visual Art 30 (VAR30)
    In this course, you will work with a variety of      Highly Recommended: Art 10 and Art 20
    materials that will lead to the development of       or permission from instructor
    your art-making abilities. You will investigate      This course is designed for the dedicated
    expressive and technical skills through              art student who wishes to develop their
    drawing, painting, printmaking and sculpture         skills, processes and techniques through
    projects. Media explored may include:                projects that are more self-directed than
    graphite, charcoal, pastel, ink, acrylic, collage,   in Art 10 and Art 20. If you select this
    watercolour, pencil crayon, clay, silkscreen,        course, you are interested in working
    linocut.                                             independently, generating original ideas
                                                         and producing quality work. You will be
    You will participate in informal class critiques
                                                         taught new skills, but you will also be
    and will do small research projects about
                                                         encouraged to explore media on your
    artists and artworks. You will also create
                                                         own; choosing from and/or combining:
    digital portfolios of your work to record
                                                         Painting (acrylic, watercolour,)
    progress and to reflect upon art-making
                                                         Printmaking (etching, linocut, silkscreen,)
    processes and final artworks.
                                                         Sculpture (clay, paper mache, fibre art,)
    Aden Bowman’s Pre-IB Art 10 classes cover            and Drawing (charcoal, graphite, pastel,
    the same content, but students will have the         ink). As part of your creative process, you
    opportunity to go more in-depth with                 will investigate and draw inspiration from
    techniques, research and reflections for             Canadian and International artworks and
    certain projects. 1 Credit                           artists. You will also engage in regular
                                                         class critiques and will create a digital
                                                         portfolio of your work to record your
                                                         progress and to reflect upon your art-
                                                         making processes and final artworks.
                                                         1 Credit

Visual Arts Course Offerings
IB Visual Art 20/30                        Advanced Art 20/30
(VAR20IB/VAR30IB)                          (VAR20S/VAR30S)
Highly Recommended: Art 10 and/or          Highly Recommended: Art 10 and/or
permission of instructor                   permission of instructor
IB/Advanced Art 20/30 is a full-year       Advanced Art 20/30 is a full-year (two
(two semester) program.                    semester) program.
IB Art must be taken in grade 11.          Advanced Art can be taken in grade 11
                                           or 12.
In this challenging course, you will
test your notions about what art is,       In this challenging course, you will test
learn university-level research            your notions about what art is, learn
strategies, explore visual art materials   university-level research strategies,
and ideas in-depth, engage in              explore visual art materials and ideas in
stimulating class conversations about      -depth, engage in stimulating class
artworks and artists, participate in       conversations about artworks and
class critiques, go on field trips to      artists, participate in class critiques, go
galleries and studios and more.            on field trips to galleries and studios
                                           and more.
IB Art is one of the courses that can
be taken as part of the IB diploma.        Advanced 20/30 Art Students will
IB students work towards the               complete this course in one year (two
completion of 3 final assessments          semesters) alongside the IB Art
(CS, PP and Final Ex). Though the          students. Advanced Art students will
course finishes at the end of grade 11,    complete many of the same
most students continue to work on          assignments as the IB students but will
their assessments independently in         not be required to complete the final
their Grade 12 year. Successful            assessments. Successful completion of
completion of the course gives you         the course gives you credit for Art 20
credit for Art 20, Art 30 and IB Art.      and Art 30. See the Art Teacher for
Please see the Art Teacher for more        more details and to see if this is the
information about IB Art. 2 Credit         right course for you. 2 Credit

