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Teaching AP Capstone Through COVID-19

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AP Capstone students continue to excel with university-level research papers during remote learning
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Celebrating Academic Achievement

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Academic excellence continues to be a strength of a SMUS education. Each year, I find that the beginning of the academic year brings considerable...
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Diligence and Focus

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Academic achievement is one of the key strengths of a SMUS education. Lately I’ve been marvelling at the accomplishments of students across our school....

The Next Generation of Engaged, Informed Citizens

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Students in AP Comparative Government and Politics use real-world example to understand the value of being informed citizens
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AP Students Map Their Family’s Migration History

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AP Human Geography students learn about migration by researching and mapping their family histories

AP Students Travel to Bamfield for Hands-On Environmental Science

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Grade 12 student Gina Brown writes about the AP Environmental Science field trip to the Bamfield Marine Sciences Centre
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‘We Need Students to Understand the Impact of Politics’

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With the federal election less than two weeks away, the SMUS Review asked some of our politics and history teachers to write about why it's important to...
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Taking ‘Appropriate Risks’ to Make for a Great School Year

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When Mr. Andy Rodford (Director of the Senior School) addressed students this week at the opening day assembly, he encouraged students to take "appropriate risks" over...
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AP Students Get Behind-The-Scenes Tour of B.C. Legislature

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by Olivia Roberts, Grade 11 On June 1, all three AP Comparative Government and Politics classes went on a field trip to visit the British...

SMUS Students Earn Perfect Scores on Advanced Placement Exams

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Grade 12 student Nick Scholz and 2014 grad Jennifer Park achieved something quite rare last year. The two students are among only 285 in the world to...
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My Journey to Gene Researcher For a Week

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by Cindy Kim, Grade 11 I was a sickly child, living in hospitals more than I did at home as my body attracted all kinds...

Choosing A Course

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Even though September 2015 seems a long time away, the time for students to plan their courses is, well, right now. For a peek...
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Bovine Role in Human Geography

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What does milking a cow have to do with geography? Surprisingly, a lot. Our AP Human Geography class visited a local dairy farm as...
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2012 Grad is Governer General’s Award Winner

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Each year, SMUS is able to award one Governor General Award Bronze Medal to the graduating student with the highest academic average of the...
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Re-Examining Africa with Dariusz Dziewanski

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by David Boroto, Grade 11 In my AP Human Geography class, we welcomed guest speaker Dariusz Dziewanski '97, a consultant in international development and alumnus...
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AP Environmental Science: (Cold & Wet) Hands-On Learning

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by Becca Clayton, Grade 12 student There’s just something about digging your hands into what you’re learning (though you may have cold and wet hands...
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SMUS is Number One in Advanced Placement Ranking

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SMUS is named the #1 Advanced Placement school in Canada for “equity and excellence” based on our students' most recent AP results
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AP Students Perfect Their Chemistry

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by Christina Chwyl and Clayton Fair, Grade 12 Phenomenal flashes of light, crazy colour changes and shrilling sounds were abundant at the school's first “Chem...
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A Day on the Farm

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by Cheryl Murtland, geography teacher AP Human Geography students had the opportunity to experience first-hand the innovations in dairy farming. After studying a unit on...
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Let’s talk about TOEFL

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It is Advanced Placement (AP) season around here and that has me thinking about all the different kinds of tests students take. Some are...
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AP French Class Performs Cyrano de Bergerac

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This Tuesday, the AP French class performed an abridged version of the Cyrano de Bergerac tale. In full costume, the performers turned out an...
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Environmental Science Students Examine Waste

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by Kieran Hyatt and Hannah Nielsen, AP Environmental Science students Over the past few weeks the AP Environmental Class had the opportunity to visit both...

Oil Artist Visits Through New Extremes

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A few lucky art students are spending eight weeks with artist Tara Nicholson, who will be teaching them how to work with oil paints....

AP Art Class Visits Vancouver

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by Chris Bateman, art teacher Last Friday, the AP Studio Art students took part in a one-day residency at the Vancouver Art Gallery. In addition...
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Art Students Sketch at Royal BC Museum

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by Colin Smith, Grade 12 This week on October 5th, the AP Studio Art class went downtown to the Royal BC Museum. The intention was...

Evolution of an AP Art Portfolio

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Grade 12 student Rachel Woosun Kim writes about her experience in SMUS's Advanced Placement Studio Art course

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