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Our K-9 Program

At Johnny Bright we  incorporate active learning, experiential and integrative approaches to teaching and learning. You will see examples of this kind of education in all core as well as complementary courses. Students engaged in project-based learning (PBL) activities "work in groups to solve  challenging problems that are authentic, curriculum-based and often  interdisciplinary" (McGrath, 2003).   Students create  knowledge and understanding through learning activities that are built around intellectual inquiry and a high degree of engagement with meaningful tasks.A well designed project-based learning activity is one which addresses different student learning styles  and which does not assume that all students can  demonstrate their knowledge in a single standard way.

Grades K-6

Students will be involved in designing and completing projects related to Essential Learning Outcomes (ELO’s) in Science, Math, Social and Language Arts. Students also receive instruction in Physical Education, Health, Art and Music. In grade 4, students begin to learn French. Students in grade 5 and 6 are introduced to the Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) program of studies. 

Junior High

Grades 7 to 9 students continue to take core subjects, French, Physical Education and Health. However, they have much more choice when it comes to complimentary courses in Fine Arts and CTF. 

 

 

Fine Arts (Junior High)

Art

Students learn how to use traditional and contemporary tools, materials and media to express their feelings, value the art creation and value the art form. In the junior high school art program, students further their skills in drawings, compositions and encounters.

Music

Johnny Bright offers an instrumental band program beginning in grade 7 and continuing through to grade 9. Students in grade  6 begin with  learning opportunities with  trumpets and clarinets. Instrumental music, and general music are distinctive, yet related, programs in the junior high school music curriculum. Development in either of these programs requires student involvement as a performer, listener and composer. 

Drama

Drama  encourages students to explore a variety of dramatic  roles and develop a range of dramatic skills. In the Junior High school drama program, students learn about drama and theatre through movement, speech, improvisation/acting, theatre studies and technical theatre.