Fine Arts Course Offerings
Music 10/ Guitar (MUS10)                   Band 10 (BAN10)                                 Choral 10/20/30
Prerequisite: None                         Highly Recommended: Band 9                      (CHO10/CHO20/CHO30)
This course is open to students in         If you missed an opportunity to                 Highly Recommended:
grade 10, 11, or 12 who have little or     take Band 09 it is not too late to              Successful completion of choral
no musical background ‐ all skill levels   join Band 10. Please see one of the             classes in previous years.
are welcome! The primary focus is          band teachers for admittance into
using the music curriculum with the                                                        Students registered in choral
                                           this class.
focus on guitar. There is an emphasis                                                      class should have a keen
on pop, rock, blues, and classical         This course is an extension of skills           interest in singing. Both males
music. In addition, this course            learned in Band 9. Students are                 and females are invited to
approaches music history, theory,          expected to perform scales, studies,            register. Group instruction is
ethnomusicology, pop music, music          solo, band pieces, and to complete              given in vocal technique,
appreciation, and composition.             written work. Home practice is                  listening, music theory, solfege,
Guitars and materials are provided in      required. Students in this class will           diction, ear training, and part
class. 1 Credit                            participate in all rehearsals,                  singing. A broad range of
                                           performances and special projects               popular, folk, and traditional
                                           of the band. Students are required              music will be studied. Students
                                           to obtain a special concert shirt.              in this class are members of the
Music 20/Guitar (MUS20)
                                           1 Credit                                        Aden Bowman Choir and
Prerequisite: Music 10 (Guitar) or
permission of the instructor.                                                              participate in all rehearsal,
This course will continue to develop       Band 20/30 (BAN20/BAN30)                        performances and special
skills and concepts from Music (guitar)    Highly Recommended: Band 10                     projects of the choir. Students
10 with a greater focus on individual      Students in this class are members              are required to obtain an Aden
performance and intermediate‐              of the Senior Band and study a                  Bowman music shirt as part of
advanced playing techniques.               broad repertoire of quality music.              the uniform.
Although the primary focus is              Evaluation is based upon the                    The choir class operates outside
performance on the guitar with an          performance of solos, studies,                  of the regular timetable.
emphasis on pop, rock, blues, and          scales, and band repertoire, as well            Students will be required to
classical music, this course also          as assignments and tests in listening           attend class before school
approaches music history, theory,          music theory, and ear training.                 starts. There are three
ethnomusicology, pop music studies,        Students should have a keen                     rehearsals/classes each week
music appreciation, and composition.       interest in playing well and be                 outside regular school hours:
Tablature and traditional notation will    prepared to practice regularly.                 One lunch hour and two
be used. Guitars and materials are         Students in this class participate in           weekday mornings from 7:45—
provided in class. 1 Credit                all rehearsals, performances, and               8:30 am. Students may take
                                           special projects of the band.                   choir as an eleventh class.
                                           1 Credit                                        1 Credit
Music 30 /Guitar (MUS30)
Prerequisite: Music 20 (Guitar) or
permission of the instructor.              Jazz Studies 10 (JAZ10)
A variety of music styles and specific     Co-requisite: You must have taken Band 09 and/or currently be taking Band 10.
topics will be researched, at an           No prior jazz experience required.
advanced level. Students will be           Jazz class time is Tuesday’s from 3:30 - 5:00 pm and Thursday mornings from
expected to work independently and         7:50 - 8:45 am.
design some of their own learning
goals in cooperation with the              Jazz 10 is a new course offering and is an extension of the extra-curricular senior
instructor. This course has a greater      jazz currently offered. This new provincial curriculum is set up to promote and
focus on performance, composition          to understand the elements of music and to develop the concepts that will lead
and using technology. Tablature and        to the understanding of organization and structure in jazz music and its
traditional notation will be used.         expressions. Students will have the opportunity to form small jazz ensembles
Guitars and materials are provided in      and learn the beginning elements of improvisation. The students in this class
class. 1 Credit                            will be combined with the Jazz 20 students. 1 Credit
Fine Arts Course Offerings
Drama 10 (DRA10)                          Dance 10 (DAN10)                             Dance 20 (DAN20)
Drama 10 continues the students’          Students will be introduced to a             Highly Recommended: Dance 10
development of movement, speech,          variety of dance forms from various          In Dance 20 students will ex-
and other acting skills. Assignments      peoples and time periods. This               plore knowledge of different
include performance of a monologue        appreciation for diversity permeates         dance styles, and work to im-
and stage combat. Drama 10 places         all levels of Dance at Aden Bowman.          prove their composition and
greater emphasis on physical              Dance 10 involves further study of a         performance skills. Through
movement, interpretation,                 variety of dance forms, with a               practical, visual, and written
characterization, and scene work.         greater focus on technique,                  study, the students will examine
                                          choreography, and performance.               the historical, cultural, and so-
The expectation is that drama
                                          Through practical, visual, and               cial aspects of dance. During
students are committed to
                                          written study, the students will also        this course, students are en-
enthusiasm in participation and
                                          examine the historical, cultural, and        couraged to consider how dance
excellence in performance. Activities
                                          social aspects of dance. The                 is influenced by meaning, geog-
and performances are not optional.
                                          students will perform their work at          raphy, and culture. The stu-
Students are also expected to display
                                          the end of the semester in our Aden          dents will perform their work at
courtesy to others at all times. Due to
                                          Bowman Dance Showcase.                       the end of the semester in our
the collaborative nature of Drama,
                                                                                       Aden Bowman Dance Showcase.
regular attendance is an expectation      The modes covered in Dance 10
in this class. All students who enroll    include: Introduction to Dance               The modules covered in Dance
in these courses must attend at least     Techniques and Dance Expressions -           20 include: Celebration and
one live play performance during the      Cultural Stories. 1 Credit                   Ceremony and Dance Manias.
semester and must write a critique of                                                  1 Credit
one of those productions.
Transportation and tickets are the
responsibility of the student. 1 Credit

