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COURSE SELECTION DEADLINE - FEB. 19TH

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PROCESS FOR 2021-2022

  1. Ensure you have your MyEd password ready to go and familiarize yourself with MyEd. You will be entering course selections on MyEd yourself this year!  
  2. Browse this website thoroughly so you know all the courses available, checked out the course flow charts, and understand the process.
  3. Read through the Counselor’s PDF guides below for selecting your courses.
  4. If applying to a specialty course or program, please fill out the appropriate online application form.  The application form links are found at the bottom of the course descriptions.
  5. Complete the Course Selection Worksheet, have your parent sign it, and then log into MyEd to enter your courses (instructions linked here).
  6. Return the signed worksheet to your Counselor (current Riverside students), homeroom teacher (Grade 8’s), or for new students to SD43 please scan and send your form directly to riverside (riverside@sd43.bc.ca) BY FEBRUARY 19th.

How to enter your courses into MyEd Video

SELECTING COURSES IN myED

COURSE SELECTION DEADLINE - FEBRUARY 19TH

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CHOOSING COURSES

We encourage students to read course descriptions carefully and consult with their parents and their counsellor before finalizing course selections for next year. In selecting courses, particularly for grade 10 and 11 students, post-secondary options should be considered.  Students are expected to take courses sequentially. Regardless of a student’s grade level, students should enroll in the first level of a course if they are electing the area of study for the first time with one exception. Students in grade 11 may choose a Foods 11 course without completing the grade 10 level course.

GRADE 9

Students in Grade 9 are required to take a minimum of 9 courses.  Please see the Course Planning Sheet for more information.  The general courses grade 9s require are as follows:

  • English 9
  • Mathematics 9
  • Social Studies 9
  • Science 9
  • PHE 9
  • Three (3 ) electives
  • Digital Literacy 10

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GRADE 10

Students in Grade 10 are required to take a minimum of 8 courses.  Please see the Course Planning Sheet for more information.  The general courses grade 10s require are as follows:

  • A Language Arts 10
  • Any Mathematics 10
  • Social Studies 10
  • Science 10
  • Career Life Ed 10
  • PHE 10
  • Two (2) electives

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GRADE 11

Students in Grade 11 are required to take a minimum of 8 courses.  Please see the Course Planning Sheet for information.  The general courses grade 11s require are as follows:

  • A Language Arts 11
  • Any Mathematics 11
  • Any Science 11
  • A Socials 11 or 12
  • and Four (4) electives

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GRADE 12

Students in Grade 12 are required to take a minimum of 8 courses.  A reminder to students that in order to meet Graduation requirements, the 80 credits must include completion of the following:

  • A Language Arts 12
  • 3 other Grade 12 courses
  • A Social Studies 12 course (if you
    have not taken one in Grade 11)
  • Career-Life Connections

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COURSE INFORMATION

CORE AREAS

ELECTIVES

SPECIALIZED PROGRAMS

SPECIALIZED COURSES

ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP 11

Course Code:  YLRA-1B

Athletic Leadership 11 is an IDS Course (taken outside the timetable) and a continuation for students who have completed Athletic Leadership 10. The course is a combination of face to face learning within the classroom as well as project-based learning outside the classroom. Students will continue coordinating and running athletic events with the addition of sponsoring a Riverside Team.  Students will also assist with intermural activities.  Students will gain experience with team and equipment management. Each student will need to complete 40 hours of work experience.

 

Click here for an application form

ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP 12

Course Code:  YLRA-2B

Athletic Leadership 12 is an IDS Course (taken outside the timetable) and a continuation for students who have completed Athletic Leadership 11. The course is a combination of face to face learning within the classroom as well as project-based learning outside the classroom. Students will continue coordinating and running athletic events with the addition of sponsoring a Riverside Team. Students will gain experience with team and equipment management as well as prepare the Athletic Banquet at the end of the school year..  Students will also assist with intermural activities.  Students will also market and promote team events throughout each athletic season. Each student will need to complete 40 hours of work experience.

 

Click here for an application form

FDN OF MATH & PRECALC 10 HONOURS

Course Code:
MLTST10H
MFMP-10H

This course can be entered from Math 9 or Math 9 Honours. The Foundations of Mathematics 10 curricular content will be explored in depth with specific attention given to reasoning and proof. Learning activities will be structured to provide enrichment beyond the grade 10 curriculum with a focus on enhancing problem-solving and fostering higher levels of thinking. Students are expected to have a very strong work ethic and commitment level. In addition to excellent math skills, students must enjoy challenges and have a passion for solving non- routine problems. Students may also be expected to share their expertise by working in groups and acting as tutors. Students are expected to participate in math contests.

