In addition to offering a full roster of core academic and elective courses, RMISP's high schools offer many unique, special-interest courses. Many of these courses are very popular with international students, particularly courses which maximize our amazing location in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. IMPORTANT: not every course is available at every school and/or each semester or year. Please consult with your agency or directly with program staff to confirm when and where specific courses are offered.
Experience all the Canadian Rocky Mountains have to offer in specially-designed courses in Golden and Kimberley. From cross-country skiing and rock climbing to avalanche training and first aid, these courses combine theory and practice to create a unique educational experience for international and Canadian students alike. Click here for more great photos!
All three high schools in School District No. 6 offer special programming for students who want to combine hockey training with regular coursework. These programs are very popular and enable international students to learn with and from Canadian players under the supervision of experienced teachers and coaches.
Learn the basics of firefighting at Golden Secondary School. This is a semestered course where students get the opportunity to experience the routines and training of structural fire fighters. It is done in conjunction with the Golden Fire Rescue Service. Students learn the skills required to safely put out structural fires as well as CPR, rappelling, using Personal Protective Equipment, the science behind fire, and many other skills. Click below for more photos.
This course is offered at Golden Secondary School in conjunction with PEAK Emergency Training. It is an intensive and demanding course the leads to several certifications including Avalanche Skills Training Level 1, Outdoor Emergency Care and Basic Life Support. Participants must be advanced skiers, snowboarders or telemarkers and be a minimum of 17 years of age. English language proficiency is a must. There is an extra fee to take this class. Students under 17 may be considered for admission on a case-by-case basis.