Drama 20/30 (DRA20/DRA30)
Highly Recommended: Drama 10 .
Drama 20 and 30 have been
combined to allow greater flexibility
of scheduling, thus allowing more
students to enroll in these courses.
Students will build upon processes
and techniques introduced in Drama
10 and will add to their repertoire of    Dance 30 (DAN30)
theatre skills and knowledge. The         Highly Recommended: Dance 20
course allows the potential for           Dance 30 requires students to not only improve upon their technique,
exploring various theatre genres,         composition, and performance, but also to think critically about the meaning
acting styles, philosophical views, and   of the dances they see and create. Students will focus on dance
technical aspects of production.          choreography, and will finish the course by performing student-
                                          choreographed pieces for the Aden Bowman community at our Aden
Students are encouraged to challenge
                                          Bowman Dance Showcase.
themselves with difficult material. The
expectations of Drama 20/30,              The modules covered in Dance 30 include: Dance as a Part of Life and
regarding commitment, attendance,         Messengers and Commentators. Students may also have the opportunity to
participation, courtesy, and live         work on an Independent Study module at this level. 1 Credit
performance attendance, is the same
as in Drama 10. 1 Credit

ABCI Math Pathway
                                                      Math 9

 Workplace and                                   Foundations and
                                                                              Math 11
Apprenticeship 10                                 Pre-Calculus 10

 Workplace and
                                 Foundations 20             Pre-Calculus 20    Math 21
Apprenticeship 20

 Workplace and
                                  Foundations 30            Pre-Calculus 30
Apprenticeship 30

The Ministry of Education recommends that students
take both grade 10 courses so they have exposure to
both pathways of mathematics. This will also ease
transitions for those students who wish to change             Calculus 30
pathways during their high school years.

