Electives

Semester 1 (September 11, 2017 - January 26, 2018)

The following electives are being offered  - Strength & Conditioning 10, 11 & 12, Art 10-12, Foods, 

Social Studies 10, Science 10, Drafting 11 & 12, Social Studies 11 and English 11 & 12.

Semester 2 - (January 30, 2018 - June 21, 2018)

The following electives are being offered - Art 10,11,12, Strength & Conditioning 10, 11 & 12, Foundations of Math 10, BC First Nations 12, Woodworking 10, 11, & 12, English 10, Physchology 11 & 12, and Science & Technology 11.

Electives are run in the afternoon.  Day 1 - Block A 11:47 - 1:08  Block B 1:13 - 2;34

                                                        Day 2 - Block B 11:47 - 1:08  Block A 1:13 - 2:34 .

Elective Descriptions:

Strength & Conditioning:  Students are able to earn credits for S & C 10,11, or 12.  This course is for students interested in physical activity through a combination of strength/weight training and cardio-vascular conditioning.  Students are required to keep a daily journal for recording an individual training program.  A blend of individual training and team training sessions will take place for this course.  Please see Bonny for more information.

Art:  Student of all abilities are encouraged to take this course.  Students are able to acieve credit for Art 10, 11, or 12.  Guest artists join in this class on a regular basis to add to the already dynamic learning environment that is created by the students, teachers, and EA's.  Please see Bonny and/or Shawna for more details about Art..

Foods:  Students are able to earn credits in Foods 10, 11, or 12.  This hands-on class provides an opportunity for students to learn all aspects of preparing meals and baking.  Comparison shopping and preparing healthy meals on a budget are part of the experience.  Please see Susan for more details about Foods.

Social Studies 10:  Students will actively engage in learning Socials 10 by participating in various discussions and activities.  The class will explore global and regional conflicts, Canadian society, historical and contemporary injustices, and the development of political institutions.

Science 10:  This class will include a hands-on approach to learning Science.  The class will look at the formation of the universe, genetics, chemical processes, and energy.  This is a challenging course with a very supportive learning environment.  Please see Andrew for more information about Science 10

Drafting 11-12:  Exciting new course with new laptops and software to support learning about drafting.  Students will complete complex tasks that require different technologies and tools at different stages.  The class will also look at how social, ethical, and sustainable considerations impact design.  Please see Ryan for more information about Drafting

Social Studies 11:  Students are required to complete Socials 11 or BC First Nations 12 for their Dogwood Graduation.  Students will actively engage in learning Socials 11 by participating in various discussions and activities.  Please see Shawna for more information about Socials 11.

English 11/12:  This course will consider the purpose of language and the importance of studying communication as we explore English 11/12.  Written language, film, conversation, and the community around us all become opportunities for us to learn and practice English.  English 12 is a requirement for most post-secondary programs.  Students who are looking to graduate or who have considered post-secondary options should see Ryan for more information. 

Self Paced:  This program allows students to take course(s) towards graduation and work at them at their own pace with the guidance and support of the teacher.

Foundations of Math 10:  This course introduces students to the mathematical understanding and critical-thinking skills further developed in the Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-calculus pathways.  Topics include algebra, measurement, number and relations and functions.  The seven mathematical process (communication, connections, mental mathematics and estimation, problem solving, technology and visualization) are interwoven throughout the mathematical topics.

BC First Nations:  This course focuses on the richness and diversity of First Nations Languages and Cultures within their own contexts; studies the sophisticated, organized, self-sufficient societies of B.C. First nations peoples; explores First Nations art as cultural expression; develops an awareness of Human Rights and Freedoms as they pertain to First Nations; develops an understanding of appreciation for First Nations values and beliefs.

Woodworking 10, 11, & 12:  This course will cover the basic principles of using a variety of hand and machine tool operations with the care of equipment and safety as a number one priority.  Through a variety of projects, students will learn about the design process as well as how to read and develop working drawings, measure, cost and layout material, and learn a variety of joinery skills.

English 10:  The aim of English Language Arts 10 is to provide students with opportunities for personal and intellectual growth through speaking, listening, reading, viewing, writing, and representing to make meaning of the world and to prepare them to participate effectively in all aspects of society.

Psychology 11/12:  Psychology is a course designed to provide students with an understanding of human behaviour and basic concepts in modern psychology.  Topics can include the five major psychological domains:  methods, neuroscience, cognitive, social, and developmental in order to achieve a general overview of this subject area.

Science & Technology:  This course provides opportunities to investigate, analyze, understand, and experience the relationships among science, technology, and human society.  Science & Technology 11 includes the contributions of technology to scientific knowledge and vice versa; the notion that science and technology are expressions of history, culture, and a range of personal factors; the processes of science and technology, such as experimentation, innovation, and invention; and the development of a conscious awareness of the ethics and choices involved in the uses of science and technology.