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OPTIONS

Click on each of the option areas below to explore all of the options that SACHS offers.

Fine Arts

"Creativity is contagious, pass it on"

    - Albert Einstein

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  • Art 10 (3 & 5 credits)

  • Art 20 - 30 (5 credits)

  • Drawing 15 - 25 - 35 (5 credits)

  • AP Art - Drawing, 2D & 3D

  • Portfolio Prep

  • DRAMA 10 (3 or 5 credits)​​

  • DRAMA 20 / 30 (5 credits each)​​

  • PERFORMING ARTS 15 & ADVANCED ACTING 25 / 35​​

  • CAPPIES PROGRAM​​

  • MUSICAL THEATRE 15/25/35 (5 credits)

  • TECHNICAL THEATRE 15/25/35

  • INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC 10/20/30 (5 credits) - Concert Band​​

  • GUITAR 15 (5 credits) ​

  • GUITAR 25/35 (5 credits each)

  • JAZZ BAND (INSTRUMENTAL JAZZ) 15/25/35

  • GENERAL MUSIC 10/20/30 - Rock & Pop  (5 credits each)​

CTS

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  • Robotics

  • Film/Video

  • Sachs Radio

  • Graphic and Digital Media

  • Fabrication

  • Welding

  • Construction

  • Woodworking

  • Cook Apprenticeship Program

  • Baker Apprenticeship Program

  • Fashion Studies

  • Hair Stylist Apprenticeship Program

  • Client Services

  • Hair Cutting

  • Styling, Perming and Colouring

  • Barbering - Into to Barbering

  • Introduction to Photography

  • Building a Composition

  • Digital SLR

  • Photo Editing

  • Photo Journalism

INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGES

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  • Spanish 10 - 20 - 30 (5 credits)

  • FSL 10 - 20 - 30 (5 credits)

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IRON HAWK  (Sports Peformance) 10/20/30

SPORTS MEDICINE 15/25/35

YOGA

OTHER OPTIONS

ABORIGINAL STUDIES 10
Note: This is the first level of Aboriginal Studies.  We are beginning this program this year and intend to add Aboriginal Studies 20 and 30 in the next two years.  Aboriginal Studies 30 is accepted as an academic subject by post-secondary schools to applicable programs such as General Arts, Sciences, Nursing, Education, Agriculture and Environment programs.

The course is based on perspectives and worldviews of Aboriginal peoples. It includes the study of traditions and history of Aboriginal peoples in Canada, and particularly in Alberta.

Student learning outcomes provide opportunities to examine such topics as governmental structures, literature, the arts and the sciences.


The four themes in Aboriginal Studies 10 are:

• Origin and Settlement Patterns

• Aboriginal Worldviews

• Political and Economic Organization

• Aboriginal Symbolism and Expression.



BARBERING - INTRO TO BARBERING

While ‘fades’ might seem to be a trend, they are classic styles that require basic haircutting skills.  Barbering Basics focuses on men’s grooming and learning basic techniques in cutting, tapering, fading and styling men’s hair.  Students will be able to apply skills learned in their everyday life as they come to appreciate the importance of positive grooming.  The knowledge and skills gained can also move them towards a career in the barbering industry. 



 

BUSINESS 10

Have you dreamed of ever meeting the Dragon’s and having them invest in your million dollar idea?  If you have you should consider taking Business 10.  In this course we will explore business basics with a focus on Entrepreneurship, Marketing and Accounting.  If you are considering Post Secondary Business studies then this course is for you!

 

“Business programs are one of the most popular choices for students in Canada.  In fact, they are the second most popular post-secondary program [after Humanities].” - Macleans.ca

 


FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION 15

In this 5 credit Option course, students will be exposed to a variety of films (Star Wars, Star Trek, Marvel/DC, Harry Potter & Lord of the Rings, etc), art, poetry, short stories, screenplays, novellas, graphic novels, and novels related to Fantasy and Science Fiction. The activities include class discussions, cooperative learning activities, in-class assignments, unit projects/presentations, reading, listening and viewing. May the Force be with you!



HOPE PROJECT

Building Communities of Hope is a high school course designed to support students to define hope in relation to wellbeing and to learn how to set and meet goals to create opportunities for hope in all well being domains and to develop resilience when facing stress.

This course is designed around the pedagogy of hope, which is important because hope “is the best predictor of success in overall wellbeing, a better predictor than academic achievement” (Lopez, 2014).

Exploring hope is vital to youth, because they experience many life transitions that challenge them to redefine conditions to be hopeful rather than hopeless.
 

 

LEADERSHIP 15/25/35

This program seeks to make our community a better place through student leadership. Student council and leadership organize a number of events throughout the year to engage the student population with the school and the community at large. This group of students is responsible for creating, organizing and implementing events and activities to develop their leadership skills and enhance the high school experience. Students will explore principles of leadership and evaluate their personal characteristics and qualities. This course is during lunch once or twice a week all year. They will examine communication, public speaking and presentation skills and will lead and participate in meetings.

 


OUTDOOR EDUCATION 10

This course allows students to utilize the great outdoors as a classroom and gain skills for life by doing so. It is designed to inspire positive values; such as, a sense of responsibility and a purpose in life. Students will learn to challenge themselves both mentally, physically, socially and emotionally. We hope to build skills that will benefit them both in the classroom and the outdoors. Our aim is to help students grow as individuals and as responsible citizens.