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Junior High Programs (7-9)

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Junior High Program 

Academic Program

French Language Arts is focused on four communication skills: listening (oral comprehension), speaking (oral composition), reading (written understanding) and writing (written composition). Language skills are developed in class through discussion, debate, writing projects, film and novel studies. Students apply strategies they develop to all school subjects taught in French including Math, Science and Social Studies.

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English Language Arts:Students develop an understanding and appreciation of language, and learn to use it confidently and competently in a variety of situations for communication, personal satisfaction and learning. Learning experiences present many opportunities to listen and speak, read and write, and view and represent in a variety of combinations and relevant contexts. 
Études sociales: Social studies develops the key values and attitudes, knowledge and understanding, and skills and processes necessary for students to become active and responsible citizens, engaged in the democratic process and aware of their capacity to effect change in their communities, society and world. At study: Canada - Origins, History and Movement of Peoples (grd7) Historical Worldviews Examined (grd8) Canada: Opportunities and Challenges (grd 9).
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Sciences: Our courses provide students with facts, principles and concepts to gain a better understanding of the world around them. Students develop a foundational knowledge of science and its relationship to technologies and society. They also develop the broad-based skills needed to identify and analyze problems, explore and test solutions and seek, interpret and evaluate information.
Mathématiques: J.H. Picard students receive everything they need to find success and develop competency in numeracy through differentiated approaches in an inclusive setting. We prepare students to: use mathematics confidently to solve problems, communicate and reason mathematically, appreciate and value mathematics, make connections between mathematics and its applications.
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Athletic Program

J.H. Picard school offers a full variety of athletic teams that compete in the ECSD league and tournaments. At J.H. Picard we believe in the importance of athletics and academic success. By being a smaller school, your child has more chances of being on multiple sport teams. Also, the follow-up of our specialized coaches from Elementary to High School will provide an opportunity for student-athletes to develop life skills that help them grow into positive and responsible citizens of their community. The following sports teams may be available to junior high students:
- Cross Country- Basketball- Track and Field
- Volleyball- Badminton - Soccer

Complementary Courses

Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) builds student understanding of the world around them as they explore their interests and passions to learn about various career possibilities, and occupational area skills, knowledge and technologies. CTF involves students in planning/designing, creating, appraising and communicating solutions for relevant problems. As students engage in hands on challenges, they develop social/interpersonal, life, and work skills. CTF courses may include offerings in:
- Robotics- Community Care- Marketing
- Fashion- Indigenous storytelling- Sports Leadership
- Foods - Outdoor Education- Tourism
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Fine Arts: Throughout their junior high experience, students explore a variety of expressive mediums. Our fine arts program aims to build confidence by developing foundational skills through basic instruction in these forms:
- Drama- Dance 
- Visual Arts- Music, including band program

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Academic Awards

                                                                   Academic Awards Criteria 

To receive Honours, Junior High students must obtain a minimum average of 80% using all five core courses and Religion. All final marks must be a minimum of 65%.

To receive Principal Honours, Junior High students must obtain a minimum average of 90% using all five core courses and Religion. All final marks must be a minimum of 65%.

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