Math Course Offerings
Workplace and Apprenticeship             Foundations of Mathematics                calculus. Topics include: logical and
Mathematics 10 (MWA10)                   and Pre-Calculus 10                       proportional reasoning, geometry,
This pathway is designed to provide                                                trigonometry, algebra, statistics and
                                         (MFP10E—ABCI Pre-IB)
students with the mathematical                                                     probability. 1 Credit
                                         This course is intended for students
understandings and critical thinking     who enjoy mathematics, who are            This course is also available online
skills identified for entry into post-   disciplined in mathematics, and who       through the Online Learning Centre
secondary programs in trades and         want more challenges. Pre-IB/             (see page #33).
technology, and for direct entry into    Enriched math will meet provincial
the work force. Topics include:          curriculum outcomes while fostering
measurement, trigonometry,               the principles of an IB learner.          Pre-Calculus 20 (MPC20)
geometry, consumer math, and             Students who are interested in the        Prerequisite: Foundations of
proportional reasoning. 1 Credit         IB program should take this course.       Mathematics & Pre-Calculus 10
This course is also available online     Students will look at mathematical
                                         concepts in detail, exploring difficult   It is highly recommended that
through the Online Learning Centre                                                 Foundations of Mathematics 20 be
(see page #33).                          questions within each concept, as
                                         well as different applications of the     taken before this class.
                                         concept. Students should be able to       This pathway is designed to provide
                                         grasp mathematical concepts and be        students with the mathematical
Foundations of Mathematics
                                         mature, responsible learners.             understandings and critical-thinking
and Pre-Calculus 10 (MFP10)              1 Credit                                  skills identified for entry into post-
This pathway is designed to provide
                                                                                   secondary programs that require the
students with the mathematical
                                                                                   study of theoretical calculus. Topics
understandings and critical thinking
                                         Workplace and Apprenticeship              include: absolute value, radicals,
skills identified for entry into post-
                                         Mathematics 20 (MWA20)                    trigonometry, rational expressions
secondary programs. Topics
                                         Prerequisite: Workplace and               and equations, factoring, quadratic
include: measurement,
                                         Apprenticeship Mathematics 10             functions, quadratic equations,
trigonometry, exponents,
                                         This pathway is designed to provide       inequalities, reciprocal functions,
polynomials, factoring, irrational
                                         students with the mathematical            sequences and series. 1 Credit
numbers, and relations and
functions. 1 Credit                      understandings and critical-thinking      This course is also available online
                                         skills identified for entry into the      through the Online Learning Centre
This course is also available online     majority of trades and for direct         (see page #33).
through the Online Learning Centre       entry into the work force. Topics
(see page # 33).                         include: financial mathematics,
                                         logical reasoning, geometry, and          Mathematics 21 (MTH21)
                                         number sense. 1 Credit                    Prerequisite: Mathematics 11
Mathematics 11 (MTH11)
                                         This course is also available online      This course is designed for theme-
This course is designed for theme-
                                         through the Online Learning Centre        based instruction, applying
based instruction, applying
                                         (see page #33).                           mathematics to aspects of day-to-
mathematics to aspects of day-to-
                                                                                   day living. Emphasis is placed on
day living. Emphasis is placed on
                                                                                   making informed decisions within
making informed decisions within
                                                                                   the themes: Earning and Spending
the themes: Earning and Spending         Foundations of Mathematics
                                                                                   Money, Home, Recreation and
Money, Home, Recreation and              20 (MAF20)                                Wellness, and Travel &
Wellness, and Travel &                   Prerequisite: Foundations of              Transportation. Topics include:
Transportation. Topics include:          Mathematics & Pre-Calculus 10             preservation of equality, numerical
arithmetic operations, logic &           This pathway is designed to provide       and proportional reasoning, angles,
reasoning, data collection and           students with the mathematical            trigonometric ratios, and financial
analysis, measurement, angles,           understandings and critical-thinking      decision making including budgets,
Pythagorean Theorem, proportional        skills identified for post-secondary      interests and financial services.
reasoning, and income & spending.        studies in programs that do not           1 Credit
1 Credit                                 require the study of theoretical

Math Course Offerings
Foundations of Mathematics 20             Foundations of Mathematics 30                   Pre-Calculus 30 (MPC30)
(MAF20E—ABCI Pre IB )                     (MAF 30)                                        Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 20
Prerequisite: Foundations of              Prerequisite: Foundations of                    This pathway is designed to provide
Mathematics & Pre-Calculus 10             Mathematics 20                                  students with the mathematical
This course is intended for students      This pathway is designed to provide             understandings and critical-thinking
who enjoy mathematics, who are            students with the mathematical                  skills identified for entry into post-
disciplined in mathematics, and who       understandings and critical-thinking            secondary programs that require the
want more challenges. Pre-IB/             skills identified for post-secondary            study of theoretical calculus. Topics
Enriched math will meet provincial        studies in programs that do not                 include: the unit circle,
curriculum outcomes while fostering       require the study of theoretical                trigonometric functions,
the principles of an IB learner.          calculus. Topics include: financial             trigonometric equations and
Students who are interested in the IB     decision making, logical reasoning,             identities, logarithmic and
program should take this course.          counting principles, probability,               exponential functions and
Students will look at mathematical        polynomial functions, periodic                  equations, counting principles,
concepts in detail, exploring difficult   functions, logarithmic and                      transformations and composition of
questions within each concept, as well    exponential functions. 1 Credit                 functions, radical functions, rational
as different applications of the                                                          function and polynomial functions.
                                          This course is also available online            1 Credit
concept. Students should be able to
                                          through the Online Learning Centre
grasp mathematical concepts and be                                                        This course is also available online
                                          (see page #33).
mature, responsible learners.                                                             through the Online Learning Centre
1 Credit                                                                                  (see page #33).

