Course Planning

The secondary school years are designed to provide opportunities for students to explore and learn about a wide variety of areas.  Students are encouraged to choose their courses carefully. Program decisions made in the junior grades can significantly influence course selection in the graduation years (grades 10 to 12) and, in turn, the options for post-secondary learning or training. The program planning at R.C. Palmer is a collaborative effort.  All of our staff is dedicated to helping you make appropriate choices and achieve your goals.  Your counsellor is the first contact for assistance in program planning, someone who can help you to consider your interests and abilities as you plan for the coming school year.  Subject area teachers will be able to give you valuable insight into the different courses that are offered.  You need to consult with your parents, guardians, and subject teachers before making the final course selections.  Your success in school is dependent on taking courses that are geared to your interests and abilities.

While it is important to think about specific goals, and the courses that support these goals, secondary school is often the last learning environment where you will have an opportunity to explore a variety of interesting courses.  Consider taking courses from several different subject areas in order to broaden your understanding of the world. 

Please review our Program Planning Booklet for all the information you need to make your selections.