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Rainy River District School Board

Get Outside and Leading Your Future

Schools

College Course

High School Course

Type

Atikokan High School

Rainy River High School
 

TT213 - The Canadian Experience

PAD 4O - Outdoor Education

Team Taught

Get Outside is offered at Atikokan High School and Leading Your Future is offered at Rainy River High School. The focus is to provide students with practical applications in the field of recreation and leisure services.  Students will discover how their personal skills and strengths match the variety of opportunities for work in this career field.  They will provide leadership to peers and community members in a variety of seasonal recreation activities.  They will take lessons from the classroom, and using community resources, practically apply their newly learned skills to develop community and school based programs and leisure pursuits.  Students in this program will have the opportunity to see a clear pathway between high school and post secondary education, and discover their potential for success in a college

Building Community

Schools

High School Course

College Course

Type

Rainy River High School
 

TCJ 4E – Construction Technology

CT 121 – Basic Hand Tools of the Construction Industry

Team Taught

The focus is to provide students with an introduction to the essential skills and employment competencies needed in the skilled trades, specifically residential and light commercial construction.  Students will interpret construction drawings, and finish (wiring, plumbing, insulating, drywalling) a building.  Through this practical experience students will gain technical knowledge and skills, experience the need for safety on the job site, problem solve, and work as part of a team.  At the same time students will “test drive” a career in this field.  Once completed this building will be used by staff and students; building capacity for their expanding outdoor education program.

 

Community Connections

Schools

College Course

High School Course

Type

Fort Frances High School
 

SY 125 Introduction to Sociology

HHS 4M - Individual Families in a Diverse Society

Team Taught

The focus is to provide students with entry level opportunities to experience success in a college course delivered at the college.  This is an introductory course for highly subscribed programs in the region in the areas of health and wellness, and education.  These employment sectors have excellent employment statistics in our region.  Some of the topics covered in this course are socialization, the family gender, sexuality, culture, and inequality.  Students will discover how their personal skills and strengths match the variety of opportunities for work in this career field.  Students in this program will have the opportunity to see a clear pathway between high school and post secondary education, and discover their potential for success in a college program.

Hospitality and Tourism

Schools

College Course

High School Course

Type

 Atikokan

High School
 

TT117 - Outdoor Adventure Principles

CGG30 - Regional Geography:Travel and Tourism

Team Taught

This college course will provide the student with a basic understanding of the key issues involved in the hospitality industry. Students that are otherwise disengaged from school and the traditional classroom setting.  Students that are entering grade 11 with fewer than 16 credits and who will benefit from a program with an emphasis hospitality and tourism.  Students that express an interest in pursuing a career in this industry that face challenges in graduating and may not otherwise transition to post- secondary education successfully. The focus is to provide students with an introduction to the essential skills and employment competencies needed in the skilled trades, specifically residential and light commercial construction.   Through lectures and field trips to local hotels, restaurants, tourist sites, resorts and institutional facilities, students will experience the variety of hospitality operations and career paths available.  They will be encouraged to take  co-operative education in this career path in their senior high school years.  This program will be offered at Atikokan High School. 

 Wellness and Health for Life

Schools

High School Course

College Course

Type

Fort Frances High School 

PAF 30  - Personal and Fitness Activities

AS 220 - Wellness for Life

Team Taught

The program merges and focuses on the physical, emotional, social, intellectual and spiritual dimensions of individual health and wellness.  Students will be provided with current factual information about a broad range of health-related issues.  The expectations within the college curriculum promote healthy active living through the development of physical, social, and personal skills.  The college curriculum will enhance the health component of the secondary course as it relates to some areas such as fitness, nutrition, weight management, relationships, mental health and personal image.  as well students will be actively involved in examining the impact of lifestyle choices upon their own health status.  The expectations within the college and secondary curriculum promote healthy living through the development of physical, social and personal skills.  The students will be actively involved in examining and putting to practice attitudes and skills to promote healthy living and fitness.  They will visit local facilities in the community to help improve their knowledge of health and fitness, and to gain a better understanding of what is available to them in the community.  At-risk students who may have been previously disengaged and students who are considering a field in the health and wellness sector will be the target groups for this program. This course is scheduled in semester 2, period 4 at FFHS (2pm start time).  The 45 hours of the Wellness for Life course from Confederation College will be integrated into this scheduled block of time.  Some transportation costs may arise to take students to the activity centers in the community.  There may also be fees associated with the use of the facilities.                                                          

College Now – Rainy River DSB - SWAC

Schools College Course Type

 

Fort Frances HS

Atikokan HS

Rainy River HS

a variety

College Delivered

This program will target at-risk students and offer them a variety of college delivered dual credits.  We will be looking to re-engage students who are in our community, but haven’t graduated.  Our target group will be students aged 18-21 with 20-29 credits.  These at-risk students will be introduced to the college environment and hopefully the change in educational settings will help engage the students and help them graduate from high school.  At the same time, the students will get a great feel for college, and hopefully find a program in college to suit their interests. We will be operating this program in 3 different high schools and Confederation College.  Our 3 schools are over 250 km apart.  Thus, instead of getting all the students to one location as bigger cities do, we will need to operate out of 3 locations.  Confederation College will offer courses that can be taken through Centra.  We will need to staff the College and the 2 remote high schools with a staff member to help coordinate the Independent Learning Courses.  Students will work in the afternoons on Tuesday and Thursday on the ILC’s. 

FMNI - RRDSB - CU124

Schools

College Course

High School Course

Type

 

Rainy River High School

CU124 - Aboriginal Language and Culture

LNO-Ojibwe

Team Taught

The course will focus on building skills for success targeted towards FMNI students.  It will increase opportunities for FMNI students and allow them to have access to a course that takes into account their cultural beliefs while working towards preparing and planning for post-secondary options. FMNI students who are struggling in school and need support and guidance in graduating and planning for post-secondary.  The Student Success Team will help identify these students and will also play a role in supporting these students to ensure success in this course(s). FMNI students that are in need of support for being successful at school.  The dual credit course will help them gain skills that are crucial for their success, taking into context their cultural importance and background.  The Student Success Team will help identify these students and will also play a role in supporting these students to ensure success in this course(s). Rainy River High School will work with confederation college to deliver a congregated course to FMNI students so that these students not only get the support from a secondary teacher, but also from a college instructor.  They will experience part of their course delivery in a college setting.

FMNI - RRDSB - GEO080

Schools

College Course

High School Course

Type

Atikokan High School

 

GE080 - Foods of the Americas

HFC3E- Food and Culture

Team Taught

The students will engage in first-hand, practical experience that will allow them to develop skills that will be transferable to other courses and will the various pathways available to them.  The course will incorporate as much aboriginal curriculum into course content, where applicable, and be culturally aware to FMNI students. This course will target FMNI students who are at-risk and who need support with attaining success and pathway planning.  The course will incorporate as much aboriginal curriculum into course content, where applicable, and be culturally aware to FMNI students so that this target group will find engagement and opportunities that they did not see before. The Student Success Team will identify the students for this course, along with administration and First Nation guidance counsellors.  These students will supported by the Student Success Team, and will also have the support of their guidance counsellors and their secondary school and college instructor.  The goal will be to allow these students to have a successful experience that will show them the potential for post-secondary schooling. Students will have class time within the high school and also within the college - allowing these students to experience a post-secondary educational setting.  The location of college and secondary school, allow for easy and accessible transitioning between the two environments (scheduling and transportation are not issues).