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Career Education 9

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Career Education

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Online

Building on the foundation from Career Education Grade 8, Career Education Grade 9 enables students...

Career Education 9

Career Education

Building on the foundation from Career Education Grade 8, Career Education Grade 9 enables students to learn more about themselves, cultivate life skills and fulfill their individual purpose and passion, to make plans for further education and future careers

Major Units & Topics

Personal Development

Connections to Community

Life and Career Pathways

Learning about Finances

Time Management & Service Skill Opportunities

Learning more about yourself

Assessment

Description and Interpretation Identification and Reflection Discussion Comparison and Analysis Evaluation

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

45 hours total over the course of the year

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Computech 9

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ADST

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Blended
Online

Learn to compute with TLA’s Head of Technology, Mr. Hewlett, and your very own Raspberry...

Computech 9

ADST

Learn to compute with TLA’s Head of Technology, Mr. Hewlett, and your very own Raspberry Pi (latest version)! This course guides students through the basics of computing, from hardware to programming to real-world applications, using a flexible project-based approach focused on the Raspberry Pi computing platform. This approach ensures a solid foundation, while allowing students to engage with computing at multiple grade-levels (Grades 8-10), skill-levels (beginner through intermediate), and interests (software development, web-design, robotics, and the Internet of Things). An interest in technology, the creativity to invent/explore Pi-tech projects, a willingness to invest whatever time and resources are necessary to develop those projects are all that is needed for this course.

A synchronous online option is available to out-of-towners using video-conferencing and other remote-presence technologies.

Major Units & Topics

Build Your Own Computer!

How to Start Using Your Computer Creatively

Learning to Program in Scratch and/or Python

Final Project

Assessment

Assignments: 30%

Project Proposals: 20%

Term 2 Project: 20%

Final Project: 30%

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

One and one-half hours weekly in class, another hour at home.

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$50 for Blended, $0 for Online

Computer Technology 9

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ADST

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Online

Computer Technology 9 is a theme-based course where you learn to prototype ideas then design,...

Computer Technology 9

ADST

Computer Technology 9 is a theme-based course where you learn to prototype ideas then design, create, test and share digital creations with your community. The goal is to give you opportunities to explore new technology topics and build mastery in existing skills. The course uses videos, readings, presentations, and independent research to gather information. Parents should be willing to read through assignments when a student is confused and engage in the problem-solving process as well as assist the student with time management and responding to teacher emails.

Major Units & Topics

Including, but not limited to Computer Systems and Networks, Programming and 3D Modelling

Assessment

Includes projects and presentations

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

One hour weekly

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Drama 9

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Arts Education

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Blended

Students will use the creative process to develop performance skills and confidence. Collaboratively, students will...

Drama 9

Arts Education

Students will use the creative process to develop performance skills and confidence. Collaboratively, students will work on and develop improvisational games, short monologues, and scenes. In June students share and demonstrate their learning performing in the TLA One Act Play Festival.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Creating scenes; writing and performing monologues; collaborating with other student actors

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

1.5 hour class attendance, 1 hour of home study (research, writing scenes, memorizing lines)

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$50

Fine Arts & PHE 7-9

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Arts Education
Physical and Health Education

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Blended

This class will provide students with the opportunity to explore all four strands of fine...

Fine Arts & PHE 7-9

Arts Education
Physical and Health Education

This class will provide students with the opportunity to explore all four strands of fine arts: music, visual art, drama, and dance.  The focus will be on introducing students to the works of famous artists, creating artistic works both collaboratively and individually using ideas inspired by those artists as well as by experimentation and imagination. Students will learn the basics of rhythm, music notation, and vocal production.

In drama, we will play games that build confidence, explore emotions, and stretch the imagination. For dance, students will learn cultural dances from around the world, exploring the relationship between place and culture as well as between dance and music. Students will collaborate with one another, participating in games and activities aimed and learn the joy of taking creative risks within a safe and supported environment.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

2.5 hours/week in-class

Credits Earned

Location

Abbotsford

Tuition

$50 tuition, $100 budget deduction

Foods Studies 9

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ADST

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Online

Foods Studies 9 will give students the opportunity to learn how to plan and prepare...

Foods Studies 9

ADST

Foods Studies 9 will give students the opportunity to learn how to plan and prepare healthy and delicious meals. Students will be encouraged to personalize the recipes to their needs and family circumstances.
Much of the work will naturally be taking place in your kitchen and under parent supervision. Students are expected to do all the prep work, cooking, and clean up themselves. However, parents should feel free to offer them advice and guidance.

