In September 2014, in an effort to increase student engagement and hands on learning opportunities, Runnymede CI introduced a new program called STELL@R (Science, Technology, Engineering, Logic & Literacy at Runnymede CI).
This Grade 9 and 10 program is aimed at reaching students who don’t feel fully engaged within a traditional classroom setting. STELL@R runs as a non-semestered (all year) class during periods 1 and 2 for Grade 9 students and Period 3 & 4 for Grade 10 students where Math, Science, English and Computer Technology are integrated into a seamless curriculum. Students are engaged in hands-on approaches of learning where they are given opportunities to design and implement solutions to real-world challenges through project-based instruction. At the end of the school year, if successful, STELL@R students would receive the same credits as any other student.
In 2015, the Stell@R program was expanded into Grade 10. Current Grade 9 students who are interested, are able to enter the the Grade 10 program; (as long as they have achieved their Grade 9 credits) any parents who would like more information about this can contact us via our email (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com).
Even better, parents are encouraged to come in to Runnymede and drop by our STELL@R room and talk with us in person. It might help to see our large 21st century classroom, which features computers, Ipads, a state-of-the-art projection and sound system as well as other equipment we base our activities on.
We look forward to hearing from and meeting you,
Scott and Daniella