                                          Calculus 30 (CAL30)
Workplace and Apprenticeship              Prerequisite: Pre-Calculus 30
Mathematics 30 (MWA30)                    This course is an advanced class for very capable math students who are planning
Prerequisite: Workplace and               to continue in mathematics at the university level. The course includes topics on
Apprenticeship Mathematics 20             limits, differentiation and its application to curve sketching and problem solving, as
This pathway is designed to provide       well as an introduction to integration and calculating the area under curves.
students with the mathematical            1 Credit
understandings and critical-thinking
skills identified for entry into the      This course is also available online through the Online Learning Centre (see page
majority of trades and for direct entry   #33).
into the work force. Topics include:
trigonometry and measurement,
transformations, logical reasoning,
measures of central tendency, linear
relations, probability, business and
financial mathematics. 1 Credit
This course is also available online
through the Online Learning Centre
(see page #33).

Phys. Ed Course Offerings
Wellness 10                              Active Living & Fitness 20                 opposite semester of Driver
(WLF10/WLM10)/WLL10)                     (ALF20)                                    Education or Work Education. Due
In Wellness 10, students acquire the     This course allows students to learn       to the availability of facilities we will
knowledge, skills, and confidence        more about and to focus on their           hold some sessions over the noon
needed to take action toward a           own health and wellness, as well as        hour. 1 Credit
healthy, active lifestyle. Wellness      providing an opportunity to promote
10 combines the goals of health and      and encourage lifelong healthy,
physical education and uses the best     active lifestyles. This course will give   Active Living Fitness 30 (ALF30)
instruction from each - both in the      the students the knowledge to              Prerequisite: ALF 20
gym and the classroom - to prepare       design, implement, measure and             Active Living Fitness 30 is a locally
students to enjoy and engage in          modify a personal fitness plan             developed course designed for and
physical activity and to make            throughout the semester. Students          offered to students who wish to
informed decisions to improve            will have the opportunity to               push themselves further in the area
personal health. 1 Credit                participate in a number of fitness         of health and wellness that was
                                         classes offered by a variety of fitness    studied in Active Living Fitness 20.
                                         facilities around the city. Fitness        The class will focus on 3 key areas:
Physical Education 20 (PED20)            theory and activities related to
The grade 11 program emphasizes          concepts being taught are the focus.       1.   Personal Fitness: Students will
recreational activities that will give   Join us and learn to live a healthy,            continue with program planning
participants the basic skills and        active lifestyle! 1 Credit                      concepts learned in Active
knowledge in a wide variety of                                                           Living 20 and design a personal
activities that they may pursue as                                                       workout plan they will
adults. The class is co-ed and                                                           implement throughout the
                                         Physical Education 30 (PED30)
features activities such as: tennis,                                                     semester.
                                         The grade 12 program continues to
golf, bowling, archery, curling,                                                    2.   Personal Trainer: Students will
                                         emphasize recreational activities
broomball, ice games, racquetball,                                                       partner with another student
                                         that will give the participants the
cross-country skiing, badminton,                                                         and design, implement and
                                         basic skill and knowledge in a wide
fencing, social dance, aquatics, and                                                     monitor a fitness program for
                                         variety of activities that they may
slow pitch. Minor officiating and                                                        them for an eight week period.
                                         pursue as adults. The class is co-ed
scorekeeping skills are also taught.                                                3.   Group Fitness Instructor:
                                         and features activities such as tennis,
Since most activities are away from                                                      Students will also have the
                                         golf, bowling, weight training,
the school, transportation will be                                                       opportunity to experience, gain
                                         aerobics, badminton, fitness and
provided when possible. A student                                                        knowledge of and instruct a
                                         anatomy, broomball, squash and
fee of $75 is required to help cover                                                     group fitness class of their
                                         racquetball, curling, social dance,
the rental cost of facilities.                                                           choice to the remainder of the
                                         down-hill skiing, aquatics, scuba, wall
Assessment is based on                                                                   class.
                                         climbing, beach volleyball,
participation, work ethic,
                                         horseshoes, tae-kwon-do, and slow-
community and leadership hours,                                                     Cost for this class will be $60.00 with
                                         pitch. Since most activities are away
activity hours, and a comprehensive                                                 much of the money going towards
                                         from the school, transportation will
final exam.                                                                         attending fitness facilities in order to
                                         be provided when possible. A fee of
                                         $75 is required to help cover the          expose them to the various types of
                                         rental cost of facilities. Assessment      fitness classes offered around the
                                         is based on a major project, practical     city. 1 Credit
                                         game play, work ethic, community
                                         and leadership hours and
                                         participation. PE 20 & 30 require
                                         some noon hour and break time for
                                         travelling to/from off campus
                                         venues. Students planning to take
                                         Driver Education or Work Education
                                         must take P.E. 20 and/or 30 in the

