Each year students are encouraged to participate in mathematics contests which are an important supplement to math education in the 4C Challenge Program. These Canada-wide exams are recognized as entrance and scholarship prerequisites by many university mathematics departments.
Students are provided the opportunity to prepare and practice for contests in grades 9 to 12. These contests include the Euclid, Fryer, Galois, Hypatia and University of Waterloo Senior and Intermediate Mathematics Contests. Students interested in participating should contact the Department Head of Mathematics or their math teacher.
For a sample fun lesson recently completed by a Math 10 4C Challenge class check out this video:
Fun with Physics!
Check out this lesson that Mrs. Bjornson, Esquimalt High School's Physics Teacher and 4C Challenge teacher put together for her students:
All students in the Challenge Program are encouraged to enter the Vancouver Island Regional Science Fair. Projects may be developed in consultation with any science teacher on staff.
We also have a particularly keen parent mentor who will happily assist students to design and carry out a Science Fair project. Students may receive Directed Studies credit for completing a science fair project or it may become the major project of their IS 11 course.
All students who have entered a Science Fair project have won an award and every year Esquimalt High School's 4C Challenge Program sends students to the National Science Fair Competition.