St. John Catholic High School embraces the Renewed Math Strategy and is committed to providing the math knowledge and skills that students will need in an ever changing world. We continue to promote a growth mindset where mistakes are accepted as learning opportunities from which we can deepen our understanding of mathematics.
Math classes use of a variety of teaching strategies such as rich problem solving, direct instruction, investigations, and peer collaboration using a variety of tools, including vertical surfaces. In addition, there is a strong focus on teacher collaboration with an emphasis on ensuring a smooth continuum of math learning for students, particularly from grades 7 through 10.
For 2017-2018, SJCHS is piloting a new program in Ontario. In partnership with CDSBEO, NorthForge Innovations, Wind River (an Intel company), and Fulbright Canada Foundation, we are bringing software engineers into the classroom for STEM projects. Through this partnership, students in Grade 8 and 9 are learning about computer programming and completing projects using their new skills with Arduinos.
Staff are committed to providing supports for all students and additional help is available from classroom teachers, special education resource teachers, and peer tutors. For our 7/8 students, senior student tutors are available over the lunch hour on Tuesdays and Thursdays in the library.
After School Numeracy Program
St. John Catholic High School is pleased to be able to offer after school numeracy classes throughout this school year. These classes are designed for students in grades 7-9 to help them strengthen their basic skills in mathematics, and to close any gaps in their math learning that might exist. These classes are free of charge and will be taught by an experienced math educator.
Classes will take place here at St. John Catholic High School on Wednesdays, beginning November 7 2018. Classes will run from 3:15 to 5:00. Late busses will leave the school at 5:10. Spaces are limited to fifteen students per night and pre-registration is required. Once students are registered, attendance is mandatory. All materials for the numeracy program will be provided. For more information please access the Parent Letter by clicking the link below.
EQAO – MATH GRADE 9 Academic Spring 2019 – TBA
EQAO – MATH GRADE 9 Applied Spring 2019 – TBA
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Also classroom notes may be available through Office 365 please check with the teacher.