Practical and Applied Arts Course Offerings
Digital Media 20 (CME20)                    Photography 10 (PHO10)                     photography, alternative processes,
Open for grades 10-12                       Photography 10 is an introductory          how to run a photography business,
In this course, students will develop       course in digital photography.             or other areas of interest as
skills in video production, computer        Students will learn basic and              approved by the instructor will be
animation, and sound engineering.           intermediate camera operation,             covered. 1 Credit
Industry standard software and a            elements of composition, and will be       Digital Graphic Design 20
wide range of media equipment will          challenged to express these skills
be available for students to learn          creatively. Graphic design and
                                                                                       Highly Recommended: Photography
with as they create a variety of            photograph post-processing with
                                                                                       10 or Computer Science 10
creative projects. Students who             Adobe Photoshop will also be a major
                                                                                       Graphic design 20 will focus on
have an interest in computers, film         learning component. Students will
                                                                                       developing essential skills for
studies, animation, performance             have access to cameras, computers
                                                                                       enhancing digital communication
arts, and multimedia development            and studio equipment. 1 Credit
                                                                                       and advertising. Students will gain
should consider this class. Students
                                                                                       experience creating vector graphics
who participate will be challenged
                                                                                       with computer software such as
to develop strong group work                Photography 20 (PHO20)                     Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and
abilities, independent learning skills,     Highly Recommended: Photography 10
                                                                                       InDesign in order to create products
and the ability to meet project             Photography 20 moves the student
                                                                                       that demonstrate appealing colour,
deadlines. Completion of this course        from the personal level of digital
                                                                                       balance, and aesthetic design. They
will award a Communications Media           photography to more professional
                                                                                       will work to be innovative, and
20 credit. 1 Credit                         content. This higher level course is
                                                                                       strive for creative and logical
                                            designed for students wanting to
                                                                                       solutions to visual problems.
This course is also available online        explore photography as a career.
                                                                                       Projects will include digital logo
through the Online Learning Centre          Portfolio work focuses on subjects
                                                                                       creation, manipulating typography,
(see page #33).                             more relevant to being a professional
                                                                                       web design, digital imaging, and
                                            in the digital photography field with
                                                                                       preparing printed media. An
Digital Media 30 (CME30)                    advanced composition and editing
                                                                                       interest in photography, illustration,
Highly Recommended: Digital                 techniques being explored. 1 Credit
                                                                                       drawing, and other artistic pursuits
Media 20
                                            This course is also available online       is beneficial in this course. 1 Credit
In this course, students will extend
                                            through the Online Learning Centre.
their abilities in creative digital arts;   (see page #33).
in particular, students will delve into                                                Digital Graphic Design 30
intermediate and advanced                                                              (GRA30)
techniques with video production,                                                      Prerequisite: Digital Graphic
                                            Photography 30 (PHO30)
computer animation, and sound                                                          Design 20
                                            Highly Recommended: Photography
engineering. This course culminates                                                    Graphic Arts 30 is intended for
                                            20 or (Photography 10 & permission
with a major multimedia project of                                                     committed design students who
                                            from instructor).
the student’s choosing which will                                                      wish to advance their skills and
                                            This course will focus on the
require a minimum of 60 hours of                                                       design repertoire to prepare to
                                            development of an individual
time. Students who choose this                                                         advance into the professional field.
                                            professional portfolio. A large
course should have strong group                                                        Advertising and illustrating will be
                                            component of course work will be an
work abilities, independent learning                                                   the focus through methods such as
                                            extended study in an area of
skills, and are able to meet project                                                   printmaking, photography, and
                                            photography chosen by each student.
deadlines. Completion of this course                                                   computer software. Students will
                                            More intensive work in commercial
will award a Communications Media                                                      build on their previous design skills
                                            and fine art photography areas will be
30 credit. 1 Credit                                                                    and will have the opportunity to
                                            part of the experience. Areas of digital
                                            retouching and composition through         practice using new programs such as
This course is also available online                                                   Adobe Dreamweaver.
                                            the use of Adobe Photoshop will be
through the Online Learning Centre
                                            looked at in greater depth. A personal
(see page #33).
                                            investigation of a specific area of
                                            photography such as the history of

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