Complementary courses are based on the Career and Technology Foundations Curriculum, and are designed to reinforce learning in core courses; while also providing learning experiences that allow students to explore interests that they may wish to study in more depth in high school.
Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) helps students build their understanding of the world around them as they identify and apply career and life skills. Students develop communication, collaboration, critical thinking, time management and problem solving skills through hands-on learning experiences. CTF supports the development of literacy, numeracy and competencies, which can be developed through student-focused learning opportunities that can include an interdisciplinary approach.
CTF also provides a foundation for students to transition into Career and Technology Studies (CTS) in Grades 10 through 12.
Complementary courses are offered to students in grade 7 and at who attend: Queen Elizabeth School, Centennial School, Gwynne School, Norwood School and Parkdale School in the areas of:
- Industrial Arts (Construction)
- Home Economics (Food and Fashion)
- Fine Arts (Art, Drama, Band)
- STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math)
- Skill Building for success