This program is offered in French and combines academic class work with practical field study projects. Integration of class work with field activities and trips will give students a rich life experience. These projects will be realized during field activities and trips such as: quinzee-ski trip, survival trip, avalanche awareness ski trip, bike trip, big canoe trip, sea kayak trip and visits.
PASE also aims at enriching the quality of the student’s spoken and written French.
Wood Street (PASE) Semester: This is in the second semester of each School Year.
Éducation physique 9: • Most of the physical activities will be based on outdoor activities such as skiing, snowshoeing, biking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, hiking, etc. Team sports are also part of the calendar such as broomball, ultimate frisbee, disc golf, ...
Sciences naturelles 9: • Students will have to cover the Sciences Naturelles grade 9 curriculum. The chemistry unit looks at the element properties as organized in the periodic table & the arrangement of electrons determines the compounds formed by elements. The biology unit covers cells & asexual reproduction including mitosis and different forms & sexual reproduction including meiosis and human sexual reproduction. The electricity unit introduces circuits that must be complete for electrons to flow & voltage, current, and resistance & sustainability of electric power systems. The ecology unit presents matter cycles within biotic and abiotic components of ecosystems. The Science 9 curriculum will be enriched through its integration into the various outdoor activities and complemented with field studies.
Plein air et environment 9: • This course focuses on outdoor skills and projects through participation in daily and extended outdoor field trips such as winter camping, and other outdoor activities. Students will also be introduced to a variety of environmental skills, which include stream studies and camping techniques. Landscape drawing and other forms of art will be integrated into the class.
Sciences humaines 9: • This course studies the history and geography of Canada. We learn about the different revolutions: French Revolution, Industrial Revolution, American Revolution, Patriot Rebellion, Metis rebellions and how it changed Canada. We also talk about imperialism & colonialism, and their continuing effects on indigenous peoples in Canada. In geography, we look at physiographic features and natural resources in Canada.