The Quest Program has been suspended for the 2019-20 year.
Please click on the link below for the application package and further information.
Quest, a learning journey
Quest is a multi-grade (10-12) community of learners exploring cross-curricular studies through outdoor and environmental education at Oilfields High School.
Quest combines traditional classroom instruction with outdoor learning experiences to create a learning community that benefits from experiential learning, small class sizes and peer and teacher relationships.
Students in the program will complete all the courses required for High School Graduation and participate in weekly/bi-weekly outdoor field studies to meet these requirements. Our trips focus on academic development, outdoor skill development, and the development of our learning community.
The Quest program is structured as a three-year program with a yearly theme that will be the lens through which we examine the core curriculum.
- 2018-19: Biodiversity
- 2019-20 Energy
- 2020-21: Water
A minimum commitment of one year is required although the completion of a full three years will provide the most benefit to the student.
The outdoor skills developed in the program include hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, navigation, emergency response and others. Additional backcountry travel skills are also developed and there are three multi-day expeditions each year. These have included a Sea Kayaking Trip to Clayoquot Sound on the Pacific Coast of Vancouver Island, A backcountry hiking trip in the Rocky Mountains of Alberta, and Cross-Country Skiing trips to backcountry huts in BC.
Our expeditions for the 2016-17 year include:
Fall Trip: A four day hiking trip to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park, AB.
Winter Trip: A three day cross-country ski trip to Elk Lakes Provincial Park, BC.
Spring Trip: A five day hiking/canoe trip. Location to be determined
Students will complete one certification each year that will complement their high school education and open opportunities upon graduation. Certifications completed in the past include Wilderness First Aid and the PADI/SDI Open Water SCUBA Diver Training, Wilderness First Aid.
The certification students will aquire for the 2016-17 year include the Outdoor Council of Canada Field Leader (Hiking) certification and the Avalanche Skills Training 1 (AST1) certification.