Overview:

  • The high school curriculum is guided by provincial government curriculum and priorities.

  • Students in grades 9 to 12 participate in a comprehensive program, focusing on academic excellence, student engagement, a concern for the wider world and preparation for opportunities after high school.​​

  • We offer student-centred learning (Student Engagement).

  • Our programming model (Quality Curriculum Instruction) is designed to meet the needs of individual students while providing consistency across the school division.​​

Benefits:

  • Students develop their artistic, athletic and leadership abilities through  extensive extracurricular and intramural programs.

  • Technology supports and enriches student learning.

Quality Curriculum Instruction

  • We believe that all students can learn.  We also recognize that the regular instructional program will not be appropriate for all students.

  • All students participate in the core classroom instruction.

  • Students with exceptional educational and/or physical needs receive individualized programming goals, instruction and support.

  • An overaching model guides programming decisions and ensures consistency throughout our school system while still respecting the individual culture of each school.

  • Students receive the learning supports they require in order to reach their full potential.

  • First Nations and Metis students receive culturally responsive instruction and intervention.

Student Engagement:

  • We offer student-centered learning that is designed to engage learners with important knowledge, understandings and skills.

  • Learning experiences are thoughtfully selected in order to address the needs of students with a range of learning styles and interests.

  • We welcome and encourage student questions and celebrate student success.

  • Students are active participants in the learning process.  Guided instruction leads to collaborative activities, followed by independent projects.

  • Students understand the purpose of what they are learning and why it is important. 

High school report card changes:

Our division is gradually changing how we report student achievement. This means we are changing what is included on report cards so we can help students, parents and caregivers see how well a student is performing various "learning behaviours."

What are Learning Behaviours?

Learning behaviours describe various actions that students should carry out in order to do their best in their courses. These are:

  • Engagement: Arriving prepared and ready to learn, being actively involved in the learning process, using class time effectively
  • Respect: Respecting the rights, property, and opinions of one's self and others
  • Responsibility: Completing and submitting class work, homework and assignments according to agreed upon deadlines

 

Why are learning behaviours important?

Learning behaviours have a significant impact on student achievement; that is, they affect how well students will learn in their courses.

 

How will the teacher report on learning behaviours?

The teacher will assess students on the behaviours of Engagement, Respect, and Responsibility using the following scale: Rarely, Inconsistently, Consistently, Always.

 

Will the learning behaviours be included in a student's grade?

Learning behaviours will not be part of a student's grade. The reporting of learning behaviours will be separate from student achievement, unless they are identified in the Saskatchewan curriculum as a specific learning goal for the class in question.

 

Are all high schools reporting on learning behaviours?

At this time, all high schools are reporting on learning behaviours at the grade 9 level. We will work closely with students, parents and teachers to determine what works well and what we can improve with this process.

 

Why does the report card look different than it did last year?

There are two main reasons for the change:

  • We have a new student information system, which keeps and organizes data about each student, including their grades. Our report cards are now printed using this new system, and the format is different from our old report cards.

  • We have added the information on learning behaviours, in addition to the student's grade.

A sample report that includes learning behaviours

Letter to students and parents about learning behaviours

High school curriculum learning areas - grading scale guide 


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