*Students interested in the Grade 11 COOP Program must fill in an application. When selecting courses, please select Pre-calculus 11, Chemistry 11, Physics 11, and an ELECTIVE. Successful applicants for the COOP Program will be scheduled appropriately by their counsellor and the lowest priority elective will become COOP Work Experience 12A
*There will be an opportunity for a three-day class retreat at Camp Jubilee in September (Monday – Wednesday). The associated cost (approximately $250) would cover accommodations and meals.
This exciting career program will offer Grade 11 students the opportunity to enroll in Chemistry 11, Physics 11, Pre-Calculus 11 and Work Experience 12 in the first semester of their grade 11 year (see individual course descriptions for more detail). Additionally, a C+ or better in Science 10 and pre-calculus Math 10 is recommended. The following list comprises the first semester:
Chemistry 11 Co-Op (MCH – – 11)
Enriched Pre-Calculus Math 11 Co-Op (MPREC11)
Physics 11 Co-Op (MPH – – 11)
Work Experience 12 Co-Op (MWEX-2A)
Students will be grouped together as a “cohort” for these classes providing a very flexible, adaptable learning environment. The selected courses provide a foundation for further science studies and entrance into a university science program. Enrollment is limited based on available space. Teaching times will be adjusted so that all students in the program can go on their Work Experience after Christmas break (90 hours) and not miss classes. Work Experience placements will be in a science related field.
COURSE CODE: MCH – – 11
Chemistry 11 is a laboratory-based course that has an emphasis on experimentation and the innovative use of technology. Students will learn about the building blocks of the universe through the following big ideas:
• Atoms and molecules are building blocks of matter.
• Organic chemistry and its applications have significant implications for human health, society, and the environment.
• The mole is a quantity used to make atoms and molecules measurable.
• Matter and energy are conserved in chemical reactions.
• Solubility within a solution is determined by the nature of the solute and the solvent.
Foundations of Mathematics and Pre-Calculus 10 is strongly recommended for Chemistry 11.
COURSE CODE: MPH – – 11
Physics 11 is designed around 4 Big Ideas:
- An object’s motion can be predicted, analyzed, and described.
- Forces influence the motion of an object.
- Energy is found in different forms, is conserved, and has the ability to do work.
- Mechanical waves transfer energy but not matter.
The course is designed around various hands-on learning activities and labs. It works to improve the student’s understanding of physical science through mathematical expressions of processes that people experience in their everyday lives. As this course involves applied mathematics, Math 10 Foundations and Pre-Calculus is recommended.
WORK EXPERIENCE 12
COURSE CODE: MWEX-A2
Work Experience courses give students a unique opportunity to gain “on-the-job” experience in their chosen field. This improves their resumes and possibilities of employment in their chosen fields while furthering their studies. Research has shown that students who focus their studies in a specific career area that interests them are more engaged in school, do better academically and are motivated to graduate. Work Experience 12 consists of 30 hours of pre-employment instruction (resume, interviews, Worksafe BC, career exploration, post-secondary options) followed by 90 hours of work experience out in the community. The 90 hours may be obtained by working after school, weekends and holidays. However, in some cases students must miss classes to complete their placement. Successful students are those who demonstrate good attendance, responsible communication and diligent work habits in both the instruction portion and on the job.
COURSE CODE: MPREC11
FOUNDATION COURSE: FOUNDATIONS OF MATHEMATICS AND PRECALCULUS 10
This course is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills identified for entry into post secondary programs that require the study of theoretical calculus. This might include Mathematics, Sciences, Engineering and Commerce. The course will include roots and powers, radical operations, quadratic functions and equations, rational expressions and equations, oblique triangle trigonometry, financial literacy involving investments, compound interest, loans, credit cards and mortgages. The core and curricular competencies will be addressed throughout the course. The option to purchase math workbook is available if students choose to write in it.