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Outdoor School, HCAP and Media School applications due March 24

February 23, 2017

Three high school programs that provide a unique approach to student learning are accepting applications for the 2017-18 school year.

Outdoor School, Media School and the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program offer a learning experience in a collaborative environment while providing the opportunity for students to earn academic credits and work with classmates drawn from throughout Saskatoon Publics Schools' collegiates.

Applications for all three programs are due by March 24.

Based at City Park School, the Outdoor School program offers travel throughout the province as part of a semester-long outdoor adventure. Grade 11 students earn five academic credits in areas such as science, geography, English and physical education as they combine learning through integrated research projects with opportunities for backcountry camping, canoeing, cycling, wall climbing, snowboarding and more.

Media School is a chance for Grade 11 students to spend a semester concentrating on media production. The program, which is located at Evan Hardy Collegiate, takes a film- and television-centered approach to English 20, Active Living and Fitness Leadership 20, Physical Science 20 and Communication Media 20 and 30 through the study of film production, directing, writing, cinematography, audio engineering, lighting, art direction and editing. Course work is fully integrated with activities drawing on all five courses and emphasizing independent work, peer teaching and learning, and group projects.

The High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) at Mount Royal Collegiate provides a hands-on approach to learning as students develop skills in a real-life work environment by working with a journeyperson carpenter/teacher to build a house. The course is open to student in Grade 11 and Grade 12 and combines an integrated package that focuses on housing construction and the related trades. Students develop their skills by building a house that will become someone's home.

More information on Media School, Outdoor School and the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program is available on the program websites. Information on these programs and other unique learning opportunities in Saskatoon Public Schools is available in our Unique Programs Handbook.