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Mount Royal Collegiate is located at the corner of Avenue W and Rusholme Road. It is easily reached by public transit on both special and regularly scheduled buses. Mount royal is a Comprehensive Collegiate and is proud to serve students from across Saskatoon and Saskatchewan. The diversity in our students, staff and programming provides opportunities for youth to be successful in our ever changing world. Experience our diversity, and share your future with us!
Being comprehensive, the school offers a full academic program - and much, much more. In addition to academic courses, students may choose from such specialized areas as Graphic Arts, Animation, Commerce and Computer Education, Commercial Cooking, Computer Science, Interior Design, Tourism and Hospitality, Mechanics, Welding, Electronics, Construction, Machining, Drafting, Aircraft Maintenance Orientation and Cosmetology. The comprehensive nature of the school allows the student to explore a vast array of courses in preparation for post-secondary studies or direct entry into the world of work.
The comprehensive offerings at Mount Royal include an outstanding academic program which is acknowledged throughout the province. Our graduates receive many awards and scholarships each year. In 2010, this list included ten Saskatchewan General Proficiency Awards, plus the Governor General's Bronze Medal - presented annually to the most outstanding graduate in each collegiate. Last year, Laryssa Barry was nominated for the Saskatoon Board Award of Excellence.
The collegiate's diversity is one of its strengths. As a large collegiate, Mount Royal is able to offer the student the widest range of course offerings and flexibility in courses. This ensures personalization of each student's timetable. Our staff takes pride in warmly welcoming all students into the "Royal Family" and offering experiences in a personalized and caring manner ensuring that all students can be successful learners.
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Specialized services and programs are provided by the collegiate to assist students with particular needs. The facility is accessible by wheelchair and special care has been taken to provide for the needs of disabled students.
Literacy For Life
Just Read is a K - 12 initiative based on the foundational belief "the more a person reads, the better a person reads." Just like practice improves performance in any sport, practicing reading improves a person's reading and writing skills. Just Read is a district-wide program to increase student independent reading, particularly at home. The rationale is direct: students need to read widely to consolidate skills and to explore the world that lies within books. Just Read involves the entire school and neighborhood community in an active research effort to ensure that all students are reading independently.
Read to Succeed (Developmental English Language Arts): This program is specially designed to improve the reading level of students by helping students build and communicate meaning using all language strands. Students will be recognized as needing Read support through a process of assessments as well as meetings with previous teachers. Throughout the year, students will be offered support and resources through this outreach program within their classes.
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English as an Additional Language
Mount Royal Collegiate offers support to students who are learning English. The goal of supporting English language learners is to enable them to succeed academically and complete graduation requirements.
Support to learn English may be provided in three ways: direct instruction classes, sheltered classes and EAL support classes. Specific course offerings will depend on enrolment and student need at each collegiate.
Direct instruction classes are focused on language proficiency: the ability to speak, read, write, and listen with comprehension. The direct instruction class may take themes from content classes such as social studies, math, science or English language arts in an effort to build the vocabulary and academic skills necessary for students to be fully integrated into the regular classroom. Most direct instruction classes may provide an elective credit. They may be offered at all levels of language proficiency and for all grades.
Sheltered classes provide students with an environment in which they can learn the regular course content while the teacher adapts the material for English language learners. For example, a special section of English Language Arts may be offered to English language learners only. If the student reaches course outcomes, they will receive a credit for this class. Sheltered classes are intended for students with more advanced language proficiency.
An EAL suport class is a period in which a student can receive additional time and assistance to ocmplete course work from his/her classes. There is no credit for this class.
Language learning is a process that takes a lot of time and hard work. The speed at which a student learns th elanguage is affected by many factors. Students should consult with the guidance counsellor and/or EAL teacher to choose their classes.
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A Typical Grade 9 Program 2009 - 2010
Our Grade Nine Learning Community is designed to help students in their transition from Grade Eight to a high school setting. A small group of staff worj together as a team in setting golas and delivering 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 keeping students engaged as active learners. To foster student engagement we equip students with the necessary skills to plan and assess their own learning.
To meet these goals we provide an integrated curriculum that balances academic (with an emphasis on Literacy), artistic, practical and applied arts and career education. The curriculum prepares students for senior high school and also teaches about basic human values including respect, honesty, trust, determination, and responsibility. Career education and service projects both within the school and in the larger community foster qualities that will help students be successful citizens. All students are encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities and outdoor educational opportunities which teach them to meet new physical and social challenges.
Required Courses Survey Courses English 9A Fine Arts Survey: English 9B Science 9 Mathematics 9 Dance Health 9 Practical & Applied Arts Survey: Social Studies 9 Woods Construction, Welding Career Education 9 Art 9 . . Other Grade Nine Courses Band 9 . . .
