Literacy 8/9 is designed for students who meet the following criteria:
have taken English Language Arts 8 or 9, but have achieved less than 60%
have an incomplete bank of core skills and foundational knowledge
require additional teacher support and direct instruction in developing foundational skills and knowledge
Literacy 8/9 focuses on curricular and core competencies. Literacy 8/9 is NOT a review of English 8 or 9 and NOT a preview course. (Please note, ELL students are better placed in our ELL 8-11 course.)
The Literacy course is personalized, as it is tailored to students' individual needs, target students' gaps in learning, and provides extra support in developing reflective and actively engaged learners.
A student's final report card will indicate "Meeting Expectations" or "Not Yet Meeting Expectations".
note that in July 2020, all Foundations courses will be offered in a
fully online or blended model, depending on recommendations from the
Provincial Health Authority for social distancing. All face-to-face
sessions within a blended model will be scheduled at Carson Graham Secondary School, 2145 Jones Avenue, North Vancouver, BC.
Classes begin on Thursday, July 2 and conclude on Thursday, July 23, 2020.
Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. daily.
Attendance is mandatory in all face-to-face and online sessions.
Grade 8 students register for Literacy 8 and Grade 9 students register for Literacy 9
Online registration for Foundations courses begins on May 1, 2020. Families are encouraged to register early, as space is limited and fills up quickly.