All River East Transcona schools follow the approved curriculum set by the Province of Manitoba, Ministry of Education. All River East Transcona teachers have university-level training, are government-certified and have earned a Bachelor and/or Masters Degree in Education with specialization in their subject area.
River East Transcona is known in the province of Manitoba as an innovator in educational programming. Students can combine their chosen academic courses with specialized programs. Programs can be customized according to a student's interests and aptitude. This provides the opportunity to explore career interests and prepares students for future university studies. Each of our six high schools offer all of the compulsory courses for graduation. In addition, the broad array of innovative, state-of-the-art, highly specialized academic, technological and vocational course options allow international students to focus on their area of interest or enhance their skills in a specific curricular area.
At the senior high level, students can choose from a full range of courses in English (Literature and Contemporary Studies), Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Social Sciences (Sociology and Psychology), Social Studies (History and Geography), Human Ecology, Business, Management, and Law, to name only a few. Computer technology education is a high priority in all River East Transcona schools at every level. Our classrooms are equipped with state-of-the-art computers for students to use. We incorporate computer technology learning in all aspects of the curriculum.
Examples of Specialized Courses
The Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs are recommended for students who demonstrate above average skills. These programs offer opportunities to gain advanced credit for courses at a post-secondary level. These credits are recognized internationally. River East Transcona is a leader in curriculum design and development in many aspects of information technology. Some of our courses include:
- Computer Science Programming
- Website Design and Animation
- Multimedia Production
- Micro-Computer Technician
- Hardware Installations
- Devices, RAM Installation and Networking of Digital Devices.
In Music Production Technology, our students have produced, recorded and have been showcased internationally. We have graduates of Dramatic Arts and Music programs (jazz, band and choir) who have become successful professionals in these fields. They are well known across Canada and the U.S.A. as performers in major dramatic and musical productions.
The following innovative programs, also available to international students, provide a truly unique educational experience in combination with academic studies:
- Fashion Design Technology
- Metals Fabrication
- Climate Control Technology
- Biomedical Internships
- Visual Communication
- Music Production Technology
- Culinary Arts