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To help your teen select appropriate courses and course sequences, refer to the High School Graduation Requirements.

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What your teen is learning

Instrumental Music 10–20–30

How do I interpret music to share with others? Your teen will become a better musician and deepen their understanding of music. They will listen to others, read music and interpret or perform music to communicate thoughts and feelings. They will see how musical skills are developed, appreciate great musicians and see how the elements of music are put together to create masterpieces. For more about Instrumental Music 10–20–30, refer to the program of studies PDF.

Choral Music 10–20–30

Your teen will develop their abilities through performances, listening to others and creating their own songs. Individually and with group members, they will explore the human voice. Your teen will understand how musical skills are developed, discover great musicians throughout history and see how the elements of music are put together to create masterpieces. For more about Choral Music 10–20–30, refer to the program of studies PDF.

General Music 10–20–30

I want to understand and appreciate music and its role in society. In addition to composing music, your teen will approach music through listening and study. They will understand how and why music is produced and appreciate the theory, history and sound of music. Your teen will also explore their ability to make music. This program may cover the following topics: the exploration of music composition, the history of Western music, music and technology, world music, careers in music, jazz appreciation and popular music. For more about General Music 10–20–30, refer to the program of studies PDF.

How your teen is assessed

Learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask the teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you, your teen and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well they are doing throughout a course. At the end of the course, your teen will be assessed and their achievement will be reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for the course.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources from many different sources help students learn. Alberta Education reviews and authorizes many student and teacher resources that support learning and teaching in the classroom. Additionally, teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous other innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit LearnAlberta.ca to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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