Grade 9 Course Options

Subject matter is integrated when possible. There is a high level of individualization available for these courses and a wide range of curriculum options.

Grade 9 Students must take English, math, socials, science, career, PE, and two electives.

English

English at the elementary grades is focused on building a solid foundation of skills while helping students find enjoyment in reading and writing.

Math

Students can choose from a wide variety of curricula in these individualized courses. Here are just a few examples:

  • Math U See
  • Jump Math
  • Teaching Textbooks
  • And many more...

Socials

Socials courses are highly individualized utilizing a wide variety of curricula.  Often families choose a curriculum that can be customized across multiple grade levels for use within their entire family group.

Science

Students can choose from a wide variety of curricula in these individualized courses. Here are just a few examples:

  • Apologia
  • 101 Series
  • Christian Light Education
  • And many more...

Medley

The medley tab combines these required non-core subjects into a single tab.  Career and PE are individualized to develop skills along the lines of students’ personal interests and goals.

Career Education

Physical & Health Education

Electives

Students in Grade 9 select any two electives from the choices below. Elective courses are individualized to develop skills along the lines of students’ personal interests and goals.

Second Language

  • American Sign Language
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • etc.

Arts

  • Dance 9
  • Drama 9
  • Music 9
  • Visual Arts 9
  • Arts Ed 9 Modules - Students select two or modules from the list above to comprise a full year of learning.

Applied Skills, Design, and Technologies

  • Drafting 9
  • Drafting and 3D Printing 9 (The Art of Tech Ed) - *see course description below
  • Electronics and Robotics 9
  • Electronics and Robotics 9 (The Art of Tech Ed) - *see course description below
  • Entrepreneurship and Marketing 9
  • Food Studies 9
  • Information and Communication Technology 9
  • Media Arts 9
  • Metalwork 9
  • Power Technology 9
  • Textiles 9
  • Woodwork 9
  • ADST Exploration 9 - Students select 2 or more modules from the list above to comprise a full year of learning. Exception: The Art of Tech Ed courses are stand alone courses.  See descriptions below.)

* Drafting and 3D Printing 9 (The Art of Tech Ed)

Students will learn the basics of designing and printing 3D models. Both 2D and 3D drafting techniques will be used to design functional objects which use standard notations and are dimensionally accurate. Students will learn how to model an object, use Cura to prepare the model for printing, and then print the model. There will be a couple options for the final project, one of which will be to design and print the body for a robotic game which is built in our Electronics and Robotics 9 course.

* Electronics and Robotics 9 (The Art of Tech Ed)

Students will use the book Make:Electronics as well as a variety of videos to learn basic and intermediate circuit construction for learning about and creating electrical circuits at an intermediate level. The course will then move on to using the Arduino in a variety of small projects which create the foundational and intermediate skills which will be needed in the final project. Content is delivered through www.theartofteched.ca. If the student is taking Drafting & 3D Printing 9 at the same time, the final projects for both courses will be integrated.