Major Units & Topics

Students will learn how to read recipes, prepare simple foods from scratch using a variety of techniques and tools, and learn to make nutritious choices when eating and cooking. The course will also require students to think critically about where their food comes from and the importance of food sustainability.

Assessment

Many of the cooking labs have a self-assessment and parent (or another supervising adult)-assessment.

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

One and a half hours weekly

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

French 9

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Second Languages

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Online

Students will learn about concepts related to travel, past/future activities, friend/social life, dining, and vacation....

French 9

Second Languages

Students will learn about concepts related to travel, past/future activities, friend/social life, dining, and vacation. Students spend about 60% of their time in Rosetta Stone, our “textbook”, working on grammar lessons, practicing those lessons by reading and recording stories, playing games and engaging in live tutoring sessions with native speakers. The rest of the course is comprised of teacher-created written, grammar and speaking assignments along with monthly virtual classes with the class to practice speaking skills. It is recommended that the parent help the student create a realistic weekly schedule that allows for the timely completion of the course. 30-minute segments four-five times per week would be ideal.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Grammar tutorial assignments, preparation for virtual class meetings, a short written assignment, and video assignments. In addition, the student will spend a considerable amount of time completing exercises in Rosetta Stone.

Prerequisites

French 8 or equivalent

Time Commitment

Two to Three Hours Weekly

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

German 9

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Second Languages

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Online

German 9 engages students in learning topics about travel, past & future, friends & social...

German 9

Second Languages

German 9 engages students in learning topics about travel, past & future, friends & social life, and dining & vacation, using the newest version of Rosetta Stone called TOTALe as its textbook. It includes grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, speaking and pronunciation exercises. Practice activities and live tutoring sessions with German native speakers reinforce the learning. Additionally, the teacher supplements the program with speaking and writing assignments, exposure to German culture, and regular class meetings to provide students with practical application and grammar help.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

Students must have completed German 8 or have some German speaking background before taking this course.

Time Commitment

This course requires approximately 2.5 hours a week of a students time to finish within the school year (a total of approximately 100 hours).

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Humanities 7-9

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English Language Arts
Social Studies

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Blended

Using the text “The Big Six” and the Historical Thinking Project website as a starting...

Humanities 7-9

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Using the text “The Big Six” and the Historical Thinking Project website as a starting point, students will:

  • Establish historical significance
  • Use primary source evidence
  • Identify continuity and change
  • Analyze cause and consequence
  • Take historical perspectives, and
  • Understand the ethical dimension of historical interpretations

Further, studies will involve “Lord of the Rings” tying the social studies together with strong reading and writing instruction in a class setting.

For 2019: Wednesdays 9:00 to 12:00 Grades 7-9 at Kelowna Christian Reformed Church, 239 Snowsell Street. 25 student capacity.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

3 hours per week in class, 3-5 hours at home

Credits Earned

Location

Kelowna

Tuition

$100

Humanities 9

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English Language Arts
Social Studies

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Online

We explore 1750-1919, with much of the course dedicated to the Confederation of Canada. While...

Humanities 9

English Language Arts
Social Studies

We explore 1750-1919, with much of the course dedicated to the Confederation of Canada. While we focus on Social Studies themes, English elements are woven seamlessly throughout the course, allowing students to receive credit for both subjects. Students will explore information through a variety of formats including informational readings, videos, recorded tutorials, virtual classes, and independent research. Additionally, they will be encouraged to present their learning in unique ways such as written assignments, speeches, videos, and project presentations. Students should be comfortable using digital tools such as Word, PowerPoint, and completing independent online research, although they will be supported in the development of new skills.

While a recommended schedule is provided, it will be up to the student, with the support of their teacher and parents, to ensure successful completion of all course materials before the end of June. Additionally, it is expected all students will actively participate through forum post discussions, group projects, monthly virtual classes, and weekly contact with their teacher who will provide encouragement and guidance.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Self-paced and requires at least 4-6 hours per week

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Humanities 9

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English Language Arts
Social Studies

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Blended

Humanities 9 blends literature, language, and history into a single, exciting learning experience that covers...

Humanities 9

English Language Arts
Social Studies

Humanities 9 blends literature, language, and history into a single, exciting learning experience that covers the outcomes for both English and Social Studies.

