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Aboriginal Education

EFP: Literary Studies + Writing 11 is the academic equivalent of English 11.  EFP 11 is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. This course is designed for students who are interested in studying First Peoples literature and using writing for self-expression and communication in a variety of contexts. Students… Read more

English First Peoples 12 builds upon and extends students’ previous learning experiences in ELA and EFP 10 and 11 courses. The course is grounded in the First Peoples Principles of Learning. It is designed for all students, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, who are interested in delving deeply into First Peoples oral… Read more

This course is the academic equivalent of any Language Arts 10. Students will develop the English language and literacy skills and capacities they must have in order to meet British Columbia’s graduation requirements. Classes will draw upon learning and skill development from all four of the  offered curriculum modules for… Read more

The Junior Land-Based Learning combines Science with Physical and Health Education curriculum that is delivered through two periods of the day, back-to-back, for one semester. The junior session is open to students in grades 9 and 10. Students in this class will be a part of a cohort that will… Read more

Applied Design, Skills and Technology Department

Automotive Technology 11 is an introductory course in automotive mechanics. The student interested in gaining skills in order to maintain their own vehicle or the student who is considering a possible career in the automotive industry will benefit from this course. The course will consist of routine maintenance procedures as… Read more

Automotive Technology 12 provides student with a more in-depth experience in automobile repair and maintenance. Student will use the latest technology as part of the course and will be expected to engage in a number of major projects. Areas covered: engine and vehicle modifications vehicle diagnostic and assessment methods transmission… Read more

This course focuses on the hardware and software of a PC computer. Students will explore the evolution of computer technology, including hardware, software, networks and the internet. Going through the Cisco Networking Academy – IT Essentials units 1-8 students will cover computer assembly and disassembly, ongoing preventative maintenance and installation… Read more

(this course requires Computer Systems Information 11 as a prerequisite) This course focuses on the soft skills necessary to work effectively within the IT sector. Students will complete the IT Essentials course via CISCO Networking Academy and could be eligible at the end of the course to write their A+… Read more

Are you interested in 2D or 3D animation?  This course will introduce students to the wide world of software in 2D animation (Flash) and 3D Animation (Blender).  Students will master the tools needed to create their own short animation in both fields.

Are you interested in 2D or 3D animation?  This course will introduce students to the wide world of software in 2D animation (Flash) and 3D Animation (Blender).  Students will master the tools needed to create their own short animation in both fields.

This course offers a focus on structures within existing code, ways to modify existing code and strategies to predict effects of code manipulation. Students will be utilizing Python and building games throughout the course as they learn the ins and outs of programming. This course qualifies for the career path… Read more

This course requires Computer Programming 11 as a prerequisite.  This is a dual credit course offered through Camosun – ICS 114 Algorithms and Programming ICS 114 Algorithms and Programming In this course, you will learn how to design and implement algorithms to solve problems using object-oriented programming. You will start… Read more

This course is designed to give students a view into the internal workings of a computer. Students will be covering computer hardware, software, operating systems, preventative maintenance, computer security risks, wired and wireless technology, and digital literacy and digital citizenship. This course is hands-on and project based. Students can choose… Read more

This course introduces students to the culinary arts profession under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef Instructor. Emphasis is given to the development of basic competencies related to the culinary profession, including basic recipes and menus, kitchen safety, cooking terms, the correct use of culinary tools/equipment, and fundamental cooking… Read more

This course will introduce students to a variety of cooking methods within a dynamic team environment. Students will complete FoodSafe Level I. Emphasis will be on kitchen safety, cooking terminology, proper measuring, basic nutrition, basic cooking skills and proper use of kitchen equipment. Evaluation is based on food production and… Read more

This course will expand on the techniques and skills mastered in Culinary Arts 11A.  Topics include advanced knife skills, timing, station organization, and the preparation of stocks, soups, sauces, salads, vegetables, starches, entrees and baked goods in a timely and professional manner. Evaluation is based on food production and presentation,… Read more

This course introduces students to the culinary arts profession under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef Instructor. Emphasis is given to the development of basic competencies related to the culinary profession, including basic recipes and menus, kitchen safety, cooking terms, the correct use of culinary tools/equipment, and fundamental cooking… Read more

This advanced course will further build on techniques and skills mastered in Culinary Arts 11 A & B. This course prepares the serious culinary student for gainful employment and/or entry into post-secondary education. In this course, time management will be driven by food production requirements. As a member of the… Read more

A continuation of Culinary Arts 12A, this advanced course offers advanced culinary principles and techniques within a dynamic team environment. Plate presentation techniques, facilities management and leadership comprise a short list of topics covered. Evaluation is based on food production and presentation, safety and sanitation, personal management, communication and teamwork…. Read more

This course offers students who have completed introductory course in 2D, 3D, audio, video and graphic design and/or Media Design 11 the opportunity to further develop your skills as you delve deeper into your area of study.  Students will develop their own portfolios, study available options for future education and develop presentation… Read more

(Suggested pre-requisite – Entrepreneurship & Marketing 9 or 10). Students in this course will have the opportunity for initiating an entrepreneurial endeavor. They will discover the characteristics of the global market and the worth of personal networking and market analysis. Students will learn ways to control and manage cash flow,… Read more

Students will study the characteristics of an entrepreneur, ways to add value to an existing idea or product, the differences between invention and innovation, the barriers that various groups of entrepreneurs face, and the life cycle of a product from invention/innovation to the marketplace.  You will do all of this… Read more

Students in this course will investigate the risks and benefits of entrepreneurship and the role of social entrepreneurship in First Nation communities.  Studies will cover ways of decreasing production costs through training and technology, the flow of goods and services from producers to consumers and identification of a good or… Read more

This course is part of a career exploration pathway that prepares students for senior classes in woodwork, metalwork, power technology, electronics & robotics, and automotive. In their senior years, students will have the opportunity to engage in work experience in the trade of their choice. Senior students will also have… Read more

This course, open to students in grades 9 and 10, will serve as a solid introduction to computer science and technology and the skills that will help you to thrive in the digital world. Students will use a variety of online and school- based software programs to solve problems and… Read more

This course allows students who could not fit a foods class into their grade 9 year to do so prior to moving on to senior level foods courses, or enjoyed Food Studies 9 so much that they would like to delve deeper into its topics and recipes. If you also… Read more

This course focuses on the skills needed to move out on your own. You will plan meals, follow recipes and serve delicious, nutritious meals. There will be self-directed projects that will allow your creativity to shine. Global issues related to food will be explored. The second part of this course… Read more

This course focuses on the skills needed to move out on your own. You will plan meals, follow recipes and serve delicious, nutritious meals. There will be self-directed projects that will allow your creativity to shine. Global issues related to food will be explored. The second part of this course… Read more

Impress friends and family with your cooking skills. You will prepare breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are healthy, fast and delicious. Explore the connections between food and the global community including social and environmental impacts. Also, gather and dry indigenous plants to enjoy tea flavours of the Salish Coast.

