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Programs offer unique learning options for Grade 11 students

February 01, 2021

UniqueProgramsHandbook.jpgThree specialized high school programs that offer unique, hands-on learning are inviting students to explore their opportunities for the 2021-22 school year.

Outdoor School, Media School and the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) provide Grade 11 students (plus Grade 12 for HCAP) with the chance to join other students from collegiates across the city to participate in a semester-long specialized learning experience.

Information about all of the programs is available on the respective program websites. Online applications will be available beginning Feb. 22. . The deadline for Media School, Outdoor School and HCAP is Thursday, April 1, 2021.

Outdoor School, located at Walter Murray Collegiate, sees students develop outdoor living skills, critical thinking, and confidence as they participate in major excursions. 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 back-country camping, canoeing, cycling, wall climbing, snowboarding and more.

Media School at Evan Hardy Collegiate is a chance for students to concentrate on media production. The program takes a film- and television-centered approach and course work is fully integrated with activities emphasizing independent work, peer teaching and learning, and group projects. Students will be challenged practically and academically throughout the course to a quality that is celebrated by post-secondary institutions and industry professionals.

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. Students can gain up to 640 hours towards their apprenticeship through the apprenticeship board and the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Program.