Aspen Park Elementary – Grades 6-7
Enter the expanding world of technology! The eCademy of New Technology, Engineering and Robotics (ENTER) is a fast-paced, hands-on learning environment with a focus on how things work. ENTER explores the entire BC grades 6-7 curriculum through themes that include computer systems, digital game design and robotics.
Although this environment is especially appealing to students who are passionate about science, all students in grades 6-7 who are curious about technology can enroll regardless of previous experience.
Students in the ENTER program learn at their own pace and create projects that demonstrate their understanding of learning concepts. In addition, students are encouraged to collaborate on projects, which often results in greater creativity and innovation. In this learning environment movement and social interaction is encouraged, in contrast to traditional seated instruction.
The ENTER program combines three days a week of in class instruction with 2 days of online learning at home. Program is based out Aspen Park Elementary School in Comox, BC.
The ENTER program has been globally recognized as a leader in innovative learning and received the iNACOL award for innovation. Students may also have the opportunity to participate in robotic competitions to compete at regional, provincial and international levels.
- The program is fully accredited by the BC Ministry of Education.
- It helps develops creative thinking and problem solving skills and encourages children to develop their passion for learning in a hands-on environment
- It uses science and technology as the base to learning to spark your child’s curiosity
Highland Secondary – Grades 8-9
The ENTER2 program is an innovative alternative to mainstream public education. It’s designed for students in grades 8-9 who have a passion for discovery in the fields of science and technology. The goal of the program is to encourage students to develop creative thought, independence, and critical thinking while exploring the exciting fields of robotics and engineering.
The ENTER2 program is a continuation of studies for students who have completed the ENTER program and combines 3 days of hands on instruction at Highland Secondary School in Comox, BC and two days of online learning at home. The learning cycles of the ENTER2 program incorporate related themes and offer a comprehensive academic program that is fully accredited by the BC Ministry of Education.
ENTER2 takes a student centred and project based approach, allowing each student to work at their own pace. It offers a special focus on creating and supporting a Maker Space environment, which offers a creative synergy of online tools, projects, and levels of expertise.
- Develop creative thought, independence and critical thinking
- Strengthen problem solving skills
- Experience social and emotional learning
- Work collaboratively with their peers
- Recognize their own value and the value of others
- Apply what they learn to real world issues and challenges