Curriculum

Nova Scotia High School Curriculum

The DEVI School will offer the Nova Scotia High School Curriculum. The curriculum follows the credit system which is standard for North America. Students must earn credits by achieving learning goals in a broad range of subjects. Upon earning sufficient credits, students are awarded their High School Diploma upon completion of grade 12. The credits that must be earned are as follows:

Language, Communication, and Expression

3 credits in English

1 credit from: Dance, Drama, Music, Visual Arts

Science, Mathematics, and Technology

2 credits in Mathematics

1 credit from: Biology, Chemistry, Science 10, Physics

1 credit from any other approved science course

2 credits from: Audio Recording and Production, Business Technology, Communications Technology, Computer Programming, Construction Technology, Construction Trades, Design, Electrotechnologies, Energy, Power, Transportation, Film and Video Production, Food Technology, Exploring Technology, Housing and Design, Multimedia, Skilled Trades, Textile Production and Technology, Transportation Trades.

Personal Development and Society

1 credit from: Physical Education, Dance, Fitness Leadership, Physically Active Living, Yoga

1 credit in History

1 credit in global studies: Global Geography, Global History, Global Politics

Leaving after Grade 10

Unlike some secondary school qualification systems, such as the GCSE in the UK, or the Board Exams in India, there is no specific certificate issued to students on completion of Grade 10 in Canada. Is it for this reason that we intend to add grades 11 and 12 in the coming years, in order to award the Nova Scotia High School Diploma.

Students completing Grade 10 at the DEVI School will have an official transcript indicating their success in mastering their required material throughout the year. Additionaly students will have a portfolio of their work across subjects which they will work on continuously, and can keep and share at the end of the year.

Communication

It is the intention of DEVI Staff to communicate regularly with parents, sharing with them the school's performance indicators and how they are being met by each student across all subjects. In addition, mid-term and end-of-term reports will be prepared and shared.

Teaching Resources

We are working on a programme to incorporate the great expertise found in the Sahaja Yoga community around the world, for the benefit of the DEVI School students' education. Using video calls and other Internet technologies, we can bring a wide range of skills and experience into the classroom.

Students will also have access to some of the remarkable educational tools available online, such as: