High School Options

ABORIGINAL STUDIES

ABORIGINAL STUDIES 10 - Not offered at this time

Description:

CREDITS: 5

Aboriginal Studies 10 (SSN1154) is based on the perspectives and worldviews of Aboriginal peoples. It includes the study of traditions and history of Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and particularly in Alberta.

The four themes for the course are:

  1. Origin and Settlement Patterns
  2. Aboriginal Worldviews
  3. Political and Economic Organization
  4. Aboriginal Symbolism and Expression

AGRICULTURE SAFETY

AGRICULTURE SAFETY

Description:

CREDITS: 1

About AGR3000:  Agriculture Safety:
In this course, you will recognize and assess the hazards and learn about managing the risks of working in an agricultural environment. You will identify community resources that may be available to you to ensure that you develop safety awareness, and learn about ways to ensure your workplace is a safe environment to work in.

ALBERTA GEOLOGY

ALBERTA GEOLOGY

Description:

CREDITS: 1

In Alberta Geology (PRS 1010) you will examine the nature and origin of Alberta's hydrocarbon and mineral resources, and their significance in society.

ART 10, 20, 30

ART 10, 20, 30

Description:

CREDITS: 5 credits each

Art 10 is worth 5 credits.  The student must achieve a final grade of 50% to obtain credits.  See below this description for Art 20 & 30 descriptions.

Unit 1 Drawing
Students will begin this course with drawing techniques and will experiment with assorted drawing media. 
Assignments:
#1 Art Drawing Techniques
#2 Converting a Sculpture to Basic shapes
#3 Landscape Drawing
#4 Portrait Drawing

Unit 2 Composition
Students will examine the elements and principles of art. Students will experiment in process and technique to apply the elements and principles of art to compositions using color and paints. 
Students will work in three dimensions, - experimenting in a variety of sculptural materials: wood, wire, paper mache, and mixed media. 
Assignments:
Elements of Art Self Check
Principles of Art Self Check
#5 Landscape Painting

Unit 3 Encounters
Students will do a whirlwind tour of Art history to gain perspective in the development of art throughout human history. 
Students will have opportunities at various times to express their own ideas and experiment with imaginative and unusual combinations of materials.
Assignments:
Art History Self Check
#6 Art History Information Cube
#7 Art Synectics - a Sculptural Activity

Art 20 is worth 5 credits.  The student must achieve a final grade of 50% to obtain credits.  See below this description for Art 30 description.

Unit 1 Drawing
Students will begin this course with drawing techniques and will experiment with assorted drawing media. 
Assignments:
#1 Art Techniques
#2 Still Life Study
#3 Portrait

Unit 2 Composition
Students will examine the elements and principles of art. Students will experiment in process and technique to apply the elements and principles of art to compositions using color and paints. 
Students will work in three dimensions, - experimenting in a variety of sculptural materials: wood, wire, paper mache, and mixed media. 
Assignments:
Elements of Art Self Check
Principles of Art Self Check
#4 Landscape Painting
#5 Individual Activity

Unit 3 Encounters
Students will do a whirlwind tour of Art history to gain perspective in the development of art throughout human history. 
Students will have opportunities at various times to express their own ideas and experiment with imaginative and unusual combinations of materials.
Assignments:
Art History Self Check
#6 Art Synectics - a Sculptural Activity
#7 Art Synectics - A New Way of Seeing
#8 Art synectics - A New Viewpoint

Art 30 is worth 5 credits.  The student must achieve a final grade of 50% to obtain credits.  

Unit 1 Drawing
Students will begin this course with drawing techniques and will experiment with assorted drawing media. 
Assignments:
#1 Developing Personal Drawing style
#2 Drawing for Public display
#3 Art Critique Questionnaire

Unit 2 Composition
Students will examine the elements and principles of art. Students will experiment in process and technique to apply the elements and principles of art to compositions using color and paints. 
Students will work in three dimensions, - experimenting in a variety of sculptural materials: wood, wire, paper mache, and mixed media. 
Assignments:
Elements of Art Self Check
Principles of Art Self Check
#4 Creating Art from Personal Experience
#5 Design of Original artwork
#6 Art Critique Questionnaire

Unit 3 Encounters
Students will do a whirlwind tour of Art history to gain perspective in the development of art throughout human history. 
Students will have opportunities at various times to express their own ideas and experiment with imaginative and unusual combinations of materials.
Assignments:
Art History Self Check
#7 Artist Study
#8 External Influences on the Artist

CALM 20

Summary Course Content and Activities:

CALM takes a look at the areas of self-awareness, relationships, well-being, careers, independent living and human sexuality. All of this is done through a Biblical perspective as students are presented with information in these areas along with activities, group discussions, simulations, case studies and projects to make this information applicable to their lives. CALM class should help prepare students with the tools needed to live a truly 'healthy' life.

Philosophy statement for and/or behind teaching this course:

CALM takes a look at the areas of self-awareness, relationships, well-being, careers, independent living and human sexuality. All of this is done through a Biblical perspective as students are presented with information in these areas along with activities, group discussions, simulations, case studies and projects to make this information applicable to their lives. CALM class should help prepare students with the tools needed to live a truly 'healthy' life.

Pre-requisite(s):

none

Materials and resources provided by NSA, purchased by student, and/or recommended:

Provided by NSA:

  • CD - Joshua Harris "To Date or Not to Date"

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson:

3 hours/week

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests:

Projects, presentations, written assignments and group discussions will count for approximately 80% of the course. The final exam is worth approximately 20%. 

CHILDCARE STUDIES, CUSTOMER SERVICE, FASHION AND INTERIOR DESIGN

CHILDCARE STUDIES

Description:

CREDITS: 5 

Early Learning and Child Care  is made up of five different modules.  These are 30-level credits. 

CCS 3110 Early Learning and Child Care 1
Students investigate the roles and responsibilities of a child care worker, and develop communication, observation and skills  for guiding behaviour. 

CCS 3120 EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE 2
Students will develop skills to assist in promoting the physical, intellectual and language development in children from birth  to age six

CCS 3130 EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE 3
Students will develop skills to assist in promoting the social-emotional and creative development with children from birth to  age 6. Students also will examine the development of learning through play. 

CCS 3140 EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE 4
Students will examine family dynamics and issues, as well as the cultural diversity of the children and families under their care. Students also will develop skills to support and promote the cultural identity of children.

CCS 3150 EARLY LEARNING & CHILD CARE 5
Students will learn appropriate practices related to routines in a child care program. Students will also plan for the health,  safety and well-being of children in child care programs. 


CUSTOMER SERVICE

Description:

CREDITS: 1

About MAM1020 Quality Customer Service:
This course takes you through the world of customer sales and service. You will learn how retail store owners and managers work hard to get customers in the door, keep them happy, and entice them to make purchases.


FASHION AND INTERIOR DESIGN

Description:

CREDITS: 6

Do you have a flair for fashion? Are you constantly redecorating your room? If so, the design industry might just be for you! In this course, you'll explore what it is like to work in the industry by exploring career possibilities and the background that you need to pursue them. Get ready to try your hand at designing as you learn the basics of color and design, then test your skills through hands-on projects. In addition, you'll develop the essential communication skills that build success in any business. By the end of the course, You'll be well on your way to developing the portfolio you need to get your stylishly clad foot in the door of this exciting field.

COMPUTERS & TECH

COMPUTERS 10

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 5
In this course, we will look at the basics of Word Processing, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint, and Keyboarding. To learn these programs, we will watch a video or two, follow some guided practice, and then complete projects to evidence our acquired skills.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

This is a great course to expose yourself to the fuctional uses of a computer. Taking this course will make online learning easier and wet your appetite for further study in these topics.

Prerequisites

none

Materials and Resources

Purchased by Students

  • Microsoft Office

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

4-6 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

  • Throughout the course, there will many different assignments and projects. There will be final keyboarding tests. 

COMPUTERS 20

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 6
Computer 20 is a study in document production, spreadsheets, web design and basic animation.  To learn the concepts, we will watch a video or two, following some guided practice and then complete projects to show me what you have learned.

Prerequisites

Computers 10

Materials and Resources

Purchased by Students

  • Microsoft Office

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

4-6

ARDUINO ROBOTICS - Not offered at this time

Description:

CREDITS: 5

Robotics- Learning Arduino

Arduino can sense the environment by receiving input from a variety of sensors and can affect its surroundings by controlling lights, motors, and other actuators. The microcontroller on the board is programmed using the Arduino programming language.

