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 New Course Offerings 2010-2011

NEW MAJORS FOR 2010-2011


ESTHETICS MAJOR - 32 Credits

Esthetics is one of the fastest growing industries in North America, with expectations of nothing but continuous growth in the future. The esthetics program is designed to provide students with the fundamental concepts and techniques necessary to become a successful esthetician. The program offers students informative theory and hands on practical training in a spa-like atmosphere. This in-depth program provides training in all esthetics treatments including manicures, pedicures, facials, waxing and make up application. High demand treatments and trends such as reflexology, aromatherapy, body wraps, stone therapy massage, and light cured nail art will also be a focus of instruction in this program.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: A student interested in enrolling in the esthetics major should be in good health and have good physical stamina. This industry is not only mentally, but physically challenging. Long hours will be spent sitting, standing, bending, reaching and repeating the same motions. If a student has a bad back or weak knees this course is not recommended. Students must have good vision and hearing (normal or corrected); be non-allergic to chemical solutions; be able to read directions; be friendly and congenial with customers and fellow students.

GRADUATES: The SRSS esthetics program is an accredited program under the Apprenticeship & Trades Qualifications Act. Graduates of this program may continue into the apprenticeship program providing they meet the eligibility requirements. Students must acquire a total of 1060 hours of in school instruction and complete the program with a minimum of 70% in both theory and practical portions of the program. To become a fully certified esthetician, students will be required to fulfill the apprenticeship requirements as set out by the Apprenticeship & Trades Board.


MUSIC MAJOR - 32 Credits

This major is for those students a) who wish to pursue music in post-secondary education, or b) who wish to have the flexibility to supplement their high school education with more music courses, and c) who wish to develop musical skills that will enrich their entire lives.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: Students interested in the music major should have previous experience in playing in school ensembles as well as private music lessons on either an instrument or voice or prove a high level of proficiency on their principle instrument through an audition.

GRADUATES: Students completing the Music Major will be better equipped to apply for music faculties in university/college. They will also be more prepared to contribute to the arts in the communities in which they live. Because creativity is a highly sought-after commodity in today's economy, emphasis is put on creative thinking which will help our graduates find meaningful employment.


NEW COURSES FOR 2010-2010


Humanities

ELA: Comprehensive Focus ENC30S

Prerequisite: ENG20F

Comprehensive Focus explores a wide variety of texts, both literary and pragmatic. Students will expand on their skills from previous courses and develop a well-balanced skill-set dealing equally with information-based and aesthetic texts. A wide range of texts will be explored from journalistic texts, documentaries, biographical and travel writing, to short stories, film, dramas and novels.

Spanish SPA20F

The primary purpose of the Spanish program is the acquisition of Spanish as an additional language. Students will know and use various strategies to maximize the effectiveness of learning and communication in this language. Beginning at a Grade 10 level, students develop their proficiency in Spanish and build on their communication skills both orally and in writing.


Information Science

3-D Production and Design IPD40S

Prerequisite: IEM30S

3-D Production and Design encompasses an array of skills related to the field of 3-D Design and Communication. 3-D Artists apply skills in Computer Generated Imagery to a variety of areas such as Environmental and Character Design, Digital Media Production, Rendering and Animation. Digital Artists are responsible for developing innovative concepts and solutions to problems proposed. It is essential that artist have the opportunity to explore ideas in the development of 3-D Graphics used in printed media to animated video clips, game design, and other forms of interactive media.

Advanced Colour Photography IDA40S

Prequisite: IDI40S

Advanced Colour Photography is a continuation of Digital Imaging Processing (which offers a basic introduction and overview to photography). This course will have a greater emphasis on specific fields of photography as well as techniques in photography, including advanced instruction on camera operations, composition, lighting, equipment, and various other techniques. Advanced digital post production processing techniques will also be taught. Students will have a combination of classroom theory, practical instruction, workshops with guest photographers, and both self-directed and class planned outings. NOTE: A lab fee of $30.00 is assessed to cover a portion of the supply costs. Students who voluntarily withdraw from the course forfeit the right to re-enrol due to the additional cost of supplies. Students will also be required to provide a refundable deposit against the expensive equipment used in this course.


Mathematics

Intro to Applied & Pre-Calc Math MAP20S           

Prerequisite: 60%  in Gr. 9 Math

(There are no more separate Grade 10 pre-calc and Grade 10 Applied classes.)

