Carson Graham has a strong leadership tradition. Embodying the spirit of the International Baccalaureate Programme, this award winning program allows students to engage in service leaning both locally and globally while learning in an environment that encourages community, belonging and social emotional learning.
Community Initiatives and Leadership 10 4 credits
The Community Initiatives and Leadership 10 course, which takes place after school, incorporates foundational elements of the MYP Programme framework of learning which encourages students to become creative, critical and reflective thinkers. In this hands on, experiential course, students will be encouraged to identify, develop and refine their own positive leadership styles through student led initiatives that focus on bringing about positive change by implementing their own initiatives. The intent of this course is to provide students with a better understanding of their community, their place in the community and their responsibility as citizens and leaders. This course should be completed before taking Global Initiatives and Leadership or Senior Community Initiatives and Leadership.
Global Initiatives and Leadership 10/11/12 4 credits
The Global Initiatives course is intended for students travelling to a developing country to engage in a service project in that country. Students from our program have built houses, medical/dental clinics, latrines, taught English and ran sports programs. The course involves subjects such as team building, leadership, culture, language and hands on house building. Many students have gone on to International relations and helping professions in post-secondary. This course is offered after school and during Spring Break to travel to the selected country of that year. Students who enroll will be asked to attend a mandatory meeting for both parents and students in the Spring.
Community Initiatives and Leadership 11/12 4 credits
The Community Initiatives and Leadership is an after school course designed to provide students with hands on service and leadership opportunities at Carson Graham Secondary. In the senior course, students will be allowed more freedom to plan and carry out student centered learning activities that highlight service and volunteering in the community. Students will learn about a variety of leadership topics through engaging guest speakers, fun and relevant activities and meaningful service activities. Students will also participate in a leadership field trip experience, public speaking and the Duke Edinburgh award at this level.