This course is designed to give students a view into the area of graphic design.  Students will begin with an introduction and learning the basic elements necessary for their design and how to create appealing designs to use in future projects.  Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will both be introduced throughout… Read more

This course is designed to give students a view into the area of graphic design.  Students will begin with an introduction and learning the basic elements necessary for their design and how to create appealing designs to use in future projects.  Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will both be introduced throughout… Read more

This course is specifically for grade 11/12 students who are looking for an overview of computers without any general specialization. Students will work through six units covering: Game design and programming using Scratch Media technologies (film production) using Adobe Premiere Audio manipualation using Audacity 3D modelling using Tinkercad/Fusion 360 and… Read more

This course is specifically for grade 11/12 students who are looking for an overview of computers without any general specialization. Students will work through six units covering: Game design and programming using Scratch Media technologies (film production) using Adobe Premiere Audio manipualation using Audacity 3D modelling using Tinkercad/Fusion 360 and… Read more

Did you know that two out of every three Canadians are employed in some aspect of marketing? The fastest growing sector of job opportunities involves sales or sales services including: Retailing Distribution Personal selling Advertising Consumer Motivation ARE YOU READY? This is a project-based, “hands-on” class. We will work through… Read more

Do you want to make a movie?  This course introduces students to different aspects of video production and editing.  The course will cover video editing software, camera angles and usage, writing scripts and different forms of media (green screen, stop motion, silent movies).  This course is hands on and project… Read more

Do you want to make a movie?  This course introduces students to different aspects of video production and editing.  The course will cover video editing software, camera angles and usage, writing scripts and different forms of media (green screen, stop motion, silent movies).  This course is hands on and project… Read more

This course is designed to give students a view into media technologies for image development and design. Students will be completing three units on Graphics (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator), 2D Animation (Adobe Flash) and 3D Animation (Blender). In each area projects will cover: elements of design, principles of design, image… Read more

This course offers students who have completed the introductory courses in graphics, animation, 3D modelling or programming and are looking for additional exploration in their area of interest an opportunity to delve deeper into those programs.  Students will develop their own portfolios and presentation skills for potential clients in their field. … Read more

This course is part of a career exploration pathway that includes woodwork, metalwork, power technology, electronics & robotics, and automotive. In their senior years, students will have the opportunity to engage in work experience in the trade of their choice. Senior students will also have access to college-level courses in… Read more

This course is open to grades 10, 11, 12 and does not have prerequisites. Students will be able to work through at their own level whether it is introduction or a continuance of previous courses previously acquired comfort level and skills while extending the diversity of their abilities. This course… Read more

The Grade 12 program is intended to allow students the time and opportunity to specialize in those areas of “Metal Technology” that interests him or her most. Although participants will continue to pursue project assignments as suggested by the teacher, students are also encouraged to select and/or design activities within… Read more

Do you want to build a robot? This course open to all students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Previous experience in electronics and robotics is suggested but not necessary – all levels of experience welcome. This course goes through the fundamentals surrounding robots and covers: Structure and Power Sensors… Read more

This course focuses on advanced robotics design and production.  Students who will cover sensors, robotics technologies in industry, research, and education, further programming, feedback loops, communication protocols, battery technology, wireless communication options, wiring and cabling, and future career options in the field.   Students will have already completed Robotics 11 and had… Read more

From the beginner to the novice, this course offers techniques on hand and machine construction for producing and/or repairing textile items, including First People textile practices. This is a hands-on course and is an excellent introduction to a valuable life skill.

From the beginner to the novice, this course offers techniques on hand and machine construction for producing and/or repairing textile items, including First People textile practices. This is a hands-on course and is an excellent introduction to a valuable life skill.

From the beginner to the novice, this course offers techniques on hand and machine construction for producing and/or repairing textile items, including First People textile practices. This is a hands-on course and is an excellent introduction to a valuable life skill.

Love to sew or would like to learn how? Through a variety of hands-on projects, this course will introduce you to the basics of sewing, using the sewing machine and hand sewing techniques. This course is an excellent introduction to a valuable life skill, as well as other self-directed and… Read more

This course is designed to give students a view into the relationship between web structure and content (HTML), style and design, cascading style sheets (CSS) functionality and interactivity (Javascript). Students will begin designing webpages by using Adobe Dreamweaver and will also be utilizing the online free sites (Weebly, Wix) and… Read more

This course is part of a career exploration pathway that includes woodwork, metalwork, power technology, electronics & robotics, and automotive. In their senior years, students will have the opportunity to engage in work experience in the trade of their choice. Senior students will also have access to college-level courses in… Read more

This course is open to all students in grades 11 and 12. Students will be able to work through at their own level whether it is introduction or a continuance of previous courses,. This course is part of a career exploration pathway that includes woodwork, metalwork, power technology, electronics &… Read more

This course is open to all students in grade 12. Students will be able to work through at their own level whether it is introduction or a continuance of previous courses, This course is part of a career exploration pathway that includes woodwork, metalwork, power technology, electronics & robotics, and… Read more

Business Education

This course focuses on the hardware and software of a PC computer. Students will explore the evolution of computer technology, including hardware, software, networks and the internet. Going through the Cisco Networking Academy – IT Essentials units 1-8 students will cover computer assembly and disassembly, ongoing preventative maintenance and installation… Read more

(this course requires Computer Systems Information 11 as a prerequisite) This course focuses on the soft skills necessary to work effectively within the IT sector. Students will complete the IT Essentials course via CISCO Networking Academy and could be eligible at the end of the course to write their A+… Read more

Are you interested in 2D or 3D animation?  This course will introduce students to the wide world of software in 2D animation (Flash) and 3D Animation (Blender).  Students will master the tools needed to create their own short animation in both fields.

Are you interested in 2D or 3D animation?  This course will introduce students to the wide world of software in 2D animation (Flash) and 3D Animation (Blender).  Students will master the tools needed to create their own short animation in both fields.

This course offers a focus on structures within existing code, ways to modify existing code and strategies to predict effects of code manipulation. Students will be utilizing Python and building games throughout the course as they learn the ins and outs of programming. This course qualifies for the career path… Read more

This course requires Computer Programming 11 as a prerequisite.  This is a dual credit course offered through Camosun – ICS 114 Algorithms and Programming ICS 114 Algorithms and Programming In this course, you will learn how to design and implement algorithms to solve problems using object-oriented programming. You will start… Read more

This course is designed to give students a view into the internal workings of a computer. Students will be covering computer hardware, software, operating systems, preventative maintenance, computer security risks, wired and wireless technology, and digital literacy and digital citizenship. This course is hands-on and project based. Students can choose… Read more

(Suggested pre-requisite – Entrepreneurship & Marketing 9 or 10). Students in this course will have the opportunity for initiating an entrepreneurial endeavor. They will discover the characteristics of the global market and the worth of personal networking and market analysis. Students will learn ways to control and manage cash flow,… Read more

Students will study the characteristics of an entrepreneur, ways to add value to an existing idea or product, the differences between invention and innovation, the barriers that various groups of entrepreneurs face, and the life cycle of a product from invention/innovation to the marketplace.  You will do all of this… Read more

Students in this course will investigate the risks and benefits of entrepreneurship and the role of social entrepreneurship in First Nation communities.  Studies will cover ways of decreasing production costs through training and technology, the flow of goods and services from producers to consumers and identification of a good or… Read more

This course, open to students in grades 9 and 10, will serve as a solid introduction to computer science and technology and the skills that will help you to thrive in the digital world. Students will use a variety of online and school- based software programs to solve problems and… Read more

This course is specifically for grade 11/12 students who are looking for an overview of computers without any general specialization. Students will work through six units covering: Game design and programming using Scratch Media technologies (film production) using Adobe Premiere Audio manipualation using Audacity 3D modelling using Tinkercad/Fusion 360 and… Read more

This course is specifically for grade 11/12 students who are looking for an overview of computers without any general specialization. Students will work through six units covering: Game design and programming using Scratch Media technologies (film production) using Adobe Premiere Audio manipualation using Audacity 3D modelling using Tinkercad/Fusion 360 and… Read more

Did you know that two out of every three Canadians are employed in some aspect of marketing? The fastest growing sector of job opportunities involves sales or sales services including: Retailing Distribution Personal selling Advertising Consumer Motivation ARE YOU READY? This is a project-based, “hands-on” class. We will work through… Read more