 

Please click here for an application

IDS LEADERSHIP 10-11-12

Course Code:
Grade 10 – MIDS-0A
Grade 11 – MIDS-1A
Grade 12 – MIDS-2A

In this independent study course (taken in addition to a regular course load) students will earn credit for volunteering 30 hours of service, participating in classroom learning and group projects that benefit the school and/or the community.

 

Click here for an application form

IT PEER TUTORING 10

Course Code:  MIDS-0A

IT Peer Tutoring 10 and is a personalised learning environment where students will develop technology based skills to help support their peers, teachers and others in the Riverside community. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with a foundational digital skill set to become digitally literate citizens, and have these students provide support and training to staff, students and the community regarding digital literacies, and the importance of leaving a positive digital footprint to enhance and strengthen the digital culture at Riverside. Furthermore, students will be provided opportunities to actively engage, mentor, and educate our students, staff and community on various topics related to becoming a digitally fluent community. This course is taken outside of the timetable and is a combination of face to face learning and inquiry based projects.

 

Click here for an application form

IT PEER TUTORING 11

Course Code:  MIDS-1B

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in IT Peer Tutoring 10. There is an increased expectation for involvement and taking on responsibility with course activities, as well as a focus on developing problem solving techniques with students learning multiple strategies including: identification of the problem, analysis of possible solutions, implementation of a solution and test/review.

 

Click here for an application form

IT PEER TUTORING 12

Course Code:  MIDS-2AJA

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in IT Peer Tutoring 11. There is an increased expectation for involvement and taking on responsibility with course activities, as well as a focus on developing problem solving techniques with students learning multiple strategies including: identification of the problem, analysis of possible solutions, implementation of a solution and test/review.

 

Click here for an application form

LEADERSHIP 10

Course Code:  YCPA-0A

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop their leadership skills. Students will learn leadership traits and be expected to demonstrate their capacity by organizing and leading various classroom, school, and community events. A strong focus is placed on personal growth and self-reflection. Other skills that will be a focus are ethical decision-making, teamwork, inclusion, communication, public speaking, time management, and organizational skills. Emphasis is also placed on service within the school and in the community.

 

Click here for an application form

LEADERSHIP 11

Course Code:  YCPA-1A

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in Leadership 10. There is an increased expectation for involvement and taking on responsibility with course activities. 

 

Click here for an application form

LEADERSHIP 12

Course Code:  YCPA-2A

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in Leadership 11. Students are expected to take a high level of involvement and responsibility in course activities, as well as mentor younger students in the class.

 

Click here for an application form

PRECALCULUS 11 HONOURS

Course Code: MPREC11H

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into postsecondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Students are expected to have a very strong work ethic and level of commitment. Students must enjoy challenges and have a passion for problem solving. Some concepts from Math 11 Foundations will also be explored. In addition, students are expected to share their expertise by acting as peer tutors. Student are encouraged to participate in Math Contests.

 

Please click here for an application form

MATHEMATICS 9 HONOURS

Course Code:  MMA-009H

This course will allow students to cover the mathematics 9 curricular content at an accelerated pace so that time can be devoted to enrichment and exploring problem solving at the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. This will include preparation and participation in several math contests and Riverside’s Math Challenge Club. Students must enjoy challenges and have a passion for solving non-routine problems. Students will also be expected to share their expertise by acting as tutors. There is an application process for this class, including an assessment.

 

Click here for an application form

PE LEADERSHIP-PEER TUTORING 11

Course Code:  YED-1APE

This is a new course available to students wanting to be leaders within a physical education setting. Students will be assigned a junior PE class and teacher where they will be expected to use critical and creative thinking in order to create and implement activities that welcome collaboration and physical growth among the students they are working with. The class is designed to help foster physical education experiences while mentoring fellow Riverside students thus, building the students leadership skills. The course is similar to an IDS class where the students are expected to meet with a teacher outside of the timetable. The course is created for students that have an interest in becoming a Physical Education teacher.

 

Click here for an application form

PEER TUTORING 11 & 12

Course Code:
Grade 11:  YED-1A
Grade 12:  YED-2A

This course is available to students who have an aptitude for working with others, and top achievement in one or more academic subject areas. Students enrolled in this program must be responsible, possess good communication skills, patience, and appreciate diversity. A sense of humour would be an asset! Peer tutors may have opportunities for one to one tutoring and/or in-class tutoring. This program requires a time commitment outside of regularly scheduled classes and is strongly recommended for those students interested in a teaching career.