This course will teach you about programming and let you build your own program.

Requirements:

Ambition to learn. The course also requires the use of a computer and programming software which is provided.

Resources: Robotics Kit (provided)


LEGO ROBOTICS - Not offered at this time

Description:

CREDITS: 5

Lego Mind Storm?  Do we have your attention? "LEGO MINDSTORMS NXT is back and better than ever: new models, more customisable programming and all-new technologies! MINDSTORMS NXT 2.0 combines the versatility of the LEGO building system with all-new technologies, an intelligent microcomputer brick and intuitive drag-and-drop programming software. The new 2.0 toolkit features everything you need to create your first robot in 30 minutes and then thousands of other robotics inventions that do what you want!"

Requirements:

Ambition to learn. The course also requires the use of a computer and programming software.

Resources:

  • Lego Mindstorm Kit ( provided)

CREATIVE WRITING 15

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 5

The course has eighteen lessons. Students have the opportunity to push themselves out of their comfort zone by engaging in different styles of writing. They will be developing creative, descriptive and narrative writing skills. 
Week One: Character
Week Two: Setting 
Week Three: Plot 
Week Four: Dialogue 
Week Five & Six: Short Story 
Week Seven: Advertising 
Week Eight: Descriptive Writing 
Week Nine: Catch Up 
Week Ten: Opinion Writing 
Week Eleven and Twelve: Poetry 
Week Thirteen: Point of View 
Week Fourteen: Character Voice 
Week Fifteen and Sixteen: Plays 
Week Seventeen: Parodies 
Week Eighteen: Final Project 

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

God, whose creative hand is evident in all languages, has given us the gift of expressing ourselves creatively with written language. One of the ways He has chosen to communicate with us is through the written language of the Bible. He has given us the ability to use and express ourselves with words in the image of God. He has given us the gift of language so that we might reflect His image and share Him with others as He has shared Himself with us.

Prerequisites

Grade 9 L.A.

Materials and Resources

  • Recommended but not required: dictionary, thesaurus

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

The class has eighteen lessons. That means students will be submitting one lesson per week if completing the class in one semester. If registered for the full-year option, they will have a submission due every two weeks. 

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

  • Weekly assignments (equal weightings), and final Project. 

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY

DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 1 - COMPOSITION

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 4

In this class we will learn the basics of photography and the difference between a photograph and a snapshot. Building a portfolio of images, we will explore the history of photography, camera functions and care along with the basics of composition. 

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Photographs are used all around us for communication. Cameras were designed after one of God's most intriguing designs - the human eye. Just as our eyes allow us to take in the world God created, photographs can capture what we see and freeze it so we can share it with others.

Prerequisites

None

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Adobe Photoshop CC

Purchased by Students

  • DSLR Camera or Compact Digital Camera
  • Must be able to set camera shutter speed and aperture

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

4-6 hours per weekly lesson


DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPHY 2 - DIGITAL PROCESSING

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 4

What makes a great photograph?  In this class we will begin to explore the world of photo editing and the basics in image manipulation. Building upon concepts introduced in Digital Photography 1, we will learn about digital image acquisition and the use of tools and filters in Photoshop Elements.  Students will learn how to constructively critique photographs in order to improve their own photography skills.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Photographs are used all around us for communication. Cameras were designed after one of God's most intriguing designs - the human eye. Just as our eyes allow us to take in the world God created, photographs can capture what we see and freeze it so we can share it with others.

Prerequisites

Digital Photography 1

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Adobe Photoshop CC

Purchased by Students

  • DSLR Camera or Compact Digital Camera
  • Must be able to set camera shutter speed and aperture

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

4-6 hours per weekly lesson

FOODS

FOODS 10

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 5
Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None

Materials & Resources:

Families must purchase recipe ingredients and have basic cooking and baking supplies. Students are given the freedom to choose which recipe they would like to use for each of the lab requirements. Photos of lab work will be required.

Course Description & Modules:

Food Basics 1010
    This module is the prerequisite for all other Foods Modules. Students learn safe and sanitary food handling procedures, equipment care, comprehension of recipes and the importance of efficient work habits. This is a theory based module.

