Ballenas Secondary School Timetable
There are 3 blocks per day, one in the morning and two in the afternoon. Wednesdays are unique as students have a Flex block in the morning along with Homeroom, and two shorter afternoon classes. Our long mornings allow classes the opportunity to go deep or engage in projects or other hands-on activities such as labs.
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 (Electronics, Woodworking, Metal Work), Fine Arts (Visual Arts, Drama), Band and Applied Design, introducing them to a wide range of subject offerings. Grade 9 students are offered electives in similar Applied Skills, Fine Arts, Band, Leadership, French and Spanish.
Grade 8 and 9 students may register in a variety of programs including Hockey and Golf. 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.