Because this class is a humanities class, Socials and English are woven together, sometimes seamlessly. Thus at all times, grammar, punctuation, word usage, language, and description are marked. Spelling ALWAYS counts. As the year progresses you need to show a clear understanding of big Socials concepts (settlement patterns, economy and trade, and human rights), as well as crucial Language Arts aspects (thesis statements, paragraph structure, dress ups, essay format, language usage).

Our year consists of three terms, each with an average of 9 classes. It will be a push to cover the entire curriculum, and thus there will be video/reading/writing homework assigned for weeks when we are not in class. If homework is done and completed when assigned and due, this will be a very successful year for you!

As well, this course runs in a FLIPPED classroom model. This means that much of your research will be done at home, through readings, short videos or podcasts, and your group work and assignments will be worked on in class.

Major Units & Topics

Humanities 9 students will begin to comprehend the development of Europe and North America from 1750 - 1919.

Students will understand the relationship between Aboriginal people and Europeans, and their crucial role in developing Canada, including the daily lives of Aboriginal communities, New France and British North America.

Students will study colonialism, imperialism, and nationalism, analyzing factors that contributed to the French, American and Industrial revolutions.

Students will investigate political and legal systems, and assess how economic systems contributed to the development of early Canada, focusing on the introduction of the Canadian Fur Trade, the Rebellions of Upper and Lower Canada and the creation of our nation with the Confederation Conference.

Student learning will culminate in a colourful, engaging and fun Canadian Confederation debate.

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

The expectation is that you will complete 3 hours of work in class each week (1.5 for each of the two subject areas) and another 4-6 hours of learning at home.

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$100

Math 9

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Math

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Online

Math 9 aims to reinforce the main goals of mathematics education: using mathematics confidently to...

Math 9

Math

Math 9 aims to reinforce the main goals of mathematics education: using mathematics confidently to solve problems, using mathematics to better understand the world around us, communicating and reasoning mathematically, appreciating and valuing mathematics, making connections between mathematics and its applications, committing themselves to lifelong learning, becoming mathematically literate and using mathematics to participate in, and contribute to, society. It will do so while increasing proficiency in algebra (solving equations and polynomials), graphing lines, as well delving into other core topics like financial literacy. Students will be asked to make their way through a workbook, along with online instructions and assignments. Parents would be administering the unit tests, and would be expected to stay informed as to their child’s progress.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

Math 8

Time Commitment

Three Hours weekly

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Music 9

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Arts Education

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Online

Music Online is an introductory course that offers students the opportunity to explore music in...

Music 9

Arts Education

Music Online is an introductory course that offers students the opportunity to explore music in a variety of forms. Students will work with an experienced teacher and musician to learn the basics of music theory including rhythm and notation, music vocabulary, and musical form. Through listening and responding to music from a variety of eras and cultures, students will develop an appreciation for diverse cultures, time and places.

Students will have the opportunity to learn an instrument through online lessons with Digital Music Services (DMS) or to integrate their private music lessons with this course. Students should expect to spend an hour a week on course requirements, not including practice time on their chosen instrument.

Level: Beginner to Early Intermediate.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

1 hour per week

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Physical and Health Education 9

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Physical and Health Education

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Online

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! The backbone of PHE9 is the structure...

Physical and Health Education 9

Physical and Health Education

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! The backbone of PHE9 is the structure and support of weekly logs. The goal is to help you remain accountable to a lifestyle of physical activity. In the meanwhile, you’ll learn from important, complementary lessons on nutrition, emotional health and safe practices while exercising. Parents will have the opportunity to “tailor” their involvement as preferred.

Major Units & Topics

Nutrition

Emotional Health

Safe Practices While Exercising

Assessment

Weekly logs (a quick report of activity) + some health and nutrition assignments (2-5 per term)

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

150 minutes of physical exercise + 20 minutes to 1 hour of written work.

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Physical and Health Education 9

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Physical and Health Education

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Blended

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! Along with your in-class physical activity, the...

Physical and Health Education 9

Physical and Health Education

Earn credit while working toward a healthier lifestyle! Along with your in-class physical activity, the backbone of PHE9 is the structure and support of weekly logs. The goal is to help you remain accountable to a lifestyle of physical activity. In the meanwhile, you’ll learn from important, complementary lessons on nutrition, emotional health and safe practices while exercising.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Weekly logs (a quick report of activity) + some health and nutrition assignments (1-2 per term)

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

150 minutes of physical exercise (75 of those minutes are in-class) + 10-20minutes of written work.

Credits Earned

Location

William of Orange

Tuition

$50

Science 9

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Science

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Online

The purpose of Science 9 is to build on previous science courses and further explore...

