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a great<br />

place to<br />

belong<br />

ÉCOLE<br />

PAUL KANE<br />

HIGH SCHOOL<br />

<strong>2013</strong> - <strong>2014</strong>


Where it’s at<br />

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Fantastic Programs<br />

Full Year Programs<br />

Clubs & Activities<br />

Competitive Sports<br />

Everything You Need to Succeed<br />

Summer <strong>School</strong><br />

Things to Know When Registering<br />

Alberta Diploma Requirements<br />

What’s Next?<br />

Advanced Placement<br />

Career & Technology Studies<br />

English<br />

Fine Arts<br />

Global Languages<br />

Immersion Française<br />

Mathematics<br />

Physical Education<br />

Sciences<br />

Social Studies<br />

Off Campus Education<br />

OnSIDE<br />

Art Day 2012


why PK?<br />

Fantastic Programs<br />

From Advanced Placement to Rock and Pop; from Advanced Carpentry to French Immersion, mix and match programs to achieve your goals.<br />

Advanced Placement<br />

AP is for students who are passionate about learning. You will study<br />

under teachers who are experts in their fi elds and with students who<br />

love learning just as much as you do.<br />

Immersion Française<br />

Engagez vos passions en français et apprenez au sein du plus grand<br />

programme d’immersion au nord de l’Alberta. Venez réussir avec nous!<br />

Full Year 10 & Full Year 11<br />

Was Grade 9 diffi cult? Recover some lost time with extra focus on core<br />

courses - reading, writing and processing new concepts, with support<br />

from your teacher.<br />

Advanced Carpentry<br />

Looking for a head start on your future and love working with wood and<br />

tools? You can challenge the entire fi rst year of the Alberta<br />

Apprentice Carpentry Program with this course under your tool belt!<br />

Advanced Endurance Training<br />

Have Coach Meunier, a nationally ranked endurance athlete, guide<br />

you to your best performance. This program is ideal for long distance<br />

swimmers, runners, cross-country skiers, cyclists and triathletes.<br />

Equine Studies<br />

Do you love horses? Here’s your chance to ride, develop your riding<br />

skills, learn about horses, their training and their care.<br />

Fitness & Physical Education<br />

You don’t have to be a top athlete to enjoy great recreation. Sign up for<br />

a Fitness class in our newly renovated facility or enjoy a Phys. Ed. class<br />

on the court, at the bowling lanes, on the climbing wall and out in the<br />

sports fi elds. Make new friends and have fun!<br />

Soccer & Hockey Academies<br />

Take your game to the next level with expert instruction in our<br />

academies. Hone your skills, learn specifi c game tactics, improve your<br />

fi tness, and learn about sports psychology.<br />

Sports Medicine<br />

Hands-on classes teach you about injury management, training and<br />

taping, sports psychology, nutrition and leadership. This innovative<br />

program is great preparation for students considering careers involving<br />

sports or sports medicine related fi elds.<br />

Work Experience<br />

Did you know students can earn grade 12 credits while still in grade 10<br />

just by having a job? Work Experience grades are factored into Post<br />

Secondary Scholarships. Call our Off-Campus Education Offi ce for<br />

details at 780-459-4405 extension 336.<br />

RAP<br />

The Registered Apprenticeship Program sets you up for the future.<br />

Work on the fi rst year of your chosen apprenticeship and complete the<br />

courses you need to graduate<br />

2<br />

...a great place to belong


pourquoi PK?<br />

...un sens d’appartenance<br />

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Visual Arts<br />

Don’t make a painting to match your sofa! Make one to match your soul! Drawing, painting and sculpting techniques are all explored and refi ned<br />

in our visual arts program. Try your hand at window painting at Second Cup or volunteer as an artist for the Christmas sculpture exhibit at Profi les.<br />

Huge opportunities also exist for exposure as an artist at our annual district art show and the <strong>High</strong> Energy Show at Profi les Gallery every year.<br />

Drama<br />

Teamwork, improv, speaking and confi dence. From business to Broadway, the skills you learn here will last you a lifetime.<br />

Musical Theatre<br />

If you want to be part of a huge production, Musical Theatre is the place to be. With a live orchestra and three directors specifi c to dance, vocals and<br />

acting, your big break may be just around the corner.<br />

Music<br />

Music is a huge part of PK life with everything from classical to jazz to rock.<br />

Rock & Pop<br />

Wanna be a Rock Star? Come kick it with us. Bring your band or start a new one. Record your music in our fully equipped studio. Go on tour as part<br />

of a band or as a roadie.<br />

Choral<br />

Let your voice soar with our contemporary, jazz and classical repertoire. Come on tour with the Jazz and Concert Bands.<br />

No previous voice training needed.<br />

Jazz & Concert Band<br />

Not that we’re tooting our own horn, but our band program is incredible. From San Francisco to Montreal, our tours are phenomenal. Who knows<br />

where we’ll end up next?


Full Year Programs<br />

Full Year 10<br />

The Full Year 10 program is designed for students who have experienced some academic diffi culty in grade 9, and who will benefi t from the extra<br />

support and assistance of teachers and staff in grade 10. You will work mainly with one teacher in your core classes. As you work towards improving<br />

your marks and recovering some lost ground from grade 9, you benefi t from the targeted support of a teacher and teacher assistant. Program<br />

enrolment is limited to approximately 18 students.<br />

When enrolled in this program you take English 10-2, Social Studies 10-2, Math 10-3 and Science 14. English and Social Studies are unsemestered<br />

courses to allow you greater time to spend reading, writing, and processing new concepts. One of the goals of the program is to have you<br />

experience success in all of your grade 10 courses so you can then begin your grade 11 year with as many credits as possible.<br />

You can apply through your Junior <strong>High</strong> Counsellor or directly at <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong>. Please note that this class is not for students who disrupt the class<br />

because of poor behavior, but rather a class for students who need to, and want to improve and progress in their learning.<br />

Full Year 11<br />

You know how great this program was in Grade 10! Come see a counselor if you would like to enrol in Full Year English 20-2 and Social Studies<br />

20-2. You can sign up for Full Year 11 even if you were not part of Full Year 10. Anyone in Grade 11 can apply. Full Year 11 has only 20 spots, so<br />

register early.


clubs and<br />

activities<br />

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A great place for you & your friends...from<br />

fantastic teachers and programs to awesome<br />

SU activities, sports teams and clubs. At<br />

<strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> you can follow your dreams and<br />

try something new!<br />

Awesome SU Activities<br />

Bring your friends and chow down on a burger at the Welcome Back<br />

BBQ, showcase your band at PK Plugged or fl aunt your killer arm at<br />

the Dodgeball Tournament. We have over 40 students who come out<br />

to organize the “Fun Stuff”. Rock Concerts, May Dayz, 12 Days of<br />

Christmas, Volleyball Challenge, BBQs and lots more.<br />

Join a Club<br />

Become a leader for life and set yourself up with the experiences<br />

required for many scholarships and awards.<br />

Social Justice League<br />

We believe in human and animal rights, service to others and in taking<br />

care of our environment.<br />

New Ground<br />

Focusing on community service and belonging, we provide a safe place<br />

to talk about faith and spirituality within a Christian context.<br />

SADD – Students Against Drunk Driving<br />

Drinking and driving is a serious issue. Our activities raise awareness<br />

and promote good decisions.<br />

Gay-Straight Alliance<br />

We are dedicated to diversity and to mutual respect. We encourage<br />

a sense of security, comfort and belonging among all members of the<br />

<strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> community.<br />

Ski Trips<br />

Join your friends on the trip of a lifetime in the Rockies. Shred the halfpipe<br />

at Fernie. Ski the steep and deep at Kicking Horse. It’s a different<br />

mountain every year.<br />

Change for Africa<br />

Our entire student body helps out with Change for Africa. We’ve<br />

already built a school in Kenya and now we are raising funds for<br />

another school and a new water well. Alice & Joshua are two Kenyan<br />

children we are sponsoring so they can enjoy some of the things we<br />

take for granted.<br />

International Experiences<br />

Cultivate your adventurous spirit. Recent <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> trips have<br />

