Religious Studies 15-25-35
Religious Studies is an integral part of Bishop Grandin High School. All students are required to enroll in one Religious Studies course in each year of their high school program. Nine credits accumulated in the three courses are a requirement for participation in Bishop Grandin High School’s graduation. Students who have come to Bishop Grandin in grade 11 or 12 from a school district that does not offer Religious Studies courses must complete one Religious Studies class for each year they attend Bishop Grandin. As per Alberta Education Guidelines and District regulations, all parents are to be informed that Human Sexuality is part of the Religious Studies Program. Parents who wish to exempt their child from the Human Sexuality component can do so by contacting the Coordinating Teacher. The study of major world religions will take place throughout the course.
Religious Studies 15 (3 credits)
The Senior High Religious Education Course journeys with students in the search for meaning and the invitation to become fully aware. The Religious Studies 15 course will assist young persons, with the help of the Gospel, to participate as Catholics in the shaping of our culture. They will examine various attitudes, values and behaviours for developing meaningful interpersonal relationships. Students will explore online identity, cyber bullying, personal boundaries on-line, pornography and chastity and how Christ transforms culture. They will also explore World Religions.
Religious Education 25 (3 credits) (Prerequisite: 50% RS 15)
The search for meaning continues in Religious Studies 25 with the fundamental question, “What do I believe about myself, others, and God?” In order to assist students in their search, this course will explore Catholic Christian beliefs about scripture with a particular emphasis on the historical and faith elements in the life of Jesus Christ. They will explore relationships with self, others and God. Students will discuss social conscience in the digital world. Students will also examine the beliefs held by other World Religions.
Religious Education 35 (3 credits) (Prerequisite: 50% RS 25)
This course will assist young men and women to understand themselves as moral persons living the way of Christ through an examination of ethical theories, the revelation of sacred Scripture, and the experience and teachings of the Catholic Church. Students will examine moral situations, the moral precepts as applied to social connections and on-line fidelity. They will also explore World Religions: the Church's relationship to other World Religions, belief systems and approaches to ethics.
Religious Studies 35 On-Line (3 credits) (Prerequisite: 50% RS 25)
The Religious Studies 35 course is also offered as an on-line program, in consultation with counselling and the Religious Education Department, as an alternative to those students who have difficulty fitting the course into their schedule. Since this course requires a great deal of self-study, and has many assignments and tests, excellent time management skills are necessary.