Skip To Content

Student Support

LEARNING ASSISTANCE 8 - 12

Learning Assistance is open to any student in any grade who needs help in any school subject, provided he/she is willing to work and improve his/her level of achievement.

Learning Assistance is not an elective course. Referral to Learning Assistance is by: Teacher, Parent, Student self referral, or Counselor and then such referral must be approved by the School Base Team. Tests may be administered to assist in the diagnosis of academic strengths and weaknesses for the purpose of relevant remediation and proper placement.

The primary focus of Learning Assistance is to assist the student in meeting the requirements of subject teachers. In addition, the Learning Assistance teacher attempts to strengthen and/or take remedial action to improve the student’s abilities and skills.

EVALUATION:

This is a non-credit course, but evaluations are made and are reported to the parent/guardians.

ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE 8-12

English as a Second Language students are those who have arrived in Canada from a foreign country where English is not the first language.

All students at the secondary level who have been placed into ESL are programmed into age-appropriate grade level electives plus ESL- support classes.

The number of regular courses a student takes increases as their ability to work with the English language improves.

Students are no longer eligible for ESL classes when they are successfully integrated into a full-time regular program. This is at the discretion of the ESL teacher in consultation with the student, parent and school officials.

FIRST NATIONS

First Nations courses are designed to meet the needs of First Nations students. First Nations Social Studies & First Nations Artistic Traditions classes are specifically offered to First Nations students. First Nations Studies 12 is a provincially authorized course available to all MSS students. This course can be used to satisfy the Social Studies 11 requirement for graduation. Counseling support is available through the First Nations counselor and the First Nations Liaison Worker.

For a list of First Nation courses and details, see Social Studies and Art sections in this calendar. Also, look for First Nations information at: http://missionsecondary.sd75.mission.bc.ca

PEER TUTORING 11/12

This course has been developed and designed to teach students skills in leadership and interpersonal relations. It gives them the opportunity to help other students in a safe and familiar environment. Students will be involved in a mentoring role under the guidance of a teacher. They will learn about a variety of learning issues and how they can help students in the learning mode. Peer tutors will come to recognize their importance as a leader, role model, and helper. They will be exposed to a variety of situations that include tutoring and mentoring students who are having difficulties in the classroom. The approach to this course is one that encourages observation, interpretation, questioning, presentation, initiative and most importantly - involvement.

UNITS of INSTRUCTION: Introduction to the Course, Understanding a Peer Tutor Code of Ethics, Understanding Learning Styles, Taking the Initiative, Handling Conflict and Behaviour issues, The role of the peer tutor, practicing tutoring skills, Journal Writing, Discussion Scenarios

EVALUATION: Required Course Training, Journal entries and Classroom Placement Performance.

PREREQUISITE: Registered in grade 11 or 12.

PEER COUNSELING 11/12

This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills necessary to establish and maintain successful helping relationships with peers. Skills learnt will also promote and support successful relationships with family members and other members of society. Students will develop skills in the areas of interpersonal communication, empathic listening, questioning techniques, ethics, referrals, decision-making and problem solving, peer mediation, mentoring, suicide prevention awareness, assertiveness training, anger management, lesson plan development and self-assessment.

UNITS of INSTRUCTION: Orientation to Peer Counseling, Interpersonal Communication, Listening, Feedback, Role of Questioning, Decision Making and Problem Solving, Ethics and Referral, Practicum Placement, Suicide Prevention, Conflict Resolution, Mentoring. Assertiveness Training, Anger Management, Social and Health Issues Affecting Youth, Lesson Plan Development, Self Assessment.

EVALUATION COMPONENTS: Weekly Journal, Assignments re: Content Classes, Self-Evaluation, School Project, Class Participation, Mediation management, Elementary Placement evaluation.

PREREQUISITE: Successful referral and interview process and MSS Staff recommendation.

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE 10

This is the introductory level of a new course being offered to students in grade 10. Students who are interested in the Canadian Judicial System and alternative means of dealing with harm are encouraged to consider this course. Students registering in this course will study a process now being used in Canadian Judicial Systems when dealing with criminal offenses involving youth. Students wanting to enroll in this course are expected to participate in a summer training- which takes place the last week of August. Following the week of training students will meet once a week for various activities. Students enrolling in Restorative Justice will earn 4 credits toward their graduation program. This is a Board Approved Course.

EVALUATION: STUDENTS WILL BE GRADED ON THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRINCIPLES AND CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS.

