During Covid-19, we have designed and developed many fun, creative and educational online courses. We hope you enjoy our energetic online learning trip!
Macbeth + Romeo and Juliet is a three-month program with 1 ½ hours of class instruction per week.
Students will embark on an in-depth exploration of two of Shakespeare’s tragedies: Macbeth and Romeo and Juliet. Students will gain thorough knowledge of the plot, setting, and characters in each play. They will understand the themes and symbols as both particular (to Shakespeare’s time) and as universal (for all time). They will become skilled in their ability to read and understand Shakespeare and learn how to write an argumentative essay. They will learn about cinematic adaptations of each play and see how it has been interpreted by artists over time.
The course will take full advantage of the online platform, engaging students using a wide variety of multi-media texts and apps.
Great Works of Literature Reading is a year long program with 1 ½ hours of class instruction per week. Course will include 6 units, each lasting around 2 months.
Utilizing a full year, students will engage with classic and award winning texts, through which they will practice: advanced reading (out loud and silently), critical thinking, analytical thinking, academic discussion, and academic discourse. Course will not only match but exceed the curriculum testing requirements, giving students a thorough, complete, immersive, and focused experience with some of the best age appropriate works written in the English language.
Books seleted are either stood the test of time, or have made major societal or cultural impact in one way or another. Books are enjoyable, and relevant to the students and the world they live in today. A few books, under the contemporary category will also be selected because they are extremely well written and developed, but also fun. Books are selected from wide genre of literature, so as to provide the students with maximum literary exposure. Books which are referenced or quoted often in society are some of the most important to me to share with the students
Come improve your speaking skills and learn an important skill that will have a positive impact for years to come. The ability to speak with power, clarity, and confidence is one of the best tools for success in today’s world. This class will prepare students for success in different areas of public speaking, including: school presentations, speeches, interviewing, debate, and networking.
This class will follow the RCM Speech Arts and Drama curriculum and the BC Language Arts Curriculum for Speaking and Oral Storytelling. Each term will have a new area of focus. At the end of each term, students will give presentations to family and a supportive audience. During the year, they will have three presentations.
· Performance of literature (poems, stories, and monolouges)
· Speech writing
· Oral storytelling
· Improv Speaking
Have fun writing short essays and short stories, while learning different tools to brainstorm, write clearly, use details, add facts, and structure writing. This class combines the principals of creative writing (expression, entertainment, and voice) with the skills needed for essay writing (topic sentence, strong introductions, facts and details, clear structure, etc).
We will follow the common core writing standards for each grade level to give students the tools to improve their grades in school. Each class will be tailored to the students interests. For example, young female students might enjoy writing an “Instruction Guide for Caring for Unicorns” and older students who like science fiction would write “A How-To Guide for Time Travel.” This class is perfect for reluctant writers and for those who enjoy writing. At the end of each 5-week session, the students will publish a collection or make books to take home.
WRITING TO INFORM
WRITING STORIES & NARRATIVES
The National Geographic Course series is a 13-week program that typically spans 3 months with a 1 1/2 hour of class instruction per week.
The course design is based on the newest forms of integrated learning; the first being STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) based learning with the integration of E/LA (English/Language Arts), Science, Social studies and Health. The second is 21st Century Skills model. Each of the 13 lessons offered through this course encompass the following combinations of skills, including critical thinking, creative thinking, collaborating, communicating, informational literacy, tech literacy, flexibility, initiative, social skills, productivity and leadership.
Students will be introduced to a variety of currently relevant topics spanning areas of history, geography, biology, chemistry, environmental science and technology. They will be required to discuss the information provided though articles during class time and apply the concepts of critical and creative analysis and communicate the information in a manner that exhibits their comprehension and literacy of the material. Assignments that assess vocabulary, research and concept exploration will be provided to the students to measure their progress via formative, summative and performance means.
Come and join our Advanced Science Program to ensure that you are a step ahead of the pack and ultimately achieve your highest scores on the AP and IB Science Exams! Together, we will explore the BC Science curriculum and also concepts that extend beyond your current grade level to ensure that your understanding of Science is optimal to get you into your top University! Learning these concepts early will ensure that you will be best prepared for the AP and IB exams and Science in University!