This course is designed to give students a view into media technologies for image development and design. Students will be completing three units on Graphics (Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator), 2D Animation (Adobe Flash) and 3D Animation (Blender). In each area projects will cover: elements of design, principles of design, image… Read more

This course is designed to give students a view into the relationship between web structure and content (HTML), style and design, cascading style sheets (CSS) functionality and interactivity (Javascript). Students will begin designing webpages by using Adobe Dreamweaver and will also be utilizing the online free sites (Weebly, Wix) and… Read more

Challenge Program

Composition 11C is an ability-grouped English class for the students in our Challenge Program. The Curricular Competencies for English Language Arts 11 will be addressed along with an enrichment and extension to meet the needs of our gifted, talented, and creative learners. This course will not only address the learning… Read more

Composition and Literary Studies 10C is an ability-grouped English class for the students in our Challenge Program. The Curricular Competencies for English Language Arts 10 will be addressed, along with an enrichment and extension to meet the needs of our gifted, talented, and creative thinkers. The course will combine the… Read more

Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12 Challenge is an ability-grouped class for gifted learners. The following Big Ideas will be included:  The identities, worldviews, and language of indigenous peoples are renewed, sustained, and transformed through the connection to the land, indigenous peoples are reclaiming mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being despite the… Read more

English 9C is an ability-grouped English class for gifted, talented, and creative learners. The English 9 Learning Outcomes are addressed in this course but are enriched and extended to meet the needs of our learners within our Challenge Program. Students learn how to write a formal scholarly essay in this… Read more

1 semester This course is for students accepted into the Esquimalt High Challenge Program for gifted, talented and creative students.   Recommendation: 70% or higher in Mathematics 9. Should a student be below this grade, it is highly recommended to have a conversation with the Challenge Program coordinator, the mathematics… Read more

This course is limited to students in our Challenge program. Philosophy can be defined as the ‘love of wisdom’ and also constructed as the search for or study of wisdom. This begs the question, “what is wisdom?” Since many philosophers agree that wisdom is knowledge of that which is of… Read more

This course is required for students accepted into Esquimalt’s Challenge program. It will become available in the 2020-2021 school year. Integrated Studies 12 offers students an opportunity for significant academic enrichment within the Challenge Program.  The course seeks to engage students in serious inquiry into both well-established and emergent subject… Read more

1 semester Prerequisite: Successful completion of Mathematics 8 AND being accepted into the Esquimalt High Challenge Program for gifted, talented and creative students. The Challenge version of Mathematics 9 is designed to cover the same topics as regular Math 9, however, it will be delivered at a slightly faster pace…. Read more

The grade 10 science curricula is  enhanced with project based learning and open-ended assignments. Teaching methods address the diverse styles and modalities of the gifted learner. Frequent demonstrations challenge understanding and the interpretation of course concepts. Labs are enriched with extra course content. Students will be encouraged to enter the… Read more

The grade 9 science curricula is enhanced with project based learning and open-ended assignments. Teaching methods address the diverse styles and modalities of the gifted learner. Frequent demonstrations challenge understanding and the interpretation of course concepts. Labs are enriched with extra course content. Students will be encouraged to enter the… Read more

Culinary Arts

This course introduces students to the culinary arts profession under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef Instructor. Emphasis is given to the development of basic competencies related to the culinary profession, including basic recipes and menus, kitchen safety, cooking terms, the correct use of culinary tools/equipment, and fundamental cooking… Read more

This course will introduce students to a variety of cooking methods within a dynamic team environment. Students will complete FoodSafe Level I. Emphasis will be on kitchen safety, cooking terminology, proper measuring, basic nutrition, basic cooking skills and proper use of kitchen equipment. Evaluation is based on food production and… Read more

This course will expand on the techniques and skills mastered in Culinary Arts 11A.  Topics include advanced knife skills, timing, station organization, and the preparation of stocks, soups, sauces, salads, vegetables, starches, entrees and baked goods in a timely and professional manner. Evaluation is based on food production and presentation,… Read more

This course introduces students to the culinary arts profession under the guidance of a Red Seal Chef Instructor. Emphasis is given to the development of basic competencies related to the culinary profession, including basic recipes and menus, kitchen safety, cooking terms, the correct use of culinary tools/equipment, and fundamental cooking… Read more

This advanced course will further build on techniques and skills mastered in Culinary Arts 11 A & B. This course prepares the serious culinary student for gainful employment and/or entry into post-secondary education. In this course, time management will be driven by food production requirements. As a member of the… Read more

A continuation of Culinary Arts 12A, this advanced course offers advanced culinary principles and techniques within a dynamic team environment. Plate presentation techniques, facilities management and leadership comprise a short list of topics covered. Evaluation is based on food production and presentation, safety and sanitation, personal management, communication and teamwork…. Read more

Dance

Dance 9 is for those who have never stepped foot in a studio to those who have danced their entire lives. We look at how dance offers a unique way of exploring one’s identity and sense of belonging, allows one to express aspects of self, culture, history, and community, and how… Read more

Dance Company 11 is for everyone, from those who have never stepped foot in a studio to those who have danced their entire lives. Through Company we look at how dance offers a unique way of exploring one’s identity and sense of belonging, allows one to express aspects of self, culture,… Read more

Dance Company 12 is for everyone, from those who have never stepped foot in a studio to those who have danced their entire lives. Through Company we look at how dance offers a unique way of exploring one’s identity and sense of belonging, allows one to express aspects of self, culture,… Read more

Dance Foundations is for everyone, from those who have never stepped foot in a studio to those who have danced their entire lives. In Foundations we look at how dance offers a unique way of exploring one’s identity and sense of belonging, allows one to express aspects of self, culture,… Read more

Drama

In Drama 10, students will explore a wide variety of strategies and techniques to support creative processes. They will use movement, sound, image and form to convey meaning. They will study the influence of time and place on the emergence of Drama forms, recognizing the contributions of innovative artists from… Read more

In Drama 11, students will demonstrate increasingly sophisticated application of dramatic elements, vocabulary, conventions and skills through performance – creating dramatic works collaboratively and individually using imagination, observation and inquiry. Students will express personal voice, cultural identity, perspectives and values through dramatic techniques. This class will develop dramatic works with… Read more

For those with a special interest in Improvisational Theatre. It is the Drama 11 program with elaborations such as: risk-taking, conventions, feedback, responding, personal voice and study of drama forms. No previous experience is required and all are welcome. This is a linear course where students grade 10-12 may earn… Read more

In Drama 12, students will build upon the conventions learned in former Drama classes with greater emphasis on personal development, leadership and social responsibility. Students will experiment with a wide range of materials, props and conventions to create dramatic works in innovative ways. They will create personally meaningful bodies of… Read more

Students will use drama elements, techniques and vocabulary to create mood and convey ideas including character, time, place, plot, tension, mood, focus and contrast using a variety of drama forms and drama conventions. They will learn the roles of performers and audiences in a variety of contexts, study traditional contemporary… Read more

English

Composition 11C is an ability-grouped English class for the students in our Challenge Program. The Curricular Competencies for English Language Arts 11 will be addressed along with an enrichment and extension to meet the needs of our gifted, talented, and creative learners. This course will not only address the learning… Read more

Composition and Literary Studies 10C is an ability-grouped English class for the students in our Challenge Program. The Curricular Competencies for English Language Arts 10 will be addressed, along with an enrichment and extension to meet the needs of our gifted, talented, and creative thinkers. The course will combine the… Read more

Creative Writing 11 offers students an opportunity to further explore facets of creative writing and spoken language while addressing the Language Arts 11 Curricular Competencies. Students enrolled in this course will be provided with space to delve deeply into the creative writing process, experimenting with many different writing forms. Students… Read more

