What about Garden City Collegiate Courses?

Met School students take most (if not all) of their courses through the Met School. 

This includes the required core courses:

English, Math, Sciences, Social Studies, Phys. Ed.

Met School students also take these required elective credits:

  1. Career Development Exploration: Internship Preparation and Success
  2. Reading is Thinking:  Student Projects and Independent Learning
  3. Gateway (Gr. 10):  Exhibitions and Public Speaking

    Other elective credits through the Met School may include:  

    Art, Graphics, Foods, ICT (Information, Communication and Technology), Family Studies, Video Production, Multimedia, Computer Science, Accounting, Digital Pictures, Web Design, etc.

    Some students may also choose to take up to two courses per year through Garden City Collegiate.  All other core & electives are earned through the Met school.

    What Garden City courses are available?
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If we don't choose our GCC courses now, when do we do that?

When you are accepted to the Met School in April, you will indicate what Garden City courses you are interested in taking. 

For example; my child wants to earn an Art credit… 

For Met School electives, students start the school year in September with an Interest Exploration and one-on-one discussions with their teacher.  Elective credits are then determined according to the student's interests.  Students earn the same kinds of elective credits as a Garden City student.  They complete the credit through teacher-led instruction, workshops, research papers, school-based projects and Internship projects designed to meet curricular requirements. 

How do Met School students get grades and credit for their Garden City courses?

The Garden City Collegiate teacher assesses all the students in his or her class.  Garden City Collegiate teachers enter marks for the courses and those marks are reported in the Garden City School report card and on the transcripts.  

Will my child fall behind if they're taking 1 or 2 Garden City courses?

No.  Students who are taking a Garden City course gain credit in that course and therefore have one less credit to complete through their Met School program.  As well, each of the Garden City courses our students take will be, as much as possible, carefully scheduled to allow for minimal disruption of the Met School schedule.  This is dependent on the availability of Garden City courses and the particular course loads our students choose.     

Will their Garden City courses get in the way of their Internship placement?

Not necessarily.  Garden City Collegiate courses will, where possible, be scheduled into first semester while Met School students are working to secure an internship.  When a student has both an Internship placement and a Garden City Collegiate course, their first obligation is to their GCC course.  Sometimes, to accommodate this, arrangements are made for students to arrive at their Internship later in the day or to return to Garden City in time to attend a class at the end of the day.