 

Click here for an application form

PERFORMING ARTS LEADERSHIP

Course Code:
Grade 10: MIDS-0D
Grade 11:  MIDS-1D
Grade 12:  MIDS-2D

All welcome. This course is open to students grade 9-12. Meetings for this course will occur outside the regular timetable and all activities will support River’s Edge Theatre events and productions. This elective can be taken in addition to a full course load and offers students a practical, innovative opportunity to contribute to the creation, production, management and marketing of Performing Arts programs at Riverside, as ambassadors of our multipurpose performance space.

 

Click here for an application form

SCIENCE 10 HONOURS

Course Code:  MSC–10H

The Honours format offers students an opportunity to complete Science 10 in an enriched and varied setting. In this course, there will be opportunity for projects and activities that will focus on individualized learning and engagement. The typical student has a good understanding of learning and is becoming an independent learner able to function well at both individual and group work. Students may register in this course after Science 9 Honours or Science 9.

 

Click here for an application form

ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP 11

Course Code:  YLRA-1B

Athletic Leadership 11 is an IDS Course (taken outside the timetable) and a continuation for students who have completed Athletic Leadership 10. The course is a combination of face to face learning within the classroom as well as project-based learning outside the classroom. Students will continue coordinating and running athletic events with the addition of sponsoring a Riverside Team.  Students will also assist with intermural activities.  Students will gain experience with team and equipment management. Each student will need to complete 40 hours of work experience.

Click here for an application form

ATHLETIC LEADERSHIP 12

Course Code:  YLRA-2B

Athletic Leadership 12 is an IDS Course (taken outside the timetable) and a continuation for students who have completed Athletic Leadership 11. The course is a combination of face to face learning within the classroom as well as project-based learning outside the classroom. Students will continue coordinating and running athletic events with the addition of sponsoring a Riverside Team. Students will gain experience with team and equipment management as well as prepare the Athletic Banquet at the end of the school year..  Students will also assist with intermural activities.  Students will also market and promote team events throughout each athletic season. Each student will need to complete 40 hours of work experience.

 

Click here for an application form

FDN OF MATH & PRECALC 10 HONOURS

Course Code:
MLTST10H
MFMP-10H

This course can be entered from Math 9 or Math 9 Honours. The Foundations of Mathematics 10 curricular content will be explored in depth with specific attention given to reasoning and proof. Learning activities will be structured to provide enrichment beyond the grade 10 curriculum with a focus on enhancing problem-solving and fostering higher levels of thinking. Students are expected to have a very strong work ethic and commitment level. In addition to excellent math skills, students must enjoy challenges and have a passion for solving non- routine problems. Students may also be expected to share their expertise by working in groups and acting as tutors. Students are expected to participate in math contests.

 

Please click here for an application

IDS LEADERSHIP 10-11-12

Course Code:
Grade 10 – MIDS-0A
Grade 11 – MIDS-1A
Grade 12 – MIDS-2A

In this independent study course (taken in addition to a regular course load) students will earn credit for volunteering 30 hours of service, participating in classroom learning and group projects that benefit the school and/or the community.

 

Click here for an application form

IT PEER TUTORING 10

Course Code:  MIDS-0A

IT Peer Tutoring 10 and is a personalised learning environment where students will develop technology based skills to help support their peers, teachers and others in the Riverside community. The primary goal of this course is to provide students with a foundational digital skill set to become digitally literate citizens, and have these students provide support and training to staff, students and the community regarding digital literacies, and the importance of leaving a positive digital footprint to enhance and strengthen the digital culture at Riverside. Furthermore, students will be provided opportunities to actively engage, mentor, and educate our students, staff and community on various topics related to becoming a digitally fluent community. This course is taken outside of the timetable and is a combination of face to face learning and inquiry based projects.

 

Click here for an application form

IT PEER TUTORING 11

Course Code:  MIDS-1B

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in IT Peer Tutoring 10. There is an increased expectation for involvement and taking on responsibility with course activities, as well as a focus on developing problem solving techniques with students learning multiple strategies including: identification of the problem, analysis of possible solutions, implementation of a solution and test/review.

 

Click here for an application form

IT PEER TUTORING 12

Course Code:  MIDS-2AJA

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in IT Peer Tutoring 11. There is an increased expectation for involvement and taking on responsibility with course activities, as well as a focus on developing problem solving techniques with students learning multiple strategies including: identification of the problem, analysis of possible solutions, implementation of a solution and test/review.

 

Click here for an application form

LEADERSHIP 10

Course Code:  YCPA-0A

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to explore and develop their leadership skills. Students will learn leadership traits and be expected to demonstrate their capacity by organizing and leading various classroom, school, and community events. A strong focus is placed on personal growth and self-reflection. Other skills that will be a focus are ethical decision-making, teamwork, inclusion, communication, public speaking, time management, and organizational skills. Emphasis is also placed on service within the school and in the community.

