Grades 9 to 12
In Grade 9, students begin earning credits for a Manitoba high school diploma. Each student must successfully complete at least 30 credits by June of her graduating year. At SMA, two of the credits must be in religious studies (1/2 credit in each of the four years of high school). Many SMA graduates exceed the minimum requirements for graduation.
Common cumulative assessments worth 15% of the final grade take place at varying times throughout the school year. In June, all students write exams worth 30% of the final grade in mathematics, English, history, chemistry, physics and biology. In Grade 9 social studies, the final assessment will consist of a major research project and an assessment that encourages critical analysis. Choral music and debate courses are part of an extended day schedule.
Grade 10 Courses
English 20F, One of: Essential Math 20S or Introduction to Applied and Pre-Calculus Math 20S, Religion 21S, Geography 20F, Phys. Ed & Health Education 20F, Science 20F
Two of: Advanced French 20F, American History 20G, French 20F, Human Ecology 20G, Intro to Interactive Digital Media 20S, Theatre Arts 20S or Visual Art 20S
Grade 12 Courses
English Comprehensive Focus 40S plus one of: Literary Focus 40S or Transactional Focus 40S, One of: Applied Math 40S, Essential Math 40S or Pre-Calculus Math 40S, Religion 41S, Phys. Ed. & Health Education 40F
Three or Four of: AP Calculus 42S, AP Chemistry 42S, AP French 42S, Art History 45S, Biology 40S, Chemistry 40S, Economics 40S, French 40S, Interdisciplinary Topics in Science 40S, Law 40S, Physics 40S, Psychology 40S, Theatre Arts 40S, Visual Art 40S or World Geography 40S