Contemporary Baking 1020
    Students develop and demonstrate an understanding of traditional and contemporary baking focusing on basic measuring techniques, preparation methods, role of ingredients and the proper use of equipment for baked goods. This module has both theory and lab work. Labs include: cakes, cookies, scones, muffins, cultural baking of choice.

Snacks & Appetizers 1030
    Students apply the importance of snacks and appetizers related to lifestyle, by making nutritious, as well as delicious, snacks and appetizers.  This module has both theory and lab work. Labs include preparing a smoothie, a favourite, and three other snacks or appies (grain based, meat based, fruit or veggie based).

Meal Planning 1040
    Students develop an understanding of planning, preparation and evaluation of balanced healthy meals. This module has both theory and lab work. Labs include: breakfast, lunch & dinner.

Canadian Heritage 1060
    Students become aware of how food in Canada today reflects the country’s history and origins by examining food patterns and customs, and by analyzing and preparing ethnic foods. This module has both theory and lab work. Labs include: Bannock, an Indigenous themed meal, and a region of Canada meal.

Forecasted amount of time to complete a week’s lessons:
2-3 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests:
Students can expect each module to have assignments, moodle “quizzes” and lab work submissions. All assignments and lab work will be weighted evenly. 

FOODS 20A

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 5
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Foods 10

Materials & Resources:

Families must purchase recipe ingredients and have basic cooking and baking supplies. Students are given the freedom to choose which recipe they would like to use for each of the lab requirements. Photos of lab work will be required.

Course Description & Modules:

Cake & Pastry 2040
    Students expand their knowledge and skills in the production of a variety of cake and pastry products. This module has both theory and lab work. Labs include: 5 different types of cakes and pastries.

Soups & Sauces 2070
    Students combine stocks with various thickening agents to produce hearty soups and sauces. This module has both theory and lab work. Labs include: 2 soups, and 2 sauces.

Milk & Eggs 2060
    Students develop skills in using milk products and eggs by examining how to retain nutritional value and quality through a variety of preparation and presentation methods.  This module has both theory and lab work. Some of the labs for this module overlap with others and may also include macaroni and cheese, breaded chicken strips, and omelette.

Meal Planning 2120
    Students learn strategies for planning and creating satisfying meals that accommodate busy schedules or strained budgets. This module has both theory and 1 lab. 

International Cuisine 2170
    Students discover other cultures by exploring their cuisine, and develop a variety of techniques for international cooking and use of specialized tools. This module has both theory and lab work. There are 5 labs in this module, some of them can overlap with other modules.

Forecasted amount of time to complete a week’s lessons:
2-3 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests:
Students can expect each module to have assignments, moodle “quizzes” and lab work submissions. All assignments and lab work will be weighted evenly. 


FOODS 20B

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 5
Level: Intermediate
Prerequisites: Foods 10

Materials & Resources:

Families must purchase recipe ingredients and have basic cooking and baking supplies. Students are given the freedom to choose which recipe they would like to use for each of the lab requirements. Photos of lab work will be required.

Course Description & Modules:

Bread Products 2050:
Students describe the role of ingredients and use specialized skills in working with bread products. This module has both theory and lab work. There are 4 labs including recipes like pancakes, yeast bread, sweet rolls and may overlap with labs from Foods 20A.  This module has both theory and lab work. 

Grains & Legumes 2190 : 
Students learn about the wide range of grains, legumes, pulses, nuts and seeds available, and how to retain the nutritional value and quality through a variety of preparation and presentation methods. This module has both theory and lab work.  The 5 labs include recipes that can overlap with other modules such as macaroni and cheese, oatmeal, and rice. 

Creative Cold Foods 2090: 
Students learn to combine nutrition and creativity in the preparation of salads and sandwiches. This module has both theory and lab work. The 5 labs include recipes that can overlap with other modules including preparing salads, sandwiches and platter of meats & cheese.

Basic Meat 2100: 
Students learn the nutritional value of meat and differentiate among the various cuts of meat. Students apply this knowledge to the safe handling, storage, preparation and presentation of meat dishes. This module has both theory and lab work. The 5 labs include recipes that can overlap with other modules including preparing stew, hamburgers, kabobs and spaghetti & meatballs.

Rush Hour 2140: 
Students learn unique and quick ways to create nutritious and delicious dishes, using simple ingredients and prepared and convenience foods. This module has both theory and lab work. Students will prepare one recipe incorporating a time-saving technique.