Science 9

Science

The purpose of Science 9 is to build on previous science courses and further explore the world in which we live in order to better understand and gain an appreciation for it. This is a general science course that samples various branches of science. Parents should expect to help their child organize their time and encourage them to contact the teacher whenever they have any questions.

Major Units & Topics

Science 9 covers Atoms, Elements and Compounds, Life Sciences, Characteristics of Electricity and Ecosystems.

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

Two to Three Hours Weekly

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Social-Emotional Learning Group 9-12

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Other

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Blended

Taught by Behavioral Interventionists, this course will focus on transition planning and adaptive skill building...

Social-Emotional Learning Group 9-12

Other

Taught by Behavioral Interventionists, this course will focus on transition planning and adaptive skill building in preparation for adulthood.  Program focus can include areas of importance for parents and children. The program will present a new topic each week, each topic will build on the previous week in order to encourage generalization and maintenance of skills.  Participation and homework will be required.

Major Units & Topics

Cooking, shopping, utilizing public transit, laundry, budgeting, identifying safe relationships, maintaining relationships, and more.

Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

2 hours/week in-class

Credits Earned

Location

Abbotsford

Tuition

Spanish 9

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Second Languages

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Online

In this course, students will learn about concepts related to travel, past/future activities, friend/social life,...

Spanish 9

Second Languages

In this course, students will learn about concepts related to travel, past/future activities, friend/social life, dining, and vacation. Students spend about 60% of their time in Rosetta Stone, our “textbook”, working on grammar lessons, practicing those lessons by reading and recording stories, playing games and engaging in live tutoring sessions with native speakers. The rest of the course is comprised of teacher-created written, grammar and speaking assignments along with monthly virtual classes with the class to practice speaking skills. It is recommended that the parent help the student create a realistic weekly schedule that allows for the timely completion of the course. 30-minute segments four-five times per week would be ideal.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Grammar tutorial assignments, preparation for virtual class meetings, a short written assignment, and video assignments. In addition, the student will spend a considerable amount of time completing exercises in Rosetta Stone.

Prerequisites

Spanish 8

Time Commitment

Two to Three Hours Weekly

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

STEM 9

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ADST
Math
Science

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Blended

For Science 9, students will learn about electricity, cellular reproduction, periodic table, and naming/formulas for...

STEM 9

ADST
Math
Science

For Science 9, students will learn about electricity, cellular reproduction, periodic table, and naming/formulas for ionic/covalent compounds. For Math 9 students will learn about rational numbers, exponent rules, polynomials, linear equations, and solving multi-step equations. For ADST 9, students will do a marketing project.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment

Students can expect to participate in a variety of individual, small group, and whole class activities including experiments, games, project-based learning, oral presentations, discussions, research, hands-on activities, textbook work, and quizzes.

Prerequisites

Pre-requisite skills for students who do not need EA support should include the ability to work independently for 30 minutes, read/write a paragraph and completion of Math 8. Math enrichment is available for students achieving 95% in the course. A core math program is available upon request.

Time Commitment

Three Hours weekly in class, and the amount of homework students do at home varies greatly from person to person, but in general, one can expect to do 3 hours a week of homework which includes readings and review. Parents are expected to supervise homework.

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$100

Visual Arts 9

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Arts Education

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Online

This is an introductory course that allows for exploration in a variety of art forms....

Visual Arts 9

Arts Education

This is an introductory course that allows for exploration in a variety of art forms. Students will learn the basic skills required to successfully complete works of art including colour theory and the basic elements of design.

Major Units & Topics

2D and 3D art forms, view well-known works of art, learn the basics of art criticism

Assessment

Online Portfolio

Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

One and a half hours weekly

Credits Earned

Location

Online

Tuition

0

Visual Arts 9

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Arts Education

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Blended

Blended Visual Art offers students the opportunity to work in class with an experienced art...

Visual Arts 9

Arts Education

Blended Visual Art offers students the opportunity to work in class with an experienced art instructor as well as complete online activities such as building an e-portfolio and participating in discussions about art and artists. Students will spend time exploring both 2-D and 3-D forms, work with a variety of media, such as pencil, charcoal, watercolour, and acrylics while learning about visual elements and principles of design.

Major Units & Topics
Assessment
Prerequisites

None

Time Commitment

In addition to the hour and a half class per week, students can expect to spend another 30 minutes a week completing sketches and completing online activities.

Credits Earned

Location

Hawthorne Square

Tuition

$50

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