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SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

 

FRENCH IMMERSION

The French Immersion program is designed to develop in students a high degree of proficiency in French. Students will have the opportunity to take French Language Arts, Études Sociales, Mathématiques and Sciences. The goal of the French Immersion program at SACHS is to obtain a minimum of 40 credits in courses taught in French over three years. This will allow students to earn a SACHS Bilingual Certificate. Students who earn 60 credits in courses taught in French including 15 credits in French Language Arts, will be awarded a SACHS Bilingual Certificate with distinction. It is recommended that students take at least 1 course in French each semester.

Students are able to learn the Alberta curriculum while developing their language skills.

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FRENCH LANGUAGE ARTS 10-1, 20-1, 30-1

Designed for French Immersion students, the goal of these courses is to continue to develop oral and written language skills in French. Students develop vocabulary, grammar and language structure skills while gaining an appreciation for classic and contemporary literature from Canada and the World.

ÉTUDES SOCIALES 10-1, 20-1, 30-1

These courses follow the provincial Social Studies curriculum and are taught in French. Language comprehension in both oral and written French is enhanced through the study of relevant Canadian issues, with a focus on globalization, nationalism, and ideology.

 

MATHÉMATIQUES 10C, 20-1, 20-2, 30-1, 30-2

These courses directly follow the provincial Mathematics curriculum and are taught in French. Students are able to learn the Alberta curriculum while developing their language skills.

 

SCIENCES 10, BIOLOGIE 20 / 30, CHIMIE 20 / 30, PHYSIQUES 20 / 30

These courses directly follow the provincial Science curriculum and are taught in French.

 

ADVANCED PLACEMENT PROGRAMMING

Challenge yourselves with a dynamic enrichment program.

The Advanced Placement (AP) program is designed to provide motivated high school students with post-secondary level academic courses, in the comforts of a high school environment.

Through participating in this enrichment program, students gain the skills needed to succeed in a post-secondary environment. In addition, based on performance on AP exams, students can earn credit, advanced placement, or both for post-secondary courses prior to entering the institution. It is recommended that students in grade 9 who are achieving above 80% in their core courses enroll in AP classes for grade 10, and experience what AP is and how it may benefit them in the future.


École Secondaire St. Albert Catholic High School will be offering advanced placement courses in the following areas for the 2020-21 school year:  AP English and Literature Composition, AP Calculus, AP Biology and Physics.


In addition, students may also take advantage of non-traditional AP opportunities including 2D AP Art, 3D AP Art and AP Drawing.


Students will be able to take AP classes in the traditional setting, as well having the opportunity to access the AP modules off schedule during our Hawk Block. These modules are all taught in English, and will be facilitated by teachers trained in AP delivery.


Reasons to take AP:

  • Challenge myself

  • Concentrate on subjects that challenge me

  • Focus early on what I do best

  • Sharpen my skills

  • Broaden my college and career choices

  • Be more prepared for my first year of college

  • Explore possibilities for my future

  • Take courses that help me plan for my career

  • Stand out in the college admission process

If AP is something that interests you , and you would like to speak with someone regarding whether it would be the right choice for you, please let us know and we will set you up with a grade coordinator to discuss your options.

 
 

HOCKEY ACADEMY

High School Hockey Academy

(5-8 Credits)

St. Albert High School Sports Academy runs in the first semester. Athletes are able to earn 5 Physical Education credits and 2 Sports Performance credits.
Athletes are on the ice Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 8:00 A.M. – 8:55 A.M. Athletes get to the rink on their own  in the morning and are bussed back to SACHS after the ice time.

Monday and Thursday mornings are sports performance classes at SACHS.

Contact Geoff Giacobbo: ggiacobbo@gsacrd.ab.ca or 780-459-4478 for more information on Academy programs.

RISE

Respectful, Inclusive, Supported Education

The program offers individualized experiences for each student. Decisions regarding R.I.S.E. placement and instruction will be the result of a process of assessment and involve consultation with staff, parents and the student, when appropriate. Programming considerations are based on each student’s personal interests and willingness to participate in larger group settings.
Students in the R.I.S.E. program are supported in a classroom that focuses on literacy, numeracy, work experience, human relations and personal management. Students are included in various option classes within the school if they choose.  The skills, knowledge and attitudes developed in the program are aimed at helping to prepare students to function as independently as possible within our school and the community in which they live.

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REGISTERED APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM 

(RAP)

The Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) allows students, the opportunity to be enrolled in high school, and also work as a paid apprentice. The program is designed to allow you to simultaneously complete high school and 1000 hour towards the 1500 required hours for the first year apprenticeship in your designated Trade.

 

Complete information about the RAP program and links to Apprenticeship and Industry Training can be found here:

https://www.sachs.gsacrd.ab.ca/academics/registered-apprenticeship-program

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KNOWLEDGE & EMPLOYABILITY

These courses are intended to maximize opportunities for student success and to support high school completion. Students will become well-prepared for employment, further post-secondary studies, engaged citizenship and lifelong learning. More information is available from Alberta Education.