Student government offers opportunities for student engagement while building character, augmenting leadership skills and creating positive change.
As part of the educational travel program, high school students have a wide variety of opportunities to choose from that expose them to culture, service and adventure.
Forward planning is necessary to complete a successful high school program at Concordia. Students should keep this in mind when choosing courses and planning their schedules to ensure they are meeting all the requirements for graduation.The handbook for students and parents provides a comprehensive look at the high school program, from homework to communication methods and child protection policies. The daily schedule and high school map can be found in the student planner.
The high school program has several applied learning courses that allow students to find a topic they love, go deep and make learning personal. In these courses students further develop their academic personality. Applied learning is inherent in virtually all areas of the curriculum, from science to visual arts. Additionally, students find opportunities to apply learning outside the classroom through educational travel and co-curricular activities.
During the last two weeks of school, G9 and G10 students experience a unique educational program known as X-Plorations. Choosing from extensive offerings, students partner with teachers to pursue their passion or explore new interests. X-Plorations is a sort of curriculum incubator from which current course such as Big Data Analytics, Aerospace Engineering and Social Entrepreneurship.
We are proud to offer an internship program each year as a part of Grade 11 curriculum. Working side-by-side with practicing professionals provides each student a unique opportunity to integrate theory with practical learning. During their internship, students will confront challenges and issues similar to those that they will eventually encounter and have the chance to put their classroom learning to the test.
Each spring, we are proud to host the World University Fair, which invites around 150 higher education institutions to our campus. This is an excellent opportunity to gather information about various universities from around the world and ask questions that will determine how well they match your educational goals. The fair is open to non-Concordia students, and no registration is required.
This event has students vying for internships through face-to-face interviews with reps from multinational companies and organizations. Students receive feedback from their interviewers, which provides valuable insight for future job interviews.
On March 13th Concordia hosted the 7th annual World University Fair. This year around 206 universities from around the world participated along with various summer programs. School counselors and students from about 20 area international and local schools were invited to join us in learning about the many universities and programs they offer.
In the next two days students will be receiving the 2017 TrIBES Selection Guide, allowing them to see the detailed information for the 19 course selections for next year's travel season from September 22-28th. Students will need to return the selection form to Evelyn in the HS Office before April 11th. Placement will take place in the following weeks and students will have the opportunity to meet their new tribe leaders and the students who will be their tribe for the 2017-18 school year. Please take a look at the guide with your students and encourage them to make the choices that best suite their academic interests, service values, and physical activity level. Also keep in mind that some courses have supplemental fees in addition to the base price. If you have questions about the TrIBES program, please contact our Off-Campus Education Coordinator, email@example.com.
Concordia hosted the 9th Annual China History Day on March 4th. More than 300 students from 20 different schools from across China presented their historical research projects on this year's theme: Taking a Stand in History. George Wang and Betty Barr were our guest speakers and were interviewed about their many years witnessing historical changes in Shanghai by Julian Chow and Angela Qian. All participants went away better equipped to analyze and engage with the past to better understand and shape the present and future.
Congratulations to High School Counselor Patrick Love who recently presented at the International School Counselor Association's annual conference in Prague, Czech Republic. His presentation on Happiness Engineering: a data-driven model for supporting student wellness and academic growth, generated a lot of excitement at the conference.
Congratulations to the following students for receiving recognition in this program!
Pearl Au-Yeung - one Gold Key, one Silver Key and two Honorable Mentions
Luke Miller-Silver Key
Jonathan Tsai - Honorable Mention
Isabella Luo - Honorable Mention
Samantha Lee - Honorable Mention
Isabella Luo - Honorable Mention
Elijah Tai - Honorable Mention