Our SAA Learning Framework provides our staff with clear direction, pathways and a shared purpose to achieve our goal of providing students with multiple opportunities for Deep Learning. This will foster and allow students to be more creative, critical thinkers, communicators and collaborators. Our SAA Learning Framework provides the pathway for a more competency based, student as inquirer and creator model of education. By encouraging cross curricular and multimodal opportunities (print, visual, digital) we are confident that we will engage students in higher-level thinking and more rigorous authentic learning opportunities. We will also provide students with engaging opportunities in dynamic and complimentary option choices.
At the grade 4-6 level teaching staff will implement Inquiry and Project Based Learning as one of the primary methods to engage students in the Alberta Program of Studies. This will provide multiple opportunities for differentiation so that students have opportunities to enrich and extend their learning through real world projects and cross-curricular activities. Our programming will challenge students to engage in higher level learning and provide them with more choice and voice in their learning.
Students will have diverse Career and Technology Foundation (CTF) choices and other option choices through Dynamic options.
Students in grade 4 - 6 will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of courses that will take advantage of a woods construction lab, foods and fashion lab, design lab, art room, music room and vibrant learning commons with state of the art technologies. Students will select one Dynamic option that will be offered twice a week for a term lasting about 1/3 of the school year. (3 Dynamic Options throughout the year). Options are dependant upon enrolment and human and budget resources.
Students have the opportunity to participate in Recreation Academy program.(enrollment is limited and requires extra fees)
Grade 7 - 9
Building upon programming and pedagogy at the 4 - 6 level programming at the grade 7 - 9 level will prepare students for Advanced Placement (AP) in high school. AP students typically know how they learn best, have excellent self-discipline, can work effectively with others, and are motivated by the challenge of academic rigor. Our school will offer Enhanced Academic Programming(EAP).
EAP is a Division alternative program, intended to expand educational choices for students in grades 7-9 in Sister Alphonse Academy, and has been approved by the Board as per Alternative Programs Policy 16. EAP involves students in the Alberta Programs of Study at a deeper, enriched level; it is not a separate program.
Tiered and extension activities that will challenge some students will be offered to compliment some areas of the Alberta Program of Studies in language arts (7,8,9) and mathematics (8,9) in the second and third term of each grade level. Students who apply for the EAP program must provide documentation from previous grades that would support high academic achievement.
Students will have diverse Career and Technology Foundation (CTF) choices and other option choices through Complimentary options.
Students in grade 7 -9 will have a larger menu of offerings that will take advantage of our facilities and provide options at an advanced level from the courses taken at the grade 4 - 6 level. Students will select two Complimentary options that will be offered twice a week for a term lasting about 1/3 of the school year. (6 options throughout the year). Options are dependant upon enrolment and human and budget resources.
Students have the opportunity to participate in Recreation Academy program.(enrolment is limited and requires extra fees)