STS SUMMER SCHOOL 2023
In our continued effort to offer enhanced learning opportunities for students, we are excited to offer a number of Alberta Education senior high school courses available in June 2023. These courses will be open to any senior high school students entering grades 10-12 in Alberta and will be taught by highly qualified, Alberta-certified teachers who are experienced in that course offering.
All STS Summer School courses will be offered on-site with the exception of CALM 20 which will be only offered online in both the morning (9:00am - 12:00 noon) and in the afternoon (12:45-3:45 pm). If the delivery of the course is on-site or a blended learning format, instruction will be held on the STS campus.
Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. STS Summer School classes have a maximum capacity of 20 students per course if permitted by Alberta Education and AHS. Students are expected to provide their own laptops as there will be no IT support for any devices.
These courses will be open to any senior high school students (entering grades 10-12) in Alberta and will be taught by highly qualified, Alberta-certified teachers who are experienced in that course offering.
Students may sign up for one of these courses and expect to spend 125 hours learning (with teacher and self-directed learning) for the 5-credit courses and 75 hours for the 3-credit course (with teacher and self-directed learning). Classes will run for three hours per day and will take place in the morning (9:00 am to 12:00 noon) with an additional three mandatory hours of self-directed learning by the student.
The registration for all summer school course offerings will close on June 19, 2023.
CALM 20 (3 credits)
The aim of Career and Life Management (CALM) is to enable high school students to make well-informed, considered decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives and to develop behaviours and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of self and others, now and in the future. CALM is the core course for health literacy at the senior high school level in Alberta. There is no prerequisite for this course. Content delivery will be online with zoom lessons and teacher availability, including power points/videos. Students will be expected to meet all course requirements as outlined by the instructor. There is no textbook assigned for this course. Students entering Grade 10 can also take this course.
Mathematics 20-1 (5 credits)
This course sequence is designed to provide students with the mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills. Topics include algebra and number, trigonometry, relations and functions.
Physics 20 (5 credits)
Physics 20 consists of four units of study: Kinematics, Dynamics, Circular Motion, Work and Energy and Oscillatory Motion and Mechanical Waves. The prerequisite for this course is Science 10.
Social Studies 30-1 (5 credits)
Perspectives on Ideology - students will explore the origins and complexities of ideologies and examine multiple perspectives regarding the principles of classical and modern liberalism. An analysis of various political and economic systems will allow students to assess the viability of the principles of liberalism. Developing understandings of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues. The prerequisite for this course is Social 20-1.
Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School is very excited, in partnership with Southland Transportation, to offer you the option of having your child take a Southland Transportation bus to and/or from STS for the following weeks: July 3-7, July 10-14, July 17-21, August 14-18, August 21-25, and August 28 - September 1, 2023 at a cost of $80.00 per week, per rider.
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Please note that if your child is not a resident of Canada, you must provide us with proof of citizenship and pay the additional fees prior to June 19, 2023. The exact amount of the additional fees will be communicated to you by this date.
COURSE TIMING AND FEES
5 credit courses
DATES: June 28 - July 28, 2023 (Monday to Friday instruction, no classes June 30)
TIME: Morning 9:00 am to 12:00 noon
COST: $575 per course
3 credit course
DATES: June 28 - July 14, 2023 (Monday to Friday instruction, no classes June 30)
TIME: Morning 9:00 am to 12:00 noon or 12:45 pm to 3:45 pm
COST: $375 per course
Payment can be made via MasterCard, Visa, Amex, MasterCard Debit, Visa Debit, Google Pay, Apple Pay and Windows Wallet.
There will be no refunds issued after June 19, 2023. If you withdraw prior to this date, there will be a $100 non-refundable hold-back.