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.
Courses and Timetables
Junior English Option
The English option offers a multigrade learning opportunity. Students in the Junior English option of the Flexible Studies program complete their grade nine and ten curricular competencies for English, Social Studies, Science, Environmental Science, Career Life Education, and an Independent Directed Study in a structured inquiry-driven model of learning. Mathematics is completed in a grade specific, semestered class with a Flex teacher and a mixed cohort with French Immersion Flexible Studies students.
Students in the Junior English option experience a wide variety of learning environments. Some of examples of the variety of learning environments students have experience in the past few years include:
- direct instruction from a teacher in a classroom environment
- listening to members of the community share their stories
- author talks and writing workshops
- week-long Poet-In-Residence workshops
- month-long projects working with the Royal BC Museum
- individual time to explore a Passion Project of the students’ choosing
- exploring local ecosystems (i.e., Swan Lake) and restoring a Garry Oak ecosystem as part of our Environmental Science course
- overnight camping trips (i.e., Saturna Island Marine Research & Education Society and Silver Lining Farm)
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 2020/2021 Junior option Flexible Studies Program Application is now open. The same application is used by both English and FRIM applicants. The completed application is due to Reynolds Secondary by 1pm on Friday January 24th, 2020. It is possible to apply using the online application or a paper application. Applications for grade 10 students entering either the English or French Immersion option of the Flexible Studies Program are accepted, but acceptance to the program 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.