This course will follow the BC Science curriculum and extend with applications related to each topic to widen the breadth of knowledge that students experience. Each term will have a new area of focus and extend on the previous course in terms of complexity and understanding. Students will be provided regular homework to ensure their learning is consistent and effective! At the end of each term, students will have a final exam to practice what they have learned.
The Science curriculum incorporates content from biology, chemistry, physics, and earth and space sciences. In upper level courses, the material grows to incorporate life anatomy and physiology, ecological science, geology, and specialized science. The educational program offers students the chance to build up the abilities, processes, perspectives, and logical scientific methods that allow them to seek after their own inquiries utilizing logical techniques. By gaining a gratefulness for the field of science, students can gain the ability to apply their insight in their regular day to day experiences or contribute to science in their future vocations.
The grade 5-7 science course is based on BC’s new science curriculum and covers the following main ideas for each grade.
Students will be expected to be able to question and predict events, plan and conduct experiments on their own at home after demonstrations, be able to process and analyze data and information to form logical conclusions in a lab setting, apply their knowledge and be innovative in their thinking, and communicate ideas thoroughly.
Students will be given weekly homework, unit and assignments and tests and a final culminating assignment and exam to evaluate their knowledge and learning. Their success in the course will also be evaluated by their participation in group discussions and completing coursework to a high standard. After this course, students will be very well prepared to take the next level of Science course.
I. BRITHS EMPIRE MAP
II. BRITISH EMPIRE EXPLORATION – NORTH AMERICA
III. BRITISH EMPIRE EXPLORATION – ASIA, MIDDLE EAST, AUSTRALIA
IV. THE AGE OF KINGS & ROYAL FAMILY
V. SHAKESPEAREAN ENGLAND AND HIS INFLUENCE ON BRITISH SOCIETY
VI. INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION – PART 1 -1760 TO 1830
VII. INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION – PART 2 – LATE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURIES
VIII. WAR TIME ENGLAND – WWI
IX. WAR TIME ENGLAND – WWII
X. FAMOUS AND SIGNIFICANT ENGLISH MEN AND WOMEN
XI. MAJOR AUTHORS AND THEIR NOVELS
The course is based on the most popular "Singapore Math" system, combining with curriculum in US and Canada and math competitions. It helps students build the logical thinking skills of Understanding - Modeling - Problem solving.
BC curriculum, American curriculum, math competitions of North America, SSAT/SAT
Based on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) and BC curriculum for French language and culture, the French class is designed for students from K-Grade 12, no matter whether they would like to take French as a second language, or to improvement academic achievement in French immersion school. The course will also refer to AP French, DELF and various activities.
Text books are based on the official French language program offered to students in France, is designed to help students learn French through interactive activities, interesting articles, and fun games. The exercises are clear, helpful, and effective. The books are organized using specific goals and tasks for students to complete through:
This online English course prepares children for a successful future. Through assignments, core competencies, and course competencies students will demonstrate growth, understanding, application of skills, and conversations of their learning. Students will learn vocabulary, advanced decoding skills, spelling, writing skills, and much more. On the Zoom platform, students will be able to join our virtual classrooms and online learning. Students will interact in real time, face to face with their teacher and other students. In addition, both during class time and as homework, students will have access to many online resources. This course lays the foundation for advanced reading and writing skills.
This online English course prepares young children for a successful future. Students will learn vocabulary, decoding skills, letter sounds and blend, sight words, and much more. This program also includes fun activities like educational songs, games, and rhymes. On the Zoom platform, students will be able to join our virtual classrooms and online learning. Students will interact in real time, face to face with their teacher and other students. In addition, both during class time and as homework, students will have access to many online resources. This course lays the foundation for more advanced reading and writing skills.
Chinese courses designed from basic level to AP Chinese language test, practising listening comprehension, public speaking and presentation, reading and getting ready for take AP/IB Chinese exam.