Grade 8 Program
There are 50 class sessions in a typical two week cycle. All full-time students are enrolled in nine courses. Each day is divided into five 65 minute classes. Grade 8 students have a choice of Strings, Guitar or Percussion. Each student also has a choice to take 3 courses from semester options of Enterprise, Robotics, Visual Arts and Drama. Every student takes Digital Literacy for one semester.
Grade 8 students all have an assigned homeroom advisor. Scheduled advisory times take place every morning and afternoon, and during Block 2 each Monday.
In addition, students in Grade 8 take part in our Wednesday Choice clubs. These activities take place from 2-3 every Wednesday afternoon. Students may select from a variety of activities ranging from sports and outdoor games to film study and artistic pursuits. Wednesday Choice clubs generally change every 5 weeks.
Students in Grade 8 also take part in their second Project Based learning Seminar experience in Term 3. In addition to meeting the outcomes for their core courses, this learning event is aimed at helping students develop their inquiry, critical thinking and communication skills.