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Remaining unique program open houses cancelled

March 13, 2020

uniqueprograms_news.jpgSaskatoon Public Schools has cancelled the remaining open house/information nights for the following unique programs. New dates will be provided if rescheduled.

  • ScienceTrek at Montgomery School
  • iGen at Sherbrooke Community Centre
  • Creative Action  at North Park Wilson School
  • Let's Lead—Nīkānētān at Westmount Community School
  • Media School at Evan Hardy Collegiate
  • High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) at Mount Royal Collegiate
  • Outdoor School at Walter Murray Collegiate.

Information for all unique programs is available on the program websites. Applications will be accepted for the 2020-21 school year. Please click on the links included in the program descriptions below.

High School Programs

Outdoor School is located at Walter Murray Collegiate and offers a learning experience in a collaborative environment as part of a semester-long outdoor adventure. Grade 11 students have the opportunity to develop outdoor living skills, critical thinking and confidence as they participate in six major excursions across Western Canada. 

Media School, based at Evan Hardy Collegiate, is a chance for Grade 11 students to spend a semester concentrating on media production. The program takes a film- and television-centered approach and 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 at Mount Royal Collegiate is open to students in both Grade 11 and Grade 12. It provides a hands-on approach to learning as students develop their skills in a real-life work environment by working with experienced tradespeople on construction projects.

Elementary Programs

Creative Action is a full-year program for Grade 8 students who have shown leadership potential and a desire to cultivate their passion in the arts to make a difference in their community. Students collaborate with a variety of artists/partnerships while working on curriculum in a creative and experiential classroom. Students will hone their skills in one or more strands of the arts (music, dance, drama, visual art), expand their creative expression, and develop their artistic voice.

The Ecoquest program for Grade 8 is based at City Park School, but its mobile classroom approach to education allows students to experience everyday adventures while learning in urban and wilderness settings. Learning experiences are based on seasons, student ability and the focus of study. Applications must be received at City Park School by Wednesday, April 8.

The FLEX — Flexible Schedule, Blended Learning — Program at City Park School is designed for students in Grade 7 to Grade 12 who wish to combine their education with pursuits that are often found outside school offerings. Students receive face-to-face as well as online instruction as part of a flexible learning environment.

ScienceTrek for Grade 8 students combines hands-on science opportunities with outdoor pursuits to create an exciting learning environment. Located at Montgomery School, ScienceTrek is a field-based science program created to inspire students to grow academically, socially, personally and culturally. Applications must be received at Montgomery School by Wednesday, April 8.

iGen, short for Intergenerational Classroom, brings Grade 6 students together to spend a full school year in a unique classroom experience at Sherbrooke Community Centre. Students learn and work with their teachers alongside Sherbrooke residents and staff. Applications from current Saskatoon Public Schools' Grade 5 students must be received at the school by May 1.

The Montessori Elementary Program is offered for Grade 1-8 students. The program, located at City Park School, uses Montessori philosophy and methodology of following the child to create learning that is individualized and presented to match the stages of development. The application deadline is Friday, March 27.

Based at Westmount Community School, Let's Lead—Nīkānētān is a full-year program for Grade 8 students who want to learn through hands-on, out-of-school experiences. The program is particularly geared toward students who have leadership potential but may not have been able to develop it due to financial barriers. Applications must be received at the school by May 1.