Social 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.

Instructor: Mr. Peter Weigum 

Mr. Weigum has 38 years teaching experience with the Calgary Board of Education (CBE) with a vast experience with curriculum development and assessment. With 14 years experience in Standard Setting with Alberta Ed for the Diploma Exam, and 5 years with Rock the Diploma (RTD) exam preparation, he has a passion for teaching and lessons.

Social 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.

Instructor: Mr. Scott McKay

Mr. Mckay currently teaches at STS and has taught Social 30-1 in its various versions for the past 15 years. One of the elements that has heightened his understanding of how to deliver the course is his work with Alberta Education through marking diploma exams, and item writing for multiple choice exams. He has a passion for the material he teaches, and also coaches STS Debate at STS and the Model UN team.

Social 30-1 Diploma Exam

Please note: This diploma exam has not been confirmed at this time. A decision on this exam is expected to be announced by Alberta Education in end of May.

Tentative scheduled Social 30-1 Diploma Exam:

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.

Instructor: Cathy Kalynchuk

Ms. Kalynchuk has over a dozen years teaching senior high physics with experience in both IB and AP courses. She has both public and private school experience and is currently teaching at West Island College here in Calgary. Ms. Kalynchuk has summer school and on-line delivery experience. She has worked with students outside of the classroom. Co-curricular experiences include Speech & Debate, basketball, gardening and robotics to name a few.

Biology 20 (5 credits)

Biology 20 consists of four units of study: Energy and Matter Exchange in the Biosphere; Ecosystems and Population Change; Photosynthesis and Cellular Respiration; and Human Systems.

Instructor: Mrs. Nicole Egli

Mrs. Egli currently teaches at STS and holds a BSc., Specialized Honours Marine Biology with a minor in Biochemistry and a BEd., Physical and Biological Sciences Secondary Education. She has been teaching in Alberta for the past 20 years, the last 15 years here at STS. Currently the Sciences Curriculum Leader with experience teaching Grades 7 through 12, Alberta Curriculum, MYP and DP streams. Her focus is on engaging students through authentic activities and hands-on tasks, challenging them to consider implications on a global scale and to help them find their passions. She believes every learner can find a topic of fascination in the sciences.

Computer Science 10 (3 credits)

An introduction to the world of computer science, understanding the evolution of computers from their inception till now. How computers have been used to drive technological advancement and solve the world's biggest problems. Students will be introduced to programming in python and apply this knowledge to develop a solution using the BBC microbit. The fee will include a Microbit coding starter kit (value $40) for you to keep. This course will cover the following Alberta Education CTS credits - CSE 1010, CSE 1120 and CSE 1210.

Instructor: Mr. Neil Whaley

Mr. Whaley has spent most of his life immersed in STEAM disciplines in one way or another. As a former software developer and consultant, he brings an extensive background in coding and real-world problem solving to his educational practice. Neil also holds a B.Sc. in Physics from the University of Calgary. Neil lives in Okotoks with his family, drinks way too much tea, and spends as much time as possible with his nose in a book.


CALM 20 (3 credits) - REGISTRATION FULL - Please email to be added to the waitlist. 

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.

Instructor: Ms. Tina Kennedy

Ms. Kennedy has been teaching for 22 years, and has been the learning strategist at STS for 10 years, including several years of teaching CALM. She works hard to create a learning environment in which all students feel safe to take risks, go beyond perceived limitations, and to develop life and academic skills.


The first day of STS Summer School will be Thursday, July 2, 2020. The 3-credit course (CALM 20) will run for approximately 2.5 weeks, finishing on July 17, 2020.  The 5-credit courses will run over four weeks ending July 31, 2020.  Classes will run for three-hours per day, and will take place either in the morning (9:00 am to 12:00 noon) or afternoon (1:00 to 4:00 pm).  These courses will be open to any Senior High students in Alberta and will be taught by highly qualified, Alberta certified teachers who are experienced in that course offering. 

Summer Course Fees

The fee for the 5-credit course offering is $200, and the fee for the 3-credit CALM offering is $125. 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 12, 2020. 

Students will be expected to complete 25 hours of learning per credit, including self-directed asynchronous learning, and should therefore sign up for one course only.

The registration for all summer school course offerings will close on June 17, 2020. If you would like to be placed on a wait-list after this date, please email

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.

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 June 17, 2020 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 Development, at 403-995-5468 or