taken the Soccer Academy to England, Fashion Studies students to<br />

New York, Rock and Pop Tours to Seattle and Toronto and Band to<br />

California, Italy, Greece, France...the world is yours to discover!<br />

Science Olympics<br />

Teams of students get up close and personal with science. The<br />

Edmonton Science Olympics is an interactive science competition that<br />

allows students to see fi rst-hand how science affects our everyday<br />

lives.<br />

Animal Gang<br />

The Animal Gang is a club involving the care of a variety of aquatic<br />

and land dwelling species. We have several salt water tanks and large<br />

terrariums that need our TLC.<br />

Blues News<br />

Have your say in the world of school news. Join our team of school<br />

reporters and get your work in print.<br />

<strong>School</strong> Reach<br />

This is a team based academic jeopardy game where students<br />

compete against local schools, then provincials, then nationally.<br />

pièce de<br />

Japanese<br />

Join us for Anime movies, art projects and an opportunity to coverse in<br />

résistance<br />

Japanese.<br />

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Competitive Sports Teams<br />

Join in or cheer for a winning team! <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> boasts a full complement of athletic teams competing in the Premier League of the Metro Edmonton<br />

Athletic Association.<br />

Sports Teams<br />

With excellent coaches and a full complement of competitive teams, <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> athletes are part of a winning tradition. Check out the banners<br />

hanging in our gym and you’ll see what we mean.<br />

In every sport, <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> athletes have gone on to win scholarships and play at colleges and universities. Some even compete at the international<br />

level.<br />

When you’re a member of a team at <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> you’re part of a winning tradition.<br />

Badminton<br />

Basketball<br />

Cheer Team<br />

Cross Country<br />

Football<br />

Golf<br />

Rugby<br />

Soccer<br />

Swimming<br />

Track<br />

Volleyball<br />

HUGE Intramural Dodgeball Tournament<br />

bring<br />

your “A”<br />

game<br />

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joie de vivre<br />

Great Teachers, Mentors & Coaches<br />

The staff at <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> is dedicated to you and your learning and extra help is always available. With over 40 different teams, clubs and activities to<br />

join, you will fi nd there is a lot more to high school than just classes.<br />

Student Services<br />

Student Services is here to help you to achieve your potential. Drop in when you need to, or make an appointment if that suits you better. Come see<br />

us for counseling, help with course selection, scholarships & awards, post-secondary and career counseling.<br />

Scholarships & Awards<br />

Each year <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> students earn hundreds of thousands of dollars in awards and scholarships. Set yourself up for post-secondary success.<br />

Amazing Facilities<br />

State of the art Computer Labs, brand new Foods Labs, Fitness Centre, Recording Studio and a salon-style Cosmetology Studio are waiting here for<br />

you.<br />

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everything<br />

you need to<br />

succeed<br />

OPEN HOUSE<br />

March 7, <strong>2013</strong><br />

6:30-9:00 p.m.<br />

Advanced Placement<br />

Information<br />

March 7 during Open House<br />

French Immersion Information Evening<br />

March 12, <strong>2013</strong><br />

French Immersion Grade 9<br />

Student Experience<br />

March 15, <strong>2013</strong><br />

Personalized Registration Service<br />

March 19 & 20, <strong>2013</strong><br />

8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.<br />

Do you have questions?<br />

Are you unsure of which courses to take?<br />

We can help! Please call Student Services at<br />

780-459-4405 to book a 30 minute appointment with a<br />

counselor or administrator.<br />

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SUMMER SCHOOL<br />

Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12<br />

5 credit courses<br />

English 10-1,10-2 20-1, 20-2 30-1, 30-2<br />

Math 10-3, 10C 20-1, 20-2<br />

20-3<br />

30-1,30-2,<br />

31, Algebra 35<br />

Science 10 20 30<br />

Biology 20 30<br />

Chemistry 20 30<br />

Physics 20 30<br />

Social 10-1, 10-2 20-1, 20-2 30-1, 30-2<br />

Art 10 20 30<br />

Rock & Pop 15 25 35<br />

3 credit courses<br />

CALM 20 can be taken at any grade level<br />

Phys. Ed 10 20<br />

ConFab 10 20 30<br />

Comm Tech 10 20 30<br />

6 credit courses<br />

Phys. Ed 10 & CALM 20 Combo<br />

Diploma Exams for Grade 12 Summer <strong>School</strong> courses take place at<br />

<strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> in August.<br />

For further Summer <strong>School</strong> information contact:<br />

Shirley Bowles at 780-459-4405<br />

Work Experience<br />

Do you have a summer job?<br />

You will qualify for credits – register now!<br />

richard.gerlach@spschools.org<br />

Camp HeLa<br />

Interested in our two week program to earn 11 credits in Phys. Ed.,<br />

CALM and Forestry? Spend a week in classes at <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> followed<br />

by a week at Camp HeLa Adventures, a retreat west of Rocky Mountain<br />

House.<br />

Contact Shirley Bowles at (780) 459-4405 ext. 300 or shirley.bowles@<br />

spschools.org for more information.<br />

Alberta Distance Learning Centre<br />

Looking for an alternative to Summer <strong>School</strong>?<br />

ADLC offers all of the core courses, languages, and CTS options.<br />

Some core and option courses are offered in French. There is a<br />

minimum registration fee of $140.00 (5 credit course). If you receive<br />

50% or more as a fi nal mark, the ADLC registration fee is reimbursed.<br />

You have one year to complete the course.<br />

Contact Mrs. Chanasyk at:<br />

donna.chanasyk@spschools.org<br />

tout pour réussir For a complete listing of all available courses, please check 11<br />

www.adlc.ca


things to know when<br />

registering for Grade 10<br />

Grade 10 Course Entrance Criteria<br />

st<br />

Grade 9 course Grade 9 mark <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Course<br />

Language Arts 9 Less than 65% English 10-2<br />

Language Arts 9 65% or higher English 10-1<br />

Math 9 Less than 50% Principal’s Recommendation<br />

Math 9 50% or higher Math 10C or Math 10-3<br />

Social Studies 9 Less than 65% Social Studies 10-2<br />

Social Studies 9 65% or higher Social Studies 10-1<br />

Science 9 Less than 65% Science 14<br />

Science 9 65% or higher Science 10<br />

<strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Course Numbering System<br />

Many 5 credit courses have different levels of diffi culty and use the<br />

following numbering system:<br />

10-3 or 14 easiest<br />

10-2<br />

10-1<br />

10-1 AP university prep<br />

Recommended Courses for Grade 10s<br />

Math, Science, Social, English, (French Language Arts)<br />

Phys. Ed. 10<br />

Calm 20 (good idea because grade 11 schedule becomes tighter with<br />

three Sciences)<br />

Grade 10 students may not have spares.<br />

Grade 10 students usually take two core classes in each semester and<br />

fi ll the rest with electives. Eight 5-credit courses is a full schedule.<br />

Grade 10s are often caught by surprise by the semester system. In<br />

November courses are halfway done. Think of high school as six<br />

semesters rather than three years.<br />

Grade 10 students should explore a wide range of electives.<br />

In <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> you pass courses, not grades.<br />

