General Academics

All high school students in Québec pursue studies in the approved Ministère de l'Éducation et Enseignement supérieur Quebec Education Program in General Studies.

The Quebec Education Program (Q.E.P.) is designed as a system with three integrating elements: broad areas of learning, cross-curricular competencies and subject areas. Its structure is intended to facilitate the establishment of connections among the different educational components.

Traditional high school courses (English, French, Math etc.) are grouped into subject areas that are related or have a common focus. The General Studies curriculum is split into six subject areas:

  • Languages
  • Mathematics, Science and Technology
  • Social Sciences
  • Arts Education
  • Personal Development
  • Career Development

The Q.E.P. presents a number of broadened areas of learning, which deal with major contemporary issues young people will have to confront, both individually and collectively, in different areas of their lives. These issues also represent challenges to their talent and creativity. Five areas were chosen on the basis of their importance for society and their relevance for the students’ education:

  • Health and Well Being
  • Personal and Career Planning
  • Environmental Awareness and Consumer Rights and Responsabilities
  • Media Literacy
  • Citizenship and Community Life

Cross-curricular competencies represent goals that are common to the whole curriculum. They apply to all the broad areas of learning and are also closely linked to the subject areas. The Q.E.P. containes nine cross curricular competencies grouped into four categories:

  • Intellectual: Uses information, solves problems; Exercises critical judgement; Uses creativity
  • Methodological: Adopts effective work methods; Uses information and communications technologies
  • Personal and Social: Achieves his/her potential; Cooperates with others
  • Communication: Communicates appropriately

2017-2018 Evaluation Standards & Procedures

Standards and Procedures are official documents pertaining to the evaluation of student learning. They provide a summary of the evaluation criteria for each subject, and the period during which exams are scheduled. Standards and procedures are updated at the beginning of the school year by teachers and approved by the school principal.

All schools must make these documents available to parents. If any changes are made at a later date, parents must be informed of these changes.

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RHS Alumni

We asked Chris, a secondary 5 student what he's most stressed about at this point in life and like most people, it's about what his future has in store for him - 10, 15, even 20 years from now. But at this moment, he just wants to graduate high school on time.

- Chris, Class of 2015