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Mount Royal Collegiate
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Open house set for Feb. 7 helps Grade 8 students prepare for high school

December 20, 2016

Mount Royal Collegiate's comprehensive school programing combines rigorous academics with a full complement of practical and applied courses in the arts and trades.

An open house scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 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

The Grade 9 program is designed to help students transition from Grade 8 to a high school setting. A small group of staff work together as a team in setting goals and developing the academic program. We provide a safe, caring and culturally inclusive learning environment and build positive relationships with all students. Our goal is to help students develop independent thinking, self-confidence and a sense of social responsibility as they discover their own strengths and talents.

We recognize that students have a natural curiosity and need for relevance and meaning in what they are studying. Connecting their learning experiences in a meaningful way is crucial in ensuring students are engaged and active learners. To foster student engagement, we equip students with the necessary skills to plan and assess their own learning. To meet these goals Mount Royal provides an integrated curriculum that balances academics (with emphasis on literacy and numeracy), artistic, practical and applied arts and career education.

The Grade 9 curriculum prepares students for senior high school courses and teaches about human values including respect, honesty, trust, determination and responsibility. Career education and service projects both within the school and community foster qualities that will help students be successful citizens. All students are encouraged to participate in extra-curricular activities and outdoor educational opportunities, which teach them to meet new physical and social challenges..

DIVERSE COMMUNITY

Mount Royal Collegiate is located in the heart of Saskatoon's west side and is a diverse learning community with numerous opportunities. It is the only high school in Western Canada that has established partnerships with post-secondary programs with Saskatchewan Polytechnic and the Saskatoon Trades and Skills (STSC) Centre both housed under the same roof.

Mount Royal offers the Pathways academic program which provides students with the opportunity to identify and pursue their passions in a variety of fields with authentic experiences in the community. Many of our students pursue university and Saskatchewan Polytechnic training along with a basic understanding of various trades and skills.

The school offers English as an Additional Language programming for new Canadians, Life Skills Work Study (LSWS) programs and a broad array of academic and vocational programs to suit a variety of learning styles

We have a complete array of comprehensive and academic programming and specialized programs based at Mount Royal include: High School Carpentry Apprenticeship Program and Aircraft Maintenance Orientation Program. Mount Royal is the only high school in Saskatoon to offer a full Cosmetology program.