 

Click here for an application form

LEADERSHIP 11

Course Code:  YCPA-1A

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in Leadership 10. There is an increased expectation for involvement and taking on responsibility with course activities.

 

Click here for an application form

LEADERSHIP 12

Course Code:  YCPA-2A

This course is a continuation of the skills practiced in Leadership 11. Students are expected to take a high level of involvement and responsibility in course activities, as well as mentor younger students in the class.

 

Click here for an application form

PRECALCULUS 11 HONOURS

Course Code: MPREC11H

This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into postsecondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. Students are expected to have a very strong work ethic and level of commitment. Students must enjoy challenges and have a passion for problem solving. Some concepts from Math 11 Foundations will also be explored. In addition, students are expected to share their expertise by acting as peer tutors. Student are encouraged to participate in Math Contests.

 

Please click here for an application form

MATHEMATICS 9 HONOURS

Course Code:  MMA-009H

This course will allow students to cover the mathematics 9 curricular content at an accelerated pace so that time can be devoted to enrichment and exploring problem solving at the higher levels of Bloom’s taxonomy. This will include preparation and participation in several math contests and Riverside’s Math Challenge Club. Students must enjoy challenges and have a passion for solving non-routine problems. Students will also be expected to share their expertise by acting as tutors. There is an application process for this class, including an assessment.

 

Click here for an application form

PE LEADERSHIP-PEER TUTORING 11

Course Code:  YED-1APE

This is a new course available to students wanting to be leaders within a physical education setting. Students will be assigned a junior PE class and teacher where they will be expected to use critical and creative thinking in order to create and implement activities that welcome collaboration and physical growth among the students they are working with. The class is designed to help foster physical education experiences while mentoring fellow Riverside students thus, building the students leadership skills. The course is similar to an IDS class where the students are expected to meet with a teacher outside of the timetable. The course is created for students that have an interest in becoming a Physical Education teacher.

 

Click here for an application form

PEER TUTORING 11 & 12

Course Code:
Grade 11:  YED-1A
Grade 12:  YED-2A

This course is available to students who have an aptitude for working with others, and top achievement in one or more academic subject areas. Students enrolled in this program must be responsible, possess good communication skills, patience, and appreciate diversity. A sense of humour would be an asset! Peer tutors may have opportunities for one to one tutoring and/or in-class tutoring. This program requires a time commitment outside of regularly scheduled classes and is strongly recommended for those students interested in a teaching career.

 

Click here for an application form

PERFORMING ARTS LEADERSHIP

Course Code:
Grade 10: MIDS-0D
Grade 11:  MIDS-1D
Grade 12:  MIDS-2D

All welcome. This course is open to students grade 9-12. Meetings for this course will occur outside the regular timetable and all activities will support River’s Edge Theatre events and productions. This elective can be taken in addition to a full course load and offers students a practical, innovative opportunity to contribute to the creation, production, management and marketing of Performing Arts programs at Riverside, as ambassadors of our multipurpose performance space.

 

Click here for an application form

SCIENCE 10 HONOURS

Course Code:  MSC–10H

The Honours format offers students an opportunity to complete Science 10 in an enriched and varied setting. In this course, there will be opportunity for projects and activities that will focus on individualized learning and engagement. The typical student has a good understanding of learning and is becoming an independent learner able to function well at both individual and group work. Students may register in this course after Science 9 Honours or Science 9.

 

Click here for an application form

THE GRADUATION PROGRAM

In order to graduate with a Dogwood, every student has to pass certain basic courses. The table below is an overview of what you need to graduate. Each course is worth 4 credits

  • 48 credits from required courses
  • 28 credits from elective courses
  • 4 credits from Career Life Connections 12 & Capstone

REQUIRED COURSES (48 CREDITS MINIMUM)

  • Career Life Education 10
  • A Language Arts 10
  • A Language Arts 11
  • A Language Arts 12
  • A Mathematics 10
  • a Mathematics 11 or 12
  • At least one Fine Arts or Applied Skills 10, 11 or 12
  • Social Studies 10
  • Social Studies 11 Exploration or a Social Studies 12
  • Science 10
  • a Science 11 or 12
  • Physical Education 10
  • Career Life Connections 12 & Capstone

ELECTIVE COURSES (28 CREDITS MINIMUM)

 

TOTAL CREDITS (80 minimum*)

* At least 16 credits must be from 12-level courses including a Language Arts 12 course

OTHER PROGRAMS

PLEASE GO TO www.sd43.bc.ca FOR MORE PROGRAM INFORMATION