Machining, Auto Mechanics
Cosmetology, Commercial Cooking
Clothing, Computer Labs
English as An Additional Language
Fine Arts Survey:
Practical & Applied Arts Survey:
Social Studies 9
Woods Construction, Welding
Career Education 9
Other Grade Nine Courses
English Language Arts 9
Students are required to take both English 9A and English 9B. Each course is organized using a thematic framework. Students learn to compose and create based on reading and viewing a variety of materials. Students are able to comprehend and respond to a multitude of media resources. Students also reflect and assess based upon the criteria developed within the class.
The themes, chosen according to student interest, will be selected from such possible options as: "All That I Am - The Search For Self," "Indigenous and Norse Narratives," and "Conflcits, Issues and Choices - Doing The Right Thing."
The themes, chosen according to student interest, will be selected from such possible options as: "Surviving and Conquering" and "Looking Beyond - Imagining New Worlds and the Future."
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We have full time resource teachers that co teach in all of our Grade 9 Mathematics classrooms. Students are also able to receive extra support when needed.
Students in Grade 9 Mathematics will work on developing and applying reasoning processes, skills and strategies to examine the relationships and roles of numbers, geometric shapes and objects. Mathematics 9 furthers stuudents understanding of 2D and 3D objects. Students develop an understanding of math as a way of knowing the world.
Our health courses are taught in conjunction with physical education. In our health classes, student sare challenged to think about their own needs and interests. They use health related information to become more knowledgeable about a healthy self, family, community and environment. They explore ways to reduce health-compromising behaviors and apply their health knowledge and skills throughout their lives.
Science 9 is an introductory science course designed to familiarize students with the scientific method and experimental procedures. A broad range of classroom and laboratory experiences are used to address topics in chemistry, electricity, cell reproduction, and space exploration. Students will acquire skills in observing, calculating, and laboratory report writing.
Social Studies 9
In Social Studies 9 students study the roots of our modern Canadian worldview by looking at the origins of our Canadian way of life. Students explore the relationships between individuals, societies, cultures and nations. By examining Saskatchewan First Nations cultures, ancient civilizations like Greece or Rome, the Middle Ages or the Renaissance, students can analyze how land, ideas, events and the environment influence people.
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Course content information is provided to enable parents and students to select as many electives as needed to make a total of ten courses (compulsory & electives).
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This course is offered to students who have completed at least two years in a band program at the elementary school or who have permission from the music teacher. A wide variety of music and musical techniques is studied. Students participate in performances, and festivals . The class may be scheduled with band students from grades 10, 11 & 12.
This course is designed for students who are interested in singing in a group. Choral 9 students are able to study with Grade 10, 11 & 12 choral students. The course will include some basic theory and ear training as well as singing activities. The music covers a variety of styles and periods. Students participate in performances, and festivals.
Students who experience challenges with academics are eligible for resource support. The resource teacher, classroom teachers, and parents or guardians work together on developing strategies to help each student.
English as An Additional Language (EAL)
English as an Additional Language support is available to any student whose first language is not English and who is developing and enhancing their English skills. Students may take intensive instruction in EAL in order to become integrated into regular classes successfully. Upon arrival, a student is assessed and scheduled into classes based on their language benchmark. The four aspects of language listening, speaking, reading and writing are emphasized, along with programming to help to integrate into Candian culture.
Practical and Applied Arts Survey
Technology 9 (Drafting, Foods, Electronics, Machining, Mechanics, Welding, and Woodworking: depending on lab availability)
Students have an opportunity to explore 6 areas. During the rotation students will spend approximately 15 hours in each area. The program is appropriate for both girls and boys.
Drafting Students will learn the basics of drafting and design.
Electronic Students are introduced to electronic components, circuit board preparation and soldering techniques while completing a battery powered flashing light. Students also complete some basic house circuit wiring, which includes receptacles, lights and switches.
Foods 9 Students learn how to handle food safely, read and follow a recipe and measure accurately.
Woodworking Students learn proper operation of the basic power machines used in the woodworking field while completing a small project. Safety, precision, and craftsmanship are stressed.
Welding Students spend their time equally between electric arc and oxyacetylene welding. Safety precautions are stressed while students attain a degree in proficiency in joining pieces of metal. Three to four hours are allocated to project work.
Mechanics Students learn about mechanical systems such as gasoline and diesel engines, hydraulics, and vehicle design. They also dismantle and assemble a small gasoline engine.
Machining Students learn how to use the bandsaw, drill press, lathe, and several hand tools. Two small steel take-home projects are made by each student by means of marking, centre punching, hand hacksawing, and lathe work.
Sew and Home 9 Students learn basic "how to sew" techniques and basic design concepts. Students sew projects which may include pillows, lunch bags, boxer shorts or pajama pants.
Fine Arts Survey
Grade 9 students at Mount Royal are required to take one Art 9 course during their Grade 9 year. Thrugh this course students have the opprotunity to explore the arts through the study of four different strands contained within this course - drama, dance, music and visual arts.
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Career Education 9
Students entering the work force in the twenty-first century face a multitude of challenges never seen before. To help students navigate their unchartered futures, they examine the realities of the workplace through exploration of career information. This course provides students with an opportunity to envision their life in the future.