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HIGH SCHOOL

At KCS, we know that every student has their own gifts and talents. That's why KCS offers a comprehensive and varied program offering for its students. To best address BC's new curriculum direction, our students are given the opportunity to nurture academic knowledge in a variety of ways, as well as learning how a Christian worldview impacts each subject and, consequently, our world. 

We Learn through Curiosity

We strive to create lifelong learners, not just classroom stars. To do that well, students must be given the opportunity to explore and be curious, both about themselves and also about the world around them. Our focus on project-based learning and our inquiry facilitated instruction gives students the skills they need to think critically, work collaboratively, and to creatively solve problems. This educational direction is integrated in our varied course offerings, such as biblical and theological exploration courses (Alpha, Leadership Education And Discipleship (LEAD), Chapel), more traditional academic offerings (English, Socials, Computer Programming, Life Sciences, etc.), and Industrial Arts offering (Woodworking, Metalwork, Robotics). For a complete list of courses offered this past year at KCS, see the bulleted list. 

 

We Grow in Character

One of the best things that can be done for a child is to help them to learn about who they are and what their purpose is in God's creation. To that end, our students participate in many service opportunities, such as going on various mission and humanitarian trips both locally (like to the Kamloops Food Bank, The Mustard Seed, and local senior centers, among others) as well as to other cultures (for example:  Guatemala and Peru). But service is just one component of character, which is why we also buddy our older and younger students together (Kindergarten / Grade 12 buddies); have cross-graded offerings (Worship 10-12); and look to our senior students to showcase their learning with graduation Capstone or cumulative projects and presentations (as taught in our Career Life and Career Education courses). We want our students to not only be the best academic students they can be, but also fulfill the individual calling on their life.

 

We Practice Courage

Our world needs leaders, and that leadership often starts at school. Students at KCS are given opportunities to build those leadership skills by participating in our weekly Chapel services in the form of musical teams (Chapel), performing on stage in our fine arts courses, (such as Improv, Musical Theatre / Drama, Senior Music offerings), and showcasing their artistic abilities in our senior art courses. The courage to learn about other languages and cultures is also a big part of our school as we house International students from around the globe (with ESL courses for those students) and integrate them into our mainstream courses. Our very active Student Council also plans and runs various fundraisers and fun days throughout the year. 

  • Chapel

  • Bible Studies 9

  • Bible Studies 10

  • Leadership Education and Discipleship (LEAD) 11 and 12 

  • International Mission Trip 11 & 12

Science/Math electives

  • Pre-Cal 12

  • Calculus 12

  • Computer Science 11

  • Earth Science 11

  • Environmental Science 11

  • Physics 11 & 12

  • Chemistry 11 & 12

  • Life Sciences 11

  • Anatomy and Physiology 12

 

Arts electives

  • Improv 9, 10, & 11

  • Drama 10 & 11

  • Photography 9 & 10

  • Instrumental Music 9 &10

  • Book Club 9 & 10

  • Worship Leadership 10 &11

  • Art Studio 2D 10 and Art Studio 3D 10

​Applied Design, Skills, and Technologies

  • Computer Studies 9; Computer Programming 11

  • Engineering 11

  • Textiles 9, 10, & 11

  • Woodwork 9, 10, & 11

  • Metalwork 9, 10 & 11

  • ADST Missions 11

  • Furniture and Cabinetry 12

  • Metal Art and Jewellery 12

  • Culinary Arts 9, 10, & 11

  • Entrepreneurship & Marketing 10

Social Studies electives

  • Global Citizenship 9 & 10

  • Leadership 10 & 11

  • Psychology 11

  • Interpersonal and Family Relationships 11

  • Child Development and Caregiving 12

  • Law 12

  • World History 12

  • Social Justice 12

  • Physical Geography 12

  • Political Studies 12

Physical Education electives

  • Outdoor Education 11

  • Fitness & Conditioning 11

 

Language electives

  • French 9, 10, 11, & 12

  • Spanish 9, 10, 11 7 12

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