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STEM IA Junior High

Complementary
Courses

STEM IA junior high complementary courses are organized into four course strands; specific course offerings will continually evolve. In grade 7, all students take the same four complementary courses. In these courses, they have the opportunity to sample all three strands while they build important skills and knowledge.

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Design & Engineering

At STEM Innovation Academy students create innovative solutions to unique problems. In our Engineering and Design Strand students will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to apply the design process to a variety of diverse challenges. Using design and fabrication techniques, students create projects that are manufactured using equipment in our Makerspace.

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Computational Thinking

Computational thinking refers to the thought processes involved in understanding a problem and creating digital solutions using industry-standard hardware and software. Students will learn how to create ‘smart’ design solutions. Using hands-on experience in computer programming and electronics, students build systems that take hardware components and algorithms needed to run components.

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Media

Innovative ideas are spread by creative, effective and engaging communication. Courses in our Media strand will provide students with the skills to enhance their communication so that it can appeal to all the senses. Students will create and share ideas through a variety of mediums to tantalize their target audience.

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Required Complementary Courses

These courses are mandatory for all students at STEM Innovation Academy as they develop skills applicable to all areas.

Please see below for descriptions of the complementary courses being offered in the 2022/2023 school year. Some complementary courses require a small fee to cover special supplies and materials; these fees are set annually by the board according to board policy.

2022-2023

Grade 7 Complementary Courses

2022-2023

Grade 8 Complementary Courses

2022-2023

Grade 9 Complementary Courses