Once you enter your grade for next year, the applicable courses will appear for you to choose from. Some courses have descriptions on the right side of this page, if needed.
Desktop Publishing 8
If you like cameras, computers, and Photoshop, this class is for you. Desktop Publishing teaches you how to take good pictures, adjust and work with those pictures, and make presentations that are interesting and interactive. Bonus: The skills you learn in this class allow you to design cool presentations for all your classes as you go through high school.
This course is a basic introduction to some of the tools and processes in a woodshop. The student will learn how to use a variety of hand and portable power tools, a variety of power sanders, the drill press, the scroll saw, the band saw, the planer, and the lathe. The student will also become familiar with measuring, layout, shaping, gluing, laminating, and finishing. Of major emphasis will be the safe use of tools in a shop setting. The students typically build and box with hand tools only, a band saw project of their choosing and a tool box.
Entrepreneurship and Marketing 8/9
American businessman Charles Schwab once said “We are all salesmen every day of our lives. We are selling our ideas, our plans, our enthusiasms to those with whom we come in contact.” This quote has become increasingly true in the Digital Age with the rise of social media and side-hustles. Entrepreneurship and Marketing 8 will help prepare students for the future by introducing them to foundational concepts of supply and demand, social entrepreneurship, and effective advertising. It will culminate in a final project in which students identify a market need and target market within the Cedars community, develop a budget, and prepare an “elevator pitch” to present to a panel of experts.
Digital Literacy 8/9
What does it mean to be responsible and effective digital citizens? This course will explore that question by examining emerging issues such as artificial intelligence, crypto-currencies, internet search reliability. It will also feature instruction on managing digital privacy, effective email practices, and online etiquette. Throughout the course, students will develop a personal website which will showcase a portfolio that highlights their unique God-given gifts and abilities.
This course is a continuation of learning how to use the tools and processes in a woodshop. The student will learn how to use a variety of hand and portable power tools, a variety of power sanders, the drill press, the table saw, the band saw and the planer. The student will also become familiar with measuring, layout, shaping, carving, gluing, laminating, and finishing. Of major emphasis will be the safe use of tools in a shop setting. Students will be given the opportunity to use hand tools to connect wood together. They will do a carving project and finish off with building a shelf of their choosing.
Video Editing 9
This course is an introduction to video editing and video production as well as discussions of the use of the medium of video with respect to God’s Word for grade 8 and 9 students. For the most part students will get to work with cameras and computer editing software. However, some planning and a tad bit of acting is also needed to produce a complete an interesting video presentation!
The course will give students further development to the basic woodworking tools. How to use the tools, the various parts and accessories, and the basic adjustments for each specific tool will be covered. Of primary importance will be safety in a shop setting as well in specific tool use. The student should become reasonably familiar with the basic woodworking processes: reading plans, measuring, layout, shaping, gluing, laminating, jointing, sanding and finishing. The first unit will focus on design and drafting. After that the students get lots of choice with what they are building. Some examples include a gumball machine, marble track or a bat box. The final project of the semester is an Adirondack chair.
Students will learn how to use their cameras to their fullest potential to create photographs that are truly artistic. This course will cover photography styles, photo editing, location scouting, trip planning, editing, mobile photography, and of course, camera theory and knowledge.
Web Development 10
This course gives students with an entrepreneurial mindset the opportunity to build a website that showcases a service or product they provide. Using Wix, students will build a fully functional, professional grade website either for themselves or for a real client in our immediate community.
Outdoor Education 10
In this course, we study Conservation and Outdoor Recreation Education (CORE). It offers instruction on safe and ethical hunting, your role in the protection and conservation of wildlife and natural habitat, bird and animal identification, first aid, and firearms safety. CORE will give you the confidence and practical knowledge you need to begin a lifetime of adventure in the outdoors, hunting, angling, and feeding your family and friends. We also try to get outside the classroom once a week to hike, build fires, practice using maps and compass, survival, and snow cave building. At the end of the course you will be able to take the CORE exam and obtain your hunting license.
