Ballenas Secondary School Timetable
There are 4 blocks per day, each class is 80 minutes. On Wednesdays, students have a Flex block (see back) in the morning, with the remaining classes 60 minutes long.
Grade 8 and 9 students enroll in either the English or French Immersion Program. Both programs are linear and require students to take English/ Social Studies, Math/ Science, Physical Education and Health & Careers. Additionally, the English cohort is required to take French 8.
Grade 8 students take exploration courses each year. These are a combination of Applied Skills, Fine Arts and Band, introducing them to a wide range of subject offerings. Grade 9 students are offered electives in Applied Skills, Fine Arts, Band, Leadership, French and Spanish
Grade 8 and 9 students may register in a variety of programs including Soccer, Hockey, Golf and Dance. The prerequisite for the Dance Program requires approval from the student’s dance school. Grade 9 students may also enroll in Outdoor Pursuits or Swimming. Please note, some programs have additional fees.