Creative writing and Spoken Language 10 offers students an opportunity to explore various facets of creative writing and spoken language while addressing the Language Arts 10 Curricular Competencies. Students enrolled in this course will be provided with space to delve deeply into the creative writing process, experimenting with many different… Read more

EFP: Literary Studies + Writing 11 is the academic equivalent of English 11.  EFP 11 is intended for both Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students. This course is designed for students who are interested in studying First Peoples literature and using writing for self-expression and communication in a variety of contexts. Students… Read more

English First Peoples 12 builds upon and extends students’ previous learning experiences in ELA and EFP 10 and 11 courses. The course is grounded in the First Peoples Principles of Learning. It is designed for all students, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal, who are interested in delving deeply into First Peoples oral… Read more

English Language Arts 9 will challenge students to access information and ideas from a variety of sources, and evaluate their relevance, accuracy, and reliability. Students will be taught to apply appropriate strategies to comprehend written, oral, and visual texts, and to recognize and appreciate how different features, forms, and genres… Read more

English 9C is an ability-grouped English class for gifted, talented, and creative learners. The English 9 Learning Outcomes are addressed in this course but are enriched and extended to meet the needs of our learners within our Challenge Program. Students learn how to write a formal scholarly essay in this… Read more

1 block each semester The required English Studies 12 course is paired with Learning Strategies 12 on alternating days for the whole year in order to give extra support and time for students. The linear course builds on and extends students’ previous learning experiences in ELA and EFP 10 and… Read more

New Media and Focused Literary Studies is an exciting new course which will focus on an in-depth exploration of the way in which new media operates in our lives. Students in this course may examine numerous types of media including film, social media, gaming, blogs, podcasts, and more. These aspects… Read more

New Media 11 is a continuation of  New Media and Focused Literary Studies 10. This course offers students an opportunity to explore, and engage critically with different forms of new media. Students will examine numerous types of media such as film, social media, gaming, blogs, podcasts, and more, while addressing… Read more

English Language Learners (ESL)

The objectives of ELL 10 are to help students acquire proficiency in the English language and gain greater understanding of Canadian culture. The goal is to support the cognitive and academic growth of English Language Learners and to support the transition of these students into B.C. schools and their inclusion… Read more

The objectives of ELL 11 are to help students acquire proficiency in the English language and gain greater understanding of Canadian culture. The goal is to support the cognitive and academic growth of English Language Learners and to support the transition of these students into B.C. schools and their inclusion… Read more

French Immersion

Blend your love of learning French with your interest in the exciting world of theatre and food! This course  will explore a variety of exciting themes relating to the world of drama and food culture.  We will explore fascinating elements of francophone culture while further developing core competencies in oral… Read more

This is the second level of Art dramatiques et culinaires.  In this course, students will be asked to build upon the skills learned in the previous course while exploring new themes.  Students will have the opportunity for self-directed study and will be able to take on a variety of leadership… Read more

This course is designed specifically for French Immersion students as they have an innate ability to learn Spanish because of its similarities to French.  The course is highly interactive, with emphasis on improving listening and speaking in Spanish.  Explanations are given in French, and many discussions about the language are… Read more

In this course, students continue their accelerated studies in Spanish.  Learners will once again be in a highly interactive, immersive classroom environment.  Students will use their understanding of French grammar and structure as a foundational tool to understand how the Spanish language works.  As the two languages mirror each other… Read more

Students expand the use of both written and oral language skills. Composition stresses excellence in writing for a variety of purposes. Literary criticism is refined; oral and written presentations are expected. This is an immersive environment designed to reinforce existing skills, develop vocabulary, and hone new skills. A variety of… Read more

This course encourages the continued development of specialized vocabulary, the use of complex sentence structure, the exploration of a variety of writing styles and the further development of the student’s own voice in written and oral expression. A variety of literary texts and media will be used. This is a… Read more

The final course in the Français Langue program. There is a mandatory provincial examination at the end of this course, with both an oral and written component (worth 40% of the course). This course will draw upon a variety of literary and non-fiction texts from various periods through the study… Read more

Curriculum objectives are woven into a variety of creative and interactive lessons designed to develop language skills and deepen appreciation of francophone culture in a global context. Students will learn to develop and apply their critical thinking skills during discussion, analysis, and interpretation of various genres. Through the study and… Read more

This course is designed to meet the requirements for a French immersion senior elective and is also a considered a grade 12 academic course for post-secondary entrance.  The justice sociale course works through a variety of units and offers the opportunity for both group study and individual exploration of course… Read more

This class explores Canada and the world from 1919 to the present. We learn about both Canadian and Indigenous institutions and governance, then consider the role of ideology in the development of public policy, in World War Two and the Cold War. In exploring Canadian autonomy and identity, we examine… Read more

Based on new curriculum, this class looks at North American and European history to 1919. We explore how factors such as the physical environment and new ideas/ideologies influence changes in societies. One example is the French revolution. We also examine the development of nation-states, particularly the Confederation of Canada, and… Read more

General Mechanics Program

Automotive Technology 11 is an introductory course in automotive mechanics. The student interested in gaining skills in order to maintain their own vehicle or the student who is considering a possible career in the automotive industry will benefit from this course. The course will consist of routine maintenance procedures as… Read more

Home Economics

This course allows students who could not fit a foods class into their grade 9 year to do so prior to moving on to senior level foods courses, or enjoyed Food Studies 9 so much that they would like to delve deeper into its topics and recipes. If you also… Read more

This course focuses on the skills needed to move out on your own. You will plan meals, follow recipes and serve delicious, nutritious meals. There will be self-directed projects that will allow your creativity to shine. Global issues related to food will be explored. The second part of this course… Read more

This course focuses on the skills needed to move out on your own. You will plan meals, follow recipes and serve delicious, nutritious meals. There will be self-directed projects that will allow your creativity to shine. Global issues related to food will be explored. The second part of this course… Read more

Impress friends and family with your cooking skills. You will prepare breakfasts, lunches and dinners that are healthy, fast and delicious. Explore the connections between food and the global community including social and environmental impacts. Also, gather and dry indigenous plants to enjoy tea flavours of the Salish Coast.

From the beginner to the novice, this course offers techniques on hand and machine construction for producing and/or repairing textile items, including First People textile practices. This is a hands-on course and is an excellent introduction to a valuable life skill.

From the beginner to the novice, this course offers techniques on hand and machine construction for producing and/or repairing textile items, including First People textile practices. This is a hands-on course and is an excellent introduction to a valuable life skill.

From the beginner to the novice, this course offers techniques on hand and machine construction for producing and/or repairing textile items, including First People textile practices. This is a hands-on course and is an excellent introduction to a valuable life skill.

