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Aden Bowman Collegiate
Inspiring Learning

Grade 9 program aims for smooth transition to high school

December 20, 2016

Aden Bowman Collegiate has a long tradition of encouraging students to pursue excellence through education. The academic, athletic, and performing arts programs are recognized nationally for their distinction and innovation.

The achievements of our students range from international and national awards and scholarships to numerous provincial championships in athletics and award-winning performances in music and drama. The diverse curricular and extra-curricular programs assist all Aden Bowman Collegiate students in their personal pursuit of excellence in a welcoming and supportive school community.

Aden Bowman's strength is its collective diversity. Our distinguished academic courses seek to meet the needs of all learners with offerings that include pre-International Baccalaureate, integrated and modified programming, as well as numerous electives that enhance our diverse learning community. English as an additional language adds to our exceptional repertoire. Without question, Bowman's student diversity reflects our place in the global community.


Providing a smooth transition from Grade 8 is the primary objective of Aden Bowman's Grade 9 program. By offering students a welcoming learning community, Bowman fosters a sense of belonging that connects students to their learning, which in turn allows students to be positive contributors to the culture of Aden Bowman.

Grade 9 students will obtain the compulsory courses in their first year to meet the core curriculum requirements. Students are able to choose one 50-hour practical and applied arts elective and one 100-hour elective from a variety of options to balance their Grade 9 year.

Grade 9 students requiring support in their learning can access a number of courses and resources including: Resource teachers, Math 9 Plus (Foundational Skill Building), literacy teachers, English as an additional language teachers, lunch-hour tutorial room


Collective Voice is a unique learning experience offered to Grade 9 students enrolled at Aden Bowman Collegiate. This is a half-day, full-year program with an emphasis on learning through collaboration, group work and community building. Using the themes of Social Studies 9 as a driving force, the program focuses on studying both historical and current causes of inequality and injustice in Canada and around the world, and growing citizens who will help to build a sustainable future.

Collective Voice offers the opportunity for students to learn about themselves, their community and the world while receiving credit for English Language Arts 9A, 9B; Social Studies 9; and Arts Ed 9. The Collective Voice student experience includes participation in a weekly radio show on CFCR 90.5 FM, a weekly newspaper column in The StarPhoenix column and a week-long travel experience

Students interested in Collective Voice must apply by March 1, 2017. More information is available on the Collective Voice webpage.