Grade 10 Introduction to Applied and Pre-calculus Mathematics (20S) is intended for students considering post-secondary studies that require a math pre-requisite.  This course is foundational for students to branch into grade 11 applied or pre-calculus.  A variety of activities that include the use of calculators and computers, problem solving, mental mathematics, and theoretical mathematics will be used to illustrate the connections between concrete (diagrams, measurements, illustrations) and abstract (algebra, theoretical math). 

Essential Mathematics MEM20S      

Prerequisite: Gr. 9 Math

(There are no more Grade 10 Consumer classes)

Grade 10 essential Mathematics (20S) is intended for students whose post-secondary planning does not include a focus on mathematics and science-related fields. Grade 10 essential Mathematics (20S) is a one-credit course consisting of two half-credits each emphasizing consumer applications, problem solving, decision making, and spatial sense.

Students are expected to work both individually and in small groups on mathematical concepts and skills encountered in everyday life in a technological society. The course may include observation, homework, learning conversations or interviews, summative unit essays, demonstrations, presentations, performance tasks, learning logs, projects, investigations, reflective journals, portfolios, quizzes, tests and examinations. An appropriately prepared portfolio requires a consistent effort throughout the school term and a commitment to completing quality work on a daily basis.


Music

Intermediate Recording Technology MUR30S

Using various music software applications, students will develop their ability to analyze existing musical creations and conventions, and create their own musical compositions. Rudimentary theory will be taught and /or reviewed. Students will become familiar with recording software and hardware including sound system set-up, microphone choice and placement, and mixing recorded projects for best results. Students will create "publish-ready" hard copies of their work as well as a CD portfolio of their best work. Most work will be completed in class.

Additional Information: Software presently used in the course includes: Sibelius(notation), Audacity, Reaper, and Cubase (audio recording, mixing, and midi). Students will need to provide their own headphones (1.5 meter chord minimum recommended)

Intermediate Music Theory MUT20S

Music theory provides the basic building blocks of music performance and composition. This course provides an in-depth look into the world of music theory with the end goal of writing the Royal Conservatory of Music secondary Rudiments exam.

Cost:  $35 for a theory workbook. 1 per student.


Physical Education

Girls Only Phys. Ed: PHE2GF, PHE3GF, PHE4GF

Prerequisite:  Girls only.

This course is a regular physical education/health course reserved for girls only. This is being offered at each of the 3 grade levels.

Hockey Specific PHE3FH

Prerequisite:  Recommended 75% in PHE20F & signed approval of Gr. 10 instructor.

Students in this course would be required to do all of the requirements listed above. During the 25 classes in the classroom, students would complete the health modules, and learn about the history of hockey, its effect on culture and society, tactics and strategies of the sport. During the 30 classes of activity, students would participate in hockey related activities including hockey specific skills (skating, passing, shooting), fitness, and game play.

Soccer Specific PHE3FS

Prerequisite:  Recommended 75% in PHE20F & signed approval of Gr. 10 instructor.

Students in this course would be required to do all of the requirements listed above. During the 25 classes in the classroom, students would complete the health modules, and learn about the soccer history, its effect on culture and society, tactics and strategies of the sport. During the 30 classes of activity, students would participate in soccer related activities including soccer specific skills (ball control, passing, shooting), fitness, and game play.

Football Specific PHE3FT

Prerequisite:  Recommended 75% in PHE20F & signed approval of Gr. 10 instructor.

Students in this course would be required to do all of the requirements listed above. During the 25 classes in the classroom, students would complete the health modules, and learn about the history of football, its effect on culture and society, tactics and strategies of the sport. During the 30 classes of activity, students would participate in football related activities including football specific skills like (throwing, kicking, catching), fitness, and game play.

Hockey Specific PHE4FH

Prerequisite: Recommended 75% in Gr. 11 PE & signed approval of Gr. 11 instructor.

Students in this course would be required to do all of the requirements listed above. During the 25 classes in the classroom, students would complete the health modules, and learn about the history of hockey, its effect on culture and society, tactics and strategies of the sport. During the 30 classes of activity, students would participate in hockey related activities including hockey specific skills (skating, passing, shooting), fitness, and game play.

Soccer Specific PHE4FS

Prerequisite:  Recommended 75% in Gr. 11 PE & signed approval of Gr. 11 instructor.

Students in this course would be required to do all of the requirements listed above. During the 25 classes in the classroom, students would complete the health modules, and learn about the soccer history, its effect on culture and society, tactics and strategies of the sport. During the 30 classes of activity, students would participate in soccer related activities including soccer specific skills (ball control, passing, shooting,), fitness, and game play.