Forecasted amount of time to complete a week’s lessons:
2-3 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests:
Students can expect each module to have assignments, moodle “quizzes” and lab work submissions. All assignments and lab work will be weighted evenly. 


FOODS 30A

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 5
Level: Advanced
Prerequisites: Foods 10 & Foods 20

Materials & Resources:

Families must purchase recipe ingredients and have basic cooking and baking supplies. Students are given the freedom to choose which recipe they would like to use for each of the lab requirements. Photos of lab work will be required.

Course Description & Modules:

Advanced Soups & Sauces 3050:
    Students learn the techniques and ingredients of classic cuisine through the preparation of traditional soups and sauces and by adapting them for the trend toward lighter eating and nouveau cuisine. This module has both theory and lab work. Students will prepare 3 soups and 2 sauces some labs may overlap with other modules.

Regional Cuisine 3140:
    Students explore, in depth, the cuisine of a region in order to appreciate the richness of its history and culture. They discover its foods, learn about food customs, experience traditional cooking methods, and adapt local produce to create regional recipes. Students will present research on a local regions food patterns and prepare a meal from that region.

Creative Baking 3030: 
Students learn about specialty cakes and pastry products by selecting and creating specialty cakes, pastries, desserts and a major baked project. This module has both theory and lab work. Students will prepare one major advanced baking project such as a wedding,  birthday cake or gingerbread house.

Food Presentation 3060: 
    Students develop creativity and flair while learning the techniques of tempting and artistic food presentation. This module will be completed alongside the creative baking module.

Nutrition & Digestion 3020:
    Students learn about nutrition and how the body processes food by appraising current nutritional theories/issues and dietary needs. This module has both theory and 1 lab where students will prepare a meal with specific dietary restrictions.

Forecasted amount of time to complete a week’s lessons:
2-3 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests:
Students can expect each module to have assignments, moodle “quizzes” and lab work submissions. All assignments and lab work will be weighted evenly. 

 

FOODS 30B

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 5
Level: Advanced
Prerequisites: Foods 10 & Foods 20

Materials & Resources:

Families must purchase recipe ingredients and have basic cooking and baking supplies. Students are given the freedom to choose which recipe they would like to use for each of the lab requirements. Photos of lab work will be required.

Course Description & Modules:

Food For Life Stages 3010: 
    Students describe how food and nutrition needs change over various life stages, and demonstrate how to meet the challenges of each stage and the adapting of foods to satisfy all ages. This module contains both theory and 2 lab components preparing meals for different stages of life.

Yeast Products 3040: 
    Students further their skills in the handling of yeast dough through the preparation of a variety of yeast products. This module has both theory and 5 labs that may compliment other modules. Students will prepare an advanced sweet doughs; e.g., braids and/or rings, complex breads and rolls; e.g., brioche, clover leaf, fans, whole grain/multigrain/specialty grain; e.g., whole wheat, rye, rolled-in doughs/deep-fried yeast products; e.g., Danishes/croissants, doughnuts and an ethnic bread.

Entertaining with Food 3100:
    Students plan and prepare food for an event and develop organizational skills that may be used in the hospitality industry, at home or in entrepreneurial endeavors. This module contains both theory and the planning of one entertainment event.
    
Advanced Meat Cookery 3080:
    Students develop further awareness of the different types of meats available and of meat cookery through the preparation of a variety of meat dishes. This module contains both theory and lab components preparing meat in various ways such as: roasted, broiled, and stewed.

Short-Order Cooking 3070:
    Students develop knowledge and skills in the principles and preparation underlying short-order cookery. This module contains both theory and lab components preparing food by barbecuing, steaming, grilling, microwaving, baking/roasting, frying, deep-fry or toasting.

Forecasted amount of time to complete a week’s lessons:
2-3 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests:
Students can expect each module to have assignments, moodle “quizzes” and lab work submissions. All assignments and lab work will be weighted evenly. 

GEOGRAPHY

WORLD GEOGRAPHY 30

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 3
Exploring the world in this World Geography course will help you learn about the world's regions, countries and important global issues that affect the people living there. Along with this you will learn where world's countries, major cities and landforms are located. This material will be explored using lesson presentations, case studies, text and supplemental reading, map studies, simulations, current events, and individual and small group projects. Biblical integration will be consistent in each unit of study as we seek to see the eternal significance of this study. It should be an exciting adventure as we explore our interesting world.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Students will learn about the world regions, countries and important global issues that affect the people living there. Exploring these areas from within a Biblical worldview will help students understand more completely the world around them.

