The Flexible Studies Program – Program Summary

Philosophy

The Flexible Studies Program uses the acronym VOICES to summarize our educational philosophy. In providing opportunities for students to engage with content in meaningful and relevant ways, to explore ideas and questions of their determination, and to share all of this with our community, we believe that students will be engaged and engrossed with their education.

Program

There is an English option and a French Immersion option for the junior Flexible Studies Program (grades 9 & 10). Students are accepted into either the English option or the French Immersion option. There is no distinction between the French Immersion and the English programs at the senior level.

Courses and Timetables

Junior English Option

The English option offers multigrade learning opportunities. Students in the English option complete their grade nine and ten Learning Outcomes for English, Social Studies, Science, Environment and Sustainability, Planning, and an Independent Directed Study – in a structured inquiry-driven model of learning. Mathematics will be completed in a grade specific, semestered class with a Flex teacher and a mixed cohort with French Immersion Flexible Studies students.

Junior French Immersion Option

The junior French Immersion option is a two-year program where French Immersion program students take a full French Immersion timetable along with English 9 and Math 10 courses within The Flexible Studies Program. These classes are offered in a blocked timetable and students are grouped by grade-level. Mathematics will be completed in a grade specific, semestered class with a Flex teacher and a mixed cohort with English Flexible Studies students.

        Senior Option

In the senior years of the Flexible Studies Program, there is no distinction between English and French Immersion options. Flexible Studies program students will continue with Flex Service 11 and 12 and also have the option to continue in Pre-Calculus 11 and 12 with a Flex cohort. As there are many additional course options for students at Reynolds when entering their senior years, we want to remain flexible to ensure students can take advantage of courses that will meet their personal needs. With that said, we have some recommended choices for Flexible Studies students who want to continue with a similar philosophy of learning in their senior subjects.

 

        Junior Flexible Studies Program Application

The 2018/2019 Junior option Flexible Studies Program Application Packages can be found here. The same application is used by both English and FRIM applicants. The completed application is due to Reynolds Secondary by 1pm on Friday January 26th, 2018. Applications for grades students entering either the English or FRIM option of the Flexible Studies Program in grade 10 are accepted but acceptance is contingent on available space. The above application is also used for students looking to enrol in grade 10. Reynolds Exponential proposals happen near the end of a student’s grade 10 year and in consultation with Flex teachers.