Junior High Courses - 2022-2023
Our Unique Junior High Structure
Being online, we have such a unique opportunity to think outside of the box and create a different learning environment that further builds connection and meets student needs in a different way. This is exciting to us as we are constantly connecting, reflecting and growing in order to serve our students!
In order to ensure students and families feel connected with each other and with our staff, as well as to provide the most supportive environment possible, we have created a structure that is different than most. Junior high students for the 2022-2023 school year will have fewer teachers teaching the different subject areas in order to allow deeper connection and more personalized learning experiences. For example, a student registered in 7A will have one teacher teaching them Religion, God Calls Us Each by Name, Language Arts, Social Studies and Health. They will have a second teacher teaching them Science, Math and Approaches to Learning. This 7A student will have a different teacher teaching them Physical Education, and possibly their option, depending on registration. Our goal is to have between 3-4 teachers teaching each junior high student at a maximum. This structure allows our teachers to become very familiar with student abilities, learning preferences and class dynamics. As well, this structure allows for lessons and activities to more readily have cross-curricular connections and assessment opportunities built in. With this, students will be able to go deeper in their learning along with their community of learners.
It is very important that our junior high students actively engage in all learning experiences and subject areas. We highly encourage our junior high students to have their cameras on during instructional times in order to allow peers and teachers to connect. As well, having cameras on allows teachers to actively check for understanding and on-task behaviour. We thank parents/guardians for their support in this. It is important for families to review our Necessary Items for Online Learning page for tips and tricks to support our online learners.
As we gather regularly as a faith community, students have the opportunity to lead, with their peers, whole school celebrations throughout the year.
Junior High Mandatory Course Descriptions - 2022-2023
Junior high students with Genesis Catholic Online will take one mandatory course during the year. This course is designed to allow students to enhance their skills as learners and as young Catholic leaders.
God Calls Us Each by Name
This course will allow an opportunity for students to engage in acts of stewardship, social justice and Catholic leadership. It will build skills in students which support the whole individual emotionally, socially and spiritually with an emphasis on our connection as a faith-based community. Students will engage in the learner competencies (i.e., Cultural & Global Citizenship, Collaboration, Problem Solving, etc.) throughout this course to inspire positive impact on society. This course aligns with our division’s theme, “God Calls Us Each by Name”.