- Power and Energy 3201 will provide students an opportunity to experience automotive/small engine and electrical trades. Power and Energy 3201 features units focused on alternative energy production and small engines. Classes will have working models of wind turbines, solar cells, power distribution systems, fuel cells and a variety of electrical technologies. The second part of the power and energy course will involve power usage through engines. A variety of engine types, troubleshooting, and tear downs will be explored. Students will also be introduced to topics dealing with the Apprenticeship Program and Occupational Health and Safety regulations.
- Core French 1200 is designed to enable all students who have completed Intermediate Core French to experience success at second language learning at the high school level. The focus of learning is the purposeful use of language to perform real life tasks through listening, speaking, reading and writing. Because language and culture are intertwined, socio-cultural and linguistic goals are interrelated throughout the course. The course is accessible to a broad range of learners and a variety of learning styles. Assessment reflects instructional goals and is based on performance.
- Robotics Systems Technology 3205 is a Technology Education course that introduces students to robotics through the investigation of the electromechanical systems that are used in robots. Students will use the knowledge and skills acquired in the first four units of the course to design and build a robot in Unit 5. This course is intended for students who have an interest in electronics and robotics.
- Ethics & Philosophy 2101 introduces students to foundational precepts of philosophy and the interdependence of ethical behaviour and philosophical and religious thought. While the foundations of philosophy are explored, the focus of the course is to reflect on how to think (i.e., metacognition) rather than on what to know (i.e., memorization). This religious education curriculum aims to foster critical thinking as students examine and investigate problems and conflicts, individually, locally and globally.
- Ethics & Social Justice 2106 introduces students to the concept of social justice, social activism and the role ethics may play in discussing social justice and social activism. Students examine the roots and influences (including religious and spiritual backgrounds) of social activism and responses to social justice issues. Students are provided opportunities to explore social activists who act from a position of faith as well as those who feel compelled to act regardless of faith adherence.
2009-10 Program Implementations (High School)
- Newfoundland & Labrador Studies 2205
Newfoundland and Labrador Studies 2205 is an innovative, new course that focuses on Newfoundland and Labrador and its connections to global issues. Its goal is to provide students with the analytical skills and knowledge of our heritage and culture to effectively examine the contemporary issues affecting our province. Designated as a Level II course, the course may fulfill either the Canadian Studies graduation requirement or the Fine Arts graduation requirement.
- Drama 2206
Drama 2206 involves students in the creation and the appreciation of the dramatic art forms while also offering students the opportunity to develop their communication skills. By emphasizing the process of drama instead of the final product, this course is designed to focus upon the personal development of the student. Students will engage in improvisation, movement, speech, and scene work.
- World Literature 3207
World Literature 3207 encompasses a broad range of genres: drama, visual texts, novels, short stories, poems, and folk literature. Students will study representative literary works from a wide variety of cultures and historical periods. A focus of the course will be placed upon traditional and contemporary myths, legends and folktales.
- Design & Fabrication 2202
Design and Fabrication 2202 falls under the Engineering and Engineering Technology concentration of courses within the Futures in Skilled Trades and Technology courses. Although there are no prerequisites, it is expected that this course will be linked to Design and Fabrication 1202. The course engages working students through the Computer Aided Design (CAD), Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) and Computer Numerical Control (CNC) sequence of advanced design and automation.
- Residential Construction Technology 2201
As part of the exploring Skilled Trades concentration of courses, Residential Construction Technology 2201 allows students to explore trades experientially. Focusing on residential construction, students will be involved in the finishing aspects of carpentry, electrical and metal work both inside and outside the house. The course involves design techniques, building codes and construction methods to plan and carry out construction activities.
2008-09 Program Implementations (High School)
- Skilled Trades 1201
Skilled Trades is a level entry course that is intended to introduce high school students to the designated trades available within the province. The course takes a brief look at the Red Seal certification training programs and employment outlook opportunities available. The course provides opportunities for students to become familiar with the rights and privileges as detailed under Workplace Occupational Health and Safety Act.
- Design and Frabrication 1202
Design and Fabrication 1202 requires students to acquire knowledge of the design process and develop hands-on fabrication skills through a combination of classroom instruction and shop laboratories. This course should be of interest to students with varied academic abilities and hands-on skills. The acquisition of practical skills and knowledge is emphasized from design concept to finished product being addressed. This approach allows students to explore various career options in design from skilled trades to engineering.
- Environmental Science 3205
Environmental Science 3205 is a provincial course that provides students with an introduction to the content of environmental science. This course is activity-oriented and employs a variety of learning/teaching strategies that emphasize the development of higher level process skills. Through objective and critical examination of present environmental management and conservation procedures, an appreciation for the need of creating a sustainable environment is promoted.