The best way to do well is to go to class and avoid NHIs. (not handed<br />

in)<br />

Depending on your marks,you can move between streams. The<br />

example below works for English or Social.<br />

Eng 10-1 (50%) Eng 20-1 (50%) Eng 30-1<br />

Eng 10-1 (45%) Eng 20-2 (50%) Eng 30-2<br />

Science 10 (45%) Science 24<br />

Math 10C (45%) Math 20-3 Math 30-3<br />

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diploma requirements<br />

Alberta Diploma Requirements<br />

Subject Credits Required Course (minimum)<br />

English 15 English Language Arts 30-1 or 30-2<br />

Social Studies 15 Social Studies 30-1 or 30-2<br />

Mathematics 10 Math 20-1 or 20-2 or 20-3<br />

Science 10 Science 20 or 24 or Biology 20 or<br />

Chemistry 20 or Physics 20<br />

Physical<br />

Education 3 Physical Education 10<br />

CALM 3 Career & Life Management 20<br />

Other 10 Any two 30-level courses in<br />

addition to English Language<br />

Arts 30 and Social Studies 30<br />

Other 10 CTS, Fine Arts, Second Language,<br />

Phys. Ed. 20 & 30<br />

Other Not Specifi ed<br />

Minimum of 100 Total Credits<br />

What’s next!!<br />

Check out this viewbook<br />

Here you will fi nd all kinds of courses and opportunities waiting for you!<br />

Pick up a registration package<br />

Registration packages are available in our Student Services offi ce or from<br />

your junior high school.<br />

Talk to your school counselor<br />

Your teacher and counselor can help you select courses.<br />

Personalized Registration Service<br />

If you still have questions you can book an appointment for personalized<br />

registration help with a counselor or an administrator.<br />

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advanced placement<br />

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12<br />

Language Arts 9<br />

75% recommended<br />

Mathematics 9<br />

80% recommended<br />

Science 9<br />

80% recommended<br />

Social Studies 9<br />

80% recommended<br />

No Prerequisite Art 10<br />

English 10-1 AP<br />

Math 10C AP<br />

Science 10 AP<br />

Social Studies10-1<br />

AP<br />

English 20-1 AP<br />

[AP Eng Lang]<br />

Math 20-1 AP<br />

Math 30-1 AP<br />

Biology 20 AP<br />

Chemistry 20 AP<br />

Social Studies20-1/<br />

European History AP<br />

Art 20<br />

English 30-1 AP<br />

[AP Eng Lit]<br />

Math 31 AP<br />

[AP Calc AB]<br />

Math 35 AP<br />

[AP Calc BC]<br />

Biology 30/35 AP<br />

[AP Bio]<br />

Chemistry 30/35 AP<br />

[AP Chem]<br />

Social Studies 30-1<br />

AP [AP European<br />

History]<br />

Art 30/31 AP<br />

[AP Studio Art]<br />

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Personal Psych 20<br />

Biology 30<br />

General Psych 20 &<br />

Experimental Psych<br />

30 [AP Psychology]


Advanced Placement is an internationally recognized enrichment program that offers acceleration and<br />

challenge to motivated and gifted students as it prepares them for the transition from high school to<br />

university. The program is offered in over 110 countries worldwide. Successful completion of AP exams<br />

permits students to obtain credit or advanced placement in fi rst year university courses at over 3,800<br />

colleges and universities around the world.<br />

What are the benefits of AP?<br />

The Advanced Placement Program:<br />

• allows students to study one or more subjects at an advanced level, depending upon the individual<br />

student’s interests and expertise<br />

• provides enrichment and challenge for academically talented and well motivated students<br />

• helps students develop and practice higher order thinking skills<br />

• assists with transition from high school to post-secondary studies<br />

• helps students prepare for scholarship examinations and AP College Board examinations<br />

• provides students with an opportunity to earn university credits, standing and/or placement while in high<br />

school.<br />

Who should take AP courses?<br />

Generally, a grade of 75-80% in a prerequisite course is suggested for students who wish to take an AP<br />

course. More important is the student’s motivation and commitment to the importance of education.<br />

To be successful, students should have the following characteristics:<br />

• enjoy a challenge<br />

• have a well-developed work ethic<br />

• be self-disciplined and self-motivated<br />

• be motivated to achieve<br />

• fi nd learning stimulating and exciting<br />

• have parental support and approval.<br />

How does AP fit in with the Alberta <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Program?<br />

AP fi ts in very well with all Alberta <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> curriculum requirements. Typically, AP courses build upon<br />

the Alberta Curriculum and provide additional enrichment. By the end of grade 12, students in AP courses<br />

will have exceeded the Alberta requirements in those areas.<br />

advanced placement<br />

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14advanced placement<br />

Will taking AP courses affect<br />

extracurricular activities?<br />

The time commitment to AP will depend<br />

largely on how many AP courses a student<br />

takes. At present, a number of our AP<br />

scholars are very involved in many different<br />

activities both in and out of school including<br />

athletics, music, Students’ Union, clubs,<br />

and graduation committees. Because of the<br />

fl exibility of the program, AP students can<br />

be involved in other areas that interest them<br />

without jeopardizing their studies.<br />

What are the costs for AP?<br />

<strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> provides AP students<br />

with all the materials required in the various<br />

courses.<br />

Scholarship and Scholar Awards<br />

Students who are enrolled in an Advanced<br />

Placement course usually receive very high<br />

marks on the Diploma Examinations which<br />

are used to qualify for scholarships.<br />

Research shows that the AP experience can<br />

benefi t students in several ways when you<br />

reach college. At the University of Alberta, an<br />

AP mark of fi ve is equivalent to 96% and an<br />

AP mark of four is equivalent to 86%. These<br />

percentages can be used in calculating the<br />

admission average.<br />

AP helps students qualify for scholarships.<br />

Thirty-one percent of colleges and<br />

universities look at AP experience when<br />

determining scholarships.<br />

For more information, check the websites:<br />

www.ap.ca or www.collegeboard.com.<br />

For course descriptions, refer to specifi c<br />

subject sections in this guidebook.


What courses should I take?<br />

Grade 10 students are encouraged to enrol in as many AP courses as possible. Students who register in<br />

an AP course in one grade are not obligated to remain in the AP stream for all three years. On occasion a<br />

student might choose to move into the AP stream in grade 11 or 12. Generally it is easier to start in AP and<br />

move out if necessary than to try to catch up in grades 11 or 12.<br />

AP Course<br />

*Required Additional<br />

Course<br />

AP Exams<br />

Written in May<br />

Diploma Exams<br />

Written in January/<br />

June<br />

English None English Lang (grade 11)<br />

English None English Lit (grade 12) English 30-1<br />

Mathematics Math 31/35 Calculus AB/BC Math 30-1 (Grade 11)<br />

Biology Biology 35 Biology Biology 30<br />

Chemistry Chemistry 35 Chemistry Chemistry 30<br />

Social Studies European History European History Social Studies 30-1<br />

Psychology None Psychology<br />

Studio Art Art 31 AP Studio Art<br />

*The “required additional courses” are all locally developed at <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> and are used in other Alberta<br />

schools. They provide additional time and course material required by the AP curriculum.<br />

AP French<br />

Honors students in FLA 30 should consider writing the<br />

AP French Language and Culture exam.<br />

AP Spanish<br />

Students with advanced Spanish language skills may<br />

wish to write the AP Spanish Language and Culture<br />

exam.<br />

AP Psychology “NEW”<br />

Jump start your post secondary experience. Give AP<br />

Psychology a try. Learn about human behavior and the<br />

science of psychology. The prerequisite course is either<br />

Personal Psychology 20 or Biology 30.<br />

Many AP courses are available for<br />

online study including: Calculus AB,<br />

Biology, Chemistry, English Language,<br />

French Language, Spanish Language,<br />

Physics B, Psychology, Macroeconomics,<br />

Microeconomics, U.S. History, U.S.<br />

Government and Politics, Statistics. See<br />

the Advanced Placement Coordinator and<br />

the following website:<br />

www.apexlearning.com<br />

advanced placement<br />

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career & tech studies<br />

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Career and Technology Studies (CTS) is a program which offers Alberta’s students opportunities to:<br />

• develop technology-related skills<br />

• enhance employability skills<br />

• apply and reinforce learnings developed in other subject areas<br />

• develop skills that can be applied to careers, the workplace or further education<br />

Each credit earned in the CTS program requires about 20-25 hours to complete.<br />

Courses labelled “A” are typically 3 credits while courses labelled “C” are typically 5 credits.<br />

Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12<br />

Communication<br />

Technologies 1A<br />

Design Studies 1A<br />

Television Arts 15<br />

Computer Graphics 1A<br />

Financial<br />

Management 1A<br />

Wildlife 1B<br />

Wildlife 1F<br />

Communication<br />

Technologies 2A<br />

Design Studies 2A<br />

Computer Graphics 2A<br />

Wildlife 2B<br />

Communication<br />

Technologies 3A<br />

Design Studies 3A<br />

Computer Graphics 3A


Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12<br />

Construction &<br />

Fabrication 1A or 1C<br />

Set Construction &<br />

Technical Theatre 1A<br />

Cosmetology 1C<br />

Fashion 1A or 1C<br />

Foods 1C<br />

Commercial Food Prep<br />

(Work Experience)<br />

Registered<br />

Apprenticeship Program<br />

Construction &<br />

Fabrication 2A or 2C<br />

Advanced Carpentry<br />

Apprenticeship Level I<br />

Set Construction &<br />

Technical Theatre 2A<br />

Cosmetology 2A or 2C<br />

Fashion 2A or 2C<br />

Foods 2C<br />

Registered<br />

Apprenticeship Program<br />

Construction &<br />

Fabrication 3A or 3C<br />

Advanced Carpentry<br />

Apprenticeship Level II<br />

Set Construction &<br />

Technical Theatre 3A<br />

Cosmetology 3C<br />

Fashion 3A or 3C<br />

Foods 3C<br />

Registered<br />

Apprenticeship Program<br />

career & tech studies<br />

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career & tech studies<br />

20<br />

Career and Technology Studies offers students the opportunity to explore a diverse array of skills that they<br />

can use in the future and apply to careers. Most of these courses are comprised of three to six one-credit<br />

modules. Each module requires approximately 20 - 25 hours to complete. A fee of $20.00 applies to three<br />

credit courses and $40.00 for fi ve credit courses.<br />

A mark of 50% in each module is required to receive one credit. Most students work through fi ve modules<br />

during a fi ve credit block of time.<br />

Communication Technologies<br />

1A, 2A, 3A<br />

(Photo, Printing, Video)<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Students learn techniques in photography, digital<br />

photography, screen printing, computer graphics,<br />

and video production.<br />

Television Arts 15 PKTV<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Learn about video camera work, scripting,<br />

editing, lighting and general television production<br />

techniques. Work as an “on air” broadcaster.<br />

Projects will include studio work and remote<br />

location shoots.<br />

Design Studies 1A, 2A, 3A<br />

(Drafting and Computer-Aided Design)<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Students plan, problem-solve and create two<br />

and three dimensional objects using drawing and<br />

computer-aided design.<br />

Financial Management 1A (Accounting)<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Course topics include establishing accounting<br />

systems, personal taxation and personal<br />

investment planning.<br />

Computer Graphics 1A,2A,3A<br />

(Multimedia, Web Design, Desktop<br />

Publishing)<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Let your creativity soar as you manipulate graphics,<br />

pictures, videos and sound using professional<br />

grade programs and equipment.<br />

Construction Technologies/<br />

Fabrication Studies<br />

1A, 2A, 3A (3 credits)<br />

1C, 2C, 3C (5 credits)<br />

Construction and Fabrication<br />

Hands-on classes help students develop their<br />

woodworking skills. In Construction Technologies,<br />

there are 46 possible courses, from wood turning to<br />

cabinet making.<br />

Advanced Carpentry 1 and 2<br />

(6 credits per level) $250 Fee per level<br />

Advanced Carpentry is organized for skilled, mature<br />

grade 11 and 12 students that are looking for a<br />

head start in their future. This 12 credit program<br />

(2 courses - 6 credits each) will allow successful<br />

candidates the opportunity to challenge the entire<br />

fi rst year (technical and practical) of the Alberta<br />

Apprentice Carpentry Program.<br />

Set Construction/Technical Theatre<br />

1A, 2A, 3A<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Along with the planning, design, and construction<br />

skills taught in the basic construction modules,<br />

students will learn the building skills specifi c to the<br />

theatre.<br />

Foods 1C, 2C, 3C<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Put your creative touch into cinnamon buns, cake<br />

decorating, soup, pizza and fajitas. Learn skills that<br />

you will use throughout your life.<br />

Change favourite recipes into quick easy meals.<br />

Understand the connection between healthy eating<br />

and a healthy you.<br />

Advanced students learn to make chicken cordon<br />

bleu, crème caramel, fl ambé pepper steak and<br />

more.


Commercial Food Preparation<br />

(Work Experience)<br />

Students in this course work in the school cafeteria<br />

learning how a commercial kitchen operates.<br />

Cosmetology 1C, 2C, 3C<br />

(5 credits) 2A (3 credits)<br />

The cosmetology courses cover personal<br />

image, hair and scalp care, forming and<br />

fi nishing, manicuring, hair color and competition<br />

cosmetology.<br />

Fashion Studies<br />

1A ,2A, 3A (3 credits)<br />

1C, 2C, 3C (5 credits)<br />

Hands-on opportunities with up-to-date equipment<br />

allow students to design and create clothing and<br />

accessories. Intermediate level students work<br />

with specialty fabrics and learn how to draft and<br />

alter patterns. Advanced students learn couture<br />

techniques while creating a grad dress, a basic<br />

black dress, a tailored jacket and accessories.<br />

Wildlife 1B, 2B<br />

(4 credits)<br />

Students learn about natural wilderness areas in<br />

Canada which contribute greatly to our quality of<br />

life. An outdoor excursion provides the students<br />

with the experience necessary to link the theory to<br />

practice.<br />

Wildlife 2B: Students receive accreditation in<br />

Alberta’s WISE Foundations Hunter Education<br />

certificate. All students participate in a 3-day<br />

wilderness excursion.<br />

Wildlife 1F<br />

(2 credits)<br />

(Unscheduled)<br />

This Wildlife course has been set up to<br />

accommodate students that are unable to fi t Wildlife<br />

in their timetable but would like to participate in the<br />

fun surrounding an outdoor camping activity.<br />

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english language arts<br />

22<br />

Grade 9 Grade 10<br />

Grade 11<br />

Grade 12<br />

Language Arts 9<br />

Below 65%<br />

Language Arts 9<br />

65% recommended<br />

Language Arts 9<br />

75% recommended<br />

English 10-2 English 20-2<br />

English 10-1 English 20-1<br />

English 10-1 AP<br />

English 20-1 AP<br />

English 30-2<br />

English 30-1<br />

English 30-1AP


All students must complete either English 30-2 or 30-1 in order to receive an Alberta <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Diploma.<br />

• Students choosing 10-2 follow the 20-2 and 30-2 course stream through Grade 11 and Grade 12*. This<br />

course stream is ideal for students entering trades or the work force immediately after high school.<br />

• Students choosing 10-1 follow the 20-1 and 30-1 course stream through Grade 11 and Grade 12*. This<br />

stream is ideal for students considering post-secondary studies in most colleges and universities.<br />

• The Advanced Placement stream is designed for students who love reading. AP English students write<br />

the same fi nal exams as the “dash one” students with the additions of the AP English Language exam<br />

(May of grade 11) and the AP English Literature exam (May of Grade 12).<br />

*It is possible to switch between streams. Students who score 45% or higher in English 10-1 may advance<br />

to English 20-2. The same rule applies for students switching from English 20-1 to English 30-2. Students<br />

can cross into different streams in the same grade level e.g. 20-2 to 20-1 to 30-1. Students may switch into<br />

Advanced Placement with teacher and/or Department Head consultation.<br />

English 10-2<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Almost all work is completed during class time.<br />

Personal writing is a major course focus.<br />

English 10-1<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Students practice formal essay writing. Three weeks<br />

of class time is dedicated to grammar.<br />

Advanced Placement<br />

English 10-1AP<br />

(5 credits)<br />

<strong>High</strong>er reading expectations enhance the student<br />

experience.<br />

Only two weeks of class time is dedicated to<br />

grammar.<br />

English 20-2<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Almost all work is completed during class time.<br />

