Course Registration & Course Calendar/Descriptions

Balfour Collegiate Registration & Course Calendar/Descriptions

2017/2018 School Year

Course Registration Forms:

Grade 9 Registration form

Grade 10 to 12 Registration form

 

FORMS DUE: March 1, 2017


SUMMER SCHOOL 2017 INFO & REGISTRATION FORMS:

- Summer school information

- Summer school registration forms


In-depth Balfour Collegiate Course Descriptions:

English Science Social Science Mathematics
Phys Ed, Wellness & Health Visual Art Practical & Applied Arts French
Drama Music Dance Gr. 9 Fine Arts Rotation
   Learning Resource    

 

 Campus Regina Public ... 

School website - click here

Course descriptions - click here

Regina Trades & Skills Centre

Course & Program Description Guide - click here

Registration - click here

Balfour Collegiate Advanced Placement

Brochure - click here

 HOW TO GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL: (minimum requirements)
1. 24 credits needed

2. Language Arts:

  • ELA A10
  • ELA B10
  • ELA A20
  • ELA A30
  • ELA B30

3. Mathematics:

  • Math 10 (Workplace & Apprenticeship or Foundations of Math and Pre-Calculus)
  • Math 20 (Workplace & Apprenticeship or Foundations of Math or Pre-Calculus)

4. Sciences:

  • Science 10
  • Science 20 (Environmental Science, Health Science or Physical Science)

5. Humanities:

  • Social 10 or Native Studies 10
  • Social 30 or Native Studies 30
  • one more Social Science at the 20 or 30 level (Social 20, Native Studies 20, History 20, Psychology 20, Psychology 30, Law 30)
6. Wellness 10 (required for grade 10s at Balfour) or Phys Ed 20 or Phys Ed 30
7. At least 2 credits in Practical and Applied Arts and/or Arts Education
8. At least 5 credits at the 30 level
note: Modified classes can be taken in place of regular program classes to satisfy minimum graduation requirements. Remember, these options will satisfy the minimum requirements to graduate from high school – be sure to contact guidance, administration and/or the post-secondary institution of your choice for specific post-secondary requirements.

 


Balfour Collegiate's Course Calendar

INTRODUCTION

In many important ways, high school represents a significant step toward preparing for the future – a preparation that assumes careful planning to ensure that many options are available to the student.

KEEPING OPTIONS OPEN

Following Grade 12, students may decide to enter the work force directly, attend a technical institute, or enter university.  Regardless of the decisions made, students will find that entry into the world of work or enrolment in post-secondary education depends to a large extent on their high school education, including marks achieved and subjects carried.

DECIDING WHAT TO TAKE

Each year students choose their courses for the following term.  Conversations with parents, friends and teachers, including the guidance department, can provide valuable information regarding subjects to take during Grades 10, 11 and 12.  Student interest and ability should be taken into account.  In addition to preparing for a future occupation, developing life-long interests should be continued in high school by registering in carefully selected electives. 

When students and parents are selecting classes for Grades 10, 11 and 12, they should do so for the three-year block of time, taking into consideration plans for the future regardless of how tentative the plans may be.

CREDIT REQUIREMENTS

In order to graduate from Grade 12, students must accumulate a minimum of 24 credits during Grades 10, 11 and 12.  Saskatchewan Learning specifies which subjects must be taken.  These are compulsory courses.  Next, certain subjects from various disciplines must be carried, but the grade level at which they are achieved is optional.  Finally, open electives can be selected according to future plans, interests and abilities of the student.

During high school, students and parents are given the freedom to select a three-year course of study.  However, if students decide to further their education, they will have to meet the subject requirements set by the chosen individual university or technical institute before enrolling.  The guidance department is well aware of these requirements and encourages students to use its resources.

Students at Balfour can elect to take as many as 30 credits during Grades 10, 11 and 12.  Ten of these credits are compulsory over the three years and seven are specified, leaving up to thirteen options to individual choices. All Grade 10 students will carry ten subjects and grade 11 students must carry at least eight.  Prerequisites are required for many courses.

Although meeting all graduation requirements is the responsibility of students and parents, the staff and administration of Balfour Collegiate are more than happy to offer guidance in this vital activity of choosing a high school program.  Various sources of information are available to students. Tapping into them can better prepare students for their futures in the work place or at institutions of higher learning.

Recognizing that goals change over time should reinforce in our minds that all we can presently do is choose wisely to keep options open for the future.