Complementary Courses

Communication Technology

The Communication Technology Program allows students to explore the artistic and technical aspects of photography, movie making, video editing, desktop publishing, graphic design, and screen-printing. Students learn to use industry standard equipment and software to work through a diverse range of hands on activities.

All of these courses are student-centered and project-based, and focus on having fun while developing organizational, time management and technical skills.

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Computer Science

Computers control the Internet, financial industry, cell phones and most companies. Investigate not only how to create programs, but also algorithm theories and the best way to program.

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Construction Technology

Students pursuing an occupation in the trades will learn to read plans and blueprints, measure accurately, apply various types of finishes, use tools and machines safely, watch out for safety hazards, etc. 

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Explore proper hair maintenance and care, including hair styling, cutting and colouring, as well as professional techniques for manicuring, pedicuring, makeup application and facials - then learn the customer service skills needed to run a successful cosmetology business.

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Design Studies

Work in your choice of many different design disciplines: architectural design, product design (furniture/jewelry), animation, industrial design, fashion design, landscape design, mechanical design, technical drawing and drafting. 

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Drama and Theatre Arts

The three-year Drama Program emphasizes knowledge of self and others through participation in and reflection on dramatic experiences, competency in communication skills through exploration of various dramatic disciplines, and development of an appreciation for drama and theatre as a process and art form. 

Drama courses - as well as Advanced Acting, Technical Theatre, Musical Theatre and Performing Arts courses - provide an in-depth exploration of the dramatic disciplines of movement, voice, acting, improvisation, technical and theatre studies, and will provide students with a foundation for further studies in theatre.

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Early Learning and Child Care

Early Learning and Child Care engages students in active learning about infants, toddlers, and preschoolers. Students will have the opportunity to understand the differences between a babysitter and a professional child care provider as they explore and practice the beginning skills necessary for working with children in ways that encourage and support development of the children.

The program prepares students to provide quality child care in a variety of settings and to plan developmentally appropriate activities for the children in their care.

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Fine Arts

Learn the fundamental elements of art through drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, art history and more.

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Foods courses form a solid base of skills and knowledge for your own personal use or for further studies in the culinary arts. 

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Study the operating systems of a motor vehicle while learning how to complete minor service tasks and take proper care of an automobile.

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Music students will work in a supportive and challenging environment, exploring technical performance, instrumental competency, improvisation, and personal practice skills; all while exploring classical, jazz and contemporary music.

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Natural Sciences

Interact with the natural world and experience the environment through all five senses. This course will draw from CTS strands in Agriculture, Environmental Stewardship, Wildlife and Health Services.

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If you would like the opportunity to better preserve your own and your fellow students' memories, you should consider enrolling in the Advanced Photography and Electronic Publishing Course. Choosing to take this class will essentially be like working for a real life publishing business that will have a real life budget to work with and a responsibility to its customers: students, teachers, parents and guardians.

The students in this course will work through a variety of projects that in the end will result in the publishing of the SGCHS yearbook.

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Our Handbook contains everything you'll need to know about our program and course offerings.