The mainstream program provides a regular course of studies from Grade 9 to Grade 12. In order to graduate from Bethlehem Catholic High School, a student must have a minimum of 24 credits from Grades 10, 11 and 12. Included in these credits are a number of required courses, some determined by the Ministry of Education and some determined by our school division.
All students in Grade 9 must have 10 classes.
To achieve standing in Grade 10, a student must earn a minimum of eight credits. To achieve standing in Grade 11, a student must have earned a minimum of 16 credits (including credits earned at Level 10); six credits must be Grade 11 courses. To achieve standing in Grade 12, a student must have earned a minimum of 24 credits (including Level 10 and 20 credits); five credits must be Grade 12 courses.
The modified program is designed to provide an educational opportunity for students who have difficulty with the mainstream program. Students who take modified courses will receive modified level credits (11, 21, 31) within the mainstream classroom for some academic courses. Students may enrol in a partial or complete modified program. Placement in and removal from the program is done with consultation between the student, teaching staff and parents.
Additional Education Program
This program is designed for students with special needs who are unable to fulfill the requirements for regular or modified credits in the mainstream program. The program consists of four components: integration in the regular classroom, tutorial, career and work exploration, and extracurricular involvement. The spiritual, personal and academic growth of each student is the focus. The Additional Education Program consists of:
Alternative Education Program
Alternative Education-level courses are designed to meet the special needs of students who require curricula that are significantly different from those available in the modified level of the English Program.
Functional Integrated Program
These courses are designed for with intellectual disabilities. The program involves integration in the mainstream classroom, community, work experience, tutorial, life skills and social skills programs.
Career and Work Exploration
Career and Work Exploration is a credit program which integrates academic studies with work experience in the community. The program includes classroom instruction, work experience, and, for some students, career shadowing.
A Driver Education Progam is available at Bethlehem Catholic High School. Instruction is offered through Klassen Driving School, 306-382-2742. The program emphasizes instilling a mature driving attitude and developing good driving skills. The class includes 30 hours of in-class instruction after school during a four-week period, followed by six hours of in-car instruction.
Students will be automatically registered. Participation is organized by age, from oldest to youngest.