CHEK ABC CONNECT MIDDLE SCHOOL PROGRAM (GRADES 6-9)

Connect is a teacher-directed, parent-supported program to aid in the transition from elementary school to secondary school.  With a small team of dedicated and caring teachers, students follow a weekly schedule on an online learning management system (LMS). Connect is a blended model of online and print-resource learning. Students complete assignments on their own and hand them in weekly to their teacher for assessment and feedback. Connect’s weekly online sessions with teachers and classmates allow students to have face to face interactions for lessons, discussion and help with content and assignments. In addition to the online classroom, students participate in quarterly all-school assemblies as part of their Bible grade.  

Who is Connect for? Students in Grades 6-9 who are :1) able to work independently, 2) at grade-level, 3) successful with minimal parental assistance. 

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FAQs

The Connect teachers have worked hard to find the most engaging and effective curriculum and resources that meet the BC Ministry of Education requirements so no other curriculum or resources will be used other than what is in the course itself.

Students will be provided with all of the resources they need to provide a full program so no other resource funding is given.

Your role is to support your child in their academic journey.  Each student is different and require different levels of parental involvement.  Your role may require weekly/daily planning of assignments, answering day to day questions, and ensuring that your child is actively engaging in his/her studies, communicating regularly with his/her teachers, and participating in online learning sessions.

Parental involvement may be heavier at the beginning of the year, especially for students new to Connect as they learn to navigate the LMS, set up a daily and weekly schedule and get into a rhythm of learning.  We aim for students to become more independent and responsible for their learning as the year progresses.

There will be three teachers:

  • A Humanities teacher that covers Language Arts, Social Studies, and PE
  • A Math/Science teacher that will also oversee ADST
  • An Electives teacher that will oversee Arts Education, Career Ed, Second Languages and Bible.

Students in Connect are either fully in the program or fully working with a regional teacher. Grade 9s not in Connect have the option to cross-enroll for courses and pay the tuition ($200: Bible and Career Ed; $300: LA, Math, Science, Social Studies). These courses are overseen by specialist teachers, not the Connect teachers.

In Grades 6, 7 and 8, students are required to study all four areas: Music, Dance, Drama and Visual Arts. Students will complete online courses, unless he/she is involved in private lessons.

In Grade 9, students will have the choice to study:

  • Studio Arts
  • Exploring Music
  • Independent Study (requires weekly private lessons)
  • Applied Design, Skills & Technology (ADST)
  • Arts Education (dance, drama, music and visual arts for Grades 6-8)
  • Bible
  • Career Education
  • English Language Arts
  • Mathematics
  • Physical & Health Education (PE)
  • Science
  • Second Language (optional in Grade 9)
  • Social Studies

Each student needs access to the following technologies in working order:

  • laptop/computer (may be purchased through the school depending on availability).  Laptop/computer must have a microphone and camera.
  • printer (with ink/toner and paper)
  • scanner or scanning app, ei Cam Scanner or Genious Scan
  • Coming soon