In the student’s fourth year of woodworking, they will take all the skills they have learned and apply them to their projects. The first unit will focus on design and drafting. This unit will culminate in the student constructing a foldable outdoor table, designing and drafting it, and then manufacturing it. Other units will include students working with the lathe, finely finishing a hallway table and working in a group building a foldable bench/picnic table.
Life Sciences 11
Students will gain an understanding of biology that occurs in their world. Students will also realize that all of biology is part of God’s creation, where He created order and design. Students will need to demonstrate good lab techniques and be able to draw good conclusions from the labs. Some of the topics covered include Creation, Evolution, Viruses, Bacteria, Fungi, Plants and Animals. In the second term of this class the students perform quite a few dissections. This is a great class to take, especially if you are thinking of taking biology at the grade 12 level. It is a very good transitional class to take between Science 10 and Biology 12.
Auto Tech 11
The students will learn the basic principles of the Internal Combustion Engine, how a vehicle works and basic repair of vehicles and small engines. They will become familiar with small four stroke motors. The students will learn how to disassemble and reassemble these motors, checking measurements and clearances to specifications. They will gain practical experience by repairing small two or four stroke motors. The students will also gain an understanding of automotive ignition systems, charging systems, fuel injection, braking systems and basic tune-ups. The students will learn good shop safety practices along with the knowledge of how to use a variety of mechanics tools. The student will have the opportunity to see if God has gifted them in the area of small motors and basic automotive repair and knowledge.
Outdoor Education 11
This course is a hands-on course in preparation to canoe the Bowron Lakes in June. You will obtain your first aid certificate and boat operator’s license. You will learn how to do meal preparation for trips, experiment with dehydrating food, work on your paddling skills and much more. Some other skills could be mountain biking, snowshoeing, camping, orienteering, and hiking.
Through participation in Volleyball 11, students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to improve their skills in the game of volleyball. Students will be working together and helping each other improve their skills throughout the semester. Students will be encouraged to self reflect on their game and make improvements from week to week.
Through participation in Basketball 11, students will develop knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to improve their skills in the game of basketball. Students will be working together and helping each other improve their skills throughout the semester. Students will be encouraged to self reflect on their game and make improvements from week to week.
Fitness and Conditioning 11
Ever wonder how your favourite athlete trains during the season? Do they have a specific routine that they religiously follow or do they use multiple avenues of training to stay in shape? This course will focus on building strength, muscle, and cardiovascular endurance as students train their bodies using a crossfit/calisthenic approach.
*Class size limited. This course is recommended to those who are already involved in regular physical activity.
Christian Apologetics 11/12
This course is built to provide students with the information necessary to tackle life’s hardest questions as they move into life after high school. To be someone who practices apologetics is to be someone who not only believes in something but knows why they believe it. This course will focus on examining tough cultural issues from a biblical perspective such as: How can we know Christianity is the one true religion? How can we believe in miracles in an age of science? How can a loving God send people to Hell? and many more!
Anatomy & Physiology 12
This is a great course to take if you’ve ever asked “what will we use this for in our real lives?” as it gives you an understanding and language about how your body works and how to discuss it with a medical professional. In this course students will investigate the inner workings of the human body, specifically cellular biology and body systems (ex. digestive system, circulatory system etc.). Students will be shown the complexity and intricacy of the human body and begin to build connections between the working of the human body and our roles in the Church, the body of Christ. While you do not have to have taken Life Sciences 11 to take this class, it is strongly recommended that you have taken at least one of Life Sciences 11, Chemistry 11 or Physics 11 before taking on this complex course.
Economics is something we engage with every day whether we like it or not. Every day the world confronts us with the problem of scarcity: there is far more demand for time, money, and resources than there is supply. Every day, the world calls us to prioritize our own good over the good of our neighbours, community, and creation. Yet the Bible lays out a radically different vision by calling us to steward our resources well while prioritizing building up heavenly treasures over earthly treasures. In Economics 12 we will begin to explore this topic and apply it to subjects like investing in the stock market, supply and demand, consumer behaviour, development, and inflation. In addition to studying these topics through a Christian worldview, Students will complete a final project in which they identify investment opportunities, prepare a business plan, and present it to a panel of experts.