Welcome to SCIENCE

We are known for our strong focus on science and technology. Our commitment to providing an innovative, challenging and hands-on science education has catapulted our students to remarkable achievements, high course completion rates and success in admission to post secondary programs.



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Course Description

Science 10 is a hands-on course that lays the groundwork for students to progress to Grade 11 science disciplines. Science 10 provides an overview of the biological, chemical, physical and earth sciences, as well as an awareness of the connections between them. A minimum mark of 65% in the previous science course completed is highly recommended.

This course is also available at the AP level.



Science 14 and 24 are generalized courses that focus on applying science with hands-on activities and experiments. These courses allow students to meet the science credit requirements for an Alberta High School Diploma.

Science 20 and 30 explore many interesting hands-on activities to help students understand scientific concepts. Science 30 can serve as an entrance requirement for many post-secondary programs.



Biology 20 and 30 focus on the study of living systems through hands-on experiences including dissecting hearts and other specimens and building body maps. A minimum mark of 65% in the previous course is highly recommended.

These courses are also available at the AP level.

Chemistry 20 and 30 examine matter and how it interacts on a molecular level. Students will study the properties and reactions of chemicals and learn skills such as titrating acids and measuring the molar mass of butane. A minimum mark of 65% in the previous course is highly recommended.

These courses are also available at the AP level.


Physics 20 and 30 explore matter and energy through problem solving and lab work in areas including motion, waves, forces and fields. Students will develop skills in using technology to aquire data and spreadsheets for analysis. A minimum mark of 65% in the previous course is highly recommended.

These courses are also available at the AP level.


Most frequent questions and answers

We register students based on their Grade 9 Science marks. We recommend that if students have an 80% in Science 9, they register in Science 10AP as well as Biology 20AP in the grade 10 year. We recommend that if students have a 60% or higher in Science 9, they register in Science 10. We recommend that if students have between 50-59% in Science 9, they register in Science 10 Combo. This course will allow them to gain 10 credits while building better foundational knowledge in Science 14, as well as allow them the opportunity to take Science 10. If students have below 50%, they will register in Science 14. After successful completion of Science 14, students can choose Science 24, unless they have a teacher recommendation to register in Science 10. *After successful completion of Science 10, students can choose to study the different disciplines at the 20 level. We offer: Biology 20 Chemistry 20 Physics 20 Science 20 Students are not expected to take all three Science disciplines, but are welcome to. Please check with post secondary institutions for admission requirements or schedule a meeting with one of our counsellors.

The Advanced Placement Program allows students to take university-level courses and potentially earn university credit while still in high school. Students in their grade 12 year will take AP Exams in May and, if they earn a qualifying score on an AP exam, are typically eligible to receive credit. When comparing the regular program with the AP program, you need to look at the rigour that is involved in AP. You have additional curriculum to cover, but you are in a grouping with extremely motivated students who are interested in knowing all things Science. Both programs are inquiry based, having additional labs that students will design and perform, where students investigate data through statistical analysis and explore how to utilize those statistics to better understand the science. There are several opportunities to dive deeper into a lot of the areas that the provincial curriculum just touches on. This gives the student a better knowledge base in the different disciplines and will help them in post secondary Science courses. We recommended a mark of 80% in Science 9 to register for Science 10 AP

Students need to have 10 credits in Science to fulfill your graduation requirements.

We understand that some students have been working online and have missed lab components of their Science programs. We are preparing for this at Wagner, and have been developing a lab skills unit for the start of many of our courses to ensure that students have the opportunity to develop critical lab skills.

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