The academic program of study offers BC Grade 11 and 12 credits in elective and Inquiry-based courses, including core academic options:
Recreation & Physical Education
(1 course for 4 credits) – Prior to beginning the journey, students will complete Worldhost Training, Level 1 First Aid and CPR training. During the trip, students will find themselves in many unique Canadian environments where they can participate in physical activity and recreation. Examples include skiing, skating, snowshoeing, curling, dog-sledding and many other Canadian winter indoor and outdoor pursuits.
Humanities and Language Arts
(2 courses for 8 credits) – Humanities, focussing Social Studies 11 learning outcomes, to see and experience, first-hand, the cultural, historical and political diversity of the many cities, towns and areas visited across Canada, all from the unique viewpoint and history of the national railway that spans this vast nation. Language Arts, focussing on Writing 12 outcomes, to share the experiences through the medium of online blogging.
Career Explorations and Grad Transitions
(1 course for 4 credits & Grad Transitions) – An inquiry-based course, stemming from the participant’s questions and needs for their post-secondary aspirations. Students will visit over 20 post-secondary institutions in their journey across Canada.
Video and Media Arts
(1 course for 4 credits) – Fulfills the BC Fine Arts or Applied Skills graduation requirements. Students will participate in groups to capture and produce video montages of their experience, ultimately combining and editing their raw video into a group production, upon return to BC, during the final month of the program.
Additional Core Learning
– Although not required, courses can be taken through the Qualicum District online learning program. Students can have an option to complete one of the required BC Grade 11/12 core courses in the BC Graduation Program, in such areas as English, Mathematics, Science or Social Studies during the trip.