Some of the reading is controversial to provoke<br />

discussion.<br />

English 20-1<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Students explore the dark side of human nature.<br />

Emphasis is placed on stylistic writing.<br />

Advanced Placement<br />

English 20-1AP<br />

(5 credits)<br />

A longer reading list allows for increased exposure<br />

to style and analysis. Students write the AP English<br />

exam in May.<br />

English 30-2<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Almost all work is completed during class time. This<br />

class raises controversial issues and solutions for<br />

society.<br />

English 30-1<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Emphasis is placed on philosophical thinking and<br />

persuasive writing.<br />

Advanced Placement<br />

English 30-1AP<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Extra reading requirements help prepare for critical/<br />

analytical writing. Students write the AP English<br />

Literature exam in May and the Alberta Education<br />

Diploma Exam at the end of the semester.<br />

Study of Film<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Richly diverse films will be viewed to witness the<br />

“battle” between classical and post modern styles.<br />

Students may take Study of Film during any year of<br />

high school.<br />

Reading 15<br />

This course has been designed for students who<br />

struggle with reading as indicated by Grade 9<br />

provincial achievement tests. Reading 15 has a<br />

practical element to it, so students will be reading<br />

from texts that are required in their other courses.<br />

They will be given comprehension strategies to help<br />

improve their understanding of that reading.<br />

english language arts<br />

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24fine arts<br />

Grade 9 Grade 10 Grade 11<br />

Grade 12<br />

Drama<br />

No Prerequisite Drama 10<br />

Drama 20<br />

Drama 30<br />

No Prerequisite<br />

No Prerequisite<br />

No Prerequisite<br />

Music<br />

Technical<br />

Theatre 15<br />

Musical<br />

Theatre 15<br />

Advanced<br />

Acting 15<br />

Technical<br />

Theatre 25<br />

Musical<br />

Theatre 25<br />

Advanced<br />

Acting 25<br />

Technical<br />

Theatre 35<br />

Musical<br />

Theatre 35<br />

Advanced<br />

Acting 35<br />

No Prerequisite Choral Music 10<br />

Choral Music 20<br />

Choral Music 30<br />

No Prerequisite<br />

No Prerequisite<br />

No Prerequisite<br />

Visual Arts<br />

Instrumental<br />

Music 10<br />

Instrumental<br />

Jazz 15<br />

Rock & Pop<br />

Music 15<br />

Instrumental<br />

Music 20<br />

Instrumental<br />

Jazz 25<br />

Rock & Pop<br />

Music 25<br />

Instrumental<br />

Music 30<br />

Instrumental<br />

Jazz 35<br />

Rock & Pop<br />

Music 35<br />

No Prerequisite Art 10 Art 20 Art 30<br />

Art 31/31AP


Visual Arts<br />

Art 10, 20, 30<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Drawing, painting, sculpture and contemporary<br />

art techniques are explored. Emphasis is on<br />

awareness of natural and created environments<br />

and developing art skills. Students wishing to<br />

complete the AP portfolio may begin an AP art<br />

program in Art 20 or Art 30 by making a request to<br />

the Art teacher.<br />

Art 31 and 31AP<br />

(5 credits)<br />

These courses allow students to expand their<br />

artistic expression.<br />

Students in Art 31AP submit their portfolios to the<br />

College Board for evaluation. Students wishing<br />

to complete the AP portfolio may begin an AP art<br />

program in Art 20 or Art 30 by making a request to<br />

the Art teacher.<br />

Performing Arts<br />

Drama 10/20/30<br />

(5 credits)<br />

This program addresses four disciplines of<br />

communication: movement, speech, improvisation<br />

and acting. The drama program is an intensive<br />

experience that encourages personal growth.<br />

Advanced Acting 15/25/35<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Students will gain actual experience with a touring<br />

production, from audition to curtain call.<br />

Technical Theatre 15/25/35<br />

(3 or 5 credits)<br />

Students are members of an actual technical stage<br />

crew. This course is for students who are interested<br />

in being technicians for bands, disc jockeys,<br />

television, fi lm and theatre.<br />

Musical Theatre 15/25/35<br />

(3 or 5 credits) $40 Fee<br />

(offered outside the regular timetable)<br />

Integrated studies in dance, drama and vocal<br />

music. For students who seek to participate in the<br />

performance of a large-scale musical production in<br />

January at the Arden Theatre.<br />

Music<br />

Choral Music 10/20<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Students learn vocal techniques and sight reading<br />

through a repertoire including sacred, secular,<br />

pop, rock, and world music. Performances are<br />

mandatory and tour is optional.<br />

Choral Music 30<br />

(5 credits)<br />

The 30 level course is allotted the same class time<br />

however a major project outside of class is also<br />

required.<br />

Instrumental Music<br />

10/20 (3 or 5 credits)<br />

30 (5 credits)<br />

Students must have prior knowledge of an<br />

instrument in the brass, woodwind, or percussion<br />

areas or gain approval of the Music teacher.<br />

Performances are mandatory and tour is optional.<br />

*Instrument Rental available: $55<br />

Instrumental Jazz 15/25/35<br />

3 or 5 credits<br />

Students must have previous experience on brass,<br />

rhythm or saxophone.<br />

Offered only in the second semester.<br />

Rock and Pop 15/25/35<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Offered to students with experience on any<br />

instrument.<br />

Topics covered in this course include performance,<br />

stage etiquette, industry basics, recording, and<br />

song structures. Instruments are not provided (with<br />

the exception of drum kits). Tour is optional.<br />

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global languages<br />

Grade 9 Grade 10<br />

Grade 11<br />

Grade 12<br />

French 9<br />

French 10 French 20<br />

No Prerequisite Japanese 10 Japanese 20<br />

French 30<br />

Japanese 30<br />

26<br />

No Prerequisite Spanish 10 Spanish 20<br />

Spanish 30


A variety of language courses is offered, recognizing that students have differing levels of profi ciency and<br />

experience in a second or third language.<br />

• Students registering in French are assumed to have studied French for 3 to 6 years and to have<br />

completed Grade 9 French. Beginning French students should discuss their registration with the<br />

Department Head.<br />

• Students who register in Japanese 10, Spanish 10 or German 10 are assumed to have no previous<br />

experience with those languages.<br />

French<br />

French 10, 20, 30, 31<br />

(5 crédits chacun)<br />

Les élèves continueront leurs études en français oral et écrit, en avançant vers un niveau de compétence<br />

élevé.<br />

French 10, 20, 30, 31<br />

(5 credits each)<br />

Students will continue with their studies in spoken and written French advancing to a high level of<br />

competency.<br />

Spanish<br />

Spanish 10, 20, 30<br />

(5 créditos cada uno)<br />

Una variedad de actividades en el salón de clase, incluyendo proyectos, dramatizaciones y juegos, ayuda a<br />

aumentar las aptitudes orales y escritas de los estudiantes y su conocimiento de la cultura hispana.<br />

Spanish 10, 20, 30<br />

(5 credits each)<br />

A variety of classroom activities including projects, skits and games help students increase their profi ciency<br />

in oral and written Spanish.<br />

Japanese<br />

Japanese 10, 20, 30<br />

(5 credits each)<br />

Using Japanese Culture and history as the vehicle of instruction, students learn Japanese characters and<br />

basic, daily conversation.<br />

global languages<br />

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française<br />

Grade 9 Grade 10<br />

Grade 11<br />

Grade 12<br />

French<br />

Language Arts 9<br />

Études<br />

Sociales 9<br />

Sciences 9 Sciences 10<br />

Mathématiques 9<br />

FLA 10 FLA 20<br />

Études<br />

Sociales 10-1<br />

Mathématiques<br />

10C<br />

Études<br />

Sociales 20-1<br />

Biologie 20<br />

Chimie 20<br />

Physique 20<br />

Mathématiques<br />

20-2<br />

Mathématiques<br />

20-1<br />

FLA 30<br />

Études<br />

Sociales 30-1<br />

Biologie 30<br />

Chimie 30<br />

Physique 30<br />

Mathématiques<br />

30-2<br />

Mathématiques<br />

30-1<br />

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Le programme d’immersion offre plusieurs cours en français et permet aux élèves la fl exibilité dans leur<br />

horaire et choix de cours. Afi n d’obtenir leur Certifi cat Bilingue les élèves doivent acquérir un minimum<br />

de 15 crédits en immersion par niveau, c’est-à-dire, 45 crédits en tout. Les élèves doivent réussir cinq<br />

crédits en FLA (French Language Arts) à chaque niveau. L’élève qui maintient une moyenne supérieure<br />

