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  • Online Courses available to International Students

    An Alberta high school diploma requires 100 credits. See a quick view for diploma requirements.  10 Level courses are offered in grade 10. 20 Level courses are offered in Grade 11. Dash 1 (-1) courses are academic streamed courses which are pre-requisites for post secondary education. Dash 2 (-2) courses can be taken if post secondary education is not the goal. 

    Palliser Beyond Borders offers the following online courses for students outside Canada in Grade 10 or 11. Diploma level courses are not available to international students online. 

    Note: All students must take the Getting Online Orientation course (GO) as a prerequisite to all online 10-11 courses. This course is 3 credits and addresses the learning outcomes for E-Learning Management Systems (COM 1255) Visual Composition (COM 1005) and CTS Project A.

  • Summary of Courses Available

    English 10-4 (ESL prerequisite course), English 10-1 and 10-2

    Math 10C, Math 20-1 and 20-2

    Science 10, 14, 20, 24, Biology 20, Chemistry 20, Physics 20, Forensics 25 and 35.

    Social Studies 10-1 and 10-2, Social Studies 20-1 and 20-2

    Career and Life Management 20

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  • Getting Online Orientation Course

    All students must take the Getting Online Orientation course (GO) as a prerequisite to all online 10-11 courses. This course is 3 credits and addresses the learning outcomes for E-Learning Management Systems (COM 1255) Visual Composition (COM 1005) and (COM 1910) CTS Project A.

    Communication Technology Learning Outcomes

  • English

    There are two basic aims of senior high school English language arts. One aim is to encourage, in students, an understanding and appreciation of the significance and artistry of literature. A second aim is to enable each student to understand and appreciate language and to use it confidently and competently for a variety of purposes, with a variety of audiences and in a variety of situations for communication, personal satisfaction and learning. An appreciation of literature and an ability to use language effectively enhance students’ opportunities to become responsible, contributing citizens and lifelong learners while experiencing success and fulfillment in life. As strong language users, students will be able to meet Alberta’s graduation requirements and will be prepared for entry into post-secondary studies or the workplace. Students will also acquire employability skills: the fundamental, personal management and teamwork skills they need to enter, stay in and progress in the world of work. Senior high school students must be prepared to meet evolving literacy demands in Canada and the international community

    English Learning Outcomes

  • Math

    The seven mathematical processes are critical aspects of learning, doing and understanding mathematics. Students must encounter these processes regularly as they learn mathematics in order to achieve the goals of mathematics education.
    The mathematics programs of study incorporate these seven interrelated mathematical processes, which are to permeate the teaching and learning of mathematics. Students are expected to:

    • use communication in order to learn and express their understanding;
    • make connections among mathematical ideas, other concepts in mathematics, everyday experiences and other disciplines;
    • demonstrate fluency with mental mathematics and estimation;
    • develop and apply new mathematical knowledge through problem solving;
    • develop mathematical reasoning;
    • select and use technology as a tool for learning and for solving problems;
    • develop visualization skills to assist in processing information, making connections and solving problems. 

    All seven processes can be used throughout the teaching and learning of mathematics.

    Math Course Sequencing

    Math Prerequisites and Learning Outcomes

  • Science

    The senior high science programs will help all students attain the scientific awareness needed to function as effective members of society. Students will be able to pursue further studies and careers in science, and come to a better understanding of themselves and the world around them. The same framework was used for the development of all the senior high science programs, including Science 10, Biology 20-30, Chemistry 20-30, Physics 20-30, and Science 20-30. The expected student knowledge, skills and attitudes are approached from a common philosophical position in each science course.

    In the senior high science programs, students focus on learning the big interconnecting ideas and principles. These ideas, or major themes, originate from science knowledge that transcends and unifies the natural science disciplines. These themes include change, diversity, energy, equilibrium, matter and systems; the process by which scientific knowledge is developed, including the role of experimental evidence; and the connections among science, technology and society. In addition to forming a framework for the curriculum, these ideas provide continuity with the junior high program and build on students' previous learning.

    The senior high science programs place an increased emphasis on developing methods of inquiry that characterize the study of science. For example, students will further their ability to ask questions, investigate and experiment; gather, analyze and assess scientific information; and test scientific principles and their applications. They will develop their problem-solving ability and use technology. By providing students with opportunities to develop and apply these skills, they will better understand the knowledge they have acquired.

    Alberta Program of Studies for Science

    Science Courses and Learning Outcomes

  • Social Studies

    Social studies provides opportunities for students to develop the attitudes, skills and knowledge that will enable them to become engaged, active, informed and responsible citizens. Recognition and respect for individual and collective identity is essential in a pluralistic and democratic society. Social studies helps students develop their sense of self and community, encouraging them to affirm their place as citizens in an inclusive, democratic society.

    Alberta Program of Studies for Social Studies

    Social Studies Courses and Learning Outcomes 

  • Career and Life Management (CALM)

    The aim of senior high school Career and Life Management (CALM) is to enable students to make well-informed, considered decisions and choices in all aspects of their lives and to develop behaviours and attitudes that contribute to the well-being and respect of self and others, now and in the future. CALM is the core course for health literacy at the senior high school level in Alberta.

    Alberta Program of Studies for CALM

As a student who had the distinct opportunity of working with Alison, I have seen a teacher who can change the learning process for the better. As principal of PBB, Alison understands first hand that students can learn, often more effectively, in a variety of environments beyond classroom walls. Her understanding of this concept allows for creative exposure of learning opportunities to students.

Andrew, 12

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