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Grade 9


What your teen is learning

Your teen will develop as a performer, listener, consumer, critic and composer. In junior high, there are three distinct but related music programs: instrumental music, choral music and general music. Your teen will hone their skills, strive for musical excellence and express their feelings and ideas through music. As they are exposed to a variety of styles, they will explore the history of music as well as the role of music in their own life. For more information, refer to the program of studies PDF.

How your teen is assessed

Your teen’s learning is assessed using a variety of tools and strategies within the classroom. Ask your teen’s teacher what methods they are using. The different assessment methods tell you and your teen’s teacher about your teen’s strengths, the areas in which they might grow and how well your teen is doing throughout the course. The teacher can then change or refine their teaching plans to ensure that learning activities better meet the needs of your teen. At the end of the course, your teen is assessed and their achievement is reported so that you know if they have achieved the expected learning outcomes for their grade.

Resources to help your teen

A variety of digital and print resources, developed by publishers, Alberta Education or Alberta teachers, are available to help students learn. Teachers may select, and bring into the classroom, numerous innovative and creative resources to create rich learning experiences for your teen. Visit new to learn more about the resources your teen may encounter.

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