Welcome to Junior High at Lakeland Ridge!
Programming for junior high students will remain the same as in the past. All junior high students will take a combination of “core” courses and “complementary” courses.
Core courses are courses that all students take as mandated by Alberta Education. They are English Language Arts, Health, Math, Physical Education, Science, and Social Studies.
Complementary courses are courses that are more often referred to as option courses. These are the courses that students choose based on areas of interest. Students at Lakeland Ridge take 6 complementary courses throughout the year. The complementary courses are split into 2 semesters, meaning students will take 3 complementary courses during Semester 1 (September - January) and 3 complementary courses in Semester 2 (February - June). There are 2 exceptions to semestered courses which are French and Band. Each of these complementary courses are full year courses. If students select French or Band, they would count as 2 courses in their group of 6. Options offered include a variety of courses representing a diverse range of interest areas. There are also a number no-cost and low-cost options for families.