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Okanagan Mission Secondary
Excellence Through Effort
OKM Enrichment Programs
Enrichment education services and programs highlight, complement and extend learning opportunities available in classrooms and through all school departments.

Two Levels of Enrichment:

1. Classroom: This includes honours classes, enrichment blocks and enrichment activities that your teacher may provide for you. If you would like more challenging work, please ask! For information about Enrichment 9/10 class please speak to Ms. Cumming.  
2.  School-wide: New activities are added as opportunities arise throughout the year. Check with your teachers and listen to announcements.

Sample Challenges: 

Canadian Scholastic Challenge-*

This is an opportunity offered each spring, for students in grade 8 to test their knowledge and compete with teens across Canada. 
 

Creative Writing

Do you like to write?
Join Ms. Franczak's CREATIVE WRITING CLUB! Ms. Franczak and Ms. Pallos-Haden also sponsor the BOOK CLUB at OKM.
 
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Encounters with Canada

"The Encounters with Canada program is an exciting opportunity for Canadian teens aged 14-17. You travel to Ottawa for a week and stay with other kids from across Canada. There is a different theme every week. They include Science and Technology, Medicine and Health, Arts and Culture, Sports and Recreation, RCMP, and many more. You can check out the website here."
(Summary by Laura - one of our OKM ambassadors)

Advanced Placement

Advanced Placement Courses offered at OKM: Literature & Biology

PSAT tests

* Our PSAT tests are in October each year. Link here to prepare: http://www.collegeboard.com/student/testing/psat/prep.html Link here for personalized feedback after the results are in: https://quickstart.collegeboard.com/posweb/login.jsp

SAT tests - Register online at collegeboard.com. Go to the student page and select the button for registration. You will create an account beginning access to College Board programs and information. A credit card payment will be required for test registration, and the nearest testing centre is George Elliot Secondary School in Winfield (centre #94498. )
To prepare for SAT exams check out online resources at www.collegeboard.org/practice and prepare for the essay using "ScoreWrite" at www.collegeboard.com/scorewrite.
 

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Young Canadians Challenge

For information check http://www.dukeofed.org/bc and speak to Ms. Cummings.
 This is a prestigious achievement award that promotes and recognizes self-discipline. Students participate in a balanced program of practical, cultural, and adventurous activities chosen to suit individual interests. Students keep their own records to satisfy requirements of the program, but seek adult guidance from mentors in chosen fields.
Students can make their own arrangements for Duke of Edinburgh program qualifying journeys, but there are also some opportunities organized by OKM staff members. For example, our Outdoor Education department has a winter campout at Silver Lake in February. This can work for overnight journey at the bronze level or for a practice journey at the silver level.
 
 
At OKM we have students who have completed Bronze, Silver and Gold awards.  Most begin Bronze in ninth grade.
 
 

S.A.L.T.S.

 
 Students can also speak to Mr. Ross about the S.A.L.T.S. sailing trip for the silver level. (For more information about S.A.L.T.S. check out the program website HERE)
The Lake O'Hara trip in each student's grade 12 year is also perfect for either silver or gold.
 

Chess Club

This casual club is run by students. They have lunch games, lessons and challenge activities in the library annex every Thursday. A few of our students have gone on to compete (and win!) at the district level.
CHESS BASICS (plus information links)


Math Contests

Check out the calendar on our OKM math department website. Additional information is also posted on Mr. Pavlic's web site.
 

more Helpful Links

 

 

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