PASE: Plein Air et Sciences ExperientiellesThis program is offered in French and combines academic class work with practical field study projects. Integration of class work with field activities and trips will give students a rich life experience. These projects will be realized during field activities and trips such as: • wildlife population studies • water survey studies • hiking trip • sea kayak trip or canoe trip • river kayak sessions in pool • ski trip • climbing activities • native cultural camp • visits The Applied Skill component will be offered through Plein Air et Environement. The Social Studies class will be enriched with a cultural camp, visits and speakers coming into the classroom.
• PASE also aims at enriching the quality of the student’s spoken French.
First Semester: Éducation physique 9: • Most of the physical activities will be based on outdoor activities such as hiking, canoeing, kayaking, climbing, skiing, orienteering, etc. Some traditional activities will be covered such as team, dual and individual sports. Science naturelles 9: • Students will have to cover the sciences naturelles grade 9 curriculum. The biology unit will look at human body systems and the factors affecting them. Chemistry studies will include elements, compound and reactions. Force, energy, work and power and machines will make up the physics component. The astronomy section will cover the solar system and the universe The science 9 curriculum will be enriched through its integration into the various outdoor activities and complemented with field studies. Plein air et environment 9: • This course focuses on outdoor skills and projects through participation in daily and extended outdoor field trips such as hiking, backpacking, canoeing, river and sea kayaking, winter camping, and other outdoor activities. Students will also be introduced to a variety of environmental skills, which include stream studies, camping techniques and bird identification. Landscape drawing and other forms of art will be integrated into the class. Sciences humaines 9: • This course studies the history of Canada from the first inhabitant to the war of 1812. Current events, geography of Canada and the use of GPS Systems will also be part of the course.