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 2017-2018 daily schedule can be found in the student planner.
Take a look at the 2017 Tribe selection guide for our amazing student travel options
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 Explorations. Choosing from extensive offerings, students partner with teachers to pursue their passion or explore new interests. Explorations 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.
College guidance at Concordia provides a personalized, student-centered program that informs and supports both students and parents.
Twenty adventurous and articulate students traveled to Seoul this past weekend for SEOMUN XX. Staying downtown, the students debated issues such as corruption within African nations, the proliferation of nuclear weapons, religious extremism, globalization, the migrant crisis, and much more. Our students enjoyed the debates as well as meeting other delegates from all over Asia. Of particular note, we had three students who were judges on the International Court of Justice ruling on cases in Kosovo and Ukraine, Security Council representatives debating the Gaza Strip and the situation in Mali, and Historical Security Council delegates who relived the crises in Hungary in 1956 and Palestine in 1948. Dr. J and Mr. Kennedy were impressed by the level of debate and the responsibility of our students. They did Concordia proud!
On November 1, 24 local professionals shared their career stories and advice with Concordia high school students. Our guests who presented on career fields from business management and entrepreneurship to hospitality and NGOs imparted valuable working-world knowledge to our students. Here's what some of our students took away from their career day experience:
"Listening to so many experts in different realms expands my outlook on careers. It makes me reconsider what profession I want to pursue."
"I learned that it is ok to mess up and it's encouraged because that's how you grow. Once you choose a college major you can still change."
"Networking is important, although switching companies for certain benefits is appealing, connections are worth more and require time to build."
Thank you to all our speakers for making this event a success!
Accelerated physics and AP physics C classes partook in the World Wide Data Day on November 14th. Concordia was one of only 30 schools world-wide to be able to do this activity given from the Large Hadron Collider. Students analyzed 1500 collisions from the CMS detector looking for dimuon events and presented their data via videoconference with students from other schools around the world and a Physicist from CERN. Well done Concordia!
In a Concordia first, the Livestream group from Student Media Services (SMS) planned and executed a live-capture recording of the highly successful High School drama production of Pride and Prejudice. About 7 days in advance of the main recording date, student leaders Jenny and Emilie contacted Mr. Doering to work out camera angles and a place in the control room for the substantial "Tricaster" switching mechanism. The Livestream group has been building their capacity under the direction of Mr. Lavender and Mr. Mendes. After a successful practice recording, the dedicated crew consisting of Emilie, Jenny, Nick, Alex, Alan and Rosie pulled out their best skills to capture all the action from 3 camera angles on the big day. The resulting video is an elegant and unique artifact which celebrates the high-calibre talent of our drama department and announces an exciting new direction for SMS.
Congratulations to the following students from last year's independent research class whose scientific research was recently published in BioTreks.
Cadmium is Badmium http://biotreks.org/e201703/
By Katherine Hou, Hwiyeon Lim, and Manon Miller
Recognized in the areas of Scientific Rigor, Innovation and Visual Communication
The Effects of Milk Fat Globule Membrane Proteins on the Immune Response of Drosophila melanogaster
By Zemei Amanda Lee and Helen Zhang
Thanks to everyone from the Concordia community who contributed to our Unite: Storm Relief campaign. The high school Global Development Studies class is pleased to announce that our final tally for the campaign is a whopping $6,691 USD!! That's amazing! Thanks so much to the Phoenix Shop for a generous donation of 15,000 RMB and to the PSO for donating 3,368 RMB from their bake sale proceeds. Thanks also to Pistolera for hosting a successful partnership/fundraising night, and to Dr. Scott for dollar-matching the fundraising from the HS Free Dress Day and contributing 7,801 RMB to the cause. Thanks to everyone else who contributed to the campaign and to the Global Development Studies students for organizing and running this successful effort. Our money will be donated right away to the LCMS Hurricane Relief Fund (https://www.lcms.org/givenow/hurricane). Thanks, everyone!