The Eco9 program is embedded as a year long Grade 9 class. The program takes students out of the school and makes the world our classroom. Our projects and assignments are designed to be cross curricular, allowing students to achieve multiple outcomes on each assessment and enabling them to see how all things are connected in life.
Career and Wellness
Government systems, how to be a good leader, looking after classroom programs
Operations of a grain farm, cattle ranch, bee farm, hydroponics, and garden boxes
Our family, country and local history create us individually and as a society
Exploring career opportunities, career work week, mental and physical health
How we affect our surroundings, ways to minimize effect, connectivity in nature
4 math specific classes weekly with integration in projects where applicable
Learning about finances by running a few small fundraisers(ie: honey and popcorn)
Our class helps to run the WE Team by educating other students and community members about current local and global social issues.
Fitness and well being is a large component of our program in all seasons.
How to be safe while learning about being in the wilderness.
NOTE: The program changes year to year based on the students' interests and availability of activities.
Trips and Activities
Cross Country Skiing
Snow Shelter building
Air Force Base
Water Treatment Plant
Waste Water Treatment Plant
Once the seeds have sprouted and the ground is ready for planting, students plant and maintain the schools garden boxes.