PREREQUISITE: NONE

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE 11

This is a new course being offered to students in grade 11. Students registering in this course will study a process now being used in Canadian Judicial Systems when dealing with criminal offenses involving youth. Students wanting to enroll in this course are expected to participate in a summer training- which takes place the last week of August. Following the week of training students will meet once a week for various activities. Students enrolling in Restorative Justice will earn 4 credits toward their graduation program. This is a Board Approved Course.

EVALUATION: STUDENTS WILL BE GRADED ON THEIR PRACTICAL APPLICATION OF THE RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PRINCIPLES AND CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS.

PREREQUISITE: NONE, BUT PREFERENCE WILL BE GIVEN TO STUDENTS WHO HAVE COMPLETED GRADE 10 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE WITH A C+.

LEADERSHIP 9/10/11/12

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop their individual and collective sense of social responsibility through the acquisition and application of leadership skills and theory. Students will develop lifelong skills in the areas of self-image, goal setting, decision making, time management, communication skills, public speaking, school and community service, public relations, conflict resolution and an understanding of various leadership styles. This course will allow students the opportunity to acquire evidence and documentation to add to their graduation portfolio.

UNITS of INSTRUCTION:

Leadership 10 Units - What is Leadership?, Self-Assessment, Communication, Implementation of Projects, Team Building.

Leadership 11 Units - Leadership Overview, Personal Leadership, Communication, School Relations and Implementation, Team Building, School Improvement Projects.

Leadership 12 Units - Philosophy of Leadership, Personal Leadership, Communication, School and Community Relations and Implementation, Team Building, School and/or Community Legacy Project(s).

EVALUATION:

Leadership 10 - Self and Peer Evaluation 10%, Class participation 20%, Written Work/Projects 20%, Volunteer Service 30%, Notebook 20%.

Leadership 11 - Self and Peer Evaluation/Journaling 10%, Class participation 20%, Written Work/Projects 20%, Volunteer Service 30%, Notebook 10%, School Improvement Projects 10%.

Leadership 12 - Self and Peer Evaluation/Journaling 10%, Class participation 20%, Written Work/Projects 20%, Volunteer Service 30%, Notebook 10%, School Improvement Projects 10%.

PREREQUISITE:

Leadership 10 - none, Leadership 11 - none, Leadership 12 - none.

ABORIGINAL LEADERSHIP 12

The Aboriginal Leadership Course has been designed to give students a practical experience with respect leadership and therefore will take them into field studies of work placements. For students at Mission Secondary their work placement has been at Mission Central Elementary. In addition, this course will also require students to do academic work; within their scope of academic work they will conduct research on both historical and contemporary Aboriginal Leaders. They will also be given “in class assignments” designed to invite students to critically analyze what being a leader means. Therefore in term one, as in term two, the learning outcomes is a synthesis of both the practical experience and the theoretical understanding of leadership. It is hoped that this will encourage students to act as leaders within our school community, their home communities and in their day to day living as Canadian citizens. This is a
Board Authorized Course and students who enroll in this course will receive 4 credits toward their graduation program.

EVALUATION: STUDENTS WILL BE GRADED ON THEIR WORK PLACEMENT WORK AND ON CLASSROOM ASSIGNMENTS.

PREREQUISITE: STUDENTS SHOULD HAVE COMPLETED FIRST NATIONS STUDIES 12.

School Cash

Contact Us:

École Mission Senior Secondary
32939 7th Avenue
Mission, BC Canada
V2V 2C5

Main Office
Tel: 604-826-7191
Fax: 604-826-8187

Principal
Jim Pearce

Vice-Principal
Last Names A-G
Tom Nguyen

Vice-Principal
Last Names H-O
Linda Dickinson

Vice-Principal
Last Names P-Z
Airdrie Miller

Counselors

Mark Arends
Last Name A to I

Catherine Hall
Last Name J to M and International

Karen Campbell
Last Name N to Z

Jody Shaw
Aboriginal & Students in Care

Heather Flood
Career Advisor

News:

MSS Calendar
Click here

MSS Athletic Calendar
Click here

MSS Newsletter
Click here

Unscheduled Closures
Latest Info

MSS Program Booklet
Click here

MSS Student Handbook
Click here

New Student
Registration Form

CheckMyMarks

Some Teachers use CMM
For More Info click here

Facebook Pages :

MSS Football

MSS Roadrunner Cafe

MSS Community Recreation

MSS. Facebook Page