Football Specific PHE4FT

Prerequisite:  Recommended 75% in Gr. 11 PE & signed approval of Gr. 11 instructor.

Students in this course would be required to do all of the requirements listed above. During the 25 classes in the classroom, students would complete the health modules, and learn about the history of football, its effect on culture and society, tactics and strategies of the sport. During the 30 classes of activity, students would participate in football related activities including football specific skills like (throwing, kicking, catching), fitness, and game play.


50/50 PE HEALTH EDUCATION SPORT SPECIFIC COURSES

The purpose of these new course offerings is to select specific courses that are typically out of gym, off-site activities that may be appealing to the SRSS student, which in turn will relieve gym space pressures, thereby benefiting all SRSS students. These sport specific courses are 50/50 course variations and will be offered for the 2010-2011 school year (based on interest). Please note that there are grade specific options.

All courses (regardless of sport focus) will meet all of these provincial requirements:

  • Track and record 55 hours of activity outside of school Phys Ed. time.
    • These hours need to be moderate to vigorous (Moderate - breathing and heart rate increase, hear breathing but can still talk.Vigorous- breathing and heart rate increase to a higher level, difficult to talk)
  • 30 classes of sport specific activity (academy focus). All of these classes will be done outside of the SRSS gym (ie. Hockey arena, SRSS soccer/football fields).
  • 25 classes in the classroom (grade specific health modules)

Important factors:

  • Bus transportation to and from off-site venues will be arranged depending on the course taken.
  • It is expected that if signing up for the academy classes such as soccer or football, students will go outside for 30 activity classes regardless of weather (within reason) - so weather appropriate clothing will be required.
  • Proper equipment will be required for the specific course being offered (protective or otherwise)

Science

University Biology (1115/1116) BIO42U

Prerequisite: CHM40S (min. 70%); BIO30S (min. 70%) BIO40S (strongly recommended)

Biology 42U is a dual track course. Students earn both a high school credit and 6 credit hours from the University of Winnipeg. The course follows the university course outlines of the two 3 credit hour course BIO 1115: Cells and Cellular Processes and BIO 1116: Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity. The course credit can be used at the University of Winnipeg or transferred to other universities.


Vocational: Building Construction

Timber Framing Technology CRT40T

Timber framing is an advanced yet traditional method of constructing some of today's most impressive buildings. Instead of nails or other fasteners Timber framers use specialized joinery techniques to "tie" large timbers together. These large timbers are hand carved with specialized hand and power tools.

Participants in this course will have the opportunity to apply visual, mathematical and hands on skill to create a series of timber frame projects. An understanding of trigonometry, ability to lift heavy objects and good manual dexterity would be an asset for participants in this course.


Vocational: Esthetics

Basics of Nail Technology ESN2AT

This course will introduce students to the fascinating industry of Nail Technology. Students will develop nail technology skills in the classroom as well as practical hands on applications in a real salon atmosphere. This course will expose students to many aspects of the industry including communication, professional image, salon safety, sterilization and sanitation procedures, nail composition, and use of tools.

Manicures & Pedicures ESN2BT

This course will allow students to use their knowledge from the Basics of Nail Technology and apply these acquired skills in a real salon setting. Students will learn about water manicures, hot oil manicures, nail shaping, polish application, massaging, nail art, specialty treatments, toe cures, and pedicures.

Practice & Study of Nails ESN4AT

This course will enable students to continue to build on their skills as they enter in an exciting and ever changing occupation with vast opportunities. Students will prepare for the nail examination, Apprenticeship, and working successfully as a licensed Nail Technician. Advanced nail techniques will also be introduced in this part of the course.

Artificial Nails ESN4BT

This course will introduce students to the most common artificial nail systems including gel nails, acrylic nails, and nail wraps. Some of the applications taught in this course are basic nail tip application, overlays, sculptured nails, fiberglass application, nail repairs, and airbrushing. Students will learn about the uses and functions of all the products, implements, supplies, and equipment needed for these services.


Vocational: Industrial Design

Interior Design DRI40T

Creating practical living and working space is becoming increasingly important. This course is designed to provide students with skills and training in using interior space effectively. Students will learn to apply functionality, appearance, and ergonomics to accommodate a variety of lifestyles and challenges. Students shall learn:

  1. how to work with colours to complement function
  2. basic ergonomics
  3. minimum recommended requirements for specific functions, from home theatres to workbenches
  4. how room size affects function
  5. how paint and wall coverings affect moods