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Open house set for Feb. 9 helps Grade 8 students look ahead to high school

December 20, 2016

Centennial Collegiate is a traditional collegiate with a focus on excellence and innovation in academics, athletics, fine arts and music and we are proud of our students' many accomplishments both in academics and extra-curricular.

An open house scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. will allow current Grade 8 students and their families to learn more about Centennial Collegiate, its programs and facilities as students prepare to make the move to high school in September 2017.

GRADE 9 PROGRAM

At Centennial Collegiate there are initiatives to help students transition to high school with ease and confidence. Teachers from elementary schools and Centennial Collegiate meet to consider academic programming that will assist students in being successful in Grade 9. This commitment to excellence helps students quickly adjust to the rigour of high school with the majority of our Grade 9 students attaining honour roll status at midterm.

Students from our area elementary schools are invited to Centennial Collegiate during their Grade 8 year to watch drama, dance and band productions, as well as sporting events. By the time Grade 9 starts, many students know their way around the school and feel comfortable navigating the hallways, becoming involved with drama productions and sports teams and experiencing the many clubs at Centennial Collegiate. More than 80 per cent of our students in Grade 9 are involved in an extra-curricular program.

Our advisory program helps create a caring environment within the larger school community. Students meet once a week in small, grade-level groups to hone study skills, read, work through team building activities or work on charity events. Students are with the same group of peers and advisory teacher for their four years of high school.

Centennial Collegiate prides itself on having many academic opportunities for students. The soccer and dance academies, which allow students to discover or pursue a passion, are popular programs for Grade 9 students. Parlez-vous français? Centennial Collegiate offers French Immersion for those wanting to earn their bilingual certificate in French.

Centennial's Math 9 Plus program helps students who require more support in math. This individualized program gives students additional instruction in math to help prepare them for the various math pathways in Grade 10.

Every attempt is made to keep Grade 9 classes small so each student can connect to his/her teacher, thus improving a student's success.

Centennial is a place to realize one's potential, to aim high and to become a lifelong learner. Centennial Collegiate Chargers value honour, respect and service.

Our partnerships with our school community council, the SaskTel Sports Centre and the City of Saskatoon symbolize our commitment to new ways of learning and help to create community.

DIVERSE COMMUNITY

Centennial Collegiate is a diverse and inclusive community with students from 44 different countries and from all areas of Saskatoon. Students requiring additional support, enrichment, modification, second language support or hands-on programming will find academic courses and extra-curricular activities to meet their needs.

In addition to our academic program, students will find that extra-curricular options such as Allies in Action club and Spirit of Youth club provide opportunities to meet specific needs around well-being, gender and cultural awareness.

At Centennial, we strive to create a positive and safe school environment that empowers our students personally, socially and academically.