à 70% recevra un Certifi cat Bilingue de Mérite. L’élève qui maintient une moyenne supérieure à 80%<br />

recevra un Certifi cat Bilingue d’Excellence.<br />

The French Immersion Program offers a variety of courses and provides fl exibility with the English<br />

stream. In order to obtain a bilingual certifi cate, students must take a minimum of 15 credits in French Immersion<br />

at each grade level. Of those credits, 5 must be in French Language Arts each year. Students<br />

who maintain an average of over 70% will receive a Bilingual Certifi cate of Merit. Students who take a<br />

minimum of 15 credits each year and maintain a program average of over 80% will receive a Bilingual<br />

Certifi cate of Excellence.<br />

FLA 10, 20, 30(5 crédits chacun)<br />

Les diverses unités sont enseignées afi n d’élargir le répertoire de littérature française et canadiennefrançaise,<br />

et de culture générale.<br />

Cours d’Immersion<br />

Les cours suivants sont offerts en français. Voir la section anglaise pour une description de cours détaillée.<br />

The following courses are offered in French. Please see the department sections for course descriptions.<br />

Études Sociales<br />

10-1, 20-1, 30-1<br />

(5 crédits chacun)<br />

Les élèves exploreront la mondialisation, le nationalisme<br />

et le libéralisme ainsi que les multiples perspectives<br />

sur ces principes à l’échelle canadienne<br />

et internationale.<br />

Mathématiques 10C<br />

(5 crédits)<br />

Le programme de mathématiques commence avec<br />

un cours combiné, Math10C.<br />

Mathématiques 20-2, 30-2<br />

(5 crédits chacun)<br />

Cette séquence est pour les élèves qui poursuivront<br />

les études qui n’exigent pas le calculus.<br />

Mathématiques 20-1, 30-1<br />

(5 crédits chacun)<br />

Cette séquence est pour les élèves qui poursuivront<br />

les études exigeant le calculus.<br />

Sciences 10<br />

(5 crédits)<br />

Le cours de Sciences 10 établit les bases requises<br />

pour réussir les cours de Chimie 20, Biologie 20 et<br />

Physique 20.<br />

Chimie 20, 30<br />

(5 crédits chacun)<br />

La matière et les transformations chimiques,<br />

les systèmes, l’énergie, les transformations et<br />

l’équilibre sont les thèmes en chimie.<br />

Physique 20, 30<br />

(5 crédits chacun)<br />

Le mouvement et ses causes, la nature de la<br />

matière et les champs sont les thèmes en physique.<br />

Biologie 20, 30<br />

(5 crédits chacun)<br />

L’écologie, la physiologie humaine et la génétique<br />

sont les thèmes en biologie.<br />

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française<br />

Combining French Immersion &<br />

Advanced Placement<br />

These examples show three different combinations of French Immersion and AP courses that will allow you to<br />

receive both Advanced Placement recognition and a <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong> Bilingual Certicate.<br />

Example 1 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12<br />

French Immersion FLA 10<br />

French Social 10<br />

French Science 10<br />

Advanced Placement Courses<br />

English 10AP<br />

Math 10AP<br />

FLA 20<br />

French Social 20<br />

French Physics 20<br />

English 20AP<br />

Math 20AP/30AP<br />

Biology 20AP<br />

Chemistry 20 AP<br />

FLA 30<br />

French Social 30<br />

French Physics 30<br />

English 30AP<br />

Math 31AP/35AP<br />

Biology 30AP<br />

Chemistry 30 AP<br />

Example 2 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12<br />

French Immersion FLA 10<br />

French Math 10C<br />

French Science 10<br />

Advanced Placement Courses<br />

English 10AP<br />

Social10AP<br />

FLA 20<br />

French Math 20-1 or 20-2<br />

French Physics 20<br />

English 20AP<br />

Social 20AP<br />

Biology 20AP<br />

Chemistry 20 AP<br />

FLA 30<br />

French Math 30-1 or 30-2<br />

French Physics 30<br />

English 30AP<br />

Social 30AP<br />

Biology 30AP<br />

Chemistry 30 AP<br />

Example 3 Grade 10 Grade 11 Grade 12<br />

French Immersion FLA 10<br />

French Math 10C<br />

French Social 10<br />

Advanced Placement Courses<br />

English 10AP<br />

Science 10AP<br />

FLA 20<br />

French Math 20-1 or 20-2<br />

French Social 20AP<br />

French Physics 20<br />

English 20AP<br />

Biology 20AP<br />

Chemistry 20AP<br />

FLA 30<br />

French Math 30-1 or 30-2<br />

French Social 30<br />

French Physics 30<br />

English 30AP<br />

Biology 30AP<br />

Chemistry 30AP<br />

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immersion française<br />

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mathematics<br />

30<br />

Math 10-3<br />

Math 20-3<br />

Math 30-3<br />

I am interested<br />

in learning the<br />

mathematics needed to<br />

enter most trades<br />

*Offi ce Administration<br />

*Welding<br />

*Health Care Aide<br />

*Heavy Equipment Tech<br />

*Social Work<br />

*Power Engineering<br />

*Teacher Assistant<br />

*Apprentices in most<br />

Trades Programs<br />

Math 20-2<br />

Math 30-2<br />

Math 10C<br />

I want to attend a<br />

university after high<br />

school, but do not<br />

need calculus skills.<br />

*Bachelor of Arts<br />

*Bachelor of Fine Arts<br />

*Bachelor of<br />

Communication<br />

*Bachelor of Music<br />

*Business<br />

Administration<br />

*Photographic<br />

Technology<br />

*Animal Health<br />

Technology<br />

*Dental Technology<br />

*Bachelor of Nursing<br />

Math 9<br />

Math 20-1<br />

Math 30-1<br />

Math 31<br />

Math 10C AP<br />

Math 20-1 AP<br />

Math 30-1 AP<br />

Math 31 AP<br />

Math 35 AP<br />

I want to study mathematics<br />

or sciences at a university,<br />

college, or technical institute<br />

for a program that requires<br />

advanced math skills including<br />

calculus.<br />

*Engineering<br />

*Bachelor of Science<br />

*Computing Science<br />

*Kinesiology<br />

*Instrumentation<br />

*Bachelor of Commerce


Choosing the correct Math course can be tricky!<br />

If you like Math and want a challenge, choose Math 10C AP.<br />

If you fi nd Math diffi cult or want to know the math used in many Apprenticeship and Trade Programs, select<br />

Math 10-3.<br />

If you are somewhere in the middle, choose Math 10C. Students who are successful in Math 10C usually<br />

have at least 65% in Grade 9 Math.<br />

Did you know that the Math 10C 20-2 30-2 sequence will get you to the University of Alberta in some<br />

faculties? You can transfer between the “-1” and “-2” course sequences in grades 11 and 12, which gives<br />

you flexibility when you choose your courses.<br />

Math 31<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Math 31 is required by the following faculties and programs at the University of Alberta: Engineering,<br />