Love to sew or would like to learn how? Through a variety of hands-on projects, this course will introduce you to the basics of sewing, using the sewing machine and hand sewing techniques. This course is an excellent introduction to a valuable life skill, as well as other self-directed and… Read more

Inside Timetable

This course will examine selected topics in the 20th century, integrating the history of Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. We will study the major conflicts that have shaped the 20th-century world, as well as the major challenges to the democratic order such as fascism, communism, terrorism and the breakdown… Read more

Anatomy and Physiology replaces Biology 12 in the new curriculum.  Anatomy and Physiology 12 focuses on the structure and function of the human body.  Credit in Life Science 11 is required before enrolling in Anatomy and Physiology 12.  It is also recommended that Chemistry 11 be taken prior to or… Read more

Chemistry 12 focuses on the complexities of chemical reactions.  Credit in Chemistry 11 is required before enrolling in Chemistry 12.  A strong background in Pre-Calculus 11 is recommended for continuing in chemistry, and it is strongly recommended that Pre-Calculus 12 be taken prior to or at the same time as… Read more

What in the world????? Why are boys in Japan dancing their socks off in local parks? Why are people in India joining laughing clubs? What are tattoos all about? Why does my friend live on a “reserve”? Culture has a lot to do with who we are and how we… Read more

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12 explores varied cultures and worldviews of different indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world.  Students will consider the relationships and inequalities between different indigenous groups and governments around the world. Other topics considered will include the resilience and survival of indigenous people in the face… Read more

The objectives of ELL 10 are to help students acquire proficiency in the English language and gain greater understanding of Canadian culture. The goal is to support the cognitive and academic growth of English Language Learners and to support the transition of these students into B.C. schools and their inclusion… Read more

The objectives of ELL 11 are to help students acquire proficiency in the English language and gain greater understanding of Canadian culture. The goal is to support the cognitive and academic growth of English Language Learners and to support the transition of these students into B.C. schools and their inclusion… Read more

1 block each semester The required English Studies 12 course is paired with Learning Strategies 12 on alternating days for the whole year in order to give extra support and time for students. The linear course builds on and extends students’ previous learning experiences in ELA and EFP 10 and… Read more

This course is designed to provide flexibility for teachers and students while ensuring that the rigorous provincial curriculum standards are met. Based on students’ interests and teacher strengths this course will combine Big Ideas, content and curricular competencies from the following grade 12 courses: 20th Century History 12 Philosophy 12… Read more

*This course does not meet the Social Studies 11 or 12 required for graduation in BC. Course description to be updated.  

This course is designed to give students a view into the area of graphic design.  Students will begin with an introduction and learning the basic elements necessary for their design and how to create appealing designs to use in future projects.  Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will both be introduced throughout… Read more

This course is required for students accepted into Esquimalt’s Challenge program. It will become available in the 2020-2021 school year. Integrated Studies 12 offers students an opportunity for significant academic enrichment within the Challenge Program.  The course seeks to engage students in serious inquiry into both well-established and emergent subject… Read more

Japanese Introductory 11 is an opportunity for students who did not begin Japanese in the elementary grades to enter at the secondary level. This is an intensive course, designed to cover essential learning standards in order to prepare students for Japanese 11 and 12. Topics will include the Japanese writing systems… Read more

The following four Big Ideas will be included in Law Studies 12: Understanding legal rights and responsibilities allows citizens to participate more fully in society. Laws can maintain the status quo and can also be a force of change. A society’s laws and legal framework affect many aspects of people’s… Read more

Ever wondered if there is a God? Ever wondered how you know what you know? Ever wondered if there is an afterlife? Or a beforebirth? Ever wondered why junk yards are beautiful to some and not others? Ever wondered what it means to be a “good” person? Well, you are… Read more

Physics 12 focuses on the details of motion and electrical fields.  Credit in Physics 11 is required before enrolling in Physics 12.  A strong background in Pre-Calculus 11 is highly recommended.  A scientific calculator with two-line display is required equipment; graphing calculators are permitted but not required. Topics include understanding… Read more

Science 9 includes knowledge from biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.  This survey introduces important topics from each science, preparing students for Science 10 and the subject-specific sciences in grade 11.  Topics include the different forms of asexual and sexual reproduction, the structure of the periodic table of elements and… Read more

Linear

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

For those with a special interest in Improvisational Theatre. It is the Drama 11 program with elaborations such as: risk-taking, conventions, feedback, responding, personal voice and study of drama forms. No previous experience is required and all are welcome. This is a linear course where students grade 10-12 may earn… Read more

This is a linear course. Recommendation: 60% or higher in Mathematics 9. Students between 50-60% in Math 9 should upgrade their Math 9 mark before entering FPC Math 10 or take Workplace Math 10. FPC Mathematics 10 is an academic pathway for students wishing to move on to Foundations 11… Read more

The Esquimalt Junior Jazz Band is an introduction to big band jazz performance at the high school level.  This is achieved through performance of quality big band jazz repertoire in a variety of styles:  Funk, Swing, Latin, Rock, Shuffle, Ballad and more! This ensemble meets Monday and Thursday morning at 7am and is… Read more

2 semesters Prerequisite: Completion of Mathematics 8 or Math 9 Adapted with teacher’s recommendation. The Linear version of Mathematics 9 is designed to be delivered over a 10-month school year, for students who are able to learn the concepts but require more time to learn the concepts. Within the course,… Read more

Strings Orchestra including Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass.  Minimum two years of experience on your instrument is required.  Students will hone their skills and rehearse repertoire for local festivals and concerts.

Esquimalt High proudly offers the opportunity to perform as accompaniment to cast of our full musical productions. This fast-paced class assembles in January, rehearsing diligently for opening night. Repertoire is high level thus, students interested in this class should have a high caliber of musical facility and musicianship under their… Read more

This high energy, performance oriented course is available to singers, rhythm players and instrumentalists who desire a more ext4ensive musical experience which can prepare them for a career in the area of music performance. Extra-curricular performances will be emphasized and weekend rehearsals can be expected. Repertoire explored will range from… Read more

The Esquimalt High School Rugby Academy focuses on academics and creating well-rounded citizens while using the sport of rugby to facilitate and encourage high student achievement.  Not at all exclusive to elite level athletes, this academy is open to a diverse group of student athletes:  male and female, all academic… Read more

This 4 credit course is specifically designed for Grade 12 students. If you want to be as informed as possible about the opportunities available for scholarship and post-secondary, this course is for you. Grade 12 students with a heavy course load often have difficulty doing the research necessary to maximize… Read more

The Esquimalt Senior Jazz Band is a continuation of big band jazz performance at the high school level. This is achieved through performance of HIGH LEVEL quality big band jazz repertoire in a variety of styles: Funk, Swing, Latin, Rock, Shuffle and more. This ensemble meets Tuesday and Friday morning at 7am… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 9 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 10 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 10 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 9 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

Mathematics

1 semester Prerequisite: Successful completion of Pre-Calculus Math 12 (i.e. this course may not be taken concurrently with Pre-Calculus Math 12) Recommendation: A minimum of 73% (B) in Pre-Calculus Math 12 Calculus 12 is intended for students planning to take a first-year Calculus course as part of their post-secondary studies… Read more

1 semester Prerequisite: Successful completion of Foundations of Math 11. Recommendation:  A minimum of 73% (B) in FOM 11. This course is intended for students with at least a moderate math ability that may require Pre-Calculus 11 for entry into a postsecondary program.  Although it is solely the student’s responsibility… Read more

1 semester This course is intended for students with moderate math ability, or those wishing to take a preparatory course for Pre-calculus 11.  Students will review math concepts covered in previous grades with an emphasis on improving algebraic and computational skills. Many of the course topics will focus on real… Read more

1 semester Recommendation: 70% or higher in Mathematics 9. Students who wish to stay in the academic pathway for mathematics but are between 60- 70% in Math 9, may wish to take LINEAR FPC Math 10 as an alternative. Students between 50-60% in Math 9 should upgrade their Math 9… Read more

1 semester This course is for students accepted into the Esquimalt High Challenge Program for gifted, talented and creative students.   Recommendation: 70% or higher in Mathematics 9. Should a student be below this grade, it is highly recommended to have a conversation with the Challenge Program coordinator, the mathematics… Read more

This is a linear course. Recommendation: 60% or higher in Mathematics 9. Students between 50-60% in Math 9 should upgrade their Math 9 mark before entering FPC Math 10 or take Workplace Math 10. FPC Mathematics 10 is an academic pathway for students wishing to move on to Foundations 11… Read more

1 semester Prerequisite: Completion of Mathematics 8 or Math 9 Adapted with teacher’s recommendation. The Mathematics 9 course is intended to build on Mathematics 8 skills and introduce further skills needed for completion of high school mathematics. Topics may include:  operations with rational numbers (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and order… Read more

