CTF (Career & Technology Foundations)

CTF is a course open to grades 6-9 students. Please review the following for information related to the current CTF classes being offered. The classes run on a quadmester system so these will change four times throughout the year.

All CTF classes meet the outcomes for the program, as outlined in this document.

Grades 7-9 (40 classes)

  • Physical and Mental Health

In this option, we will learn how to create and maintain a balanced lifestyle, handle stress and enrich personal interests. We will do seminars on stress management, lifestyle upkeep, problem solving, meditation, journals, leadership of sport activity and a variety of yoga classes (Guest Instructors & DVD training).

  • Architecture and Building Design

In this option, students will investigate several modern methods of building design from pole sheds to skyscrapers to tiny homes. There will be two main assignments in this course, the first being the construction of a scale model of one of the above building designs which will include a presentation of the costs associated with its construction. The second assignment will be a research assignment where students will choose an example of a historical “Great” building and will document in a poster what makes this building unique, and similar or dissimilar to modern design.

  • Painting

In this option, we will learn the history of watercolor painting. We will learn proper brush care techniques. By the end of the course, we will be able to demonstrate the use of a selection of watercolor techniques in their painting, demonstrate their knowledge of watercolor processes and techniques by creating several paintings.

  • Makers Space

In this option, we will learn how to use CAD programs to design digital 3d models to be printed using 3d plastic printers. We will learn the ins and outs of 3d printing and modeling. The models will begin simple, and then progress to models that solve common problems.

  • 7-9 Fitness

We will be doing many workout circuits, endurance training, and a preview of Insanity Training including an assortment of outdoor activities. The main goal is to be in better shape at the end of the option. Let me clarify, out goal is not weight loss, it is fitness or to be fitter. We will also have a few conversations about proper eating, healthy living and how to maintain routines.

  • Students Wellness Action Team (S.W.A.T.)

with students operating a Big Dragon/Little Dragon mentorship program, as well as working on projects like the year book, IKE Fest and the Clyde Parade float


Grades 6-7 (20 classes)

  • Budget and Money

In this option, we will introduce money management and budgets. We will discuss credit cards, money loans, wants vs. needs, career research, financial problem solving. They will be expected to provide verbal proof of understanding through conversation and activities. No written test.

  • Introduction to Lego Robotics

In this option, using Lego, students will begin this class by investigating simple machines, and computer programing. From this point the class will use their knowledge and creativity to build and program robots to solve a variety of tasks and missions. After this the class will take the wheel and will design an obstacle course of their own for their robots to complete.

  • 3d Art

In this option we will be using modeling clay, papier mache, and wires to create a variety of sculptures. We will learn different techniques for constructing sculptures, and will combine them to create a more advanced one.

  • 6/7 Soccer

We will be practicing our soccer skills, leadership, team support and  playing outdoor soccer games in all kinds of weather.


Grades 8-9 (20 classes)

  • Agriculture

In this option, students will explore and research some of the many sides of farming. We will investigate several Agribusiness factors from technologies; including bio-fuel, watershed management, seed and animal genetics, to the entrepreneur pieces like loans, land/equipment value, sustainability, and more depending upon students’ interests and experience. There will be two main assignments; a poster project, where students will display an Agriculture topic of their choice. The other assignment will be a farming project that will let students get a feel for the financial side of beginning on the farm.

  • Handsewing

In this option, we will learn the basic hand stitches: running, basting, whip, backstitch, and blind hem/slip stitch. Students learn in a variety of learning styles through handouts, paper sewing, fabric sewing, demonstrations, and videos with two project-based assessments and a culminating project.

  • Photography

Photos are everywhere! This art form has many different mediums and styles, in this class let’s explore technique, form, composition, and editing. We will edit, compose, and explore to build a photo portfolio.

  • Local Food

Students will investigate the question, Why is supporting local food important? They will investigate local food sources and create a healthy menu for a restaurant that features local foods from Northern Alberta farmers and producers. Students will also be planning and designing the school garden as well as helping to maintain the front of the school garden bed.