Honours Math, Mathematics Applied, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics and Economics. Math 31 is<br />

recommended in several other programs at the University of Alberta.<br />

Math 31AP<br />

(5 credits)<br />

e.g.: 10C 20-2 30-2 30-1.<br />

Students should consider which course path to follow based on the most current requirements for their<br />

intended career. Check the following links for more information:<br />

http://www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca/ http://alis.alberta.ca/ec/ep/aas/ta/mathreq.html<br />

Math 31AP content is usually found in most fi rst-year university calculus courses. This course will prepare<br />

students to write the Advanced Placement Calculus AB exam in May.<br />

Math 35AP<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Students write the Advanced Placement Calculus BC exam in May. Students should check with Director of<br />

Admissions of the post-secondary institutions to see if a mark of 4 or 5 will give them credit or placement in<br />

a fi rst year calculus course.<br />

Calculators<br />

Students in the “-3” sequence require a basic scientifi c calculator. Students in all other math courses<br />

require a graphing calculator. The following graphing calculators are approved by Alberta Education and<br />

are recommended for use at <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong>:<br />

mathematics<br />

• TI-83+<br />

• TI-84+<br />

• TI-84 Plus Silver<br />

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physical education<br />

32<br />

Grade 9 Grade 10<br />

Grade 11<br />

Grade 12<br />

Physical Education<br />

No Prerequisite<br />

No Prerequisite<br />

Sports Performance: Hockey and Soccer Academies<br />

No Prerequisite<br />

Phys. Ed 10<br />

Boys<br />

Phys. Ed 10<br />

Girls<br />

Sports<br />

Performance 15<br />

Phys. Ed 20<br />

Coed<br />

Phys. Ed 20<br />

Girls*<br />

*Must have 20 students enrolled or students will be placed in a co-ed class.<br />

*Fitness<br />

No Prerequisite<br />

*May be taken at any grade level.<br />

Personal<br />

Fitness 10<br />

Sports<br />

Performance 25<br />

Personal<br />

Fitness 20<br />

Phys. Ed 30<br />

Coed<br />

Phys. Ed 30<br />

Girls*<br />

Sports<br />

Performance 35<br />

Personal<br />

Fitness 30


All students must complete Physical Education 10 and CALM 20 in order to receive a <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong><br />

Diploma.<br />

The range of courses offered allows students to explore diverse physical activities and interests in<br />

sports, recreation and sports medicine.<br />

Physical Education 10<br />

(5 credits)<br />

A wide variety of sports and games is presented.<br />

Boys and girls classes are separate.<br />

Physical Education 20<br />

(6 credits) $40 Fee<br />

This class is offered in co-ed groupings and femaleonly<br />

classes. Includes an outdoor education<br />

module.<br />

Physical Education 30<br />

(6 credits) $60 Fee<br />

Students focus on leadership and diverse physical<br />

activities including a camping trip.<br />

CALM (Career And Life Management)<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Students may take CALM 20 during any year of<br />

high school.<br />

Topics include fi nancial planning, career planning<br />

and relationships.<br />

Personal Fitness 10/20/30<br />

(3 credits)<br />

This course is offered to any student wishing to stay<br />

fi t and learn about strength and conditioning.<br />

Sports Medicine 10/20/30<br />

(3 credits) $20 Fee<br />

Hands-on classes and theory classes cover<br />

techniques in injury management, training and<br />

taping, sports psychology, nutrition, leadership, etc.<br />

Advanced Endurance Training<br />

(3 credits)<br />

This course is dedicated to athletes with an interest<br />

in endurance sports such as triathlon, swimming,<br />

running and cycling.<br />

Sports Performance<br />

Soccer Academy<br />

(5 credits) $500 Fee<br />

Players improve their technical level of play and<br />

their tactical understanding of both the indoor and<br />

outdoor game.<br />

Sports Performance<br />

Hockey Academy<br />

(5 credits) $400 Fee<br />

Athletes hone their on-ice skills and learn about<br />

proper strength training, strategies and mental<br />

techniques.<br />

Equine Studies<br />

(5 credits) $500 Fee<br />

Students develop their riding skills along with<br />

an understanding of the history, safety and care<br />

involved with horses. No prior experience with<br />

horses is required.<br />

physical education<br />

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Grade 9 Grade 10<br />

Grade 11<br />

Grade 12<br />

Science 9<br />

Below 65%<br />

Science 14 Science 24<br />

Science 20<br />

Science 30<br />

sciences<br />

Science 9<br />

65% or higher<br />

Science 9<br />

80% or higher<br />

Science 10<br />

Science 10 AP<br />

Biology 20<br />

Chemistry 20<br />

Physics 20<br />

In order to receive an Alberta <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Diploma, students must complete a MINIMUM of one grade 11<br />

science course (20 or 24 level). Many post secondary programs require grade 12 science courses.<br />

There are four course routes for science students at <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong>.<br />

Biology 20 AP<br />

Chemistry 20 AP<br />

Biology 30<br />

Chemistry 30<br />

Physics 30<br />

Biology 30/35 AP<br />

Chem 30/35 AP<br />

• The Science 14/24 stream is for students who fi nd science diffi cult.<br />

• The Science 10-20-30 stream is for those students who would like a grade 12 academic science course but<br />

who will not be pursuing a career in a science related fi eld.<br />

• The Biology, Chemistry, Physics courses are for students heading towards college or university or a<br />

specifi c science related fi eld.<br />

• The Advanced Placement stream is designed for students who love biology and/or chemistry. AP students<br />

write the same fi nal exams as the regular courses but with the addition of the AP Biology exam and AP<br />

Chemistry exam as applicable (May of grade 12).<br />

• Students in French Immersion classes cover the same course material as their English counterparts. See<br />

the French Immersion section of this book for a complete listing of courses offered in French Immersion.<br />

Students may switch into Advanced Placement with teacher and/or Department Head consultation.<br />

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Science 14<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Almost all work is completed during class time.<br />

Students explore life processes and basic<br />

chemistry and physics.<br />

Science 10<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Students are introduced to biology, chemistry and<br />

physics.<br />

Science 10AP<br />

(5 credits)<br />

This course is similar to Science 10 with more<br />

depth in each of the units.<br />

Science 24<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Almost all work is completed during class time.<br />

Emphasis is on human health and defence<br />

mechanisms of the body.<br />

Science 20<br />

(5 credits)<br />

This course is a continuation of the three<br />

disciplines from the Science 10 program.<br />

Biology 20<br />

(5 credits)<br />

The focus is on energy transfer in our biosphere<br />

and human physiology.<br />

Chemistry 20<br />

(5 credits)<br />

This course introduces students to chemical<br />

reactions and how and why substances react.<br />

There are many hands-on activities.<br />

Physics 20<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Students learn about the mechanics of force and<br />

motion.<br />

Biology 20AP<br />

(5 credits)<br />

The units are the same as in Biology 20 with<br />

extra labs and a deeper discussion of some of the<br />

concepts.<br />

Chemistry 20AP<br />

(5 credits)<br />

This course covers the same topics as Chemistry<br />

20 but with more emphasis on periodic table<br />

relationships and bonding of chemical species.<br />

Science 30<br />

(5 credits)<br />

This course builds on concepts taught in Science<br />

20 with emphasis on ecological issues. Students<br />

may use any one of Science 20 or Biology 20 or<br />

Chemistry 20 or Physics 20 as the prerequisite<br />

course for Science 30.<br />

Biology 30<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Cell reproduction, genetics, human physiology and<br />

reproduction are the main areas of study.<br />

Chemistry 30<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Students are introduced to three new concepts:<br />

thermodynamics, electrochemistry and equilibrium<br />

reactions.<br />

Physics 30<br />

(5 credits)<br />

The course covers momentum, forces,<br />

electromagnetic radiation and atomic physics.<br />

Biology 30/35AP<br />

(8 credits)<br />

Students cover the Alberta Education curriculum<br />

gaining advanced experiences in scientifi c thinking<br />

and writing while working through exciting lab<br />

activities.<br />

Chemistry 30/35AP<br />

(8 credits)<br />

This course prepares students at the level of a fi rst<br />

year university course. AP Chemistry encourages<br />

students to learn the facts and to apply the<br />

concepts at an advanced level.<br />

sciences<br />

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36social studies<br />

Grade 9 Grade 10<br />

Grade 11<br />

Grade 12<br />

Social Studies 9<br />

Below 65%<br />

Social Studies 9<br />

65% or higher<br />

Social Studies 9<br />

80% or higher<br />

Social Studies 10-2 Social Studies 20-2<br />

Social Studies 10-1 Social Studies 20-1<br />

Social 10-1 AP<br />

All students must complete either Social Studies 30-2 or Social Studies 30-1 or French Social Studies 30-1<br />

in order to receive an Alberta <strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong> Diploma.<br />