Prerequisites

SS9 or equivalent

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

- Textbook-Free

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

5 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

Students will have occasional quizzes and tests that will count approximately 60% of the final grade. Written assignments, projects, and group discussion activities will count for the remaining 40%.

CANADIAN GEOGRAPHY 20

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 3
This course will discuss:
- The Change in Settlement Patterns in the Local Area
- Settlement Patterns in Western Canada
- Settlement Patterns in Eastern Canada

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Students will learn about the Canada's regions. Exploring these areas from within a Biblical worldview will help students understand more completely the world around them.

Prerequisites

SS9 or equivalent

Materials and Resources

Textbook-Free

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

5 hours

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

Students will have occasional quizzes and tests that will count approximately 60% of the final grade. Written assignments, projects, and group discussion activities will count for the remaining 40%.

HEALTH SERVICE FOUNDATIONS

Description:

CREDITS: 1

In HSS1010: Health Services Foundations you will earn one credit exploring:

  • What does it mean to be well?
  • How does society define health?
  • What is your personal definition of health and wellness?
  • How does the human body work to achieve and maintain optimum health and wellness?
  • What is the role of the individual in creating and maintaining personal health and wellness?
  • What choices can you make to maximize your personal, physical, mental, and spiritual health and wellness?
  • What are the shared roles, rights, and responsibilities for wellness between the individual and society?

Assignments include creating a presentation that showcases your definition of health and wellness as well as:

Acting as a medical student who has been asked to teach some classmates how the body works. Choose and create one of the following models:

  • A three-dimensional model of the muscular system.
  • A three-dimensional model of the levels of organization of the human body.
  • A model of how all body systems interact during an activity that requires muscular movement.

HUNTERS EDUCATION

Description:

CREDITS: 1-3

In this class, a certificated AHEIA instructor will guide you through the AHEIA  Hunters Education program.  Students who earn 80% or above on the exam will be certificated to hunt in Alberta.  It sounds like a high grade but together we can do it! 

This course is typically a $90 course at other institutions, but at NSA, we offer the course for free with the exception of $35 in consumable resources.  This course is for Gr. 10-12 students only.

Prerequisites

None

Materials and Resources

  • AHEIA's Hunter Education Manual

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

4 hours per week

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests:

  • Assignments: 50%
  • Tests: 30%
  • Group Discussion: 20%

MARKETING

Description:

CREDITS: 1

About MAM1010 Marketing & Management:
This course is about what you see all around you every day. You will be studying buying and selling, business, brands, trends, stores, and how all this integrates with your life. This introductory level course is about the world of business possibilities!

In this course, you will examine the customer as an integral partner in the business. Customers must be grouped into market segments and targeted directly for effective use of a store's marketing resources. You will also examine how competition affects marketing.

You will then learn about the four P's of marking: Price, Product, Place, and Promotion. You will analyze how each of these factors affects retail merchandising. Youw ill have a chance to learn the elements of marketing, and how to put them together into a promotional mix.

As you gain a greater understanding of the dynamics involved in becoming a business entrepreneur, you may feel that you too have what it takes to be a business tycoon. Through your work on the course project, the opportunity to gain insights into being a new business owner will prove invaluable, and the connections that you may be able to make with business owners or potential financial investors will serve you well in your possible future endeavors.

MUSIC 10/20/30

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 5 per level
Activities include: lessons, practice, Conservatory Canada Exams, Royal Conservatory of Music Exams, video recordings, live playing or a combination of above activities. A program plan is written for each student at the beginning of the music class.

Students have the option of voice or instrumental music. 

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

We want to encourage students to use their God given gifts as well as learn and try new things.  By creating a program plan for each student individually, we are able to take students current music ability and help continue to develop skills. 

Prerequisites

Music 10- None
Music 20- Music 10
Music 30- Music 20. 

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • None

Purchased by Students

  • You will need your own instrument.

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

7 hours per week if done in one semester. 3.5 hours a week if done over the year. 

