Our Programs

Academic Programs

Standard Courses Offered



English 8 – 12
Communications 11 – 12
Composition 10
Creative Writing 12


Math 8 & 9
Workplace & Apprenticeship Math 10 & 11
Foundations of Math & Pre-Calculus 10
Foundations of Math 11
Pre-Calculus 11
Foundations Math 12
Pre-Calculus 12

Social Studies

Social Studies 8, 9, 10, & 11
Comparative Civilizations 12
History 12
Law 12


Science 8, 9 & 10
Earth Science 11
Biology 11 & 12
Chemistry 11 & 12
Physics 11 & 12
Psychology 12

Physical Education

Physical Education 8, 9 10, 11 & 12
Fitness for Life 10, 11 & 12
Strength & Conditioning 11 & 12
Superfit Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer

2nd Languages

French 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12
Russian 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12


Physical Education 8, 9 10, 11 & 12
Fitness for Life 10, 11 & 12
Strength & Conditioning 11 & 12
Superfit Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer


French 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12
Russian 8, 9, 10, 11 & 12
Elective Programs

Applied Skills Courses Offered

Home Economics

Applied Skills 8
Food Studies 9, 10, 11 & 12
Catering 10, 11 & 12
Textiles 9, 10, 11 & 12

Industrial Education

Metalwork 9, 10 & 11
Welding 12
Automotive Technology 11 & 12
Drafting 9 & 10
Drafting & Design 11 & 12
Electronics & Robotics 9 – 12
Workwork 9 & 10
Carpentry & Joinery 11 & 12

Fine Arts

Visual Arts 9 & 10
Digital Photography 9, 10, 11 & 12
Art Foundations 11 & 12
Graphic Arts 9, 10, 11 & 12

Performing Arts

Music 8
Concert Band 9, 10, 11 & 12
Drama 9 & 10
Theatre Performance 11 & 12 Acting
Theatre Production 11 & 12


Outdoor Leadership 9 – 12
Peer Tutoring 11 & 12
Peer Counselling 12
Fire Suppression

Trades Programs

By 2027, there are expected to be up to 1 million job openings in BC — almost half of these jobs require technical or trades training. By starting your trades training early, you’ll have skills you need to land a great job, even before you graduate.

The trades offer competitive wages and room for advancement. Depending on what trade you choose, you can be making over $20 per hour while still in high school. The more experience you get, the more money you can make.

In trades, you have the freedom to choose a career path that works for you. Learn from the best, grow within a company, or branch out and start your own business.

Is this the trade for you?:   http://youth.itabc.ca/trade-finder/

Youth trades through ita:   http://youth.itabc.ca/trades-a-z/

Full list of trades through ita:  https://www.itabc.ca/discover-apprenticeship-programs/search-programs

work experience

Work experience is an educational program which will help students prepare for the transitions from secondary school to the world of work or trades/apprenticeship programs.  Through work experience, students have the opportunity to observe and practice employability skills required in the workplace as well as technical and applied skills relating to specific occupations or industries.Students participating in elective work experience courses must have an in-school orientation to prepare for the workplace.  The orientation includes instruction on worksite safety, employability skills such as work ethic, education skills transferable to a specific work placement, worker rights and responsibilities, and employer expectations.

 Throughout Work Experience the student will cover many learning outcomes including Workplace Health and Safety, how to secure and maintain work, how to apply to a workplace and be directly involved in the education necessary for Career Planning.  In Work Experience students are required to complete 100 hours of volunteer work experience for four credits.  All students interested in participating in these elective work experience courses must apply and go through an interview process.





Get ahead on the work-based training of a trade apprenticeship while you’re still in high school. Not only will you take home a pay cheque, you’ll earn up to 16 credits towards your high school diploma, log 480 training hours toward your trade credential and maybe even earn a $1,000 award. Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades programs can be taken in any order and there are no prerequisites.     (Description provided by the ita)


Youth Train in Trades




Attend a trades training class at a local high school, a partner post-secondary institution or an ITA-certified training facility. You’ll learn from skilled instructors and earn credits that count towards your high school diploma and Level 1 of your technical trades training. Youth Train in Trades and Youth Work in Trades programs can be taken in any order and there are no prerequisites.     (Description provided by the ita)


Other Pathways

    Pathways – Work Readiness Program:

            This program allows students to receive Trades related certifications at a subsidized cost.  Although students are enrolled through SD#51, certificate programs are facilitated through Selkirk College in Grand Forks.  Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from the sites as these courses are offered outside of the school day (usually on weekends).  Any students interested in this program should see Mrs. Argue at the beginning of the school year.

    Fire Suppression:

The Wildland Fire Suppression program is provided in cooperation with the Ministry of Forests Wildland Management Branch and provides training to the Junior Initial Attack level.  Students who are successful in completing a variety of training components in the program will be awarded multiple certifications that apply to fire suppression related employment, but also satisfy job requirements for many other private and public sector employment opportunities in the work place.

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