There are three course streams for Social Studies at <strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong>.<br />

Social Studies 20-1/<br />

European History AP<br />

Personal Psych 20<br />

or Biology 30<br />

Social Studies 30-2<br />

Social Studies 30-1<br />

Social 30-1 AP<br />

General Psych 20 &<br />

Experimental Psych 30<br />

• Students choosing 10-2 follow the 20-2 and 30-2 course stream through Grade 11 and Grade 12. This<br />

course stream is ideal for students entering trades or the work force immediately after high school.<br />

• Students choosing 10-1 follow the 20-1 and 30-1 course stream through Grade 11 and Grade 12. This<br />

stream is ideal for students considering post-secondary studies in most colleges and universities.<br />

• The Advanced Placement stream is designed for students who have an interest in European History.<br />

AP Social Studies students write the same fi nal exams as the “dash one” students with the addition of<br />

the AP European History exam (May of Grade 12).<br />

It is possible to switch between streams. Students who score 45% or higher in Social Studies 10-1 may<br />

advance to Social Studies 20-2. The same rule applies for students switching from Social Studies 20-1 to<br />

Social Studies 30-2. Students may switch into Advanced Placement with teacher and/or Department Head<br />

consultation.


Legal Studies<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Learn about occupations related to the law and how<br />

the law impacts our daily lives.<br />

Personal Psychology 20<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Explore human development, personality, learning,<br />

perception, thinking, emotions and personality<br />

disturbances.<br />

Psychology 20/30AP<br />

(6 credits)<br />

Explore human behavior and the science of<br />

psychology. You will earn three credits in General<br />

Psychology 20 and three credits in Experimental<br />

Psychology 30. The prerequisite course is either<br />

Personal Psychology 20 or Biology 30.<br />

World Religions 30<br />

(3 credits)<br />

Study the roles played by the major religions of the<br />

world and their beliefs and practices.<br />

Social Studies 10-2<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Almost all work is completed during class time.<br />

Students explore globalization and its effects on<br />

lands and peoples.<br />

Social Studies 10-1<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Students explore the origin of globalization and its<br />

economic, social, and political impacts.<br />

Social Studies 10-1AP<br />

(5 credits)<br />

This course covers the same concepts as Social<br />

10-1 creating enhanced learning opportunities while<br />

working through the curriculum with expanded<br />

historical and ideological examples.<br />

Social Studies 20-2<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Almost all work is completed during class time.<br />

Students explore the origins of nationalism and its<br />

impacts on people and communities.<br />

Social Studies 20-1<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Students explore nationalism, present and historic,<br />

in Canada and the world. Emphasis is on regional,<br />

international and global relations.<br />

Social Studies 20-1/European HistoryAP<br />

(8 credits)<br />

Students explore the development and effect of<br />

political, economic and cultural events in feudalistic<br />

Europe to the establishment of modern nationalistic<br />

states.<br />

Social Studies 30-2<br />

(5 credits)<br />

Almost all work is completed during class time.<br />

Students analyze competing ideologies along with<br />

political and economic systems.<br />

Social Studies 30-1<br />

(5 credits)<br />

The complexities of ideologies and political and<br />

economic systems are analyzed. Students learn<br />

about the roles and responsibilities of citizenship.<br />

Social Studies 30-1AP<br />

(5 credits)<br />

To prepare for the diploma exam, students study<br />

the same content as Social Studies 30-1 gaining<br />

advanced experiences and enhanced opportunities<br />

while working through the curriculum with expanded<br />

historical and ideological examples.<br />

social studies<br />

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38specialized programs<br />

Off Campus<br />

Education<br />

HSC 3000 Workplace Safety<br />

Systems<br />

(1 credit)<br />

This course is the prerequisite for<br />

Work Experience and the Registered<br />

Apprenticeship Program. Topics<br />

covered include Workplace Health<br />

and Safety Systems, Hazards,<br />

Safety Legislation, Safety Goals and<br />

Safety Practices.<br />

Work Experience<br />

15, 25, 35 (10 credits each)<br />

The program consists of students<br />

receiving one credit for every 25<br />

hours of work. Some of the benefi ts<br />

include:<br />

Receive Grade 12 credits, while<br />

still in Grade 10;<br />

Receive credits and earn money at<br />

the same time;<br />

It’s a great tool to use on post<br />

secondary applications;<br />

Your employer’s evaluations<br />

act as an indicator of your job<br />

performance.<br />

Registered Apprenticeship<br />

Program (RAP)<br />

(Up to 40 credits)<br />

The program is designed to permit<br />

high school students to work<br />

on the fi rst year of their chosen<br />

apprenticeship, while still meeting<br />

their graduation requirements. For<br />

each 125 hours worked, you can<br />

receive 5 credits from the school,<br />

plus use the hours towards your fi rst<br />

year apprenticeship.<br />

“This has been an amazing journey so far; I<br />

become more educated in my trade everyday<br />

and believe knowledge does not come without<br />

experience. Thank you to everyone that has helped<br />

me achieve my goals.”<br />

Stephanie Rose<br />

Millwright Apprentice and RAP student at Bishop Industrial


OnSIDE<br />

On Student’s Individually Directed<br />

Education<br />

OnSIDE is an independent study program where<br />

students are able to work on courses required<br />

for graduation or on courses that are of special<br />

interest.<br />

OnSIDE meets the needs of students who:<br />

• wish to carry more/different courses than the<br />

regular timetable allows;<br />

• are unable to attend all classes regularly due to<br />

illness, sports and work commitments or other<br />

personal reasons;<br />

• require a less structured environment to<br />

achieve academic success;<br />

• need to make up credits for high school<br />

graduation.<br />

Students take courses using materials prepared by<br />

the teacher or by Alberta Distance Learning Centre<br />

(ADLC) www.adlc.ca. The OnSIDE teacher is the<br />

coordinator for the ADLC courses and monitors<br />

the progress of each student. ADLC courses are<br />

offered in print or online. These core courses are<br />

available in English and/or French at all three<br />

grade levels. English, Mathematics, Science and<br />

Social Studies are available.<br />

Other courses include: Agriculture, CALM, Career<br />

Transitions, Communication Technology, Design<br />

Studies, Electro-Technologies, Fashion Studies,<br />

Financial Management, Foods, Forestry Service,<br />

Health Care Services and Foundations, Human<br />

and Social Services, Information Processing, Legal<br />

Studies, Management and Marketing, Mechanics,<br />

Physical Education, Networking, Workplace Safety,<br />

Recreation Leadership, Tourism Studies, Art, Music,<br />

Forensic Science, French, German, Spanish,<br />

Ukrainian, Religious Studies and Social Sciences.<br />

Courses available in French: CALM, Foods, Design<br />

Studies, Financial Management, Health Care<br />

Services, Social Services, Electro-Technologies,<br />

Information Processing, Art, Forensics, Religious<br />

Studies, Social Sciences.<br />

specialized programs<br />

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École Secondaire<br />

<strong>Paul</strong> <strong>Kane</strong><br />

<strong>High</strong> <strong>School</strong><br />

12 Cunningham Road<br />

St. Albert, AB T8N 2E9<br />

Phone: (780) 459-4405<br />

Fax: (780) 459-0187<br />

Website: http://pkhs.spschools.org

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