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Our Grade 8/9 Cohort Program (Creston program only) is a blend of face-to-face and at-home learning. Students who enroll in this program commit to participating in face-to-face learning at school 2 days per week and at-home learning 3 days per week. The teacher-led programming focuses on place-based and project-based learning. Students are supervised by a BC-certified teacher and will have the opportunity to work collaboratively with their peers. The Grade 8/9 Cohort program runs from September to June.

  • Projects and Field trips: Our in-person programming has included skiing, overnight stays at Fort Steele, planting a wildflower pollinators’ garden, and entrepreneurial-focused project opportunities. This year’s learning projects will be different but will include STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Mathematics), an entrepreneurship project, and more. 

  • Academics: Again, we plan to continue a blended program of learning. The goal for the 8/9 cohort is to have the teacher and parents’ mutual role as educators better defined and organized. We will share the responsibilities for delivering all the required subjects, including English Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, Applied Design, Skills & Technology, Arts Education, Career Education, and Physical & Health Education. Some of the learning will be done through coursework, others through project work, and there will continue to be work done in-class and at home, though we will define these better for this year. 

If you have questions about the 8/9 Cohort, please contact Mr. Bieri.

If you would like to register for the program, please contact Homelinks Clerical AND complete the Expression of Interest form.