2 semesters Prerequisite: Completion of Mathematics 8 or Math 9 Adapted with teacher’s recommendation. The Linear version of Mathematics 9 is designed to be delivered over a 10-month school year, for students who are able to learn the concepts but require more time to learn the concepts. Within the course,… Read more

1 Semester (course runs in Semester 1) Students recommended by their middle school will be offered an adapted course that reviews and builds on the Grade 8 curriculum. At the present time, both Numeracy 9 and Mathematics 9 Adapted are being offered using the ALEKS Adaptive Learning software. Each student… Read more

1 semester Prerequisite: Successful completion of Mathematics 8 AND being accepted into the Esquimalt High Challenge Program for gifted, talented and creative students. The Challenge version of Mathematics 9 is designed to cover the same topics as regular Math 9, however, it will be delivered at a slightly faster pace…. Read more

1 semester Recommendation: A minimum of 73% (B) in FPC Math 10. Should students not have this grade, completing FOM 11 prior to Pre-Calculus 11 is recommended or retaking FPC Math 10 for a higher grade. This course is best suited for mathematically capable, hard-working students and requires a significant… Read more

1 semester Recommendation: Pre-calculus 11, with a grade of 73% or higher. Pre-calculus 12 is best suited for mathematically capable, hard-working students and it will require a significant amount of work outside of class each day (30-60 minutes per night). Note that this time estimate does not include additional time… Read more

Recommendation: Completion of Math 9 Adapted or Math 9 This course focuses on mathematics for life skills as well as practical skills for some trades. Traditionally, students who have earned a C- in Mathematics 9 transition successfully to Workplace 10. Although this is an easier course than FPC Math 10,… Read more

1 semester Prerequisite: Successful completion of Workplace Math 10 or FPC Math 10. This course focuses on mathematics for life skills and skills that are practical for trades occupations. Upon successful completion of this course,  students will have achieved graduation requirements for their mathematics and will no longer be required… Read more

Modern Languages

EVALUATION: Oral/aural exercises, written tests, class presentations, participation and examinations.

DESCRIPTION: This course aims to develop skills of conversation, comprehension, and writing as well as comprehension at the listening and reading levels. This course can be used for the language requirement to enter many universities and is also a valuable elective for those thinking of careers in the Federal Civil… Read more

DESCRIPTION: A continuation of the development of the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing plus an introduction to French Literature. Discussion and written work are on such a level that, at the completion of this course, some mastery of the language may be expected. The oral aspect of the… Read more

DESCRIPTION: The oral aspect of the language is stressed. Students will learn recreational and geographical vocabulary, questioning techniques, commands and the use of a number of verb tenses. EVALUATION: Oral/aural exercises, short written tests, workbook assignments, presentations and examinations.

Japanese Introductory 11 is an opportunity for students who did not begin Japanese in the elementary grades to enter at the secondary level. This is an intensive course, designed to cover essential learning standards in order to prepare students for Japanese 11 and 12. Topics will include the Japanese writing systems… Read more

Teacher instruction is now almost entirely in Spanish.  Students are given ample opportunities to practice speaking through pair and group activities.  Learners will be able to improvise their way through many everyday situations in Spanish.  Reading and writing skills are practiced regularly.   Students are evaluated on their ability to communicate… Read more

Students enrolling in these courses can look forward to learning Spanish language through a combination of interactive speaking and listening activities as well as written work and video / audio input.  Focus is on building students’ ability to listen and speak in Spanish.  In studying the language, students will learn… Read more

Students use the skills they have developed over the three previous courses to understand authentic conversations,  newspaper articles & audio clips.  They will refine their speaking skills in both formal and informal situations.  Students will also broaden their understanding of Spanish-speaking cultures.  Students are evaluated based on their abilities to… Read more

This is an introductory course.  No prior Spanish language knowledge is necessary.  The oral and cultural aspects of the language will be emphasized, and communication in Spanish is the main focus.   Students will interact constantly with both the teacher and each other in Spanish.  Writing is introduced from the outset,… Read more

Music

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

This semester-long class is open to students with or without guitar experience. Students will learn the basics of playing through studying music notation, chord symbols, tablature and peer modeling. The main objective of this course is to create an enhance appreciation for music through playing guitar. Students will also gain… Read more

This semester-long class is open to students with or without guitar experience. Students will learn the basics of playing through studying music notation, chord symbols, tablature and peer modeling. The main objective of this course is to create an enhance appreciation for music through playing guitar. Students will also gain… Read more

This semester-long class is open to students with or without guitar experience. Students will learn the basics of playing through studying music notation, chord symbols, tablature and peer modeling. The main objective of this course is to create an enhance appreciation for music through playing guitar. Students will also gain… Read more

This semester-long class is open to students with or without guitar experience. Students will learn the basics of playing through studying music notation, chord symbols, tablature and peer modeling. The main objective of this course is to create an enhance appreciation for music through playing guitar. Students will also gain… Read more

The Esquimalt Junior Jazz Band is an introduction to big band jazz performance at the high school level.  This is achieved through performance of quality big band jazz repertoire in a variety of styles:  Funk, Swing, Latin, Rock, Shuffle, Ballad and more! This ensemble meets Monday and Thursday morning at 7am and is… Read more

Strings Orchestra including Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass.  Minimum two years of experience on your instrument is required.  Students will hone their skills and rehearse repertoire for local festivals and concerts.

Esquimalt High proudly offers the opportunity to perform as accompaniment to cast of our full musical productions. This fast-paced class assembles in January, rehearsing diligently for opening night. Repertoire is high level thus, students interested in this class should have a high caliber of musical facility and musicianship under their… Read more

This high energy, performance oriented course is available to singers, rhythm players and instrumentalists who desire a more ext4ensive musical experience which can prepare them for a career in the area of music performance. Extra-curricular performances will be emphasized and weekend rehearsals can be expected. Repertoire explored will range from… Read more

The Esquimalt Senior Jazz Band is a continuation of big band jazz performance at the high school level. This is achieved through performance of HIGH LEVEL quality big band jazz repertoire in a variety of styles: Funk, Swing, Latin, Rock, Shuffle and more. This ensemble meets Tuesday and Friday morning at 7am… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 9 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 10 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 10 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 9 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

Outside Timetable

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

Concert Band is a core ensemble focused on developing music literacy and instrumental performance skills. It is a linear (year-long) course that meets two to three times a week. This course includes performances throughout the school year as well as participation in workshops with professional musicians. Students participating in Concert… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

This choral course is open to all students male or female. Students will have the opportunity to individually become better vocalists and learn a lot about vocal production usable for all musical styles. It is a linear course (yearlong) and meets twice a week. Students will learn various styles of… Read more

For those with a special interest in Improvisational Theatre. It is the Drama 11 program with elaborations such as: risk-taking, conventions, feedback, responding, personal voice and study of drama forms. No previous experience is required and all are welcome. This is a linear course where students grade 10-12 may earn… Read more

The Esquimalt Junior Jazz Band is an introduction to big band jazz performance at the high school level.  This is achieved through performance of quality big band jazz repertoire in a variety of styles:  Funk, Swing, Latin, Rock, Shuffle, Ballad and more! This ensemble meets Monday and Thursday morning at 7am and is… Read more

Strings Orchestra including Violin, Viola, Cello, and Double Bass.  Minimum two years of experience on your instrument is required.  Students will hone their skills and rehearse repertoire for local festivals and concerts.

