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Outdoor School, HCAP and Media School offer unique high school learning

February 14, 2019

HCAP_News.jpgA unique, hands-on approach to learning embodied in three collegiate programs creates an unforgettable experience students and expands their horizons.

An joint open house will be held March 14 for Media School, Outdoor School and the High School Construction Apprenticeship (HCAP). The programs provide Grade 11 students (plus Grade 12 for HCAP) with the opportunity to join other students from collegiates across the city to participate in a semester-long learning experience. 

The joint open house on Thursday, March 14, 7 p.m. at Mount Royal Collegiate. Applications will be available on the program websites or from collegiate Student Services offices. They must be returned by Thursday, March 28.

Outdoor School is located at Walter Murray Collegiate and offers a learning experience in a collaborative environment as part of a semester-long outdoor adventure. Grade 11 students have the opportunity to develop outdoor living skills, critical thinking and confidence as they participate in six major excursions across Western Canada. 

Students earn five academic credits in areas such as science, geography, English and physical education as they combine learning through integrated research projects with opportunities for backcountry camping, canoeing, cycling, wall climbing, snowboarding and more.

Media School, based at Evan Hardy Collegiate, is a chance for Grade 11 students to spend a semester concentrating on media production. The program takes a film- and television-centered approach and course work is fully integrated with activities drawing on all five courses and emphasizing independent work, peer teaching and learning, and group projects.

Media School focuses on eight broad areas of the film and television industry: Producing, directing, writing, cinematography, audio engineering, lighting, art direction, and editing. Students will be challenged practically and academically throughout the course to a quality that is celebrated by post-secondary institutions and industry professionals.

The High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program (HCAP) at Mount Royal Collegiate is open to students in both Grade 11 and Grade 12. It provides a hands-on approach to learning as students develop their skills in a real-life work environment by working with experienced tradespeople on construction projects.

Students experience the enormous pride and satisfaction that comes from completing a major project that contributes to the well-being of a family in the community. Students can gain up to 640 hours towards their apprenticeship through the apprenticeship board and the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Program.

More information on Outdoor SchoolMedia School and the High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program is available on the program websites. Information on these programs and other unique learning opportunities in Saskatoon Public Schools is available in our Unique Programs Handbook.