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Grade 11 & 12 Programming

Follow this link to learn more about the program:

https://www.nelsonmcintyre.com/


Our Priorities

Academic Rigor

  • A commitment to deep understanding in content areas
  • A focus on literacy skills in the language arts for a variety of audiences and purposes
  • An emphasis on enhancing math and numeracy understanding for all students

 

Skill Building

  • Explicit instruction and practice in the so-called "soft skills" to create independent learners
  • A focus on goal-setting, time and project management, and collaboration skills
  • An effort to include critical thinking and problem-solving opportunities for practice and skill development

 

Forging Identity

  • A commitment to student voice and choice
  • Opportunities to explore interests and passions
  • Attention to discovering and developing strengths
  • An emphasis on visioning career paths

 

 

Grade 11 Program Compulsories

Interdisciplinary Learning--Project Based Learning

English Language Arts and History

Nelson McIntyre Collegiate focuses on deep learning opportunities through a blend of interdisciplinary study, field work, and connections to experts. Allowing student voice and finding public audiences for student work raises the academic performance for students as they prepare for the world beyond high school. 

Grade 12 Program Compulsories

Interdisciplinary Learning--Project Based Learning

English Language Arts and Global Issues/Topics in Science

Nelson McIntyre Collegiate focuses on deep learning opportunities through a blend of interdisciplinary study, field work, and connections to experts. Allowing student voice and finding public audiences for student work raises the academic performance for students as they prepare for the world beyond high school. 

We have two streams at Grade 11:  Please see our Course Handbook for descriptions of these courses

Essentials Math or Pre-Calculus

Students, along with parents and the teacher, set learning goals for math and work towards those goals through a mastery approach to learning.  Students in math are all on an individualized pace.  Lessons are taught by the teacher through screen-casts found online and through individual meetings in class.  Students work through lessons and practice until they are ready for mastery checks.  Students must achieve mastery (80%) before proceeding. 

Physical Education

PE has been redesigned for Grade 11 and 12 to allow students the flexibility to take it where their schedule allows and therefore sign up for the blocks they would like to explore.  Each block is 2 weeks long.  Students will choose from a large selection of blocks to fulfill their requirements as well as log 30 active hours outside of the class.

Students will also meet with the PE teacher once every two weeks to ensure they are on track with both their blocks and their individual hours logged.

Goal setting, time management, enjoyment and skill building are the cornerstones of this approach. 

Weeks without Walls

Career Development:  Life/Work Transition

Three times per year, we suspend classes for experiential learning.  Students choose from a variety of themes to explore beyond the walls of the school.  Topics range from examples such as Careers in Science, to Photography, to Introduction to University, to Welding and Metal Fabrication and more.  Students experience careers, skills, and interests first-hand.  In Grade 11 and 12, the focus is on developing a deeper understanding of a career path. 

Additionally, Grade 11s and 12s will be required to put in 10 hours of volunteer time somewhere in the community which we hope will develop into a long term interest.

Electives Paths:

Electives:

  • Biology 30S/40S
  • Business Management 40S
  • Chemistry 30S/40S
  • Concert Band 30S/40S
  • Drama 30S/40S
  • Electronics 30G/40S
  • Foods and Nutrition 30S/40S
  • French 30S/40S
  • Graphics Communication 30G/40S
  • Guitar 30S/40S
  • Indigenous Studies 40S
  • Physics 30S/40S
  • Power Mechanics 30G/40S
  • Psychology 40S
  • Textile Design and Construction 30S/40S
  • Venture Development 30S
  • Woodworking 30G/40S

NMC will develop

  • Active, self-directed learning
  • Innovative and determined problem solvers who can address academic challenges with tenacity and perseverance
  • Effective researchers with time management skills and independent work ethic
  • Citizens who are committed to the local and global community

 

"If we teach today's students are we were taught yesterday, we rob them of tomorrow," John Dewey.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Will this program prepare my child for University?

  • Yes.  We follow provincial curriculums to ensure that students have the necessary knowledge and skills necessary for University.  Additionally, the intention of the program to prepare students to be independent learners.  This is the nature of University learning.  Students in University need to be able to manage their time, set priorities, find their own sources, and ask good questions to be successful.  These are skills we practice explicitly, with increasing complexity through the grades. 

 

Do students still get electives?

  • Yes.  Grade 11 and 12 students also have a variety of elective choices (same as other high schools).

 

How does the program change after grade 9?

  • In Grade 11 and 12, courses will be semestered to allow students opportunities to attend LRATC, Propel, and other options.  Additionally, each year we embed different levels of preparation for independence.

 

Do you run extracurricular programs?

  • Yes.  We have many opportunities for students to participate in sports, music, leadership and special interest clubs.

 
 
 
   
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