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

  • Program plan 10%
  • Required hours 70%
  • Samples and performances 20%

NUTRITION AND WELLNESS

Description:

CREDITS: 1

In HSS1020 Nutrition and Wellness, you will learn the importance of nutrition and hydration for the promotion and maintenance of physical, emotional, and social health and wellness. You will evaluate food and supplement choices, the effects of activity on nutritional requirements, and the use of nutrition labels to improve daily dietary nutritional intake at all ages.

In HSS1020, you will:

  • Analyze food choices and their effects on health and wellness.
  • Explain the effects of hydration on health and wellness.
  • Evaluate strategies for achieving optimal nutrition at various stages of life.
  • Evaluate nutritional information and misinformation.

You will explore the following guiding questions:

  • Am I eating the right foods to get the nutrients my body needs?
  • How do I know if I am drinking enough water?
  • How do nutrition requirements change with different stages of life?
  • What strategies can I use to make good nutrition attractive and appealing?
  • How do I know what my "ideal" body should look like?
  • What is the truth about the foods that I eat?
  • How do I even know what I am putting into my body?

P.E. / HEALTH

P.E./Health 10

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 5
Beginning the semester, information on the basics involved in setting up an individualized exercise program will be covered. Topics like aerobic exercise, measuring heart rate, strength training, stretching, warming up and cooling down will be addressed. Students will begin their exercising program at a low-intensity level and will submit a PE log to their instructor monthly. Parental supervision is important for verifying the time documented as spent in physical activity. Following this introduction, a variety of topics will be covered some of which include exercise and health, diet, sports history and a personal investigation into a sport or physical activity that each student has an interest in.Students will have the opportunity to learn about and be active in each of the following 5 dimensions:

  • dance
  • games
  • types of gymnastics
  • individual activities
  • activities in an alternative environment; e.g. aquatics and outdoor pursuits.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Since we can consider our bodies and relationships gifts from God, it is important to take care of them. Education and practice provide the tools necessary to take care of these gifts well.The aim of the High School physical education program is to enable individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. The physical education program contributes to the development of life skills for the personal management of health, for the use of physical activity as a strategy for managing life challenges, and for a setting within which to practise the ability to work with others. The program provides an opportunity for all students to realize the benefits of participation in physical activity. (taken from the Alberta Program of Studies)

Prerequisites

Physical Education 9

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • internet resources are used

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

To complete this class, students must log a total of 70 hours of physical activity plus the time needed to complete the assignments. For a one semester course that means:
Monthly - 14 hours of activity and 4 hours on assignments
Weekly - 3.5 hours of physical activity and about 1 hour on assignments.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

There are four major grading periods, one after each quarter. For a semester class, there are two major grading periods.

  • Parent/Supervisor Participation 5%
  • Participation in 5 domains of Activity 5%
  • Course Work 40%
  • 70 Hours of Physical Activity 50%

P.E./Health 20-30

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 5
Beginning the semester, information on the basics involved in setting up an individualized exercise program will be covered. Topics like aerobic exercise, measuring heart rate, strength training, stretching, warming up and cooling down will be addressed. Students will begin their exercising program at a low-intensity level and will submit a PE log to their instructor monthly. Parental supervision is important for verifying the time documented as spent in physical activity. Following this introduction, a variety of topics will be covered some of which include exercise and health, diet, sports history and a personal investigation into a sport or physical activity that each student has an interest in. Students will have the opportunity to learn about and be active in each of the following 5 dimensions:

  • dance
  • games
  • types of gymnastics
  • individual activities
  • activities in an alternative environment; e.g. aquatics and outdoor pursuits.

Philosophy statement for teaching this course

Since we can consider our bodies and relationships gifts from God, it is important to take care of them. Education and practice provide the tools necessary to take care of these gifts well.The aim of the High School physical education program is to enable individuals to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to lead an active, healthy lifestyle. The physical education program contributes to the development of life skills for the personal management of health, for the use of physical activity as a strategy for managing life challenges, and for a setting within which to practise the ability to work with others. The program provides an opportunity for all students to realize the benefits of participation in physical activity. (taken from the Alberta Program of Studies)

Prerequisites

Physical Education 10/20

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • internet resources are used

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

To complete this class, students must log a total of 70 hours of physical activity plus the time needed to complete the assignments. For a one semester course that means:
Monthly - 14 hours of activity and 4 hours on assignments
Weekly - 3.5 hours of physical activity and about 1 hour on assignments.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

There are four major grading periods, one after each quarter. For a semester class, there are two major grading periods.

