High School Credit Programs

Four Types of Programs Offered:

  • Option One - Single CTS Courses
  • Option Two - CTS Course Clusters
  • Option Three- Co-Curricular Trips/Brokered Locally Developed Courses - GYPSD
  • Option Four - Independent Student Registration (Summer CALM Course)

 

​All experiential education courses involve an intensive stay at the Palisades Centre!

  • All programming is organized by the Education Liaison (GYPSD teacher) and delivered by Parks Canada employees in a safe, engaging environment.
  • Courses are a blend of mountain recreation and natural science.
  • Pre and post immersion activities and an assessment package is supplied (no pre or post work is needed for the summer CALM course). 
  • Alberta students successfully completing these courses receive up to three Alberta Education credit equivalent units for their high school transcript.

Option One - Single CTS Courses

Single CTS Courses  (2 days, 1 Credit)

  • ENS 1010 - Introduction to Stewardship
  • ENS 1910 - Project A Service Learning 
  • HSS 1080 - Leadership Fundamentals
  • WLD 1010 - Introduction to Wildlife
  • WLD 1060 - Wilderness Navigation
  • WLD 1130 - Outdoor Survival Skills
  • WLD 1910 - Project A Service Learning
  • Note: ENS 1910 and WLD 1910 - Introductory project courses must connect with a minimum of two CTS courses, one of which must be at the introductory level and be in the same occupational area as the project course. The other CTS course(s) can be either at the same level or at the intermediate level from any occupational area.

Curricular Links: ENSWLDHSS

Sample Single Courses 

HSS 1080 - Leadership Fundamentals 

Students are faced with team challenges that promote critical thinking, problem solving, teamwork and leadership skills.  Mountain recreation adventures help students reflect on their leadership qualities and what it means to be part of a team.

WLD 1130 - Outdoor Survival Skills  

Students explore Jasper National Park and learn useful life-long skills such as trip planning, animal safety, tool use, and working together to plan and execute a safe outdoor adventure.

Option Two - CTS Course Clusters

Course Clusters (4 days, 3 credits)

Stewardship and Outdoor Skills

  • ENS 1010 - Introduction to Stewardship
  • WLD 1130 - Outdoor Survival Skills   
  • ENS 1910 - Project A Service Learning

Winter Bundle - Wildlife and Navigation 

These CTS credits are earned in a winter based program.  The activities conducted during this 4 day course may vary between snowshoeing, cross country skiing, hiking and downhill skiing at Marmot Basin (extra cost for downhill skiing). The students spend much of their time outdoors applying skills they learn on site.

  • WLD 1010 - Introduction to Wildlife
  • WLD 1060 - Wilderness Navigation
  • WLD 1910 - Project A Service Learning

 

Option Three - Co-Curricular Trips/Brokered Locally Developed Courses

Locally Developed Courses (4 days, 3 credits)

A.  Winter Travel LDC (15, 25, 35)

Winter Travel 15

This course was developed by GYPSD#77 in partnership with Parks Canada and is available to all students/school divisions in Alberta. 

Snowshoe, cross country ski, hike, and downhill skiing at Marmot Basin (rental fees and lift tickets not included)...and more! The students spend much of their time outdoors applying skills they learn on site. Students will earn three credits as they learn about snow safety, winter recreation and conservation in Jasper National Park! 

Note: In Winter Travel 25 level, students earn their AST Level 1!  

Five major topics:

  • Hazard Awareness and Mitigation
  • Ecological Integrity
  • Historical Importance
  • Skill development with Specialist Technology and Equipment
  • Appreciation and Value for the Mountain Parks Environment

You'll stay at the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre and a cooperative team of professionals (Parks Canada Education Team, GYPSD teachers and chaperones, and Marmot Basin instructors/patrollers) will ensure your learning is safe, interesting and most importantly, fosters an appreciation for winter recreation in our mountain parks.

B. Water Experience (15, 25, 35)

This course was developed by GYPSD#77 in partnership with Parks Canada and is available to all students/school divisions in Alberta. 

Canoe, kayak, GPS, Team Games, Campfires, Pond Studies, Land Art and Photography, Emergency Situations, Rafting...and more! Students will earn three credits as they learn about water recreation and conservation in Jasper National Park! 

Five major topics:

  • Hazard Awareness and Mitigation
  • Ecological Integrity
  • Historical Importance
  • Specialist Technology and Skill
  • Development, and Appreciation and Value for the Mountain Parks Environment

You'll stay at the Palisades Stewardship Education Centre and a cooperative team of professionals (Parks Canada Education Team, GYPSD teachers and chaperones, and Jasper Raft Tour Guides) will ensure your learning is safe, interesting and most importantly, fosters an appreciation for water and water recreation in our mountain parks.

C. Stewardship of Protected Lands LDC (25, 35) 

This course builds on ENS 1010 - Introduction to Stewardship.

 

 

 

Option Four - Independent Student Registration (Summer CALM Course)

Summer CALM Course - Register as an Independent Student!

*required for high school completion!

The Palisades Stewardship Education Centre hosts the Summer CALM courses.

Students register independently through GYPSD's outreach school: The Learning Connection.  

  *5 day Immersion Program      *4 courses offered      *$450 (2019 pricing)

2019 Weeks Starting:   

Week 1: June 29-July 3
Week 2: July 6-10
Week 3: July 13-17
Week 4: July 27-31

Contact Krissten at The Learning Connection to register for 2020! 

krisstoc@gypsd.ca - 780-852-4988