Esquimalt High proudly offers the opportunity to perform as accompaniment to cast of our full musical productions. This fast-paced class assembles in January, rehearsing diligently for opening night. Repertoire is high level thus, students interested in this class should have a high caliber of musical facility and musicianship under their… Read more

This high energy, performance oriented course is available to singers, rhythm players and instrumentalists who desire a more ext4ensive musical experience which can prepare them for a career in the area of music performance. Extra-curricular performances will be emphasized and weekend rehearsals can be expected. Repertoire explored will range from… Read more

This 4 credit course is specifically designed for Grade 12 students. If you want to be as informed as possible about the opportunities available for scholarship and post-secondary, this course is for you. Grade 12 students with a heavy course load often have difficulty doing the research necessary to maximize… Read more

The Esquimalt Senior Jazz Band is a continuation of big band jazz performance at the high school level. This is achieved through performance of HIGH LEVEL quality big band jazz repertoire in a variety of styles: Funk, Swing, Latin, Rock, Shuffle and more. This ensemble meets Tuesday and Friday morning at 7am… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 9 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 10 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 10 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

The Esquimalt Vocal Ensemble meets twice a week and is comprised of students from Grades 9 to 12. Repertoire is focused on (but not limited to) vocal jazz, pop, and folk styles. Students explore a different level of creativity in this ensemble as they are encouraged to write and arrange… Read more

Physical and Health Education

Location:  Gym, Weight Room, Outside Fields, Various locations in and around Victoria Active Living 11focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy, active living. This course requires students to participate in a variety of sport and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout their… Read more

Location:  Gym, Weight Room, Outside Fields, Various locations in and around Victoria Active Living 12  focuses on the development of a personalized approach to healthy, active living. This course requires students to participate in a variety of sport and recreational activities that have the potential to engage students’ interest throughout… Read more

Location: Gym, Weight Room, Outside Fields, Various locations in and around Victoria Potential field trips include: Rowing on the Gorge Crossfit at Taranis Boxing/Kickboxing at ZUMA Indoor climbing at Crag X Skating at Pearkes Arena Course Description Fitness & Conditioning is a course open to all students having completed PE… Read more

Location: Gym, Weight Room, Outside Fields, Various locations in and around Victoria Potential field trips include: Rowing on the Gorge Crossfit at Taranis Boxing/Kickboxing at ZUMA Indoor climbing at Crag X Skating at Pearkes Arena Course Description Fitness & Conditioning is a course open to all students having completed PE… Read more

Location:  Gym, Weight Room, Outside Fields, Various locations in and around Victoria This course is required for graduation. The course reviews and refines all the basic movement skills developed during the earlier grades. It presents all students with a wide variety of activities in competitive, individual and team sports. PHE… Read more

Location:  Gym, Weight Room, Outside Fields, Various locations in and around Victoria The course reviews and refines all the basic movement skills developed during the earlier grades. It presents all students with a wide variety of activities in competitive, individual and team sports. PHE 9 may ask students to analyze… Read more

Rugby Academy

The Esquimalt High School Rugby Academy focuses on academics and creating well-rounded citizens while using the sport of rugby to facilitate and encourage high student achievement.  Not at all exclusive to elite level athletes, this academy is open to a diverse group of student athletes:  male and female, all academic… Read more

Science

Anatomy and Physiology replaces Biology 12 in the new curriculum.  Anatomy and Physiology 12 focuses on the structure and function of the human body.  Credit in Life Science 11 is required before enrolling in Anatomy and Physiology 12.  It is also recommended that Chemistry 11 be taken prior to or… Read more

Chemistry 11 focuses on the properties of matter and chemical reactions. This continues the chemistry curriculum from Science 9 and Science 10 by expanding upon the structure of atoms, organisation of the periodic table, ionic compounds, and the nature of chemical reactions.  Additional topics include chemical bonding, calculating quantities using… Read more

Chemistry 12 focuses on the complexities of chemical reactions.  Credit in Chemistry 11 is required before enrolling in Chemistry 12.  A strong background in Pre-Calculus 11 is recommended for continuing in chemistry, and it is strongly recommended that Pre-Calculus 12 be taken prior to or at the same time as… Read more

Earth Science 11 focuses on the structure and function of the earth. This continues the earth and space science curriculum from Science 9 and Science 10 by covering how energy moves water and air to create weather, and how the Earth and solar system were formed.  Additional topics include types… Read more

Environmental Science is a new course introduced in the new Science curriculum.  Environmental Science 11 focuses on how environments support living things, and the relationship between humans and our environment.  This continues the earth science curriculum from Science 9 by exploring the flow of energy and matter between organisms and… Read more

Life Sciences 11 replaces Biology 11 in the new Science curriculum. Life Science 11 focuses on the structure and function of living organisms. This continues the biology curriculum from Science 10 by relating your understanding of DNA and inheritance to the concept of evolution, and including aspects of Science 9… Read more

Physics 11 focuses on understanding natural forces and the motion of objects.  This continues the physics curriculum from Science 9 and Science 10, investigating electrical circuits and their components, and kinetic and potential energies.  Additional topics include describing the motion of objects in a single dimension, calculating different forces of… Read more

Physics 12 focuses on the details of motion and electrical fields.  Credit in Physics 11 is required before enrolling in Physics 12.  A strong background in Pre-Calculus 11 is highly recommended.  A scientific calculator with two-line display is required equipment; graphing calculators are permitted but not required. Topics include understanding… Read more

Science 10 includes knowledge from biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.  This survey introduces important topics from each science, with a higher level of expectation to prepare students for the subject-specific sciences in grade 11.  Topics include an introduction to genetics and inheritance, the different kinds of chemical reactions, energy… Read more

The grade 10 science curricula is  enhanced with project based learning and open-ended assignments. Teaching methods address the diverse styles and modalities of the gifted learner. Frequent demonstrations challenge understanding and the interpretation of course concepts. Labs are enriched with extra course content. Students will be encouraged to enter the… Read more

Science 9 includes knowledge from biology, chemistry, physics, and earth science.  This survey introduces important topics from each science, preparing students for Science 10 and the subject-specific sciences in grade 11.  Topics include the different forms of asexual and sexual reproduction, the structure of the periodic table of elements and… Read more

The grade 9 science curricula is enhanced with project based learning and open-ended assignments. Teaching methods address the diverse styles and modalities of the gifted learner. Frequent demonstrations challenge understanding and the interpretation of course concepts. Labs are enriched with extra course content. Students will be encouraged to enter the… Read more

Science for Citizens 11 is an update of Science and Technology 11 for the new Science curriculum.  Science for Citizens is a multi-disciplinary course that explores the connections between science and your everyday life.  Topics include the science of health and nutrition, safety of household and industrial chemicals, household technologies,… Read more

Social Studies

This course will examine selected topics in the 20th century, integrating the history of Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia. We will study the major conflicts that have shaped the 20th-century world, as well as the major challenges to the democratic order such as fascism, communism, terrorism and the breakdown… Read more

Those students who take both Psychology 11 and Psychology 12 have the option of writing the AP Psychology Exam. Taken together, Psychology 11 and Psychology 12 conform to the College Board topics for the Advanced Placement Introductory Psychology Examination. A score of 4 or 5 on the exam awards students… Read more

What in the world????? Why are boys in Japan dancing their socks off in local parks? Why are people in India joining laughing clubs? What are tattoos all about? Why does my friend live on a “reserve”? Culture has a lot to do with who we are and how we… Read more

Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12 explores varied cultures and worldviews of different indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world.  Students will consider the relationships and inequalities between different indigenous groups and governments around the world. Other topics considered will include the resilience and survival of indigenous people in the face… Read more

Contemporary Indigenous Studies 12 Challenge is an ability-grouped class for gifted learners. The following Big Ideas will be included:  The identities, worldviews, and language of indigenous peoples are renewed, sustained, and transformed through the connection to the land, indigenous peoples are reclaiming mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being despite the… Read more

This course is designed to provide flexibility for teachers and students while ensuring that the rigorous provincial curriculum standards are met. Based on students’ interests and teacher strengths this course will combine Big Ideas, content and curricular competencies from the following grade 12 courses: 20th Century History 12 Philosophy 12… Read more

Womens Studies 11 is a 4-credit course open to all students in grades 10, 11 and 12. (It does not meet the Social Studies 11 requirement) This course will look at how women and girls have worked and thought and lived from pre- historic times to now. It will ask… Read more

*This course does not meet the Social Studies 11 or 12 required for graduation in BC. Course description to be updated.  

