Three new courses for high school students have been approved by School District No. 57’s board of education.
At the Prince George district’s regular board meeting on Jan. 28, the board approved a Fly Fishing 12 course, and Hope for Boys Leadership 11, as well as Cultural Connections 12.
Each of the courses offers four credits and around 120 instructional hours.
Fly Fishing 12, which was developed by Ryan McIndoe for Prince George Secondary School (PGSS), was approved.
The course is designed to be immersive, experiential, and hands-on.
Its intention is to balance the delivery of academic content with wellness-based therapeutic experiences.
A major emphasis of this course is to maximize time spent outdoors with students having the opportunity to visit local streams, rivers and lakes throughout the semester and participate in a variety of outdoor activities.
HOPE for Boys Leadership 11 was also approved for PGSS, but this course was developed by the WestCoast Boys Network Foundation.
The course explores the male universe historically and in the future as it relates to individuals, relationships, careers, communities, aboriginal and western societies, environment the global village and Canada.
The course description states the course has a strong emphasis on the development of the individual through the receiving of intense support in the areas of hope, opportunity, positive mentorship and education.
The third course the board approved is Cultural Connections 12, for the Aboriginal Education Department, which is designed to allow students to explore and deepen and their understanding of local and personal Indigenous traditions, and to positively engage with the school, local community and extended territories.
The course description explains the course will allow students to participate in the development design and implementation of intergenerational community based projects that allow each student to showcase their own personal strengths and abilities.