Complementary Courses

We continue to offer Career and Technology Foundations (CTF) Complementary Courses for students in Grades 7 to 9. Our unique CTF program is designed to provide students with a variety of option classes over the three years of junior high.

What is CTF?

  • CTF is a required curriculum for students in Grades 7 to 9 offered for one full week each term. Students will have three different courses in a year.
  • CTF supports flexible, interdisciplinary learning.
  • CTF is designed to be a unique curriculum that allows students to learn about occupational areas. Students develop skills in the areas of arts, communication, human services, resources and technology while working through engaging challenges. CTF subject matter includes photography, foods, music, outdoor education, sports medicine, textiles and more.

What are the benefits of CTF?

  • CTF enables students to participate in hands-on learning experiences and work towards creating real-life products, presentations or services.
  • When we provide students with focused time to connect deeply with an area of study, students may develop a deeper passion for it than if they are only exposed to it for a short period of time once a week.
  • The CTF curriculum is meant to expose students to various combinations of occupational areas that are also a part of the Career and Technology Studies (CTS) high school program.

Who is participating in CTF?

All students in Grades 7 to 9 will participate in the CTF Challenges each trimester. All CTF Challenges are a flat rate of $20 per challenge per child, for a total of $60 per year. 

Each CTF teacher has created challenges to fit within the CTF Curriculum. At the end of each week, there will be a “Showcase” time for students to share their product, service or performance developed over the week.