  • Parent/Supervisor Participation 5%
  • Participation in 5 domains of Activity 5%
  • Course Work 40%
  • 70 Hours of Physical Activity 50%

PSYCHOLOGY

PERSONAL PSYCHOLOGY 20 (3 CR)

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 3

This introductory level course is designed to give students an overview of psychological topics studied in post-secondary education, but taught with a textbook written from a Christian Perspective! Students will learn about God’s involvement in human, personality & behaviour development, intelligence, as well as topics such as nature vs. nurture. 

Prerequisites

None

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Psychology A Christian Perspective High School Edition, by Dr. Tim Rice

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

Designed to be completed in 9 weeks, with 3-4 hours per week.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

  • There will be assignments, projects, quizzes, and a final exam.

 

GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY 20 (3 CR)

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 3

This introductory level course is designed to give students an overview of psychological topics studied in post-secondary education, but taught with a textbook written from a Christian Perspective! Students will learn about the history of psychology, God’s involvement in learning & memory processes, motivation, emotions, behaviour disorders & their treatments.

Prerequisites

None

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Psychology A Christian Perspective High School Edition, by Dr. Tim Rice

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

Designed to be completed in 9 weeks, with 3-4 hours per week.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

  • There will be assignments, projects, quizzes, and a final exam.

 

ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 35 (3 CR)

Summary of Course Content and Activities

CREDITS: 3

This advanced-level course is designed to give students an overview of abnormal behaviour and the conditions that impact individuals in our society. Students will learn more about causal factors and types of disorders as well as assessment, prevention and treatment. While this course uses different teaching material than the 20 level courses, a Christian Perspective is still present. Please note that some of the content in this course is sensitive. Several mental illnesses result from abuse and trauma. Other mental illnesses result in behaviours that fall outside the realm of what society considers acceptable. Information presented in this course is meant solely for the purpose of education and is not intended to offend anyone.

Prerequisites

General Psychology 20 or Personal Psychology 20

Materials and Resources

Provided by NSA

  • Provided Online

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson

Designed to be completed in 9 weeks, with 3-4 hours per week.

Description of student evaluations, quizzes and tests.

  • There will be assignments, projects, quizzes, and a final exam.

SPANISH 10

Description:

CREDITS: 5

WORK EXPERIENCE, WORKPLACE SAFETY SYSTEMS, RAP & SPECIAL PROJECTS

Description:

CREDITS: 3-10

For every 25 hours of work, the student can earn one credit. The student must do at least 75 hours of work. There are three levels of Work Experience,15, 25, and 35.


HCS 3000 - WORKPLACE SAFETY SYSTEMS

Description:

CREDITS: 1

HCS 3000 is a mandatory Alberta Education prerequisite course for all Alberta high school students wanting to participate in Work Experience, Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) or Health Initiative programs. HCS 3000 is about workplace safety systems and upon completion students will receive one credit.


REGISTERED APPRENTICE PROGRAM (RAP)

Description:

CREDITS: 5-15

The Registered Apprentice Program lets you build hours as you work as an apprentice in a trade. This link has great information on the program.http://education.alberta.ca/media/618629/rapinfoman.pdf


SPECIAL PROJECTS 10/20/30

Description:

CREDITS: 5

In Special Projects, each student will complete a unique project after approval from the teacher. Some projects ideas are: various building projects, bake sales, knitting/sewing, organizing fundraising events, starting small businesses, robotics, mission trips, drama projects, video game/website design, film-making, learning a language and so much more. This class is designed to help you use the gifts God has given you.Students will become involved in the selection, planning and organization of their own programs. Students pursue activities in which they have considerable interest or ability but which are not within the scope of the regular curriculum or the programs being offered in the school.

Materials & Resources:

The student is response for purchasing all materials required to complete the project.

Forecasted amount of time required to complete each week's lesson:

Students are required to complete a minimum of 125 hours. For Semestered students this works out to be about 8 hours per school week, for Full Year Students it's about 4 hours per school week. 

Description of student evaluations, quizzes, and tests:

Proposal Form - 5%, Updates- 45%, Hours- 50%

How Special Projects Works