We prepare our middle school students to be lifelong learners who communicate clearly, think critically, and solve problems creatively. Students are encouraged to develop their talents and abilities in disciplines from academics to fine arts.
All Fraser Academy middle school students follow the designated BC curriculum. They receive extended time in English and math to solidify the core skills required to pursue their high school goals. Courses are taught in a multisensory fashion and accommodate the specific academic needs of each student. Our faculty works closely with students to develop key 21st-century skills. Students learn to understand and maximize their unique learning styles, advocate capably for their own learning differences and lead with their strengths.
One-to-One or Small Group Language Instruction
Students meet with a certified Orton-Gillingham learning specialist for three hours per week in either a one-to-one or small group setting. Advisorship and executive function coaching are part of the supports available.
Executive Function Curriculum
Our school-wide Executive Function Curriculum helps students build processes in key areas such as goal setting, planning, prioritizing, organizing, shifting, flexibility, self-monitoring and manipulating information in working memory.
Students use a 1:1 model with tablets and laptops for continuous digital access that promotes collaborative and co-operative learning and further increases student ownership of the learning process.
FINE & APPLIED ARTS
We offer a wide range of courses in Middle School to provide our students the opportunity to explore their interests and build confidence. These courses encourage creativity, craftsmanship and thinking outside the box, and allow our students to showcase their ingenuity. Students have the opportunity to enroll in courses such as information technology, technology education, digital media, robotics, challenge, digital photography, visual art, home economics, music, dance, drama and leadership.
Cocurricular athletics is very popular among our students. We offer a variety of individual and team sports throughout the school year. We compete in the GVISSA, ISEA, ISAA leagues as well as at the Provincial level in certain sports. Our Middle School teams participate in cross-country, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, golf and track & field.
HEALTH & CAREER EDUCATION
The aim of the Health & Career Education program is to provide students with knowledge and skills that assist them in making informed decisions and being proactive problem solvers in areas related to health, relationships, education, and future careers. This program emphasizes self-responsibility and the importance of students being active participants in planning the future direction of their lives.
EXTRACURRICULAR & CLUBS
We go beyond the books to offer our students a wide selection of activities designed to encourage creativity, boost confidence, engender co-operation and develop life skills. Each year we offer an annual leadership camp at Camp Malibu at the beginning of the school year for grade 8-12 students. Our Week Without Walls program is an opportunity for grades 8-11 students to gain work experience. We provide active and experiential learning through an enriched Outdoor Education program. In addition, select leadership students have the opportunity to attend the Canadian Student Leadership Association Conference and CAIS National Student Leadership Conference.