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.
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.
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 such as Food Studies, Active Living/Sports Performance, Art, Music Instrumental (Band), Building and Construction, Visual Communication and more. Some option choices are dependent on grade level and are subject to change.