PROGRAM OVERVIEW

COMPLEMENTARY COURSES
 
  FINE ARTS:
 
  The fine arts program at Queen E. provides instruction in two main areas:   Instrumental Music and Art.
 
  Instrumental Music   is offered to grades 7,8, and 9 students. The "band" affords   students the opportunity to experiment with a number of instruments to   determine their preference. Once an instrument is selected, students progress   to a point where they are prepared to participate in a public concert   presentation at Christmas. Throughout the year, several opportunities for   performance are provided and encouraged. For grade 8 and 9 students, a Band   Camp in March offers students the opportunity to participate in music   workshops with a variety of notable clinicians.
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  Art Education   provides students with the opportunity to explore and pursue their artistic   talents with a variety of mediums. Art 9 students have painted several murals   throughout the school.
 
 
  CTS (Career and   Technology Studies):
 
  Information Processing   teaches a wide range of computer skills. The lab is a PC lab, and MAC   computers are used in some of the classrooms and the I. A. lab. Consequently,   students have the opportunity to learn both platforms. Keyboarding, word   processing, multimedia productions and Internet usage are just some of the   areas covered in Information Processing courses. Technology outcomes are integrated   throughout the curriculum, seeing students use computer technology for class   projects.
 
  Industrial Arts   offers several strands in the Fabrication and Design and Construction and   Fabrication strands of the CTS curriculum. Modules completed in the lab see   students producing wood, plastic and metal projects as well as having the   opportunity to learn about digital photography and be involved in developing   and producing multimedia projects.
 
  Foods and Fashion modules   of the CTS curriculum are offered in the Home Economics Lab. Students have   the opportunity to learn about proper nutrition and prepare light snacks to   full meals. A variety of sewing projects are completed, from stuffed pillows   to spring dresses and pyjama pants. Computerized sewing machines allow   students to explore projects involving embroidery and designing their own   patterns.
  
  
  OTHER COURSES:
 
  Sports Excellence: This course is available to Grade 7   and 8 students and promotes healthy eating and a positive lifestyle combined   with Fitness training.
 
 
  Students follow the curriculum as set out by Alberta Learning. Total program   hours exceed the 950 hours required by Alberta Education, offering a focus on   academic achievement. The timetable provides for the core subjects to be   taught each day, providing consistency and enhancing achievement. Ecole Queen   Elizabeth exceeds the minimum time requirements as prescribed by Alberta Education.
 
  Language Arts: 185-hours/year
  Mathematics: 155-hours/ year
  Science: 155-hours/ year
  Social Studies: 155-hours/ year
  Guidance/Health: 54- hours/year
  Physical Education: 78-hours/ year
 
 
  FRENCH IMMERSION PROGRAM:
 
  Students in the French Immersion receive 60% of their instruction in French.   In addition to French Language Arts, French Immersion students must take   English Language Arts. Students are integrated for Homeroom, English Language   Arts, Phys. Ed., Guidance and Complementary Courses.
 
  French Language Arts: 150-hours/ year
  English Language Arts: 185-hour/ year
  French Mathematics: 150-hours/ year
  French Science: 150-hours/ year
  French Social Studies: 150-hours/ year
 
 
  MODIFIED ACADEMIC PROGRAMS:
 
  In Grades 8 & 9 the K&E (Knowledge and Employability Skills)   Provincial Curriculum is followed for the core subject areas.
 
  TRANSITION PROGRAM:
 
  The Transition Program supports students whose ability to succeed may be   delayed because of cognitive challenges. The program is intended to provide   learning opportunities so that students may enter High School within the   expected timeframe as their peers. The program is flexible allowing multiple   entry and exit points. After their first year many students partially exit   the program and continue their studies in a blended program at the school.   All students in the program are integrated for complementary courses.