The development of awareness, exploration, and experience make up the framework of this course. Students will navigate through each element, from the basis of their own personal development and community context, through the exploration of cross-curricular content.
As a student in grade 8, you might have started to reflect or think about what some of your strengths and skills that you have made possible for yourself. As you learn more about yourself and get older, these attributes will come in handy as you begin to enter the job market. The Career Education 8 curriculum will help build a foundation of learning for Career Education 9 and Planning 10. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes, which will assist them in making informed decisions as they plan future education and career paths. In Career Education 8, students begin to explore the concepts of potential preferences in their future employment, learning styles, interests, skills and what motivates them.
Career Education 9 builds on Career Education 8 and builds a strong foundation for BC Planning 10. Students will develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes, which will assist them in making informed decisions as they plan future education and career paths. In Career Education 9, students begin to explore the concepts of first impressions, begin to discover their skills, interests, motivations, personality and learning styles and then begin exploring careers in depth. They will also begin to discover key concepts in workplace safety and understand the importance of their digital footprint.
This course cannot be used toward Adult Graduation Credits.
Career Life Connections 12 is a 4 credit online self-paced course required for graduation. It is intended to prepare grade 12 students for a successful transition to career and life beyond high school.
The 6 main areas of study include:
- Looking at how active citizenship and lifelong learning foster career opportunities
- Examining how a sense of purpose and career-life balance support well-being
- Engaging in network building and mentorship opportunities
- Examining internal and external factors, local and global trends for ongoing cycles of career-life decisions
- 30 hours of work or volunteer experience
- The CLC capstone presentation
CLC is required under the 2018 Graduation Program.
Career Life Education (replacing BC Planning 10) is an important and useful course that teaches practical life skills and is a required course for all students in BC. ebus.career Life Education emphasizes the practical nature of the course, giving students an opportunity to learn about the graduation program, job search skills and resume writing, and to produce a resume that can be used for finding a summer or part time job. Students also learn about safe work practices, budgeting for college, university or a personal goal, and creating a “life compass” to help in making healthy decisions. This course is delivered online and students are provided with handy entry windows for responses to questions or “upload” buttons for larger files.
Career Life Education 10 is required for 2004 Graduation Program.
Chemistry 11 explores the world of the chemical reactions and atomic structure. It is designed to build students’ knowledge of core chemistry concepts.
The course focuses on five big ideas. Atoms and molecules are the building blocks of matter. The mole is a quantity used to make atoms and molecules measurable. Matter and energy are conserved in chemical reactions. Solubility within a solution is determined by the nature of the solute and the solvent. Organic chemistry and its applications have significant implications for human health, society, and the environment.
Chemistry 11 emphasizes real-life applications and helps students connect their learning to the world around them. Several virtual labs and one hands-on home lab deepens student understanding of content and scaffold important lab writing skills. Chemistry 11 provides a solid foundation for students carrying on to chemistry 12.
We are excited to offer the EBUS Pre-Science Program starting in September 2018! The EBUS pre-science program offers students an opportunity to take online Biology 11 or Chemistry 11 and access enriched learning opportunities through the University of Northern BC (UNBC). The classes will run over one semester and will include opportunities to learn about new research in the science faculty and post-secondary opportunities in science. The online courses will include virtual labs and all students will take part in a four-day field trip to the UNBC (Prince George, BC) in May 2019.
Chemistry 12 gives students a more in-depth view of chemistry. Topics include kinetics, equilibrium, solubility, acids and bases, oxidation – reduction reactions. This is a good preparation for university science courses. Students work through on-line lessons in 5 units. There is at least one assignment for each unit and each unit has a test. There is a cumulative final exam. The lessons consist of recorded instructions, on-line notes, assignments and videos.
Pre-requisite: Chemistry 11, Foundations of Mathematics 11