STS SUMMER SCHOOL 2022

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 July 2022. 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. 

We continue to explore the delivery method for these courses and therefore, the teaching format (online, in-class, or a blended learning model) is subject to change over the course of the next few months at the direction of Alberta Health Services (AHS) who will ultimately decide the parameters. 

Our intent is to offer all of the summer courses on-site with the exception of CALM 20 which will be only offered online. If the delivery of the course is on-site or a blended learning format, instruction will be held on the STS campus.  STS will follow AHS protocols as stipulated at that time. We will continue to monitor COVID-19 and confirm the delivery method by May 31, 2022. 

Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. STS Summer School classes have a maximum cap 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. 

 


 

COURSE OFFERINGS

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 10, 2022

Grade 11

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. This course will only be offered online. Students entering grade 10 can also take this course.

Mathematics 20-2 (5 credits)

This course sequence is designed to provide students with mathematical understandings and critical-thinking skills. Topics include measurement, geometry, number and logic, statistics, relations and functions, and includes a final mathematics research project.

Physics 20 (5 credits) *4 spots remaining*

Physics 20 consists of four units of study: Kinematics, Dynamics, Circular Motion, Work and Energy and Oscillatory Motion and Mechanical Waves.

Social Studies 20-1 (5 credits) 

Perspectives on Nationalism - students will explore the complexities of nationalism in Canadian and international contexts. They will study the origins of nationalism and the influence of nationalism on regional, international and global relations. The infusion of multiple perspectives will allow students to develop understandings of nationalism and how nationalism contributes to the citizenship and identities of peoples in Canada.

 

Grade 12

Biology 30 (5 credits)

Biology 30 consists of four units of study: nervous and endocrine systems, reproduction and development, cell division, genetics and molecular biology, and population and community dynamics. 

English 30-1 (5 credits)

English 30-1 is a required course for entrance to most university and college programs. In this course, a variety of mediums (poetry, graphic novels, visuals, short stories, Shakespearean play, modern drama, and novel) may be used to facilitate an understanding of how important the English language is used to convey thoughts and emotions. 

Mathematics 30-1 (5 Credits)

This course sequence 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 calculus. Topics include algebra and number, measurement, relations and functions, trigonometry and permutations, combinations, and binomial theorem. 

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 an understanding of the roles and responsibilities associated with citizenship will encourage students to respond to emergent global issues.  

Sports Medicine 30 (3 Credits)

Students will learn advanced concepts related to anatomy and human movement.  A large part of the course will be hands-on lab activities that include taping and strapping.  Career & Technology Studies credits include Recreational Leadership - REC 2030: Anatomy of Joints; REC 3010: Human Movement and REC 3020: Injury Management 3. 

 


ALBERTA EDUCATION DIPLOMA EXAM UPDATE

Alberta Education announced in the Fall of 2021 their COVID-19 response as it relates to diploma exams. 

Alberta Education COVID-19 response:

Alberta Education announced in the Fall of 2021 their COVID-19 response as it relates to the diploma exams. An update as announced by the Minister of Education on December 30, 2021, that all diploma exams were cancelled in January 2022. Alberta Education also commented that decisions about April, June, and August diploma exams will be made one administration at a time, considering the COVID-19 context.  

Currently, as it stands the April 2022, June 2022, and August 2022 diploma exams are expected to be weighted at 10% of the student’s final overall grade due to COVID-19. The diploma exams will take place in early August and we will list these dates in our summer school handbook that will come out in May 2022 or you can check the dates yourself at the following Alberta Education site: https://www.alberta.ca/assets/documents/edc-diploma-exam-schedule.pdf


TRANSPORTATION

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:  June 29-30 ($30.00) July 4-8, July 11-15, or July 18-22, 2022 at a cost of $75.00 per week, per rider.   

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR BUSSING


 INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

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 10, 2022.  The exact amount of the additional fees will be communicated to you by this date.


COURSE TIMING & FEES

5 credit courses

DATES: June 29 - July 29, 2022 (Monday to Friday instruction, no classes July 1)

TIME: Morning 9:00 am to 12:00 noon

COST: $575 per course

3 credit course

DATES: June 29 - July 15, 2022 (Monday to Friday instruction, no classes July 1)

TIME: Morning 9:00 am to 12:00 noon 

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 10, 2022. If you withdraw prior to this date, there will be a $100 non-refundable hold-back. 

 

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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). 

The registration for all summer school course offerings will close on June 10, 2022. If you would like to be placed on a wait-list after this date, please email camps@sts.ab.ca.

Immediately after you register and pay, you will receive an email from Permission Click confirming receipt. Attached to the email will be a PDF with all applicable information. If you do not receive the email confirmation, please check your junk mail, and spam folders.

Spaces are limited and will be filled on a first-come-first-serve basis. STS Summer School classes have a maximum cap of 20 students per course if permitted by Alberta Education and AHS. If we do not have the minimum number of students required to offer a course, we will notify you as soon as we can, but no later than May 31, 2022, and you will be issued a full refund along with a list of alternate summer school opportunities for your consideration.

For further information, please contact Mr. Scott Bennett, Director of Campus Sustainability and Program Development, at 587-355-3961 or camps@sts.ab.ca.