The following four Big Ideas will be included in Human Geography:  Analyzing data from a variety of sources allows us to better understand our globally connected world, demographic patterns and population distribution are influenced by physical features and natural resources, human activities alter landscapes in a variety of ways, and… Read more

This course is required for students accepted into Esquimalt’s Challenge program. It will become available in the 2020-2021 school year. Integrated Studies 12 offers students an opportunity for significant academic enrichment within the Challenge Program.  The course seeks to engage students in serious inquiry into both well-established and emergent subject… Read more

The following four Big Ideas will be included in Law Studies 12: Understanding legal rights and responsibilities allows citizens to participate more fully in society. Laws can maintain the status quo and can also be a force of change. A society’s laws and legal framework affect many aspects of people’s… Read more

Ever wondered if there is a God? Ever wondered how you know what you know? Ever wondered if there is an afterlife? Or a beforebirth? Ever wondered why junk yards are beautiful to some and not others? Ever wondered what it means to be a “good” person? Well, you are… Read more

Open to all grade 11 and 12 students, this course serves as an introduction to the study of psychology: the study of the human mind and human behaviour. Topics include an introduction to psychology, research methods, psychological disorders, developmental psychology, nature vs. nurture, sensation and perception, learning and motivation and… Read more

While open to all grade 11 and 12 students, it is strongly recommended that students have completed Psychology 11. Psychology 12 is an extension of the material covered in Psychology 11. The major focus of the course will be the study of the human mind and human behaviour. Topics include:… Read more

Canada and the World: 1919 to the Present With the new curriculum, the following four Big Ideas will be included in Socials 10:  Global and regional conflicts have been a powerful force in shaping our contemporary world and identities, the development of political institutions is influenced by economic, social, ideological,… Read more

With the new curriculum, the focus of Socials 9 covers the years between 1750 and 1919.  The Socials 9 new curriculum centers on four Big Ideas: Emerging ideas and ideologies profoundly influence societies and events, the physical environment influences the nature of political, social and economic change, disparities in power… Read more

Technology Education

This course offers students who have completed introductory course in 2D, 3D, audio, video and graphic design and/or Media Design 11 the opportunity to further develop your skills as you delve deeper into your area of study.  Students will develop their own portfolios, study available options for future education and develop presentation… Read more

This course is part of a career exploration pathway that prepares students for senior classes in woodwork, metalwork, power technology, electronics & robotics, and automotive. In their senior years, students will have the opportunity to engage in work experience in the trade of their choice. Senior students will also have… Read more

This course is designed to give students a view into the area of graphic design.  Students will begin with an introduction and learning the basic elements necessary for their design and how to create appealing designs to use in future projects.  Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will both be introduced throughout… Read more

This course is designed to give students a view into the area of graphic design.  Students will begin with an introduction and learning the basic elements necessary for their design and how to create appealing designs to use in future projects.  Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator will both be introduced throughout… Read more

This course offers students who have completed the introductory courses in graphics, animation, 3D modelling or programming and are looking for additional exploration in their area of interest an opportunity to delve deeper into those programs.  Students will develop their own portfolios and presentation skills for potential clients in their field. … Read more

This course is part of a career exploration pathway that includes woodwork, metalwork, power technology, electronics & robotics, and automotive. In their senior years, students will have the opportunity to engage in work experience in the trade of their choice. Senior students will also have access to college-level courses in… Read more

This course is open to grades 10, 11, 12 and does not have prerequisites. Students will be able to work through at their own level whether it is introduction or a continuance of previous courses previously acquired comfort level and skills while extending the diversity of their abilities. This course… Read more

The Grade 12 program is intended to allow students the time and opportunity to specialize in those areas of “Metal Technology” that interests him or her most. Although participants will continue to pursue project assignments as suggested by the teacher, students are also encouraged to select and/or design activities within… Read more

Do you want to build a robot? This course open to all students in grades 10, 11 and 12. Previous experience in electronics and robotics is suggested but not necessary – all levels of experience welcome. This course goes through the fundamentals surrounding robots and covers: Structure and Power Sensors… Read more

This course focuses on advanced robotics design and production.  Students who will cover sensors, robotics technologies in industry, research, and education, further programming, feedback loops, communication protocols, battery technology, wireless communication options, wiring and cabling, and future career options in the field.   Students will have already completed Robotics 11 and had… Read more

This course is part of a career exploration pathway that includes woodwork, metalwork, power technology, electronics & robotics, and automotive. In their senior years, students will have the opportunity to engage in work experience in the trade of their choice. Senior students will also have access to college-level courses in… Read more

This course is open to all students in grades 11 and 12. Students will be able to work through at their own level whether it is introduction or a continuance of previous courses,. This course is part of a career exploration pathway that includes woodwork, metalwork, power technology, electronics &… Read more

This course is open to all students in grade 12. Students will be able to work through at their own level whether it is introduction or a continuance of previous courses, This course is part of a career exploration pathway that includes woodwork, metalwork, power technology, electronics & robotics, and… Read more

Visual Arts

Art Studio 10 continues to explore how students perceive and respond to their world including identifying a variety of image sources and analyzing and developing image-development strategies used by self and others. Students will develop and create personally meaningful art using drawing, painting, ceramics, sculpture, printmaking and mixed media. Students… Read more

Art Studio 11 embraces the selection and combination of a broad spectrum of materials, technologies and processes for artistic expression. Studio Art 11 provide opportunities for students to engage in a focused and in-depth study in a particular visual expression area. Students study image development, context, and elements and principles… Read more

Art Studio 12 provides opportunity for students to further develop the selection and combination of a broad spectrum of materials, technologies and processes for artistic expression. Art Studio 12 provides opportunities for students to engage in a focused and in-depth study in a particular visual expression area. Students will be… Read more

Do you want to make a movie?  This course introduces students to different aspects of video production and editing.  The course will cover video editing software, camera angles and usage, writing scripts and different forms of media (green screen, stop motion, silent movies).  This course is hands on and project… Read more

Do you want to make a movie?  This course introduces students to different aspects of video production and editing.  The course will cover video editing software, camera angles and usage, writing scripts and different forms of media (green screen, stop motion, silent movies).  This course is hands on and project… Read more

This course is designed for students who are seriously interested in learning about the Art of Photography. The way we capture and create images is continually being transformed by technology. This course will help photographers acquire the skills and creative fluency needed to achieve a personal vision in their work…. Read more

This course is designed for students who are seriously interested in learning about the Art of Photography. The way we capture and create images is continually being transformed by technology. This course will help photographers acquire the skills and creative fluency needed to achieve a personal vision in their work…. Read more

This is a course for students who have already completed Photography 11. This course will allow students a more individual exploration of artistic expression through photography. The student will have both directed and self-directed projects that will continue to refine their camera skills. They will create images that communicate a… Read more

This course will introduce students to the language of 2-D and 3-D art forms and image development. Students will use their senses to perceive the world and respond to images with an awareness of the sources, techniques, and strategies using the elements and principles of design. They will complete work… Read more